• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Do you think there are still ideals which would be sufficient to make a conflict a just war?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Do you think there are still ideals which would be sufficient to make a conflict a just war? A just war is a war that is justified due to religion or belief. Groups, countries or even nations may go to a war because they feel that it is their duty to do so for their religion, their God or if there are no other alternatives to meet demands. If someone feels a war is just they feel it is right and must be carried out to get their outcome. For a war to be just all other alternatives to war must have been tried, so a just war is a last resort. An example of this is happening at this present moment with America, the United Nations and Iraq. As after the September 11th killing at the twin towers in New York terrorism is feared by a man known as Sadaam Hussain and some people cannot rest till he is rid of his devastating weapons. ...read more.

Middle

Modern day conflicts are mainly fought over power, resources and land. Everyday deadlier and more sickening biological weapons are being made to bring deadly diseases to people so they can suffer for weeks in pain rather than a split second in an explosion. Once a modern day conflict goes ahead there are no boundaries to how many lives must be taken till the war has been fought. Lives today are just a statistic to men who are trained to kill. It does not take much reasoning for there to be a conflict in the modern day. Less modern day conflicts are fought over belief and religion as different cultures are respected more in this age. Dealing with terrorism is a big problem as it is not just the terrorists you have to go to war with to stop them but the whole country including innocent children. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also threats of attack are taken extremely seriously as if they are ignored and an attack takes place the ignorant president will be bombarded by the public. The main ideal to make a war just is to avoid a war at all costs in the first place. A war must be avoided at all costs as lots of innocent lives will be lost in a war and homes will be destroyed. If we as individuals can avoid conflict with others through compromising and communication then the representatives of our countries should be able to do this. Basically ideals to make a war just are the killing of innocent lives, the production of weapons of mass destruction, threats to other countries and avoiding war till it is unavoidable. There is no question that a war can be just in the modern day due to certain ideals. Presidents have control of their countries actions and most of them have morals. If somebody has morals they will not want to go to war and will only use war as a last resort. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. While surfing the channels on TV you might hear a lot of news about ...

    The two religions have their common root, and Arabians took a few things from the Jewish religion (e.g. the figure of Moses is also very important in their religion), both are very fanatic. But in my opinion to be zealot doesn't mean that you have to be crazy and murder half of the world.

  2. Forrest Gump; the Modern Day Fairytale

    for most of her adult life, she took her own dangerous, risky paths. Jenny was incapable of loving any man, having never been loved by one herself, and any experiences of love having been severely distorted by her abusive father.

  1. The Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Britain was now sick of brutality, radical attacks and especially loss of their own soldiers. The UN set-up a report which's consequences in Palestine being partitioned in two distinct states. As soon as the last troops of the British left, Israel was declared as a separate state.

  2. The United Nations and the Iraq Conflict

    it relies on its members to produce monetary and military resources in order to fuel its missions. Moreover, if the largest military and economic suppliers are not supporting the UN, and rather, are fueling a brigade against UN sanctions, the United Nations has little hope of completing its mandate.15 Since

  1. The Prelude to the 1975 War and the Cairo Agreement.

    The divide between them could not be bridged. Assad, the head of state, had calculations to make and a strategy to follow. Jumblatt, seeking to rule a state, had a completely different agenda and, by extension, was not careful in weighing the outcome of his deed. Assad's assessment of that stormy meeting was revealed in a highly publicised speech delivered on 20 July 1976.

  2. Advocacy - Sadaam Hussain.

    Far from starving his people, UN aid, both in money and food has tripled in Sadaam's leadership spell, as well as the amount of oil exported. During his time as the leader of his people, their population has increased steadily, their standard of living has improved and according to UN

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work