In Why Nations Go to War, Dr.John G Stoessinger talks about the role of individuals in starting wars. He is of the view that factors like economics, nationalism, alliance networks and even fate are often put forward as the primary reasons for the outbreak of a war, but the human element, the personalities, the hopes and fears and the particular worldview of the individual leaders of the country are not given nearly as much importance. The writer points out that wars are after all, started by people and to a large extent, the book deals with the lead up to the moment when people finally decide to go to war. The author holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T, Columbia and Princeton. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book, The Might of Nations and he has served as acting director for the political affairs division at the United Nations.
This too, strengthens the reader’s understanding of the main themes. The themes that aid in the reader's understanding are how wars can bring either the best or worst out of someone and how war can leave such a lasting effect on a society that fallen victim to war. The well thought-out strategies created among the commanders and their confidants that the author writes in complex details can make one feel as though they were sitting down among the generals themselves, planning what the next step will be! Straying far from the historical book stereotype, McCullough writes 1776 what many others have written beforehand, but in a way that makes one be on the edge of their seats, continuing to turn the pages to know what happens next. The author goes straight into the point leaving no small details out, for what the objective the author desires from the reader, is to see how the wrong words or changes in weather conditions can be contributing factors to the outcome of
He had incredible ideas of massive change for world peace and he found the conclusion of “The war to end all wars,” to be the best time to introduce his ideas and attempt to make the world safe for democracy. Wilson’s crusade for making the world safe for democracy led America to support the US’s entrance into the war. It was also seen by many Americans that France and Britain were fighting good fight against evil and America felt that they should be assisting, if not fighting that evil along side France and Britain. The desire to implement his ideas in the world influenced his decision to enter America into the Great War. When the war finally ended, many of his 14 points were rejected because of France and Britain’s need for revenge.
The people of the Andamans were most certainly aware of warfare and when needed, they would go about it. Mead also explains that trial by jury wasn't just set into stone, it was gradually changed by the people of the time by inventing the new method; and so, the new method replaced the old method. Mead demonstrates this to show that in order for there to be a change, you must recognize the pros and cons of the existing warfare, so then you are able to formulate a new invention. After reading Mead's essay, I do not agree with her "bad invention" view of warfare. I have come to the conclusion that warfare is a sociological inevitability.
In this essay I intend to show how Cormier’s choice of language presents the war throughout the book heroes. Throughout the novel war is seen from two points of view, becoming a hero or a coward. Cormier has used many language devices such as onomatopoeia’s like ‘Boom’ to create more atmosphere about the war so the read can feel more involved like they are actually their at war. Stereotypically war is associated with death and the onomatopoeia ‘Boom’ gives a loud exploding effect which gives the reader an image of bombs exploding. Religious references are made a lot throughout the novel due to Francis’ strong catholic religion “beads on a rosary “is used as they are prayer beads used in devotion.
Can War Ever be Justified Can war ever be justified? Some people believe it can be in exceptional circumstances, whilst others believe that it can never be justified and there is no circumstance in which it can be justified. ‘In the west there is a long standing culture of differentiating between “just” and “unjust” wars’( taken from an unknown author on about.com.) This is a good example because it shows that even in the same culture people believe different things and that different thing makes war just whilst other things make war unjust. The strongest argument is that war is acceptable if it’s in self defence or in the defence of a weaker power incapable of defending its self against a stronger power; in liberating people from an oppressive dictatorship or government; finally where the conflict will save more people than it kills.
Art of War by Sun Tzu Sun Tzu is the author of “Art of War”, one of the most influential and sought-after books about strategies in battles. However, the Art of War now applied in other fields like politics, business, sports and many more. Of course we all know that in “Art of War”, Sun Tzu was talking about warfare and strategies that can be used to defeat you enemy but, it can also be used to explain human behavior. More specifically there will be quotes pulled from this book to show how they can also be used to examine the behavior of businessmen and college students away for the first time. Master sun said: “Weigh the situation carefully Before making a move.
| |- I greatly believe that there is not enough advertisement about how terribly soldiers are treated and there is not enough attention brought to the posttraumatic| |stress that soldiers suffer from. | |-I believe that war is a subject taken to lightly, there should be more support and effort put into helping troops | | /4 Possible Thesis (use parallel structure) | |The porpoise of this report is to show the readers that war holds a number of negative effects on soldiers such as; physical lifelong and life changing injuries,| |mental disabilities such as posttraumatic stress, emotional instability causing harm to themselves and others around them, also the many health problems that | |soldiers develop because of the poor circumstances that they are forced to live in.
Weather we recognize it or not, conflict will always play an integral role in our lives, our relationships and society. Conflicts cause pain and suffering, but can also be attributed to many of humanities achievements. Conflicts in land, wealth, religion and political pride probably have the most impact on a national scale and although conflicts like these can often cause the innocent to suffer, its conflicts like these that can inspire a nation or even the world to change. I have never cared for the incoherent, prepubescent, babble of my peers in high school. High school is a fountain of wealth when it comes to drama, but I decided to sit out on the apparent life changing drama.
They believe this was a right that they were given by our Four Fathers, which is clearly not true. Yes, they have the freedom of speech but when should the freedom be taken away? What about the rights of the innocent victims and their families? Hate crimes, because of their nature will always lead to violence and this is not a freedom that people should have. In my opinion, the penalties for hate crimes should continue to be more severe than that of a regular crime because so many innocent people are injured and even killed simply because they are different.