Just War Theory

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  • Just War Theory
    • War and power
      • The majority of people believe that fighting and killing are wrong but they might agree that in some situations war is inevitable, particularly for defence.
    • Holy war and just war are different
      • The aim of a Holy War is to protect the religion of the people concerned. A  Holy War fought by Christians was the Crusades when Christian Europe claimed the Holy Land from the Muslims who governed it.
      • A Just War is just if it is fought for a reason that is justifiable, and that carries sufficient moral weight. The country that wishes to use military force must demonstrate that there is a ‘just’ cause to do so.
    • Conditions for a just war
      • it must be fought by a legal recognised authority
      • the cause of war must be just
      • the war must be fought with the intention to establish good or correct evil
      • there must be a reasonable chance of success
      • the must be a last resort
      • Civilians must not be involved


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