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a04d9a49bc6d917c2f154a41c513157f14130cdc.doc Dartmouth 2K9 1 Heg Bad File Heg Bad File ............................................................................................................................................................ 1 Heg Sustainable (1/2) ............................................................................................................................................... 2 Heg Sustainable (2/2) ............................................................................................................................................... 3 Heg Decline Inevitable ............................................................................................................................................ 4 Heg Collapse Inevitable (1/18) ................................................................................................................................ 5 Heg Collapse Inevitable (2/18) ................................................................................................................................ 6 Heg Collapse Inevitable (3/18) ................................................................................................................................ 7 Heg Collapse Inevitable (4/18) ................................................................................................................................ 8 Heg Collapse Inevitable (5/18) ................................................................................................................................ 9 Heg Collapse Inevitable (6/18) .............................................................................................................................. 10 Heg Collapse Inevitable (7/18) .............................................................................................................................. 11 Heg Collapse Inevitable (8/18) .............................................................................................................................. 12 Heg Collapse Inevitable (9/18) .............................................................................................................................. 13 Heg Collapse Inevitable (10/18) ............................................................................................................................ 14 Heg Collapse Inevitable (11/18) ............................................................................................................................ 15 Heg Collapse Inevitable (12/18) ............................................................................................................................ 16 Heg Collapse Inevitable (13/18) ............................................................................................................................ 17 Heg Collapse Inevitable (14/18) ............................................................................................................................ 18 ................................................................................................................................................................................ 18 ............................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Heg Collapse Inevitable (15/18) ............................................................................................................................ 19 Heg Collapse Inevitable (16/18) ............................................................................................................................ 20 Heg Collapse Inevitable (17/18) ............................................................................................................................ 21 Heg Collapse Inevitable (18/18) ............................................................................................................................ 22 Heg Low (1/2) ........................................................................................................................................................ 23 Heg Low (2/2) ........................................................................................................................................................ 24 Multilat Inevitable .................................................................................................................................................. 25 Heg Multilat ...................................................................................................................................................... 26 Heg Turns (1/3) ...................................................................................................................................................... 27 Heg Turns (2/3) ...................................................................................................................................................... 28 Heg Turns (3/3) ...................................................................................................................................................... 29 Heg Fails - Terrorism ............................................................................................................................................. 30 Alt Cause – Resource Collapse .............................................................................................................................. 31 Last printed 1
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a04d9a49bc6d917c2f154a41c513157f14130cdc.doc Dartmouth 2K9 2 Heg Sustainable (1/2) Heg is sustainable – power gap too large and protected location. Wohlforth, Ph.D, political science, Yale University, 99 (William C. Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor of Government, B.A. in International Relations, Beloit College, M.A. in International Relations, Yale University M.Phil., Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University, Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Summer 1999, “The Stability of a Unipolar World,” MIT Press, International Security , Vol 24, No. 1, p. 28, http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/files/wohlforthvol24no1.pdf) Unipolarity rests on two pillars. I have already established the first: the sheer size and comprehensiveness of the power gap separating the United States from other states . This massive power gap implies that any countervailing change must be strong and sustained to produce structural effects. The second pillar— geography—is just as important. In addition to all the other advantages the United States possesses , we must also consider its four truest allies : Canada, Mexico, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. Location matters . The fact that Soviet power happened to be situated in the heart of Eurasia was a key condition of bipolarity . Similarly, the U.S. position as an offshore power determines the nature and likely longevity of unipolarity. Just as the raw numbers could not capture the real dynamics of bipolarity, power indexes alone cannot capture the importance of the fact that the United States is in North America while all the other potential poles are in or around Eurasia. The balance of power between the sole pole and the second-tier states is not the only one that matters, and it may not even be the most important one for many states. Local balances of power may loom larger in the calculations of other states than the background unipolar structure.
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