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The statist view of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, in the US is that they were: A.) a terrorist victory.  B.) a crime against humanity.  C.) a declaration of war.  D.) all of the above.

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To answer your question, it is important to define statism. Statism is a political ideology that asserts a centralized authority is needed to act in the interests of the state or country. This philosophy is also characterized by the prioritization of the needs of the country over the needs of the individual. Throughout history, statism has been used to describe everything from communist to fascist systems of government.

Considering this, it is important to narrowly apply the term statism when answering this particular multiple choice question. Based on the wording of the question, I would say that a “statist view” means which of the answer choices demonstrates the most likely interpretation of terrorism from those who believe that the nation-state takes precedence over individual citizens.

Therefore, I would be inclined to say that the statist view is that those responsible for the act of terrorism necessitate a military response. Statists likely interpret acts of religious terrorism as conflicts of moral values, which means that they likely believe negotiations or diplomacy would be ineffective in addressing these attacks. Furthermore, statists would also likely believe a strong military response would send a message about the strength of the nation-state to those who attacked its sovereignty.

Considering this discussion, you might examine whether each answer choice fits with this explanation before selecting the answer.

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