Historian here, well at least that’s what I got my degree for(work in completely non-related industry). You are right that historians will always find ways to tie things back to a singular moment such as the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by the Serbian cult known as the Black Hand, but events like that simply act as reference points for the narrative to be based on. Much like how Pearl Harbor and 9/11 will always be used as the reference points for U.S joining WWII and the war on terror. However, dig a little deeper and there are so many more layers to the narrative, and that is what we historians love to investigate. Finding the truth, which sometimes could take us back decades, centuries and even millenniums.
Your article references numerous historically important topics to support your opinion very well. There’s a few things in there that I should probably go over too when I have some free time.
This next section is in response to the fears of being on the verge of essentially a WWIII. We like to think of governments as Democracies, Dictatorships, and the various other political structures but as one of my professors taught us in school, what this world really runs on is a global capitalistic system. Capitalism and its inherent rules are what runs this world. Going by that thought, the developed countries of this world and the developing countries have never needed each other more. Capitalism is what empowers entrepreneurs to stake out claims of their own, to go into foreign lands and try to create something that will positively impact the people and the economy around them. I think we are transitioning into a one world economy. However this transition will be slow, there will be tension and there will be obstacles that we must prevail over. Though the world may seem more divided than ever before, never forget that there has never been a point in human history where we have been more connected to each other. Through social media, through sports, the internet and through all the various forms of technology that will ultimately pave our path forward.
Oh…and excellent writing style, better than anything I could ever hope to write.