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By the middle of the 12th century, the major principalities, thanks to the prosperity
and colonization of the Kievan period, had developed into independent political
and economic units, some as large as modern European nation-states.
In the case of the United States, the failure of a political movement of the working
class to develop on anything like the European scale has been accounted for in
various ways: by the exceptional opportunities for mobility (or at least the strong ...
Political science. Rivalling economics as a discipline during the century was
political science. The line of systematic interest in the state that had begun in
modern Europe with Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, among others,
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