On the other hand, Latin America may not have seen armies crossing state frontiers in the 20th century, but it has been the scene of major civil conflicts: in Mexico afterfor instance, in Colombia sinceand in various central American countries during period II. Nor did they cover large rebellions against established states, such as the so-called Indian mutiny; nor the recurrent armed activity in regions beyond the effective control of the states or imperial authorities nominally ruling them, such as the raiding and blood-feuding in the mountains of Afghanistan or Morocco.
In the light of an increasingly failing security and living conditions, most efforts should be directed at everyday survival and creating a more stable environment for the Palestinian peoples. When a war breaks out, many people flee their homes in fear of losing their lives and their families, and as a result, they become misplaced either internally or externally.
Property damage in the Soviet Union inflicted after the Axis invasion was estimated to a value of billion rubles. War making and military expansion would not be possible without extracting resources from the population and accumulating capital.
This enabled the population to protect their individual property without allowing them to use force, which would compromise the state's monopoly on violence. There is, however, a major difference between the 21st and the 20th century: the idea that war takes place in a world divided into territorial areas under the authority of effective governments which possess a monopoly of the means of public power and coercion has ceased to apply.