World War 2
War and Military History
Philosophy and Philosophers
Is war justified?
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Was the US involvement in World War I justified why or why not?
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Was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb?
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Why were the colonies justified for waging war with England?
Asked in Eastern Orthodoxy
Why is war never justified?
There have been a few just wars in the past. War can be justified if it is waged in order to defend yourself and your country and faith from invaders. War cannot be justified when it is offensive, instead of defensive. In other words, it is wrong to wage war if no one has attacked you or your country or your faith (eg. imperialist wars cannot be justified).