Originally posted by AdRiaN
Oh, I see. This sort of thing never happened 500 years ago? Or is it 1000 years ago? What exactly is "modern civilization"?
modern civilization started approx 5000 bc with the advent of agriculture (irrigation) & written communication (cuneiform). it's also when humans started to live in larger and more diverse communities we now call cities.
foraging socities can be seen today (aboriginals) and date back millions of years, and existed in other strain of hominids.
so civilization on the grand scale of things is new, and we still haven't worked out all the kinks.
i could get into a speel about why thes e atrocities don't happen in foraging societies (hint: teamwork), but you should fiqure it out on your own. do some reading.