Animal Warfare Is A Natural Part Of Human Psychology Essay

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Humans are not the only animal that wages war. Bees; ants; and one of humanity’s closest relatives, chimpanzees, all engage in coordinated attacks against a rival group, usually to gain territory or resources. The predisposition towards violent group-on-group conflict is ingrained into animal psychology. Although animal warfare lacks the deliberation and complex aims of human warfare, it suggests human warfare is a natural part of human psychology. Warfare seems to be inherently psychological and not under a person’s conscious control. One example is the Cold War. Natural social psychological phenomenon inflamed the conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States in the Cold War, as well as the public opinions of the conflict. The aggressive defensive measures taken by both countries heightened tensions. Both countries used aggression to obtain control, a deep psychological need. In-group biases divided the societies of the Soviet Union and the United States. One thing that contributed to the conflict were aggressive responses to potential vulnerabilities.
An aggressive reaction to the dangers of a possible war increased the tensions between the two countries. Both countries feared the nuclear capabilities of the other. The bombings of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki killed over 200,000 people. Atomic bombs were terrifying. A single bomb could destroy a city. Atomic bombs killed with radiation, blast waves, extreme heat, and created severe long-term effects. The long-term…

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