In the novel 1984, why is their world constantly at war?  

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The three world superpowers are constantly at war in order to further oppress their respective populations and ensure their nation's stability. Unlike past wars of the twentieth century, which were fought over valuable resources and the acquisition of enemy territories, the current world wars are fought for an entirely different purpose. In the dystopian nations of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, the governments are engaged in continuous warfare to use up resources without compromising their nation's industrial capabilities. Without war, resources would be consumed by the population and be used to improve the standard of living in each nation. However, warfare diverts, uses up, and destroys each country's natural resources and labor force, which would otherwise make each nation more comfortable and convenient. Continuous warfare also maintains a hysterical atmosphere , where citizens live in constant fear and rely on the government's protection...

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