Originally Posted by Lince
All I'm saying is the tension would be the same. People would still hate each other just as much, and the only reason that there would be less death is because you simple can't kill or do as much with swords. The leaders would go to even more drastic measures to get what they want. The death toll would be significantly less, but so would the standard of living for most places. Look at civilizations like the Assyrians, they didn't have guns. They still managed to do terrible terrible things. :p
Take away food and water and a man is capable of doing anything.
And as a physicist once said: If you can imagine it, it can be done. (Based on the human brain being incapable of imagining infinite. If there is something in this world that we cant imagine, the everything we can imagine already exists or can exist.)