On War

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  • War: Similarities Between Football And War

    change the thinking of people. In both football and war there are two sides in which both are trying to win. They strategize and fight up and down the battlefield trying to gain an advantage over the opponent. Although there are many similarities, there is one huge difference. War involves numerous casualties and cannot be justified in most circumstances. Football, on the other hand, can be justified as the risk of getting seriously hurt is much lower. Since war cannot be justified most of the time, Mark Edmundson states in his book Why Football Matter that this allows the people to: “transfer our hunger for heroism from the area where real heroism has traditionally been possible and relocate it to the less complex relations of sport” (134). In a sense, Edmundson is saying that people view athletes as heroes in today’s age rather than viewing soldiers as heroes. This can drastically change the mindset of fans along with players. Some football players become obsessed with the power that they have, which can lead to their life spiraling out of control. Fans, especially kids, view these football players as role models and are influenced greatly by them. If a player does not behave off the field then they are setting a bad example for the kids who look up to them. Since kids view these football players as people who can do no wrong, this could negatively affect the kids and lead to consequences in the long run. Overall football and war are connected with one another. Many…

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  • War Mates

    After analysing the 1915 play ‘War Mates’, we discover the argument between two social sides on their differing views about war. The play, written by Mr Herbert De Hamel focuses strongly on the impact of strikes. “It is without doubt the most real and effective short play concerned with the war that has yet been seen, and the lesson it teaches the men of fighting age and all who advocate or are responsible for strikes in war time.” (Daily Mail, 1916, p.3) The four characters, John, Mary,…

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  • Masculinity In War

    When we think of the military and war essential components of international relations, we think of men as soldiers, men as protectors we consider war itself as violent as well as the men participating (Youngs, 2004, p.85). The military and nonconventional forces are therefore heavily masculinized. To understand why rape is used as a weapon of war, it also important to understand the context in which masculinity in militaries and armed forces develops but also understand the concept of hegemonic…

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  • Civil War In Colombia

    on the order of $100 billion annually on cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine, but in 2000, much more money was spent on cocaine than marijuana; in 2010 the opposite was true (estimation). However, the drug traffic is not the only U.S policy issue with Colombia. The civil war against insurgent groups in Colombia had been a critical battle, that U.S has been supporting. The armed conflict in Colombia…

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  • Ishmael Beah's War

    meaning of war in the dictionary is “A military conflict between two nations or parties”, but in A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah war is not just a conflict between two nations or parties but it’s a conflict between death, revenge, and survival. Ishmael Beah is a victim of war that took place in Sierra Leone. His lieutenant easily turns him into a ruthless killing machine. The Lieutenant use a false promise to avenge the death of his parents and drugs to…

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  • The Unforgettable War: The Vietnam War

    The Unforgettable War In the United States during the 1960’s, there was a massive trepidation against the U.S soldiers who were returning stateside from the Vietnam War. With the 60’s having a plethora of problems and traumatic events, the last thing the American citizens wanted to do was embroil themselves in a war oversees that had no immediate effect on them. With the aversion to the war, the U.S citizens vilified and treated their own troops as warmongers instead of being the everyday…

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  • War And Afghanistan War Essay

    Iraq & Afghanistan War War, whether it was centuries ago, or going on currently, impacts those fighting in many ways. For example, in the Iraq and Afghanistan war, there were over 8,000 soldiers killed in action since 2001. That number stems from a total of 14 years of combat operations. In comparison, there are nearly the same number of suicides by U.S. servicemen and women every single year. Soldiers are not only impacted by physical injury, but there is a very substantial amount of them who…

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  • Girl At War Analysis

    The novel, “Girl at War” written by Sara Nović, is a book about the life of a girl named Ana who is 10 years old that lives in Zagreb, Yugoslavia during a time of war. Ana and her family are constantly in fear of losing their lives and so they do everything they can to survive. Ana eventually escapes the war by going to America, but the events of the war did affect her and molded her personality as she got older. Ana eventually goes back to Zagreb to get closure and in a way she does. She…

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  • A Necessary War: The Iraq War

    The Iraq War was a devastating war. It began on March 19th, 2003 and didn’t end until nearly 9 years after its start. This war took a huge toll on all the states that were involved, causing many fatalities on both sides and brought about many changes, both good and bad. But the question is, was it a necessary war? Was there good enough reasons to wage war with Iraq and were the consequences worth it? To answer that one must first understand what happened throughout the war. It was March 19th,…

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  • Media's Influence On War

    Media has the power to change people’s opinion on war, but it is up to those people to decide whether or not they want to be influenced. I think that most people hold firm beliefs regarding war, whether they are against it, or for it. When they go to see a movie, or watch a television show, they do not necessarily go with the intention of changing their opinion, so they just tend to block out any ideas that are contradicting to their beliefs. However, the few that actually absorb the information…

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