America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

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The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth

In 2011, Danios wrote:

 Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence.  In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

To put this in perspective:

* Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.

* No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president.  Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.”

* The U.S. has never gone a decade without war.

* The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.

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Here is a graphic depiction of U.S. wars:

And here is the year-by-year timeline of America’s major wars:

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Year-by-year Timeline of America’s Major Wars (1776-2011)

1776 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamagua Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War

1777 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War

1778 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1779 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1780 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1781 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1782 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1783 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War

1784 – Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War, Oconee War

1785 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1786 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1787 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1788 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1789 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1790 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1791 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1792 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1793 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1794 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War

1795 – Northwest Indian War

1796 – No major war

1797 – No major war

1798 – Quasi-War

1799 – Quasi-War

1800 – Quasi-War

1801 – First Barbary War

1802 – First Barbary War

1803 – First Barbary War

1804 – First Barbary War

1805 – First Barbary War

1806 – Sabine Expedition

1807 – No major war

1808 – No major war

1809 – No major war

1810 – U.S. occupies Spanish-held West Florida

1811 – Tecumseh’s War

1812 – War of 1812, Tecumseh’s War, Seminole Wars, U.S. occupies Spanish-held Amelia Island and other parts of East Florida

1813 – War of 1812, Tecumseh’s War, Peoria War, Creek War, U.S. expands its territory in West Florida

1814 – War of 1812, Creek War, U.S. expands its territory in Florida, Anti-piracy war

1815 – War of 1812, Second Barbary War, Anti-piracy war

1816 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war

1817 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war

1818 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war

1819 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war

1820 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war

1821 – Anti-piracy war (see note above)

1822 – Anti-piracy war (see note above)

1823 – Anti-piracy war, Arikara War

1824 – Anti-piracy war

1825 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war

1826 – No major war

1827 – Winnebago War

1828 – No major war

1829 – No major war

1830 – No major war 

1831 – Sac and Fox Indian War

1832 – Black Hawk War

1833 – Cherokee Indian War

1834 – Cherokee Indian War, Pawnee Indian Territory Campaign

1835 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War

1836 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War, Missouri-Iowa Border War

1837 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War, Osage Indian War, Buckshot War

1838 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Buckshot War, Heatherly Indian War

1839 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars

1840 – Seminole Wars, U.S. naval forces invade Fiji Islands

1841 – Seminole Wars, U.S. naval forces invade McKean Island, Gilbert Islands, and Samoa

1842 – Seminole Wars

1843 – U.S. forces clash with Chinese, U.S. troops invade African coast

1844 – Texas-Indian Wars

1845 – Texas-Indian Wars

1846 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars

1847 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars

1848 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War

1849 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1850 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, California Indian Wars, Pitt River Expedition

1851 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, California Indian Wars

1852 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, California Indian Wars

1853 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, Walker War, California Indian Wars

1854 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1855 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Yakima War, Winnas Expedition, Klickitat War, Puget Sound War, Rogue River Wars, U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands and Uruguay

1856 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Puget Sound War, Rogue River Wars, Tintic War

1857 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Utah War, Conflict in Nicaragua

1858 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Mohave War, California Indian Wars, Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-Paloos War, Utah War, U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands and Uruguay

1859 Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Pecos Expedition, Antelope Hills Expedition, Bear River Expedition, John Brown’s raid, U.S. forces launch attack against Paraguay, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1860 – Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Paiute War, Kiowa-Comanche War

1861 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign

1862 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Dakota War of 1862,

1863 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Colorado War, Goshute War

1864 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Colorado War, Snake War

1865 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Colorado War, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War

1866 – Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Franklin County War, U.S. invades Mexico, Conflict with China

1867 – Texas-Indian Wars, Long Walk of the Navajo, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War, U.S. troops occupy Nicaragua and attack Taiwan

1868 – Texas-Indian Wars, Long Walk of the Navajo, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Comanche Wars, Battle of Washita River, Franklin County War

1869 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War

1870 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War

1871 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War, Kingsley Cave Massacre, U.S. forces invade Korea

1872 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Modoc War, Franklin County War

1873 – Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Modoc War, Apache Wars, Cypress Hills Massacre, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1874 – Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Red River War, Mason County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1875 – Conflict in Mexico, Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Eastern Nevada, Mason County War, Colfax County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1876 – Texas-Indian Wars, Black Hills War, Mason County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1877 – Texas-Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Black Hills War, Nez Perce War, Mason County War, Lincoln County War, San Elizario Salt War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1878 – Paiute Indian conflict, Bannock War, Cheyenne War, Lincoln County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1879 – Cheyenne War, Sheepeater Indian War, White River War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1880 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1881 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1882 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1883 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1884 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1885 – Apache Wars, Eastern Nevada Expedition, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1886 – Apache Wars, Pleasant Valley War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1887 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1888 – U.S. show of force against Haiti, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1889 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1890 – Sioux Indian War, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Ghost Dance War, Wounded Knee, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1891 – Sioux Indian War, Ghost Dance War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1892 – Johnson County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico

1893 – U.S. forces invade Mexico and Hawaii

1894 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1895 – U.S. forces invade Mexico, Bannock Indian Disturbances

1896 – U.S. forces invade Mexico

1897 – No major war

1898 – Spanish-American War, Battle of Leech Lake, Chippewa Indian Disturbances

1899 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1900 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1901 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1902 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1903 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1904 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1905 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1906 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1907 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1908 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1909 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1910 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1911 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1912 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars

1913 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars, New Mexico Navajo War

1914 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico

1915 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico, Colorado Paiute War

1916 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico

1917 – Banana Wars, World War I, U.S. invades Mexico

1918 – Banana Wars, World War I, U.S invades Mexico

1919 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico

1920 – Banana Wars

1921 – Banana Wars

1922 – Banana Wars

1923 – Banana Wars, Posey War

1924 – Banana Wars

1925 – Banana Wars

1926 – Banana Wars

1927 – Banana Wars

1928 – Banana Wars

1930 – Banana Wars

1931 – Banana Wars

1932 – Banana Wars

1933 – Banana Wars

1934 – Banana Wars

1935 – No major war

1936 – No major war

1937 – No major war

1938 – No major war

1939 – No major war

1940 – No major war

1941 – World War II

1942 – World War II

1943 – Wold War II

1944 – World War II

1945 – World War II

1946 – Cold War (U.S. occupies the Philippines and South Korea)

1947 – Cold War (U.S. occupies South Korea, U.S. forces land in Greece to fight Communists)

1948 – Cold War (U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party against Communists)

1949 – Cold War (U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party against Communists)

1950 – Korean War, Jayuga Uprising

1951 – Korean War

1952 – Korean War

1953 – Korean War

1954 – Covert War in Guatemala

1955 – Vietnam War

1956 – Vietnam War

1957 – Vietnam War

1958 – Vietnam War

1959 – Vietnam War, Conflict in Haiti

1960 – Vietam War

1961 – Vietnam War

1962 – Vietnam War, Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis; U.S. marines fight Communists in Thailand)

1963 – Vietnam War

1964 – Vietnam War

1965 – Vietnam War, U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic

1966 – Vietnam War, U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic

1967 – Vietnam War

1968 – Vietnam War

1969 – Vietnam War

1970 – Vietnam War

1971 – Vietnam War

1972 – Vietnam War

1973 – Vietnam War, U.S. aids Israel in Yom Kippur War

1974 – Vietnam War

1975 – Vietnam War

1976 – No major war

1977 – No major war

1978 – No major war

1979 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan)

1980 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan)

1981 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), First Gulf of Sidra Incident

1982 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Lebanon

1983 – Cold War (Invasion of Grenada, CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Lebanon

1984 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Persian Gulf

1985 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua)

1986 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua)

1987 – Conflict in Persian Gulf

1988 – Conflict in Persian Gulf, U.S. occupation of Panama

1989 – Second Gulf of Sidra Incident, U.S. occupation of Panama, Conflict in Philippines

1990 – First Gulf War, U.S. occupation of Panama

1991 – First Gulf War

1992 – Conflict in Iraq

1993 – Conflict in Iraq

1994 – Conflict in Iraq, U.S. invades Haiti

1995 – Conflict in Iraq, U.S. invades Haiti, NATO bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1996 – Conflict in Iraq

1997 – No major war

1998 – Bombing of Iraq, Missile strikes against Afghanistan and Sudan

1999 – Kosovo War

2000 – No major war

2001 – War on Terror in Afghanistan

2002 – War on Terror in Afghanistan and Yemen

2003 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, and Iraq

2004 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2005 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2006 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2007 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen

2008 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2009 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2010 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen

2011 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen; Conflict in Libya (Libyan Civil War)

In most of these wars, the U.S. was on the offense. Danios admits that some of the wars were defensive.   However, Danios also leaves out covert CIA operations and other acts which could be considered war.

Let’s update what’s happened since 2011:

2012 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen

2013 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen

2014 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen; Civil War in Ukraine

2015 – War on Terror in Somalia, Somalia, Syria and Yemen; Civil War in Ukraine

So we can add 4 more years of war. That means that for 222 out of 239 years – or 93% of the time – America has been at war. (We can quibble with the exact numbers, but the high percentage of time that America has been at war is clear and unmistakable.)

Indeed, most of the military operations launched since World War II have been launched by the U.S.

And American military spending dwarfs the rest of the world put together.

No wonder polls show that the world believes America is the number 1 threat to peace.

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  • Southernfink

    Good work,

    I recently counted over 194 conflicts since the second world war alone – plus secret wars as a consequence of the GWOT.

    on Here

  • Big Bear

    These facts are obviously true but it is important that they not obscure an important distinction: only commencing with the Spanish-American War and especially the First World War did warfare and military procurement start to become an important major permanent part of the American economy — which Pres. Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex” and which today we could more accurately describe as the “financial-industrial-military-congressional” complex. The Civil War was — historically — the first instance of industrialized warfare, but afterward America returned to a fundamentally peace-time basis (skirmishes with Indians notwithstanding — and not meaning to excuse or minimize them). This transformation of the character of warfare also effected a fundamental transformation in the economic “opportunities” afford business by munitions manufacture. Twelve years before the Spanish-American War elements in Wall Street and in shipbuilding started “lobbying” (a nice word for bribery) Congress to build up a Navy that would be good for trans-oceanic activity — that is, not defensive but offensive. Congress obliged and ten years later when insurrection in Cuba created a cause (defense of the huge investments by Wall Street in the Cuban sugar industry, principally) the overseas Navy was ready and the American Empire was launched. Dewey seized Manila because Asst. Sect. of the Navy T. Roosevelt, quite on his own authority and with no constitutional warrant whatsoever — ordered him to do so upon commencement of hostilities (the war was still months away from being declared). These are the events that put us on the road to where we are now, and most of the “wars” in your interesting list have very little to do with it. President Eisenhower was right about the nature of the problem. He should know, too, since the Dulles brothers — whose background going back three generations was on Wall Street — were, respectively, his Secretary of State and CIA director. It’s these facts and problems we need to focus on, not 19th century Indian wars.

  • Undecider

    From 1935-1940, they were busy arming Germany and provoking Japan.

    • Big Bear

      Actually Wall Street’s assistance to Japan and Germany started in the 20s.

      • Satanism is a Jewish cult

        Japan was a closed society to the outside world until Admiral Perry arrived with warships to force Japan to trade with the West in 1853.

        • takadi

          And that has to do with what now, retard?

          • Satanism is a Jewish cult

            Украина должна забыть о НАТО… НАТО бомбили христианские сербов…

            Gehen sie saugen eine Schrotflinte jude…

          • disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Do you always have this kind of a reaction to factoids?
            Much be an allergy to knowledge.
            I guess you have zero interest in knowing history so you can, maybe, avoid repeating it?

          • Stephen Makens

            Factoid is a falsehood genius.

          • disqus_3BrONUAJno

            I’d rather be an ignorant genius than someone who is ignorant of their ignorance.
            http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/02/the-difference-between-a-fact-and-a-factoid/

          • Stephen Makens

            Try gleaning your information from a more reputable source. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/factoid

          • disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Why would your source be more reputable than mine, other than your obvious attempt to pull your foolishness out of fire? Remember that the proper function of a dictionary is to report the meaning of words in common useage, which your source has apparently failed in, by ignoring more contemporaneous sources than whatever one they used.

          • James Noble

            Well…I read both sources, and the definitions are the same…which means, in my opinion, that you were correct in your usage of the word, “Factoid.” Therefore, your statement makes perfect sense. Keep writing…and don’t worry so much what other people think! Besides, people should be here to debate the issues…not to criticize your word usage…

          • Thank you

          • inspiredbyloveforhumanity

            are you here to correct someone`s grammar or word usage along with Jim Barrow ? Do you have ANY comment about the information provided by the article ? Don`t we want to change the american way of living among the world`s nations ? prepareforchange.net

          • Factoid is in the dictionary, better let them know it is a falsehood, ’cause they don’t say so.

          • Jim Barrow

            You no spell too good. LOL!

          • What is misspelled? I spell better than you compose.

          • Septic Skeptic

            //Much be an allergy to knowledge.//

            I think he’s referring to that

          • disqus_q0fJBDaGHm

            This is an article about history that Big Bear and Satanism is a Jewish cult offered some detail on.
            What’s your problem?

        • Raphael

          The main driving force for
          the US was of course money, but also the belief in Manifest Destiny and
          the superiority of Western Culture.

        • B B

          Flyboys. great book. explains how that happened. in detail.

    • disqus_3BrONUAJno

      They got a lot of help from Senator Prescott Bush.
      Yeah, that family, again.

      • Persianized Mongol

        The Bush Family is stained, the 28 pages about 9/11 is still classified because they know if it got out their name will be destroyed. First Nazis then Saudis.

        • That is among their slightest stains. Far more bold ones are elucidated in Roger Stone’s “Jeb! and the Bush crime family.” They have been up to no good since at least Senator Prescott Bush’s time.

        • bosunj

          Their name is forever stained.

  • Niall

    The only logical conclusion is that the USA was created FOR war.

    • I agree the controllers needed the geographic location of what is now the U.S. Just think about this water on both sides which give the navy access to all the rest of the world. Now unite with England, which has always been in control of the U.S. and these two military powers can control the whole world by land sea and air. Just count the military bases the U.S has through out the globe and it will blow your mind. That is the ones that we know about. Check this out > http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/14/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-us-has-military-personnel-130-nation/

      • Mike S

        “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

        all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.

        See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her– but now murderers!

        “You who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be destroyed.”

        O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end. 14The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself: “Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts, And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you.”

        “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

        • Zasrait

          The US/Brit is the monstrous false prophet that gives life to the idol monster ( U.N.) The Harlot is religion worldwide. ( Monsters were governments in Daniel, women & whores represented religions in OT and NT)

      • Francis Cugler

        You can not count out the Vatican!

    • Gnoll110

      Sounds logical, given the early republic modelled itself on the Roman Republic/Empire.

      • messi games

        You still do good comments here العاب thanks

    • tenstring

      It was an expanding empire from the git-go. The British were much less rabid than the colonists regarding land acquisition — Anglo-Americans were attack dogs that got out of control even though the British administrators did try to reign them in, (e.g. the Proclamation Line of 1763). It just fomented rebellion. Indian-haters on the frontier were happy to exterminate all Indians if they could.

      • owen

        The ironic part in this is that we are allied with the British today, are we not, most likely cause we kicked their rear-ends real hard, and also the fact we saved them in WWII

        • knifemare69

          No, we are allies with the brits because our government is owned by their bankers, lock stock and barrel. Remember the brits burned down Washington DC and threatened to enter our Civil War on the side of the South.

          The british government is NOT to be trusted, but politicians are easily bribed to forget that fact…

    • Dale Winans

      The US has to be in a constant state of war to support the military industrial complex. Truces and treaties don’t make those assholes any money. And God forbid, they give up the chance to make a few more billion.

    • Si, it’s a crown corporation, you know, the ring of power? City of London = finance, Holy See = religion, Washington DC = military

  • American History Timeline American Involvement in Wars from Colonial Times to the Present

    Dates War in Which American Colonists or United States Citizens Officially Participated Major Combatants

    http://americanhistory.about.com/library/timelines/bltimelineuswars.htm

  • pacman925

    I am really surprised that no one YELLED that the ALL Banker War’s was for the Bankster’s !

    • Mike S

      Actually Maj Gen Smedley Butler said just that. Youngest Commandant of the Marine Corps, and received two Congressional Medals of Honor. As much as some like the term isolationism I believe our stance in WWII was based mostly on the revelations of his testimony, both in his book “War is a Racket” (1935), and in Congress (the “Business Plot”, 1933).

  • Demonocracy

    The pentagon is a institution of death. It is shaped in the form of a pentagram withe points cut off. A pentagram is common symbology used in satanist cult worship.

    The U.S.A. is neither a constitutional republic or a democracy. It is a demonocracy. Everything it does is evil, it doesn’t do anything good. Name one thing this country does that is good, one thing.

    It appears that the U.S. government wants to wage war on it’s own citizens just as much as it does on any foreign nation. Somebody has got to put this bully in it’s place.

    • Satanism is a Jewish cult

      Wer bombardiert orthodoxen-christlich Serben für die Muslimen? Jüdischen Bankiers sind überschwemmung Europa mit Muslimen und Amerika mit Dritte-Welt-Papierkorb.

      • takadi

        What an inferior race, allowing themselves to be co-opted by a group of people that make up less than a fraction of a fraction of a percentage of the population. You don’t even deserve to exist

        • Mx Nik

          It’s best not to feed it. That way it will just go somewhere else or quietly crawl up in a corner and die. Please don’t feed into the bigotry by implying that since all Nazi’s are (supposed to be) white people, that all white people are Nazis… otherwise you’ll end up believing stupid things like “Satanism is a form of Judaism”. I would bet some of my precious fiat currency that this idiot also believes that the international Satanic Zionist New World Order Conspiracy is actually run by a race of shapeshifting reptilian vampires that want to dominate our species.

    • FransSusan

      I agree! I believe the US government would absolutely wage war on its citizens if any of us tried to put this bully in its place. I think that’s one of the reasons the government is amassing weapons and ammunition, to curtail any insurrection by any white group that tried to reclaim its rights, rights the corrupt US government has taken from us!

      • americanwhitewoman

        frankly i think the U.S. is amassing weapons to control the entire U.S. population, white black, whatever. they are trying out their sadistic murderous ways on black and brown people, all the time gauging the apathy of white folks, look at Kelly Thomas, a white mentally ill man, kicked to death by minority police officers, no one complained. then when they come down on white folks, it will be “what, wait, what happened, i thought you were only gonna kill crazy people and black and brown people”… then the slavery will begin, the conscription will begin, the banks will finally own the world, Jew, Christian, Muslim, it won’t matter, whoever holds the pot of gold will control the world.

    • anti-liberal movement

      … ummm saved great Britain, france and the rest of Europe… twice… provided a place for the millions of immigrants trying to escape their home countries during the early 1900s… and of course america will always be awesome as long as texas hangs around!

    • Mike S

      “I’m sure the word you were looking for was symbolism…”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_OezlTZ1A

    • Bill Isaacs

      The Pentagon was designed the way it is in order to allow people within it to reach, on foot, any other point in the building as quickly as possible. It’s an efficiency thing. Wait, why am I wasting electrons on you?

    • Drinkin’ Java

      And you want to wage war on us just as much as we would like to fight you. Even now, you talk of “putting a bully in its place”. You are just as much a warmonger as we are.

      • owen

        you are a dubass

  • Southernfink

    Wait, 239 minus 222 = 17, there’s 4 missing.

  • Allen Victor Cox

    Only one they Won was “Granada” they have had their Ars kicked in all others and now they want to mix it with “Russia and China” MAD Mutually Assured destruction! Insanity sits in the white-house! Just look at the results of USA Meddling that brought the world to but another Cuban Missile Saga except no JFK to Reign in the Warmongers? Only a Golf playing Suite whose only attributes is he can talk!

  • mikhas

    The aggressive settler state for the 1%:ers build upon the bones of 50 million genocided native Americans, just like it´s offshoot in occupied Palestine, is a Frankenstein monster that wouldn´t survive a day without perpetual wars in a peaceful world. Round and round the globe after they finished off the Indians, relentlessly looking for or instigating trouble for money and geo-political gains.

  • LeseMajeste

    But what about all those people we ‘liberated?’ Liberated from the shackles of living by sending them off to the next world, courtesy of the Pentagon, like the Central Americans we killed off to support our
    thuggish dictators, when we weren’t raping their nuns or shooting their priests in the head!

    Or the Vietnamese who we ‘freed’ from the burden of living by killing over 2 million?

    Or the several million and climbing Semites–the real ones, not the ones from Europe–we’ve dispatched to Allah because Israel doesn’t like its neighbors?

    Yes, we’re indispensable alright, the Grim Reaper couldn’t exist without the USA.

  • umesh2063

    Terrorist WARMONGERICA is the greatest threat to this planet.

  • Drain52

    But Dennis Prager says that America should be the world’s policeman because it is so generous, compassionate, and powerful. See all the good we’ve done? Millions of displaced people. hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, trillions spent on war…if only constitutionalists could understand the glory of empire.

    • tenstring

      Whaddya mean? All our troops ever do is set up swing sets and hand out medicine! 🙂

  • Harold George Wagner III

    So, apparently 214+4=222? Someone can’t add.

  • jps73

    if you include the war on drugs it would be more than 239 years.

  • Lorin Chane Partain

    I wonder what a chart like this would look like for Switzerland, probably the polar opposite.

    • cjw

      I would like to see the financial gains made from WARS and criminals activities hidden in Switzerland Banks.

      • Lorin Chane Partain

        Those who gain financially from war don’t need to hide their profits, the government has sanctioned their profiteering. Those who don’t want to pay taxes to pay for the wars are the ones who are hiding their money and so they should. If you open up the swiss banks for government prying eyes you will only hurt the people who are not part of the problem.

      • Ernst Laub

        The most important “Swiss” bank (but not all of them are really
        Swiss!!) involved in Nazi-Yankee business was jointly controlled by the Nazis
        and the Anglo-Americans (City of London and Wall Street). It still exists and
        has still an exclusively international vocation. This “Bank of the
        Banks” called Bank for International Settlements, is astonishingly unknown by most of the
        people and is located in the very discreet city of Basel (Switzerland). Have a
        look on Google and search for this bank and for Horace
        Greeley Hjalmar Schacht (of American, German, Danish and what
        so ever origin) who controlled this bank together with
        Montagu
        Norman (governor of the Bank of England). He was the chief of Hitler’s
        finances (German National Bank, money collector for Hitler’s movement before 1933
        and finally minister of finance). He was a free mason and played the role of a “Nazi”
        like any good actor. Some said that he was an old friend of Roosevelt who (of course)
        refused this allegation!!!!
        Have also a look on „Horace
        Greeley“, the first names given to him by his liberal parents! (Horace Greeley was the editor of the New-York
        Tribune. Long active in politics, he served as a congressman from New
        York, and was the candidate of the Democratic and Liberal Republican parties
        in the 1872 presidential election. He was strongly opposed to slavery and to freemasonry.)

        As you
        see, to do business with Nazi you must have been a clever American-German freemason.
        As a Swiss I must assure you that the Swiss Bankers were too stupid for that job
        and they still are! The average Swiss banker is in fact less intelligent than any
        member of the Swiss government or of the Swiss socialist youth! But what counts
        in our society – in Switzerland and in the United States – is not the merit but
        the unmerited income. And in this respect, the top “Swiss” Bankers (very often foreigners)
        are on top!

  • disqus_3BrONUAJno

    Thanks to people like Alexander Hamilton, first British, and now international banksters, have actually been at war with the new republic since before its inception.

  • Jamie H.

    The gulf war hasn’t officially ended proving that most of this data is bogus and misleading. Some of the suppose wars(conflicts) was never declared by the United States against the countries attacking our allies.

  • Robert Barsocchini

    U.S.A.: Unending Steam of Attacks.

    Also, the label of “war on terror” tells you how much the label of “war on piracy” is worth. Both were/are wars of, not on, those things.

    • srinivasmurty

      How about the times when the US created a fleet of “privateers”, between the Revolutionary Wars and 1812? That was a “war OF piracy”, not ON it. This apparently reached it’s heights with over 50,000 seamen and 1.700 ships, primarily involved in attacking and destroying over 3,000 British merchant ships.

  • Ed Ferrusquia

    If you want to understand why America’s only had 21 years of peace in its entire history, this might be as good place as any to start:

    http://www.addictedtowar.com/atw1a.html

  • Cryophile

    And this is not even a complete list!
    I note the war of 1812 is not in the list? Can’t just be the wars America “won” because Vietnam is there.

    • P

      How could you not see 1812-1815 on the list? It’s the first one!

  • AuntieMavis

    Jimmy Carter nearly made it as a peaceful president

    • Zasrait

      Jimmy Carter, the buttmonkey of US presidents

  • Laura Maree McCormick

    This sounds interesting….Were you able to do any research on other countries? The UK, France, Middle East…Just curious….

  • Frank Verano

    And for all those years of war we still have not conquered the world! Now, some of us want to start a war with women!

  • Chris Richard

    I’m not so sure 1997 could be called not at war. We still had forces deployed to Bosnia under NATO. We referred to them as “peacekeepers” but it was still an occupation force none the less disarming the local populace. They had no means to fight us if they even wanted to. I guess it just depends what side you’re looking at it from. All I know is I got combat pay and considered a combat veteran even though Bosnia was the only deployment I ever went on. Well that and 1 year in Korea which technically is still not over, technically a cease fire or armed truce.

  • Koonohi

    Don’t forget to include the war in Hawaii against a peaceful and friendly nation who held peace treaties with many other nations including the U.S. A war which started in 1887 and ended in a coup in 1893 (the illegal overthrow of a constitutional monarch). For over a century the U.S. denied its’ involvement in the coup but, documents uncovered by researchers revealed their actions were entirely premeditated… for greed and military might. It’s been a 122 years since then. The people have not and will not forget the heinous war crimes committed against them and their nation. Now, the U.S. is attempting another ‘coup’ of sorts by treating with us through the Department of the Interior (as though we are not separate from them and yet, we are).

  • Chuck Conrad

    Hey um… not for nothing but 239 – 222 = 17 not 21… 🙂

  • SteelAEA

    If you live in America and are discrediting and or attempting to insult America in anyway. Then you are less than trash and deserve nothing more than a beautiful 7.62 round to the temple. America is always waiting for that next country to get some real balls and attempt to fight us. We, like always will deliver a nice warm welcome and kick the shit out of them just like all the others. It’s fact, also simple history and a whole lot of heart! After this, your argument is invalid. Thank you for your time.

    • Mike S

      Unfortunately this is actually our single largest contributing factor; pride in our warmongering heritage. Pride protected by double think prevents you from seeing the futility of our position, or of questioning the enshrined institutions (Media / Government etc.) in any meaningful way.

    • Mx Nik

      Here’s a cool fact for you: We have this amazing thing called the first amendment, which gives us the right to speak our minds, even if that involves dissent. So jackoffs like you are allowed to blather on and say stupid things, and I’m allowed to offer up the point of view that your comment is inherently illogical. You’re calling someone trash and telling them to get the f out of this country because they are utilizing this site as a platform to exercise the rights that you claim to love so much. No one is being insulting in the writing of this article. Perhaps they feel that this country has potential to be great, but has some core issues that need to be addressed. I’m curious to know if you’ve ever read anything about our history as a nation. When you say, “We, like always will deliver a nice warm welcome and kick the shit out of them just like all the others.”… So… that’s really not how it’s happened so far. How’d it go when we tried to “deliver a nice warm welcome” to North Vietnam? Oh….not so well… that’s right…. Iraq? Afghanistan….? Anyone? I guess you can count the British, the Native Americans, and the Japanese as having their “asses kicked” by us, but I’m not so sure how cool it is to go around thinking you’re a badass for committing genocide and dropping the only two nuclear bombs ever used in combat. You’re a fuckhead, and I sincerely hope that before you can put that 7.62 round through anyone else’s head in a misguided attempt to prove your patriotism, you have a gun cleaning accident that prevents you from following through on that.

  • Ray Bottorff Jr

    “Civil War in Ukraine” providing feeble military assistance doesn’t mean there is or has been U.S. troops of CIA agents engaged in combat operations. So except that “Oliver Stoneish” entry, the rest is historically spot on. Maybe the Taliban and Al Qaeda under-estimated America’s war like history…

  • Deej

    I would like to point out that I am nearly 50 years old, and in 25 different years I have had sex at least one time. By the logic of this article, I have spent half of my life explicitly having sex. I love the sound reasoning of this type of thinking.

  • jorganne

    america number 1 threat to peace?? not the dirkas blowing stuff up every chance they get… yea i get it, just liberal corruption… america is pro so shut it

  • Harry42

    Everyone usually misses the point during these discussions, the point being we have been at war for most of our history and that war seems to have been institutionalized in the 21st century. We have spent more on weapons in the last three quarters of a century since the end of the WW2 than any nation at any time in the history of the world. ENOUGH SAID!!!

  • Mike S

    “in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”

  • Robert Meyers

    The US has been in more wars than any other country. So much for peace loving Americans.

  • B B

    as much as i read and learn and stay up late all over the interwebs, this list really shows you (me) how little i really know…….

  • We Hobson

    It’s a Hertz, or is it Avis thing: we’re no.1.

  • Frankenstein QP

    buy ‘system, life, religion, history and international affairs-perspective of an uneducated bharatian’ from amazon. everything you need to know about world order is in it.

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    brother’s land. Let him [not] breed in great numbers, for he is the enemy of the earth and will make adesert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his mountain lair. STUDY HIM as he hasstudied you. Although you intend him no harm, without thought, provocation or hesitation he will
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    Predator as swift as Lions. Do not Fire unless Fired upon, – Stay Alert ~ *WARN YOUR CHILDREN*~;for he is the harbinger of DEATH. He is the Eagle of Obadiah, Esau of Malachi, of Rome, Idumiea,
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    *WARN YOUR CHILDREN* !!!

    For – He is *EDOM* !!!

    aka: *White Man*

    … *BEWARE* !!!!!!

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  • Eman Xavier

    *BEWARE the BEAST MAN*, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among *”AHAYAH’S”* (I AM)
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    brother’s land. Let him [not] breed in great numbers, for he is the enemy of the earth and will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his mountain lair. STUDY HIM as he has studied you. Although you intend him no harm, without thought, provocation or hesitation he will
    MURDER you, your family and your offspring as swift as a cunning bird of prey. He knows his time
    is short. And just as his father Esau, he too hates you with an ever-lasting perfect hatred; for he knows who the Captured Slaves* truly are, oh’ *House of Ysrayl*. Trust in your father – the ANCIENT OF DAYS ! Be still, – Vigilant and learn to become a ‘Vagabond’, ready to leave the den of this wicked
    Predator as swift as Lions. Do not Fire unless Fired upon, – Stay Alert ~ *WARN YOUR CHILDREN*~;for he is the harbinger of DEATH. He is the Eagle of Obadiah, Esau of Malachi, of Rome, Idumiea, Khazaria, Amaleck, Ashkanaz and of the *CAUCUS MOUNTAINS*. -With his STAR of MOLOCH & FLAG of EAGLE, he rains death from the heavens. He is the bloodline and DNA of the Fallen Ones!

    – *DO NOT TRUST HIM !!*

    *Man the Walls, Sound the Alarm, Blow the Trumpet !!!!*

    *WARN YOUR CHILDREN* !!!

    For – He is *EDOM* !!!

    aka: *White Man*

    … *BEWARE* !!!!!!

    Click below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3aOGEjCi3k

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  • Here is a little known U.S. sponsored coup in addition to that very finely detailed list you have produced here at WashingtonsBlog. Be sure and take notice on the month and day!

    Sep 24, 2013 40th anniversary of the fascist coup in Chile—Made in the USA 11 September 2013
    Today is the fortieth anniversary of the fascist coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, when the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in a coup that was planned, organised and directed from Washington.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRglyKHc7yc

  • Nontroversy

    This is a misleading article. The author is misleading the audience by omitting the actual timelines of a lot of these events, which did not last even a few months in a lot of cases. Also, there is a difference between declared war, ‘aid,’ ‘occupation,’ and ‘conflicts.’ The author is painting broad strokes for a sensational headline. Compelling? Yes. Accurate? No.

  • For example, consider the war in Vietnam. The general public NEVER demanded America get into the war in Vietnam. You can bash the American public for being “normal” …for being mostly self [family] centered ….for being distracted and disinterested in the enactments of the elites that run America. But the American public never demanded the war in Vietnam and a significant faction opposed the war. Like NOW, the current regime is supporting Islamist killers … but not because of any significant demand from the public.

    • inspiredbyloveforhumanity

      dear John, and if you know your current regime brings war and distraction to other nations, why doesn`t American public take down such a regime ? Please explain.

  • BrotherRog

    Excellent piece. Needed information that we need to see in black and white. On a related note, here are some reflections upon American Christianity and patriotism: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogerwolsey/2014/07/progressive-ponderings-on-patriotism-christianity/#disqus_thread

    Roger Wolsey, author, Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like chrisitianity

  • Jeremiah

    Isn’t the math incorrect?
    At first it says in 2011 America had been at war 214 out of 235 years which is correct. But then 4 years later it says 222 years out of 239 years.
    This should be 218 out of 239 years right?

  • Greg O’Donnell

    Nice stretching facts … You forgot the war on stains and right after the banana wars there was the soup conflict right?

  • Gregory Wagner

    You numbnuts’s forgot Somalia! 1992 – 1995.

  • bobbyalpy

    We happen to be quite good at war and the production of the implements of war.We will never give it up because weakness is always more provocative than strength.If we weren’t so good a slaughtering other countries people,we would have been picked apart by lesser people’s long ago.Our violence and willingness to crush all enemies completely serves to put the world on notice.We are not to be fucked with.

  • kbsamurai

    An exercise in stretching the definition of war to the point of meaninglessness.

  • Uhfttgvhhgdryuh

    1918-1922 US invade Russia; not mentioned here.

    http://www.criticalenquiry.org/history/polarbear.shtml

    CRITICAL ENQUIRY

    Forgotten History

    US and Allied Wars in Russia, 1918-22

    Many Americans would be surprised to learn that the USA, along with Britain, France, and Japan, fought a campaign in Russia just after the Great War (World War I). The primary objective of this action was the re-establishment of an Eastern Front following the collapse of the Russian government during the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, but Allied fear of communist ambitions in other countries also played into the intervention as will be seen below. The overall campaign was named the Polar Bear Expedition, but was also known as the Northern Russian Expedition, the American North Russia Expeditionary Force – ANREF or the American Expeditionary Force North Russia – AEFNR.

    These efforts are not mentioned in most history survey courses, and few texts even mention that US troops (or those of any other nation) fought against the Bolsheviks during this period. The presence of US Army units from Michigan in Vladivostok, Archa

  • I am really surprised that no one YELLED that the ALL Banker War’s was for the Bankster’s !

    Teachers Day

    • Here you go! ‘ALL WARS ARE BANKERS WARS’!

      “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.

      I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

      http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#ixzz3geZmTUcx

      More than 50% of US Government Spending Goes to the Military 2010 US Spending Priorities

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/articlePictures/budget-2010.png
      FEB. 5, 2015
      Global Debt Has Risen by $57 Trillion Since the Financial Crisis

      For every debtor there is a creditor, and in theory an economy should be able to hum along just fine whether a country’s citizens have a great deal of debt or none. A company’s ability to produce things depends on the workers and machines it employs, not the composition of its balance sheet, and the same can be said of nations.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/upshot/global-debt-has-risen-by-57-trillion-since-the-financial-crisis-heres-why-that-is-scary.html?_r=2&abt=0002&abg=0

  • Dima Kozub

    empire of evil and violence

  • T_Rat

    Context is everything. Thus, it would be interesting how this compares to other countries.

    • Sam

      You can not go by Wikipedia when it comes to something like this because whoever put stuff on there doesn’t go by the legal term of war (defined by the US government). War is not defined the same across the world. This article is wrong by the US government’s definition of war. This is armed conflict at best.

  • Richard Schreck

    What about World War 1?

    • ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS!

      “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.

      I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

      “The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” — William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694

      After the revolution, the new United States adopted a radically different economic system in which the government issued its own value-based money, so that private banks like the Bank of England were not siphoning off the wealth of the people through interest-bearing bank notes.

      “The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” — Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

      Following the revolution, the US Government actually took steps to keep the bankers out of the new government!

      “Any person holding any office or any stock in any institution in the nature of a bank for issuing or discounting bills or notes payable to bearer or order, cannot be a member of the House whilst he holds such office or stock.” — Third Congress of the United States Senate, 23rd of December, 1793, signed by the President, George Washington

      But bankers are nothing if not dedicated to their schemes to acquire your wealth, and know full well how easy it is to corrupt a nation’s leaders.

      http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#ixzz3geZmTUcx

  • Francis Cugler

    If people understood that there are only 3 major Independent City States in existence today that are within themselves their own nations with their own laws, their own courts etc., they would then see the bigger picture. These 3 City States do not belong to any nation, nor do they swear any allegiance to any nation. These 3 Cities are as follows Washington D.C., Inner City London, The Vatican. The only one listed as a Nation of the 3 is the Vatican. Washington DC is the Capital of the USA but it doesn’t belong to it, Inner City London does not belong to London nor England, and the Vatican doesn’t belong to Rome nor Italy. You have the factor of Military might in DC, the Money in the Banks of London, and the Oppression of false (man’s) religion in the Vatican (not God’s Word or way). And the old saying goes; all roads lead to Rome! Even though the Roman Empire no longer exists in what it was once remembered, one has to remember that it was through the very last Cesar of Rome (Constantine) that the Pope of the Vatican was designated to resume power of the “Newly” adopted faith as Constantine was on his death bed! At this point in time Constantine knew that the Empire was falling and that Rome would be no more, but in order to save what was left of it and with the rapidly growing faith of Christendom throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia Minor & Northern Africa during the 300 – 400s that he could devise a way to pass off his power of Cesar to the Pope and used the Popularity of Christendom to keep it, but only adding his own perversions to it. The modern day pope is nothing more than a transformed Cesar. Who do you think most of the world bankers answer to? Not only is there Historical evidence, but one also needs to be aware that History is always written by the side that wins in any major war. The Roman Empire died from its ancient glory, but in many ways it was secretly rebuilt through these 3 Independent City States and they are known as the Trilateral Commission.

  • Matthew

    Empire based on tyranny and war will fall like Rome.

  • robert

    All wars kill people, however world wars kill millions- ALL world wars have been in areas of the globe where the Photons in the Light (radiation) from the sun is weak there compared to the equator- franco prussian war, ww1, ww2, ns Korean war, viet nam war, irac war, etc are a function of LATITUDE NORTH vs EQUATOR DURING ANNALEMIC OF MAX PHOTONS WHEN MEASURED AT ZERO DEGREES vs where dogs may freeze in street and nationalism, brass buttons, flags, pistols, grenades, are rampant. Wise up to what Nucleonic Radiation has to do with human behavior and forget about the other BS.

  • Andrew

    So is this post trying to say that America has a far more militaristic nature than we think? This is highly misleading at best.

    You can only say the US has been at war 93% of the time by using a VERY loose definition of the word “war.” Sure the Indian Wars and others were bloody and/or made newspaper headlines, but they were fought using miniscule fractions of the national economy and manpower. To me a war (or at least one involving a truly militaristic power) involves a bigger commitment. You can say that the US was engaged in some sort of armed conflict 93% of the time, but you can’t seriously think it was always operating under a wartime economy.

    The US was always a nation of farmers, businessmen, and traders (with industrialists later replacing farmers). A military tradition was simply not part of the national identity until the Cold War forced the US to remain partially mobilized in the aftermath of World War 2.

  • DowntheRabbitHole2

    By what sane definition of even the most progressive liberal did the Vietnam war start with the US as a participant in 1955? US Troops weren’t even sent to Vietnam until March 1965. Please, you dishonor real veterans and those that have served with this ridiculous liberal claptrap. The US-Phillipines war from 1899 to 1912? Seriously?

    Why not just list every damn year, since we’ve never had a year without a police shooting in the US, and clearly, by your loose definition, anytime the police discharge a weapon, that’s “war”. You know what this list really does? It confirms the worst biases against liberal thought. War is indeed bad enough; an attempt to rewrite history for a useless and indefensible statistic only detracts from better arguments against state violence, and gives critics unneeded ammunition to discount far more legitimate arguments. Total fail.

  • Sam

    You have the wrong idea of what war is. Just because we are in an armed conflict does not mean we are at war. Congress has to declare war for us to be at war. Vietnam wasn’t even legally a war. There were changes made after Vietnam to make it so a President wouldn’t have power to do that again. Your numbers are not correct. Good job on knowing your history but throw a little political science into it too.

  • david

    i like this blog and i enjoy to read it alab

  • Apache Pete

    How did they go from counting 214 years at war, and add 4 years (2011-2015) and come up with a sum of 222?

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  • candor

    214 + 4 = 218. Still horrible, but just checking where 222 comes from.

  • michael hegyan

    This why the United States is the greatest country in the world

  • David Biviano

    Note the century-long genocidal Indian Wars. Note the constant invasions of Mexico, the seizing of the northwestern part of their country, and our policy towards Mexican migrants! So, constant war is not a recent phenomenon, but a lifestyle – the military-industrial complex is the warp and woof of the USA! Fleeing an empire in order to create one!

    • Zasrait

      Didn’t the Brits have a long history of war, like thousands of years of war?

  • Matt Kovach

    war on terror / just like the war on drugs,

  • Unknown

    they have war all time because its all about the money and the power oil and the government wants the people stupid and believe what they said why don’t u people open up ur mind and see whats going on in the world!!!

  • vlaked

    1600 (1,6 billion) perople died thanks to wars and starvation. since the US was born.

    • vlaked

      1600 million*

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  • Pat

    As long as there is evil in the world there will be wars. This country can not afford either Clinton or Sanders socialist ideas. Damage has already been done by the lies of The reality is we owe our future and our childrens future to the countries who have financed this leadership for the past 7.5 years at the very least. There are a few states that have proven that when the leaders actually do the job the state can be solvent and the economy can grow and be self sustaining without the progressive ideals of socialism or dependency on a top heavy federal govt where one person makes the rules for eveyone. Already been proven in other counties this method doesnt work and instead peoples become enslaved to a dictatorial regime.

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  • MYMuslima

    America’s proxy wars and oppression via brutal apartheid regimes like Israel and Middle East despots like Mubarak, Assad, and Ghadaffi was sadly overlooked in this compilation of America’s imperialist aggression abroad.

  • bosunj

    Yet for so many that saccharine pathetic Lee Greenwood song is on a permanent loop in their brains.

  • tribeseeker13

    (er…but… since the Korean War is still on-going – the US has never accepted surrender agreements with N. Korea – we’d have to eliminate 1976, ’77, ’78, ’97, & 2000 from the list. Just sayin’…)

    And, if you think that the fact that there was no official surrender is unimportant, consider the 145,000+ troops being stationed in that area of the world just because of that. And the cost to maintain that…means its an on-going war in my book.

  • hoyeru

    actually since USA never signed a peace treaty with North Korea, USA has technically has been at non-stop war since 1950. So that’s 99% of the time.

  • Vũ Hoàng Nam

    WoW, incredible , especially the Vietnam War

  • Karen

    We are warmongers and criminals against humanity, and all other living things.

  • Mark Shanklin

    You can subtract 5 years of peace, because of the ” war on drugs”. Its no different than other wars in that there us death,destruction and ” collateral damage “.

  • scott hall

    No doubt America is danger for humanity and it must be destroyed as soon as possible it is all root of evil.The king of terrorist

  • tz

    War is good business, there are profits to be made!!

  • Garren Seifert

    You have a very loose term of the word war lol

  • steve moyers

    Talk about jihadis, jeez can we give it a break already?