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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Asymmetrical Warfare military action...

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Chapter 1 Asymmetrical Warfare- military action between a superpower using strategies dependent on high-technology weapons and the low technology and guerilla tactics used by small insurgent groups Bubble economy- a highly inflated economy that cannot be sustained. Bubble economies usually result from rapid influx of international capital into a developing country. Centrifugal forces- cultural and political forces- such as linguistic minorities, separatists, and fringe groups- that pull away from and weaken an existing nation-state Centripetal forces- cultural and political forces- such as a shared sense of history, a centralized economic structure, and the need for military security that promote political unity in a nation- state Colonialism- formal, established (mainly historical) rule over local peoples by a larger imperialist government for the expansion of political and economic empire Core-periphery model- a conceptualization of the world into two economic spheres. The developed countries of Western Europe, North America, and Japan form the dominant core, with the less-developed countries making up the periphery. Implicit in this model is that the core gained its wealth at the expense of peripheral countries. Cultural imperialism- the active promotion of one cultural system over another, such as the implantation of a new language, school system, or bureaucracy. Historically, cultural imperialism has been primarily associated with European colonialism. Cultural nationalism-
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