Does speaking the same language reduce the likelihood of war?

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The Politicus
Oct 31, 2013 09:57 AM 0 Answers
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One idea I've heard from time to time is that if we all spoke one language, we wouldn't have war any more.

I can think of counter-examples to this. For example, the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq (both Arabic-speaking) as an international war, and countless civil wars such as Somalia.

However, does sharing the same language play any role in the likelihood of war, either by decreasing or, perhaps counter-intuitively, increasing it?

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