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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Agria
Semester
Fall

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112811POL101 Lecture 10 Prof Kopstein Cold War Realism International Relation Theory and war Realism OriginsThucydides Melian dialogue the strong take what they can the weak accept what they must Translation the world is a bad neighbourhood at 2am WhyAnarchy States must help themselves SelfhelpStates do not have friends they have interests and these do not bend because of good relations Canadian national interests ImplicationsLong peace in Europe 18251914no continental war Balance of powerweaker band together against stronger System of alliances German Unification 1871 and rise in industrial and maritime power upsets the balanceWWI WWII a function of power economic power translates into military powerNot really a function of ideologies relations between countries are powerWhat matters in relations between states is relative gains power is zero sum not absolute gains possible to get a winwin Realist believe all gains are zero sumIdeology does not matter domestic politics does not matter psychology does not matter what matters is power and relative capab
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