Wars Throughout Our History and Our World Essay

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There have been ongoing wars throughout history. They all have the prevailing theme, which is, this just and unjust war, or is it just revenge? Although what is the technical legal term for a war? A war is defined as, "... an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities…,” (Just War Theory). Along with the statement of the definition of war, the Just War Theory also includes theories such as Jus ad bellum, Jus in Bello, and Jus post bellum. All of these state that there are specific ways to declare war on another country, or countries. Although, each country has its own guidelines as to when a war is just or unjust; for the United States, we have a set of rules and regulations that we must …show more content…

To even have the possession of chemicals that could be used for chemical warfare, is against the Geneva Convention which states, “....To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons: (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment, and torture; ….” article 3, The Geneva Conventions on the rules of war 1943. The act of poisoning the Kurds with deadly gas all day and night was absurd, and because of this action against the Kurds for speaking out their opinions is an unjust way to treat any human in existence. This was just the beginning; later in August of 1990 again Iraq tried to invade This was the beginning; later in August 1990 again Iraq tried to invade Kuwait’s space and he tried invading, and occupying this area too. Thanks to Arab powers like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the United States and other western nations were now involved in this situation; for Saddam never got along with the Kuwait. After multiple denials of not letting United Nations and the United States Security Council into Iraq, to investigate the potential of nuclear bombs, the United States demanded that if Iraq did not let United Nations inspectors in, then they would have a relentless attack brought upon them by the United States and the United Nations. Once George H.W.Bush declared war, it took; 42 days of being relentlessly attacked in

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