Discuss Why It Is Easier to Go to War Than to Achieve Peace.

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In the twenty-first century, scientists have calculated that we are at the optimum level at which we are extracting natural resources. After a few years, the volume of resources that we are extracting would decrease rapidly and it is predicted that by 2050, all of Earth’s oil wells would run out. Hence, in the coming years, it is possible to see an increase in the number of wars as every country would now be fighting for natural resources, in order to support its people. Countries would also go to war due to people having different opinions on current affairs. On the contrary, in the 21st century, many countries now have access to nuclear weapons and if a war does start, it would cause massive damage to the population and to the natural resources. Therefore, it is safer to achieve peace as no one would want to damage and waste their already depleting resources. Ever since the Hiroshima, nearly every major country had started developing nuclear weapons. Even with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, where the United States and Russia signed an agreement to slowly get rid of their nuclear stockpiles, other countries have even started developing their own, such as Iran. With such a large number of countries having access to nuclear weapons, and such a high possibility of a global war taking place, it is possible for a nuclear war to break out. Although this may be the easiest way to destroy other countries, it is also the easiest way to destroy what they are fighting from, which is the natural resources. In the end, a nuclear war would have probably wiped out most of Earth’s natural resources, thus, rendering the war’s cause to be useless. As a result, it is easier to achieve peace as it could lead to greater conservation of resources. With such an exponential increase in the population over the past few years, the demand for natural resources has never been higher.
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