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Conflict occurs normally and continually in human society It is not always violent and it may not even be a problem It is one means through which we express our diversity or bring about change When conflict in society is properly managed and transformed it may even help produce growth On the other hand when opposing groups do not have the skills to keep the conflict in check and where other factors such as injustice inequality or unfilled aspirations are present conflict can become violent and protracted These conflicts destroy the lives of their victims and the quality of life for the survivors Their legacy is widespread social breakdown and lawlessness They set back economic development by decades And who can calculate the cost to society of the loss of doctors teachers and other professionals when schools and infrastructure are destroyed Natural disasters can be explained scientifically but it is far more difficult to understand the causes of war Social behaviour is not subject to physical laws in the same way as cyclones or earthquakes People make their own history sometimes violently and sometimes inexplicably The forces at work can be very complex And yet if we are to be successful at preventing deadly conflicts we must have a clearer understanding of what brings them about Based on the articles that I read I was able to identify some conditions that increase the probability of war Poverty In recent years for example poor countries have been far more likely to engage in armed conflicts than rich ones Poor countries have fewer economic and political resources with which to manage conflicts Poverty itself however does not appear to be the decisive factor and most poor countries live in peace most of the time Inequality Countries afflicted by war often suffer from inequality among domestic social groups This inequality may be based on ethnicity religion national identity or economic and social class Its effect is to
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