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View Poll Results: Common cause for war?
Religous differences 19 21.84%
Territory 40 45.98%
Oppression 5 5.75%
Self Defense 1 1.15%
Other 22 25.29%
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Old June 14th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #1

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Most common cause of war?


What are some of the most common causes for war?

I voted for religous differences... as far back as we can think of people have killed over religion.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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I have to vote for territory. Before organized religion, such as Christianity and Islam and Judaism, there were people fighting for territory. The Romans did not fight because they wanted to spread their religion; they faught because they wanted more land. Alexander the Great did not fight because he wanted to spread his religion; he faught because he wanted more land. Greed for land is a big thing. I feel that religion might play a part in it, but there is always the greed for power that makes someone do what they do.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #3
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Territory. This is the case of past wars and current wars around the world. Territory also claims the resources of a nation, which make it more valuable for "capture"
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Old June 18th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #4

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There are a myriad of causes to wars, and certain ones often appear with higher frequencies in a given period than others. This question should really be more time-dependent because it's almost hopeless to identify a cause for war that has historically been more common than others. Some causes or inspirations for conflict can also be diluted; one could say the Romans and Alexander fought for territory and glory, not just either or, and maybe that they had other reasons as well. Often that's the case: there's rarely a single reason, but a coalescence of factors that generally accrue over time.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #5
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I'll vote for religous differences. In the past 2000 years this has probably been the number 1 cause for war. Everyone wants to say their God is the right one.

The people who fight for territory are greedy and self absorbed.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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Self defense usually. Didn't Afghan attack us and the U.S. went back for revenge?
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 10:16 AM   #7
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Territory and Religious differances.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #8

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ALL wars are at least have some Religious differances mixed in.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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Re: Most common cause of war?


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What are some of the most common causes for war?

I voted for religous differences... as far back as we can think of people have killed over religion.
behind it is territory, people+religon=land+resources...
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Old June 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #10
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chalk another one up for religous differences.
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