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The Start Dates Of World War 1, 2 And The Ukraine Invasion All Have One Eerie Thing In Common

The Start Dates Of World War 1, 2 And The Ukraine Invasion All Have One Eerie Thing In Common

It has everything to do with numbers.

World War 1, 2 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine all have an eerie thing in common, with some speculating whether it’s a warning from the universe. 

An equation has been doing the rounds on social media showing how the dates for each conflict follow a pattern. 

While most call it coincidence, some people have theorised that this could be a clue the world is headed for another world war. 


Whether WW3 is set to unfold in the coming weeks is yet to be seen, but for one thing the current conflict does have in common with the two world wars is that the start dates equate to the same number – 68. 

This was pointed out by numerous people online, including entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David, who shared the equation on Twitter alongside the caption: 'Everything to me is a mathematical formula. This one is strange.'

What it demonstrates is that World War 1 started on 28 July 1914 after tensions in Europe came following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Now, when you add up the numbers of the date – 28+7+19+14 – you get 68. 

The Second World War, which became the deadliest conflict in human history, started on 1 September 1939.

And when you add up the date – 1+9+19+39 – you’re once again left with 68.

The same goes for the start of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which kicked off on 24 February 2022 – 24+2+20+22 = 68. 

People took to the comments section to discuss this bizarre coincidence, including this person who highlighted a Biblical reference: ‘The number 68 is used 1 time in the Bible. The words royalty and battle are used 68 times in the Bible.’

Another wrote, ‘Germatria, numerology, astrology, Greek mythology etc. world runs on a code,’ while a third quipped, ‘Matrix is not a movie – its a documentary.’

Amid fears that a third world war is on the books, the director of the CIA and other US intelligence leaders have predicted what Vladimir Putin may do next, and warned that 'he's angry'.

Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, first told members of the House Intelligence Committee: 'We assess Putin feels aggrieved the West does not give him proper deference and perceives this as a war he cannot afford to lose.

'But what he might be willing to accept as a victory may change over time, given the significant costs he is incurring.'

CIA Director William Burns.

William Burns, director of the CIA and a former ambassador to Moscow, has warned that Putin now finds himself in an indefensible position.

He said: 'I think Putin is angry and frustrated right now. He's likely to double down and try to grind down the Ukrainian military with no regard for civilian casualties.

'But the challenge that he faces – and this is the biggest question that's hung over our analysis of his planning for months now … he has no sustainable political endgame in the face of what is going to continue to be fierce resistance from Ukrainians.

'So I think that's what his calculus has been. And I think that's the reality of what he faces today.'

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Russia, Ukraine, World News