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Closer Fights

A few days ago I posted an opinion that two cultures, close enough, cause more friction than two far apart. Diganta protested.

I promised I will come back to it.

This is a rethought.

We saw that in some cases two close cultures cause no friction, two alien ones do.

The determining factor seems to be

1. whether one culture is becoming a threat to the other one.

2. The other group has to be conservative enough to perceive it as a threat.

Now, in general a culture close enough can more easily become a threat to another. This means that the original opinion holds, as an inference of the above, even though there will be many exceptions when the other two criteria are not fulfilled.

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