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November_8 - Consequences of Civil War No Rules Civil wars:...

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Consequences of Civil War No Rules Civil wars: No rules o Conflicts b/w states have rules Geneva Convention: govern rules of war b/w states and treatment of prisoners o Conflicts w/in states have no rules Killing and brutality ubiquitous, indiscriminate Costs of Not Having a Civil War If poverty economic or political drive civil conflict Cost of not having civil conflict: perpetuation of abject misery those worst off in society But if conditions which lead to civil conflict do not change then civil war continue to be a problem Costs of Civil War vs. Costs of Poverty Since WWII 15 million dead from civil war 10 million die from poverty each year Do Civil Wars Improve Conditions? Do civil wars end poverty those living on the margins of society? Little evidence that civil wars improve conditions. Consequences outweigh benefits o Destruction human life and infrastructure o Wrecked economy Most civil wars won by government Between 1980- 1995
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2009 for the course POLI 2057 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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