Alliances and Security

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Unformatted text preview: nt Why do states bandwagon?: 1) form of appeasement 2) share in the spoils of victory ex. In 1939 Ribbentrop/Molotov – renounced war between Germany and Soviet Union protocol to divide numerous countries between the two states Alternative explanations for alliance formation Alliances based on ideology – we assume that states choose their allies based on ideology, for example we assume that Marxists and Sots would be friends. Walt says this is incomplete, you frequently see states with the same ideology at odds and vice versa. Foreign aid drives alliances – s...
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