INR 2001 (Cohen)
Recommended Midterm Review
Chapter 1 A. Be able to define the following terms and explain how they are used in International Relations: Anarchy Security dilemma Realpolitik Levels of analysis Globalization Fragmentation B. Be able to present the arguments on each side in the following controversies and their implications for foreign policy. Realism vs. Idealism Internationalism vs. isolationism Free trade vs. protectionism Chapter 2 A. Be able to define the following terms and explain how they are used in International Relations: Nation-state Sovereignty Power Great Powers Imperialism Nationalism Collective security Balance of power Napoleonic wars Concert of Europe Pax Britannica B. Be able to discuss: 1. Who were the individual leaders who had a major impact on international politics between 1648 and 1890? What achievements is each most notable for? 2. What is the significance of the Peace of Westphalia in International Relations? 3. What major event occurred in 1789, and what were its effects? How did it change the political organization of Europe? 4. What were some of the reasons for Imperialism? 5. What were some of the effects of the Industrial Revolution? How did it affect the Great Powers' demand for empires in the 19th century? Chapter 3 A. Be able to define the following terms and explain how they are used in International Relations: Spheres of influence Cult of the offensive Casualties War of attrition "Fourteen Points" National self-determination lebensraum, untermenschen, anschluss luftwaffe, blitzkrieg Appeasement Fascism Holocaust B. Be able to discuss: 1. How did the Versailles settlement of World War I lead to World War II? 2. Why did the U.S. refuse to join the League of Nations? 3. What role did the worldwide Great Depression, which began with the crash of the U.S. stock market in 1929, play in the post-World War I political development of Germany? 4. Why did Japan go to war against the United States? 5. What role did new technological developments play in World War I? In World War II? C. Be able to present the arguments on each side in the following controversies and their implications for foreign policy: Major reasons for the outbreak of World War I Major reasons for the outbreak of World War II Should the US have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan? Chapter 4 A. Be able to define the following terms and explain how they are used in International Relations: Containment Capitalism Communism "Big Three" Superpower Bipolar "Iron Curtain" Truman Doctrine Marshall Plan NATO Alliance NSC-68 Third World Nonaligned movement Détente Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Reagan Doctrine glastnost, perestroika B. Be able to present the arguments on each side in the following controversies and their implications for foreign policy: Causes of the Cold War Causes of the end of the Cold War Chapter 5 A. Be able to define the following terms and explain how they are used in International Relations: New World Order Interdependence Globalization Ethnic conflict Guerilla warfare Secession Irredentism Civil war War of unification B. Be able to discuss: 1. What are some "indigenous" (domestic) causes of conflict? 2. What are some examples of "imported" causes of conflict? 3. What role does nationalism play in the Arab-Israeli conflict? Discuss the role of some of the indigenous and imported factors. 4. What role does nationalism play in the Kashmir conflict? Discuss the role of some of the indigenous and imported factors. 5. What is ASEAN, and what are its goals? C. Be able to present the arguments on each side in the following controversy and its implications for foreign policy: Is the world coming together or falling apart?