Is war necessary?

Posted by: scots

War is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states or non-state actors. It is generally characterised by extreme violence, social disruption and economic destruction. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence or intervention. The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. An absence of war is usually called peace.

  • Yes it is necessary

  • No it is not necessary

56% 14 votes
44% 11 votes
  • War is necessary because it is the clashing of ideas seen in Hegelian dialectic. To avoid war is to avoid change and to avoid change is to slow the progress of humanity. With war, even with the victory of an evil power, you can see the eventual rise of an even nobler state.

  • you don't have to go far to see that all life wars with each other. ants attack other anthills, just as humans attack others humans to survive. without war in nature alone, life could not exist. it couldn't happen. if all animals were at peace with eachother, and only ate plants, aren't plants still alive. we fight to survive.

  • War is not necessary, because ALL OF THEM could be avoided if the parties involved tried to find an alternative way to solve the issue. NOT A SINGLE WAR HAS TO OCCUR. They only occur because people and groups with their inflated egos have the urge to hurt others when they don't get their way and because people don't try to solve their differences in a civil manner! Not a single war has to happen. But humans find ways to make wars happen!

  • Absolutly no anything is possible through peace you start a war, kill thousands of people and ask your enemy for peace,it wont happen...but before war if you negotiate the problem can be solved without bloodshed E

    Posted by: iamhk2
  • No, it's not. It is an infantile action perpetuated by immature fools and the mentally diseased.

  • Is war necessary? NO! I respect all that military does for our country and i really appreciate it but i think that it is in humane to kill other humans to get our way. I think that we need to start solving big issues in a more civil matter. NOT A SINGLE WAR HAS TO HAPPEN! Thousands of lives are lost every single day fighting for our country. Think how many more people would still be alive if we could figure out to be civil with each other. I get that there is many different opinions in the world and not everyone is ever going to get there way, isn't that why we vote? We elect and vote for presidents every single year. Why cant we do that for other matters instead of creating a war. We can is we can just be civil. Thank you for your service, but is it worth your life?

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Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:30:36.9518241-05:00
Wars only happens because people find ways to force them to happen. All of them can be avoided if humans would genuinely ATTEMPT to solve their differences in a civil manner.
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:32:49.7702241-05:00
No war is necessary. They happen because groups resist alternative ways of solving issues.
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:39:13.0155921-05:00
The American Civil War didn't need to happen; if only the South would have agreed with the North that all black slaves should be free--it wouldn't have happened! WWII didn't need to happen; if Hitler and Nazi Germany wouldn't have invaded neighboring European countries and attack the British and the Russians--it wouldn't have happened! Also, WWII wouldn't have happened if European countries wouldn't have forced Germany to pay the WWI debt! The first Gulf War wouldn't have happened if Saddam Hussein wouldn't have invaded Kuwait! OF COURSE WARS ARE AVOIDABLE! They only happen because people, groups, and nations RESIST civil ways of solving their differences!
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:41:42.3284370-05:00
Correction: Also, WWII wouldn't have happened if European countries hadn't forced Germany to pay the WWI debt. (My original statement about this is grammatically correct, but this change clarifies it better.)
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:49:02.0456370-05:00
Every war is the history of humankind has been caused by stupid, arrogant decisions. Hundreds of millions of people have died because people insist in making selfish, stupid choices.
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:51:46.1581354-05:00
Stupid = foolish
Juan_Pablo says2014-06-27T12:54:02.2690079-05:00
And if wars continue to happen, it will be because people insist on making these horrible selfish, foolish choices.
briantheliberal says2014-06-27T23:31:50.4292591-05:00
Most wars are caused by the greed and carelessness of human beings.

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