Informative Speech on Health Effects of War

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Informative Speech
Health Effects of War
Topic: health effects war has on soldiers
General Purpose: to inform
Specific Purpose: to inform my audience about health effects war has on soldiers Thesis: If a war can severely impact the countries at war, it surely has a grave impact on those who are on the forefront during the times of war. Introduction

I."Will he ever find peace here on this earth? Before death's fingers encircle his throat Or will peace remain just beyond his girth Abandoning him eternally to a land remote" - Nancy L. Meek, in the poem 'The Sacrifice' A.A war is the result of the lack of peace and ends in leaving no one happy. B. Wars deeply impact all the nations involved in it and it affects the nations' economy and the life of its citizens. II.If a war can severely impact the countries at war, it surely has a grave impact on those who are on the forefront during the times of war. A.It is sure to severely affect the true warriors, the soldiers who stake their lives to guard their homes. B.Wars not only affect the soldiers' life but also result in serious emotional effects on the soldiers of war. Wars stir their emotions; they affect their lives and impact their states of mind. C.Circumstances force them to end someone’s life

D.True, the soldiers face their enemy nation, that they are supposed to destroy the hostile forces, but after all, enemies are humans. 1.Witnessing deaths becomes an almost everyday incident for soldiers at war. 2.They have to bear the grief of the suffering and deaths of their fellow mates as well. [Transition: Some of the key psychological issues affecting the approximately two million American troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 have been traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and most commonly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—and the diagnoses often overlap]

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I.Until the 20th century little was known about the emotional effects of war on soldiers and it wasn't...
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