Since democracy came into place and many countries in the world took it, loopholes emergency which has changed the process of governance to conflicts. However, it doesn’t mean democracy has no merits. Conflicts can be brought by numerous needs connected one another and issues addressed for some long period of time. The situation has escalated in some countries like Syria and this has led to a major war between the people and the government.
When narrowing conflicts to democracies there is variety of factors that lead to disagreements. The most dominant sources of conflict, however, are political, military, and economic causes. Politics causes conflict when people think that the government is denying them their human rights through unequal distribution of resources. It also occurs when people accuse the government of embezzling funds and using natural resources for individual benefit.
In most cases, conflicts originate from two or more ethnic tribes and escalates to the national level. This is because of tribal affiliations, ethnic affiliations, and political views of those involved. The biggest tribes, on the other hand, will always feel like they deserve more than the other tribes when it comes to resource allocation. Any indication that one tribe may be getting more than the other will often lead to conflicts.
Economically, the people may feel that the government distributes natural resources unequally. This leads to lead to the formation of rebel groups and other factors that cause conflicts. When these conflicts occur in particular areas, people will pull out of these places as it is the cases with the Syrian oil fields. The economy proceeds to suffer even more when international companies pull out of the country and can no longer help in the exploration of natural resources. The government, on the other hand, will shy away since its involvement will just lead to further conflicts and division.
Divisions within the military have led to the creation of a national army that doesn’t function effectively. The army becomes an instrument for committing crimes against civilians and preventing the people from voicing their opinions against poor governance as well as corruption, among other factors. A divided army is always subject to crimes including theft, extortion, and human rights violations which aren’t addressed in war torn countries.
Greed among the political class in democracies is also a major contributor to conflicts in democracies. Politicians set about to embezzle funds that hardworking taxpayers have contributed for development on infrastructure and this causes a major conflict between the people and the government. The major cause of conflict in these situations is the existence or pro-government and anti-government groups which often clash leading to a nationwide war.