新三十年战争

纽约—这是一个被信仰传统相悖的各方之间的宗教斗争蹂躏的地区。但冲突也存在于军方和温和派之间,并受到试图捍卫自身利益、扩大影响力的邻国统治者的推波助澜。冲突在国家内部和国家之间存在;内战和代理战争已难以区分。政府往往无力控制游曳在国内和国家间的军事或其他小集团。生命的损失触目尽心,更有数百万人流离失所。

这可以是当今中东的写照。事实上,它描述的是十七世纪上半叶的欧洲。

在2011年的中东,一位受尽屈辱的突尼斯小水果贩自焚以示抗议,拉开了剧变的序幕。在几周时间里,中东地区已成燎原之势。在十七世纪的欧洲,一场波西米亚新教徒与信奉天主教的哈布斯堡皇帝费迪南二世的地方宗教冲突引起了一场时代冲突。

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