n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Promoting positive state-society relations through equitable taxation - : Africa-wide - featured analysis

Volume 2014, Issue 01
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Taxes and conflict go hand in hand. Unfair or onerous taxation has led to social upheavals and revolutions. Taxes are known to fund armies and finance warfare. (Many a war is determined by national leaders wondering if their treasuries can afford the expense, and how great a tax burden will be assumed by the populace before they lose enthusiasm for the military adventure.) However, taxation also funds the rebuilding of conflict-torn nations, and if responsibly applied, it can address social ills that may otherwise lead to conflict.

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