Class notes 5 - Force of Evil? Explaining WWII I) The...

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Force of Evil? Explaining WWII I) The Horror the Horror- Germany got better offensive strategy-(attack few places quickly rather than broad attack). Finally thought, Britain’s Vicory in Battle of Britain and Weakening of German forces because of supply lines in Russia made them lose. But it was close. Japan attacked at pearl harbor as preventative warfare. Murder of tons of civilians by Hitler, Japan atrocities-rape of Nanking-murdered 200,000 chinese citizens. In fighting allies firebombed dresdin (german city). Atomic bombing of Japan-plenty died in conventional bombing sprees. 55 million dead, 35 million wounded. Russia and China biggest losers (20 mill and 6.5 mill?) respectively II) More Theory, The Spiral And Deterrence Model – don’t know how people will act. Can have properly or improperly identified aggressive or passive state. 2 models for how world works. Deterrence: states conflict because of AGGRESSIVE states if confront will back of if appease will not work (base WWII). Spiral: caused by insecurity, if threatened states will become aggressive,
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2008 for the course GOVT 1817 taught by Professor Katzenstein, p during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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