War does more good than harm
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Penicillin was the first mass produced drug in the world and was mass produced in war to save soldiers at the front. Since then has saved over 200 million lives in the past 73 years.This mass production fuelled by war did bot only save over 200 million lives, but fuelled a new industry:the drugs industry(medical drugs).Sinse 1945, the drugs industry has almost tripled in size. Vaccines were also mass produced at the beginning of ww2 and have saved 365 million lives. Without war, the medical industry wouldn't have had the kick start it needed to make as much of an impact as it has.
Not to consider that scientific advancements in the war are meant to be meant about killing others rather than other things. The best example of wartime technology that was made specifically to kill rather than assist would be the Atom Bomb. This bomb was made under the Manhattan Project in the 40's by many scientific researchers. Though this bomb was crucial in the winning of the war, the technology has led to catastrophic injuries to the planet including radioactive zones that nobody can enter without being killed from radiation poisoning, the world being technically put at the brink of war multiple times because of the development of this weapon, and numerous times where this weapon has caused international crisis's (Look at Iran and North Korea alone nowadays and you can understand. Look at the Soviet Nuclear weapons test that put us in an issue).
If you are meaning competition, that does drive scientific development in many fields. Look at the Cold War (Which is no more than talk and a few proxy wars in a couple of countries). This war involved Russia trying to build ahead of our technology, but we did not allow that.
Not to mention the fact that wars do include massive genocides, radicalization of populations, and occupation where war occurred.
For example, the radicalization of populations. The United States was very racist against Japanese, German, and Italian people during World War 2 directly because the nations that they represented were enemies of the state. Another example would include the racist policies that occurred in Japan during the time, attacking Chinese people out of hatred, directly related to the fact that they were enemies of the state.
Massive Genocides also occur because of this radicalization of the populations.
Occupation and the costs of occupation can be easily shown in Afghanistan. The United States alone has been put 60.45 billion dollars in Iraq and 100 Billion dollars in Afghanistan, still with little to no improvements being seen in these countries. This has been shown to be a catastrophe.
War in general has been very harmful to society.
Going to ancient times, many villages and cities were pillaged during war. The Sacking of Rome was related directly to a war. Because of the Sacking of Rome, there are few ancient structures that existed in Rome that exist today.
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