Circumcision has become a cornerstone of history. This is so because it has profound and clandestine effects on mentality. The ancient obsession with the foreskin is here to stay. Paedocircumcision has always been and is still equalized with religious and ethnic identities because it actually produces them.
In the long term, the psychological effects of paedocircumcision dispose to idealism, utopianism and piousness. Inevitably, they have a significant contribution in the shaping of religious and ethnic traits and the stereotypes of circumcising groups. Noticeably, small differences such as the time, style or degree and compulsoriness of paedocircumcision differentiate the branches of Abrahamic religions and the sects within them. But these differences are not formal at all. They are only seemingly insignificant because even minute details of a neurophysiological intervention alter psychology and have a great social impact. In confirmation, the differences in the time of circumcision have roused disproportionally fierce enmity even between the very circumcising religions and sects. This is possible because the mental effects of circumcision lack self-regulation and are obsessive.
Modern democracy is a continuation of the ancient Roman and Greek cultures. It gradually resurrected about 1500 years after monotheism subjugated them. What would the world be today in social plan without paedocircumcision? Perhaps without its influence on reasoning monotheistic religions would have never gained enough political power and would be unable to displace democracy. Perhaps without the totalitarian monotheisms of Abrahamics the Dark Ages would have never shown round.
If the Circumcision complex was recognized earlier in history the world would be a considerably more democratic, more tolerant, and less militant place today. If mass paedocircumcision was banned prior to the invention of bombs religious terrorism and suicidal bombings would be virtually unknown or extremely rare nowadays.