Originally Posted by charles brough
I would call it turning back a barbarian invasion. It is a mistake, I think, to think of barbarians as riding horses and throwing spears. It is a term relative to society that has grown soft and vulnererable. Obviously, we were not so vulnerable as the Nazis and Shinto imperialists then thought.
Are you calling Germans who lived in Nazi Germany barbarians? Could you please explain your definition of barbarian society?
Also, you can not simply classify all wars in to two groups, there are numerous reasons why people go to war, and they are much more complicated.