The Effect Of War On Economy

1547 WordsNov 13, 20157 Pages
Historians can’t agree upon when the first war was fought. However, there are evidence of civilization as old as 3000 B.C in conflict with each other. War has been an important factor in creating states and empires throughout history and, equally so, in destroying them. While one may argue the positive effects of war on economy, the miseries it brings to human life can’t be denied. Wars are carried out on the battlefield by armies comprised of soldiers of the contending nations. Irrespective of which side they are on, soldiers bear the most punitive impact of war. Soldiers stay under constant threat to their lives in war zone. They don’t not know if the next bullet has their name of it. This constant danger puts them under severe stress at all time. The knowledge and guilt of killing someone is not the same as watching a war movie with gory details on TV. It takes a lot of mental strength to fire bullets and throw bombs at living people. Seeing dead and dismembered bodies everyday can play havoc on one’s mental health. The harsh conditions of war also adds to soldiers’ miseries. They stay alone for months away from family in unknown places. The loneliness and isolation nibbles away their peace. The expectations of the nation and family add to their stress. In the book, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien explains how members of the Alpha Company used different way of coping with the war and continuing to hump on and on. Multiple accounts of the various coping mechanisms
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