Ir 1. 22: incorrect maps created not just because of indecent technology, but also for political gain. Bush on the iraqis" reaction to u. s. intervention) Major focus is on explaining broad patterns over time, not specific events can"t give concrete reasons for anything distribution of power variables include: power, polarity, interdependence. Delian league: alliance of greek city states against persia after persian wars, sparta withdrew from alliance and athens assumed leadership and becomes aggressive and dominating two states went to war over another colony; corinth and corcyra fought over. Sparta was asked to align with corinth and goes to war with athens. War ends in 404 bc with a spartan victory. System level explanation shift in relative distribution of power (a rising athens and a declining. Sparta) uncertainty of athenian intentions of growing power. Peloponnesian war seen as one of the first preventive wars. National level explanation: athens: democracy, innovative, trade, expansionism, naval power, revisionist.