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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

Not Politics: Geography. I think what you are looking for is several large, stable empires that somehow aren't consumed with the desire to destroy each other, yet keep fighting significant wars. Short ...
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Help solving the issue of how the existence of a giant uninhabited continent change the history of my world?

In short: Too many downsides, not enough upsides and then add in a pinch of No one bothered to record it What do I mean by that: Well, there are many places on earth that are sparsely populated by ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

If you have powerful states fighting each other, you need both the technological/industrial and political conditions which keep this from becoming a total war which exhausts one or more of the ...
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Will sci-fi feudalism work?

Why would it incite a rebellion. Feudalism was fine with most people living under it for nearly 600 years and didn't go out with a bang but a whimper as a combination of the plague, a switch in ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

This is a Frame Challenge People have been "at war" with one another since the dawn of time. It was a powerful image used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The image of the first ape ...
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Will sci-fi feudalism work?

Perhaps 'yes and yes.' Historically, feudalism was reasonably stable during a period when the main economic activity was agriculture, the main capital asset was real estate, and little changed from ...
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Help solving the issue of how the existence of a giant uninhabited continent change the history of my world?

Just make the new American continent really, really deadly. It can't be colonized by rogue individuals, everything is poisonous. The creatures, the soil, the insects. And vice versa, they cannot ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

The entire cold war period, from the end of WWII until the collapse of the Iron Curtain, was more or less what you want. USA and USSR never directly faced each other, but rather fought proxy wars here ...
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Covert conflict between different organizations and paranormal groups

I think you are over-thinking it. Think about how large the organizations are - each one maybe a few thousand members, perhaps even tens of thousands? Now compare that to, say, the USA and every 2A ...
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Help solving the issue of how the existence of a giant uninhabited continent change the history of my world?

In the historical 1930s and 1940s, most of the land on Earth was either a sovereign nation or claimed as a colony by a sovereign nation. Yet much of it was very thinly settled. WWII came to some of ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

Population control Two or more large nations are fighting. Is annihilation of the other feasible, or even possible? Theoretically yes, but in practice it'll be next to impossible. You need to get the ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

One option I have played with before is a renewable, but temporary resource. For this to work, you need a couple of things. The resource must be valuable. Having it will give whoever has it a boost ...
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What type of geopolitical status quo can lead to perpetual warfare becoming the norm?

After reading the answers i found a surprising lack of real world examples that i have the feeling should still be mentioned. Those examples which have been mentioned like "The Cold War" won'...
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Will sci-fi feudalism work?

Short answer yes. Communication across worlds is probably difficult in space empire especially a galaxy spanning one. So some sort of feudalism or decentralization makes sense. As for a rebellion Why?...
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Will sci-fi feudalism work?

It doesn't look like feudalism. Under feudalism king gave lords territory to control in exchange for protection of this territory and military support in case he needs it. Nobles were military ...
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Possibility of building a landmass connecting Asia and America in the future

There isn't really a clear question here, you might want to clarify that. Looking at the feasibility of your project, I'd say your timeline is way off. First, the existing land reclamation/building ...
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