The Positive Results of War Essay

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I was trapped in a valley with one entrance and exit. Constant explosions from rockets and mortars worked at intervals like seconds on a clock. It was our tempo, our metronome for counter violence. This was a good day. We came back to base after our encounter, whole bodied and adrenaline fueled, preparing for the next visit from the horrors of war. This was our world and we had only been there for a few months. The indigenous forces had been there for years, frozen in a state of chaos. War was in their blood and culture. Many years of foreign invasion and inter-tribal war had turned violence into the norm of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a prime example of the negative aspects of war. A fundamentalist background and nomadic …show more content…
Women are the biggest example of the positive effects of WWI. With the vast majority of men fighting on foreign front-lines, the women of many nations had to take the places of men in factories, post offices, hospitals, etc. This all women workforce was very significant in gaining equal voting rights for women, especially in England. Without these brave women willing to sacrifice so much to gain very little, our history could have been significantly altered. It was still a slow process for women to attain full equal rights as men, but WWI can be seen as a catalyst that ignited the movement in many positive ways. Another example of equality can be seen from minorities fighting in WWII. The importance of blacks and whites fighting together helped pave the way for equal rights for African Americans in the United States. These black veterans were having to fight two enemies, Hitler and Jim Crow. Rhonda Racha Penrice gives examples of many black veterans who played critical roles in the Jim Crow South. One of these men was Medgar Evers, who despite being a veteran who served his country, was turned away at gunpoint after trying to vote in a local election. Historically significant groups like the Tuskegee Airmen showed the powerful image and influence that the veteran African American community had on the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These African American veterans were a focal point for much needed change in a

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