What economic, political, cognitive, social, and psychological conditions (and any other categories) help fundamentalism thrive? What are the ingredients that breed fundamentalist culture? I'd like to gather some data on different countries and need some clues. I'm curious is we can develop a formula for stopping fundamentalism, which I mostly see as a pretext for imperialism, before it develops into a movement. I don't know enough about history and geography and need some help.
Some ideas off the cuff...
1. Wide gaps in education, and generally speaking, no humanities education; high levels of religious education
2. Extreme gender inequality
3. Economic poverty (+polarization? +corruption? +exploitation of working class?)
4. Lack of openness to ideas/freethinking, lack of innovation (philosophical, material)
5. Lack of technology?
6. Fundamentalist neighbors
7. Political instability
8. Low levels of empathy between parents (esp. fathers) and children
9. Low levels of optimism and hope for a better future, esp. economically
10. Hot climate?
11. Social isolation, lack of cultural integration with first world