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Future Conflicts between International Cultural Groups

Define cognitive dissonance in international relationships.

Give reasons and examples for your definition.

The most important conflicts of the future will occur along the cultural fault lines separating the Western, Confucian, Japanese, Latin American, Hindu, Slavic-Orthodox, and possibly African civilizations from one another.'

Why will this be the case? Why not?

How would you describe the fault lines between civilizations? What world events do you think have influenced your view on this?

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Define cognitive dissonance in international relationships. Give reasons and examples for your definition.

In the international relationships cognitive dissonance occurs when there is a discrepancy between what a person believes, knows and values about different cultures, and persuasive information that calls these into question. For example political leaders, intelligence specialists and presidents can fall victim to pre-conceived views of sources and methods of national security threats. This may disastrously result in fundamental surprise, with the sudden ...

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315-word discussion of whether important future conflicts will occur between cultures rather than nations, along with description of these cultural 'fault lines' where battles will be waged.

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