C&RCh2 - 4. What medium term factors affected the...

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PLSC 300D: Scientific Study of War Melin Discussion Questions 1. Describe the global political culture towards war during WWI. How, if at all, do you think this differs from that of today? 2. How was the global concentration of power changing prior to WWI? What theories of war to such changes support? 3. At the dyadic level, many state relationships were characterized by arms races. Describe 2 of these. How is this an example of the security dilemma?
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Unformatted text preview: 4. What medium term factors affected the path to WWI? How? 5. What is a conflict spiral? How is July of 1914 an example of this? 6. Was WWI the result of deterrence failure on the part of Great Britain? Explain. 7. What major European leaders personality may have been a short term cause of WWI. Why? 8. What is the cult of the offensive & why were such strategies adopted?...
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