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All Wars are a Waste of Human Life

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On the matter of the debate topic, you are free to interpret the point any way you wish. One could look at it from a economic point of view and state that most wars have been for the economic benefits of the elite at the cost of lives for the masses. But wars can also have been said to prevent tyranny and evil from dominating the globe. Either way, please provide examples, preferably historical, but as said in the rules and sort of evidence can be used.

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Wars are evil. All wars can be averted. War is no good.

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While I can agree that some wars may have been purely acts of selfish intention, not all wars have been a waste of human life.

For instance, the several Crusades in the Medieval Ages, while primarily having religious intentions, resulted in Europe gaining a lot of knowledge and products. Foodstuffs, such as rice, coffee, sugar and lemons were gained from the Crusaders being integrated with the Middle Eastern lifestyle, the Europeans also obtained key mathematical ideas such as algebra and the decimal system, as well as technological advances from the water wheel to medicines.

Though the war itself lasted for several decades the actual periods of conflict were few and far between, most of the Crusades were spent trading and trying to adapt to a different climate and lifestyle.

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