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University of Southern California
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Ir 210 - International Relations: Introductory Analysis

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1 A Concentrating on military political and economic processes explain the emergence of modern international relations in terms of units interaction capacity and structure Answer The complex dialectic between the balance of power of capital and power of coercion gave rise to the modern international relation The rise of the modern state was based upon the combination of military extractive drafting for the army and taxing the population administrative distributive taking money from certain sectors not always the wealthiest to other sectors governing multiple regions cities and agricultural regions usually interconnected However the key synthesis of the emergence of modern states was that holders of capital provided substantial financial resources for the state while the holders of coercion allow capital a significant role in government For example in the making of England English kings found that Wool exporters were a powerful group Therefore the King needed to accommodate the landlords and merchants so they could provide capital for the growth and war making capacity of the state in return of an increasing activity level of the state As a result this merchants and landlords were given a voice in the lower chamber or in other cases it would provide defense for the public or be part of the policy making process that in the end made the state stronger It was the growing commercialization proletarianization and economic expansion that provided the foundations of the modern state In effect because of this cooperation of units the modern states were able to finance new technology gun powder cannons larger warships Indeed neither city states or empires could match the balanced wealth and military strength of the modern states As Tilly explains what was distinctive about the modern state was its ability to combine capital and coercive modes of resource mobilization which later with the growth of economy and strong sovereignty coercion was replaced with taxation All in all



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