Civil War Vs Greed

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As the cold war nightmares began to fade away and the relatively stable power balance in the world began to crumble, the world set its sights on understanding and focusing in on the small wars that were waging within the borders of individual countries. Countries like Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, and Afghanistan saw their countries completely ripped apart by civil war and some are even still waging today. Often, the causes of these wars have been discussed as arising from either greed or grievance. Scholars such as Collier and Hoeffler have positioned themselves deeply in the camp that postulates that it is greed more often than grievance that causes these civil wars. There are very few that exist on the other side of this argument,

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