posted by mathew on .
So I have to write an argumentative essay on Canadians peacekeeping in foreign countries (Cyprus, Rwanda, Somalia, Bosnia, Croatia) and I have to argue whether Canadians should or shouldn't be peacekeeping in foreign countries. I have to have 3 main arguments, but I can't think of three solid ones for either yes or no.
Can you give me some ideas for 3 main points for either the yes or no side of the argument?
* Developed democracies have a responsibility to help keep peace in the world.
* Canada is a member of the United Nations.
* Preventing wars helps protect Canada.
* The money spent is wasted.
* The safety of Canadian troops should not be risked.
* Canada should maintain its neutrality.
Thanks for the answer, but a few questions.
Why exactly do developed democracies have said responsibility, and how does preventing wars protect Canada?
In most ethical views, the strong have a responsibility to protect the weak.
You think about how preventing wars protects Canada.
If anything, I feel that peacekeeping would only agitate other countries of Canada's presence, no?
But in times of war, Canada may be involved -- as it was in World War I and World War II.
So basically what you're saying is if a war breaks out in the country Canada is peacekeeping in, they'll feel obliged to participate?