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Unformatted text preview: At the time (around the 18th century), it was believed that economic interests predominated over all other interests in both England and Holland, unlike other countries like France or Germany While trade and wealth was indeed important for England and Holland, it was also importance for France and many other The evidences are not conclusive concerning a sharp difference between England and Holland and other countries, it was a difference in degree rather than in kind (every country was pursuing both wealth and powers as foreign policy objectives) • Religion was also important, but mainly for propaganda purposes, so not a real source of change in foreign policy • A Marxist analysis of this period would argue that it was not power and wealth that matter, but wealth of the bourgeoisie class alone • The authors argues against such a point of view...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course POLI 243 taught by Professor Markbrawley during the Winter '09 term at McGill.
- Winter '09