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  • English As A Global Language
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    So here we are. It's 2001. The cold war has ended. There are technological advances every day. The world is connected by the Internet. Previously sheltered countries are now able to see what is going on in the rest of the world. And the rest of the world can see what is going on in those countries. Ideas are bounced around as if in a pin ball machine. People in India, Pakistan, Israel, Germany, etc. know what movie stars and fashions are popular in America, Great Britain, France, and Japan. Howe...
  • Place Within The Nation State
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    Nationalism: The Cause of World War I In the rising part of the 20th century many issues come to mind, when it comes to what was the cause of WWI. Nationalism can be described as one's pride in their county or state. Loyalty was important in the early 20th century and that is why Nationalism was the cause of WWI. During the early part of the 20th century the idealism of being an independent country was becoming a frequent activity. The annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary fuel...
  • Qualified Form The Ideal Of Cultural Nationalism
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    'The best political arrangement is relative to the history and culture of the people whose lives it will arrange Michael Walzer. Although we live in a particular world, we can still aim toward a juridical ethic that would function as a critical authority against the history which determines us so deeply Andre Van de Putte. A common perception is that nationalism is in decline world-wide. It is very easy to list factors that contribute to such an apparent decline, or as some would have it, lead i...
  • European Culture From Other Cultures
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    02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Mike Berns Int 305 City-University Thesis The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of community in the different member states with th...
  • Terrible Consequences For People Of Different Cultures
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    Multicultural Society. The retrospective view of human history shows that it has always been a moving and mixing of peoples caused by different reasons. For centuries the intervention of cultures grew reciprocally. As a result of this process people now have mixed cultures and many intercultural conflicts. The United States is a great example of a pluralistic society made up of many different cultures and nationalities. It is a nation that is composed of people who came here from around the worl...
  • Collection Of Photographs Many Different Things
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    Thailand is a country enveloped in much mystery and cultural tradition. This fact is reflected very clearly in a series of pictures taken from the article, "The Many Faces of Thailand" in the February 1996 issue of the National Geographic magazine, titled, "Into the Heart of Glaciers" I will attempt to analyze the way in which the pictures portray the richness of Thailand's culture and people and prove this statement about the National Geographic's photography, "They originated in a search for w...
  • People Like David Duke Hold Office
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    The article that I chose off of the David Duke internet site was written by none other then David Duke himself. Mr. Duke has had a very busy conservative career dating all the way back to 1974 when he was the director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After holding a position there for a while he then became a member of the House of Representatives in 1989. He is currently the President and leader of the NO FEAR (National Organization for European American Rights) organization. When I visited ...
  • High Security Positions In Our Nation's Defense
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    To ask if there is a need for diversity in US intelligence and diplomacy is to question the security of America and all of it's valuables. It is of utmost importance to have diversity in all aspects of American intelligence. A well rounded selection of race, creed, religion, beliefs, and culture is the seam in which the fabric of intelligence is held together. To involve different colors of the rainbow will allow our defense systems set by the CIA, NSA, and FBI to remain all powerful. This is be...
  • Nationalism Plays In Today's Global Village
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    ... of that global village have access to the technologies that are so difficult to separate from it. NATIONALISM In order to understand the role that nationalism plays in today's global village it is important to define nationalism and the terms used in conjunction with it. Nationalism has been difficult to define. Two different forms of nationalism have been identified. One being civic nationalism and the other being ethnic nationalism. In general, nationalism is a combination of nationality a...
  • Nation Like An Imagined Political Communities
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    It was always difficult to determine nationalism. What is this? Is it simply a great love and devotion to the nation, or cultural and personal feeling of it? In his work, Benedict Anderson, examines the topic of nations and nationalism, and spreading of the imagined communities of nationality. Anderson determines a nation like an imagined political communities. He points that it is limited and sovereign from the very beginning. The author proves that nationality is imagined, based his arguments ...
  • Body Of Fanon
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    Whilst Fanon has been lauded since his death, the reality is that he had little influence over the direction of the FLN when he was alive. His writings were more influential after his death, and then outside Algeria and France. For a period in the late 1960's, his name and ideas were invoked by a bewildering variety of causes and groups. In the US, Black Panther leader Stoke ly Carmichael claimed Fanon as one of his "patron saints" and Eldridge Cleaver boasted that every brother on a roof top co...
  • National Culture And Arts Foundation
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    Cultural Policy in Taiwan Taiwan has its own very special government system. On the central government level (relevant to the federal government), there are both president and premier in the system. The National Assembly is the representation of all citizens to the president, and the Legislative Assembly is to the premier who is in charge of the Executive Yuan, the top administrative body of Taiwan. The current National Assembly is in charge of the change of constitution laws, while the Legislat...
  • Nationalism As An Imagined Political Community
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    4. Where Gellner describes how [the nationalist] imagination works, Anderson describes not only the how of imagination, but what is imagined (Marcus Banks 1996: 127). Clarify and critically review the respective merits of the approaches to the study of nationalism essayed by Gellner and Anderson. Nationalism as a concept first emerged in the late eighteenth century. It was a structural change, fundamental in the transformation in the way of thinking of entire nations. Or as Benedict Anderson wou...
  • Independence Conflicts W State Nationalism
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    S. Asin philosophies to the West. Third World countries w / collective widespread lasting poverty in Asia, Africa, South and Cent, Amer. Low life expect. High inf. mortality. Poor health. Underdeveloped, lack of resources create this as well as colonization and exploitation by imperial powers. Trench Warfare (WWI) a new dev'd method of fighting utilizing ditches dug on the western front = deadlock and killing thousands of soldiers for virtual stalemate. 3 X Entente-France, Russ, GB (WWI). 3 x Al...
  • General The Birth Of Nationalism In Finland
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    In a period when the emergence of nationalism across Europe was following a traditional pattern, Finland experienced a unique and far more passive movement. Shaping its growing nationhood around its historic ties to Sweden and the ancient Finish language, Finish nationalism grew slowly and essentially peacefully out of the control of its Russian ruler. To fully understand the origin of the Finish nation and its patriotism, it is essential to comprehend its history and cultural descent. Since the...
  • Peter's Rule
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    Throughout European history, absolute monarchy has been seen in many nations as an effective form of government. Complete control over a state and its people enabled rulers of the time to accomplish much by expanding lands, strengthening the economy, and often improving the lives of the common people. Phillip II of Spain and Peter the Great of Russia are two rulers who exemplify this theory. Although similar in some ways, the two also had differences in their rulings, both of which led to their ...
  • One White Nation Among Other Nations
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    Nationalism Nationalism means devotion to one's nation. To some or most nationalistic people, this means that national interests, security, etc. are more important than international considerations. It involves the process of making a nation or nation-state into a definable country. But the concept of nationalism differs in different cultures. I will mention some of the controversial concepts of nationalism of different people. 1. Arab Nationalism or Islamic Nationalism - their concept of nation...
  • World's Diverse Languages And Cultures
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    The Extinction of Cultures Do you know how many nations are there on our planet? There are about 15,000 nations on our planet and about 200 nation-states. You may ask what is nation-states. In fact, they are political entities, what are commonly referred to as countries. They are often made up of several or many individual nations, or different cultures. A nation is a group of people that share something in common. Do you know what do they share? They share a common history, a common ancestry, a...
  • Super European Nation And State
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    For a long time, nationalism was seen as a thing of the past. Many had predicted, and even hoped, that with an increasingly globalized world, nationalism would become obsolete. However, this has not been the case, and in fact, nationalism has become somewhat of a renewed force in the late twentieth century: nationalism is a global phenomenon, with no area free from ethnic protests and nationalist uprisings. At present, the nation and nationalism remain the moral basis of states and of the intern...
  • Modern Nation As A Legal Political Community
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    The question of the continued power of nationalism in the modern world has long been the subject of debate amongst sociologists. One could define nationalism as a set of beliefs which asserts that a particular community of people constitutes an actual or potential nation, or desire for an advancement of that nation and projection of its virtues and powers. In a world of interdependence, trade agreements and the increasingly inter-reliant nature of the European Union, many have questioned why nat...

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