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Death for Your Country

Is it glorious to die for your country?.... This question has
been posed to many young people about to embark on war although the
answer has usually been \'yes\' in response to their country due mainly
to the fact that the government instills it in the people of the
country to support one\'s country and one way is to send young abled
bodied men into the army. If you were one individual that was not in
favour of fighting for your country you would surely become an outcast
by the countries people. To avoid ridicule and becoming outcasted by
the people living around you, you would join the army just in the
thought that you were obligated to for the sole sake of your country.
Such thoughts were reinforced by the government promotion of
propaganda. Glorifying death is not needed to be taught and should be
up to the sole individual. School systems should teach an unbiased
point of view of war to enable the child to make their own decision
to fight for one\'s country.

Within the education system it was instructed to the teachers
to teach the children at a young age during the brink of war to
instill that their the life of the country and for them to defend
their country against the enemy. Teachers showed being in a army was
representing honour and the pride of the country. Guilt was laid on
the students who showed rebellion by the teacher. Many times the
teacher would try to show a soldier that looks happy and content
trying to represent being a soldier makes you happy and content.

Many young inexperienced soldiers were sent to training camps
near the battle fields that they would soon be sent to fight, for
their country and their life. The training camps were situated on
similar enviroments that resembled the battle fields of where the
fighting would take place. Reinforced displine to the young and
ignorant men.

Trench warfare is when many soldiers of opposing countries
fight against each other across a vast desolate, dirt covered land,
and the only sense of cover was to crouch in a usually water logged
trench. The sense of death engulfed your very soul, the conezt
bombardment of shells echo in your mind long after it had ceased.

On the Western front conditions were horrible to say the
least, stench of death remained coneztly in the air, bodies riddled
with bullet wounds lay across the bottoms of the trenches, dismembered
bodies scattered across the landscape and the sounds of agonizing and
dying men echo across the battle grounds. Very limited rations