Causality and War




Abbreviations:

IHA = individual human aggression LVC = large-scale violent conflict

NAT = nationalism OSG = organized social groups

ARM = arms race GOV = aim to attain/retain gov't

Case Various Observed Conditions (Causal Candidates) Event
 
  IHA NAT ARM LVC OSG GOV WAR
- - - * * - -
2 * * * * * *
3 * - - - - - -
4 * * * * * *
5 - * * - * * -
6 - * * * * * *

Implications of Analyzed Data:

Neither Necessary Nor Sufficient: IHA, NAT, ARM

Individually Necessary but Not Sufficient: LVC, OSG, GOV

Collectively Necessary and Sufficient: LVC, OSG, GOV