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Plaster cast bust of Thucydides (in the Pushkin Museum) from a Roman copy (located at Holkham Hall) of an early fourth-century BC Greek original
The field of international relations dates from the time of the Greek historian Thucydides.
The ruins of Amphipolis as envisaged by E. Cousinéry in 1831: the bridge over the Strymon, the city fortifications, and the acropolis
The official portraits of King Władysław IV dressed according to French, Spanish and Polish fashion reflects the complex politics of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Thirty Years' War.
Thucydides Mosaic from Jerash, Jordan, Roman, 3rd century AD at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin
Empires of the world in 1910
Bust of Pericles
NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
10th-century minuscule manuscript of Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War
The United Nations Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City
Pericles's Funeral Oration (Perikles hält die Leichenrede) by Philipp Foltz (1852)
The World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Bust of Thucydides residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
NATO E-3A flying with USAF F-16s in a NATO exercise
Double herm showing Herodotus and Thucydides. Farnese Collection, Naples
Thomas Hobbes translated Thucydides directly from Greek into English

Analyses of the foreign policies of sovereign city states have been done in ancient times, as in Thycydides' analysis of the causes of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, as well as by Niccolò Machiavelli in his work The Prince, where he analyses the foreign policy of the renaissance city state of Florence.

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At the same time, Thucydides's influence was increasingly important in the area of international relations during the Cold War, through the work of Hans Morgenthau, Leo Strauss, and Edward Carr.

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Niccolò Machiavelli's work The Prince of 1532 was a major stimulus to realist thinking.

Realism (international relations)

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One of the dominant schools of thought in international relations theory, theoretically formalising the Realpolitik statesmanship of early modern Europe.

One of the dominant schools of thought in international relations theory, theoretically formalising the Realpolitik statesmanship of early modern Europe.

Niccolò Machiavelli's work The Prince of 1532 was a major stimulus to realist thinking.

Realists trace the history of their ideas back through classical antiquity, beginning with Thucydides.

While states remain the principal actors, greater attention is given to the forces above and below the states through levels of analysis or structure and agency debate.

E. H. Carr

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In the 1930s, Carr saw Adolf Hitler as a leader of a "have-not" nation struggling for economic justice and considered Lebensraum a zone of economic influence for Germany in Eastern Europe
In his 1939 book The Twenty Years' Crisis, Carr attacked Norman Angell as a utopian thinker on international relations
Carr's History of Soviet Russia runs to 14 volumes and has been extended into the 1930s by historian R. W. Davies and others.

Edward Hallett Carr (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a British historian, diplomat, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography.

Carr's work studied history (work of Thucydides and Machiavelli), and expressed a strong disagreement with what he referred to as Idealism.