It is unjust that anyone should die because they disagree with another’s political, religious or other views. Terrible events like the Holocaust and 9/11 could have been avoided if people stopped looking to extremism as the solution to all problems. When an idea had less pros than cons, it is only natural that it is discouraged. Extremism should only be resorted to in the most extreme situations that require it. So, go out and spread the message that there are other ways of achieving things than extremism.
The world economy after the war smarted from a loss of productive resources, industrial capacity and changes in the structure of international trade and finance . Additionally, the political disputes and persistent inflation of the 1920s prevented European economic growth, and caused many countries to turn from international to nationalist policies, accounting for spreading protectionism throughout the continent from 1919 . This contrasted greatly with British endeavors to return to the pre-war arrangement of complete free trade. Britain’s movements against the grain of international trade reduced the competitiveness of British producers in the face of foreign subsidized competition in international markets , thereby indicating the
This lesson evidence the importance of a proper assessment for the military leaders. Retired US Army colonel Hy Rothstein claimed in his book Assessing War that American approach to war confuses winning battles and campaigns with winning wars. The risk of this approach is that it removes the political objectives from the spotlight, and by doing this, the difference between measures of performance and measures of effectiveness becomes fuzzy. It is easy for the commanders to use their own internal standards like the number of sorties flown or the amount of bombs dropped, but without a contrast to the affectation of the desired targets and the end states these numbers become irrelevant. Scholar Fred Ikle in his book Every war must end, claimed that governments tend to lose sight of the ending of wars when military men fail to perceive that is the outcome of the war, not the outcome of the campaigns within it, that determines how well their plans serve the nation’s
The long-term effects could only be speculated, however, it’s certain that human rights violations and internal displacement would have continued. Though regardless of speculation, one of the most possible long-term effects would have been a civil war that would eventually turn into a world war, all due to violations of human rights. Aside from not solving the problem, if there were to be a potential solution, the solution would first establish law and order through military force and then proceed with a real peace agreement that is guarded by law and order. Essentially, because the enforcement of law and order is denatured in Colombia due to constant violence and violations, it would take military force from a different country to reinstitute the system of law and order into the corrupted society. After this is done, there would be a good setting of regulation in society and a peace agreement could be proceeded without any further
Human Trafficking: Slavery by a New Name “If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins-with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate that abuse in the future or that we can afford to avert our eyes.” (John F. Kerry, Secretary of State) Human trafficking is an issue that evades discussion among the general population and is often considered uncomfortable within the public eye. Nevertheless, it is a problem that needs to be faced head on as it continues to spread and affect countless innocent
Although this excerpt shows that solving conflict with violence is beneficial if you have power over the other party, that is not the case today. With today’s laws, if one tried to resolve conflict using such brute force, they would receive major negative consequences. Essentially, it is not true that violence is the best resolution to conflict; it is just fuel in the fire and will just aggrandize
Before we move on, it would be important to add the more general argument against the traditionalist view of totalitarianism to retain focus towards the case in point – that the 6 defining points in question may not be as useful as we first thought. Friedrich’s list of points were created for a specific purpose, being the definition of the general ideologies and features that only totalitarian systems share: if these features were not, to a great extent, specific to those societies then it would become irrelevant. Anthony James Gregor argues this point thoroughly, claiming there is simply not enough data to create a sustainable definition: Friedrich and Brzezinski’s 6 points are nothing but ambiguous theory. Where other historians have suggested
How does Humanitarian Intervention become an institution in International Society? Humanitarian intervention can be defined as the conception that internation society ought to intervene in states where people are massacred or the government fails severely on its normal function that leads to human suffering. (Baylis et al, 2014) With the emergence of international society since the nineteenth century and the increasing interactions amongst states, humanitarian intervention brings itself into a difficult position in the international society, which is built based on the United Nation’s (UN) principles of sovereignty, non-intervention and the non-use of force. (Baylis et al, 2014) However, the principles sometimes contradict with the reality. If a state is mass killing its citizens and breaking the human rights law, the applicability of these principles may be questioned, as well as whether should other states offer rescues to people in misery or just ignore the violence.
The origin of soft power in foreign policy has been linked to the debate between scholars who claim that the U.S. global leadership is declining (declinist) and those who maintained that the U.S. is going through a modification of its foreign policy in the 1980s. The proponents of declining U.S. global powers (Leadership) such Paul Kennedy indicate that the decline of the US leadership role in the world is occasioned by the exhaustion the country is suffering due to increasing responsibility it has to carry as a global superpower, an argument structured within the lens of the decline of the English imperialism. The counter to this view was led by Nye who intimated that the claim by Kennedy does not reflect America’s stature as it claims, He
In Owen’s poem, though the war may be necessary, it’s not fun or glorious it’s brutal. As you can see, “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory.” This means if you really know what war is like you wouldn’t promote it in a good way. However, this is what Popes’ poem is applying. In her poem she says, “Who would much rather come back with a crutch than lie low and be out of the fun?” She is applying that war is fun and everyone should join to protect our country. There are many ways to look at war.
War has unpredictable outcomes, that could either ruin a nation, or just end further conflict. The risk, along with the cons of declaring war, could tear the nation that was built, apart. Declaring war on Britain will not fix one of the underlying problems, trade. The nation is better off letting peaceable coercion take its course. If they declare war, all trade connections would be severed.
Whether or not this attack is classified as a Prevention or Preemption attack is still being debated. In conclusion Prevention is “the desire to fight sooner rather that later” (Mueller, 2006). Although Prevention war is illegal it has still been used as a War Doctrine in famous attacks such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Under international law Prevention is illegal because the attack by one actor is made before imminent threat from another actor arises It is uncertain if Prevention of war will continue to be used, although it has been successful in gaining advantage it is a punishable