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There is no such thing as inevitable war If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom - Bonar Law Is it possible to live in a world without war In order to answer this complicated question one needs to examine arguments that may provide some sort of reasonable merit to justify why this statement is indeed correct As far as we know war has been a part of human history and civilisation since prehistoric times so for one to simply assume that a world without war is inevitable is indeed incorrect Brodie 1973 276 This presumption imbedded into peoples mind is deemed as relatively parochial therefore needs fundamental change in order for societies to prevent future wars To clarify this statement this essay shall be structured around war its definition history causes the UN charter human psyche and finally how to achieve perpetual peace War is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a quarrel usually between nations conducted by force Thus leading one to believe that war is essentially derived when two groups are unable to communicate reasonably and meaningfully and secondly when a group or individuals nature is collectively aggressive or violent therefore encouraging war for oppressive purposes Somerville 1975 199 Before the present day it was often easier to define what war meant but as we embarked onto the twentieth century war did not follow the general accepted rules of war any longer and the fighting armies were clearly becoming separate from the civilians Unfortunately into todays society there is far less clarity Warfare has increased in all areas of the world and its happening at an astonishing rate that we arent able to distinguish between civilian and military targets any longer Yarwood Weaver 198887 The presumption made by many states is that in order for one to achieve positive results or to have an advantage over another state than armies and force must be
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