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Ambrose Bierce on War Theory

- Brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. The Civil War set a new precedent of warfare. One of the Union solders, Ambrose Bierce, wrote a collection of short stories based on his personal experience. Do his writings reflect that the Civil War was a just war by following just war theory. Bierce’s writings help reflect that the Civil War was unjust because the war was not conducted by a legitimate authority, the war was not conducted with the right attitude, and the war was not a last resort....   [tags: The Civil War]

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The War Theory Of The United States

- Morality is hard to define, and nearly impossible to agree upon; however, when it comes to war, there is a single “widely accepted moral theory” that reaches beyond borders . Just war theory, a doctrine originally attributed to the Christian theologian Saint Augustine , postulates that certain circumstances can lead to the justification of war, particularly if war is used to prevent even greater atrocities from occurring in the future. In its fundamental charter, the United Nations even articulates that every state has the right to go to war in its charter....   [tags: Laws of war, Jus ad bellum, United States]

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The Just War Theory

- MEDIA AND WAR The Just War theory has some moral contents, but it is significantly pragmatic in its character and application. Both sides of a war want to claim that their causes are just. They frame the war aims as ‘just’ to achieve support of the public and the international community. Even Generals project the justness of the war which tends the soldiers to fight longer and fiercer against the enemy. Hence, ‘justness’ or ‘rightness’ of a war are important for any military intervention....   [tags: war. media, rightness]

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Just war theory

- The idea of war and how it can be justified, is a rather trick topic to touch on, as there are diverse ethical and sociological implications that have to be weighed on every step. Mainly we could look at the “Just War Theory” and see how that could possibly apply to the real world. To be able to enter a “Just War” nations must meet six criteria in Jus ad Bellum (Going to War). The criteria is as follows: “Just Cause”, “Right Intention”, “Proper Authority and Public Declaration”, “Last Resort”, “Probability of Success”, and lastly “Proportionality”....   [tags: US, civil war, UN, UNSC]

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War Theory, Utilitarianism, And Virtue Ethics

- When it comes to nuclear war, most people will have mixed feelings on it. Nuclear war is a difficult area to touch on. Whether or not someone sees it as ethically right or wrong, all depends on the person and their moral values. The reason I chose this was because I don’t think it is necessarily right to engage in nuclear warfare even if it is the only means to end war. Just-war theory, utilitarianism, and Virtue ethics all help show a different perspective on nuclear warfare. There are many solutions to it, however....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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Augustine 's Just War Theory

- Augustine’s just war theory, jus ad bellum and jus in bello, provides a series of criteria of which, in theory, must be met in order for a war to be considered just. The criterion is then separated into two segments. Jus ad bellum refers to the morality surrounding going to war or when is going to war justified. Jus in bello refers to the moral conduct within war or how does one conduct a just war. When going to war and conducting war, these principles and guidelines must be followed or the morality of the war is not considered just by Augustine’s doctrine....   [tags: Laws of war, Jus ad bellum, Peace, Morality]

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The Cold War Is The Domino Theory

- The possibility of a nuclear war laid on the hearts and minds of American officials every day during the period known as the Cold War. With the slightest miscalculation of Soviet intentions or erred judgement in communist maneuvers America could have been thrust into a war with the Soviet Union an equally dangerous nuclear nation. In some ways the knowledge that both sides possessed enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world helped contain the situation but in other ways it only added more strain to the enormous pressure....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Nuclear weapon]

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The Cold War : The Ideological Theory

- Searching for the cause of the Cold War is a difficult task for anyone. The task becomes infinitely more challenging when you incorporate why it stayed cold and how it eventually ended. With so many theories behind these three topics it is ignorant to say, for example, that it simply started in 1947 and ended in 1991. There are many variable prior to 1947 that makes the origin difficult to pinpoint. In this essay, I will be focusing on multiple theories, illustrated by Professor Datta, professors speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) event, and Leon Aron....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Communism, Soviet Union]

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Theory of War

- Theory of War The Theory of War is an ideology of what is acceptable in the context of war which covers aspects of war including reasonable cause, treatment of prisoners, what kind of tactics are aloud, and so. All of these are split in to two different categories; with one being the right to go to war, and the conduct of war. Many influences of the Theory of War include many Christian ideals which can reflect religions impact on the world. Some of the first known ideas that relate to the Theory of War date back to 400 BCE with the Mahabrarata, an Indian epic which doesn't directly establish war theory but lays down some of the principles of war theory in concern with how war should be co...   [tags: Treatment of Prisoners, World War II]

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The Just War Theory

- Jasmine Waples Prof. Farner Social Ethics 16. Pacifism and the Just War Theory “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” As depicted in the quote by Ernest Hemingway war is a difficult situation in which the traditional boundaries of moral ethics are tested. History is filled with unjust wars and for centuries war was not though in terms of morality. Saint Augustine, however, offered a theory detailing when war is morally permissible. The theory offers moral justifications for war as expressed in jus ad bellum (conditions for going to war) and in jus in bello (conditions within warfare).The theory places restrictions on the causes of war as well as...   [tags: pacifism, christianity, WWII, Iraq]

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The Just War Theory

- What is the Just War theory and how did it pertain to St. Augustine. According to Augustine there is no private right to kill. According to Paul Ramsey opposes in The Just War, Christian participation in warfare “was not actually an exception to the commandment, “you shall not murder” but instead an expression of the Christian understanding of moral and political responsibility. One can kill only under the authority of God. St. Augustine argued that Christian rulers had such an obligation to make peace for the protection of his subjects even if the only way to eliminate such a threat was through force of arms....   [tags: Psychology]

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War Theory And Its Effects On The State Of The United States

- Terrorist attacks are a major crisis for a state, the attacks can’t only damage the state physically but they can also have an impact on the state’s economy. Nevertheless, state leaders must act accordingly and do their best to defend and protect their state. After experiencing the attack on the American embassies the President of the United States proposed a plan to have military intervention in both Iraq and Syria. The plan requires both Congressional and public approval along with the requirements brought by Just War Theory....   [tags: Laws of war, Jus ad bellum, Peace, Just War]

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Internal Disunity Theory Of War

- The next theory, while still relying on the realist principles of power maximization, turns it on the Power Transition Theory on its head. Instead of two exceptionally strong states competing for domination, it focuses on weak states struggling to appear strong, so they will not be dominated. This theory is the most original of those included in this document, it combines elements of the internal disunity theory of war with the need of states to project power in an anarchic international system....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Russian Empire]

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Was the Vietnam War Justified?

- Introduction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.” (Richard M. Nixon, 1985) Despite almost half a century of retrospect, numerous studies, and the declassification of military documents, former President Nixon’s assertion still holds truth. Of all the wars that the United States has fought in, the Vietnam War has compelled the most Americans to question what we were fighting for and why. Was the Vietnam War a just war. The Just War Theory The Just War Theory has been shaped over the centuries by historians and philosophers....   [tags: The Just War Theory]

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Just War Theory

- Just War Theory Price reduced due to problems with format One of the perennial realities of human existence is war. From the earliest recorded events of human history all the way through to modern times, human communities have engaged in armed conflict as a method of dispute resolution. While war has been a constant part of the human experience, there has also been a tendency within virtually all human civilisations to limit the extent of war and the methods by which warfare may be conducted.(1) In Western civilisation, this limitation on warfare has taken shape as an effort to limit both the determination of when war is appropriate and the means used in battle.(2) Within the Western moral,...   [tags: Just War Armed Conflict Military Essays]

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Plato’s Republic and the Just War Theory Versus Humanitarian Intervention

- American involvement in humanitarian intervention is one of the most controversial issues in contemporary US foreign policy. The definition of humanitarian intervention is a military intervention; entering into a country for the purposes of saving lives and protecting citizens from the violation of their human rights. As in all debates, there are always two sides. One side disputes that military force should only be applied when, in the words of former Secretary of Defense Weinberger, ‘a vital national interest is at stake.’ ¹ The opposing side disputes that the US should apply military force to mediate when in the words of former president Clinton, “someone comes after innocent civilians…an...   [tags: plato, republic, war]

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Christianity And The Just War Theory

- Does the Just War Theory provide sufficient moral justification for Christians’ involvement in war. The Just War Theory is a set of criteria that are used to judge whether a war is morally justifiable. It was St Augustine in the third century that formulated the Just War theory, and was formalised 10 centuries later by Thomas Aquinas. There are seven criteria by which a war can be judged to be just. Among the rules are Just Cause – there must be a very good reason for going to war, such as protecting your country from invasion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Just War Theory and the Battle of Helm’s Deep

- With over ten battles, it is obvious that war plays an important part in The Lord of the Rings. However, even in this case, all roads lead to Augustine as he is credited for being the creator of what we know as the Just War Theory. Augustine was a fifteenth century theologian and Bishop of Hippo. His views on warfare and morals were especially imperative to the Christian development of the Just War Theory values. However, Tolkien also had fairly strong feelings about war, as having spent a part of his life in the trenches of World War I; and as a devout Catholic, he was a believer of Augustine’s Just War Theory....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Just War Theory as Applied to Operation Just Cause

- Since its inception as a country in 1776 the United States has carried a tainted record in conducting just operations involving regime changes to achieve the goal of timely creating a minimally just political community. For example, on one hand the U.S. has been a part of one of the most just, successful, and commendable regime changes in history when they helped defeat and reconstruct Japan and Germany after World War II. On the other hand the U.S. has been a part of one of the worst and unjust operations conducted in history involving Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion....   [tags: American Foreign Policy]

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The Importance of the Just War Theory of Saint Augustine

- Just War Theory is the belief the war is morally or legally justified. There are four most important tenets, also known as belief, principle, or creed, from the Just War Theory of Saint Augustine. Saint Augustine was born in A.D. 354 and adopted the Christianity doctrine in A.D. 386 during the decline of the Roman Empire. Saint Augustine believed everything was made from God; therefore everything made is good and perfect. Saint Augustine believed evil, was due to the fall of man, which introduced sin into the world....   [tags: moral, cause, peace]

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The Just War Theory

- The Just War Theory The Just war theory is and interesting one simply because the phrase just war is an oxymoron. War is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. Implicit in this definition of war is the result of death and since justice is right action towards other death is the most unjust of things. Thus war is unjust. Although there is the case where one country goes to war with another because the other has unjust policy and warfare if the catalysis believed to change these policies....   [tags: Papers]

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The Vaccine War: Media Theory

- Synopsis After watching The Vaccine War, the main concerns of vaccines are public safety, the aftermath of injecting harmful chemicals into ones’ body and the parents that choose not to vaccinate their children. In the beginning of the documentary, a mother, Jennifer Margulis, states she felt like it was not needed for her newborn child to be vaccinated for a sexual transmitted disease. She feels like the ingredients are scary for a young child to take in with an immature immune system. The other issue is a massive outbreak of disease that could have been prevented....   [tags: Public Safety, Cognitive Dissonance]

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Just War Theory

- Just War Theory Questions About The War I think the just war tradition is a great way to rate if a war is really worth fighting or is it really not worth fighting. For the first law Just Cause, yes I would say that we as the United States have just cause to end the terrorist attacks because it is really starting to get out of hand. The Second law Comparative Justice yes I would say that we have comparative justice because we have definitely suffered more than Afghanistan because we have lost many more people in their attacks than they have in any of our attacks....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The History of the Art of War Within the Framework of Political History by Delbruck

- Despite Clausewitz utilization of war theory as a model for explanation of 'what had happened' in warefare history, Delbruck regarded this theory as a “corrective to what the sources told us.”1 Claueseiwitz advocated the use of “historical example” to determine the nature of war. He noted the four uses that history has to offer: “an explanation, a demonstration of the application of an idea, as a support for a statement, and as a detailed presentation from which one might deduce doctrine.” He also establishes various degrees of rigour: The first and simplest demand is for accuracy....   [tags: military history, war theory, clausewitz]

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The Realist Theory and The Outbreak of World War I

- The realism theory describes World War One the best because it is “based on the view that describes the individual as primarily fearful, selfish and power seeking” (Mingst, 2011). WWI was initially a war between two countries, Austria-Hungary and Serbia; but due to assassinations, the strength of alliances, binds by treaties, and increasing security dilemma, more and more countries entered the war until it manifested into a complete World War. Countries increased their weaponry and made other nations apprehensive....   [tags: World War I]

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The Just War Theory Described in Living Justice by Thomas Massaro

- The just war theory is described by Thomas Massaro in his book Living Justice as the “principle that warfare might be justified under certain conditions” (108). The complexities involved with international relations makes determining a just war very difficult. Even though historically pacifism hasn’t gained much traction within Catholic circles, it currently is gaining popularity with many mainstream Catholics. With so many differing views on military action, one might ask, “What determines a just war....   [tags: international relations, pacifism, catholicism]

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America's Decision to Jump into World War II Was Justified

- ... However, Germany was not allowed to join yet. The second group is territorial in which Germany had to give up a good chunk of her land and had to give back the land that was over taken by Germany. The third group is categorized as military in which Germany took a huge blow to their army. According to avalon.law.yale.edu, “By a date which must not be later than March 31, 1920, the German Army must not comprise more than seven divisions of infantry and three divisions of cavalry. After that date the total number of effectives in the Army of the States constituting Germany must not exceed one hundred thousand men, including officers and establishments of depots....   [tags: just war theory, jus ad bellum]

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A Comparative Analysis of Jihad from Ethical Perspectives

- Introduction From the very beginning of history, humans have searched for justification for their actions as a result of their nature. Correspondingly, all the groups from democratic governments to tyrannical administrations and even terrorist organizations have all sought for the same in an effort to satisfy moral values and ethical reasoning. As a form of international relations, wars, which have been located at the crossroads of history or have directly amended the course of history, could not elude the need for moral and ethical justifications in spite of the contrasting views differentiating international relations from human relations....   [tags: Jihad and Just War Theory]

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The Diversionary Theory of War

- The Diversionary Theory of War Diversionary Theory of War or Scapegoat Hypothesis: In order to overcome popular or elite divisions at home, leaders will attempt to take public attention from internal concerns and finding an external foe (either real or fabricated) to divert attention. Variables: Leaders, Regime types · helps us understand that there is a connection between foreign and internal policies. · Sociological studies of IN Group/ Out Group and social cohesion do translate well for the theory · War overtime becomes more costly to internal politics i.e....   [tags: Papers]

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Definition Of Realism, Liberalism And The English School Theorise And A Cold War

- Thesis statement: Due to the anarchic system within international society, state actors exhibit aggressive behavioural tendencies through regimes, norms, rules and principles that make it impossible to achieve world peace. Plan of investigation: It is the purpose of this essay to use Realism, Liberalism and the English School theorise and correlate them with their appropriate historical era that explores and demonstrates political examples of regimes, norms, rules and principles that exhibit how achieving world peace as impossibility in international society....   [tags: War, Peace, Democratic peace theory]

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The Humanistic Theory During World War II Toward The Late 1950 ' S

- The humanistic theory had much influence after the time of World War II toward the late 1950’s (Hansell & Damour, 2008). According to Dombeck, (2006), the humanistic approach was defined to be consciously reflective, allowing one to have the ability to experience self-determination. The humanistic approach combines philosophy, existentialism, and the hierarchy of needs that motivates every individual person on a unique level of growth potential; it worked to find the importance of life’s true meaning’s in an individual’s life for human characteristic (Dombeck, 2006)....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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Using the International Relation’s Theory to Explain the Kosovo Albanian War

- ... Serbia acted to remain in power of territory and people. NATO and the UN acted to prevent further crisis and deaths, also against international criticisms. The United States and Western allies acted to demonstrate their power over and to control their spheres of influence. Anarchy, the third principle demarcated by the Oxford Handbook of International Relations, establishes that the absence of an international government provides feeding ground for self-help to accumulate (Oxford, 133). Though NATO and the UN act as international interventionists, they are not an international government, and as much as the United States to assert itself as an international policeman, it does not step i...   [tags: groupism, realism, politics]

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Pursuing Peace and Justice

- Although pursuing peace and justice at the same time is ideal since the armed conflict would end, and the “bad guys” would have to pay for their wrong doing. Pursuing both at the same time is a difficult initiative due to the different paths undertaken when pursuing peace and justice, the two reasons this essay will focus on are the ideas of forgiveness within peace and fairness within justice. Contemporary peace theorists refer to two types of peace: positive and negative peace. Positive peace refers the concept of conflict prevention, while negative peace is the absence of war....   [tags: forgiveness, fairness, theory, war]

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The Damned Human Race by Mark Twain

- In Mark Twain’s essay The Damned Human Race, he states that “it obliges [him] to renounce [his] allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to [him] that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals” (Zengardner.com). However, this new theory would not be truer, it would not be true at all. Man has not descended from animals, we are not damned, and we are certainly not incorrigible....   [tags: darwinian theory, war, evil]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Many people have different ideas of truth, which is a huge theme in “The Things they Carried”. It’s all based on the person, and their own experience. Tim O’Brien happen to be someone who had a very interesting way of explaining his “truths”, especially when dealing with war. He had a way of describing an imaginary truth, to get through all of his experiences during war. Whether it was about Jimmy Cross and the women in his life Martha, or explaining how gruesome his whole experience was during the Vietnam war....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Truth, Theory]

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Liberal Internationalism Guide For Sustainable Peace And Development

- Introduction: Peacebuilding to rebuild societies torn apart by armed conflict and break the cycle of violence has generated international debate and controversy. Peacebuilding is apart of the fourth stage of achieving peace and security. Its main aim is to reduce the chances of relapse into conflict and establish the foundation for sustainable peace and development (Busumtwi-Sam, Module 7). International organizations, like the UN, assist countries emerging from conflict in transitioning their social, economic and political structures....   [tags: War, Peace, Democratic peace theory]

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The Dell Theory Of Conflict Prevention

- “The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.” (Friedman 170) The supply chain, being the complex system in which we transfer parts and other things throughout the world in order to build a finished product. Thomas Friedman gives an example of the supply chain with his experience of getting a computer built by Dell in Emerging: Contemporary Reading for Writers....   [tags: World War II, War]

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U.S. Mexican War and Explaining Theories of International Conflict

- U.S. – Mexican War and Explaining Theories of International Conflict The United States and Mexico went to war between 1846 and 1848. The war was an essential event for both sides that participated in the war, as Mexico lost almost half of its territory to the United States, and the United States became a political super power. Two theories will be analyzed and applied to this specific case to determine whether or not they can be used to explain the conflict known as the U.S.- Mexican war. The economic interdependence theory and the deterrence theory and their assumptions will be the two theories examined in this paper....   [tags: deterrence theory, interdependence theory]

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The Social Order Of The European Union

- Over the course of European history, security dilemmas among the European powers led to a period of great civil unrest from the years 1910 until 1945. Consequently, arms races and various alliances spawned from distrust, led to two world wars that affectively marked history as some of mankind 's most darkest times. In contrast, European states were able to enjoy an unprecedented time of economic and political success between 1945-2016, ultimately forming the European Union. As actors are purposive and goal seeking, they choose policies that yield joint gains and that produce the best outcome for their respective power....   [tags: World War II, United States, Game theory]

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The 's Theory Of Balance Of Power

- Moscow intends to take advantage of the new situation to maintain; they design and propose solutions to problems that prevent both parties, Soviets and Americans, to move forward. Until 1973, the Soviets return to a more withdrawn position, playing the factors between the parties. That 's when the Nixon administration who starts getting closer to the USSR and tries to contain them as they are the head of the big communist block. The Americans want to end the Vietnam conflict and so they go ahead with the Kissinger’s policy of detente....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Soviet Union, World War II]

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The Theory Of Realism Key Actor

- The theory of Realism key actor is the state. The view of the state in Realism is power seeking and to make judgments based on the significant of national interests. Each state acts in a unitary way to increase its power by war, balance of powers, or through economy. The International System believes in anarchy. The distribution of power among states can be judged by its economy and military capabilities. However, the Realist theory does take in consideration that change can occur in the International System....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II]

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War In Iraq

- Through an extensive study of the events leading up to the war in Iraq, it will be evident that the war could have stemmed for many of reasons. The overall reason, though, is that Iraq has been a continuous threat to the United States, the nation as a whole, and their very country. Looking through the lenses of the Iraqis, Postcolonial theory, will display what this war has done for them, and how many of them depend on the U.S. now until their government is stable enough to make their own civilians feel safe again....   [tags: postcolonial theory, liberalism, Hussein]

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On the Use of Military Theory

- “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Whether they are mistakes, achievements, or anything in between, events from the past teach individuals and groups of people invaluable lessons. The problem is that people cannot experience themselves all these events; neither can they learn about them all. So they rely on analysis, conceptualizations, etcetera, which beyond historical collection of facts, constitute what are called theories. The wisdom that George Santayana captured in his famous quote, and that he stated with respect to human learning process, makes perfect sense in military matters....   [tags: war, international relation, peace]

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The Democratic Peace Theory Of Democracy

- The democratic peace theory postulates that liberal democracies are hesitant and unlikely to engage in armed conflict with other democracies. This idea dates back centuries to German philosopher Immanuel Kant and other 18th-century Enlightenment thinkers. By examining the political similarities, economic system, geographical location, and other factors of generic democracies, proponents of the democratic peace theory argue that democracies have a vested interest not to war with one another. However, other forms of government are exempt from these principles unique to democracies....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Autocracy, World War II]

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Dell Theory and Human Cost

- ... China has become a hot spot for employing cheap labor. Foreign companies from around the world, especially America, has profited extraordinarily from expending the low-cost costs from China and the enormous amount of labor force it uses. Naturally, with cheap labor comes the subject of principled working conditions for workers. Multi-national corporations have been infamous for benefiting from cheap labor workers while making a large profit. The profits made using this terrible business strategy is not typically distributed properly back into the pockets of the over-worked employees....   [tags: gloabl, life, corporation, war, conflicts, pervent]

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The Demand of Pakistan and Two Nation Theory

- Demand of Pakistan and Two nation theory 1.Introduction Pakistan was created on 14th of august 1947 it was 27th of Ramadan and Quaid-e-Azam (The Founder Of Pakistan) said that Pakistan came on the day when the first non Muslim was converted into a Muslim. The struggle for an independent state for the Muslim stood for years and they had to face many difficulties through the years. There were many important events which had a significance on the creation of Pakistan. Two nation theory Sir Syed Ahmed khan was the first Muslim leader who used the term nation for the Muslim of the sub-continent because of their separate religious entity, distinct civilization, philosophy, culture, moral values...   [tags: muslim, independence, war]

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International Relations Theory Of Structural Realism

- In this essay, I will be examining both interstate and intrastate conflict. I find that there are three sources that contribute the most to the rise of conflict within the international system: power transition, commitment problems and democratization (nationalism). Among these three factors, commitment problems are the most important for international politics. First, the international relations theory of structural realism best examines the role of power transition through powerful countries such as Britain and China in comparison to less developed countries such as Mexico or Chad as argued by A....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War]

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Theoretical Perspectives on Iraq War 2003

- INTRODUCTION In this paper, I intend to analyze Iraq war of 2003 from Realist and Marxist/ Critical perspectives. I intend to draw a conclusion as to which theoretical framework, in my opinion, is more suitable and provides for a rational understanding of the Iraq War. While drawing comparative analysis of two competing approaches, I do not intend to dismiss one theory in entirety in favour of another. However, I do intend to weigh on a golden balance, lacunas of both theories in order to conclude as to which theory in the end provides or intends to provide a watertight analysis of the Iraq war....   [tags: realist, marxist, theory, policy, power]

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Durkheim 's Theory Of Religion And Morality

- Durkheim who was considered the ‘father’ of Sociology and wanted to establish the science of religion and morality which, in turn annoyed religious dominations such as the Catholics but also philosophers. He wrote this text becoming interested in primitive religion and, what seemed to be his main motive in his work ‘Elementary Forms of Religious Life’. He wanted to explain and describe the most primitive religion known to man as he believe we could understand humans beings better, through religion and the evolutionary process of religion....   [tags: Religion, Human, Just War, Émile Durkheim]

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Harry Truman 's Moral Decision Theory

- President Biography Harry Truman known as for having a heroic presidency served our country as the 33rd president of the United States after the death of Franklin Roosevelt in April. Truman only had a high school education and was only vice president for 82 days before the passing of FDR. He had inherited the huge tasks of leading the United States through the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Truman’s legacy as the nation’s leader is on point of controversial decisions. Harry Truman applied utilitarian and Kantian principles in his ethical behavior....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Harry S. Truman]

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The Long Cycle Theory Of International Relations Theory

- In modern history, our world system has been controlled by states, actors, and organizations which theoretically exist in an anarchical system. Today we use fundamental international relations theories such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism to help us explain the international system. Realism, which in many was popularized by Thucydides in his The Melian Dialogue argues that states are the most important actors in the international system [1]. Realism also explains that states relentlessly seek to maximize their power (usually in the form of the military) to guarantee their security (since states exist in an anarchical self-help system)....   [tags: Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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The Vietnam War, the Korean War, and Governmental Power

- The power of the United States government has fluctuated drastically over the past four decades. The President found loopholes in the system of Congress for military based mission. This shows that the power of the president is too much. “Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to leave Vietnam "completely and as soon as possible." He warned that he could "see nothing but grief in store for us if we remained in that area."” (Boyhood Home 2013) this brief conversation foreshadows that staying in Vietnam would only cause more problems for America and the world itself....   [tags: Pentagon Papers, Domino Theory]

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How Did The Development Of Atomic Weapons Affect Military Theory?

- H301: How did the development of atomic weapons affect military theory in the years immediately after World War II. The first and only time that nuclear weapons were used in a time of conflict was at the end of World War II, in which two nuclear weapons were dropped on Japan. The ramifications of this action would not only lead to the end of World War II, but also the destruction of hundreds of thousands innocent civilian lives. At this time the United Stated was the only country that possessed the capability to build as well as deploy this warfare on the enemies of the US and western civilization....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, Cold War, War]

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The Theory Of The International System

- The international system is a complex and constantly changing realm that requires assistance to understand. Theory helps to simplify this by providing a lens to look at the world through. Realism is the political theory that provides the best explanation for why actors in the system interact the way that they do. With a focus on the blood side of the system rather than the money side, acts of aggression make more sense with this outlook. Power is pivotal in this theory as it is the defining factor for what actions a state can perform....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, United States]

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A Theory Of The American Flag Over Fort Sumter

- These feelings of hatred were complicated. They could directed at certain rebels, but not the everyday southerners they encountered along the road. In the same letter in which he confessed his hatred for the Confederate army, Winchester told his brother about how much he enjoyed Savannah and discussed in poetic detail his love affair with the “sweetest Southern girl.” A theory of the war developed based on the free soil ideology which made compatible the undying hatred of the rebels and amiable relations towards Southerners at the cessation of hostilities....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Marxist Theory Of Stratification

- The Great Depression was the longest-lasting economic slump that the United States and most of the Western industrialized world has ever experienced. For about ten years, American families were living in poverty and struggling to survive. Countries around the world watched as their economy crumbled around them. Most effects were heavily felt until the start of the Second World War in 1939. There have been many theories as to what exactly caused the depression and what the smartest method was to overcome it....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II]

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The Theory Of Natural Rights

- Human rights are the fundamental moral rights to which a person is inherently entitled to simply because he or she is a human being. Human rights are designed to be universal and equally claimable by everyone, regardless of your "nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status." (United Nations, 2005). They are considered inalienable, thus, should not be taken away, except in specific circumstances. They are also expressed as inseparable and interdependent, and the removal of one right will effect others....   [tags: Human rights, World War II, United Nations]

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The International Theory Of Realism

- During World War II it was evident that the rescue of Jews targeted by Nazi Germany was not a priority for the United States government. With a depression draining resources from their own economy, the government saw no benefit in an international intervention in Germany, regardless of the repercussions that would stem from their lack of action. This choice made by the government reflects the sentiments of the international theory of Realism. Despite its expression in earlier writing, Realism as a formal discipline in international relations did not come to fruition until the United States’ choice to not intervene in Germany in World War II....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, United States]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Surrendering Innocence “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” Dwight D. Eisenhower (Eisenhower 1)....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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The Structural Theory Of International Relations

- There are two sets of theories that provide explanations on how the international system works. The structural theory also known as realism and the institutional theory also know as liberalism are the two major theories of international relations. These two set of concepts help explain the behaviors of major powers. Both of these theories have a first premise and first deduction along with a second premise and second deduction. In order to apply structural and institutional explanations to the behavior of Austria- Hungary, it is necessary to understand each of their core values....   [tags: Decision making, Flipism, Decision theory]

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The Theory Of Warfare With Douhet 's Conception Of Air Warfare

- Throughout history theorists tried to capture all aspects of warfare, propose new ways and means to apply the conceptions, and even conjecture how best to terminate wars. Carl Von Clausewitz in his masterpiece ‘On War’ conceptualized the nature of war on land and linked relationship between warfare and politics in concise ideals. The visionary theorist Giulio Douhet shifted the view of war in 1921 when he published The Command of the Air, where he introduced war through the concepts of airpower....   [tags: Military, War, Aerial warfare, On War]

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Conflict Theory And Structural Functionalism

- Conflict Theory In sociology, conflict theory occurs under the normal functioning society, due to the different social groups are under a different power, wealth and society treatment situation, resulting in conflicts between groups. These conflicts and arise revolution, political changes and/or other social changes. Conflict theory emphasizes the conflict between different social groups is the main driving force of social changes. Conflict theory are mostly used to explain different social stratification’s idea on ideology, such as Socialism and Capitalism....   [tags: Sociology, Max Weber, Conflict theory]

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The Modern Popularity of Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War

- There is a common belief that a theory no longer fits the situation if another theory has overtaken that theory. However, the core values of theories do not become irrelevant since they remain part of the human history. Following this argument, Ancient Chinese Warfare theorist texts, particularly that of Sun-Tzu, are very popular until this day. This is because of their high impact on warfare since they give advice on how to solve conflicts. According to historians, Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War is the oldest and the most famous military expositions in the world....   [tags: enemy, strategies, theory]

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Wells’ Denunciation of Imperialism and Socioeconomic Classes in The War of the Worlds

- Wells’ denunciation of Imperialism and Socioeconomic classes in The War of the Worlds In current time, a Marxist would argue that the ultimatum of all social and political actions is to obtain and maintaining economic power, implying that people base their decision wholly on enhancing their economical power as much as possible. As stated by Lois Tyson in her novel Critical Theory Today, “economics is base on which the superstructure of social/political ideological realities are built” (54). Therefore, economic power is comprised of social and political power, which is why Marxists “refer to socioeconomic class, rather than economic class, when talking about the class structure” (54)....   [tags: theory, marxist, martians]

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The Background on the Stanley Milgram Theory

- The social psychology theory that I will be analyzing is based on the Stanley Milgram experiment done in 1965 following the start of the Nazi war. He was curios on all the violence taking place during this time. As a Jew himself, he wanted to find out whether or not the Adolf Eichmann accomplice had the same intent and hate towards the Jewish people during the holocaust. Based on Solomon Asch’s past experiments on conformity, Milgram’s experiment was done to determine whether or not the power of the situation could cause average people to conform to obedience....   [tags: Stanley Milgram Theory, psychology, social psychol]

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Application Of Middle Range Theory

- Application of Middle range theory to problem Summary of Problem Language Barrier continues to be a challenge for nurses in the nursing profession. Language Barrier in nursing creates moments of miscommunication, mistrust and sometimes incompetence in nursing. When language is impaired misconception and distrust may occur. Valuable information may be lost as a result of language barrier. When valuable information is lost very often the patient is placed in the path of life threatening situation....   [tags: Nursing, Culture, Nursing theory, Health care]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Gerald Ford tried to persuade the Congress to send aid to South Vietnam, but they rejected his idea. One important factor of this war was on “April 30, 1975 North Vietnamese tanks crashed the gates of Saigon’s presidential place, signifying the end of America’s longest war” (20). No one ever expected the war to have this type of lasting affect on America further more it had many consequences were different than those of the cold war. The DOMINO THEORY only worked “in former French Indochina, with Laos and Cambodia also falling to Communist rebels in the spring of 1975” (21)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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There Was A Big War Going On The Korean War

- There was a big war going on in Korea. Korea got divided into to Koreas: you got North Korea and South Korea. “In August 1945, two young aides at the state department divided the Korean peninsula in half along the 38th parallel. The country is separated on the 38th parallel. The United States occupied South Korea and the USSR occupied North Korea. The united states is worried about communism spreading out in Europe and Asia .The Russians , Chinese , and north Korea all support Communism. The United States and South Korea do not support communism and support democracy....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, Cold War, North Korea]

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Pop Culture 's Mythology Theory

- Pop culture’s mythology theory is used in many forms of media today, from The Legend of Zelda in video games to “Harry Potter in books. One example of usage of the mythology theory is the 1996 movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou. directed by Joel Coen. This movie is based off Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” There are many similarities between the two, yet at the same time, there are many differences. “The Odyssey” is an epic written by Homer between 750 and 650 B.C. It is the tale of the main hero’s, Odysseus’s, journey home to Ithaca from Troy....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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World War I As A Good War

- In Britain, World War I is often portrayed as being an unnecessary war, while World War II is viewed as a good war. Critically discuss whether you agree or disagree with this portrayal, providing reasons and examples in your answer Introduction Conventional wisdom suggests that the First World War an unnecessary and futile war characterised by the Great European powers stumbling or sleepwalking (Clark, 2012) into a war that no nation really wanted and which resulted in the devastating slaughter of 11 million soldiers in the stalemate of trench warfare of the Western and Eastern fronts....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nazi Germany]

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On War by Clausewitz

- One of the most studied military strategist or theorist is Clausewitz. His work, “On War” has stood the test of time, used widely to analyze and study conflicts in the twenty-first century. “War is a continuation of `policy'—or of `politics'—by other means" (Bassford, pg 199), the most famous Clausewitz quote, often used to justify conflict but to the contrary, most often misapplied during conflict. “On War” is written as if war is an art, however, Clausewitz does offer guidance on tactics and military objectives, which by description, war is a science too....   [tags: communism, vietnam war]

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The Economic Theory Of A Balanced Budget And Controlled Spending

- Each country responded to the depression in different ways, with varying degrees of success. The U.S. passed the New Deal, however true economic reform was not achieved until the onset of WWII. The socialist governments of Scandinavian countries were very successful, relying on deficit spending to fund public works and to combat unemployment. Britain’s economic theory of a balanced budget and controlled spending allowed them to have a good recovery after 1932. On the other hand, in France, the Great Depression hit hard and they experienced a steady decline throughout the 30’s (881).There was little recovery due to governmental instability and uncooperativeness....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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The On The Korean And Vietnam War

- “I believe that operational-level commanders must first master the basic philosophy and principles of warfare. Only then can they make current or new technologies their servant.” Since 1947, airpower theory had the greatest impact on the employment of American airpower, because the promise of strategic bombing would deliver decisive effects and achieve a swift victory continued throughout the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. Although strategies, doctrines and technology changed over time, the application of US airpower revealed the dependence on the traditional air power theory in the second half of the twentieth century....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, World War II, Korean War]

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The Army 's Way Of War

- Army Concept resisted the paradigm shift required to adjust to the “low intensity” conflicts that arose from the onset of the nuclear age in 1945 to through the conclusion of the Vietnam Conflict in 1973. The Army’s way of war, or Army Concept, was based on conventional doctrine focused on nuclear war in Europe that was steeped in recent victories, traditions and ingrained in the service’s “psyche.” The Army’s historical experiences of success from World War II to Korea were based on conventional wars or “mid-intensity wars,” these skills were not effective in combating “limited conflicts.” As the nuclear threat evolved the U.S....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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Florence Nightingale 's Environmental Nursing Theory

- Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Nursing Theory One of the most crucial nursing theorists of all time, Florence Nightingale established effective nursing strategies in the mid 1800’s that are still applied to this day. She founded an environmental theory expressing that nurses should utilize a patients’ surroundings to assist them in their recovery, and furthermore that nurses should also tend to more than just a patient’s physical demands. These tactics were originally performed during the Crimean War by Nightingale and have been vital guidelines within hospitals ever since....   [tags: Florence Nightingale, Nursing, Crimean War, Nurse]

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Communism And The Cold War

- Communism and Capitalism were the two opposing ideologies during the cold war, the two main powerhouses at the time The Soviet Union and The United States of America would fight for their beliefs not on their own lands, but in other countries. The Cold War negatively affected Korea and Vietnam on a cultural, economic, environmental and social basis. The USSR and The United States governments only cared about the ideologies these countries held rather than the people living with the decisions these two powerhouse made in order for their own gain....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, World War II, Korean War]

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My Next Step Towards Developing A Theory

- My next step towards developing a theory is to ask the five individuals from our first assignment the seven interview questions I came up with. I sent an email to my five interviewees the following questions: 1. Do you believe the U.S. should aid Iraq in eliminating ISIS. Why. 2. Do you believe that our nation is more or less safe with the emergence of ISIS. 3. Should the U.S. send troops to help train Iraqi soldiers to counter the discipline and effectiveness problems Iraqi soldiers faced. Why....   [tags: Terrorism, United Nations, Iraq War, Violence]

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The Croatian War of Independence

- This paper is analysis of The Croatian War of Independence, It was fought between Croatian forces devoted to Croatian the government between 1990-1995, the war started when Croatia declared their independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Serbians had control over the Yugoslavian People’s Army as well as cooperative local Serbian forces. Croatia intended to break away from Yugoslavia to become an independent country, while Serbians living in Croatia, supported the Yugoslavian war efforts....   [tags: Croacian War]

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The Korean War

- For any war that has occurred in the history of the world there has been at least one underlying reason for why that war occurred. Wars have been known to take place over something as meaningful as liberation, and for things as trivial as revenge. The Korean War is no different, and in this paper I will try to explain the two different theories on what pretenses the Korean War was fought on. The first and most popular argument is the Traditionalism argument which more or less states that the war was a Proxy war, and the second argument being that of a Revisionist theory, or that war really was just a civil war between North and South Korea....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Cold War, South Korea]

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Cause of War

- In this paper I am going to give an evaluation on why do wars occur using research and personal knowledge. It is important to be able to define the term war before attempting to find out its causes and reasons. Wars have a long history in humanity and I believe it is significant for people to understand the true definition of war and the main causes of the past wars. This could in a sense help the understanding of humanity to the topic of war; it could also prevent future wars. The term war is defined in the oxford dictionary as “A state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country:”, “A state of competition or hostility between different people or group...   [tags: war history, theories]

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