just in case you are not sure how loong wars looked like in a gold standard financial system: it was NOT continuous fighting over 30 years (or 100 years in the 100 years' war). it were series of wars with fighting mostly in the summer time and a break in the winter, where the armies went home. of course a war lasted only so long till the emperors could pay its soldiers (with gold/silver) and thus the war ended when the countries went bankrupt as the most fighting countries eventually did. of course, there was also a lot of looting and murdering of civil population as the armies went through the respective region (e.g. the sack of magdeburg in 1631, when 25,000 out of its 30,000 inhabitants were killed ;-( ... so sad).
btw, the 30 years' war was initially about religion (protestant christians against catholic christians), later simply about power in europe as the then catholic france joined the protestant alliance. well, if the many fortuneteller are right, the upcoming WW3 will be about religion too (christians against muslims) and will lead to the NWO which enslaves the people all over europe, north america, middle east, ...)
my whole 2+ weeks trip in czech republic + poland