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What are the effects of war on society?

The effects of war on society depend on a variety of circumstances but can include social change, destruction of the environment and cities, helpful or harmful effects on the economy, restrictions on civil liberties, and loss of life.

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War shapes society.  Different wars make it possible for social action to take place.  For example, after the Civil War, slavery no longer existed.  The Vietnam War made people question US involvement in foreign countries.  Every war has some kind of social impact.

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It depends in part upon which side of the war your society is on. In the society that bears the front of confrontation, the affects are devastation of the land, the cities and towns, business and employment, psychological health and population count. If a society is involved in the war but not at the front, most effects are similar but, in some categories, are seen at lesser degrees. The land is not subject to ruin. The cities and towns are not destroyed. Business and employment may be adversely affected if taxation is high and if the economy overburdened. The general population is not affected psychologically--however the military population will be affected profoundly psychologically and physically (as in the war-torn...

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