World Politics Paper 1
Today, it is very difficult to have a new great power war. I do not believe that World War III is inevitable because the world is economically interdependent and the world has advanced far too much technologically. Being that China is the largest trading nation in the world, it plays a vital role in international trade, thus would not ignite a new great power war. Putin is a Russian nationalist, who believes in a powerful Stalinist country. His goal is to reverse the dissolution of the Soviet state. Some today would argue that Putin has Hitler-like ideologies but with international institutions such as the UN in effect, it is unlikely for Putin to gain control and act as the new Hitler of the century. According to the principles of defensive realism and the success of international intuitions, a great power war is not likely to occur in Europe and/or the South China Sea.
Failure of Global Peace Initiative
The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization was founded post World War I at the Paris Peace Conference. It was the first ever international organization whose principle mission was to maintain world peace; its primary goal was prevent wars through a collective security and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration. The diplomatic philosophy behind the league represented a fundamental shift from the previous hundred years. However, the League of Nations lacked its own armed force and depended on the Great Powers to enforce its resolutions, keep to its economic sanctions, or provide an army when needed. After some early failures in the 1920’s, the League of Nations ultimately proved its i...
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...mically being that it is globalized and the two states are dependent on one another. A U.S.-China war is virtually improbable because of two factors: nuclear weapons and reputation that is held high in the United Nations.
Though some would argue that history is bound to repeat itself, I beg to differ; I do not agree with the quote “A new great power war is imminent in Eastern Europe and/or the South China Sea”. Because of the development and use of nuclear weapons near the end of World War II and its acquirement by several countries, it is feared that a third world war could cause massive global destruction and could even cause genocide of human civilization. With the power and respect that the United Nations has gained around the world and its goal toward world peace/preventing conflict, a war is very doubtful in Eastern Europe and/or the South China Sea.
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