Effects of War on Children Term Paper by Nicky

Effects of War on Children
A discussion on the consequences of war on children in war zones.
# 149172 | 755 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US


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Description:

The paper discusses the direct, indirect and psychological consequences of wartime conflict in war zones, that include the consequences of being injured, the loss of parents involved in the war effort, economic and other related hardships, and serious emotional and psychological trauma as well. The paper clearly demonstrates that war is harmful to children in many more ways than might be immediately obvious from the most direct consequences of warfare.

Outline:
Introduction
Direct Consequences of Wartime Conflict in War Zones
Indirect Consequences of Wartime Conflict in War Zones
Psychological Consequences of Wartime Conflict in War Zones

From the Paper:

"War has always involved dire consequences to civilian populations. In ancient and medieval times, conquered peoples were sometimes slaughtered, subjected to horrific abuses, or even enslaved by conquering invaders. In modern times, warring nations generally make every effort to avoid civilian harm or "collateral damage" but it is not always possible. The sheer power and destructive capability of modern warfare technology often results in unintended harm to civilian populations and infrastructure and also kills innocent children.
"Even the United States, which has the most advanced military technology and also the longest and most consistent record of avoiding civilian casualties at all costs sometimes causes civilian casualties, including those that cause death to children. Recent examples include those in the news within the last month in connection with the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Besides the direct consequences of being injured by the combatants in wartime, children face hardships arising from the loss of parents involved in the war effort, economic and other related hardships, and serious emotional and psychological trauma as well. Even after the cessation of hostilities, children in regions ravaged by warfare are often exposed to continuing risk of injury from un-detonated live ordinance capable of exploding on touch; they may also face long-term issues of chemical or radiological contamination (Peterson, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Meyer, Cheryl D. "War teaches lessons about fear and courage" Nieman Reports. Harvard University, Nieman Foundation. 2006. Retrieved. June 23, 2009 from: http://www.highbeam.com.
  • Gerrig, Richard, Zimbardo, Philip. (2008). Psychology and Life. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Weisenmiller, Mark. "Health Trauma Haunts Children in War Zones" Inter Press Service English News Wire. 2007. Retrieved. June 23, 2009 from: http://www.highbeam.com.
  • Peterson, Scott. "Remains of Toxic Bullets Litter Iraq" Christian Science Monitor. 2003. Retrieved. June 23, 2009 from: http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0515/p01s02-woiq.html

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