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Explain the three factors that are crucial in deciding the outcome of politics of social divisions.

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Factors in deciding outcome of politics on social divisions –

(i) How people perceive their identities.

(ii) How political leaders raise the demand of any communities.

(iii) How government reacts to these demands.

(iv) Any other relevant point.

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There are three factors that determine the outcome of politics of social divisions :

(i) People’s perception is the most important factor which decides the outcome of politics of social divisions. If

people see their identities in singular and exclusive terms, it will lead to social division and even violence.

(ii) The outcome depends on how political leaders raise the demands of any community. It is easier to

accommodate demands that are within the constitutional framework and are not at the cost of another community.

(iii) It depends on how the government reacts to demands of different groups.

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