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WEEK 6ORGS #1Intro to Conflict/CooperationIt started out with people fighting the other person and the toughest winningoThen it turned into tribes fighting each other and nations fighting each otheroThen nation states fighting each otheroAnd now states fight each other Increasingly in today’s world, the 21stcentury, the states are working together with each other like never beforeoThis is a product of the last 60 to 70 years oThese groups of states working together are called Supranationalist Organizations Supranationalist OrganizationsSupra is a Latin word means acrossNational is nations oSupranationalist = across nationsoThese organizations are over, and above, and supersede simple boundariesoThese are sovereign states working together to do somethingWhat motivates a sovereign state to get together with another state?oMoney, security, cultural commonalityoEveryone one of these organizations has some sort of mission which binds the states togetherA mission which all of the states in the club feel as if they can achieve better in the group than if they went at it aloneSo many different acronyms for these organizationsoEUoAUoUNoNATOoNAFTAoAPECoOPECWhat do the acronyms mean and what are their goals and how are they changing the way that events on the international stage are unfolding?oThese groups really affect today’s world much more so than individual states do anymoreState to state conflict is not a thing of the past oWe are still alarmingly armed and attacking each otheroThe nature of how wars are conducted and who are conducting them are changing
oLet’s sort out this international soup of international groups (country clubs)The Changing Nature of CooperationWhy are these things happening right now?oThis is kind of a very new phenomena oThey are gaining in popularity and in numberoHe personally believes these organizations will soon supersede the concept of the sovereign state in its entirety in the next 100 yearsoIn the last few years, all states have joined at least 1 of these organizations These are the entities that are going to be going to war with each other and doing economic business together So Why Now? These are a product of the modern era (the start – end of world war 2 1945)oHumans had been fighting and have been having conflict with each other for forever