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130S10L1 - Lecture #1 (1/13): Key Terms Modern State System...

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Lecture #1 (1/13): Key Terms Modern State System Feudal Order Commercial Revolution Gunpowder Revolution Protestant Reformation Thirty Years War (1618-1648) Peace/Treaty of Westphalia (1648)
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Click to edit Master subtitle style A Brief (Sort of) History of International Relations Why? 1. Understand Origins of Contemporary Politics/Problems 2. Sense of Perspective on Current Events – Change and Continuity
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Where to Start? Origins of the Modern State System What is the MSS? MSS refers to the basic features our world Relatively small number (@230) 6.5 billion people 91 million sq miles Relatively large Independent/sovereign Political Units
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When and Why Our World Come to Look Like This? Talk about the emergence of the MSS Emergence of MSS is about the transition from the feudal order to the modern order What understand what the feudal order looked like….how differed modern order… and why and when the change took place
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The Feudal Order Period between fall of Rome (@500 A.D.) and the 1500s-1600s Characterized by Large number Small size Confusing lines of political authority and weak central governments/rulers
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Europe 1400
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Feudal v. Modern
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130S10L1 - Lecture #1 (1/13): Key Terms Modern State System...

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