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The Concepts of War


Ducky

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Hey everyone!

I'm getting closer and closer to my exams and I have been given the assignment to make an outline with the topic "The Concepts of War"

I've already found alot of information but I figured that you people probably have some valid points on this aswell.

Please feel free to discuss this outline.

Outline

Subject: World at War

My Topic: The Concepts of War

1. Why did I choose this topic?

Its an interesting topic which there are many things to talk about, alot of these things are based on facts and personal opinions and it opens up a huge discussion which can last hours after hours, this topic is not only as a discussion but also to people's eyes on how the world is gonna end up if we keep going to war with eachother.

2. Why is war even a thing? Can't people just get along like the rest of us?

Misunderstandings.

Threats.

Domination.

Ideaoligies.

Religious beliefs.

3. Whose problem is it - and what should be done about it?

Consequences.

The Economy - The Civillians - The Soldiers and their families.

'United Nations'

Democratic and diplomatic solutions.

4. Conclusion

Simple wrap up.

The 'Final' solution.

Sources:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/10/war-afghanistan-12-years-old/70272/

http://world-war-2.info/countries/

http://world-war-2.info/casualties/

http://world-war-2.info/statistics/

http://world-war-2.info/post/

http://www.world-war-2.info/atomic-bomb/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/war/overview/crimes_1.shtml

http://www.crimesofwar.org/a-z-guide/war-crimes-categories-of/

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Some points that may be interesting to explore:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War

Could fit in to ideologies quite nicely alongside feudal systems.

The book itself is fairly short and well worth a read as it is regarded as a text that can be applied to any part of modern life, not just war.

As much as I appreciate the help with that link I can sadly not use information from Wikipedia as its not a reliable source, though most of the stuff on that site is believeable the link is not considered "Reliable."

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Some points that may be interesting to explore:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War

Could fit in to ideologies quite nicely alongside feudal systems.

The book itself is fairly short and well worth a read as it is regarded as a text that can be applied to any part of modern life, not just war.

As much as I appreciate the help with that link I can sadly not use information from Wikipedia as its not a reliable source, though most of the stuff on that site is believeable the link is not considered "Reliable."

Read the book. :)

I linked that so you can see the references at the bottom of the page. Pro:tip: Wikipedia may not be reliable but you can use it to find more references to read at the bottom.

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2. Why is war even a thing? Can't people just get along like the rest of us?

Misunderstandings.

Threats.

Domination.

Ideaoligies.

Religious beliefs.

If you haven't planned on putting in economic reasons/resources under any of these, I would definitely add it. It is probably the most underlying reason for war. Other than that I think it looks good.

However, goodluck with the exams :) Got a few coming up myself really soon.

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Don't forget territorial claims (not quite domination).

Japan entered WW2 after the America's embargoes and cessation of iron trade to Japan

They had already invaded Korea and China at that point due to Territorial Claims on various parts of the country, (mind you that shit's been going on for years between all three) They had also invaded Russia in the early part of the 20th Century (and won) for similar reasons.

Germany's war fervour began after the Great Depression. America had for a while agreed to help pay back the reparations that Germany had incurred at the Treaty of Versailles (Ver-Sai). once the great depression occurred, America, with no way of being able to keep up this assistance withdrew from the agreement, thus causing Hilter to finally have a point other than 'Those goddamned Jews.'

If The great depression of the early 30's had never happened there is a pretty strong chance that Hitler never would have risen to prominence the way he did, because the major platform he ran with would never have existed.

td;dr- Add territorial disputes and economic reasons to your list.

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One point you propably want to make is to differentiate wars between nations and civil wars. Also remember that war is a very strong political tool when it comes to internal affairs. Many leaders have used war to gain power in internal affairs as the state of war allows leaders to impose rules and policies that can not be easily justified during peace time. You would propably want to look into medieval history in this one.

Also... Good luck.

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Thanks alot for the feedback everyone, another thing I forgot to add is that the Outline Presentation (Aka discussing the outline with my sensor) is only going to be lasting 5 minutes, noting more or less so yeah theres alot of stuff to talk about here.

I think I have what I need to finish this and start working on the actual discussion itself.

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