IMPACT OF WAR

by Liam, Molly, and Brooke.

The Impact of War is the physical and pyscological effect that war has on the people, places, and things involved in the war. The Impact of War can be seen in books, pictures, songs, videos, ect. and they reflect how deeply war effects our world.


BOOK QUOTES
"There are no characters in this story and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters."-Slaughterhouse-Five, Chapter 8 Pg 164

"My God--what have they done to you, lad? This isn't a man. It's a broken kite."
- Slaughterhouse-Five, Chapter 5 Pg. 97 -This quote refers to how the Germans impacted Billy Pilgrim.

“These days I live in three worlds: my dreams, and the experiences of my new life, which triggers memories from the past.”
- A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Chapter 2 Pg. 20

on Family Quote from my book called Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close shows that your family is effected when someone from your family dies. No matter who the person weather it be family or friends that place in your heart will never be the same when there gone.

"Why do you think you're here, Oskar?" 'I'm here, Dr. Fein, because it upsets my mom that I'm having an impossible time with my life." "Should it upset her?" Not really. Life is impossible." "When you say that you're having imposible time , what do you mean?" "I'mextremely emotional right now." "What emotions are you feeling?" "All of them." "Like . . ." "Right now I'm feeling sadness, happiness, anger, love, guilt, joy, shame, and a little bit of humor, because part of my brain is remembering something that Toothpaste once did that I can't talk about." conversation between Dr. Fein and Oskar.

IMPACT OF WAR ON CHILDREN
"Listing the impacts of war on children is a sadly straightforward task:

Death. Hundreds of thousands of children die of direct violence in war each year (2). They die as civilians caught in the violence of war, as combatants directly targeted, or in the course of ethnic cleansing.

Injury. Children suffer a range of war injuries. Certain weapons affect them particularly. A landmine explosion is more likely to kill or seriously injure a child than an adult (3). Thousands of children suffer landmine injuries each year (4).

Disability. Millions of children are disabled by war, many of whom have grossly inadequate access to rehabilitation services. A child may have to wait up to 10 years before having a prosthetic limb fitted. Children who survive landmine blasts rarely receive prostheses that are able to keep up with the continued growth of their limbs.

Illness. Conditions for maintenance of child health deteriorate in war – nutrition, water safety, sanitation, housing, access to health services. There may be loss of immunity to disease vectors with population movement. Refugee children are particularly vulnerable to the deadly combination of malnutrition and infectious illness. There is also interruption of population immunization programs by war which may be responsible for increases in child mortality.

Rape and prostitution for subsistence. These phenomena which often occur in situations of war, ethnic cleansing, and refugee life leave lasting physical impacts in sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, psychological impacts and changes in life trajectory.

Psychological suffering. Children are exposed to situations of terror and horror during war – experiences that may leave enduring impacts in posttraumatic stress disorder. Severe losses and disruptions in their lives lead to high rates of depression and anxiety in war-affected children. These impacts may be prolonged by exposures to further privations and violence in refugee situations.

Moral and spiritual impacts. The experience of indifference from the surrounding world, or, worse still, malevolence may cause children to suffer loss of meaning in their construction of themselves in their world. They may have to change their moral structure and lie, steal, and sell sex to survive. They may have their moral structure forcibly dismantled and replaced in training to kill as part of a military force.

Social and cultural losses. Children may lose their community and its culture during war, sometimes having it reconstituted in refugee or diaspora situations.

Child soldiers. It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of young people under 18 serving in militias in about 60 countries. They are particularly vulnerable to all of the impacts listed above (5)."
- "Impact of War on Children and Imperative to End War" by Joanna Santa Barbara. **Copyright** © 2006 by the Croatian Medical Journal.

Impact of War on Children

Children are traumatized, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become the soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah author of A Long Way Gone used to be one of them.

While Ishmael Beah’s story is shocking, he is certainly not alone. He was just one of an estimated 250,000 boys and girls (according to current UN estimates) taking part in wars around the world at any given time over the last two decades.

These two articles show the Impact of war on children because children are the most effected. Children have trouble understanding why the things around them are happening and the terror that they experience Impact them psychologicaly and sometimes physically forever.



Pictures
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The Picture above shows the "Impact of War" on Dresden, Germany in WWII. Dresden was also one of the settings in the book Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. The firebombing of Dresden physically impacted the city forever by taking a beautiful city and completly turning it into ruins. By the picture alone you can see how war impacted Dresden.
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This book by Geoff Simons show the impact of the Vietnam war. When the war had ended the soldiers could never get over the things they saw or went through. Vietnam Syndrome had one of the biggest pyscholgical Impacts on soldiers than in any other American war. The Impact of war forever changed the men that fought in it.

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Seeing this picture in a little boys perspactive is very cool but also very sad, scary and upseting because if you know that your dad was killed and you couldn't do anything about it, it makes you very upset. The impact this picture has on alittle kid is how he will cope when he knows that his father died when this happened.

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The picture above shows a small African American boy surrounded by many people involved in war. Unfortunately this little boy is not like normal little kids you see. Unfortunately this little boy is one of an estimated 300,000 children being used as soldiers right now. Just like this little boy most of these children are taken from their families, and forced to become soldiers. Once they have been recruited they are then used as front line soldiers, sex slaves, and spies, they are often given drugs, and alcohol. These children are subjected to unimaginable torture, and violence. Close to 2 million children have been killed in the violence since 1996.


POEM

WAR
By Sasha Taylor


The countless hours pass me by,
As the memories of lost Americans slowly die.
Today is peaceful, tomorrow who knows?
War is uncertain, that's how it goes.
I can imagine the towers falling to the ground,
Shrieks of panic circulate from all around.
It can't be stopped now,
Its useless to try.
We can sit around amazed,
While fellow Americans die.
Right now during this time,
Americans are referred to us a "team."
When were not in this type of mess,
that's not how things seem.
But for us who are left, please sit down and pray,
Not only for the victims and their families,
but thank God for sparing your life that day.
Although nothing like this has happened to us in years,
Now America is being flooded with the flow of our tears.
The U.S. won't stand for this,
We're independent and strong.
We need to get to the bottom of this,
before more innocent people are gone.

  • The impact of war has taken a toll on American citizens and has affected there opinion on what america should do. They want this problem to just
disappear and want there American soilders home and safe. They don't want anymore fighting and the soilders home and unharmed.

The war has a impact in the news broadcast. For example the News called CNN or Channel 2,4,and 7. The anchors may become upset and all woked up when they talk about a tragedy. They might not be able to talk about it because they may have a friend or a family member in there and they don't know if there alive or have died because there at work.

September 11th, 2001

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozsOLdgp_y0
​In this CBS news broadcast Ishmael Beah is interviewed, and talks about his experience in war as a child soldier. Ishmael Beah was one of the many children who are abducted from their homes, and families to fight in war. Who did not grow up like most normal children. Ishmaels experience was harsh, cruel, and unfair, but the experience taught him a different way of life, and made him the person he is today. I think that it has made him physically and mentally scared for life but it has also taught him to be strong, and has made him a true hero.

A 9/11 trubite to the famlies who were effected by the terriorst attack.
No words can ever describe the tragic event that happened on September 11th, 2001. Nothing will ever replace the historical monuments that have been destroyed.