What Caused the Civil War in Sudan?

Following its departure from the British Empire in 1956, Sudan experienced cultural and religious classes that led to ongoing civil war. While there have been periods of peace, establishing a democracy has proved difficult.

When Sudan left Britain and Egypt's governance in 1956, it was on the brink of civil war. By 1958 there was a military coup that sparked conflict, followed by another in 1969. In 1972, the government managed to establish a peace settlement which lasted until 1983, when the military attempted to impose Sharia law on non-Muslim citizens. Subsequent civil war outbreaks have arisen due to religious disagreements, as well as rebellions from military groups in some Sudanese regions.