Flashcards in Nuclear war, WMD and Torture Deck (12)
What is a nuclear deterrent?
A weapons system (in the UK) used to deter enemies from attack.
Catholic views on Nuclear war?
"It is impossible to conceive of a just war in a nuclear age." (Pope John XXIII)
The Catholic church is against the use of nuclear weapons.
What is a nuclear war?
War that makes use of nuclear weapons: weapons that can work by creating a nuclear reaction in order to kill lots of people.
What is weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Weapons that can kill large amounts of people and/or cause great damage.
What is torture?
Severe physical or mental pain: usually used to force a person to do or say something.
Why would torture be right?
Its an effective way of getting information
It can prevent a greater doing.
Why would torture be wrong?
Illegal under international war
An ineffective way to obtain information
A denial of human rights
What is radicalisation?
Developing extreme views on religious, social or political issues. Can lead to terrorism.
What can radicalisation be caused by?
Specific groups/individuals targeting others
Can be caused by young people feeling rejected by society/religion.
What is a martyr?
Someone who is killed because of their faith, catholic church values martyrs.
An example of a martyr?