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Oil imperialism theories characterize a broad group of political science theories which assert that direct and indirect control of world petroleum reserves is a root factor in current international politics. Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... It has been suggested that black gold (oil) be merged into this article or section. ...


While economists and historians agree that access to important resources has throughout history been a factor in warfare and in diplomacy, oil imperialism theories generally tend to assert that control of petroleum reserves has played an overriding role in international politics since World War I. Further, the use of the word imperialism renders such analyses particularly contentious. Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead:5 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:8 million Military dead:4 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:7 million The First World...


Some critics of the Gulf War and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, argued that oil imperialism was a major driving force behind these conflicts. Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian... This article covers invasion specifics. ...


Some theories hold that access to oil defined 20th century empires and was the key to the ascendance of the United States as the world's sole superpower and explain why Russia was able to sustain itself for so long despite poor economic organization. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The economy of the Soviet Union was based on a system of state ownership and administrative planning. ...


Petrodollar theory states that the recent wars in Iraq are partly motivated by keeping the US dollar the international currency. Iraq changed its oil transactions to euro in 2000. This move was reverted in 2003 after the invasion.


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This article is in need of improvement. ... Hydraulic despotism is a term for despotic rule supported by control of a single, necessary resource. ... Oil crisis may refer to: 1973 oil crisis 1979 energy crisis 1990 spike in the price of oil Oil price increases of 2004 and 2005 Hubbert peak theory Energy crisis This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The resource curse is the economic notion that, counterintuitively, an abundance of easily obtainable natural resources may encourage internal political corruption, underinvestment in domestic human capital, and a decline in the competitiveness of other economic sectors, thereby actually hurting the growth prospects of the supposedly beneficiary nation. ... Renewable energy (sources) or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy, from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, flowing water, biological processes, and geothermal heat flows. ...

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Oil imperialism theories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
Oil imperialism theories characterize a broad group of political science theories which assert that direct and indirect control of world petroleum reserves is a root factor in current international politics.
Some theories hold that access to oil defined 20th century empires and was the key to the ascendance of the United States as the world's sole superpower and explain why Russia was able to sustain itself for so long despite poor economic organization.
Oil Imperialism - by Norman D. Livergood - note: this essay is clearly delineated as expressing a specific point of view, with support for this position offered throughout the essay.
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