The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences.
Specific types of warfare are discussed under Economic Warfare; Feud; Internal Warfare, articles On Civil warand Guerrilla warfare; limited war; nuclear war; and Psychological warfare.
Legal problems relating to war are discussed in Aggression, article on International aspects; international crimes; military law ; and Sanctions, International.
For related topics of more general interest see Conflict; disarmament; foreign policy; military; peace; strategy; and the detailed guide under International relations.
In this sense, war is not sharply distinguished from peace. Conflicts between states may be carried on by diplomacy, economic pressures, propaganda, subversion, or other forms of intervention without the use or even the threat of armed force. Even if armed force is used, its use may be on such a small scale or of such short duration—as in suppressions of mob violence or insurrection, colonial expeditions, and reprisals by large against small states—that it is not called war.
The progress of war and peace between a pair of states may be represented by a curve: Sociologists and lawyers seeking a clear concept of war have sought criteria sharply separating it from peace. This concept implies clear criteria for determining the beginning and the end of war and for distinguishing belligerents and neutrals during that period.
As defined by jurists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the main characteristic of a state of war is the juristic equality of the belligerents, their freedom to use armed force against one another, and the impartiality and abstention of neutrals.
Accordingly, it is clear that a state of war may exist with no actual hostilities, and, conversely, hostilities of considerable magnitude may exist without a state of war. War can be initiated by a formal declaration, by an ultimatum with a time limit, or by an act clearly manifesting an intention to create such a state.
It is normally ended by a treaty of peace, although a long suspension of hostilities or an armistice providing for an indefinite suspension can also be regarded as manifesting an intention to end the war.
The outlawry of war. The League of Nations Covenant of obliged members not to resort to war until the League had had nine months to attempt a settlement of the dispute, not to engage in aggression against the territorial integrity or political independence of other states, and to establish economic sanctions against the state that violated these obligations.
These principles were reasserted by the League of Nations when it brought about a ceasefire in hostilities between Albania and its neighbors inbetween Iraq and Turkey inbetween Greece and Bulgaria inand between Colombia and Peru in ; and when it recommended discrimination between the aggressor and the defender after its cease-fire order had failed to end hostilities in the Chaco inin Manchuria inand in Ethiopia in The League did not act successfully in the Vilna dispute inin Corfu inin Spain inor in the Sine— Japanese hostilities innor did it stop the Axis aggressions that led to World War n.
The United States and other states, however, while still nonparticipants in World War n, discriminated between the Axis aggressors and the defenders, and the Nuremberg and other war-crimes tribunals imposed penalties upon individuals found to have been responsible for these aggressions.
These provisions were put into effect in when the United Nations found that North Korea and Communist China were aggressors in the Korean hostilities and initiated sanctions against them.
The United Nations also found the Soviet Union guilty of aggression in its invasion of Hungary in but did not recommend sanctions. It ordered a cease-fire with relative success in the cases of Indonesia inGreece inKashmir inPalestine inSuez inand West Irian in ; but cease-fire orders were less successful in the cases of Korea inHungary inYemen inthe Congo inCyprus inand Malaysia in In spite of these legal prescriptions and their implementation, history has made it clear that outlawry of war has not eliminated the possibility, or even the probability, of hostilities or of war: Hostilities in Manchuria inin Ethiopia inin Spain induring World War Ii,in Korea inin Indochina inand in Algeria in were of a magnitude sufficiently large to be called war; since a total of 40 instances of hostility have been counted in each of which more than five hundred participants were killed Wright appendix C.
The problem of war, therefore, continues and has indeed become a greater problem than ever before. The shrinking of the world, through improved communication and transportation, has increased the probability that hostilities anywhere will affect people everywhere; the acceleration of history through the development of modern science and technology has diminished the prospect of a stable balance of military power; the invention of weapons of extraordinary destructiveness and delivery means of extraordinary speed has made direct defense impossible; and the rise of popular awareness of world conditions has increased general anxiety about the possibility of war and its danger to mankind.
In addition to the popular and the legal conceptions of war, the term has been applied metaphorically to numerous types of opposition—both conflict and competition—that have been distinguished from relations of peaceful coexistence and cooperation.
The inclusion of the competitive relationship is an extreme extension of the idea of war, hardly justifiable even as metaphor, particularly as it has been used to justify war in the usual sense as necessary for progress.
Thus, according to Ernest Renan: Social and political Darwinists like Gum-plowicz, Ratzenhofer, Treitschke, and Steinmetz considered the social need for war eternal.
History of war The history of war can be conveniently divided into five great periods: Animals generally utilize only bodily equipment, provided by heredity, although monkeys occasionally throw stones and higher apes sometimes use clubs.
Animals differ greatly in their equipment for aggression and defense.
Although an animal cannot change this equipment, the manner of using it may be developed by experience. Lethal hostilities between animals of the same species are usually disadvantageous to the survival of the species and are rare.
Nonlethal hostilities occur but are largely confined to hostilities between males for possession of females, hostilities to defend the nesting site against intrusion, and hostilities to maintain leadership of the group. Aggressive behavior among young monkeys, as among children, usually arises from rivalry for possession of an object, from intrusion of a stranger into the group, or from frustration of activity.
Among animals of different species the predators attack other species for food, and the attacked defend themselves more often by flight than by counterattack. Such activities, however, resemble the activities of man in the hunt rather than in war.
The study of hostilities among animals can throw light on the drives leading to aggression in man, on the influence of specialized techniques of aggression and defense on the frequency and intensity of hostilities, and on the survival of the individual, the group, or the species.
The relationship of conflict, competition, cooperation, coexistence, territorial control, and hierarchic dominance to the nature of hostilities and the course of evolution can also be studied in animal species.
From the study of animal relationships, behavior patterns, and instruments, ecologists have gained insight into the behavior of human groups in a state of nature in relation to one another— that is, under conditions in which each guides its behavior only by consideration of its own interest.
Primitive man, prior to any contact with civilization, was equipped with speech but not with writing and was organized politically in clans, villages, or tribes on principles of blood relationship; both in the hunt and in war he utilized stones, clubs, spears, and the bow and arrow for attack, and animal skins and the shield for defense.
It has been contended by some anthropologists that the most primitive peoples were peaceful and that the institution of war was unknown until learned from advanced civilizations.
Yet, customs of warmaking have existed among most primitive peoples that have been observed the Greenland and Labrador Eskimos and the peaceful Andamans have been cited as exceptionsand the cave pictures drawn by ancient man seem to indicate that wars occurred.
Among primitive people, men generally did the fighting, although they were seldom specialized except by age for this purpose, and their hostilities, although often initiated by elaborate ceremonials, were usually conducted by sudden and brief raids, their legs being the only means of mobility.The New Deal During the 's, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the United States fell into the worst depression in history.
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