War FAQs:


Q: Is a war a state of armed conflict between societies?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war quasi-economic in that it states all modern wars are caused by competition for resources and markets between great powers?

A: Yes, and claiming these wars are a natural result of the free market and class system.

Q: Are wars the prevalence of propaganda by some or all parties in the conflict?

A: Yes, and increased revenues by weapons manufacturers.

Q: Is a war usually called "peace"?

A: Yes, Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general.

Q: Is a war a war between forces belonging to the same nation or political entity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war usually the outcome of a diplomatic crisis which cannot be solved because both sides have conflicting estimates of their bargaining power?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war the result of the would-be hegemon's persistent attempts at power acquisition?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war often?

A: Yes.

Q: Are wars caused by expanding populations and limited resources?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war a result of miscalculation of strength?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war warfare by any means possible?

A: Yes, and disregarding the laws of war, placing no limits on legitimate military targets, using weapons and tactics resulting in significant civilian casualties, or demanding a war effort requiring significant sacrifices by the friendly civilian population.

Q: Was a war renamed as the U.S?

A: Yes, Department of Defense.

Q: Is a war caused by leaders who seek war such as Napoleon and Hitler?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a war the paranoid or projective “elaboration” of mourning?

A: Yes.

Q: Are wars partially or entirely based on economic reasons?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a war warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets?

A: Yes, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant casualties.

Q: Was a war pioneered by Lewis Fry Richardson following World War I?

A: Yes, More recent databases of wars and armed conflict have been assembled by the Correlates of War Project, Peter Brecke and the Uppsala Conflict Data Program.