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  • Yes, violence can bring peace in the long run

    There are two reasons. One, a third party that has an extremely powerful, powerful enough that they will win many times over, can keep the peace by threatening anyone that dares to make war. Second, maybe not in the short run, but in the long run where everybody sees the pointless loss in life of war and get tired of fighting will that bring about peace. Because of people don't see the errors of the wars they fight for, they won't want to stop fighting.

  • Only at a minimum

    I seriously doubt that 79% of people here (the no column) are anarchists. Think about it. Government = Force. If you want to learn more read the works of Max Weber. Government is an institution with a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. And it is very necessary for peace. To have peace people have to be willing to use force, when necessary to stop force used for bad purposes. And in a given area we have to have some organization (a government) to decide what those circumstances are as otherwise everyone is fighting each other over disagreements on when the use of force is just and when it is not.

  • Yes of course minecraft is awesome!

    Minecraft is super duper awesome swaggy cool. Because you can bild whatever you want andits very fun because i think so its amazing. My mum said that its bad for you but i dont think so I DECLARE WARR!!!! THIS IS SPARTA OVA HERE mummy! Mi necraft is the best and everyone should love it because i rilly do!

  • In the long run, violence does bring peace.

    When a conflict boils up to the point that nobody knows what to do anymore, they turn to violence. It might mean a street fight, protesting, or even war but in the end peace is perished. Even parents use violence to bring peace. Parents do this by spanking their children to get them to calm down and behave. Violence is not only in human nature, it is also in the world's wild life. An upcoming lion must fight the leader of the pack to become leader himself and release the tension

  • Force can not be used to create peace

    The only way sustainable peace can ever be achieved is if it is reached through nonviolent measures. War being used to achieve peace is a major contradiction. War only breeds hate and violence can never achieve permanent peace. Violence and war only lead to more violence and war, and that has been the history of man.

  • No, violence does not bring peace.

    Almost never is the short answer. In most cases violence and force does don't bring peace in the long term, as a lot of negative feelings comes from force, that might bring short term peace but not long term, as humans often remember old injuries and grievances.

    Peace should create peace. We should approach most subjects peacefully and with respect and treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • It is contradictory to use force to get peace

    We are asking if we should interrupt peace with force to create peace. Seems to be a contradiction in terms. We need to attempt to peacefully resolve a problem or issue. Force should always be a last resort. We should think before we act, it's what we teach our kids and how we need to act.

  • No way no war

    I think it is bad because war makes a lot of people die and its called a massacre that is what happens when you use force to make peace because that not how it works. You should be friendly and rethink your rash decisions, be friends and love eachother always.

  • No it can't

    Towards the end of the World War II, the Enola Gay bomber dropped 2 bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Both bombs were radioactive and contained Uranium and Plutonium …. Within seconds the entire city was reduced to ashes… leaving over 200,000 people dead and several more injured.
    Now, who can go and tell the families of the dead people that by dropping bombs they made peace in Japan.
    How can force be used to make peace? Well…. It makes me laugh! It’s like asking a cow to lay eggs!
    We all have recently witnessed the brutal killing of Mohammad Akhlaq because of a misunderstanding. He ate mutton but it was mistaken as beef. What was his fault? Why was he forced to death? Was force helpful then?
    Following the path of Ahimsa, a man of a different religion organized a wedding for his Muslim friend to help him tie a knot with a girl of the other community. The mob and police could make short term peace, but this man made long term peace by organizing this wedding. He succeeded in making peace because he didn’t use force; instead he used a more better method - PEACE.
    If you use force to make peace, it will be just like extinguishing fire with fire.
    There are many more cases to support my statement. Let’s take the example of the Syrian crisis in which a civil war had erupted against the democracy which ended in brutal killing of so many lives. This was followed by the formation of the IS group of militants which further deteriorated the situation. For this, EU nations like France have opened doors for Syrian refugees to come and stay until the crisis gets over. It is not force at all and the problem is getting solved because of Peace…. Yes my friend…PEACE!
    Another refugee crisis is happening in the region of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, where the residents of their own countries have been taken as refugees. To prove the bad state of PoK, an incident occurred when Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif visited Pakistan occupied Kashmir, but was greeted by the slogan “Go Nawaz Go”. Things became sour when the Muslims started killing Hindu women and priests. It was done to make peace for the Muslim people… BUT….Again my question… was it successful?
    Another case is of the Indian independence and MK Gandhi, but don’t get me started on that. We all are breathing on this fresh ground because of the path of Ahimsa and non-violence by our beloved Bapu.
    When God created Earth he never divided it into countries and boundaries. He never thought of one killing the other on the name of PEACE! Let’s remove this facade and create a beautiful world… a world for you and me and our generations to come!
    Let’s not forget that hatred breeds hatred! PEACE is the need of the hour… today and always!

  • No it isn't the right way

    Force can bring peace and stability. That is what Iraq had before the US messed up and killed Suddam with out thought of how it would effect the country. Suddam was extreme, but at times it might be necessary to keep extremists at bay.

    I'm guessing you want the US to intervene somewhere and that is a likely mistake. Millions usually die to save thousands.

  • Force casue force.

    No, when force is used, then the opposition is most likely going to respond with force which by no means create peace of any kind. A prime example is the United States attempting to force our way of life and government onto Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries; it never works.

  • Extinguishing Fire with Fire? Doesn't work for me at least.

    The analogy I've used up there pretty much explains what the statement suggests. You can't just go around wreaking havoc in different countries with war and expect the people to be at peace at the emd of the day. Losses of innocent civilians might seem minor and inevitable to the heirarchy but we're talking humans here! You can't just expect a kid who came home from school to see a rubble of his Drone-struck house and his parents dead to be at peace! He would rebel! Against the government and the people! You kill a few terrorists at the price of a "few" hundred civilians and consider it a big achievement but you know what? You just made those "few" hundred civilians' families swear a vendetta against you and take up arms consequentially! This isn't just a "hippie" perspective, it's really about what's fair!

  • Extinguishing Fire with Fir? Doesn't work for me at least.

    The analogy I've used up there pretty much explains what the statement suggests. You can't just go around wreaking havoc in different countries with war and expect the people to be at peace at the emd of the day. Losses of innocent civilians might seem minor and inevitable to the heirarchy but we're talking humans here! You can't just expect a kid who came home from school to see a rubble of his Drone-struck house and his parents dead to be at peace! He would rebel! Against the government and the people! You kill a few terrorists at the price of a "few" hundred civilians and consider it a big achievement but you know what? You just made those "few" hundred civilians' families swear a vendetta against you and take up arms consequentially! This isn't just a "hippie" perspective, it's really about what's fair!

  • It's a paradox!

    If peace means time without fear of violence, how can we use force to keep the peace? As I just said, peace is time without fear of violence. If one uses violence, do you feel you're safe from violence or war? The answer is quite obvious, NO. Then, how can you say that violence can create freedom from fear of violence? It's just a paradox. The word, 'peace' can only be used when we're free from fear of violence, when there's no war around the world.


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