The benefits to war.

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Benefits of War

Although it may not be obvious, there are many clear benefits to war, at least from an American perspective. As a result, war helps to stimulate the economy, allowing us to maintain our superior position on the rest of the world, creating a sense of nationalism among Americans. Throughout the past years and conflicts many new ideas and benefits were brought about, much of which is from WWII. If young men and women, barely of legal age, are sent into foreign grounds for combat, there must be a good reason for the cause, and the results will clearly show.

First, war tremendously helps to boost our economy. Economic recovery is an essential aspect of growth. In fact WWII resulted in the greatest expansion of our economy ever. The need for women in the workplace created many new jobs that they had yet to perform. The result was a drop in the unemployment rate, more importantly, a greater amount of money was being made which led to an increase in spending throughout the nation.

Of course this was a great thing and helped us to expand along with improving our resources. Another key point in the economic aspect of was is the extreme technological advances that came about. Much of everything we use today was a result of the second World War. Modern technology such as computers, radar, satellites, communications, and even the idea of the internet was introduced here. New medicines were developed to help sick or injured soldiers and many ideas from our fellow nations were adapted.

Next, war allows us to keep our edge on the rest of the world as the most profitable and the most powerful nation. We still remain the most advanced country, which is often taken for granted. The freedom...