Nations in a nutshell go to war to protect their borders, territories and increase their spheres of influence. But why war? Profits plain and simple; job-creation also important. Don’t forget that it took WWII to bring prosperity back to America and the appendages that rely on the health of the American economy. FDR used every trick at his disposal to upright the ships of Columbia as her sails signified the continuance of a foreign policy initiated by his kin/mentor/hero TR, the embodiment of America’s quest for world supremacy.
War of course kills, maims and destroys young lives but does keep Capitalism flowing along as technology continues to improve on a daily leading to more unnecessary deaths of innocents.