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Globalisation - Soft power - Proliferation of nuclear weapon - World wars - by awaaal (2013)

Updated: Jan 12, 2021


When the underprivileged, old and weak individuals around the world fine themselves defend less in the war and conflict territories, the rich and powerful figures are rather resting their shoulders in their comfort zone with maximum security services. The critical question that triggers us is ‘’when will this tragedy end’’?  

The devotion and loyalty to love and protect one own nation [also called nationalism] eventually result to the World War I which swept Western. Europe. France, England, Germany, and Austro-Hungary all started arms races and began signing secret alliances. This mystery and tragedy was never buried in the ground, in the 19th century countries such as France, England, Germany, Italy, japan etc. decide to start a control regimen in another country, usually for personal gain [also called imperialism]. This ideology made such countries imperialist against each other, which also eventually brought about the World War II. Nationalism thus leads to imperialism by creating a national pride.


Imperialism have left the world imbalance, every country around the world is living in fear and depression, because of the rapid growing of weapons of mass destruction. Powerful countries like France, England, Germany, Italy, china, USA, Russia, Iran, and without the exception of Israel have advanced or developed nuclear power programs to supply energy to their citizens as they claim.

Some of them have different ideology in using their nuclear power. But most countries, however, do not have nuclear weapons. The powerful nations claim that, nuclear power /energy is a significant component for their electricity supply which is a doubtable truth. But today, there is no doubt the nuclear energy is also significant component of world electricity supply.(Echávarri, 2007).

But instead, this nuclear power is wrongly used by most governments of a nations which implies that the nuclear power was rather used to produce/manufacture weapons of mass destructions [missiles, armed weapons, atomic bombs, nuclear weapons etc.] all in the name of bringing peace. Miscalculation, misunderstanding, and miscommunication of some governments as well as with the help of these massive arsenal weapons lead to the World War I and ii.

That event affected most countries in the world either economically or developmentally, lives and properties were destroyed. Economically, the war severely disrupted the European economies and allowed the United States to become the world’s leading creditor and industrial power. The war also brought vast social consequences, including the mass murder of Armenians in Turkey and an influenza epidemic that killed over 25 million people worldwide. World War I killed more people, more than 9 million soldiers, sailors, and flyers and another 5 million civilians.

This involved more than 28 countries and cost more money [approximately $186 billion in direct costs and another $151 billion in indirect costs] than any previous war in history (Mintz, 2009-2013).  Now the frequent question majority of the world leaders are asking themselves is ‘’how long is this building of weapons of mass destruction going to continue?’’. And in the other hand, most civilians cannot resist the shivering in fear with their unanswered question ‘’ who is responsible for the bombing of innocent lives?’’

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. The world is not at peace, because of the rampant growing of disputes in our world and is also natural part of social interaction, there is always ways to resolved themBut the question is ‘’can the world war stop without the proliferation of nuclear weapon?’’, it is simple no. it is very complicated to resist the used of massive arsenal of weapon in wars. So therefore world war must stop with the use of deadly weapons, which is if wars should exist then it should be resolve with soft power in respect to non-proliferation of weapons. Accepting and surrender oneself in a war or before a war is the best way to used soft power to win a war. 


In accordance to non-proliferation of nuclear weapon in respect to the implementations of soft power in our wars today, the world might resist the killing of its own people but rather protect them from the world’s enemy. This essential system [implementation of soft power with non-proliferation of nuclear weapon] cannot be observed without the intervention of the United Nation [UN]. The UN should intervene with difference ways which can help this tragedy come to end by supporting the non-proliferation of weapon, and of Corse the UN cannot certainly implement those ways without the contribution of every responsible individual in the world. Without the use of nuclear weapon as well as massive arsenal of dangerous weapons in our conflicts, the wars can be resolve by using soft power which implies;


First and famous, power represents one party’s ability to impose its decisions about the outcome of disputes upon the other party. This strategy can only be effective when one party is superior in resources, or possesses the resources that the other country/party desire. An embargo impose on a small country by a large country without discussion, is an example of power-based conflict resolution strategies.

Therefore a country with the power to rule must impose decisions about the outcome of disputes upon the other country, this system is certainly without the use of violence in order to resolve the disputes. Which is also called power-based conflict resolution. This approach is so far been implemented in some of the peaceful countries around the world such as New Zealand, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria etc. there is no doubt that this relevant way to promote peace and unity might reach out to most disputes environments in order to prevent/reduce the expose of destructive weapons among civilians and innocent people. Since this century is been called ‘’killing century’’ it is high time countries who are involve in wars as well as those who are not involve in wars means peaceful countries must adopt the concept of soft power to rebuild their nation for better.


However Rights are fixed rules or principles based on statutes, case law, contracts and collective-bargaining agreements. Rights-based approaches to dispute resolution without the use of deadly weapons that will lead to violence, this system also use legal documents and contracts to evaluate the validity of the dispute and to determine which party is in error. Taking an individual or organization to court is an example of a rights-based approach to dispute resolution. (Farrell, 2013)

Eventually this system is what most undeveloped, developing and developed societies use in their conflict resolution, but the problem is most of them do not follow the right step.The rightful manner in using this system without favoritism. Some organization resolves conflict by supporting one side of the conflict, which instead build up the conflict rather than solving it to bring peace. This system of using legal document to determine the validity of conflict ensures there is no favoritism/nepotism when resolving disputes. Even though in this our world of today corruption is very rampant, corruption as well can be reduce/stop with the used of this important system of promoting peace in a rightful and nonviolence way, rather than building dangerous weapons all in the name of peace.    


The last in the few to mention is Interests-based disputes resolution; interests are the needs, concerns and desires of individuals or groups in a globalized environment. Interest-based approaches consider the perspectives of all parties when formulating a solution for any kind of conflicts. Using problem-solving techniques such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation to resolve disputes are examples of interest-based dispute resolution. These three possible examples of interest-based disputes resolution are very familiar ways used in solving majority problems in most disposed environment without the expose of weapons.

Peace is the most valuable and significant weapon in every problem solving system. Peace can never prevail in the absence of misunderstanding; it is the understanding that paves way for peace and unity to exist. An absence of war, based on force and military threat is not peace. As Albert Einstein said, peace “can only be achieved by understanding “With soft power, nations or parties can understand each other to make complicated things to simple. Nations leaders should open hears to the crying civilians around the world. Nations leaders as well as other sub leaders in a nation are responsible in protecting it people, it worth nothing for great nation to lose it people because it’s the people that make the countries worthy.


World peace is an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/ or people. World peace and unity is also a planetary non-violence by which nations willingly to cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that prevent warfare. The term is sometimes used to refer to a cessation of all hostility amongst all humanity. The presence of violence has nothing to do with making peace, is very unfair to used violence in making peace because this violence will eventually involve the innocent civilians. The use of soft power to replace the violence in world wars [world peace] is not personal serenity, but justice and equality.

I firmly believe that World Peace will become a natural byproduct of people around the world finding Inner Peace in their lives. And although this may sound harsh, although justice is important, the World Peace is dependent on equality and enough people having enough resources to live dignified lives. If the reasons why countries fight each are solve, the world war might reduce or stop. It is basically known that most countries fight our resources. I think the sad truth is that resources are finite and limited, yet certain countries act irresponsibly in terms of population growth.

I don’t think one can have limited resources or have land which is not suitable for food production and have a high population and expect equality. Yes basically there are some unfair corporate practices which have led to some countries being exploited and I think those issues need to be addressed. (Williams, 2013) Addressing them of cores with soft power [without violence] in order to support the depleting of the rapid building of weapons. A country must not use violence way to protect its territory from in venders nor use violence to get some resources from other nation; they should rather use legal ways by signing valid contracts/by negotiating with other nation to promote the use of soft power in order to live in a peaceful world. If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence. [C.T. Lawrence Butler, 2012]


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