sense for a group of people or a person to want to be in a state of war because of the danger to ones lifeand property. This also prevents people from becoming wealthier. Second, he argues that when someonetreats you in a certain manner, that you should treat them in that same manner, and vice versa. This is the justification for as to why if you don’t kill them, they shouldn’t kill you. Thirdly, he says that weshouldn’t fight over small issues such as ones that don’t affect life or property. Hobbes says we shouldkeep peace, and show gratitude towards others who keep peace also.While Hobbes thinks that these characteristics are present in the state of nature, he also arguesthat ultimately there are reasons as to why people will go to war. He argues that when the government isformed it will prevent the sources of disruption which are three, first, there is no justice, (
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second, resources, and thirdly, power. Hobbes says that in the state of nature there is nosuch thing as justice because its is every person for themselves and when it’s in that state there is no suchthing as right and wrong because there are no laws. He says that force and fraud are the deciders of goodor evil, (
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a type of might makes right type of situation in the state of nature.He also argues that there are limited resources, and these resources are critical to a person’s survival. Hesays since it is critical to people’s survival that people will fight over these resources in order to survive because people will want the same resources. Hobbes also says that people want power in order to prevent future attacks, he says the way people go about this is by attacking one another until someonefeels they are the lone power and no one will be able to match and challenge them for power.For those reasons Hobbes says that the state of nature will inevitably dissolve into a state of war,and that the best solution to prevent the wars from occurring are to create a sovereign power, or a state.He says that the state will operate through fear, it will have the ability to use armies and police to create afear that will protect and ensure the contract is intact. Hobbes says that when the state appears and peoplecreate this state and sign into it that they must give up power to the government. He says that people whenthey enter the state should do whatever the state says and that the state should do whatever is needed to protect itself. Hobbes argues that the state can come together through force, in which control over thegroup occurs because they don’t resist or they all consented when they were invaded or when peoplecome together and form a social contract.