Given that European settlers moved so they could claim land of their own, and the need to strike it rich once precious metals were found, I cannot imagine the Indian wars bein…g avoided. There was not enough respect for those who already lived here. Nor for the amount of land that was available. The expectation was for the Native nations to assimilate and accept the European lifestyles without a willingness to try learning from them instead..
This may sound a bit one-sided, and yes there was rebellion and attacks on settlements without provocation, but the numbers of settlers and the miscommunications through treaties created conflict. (MORE)
(averted can mean avoided or turned away) "He averted a collision with the bus by veering onto the sidewalk." "Hopefully the government has averted another economic calamity…." "As the gory scene in the movie began, she averted her eyes." (MORE)
World War 3 hasn't necessarily been averted. Especially in these days of almost instantaneous communication and rapid transport, there is always a potential for global conflic…t of serious magnitude. .
On the positive side, the same aspects of modern life that make world conflict more possible also help to alleviate the possibility. Negotiation, cooperation between nations, and diplomacy all help to lessen political tensions. Those are probably the primary ways by which problems are averted. On the negative side, there still exist many political tensions in the world which are difficult to solve. There are severe religious and political tensions in the Middle East, and historically, always have been. The problem of nuclear proliferation grows more severe as other countries advance technologically and aspire to join the ranks of more powerful nations. The "Cold War" was a distinct possibility for a "World War 3" with the added threat of massive use of nuclear weapons. Aside from time and careful negotiations (often worked out behind-the-scenes), restraint on the part of the most powerful world leaders seemed to prevent or at least mollify the possible escalation of tensions. Also, most in power recognized the probable horrible outcome of a nuclear holocaust for humanity in general. So, despite the power gained by having nuclear capability, the result of actually using that power has been self-limiting, to some degree. There would be not much point in subjugating another population if, in the process, you destroyed your own. Some conflicts are dampened by smaller wars, such as the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. Preventing radical factions from gaining power, or delaying or degrading their ability to do so, can prevent larger conflicts from happening. So, sometimes war itself can work with diplomacy and negotiation to prevent a larger conflagration from occurring. (MORE)
Kennedy ordered a blockade (oops, sorry, can't call it a blockade as that is an act of war... have to call it a quarantine instead) of cuba. Finally Khrushchev agreed to withd…raw the missiles from cuba in exchange for Kennedy removing Jupiter and Thor missiles (which were already obsolete and scheduled to be removed, but Khrushchev didn't know that) from turkey. (MORE)
The word averted means to turn away such as not looking at a person's eye. It also means to ward off or to prevent something from happening. Some synonyms of the word averted …include deflect, forbid as well as preclude. (MORE)
Yes there were several points prior to the Civil War, where reason could have defeated anger and fear. Lincoln was a man of his word. Southern politicians did not accept the …fact that Lincoln had no intentions of abolishing slavery in the South. In fact, Lincoln did not think slavery could be abolished unless there was a change in the US Constitution or individual States abolished it on their own. Southern politicians were looking both short term & too far ahead. Here is a summary which points out how the worst event in US History could have been avoided. 1. The South forgot that the compromise they made with anti slavery States in the beginning stages of the "Republic" was, that after 1808 no more new slaves could be brought into the USA. 2. This compromise was enforced. This being the case there had to be room for more compromises, but not the "Missouri type compromises". One such compromise could have been to slowly dissolve slavery in the North, Washington DC, the South and in the Territories on a timed gradual basis. Example: 2A. Every 5 years 10% of a slave holders slaves would be freed and the slaveholder compensated for losing "his assets" 2B. Slave owners could "cash in " at once and retain the former slaves as market priced labor wages. 3. Washington lawmakers could compromise (before the election of Lincoln) and pass a law forbidding new States to allow slavery as a condition of being admitted to the Union. The law would also legalise slavery in the South. It needs to be remembered that slavery was legal when the Constitution was passed. 4. The split in the Democrat Party for the 1860 Presidential elections certainly was a factor of allowing Lincoln to win less than 40% of the popular vote yet have enough electoral votes to win. A Democrat victory would have created a less fearful South. With less fear we have room for more "reason" rather than chaos. 5.The State of South Carolina should have never assaulted Fort Sumter. This gave the North a tangible reason to have a war the common people in the USA did not want. 6. So looking short term placed fear in the minds of the power brokers in the South. These people also thought they saw a dismal future unless the left the Union. Not a good forecast. If they had thought about the above mentioned ideas or could see that history was making slavery obsolete, reason could have prevailed. (MORE)