A Brief Note On Mahatma Gandhi, An Indian Independence Movement Leader

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Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian independence movement leader, once said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Gandhi explained the good that people think they are creating from violence only lasts for a temporarily, whereas the severe consequences caused by violence will always remain. This is an important quote to consider because it is true, as evidenced by World War I. During World War I, violence may have appeared to do good- many countries/individuals may have thought that they were one step closer to winning the war by using violence, but in reality, just like Germany, they probably were not even close to winning. They ended up killing millions of people and damaged the land- which caused much pain and suffering for both sides of the war, and led to more problems later in the future.World War I took place during 1914-1918, causing massive loss of life, damage of land and mental stress on soldiers- who later developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, describes these brutal horrors of war and the German soldiers’ physical and mental stress during World War I, ultimately causing them to develop PTSD. Nationalism and militarism were two reasons why many countries entered World War I, however, there was immediate negative impacts for individuals fighting in the war, which later resurfaced new problems for various counties.…

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