- Jan 27, 2019
I wouldn't call them a fiction in itself. Just because culture or rules changed, doesn't mean, they are fiction. If we go by this, most of the things we consider normal would just be "fiction". If so, I can easily kill you, because once there wasn't a rule against murder...There is also the simple fact that war crimes are a cultural thing. And a fiction.
I think the big problem is more that people tend to evaluate past stuff on modern rules. Like the usual "XY was so bad back in 1800 because he didn't think a woman was worth as much as a man". But we can still evaluate WW1 and WW2 based on rules that already were in place during that time. Which still brings forth a lot of war crimes...
This I agree with completely. As I said above, I doubt many webnovel authors put in the actual research to write war crimes in a fitting way. I can only see them used as cheap shockers...Finally, most of us are sufficiently separated from any actual armed conflicts, that all these cimes happening are, to us, just words on paper.