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Why humans fight?

Through out history humans have been fighting long and bloody wars for land, resources, religion, and ideology. Wars have caused death, destruction, and suffering on a massive scale. They have also led to great political and social changes in the world.

Humans are naturally aggressive animals. We have evolved to fight for resources, territory, and mates. We have a strong fight-or-flight response, which can make us more likely to fight when we feel threatened. Humans also fight for social reasons. We may fight to defend our beliefs, our group, or our honor. We may also fight to achieve a goal, such as gaining power or territory. Our social relationships can also play a role in conflict, as we may fight to protect our friends and family, or to gain status in our group. There are many people who are peaceful and non-violent. However, conflict is a natural part of human society, and it is likely that humans will continue to fight for many years to come. In the past we fought for:

  • Land and resources: When two groups compete for the same resources, such as water, food, or oil.
  • Religion: When two groups have different beliefs about God or the afterlife.
  • Power: When two groups or individuals compete for control over a territory or a group of people.
  • Ideology: When two groups have different beliefs about the way the world should be.
  • Honor: When someone feels that they have been wronged or insulted.
The American political scientist Samuel P. Huntington in his 1993 book 'The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order' argued that our future wars would be characterized by conflict between different civilizations, rather than between countries or ideologies. He argued that these civilizations have different values, beliefs, and ways of life, and that these differences would lead to conflict. As the world becomes more interconnected, it is likely that people will become more aware of their cultural and religious differences. This could lead to conflict, especially if these differences are seen as incompatible. Here are some of the wars that have been fought in the new era:
  • The War on Terror: This war has been fought against terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS. It has been fought on a global scale, and it has used new technologies such as drones and cyberwarfare.
  • The Syrian Civil War: This war has been fought between the Syrian government and a variety of rebel groups. It has been a proxy war between the United States and Russia, and it has had a major impact on the region.
  • The Ukrainian Crisis: This crisis has been caused by Russia's annexation of Crimea and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. It has raised tensions between Russia and the West, and it has the potential to escalate into a larger conflict.
Future war tactics are likely to be different from war tactics in the past in a number of ways. Here are some of the most likely changes:
  • More use of drones and autonomous weapons: Drones and autonomous weapons are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and they are likely to play a major role in future wars. These weapons can be used to strike targets with precision and from a distance, making them difficult to defend against.
  • More use of cyberwarfare: Cyberwarfare is the use of computer networks to attack an enemy's infrastructure or to disrupt its operations. It is a relatively new form of warfare, but it is becoming increasingly important. Cyberwarfare can be used to disable power grids, communications networks, and other critical infrastructure. It can also be used to steal sensitive information or to spread misinformation.
  • More use of space-based weapons: Space-based weapons are weapons that are deployed in space. They can be used to attack targets on Earth or in space. Space-based weapons are still in their early stages of development, but they are likely to play a major role in future wars.
  • More use of artificial intelligence (AI): AI is already being used in a variety of military applications, such as target identification and autonomous weapons. In the future, AI is likely to play an even greater role in warfare. AI could be used to develop new weapons and tactics, to analyze battlefield data, and to make decisions in real time.
  • More emphasis on asymmetric warfare: Asymmetric warfare is warfare in which weaker forces use unconventional tactics to fight against stronger forces. This type of warfare is often used by terrorist groups and other non-state actors. In the future, asymmetric warfare is likely to become even more important, as weaker countries seek to defend themselves against stronger countries.
The war causes and tactics may be different but the effects will be the same, death, destruction and suffering. It is important to remember that war is unpredictable and it is not inevitable. We can work to prevent wars by building trust and understanding between different cultures and countries. We can also work to resolve conflicts peacefully, through negotiation and diplomacy. If we are prepared for the possibility of war, and if we work to prevent it, we can increase our chances of surviving and thriving in the future.

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be

- Vince Gill