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Is war ever Justifiable

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Mohammed Tahmid MS WROBLE English Writing Essay - Is War Ever Justifiable? In this essay I will be exploring the question 'Is War Ever Justifiable'. War has been going on for centuries. Philosophers pondered whether war is ever justifiable. Different views and theories have developed throughout the centuries and attempted to solve this dilemma. Using religious guidance, ethical theories and general arguments, I will decide for myself whether or not war can be justified. I feel that war is not justifiable as war takes innocent lives. It is not ever reasonable to take someone life or to lose yours. I think war is only justified when it is the absolute last resort. There are several reasons why I and many people believe war is not justifiable. The most unjustifiable consequence of war is the loss of innocent civilians' lives. Civilians, who could have lived to make a huge impact on the world. ...read more.


War is due to greed, anger and selfishness. Only the leaders are to be blamed. The leaders do not fight for themselves; instead they get everyday/ordinary people and expect them to do the fighting and take the risk of being killed. Some argue that it is everyone's duty to fight for ones country and it is also a great honour to die for ones country anyone who doesn't is a coward or a wimp. Again I think this is an unwise argument. These people don't realise that they are being tricked and putting themselves in danger. Furthermore they are aiding the leaders in the process. Only weak minded people feel that they can only win through physical power. Look at Gandhi. He defeated the British without resorting to war. War is not necessary and it's not a good solution for revenge. Furthermore I believe one country does not have the right to intervene in another country's business. ...read more.


War changes the way people live their lives. War hurts people emotionally, changing someone's feelings and looks on certain things. War also hurts physically and mentally and hurts a person's mind due to torture. War is the most hurtful thing in mankind and for millions of people it ends their lives. War just doesn't have effect on one or two people it has effect one the whole country. It rips countries apart and leaves them in unimaginable situations. In addition I think War is brutalizing and unconscionable, war is also unhealthy and unforgettable and my personal thought is war is an act of human stupidity. I firmly believe war can never be justified and it should only be used at absolute last resort. If it continues like this I think in the end War will lead to the end of the world. Weapons are getting stronger with the ability to kill a million people in a second. The amounts of deaths are shocking; like the Iraq war. 109,032 civilian deaths as a result October 2010. War is not worthwhile and it can never be justified. ...read more.

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