Conflict And Conflict: Causes Of Conflict

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For a country to attain peace and harmony, it is essential to possess mutual respect and understanding between all different groups, regardless of language, race or religion. Without these aspects, it is more susceptible towards creating tension, giving rise to conflicts. Often, it is due to the difference in beliefs that may lead to conflicts arising. Belief can be defined in various ways such as ideology, religion and philosophy. Different beliefs refer to the conflict between values of different religion, ideology, etc. Conflicting beliefs are very likely to result in disagreements, which causes tension and ultimately resulting in conflict. Many countries have been involved in violent conflicts, such as Rwanda and Sri Lanka. If the government is biased, siding the majority and discriminating against the minority, this would aggravate the minority and conflicts will tend to arise. The belief that I will be focusing on is how one group regards themselves compared to other groups in terms of supremacy. As long as there are different beliefs, it would result in violent conflicts. Take for instance, the civil war in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Civil War was from 1983-2009. It is a conflict led by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) on behalf of the Hindu Tamil minority against the Sri Lankan government and the Buddhist Sinhalese majority, which makes up 9% and 82% of the country’s population respectively. Before Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, they were
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