What do you believe were the causes of the conflict?

What is the relevant background information (i.e. who, what, when, where)?

What were 3 factors that helped cause the conflict (politics, economics, geography, history)?

Explain why one factor is more important than the others.

How could the conflict have been avoided?

What sources of information have you used?
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19971116&slug=2572792 Seattle Times