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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), PG-13
Analysis Date: December 18, 2001
With Addendum, January 12, 2002
CAP Score: 59
CAP Influence Density: 1.16

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS (PG-13) -- The bottom line is that God clearly commands that witchcraft, sorcery and wizardry are evil.

Distributed by: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.
Director(s): Peter Jackson
Producer(s): Peter Jackson, Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Barrie M. Osborne, Rick Porras, Tim Sanders, Jamie Selkirk, Robert Shaye, Ellen Somers, Frances Walsh, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Saul Zaentz
Written by/Screenplay: J.R.R. Tolkien / Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Cinematography/Camera: Andrew Lesnie
Music: Enya, Howard Shore
Editing: John Gilbert (IX), D. Michael Horton, Jamie Selkirk

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring earned a CAP score of 59, numerically equivalent to PG-13 movies in the analysis model comparative baseline database of movies. But as one of the great features of the CAP analysis model, note the scoring distribution in the Findings/Scoring section. I am going to take a moment to discuss the scoring distribution in some detail here for the benefit of our subscribers to the newsletter which provides text-only of this Summary/Commentary.

First, remember that deaths as the result of warfare/battle or police action are not incorporated into the scoring as murder but are incorporated into the Wanton Violence/Crime investigation area. Also remember that while any single issue of aberrant behavior may fit into two or more of the six CAP investigation areas, only one is permitted. For example, a graphic killing by sorcery may be incorporated into either Wanton Violence/Crime OR Offense to God OR Murder/Suicide, but only into one. No duplication is assured.

Now note that this PG-13 movie had no foul language and no sexual issues of any kind which is extremely atypical of PG-13 movies. BUT, the Wanton Violence/Crime and Offense to God scores were both zero, indicating an extremely graphic movie in violence and extremely concentrated in unholy/evil issues. Therein lies a useful feature provided only by the copyrighted CAP analysis model--an assessment method not possible by any other movie rating system known on the entire planet. There is one other movie rating outfit which has mimicked the CAP model from its start, but that is all it is -- a mimicry. And it does not have the CAP Thermometers. Nor the more than 40 mathematical equations in every report. Nor the Rock-solid investigation standards.
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The Tolkien trilogy in book form is more than 1000 pages. I guess that explains why this first of the three Rings trilogy is 170 minutes long! Great day in the morning! Three hours! But all is not lost in boredom and bathroom. The story is relatively attention-keeping though often dream-like. The scenery is breath-taking. The computer aided choreography made this movie a masterpiece of its own and a tribute to technology. The blending of extremes of imagination with down to earth and believable emotions is masterful. The performers are obviously experienced and compatible with their parts. Such a combination of talents and skills to create an absorbable story is indeed an influence which must be given somber and diligent thought because this is another story of witchcraft, sorcery and wizardry. The opulence and immensity of this book-to-film is truly a contender for your mind, especially the impressionable mind.

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In a middle-earth world, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) meets Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKlellan) as Gandalf travels to see Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) to find the 20th of 20 special rings: a ring that wants to be found. The 20 rings were created with special powers. One of the 20 rings, named "My Precious" by Gollum, possessed the power to give the wearer power of global proportion. The one ring conjured in the wearer insane lust. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of the one ring. To save the world, the ring must be destroyed but it cannot be destroyed except by the same fires that fashioned it, the fires of Mount Doom. So that is what Frodo, Gandalf and seven additional characters ... the Fellowship of the Ring ... set out to do.

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This movie is likely another maneuver to capitalize on the new found infatuation of visually oriented youth with bright and dazzling display of the occult, witchcraft and evil. It is another presentation of the "good" using evil to fight evil. And it presents sorcery as both "good" and evil. Violently. Grotesquely. While the story being based on "good" fighting evil using evil is bad enough, it is clear the filmmakers capitalized on extremism. Tolkien certainly described the evil and demonic characters in his novel quite grotesquely but not nearly as hideous and vile as those in this movie. After more than 500 movies I suspect I can say with credibility that any of the imagery of evil you have seen before now does not match the evil in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. And there are two more Lord of the Rings coming.

There are inevitable comparisons being drawn between Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by the secular worldview and the Christian faith. Comparisons are not being drawn between the two movies under any other "religion" I am aware of, not the Muslim or Tao or Jewish faiths or any other faith, just the Christian faith which is under more attack than any other faith. Maybe the Christian faith is under more attack [by the adversary through the unbelievers] than any other faith because it is the "right one": the one faith that poses the greatest and maybe the only real threat to the adversary.

Such a comparison follows since both movies present wizards, sorcery and evil magic and both titillate the skyrocketing popularity of mystical occult in movies in the shadow of the attack on Christianity, feeding on it and nurturing it at the same time. Both movies use evil as good: "white magic" to fight dark and evil occult forces. Both present fine personal qualities in characters with heroic missions to defeat evil. And both present the use of evil, namely witchcraft and sorcery, as a tool for good. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is targeted at the preteen and the early teen and thus boasts a less complicated story. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is much more sophisticated and requires deeper thought to fathom its story, thus making the older teen and young adult its target audience. The Christian faith is being hit at all impressionable ages, folks. And there is more coming.

I am not going to try to debate the claims that Tolkien's Rings trilogy parallels shards of the Truth shattered from the Bible. Satan is very good at making the truth into a lie through the most innocent vehicles and by the least obvious methods. Nor am I going to try to debate the involvement of C. S. Lewis in Tolkien's life who placed the Gospel on the level of a myth in 1931 after a dinner with Tolkien:

"Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it Really happened: and one must be content to accept it in the same way, remembering that it is God's myth where the others are men's myths..."

If you wish to delve deeper into these matters let me suggest you visit the source of the above quotation.

The bottom line is that God clearly commands that witchcraft, sorcery and wizardry are evil. He gives no situations under which these evils are not evil: no conditions under which these evils may be tolerated. There is no such thing as a "good" witch. Not even Wendy.


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  • Deut. 18:9-12 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
  • Rev. 21:8 But the [unforgiven] cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts [sorcery, witchcraft, wizardry, divination, etc.], the idolaters and all liars -their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
  • Gal. 5:19-21 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.

    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    FINDINGS / SCORING: The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) CAP Thermometers

    NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • graphic injuries, including amputation and a beheading
  • explosive startle
  • monstrous "walking dead" being threats and attacks
  • graphic torture by demons
  • theft
  • attempted sword murders
  • sword threats
  • attempts to murder by sorcery
  • animal attacks
  • many dead and decaying bodies, repeatedly
  • multiple exceptionally graphic attacks by unholy beings, including by thousands of creeping beings with much impalement
  • graphic imagery of impalement
  • crumbling cavern perils
  • falling death
  • fire demon attacks
  • arrow threats
  • orders to kill
  • long sequence of dire urgency with explosive sound
  • many graphic seething battle sequences
  • exceptionally brutal killing with multiple arrows, slowly
  • many battle deaths
  • a very graphic hand-to-hand combat sequence with a hideous demon
  • near death by drowning

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • lies

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • none noted

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking, repeatedly
  • drinking, repeatedly

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • thousands of demonic beings of various sort, some extremely graphic
  • many uses and portrayals of wizardry/sorcery
  • many threats by unholy things
  • multiple battles with sorcery using sorcery, some very, very graphic
  • many attacks by evil beings, some (especially one) very, very hideous
  • portrayal that being stabbed by an evil being's sword will make the victim evil
  • many instances of demonic faces/eyes
  • unholy control of the elements to fight evil
  • claims of immortality
  • ability to choose unholy mortality or immortality
  • many mystic voices
  • sorcery to open mountain wall
  • light by sorcery

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • impalement then drowning murder


    SUBJECT: CAP Analysis of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    TO: Those who have expressed animosity toward the subject and/or the CAP ministry and its services.
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    After nearly 300,000 visits and hundreds of emails attributed directly to our analysis of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (and, to a lesser degree, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), it has become clear that many readers are not understanding the purpose of the CAP ministry and/or are not bothering to read all that is necessary to understand.

    This addendum speaks directly to our adversarial readers and the issues raised by them. If you are one of our 'family' who supports and understands the CAP ministry and its services, feel free to disregard this addendum but it may be beneficial to go ahead and read it in full just to fortify your understanding of what we do for you as your servants in His name. When finished with this addendum, please visit our flyer at "CAP Flyer for Distribution" from our Home Page. Though much of the information in this addendum is available elsewhere on our website, an exception will be made in this case and this case only to take the time to give you here a nutshell of our services and doctrines.

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    First, this is a Christian ministry in service to His little ones (which includes at-home teens) through their parents and grandparents in His name by His Word. We believe Christ defines "Christian", not man. Our publications are for Christians with focus on Christian parents and grandparents. We are Bible-believing, Jesus-loving Christians who will not situationally redefine, conditionally apply or counterfeit His Word to suit other religions or even to avoid invading the comfort zone of Christians. His Word will not be set aside for the sake of religion, entertainment pleasure(s) or artistic "license."

    CAP investigation standards are Rock-solid, never changing with the tides of modern morality since the foundation of our investigation standards is the teachings and expectations of the Rock of Ages - Jesus Christ. An analysis in 1995 is as reliable and consistent as an analysis in 2025 and beyond. We are NOT "politically correct." The CAP ministry is not for the situational or conditional Christians who set His Word aside when it gets in their way. His Word is not "interpreted", polished or diluted by this ministry. We quote it. The bottom line: His Word rules. We love each of you too much to feed you less than the Truth.

    Our service is not "reviews." The CAP Ministry provides analyses to moms and dads to reveal the truth about the content of popular entertainment using God's Word to discern what to tell them so they can make an informed decision on their own whether a vehicle of entertainment is fit for their kids or themselves without having to sit through it to know.

    Being Christian means being saved. Period. Salvation does not require being nice-nice. Our behavior, good or bad, our "works", will not get Salvation for us nor will it keep it away [Eph. 2:8-9]. Salvation is a free gift of Grace. Granted, Jesus desires that we be humble, loving and compassionate as is He, but being so will NOT save us ... will NOT make us Christian. And being less than humble, loving and compassionate will not keep Salvation from us. Only believing deeply in our hearts by faith and confessing with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord who died and was resurrected to pay the price of our sins will make us Christian.

    Jesus indeed TELLS us to be judging of the behavior of others [e.g., 1Cor. 6:2-3], just not their Salvation. Only God can judge whether someone is saved since only He can give Salvation. If we do not judge the behavior of others, how could we discern the "swine" and the "dogs" [Matt. 7:6] from the righteous? Using only a small piece or part of what Jesus said such as using only Matt. 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged", ignoring the rest of Matthew 7:1-6 is entirely incomplete and serves only the one who uses it to fill his own belly. Matt 7:1 does NOT tell us not to judge at all. It tells us not to judge unfairly or selfishly AND, later in Matthew, tells us to do so in accordance with His Word.

    For so long, well-meaning folks have pabulum-fed people with watered-down Scriptures to avoid upsetting folks, reluctantly but yet consciously leaving out the "harsh" side of His Word that tells of the gravity of the unbearable consequences of sin and rejection of Jesus: the side of His Word that gives no situation or condition, even in entertainment OR "art", when sin is acceptable or when sin may be displayed, practiced, embraced or demonstrated without consequences. We will not pabulum feed you with watered-down Scripture to suit modern morality OR to avoid invading the comfort zone. You are too precious to Jesus to do that to you. And time is too short. Consider also that Jesus spent three days in Hell so you and I would not have to spend one moment there. You and I did not. We will NOT cheat you by cheapening His Word with feel-good counterfeitings of it.

    The Summary/Commentary section of an analysis report may seem and might even be somewhat subjective at times. That is what it is. A summary in commentary format. But the CAP Analysis Model itself -- the Findings/Scoring section -- is completely objective to His Word. That which was sinful 2000 years ago is still sinful today. We make no attempt to "adjust" His Word for the sake of modern morality or to try to justify any "artistic" or "redeeming" values in entertainment.

    Many films do indeed present fine quality entertainment with positive values and wholesome ethics, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone included. But these matters are for your discovery should you decide the ignominious content we reveal is acceptable.

    What is and is not acceptable for yourself and your family is not our decision. That is your business for which you and you alone are accountable. We simply apply His Word to entertainment and give you Rock-solid tools to help you make an informed decision and comparison on your own. Makers of filth in film are morally culpable for planting aberrant behavioral templates by example, but YOU are accountable for your family.

    The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme or plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example in deed or thought from the sinful display or of the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior.

    The CAP analysis model is the only known set of tools available to parents and grandparents which give them the control they need, bypassing the opinion-based assessment of movies by others and defeating the deceit of those who would say anything to convince their parents otherwise. If a sinful behavior is portrayed/demonstrated, it is called sinful whether Hollywood tries to make it otherwise. That a sinful behavior is "justified" by some manufactured conditions does not soften nor erase the price of sin.

    Movie advertisements and trailers/previews give you the bright-n-shiny of a movie. We give you the dark-n-dirty revealed by the teachings and expectations of Jesus Christ so you will have a more complete "picture" of what you are getting. And we give you Scriptural applications to help you decide. On top of these featrues, we give you Rock-solid measurements to help you compare an unseen film to one which is acceptable to you without having to watch the movie to know. Except in extreme cases, we do NOT try to advise you whether or not to watch a movie.

    Though The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is fantasy, an influence does not have to be real to influence. Did you get misty-eyed the first time you watched Bambi or Old Yeller or have you gotten mad or happy or sad or "energized" at *anything* you saw and heard on the big screen -- ever?

    Tolkien himself denied any allegations of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring to the Bible: "As for any inner meaning or 'message', it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical."[a] However, parallels between performances in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and character traits Jesus wants us to practice cannot be denied: traits such as courage under extreme opposition, self-sacrifice, friendship, loyalty, compassion. These matters are for you to discover. Ignominious content is what is revealed by the CAP Ministry to help arm Christian parents and grandparents with the facts to discern whether a film is or is not fit for their kids and/or themselves. Scriptures are applied to the findings rather than just stating something is sinful.

    Sin is no respecter of age. That which is sinful for a child is also sinful for an adult.

    God defines what is sinful. We just repeat Him. Anger at being shown in His Word though our service that a chosen behavior is a sin is a matter that needs to be taken to the Cross.

    God says sorcery and wizardry are evil. There is no debate. He does not give any conditions or situations in which these evils are not evil. In applying His Truth to The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, for the "good" to use evil to fight evil is serving the evil: to use sorcery/wizardry to fight sorcery/wizardry for whatever reason is serving sorcery/wizardry.

    The "magic" in Mary Poppins presented nothing evil or sinister as did The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Indeed, the Mary Poppins character could have been of an angel for what she did. She was not hailed as a witch/sorcerer(ess) nor advertised as such. If Jesus had thrown Himself off the pinnacle at Satan's tease would the angels in Matt. 4:5-6, who would have lifted Him up from being dashed on the rocks, have sinned with their "magic?" Did Jesus sin as He used His "magic" to cast out demons? Heal the sick? Make the blind see and the lame walk? Re-attach a sliced off ear? There is a great deal of difference between the witchcraft/sorcery/wizardry in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the "magic" in Mary Poppins. The source of the power determines the holiness of it, not the use of it nor the user. And this very issue is yet another corruptive influence of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: to get people to think about P*O*W*E*R over others through sorcery/witchcraft; emboldening the viewer to be desirous of such power; emboldening the viewer to experiment or dabble ... just to see or find out for themselves. If you think movies and other forms of entertainment do not or cannot influence even our basic thought patterns, behavior management and coping skills, the American Medical Association disagrees with you. The American Psychological Association disagrees with you. The American Academy of Pediatrics disagrees with you. The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry disagrees with you. God disagrees with you [1Cor. 15:33]. And I disagree with you.

    Comparisons are being drawn of Frodo to Jesus because of the portrayal of self-sacrifice. Both Jesus and Frodo gave up "everything" for their quests; Frodo his home and Jesus His Life. And both Frodo and Jesus focused on saving mankind, on defeating sinful influence (which is what the CAP Ministry is doing); Frodo by trying to defeat Melkor (which may be viewed as Satan, the father of sin) and Sauron (as the antiChrist) by destroying The One Ring (the symbol of sin and lust) and Jesus by defeating Satan and death because of our sin. Frodo taking the ring but not submitting to it and being skewered by the evil sword making him turn into evil can very loosely be compared to Jesus taking on all our sins without ever submitting to sin and being wounded by the whip, club, nails and spear, Yes, both Frodo and Jesus were wounded for their efforts to save mankind, but Jesus was not healed. He was killed by His wounds because of our sins. No sorcery or incantation healed Jesus as they "healed" Frodo. And Jesus never sinned. Not once did Jesus e-v-e-r sin. No sorcery raised Jesus from the dead, no man or woman, no incantation, no magic wand, no amulet, broach or medallion and no Tolkien story. God raised Jesus from the Dead. Period. It is fine that there are symbolisms of the Gospel and behaviors expected of Christians in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, however "adapted" or "adjusted" they may be. More power to it. But my original point still stands firm: the "good" used evil (sorcery/witchcraft) to fight evil.

    Gandlaf dying in sacrifice of himself for the lives of others and later being resurrected does not fit the picture of the Crucifixion and Resurrection but is a counterfeiting of them.

    Regarding the powers possessed by the "nonhuman" characters being hardly wizardry or sorcery since the users were not human, Satan is not human either. The source of the power determines the holiness of it, not the use of it.

    In essence, maybe The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is in itself a "One Ring."

    [a] Foreword to The Lord of the Rings: Fellowhip of the Ring.Copyright 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954 edition copyright renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien. 1965/66 editions Copyright renewed 1993, 1994 by Christopher R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien. Published in the United States by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

    NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.

    "There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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