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Chapter 8-book1 - Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century...

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Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century What have been major arguments in the book? - there exists a dynamic for change o driven by economic and technological developments impacts social structures, political structures, military power, position of individual states o speed not uniform - uneven pace of economic growth had long term impacts upon relative military power What broad trends of the past five centuries will continue? - in periods of time states are growing or shrinking in relative share of power - growth will be uneven depending on conditions for change - rise of Pacific region - spiraling cost of the arms race o fueled by expensiveness of weapons and international rivalries NATO and Warsaw Pact countries Also smaller arms races and wars (Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia) What has been the increasing position of China recently? - poorest of major Powers, least well placed strategically BUT leadership is a grand strategy that prevails world wide - weaknesses
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Chapter 8-book1 - Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century...

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