Even though we had such an insightful time with 3rd graders investigating the Hiroshima bombing, there are still some questions left, and some conclusions to do. Main question is:

DO WE HAVE TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS BY FIGHTING?


And the answer would be NO, but for some reason in most of the cases in order to calm down the conflict one of the sides should be defeated in battle or other type of force influence. Perfect example for this is Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings when US could resolve and finish war with Japan in a diplomatic way, but they had to bomb two cities in order to show their strength and that way persuade Japan to surrender. However, US can not be fully blamed for resolving the conflict not in a peaceful way, since Japan maybe would not have stopped the war if US tried to solve the problem by diplomatic communication and probably demonstrating their strength of nuclear weapons on the test they performed in the Mexican desert.

My personal opinion is that most of the times conflicts can be solved by diplomatic communications between the two or more sides.
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If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
    • Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
    • Albert Einstein (1979-1955)
(http://www.wagingpeace.org/menu/issues/peace-&-war/start/peace-quotes/index.htm)//

These two quotes perfectly represent the meaning and need of communication in a diplomatic way in order to resolve the conflict and achieve peace.
According to the latest news there is a conflict in Burma between Buddhist monks and their militaristic government, so far monks went on a march to protest against their current government, however, government implied force on this peaceful march and couple of people died and some were injured. Now Berman monks officially asking for the international help, in order to stop their cruel government. After such a cry for help international community started acting, and I myself singed one of the petition papers in order to stop this madness in Burma. However, even though certain actions are taken Burma government might not want to resign that easily, then most probably international troops will have to step in and force the government to resign, but will this be a solution monks where asking for? Starting a new war with Burma government? Isn't there a more peaceful way to solve this?

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Even though something that was planned to be a peaceful protest, turned out into a big conflict and possible new war. Do we have to solve our problems only through force and gun power, can we do it in a diplomatic way? I think we should, we should search for the solutions and peaceful outcomes so that PEACE would be achieved in a completely peaceful way.
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(http://www.pubtheo.com/page.asp?pid=1112)