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Department
International Studies
Course
INTL 105
Professor
Saladino
Semester
Fall

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UN Defines Terrorism -  Terrorism is rational and political  What is terrorism? - International terrorism tends to be explicitly aligned with political goals  - Goal is to put political pressure on the policy makers - A state actor can’t be committing an act of terror - Chance of success isn’t very good, that’s why they resort to such extreme  actions - It’s unpredictable because it’s so extreme and random, their goal is to strike  fear - Once they’re terrorists, they really don’t have much of a chance to returning  to a “normal” life. They are branded as terrorists, difficult to find safe haven —they are out of the process, no access - Is strategic interest served by a war against anyone who commits act of  Conceptual issues in terrorism or is the interest of the state what determines who are with or  terrorism against? Case Study on War: - August 1914 First World War (WWI) - The major powers: Germans, Austrian­ Hungarians, French, Russians, and  brits  - You have to look back about 100 years before - Napeoleonic wars - Alotta big power systems: austro­hungarian empire, Prussia, England,  and Russia. France isn’t considered an empire, but it’s also powerful. - Germany and Italy  don’t exist - Wars unify Italy, make Prussia powerful - A­H weakens—nationalism gets in the way - Bismarck is responsible for the
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