1. Can you think of a war that you believe was justified?
  2. Do many young people in your country join the army? Why/why not?
  3. Do you have a problem with women fighting in wars? Why or why not?
  4. Do you know anyone who is in the army or who has been? Tell me about him/her.
  5. Do you know of any countries where military service is compulsory?
  6. Do you think it is morally wrong to kill?
  7. Do you think soldiers are well paid?
  8. Do you think women should be soldiers?
  9. Do you want to become a soldier?
  10. Does war have any positive consequences for mankind?
  11. Has anyone in your family ever fought in a war?
  12. Have you been in the military?
  13. Have you ever lived in a country at war?
  14. How can countries prevent conflicts when other nations are not trying to bring peace?
  15. How can the world be peaceful when other countries are not trying to bring peace?
  16. How could people resolve conflicts instead of through war?
  17. If war could be eliminated entirely, would there still be a use for armies?
  18. If you were the partner of a soldier who had just been sent to fight in a war, what would you include in his luggage?
  19. Is being a soldier compulsory in your country?
  20. Is having an army a waste of money in your country?
  21. Is there a special day to honor veterans in your country?
  22. Is war necessary?
  23. What are some of the jobs that soldiers do?
  24. What are your feelings towards the military?
  25. What cause would you fight/die for?
  26. What causes countries to engage in a war?
  27. What do you think is the average age for soldiers in the world?
  28. What do you think of people whose job is in the army?
  29. What do you think soldiers away from home miss the most?
  30. What do you think soldiers find the most difficult to get used to?
  31. What do you understand by the phrase “might is right”?
  32. What is a hero?
  33. What is military service? Is it compulsory in your country?
  34. What kind of person makes an ideal soldier?
  35. What should countries do to prevent conflict when other nations in the world are not trying to bring peace?
  36. What things would you like to send your partner in the army?
  37. Which army would you join if you had to?
  38. Which job would you like to have in the army?
  39. Why do you think people want to become soldiers?
  40. Why does your country have an army?
  41. Would you be a conscientious objector if your country went to war?
  42. Would you fight for another country other than your own?
  43. Would you volunteer to become a soldier?

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