The millions of casualties created during the battles of World War I were not justified by the general population’s desire to pro...
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...may have prompted the start of the Great War, but the high losses and sufferings of the soldiers, as seen in Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, will never be justified by the reasons for war. Conflicts between countries are an inevitable thing, as there are multitudes of differences between all cultures and nationalities. Even so, there are few causes where a country is justified in going to war over. If there is a dispute between countries, it is usually not important enough for multiple nations to wage total war against each other. War causes a huge loss of life, and no successful cause can fully justify the amount of ambition, memories, knowledge, and futures that may be lost in the process.
Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. Trans. Arthur Wesley Wheen. 1958. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1982. Print.
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