An appointed time, that Watchmen, and women should pay attention to: "Nation shall rise against Nation, and kingdom against kingdom." What is not being said, is speaking loudly. Thought, Wisdom, and Discernment is required.
Note: this Nation, is not plural-it is only Two involved here. This Dan.2 where the wicked One is attempting one-world-ism. It is an attempt to mix iron and clay, which these Two people; or Nations, will not mix.
Matt.24:7 is speaking of civil-war. The low intensity civil-war has been brewing for over 6,000 years, and is heating up. There have been wicked triggers that our Lord has stopped: such as a negative video tape that was to stir up one Faith against Christians.
Nation = a multitude associated, or living together; of the same "nature" or genus. The nature of the children of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, is on full display. They violate all of our Lord's Don't do.
Rev. 13 states that the "whole world" follows the Beast. It is becoming apparent which leaders[kings] have taken Satan's offer[Matt.4:8,9], and appear to be prospering on their father's gifts. Wicked Nations can Not invoke peace. As a follower of Christ Jesus, we can. All others? "Repent".