War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary Essay
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War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control. Humans have engaged in war for thousands of years. The earliest recorded instance is circa 2700 BCE. Of course, the fighting extends much further back as this was near the advent of writing. Even…show more content…
War has undoubtedly changed the vast majority of lives on this planet. Even the technology I am using to communicate this message is a product of war. Alan Turing developed the first computer, which was instrumental in the subsequent decryption of the Enigma code in World War II. The first jet aircraft was manufactured by the Luftwaffe to aid them in the same war, leading to today's primary mode of international travel. Countless medical breakthroughs and techniques are the direct product of war such as MRI, various drugs, and especially the laser. The United States even has a separate department, DARPA, whose contributions to the civilian lifestyle continue to innovate and impress. Many of these innovations, although funded for military reasons, have been invaluable to the human race, and we take them for granted day-to-day. From rockets, GPS, and Penicillin, to synthetic rubber, physics, and national defense, war may be hell, but it is certainly beneficial. The benefits of war are not restricted solely to technology; war is an effective catalyst for a nation's economy. Superficially, the entertainment industry thrives on war. Nonetheless, useful insight from war can be seen from this industry. In fact, some developers have gone so far as to observe that "War is to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th; the pillar that supports the global economy" (Kojima), and upon examination, we can certainly see this to be the case. War has
Show MoreFor many years , wars have been in the world . War is any large scale, violent conflict. In recent great wars, millions of men, women and children were killed, many died of diseases, famines and untold sufferings. A war generally sweeps away the strongest and best men of a country and leaves the aged, the weak and the unfit to carry on the race. Then there are related sorrows and sufferings it causes to those whom it does not kills – the widows, the orphans and mothers rendered children’s. John F. Kennedy stated that, 'Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.' War can be avoided. Humans must be taught that war is not the solution to all of our problems because it creates loss of confidence, trigger economic…show more content…
Some people claim that causes about religion may lead governments to involve in wars. It is asserted that people may want to get control of holy areas. For example, pope arranged the Crusades to get Jerusalem. This position goes on further argue that some may use wars to spread their religion. It is also asserted that ambition to be the dominant power in the world is may be another reason such as USA. However, any religion doesn’t want people to have been died and also a country which isn’t liked by people can’t be the dominant power. Moreover, wars result in serious health problems. By end of war there are a lot of deaths. As pointed out in the chart ‘WAR DEATHS per Century’ ,there were 2 million deaths because of war in 1500s,in 1600s,the number of deaths increased to 6 million. In 1700s, the number of deaths remained the same. From 1700s to 1900s , there was sharp increase in the number of deaths.(1995).Furthermore, wars result in illness and also cause epidemic. By end of the wars there are a lot of woundeds.
Finally, some claim that wars are necessary to improve technology with competition ,but competition becomes over humanity. Some claim that war speeds up technology. It is also asserted wars result in important developments