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  • New Form Of Imperialism As Industrial Nations
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    Imperialism was reborn in the West with the emergence of the modern nation-state and the age of exploration and discovery. It is to this modern type of empire building that the term imperialism is quite often restricted. Colonies were established not only in more or less sparsely inhabited places where there were few or no highly integrated native states (e. g., North America and Africa) but also in lands where ancient civilizations and states existed (e. g., India, Malaya, Indonesia, and the In...
  • Few Problems With European Military Behavior
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    Security Communities and Multilateralism 1. The United States and Canada have enjoyed a very peaceful relationship over the past 125 years, even though they share a border that is 5,000 miles long and undefended. Shore says that? neither side regards the other as even a potential military threat, despite the fact that interstate anarchy supposedly makes war an ever-present possibility. Conflicts materialize and are resolved without the expectation that they might lead to violence.? (Shore, 1998,...
  • Integration The Democratic Deficit In The E.U.
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    What is the impact in the European Union from a democratic perspective After World war two some European countries (Italy, Germany, France and the Benelux) in order to avoid new conflict started a process of economical integration that led nowadays to the E.U... Looking back at the history of the E.U. there are some stages of the development that can be taken as the most important for our discussion: the Treaty of Paris in 1951 that create the European Coal and Steel Community which put under a ...
  • Overarching System Of European Capitalist Expansion
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    Many colonial historians suggest that "Commerce, Christianity and Civilisation" encapsulate the European colonial experience. What is the relationship between these three distinct objectives? How much importance would you attribute to each? Commerce, Christianity and Civilisation can not be called three distinct objectives as such because all three are incorporated within an overarching system that by its nature functioned to establish European supremacy and dominance over the rest of the world....
  • European Imperialism
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    'Examine the Causes of European Imperialism After 1870'European control and power over other nations was not a new ideal prior to 1870; in fact the process was in place as early as the 14th century. Disease and geography are only two of the factors that prevented European colonisation until the 19th century. Many factors led to the massive rise in imperialism after 1870, both internal and external. European imperialism stems from the capitalistic greed for cheap raw materials, advantageous marke...
  • Individual European Nations
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    After the tragedies of World War II, European leaders have made striving efforts to prevent such a catastrophic event from occurring on their continent again. The best solution seemed to be highly mechanized cooperation among the highest European powers to assure that future conflict, and perhaps war, could not arise between them. If all the states ran themselves in a manner cooperating with their neighbors, conflict could be avoided. To prevent other nations from not cooperating, treaties and i...
  • European And Oriental
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    How Applicable Is A Critical Evaluation Of The Discourses Of Orientalism To Current Debates About National Identity The word nation has been in use since the 13th century and was attributed more to a race group than a political formation. As there is an obvious merger of the two there is difficulty in showing where the modern sense of the political meaning came into play. The confusion of the two has continued with a difference between nation-state and the arguments surrounding nationalists and ...
  • Assassination Of Ferdinand Europe
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    While there is never just a single event that has led to the start of a world war, or any other serious war, there is often one thing that triggers long lived tensions and thus war ensues. Such was the case in WWI with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There were many tensions that existed prior to his assassination, but it was his assassination which triggered the war, his assassination that served as an excuse, and perhaps the last straw, so to speak, which led to the First World ...
  • Imperial Presence In Africa And Asia
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    DURING THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY, EUROPEANS CONQURED AFRICA AND ASIA.A. Critically examine the kind of arguments Europeans used to justify these actions and whether we can trust these arguments and: European nations and Japan at the end of the 19th century spread their influence and control throughout the continent of Asia. Southeast Asia, unlike many other parts of the world on the eve of European expansion, long had been a cosmopolitan region acquainted with a diversity of peoples, customs, ...
  • Most Democratic Institutions In The European Union
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    The European Union continues to play an important role in traditionally domestic areas of policy, but many people however see the union as distant, and believe they have extremely little involvement and influence. The only body over which they have any control, the European Parliament, is by far the weakest, and important decisions are seen as being taken behind 'closed doors'. This lack of public accountability in the European Union is known as the 'Democratic Deficit. ' The term, 'Democratic D...
  • Important The Monroe Doctrine
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    The Monroe Doctrine, issued by President James Monroe in 1823 became the cornerstone of foreign policy. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams was afraid the British proposal for joint protection of the revolutionary countries was an attempt to head off future acquirement by the United States of any territory still held by Spain, especially the island of Cuba. He urged that the United States act alone in the Western Hemisphere. This argument was part of what was later called the Monroe Doctrine. T...
  • Member Of The Three European Communities
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    What is the European Union? Part 1: Key Developments in the EU o 1951 Treaty of Paris - Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy and West Germany (The Six) set up the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) o 1957 Treaty of Rome - The Six set up the European Economic Community and European Atomic Energy Authority. (Euratom). o 1962 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) established - regulates farm prices and decides on agricultural priorities right across the community. o 1967 Creation of the...

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