“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ―Voltaire

Wars have been a part of history since the beginning of human civilization. Throughout the centuries, nations slaughtered each other for the sake of religion, power, land and natural resources. Even today, when mankind seems to have reached its seemingly highest point of development and the medieval violence is left far behind us, we can’t even imagine our world without war. Instead of using technological and scientific advances to improve people’s lives around the globe, we make more efficient weapons to threaten and kill each other…

This is the reason why artist Gunduz Aghayev, Azerbaijan, has created a new series of illustrations titled “War and Peace.”

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