- It is a somewhat civilized country. I mean the airline pilots (or owners or something) association is/was based there.
- The intensity of the conflict is relatively high.
The big thing our schools "teach" our children is our culture, whatever that is. I think the Constitution and The Bill of Rights are part of it, but I think a general Christian attitude is part of it as well. I don't know, maybe "Christian" isn't the best term for it. Maybe it's just good manners, or how to avoid getting your block knocked off. Or maybe it's just concern for your fellow man: We're all in this together and things will go better if we can all get along.
Those nut-cases in the Middle East bring up their kids teaching them that their way is the only way and everyone else's way is the way of the devil and they should all die. Maybe the heat warps their brains.
On the other hand, we kind of teach our kids the same thing. Only thing is we have big oceans between us and all those foreign devils. Picking a fight overseas takes considerably more effort.
We do have Mexico, which thanks to their Spanish culture of rich folks first, everyone else doesn't count, hasn't amounted to a hill of beans. At best they give our coppers something to keep them occupied.