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Efforts To Stop Wars

Anti-war movements have existed for every major war in the 20th century, including, most prominently, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. In the 21st century, worldwide anti-war movements occurred ever since the United States declared wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2001, the US government decided to invade Afghanistan to fight against international terrorism that caused the September 11 attacks. Protests opposing the War in Afghanistan occurred in cities in Europe, Asia, and all over the United States. Organizations like Stop the War Coalition, based in the United Kingdom, work on campaigning against the War. They raise awareness of the war, organize demonstrations, and lobby the governments. There also exist significant worldwide opposition to the Iraq War. Critics oppose the war based on the argument of violation of sovereignty, absence of the UN approval, and perceived illegitimacy.

The Mexican Drug War, with estimated casualties of 40,000 since December 2006, has been recently facing a fundamental opposition. In 2011, the movement for peace and justice has started a popular middle-class movement against the war. It has won the recognition of President Calderon, who started the war, but has not ended it.

Governments also use the method of disarmament to stop and prevent the cost of war.

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... Anti-war movements have existed for every major war in the 20th century, including, most prominently, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War ... In the 21st century, worldwide anti-war movements occurred ever since the United States declared wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ... Protests opposing the War in Afghanistan occurred in cities in Europe, Asia, and all over the United States ...

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