War, Violence, Terrorism, and Our Present World: A Timeline of Modern Politics
Political violence and terrorism have been bleeding humanity throughout the world. This book attempts to shed light on terrorism- highlighting the causes of this evil; including religion, wealth disparity, poverty, and unemployment, to name a few. In particular, it highlights one major gray area not discussed by conventional writers - the colonial legacy as the leading cause of such violence. After the world wars, the geopolitical situation of the world split and divided into two camps each with its respective spheres of influence. The two spheres of influence started an armed race in the name of their respective ideologies. The result is millions of people dead and wounded and millions more being displaced or forced out of their ancestral lands. This book tried to analyze terrorism from a neutral viewpoint and highlighted every aspect of political development from the birth of new nations to the race for supremacy. The impacts of mineral resources, the role of religions, emphasizing the Shia-Sunni turmoil in the Middle East, ethnic conflicts, and last but not least, the militarization processes were all discussed. Greed allowed terrorism to take root and be nurtured. It led religion to be abused and innocent people to be victimized by war profiteers.
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