War is a devastating period. It takes a toll on the people, on the land, the environment, the animals and almost every conceivable form of life. Wars fought on a land often render it useless. Farming becomes difficult and the very source of food for the country is threatened. Because the land is ridden with mortar shells and mines, not only do innocent people lose life and limbs, the land too cannot be approached for any sort of development.
Society as we know it is destroyed and it often becomes the survival of the fittest. Social relations go down the drain especially when there is a dearth of food and basic amenities. We have seen countless images of people fighting over emergency relief service vans and the food they offer. The economy of the country takes a beating as well since the nation will have nothing with which to do business with. If no income is generated for the nation, the country will stop being able to progress.
The nation then becomes dependent on foreign aid, which often comes without any riders. The war torn nation can also become indebted to foreign nations and this can put the country at a disadvantage when it comes to international discussions and debates.
War is a terrible thing for the people themselves. Lives are lost and disrupted. Emotions are raw and often the life of peace that seems to be on offer with the end of the war seems meaningless. More often than not people do not agree with the reasons behind the war, there are uprisings against the government in protest, and this can prove dangerous to the governance as well as the future of a country. War has to be the very last thing a nation resorts to for the sake of its people and its own existence.