“The Cause of War” is a book written by Australian author Geoffrey Blainey. The book is a collection of studies from wars since 1700’s and it analysis the relation of rivaling nations. The book is divided in four parts it starts discussing the weakness behind the current theories of peace, it then moves to talk the “ingredients” which are key for a nation to determine whether they will go to war or not. Third part of the group is about some misleading theories of war, and the last part just deals with the variety of war.
War takes a toll on those who fight, or are affected by it, this is undeniable. Over the course of the 20th Century, within the U.S. Military and Psychiatric Community the way that this effect is identified and treated has changed many times based on the conflict and the mindset of the American public. The purpose of this report is to discuss the history of the mental effect of the trauma created by US involvement in wars within the 20th Century and the steps that were taken in those eras to predict, prepare and treat for those effects.
Carry Don, a veteran living in Texas, raises a American flag every Memorial Day. That action minorly shows the holiday's personal significance. It took her years to get a hold on the day, the month of May, even the month of June.
American veteran and novelist, Kurt Vonnegut uses his wartime experiences as a basis for his thought-provoking, antiwar novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. The novel follows Billy Pilgrim, an American chaplain’s assistant who serves near the end of World War II, through the horrific fire bombings of Dresden and his life after the war. In his novel, Vonnegut presents twentieth century war as traumatic and destructive, however; it is something that cannot be avoided so humans need to develop a means to cope with its effects.
News media is supposed to serve the purpose of informing their listeners of current and upcoming events that affect the audience. Very few viewers actually take into account how valid these news reports actually are. More or less, the news is accept. The same could be said about any news releases on war. However, in the documentary, “War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” the narrator speaks to the audience about how the media such as news reporters and presidential speeches influenced Americans to become advocates for the war. Presidents play a large role in propaganda because they showed means of justification for their immoral military actions during these wars. The film discuss several wars in which America contributed in unethical acts.
Which war is the first modern war? Was it the Napolianic wars, the Crimean War or the American Civil War? If you Google it, it would be between the Crimean War and the American Civil War. However each of these wars can be considered the first modern war based on different merits. These wars can share similarities between each other which can create confusion over the question what was the first modern war. Following the French Revolution the idea of the state was changed the boundaries and leaders soon began the rallying cry for people to fight for the nation. “The war of 1792 to 1814/15 thus became - first unilaterally by France and then by the belated and usually hesitant response of France’s victims - the first modern war, the first war
What does Tim O’Brien wants us to understand about war? One thing is that in war you will feel fear. Second, decisions decide what your fate will be. Last, fear will make decisions for you.
According to Article One, Section Eight, Congress has the power “To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;” This means that Congress must be consulted before going to war and has the power to not only declare war, but also the power to raise an army and navy, to fund war effort; however, the President, in Article II, is named commander-in-chief of the armed forces, but this does not give him the power to commit armed forces to war.
I have two connections to After the war so far. One connection is having to choose between what is right and what makes you happy. Edward is the only son of very wealthy parents. He is expected to pay off all of the family’s debts by marrying money.
France was the primary stage upon which the combined efforts of the Western Front took place and it was also the place where the outcome of the bloodshed was decided in 1918, after the country had been ravaged by the conflict since the beginning of it back in 1914. It was in French lands that the modern machinations of war were let loose to roam and become one of the most violent, bloody, and uncontrollable human expressions in recorded
The Thirty Years of War started with the issues that arose between their Protestant German princes and Catholic emperor. Obviously, at the beginning there were tensions based on the fact that they did not practiced the same religion. They also did not agree on the constitutional issues at hand. This resulted in defenestration aka throwing someone out of a window. In other word, things excecated very quickly when members of the Protestant Bohemian legislation wanted to make statement that they didn’t like the new Catholic emperor. Consequently, they threw two imperial officials out of the castles window in protest. A very dramatic way of starting off 30 years of war but none the less it was defenestration at its finest. This was a very significant
Warfare is a relentless pursuit to gain an edge on the opponent and defeat him as quickly as possible and minimize your own losses. The new American way of war uses massive firepower, excels in advanced technology, and pursues total victory. Backed by U.S. mighty military power, the new American way of war has put on impressive shows in wars in Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. The new American way of war is faster in maneuver, armed with sharper precision firepower, and advanced command and control. This new American way of war, according to Max Boot, avoids the traditional, industrial-age necessity of overwhelming force in favor of maneuver, flexibility, and speed, all empowered by greater use of C4ISR, smart munitions, special
Zoricus, Fedrel, and Crowley stood in a tavern fresh from a job. They were assassins, the best assassins in the North and South kingdoms. They were all sly, meticulous, and professional killers. “A round, young wretch”, Fedrel said joyfully to the young server girl.
The “Art of War” and “De Re Militari” two military treatises were written one continent and around five centuries apart by authors that came from two vastly different backgrounds and cultures. Both authors penned treatises intended to inform and educate commanders about war yet the underlying theme is not victory but to ensure the survivability of their soldiers in battle. Sun Tzu and Vegetius differ on their ideas of this specifically on the relationship the military holds between the governing body as well as relations with the civilian population. However, what they do come together on ideas of efficient battle that minimizes Soldier loss as much as possible.