Prisoners Of War: What Is The Prisoner Of War?

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When at war their will be casualties, their are gonna be deaths and people from both sides will be taken prisoner and shoved into prison camps. The term Prisoner Of War refers to someone who has been captured by their force they are opposing. Prisoners of war have been a concept since medieval times where one nation would take another nation's soldiers as captives but due to the harsh fighting normally there wouldn't be many survivors after the initial conflict to be taken prisoner but if you were lucky enough to survive and be taken prisoner the Nations would usually ask for a ransom from the families of the people who were taken prisoner during a battle for their release, if your family couldn't afford the ransom you might be given a chance

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