Liberty GOVT 330 Discussion 6 Answers
Topic: Simulation Turn 7
For your thread, pick 1 of the 2 prompts to answer:
- How were the most powerful states in your Statecraft world perceived? Was it their capabilities, their actions, or their rhetoric (or some combination of these) that produced these perceptions? Do you find parallels to America’s experience as the world’s only superpower? If you were advising the President of the United States, what advice would you give about the way power should be exercised to minimize resentment or hostility? What did you learn in the Statecraft simulation that was most valuable to your understanding of comparative politics?
2. Describe a crisis situation that you faced in Statecraft (it must meet all 3 conditions of a crisis: high threat, short decision time, and surprise). How was your decision-making process different (if at all) in this situation as opposed to non-crisis situations? Would this “crisis-induced process” be likely to produce better or worse decisions than the normal process? What did you learn in the Statecraft simulation that was most valuable to your understanding of comparative politics?