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Unformatted text preview: 4/4/08 THE INTL SYSTEM IN THE 19 T H CENTURY 1815-1914 Polit order broke down between World War I and World War I I New order established /p World War I I INTERACTION BEFORE 1914 - major powers: UK, France, Austria-Hungary, Russia power balanced weaker state would fight any one country being too strong- worked until French Rev, when: o popular sovereignty power of people o standing army in France o THREAT: Challenge to monarchy Militarywanted to spread revolution thru out Europe Napoleon conqd until Waterloo 1815 -- 20 years of war POLITICS: BALANCE OF POWER, BRITISH SUPREMACY, IMPERIALISM ECONOMY: FREE TRADE, GLOBALIZATION, GOLD STANDARD Nationalism POLITICS- Congress of Vienna (1815) Concert of Europe o Conservative monarchs o Enshrined balance Status quo Any territorial changes must be done by agreement of parties o Britain would flip to weaker side to maintain balance Not too much of a threat isolated by water = no land invasion...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course SIS 201 taught by Professor Scottradnitz during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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