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War and peace q&a

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What is peace?

Peace is a way of life that involves fairness, justice and quality of life. Peace can be spiritual, many people find inner peace through faith in God. Prayer and meditation can fill a person with peace and tranquility. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” [John 14:27]

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What are the cause of war?

·         To defend their country from attack

·         To defend their way of life- their freedom, religion, political system.

·         To defend an ally or protect a weaker country that has been unfairly attacked.

·         To remove a government or dictator.

·         To gain more land or regain land that has been taken previously.

·         To gain power, wealth or access to resources.

·         To stop atrocities like genocide.

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Examples of conflict

The Vietnam War – (1957-1975) - North Vietnam’s communist government fought South Vietnam. North Vietnam won. Many people fled the country, many drowned in unseaworthy boats trying to flee communism.
The Falklands Conflict – (April – June 1982) – Britain owns the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic. British people live there. Argentina claimed that the islands should belong to them, so they invaded. The British government sent a task force to free the islanders. The ‘war’ had not been officially declared so it is classed as a ‘conflict’.

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