0622 World War II

0622 World War II - ITNL 3200 June 22, 2011 World War II...

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World War II ITNL 3200 June 22, 2011
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Liberal perspective : Failure of the League of Nation 1. American isolationism : US refused to join the League of Nations and retreated into isolationism in 1920s and 30s. 2. Utopian disarmament schemes The League tried to achieve collective security by requiring all nations to join together in a single institution and centralizing military power. Article 5, the principle of unanimity: all
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Liberal perspective : Failure of the League of Nation The weakness of liberal perspective in explaining WWII : the absence of effective international institution can provide background information of the event, but it is not the direct cause of the War . The failure of the League of Nation and its influence on the design of the United Nations
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Identity perspective Ideologies such as Nationalism, Fascism, Racism played an important role in WWII German people’s mind: Many German believed that they were unjustly blamed for WWI and humiliated by the Versailles Treaty. They indulged in racism of Aryan superiority and anti-semitism. Does domestic ideology matter in alliance
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Realist perspective Balance of power was unstable After WWI, Germany was not occupied or destroyed. Germany lost about 13% of its territory, and
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