Socrates is well known for his participation of several wars during his life span (for almost 30 years). It is believed that he was 48 at his final participation in a war. As an armed foot soldier, he was reportedly very brave and competent in his art of combat. It is also reported that he observed and experienced many horrors and sufferings, i.e., some evils of war first handily. No philosophers ever talk about this foot soldier experience of Socrates when they talk about Socrates' philosophy. But surely the experiences of the evils of war should have left some post-traumatic stress on him, which could have influenced his idea of a just nation. What can be some features of the just nation (the Republic of Plato) that might have been the result of his experience as a soldier?
EDIT: I should have added where I got the idea. I read this article entitled "Socrates in Combat: Trauma and Resilience in Plato's political Theory" http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~smonoson/documents/SocratesCombat.pdf