International Conflict Essay

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1. International conflict among countries is more likely of what we may think. Today there are many different ongoing conflicts. International conflict is a stage of opposition, disagreement or incompatibility between two or more states (Malek). The term "international conflict" referred to conflicts between different nations and conflicts between people and organizations in different nations (Mr. Turetzky lec 11). It also applies to inter-group conflicts within one country when one group is fighting for independence or increased social, political, or economic power. International conflicts can be divided into two branches: private international conflict and public international conflict. A private international conflict is a disagreement …show more content…
The decision of going to war is not only made by a leader. For a president to declare war against other country there must be provocative reasons and an approval of public and other political figures (congress members). States’ Internal characteristics are another considered explanation to war. Poverty and the level of economic development is an important factor in war. According to Ray and Kaarbo, “the most warlike states have been poor.” Although the most impoverished countries lack military or economic resources to declare war, it is believed that when “the most impoverished countries begin to develop economically,” they can pay their troops (Ray 173). I completely disagree with this idea. I don’t believe that poverty is one important cause for war. I want to support my argument with an example. In World War I and World War II, the most developed countries caused the catastrophic and massive destruction. It is absurd to think that poor and undeveloped countries cause war. It is also believed that the type of government impacts a country’s likelihood of going to war. Realist argue that in an anarchic world system where there is no higher authority than the state, that the system is a self-help “war of all against all.” I believe that the type of government may be an important factor in war. However, I disagree with the idea that in an anarchic system wars are all against all. To my point of view, the type of government is an important factor in war because the