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George Orwell , in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four , had written that perpetual war was fought between either Oceania , Eurasia and Eastasia or any combination of the three . War , not peace , is the goal of each nation's oligarchy . War is a form of control by the ruling elite uniting the citizenry against a common enemy .

"It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist."

Emmanuel Goldstein

("I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." - George W. Bush, June 18, 2002 )

"War is Peace" - Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

(War for the masses = Peace for the elite)

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