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  • Not in today's world - with everything that is done in war being recorded, the excesses of bombing and death can never be swept under the carpet as was done in the past. War begets war. For example take the most recent wars of modern times - Afghanistan and Iraq - although we're unlikely to hear about it much far away in the west, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed by bombing and the ensuing events following it. All those people had families and loved ones who can never forget what has been done. Also, in that part of the world, the news would have shown what happened in it's full gruesome horror as opposed to the sanitised child-friendly version we see. For decades to come we will reap what we have sown in all those deaths. I doubt very much it will be returned with chocolates and roses.
  • No! Only the absence of war.
  • Certainly military engagements have never created a lasting peace. Consider the Cold War of the 70’s and 80’s that arose in the aftermath of World War II. It took over 30 years for the Soviet Union to collapse before they had the sane judgment to end hostilities, but you never know when conflict can resume again. You also never know when political allies can become enemies. War does not necessarily have to be fought on the battleground. Protests and peace marches, even though a good deal more civil, represents a war of ideologies, where no one has ever emerged victoriously.
  • Thoughts of war create war and thoughts of peace create peace. But so far we have only managed this on an individual bases not as a collective - I'm sorry to say.
  • Yes it does but not always. And sometimes "peace" is really just tyranny in disguise.
  • 1914 - 1918 the war to end wars, but it didn't. Will one ever, I wonder. But, to answer my own question, I think the only war that ends wars will be the one that blows us all to kingdom come.
  • Only if there is a clear cut winner who will be somewhat benevelent in victory.
  • The Armistice proclaims Peace but it is rarely lasting and always a long time coming in recent years. Modern engagements seem to have no clear cut ending. Too many have to die to have a semblance of peace and for how long does the peace last. We never know.
  • NEVER EVER -- just more confusion and then it starts all over again
  • War/conflict is a necessity unless you want those who are evil and have bad intentions to rule all. They are by nature the ones who try to oppress and enslave. If those who believe in freedom and equality for all do not stand up to those who would take it from us all would be lost.
  • No. War interrupts peace.
  • Uhh... you HAVE heard of World War II, haven't you? I haven't noticed any lasting resentment between us and Germany, Italy and Japan. Japan hasn't attacked China or Manchuria lately. Germany has no designs on Poland or Russia. Does Italy send spies into Switzerland and France? Do they mass troops on their Balkan border, preparatory to invasion? You see these bumper stickers that say "War is never the answer" and you wonder who put the bumper sticker on right-side up for them.
  • Answerbag bug--I keep writing answers and they don't get posted. The heroes are the people in Iraq who put their bodies between us and the vilest savages of the last ten centuries. I'd just ask them "Wasn't war the answer to Pearl Harbor? Has Japan attacked anyone lately? Why do you talk such pure and absolute nonsense? Why is it right for police to make war on the Crips and the Bloods instead of just talking to them?"
  • When it stops it provides a starting place.
  • I don't think that question can be answered without a timetable. Temporary peace, perhaps. Lasting peace? We won't know until the end of the human era. So far, it's not looking like war can contribute anything but misery.
  • The absence of was is NOT peace.
  • Aye..but not longlasting.
  • Yes war does create peace. Even as twisted as it sounds it does. After World War II, all the nations that were involved in it never fought again. War does create peace even though it ends with many lives lost.
  • No it doesn't.
  • well I am totally against war, but if we hadn't have fought for freedom from Hitler's tyranny, where would we be now?
  • It just removes anger.
  • There are two situations where war can create peace. When there is only one human left, or when there are no humans left.
  • War creates the eternal peace of death.
  • I have come to the conclusion in anything based on complete opinion. You parents shape your beliefs. If you think about it everyone wants peace. They want a home and nice place to raise their family and to go through life without strugle. Usually those who want war strive to get into power or those who don't and are at the top go to their people who say lets go to war and kill the enemy. then they turn around when the war gets bad and say pull out. Theirs to much to this argument. It will never end. War and anger are part of our lives. But we have been starting to limit it to our full potential. Theirs also more then just Iraq. what about africa, the forgoten problem. We should just accept it. You don't have to like, you can even protest. Somethings you can't fix with a protest. Life will go on.
  • When a war is over, peace can resume. War happens to overthrow tyranny, and to create a better life for people world wide. And to achieve this, certain unnegotiable people have to be removed.
  • Yup. Because here's the thing. You may not start a war, but sometimes you have to finish one (WWII anyone?)
  • No, how can it? War creates conflict not peace. Soldiers who go to war are not in the buisness of creating peace. They may be protecting it or with holding it, but they are not creating it. Peace is created by the termination of war.
  • Does peace ever create war?
  • only after a big enough bomb is dropped.
  • Doesn't even come close.
  • No... war is the opposite of peace...
  • "Solitudinem faciunt, Pacem appellant" "They made a solitude and called it peace" If the victory is serious enough, there will be no more war. The Indian wars of the mid-west are over.
  • Yes it can. When the "bad guys" are dead, they can't fight anymore. Alot of people think that if we just choose peace we will have it. That is fine in theory, but peace only works when all sides choose it. For example:the US could choose to be peaceful with the rest of the world, but then gets attacked by someone for a random reason. Just because the US chose peace, doesn't mean someone else did.
  • Yes, when the enemy is dead or forced to capitulate. As was the case in the World Wars.
  • Peace has never existed, however wars can destroy military opposition and therefore the victors can try to create the foundations for international peace.
  • War cannot create peace, only peace can create peace. Peace
  • Yup. Blow someone up and there will definitely be peaec. The problem is, this might cause that country's allies to blow you up...
  • Peace will never exists while there are humans on the earth with opinions :) We love to give our opinions, and disagree with others.
  • uuh, at the end, there usually is a treaty which settles differences and such, but there may still remain tension. It can bring respect though if one party is much more dominant than the other.
  • Peace is something worth fighting for.
  • Negative!! Impossible!! Because some of the soldiers develop ptsd then later on in life they explode and hurt everyone around them! Family, friend or foe!
  • for some reason for guys, when two guys physical fight it seems to bring peace between the both of them and makes them closer friends
  • does sex ever create virginity
  • "War" creating "peace" is like saying "sober drunk" They are absolutely contradictory. Eery war begets a successor war as history shows. Peace, sucha s its happening with the European Union for the past numebr of decades, is a slow, apinful proess of looking at the damge that hate and ignroace caused, finding ways to reconcile compromise on non-essentials and swallow pride. "Peace" is not the absence of 'War' but is a fully human process grodned in JUSTICE that presumes human dignity is resepcted, bigotry and rivalry and hated are set aside. "if you want PEACE, work for JUSTICE the hewbrew/jewish propheet isaih said and that motto was taken up by Pope Paul Vi of the Roman Catholic Christian community in the 70s and influences a lot of the pro-peace activity of many groups of citizens within religious and non-specifically rreliigous organizations and groups. if anyone needed proof, Iraq and the whole Mid-East conflict, including Israel, show that guns and bombs kill people but also chances for peace.
  • Theoretically, yeah, a successful war will create peace in the end. It doesn't always work out that way, though
  • Passive resistance comes closest I think, but only after the full course of everything unimginable is thrown at it.
  • I believe it does not! War only brings profit to select few!
  • War has to be completed. Will diffrences still exist, yes. Do we want proof? Not to denegrate any group of people, but despite some opinions we are at peace with several nations that we fought (and won) with. Now look at Vietnam, Korea and Iraq... We never completed these skirmishes and look at us now. I know it's not popular, but we should prosecute all wars to their completion. I would love to see a time when war is a thing of the past, but reality is a b*!ch...
  • No, because no matter who it is, if that person is defeated, he will always dislik you. Thus there is no peace. Although sometimes this is wrong
  • Yes it does, at least for a little while. Except of course when we hang around and become peace police.
  • Both WWI and WWII did, if only for a short time yo...
  • Yep. When people get pissed off with the misery, or when all the would-be dictators get killed, or when everyone runs out of weapons / food. And peace brings war - as soon as we forget how bad war is.
  • War leads to hate ,misunderstanding,mistrust.War could never and has proven not to bring peace,it makes no sense.The times of peace was not the outcome of the preceding war,just a lull in the process of war.I remember a 70's song lyrics, "War..humph...what is it good for...absolutely nothing"
  • think of it like this...."how many wars have been waged in the name of peace?"
  • When the enemy is DEAD!!! Then you have peace;-)
  • Well, sometimes. It depends on your real choices: 1. when it comes to the country starting a war (being the unprovoked attacker) I think war is never the option. 2. BUT if you or your allies are being attacked then what? You could decide fighting back would, in the long run, lead to fewer deaths and suffering. 3. Or there could be a war going on that doesn't yet implicate you but is clearly the doing of an agressive dictatorship with great implications. Think what would have happened if the pacifist voices of Britain in 1938 would have won the battle of ideas. Do you think Hitler would have developed a bleeding heart and stop attacking Europe, killing jews and gypsies (and others) and NOT turn to Britain eventually? I don't think so. 4. What if two very small countries, military dictatorships, fight each other and in the process massacre a civilian population. Would an international intervention be wrong? 5. What if a government starts killing its own citizens? (Think Kosovo, Rwanda or Darfur). What is more important: the lives of those people, the principle of pacifism or the international principle of sovereignity of the states? I certaintly wouldn't blame a big (preferably several) country for intervening, even by force. The problem with wars is that often times they are longer and bloodier than planned. So you have to be confident your reasons are 100% legitimate and that you can sustain them in a fashion that limits the damage. And lets keep in mind war should be a last option.
  • not true peace. only subjugation of one people by another. peace can only be achieved by compromise.
  • Fighting for peace is like making love for virginity.
  • Yes, otherwise it would never end.
  • Yes it can, war itself is just an extension of politics. War is a part of our natural being and is woven into the fabric of every living creature on this planet. Unlike lesser beings, human intellect has allowed us to elevate it to never before seen levels of sophistication. You can see this from the behaviour of the very young fighting over toys. To the anti war activists playing gears of war at home, or any team sport. Everything we do is defined by subduing the compotition. in school,work,play,sex an so on. If allowed it can bring peace.
  • BOTH WAR AND PEACE ARE TRANSIENT CONDITIONS BUT the outcome of wars can and do create peace. The VICTORS whether righteous or not WIN, and they dictate the terms of peace. THE problem is that Peace is often temporary and fleeting because either the terms of the peace are untenable or unjust or the war itself DID NOT actually solve the underlying social, political, religious, economic, ethnic or civil problems which caused the war in the first place. The American Civil War ended in 1865. North wins; South loses and although the aftermath was very rocky to say the least we haven't had another. WWI had victors but the peace failed to solve a myriad of problems which gave rise to socialist and fascist forces whose ambitions of conquest led to WWII. WWII had victors but the "winners" had divergent views of the world economy, political systems and the human condition/values which led to the Cold War; ETC, ETC, ETC! I may have to start practicing my old "Duck and Cover" drills again because it would appear that you can take Putin out of the KGB but you can't take the KGB out of Putin Hopefully OIL WELLS that ends well! BED TIME NOW MOOPS5156
  • Just when it's over.
  • War can only create Temporary peace until your enemy rebuilds his army. Peace doesn't exist because even the most virtours man in some way in life has to fight war to gain a peice of mind. War is everlasting Peace is Temporary
  • If by peace you mean beating an opposing group into submission with weapons and force then I guess so....but that's not really peace to me...peace can only come from people trying to compromise and coming to some sort of understanding where both sides are willing to live peacefully for the benefit of all without the use of violence. I think if we wish to continue using war to obtain peace we should let the politicians who start these wars go fight them and we can all watch it on pay-per-view. I bet things would get negotiated a lot faster and better that way.
  • Well, I'll just answer your question with a question. Could there be peace without war?

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