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#46B MILITARISM

I think of militarists as exalting military virtues/symbols, being comfortable following orders and with the military chain of command,  advocating military preparedness, being the first to call for war, etc.--and I think of myself as one with some hesitancy!  While I don't doubt that waging modern war is the ultimate technological solution to problems essentially based on disputes between people, I know that great military leaders can nonetheless prefer diplomacy and see war as something to be avoided. 

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

has military service experience or as warrior

comfortable with military discipline / chain of command

values military tradition

believes war not inherently bad, can be beneficial to society

summary Wikipedia article: Militarism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3313

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 27

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