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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5: I n te rnational Conflict
1. There are many types of war and hard to distinguish minor conflicts from war. a. Hegemonic War is a war over the control of the entire world order, rules of the international system as a whole, including the role of the world hegemony (i.e. WWI I) i. The entire society becomes the target (i.e. when Germany fi re missiles at UK citizens in WWI I) ii. Hegemonic War is aka world war, global war, general war, or systemic war b. Limited War includes mili tary actions carried out to gain some objective short of the surrender and occupation of the enemy (i.e. US getting I raq out of Kuwait in 1991) i. Raids are similar to limi ted wars and usually involve a quick bombing or such. c. Civil War is a war between two factions within a state t rying to create, or prevent, a new government for the entire state or some ter r itorial part of it. (i.e. American Civil War 1860s) i. Often most brutal d. Guerilla War, which includes certain kinds of civil wars, is warfare without front lines. i. Forces operate within civilian populations ii. The purpose is not to directly confront an enemy but to harass and punish i t to limit its operation and control (i.e. I raq 2000s, Afghanistan, Vietnam e. Governments have started using t ruth commissions to help a society heal and move forward from wars i. Gives governments a chance to hear what really happen ii. Keeps from participants from getting punished 2. The causes of war are hard to put a finger on but often it has to do with difficulty with bargaining with another nation a. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course POLI SCI 103 taught by Professor Pevehouse during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08