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War Why wars occur Most wars result from a combination of causes Three of the most common causes are conflicts over resources clashing ideologies and struggles over power Conflicts over resources are the most basic and enduring causes of war Resources include land minerals energy sources and important geographical features The worlds first wars probably were fought over resources Location and geography can provide great benefits to one community and not to another Examples of conflicts over resources are numerous In the Crimean War 1853-1856 the United Kingdom France and the Ottoman Empire fought against Russia for control of the area around the Black Sea The Persian Gulf War 1991 resulted in large part from Iraqs attempt to seize control of Kuwaits oil reserves Clashing ideologies can also lead to war Ideologies are sets of ideas that define different communities Religious teachings are often central to a societys ideology Sometimes these teachings are different fromor even openly hostile towardthose of neighboring communities In these cases religious wars can erupt From 1096 to the late 1200s for example Christians from Europe waged war on Muslim rulers in Palestine as part of the series of military expeditions known as the Crusades Ideological conflicts can also involve political concepts An example of such a conflict was the Cold War between Communist and non-Communist nations in the latter half of the 1900s The conflict between capitalist democracy and Communism fueled the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union Struggles over power Power involves the ability to control other people or to control the outcome of a situation War often results when one country seeks to expand its power at the expense of others In some cases a decline in the strength of a powerful nation may prompt a war of opportunity in which rival nations try to take advantage of the once powerful nations weakened state In other cases one or more nations
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