Essay on The Conflict Of A Civil Conflict

1091 Words May 11th, 2016 5 Pages
A civil conflict has traditionally been defined as “a war between political factions or regions within the same country.” However, it is equally important to take into account conflicts that are peaceful in nature, including religious tensions, non-violent political movements(e.g. imposition of a strong ideology: the war against communism in general for example, although it did contain elements of violence in certain regimes) as well as referendums. In light of the formal definition of a conflict, which is “a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one,” perhaps it would be more suitable to understand the term as any prolonged significant dispute over major political, religious, social or monetary issues between two or more influential parties that will affect a large number of people in any given country, and where force may not necessarily be involved.

The very first issue to take into consideration is the necessity of intervention. Indeed, we must ask ourselves the question of when it becomes morally acceptable for a foreign power to become involved with the affairs of others. It should be of no surprise that acting as an arbitrator in any conflict often comes across as rude, insensitive and arrogant. In doing so, there is an element of moral superiority and thus some form of imperialism, since to intervene is to suggest that an alternative is better. One must include several factors in any decision:
1. Understanding of the current situation of…

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