The Just War Theory

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  • The Just War Theory
    • War must be the last resort.
    • There must be some chance of success.
    • The decision to go to war must be made by legitimate authority.
    • The ultimate goal must be the restoration of peace
    • Weapons must be used proportionately
    • There must be a serious threat.
    • Just War - a war that Christian churches define as acceptable. This must fir a certain criteria. The idea was developed by ST. Thomas Aquinus and the Roman Catholic Church.

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