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Friday, August 12, 2016

War is Declining

In this graph, the horizontal scale goes from 1946 on the left to 2014 on the right.
The vertical scale showing the number of people who die ranges from zero to 20.

Sources: Our World in Data (2015); Uppsala Conflict Data Project Programme (2015); Peace Research Institute of Oslo (2014)
Despite the horror stories that fill the news, the actual number of people dying in wars is dropping. From a story by Angus Hervey on Medium.

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