Pre-Christian[ edit ] The Indian Hindu epic, the Mahabharataoffers one of the first written discussions of a "just war" dharma-yuddha or "righteous war". In it, one of five ruling brothers asks if the suffering caused by war can ever be justified, and then a long discussion ensues between the siblings, establishing criteria like proportionality chariots cannot attack cavalry, only other chariots; no attacking people in distressjust means no poisoned or barbed arrowsjust cause no attacking out of rageand fair treatment of captives and the wounded. At the beginning of the war, there is the discussion of "just conduct" appropriate to the context of war.
Please check the "Contents" page for the latest additions! The site features a collection of war-themed postal cards produced during World War 1 - More than 2, cards will eventually be displayed in an organized fashion.
The cards are mementos of a world at war during the second decade of the 20th century. This web site has been established to provide a tool to students, researchers and postcard collectors with an interest in the period of the First World War in general or "Great War" propaganda in particular.
These cards are historical artifacts which are not only often beautiful examples of the lithographer's art but are also of interest to students of art, military and political history. All of the cards pictured in the site are authentic originals. The site is itself a "work in progress" and it will eventually display in an organized fashion over 2, selected international cards.
A significant number of cards are "rare" from a collector's viewpoint and we therefore hope that this increases both the usefulness and interest.
We thank you for looking. Oh yes, because of the image density, some of the pages may take a bit of time to load. Postcards as important historical artifacts.
In reviewing this site it should be appreciated that these cards were produced in the pre-electronic age. Postal cards were a universal medium of communication at a time when the only avenues of mass communication were printed newspapers, journals, books, posters and the mail.
It is therefore proper to consider "mail with a message", which is what postal cards are, as a medium of mass communication. Postal cards were immensely popular and the economic mainstay of a vast and diverse printing industry throughout western Europe.
Postcards were inexpensive, inexpensive to send, ubiquitously available and endlessly creative in the message their pictures conveyed. Because they were a major means of communication, postcards were produced to communicate the full range of human thought and intent.
From humor to nostalgia to joy to hate.
It is precisely for this reason that they are important cultural and historical artifacts. In times of war there is a distillation of belief and motivation and emotion that is clearly reflected in the cards displayed on this website. They are not merely snapshots of a world at war.Why the atomic bombings were probably not necessary to win WWII without a mainland invasion of Japan.
[Hook] War is necessary, war brings pain But war is necessary, war brings peace ‘Cause war is necessary, get your warriors up ‘Cause my niggas are war ready.
The role of religion in civil unrest and war: Often, the media does not identify the precise causes of some of the conflicts around the world. Clashes are frequently described as being ethnic in origin, even though religion may have been a main cause.
After one apparently necessary fight to extricate itself from British rule, it found itself in the best neighborhood possible. It is bounded by two friendly countries and two enormous oceans. No need here to look for trouble. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. The role of religion in civil unrest and war: Often, the media does not identify the precise causes of some of the conflicts around the world. Clashes are frequently described as being ethnic in origin, even though religion may have been a main cause.
The Philosophy of War. Any philosophical examination of war will center on four general questions: What is war? What causes war? What is the relationship between human nature and war? War is necessary or not necessary for some end purpose. War is necessary for obtaining more resources from someone else quickly, or for vanquishing people you don't like, etc.
War is not necessary for making friends with others or for deciding where to go for lunch. Trump Suggests 'Vicious World' Should Be Blamed for Khashoggi Murder While Disputing Saudi Responsibility.