that contribute to this type of violence are the same. Of course, in additional to contrary points of view, such groups as ISIS and Al Qaeda also focus on attacking those that support neighboring groups that theyconflict with via terrorist attacks that range from bombings and beheadings to running people over with vehicles. Some of the consequences of war and terrorism socially are similar and, in some ways, different. Terrorism tends to injure and/or kill a very limited number of people; however, it affects people on a micro level by causing fear and uncertainty, which often alters the way in which people speak, act and goabout their daily lives. It can even have the effect of causing those afflicted to begin to agree with those that are causing the terror—commonly known as the Stockholm syndrome (Cherry, 2005). An officially declared war has the effect of usually killing and injuring many more people than those affected in terroristic attacks; however, the influence on the general population is often much less fear-engendering due to the distance of the conflict from their daily lives. Our country’s current involvement in war has affected individuals on a micro level in both respects discussed above as we are both at war in battlefields overseas and suffering from repeated terrorist attacks domestically. Regarding the antics seen in North Korea, I believe that these actions are being perpetrated not to secure their protection butto continue to extort monies from the United States with the false promise of discontinuing their nuclearprogram as well as to later sell the technology to other rogue nations; a form of terrorism by proxy for purposes of financial gain rather than political ideology.Anthony ReferencesCherry, A. L. (2005). Examining global social welfare issues using MicroCase, Version II. Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole– Thomson Learning.Sullivan, T. J. (2016). Introduction to Social Problems(10 ed.). Washington, DC: Pearson Education.
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