Gotcha. It honestly baffles me that the Argentinians still make such a fuss over islands that they have almost zero real connection to, not to mention that they're willing to completely ignore the people who actually live there and obviously want to remain British. I guess their government has to distract their people somehow though.
Something I have been wondering about for a while... have any countries besides the US and Rome actually utilized scorched earth warfare? (Sherman's march to the sea, nuking japan, firebombing Dresden, etc. For the former and Carthage for the latter). Yes Dresden was something not exclusively in US hands but still a large contribution to those kind of tactics. Also browsing this thread has brought me more up to date on world politics than hours of watching aje or democracy now every day used to
By this, do you just mean countries practicing total war, meaning that more or less nothing is off limits as a target? Anywhere you look in WW2 there are examples of shit like that coming from every side. In my opinion, the Americans were one of the more restrained countries in the war when it came to some of the shit that went down seeing as we at least would try to target military targets, until the very end of the war at least.
For instance, here's what Warsaw, Poland looked like after WW2 once the Germans had their way with it:
Also there's all the fun stuff that the Germans did to the Polish/Ukranians/other unlucky Eastern Europeans, and then what the Soviets did to them when they came through toward the end of the war. Like the millions of women who were gang-raped across Germany as the Soviet troops came through. Or the near-constant human rights abuses at the hands of the Japanese pretty much anywhere they went during the war. I'd argue that the complete devastation brought about by all sides during that war is why there really hasn't been a true total war since.