Is War Inevitable

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Some people say war is necessary. At a glance at our past history we tell how war has been a recurrent phenomenon in our nations past. No period in world history has been free from the devastating effects of war. We have had wars of all types lasting from a year to ten years. In my view of this it seems futile to talk of permanent, everlasting peace or to make plans for the peace. A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. An example of this would be the War on Terror that the United States is now fighting. But there are people who consider war as something grand and heroic and regard it as something that bring out the best in man, but this does not in any way alter the fact that war is a terrible, and dreadful to our society. War helps our society grow. We have leaders that make sure that our economy is based upon war. Look at our GDP that we have when it comes to military spending. There is a profit to be made and our leaders want to keep business booming since our economy is in trouble. 3.2% or 3.6% of our national GDP is based on making war. We have been doing this since the end of World War II. Is war necessary? This question divides people all the time. There are reasons to support both sides of the issue. War is seen by most as a measure that should only be used if there is no other alternative. Some would argue that war should be an offensive strategy because if we perceive a country as a threat, we should be able fight them. And the others point out that war should never be used. Only diplomatic resolutions should be used in a modern society. But no matter what opinion one may have on the issue, it seems that war is inevitable is our world. Throughout the history of the human race, we have been at conflict with each other because of our differences and failure to cooperate

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