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PPME: Block 5, How the Navy Plans its Operations: Political Structures

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During the Cold War era, most of the powerful states were _____________ and their behavior was to a large part defined by _____________.
Aligned with either of the two superpowers, their relationship to the superpower they were aligned with.
A democratic society runs the risk of over-reacting or under-reacting in the foreign policy arena because experts are not the sole arbitrators of what course of action to pursue.
True
Prior to World War II, the world was a(n) ___________ international system.
Multi-polar
The United States experiences a change in its domestic structure each time a new president is sworn into office.
False
The theory that the tightening economic bonds and growing interdependence between democracies will solidify peaceful relations between democracies has been countered, in part, by Joanne Gowa who points out that shifting markets is always possible if trade is disrupted by conflict.
True
According to the systems theory of international politics, a political system may be defined __________________.
All of the answers are correct
The transformation of the United States from colonial status to independent country is an example of a change in domestic structure.
True
One reason for the continued existence of NATO after the decline of its major security threat is that its member states believe there is an economic benefit to be had from continued cooperation.
True
In a uni-polar international system, the prospects of a world war are remote compared to a multi-polar international system.
True
Some theorists argue that bargaining in the foreign policy arena by democracies is impeded by the openness required by the democratic format.
True
During the Cold War, the world was a(n) _____________ international system.
Bi-polar
The international system is generally defined by functions of differentiated units.
False, because there is an unequal distribution of power which allows one nation to influence others.
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