World War 1: The Second Horseman of the Apocalypse
"6:3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second cherub say, Come. 6:4 And there went out another fiery horse, and it was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and there was given him a great sword." (Revelation 6:3-4, The New Testament, Translated from the Original Greek)
2nd Seal Broken: Bloody War/The Red Horse of War
WWI: The assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife sparks a war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, and later Russia and Germany and their allies. In just five years, up to 65 million people are killed, including those who were killed by the Spanish Influenza. Known as "The War to End All Wars", this was the understatement of the century.
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