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The causes of war in the Third World are due to the enormous gaps between the people living there. The separation from one another and negligence to innovate their country’s strength are main contributions of war. Political corruption and dehumanization are the main causes of war in the Third World, disregarding the law of the country. Governments in the Third Worlds are politically corrupted in favor of maintaining power. They never obey the laws and are vulnerable to accept briberies. For example, police officers free criminals from prison after receiving money without informing the government officials. They pay insufficient attention to the poor citizens and deny them of health by selling provided aid at high costs in which most of the families are unable to purchase.
In addition, many Third World countries have no respect for human rights, humiliating people everyday, forcing them to do things against their will. However, minor causes of war may include European influence and colonization. Having always scrambled and fought for partition of the countries in third world regions, Europeans tend to attack these helpless countries because they lack the most protection compared to other areas. As a consequence, the population is left in despair; in a situation more vulnerable to enter war.
Source: Shah, Anap. "Conflict in Africa." www.globalissues.org. Sunday, February 27, 2005. 20 Jul 2006 <http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/Africa/Intro.asp#RootCausesofProblem>