War has been “creative force” behind civilisation, scientists claim

Rob Waugh Yahoo! News September 24, 2013 Link


War has been the “driving force” which has created the societies we live in today, a new study claims.

Over 3,000 years, war – and in particular, warriors on horseback – have spread “civilisation” across the world, according to a new study.

Innovations such as farming technologies or writing are not enough to “spark” changes in society by themselves – chariots, cavalry, fire and the sword spread these ideas across the world.

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