I’m trying to study for my Economics course and I need some help to understand this question.

The first several weeks of lectures attempt to provide a framework for analyzing the international system. As part of the process of writing the first exam for the course, you are to isolate what you believe are the primary historical and contemporary (post-1970) forces on the international system. Note there is no right or wrong answers to this essay examination. I am more interested in your ability to make an argument, supported by relevant readings, lectures and other materials. Given the limited space available, and more importantly, the attempt to have you hone your critical thinking skills (re prioritization) you should isolate only one factor in each of these historical periods. Given those factors, which of the theoretical perspectives we have discussed do you ascribe to? In order to have sufficient time to incorporate your classmates suggestions and complete the exam writing process in a timely manner, your (minimum) 250-word submission, must be posted by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8pm Pacific Time. Your 100-word responses (which should focus on providing potential examples) to at least 3 of your classmates must be posted by Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8pm PST.