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1. What theory/ies of state formation, or a combination thereof, work(s) best in explaining the rise of modern state in the case of the United Kingdom. Explain why. The two theories I think that could explain the modern state formation of the United Kingdom is the Bellicist theory and economic theory. The Bellicist or conflict theory thinks that war is needed in the creation of a state and that a state would need centralized authority, the ability to tax the people and the ability to mobilize the population for a collective action. This theory would explain how the modern state of the United Kingdom was created because the British Isles was always involved in inter-state wars, which resulted in the state taxing its people to increase revenue as well as getting the people to join the war to protect their homes. They also already had a centralized authority, which was the parliamentary once the constitutional monarchy came into place. The other theory would be the economic theory, which believes the creation of state relies on its economic interests and to produce economic growth. So, using this theory would show how the United Kingdom was because in doing so led to economic growth. Not to mention, people were willing to give up some privileges for a rule of law and property protection. The people would be willing to be

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