Poverty Has Been a “Cause” of International Conflicts as It Has Caused Social Inequalities.

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Poverty: The cause of international conflict International conflict is war that arises between nations. It is mainly caused by disagreements that are related to borders and sharing of resources (mainly natural), that are located along borders. Poverty is a state of being poor. It is mainly caused by lack of income. The reason why poverty is a major cause of international conflict is because the citizens of the nations that enter into dispute seek to create a source of income with the resources that are located along borders. In many cases, the resources are mainly limited and therefore they can only sustain one country. Selfishness also causes conflict since either nation that is involved in the conflict seeks to own the resources. Due to the above stated reasons, the countries are forced into dispute and it becomes a full blown war. The other reason that causes international conflict is religious and political reasons. Political reasons arise when a nation claims that it’s land and so their border should be moved into the other country. After a lack of an amicable solution to such a political issue, countries engage in a war with one seeking to claim its land while the other protects its borders. It is not always that international conflicts arise between countries that border each other. Political differences between political leaders from different continents can also cause international conflicts. A good example is the conflict between the United States and Afghanistan and Iraq. This has been a major cause of international conflict and it has also been a threat to security throughout the world. Using a critic’s theoretical approach, I will explain how poverty is the cause of international conflict and the relationship between other international theories that have been fronted to explain the same. A look at the USA-Iraqi conflict that became a full blown war

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