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9:22:10 Notes - Intro to International Security Notes 22...

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Intro to International Security Notes 22 September 2010 deadline of paper extended to Wednesday WWI as a mistake (critique) security dilemma does not imply war dilemma may explain arms race, not necessarily from peace to war alliances do not dictate behavior (ex. Italy) Germany did not miscalculate Germany expected the states to act as they did because they wanted a war War plans were dictated by strategic choices, not the reverse war plans did not dictate the war Germany assumed Britain would Fght with ±rance and Russia Germany’s decision to violate Belgian neutrality proves they expected the British to Fght against them Balance of power was well-understood and drove the behavior of all the players As the more powerful actor, Germany need not have felt threatened by Russia states don’t start wars by accident war is an intentional act the existence of war plans itself proves that it was not an accident
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PLSC 165 taught by Professor Matthewkocher during the Fall '10 term at Yale.

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