Conflict Between Rational And Conflict

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Introduction The occurrence and recurrence of wars are made by rational actors, but what are the prerequisites for a war? There are numerous answers to this question with a wide range of answers that give a perspective on the various sources of conflict. The first is that the cost of war cannot be outrageously high. The anticipated outcome of gaining resources, power, and/or territory cannot exceed the expected cost of conflict, including damages to property and life. The second is that a failure in bargaining must be present to create the inability of reaching a mutual agreement. Understanding war between rational actors and why bargaining fails is based on five factors:
• A lack of enforcing a bargaining agreement and/or abide by an
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When outsiders make an attempt to invade their communities, land, or immediate space, it is felt as a sign of danger, thus creating the beginning stages of a war. At a time when guns and high tech machinery were nonexistent, wars were fought with bows and arrows, however, upon the rise of civilization, organized bodies of troops called “shock troops”, specially trained military groups, were trained to dismantle the enemy by use of special weaponry. As time grew on, so did the need for war. Still during a time of “bow and arrows”, the last effort Native Americans of Southern New England made to push out English settlers was in King Philip’s War (1675-1676). Not only did the war last for a little over a year, it destroyed twelve frontier towns. The cause of this war is unknown, however, it is speculated the issue grew from the hatred Native Americans had for the English. Fast forwarding to the year 1775 when the fight for independence in the American Revolution stirred up conflict between America’s thirteen colonies and Great Britain, the face of war began to change as African-American men took up arms in the war against the British. During this time, men and women were still being held as slaves, though abolishment was well on its way, however, the Hancock and Warren Committee agreed to allow only free black men to serve in the army, and as incentive, African-American men who served would be granted their freedom.
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