soc 1 - soc1 18:00 Lectureweek5 Warandpeace

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soc 1 18:00 Lecture week 5 War and peace War has not been a topic sociologist haven’t study very much Sociology as a field has been interested in war, especially in world war 2 General Eisenhower’s farewell address (1961) on the military industrial complex http://www.youtube.com/watch?y=13GT18HKLHS Eisenhower kept building program after program that he couldn’t control anymore Warned the people of a military industrial complex Eisenhower’s two dangers: Independent military authority a threat to democracy Permanent war economy creates dependence on war as our way of life if our economic way of life circled around military industry, they would be dependent on  war. The society would be dependent on the war’s continuation The Main Claim (LBJ) The US has become a military empire. This empire has a history that predates 9/11 An empire of military bases  US has Transformed from a Republic to an empire http://motherjones.com/military-maps
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“US is no longer bound by the opinions of mankind” Historical Framework Us Imperial Debut: Spanish American War 3 Forks in the Historical Road world war 1 world war 2 end of the cold war Spanish American War Permanent bases in Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii. Precedent for  military presence. Established joint chiefs of staff, naval war college—key institutionalizing developments  Professionalized militarism  Historians would consider this to be the first “Imperialist” war. Debut of US World Power, made many military bases in these countries First Organized US Soldier Resistance “the Smoked Yankees” This idea that America wasn’t such an aggressive country when entering countries  (American Acceptualism). Idea formulated through US’s ability to defeat Fascism in Japan and other European  countries There were a lot of opinions against the nature of the war during its occurrence.  Three Forks in the road to war of Peace World war 1: Unpopular war, promise of league of Nations A lot of destruction and unhappiness because the cause was stupid
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A strong feeling of Peace after the war World war 2: promise of United Nations. Europe, Japan: war- weary After this war, people felt good about the war because it ended a lot of Fascist  governments, that the war did some good after it. The cold war began, war of ideology
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