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Unformatted text preview: with the talk of spreading democracy and the end of history, many analysts were dismayed by the resurgence of ethnic conflict throughout the world. Several characteristics to keep in mind with ethnic groups and ethnic conflict: 1. Ethnic groups are groups that are feel a common bond to one another based on some shared cultural trait, historical experience, or a common descent. 2. The demands of ethnic groups are just as often material or political demands, not simply cultural ones. 3. Ethnic groups are diverse and have diverse demands. National peoples, for example, seek exit from existing states form secessionist movements. Minority peoples, that is, ethnic groups without nationalist aspirations, seek access to the existing states....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.
- Fall '11