Peloponnesian War

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    A short story in which there is a conflict between two characters is Michael Morpurgo's "What Does It Feel Like?". The story tells us about a village in Bosnia, which has been invaded by Serbian soldiers during the Bosnian War. We are introduced to a girl called Sofia, who lives in this village. We see the events unfold through her eyes, as the soldiers destroy the village in a coordinated yet ruthless attack. This makes the story all the more harrowing and disturbing, as we see how a young girl…

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    As Gene Forrester revels in his youthful life at Devon, the war becomes a constant reminder of maturity and adulthood, evincing the transformation that immerses Gene in John Knowles’ A Separate Peace. First, Gene’s recollection of the mythical tree in his childhood, now seemingly insignificant after fifteen years, elicits a musing conviction with the stark change in perspective. Insisting that "nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence,” Gene implies that the crime of…

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    Galula’s first and third laws of counterinsurgency are based on gaining and maintaining support of the population. These concepts form the basis of U.S. COIN doctrine of wining the hearts and minds that is prescribed by FM 3-24. President Obama’s West Point speech and General Petraeus’s COMISAF guidance provide a framework that is based on a doctrine that has been greatly influenced by Galula’s first and third laws. Galula’s first law states that the support of the population is…

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    So, it seems possible that the Better Angels that Pinker speaks about, the neural circuits that enable Empathy, Self Control, Morality and Reason, may be currently in an interim condition, in the way that blue eyes are after ten thousand years. Pinker concludes that the greatest reduction in human violence coincides with the beginning of civilization. If the civilizing process that began less than ten thousand years ago has been enhancing these beneficial traits, their propagation may have a…

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    Brownmiller Theory

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    Brownmillers theory of rape and sexual violence is accurate, where evidence in war as well as male habits in the military, provide an understanding of why rape occurs. Rape is looked at and defined, thus providing an accepting concept behind why rape is wrong and what exactly it is. Brownmiller goes beyond basic theorizing and analyzes rape in the context of multiple wars. By linking numerous trends and connecting it to her basic theory she is able to provide support to her argument. Her theory…

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    dirty work. They use children because children can’t be put in many of the jails after being caught with drugs or weapons. Some child soldiers enjoy the feeling of killing people for their country. More than half of the child soldiers are forced into war but some are also volunteering. Anyway, they are still killing and doing adult things. No matter the situation child soldiers need to pay for their actions. Some kids will kill because they are forced but others are volunteering and wanting to…

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    War changes men. In 2008, Creed Cascade, an author, once commented about war and its effects on men. He replied with, “...that [war] strips them of their humanity.” His words outline the forgotten repercussions of war on the men and woman that fight and are left to suffer. When they first joined the war, they are happy and ready for adventure and when they leave, they are left broken and transformed. In this example, Elijah Weesageechak slowly was stripped of his humanity the longer he served in…

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    The complexities of the paradox of implementing human rights norms was highlighted in the case of Burundi and their local civilian agency. Meghan Foster Lynch explores the citizens of Rumonge, Burundi and the actions they took to promote peace in their local communities after the fall of an authoritarian rule. Lynch presents to the reader that this peace was not “predetermined,” but a by-product of consistent work, and the “logic of self and community preservation” (Lynch, 82). She believes that…

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    Hypothetical Viewpoints

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    Hypothetical scenario; someone becomes the new President of the United States and they have an opportunity to inflict some violence by shooting missiles at a country which would result in many casualties, but would also end many severe conflicts. Would they do it? Most people would say yes if it meant benefiting themselves, while others have a different point of view. This social justice paper will be offering a different perspective on violence and how there could possibly be an alternative.…

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    distraught , and depression infiltrated their minds due to the war. However, Phineas' mood never altered. Even after is leg is broken he is…

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