Throughout history revolution and civil unrest have followed periods of colonization. But in every instance of colonization on the Earth, there have been predetermined goals and factors that set up the future conflicts. Whether it was with the United States, India, South Africa, or any of the Central and South American countries. The goals have been the expansion of economic resources, expulsion of unwanted members of society, and expanding the base infrastructure of the war machine. The factors involved were the indigenous peoples in the area and difficulty in adapting to the environment. In looking at these goals and factors, we can make decisions now that will impact the future colonization of Mars, and we can prevent future conflict.