Conflict Theory: A Major Cause Of War

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With the lack of power, one major cause of war is conflict theory. Conflict theory made by Karl Max is a theory that claims that society is in a situation where perpetual conflict emerges due to the unequally divided resources triggered by competition. Conflict theory has been used in many ways to explain a range of social problems such as war, poverty, human trafficking and much more. Marx also defines conflict theory as the focus point between different classes specifically two (the wealthy and the poor). This theory (conflict theory) brought capitalism alienates humans that came from their species being and the true human potential. In the 19th century when time was defined as a radical inequality with a lot of technological and political…show more content…
During this time, Shanghai and Nanjing were captured by the Japanese. However, the Chinese did not stop resisting which in the end led to the help from the Soviets and the Americans. Finally, in 1945 the war came to an end. The main cause of this war was because the Japanese also wanted the resources in China such as Shanghai’s artillery. Another reason was the Japan wanted more power and the only way to receive that, would be to overcome more land. This explains how conflict theory was the cause of the war. Since, there were unequal amount of resources, which resulted in the lack of power. Consequently, the Japanese then decided to attack China to gain more resources through war. If the Japanese had succeeded, not only would they have more resources, but also, they would have more…show more content…
Marx explained that the unequally divided resources triggered by competition and the lack of power was the cause of war. Another reason is because of the two types of classes: the bourgeoisie (the upper class and wealthy) who would get the most resources and the proletariat (the workers) who would not. In the last century, there are many examples to back up this claim. The Second Sino-Japanese War” in 1937 (when conflict broke out when the Japanese wanted to expand to China). World War II specifically the Nazi’s who wanted more power and resources. Therefore, ended up trying to conquer the world. Finally, the “Civil War” were the free and the slave states had uncompromising differences in power which resulted in conflict. As a result, Marx “Conflict Theory” stands to be true with the cause of war in the
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