Notes - Inta The two world wars Ww1 and ww2 = key point of...

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Inta The two world wars Ww1 and ww2 = key point of reference, global in which all-out struggle over future of International system WW1 = tragic irrationality of war Cult of the offensive – railroad-borne offensive and rapid victory – strike first = win Treaty of Versailles 1919 led to German resentment End of world war 1 led to League of Nations – but Senate denied participation World War 2 – Nazi Germany fascists – Munich Agreement (Germany occupy Czechoslavakia) encouraged conquests D-Day, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. The Cold War – US vs. Soviet Union == Capitalist Democracy versus Communism North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vs. Warsaw Pact => Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain Postmodernist critique of realism Postmodernists seek to deconstruct such constructions as states, the international system and the associated stories and arguments with which realists portray the nature of international relations o Deconstruction o Subtext Realism narrow focus o As its aim to reduce IR to simple, coherent model
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