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Causes of War

Causes of War War is an openly declared state of organized conflict, most often characterized by extreme aggression, societal disruption, and high mortality. As a sinful world, warlike tendencies are found in all species. The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. When there is an absence of war, it is called peace. War generally involves two or more organized groups or parties (often, nations). Such a conflict is always an attempt at altering either the...

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The Story of War

And here is the essay: The concept of peace plays an important role in John Knowles' novel A Separate Peace. As World War II rages in Europe and in the Pacific, the sixteen-year-old boys at the Devon school enjoy a sheltered existence knowing they are not yet subject to the call of duty. On the surface, "a separate peace" refers to this placid and protected life at a New England boarding school. The novel has darker psychological undertones, though, as it explores Gene's savage nature and his journey...

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War and Witchcraft

War and Witchcraft HIST/113 November 1, 2010 The War of Religion also known as the Huguenots War lasted for about forty years (1562-1592). This war was mainly between the Huguenots and the Catholics of France. Within France a Feudal Rebellion took place between the church, nobles, courts, guilds, towns and provinces; all of which rebelled against the King. A traditional saying "Une foi, un loi, un roi (one faith, one law, one King)" (Newman, 2004) indicates how society, state and religion...

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Cold War: Total War?

the Cold War proved to be a pivotal period in world history. Lasting from the mid 1940s to the early 1990s, the Cold War shaped the world in many ways. Through numerous conflicts arising from the spread of communist ideals, both the US and Soviet Union engaged in several tactics and activities to negatively affect the other nation's ability to engage in war, or what is more important in this case, the other nation's spread of influence. I believe the Cold War was indeed a form of Total War as there...

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War Is Terrible

Saying that ‘war is terrible’ is such a simple statement but makes us think of the emotional stress and physical pain. There is a wide variety of texts that explore the ideas about war. Various composers agree that war is a terrible thing and isn’t necessary. There are some composers however who believe that war is necessary and that people should do their duty and fight for their country. These can be shown by a range of techniques. The war poetry of Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Anthem...

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Types of War

THE TYPES OF WARS Introduction 1. War has numerous forms, faces, and shades. In today’s political environment, it is difficult to say, precisely, where peace ends and war begins. Classification of wars is discussed in the following paragraphs. Classification of Wars 2. Coercion. It is the Active use of force in a measured way or threat of force to persuade an adversary to adopt a certain pattern of behaviour against his wishes. US air attack on Col Qaddafi’s residence in 1986 and American...

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peace and war

Peace and War Peace cannot be created with violence. Some might look to World War II as an example which contradicts that statement. But in fact it does not. During World War II, America created war, not peace. It was after World War II that peace was created. War never creates peace, and peace never creates war. When America went to war in Korea, they created war. And the 38th parallel has not seen peace in 50 years. Then America created war in Vietnam. Peace did not occur until after America...

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Morality in war

Morality in War Is war ever moral? I feel that War is a necessary part of life. Sometimes force is the only way to defend yourself or others. We are all equals, and It is immoral to take the life of anyone, but it is also immoral to let the life of anyone be taken. We have a responsibility to help each other because cooperation is the only way the human race can survive; we also have a right to defend ourselves. This means that if someone else is threatening you or anothers life, and you are capable...

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Horrors of War

Horrors of War. War to me is like a never-ending plague. The reason I say this, is because, I have met lots of people, who went to war for the sake of defending their country. War is devastating to countries and most individuals. Men and women can be left disturbed mentally, physically, and socially for the rest of their lives. But first, let us look at the causes, they are: Culture of violence, Globalization, Use of environmental resources, Colonialism and neo-colonialism, Racial, ethnic,...

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John Goldstein: Winning the War on War

Goldstein: Winning the War on War In Winning the War on War, Joseph Goldstein argues that warfare is on the decline and growing less intensely than in previous eras. He also focuses on the correlation between the rise of international institutions and organizations structured around peacekeeping to the decrease of huge interstate wars. Goldstein assesses how organizations such as the UN and other NGO’s that focus primarily on peacekeeping and peacebuilding have influenced wars both positively and...

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