By 900 A.D., the Mayan culture began to decline. It is not entirely clear as to why, however, many historians believe that war broke out between different members of royal families. This civil war made farming difficult, and as a result, many people died from hunger and disease. By the late 900s A.D., almost all signs of this once great civilization were gone.
The wise person questions himself, the fool others.
The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.