Although small unit cohesion is vital in maintaining fighting spirit, it is not the only major contributive factor. One must consider the national and/or societal goals for which soldiers may be sacrificing their lives. The second determinant variable of combat motivation is ideology and, as already defined, it is the soldiers’ commitment to, and belief in the values and goals of their nation and/or society. This variable encompasses the historical and cultural characteristics of a nation and its society.
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