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Jessica Sanchez Wight Apocalypse Now War and its Effect on Society The Merriam - Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines war as a state of open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations If you ask anybody that has served in any type of warfare youll get a variety of answers albeit none as sweet and simple as the one given in a dictionary Even those that have never come close to the front line such as the women and children back at home have their own tales to tell General William T Sherman tells us that war is hell but what does it feel like How far does it push all those involved War has a profound effect on everyone regardless of race gender or age When hearing the statistics of a war you learn how many are dead injured captured and starving When have you ever been told the number of people suffering from emotional trauma and stress disorders The physical ramifications as a result of being in combat can range from a nick and a few scratches to losing a limb to losing a life Time tends to heal these injuries The psychological effects of war on the other hand are trickier to deal with In most veterans that return home after fighting in war does not result in any major readjustment problems It is not so easy for a small percentage of soldiers that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to readjust In fact the symptoms can remain for years after the experience of being in combat Generally defined this disorder consists of a set of symptoms that emerge from an event or set of events that are on a level that exceeds the normal range of the human experience This definition is not very specific and is quite open-ended There are some characteristics of this disorder feelings of helplessness nightmares and or flashbacks a separation or isolation from other people
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