Conflict and Cooperation

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Conflictand Cooperation

Thestruggle for power over European states became a normal need forthose states. As nations advanced their innovations, and way of life,there was a need to ensure superiority (Genest1-38).During the time between 1618-1648 multiple wars ensued, most of whichsuppressed the Germans. This Great War was referred to as the ThirtyYears’ War. The war was divided into, the Bohemian, the Danish, theSwedish and lastly the French war. The first wars of the Bohemian andthe Danish were of religion and the conflicting ideologies byProtestants and Catholics. Further, the conflict transpired onpolitical power struggle as the French and Swedes wars came to an endwith seizing on Habsburgs.

Currently,the world is experiencing a similar contention of an emerging war.After the world war the United States portrayed himself as democraticand the Soviet Union as communists with neither nations relentingtheir ideologies. Leaders in both nations engaged in differentiationnaturally and this fed fears among them (Genest1-38).The known superpower nations are in contention for greatness with theemergence of other nations that were not recognized too.

Thebattle for superiority is a war that is already in existence. Realismtheory emphasizes on power and just like in the Thirty Years’ Warconquest for inferior nations, current international relations is onthe verge of power. Strategic Military Alliances have been formed toenable domination (Genest1-38).

ReligiousIdeologies between Protestants and Catholics were the basis for warduring the Thirty Years’ War. In the current world situation of thewar emerging, there is contention between Muslim community and theChristian communities. The realist theory explains the constant warbetween India and Pakistan and the ever-increasing tension ofterrorist attacks by radicalized Muslim community nations that wantto impose superiority and take over the world leadership (Genest1-38).


Genest,Marc A.&nbspConflict,and Cooperation.1st ed. Belmont: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004. Print.