Searching the 1905-1915 period, and I have been so far unable to find much information concerning how realism affected the decision-making processes of countries at the time.

Which countries at this time (1905-1915) was realism the dominant philosophy (or at least a notable philosophy) in politics?

  • Are you looking for any specific continent or country? Do you have any decision in mind? – nelruk Oct 9 '15 at 17:34
  • Mostly any countries that were known to be less oriented towards romanticism than rationalism. – Excelseo Oct 9 '15 at 22:21
  • By rationalism, I refer mostly to a lack of romanticism. – Excelseo Oct 10 '15 at 12:12
  • Realized my error with terminology and replaced "rationalism" with "realism" – Excelseo Oct 10 '15 at 21:45
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    Still not very helpful. “Realism” does have a specific meaning in foreign policy circles but that would be anachronistic in 1905-1915. “Romanticism” on the other hand is a 19th Century art movement, so what do you mean really? – Relaxed Oct 11 '15 at 0:04

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