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Political Events

What emerges as a result of relations among states is called a “political event.” The relations among states can be friendly, sincere, and peaceful, or these relations can eventuate in open military conflict and cold war.

War

War is a political phenomenon in human history. Studies show that for nearly 6,000 years, people battled against one another, though not always systematically. War is said to have developed ­systematically because of the science of philosophy. In 343 to 342 b.c.e., Philip II of Macedonia called Aristotle to the capital city Pella to teach his 13-year-old son Alexander. During the 3 years of lessons with Aristotle, he applied an education program that included topics on art based on Homer’s poetry, and also politics. Alexander’s interest was foremost in the ...

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