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Unformatted text preview: gains.” The current security threat throughout the world are nations who home nuclear weapons. Before the nuclear era, countries relied on their economies to measure whether or not they could provide efficient security for the states relative to its aggressor. Now that the nuclear era is here states are increasingly more fearful of an outbreak of such a war amongst other states supplied with these weapons. Liberman notes that this has ‘dampened the military significance of economic advantage and mitigated the security component of the relative-gains problem.” Liberman has concluded that states, such as the United States, will continue to propose bargains with Europe and Japan, not out of any range of concern for relative military power, but solely for economic prosperity....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course GOVT 491 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at William & Mary.
- Spring '08