War happens for various reasons, and some of these include a country’s economic or political benefits.
One might argue that wars are incredibly unnecessary from a bystander’s perspective. And to a certain extent, this is true. After all, diplomatic conversations do exist and have proven to be a helpful method in reaching a consensus. People from opposing sides have tried to sit down and attain a decision without aggression, and in most cases, these discussions worked out for the benefit of both sides. With the power play most leaders possess, wars are planned out thoroughly. Countries only commit them if they believe that the benefits outweigh the consequences, and the diplomatic approach doesn’t provide much help. For leaders, power and influence are two of the most important things they need to possess, and war is one of the effective – though also destructive – ways to attain those.