The Causes And Effects Of The Lebanese Civil War

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The Lebanese Civil War lasted 15 years, starting in 1975 and ending in 1990, involving mostly the Lebanese army, the Phalangists and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Still today, there are political complications and tension in Lebanon therefore it has never really recovered from the major war that harmed the country significantly. Most of the conflict was located in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon however there were frequent attacks in various other villages and towns throughout the war. The essay will focus on the causes and the effects of the civil war, varying from political tensions to cultural differences. The years 1975 and 1990 are especially useful for the investigation as they will display the main causes and the main effects that are related to the war. The causes and effects of the war are mainly political, socio-economic and religious. The main cause and spark of the Lebanese conflict was driven by political issues and complications within the government as well as the bordering countries’ complications. The Arab-Israeli conflict during 1970 to 1973 played a huge role in sparking the Lebanese conflict because the Israelis took control over the land which caused a huge influx of refugees to the surrounding countries, including Lebanon. Lebanon was home to more than 100,000 of the Muslim refugees and is still refuge to many to this day. The influx of the Muslims caused an imbalance to what was then, a mainly Christian dominated country. Another issue

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