There is not much to say on this horseman. He has been very active in the last 100 years. When you here of wars and rumours of wars from many far off places. This statement in Matthew is as much a comment on the news service as it is about wars. It would have been astonishing to Matthew that we could see these wars as they happened flooding into our living rooms in untold mega pixels. We have become so accustom to war and civil wars it's a shock when you list countries that have some soldiers fighting somewhere. Much easier to list the non warring countries. The red rider has a great sword. I assume that if he had an ordinary sword he would have caused ordinary wars and if he had a great sword he would cause great wars. That would place his appearance before WW1 and WW2. The Red rider scores an A plus.
Is there a point in time before the World wars the we can see a sudden change in the number of wars around the world. A quick study reveals there is a point in the late 1800's. Up until 1880 there was around 20 wars starting up per decade in the world. In the mid1880's there was a sudden leap to over 50 per decade and increased per decade since then. If the white horseman appeared in 1844 the red horseman made his appearance 40 years later in 1884. What about the colour Red. Red, found in rainbows, possesses the longest wavelength of light (620 to 740 nanometers). It is the second most popular favorite color among humans (the first is blue) and is found on more than 75% of all the world's national flags. Red is the first pigment ever used for art. After white and black the most used in scriptures. It is sued for blood, war and immorality. Will the Black Rider turn up in 1924? The black rider can also cause wars.