Discussion 21: World Orders, Part 2 - Outline examples of the limits to empire imperial overstretch and imperial disintegration Describe the trends

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Outline examples of the limits to empire, imperial overstretch, and imperial disintegration. Describe the trends associated with the emergence of a new world geopolitical order. Imperial overstretch is the tendency for empires to expand beyond their ability to maintain economic dominance and military power(216). To expand military commitment can undercut economic ability to pay for such an expanded military control. The collapse of the Soviet Union could be an example of Imperial overstretch because of the inability to maintain the expenses of the military posture as its economy was disintegrating. There are alot of limits to empires the first would be information overload meaning the bigger the empire the more information that needs to be analyzed and turned into convincing narratives. The second is the fiscal limit this means that as the empire grows they come into conflict for their ability to pay for all the commitments they
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Unformatted text preview: make. A great example of Imperial disintegration is decolonization this example comes from the end of the second world war where their were a wave of decolonization of imperial powers were they were kicked out of their colonial possessions. There are four trends associated with the new world geopolitical order. The first is that the USA remains the world's only global superpower. The second trend is the rise of security groupings and mutual defense organizations like the United Nations peacekeeping forces, the NATO and the African Union that consists of all 54 countries on the continent except for Morocco. Another trend is the rise of alternative power sources to the USA in the world. Also other new world geopolitical order trens are the rise of China and non-state actors. Work Cited: ● Short, John R. , Human Geography: A Short Introduction . New York: Oxford University Press, 2018....
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