2WarSome facts“Since 1495, no 25-year period has been without war”(War).“There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea” (War).“Global spending on defence total more than $700 billion. Global spending on education is less than $100 billion ”(War).
3Is War Needed?If Hitler would not have been stopped in WWII Unheard of amounts of people would have been slaughtered.The United States split across the middle not brought back together by the Civil War things would be a lot different now.
4Good Reasons to go to War The threat of world wide securityTo protect millions of innocent lives who can’t protect themselves
5Bad Reasons to go to War To gain land To Exterminate a type of race To try to control the globe
6Positive Effects of War Produces new technologies that improve standard of living such as-Nuclear energy would not have been discovered if not for the Manhattan project which was started to help bring WWII to a closeSonar would have not have been developed had submarines not need to be aware of its surroundings, this has helped us map the ocean floorWWII helped lift the United states out of depression
7Negative Effects of War Environment ravagedMany soldiers are usually either killed, wounded, sickened, or left with post traumatic stress disorderMany innocent people die for doing absolutely nothingDestroy important cultural icons and buildingsForces losing countries to rebuild, give up land, possessions, or moneyCan cause social splits within a country
8U.S Involvement in WarsThe United States has only declared war officially five times, it has used military force many more times than just these five instancesThe war of 1812The Mexican-American warThe Spanish-American warWorld War IWorld War II
9War on TerrorThe War on Terror can not be officially declared a war since there is no country to declare it on.The cost of the War on Terror since 2001 is currently $853,584,526,436 and countingIn Iowa alone the cost of war is $6,462,932,540 and rising
10Rational Idea?Although war can be used to help people it still kills some of the people it is trying to assist. Bombs do not only blow up terrorist buildings or terrorists they also destroy the land and the innocent people.Rational not really, necessary in somecases yesIt can be used as a last ditcheffort if a diplomatic solutioncan not be reached
11CitingFor the cost of the current war go to costofwar.com for a running counter