Emanuel Kant believed that if every citizen in the world contributed to justice then peace was possible. The problem with this is that it is impossible to get every one on the planet behind the same cause because; people have different perceptions of what justice is. With no set rule of justice or universal law there is no way to enforce injustices in the world without war. In conclusion, with constant conflict that are world faces war is an eminent cost of trying to secure peace. Unfortunately this seems to be a continual cycle that the human race is doomed to suffer trough.
Findley explains how, "…an agent of Churchill’s [was]-- playing on David’s [Duke’s] drunkenness to discover how deep his treason ran." (198) The Duke has become very manipulative in his schemes and people want to know what he plans to do next. Thus, the Duke of Windsor was very manipulative and created an alliance where many secrets were kept and where the only benefit of the war and alliance was all his own. Joachim von Ribbentrop is one of Hitler’s workers and whom Hitler has much trust in. He creates his own alliance to ensure that he will dominate the world.
Truman crumbled and dropped the first Bomb. Byrnes and Stimpson were crucial to his final decision of dropping the bomb and they really felt a threat from opposition as Byrnes said this about Russia in 1945: "Gentlemen, can I tell you what really worries me? Russia's influence in East... ... middle of paper ... ...ropping the bomb, which one can say, was clearly to show him self strong to the nation and put him in pole position in the forthcoming elections. There are many reasons that can be found for utilising the bomb, from the economic reason of the bomb costing so much to the military reasons, which was to stop the war. Also the political pressure put on Truman could be a factor.
Nationalism, genocide and internationalism are just some of the powerful words that are shown in the source. In World War One the lack of international law is said to be a reason for all the atrocities that were committed in the war and also a reason for why the war started in the first place. So by this we are to assume that internationalism would have helped the prevention of the war. But with that being the case why did a Second World War occur? Because of the fact that even with international law and communication we will always have people who refuse to see themselves as equals with other nations; these are the ultranationalists.
The American public did not care enough to go to war over this. As Japan refused to stop invading and taking territory, a bunch of countries froze all assets to Japan. The major of the assets was oil. Without oil the army would be halted to a crawl eventually and stopped. Tojo had his military leaders make up a war plan.
Some people do not understand the difference between good and evil which can lead to massive violence for what they believe is the right thing. Evil can have a whole lot of different meanings. This misleading concept that the justice system always has the “right” opinion, in terms of bad people commit crimes so anyone they say is bad did something illegal, is in a lot countries. This concept has also fuelled many wars and conflicts in history, and even in the present day, because countries fight about who is right on the topic of good and evil. Germany is a prime example of corrupt government because the whole nation approved of the inhuman things they were doing at the time because Germany said it was okay.
What is sad is that so little thought seems to have ever been given to the lives of the citizens that would be affected throughout the world by this ideology. In its attempts to support democracy and liberty the U.S. seems to have forgot the concept of “of the people, by the people, and for the people” and replaced it with “of America, by America, and for America.” The time leading up to and including the Vietnam War is one of the U.S.’s great foreign policy blunders. At the end of WWII President Truman called for the self-determination of all peoples. This did not apply to the French controlled Indochina. After the Japanese were defeated and a power vacuum was created in the region Ho Chi Minh declared the nation the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
In Catch-22 we witness war warping many mens perceptions on life. At first glance, these men say and o things we would never imagine saying or doing causing us to judge these actions as insane. Once we disect the actions and thought processes, we see that these people may seem insane, but are acctually doing everything they can to stay alive. A revaltion like that allows us to see them, once again, as normal sane people. A country goes to war in the hopes of protecting the freedoms of the common people.
The causes of World War One and World War Two can be traced back to political and economical roots. During the times prior, during, and post both the wars, all of the involved countries were making reckless political decisions, for example: excessive alliances that were both confusing and contradictive of purpose or treaties that had their fingers pointing a little too much at one country. Also during both World War One and World War Two, all of the countries were had little to no government, economically speaking, but that didn’t stop them from spending all of their money and using all of their other resources in order to have the biggest and the best armies, did it? The alliances were a huge part of World War One. For one reason, there was quite an excessive amount of them and all because of paranoia.
It turn, the bush administration put forth a statement to rid the middle east of their WMDs and to impose a “power house” of sorts to keep terrorism out of America. The goal was always to find WMDs in the possession of the Iraq Terrorists and to get out. Bush even said himself that we would be at war as long as it took and not a day longer. Yet one day it was announced that we had found these WMDs we were looking for... ... middle of paper ... ... all of these resources were wasted on a war that was based upon lies. Works Cited Hersh, Joshua.