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Thucydides Trap: Definition, Theory & Historical Examples

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The Thucydides Trap explores the relationship between what two sorts of powers?

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1. What is the trap of the Thucydides Trap?

2. The Thucydides Trap is named after the historical account of what war?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What war was the Thucydides Trap named after? This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will test your ability to answer this question and others related to the Thucydides Trap.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • What the Thucydides Trap explores
  • What the 'trap' is
  • The war that the Thucydides Trap was named after
  • The relationship that Graham Allison thinks may be a modern Thucydides Trap
  • Identifying a trap

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Thucydides Trap
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about identifying a Thucydides Trap and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Graham Allison's theory concerning a modern Thucydides Trap

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  • An overview of the Thucydides Trap
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