The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts


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When a state mobilizes every available resource and puts forth full effort into war-making, this is called:

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1. What is the term used to describe the systematic destruction of specific ethnic or racial group?

2. What has been a leading cause of war throughout the twentieth century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The concept of war in the modern world is difficult to unpack and understand, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the reasons wars still happen and the types of wars and conflicts that still occur today. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on types of wars and the causes of modern warfare.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Total war
  • Genocide
  • Nationalism
  • Civil war
  • Terrorism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson modern wars and conflicts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as nationalism, terrorism, and genocide
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, namely the types of modern war and conflict
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about modern warfare and conflict

Additional Learning

To learn more about the reasons for and types of modern wars and conflicts, review the accompanying lesson on these concepts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the modern nuances of war
  • Define nationalism
  • Describe religion and ideology as a major source of conflict in the modern world
  • Differentiate between various types of war and conflict