4308 - • Evidence o ← III Economic Impact • Some...

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03/04/2008 07:02:00 Not all crises/wars have equal impact o Severity (deaths, destruction, cost) Duration – 1 day to ten years Fatalities – 0 to 16 million o Outcomes (win/lose, change status quo) o Societal mobilization levels – changing workforce composition when  men leave for war, rationing, etc. II. Crises/Wars and Future Conflict Reduce hostility/increase cooperation o Resolve issues Compromise (ex: Fashoda – 1898 colonial conflict between  Britain and France) Decisive victory (Mexican-American) o Fear of war (Cuban Missile Crisis) o Domestic political changes Imposed (WWII) or from within (Falklands) Increase conflict/prevent cooperation? o Intensify issues (6 Day Way, Franco-Prussian), create new issues  (Hitler) o Enemy aggressive/untrustworthy (1930s) Esp. when enemy starts frequent crises or breaks his word  during afterward o Domestic political changes – remove doves
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Unformatted text preview: • Evidence o ← III. Economic Impact • Some negative effects o Destroy factories, infrastructure, workforce o Disrupt normal trading patterns o Long run environmental damage • Potentially Positive effects o Mobilizes underutilized inputs Women and minorities in WW2 o Promote innovation and development Silk nylon, US interstate highways o Rebuild factories & infrastructure: “Phoenix Factor” (The Mouse that Roared) ← IV. Political Impact • Social & Political Cohesion o Diversionary effects Overall effect Decline with time, casualties o Change in Leadership/Political system Overall effect Worse if targeted, costly, defeated • Demographic impact o War weariness o Societal mobilization: do changes last? o ← V. Other International Effects ← ← 03/04/2008 07:02:00 ← 03/04/2008 07:02:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course INR 3004 taught by Professor Hensel during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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