Total war is a conflict of unlimited proportions in which a faction mobilizes all available resources in order to destroy another faction's ability to defend it self.
Good and evil remain engaged in total war for all of time, manifesting their battle fields in many ways but always their core remain the same, love verses hatred, from slavery verses abolition too depression verses happiness, total war continues.
Total war is a conflict of unlimited scope in which a faction mobilizes all available resources in order to destroy their rivalries ability to defend themselves.
The first documented total war was the Peloponnesian War, as described by the historian Thucydides. This war was fought between Athens and Sparta between 431 and 404 BC. Previously, Greek warfare was a limited and ritualized form of conflict. Armies of hoplites would meet on the battlefield and decide the outcome in a single day. During the Peloponnesian War, however, the fighting lasted for years and consumed the economic resources of the participating city-states. Atrocities were committed on a scale never before seen, with entire populations being executed or sold into slavery, as in the case of the island of Melos. The aftermath of the war reshaped the Greek world, left much of the region in poverty, and reduced once influential Athens to a weakened state, from which it never completely recovered.