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The purpose of this essay is to Discuss the primary factors that must be present for an insurgency to develop andor succeed I will Illustrate my discussion with examples from any case study used in the required readingsInsurgencies have existed throughout history but especially since the beginning of the 20th century Before World War I insurgencies were mostly conservative insurgents were usually concerned with defending hearth home monarchies and traditional religionInsurgencies do not develop in situations in which the majority of the local populace is contended with their live Underlying conditions of real grievance are necessary usually of real grievance are necessary usually described by a mismatch of a significant portion of the population and government policies especially the provision of public goods and services Insurgencies have traditionally taken on two forms national and liberation In a national insurgency the distinctions between the insurgents and the regime are based on economic class ideology identity ethnicity race religion or some other political factor The second form are liberation insurgencies These sort of insurgencies pit insurgents against a ruling group that is seen as outside occupiers by virtue of race ethnicity or culture The goal of insurgents is to liberate their nation from alien occupationTodays operational environment includes a new form of insurgency one that seeks to impose revolutionary change worldwide Al Qaeda is an example of this sort of insurgency This movement seeks to transform Islam and reorder its relationships with other regions and cultures In the case of this more recent form of insurgency the interconnectedness that the World Wide Web has created gives rise to an interconnectedness of allied groups throughout the state and across the globeThe most significant insurgencies that the United States and its allies are engaged in are liberation insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan The insurgents have fomented their efforts by declaring that they are fighting against the imperialist occupiers from evil America who bent on destroying Islam The American occupation
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