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Govt Review Three levels ? What is the logic of cold war? System of govt? Individual level? Stalin Each position? Systemic people= realist Traditionalist How they protect x? Realism Greek Civil War What are the differences? MAD Iranian Crisis Us and soviet union? What goal do they have? Marshal plan? Differences between cold war and third world What Kannon said article X? NSE 68 Warsaw pact Why do they do for systemic ? GOV 312L: Russian-American Relations, Professor Dennis Review Sheet for First Mid-Term Exam 1. What was the Cold War? What characteristics distinguish the Cold War as a period of international relations? How is the Cold War similar and different from the current “war on terror”? The Cold War was a period of intense hostility without actual war. The political and economic means used to try to spread or secure communism and democracy to the surrounding and collapsed nations in Europe. As well as vast alliances distinguish the Cold War as a period of international relations. The Soviet Union, despite chronic weaknesses, had thousands of nuclear weapons, enormous conventional forces, and many allies. Al Qaeda is nothing like a state (3rd parties, which DOES NOT APPLY to systemic view). Its ideology is largely a cry against alleged Western mistreatment, rather than a successor system rooted in European philosophy (as was communism and fascism) Similarity: The creation of a new security state apparatus, long-term, multidimensional struggles, against insidious and violent ideologies. 2. How does the systemic level explain the existence and causes of conflict in international relations? What are the major concepts and assumptions of this approach? How would this approach explain the origins of the Cold War? The systemic level explains the existence and causes of conflict in international relations based on power, polarity, interdependence, and dependence. Major concepts are realism, an anarchic world, mistrust, security dilemma, problems of cooperation, and balance of power. Realism is that countries are only looking out for their security and
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survival. We have an anarchic world because there is no global government over seeing every country with the ability to enforce. Can you really trust the country you have made an alliance with? The security dilemma is that because we live in an anarchic world nations must rely on themselves to safeguard. Problems of cooperation occur with issue indivisibility, private information, and commitment problems (contracts cannot be enforced). Balance of power is what prevents wars. Because of realism US and Soviet are left to safeguard themselves. Due to security, issue indivisibility, and private information both began to build their war capabilities. In order to keep a balance of power both countries continued to build their war capabilities and in an anarchic world there was no government to stop them. Conflict is the norm. You just lost the game.
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