Issue Paper Rough Draft Outline (Introduction (People are afraid of large…
Issue Paper Rough Draft Outline
People are afraid of large scale natural disasters.
People should prepare for these things in so far as is reasonably possible.
There is only a certain amount we can do to negate the damage of these events.
Do we have more power in preventing war than we do in preventing natural disasters?
Can studying and understanding history help us prevent catastrophes from happening again?
What period of history is it most important that we study right now?
Why is the 20th century important?
It saw the greatest improvements in technology the world has ever seen
More people died from wars in the 20th century than in any other period in history.
Socialism became a prevalent idea early on in the 20th century.
We can relate most closely to the events of the 20th century than to any other period.
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People are also afraid of violence and wars.
But we often feel we have just as little control over these things than we do over natural disasters.
Is it true that normal citizens have little control over war and violence?
Especially in the West, we see a war as some far off fantasy.
Why can war seem inconsequential?
Violence has saturated our entertainment.
War and violence are glorified.
Violence seems to have minimal consequences.
It seems adventurous and heroic.
Violence is usually seen as only physically harmful, and not emotionally.