War and Peace Essay

363 WordsMay 3, 20152 Pages
War is an open armed conflict between two or more countries or groups. It is one of the significant events that have already been in existence since the creation of mankind and will continue to coexist with us indefinitely. Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley listed war as the sixth out of ten biggest problems that mankind will be facing for the next fifty years. War is an aspect of the human culture, seemingly will be eternally attached to the human timeline. It has already changed and will still continue to shape the world based on how it is governed and the international policies of different countries. War has been fought throughout the history of mankind. Even before the dawn of civilization, small scale wars had already taken place between different tribes. War has changed on how it is waged since the first time it occurred. From clubs and stones that the pre-historic man used to kill his enemies to the missiles and nuclear bombs that has now become the new face of death and world destruction. Conflict include peaceful disputes over politics or borders, as well as those involving sporadic or constant violence. In 2008 previously non-violent conflicts escalated into violence in countries such as Kenya and Yemen. Ideological change is both the most common cause of conflict and the root of most wars, but there is rarely only one cause of dispute. Congo's ongoing conflict encompasses a battle for its mineral resources and, according to some, an invasion by another state, Rwanda. The most predominant causes are greed and rising ambitions. Greed is inborn and present in the character of every human being. Hence we can see unscrupulous leaders, at the expense of the people, go to wars as a result of their quest for power and territorial gains. One example will be the internal strife in Angola, Africa. Foday Sankoh exploited the country's natural

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