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Three big reasons war is going away

Zack Beauchamp is a senior correspondent at Vox, where he covers ideology and challenges to democracy, both at home and abroad. Before coming to Vox in 2014, he edited TP Ideas, a section of Think Progress devoted to the ideas shaping our political world.

Most of us are going to remember 2014 as a year filled with war and violence. But it turns out there's a deeper story: despite the very real horror this year brought, we're still living through the least violent era in human history. The 21st century has been the most peaceful one our species has ever seen. Zack Beauchamp explains three of the biggest reasons why in two and a half minutes.

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