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Unformatted text preview: -Also to understand patterns of global war and peace.-WWI, WWII, and the Cold War were all bet. great power states.-75-100 million deaths from WWI & WWII from ‘Great Powers’ hince the curiosity w/ Great Powers-More than 1 Great Power state, tends to lead to conflict! Long Cycle Theory-Pattern of great power war is tied to the rise and decline of hegemonic states-Following each Great Power war, a new hegemonic state emerges.-The hegemon est. and maintains global governance institutions.-Maintaining the global order imposes a cost on the hegemon. Over time, the power of the hegemon declines (“imperial overstretch”)-1 or more states will rise up to challenge the power and authority of the hegemon, leading to conflict and war.-It weakens the hegemon over time… the global burden will weaken this hegemon...
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- Fall '10
- Cold War, Great power