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War and wine

Warlike conflicts have strongly influenced viticulture since ancient times. These were primarily negative effects by nature, but there were also positive aspects. When conquering new territories, vines have always been planted by the victors alongside other plants to document their claim to ownership and their will to stay longer. The most recent example is the conquest of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War in 1967, where the Israelis planted vines after the occupation. If there was already viticulture in the conquered territories, the enemy's vineyards were often destroyed. This was especially the case during the campaigns of those peoples where alcohol was banned, mostly for religious reasons

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