The Big Picture (Page 197)• What is the main idea of the section titled “The Big Picture”?• What are some factors that have encouraged people to become more connected?• How are national and international interests connected?• Why might people have different ideas about what internationalism means?
What motivates nations to become involved in international affairs?Nations have a variety of motives that are the basis for the actions they take in the world (foreign policy). Some motives include:• Peace• Security• Prosperity• Prestige• Promote an ideology
MethodsNations can use a number of methods to interact with each other. Some include:• Treaties and Agreements• Diplomacy• Sanctions• Alliances• Confrontation/Conflict• International Law
ConsequencesThere are consequences to the actions nations take internationally! Some include:• New social roles and attitudes• Territorial changes• New economic and political relations
Hierarchy of Needs• How might involvement in international affairs, for example, help a nation-state fulfil the basic survival and safety and security needs of its citizens?• What might happen if a nation or nation-state suddenly couldn’t meet a basic survival need of its citizens?• What kind of events might cause such a sudden change?• How might sudden changes in one nation-state affect the rest of the international community?
Nation States and Involvement in International Affairs 3.9.4