Notes 1-24-08 - Today's major powers are some established...

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Today’s major powers are some established and some rising. Brief reflection of history 1. History of the rise and decline of great powers. a. Word “History” is viewed through history of major powers. b. Britain, Persia, Germany, Russia and Austria c. United States, Japan, Italy. d. after WWII Japan, Italy and Germany was defeated. e. Cold war lasted about 50 years, ended with collapse of Soviet Union, one of the two super powers. Reborn is the Russia. f. After the end of the Cold war, U.S. is the only super power. The entire remaining super powers combine could not match the power of U.S. g. G8+5 (G8 = U.S, Japan, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada and Russia) i. BRICS – Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa (5 emerging powers in different continents) 2. How established and rising powers interact with each other. a. the existing international system b. are they satisfied or dissatisfied with current international system. If they’re not satisfied with the current system, how will the rising powers react to the
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course GOV 365L taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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