Just War Theory at IT's Term Paper

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Up until the point that the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Japanese citizens, World War II was a just war. However, dropping the second bomb, perhaps even the first bomb, on innocent civilians, removed the war out of traditional rules of warfare and brought the world into a new phase of combat. Up until that time, the general rules of war prohibited using civilian targets. In fact, Germany was the first one to break this rule and this unjust act was one of the reasons the United States entered the war.

At the time the second bomb was dropped, the war ceased being just. However, after the bomb was dropped, new rules and regulations were created to accommodate this new face of war, therefore changing the rules of the game and thus the definition of a just war.

Bibliography

Bailey, S. Prohibitions and Restraints in war. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Childress, J. "Just War Theories." Theological Studies. 39 (1978), 427-45.

Martin, Glenn R. Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society…

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Bibliography

Bailey, S. Prohibitions and Restraints in war. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Childress, J. "Just War Theories." Theological Studies. 39 (1978), 427-45.

Martin, Glenn R. Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society Since 1500. New York: Triangle Publishing, 2006.

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