Even as old as the times of Troy, and Sparta, and Ithaca; Wars had a bad effect on the Society. And that’s asides stripping communities of their Young Men and Youths.
One might as well say that Wars muster Nationalism or Nationalism muster Wars. But both are a very bad influence on Mankind as a species.
King Odysseus told mighty Achilles:
“Wars are Young People dying, Old Men talking” .
In this modern times; Wars are Old Politicians sitting in offices and sending out Young People to go and die.
But Life is supposed to be the Old dying, and the Young talking.
How did we become this. It might want to give rise to the idea that there’s no Evil in the World, but Power and those who are Afraid or Unafraid to wield it.