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Lecture 1

HIS103Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Parliamentary System


Department
History
Course Code
HIS103Y1
Professor
Vasilis Dimitriadis
Lecture
1

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September 11
Nation, State, War,
Relationships between “States”
Is what we study
Sovereign states, final authority.
All states make their own decisions.
(Economics, Trading, Currency, etc)
Instate (Food, Alliances, etc)
Ultimately leading to war.
War is decision of states. “War is the continuation of politics by other means.
War is simply, states pursue to get what they want. Powerful decisions to become leaders, etc.
Has to pursue a strategy. Means with ends. How you’re going to reach your end goals.
Strategic Planning, is interaction with other plans.
Plans are useless but planning is what makes it useful.
War plans never go accordingly. We are here to understand WHY these events occurred and
the choices it made.
Paid for troops, Pay someone else to fight for you. Why did Britain have so much money? How
did they pay for it? 1600 Parliamentary system. Taxing citizens and Borrowing money.
17th Century, Religion wars
After countless wars, would become the Cold War.
1945, Only atomic weapons help with peace.
Europe 1500 to 1750, to 2000 globally. Course
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