Category R: Previous or general relations between sides
Phase 1 Factors

1R-01  One side's previous support left a legacy of good will between the two sides
1R-02 One side seeks friendly relations with the other
1R-03 Both sides had previously agreed to settle disputes peaceably
1R-04 The two sides are historic enemies
1R-05 Border between sides is in dispute
1R-06 Border between sides is clearly defined
1R-07 Buffer area separates the two sides
1R-08 No buffer area separates the two sides
1R-09 One side is controlled politically by the other
1R-10 One side is not controlled politically by the other
1R-11 One side suspects intentions of the other
1R-12 One side opposes the form of government of the other
1R-13 One side sees other groups succeed against the other
1R-14 One side had been historically dominant in area
1R-15 Historically "non-status quo" side was the only effective force in area
1R-16 Leaders of one side are nostalgic over historical memory of lost empire
1R-17 One side's other preoccupations delay negotiations
1R-18 One side's new leader identifies his predecessors' excesses with the other side
1R-19 Infiltrators of one side undermine political structure of other side
1R-20 One side does not openly support subversion in the other side
1R-21 "Status quo" side had succeeded in dealing with a comparable threat elsewhere
1R-22 The strongest force in "non-status quo" side is linked to a superpower
1R-23 "Non-status quo" side fears that "status quo" side might foment separatism

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