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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Jordan Branch

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2023 Liam J McLoughlin


Global hegemonic powers have dominated power relationships since the beginning of civilization formations. The rise and fall of these powers have been in turn with successful and unsuccessful strategies to increase their sphere of influence and power. This paper looks to examine recent hegemonic powers and how successful they have been in their respective strategies in increasing their influence. This coincides with the investigation into the effects on the developing world where the global superpowers have been vying for influence. This paper looks at older empires and then an in-depth look at the Cold War and the struggle for power. Then it moves to modern American strategies and a look at the emergence of China as a global superpower.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.