Russian Revolutions In WW2

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Throughout the course of 100 years, starting from the 20th century, the rules and ethics have become a commonality. However, the violence from war and revolution has evolved around these same principles. Due to these rules, powerful countries and their leaders developed better technology to extend their power. It can be said, that laws and ethics have amplified the immoral and unjust actions that result in violence. More specifically, such actions are discerned from 3 major events, the Russian Revolutions of the 1900s, WW1, and WW2. These events have defined the many rules and ethics that have led to the evolution of war and violence.

The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 clearly signify the beginning of a new era of warfare and violence
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During this time period, the U.S. War Department developed the 1940 Principles of War, and the Potsdam Declaration was received by Japan; one which restricted a majority of their rights. More importantly, the culmination of the war was the deployment of two atomic bombs. From the mass ruination of the fire bombings to the atomic bombs, there is clearly a misinterpretation of rules and ethics during WW2. From each of the firebombings to the atomic bombs, there is a clear representation and violation of the 1940 Principles of War; there were massive civilian casualties due to these bombings and gave no military target. Truman even gave his own opinion on Rules and Ethics, “Finally, Japan has consistently disregarded the rules of war and I believe we are justified in using our full military strength” (Meet and Greet Roles Document). That clearly represents Truman’s misinterpretation of the rules and ethics and using them as an excuse to use immoral weapons. Furthermore, these misinterpretations led to a monumental and anthropogenic destructive pattern. These rules and ethics from the 1940 Principles of War and the Potsdam Declaration led to more violence, as they forced many to develop more destructive…show more content…
It is important to note these questions to further expand knowledge on the subject. Were rules and ethics of war truly beneficial? This needs to be addressed due to the fact that many casualties were lost due the very rules and ethics used to protect them. Do rules and ethics make any decision justified? Due to many controversial and popular events, many events come across as justified for their actions due to the rules and ethics that can help support them. How has technology complicated the use of rules and ethics of war? As new technology becomes a possibility past rules and ethics can possibly become irrelevant. Therefore, those rules caused a major turning point in violence. Rules and ethics were either highly disregarded or used as an excuse to further their actions as innocent, moral, and justified. It is by that standard that poses the thought that Rules and Ethics have not entirely benefited war, but helped it last longer with much worse
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