War Is Big Business

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Ralph Coleman
Unit 2
U S History
Armed Conflict

When wars erupt, suffering and hardship invariably follow. “Conflict is the breeding ground for mass violations of human rights including unlawful killings, torture, forced displacement and starvation” (www.amnesty.org). This is basically the definition for armed conflict. Armed conflict in my opinion simply means war. Our men and women constantly put their lives on the line, possibly over a dispute between two powerful men who could not come to an agreement. Our men and women our dispatched out to the war zone, and destroy on command just to help these powerful men gain more power. World War II had the most casualties ever in the history of war. World War II was a global war that started in 1939 and ended in 1945. I believe this war started because of unresolved issues from World War I. World War II in my opinion was a war where different nations fought against each other, but I believe the center focus was on Germany. One of the major consequences World War II had on the United States was the economy. The economy was stronger than it was from World War I. The United States became a dominant world economy. Men and women in the United States began to find jobs. The unemployment rate went down tremendously. United States was no longer a country of poverty, but has risen to a country of freedom and prosperity. The second major consequence World War II had on the United States was its military. The United States was known to have the strongest military in the world. The United States military established different bases all over the United States and in other countries as well. I believe this was part of the strategy to prevent any other wars from happening. The United States now recognized as the world leader was now at the center focus of the nations. The United States benefited greatly from World War II. War in my opinion is big business. I feel every time the economy gets in trouble, a war is probably going...
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