A lot of couples go to South Pacific island for honeymoon! The reason why the South Pacific island is so popular is because of the charming appearance of the peaceful and leisurely island. Did you know that the island also has a history of terrible conflict?
Solomon Island is located in the upper part of Australia next to Papua New Guinea Island. Solomon Islanders, who looked very peaceful, were unhappy because they thought that the nets laid by the people of Papua New Guinea were no longer catching fish.
Discovered that Papua New Guinea had a lot of natural resources in the mid-1990s, however, many global mining companies became very interested in Papua New Guinea. And not only business, but also the nation noticed the islands. But at this time, Australia, located near Solomon Island and Papua New Guinea, became interested and checked.
Australia’s method of checking was to directly support the Solomon Islands. Australia used bad feelings between Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islanders. Solomon Islanders bought weapons and began to arm themselves as warriors with the money they received, and the conflict between the two islands began to grow. The conflict is resolved now, but it shows that conflicts can build up and create complex conflicts in even quiet and peaceful islands.
In addition to these single examples, border conflicts, religious conflicts, and tribal conflicts are found all over the world. Strife, conflict, and war all come in different forms, but the beginning could begin with one tiny benefit. Our small or big actions could solve conflicts; such as having open-mind, understanding each other, writing a peace letter, supporting the Peace movements. All I want to ask you is keeping thinking about what I could do for our better future and trying to resolve conflicts!