Essay on War And Conflict

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War and Conflict
By Simon & Chelsie

What causes War and
Conflict?
War- “A state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country” http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/war
Conflict- “A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one” http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/conflict War and conflict is said to be caused by contrasting interests and capabilities
(specific sociocultural differences and connections between the parties); contact and awareness significant change in the balance of powers individual perceptions and expectations a disrupted structure of expectations a will-to-conflict
It is intensified by sociocultural dissimilarity, rational inequity, status variance, intimidating state power.
Such are the general causes and conditions of international Conflict Behaviour whether nonviolent conflict behaviour, violence, or war. Conflict Behaviour manifests a series of sub phases in the balancing of powers . Each sub phase involves different

Nationalism

The policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one's own nation viewed as separate from the interests of other nations or the common interests of all nations http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nationalism

Nationalism is a modern movement. Throughout history people have been attached to their native soil, to the traditions of their parents, and to established territorial authorities; but it was not until the end of the 18th century that nationalism began to be a generally recognized sentiment molding public and private life and one of the great, if not the greatest, single determining factors of modern history.

Land and resources
Resource depletion and climate change have caused the conflict in Darfur.
Darfur is a region in Sudan, Africa, that had a population of approximately 6 million people prior to 2003.
In 2003, two rebel groups, Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) and the
Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) launched a full-scale rebellion against the
Sudanese government for reasons of ongoing economic marginalization and insecurity. The Sudanese government responded to the rebellion with the Arab militia (aka
Janjaweed) with violent attacks on villages throughout the country. Since beginning in 2003, an estimated 400,000 people have died directly or indirectly from the attacks.
A genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The violence in Darfur is considered a genocide because it is racially based. The Arab…