Samuel Huntington
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Philosophy of History

  • Western Civil War
  • 1648:
  • The modern international system is born with the Peace of Westphalia
  • Conflicts of the Western world are among monarchs attempting to expand the territory they ruled
  • Monarchs create nation states
  • 1793:
  • Nationalism is born with the French Revolution
  • Conflicts are among nations
  • Nation states create cultural dogmas
  • Western Civil War
  • 1919:
  • Ideologies are born with the Russian Revolution
  • Conflicts are among ideologies (nazism, communism, democracy)
  • Cultural dogmas create western civilization
  • Clash of Civilizations
  • 1991:
  • The fall of Communism and the triumph of Capitalism ends the Western Civil War
  • Globalization weakens the nation state as a source of identity
  • Conflicts are among civilizations (Western, Islamic, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Hindu, Slavic-Orthodox, Latin American, African)
  • Capitalism creates regional economic blocs (European Union, Asean, etc)

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