Day3_WorldHistory

Day3_WorldHistory - 1 Realisms View of World History Views...

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Realism’s View of World History Views world history through lens of power distribution Cycle between empire and equilibrium Empires (domination) emphasized by power transition school Equilibrium/counterbalancing emphasized by balance of power school
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Age of Empires 3000 BCE to 1500 CE Mesopotamia: Akkadian, Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian empires India and China Greek civilization: Thucydides’ realist account of Peloponnesian War (4 th century BCE) Roman empire rises in 3 rd century BCE
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Seeds of the State Europe descends into Dark Ages c. 600 CE following collapse of Rome City-states start to emerge in medieval Europe France, England, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal first territorial states: consolidated feudal authorities, independence from HRE Europe rises again as other empires fall c. 1500 CE
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Age of Equilibrium Post-1500 CE Protestant reformation: decline of the HRE Thirty Years War (1618-1648) Treaty of Westphalia
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course POL POL 003 taught by Professor Randolphsiverson during the Summer '09 term at UC Davis.

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