"War" Essays and Research Papers

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Religion and War

One often hears the lazy argument that "Religion" is responsible for Man's wars, the assumption being that if we got rid of religion all would be peace and harmony. Presumably then, if all men abandoned the notion that they are spirits inhabiting a material body and conceived of themselves as mere animals fashioned by chance from mud our troubles would be over and we'd all be a lot happier. This is of course untrue and does not correspond with an observation of history, nor of present reality. ...

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Justifying War

Justifying War James Sterba states in his article entitled Reconciling Pacifists and Just War Theories that it is undeniable that wars bring huge amounts of death and destruction, with many of those being innocent people. He states that with the amount of innocents killed during wartimes, it is almost impossible to justify warfare at all. The killing of innocents is looked at as a major violation of our social norms and, outside of war, is punished under the full extent of the law. During wartime...

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Soldiers as Victims of War

alone and so without hope that I can confront them without fear" War is a political hotbed. Regardless of the warring nations’ reasons or the outcome, in the wake of the battle, the soldier, or country’s hero, actually becomes the victim. Youth is sacrificed, lives are lost, and the survivors are forever altered. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, the characters sacrificed their youth in the war and their innocence was lost. Paul Bäumer, the narrator, was...

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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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Civil War

The civil war was one of the most deadly wars our country has ever faced. It was between two different sides of people who believed in different ideas but lived in the same country. The start of the Civil War was really key. It showed which side the North or the South would have the advantage at winning the war. The side which I think had an advantage was the North because of the factories they had. The good army officers they had. The fact that the war was also not in their territory so many of...

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Vietnamese War

Intro: The Vietnam War had a lasting impact on Vietnam Veterans, who although they fought their hardest for their country, they returned to a country who saw them as less than heroes. They suffered both psychological and medical problems from open battles, sniper attacks and chemical warfare, and stress from war-life. Although the Vietnam War had some negative impacts, the Vietnam War was the turning point in Australian society, changing to a multicultural community we are proud of today. ...

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Justification of War

Tristan Thurlow Is War Ever Justified? War is one of the most terrible things the human race has invented. It sends more people to their death than anything else we force upon ourselves. Voltaire once said, “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished, unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” This portrays the true irony of war, so many would say war is never justified. Many, perhaps even the majority of wars are not. However, never is a very strong...

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Re Essay: ‘There Has Always Been Wars and There Will Always Be Wars; It’s Humans Nature to Fight’

When we think of war we think of torture, cruelty, suffering and hell. Indeed, there is no denying that war is terrible. The desire for war is generally caused by man's ego, which is part of the physical man, as opposed to the spiritual man. Physical man is another way of describing man's "human nature." Man naturally has great tendencies to do according to his desires, and has other people act in agreement to his desires, cultures, and philosophies. As a civilization of a particular culture grows...

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War in Syria

 Austin Comesanas Dr. Guy Martin War 09/08/13 War In Syria The war in Syria has become a worldwide focus point on other countries intervening with central problems within such societies. This Civil War has created plenty of attention to an abundant of countries and has some wanting to level out this problem of conflict for good. In early January 2011 the conflict began as a civil uprising in response to the Assad Government and its corruption and human rights abuse. Nearing the...

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Persian wars and the Peloponnesian war

The affect of The Peloponnesian and Persian Wars on the Greeks position in the Ancient World The Peloponnesian War, that took place from (431-404 B.C.), was fought between the Athenians and the Spartans. The Persian Wars, which took place from (499-448 B.C.), were caused from the Persians attempts to conquer the Greek city-states. These wars affected the Greek position in the ancient world and caused the downfall of Athens. The Peloponnesian War was very intense and lasted from (431-404 B.C...

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