“War” or “Lives of Billions?”

0 Comment

We’ve got some really serous issues with money, we spent more money on wars than on the life of millions of people. World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. while the UN estimates ending world hunger each year would cost $30 billion. So ending world hunger since 2009 would have cost $330 billion. which is less than one third of the money we spend on war. There are 815 million people suffering from hunger who can be saved by just one decision.

If the cost of world war 2 was converted into todays money, it would be 4 trillion US dollars, and during World War 1, One estimate (using 1913 US dollars) is that the Allies spent $147 billion on the war and the Central Powers only $61 billion. Among the Allies, Britain and its Empire spent $47 billion and the U.S. $27 billion (America joined after the war started) while among the Central Powers, Germany spent $45 billion.

Which is a total of 4.327 trillion (4,327,000,000,000‬) were spent on both world wars, they chose to fight and trade weapons over the lives of those 815 million people.

Just $13 billion dollars a year and the basic health and food needs of the world’s poorest people could be met. With $50 billion a year as an estimated cost of ending world hunger, the expense for each well-off person is one dollar a week.

War hurts the citizens of a country too, The effects usually include destruction of land and property, displacement of citizens, even post-traumatic stress disorder of the people involved, especially soldiers. While the financial effects largely depend on the specific war, often economies are negatively impacted, which then hurts the country’s citizens.

We should also include the lost of lives during the war, At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion. War has several other effects on population, including decreasing the birthrate by taking men away from their wives. The reduced birthrate during World War II is estimated to have caused a population deficit of more than 20 million people. And what does the public want?Between 65 and 85 percent of the American public will support a military action when it begins. Vietnam had 64 percent support in 1965. As American casualties mount, support often decreases. The Korean and Vietnam Wars ended with support levels near 30 percent. World War II support levels never fell below 77 percent, despite the prolonged and damaging nature of the conflict. The Gulf War enjoyed similar levels of support.

But the civilians face the worst time during a war, They are shot, bombed, raped, starved, and driven from their homes. During World War II, 135,000 civilians died in two days in the firebombing of Dresden. A week later, in Pforzheim, Germany, 17,800 people were killed in 22 minutes. In Russia, after the three-year battle of Leningrad, only 600,000 civilians remained in a city that had held a population of 2.5 million. One million were evacuated, 100,000 were conscripted into the Red Army, and 800,000 died. In April 2003, during the Iraqi War, half of the 1.3 million civilians in Basra, Iraq, were trapped for days without food and water in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees.

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: