Wars and violent conflicts

Where has there been war and violent conflict in 2017? Have child soldiers been used to fight, and if so, in which conflicts? Which country has had the highest number of homicides? Which countries impose the death penalty? What factors may cause a war?

This module on “Wars and violent conflict” offers answers to these questions in its two thematic fields: violence, conflicts and wars and causes of violent conflicts.

The thematic field of violence, conflicts and wars is divided into three chapters. In the chapter on conflicts and wars, data on states as relevant violent actors are presented, and the direct impacts of wars and violent conflicts on the population are shown. The chapter on violent crime is about two kinds of violent crime: homicide and robberies. The chapter on state violence shows the countries in which the opposition, the media, ethnic minorities or people of different faith are subject to state repression.

The thematic field on causes of violent conflict sheds light on the question of which factors influence a group’s decision to enforce their goals through violence against another group. The user can select from five indexes and choose locations where borders are contested between one or two states.

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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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