Part Two: China and the Democratic Peace Thesis

I am in no way an expert on China’s politics. In fact, I never even had the chance to take a course on Chinese politics while I was in high school, and it was a required course for 90% of the students. For research purposes, I ended up looking for materials in the “reddest” parts of the bookstore and library, which was actually quite enjoyable. But then I realized the information I had taken so long to collect was mostly irrelevant to this project, so I tagged the section I wrote on the structure of the Chinese government to the end of this report as an appendix. This part of my project is dedicated to answering the question of whether China is a state that can be considered a “smurf” based on the results I obtained from the first part of my project (see here). This part turned out to be incredibly short, unlike the first part.

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Abstract: Democratic Peace With Chinese Characteristics

For this project, I will be examining the factors contributing to Democratic Peace and whether the People’s Republic of China possesses these factors.

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Blog Post #2: Writing Away

Over the past week, I have been writing my paper about Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. It’s been coming along okay, however it’s turning out to be much longer than I originally anticipated. I’m a little over half way through, and I’ve already written 15 pages. I’m now anticipating the finished product to be around 25 pages long.

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