Football! Soccer as we call it in the Untied States. To solve world conflicts on a field of 115 yards by 74 yards. No bombs or missiles, and the only boots on the ground soccer cleats.
Of course, here in the Untied States, we wanted REAL football as the game of war. Those poor Canucks and Finns always living in the past, wanted ice hockey – even though nothing much freezes in the “Great White North” any more. A few countries held out for cricket, rugby, Australia Rules football, baseball, but 99% of the Untied Nations voted for soccer, er football.
Rules are the same, number of players, yellow and red cards, substitutions. Two nation states with grievances challenge each other to a game. The stands fill with supporters. The competition is fierce on and off the field. The game is telecast world-wide.
The losing side and their supporters are, of course, killed. But a much smaller price in human life than an old-fashioned war. And better television ratings, too.
@ a darkened house (adh) 2016