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Statecraft and Strategy
Professor Denis Smyth
1792 England King George II making a pact with China, introducing new technology.
Pact to have Mutual equal sovereign rights
Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, British. German, French, Russian were the big players in
international arena
Destroying the fundamentals of sovereign states- Hitler, Napoleon etc
Balance of Power. How great states should contain with one and another
War is the last defence of international order
Purpose of international order is not to stop war but to limit it, focus it into
There will be war because man basic instincts is for survival of their selves and
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