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POLI 360 - Lecture #3 (Jan. 17th)

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 360
Professor
T.V.Paul
Semester
Winter

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Military Powerwhat are its constraintsWhat is the future of military powerMilitary power the power to hurt inflict pain and grief Traditional notion includes tangible aspects such as territorial depth Russia demographic power economic power industrial capacity technological prowess and weapons quality and quantity However to determine success there are also intangible factors such as leadership morale strategy and tactics Loss of Strength Gradientthe more countries extend away from their home base the less powerful they are This concept explains why only some countries have managed to create empires Best overcame by technological innovations Genghis Khan with horses US with aircraft carriers etcWeaker powers are capable of winning wars against stronger powe
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