5 persuasive writing prompts about war

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Is war ever justified?  Has there ever been a been a successful war?  Does war save or spend innocent lives?

War is certainly one of the most complex issues humanity has ever faced, but in saying that we have been pursuing it since we could raise a fist in anger. 

We see images from all around the world every night which highlight man's injustice towards each other. 

Your students will enjoy these five persuasive writing prompts about war in forming an educated opinion about an issue in which so many have laid down their lives for.

 Prompt 1) In several counties, citizens are expected to serve in the national military. Even in America we have only recently abandoned the draft and the ordinance of mandatory military service. Do you believe we should institute similar mandatory military service requirements for our citizenry? Why or why not?

Prompt 2) Do you believe the US should launch a preliminary strike against Iran? Why or why not?

Prompt 3) Many great philosophers have likened war to being a cowardly way to face a problem. Do you agree with these philosophers? Why or why not?

Prompt 4) One of your friends has been approached by a recruiter for the Army, and has asked you for your advice on whether or not they should join. Do you tell him to enlist? Be sure to give them reasons on why you feel they should/should not enlist.

Prompt 5) As American's capitalist system becomes more dependent on global markets for stability, many have stipulated that less wars will be fought. Do you agree or disagree with this assumption? Why or why not? 

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