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For many years , wars have been in the world . War is any large scale, violent conflict. In recent great wars, millions of men, women and children were killed, many died of diseases, famines and untold sufferings. A war generally sweeps away the strongest and best men of a country and leaves the aged, the weak and the unfit to carry on the race. Then there are related sorrows and sufferings it causes to those whom it does not kills – the widows, the orphans and mothers rendered children’s. John F. Kennedy stated that, 'Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.' War can be avoided. Humans must be taught that war is not the solution to all of our problems because it creates loss of confidence, trigger economic…show more content…

Some people claim that causes about religion may lead governments to involve in wars. It is asserted that people may want to get control of holy areas. For example, pope arranged the Crusades to get Jerusalem. This position goes on further argue that some may use wars to spread their religion. It is also asserted that ambition to be the dominant power in the world is may be another reason such as USA. However, any religion doesn’t want people to have been died and also a country which isn’t liked by people can’t be the dominant power. Moreover, wars result in serious health problems. By end of war there are a lot of deaths. As pointed out in the chart ‘WAR DEATHS per Century’ ,there were 2 million deaths because of war in 1500s,in 1600s,the number of deaths increased to 6 million. In 1700s, the number of deaths remained the same. From 1700s to 1900s , there was sharp increase in the number of deaths.(1995).Furthermore, wars result in illness and also cause epidemic. By end of the wars there are a lot of woundeds.

Finally, some claim that wars are necessary to improve technology with competition ,but competition becomes over humanity. Some claim that war speeds up technology. It is also asserted wars result in important developments

The Vietnam War Cost the U.S. More than Money Essay

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U.S.A Involvement in Vietnam War Direct U.S. military involvement in The Vietnam War, the nation's longest, cost fifty-eight thousand American lives. Only the Civil War and the two world wars were deadlier for Americans. During the decade of Vietnam start in 1964, the U.S Treasury spent over $140 billion on the war, enough money to fund urban regeneration projects in every major American city. In spite of these enormous costs and their accompanying public and private disturbance for the American people, the United States failed, for the first time in its history, to attain its stated war aims. The goal was to preserve a separate, independent, non-communist government in South Vietnam, but after April 1975, the communist Democratic…show more content…

U.S.A Involvement in Vietnam War Direct U.S. military involvement in The Vietnam War, the nation's longest, cost fifty-eight thousand American lives. Only the Civil War and the two world wars were deadlier for Americans. During the decade of Vietnam start in 1964, the U.S Treasury spent over $140 billion on the war, enough money to fund urban regeneration projects in every major American city. In spite of these enormous costs and their accompanying public and private disturbance for the American people, the United States failed, for the first time in its history, to attain its stated war aims. The goal was to preserve a separate, independent, non-communist government in South Vietnam, but after April 1975, the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) ruled the whole nation. (Wittman, Sandra M. "Chronology of the Vietnam War." Vietnam: Yesterday and Today Oakton Community College. Skokie, Illinois. 16 May 1996: n.p.) The initial reasons for U.S. involvement in Vietnam seemed rational and compelling to American leaders. Following its success in World War II, the United States faced the future with a sense of ethical rectitude and material confidence. From Washington's perspective, the principal threat to U.S. security and world peace was monolithic, tyrannical communism emanating from the Soviet Union. Any communist anywhere, at home or abroad, was, by description, and enemy of the United States. Drawing equivalence with the unsuccessful appeasement of

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