American Balance of Power

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Political Science
Political Science 3366E
Nigmendra Narain

Readings Week 5 Stiles AMERICANSOVIET BALANCE OF POWER y As major powers seek security in international affairs they have several operations increase their military capability beyond the level of any potential adversaries declare neutrality or align with other countries to combine their military strength y The last option is the essence of the balance of powery Pragmatic realists seem to be on the defensive in their advocacy of alliances of convenience THE SUPERPOWER TRIANGLE AND ALIGNMENTS y Focus on how each nation has tried to increase its security by adjusting its relations with a pair of enemies This adjustment is the essence of the balance of power y Chinas sense of cultural superiorityy The Russian empire model of efficiency and sophistication y The United States its role as a model of democracy and scientific progress to be unquestioned MAJOR I
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