Ultimately inevitable in each one of these stages

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Unformatted text preview: n over- but didn’t last to state formation- bc sedentary political org in the forms of tribes conquering more advanced- nomads conquering agriculturalists- they would conquer enormous spaces, but not interested in occupation or negotiation- they were more into destroying the population, not political rule- create very fragile systems- conquest a major factor in the life and death of communities- there is a kifn of law of natural selection that weeds out unsuccessful forms, while favoring the more stronger ones others: disease, climate change- force pops out of middle east and north- out of fertile crescent- any political order is a temporary equilibrium; decay is as frequent as development and is ultimately inevitable in each one of these stages, humans will arrive at a level of political organization that is for a time appropriate to the food, security, internal cultures, religions they have- each form of political org reaches a steady equil in which it is in balance with its resources- has the necessary autonomy and production and security and creating necessary legitimacy to create stability for a time doesn’t last though- “law of survival of fittest” black plague in Norway- sudden devastating equilibrium- forces the survivors to move on (whether conquered or killed by disease) decay sets in, as frequent as development- different kinds of states weak forms: unions (EU) - - Customs Unions- weakest of all- EU was this in 1957 when treaty of rome passed- in 1990, it was to move on- to create single economic space- to the treat of mustrict- it created a single economic space was a huge step forward – move from a very weak form- to a higher ambition confederacies- 2 issues- reverting back to an idea left behind by the founding fathers- a weak form of union were power reside at level of states- a deliberate form of reversion to an earlier, less strong form- commonwealths – the queen of England- weakest, very little substance- australians, Canada- simple allegiance to the crown- strong forms: empires- not unitary states, but assembleges under a unitary ethnic group or dynasty- unitary states kingdoms nation- states- highest form- natural selection getting better- if you believe this, it the culmination of progress- Empires: 20th ce...
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