A Conflict Of Nature
Why I have been struggling with this question since I have started my paper. Usually a question will guide the direction of my paper. Unfortunately, I have been left with more questions than answers. After doing many readings in reference to this subject, I have had a chance to look into the crisis of Sierra Leone and the diamond trade more specifically. The more I investigated the roots of the conflict and crisis the more I have come to understand the reasons for the outcomes. It still leaves me with the aching question, why. Why has there been so much death Why has it not stopped Why did it begin How did it begin Who is to blame Will it ever end These are very important questions, some of which I myself cannot answer.
This is a very emotional subject for me and I will do my best to put aside all personal biases.
I will first start with a background on the political situation of Sierra Leone. The civil war in Sierra Leone and the surrounding countries did not just miraculously happen. The problem stems from early on. The struggles in Sierra Leone reflect the struggles of many other
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