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The paper 'Diplomacy and StateCraft' is a great example of a Macro and Microeconomics Case Study. At the beginning of 2014, the Ukraine government was presented with two economic options. One of the options was to partner with the European Union and the U. S. government and change its economic system. The second option was to take a loan from Russia and retain its economic system. The second option also had a promise of getting fair costs for gases. Mr. Yanukovych opted to take the Russian option after weighing the advantages. However, the U. S.

government refused to accept the rejection and plotted for a coup with the intention of planting a government that will adhere to their demands. This made Russia to counter-attack by deploying its army in Crimea, seizing Crimea, and establishing and supporting a rebel group in the Eastern part of Ukraine. Since then, Ukraine has been politically unstable. This paper focuses on employing the best international relation theory among the three theories that include Marxism, realism, and liberalism to analyze the actual situation in the ground in Ukraine. The Marxist perspective of International relations According to Marxism, the world is dominated by a class of capitalists who control the production means and governance instruments in their particular societies.

These instruments according to Lim (n. d.) include the state as well as its agencies that include the courts, the police, and the military. Other instruments include principal religious organizations, educational institutions, and media. This basically means that the state is just a puppet of principal class, and thus, it only works to satisfy the interest of a dominant class and not the interest of the citizens.

According to Marxism, capitalists are normally in competition with each other and during this time, they can opt to create transnational alliances that eventually form globalized capitalists. The international relational Marxism theory discusses the separation of classes. The theory uses this view to stress on the role of the economic gap or economy of a country play over other civilization elements. Those who consider the Marxist way of thinking consider that other international theories such as realism are self-serving theories which are utilized by economic leaders to justify the world inequalities.

The international relation Marxism is based on the principle that the world division is founded on economic status instead of political motivations. According to this theory, it is the rich capitalists who developed the state system as a technique to ascertain their riches would continue to develop. From this primary principle, two different theories of international relations were developed. They include the dependency theory and world-systems theory (International Relations, 2015). Based on the theory of the world-systems, the globe is divided into semi-periphery, periphery, and core countries. The core states are those which are accountable for higher-skill production and work of the highest capital of the world.

The semi-periphery and periphery nations are the poor regions of the globe, offering manual labor and raw materials to hold up the richer core nations. However, individual countries' status is not static. Nations are able to transform between periphery and core nations and vice verse. The Marxism international relations theory of dependency centers on the distribution of the raw material from poor nations to the world wealthier nations. This generates benefits for the richer, industrialized nations, and subtracts resources from underdeveloped nations.

While a number of theories show that underdeveloped nations are simply in a place of the earlier levels of developed nations, the dependency theory is perceived differently. Based on this theory, the countries which are poor and underdeveloped simply contain their own framework. These nations are dependent upon the richer nations for their sustainability. This dependency is controlled by industrialized nations (International Relations, 2015).

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