Since 1815 there has been 210 interstate wars.

Global spending on defence total more than $700 billion. Global spending on education is less than $100 billion.

The very first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

During the Battle of Waterloo, Lord Uxbridge had his horse shot from under him 9 times.

The longest was the so-called 100-years war between Britain and France. It actually lasted 116 years, ending in 1453.

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