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20th May '17 5:08:27 PM nombretomado
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* [[BoisterousBruiser Thorkell]] from ''VinlandSaga'' ''loves'' war. A lot. So much so that he ''[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor switches sides twice]]'' in order to prolong the enjoyment of battle. He ''is'' a Viking, after all.

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* [[BoisterousBruiser Thorkell]] from ''VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' ''loves'' war. A lot. So much so that he ''[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor switches sides twice]]'' in order to prolong the enjoyment of battle. He ''is'' a Viking, after all.
13th May '17 12:00:58 AM jamespolk
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* Speaking of older American war stories, this trope is still played straight in 1922 novel ''Literature/OneOfOurs'' by Willa Cather. Claude Wheeler, a young dreamer who is discontent with his SmallTownBoredom life as a Nebraska farmer, finds purpose in life after he goes over to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Even in 1922 Cather took criticism from folks like Creator/ErnestHemingway for writing of the war in this way.
--> "When she can see nothing that has come of it all but evil, she reads Claude's letters over again and reassures herself; for him the call was clear, the cause was glorious."
2nd May '17 6:08:27 AM CosmicFerret
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* This is what Tempus, the main GodOfWar in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is about, and he takes measures to ensure that is what he remains about (specifically, he is involved in a DivineConflict in which he overmatches the other side to a nearly ridiculous degree -- but while he could easily smash Garagos, he doesn't ''want'' to pick up Garagos' portfolios of bloodlust and destruction).

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* This is what Tempus, the main GodOfWar WarGod in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is about, and he takes measures to ensure that is what he remains about (specifically, he is involved in a DivineConflict in which he overmatches the other side to a nearly ridiculous degree -- but while he could easily smash Garagos, he doesn't ''want'' to pick up Garagos' portfolios of bloodlust and destruction).
26th Apr '17 5:05:30 PM FurryKef
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** Conversely, Hitler himself [[TheSocialDarwinist believed in a much darker version of this]]. To him, war was a noble crucible for races and civilisations. Winning a war meant your race had proved it's worth and won honour and glory, as well as full right to the conquered people's land and resources. Losing a war meant your race was weak and deserved whatever fate befell them. By 1945, when it was obvious that the Germans had lost, Hitler gave the order to implement scorched earth policies on German soil, not just to deny the Allies the use of German infrastructure, but [[YouHaveFailedMe also to punish the German people for losing "his" war]]. [[PragmaticVillainy Thankfully, saner heads prevailed in most cases]].

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** Conversely, Hitler himself [[TheSocialDarwinist believed in a much darker version of this]]. To him, war was a noble crucible for races and civilisations. Winning a war meant your race had proved it's its worth and won honour and glory, as well as full right to the conquered people's land and resources. Losing a war meant your race was weak and deserved whatever fate befell them. By 1945, when it was obvious that the Germans had lost, Hitler gave the order to implement scorched earth policies on German soil, not just to deny the Allies the use of German infrastructure, but [[YouHaveFailedMe also to punish the German people for losing "his" war]]. [[PragmaticVillainy Thankfully, saner heads prevailed in most cases]].
13th Apr '17 11:46:52 AM EthanMallove
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* The soldiers -- particularly the heroes -- [[OfficerAndAGentleman do not commit war crimes]]. WouldNotShootACivilian is in full effect; no one would KickThemWhileTheyAreDown; etc. If any atrcities do occur, then you can be sure that [[BlackAndWhiteMorality only the enemies]] will be the ones committing them.

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* The soldiers -- particularly the heroes -- [[OfficerAndAGentleman do not commit war crimes]]. WouldNotShootACivilian is in full effect; no one would KickThemWhileTheyAreDown; etc. If any atrcities atrocities do occur, then you can be sure that [[BlackAndWhiteMorality only the enemies]] will be the ones committing them.
13th Apr '17 4:54:42 AM Vampireandthen
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* Ancient Rome certainly held this view. Not surprising, considering that, according to legend, Romulus, the first king of Rome, was the son of Mars, god of war and [[RatedMforManly masculinity]]. To them, war was viewed as a way to bring about order and secure peace.
* [[TheSpartanWay Sparta]] practically invented this. Spartan law said that the only job a Spartan male could have was to be a soldier, and would be raised as such from birth.
9th Apr '17 2:23:59 PM TairaMai
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* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', as written by Heinlein. Unlike in the film version, Heinlein's pro-military message isn't undercut with any ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''-style over-the-top TV commercials.

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* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', as written by Heinlein. Unlike in the film version, Heinlein's pro-military message isn't undercut with any ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''-style over-the-top TV commercials. Heinlien wrote about the glory of ''military service'' not war itself.
6th Apr '17 4:42:23 PM apm483@gmail.com
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** Further obfuscating things is that the music video for the song is promoting an [[WarIsHell anti-war message]]. The music video has the band play the role of soldiers who are fighting a deathball of tanks, fighters and weapons.
29th Mar '17 10:27:18 PM Timjames98
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* The soldiers -- particularly the heroes -- [[OfficerAndAGentleman do not commit war crimes]]. WouldNotShootACivilian is in full effect; no one would KickThemWhileTheyAreDown; etc.

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* The soldiers -- particularly the heroes -- [[OfficerAndAGentleman do not commit war crimes]]. WouldNotShootACivilian is in full effect; no one would KickThemWhileTheyAreDown; etc.
etc. If any atrcities do occur, then you can be sure that [[BlackAndWhiteMorality only the enemies]] will be the ones committing them.
28th Mar '17 4:53:04 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/VacationFromMarriage'': Although they went through a lot, both Cathy and Robert become better, stronger people because of their experiences in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.
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