Let me show you a few pictures of Boers and you can decide whether Boers count as “European”:
Uncabob has written:
Europe had pretty much 100 years of peace between 1815 and 1915. The form of government? Mature consti[t]utional monarchies – not one of which went down fighting against its “citizens” attempting to overthrow them.
And what did we get from this? Perhaps 200 million dead in the 20th Century. The age of socialism – which is just an extreme form of democracy.
Okay, technically true. Europe had 100 years of peace between recognized European nations. And all those dead Boers don’t count, because they were not recognized, and they weren’t inside Europe.
What that means is – uniformed European military personnel did not get killed by other uniformed personnel.
This is not “peace.” Because uniformed European military personnel were busily slaughtering civilians — mostly unarmed civilians.
1819 – Peterloo Massacre – happened to European people:
1838 – Newport Rising – Europeans struggling for human dignity, crushed by the British financial-imperial complex
(I’m not even going to try to count all the Irish who got slaughtered.)
The problem is not democracy (which has various forms). Democracy can be symptomatic of problems, but Europeans are quite willing to kill each other under non-socialistic monarchy.