Beginning in the mid-1960s, the Colombian Civil War has plagued the country for many years. In attempt to gain land, influence, and power, Colombian governments, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates, and groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and the National Liberation Army fought for a violent ten years. Motives varied, but the predominant issue was between the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and other guerrilla movements and the Colombian government. FARC claimed to be fighting for the rights of the underrepresented and for social justice through communism, to which the Colombian government claimed to fight for stability and order. In attempt to solve La Violencia, which ignited from the assassination of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, the populist political leader in 1948, the Colombian government initiated a cease fire in 1984 against the 19th of April Movement (M-19).
When the M-19 resumed fighting a year later, the first ceasefire failed and fighting resumed, due to apparent lost of respect from official security forces. Since then, the Colombian civil war has been a serious challenge to native citizens. Over 220,000 colombians have been killed from the war and the pressure it places on society, disincluding the 4.7 million who have been displaced. The Colombian Civil War has also increased the amount of gang related and domestic violence, drug traffic, and other forms of illegal transactions.
The Dutch government believes that all members of society must be able to play an equally active role in society. The fact that the Colombian government has abused their power and eliminate the voices of their people, leads the Netherlands to not act in favor of the communist revolutionaries. The Netherlands chooses to support the Colombian government in the hopes that when the turmoil retires, the government will compromise and reason with the rebels in a non violent fashion. The Netherlands will offer $500,000,000 USD to the Colombian government to fund democratic education in schools as well as 150 military troops in order to resolve the issue at hand.
In secondary school, students will be required to take a course based on democratic government so the youth of the country are well informed on the benefits of a democracy. This course must be completed in order for the individual to graduate secondary school. The implementation of this will begin in 2019 in order to allow for the development of the course. If the Netherlands observes that the donated money is abused and the troops are ineffective, the Colombian government must pay the Netherlands back with 10% interest. If the money is effectively used, the Netherlands will further donate $100,000,000 USD as well as replenishment of troops each year until the conflict is ended.
In return the Colombian government will not tax the Dutch government on exports of petroleum until the Dutch government ensures peace has been restored and the ambassador of the Netherlands agrees.