Around 1200 B.C., an Israelite leader by the name of Moses led his people out of Egypt and back towards the land of Canaan. Moses, however, died before the Israelites reached Canaan. His successor, a man by the name of Joshua, continued the trek and eventually the now much larger nation of Israel returned to Canaan.
Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.