Role of International Relations

1781 Words May 25th, 2008 8 Pages
The political world has evolved and reshaped itself greatly throughout the history of mankind, with its most important and distinctive change occurring during the period of 1945, the end of the Second World War and 1989 which marked the end of the Cold War. The interaction of nation-states is center of politics on the international level, where the relationships of different nations dictates what events occur in regards to, but not limited to war, peace, economic agreements, and foreign aide involvement. These international interactions are becomingly progressively more distinguished by non-government actors such as the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund, a lesser need for military power and in the decline in the power of the …show more content…
Since 1945 the world has evolved immensely, with great power changes and ever-changing economies. Economic activity, in regards to expanded global trade and monetary policies being formed, with the increased communication technology and globalization, has created a widespread global interdependence. Nations rely more now than ever on other nation-states for trade purposes to maintain a consistent cohesion of their economies. With increased global interdependence came a need for institutions to manage and control the actions between nation-states and expand economies into other outlets globally that were seen as foreign such as Asia and some parts of Europe . Liberal Institutionalism, with the concept of higher need for such organizations as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), IMF, and the World Bank, has became far more important than any need for security and military needs that were seen at the beginning of our time scope of 1945-1989. The Second World War was devastating to almost the entire world populace and had a crippling effect on the world economies. It was only by the time of the Cold War that many of the nations involved in the Second World War were beginning to reform and strengthen their economies. Germany since the war has rebounded economically and become a strong economic powerhouse within Europe. In Asia, countries such as Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore have seen prosperity and opened their trading to the global