As I See It: What went wrong

The world has always been an unstable place. Might makes right has predominated almost every disagreement from children fighting over who gets to play with one toy or have the first bite at the apple to international disputes called wars. Sometimes the winner gets access to more land, or riches, usually the winner got the ashes. For millennia wars were tribal and limited in scope. Tribe A might annihilate tribe B, but other tribes we not affected. Tribes grew into clans then nations and empires. Wars became asymmetric. Powerful empires attacked villages; each village lost. The loser lost life, liberty, property and culture; the empire got more powerful.