The Importance Of Diplomacy In The Cold War

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Diplomatic actions existed very early and it is obvious why it should have been continue existing. The diplomats were a response to felt a need for a means to express messages between states safely and consistently. It is informative to describe that right from the beginning, diplomacy even in its crudest forms, evolved in response to political needs (Langhorne, 1998). Diplomacy already occurred in early 1600s, where the first modern foreign ministry was established in France by Cardinal Richelieu. Richelieu saw diplomacy as a continuous process of negotiation wherein the negotiation phase, players communicate with each other to discuss tactics and strategy, form alliances, and share intelligence or spread disinformation about mutual adversaries. He created the Ministry of External Affairs to integrate policy and to ensure his control of representatives as he pursued the national interest (Marks, 2014) The formal expansion and study of international relations began only in the twentieth century but people have been thinking about world politics for a long time. In the aftermath of World War 1, when President Woodrow Wilson and other optimists established the League of Nations where they made agreements stopping wars, Liberalism was the dominant perspective in many scholarly thinkers. But however there were an obvious failure of doing such efforts to prevent the Second World War which helped bring realism into importance it held throughout the cold war (Jackson). Theoretical
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