World War I's forgotten violent aftermath and toxic legacy
Gerwarth warns of a trend to create and reward differences rather than united co-existence – with rights for all sections, and that mere military victory, or war termination, is meaningless without skillful peace-making, writes Vikas Datta
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Not all wars end when the fighting does is a lesson that we still have to learn. The First World War was supposed, despite all the upheaval it caused and immense destruction it left across three continents, to be the "war to end all wars" and "make the world safe for democracy". It didn't – as subsequent history shows.