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* [[Irrational escalation]]
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* [[Escalated fighting]]

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Escalation is the phenomenon of something getting more intense step by step, for example a quarrel, or, notably, military presence and nuclear armament during the Cold War. (Compare to escalator, a device that lifts something to a higher level.)

In psychology it is a change in behavior, usually from stable or acceptable towards unstable or unacceptable.

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