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Notes # 2 reading - INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER 1 1. Two...

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INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER 1 1. Two principal foundations: observation and theory Observation: examine past events to identify explanations Theory: concepts and analytical foundations 2. Chapter 1 1814 (Napoleonic wars) to 1914 (WWI) Period of relative peace and prosperity Fastest growth in world history Tremendous economic advance 1929 Economic Depression Mass unemployment Dictatorship Trade wars Global war A. History of International relations: The Mercantilist Era The Pax Britannica 100 years peace Free trade The gold standard Colonial imperialism The 30 years crisis Tension in Europe WWI and effects Interwar Instability WWII B. The cold war Superpowers emerge Blocs consolidate Decolonization The rise of the third world Cold war thaws C. After cold war Worldwide economic developments New diplomatic challenges Future America predominance Globalization Looking ahead Mercantilism: an economic doctrine based on a belief that military power and economic influence were complements applied especially to colonial empires in the sixteenth throughout the eighteenth centuries. Mercantilist policies favored the mother country over its colonies and over its competitors
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course IR 109 taught by Professor Heinz during the Spring '10 term at Rochester.

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Notes # 2 reading - INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER 1 1. Two...

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