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  • Strong Patriotism In The Balkan Peninsula
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    Nationalism in the Balkans helped contribute to the outbreak of WWI. Beginning in the late 19th century, the social unrest in the Balkan States became the focal point of many European powers. The Balkan peninsula was that of great importance due to its territorial and economic significance; however, the Balkan States consisted of many proud ethnic cultures who did not wish to be ruled by any authority other than themselves. The unification of other countries and strong patriotism fueled the desi...
  • Only Mission Of The Cia
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    After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) was created by President Truman as an insurance policy against that kind of surprise, which caught America off guard in World War II. According to the National Security Act of 1947 the CIA's principal function was to be the correlation and evaluation of intelligence collected by other departments. In other words, the CIA is an All-Source Fusion Agency. The difference involving the direction of the CIA during the col...
  • Interference By A Stronger Nation
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    Imperialism Whether for economic, nationalist, or humanitarian reasons, more powerful nations have often interfered with the affairs of weaker nations. These more powerful nations, including the United States, Britain, and several European countries, have in the past exploited less fortunate ones for resources, capital, and knowledge. Yet in return countries located in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia have gained the technology and capital that, over a period of time and development, im...
  • Wars Of The Mid 17th Century
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    4/27/02 His. 467 Prof. IkaolewskiCentralization of Scandinavian States During the mid-17th century, wars between the Scandinavian states caused several changes to take place within each Nordic country. These changes restructured the legislative authority of the Monarchial rulers. In several Scandinavian states, the Monarchy became very powerful and had the utmost authority on most governmental decisions. Why did these Scandinavian nations change their rule to basically an absolute monarchy? What...
  • Side Of The Allied Powers
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    WWI was about the fight that involved the whole world. The fight had been raging for years because of militarism, the be life that a nation should have a large military force, nationalism, the be life in ones nation, alliances, the joining of nations, Imperialism, when one large country takes control over a weaker one. The spark that caused WWI was the assai nation of the archduke of austria-hungry francis ferdinand by a seri b. Their were 2 opposing forces in the battle allied powers and the ce...
  • Macbeth Like Washington
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    George Washington and MacBeth were two historic figures who were influential in determining the fate of their nation. Both were ambitious men living during perilous times, yet each charted a different course for himself and his country when faced with the lure of power. Washington fulfilled his ambitions by devoting his life to creating a nation, while MacBeth was ignorant his responsibilities to his country, in turn destroying it and himself. Throughout his whole life, Washington yearned for po...
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
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    Alexis de Tocqueville, "Democracy in America"After 37 days at sea aboard Le Havre, Tocqueville and Beaumont landed in Newport, Rhode Island on May 9. The journey had been rough, and the passengers and crew had little to eat or drink during the final days. Indeed, the passengers requested that they be allowed to disembark in Newport once it became obvious that fierce winds would prevent the ship from reaching New York as scheduled. I confess that in America I saw more than America; I sought the i...
  • Modern Day Example Of Architectural Strength
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    Architecture is the center of our modern world. Without architecture there would be no places of business or any domestic housing. That means no courthouses or any other federal building, no duplexes, no apartments, and no hospitals. Architects are used in many fields of study. They are used in tool and die factories, designing the certain pieces built by that factory, in domestic landscaping companies, designing the layout of the yard of a home, and of course in architectural firms, both public...
  • Importance And Power Of The Nation
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    Nationalism was one of the profound causes of the First World War. In the 19th and 20th centuries, an air of intense nationalism permeated Europe, slowly infecting all who lived on the continent. Nationalism is the strong feeling of pride, loyalty and support for one's nation. During the late 19th century to early 20th century, there was an outbreak of aggressive nationalism, where many nationalists took their beliefs up one step further, to the extreme. These radical groups believed that their ...
  • Military Power And The Ability A State
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    Contrary to widespread belief held through most of the 20th century, military power does not necessarily remain the most effective way for a state to achieve it national interests. Power can be defined as 'the capacity of a nation to use its tangible and intangible resources in such a way as to affect the behaviour of other nations. National interests are the goals a state desires to survive and prosper. In the past, military power has proven to be a very influential form of power in a nation's ...
  • Theory Of Neo Realism
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    Neo-realism is a theory on power and the acquisition of power. In the United States and the "coalition of the willing" attacking Iraq without the support of the United Nations, I believe the theory of neo-realism was strongly displayed. However, in the current situation between the United States, Iraq and the United Nations, I believe there has been a shift in theories. Albeit, not a large one, but a noticeable enough adjustment to make a difference. Kenneth Waltz was said to be the first real n...
  • Concept Of Balance Of Powers
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    The concept of balance of power originates from the theory of realism in international relations. Realism as the name suggests is the theory which is closest to a realistic outlook of the world. the basis upon which the theory was founded is the notion that all activities in this world are dictated by self interest. this means that realism views the global stage as a series of competing power bases, where the acquisition and exercise of power is the sole means of pursuing interests. hence the de...
  • Unity Of A Nation State
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    Nation states employ a variety of forms of power in the pursuit of what is considered in their national interest. However regardless of the forms of power employed by a nation state, unity and internal stability are essential so that it may achieve both its foreign and domestic objectives. The experiences of nations such as Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Asia-Pacific region are effective platforms for discussion Before any discussion may take place, the definition for the word "Powe...
  • Power To National Government
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    American federalism is a form of government in which the constitution distributes governmental powers between the national government and the subsidiary governments of the states. Article I, Section 8, and the Tenth Amendment are good examples of this definition. In Article I, Section 8, the Constitution defines the powers delegated to the national government, such as the power to regulate commerce and to enact laws necessary and proper for the execution of its powers. The Tenth Amendment retain...

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