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Big Picture Which interpretation of the War of 1812 would you like to find true? Do you tend to think that wars are usually unnecessary? That with better communication and more patience they could be avoided? Do you think they wars are caused by belligerent hyper-nationalists like the war hawks? Do you think that partisan bickering undermines good government? That the party out of power is more interested in disrupting than advancing national policy?