Category P: Internal politics of the sides
Phase 1 Factors

1P-01  Policy of one side is repressive, providing few legitimate channels of dissent
1P-02 One side had been focusing on other disputes
1P-03 Both sides extremely nationalistic
1P-04 One side very nationalistic, other side much less so
1P-05 Neither side very nationalistic
1P-06 One side, having fought for independence, discounts independence won by negotiations
1P-07 One side's policies suggest orientation toward a neighboring great power's enemies
1P-08 Many on one side owe allegiance to an outside organization
1P-09 The outnumbered side monopolizes the political, economic, and social power and material benefits of the area
1P-10 Leaders of one side preoccupied with consolidating internal hegemony and restoring order
1P-11 "Status quo" side is very cohesive
1P-12 "Non-status quo" side is very cohesive
1P-13 "Non-status quo" side's base of support is split
1P-14 "Status quo" side's base of support is split
1P-15 "Non-status quo" side's main vehicle of action hitherto successful
1P-16 "Non-status quo" side's main vehicle of action hitherto unsuccessful
1P-17 "Status quo" side provides more self-government to "non-status quo" side
1P-18 "Status quo" side denies more self-government to "non-status quo" side
1P-19 "Non-status quo" side seeks to intimidate its potential base of support
1P-20 "Non-status quo" side favors a popular front approach
1P-21 "Non-status quo" side shifts from popular front approach to revolution
1P-22 Moderate leaders of "non-status quo" side fear appearing as weaker champions for change
1P-23 "Status quo" leaders oppose overt action against other side
1P-24 "Non-status quo" leaders oppose overt action against other side
1P-25 "Status quo" side avoids direct provocation
1P-26 Not all leaders of "non-status quo" side are willing to use violent means
1P-27 Unity of "non-status quo" side shaken by a leadership crisis
1P-28 Unity of "status quo" side shaken by a leadership crisis
1P-29 Internal political divisions within one side cause leaders to seek a unifying issue
1P-30 One side claims a "mission" to carry out its policy
1P-31 Style of leader of one side favors dramatic gestures
1P-32 One side considers itself culturally superior
1P-33 Public opinion in one side moves away from support of other side to opposition

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