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Unformatted text preview: Notes 11-19-07 Overview 1. War and bargaining 2. Nuclear revolution 3. Three types of crises 4. Causes of crises 5. War, bargaining and 9/11 6. Announcements www.polisci.ucsb.edu/projects/ps7 1. War and bargaining – Unitary cause and interactive cause – Unitary cause – One side was bad, that side's fault – Interactive cause – situate the cause on both sides and the outcome was the result of both party's actions. – In the course of bargaining, nations make bluffs and threats they do not mean. – War is no long caused by one government's desire for war. It must be interactive or something went wrong during the bargaining process. 2. Nuclear Revolution – In the 1960s, the United States had 30,000 nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union peaked at 40,000. Germany and Japan could have a bomb immediately if they wanted to. – Deterrence – Attempt to prevent unwanted action by threatening them if they do take unwanted action, they will be punished....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2009 for the course POLY SCI 7 taught by Professor Ginjer during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08