The Longest War Recorded in History Lasted 335 Years Without Any Injuries Or DestructionBy Anthony K
War is a massive setback for generations, social and economic growth. In our daily lives, when we think or hear about a war, we believe chaos, loss of lives, loss of property, injuries, and major destruction. Surprisingly, the longest war to have ever existed didn’t consist of one single Injury. Mind-blowing, isn’t it? Most of us may lack the knowledge that this war existed in the first place. But that’s why we are here.
To comprehend the roots of the 335-Years’ Conflict, we must go back to the Second Civil War (1642-1648), which was fought between Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians and the Royalists, often known as the Roundheads and Cavaliers.
In 1651, the Conflict began as an indirect effect of the English Civil War. As a result, the 335 years began when the Dutch sided with the Parliamentarians, incensing the Royalists with whom they had previously been partners. Furious Royalists stormed shipping lanes in the English Channel, but the Royalists were being forced back by Oliver Cromwell’s effective military campaign. While the Royalists’ navy fled to the Isles of Scilly, the Royalists were pushed back in Cornwall, their last stronghold.
The Isles of Scilly are a group of five inhabited islands and a smattering of uninhabited rocks off the coast of Cornwall, England’s southwesternmost point. The islands, which have a population of about 2,000 people, rely on fishing and tourism as their primary sources of revenue. They are unlikely to be considered a threat on a global scale. Despite this, they were at war with the Dutch from 1651 until only 30 years ago. The war ended in 1986 where they signed a peace treaty.
There were three centuries of constant combat, and not a single shot was fired, and no one was killed. Isn’t that just the most legendary war you will ever read about?