Dying for your Country

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Is it glorious to die for your country?.... This question has

been posed to many young people about to embark on war although the

answer has usually been 'yes' in response to their country due mainly

to the fact that the government instills it in the people of the

country to support one's country and one way is to send young abled

bodied men into the army. If you were one individual that was not in

favour of fighting for your country you would surely become an outcast

by the countries people. To avoid ridicule and becoming outcasted by

the people living around you, you would join the army just in the

thought that you were obligated to for the sole sake of your country.

Such thoughts were reinforced by the government promotion of

propaganda. Glorifying death is not needed to be taught and should be

up to the sole individual.

School systems should teach an unbiased

point of view of war to enable the child to make their own decision

to fight for one's country.

Within the education system it was instructed to the teachers

to teach the children at a young age during the brink of war to

instill that their the life of the country and for them to defend

their country against the enemy. Teachers showed being in a army was

representing honour and the pride of the country. Guilt was laid on

the students who showed rebellion by the teacher. Many times the

teacher would try to show a soldier that looks happy and content

trying to represent being a soldier makes you happy and content.

Many young inexperienced soldiers were sent to training camps

near the battle fields that they would soon be sent to fight, for

their country and their life. The training...