What makes a just war

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Brian Miller Gov 322 Question 3 What makes a just war? For a war to be a just war there are certain characteristics that must be abided by. -First and foremost a just war is a morally restrained effort to restore a just peace. -It must be fought as a last resort in which all possible alternatives have been exhausted. -It must be waged by a legitimate authority -It can only be fought to compensate for a wrongful act The distinctions are often hard to make because the criteria are often subjective. Who is to say all alternatives have been extinguished. Case 1: China and Vietnam 1979 The conflict between China and Vietnam meets most of the requirements for a just war. The ultimate goal was to reestablish peace by ending Vietnamese aggression and preventing further encroachment into surrounding Vietnamese territories. China was a legitimate authority and was considered to be a significant world player even though their military infrastructure was horribly outdated and unable to sustain any war effort. China
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