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What was the most peaceful time in history?

Whether it's the topic of a holiday greeting card or a beauty pageant question, peace on Earth is on almost everybody's wish list. But has the world ever been truly peaceful?


The Gulf War Quiz

The Gulf War Quiz

How much do you know about the Gulf War? Test your knowledge of the conflict with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Falkland Islands War Quiz

The Falkland Islands War Quiz

How much do you know about the Falkland Islands War? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Famous Civil War Battles Quiz

The Famous Civil War Battles Quiz

The American Civil War contained some famous armed conflicts. Show how much you know about the battles of this civil war with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Guerrilla Warfare Tactics and History Quiz

The Guerrilla Warfare Tactics and History Quiz

With cleverness, smaller units have been able to bleed out huge armies. Prove your guerrilla warfare knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Iraq War Quiz

The Iraq War Quiz

A U.S.-led force forged through Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein, setting off a firestorm. Prove how much you know about the Iraq War at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Syrian Civil War Quiz

The Syrian Civil War Quiz

It began as a movement for a more open society and became dehumanizing debacle. Prove how much you know about the Syrian Civil War at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Civil War Weapons Quiz

The Civil War Weapons Quiz

The American Civil War is often called the first 'modern war.' Prove how much you know about weapons of the Civil War with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

Who Said It? Famous Quotes From the Civil War Quiz

Who Said It? Famous Quotes From the Civil War Quiz

Can you match the historical figure to the Civil War quote? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Quest for Equality: Women's Rights Movement Quiz

The Quest for Equality: Women's Rights Movement Quiz

How much do you know about the women's rights movement? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Allied Forces WWII

Test Your Knowledge: Allied Forces WWII

How much do you know about the Allied forces that fought back against Axis aggression? Prove your WWII history buff status at HowStuffWorks. See more »