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Chapter 5- The coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis of the “Middle Powers” What was going on in the balance of powers? - center of affairs was the triangular relationship between London, Paris, and Berlin - US and Russia by size could become power but question of who the 3 rd power would be - Dramatic changes occurred in power balances o Multipolar world of 1885 became a bipolar world by 1943 - Different levels of what might have caused the bipolar world o Military-industrial production o Geopolitical, strategical, sociocultural factors influenced state’s response to shifts in power o Diplomatic and political changes How did military potential play a role in power balance? - link between economics and military strategy stronger - population wise US and Russia were strong powers - having a large population and high industrialization stands out o going through same process but in power not all benefit by same amount How can we find some differences amongst the Great Powers? - industrial productivity varied o iron and steel output indicated military strength o energy consumption in modern forms show technical capacity How did Italy enter the balance of power? - now a solid block of people rather than small rivaling states - army, navy respectable - output and national wealth was small - no coal and most energy came from Britain - there was industrialization but output was smaller than most other countries -
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