Is conquest of territory the only reason for war?

via Daily Prompt: Territory

Our history teachers gave us many reasons for the start of a war. Colonialism coupled with industrialization caused the First World War – we are told. Most wars were started for the conquest of territory. If you respect the territorial integrity of other nations, there will be no war. But why should the invading army always go after the women living in the conquered territory? Surely, they were not the ones who caused the war?

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4 thoughts on “Is conquest of territory the only reason for war?

  1. The answer to your question is quite simple. They are attacking the civilians, because of the fear that will spread among the people, it’s army and paralyze every attempt of countermeasure attack. There is an very old saying here in the Balkan: The more you show them your power, the less they will challenge it. War is the real enemy of all.

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