Consiquences of War

Topics: United States, World War II, Vietnam War Pages: 3 (1137 words) Published: January 28, 2013
In the past war has caused many controversies and has been in many cases a detriment to our nation, but do the consequences of war outweigh the benefits? Throughout the history of the United States we've been involved in many wars, some of which incurred more damages than others, but either way damages and consequences were inevitable. One of the main consequences of war that really hits home is the loss of valued men in our honorable army. The fact that we learn to accept this is atrocious, and that we expect to lose men every battle is almost worse. We as Americans should be able to sustain a 0 casualty 0 loss record in at least 99% of out battles due to our technology, but that is a consequence of war, no matter how advanced you are compared to the opponent, you will still suffer tremendous losses.

When we joined the war in 1917, WWI, we were going to war with the idea that we were a powerful nation and we could assist the Allies in winning this war against the Germans. The only thing was, we did not think of the consequences of WWI, we lost countless hundreds of thousands of men, all of them sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. These men went to war expecting to die, they were told they were going to die for our country and they will make America proud and we will remember their name. I don't remember any of their names, the only name I remember is Genereal John J. Pershing, other than that those men died for the sole purpose of killing another man. The only benefits we obtained from this was further warfare technology and the refusal of gas being allowed to be used in future wars. WWI was just the beginning of the consequences as other wars broke out.

WWII. On December 7th 1941, America once again joined a war. Pearl Harbor is what led us to decide we needed to enter, the enemy invaded our homeland. The consequences of war were thought of prior to entering for once and were more calculated, but still unavoidable. We did all we could to avoid traumatic...
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