Today we will: • Learn about the effects of war upon a country so as to help us in our examination of whether war is ever morally justified.
Today we will learn to; 1. Describe at least 3 effects war has upon a country 2. Consider the effect war has upon civilians 3. Evaluate the morality of co-lateral damage
Watch the clip! In 1993, famine and civil war have gripped Somalia, resulting in over 300,000 civilian deaths and a major United Nations peacekeeping operation. With the bulk of the peacekeepers withdrawn, the Somali militia loyal to the warlord Mohamed FarrahAidid have declared war on the remaining U.N. personnel. In response, U.S. Army Rangers, Delta Force soldiers, and 160th SOAR aviators are deployed to Somalia to capture Aidid, who has proclaimed himself president of the country
Copy into your jotter Damaged minds Ecological Destruction Effects of War Disease Refugees Loss of life Financial Cost
Consequences of war. As a result of war over the last 100 years millions have died. More civilians have died than troops.
Consequences of war. Destruction of property and infrastructure make it very difficult for a country to re-establish itself after war or conflict.
Consequences of war. After war, disease usually spreads in epidemic proportion due to poor water, sanitation and lack of medical resources.
Consequences of war. For both civilians and soldiers the effects of war can have a lasting affect both physically and mentally. This is referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Task – in jotter • Describe 3 ways a country can be affected by war. • Explain the term - refugee?
Group Task • Each group will require; • 1reporter • a scribe to take notes • a chairperson • a timekeeper. • In your groups decide how you might go about ridding a country of a landmine problem.
Task – in jotter 3. How might a war time environment affect a human mind? 4. To what extent do you agree that civilians suffer just as much as soldiers during war time? Use examples in your answer.
5. What do you think is the worst effect of war upon a country? 6. Is war ever morally justified?