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WHY WAR IS WAR 5
Thecontents for this study are derived from internet sources such asGoogle, Wikipedia, and the library. The cause for this alternative isdue to the limitless nature of the internet as a research tool withroom to access substantial information without geographical and timeboundaries. Main disadvantages, is the possibility of plagiarism. Toensure objectivity and validity, the Ideas in the essay includeinsights drawn from recent research on foragers and the modern typeof war. It is to find out whether war is inborn or learned.
Waris a planned, and in many times, a long-lasting struggle to obtaincontrol. Either states or non-state actors can perpetrate battle. Itskey features involve the high level of violence, social interference,economic and political disruption. Violence is the deliberate use ofpower or supremacy, threatened or actual, against oneself, anotherperson or a group of community that either results or has a highlikelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm,maldevelopment or deprivation. There are various types of violence(Sheridan, 2013). Violence acts include assault, verbal and sexualabuse. Violence results from war, robbery and mental illness. Thecauses of violence include drugs and alcohol, poverty, culture,emotion and psychosis. Violence results to various results such asdeath, disability, economic and mental illnesses. War is the outcomeof an evolutionary old status inherited by humans’ into theirgenetic makeup about 7 million years ago (Gillard, 2012).
Violenceis heterogeneous and differs with gender, age, individual, family,community, cultural, ethnic or religious group, or county and region.Research has indicated that war is an alien concept and not an innatefeature of the primitive “people” as suggested by academics.According to the study conducted on hunters and gatherers, only aminority of violent deaths could be described as an act of war.Conflicts between individuals instigated most of the wars in thecommunity. They mostly entailed personal grudges involving women andstealing. Majority of the deaths involved victims who belonged to thesame social group. Further, a third of all the violent deaths werecaused by family feuds disputes over wives, accidents or legalexecutions, few cases involved organized killing between rival bandsof people that is described as a war. The research also found littleevidence to proof that the hunter-gatherers were in constant conflictwith other groups. The findings indicated that most primitive peopleon earth were quite peaceful compared to the modern community. Theresearch suggests that warfare was not very common before theemergence of agriculture (Sheridan, 2013).
Inaddition, war can also be understood as a kind of political brutalityor intrusion in collective terms. War techniques are called warfare.Peace is the absence of war. The existence or non-existence of warvaries amongst individuals. Some view it as part of human nature andhence inescapable while others see it as inevitable under certainenvironmental and social-cultural conditions (Kaplan, 2000).
Inthe modern world, war has led to imperialism and further to creatinga “globocop”. It defines the role that the United States ofAmerica has assumed since the collapse of the Soviet empire. Throughits forces, the Navy, Air force and the reputation of land forceswith intelligence apparatus and the project might. It has spreadthroughout the world to condense the heights of violence and face outinterstate conflicts. The future of warfare has evolved from theguerilla revolution to robotic warriors and into missiles in space.The human wars will get to a culmination point. The number of humanskilled by other humans will continue to drop (Kaplan, 2000).
Thebenefit of war is that it has assisted human progress. Throughfighting, there have emerged larger and more organized societies whohave further reduced the risk for their members to die violently.Each superior power reduces the exposure of its member to die inviolence. The question on this proposition is that there will beother societies that will come up to defeat any existing superpowerhence this becomes a cycle as no any superpower is everlasting. Inthe Stone Age, one had a twenty percent chance of dying violently inthe hands of a fellow human being. The opportunity has reduced toonly two percent in the twentieth century (Morris, 2006).
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