IMPACT OF WAR War is an extremely violent and negative thing that has been going on in the world since the very beginning of the world. It effects many people because we suffer or lose people that we care about and love.

Impact of war means the how war can effect people in every nation and every culture.

The representations on our page show the Impact of War by showing what war can do to others in it or around it.

How war affects the people involved in it and around it.
-this video is a good example of what happens in war and how it impacts each other and ourselfs. But also tells what we wouldn't be able to do know, if no one fought for us and protected us.

This is a tribute song to the men who lost their lives during wartime, as exemplified by the refrain "we will all go down together." I agree that these men are fighting for our democratic rights, but in no way, shape or form does this particular song say this. Your analysis suggests that you did not listen to the song very closely.

Boy Soldiers
-This Pictures shows that there are people forcing boys, not older then 9 and sometimes younger to hold guns and kill the "enemy" which t them could be a family member or a friend. Its not right, kids of all ages should not have to fight and kill to servive.

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The impact of war
In the picture, the impact of war is these men, who were under dogs to a mother country, stayed true to what they believed in. All the patriots in the thirteen colonies believed in making the colonies the United States of America. Because they did not let go of their dream, they were successful. This war started a whole new world. A whole new culture. I believe this war was one that was necessary.

Both of these pictures are from the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. This is what my book, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" is based around. How do these pictures signify the Impact of War? How is the "impact" of something like the 9/11 attacks different from other types of war?

"The men yanked our torn crapes off our feet, untied us and chased us out of their village waving their spears and machetes and screaming after us"-page 60
Who wrote this quote? Where was it published?
-This quote just shows and tells you that during a civil war, or any war for the matter of fact, no one trust each other, even there families.

"As if we were deliberately blind, we thought we could defend ourselves against the horror by not seeing. By not looking" (19). -S. by Slavenka Drakulic.
-This quote defines the war in 1992, known as the Bosnian War. Many Muslim girls were taken to these camps where they were brutally killed and raped. The women avoided looking into the eyes of them men hurting them. It helped the pain seem less intense.

"Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him." ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter.
-I agree with this quote one hundred percent. It is saying that why should you kill a man you do not know? You should know that man, inside and out, before you can take his life. Good men, and women, could get killed and have a family at home they love and care for. He could be a good man, and the person who killed him would have never known that mans backround.

"I know not with that weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones". - Albert Einstein

This quote is talking about the Cold War. What Albert Einstein means by this quote is that if an actual violent war broke out during the Cold War period with the United States and Soviet Union, it would be a nuclear war. The weapons would have the ability to wipe out a mass amount of people. So therefore, if World War III would have happened, then there would be nothing left, so World War IV could only be fought with the sticks and the stones left over. War kept becoming more and more violent and intense. It was to the point where nobody knew when or if they would die during that period of time. People lived in fear of nuclear war.

"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I'm prepared to kill".
Mahatma Gandhi
This quotes to me really shows how some soldiers really feel. They are not men who want to go out and fight. They are fighting in what they believe in. They can accept dying for their country. But many men can not accept killing another man for their country. Its a very traumatic thing for the soldiers because though they are a part of war, they know how scary it is there. They want to live to see their families, but they kill other men who have the same hopes as them. It has to be very hard for them to have to kill other men who could be just like them.

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?" ~Eve Merriam
-This will be a dream come true, to everyone who has lived for or during a war. Also its a dream for someone you is or who has fought is a war, they dont want the children to grow up and know nothing about everything and everything about war.

“The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, and so there is no end to suffering,"

- I agree with this quote. This is stating that just because a bad thing has come to an end does not mean that it should be forgotten.

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A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.” ~Winston Churchill
-i agree with this quote because people, who try and kill the apposing side, but fail, then the beg for them not to kill them.

These quotes are an excellent commentary on the subject (and impact) of war, but where are the rest of your book quotes?

I'm just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all business in my suit,
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success from my head down to my boots,
I don't do it for the money, there's bills that I can't pay,
I don't do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our futures, my responsibility,
Yeah I'm real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
And I can't call in sick on Mondays when the weekend's been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey I'm true down to the core,
And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice,
Oh, and I don't want to die for you,
But if dying's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with an honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.
I'm an American Soldier, an American,
Beside my Brothers and my Sisters I will proudly take a stand.
When liberty's in jeopardy I'll always do what's right.
I'm out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight.
American Soldier,
I'm an American Soldier.

Yeah, an American Soldier,
An American.
Beside my Brothers and my Sisters I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty's in jeopardy I'll always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines, so sleep in peace tonight.

American Soldier,
I'm an American,
American Soldier.
-This songs talks about how a man is a soldier but is also a husband and a dad. Also sometimes soldiers have no choice but to fight and protect ther own.

How does this relate to your topic, the Impact of War. Also can you point to any specific lines to support your analysis?

"Viktor was born in the spring of '44
And never saw his father anymore
A child of sacrifice, a child of war
Another son who never had a father after Leningrad

I was born in '49
A cold war kid in McCarthy time
Stop 'em at the 38th Parallel
Blast those yellow reds to hell
And cold war kids were hard to kill
Under their desk in an air raid drill
Haven't they heard we won the war
What do they keep on fighting for?

But children lived in Levittown
And hid in the shelters underground
Until the Soviets turned their ships around
And tore the Cuban missiles down
And in that bright October sun
We knew our childhood days were done
And I watched my friends go off to war
What do they keep on fighting for?

And so my child, when I came to this place
To meet him eye to eye and face to face
He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced
We never knew what friends we had
Until we came to Leningrad."
"Leningrad", Billy Joel.
-This song is about the Cold War. The Cold War was an arms race between The Untied States and The Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was trying to spread communism around the world. This war was a non violence war, but came close a few times to breaking out in a nuclear war. At one point, the Soviets had missiles set up in Cuba to bomb Florida. John F. Kennedy ordered that they take those missiles down or a nuclear war would start. Children had to hide under their desks in an air raid drill. War affected many people in which they were scared for the lives of their families.

War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives
-These lyrics are from O.A.R.'s "War Song". They are saying that war can cause many people very much pain.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

-These are lyrics from Black Sabbath's "War Pigs". The song states how politicians and government officials decide if a country goes to war but they themselves send others to fight it.

The Unknown Soldier

I peered over the hill of rock
And there I stood, in a state of shock
Bloody bodies scattered around the battlefield
From all this hatred, my mind will never be healed

My helmet was snug on tight
And I held on to my gun with all my might
I felt a wave of sweat and damp
I longed for a nice cool shower, back at the camp

There were gunshots in the distance
And shout of enemies being captured from resistance
But I was there, all alone
Dreaming of returning to my wife and kids, back at home

I wasn't meant to be a soldier, for I was a coward
I wasn't physically or mentally powered
I felt faint at the sight of anguish and blood
I was always stepped upon, right in the mud

I trembled and suddenly felt a chill crawl down my spine
I felt queasy and saw a blurry vision of my girls, one six, and the other, nine
And I reached to touch their faces
But when I grasped the illusion, they disappeared, without leaving any traces

So there I stood, hand still extended
Hoping my loneliness would soon be mended
And soon the war would come to an end
But now, this country's mistakes I must amend

But suddenly, I heard a snapping of a twig, a splashing of a puddle
Then abruptly coming back to life, I reached for my gun, all in a muddle
But I was too late
The pain, it came too quickly and so great

I looked down and felt the bloody gash
And then it all came to me in a flash
My two girls, the only reason I live
For them I would die, and give and give

Only this time they looked entirely sad
I wondered if they were really wanted to see a coward, their dad
They said 'Daddy, don't go, don't go!'
I said, with tears in my eyes, my voice quivering, ' Don't worry, babies, you'll miss daddy so-so'

So as I sank to my knees and fell to the ground
The voices of my girls were lost and would never be found
And as my face hit the soil, I thought how my life had begun and ended in such a blur
I guess that's how it is, being the unknown soldier.
-this poem talks about the life of a solider, and how hard it is for them to do what they do everyday. Risking their lives to save us, and protect us!

You have included some interesting material. Unfortunately, it is rather loosely organized.

Where is your final summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of the impact of war change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?