WAR is reciprocated, armed conflict, between two or more non-congruous, entities, aimed at achieving a subjectively designed, geo-politically desired result. ^^^ Before the dawn of CIVILIZATION , war likely consisted of small-scale raiding. One half of the people found in a Nubian cemetery dating to as early as 12,000 years ago had died of violence ! Since the rise of the state some 5,000 years ago,military activity has occurred over much of the globe. The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of technological advances led to modern warfare !!!