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Unformatted text preview: 19:38 Two level (nested) games – idea is that governments, states, policy leaders exist up there. But whatever they decide and agree upon affects the people down there – us. Basically, there are just two levels they have to think about: domestic and foreign. What happened in Czechoslovakia? Why does it matter? Why are nukes different? 1) They target civilians instead of soldiers. 2) They have a huge magnitude of destruction. 3) It’s a disproportionate mean to an ends; it makes war irrational. So then why do we have nukes? Nuclear deterrence (to discourage attack trough the threat of retaliation; it’s a psychological threat). Now why are nukes so complicated? 1, 2, 3, 4. MAD (mutually assured destruction): the idea that both sides have the power to retaliate upon the opposite acting. It replaces the idea of national surrender with retaliate upon the opposite acting....
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- Summer '11
- Government, nukes, nukes bipolarity