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Illuminating the Past: Contemporary Perspectives

Contemporary Perpsective

This week we focussed on the how Egyptians widened their sphere of influence in Syria-Palestine through the domination of smaller states.

Dr Alex Mackenzie likens this to the comparatively modern example of Germany influencing its neighbours in the 1930s. In the following discussion you will have an opportunity to give examples of other modern examples of how smaller states have fallen into spheres of influence headed by a more powerful country.

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