God of Hunger
Black Adder: I think you mean it started when the Archduke of Austro-
Hungary got shot.
Baldrick: Na, there was definitely an ostrich involved.
Black Adder: Well, possibly. But the real reason for the whole thing was that it
was just too much effort not to have a war ... You see Baldrick, in order to
prevent war in Europe, two separate blocs developed. Us, the French, and the
Russians on the one side and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other.
The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the others
deterrent. That way there could never be a war. (But) There was a tiny flaw in
Baldrick; what was that, Sir?
Black Adder: It was bollocks.’