Positive Effects Of War

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Gunfire. Grenades. Generations gone. War has been around since the early stages of man and has been a recurring event up to present day. Its presence has made its way through our history and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Almost every generation of man has seen war in their lifetime which has caused a multitude of new ideas and perspectives to come into light regarding whether or not war is a practical means of solving the world’s problems due to its violent nature. Although war has made major impacts on the world’s history, countries can use more useful tactics such as diplomacy, compromise, and neutrality.

War has allowed the world and its people to change in a multitude of ways, but not all of the changes have been beneficial.Over
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These negative effects can cause a drop in the economy, the loss of a nation, and the loss of a numerous amount of soldiers who were thrown into combat, sometimes against their will. These adverse effects are the reason mankind needs to make a change. When I was a little girl, my uncle was in the army on his second tour in Afghanistan when he was given a honorable discharge due to some medical difficulties. When he arrived home, the first thing my mother noticed was that my uncle seemed off from when she had previously seen him just over a year ago. He was very tense and always on edge. Even though he had returned home, he still felt as though he was overseas. He had PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. He was scarred from his experience at war. It has been almost ten years since my uncle returned home and he still isn’t the same as when he first joined the army. His PTSD prevents him from going out at night, listening to fireworks, and he has to have an emotional support animal. His life has been changed forever because our country decided to join a war we may or may not have even needed. Additionally, the changes of war can have negative effects on a country’s economy and culture. According to…show more content…
When it comes to war, the country or nation that loses the war typically has a major decline in their economy. But, for the country that wins the war, their economy typically has a major boost. When it comes to the United States, military is a large priority which costs the country millions of dollars annually to provide necessities for. According to Gholz and Daryl, without a military “an increase in international tension and even wars, which many presume would disrupt the global economy and harm us all” (Daryl, Gholz). In their argument, Daryl and Gholz suggest that the world’s economy thrives on the money countries spend importing and exporting weapons as well as the money it costs to have a war. Without either of the two, potentially harmful effects could take place in the world’s economy due to the fact that less money would be going into circulation. On top of this, some believe not going to war can do more harm than good when it comes to being a prepared nation. When countries choose not to participate in wars, they can leave themselves open to potential threats. If they do not have a well armed military or knowledge on ongoing wars, they can make other countries view them as prey. Although these are valid points, the downsides to going into a war far more exceed the few pros to getting involved. When a nation joins a war, there is a greater chance of them losing the war than there is of them winning the war. In the
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