The Pros And Cons Of Violent Conflict

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Violent conflict refers to excessive use of force in acts resulting in genocides and all-out wars, leading to crisis to occur. On the other hand, non-violent conflicts refer to situations where bloodshed may be involved but to a much lesser extent (i.e. protests and riots), thus it is not deemed as a crisis. In this conflict-themed essay, I stand for the argument that differing beliefs will not lead to violent conflict if measures taken to prevent the escalation of conflicts include negotiation and well planned and executed preventive diplomacy with all concerned parties. In this essay, I will be examining if different beliefs in the form of philosophy – self-preservation and ethnic chauvinism, guised as ethnic tension, will always lead to violent conflict. In the first section of the essay, I will be using the case study of Sri Lanka to demonstrate my thesis—differing philosophies will lead to violent conflicts if the measures taken failed to resolve tension. In Sri Lanka, the measures that have been taken to ease ethnic tension between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils have failed, resulting in a civil war that lasted for 25 years. The civil war in Sri…show more content…
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