War and Nation-Building Essay

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War and Nation-Building The term ‘nation-building’ is often defined as evolution rather than revolution, though it can mean different things to different people. As that reason, nation-building refers to give assistance in the development of governmental basic structure, civil society and economics in a dysfunctional or unstable country in order to increase stability. Therefore, War, which may lead to civil or global confusion, does not promote nation-building. The First and Second War World is good example of showing why war does not. Economy is one of the most important elements on the development of countries, but war always destroys economy. The First and Second War…show more content…
As the victorious nations, the situations of Britain and France are the same as Germany and Italy; they needed to pay a large amount for rebuilding, though their economies were destroyed during the wars. Therefore, the aftermath of the world wars led most of the world’s countries to political crisis. In the cases of these wars, we can see that war only bring ruin, not nation-building. The German Empire was the industrial giant of the world with lofty heights of political and cultural prestige by 1914, but when the World War I (1914-1918) broke out, it brought hunger and starvation to the Germans. At that time, nobody knew that the Great Depression after WWI would raise the power of Hitler and speed up the growth of the Nazi Party. The Nazification of Germany and the rise of Totalitarianism ultimately led to the outbreak of the World War II. At an early stage, Germans regarded Hitler as a ‘messiah’ who had the ability to assist Germany in the economic distress. At last, what did Germany gain after the defeat of Nazi? The answer is nothing. The history of Germany tell us leaders like Hitler who attempted to strengthen his country through war is often unsuccessful in the development of country due to the use of wrong way. Except the damage of economy, countries always suffer by large death toll in war. At least 50 million people, including soldiers and civilians,
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