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Why is radical pacifism so rare in Croatia? Why does almost nobody believe Franjo Tuđman did a good thing by not sending weapons to Vukovar?

Regarding Vukovar Massacre, as far as I can see, beliefs in Croatia range from the one expressed by BBC News at the time: Croat defenders of Vukovar later claimed that the town could have been saved ...
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How strong was the Western pacifist campaign to not liberate Kuwait by force?

When Iraq invaded Kuwait their invasion was over in a couple of days and only a few hundred people died in those two days. Iraq was also said to have the 4th or 5th largest army in the world at the ...
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How can we estimate the real support of continued resistance among Ukrainian citizens?

Inspired by the question How can we estimate the real support of the war among Russian citizens? and discussion therein. Is there an estimate how many Ukrainians (on Ukrainian-controlled territory, ...
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What is the pacifist position on Ukraine?

What/who are the prominent pacifist movements/organizations/thinkers in the 21st century, and what is their position on the conflict in Ukraine? Much of the public and political discussion about the ...
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Would defense based only on nuclear weapons work? [closed]

There's an article in the Japanese constitution forbidding the country from going to war. The country nonetheless maintains a substantial self-defence force. I'm wondering if Japan can feasibly ...
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Does radical pacifism reject police violence?

Pacifism is the opposition to war and violence. Does radical pacifism reject the use of violence by the police force? See also: How is crime addressed according to (radical) pacifism?
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How is crime addressed according to (radical) pacifism?

Pacifism is the opposition to war and violence. Most pacifists propose to abolish the army, such as Costa Rica and a small number of other nations have done. Some also propose to abolish the police. ...
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