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Unformatted text preview: D. The rise of the modern European system: How did Europe escape from this violent anarchy? III. Raison d’etat A. The 30 Years war and the idea of state religions B. Richelieu and raison d’etat. IV. Balancing and the Modern European State System A. External balancing and internal balancing. B. Limited wars V. Conclusion: The establishment of higher levels of sovereignty, raison d’etat and balancing behavior created a European state system instead of a European empire, and one that avoided the wars of all against all that had characterized the preceding period. But this system did not last. The rise of modern nationalism and the near conquest of Europe by Napoleon....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course GOV 40 taught by Professor Stevenrosen during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.
- Spring '10