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

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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.


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.


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.

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