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The chilling echoes of 1914, a century on

While a global war is unlikely, the world now is similarly multi-polar
Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 06:00

A RERUN of 1914's descent into global war is really rather unlikely. But some of the danger of a hundred years ago is present today. The years before 1914 saw the formation of trade blocs separated by high tariff barriers. Back then, the world was dominated by several roughly equivalent powers,

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