Old Norse, English: Original meaning in the early Middle Ages: to bring into confusion. Today the term is used for war. War is in international law an armed conflict, a breach of the peace that exists between warring states. War is conscious use of structured tools in violent group conflicts - a duel or feud between military alliances between allied states and between citizens of a state to achieve political, economic or imperial goals and power: booty.
Wars must be prepared through the costly build-up funded by war taxes, war bonds and government bonds, conscription and recruitment of professional soldiers or mercenaries, war emergency and building of enemy images. This is sought achieved by the use of propaganda and psychological warfare.
War is devastating, horrific barbarism and therefore cannot be just.
Because there are war crimes in all wars, rewriting the facts of reality in a flowery language is common: to attack is actions in a theatre by force, coercion, preventive military actions and operations with military forces etc.
After the war and occupation bills must be paid: the poisoned, ruined countries and cities rebuilt; war waste removed, sick civilians, soldiers, veterans and prisoners of war healed from their trauma and war injuries, displaced must be integrated, which increases the total war burden.
Wars can be prevented by the use of disarmament, dialogue, reconciliation, international organization and law, peace education, conflict resolution, avoiding military service, conversion, pacifism, treaties and arbitration
Oldnordisk, engelsk: Oprindelig betydning i den tidlige middelalder: at bringe i forvirring. I dag bruges udtrykket om krig.
See also: Bellum.


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