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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-03 09:34 PM
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8. Good luck ! Survival v self-interest v rich/corporate interest v ideals v
"entanglements/treaties" v tribal relationships v religion beliefs v need for "power" v current rulers pet project.

And you want current examples.

I suggest Britian as a google should get you many examples of all the above.

But how do you show survival is most important reason and trumpts all others - around 30 BC Octavian fought Anthony because he would not remove Cleo from her throne - largest battle up to that time - and he won and renamed himself Augustus and it led to 300 years of peace for that area of the world. But was survival of Rome the motive for the battle?

Again good luck - glad I am 40-50 years past doing essay tests.

:-)
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  -Essay test in "international realtions" tomorrow, need ideas EmoLiberal  Sep-11-03 08:49 PM   #0 
  - current australian foreign policy  dudeness   Sep-11-03 09:20 PM   #1 
  - thank you  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:23 PM   #3 
     - you mean counter arguments to australias position?  dudeness   Sep-11-03 09:27 PM   #4 
        - rather  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:32 PM   #7 
  - hmmm....  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:21 PM   #2 
  - Better define your thesis?  sandnsea   Sep-11-03 09:29 PM   #5 
  - What's the difference between a government and a state?  BurtWorm   Sep-11-03 09:32 PM   #6 
  - Good luck ! Survival v self-interest v rich/corporate interest v ideals v  papau   Sep-11-03 09:34 PM   #8 
  - Okay...change of question....  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:35 PM   #9 
  - This is Your Mom Speaking  Crisco   Sep-11-03 09:36 PM   #10 
  - fair enough, but...  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:38 PM   #11 
  - By "government," do you mean "administration?"  BurtWorm   Sep-11-03 09:42 PM   #13 
  - more clarity  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:52 PM   #14 
  - Are you trying to ask, when has a government ever acted altruistically?  BurtWorm   Sep-11-03 10:33 PM   #18 
  - Ignore  BurtWorm   Sep-11-03 10:33 PM   #19 
  - Historical examples  Nikia   Sep-11-03 09:40 PM   #12 
  - Survival  CHIMO   Sep-11-03 09:54 PM   #15 
  - that doesn't really make sense....  EmoLiberal   Sep-11-03 09:59 PM   #16 
     - State  CHIMO   Sep-11-03 10:24 PM   #17 
  - Nations act to promote the emotional needs of the ruling elites.....  Porcupine   Sep-11-03 10:44 PM   #20 
  - LORD PALMERSTON  Malikshah   Sep-11-03 10:55 PM   #21 
 

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