2 The Distribution of Power and Systemic War

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Lecture 2 The Distribution of Power and Systemic War Sept. 6, 2006
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Why War? War is Politics War is the continuation of politics by other means.” Clausewitz 20 th Century 250 wars, 110 mil. deaths Two Elements Help Explain the Occurrence of Wars.
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War in the State System
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Frequency of War
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Three Types of War Civil Wars U.S. Yugoslavia Rwanda Sudan Afghanistan (1990s) Regional Wars Iran-Iraq Arab-Israeli India-Pakistan Systemic Wars Napoleonic War World War I World War II The Cold War
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Political Conflict There must be political conflict for states to fight. Tangible Conflict Territorial Economic/Resources Power Struggle Intangible Conflict Ethnic Ideological Religious History
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The Distribution of Power and War Given a conflict of interests, the distribution of power in the state system shapes the likelihood that force will be used to resolve the conflict. How Many Great Powers are There in the State
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course POLI 150 taught by Professor Mosley during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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