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"Before societies, people often went to war without know the true horrors"

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    Your example sentence is filled with errors!
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 15, 2015 at 11:28
  • What do you mean "Before societies, people...."? Only the question title saves you.
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 15, 2015 at 11:29
  • -1 from me because you showed no research. Because your example sentence is not English
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 15, 2015 at 11:53
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    You had me at exmaple.
    – user85526
    May 15, 2015 at 11:59
  • Is there such a thing as a society that doesn't glorify war?
    – Hot Licks
    May 15, 2015 at 12:31

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Bellicose also comes to mind. (M-W)

favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars

"A Bellicose Society"
"One Million Mercenaries" by John McCormack (Google Books)

"If the Chachapoya were a bellicose society..."
The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict by Christopher Knüsel (Google Books)

"...as defended refuges in a bellicose society..."
Tribe and Polity in Late Prehistoric Europe: Demography, Production, and ... edited by D. Blair Gibson (Google Books)

Pardon my style in citing references. I have zero experience as an academic researcher, and how I did it college is just a fond memory now.


Belligerent may suggest the idea:

  • Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive. (AHD)
  • Thanks, can you see if you can answer my other question?
    – Hedonistic
    May 15, 2015 at 10:42
  • Which one sorry, I guessed it was one question.
    – user66974
    May 15, 2015 at 10:44
  • My bad i should have linked @Josh61 english.stackexchange.com/questions/246497/…
    – Hedonistic
    May 15, 2015 at 10:45
  • @Mari-LouA - fixed!!
    – user66974
    May 15, 2015 at 11:32
  • How about a "Warrior Civilization"?
    – Oldbag
    May 15, 2015 at 11:58

Militaristic is probably the word you are looking for.

Check the broader concept: Militarism

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