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Lecture Notes 2/10/15

by: Linda Jiang

Lecture Notes 2/10/15 POLISCI 121

Linda Jiang
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World Politics
Vincent Ferraro

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Empires & Power
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Vincent Ferraro
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Linda Jiang on Wednesday February 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to POLISCI 121 at University of Massachusetts taught by Vincent Ferraro in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 181 views. For similar materials see World Politics in Political Science at University of Massachusetts.


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Date Created: 02/11/15
21015 Continuation of Balance of Powers 0 3 Actors stop fighting rather than eliminating a prominent actor 0 Have to be ready for a new actor to arise 0 Have to accommodate room for new powers 0 5 Actors seek to constrain those actors who subscribe to supranational principles 0 Question of loyalty 0 Balance of power is used by Realists to define strong powers 0 Very little can be done to protect weak powers when strong powers want their way Interactive presentation In class 0 Kingdom of Israel 0 The Israeli people believe that the land was given to them by god 0 Persian Empire 0 Persians believed that the complexity and richness of their culture is ignored in the contemporary world 0 Macedonian Empire 0 Facilitating trade between Asian and Europe 0 Roman Empire 0 Predominates the world for 4 centuries o Develops technology and ideas that persist to this day I The idea of citizenship I Plato Aristotle Socrates o Byzantine Empire 0 Constantine becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire 0 The Caliphate 0 Development of the Muslim empire I Natural state of the politics of Islam 0 how the community of the faithful should be organized o Mongol Empire 0 Genghis khan I united nomadic tribes of the northeast o Europeans built castles to protect themselves I China built the Great Wall


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