Victim is a word that, when used, sensed, felt, or lived, imparts a kind of displeasure and annoyance to the lives of sufferers and their surroundings. It becomes important to understand the meaning of victim and why it is to be discussed in the context of war. War emanates from reasons such as conflict, differing ideologies, power politics, individual behavior, or a lack of trust in one another. As a part of his study on international behavior from a sociopsychological perspective, Herbert Kelman (1966) stated that because war represents aggressiveness on the part of nation-states, one can understand its causes by scrutinizing the determinants of aggressive behavior among individuals. Assuming that the state consists of the behaviors of individuals, he put forward a contrary perspective ...

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