While I originally wrote this for sci-fi setting I am working on, general principles are usable in modern world as well.
Laigin culture sees war as a necessary evil – but as the saying goes, « if you have to do something, you have no excuse for not doing it to the best of your ability », and the Empire is constantly at war, surrounded by enemies. Typically there are two or three wars going on at the same time, even if most of those are minor, and difference between war and peace is merely a matter of planet’s location within the Empire. This has caused tensions between parallel condemnation of war in theory and rather militaristic ideology and structure in practice, which is resolved by the doctrine of « just war ». At its basic, this doctrine dictates that wars of conquest are unjust, while wars of defense or reconquest of lost…
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