How are the perpetual wars and effective means of controlling the population? Are there really wars or are they a fabrication of the Party? Does it matter?

If you can provide textual evidence that would be great but please still help if you cant.

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Consider the party slogan "war is peace". This paradox essentially means that if a population believes they are at war, there is peace in the country. Nobody will question a government at war for the people. Historically there is nothing like a war to boost a party's popularity. These wars are a fabrication. One month they are fighting Eastasia, the next Eurasia. These endless wars help keep the state in perpetual martial law and hence give the state perpetual control. I have to find my book and ill get you a quote.

A few quotes,

"Winston could not definitely remember a time when his country had not been at war..." (ch.1)

At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia....Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia." (ch.1)

So, really it doesn't matter who these guys are at war with as long as the perception of war never goes away.