4308 - Evidence o III. Economic Impact Some negative...

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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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