RELIGIOUS STUDIES - WAR AND PEACE

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BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS
Weapons that have living organisms or infective material that can lead to disease or death
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BRIGADE
A uniformed religious youth organisation for young people
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BROTHERHOOD
People of the similar beliefs regard themselves like brothers
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CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Weapons that use chemicals to poison, burn, paralyse humans and the environment
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CONFLICT
Fighting, a state of discord or war
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CONSCIENCE
The inner feeling that you are doing right or wrong
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CONSCIENTOUS OBJECTOR
People who object to fighting in a war because killing is against their conscience
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CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS
Weapons that do not contain biological, chemical or nuclear elements
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DETERRENT
A way of discouraging an enemy attack by being able to retaliate
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DISARMAMENT
When a country gets rid of its weapons
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GENEVA CONVENTIONS
Rules about war and the treatment of prisoners and civilians
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HOLY WAR
Fighting for a religious cause or God probably control by a religious leader
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JUST WAR
A war that the Christian Church defines as acceptable: this must fit certain criteria. The idea was developed by St Thomas Aquinas and the Roman Catholic Church
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NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an alliance formed to prevent war in Europe
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NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
The increase in the number of states that have the potential to use nuclear weapons
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NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Weapons that work by a nuclear reaction that devastate hug areas and kill large numbers of people
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PACIFISM
The belief of people who refuse to take part in war and any other form of violence
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PEACE
An absence of war and conflict, which leads to happiness and harmony
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PEACE KEEPING FORCE
Troops sent by a group of countries to act as a buffer between warring parties, or to keep the peace after hostilities cease
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RED CRESCENT
A branch of the Red Cross in a Muslim country
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RED CROSS
A humanitarian agency that helps people suffering from war or other disasters
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REFUGEES
People who flee from their homes seeking safety elsewhere
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TERRORISM
When groups use violence, or threat of the violence, to achieve their aims, rather than using a democratic process. The violence is often indiscriminate and intended to create an atmosphere of fear
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UNITED NATIONS (UN)
An organisation set up at the end of World War II to prevent war and encourage peace by discussing problems between countries
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VICTIMS OF WAR
People who are harmed or suffer as a result of war
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'WAR ON TERROR'
Action taken after 9/11 to tighten security, prevent future attacks and destroy terrorist organisations
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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (WMD)
Weapons that can kill large number of people and/or cause great damage
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