War is a state of organized, armed and often prolonged conflict carried on between states, nations, or other parties typified by extreme aggression, social disruption, and usually high mortality. In addition to the existence of this organized behavior pattern amongst human primates, very similar organized warlike behavior patterns are also found in many other primate species such as chimpanzees, as well as in many ant species.The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. An absence of war is usually called peace.
War generally involves two or more organized groups or parties. Such a conflict is always an attempt at altering either the psychological or material inter-group relationship of equality or domination between such groups. In all cases, at least one participant (group) in the conflict perceives the need to either psychologically or materially dominate the other participant and is unable or unwilling to accept or permit the possibility of a true relationship of fundamental equality to exist between the groups who have opted for group violence (war).
The attempt to establish or maintain domination and to avoid equality, is a precipitating factor in all wars, i.e., one group wishing to dominate another. Attempts at domination are also often the primary precipitating factor in individual one-on-one violence outside of the context of war, i.e., one individual attempting to dominate another.
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A war as we all know and remember a little too well what that typically means, it is time we start looking beyond this misery. The devastation and mental derangement a war can inflict upon individuals, families as well as nations is very much permanent, it is time to let go of such a turbulent past, for some of us it could even mean the present. But, the time has come to move on and forward with our lives for more reasons than one. The main reason being, whether we had wished for it or not, the world has become one thanks to overseas trade and globalization which is why wars fought will definitely affect countries that are related to the warring nations. So, why not start a war against the very idea of war? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. When I say a war I mean it to be in the most peaceful way possible, hence the name- anti-war. World peace is definitely the need of the hour in a place with children of various nations dying of hunger, aids and so many other diseases, when only developed countries can provide that much needed help, a war is something that simply cannot be accommodated in the current scenario.
Pitting against governments is not the easiest thing to do, and probably you wouldn’t have to do it either, look at this whole issue on a wider perspective and try to put an end to the very concept of war by going about it internationally. There are so many organizations that help promote anti-war, but are the best of principles being promoted? It is up to us the people, who will be ultimately affected or benefited. So, let us help ourselves, and stage an anti-war!
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