The Conflict Of The United Nation

1256 WordsMar 27, 20166 Pages
The world that we lived in is full of conflicts. Theories have come into play as general explanations for these causes. When problems are not solved between countries, worse case scenario would be to involve the military forces to threaten each other. The United Nation is the mediator amongst these countries to hopefully come into a state of resolution or compromise in order to reduce massive destructions. The economy and trade amongst nations often determine the power, status, and the relations amongst each country as to be either good or bad. Conflict of ideas consists of ethnic, religious, ideological, territorial, governmental, and economic. According to Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), “the first three are conflicts over ideas, the last three conflict over interests” (p. 160). Throughout the world, ethnic conflict is the most important source of conflict as it is large groups of people who share ancestral, language, cultural, or religious ties and a common identity. Thus, this is not based on tangible causes, but on intangible ones. Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014) stated that “fundamentalist religious movements pose a broad challenge to the rules of the international system in general and state sovereignty in particular” (p. 188). Religious conflicts are intangible, as everyone’s religious practices are different and often transcend material grievances. Although some religious groups coexist peacefully, religions involve core values and held as absolute truth for
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