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Tyler Dornenburg International Relations Take-home Essay 12/9/07 Is unipolarity, bipolarity, or multipolarity the most stable international system? Why? The system that creates the most stability between states in international politics is the bipolar system. Bipolar international systems create “stability” which is “not present in a multipolar system” (Gaddis 35). In a multipolar system there are too many conflicting ideas and small alliances that inevitably lead to anarchy. A unipolar system produces, “hegemony, primacy, and empire” (Jervis 138). Hence, a bipolar system is most efficient because it generates alliances that “tend to be stable” (Gaddis 35) by involving every country with equal opportunity in a progressive international system. Power is “checked most effectively by counterbalancing power.” (Jervis 138) So essentially, if there are two counterbalancing superpowers then stability is reached. States that are not either one of these superpowers will inevitably ally with either one because
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