There is a phrase...
The south hates the north, and vice versa
But they unite against Scotland, so England hates Scotland, and Vice versa
In turn, Britain hates France
But the Allies hate the Axis
Then again, the West hates the East
Something along those lines
It leads to the conclusion that "Humanity may only be at peace when it as a race is fighting something else"
Interesting thought, and obviously there would still be social issues and minor violent events (comparatively), but you get the point
Someone also said "all these serial killers" earlier in the thread
Interesting fact, number of serial killings/child kidnappings/etc has not changed in the last 20 years by any appreciable amount in almost ALL countries
Merely the presentation of such things by the media
Media controls fear?
Personally, I think it'd be possible to eradicate war in terms of people dying, but conflict is NEVER going to stop between humans, and I don't want it to, the world would be a fucking boring predetermined place if there was no conflict. Violent conflict... is probably not possible to remove, but full blown war, I think might be, either by the definition of "war" changing to no longer be soldiers vs soldiers, but drone vs drone, or hacker vs hacker (yeah right, but you get the idea, and the hacker vs hacker thing isn't too far off the truth, governments recognise computing in general as of strategic importance now)