In his book A History of Political Murder in Latin America: Killing the Messengers of Change, John Green analyzes political murder in Latin America. Generally, Latin America can hardly be called a politically stable region. In the past century, this region was involved in revolutions, coup d’états, massacres and other events, which prevented Latin American countries from establishing a firm economic and political situation.
Being the borderland country, Ukraine was always subjected to civil conflicts, wars and revolutions. There have always being the interest conflict between empires, states and countries and the territory of the country frequently became the battlefield for this conflict solution.
The current essay provides explanations of wars of aggression, wars of refusal, and wars of retribution. Examples of all these wars will be given in the current work to present deeper understanding of these catastrophes.
The balance of power is a term used in reference to Europe and its attempts to avoid wars by not allowing one state to gather the maximum of power and conquer other states. If one of the European states grew stronger, the others united to form a coalition and to be able to resist in case of military aggression from this freshly strengthened state.
By definition, a balance of power implies a situation in which all states are relatively equal and thus there are no threats of aggression between the states and domination of one of them. This state of affairs would require all the states to have equal military capabilities, such that no single state could attack another.
The rising prominence of Serbia due to its victory in the Balkans War; and its independent spirit fighting for the rights of South Slavs had long frightened the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary. While the peaceful nature of the Kaiser, the emperor Franz Joseph, and his nephew Franz Ferdinand restrained the bellicose intentions of some part of the Austria-Hungarian government and their ally, Germany, after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand nothing could have prevented the war with Serbia.