The Evolution of Political Units: Hunter-Gatherers to City-States to Regional Empires to Colonial Empire to the Modern State System. Tomas Hopkins Primeau Professor of International Relations.
Tomas Hopkins Primeau
Professor of International Relations
Two types of forces in nature and world history: “things come together” or “things fall apart.” The same can be said of states and empires.
Evolution of Human Social Organization come together” or “things fall apart.”
FIXED & PERMANENT
SEMI-NOMADIC & TEMPORARY
Growth of Russian Empire kingdoms
Fig. 8-4: By the outbreak of World War I, European states held colonies throughout the world, especially throughout Africa and in much of Asia.