Question Description

Please choose one of the following questions, and write a response of 6-7 pages.

We recommend you to write a paper with a well structured argument that is supported by course readings and lectures, with

proper citations. You must demonstrate a keen understanding of the course materials to receive a grade of A

(94%) or higher. • Please do not use outside sources!! Please do not include pictures, charts, or figures in your responses.

Answer one question only, 6-7 pages. Please include the title of the prompt you are responding to.

#1: Explain how domestic commitment has changed since 1500 (You must cite from lectures and Fromkin only)

#2: Explain the combat contract and apply it to US military behavior in WWII (You must cite from lectures and Kindsvatter only)

#3: How do domestic factors shape the ability of states to wage a war? (You must cite from lectures and Fromkin or Andrade only)

#4: Explain how leadership aects combat compliance (You must cite from lectures and Kindsvatter only)

#5: Explain the ability of small states to survive wars with major powers (You must cite from lectures and Fromkin only)


Double spacing,

11 or 12-point font (e.g. Times, or Helvetica)

1 inch margins,

No more than 1 inch of space dedicated to title and header (you only need to include your name,

and title of the prompt that you are responding to in the title/header),

No extraneous space between paragraphs or headers.


Cite lecture and class readings where appropriate (points will be deducted otherwise):

Include a bibliography page at the end of your paper,

Include in-text citations throughout the paper

You may use any standard citation style, (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.),

Please do not use outside sources,

Extensive amount of footnotes is not encouraged

Please do not copy/paste lecture notes into the text of your response. Please do not simply paraphrase the lecture notes or the book.

Plagiarism will not be tolerated.


Lecture Note:…

Fromkin:(contains 250 pages)