The hypothesis of treaties
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...hypothesis that the less trust exists (i.e. more treaties) the more conflict between parties will be evidenced. The reason why the hypothesis is un-useable is due to several facts. First, there is a missing and lurking variable that has to be incorporated. For example, according to the model on page 7, the two factors that result from distrust, fear and security, are the cause for the conflict to exist; however, these were not included in the hypothesis or the measurements. Indeed, the focus was mainly on the independent variable; which is the treaty and the dependent variable, which is the conflict. The time span between the years... ? Overall, there is no empirical evidence to support the ultimate...