We often ask, why is the West so interested in war? This has been a subject of intense debate and scrutiny throughout history. This intrigue is not just a matter of historical happenstance but is deeply rooted in a complex web of political, economic, cultural, and ideological factors. To fully understand this phenomenon, it is imperative to dissect the term ‘West’, often used to describe a group of countries with shared historical and cultural traits, predominantly in Europe and North America. ‘Interest in War’ here refers to the active engagement and often initiation of conflicts by these Western nations. Decolonization, a significant historical process, plays a crucial role in this discourse, marking the transition from colonial empires to independent nation-states, significantly reshaping global power dynamics.
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