Warfare and ideology (2014)

Ejercicio Español
Universidad Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Grado Humanidades - 1º curso
Asignatura Anglès per a les Humanitats
Año del apunte 2014
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Fecha de subida 27/05/2014
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Warfare and ideology The population is getting more involved than ever with the consequences of the warfare since everybody can experience these horrible things by their self through the TV.
According with this general worriment the people looks for an answer to explain what the nature of this violence is. Some theories try to explain it in a different way. One of the most accepted theses argues that the violence is a consequence of the evolution and it is explained on two ways. On one hand some people believes that violence is something scheduled in the brain of evolved human as a result of the fight for the hunting zones in the prehistory. And on the other hand some people think that the violence is a learned behaviour since long time ago, as a clear example we can take the Spartans. In contrast, ideological impulse theory defends the importance of some collective ideologies that propel the violence between the people who follows a specific standard against the people who is considerate an enemy by their moral value, some of the most dramatically illustrations of this ideologies is the nationalism which induces as a hardest example to the First World War and the Second World War, or the religions which propel fights taking a God as a justification. But recently, on this way, have appeared a new kind of warfare justification in accordance with the world powers ideology: the war as ideological intervention. However, this reasoning hides apparently self-interest. Anyway, as a result of violence carried out in fight and wars over the time, the methods to kill had developed in an awful way from firearms to nuclear bomb, tacking place a new set of ethic that comprise among other abject things the civil population dies.
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