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Unformatted text preview: The family, the tribe, theocratic federation, persistence of feudalism You have to explain why things that could have plausibly happened, didnt. A recipe for the state: the feudal system, war-making & military revolution, the protestant reformation. Feudalism has scattered territories, multiple and overlapping authority and no systemic organization. War-making and state making Evolution of war-making: standing armies and taxation (it creates beaurocracy) Military revolution: intensification of violence Protestant Reformation Strengthens the claim of secular authority Amalgamation of territories based on language (Anderson) 1648 treaty of Westphalia Defines borders Settles disputes between secular and religious authority (triumph of the prince over the Pope) 19:29 19:29...
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This document was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course POLI SCI 111 at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08
- Comparative Politics