Conflict Impacts Greatest on the Most Vulnerable

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'Conflict impacts greatest on the most vulnerable' History tells us that conflict has greater impact on the weak, than it does on the strong. 
War has a greater impact on children because they are weak and defenceless. Getting hit will have a greater impact on someone who's not expecting it rather than someone who sees it coming. Experiencing heartbreak will affect a person who's severely emotionally attached greater than someone who is not so much. These examples demonstrate situations where conflict is impacting greatest on the most vulnerable. But what is it that makes the victim in these situations so vulnerable? Late author Madeleine L'Engle once said 'to be alive is to be vulnerable.' The truth is we are all vulnerable to conflict, and the impact is based on the strength of the individual. History demonstrates that conflict will always have a greater impact on the weak and vulnerable. In 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip lead the First Fleet into Sydney Cove, establishing the first white settlement of New South Wales. Soon after came Second and Third fleets arriving, which lead to a colonisation of Australia by European Settlers. The Europeans were able to take control of Australia and the Aboriginal people, due to their greater numbers and modern innovations. Relations between the Europeans and the Aborigines became hostile as Aborigines realised that the land and resources upon which they depended was seriously disrupted by the on-going presence of the colonisers. This clearly shows how in history, strong nations have made the weaker nations vulnerable to conflict. "Thornhill's Point. It was a piercing hunger in his guts: to own it. To say mine, in a way he had never been able to say mine of anything at all." This quote highlights that the Europeans had a realistic view of colonisers owning the land that was owned by the Aborigines before they were sent to
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