The Importance Of Violent Conflict

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Medical doctor Gordon A. Eadie once said “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”. That was his thoughts on why people hold beliefs. But more specifically, a very well known form of belief would be ethnicity. Ethinicity refers to a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. There isn’t a person in the world who does not belong to a certain an ethnic group. Yet, the differences between the multitudes of ethnic groups in countries all over the world may not always agree with one another. As such, it’s easily fathomable how the existence of different beliefs, specifically among different ethnicities this case, will give rise to the existence of conflict. Conflict refers to some form of friction, disagreement, or discord arising within a group when the beliefs or actions of one or more members of the group are either resisted by or unacceptable to one or more members of another group. However, in this essay we will be discussing whether the differences between the ethnic groups will cause violent conflict to be unavoidable. Violent conflict involves at least two parties using physical force to resolve competing claims or interests, and may occur among individuals or groups not affiliated with a government, normally involving more than one confrontation. Will violent conflict be guaratanteed to occur as long as there are different ethnicities? Let us explore in this
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