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What Makes Family Squabbles So Nasty?

Before WWI, several European heads of state were close relatives who couldn’t work-out their differences before dragging the world into war.

Among other things, the German Kaiser was Queen Victoria's oldest grandson. It seems logical, then, that Britain’s King and Germany’s Kaiser could have settled their country’s differences without going to war.

SO ... why didn’t they?

Do you think that the “politics” of growing tensions, between European countries in 1914, took precedence over royal family ties? Explain your answer.

Family squabbles, in our own time, can take-on nasty lives of their own. Why is that?

Do you think that people, from the same family, are less-tolerant of each other than they are of friends or even strangers? Explain your answer.


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