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Cold war realism international relation theory and war. Thucydides: melian dialogue the strong take what they can, the weak accept what they must . Translation: the world is a bad neighbourhood at 2am. States do not have friends, they have interests and these do not bend because of good relations (canadian national interests) Long peace in europe: 1825-1914 no continental war. Balance of power weaker band together against stronger. German unification (1871) and rise in industrial and maritime power upsets the balance. Wwi wwii a function of power: economic power translates into military power. Not really a function of ideologies (relations between countries are power) What matters in relations between states is relative gains (power is zero sum) not absolute gains (possible to get a win-win) realist believe all gains are zero sum. Ideology does not matter, domestic politics does not matter, psychology does not matter: what matters is power and relative capabilities.

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