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Civil war--causes: Definition: Some causes of the civil wars are: poverty, new countries, mineral wealth, and possibly: ethnicity, partial democracy, inequality, education, regional patterns. Significance: Once knowing the causes, than one can argue that you can prepare your nation against them and thus civil wars could be better averted. Cite/Example: Professor Ross’s Lecture 11. Example: Philippines: MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) fought a separatist war against the government. Civil war: temporal and regional patterns: Definition: Some reasons and patterns for civil wars can be claimed to be explained temporally or regionally. Significance: There was an increase in civil wars in 1945 to 1992, a decrease in 1993 to 2005, and an increase again today. If we can understand possible temporal and regional patterns, than possibly better solutions could be able to help prevent those continuous patterns.
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Unformatted text preview: Cite/Example: Professor Rosss Lecture 11. Example: In the 1970s, Latin America was rampant with civil wars and military regimes, today it has grown much more peaceful and democratic. Ethnicity and civil war: Definition: Ethnicity leads to conflicts when: 1) Large groups are excluded from power. 2) When the conflict is concentrated in the homeland. 3) When their are your kin in neighboring states. Significance: There are some analysis that does supports the conclusion that economic and structural factors are more important than still of those of identity or ethnicity in predicting occurrences of civil war. Cite/Example: Professor Rosss Lecture 11. Example: The most conflict-prone region is South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course IDS 100B taught by Professor Ross during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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