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Why Wars were fought ? We call humans intelligent then why we draw blood of each other in the name of SO CALLED Faith, Religion, Sects, Cults, Castes, Imperialsim, Communisim, Capatalism, Expansion, Godly Ideologies, Principles, Egos, Ethics etc ? When are we going to stop this meyham ?
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Asked by Cocktail, 25 Nov '07 09:53 pm
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When did human beings start tearing at each other? From the time, we settled into organised living as a society, about 12000 years ago. Very little known till the period 4000 BC. when archaeological evidence shows, well settled clusters of people or societal existence as we call it, began in the region of Mesopotomia, the Nile valley of present day Egypt, the Indus valley. As these city states sprouted, the first rumblings of discord too arose, which in those days were for more resources, more space and and the first signs of human tendency to dominate others. Each of the civilisations report a series of intermittent wars from this period, though, as per written recorded history, the first wars were fought around 3200 BC in Mesopotomia.(Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamia). The same was true of the Egyptian civilsations, where initially the kingdom was established in Southern Nile and sporadic clashes occurred with the untamed tribes of present day Sudan down south in the Ni ...more
Answered by Omega, 26 Nov '07 08:26 pm

 
  
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I have a different take on this. Read this carefully.
1. Have you ever wondered, why Human Resources Department/Manager is so high in demand? A person in HR known to me draws an annual package, which will make many sales and marketing guys swoon, who traditionally have been getting top pay packets.
2. Because managing human resources is difficult.
3. Because humans come with emotions
4. Traditionally - all the fights have two root causes - "Power" and "Possessions".
5. It is not about caste, nor about religion and not abut ideologies.
6. Hindus and Muslims fight - agreed - hindus can be wrong - agreed - muslims can be wrong - agreed. But why two hindus fight in an office? sitting right beside each other?
7. Why the groups in hostels fight without any religious affiliation?
8. Religion, caste, ideologies are just there to connect the people in one group, which can gain a power to achieve some objective. Like - well we biharis, well we maharashtrians, well we muslims, well we ...more
Answered by manish varma, 26 Nov '07 07:59 am

 
  
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Wars were fought for justice or to defend justice!! Wars even though cause destruction to many innocents... but if not fought would have more innocents suffering.

The wars are started as the wants of man are never ending. Some people infuse the thoughts that they are under threat. In this world today these thoughts of insecurity are infused in a nutshell by
1. Capitlism ( to sell their arms... US to prove their superiority & live)
2. Communal - ( religious intolerance.. like Isarel and kashmir ... India)
3. Liguisitic - ( threat percieved for their people - Srilanka and Assam)
4. Comunisitic (spreading a failed and baseless idealogy - Naxals)
5. Racist ( Apartheid ... it still exists inspite of all claims worldover mainly in white skin countires like South Africa and England)

The war that India took up in ousting the British too was one ... but defnetly different from the above.

All these are egos and wants!! I am afraid that this will never come to an end. But it could ...more
Answered by MS Prasad, 27 Nov '07 12:26 pm

 
  
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We we see closely reasons behind wars was just for weath, land or snaching terrible from somebody/country. Boundries of nations merely not sufficient and one of powerful always having hungry of capturing some more areas to incude in his territory. History is full of such citations. Now a days man become cultured but with no change with their mentality. They want to show their power by occuping/capturing/snatching power of other side. And they forget they are simple human being and one day they also have to depart empty hand.
Answered by D chhetri, 26 Nov '07 04:22 pm

 
  
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What concerns me about war is not my faith in God, but the role of institutionalized religion in letting itself be used to legitimize violence .It is the fatal nexus of religion *and* nationalism that produce the worst wars--the Thirty Years War in Europe after the Reformation, the persecution of the Catholic Irish by the Protestant English, French militant atheism (I consider evangelical atheism--of the kind you see in this forum--a religion) allied with a burgeoning French nationalism during Robespierre's terror, the "pagan worship of the state" (Pius's description of National Socialism in his 1938 encyclical *Mit Brennender Sorge*) of the Third Reich.The problem isn't so much that religion causes war as that religion is used to justify war and to strengthen support for warlike policies. It's the problem of faith in politics generally; if a policy can be said to be "God's will" dissent becomes an act of evil. Modern wars are fought for different reasons than were ancient war ...more
Answered by always fresh, 26 Nov '07 04:09 pm

 
  
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I can omly say that all these are due to show off one's so called superiority, might, power, money, etc.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 26 Nov '07 07:01 pm

 
  
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Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. In the Middle Ages when the feudal lords who inhabited the castles whose towers may still be seen along , to increase their power, their prestige and their wealth they declared war upon one another. But they themselves did not go to war any more than the modern feudal lords, the barons of Wall Street go to war.
wars are fought becuase they need to be. there is definetly no sense in fighting them to gain power over another person, but to fight them for freeedom and for those things which is an inalienable right should never be looked down upon. Sometimes violence is required to bring about the right results. there are always two sides to every war, the important thing is to figure out which side is right, and to understand why the other side is fighting. w/o such understandings, you will never be able to stop the fighting because there has been no consensus reached between the two parties.
For example, the primary reaso ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 26 Nov '07 11:21 am

 
  
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A great philosopher wrote an essay on machines and emotions and he attributes the instinct to warring to machines. A ccording to him machines are regular and impose regularity and human behaviour is mostly governed by instincts and insticnts or emotions are anarchic in nature. Increased mechanisation has starved the anarchic side of our emotions which need an exit. When it does not get exit, it comes out in the form of wars. And modern press has facilitated wars. Science has found the laws that govern physical world and how to control our physical world. The days science synchronises metaphysical growth and conquers inner conflicts wars will end. We need to channelise our energies in such a way that our anarchic side is utilised in the proper direction.
Answered by harmony gafur, 25 Nov '07 10:12 pm

 
  
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Just one main cause

Thirst for power.
Answered by EmM, 26 Nov '07 05:12 pm

 
  
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Intelligence is always mixed with emotion and greed. So, whether it is a fight in family or in a small village, town, city or kingdom, wars are inevitable.

Wars will end when each individual becomes balanced and harmonious. And after each bloody war, most of the people will get fed up and become peace loving. But after a few years, the fissures start appearing again in that social fabric.

Wars are in a way inevitable.

Swamy
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 26 Nov '07 11:06 am

 
  
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