Ethiopia, Haiti, and more importantly Japan, are lone countries. The Peloponnesian League was formed circa 51-500 BC. Huntington, the Clash of Civilization is a hypothesis in which the primary sources of conflicts in the post-cold war era are more dominant to the people’s cultural and religious identities. What it is, and what city- states are involved in it? However of all the objective elements which define civilizations, the most important he states is religion. First it is a slow process; second this decline is highly irregular with pauses, reversals, and some renewals; and thirdly the West’s power to influence the World is based on numerous factors such as economic, military, institutional, demographic, political, technological, and social powers; all which are declining. Yet in politics a common enemy creates a common interest. At the macro-level, states from different civilizations compete for relative military and economic power, struggle over the control of international institutions and third parties, and competitively promote their particular political and religious values. Western culture is classified with seven characteristics: a classical legacy, Catholicism and Protestantism, European languages, separation of spiritual and temporary authority, rule of law, social pluralism, representative bodies, and individualism. Along these cultural lines, the discourse of modern politics would be situated. (1999).

Huntington states: “Some attempt to emulate the West and join with the West; while other Confucian and Islamic societies attempt to expand their own economic and military power to resist and to balance against the West. The question of whether Russia is a part of the West or the leader of a distinct Slavic-Orthodox civilization has been a recurring one in Russian history. our expert writers, Hi, my name is Jenn Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, the chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and the president of the American. Furthermore, the balance between the West and other populations is also changing. As the ideological division of Europe has disappeared, the cultural division of Europe between Western Christianity, on the one hand, and Orthodox Christianity and Islam, on the other, has emerged. – his name, his national origin, his suffering? As the conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and Bosnia continued, the positions of nations and the cleavages between them increasingly were long civilizational lines. Huntington also discusses the effects of modernization and Westernization. Huntington also tries to establish the response nations will have to the West and to modernization. Huntington in his thesis clearly states that the new era of world politics will not be based on conflicts occurring due to ideological or economic clashes amongst states, but rather the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Can the West renew itself or will sustained internal rot simply accelerate its end and/or subordination to other economically and demographically more dynamic civilizations? It is of a civilization in decline, its share of world political, economic, and military power going down relative to that of other civilizations. He believes the West’s power is declining and will continue to do so as the most significant increases in power are occurring and will occur in Asian civilizations, particularly in China. Examples of current cleft countries are Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Kenya. However, Japan faces difficulties in creating an economic entity in East Asia because Japan is a society and a civilization, which is unique to itself. Available now on Amazon (UK, USA, Ca, Ger, Fra), in all good book stores, and via a free PDF download. See figure 1.1 included within.

Second, the world is becoming a smaller place. These countries lack cultural commonality with other societies. Civilization in Africa. He identifies seven or eight civilizations, namely the Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Hindu, Slavic-Orthodox, Latin-American and possibly the African civilization. Professor Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" and its Bearing on Israel's Security.

Individually, almost none of these factors were unique to the West, however the combination of them was unique.

Huntington presumes a West at the peak of its power confronting non-Wests that increasingly have the desire, the will and the resources to shape the world in non-Western ways. As Murray Weidenbaum had observed: “Despite the current Japanese dominance of the region, the Chinese-based economy of Asia is rapidly emerging as a new epicenter for industry, commerce and finance”. 2020,, civilizations have often resulted in dramatic changes to both sides. This lack of a core state endangers the potential for these cultures to take a leadership role in global politics. Relatively little concern was expressed, however, over Croatian attacks on Muslims and participation in the dismemberment of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. He proposes a new grouping of countries, not in terms of their political or economic systems or in terms of their level of economic development but rather in terms of their culture and civilization.

Civilizations can and have reformed and renewed themselves.

Lastly, Huntington decided that the prudent thing to do would be to expand it into a book-length treatment in which he would explore more deeply and document more thoroughly the thesis he propounded in his article.