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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 The Rise of Nation-States Intro to International Relations, Part 2
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6/14/11 In the beginning…. Most scholars choose Ancient Greece (circa 5th century BC) as the beginning- point for international politics. l Greek city-states (state centered on single city, rather than larger territory or nation) l Starting point due to relative similarity to current system and the quality of the source material.
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6/14/11 History of the
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6/14/11 History of the Written by Thucydides l Account of war between Athens and Sparta from 431-404 BC l Details of war aren’t the important part, but Thucydides’ explanation is: l Imbalance of power between Athens and Sparta. l “The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must”
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From city-states to nation- After the Greek city-states fell, the most dominant government in the western world was the Roman Empire.
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