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    Warlords and Regime Change

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    vulnerable border. Although stability is evident in this region by allowing warlords... ... middle of paper ... ...s shown and as Downes argues, regime changes can bring states back to their initial phase and potentially lead to worse circumstances and more vulnerability for that state. Thus, I have to concur with Downes and conclude that regime changes, even if it means maintaining warlord power, is far too risky of a task for a state to take on. In conclusion, a state cannot allow for a warlord

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    Creating institutions to influence democracy abroad, U.S. leaders adopted foreign policies to undermine autocratic regimes through the use of economic sanctions, covert and overt military operations, and policy-agreements tied to the dispersal of U.S. backed aide (Mansfield, Edward & Pevehouse Jon, 2008). Many of the agreements tied to the dispersal of aide called for conditions and changes that would force the start of democratization. It would be interesting to investigate if the amount of aide dispersed

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    The main purpose of a historian is to show facets of continuity and change over time of his or her object of study. Along with the concise historian, Kinzer establishes his ability to report history and storytelling. In his book, The Overthrow, he uses oral records and personal communications as his primary sources. He refers to quotes from records and interviews to tell the story of each intervention, Kinzer depicts characters, like presidents and administrators, in a more humane light then of their

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    Two states, developing as either a democratic or authoritarian regime, could be expected to undergo different paths over the course of fifty years. While this opportunity of observational research is unlikely to occur, it presents itself to analysis implementing secured theories regarding the tendencies of both forms of government. A democratic regime, defined by popular sovereignty and political equality, deeply contrasts the inequality and singular rule synonymous with authoritarianism. The differences

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    Koral Zazueta PSCI 253 – Essay #3 There are several international factors that influence the transition of an authoritarian regime to a democratic one. Foreign aid and coercive democracy have been identified as influencing democratization. However, aid and coercive democracy has little to do with promoting democratization. Ultimately, local domestic groups, such as Otpor have been the most influential in promoting democratization thus far. Beissinger describes certain external actors

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    The main focus that I will be analyzing in these two books – Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer and The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose by Tony ZInni – is the theme of expansionism and the growth and dramatic rise of the United States as a global power since its inception in 1776. Kinzer, previously a war correspondent, brings forward selections from history to showcase the potential threat that the US has become

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    Challenges for Building Stable Democracies

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    theocracies and oppressive regimes around the world especially Africa and the Middle East, the places that breed terrorists. The Bush administration and most people feel that the best way to stop Terrorism is to wipe out its source. However, in building democracies in the Middle East and other parts in the world there are some extreme difficulties in the process. The first step to building any strong democracy in a country with an autocratic regime is to topple that old regime. This can often be very

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    Threats to Democratic Consolidation

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    It requires a lot of internal and external factors that could either make or break a successful transition from a non-democratic regime to a democratic one. This essay explains the three major threats to democratic consolidation (international relations, elite commitment, and the role of the military) that countries undergoing transitions from a non-democratic regime to a democratic one might face. This essay will also explain on the argument on why international relations is considered the greatest

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    does democracy actually decrease the opportunity and scope of terrorism as well as do democracies and republics become a minor target of the existence of terrorists as compared to non-democratic states and elaborates that what occurs to a democratic regime or a state next it is targeted by terrorists? The one more basic question which arise that do the core and basic values of democracy tend to be greater and little necessary in these types of consequences as well as how to overcome and face with these

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    if you are a despotic regime throwing all your resources into it. You won't stop everyone and everything, but if the aim is to prevent enough citizens from getting free speech to topple your regime, then you can succeed. For a start, people can't access the Internet using just brainwaves. They need a computer connected to a wired or wireless phone line. Stopping someone getting access to that, and you stop their Internet. Most countries ruled by authoritarian regimes are poor and have low telephone

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