The Just War Theory

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War is hell. Innocent people die, cities are destroyed and countries get economically unstable. But could some wars be justified? History is based on war. Humans have been fighting each other since prehistoric times; ambitious leaders declare wars to become the most powerful nation in the whole world. It is important to understand the Just War Theory because this is what is needed in order to know whether a war is justified or not. This theory is based on six principles which are: Just Cause/Right intention, proper authority, last resort, probability of success, beneficial outcome and proportionality. The purpose of the Just War Theory is to make sure that the countries know what to do and how to act in conflicts. This is not only to justify…show more content…
This demonstrates how harsh was king George III with the colonists. The King punched colonists in the face every time he had the chance. He was also bugging them by not putting attention to their petitions and requests of a friendly peace. This war had all the reasons to be a war of self-defense, they were tired of trying to make someone happy that hurted them. King George III did not had any right to punish or treat them that way, which is why colonists felt oppressed by the government and saw the injustice which is why this war can be justified as a self-defense war. This is an example just like the U.S. and Afghanistan war. The 9/11 attack in 2001 was a terrorist attack against The United States. After this, this country felt really insecure since then; it had a lot of enemies that were planning to attack more times. After the attack, when the twin towers were destroyed, the United States notices that Afghanistan was helping the guys against them; they were providing refuge for terrorists. The U.S. had to do something about it, to stop putting their citizens in danger. An army would solve their problem, so that’s what they did. The war lasted 13 years (2001-2014), and it was a self defense war that the United States fought. It is a perfect comparison to when someone punches their friend back because their friend had already punched them. When humans are…show more content…
The cause of every war is the desire of peace. If a conflict turns out in war, it must end with mutual peace and a better outcome. Obama said “Let me start with the economy, and a basic fact: the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history. More than 14 million new jobs; the strongest two years of job growth since the ’90s; an unemployment rate cut in half.” (President) Since the founding fathers were alive, The United States of América has the idea of a world full of freedom. For example, Thomas Jefferson wrote that every man alive had the right to Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The quote below Obama said it himself at the State of the Union Address. The founding fathers’ idea of freedom permitted a better and longer education and also the liberty to create new businesses. The outcome of the colonist winning the war was really high because they were fighting for unfair taxes, freedom, independence and a say in the parliament. This means that the outcome was actually really beneficial for them because they got everything they wanted and above all of that in the present they are the most powerful country in the world. This is very similar to the American Civil war. The American Civil War was fought 1862-1865 the north of against the south. This war was
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