What is the purpose of war?

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What do we, as humans, hope to accomplish through wars? Throughout history we've used war as a tool to settle disputes, but the victor of these disputes was only crowned after all of the opposition had been killed. It seems as though war isn't necessarily a tool of change, rather a weapon for destruction that breeds hatred, violence, and lies. With that said, there's still wars being fought all around the World with massive casualties by the hour. But why are we still fighting? Is it really a useful agent for change or is it genocide?

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Ugh, did you even pay attention in school? The purpose behind war is a hashed and rehashed topic.

Warfare became significant when humans made the switch from hunter-gatherer societies to sedentary agricultural societies in which there is a more hierarchical class distribution. The class distribution comes from land ownership, and that kind of personal ownership rather than the more communal hunter-gatherer setup therefore causes more disputes, thus leading to warfare.

Warfare has a multitude of purposes--to gain land, to uphold honor... essentially to preserve what one deems is rightfully theirs. And that kind of selfishness all comes from permanent settlements.

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monstrosity monstrosity

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Ugh, did you even pay attention in school? The purpose behind war is a hashed and rehashed topic.

Warfare became significant when humans made the switch from hunter-gatherer societies to sedentary agricultural societies in which there is a more hierarchical class distribution. The class distribution comes from land ownership, and that kind of personal ownership rather than the more communal hunter-gatherer setup therefore causes more disputes, thus leading to warfare.

Warfare has a multitude of purposes--to gain land, to uphold honor... essentially to preserve what one deems is rightfully theirs. And that kind of selfishness all comes from permanent settlements.

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monstrosity monstrosity

Self-indulgence and pride.

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muddyringlets muddyringlets

I have to say this is a very sensitive subject for red eyes anyway. War comes from Ego, when you don't get want you want, you then fall into a mode of demand not leaving the other a choice.
Many here in what is now called the proud "usa" are not taught that there was a genocide here in their backyard. Thousands of Nations are EXTINCT!!!
They probably don't know that their thanksgiving was a wanna be, it never happened! Read True Historic History. Decades before the pilgrims set foot, our Indigenous peoples were being wiped out by the black plague. I wonder who brought that here...Now the goverment has our people pushed on rez. most which are not even our homelands & what's worse you can't make a living on these seclude areas. Now for sometime there has been a war going on. Yes, the "us. gov" found out yrs back that the Lakota black hills has gold in them & they want the land back. No, I am not Lakota. I don't need to be to know. The gov. has even snuck in & has been stealing the gold. Now what are the Lakota people to do? The have been fighting this for yrs, but you know as well as I do, the us gov. plays dirty...☼ Blessing

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poeticndn poeticndn

Infiltrating countries for their natural resources and human-valued commodities and using terrorism as an excuse.

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Hullabaloo Hullabaloo

To make people feel better about themselves

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