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Examine the claim that contrasting material are the main cause of conflict.To be able to examine the claim that contrasting material are the main cause of conflict, onemust be able to understand the meaning of the key concepts involved in this claim. The firstconcept is conflict. According to the IB, conflict is the dynamic process of actual or perceivedopposition between individuals or groups. A conflict can be violent or non-violent. Violenceis another key concept related to this claim, is generally defined as the application ofphysical or psychological force to another individual. Nonviolence is defined as the practiceof advocating one’s own or others’ rights without physically harming the opponent. In thisessay, there will be argued with the use of examples that contrasting material are the maincause of conflict.The first example used to evaluate whether contrasting materials are the main cause ofconflict is the going to be argue in favor of the claim. The South China Sea is a 3 million kmarea and is one of the world's busiest waterways. It is afflicted by territorial conflictsinvolving China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei. Based on diversehistorical and geographic accounts, the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Brunei, Taiwan, andMalaysia all have different, sometimes overlapping sovereignty claims over the sea. Thereason why all these countries want to claim the territory is because it is richin resourcesas it contains 10% of the world’s fishery ,30% of global shipping trade, ishouse the world’s biggest coral reefs,
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Term
Spring
Professor
Fred Cocozzelli
Tags
South China Sea, Spratly Islands

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