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War Promotes Nation Building - War Promotes Nation Building War can promote nation building in various aspects. Politically, war can modernize the political system of a country; economically, war can encourage a huge number of industrial developments of a country; morally, war can destroy the evil ideas of the world. For the propose of this assignment, the following definition of nation building is provided: Nation building is the development or modernization of a country in political, economical, and/or social aspect(s)....   [tags: Papers] 517 words
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War and Nation-Building - War and Nation-Building The term ‘nation-building’ is often defined as evolution rather than revolution, though it can mean different things to different people. As that reason, nation-building refers to give assistance in the development of governmental basic structure, civil society and economics in a dysfunctional or unstable country in order to increase stability. Therefore, War, which may lead to civil or global confusion, does not promote nation-building....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 - Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 In 1942, after the considerable pressure of Mahatma Gandhi's "Quit India" campaign and needing to maintain Indian support against Japanese troops advancing on India's Eastern border, Sir Stafford Cripps proposed a new constitution to the Indian National Congress, including the right of the new government to secede from the Commonwealth. The proposal was rejected but the arena of independence had been opened and, in 1946, after the defeat of the Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, local and provincial elections were held....   [tags: Essays Papers] 416 words
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Building the Nation with Synchronization - Taxes are financial charges laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government, it includes the expenditures on war, the enforcement of law and public order, protection of property, economic infrastructure, public works, social engineering, to fund welfare and public services, and the operation of government itself. It’s for the well-being of the country and to avoid any misunderstanding towards its citizens and public servants of the government. It only shows that it is fundamental for individuals to pay their taxes properly and in the right time for the country so it can prosper well and maybe it can increase the percentage of our country’s rate on how it improves by its own aspects....   [tags: Government] 1820 words
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Building for Sustainability? - Building for Sustainability. If you walk up Poly Canyon Road and take a left, crossing Brizzolara Creek, you will come to the agriculture portion of main campus. The abbotoir stands next to the bull pen and the creek. The bridge crosses a fish ladder to aid the salmon back up the creek to where they can spawn. If you continue walking you will come to a reservoir with pumps and machinery used by engineering students. On the other side of the reservoir, there is a small bird sanctuary and beyond are fields that are often full of students learning how to survey the land....   [tags: University Issues Essays] 1237 words
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A Digital Nation - A Digital Nation Have you ever heard someone say that we live in a digital nation. Do you know what a digital nation is. Well you should know because you are living in one. Our nation revolves around the use of computers. Can you go through a normal day without using something computer related. I don't think so. Many everyday things that you take for granted are computer based, such as: ATM's, credit cards, grocery check outs, and gas stations to name a few. I support Jon Katz's article The Netizen: Birth of a Digital Nation....   [tags: Internet Technology Technological Essays]
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The US Capitol Building - The US Capitol Building Our nation's revolution was a great achievement in U.S History. With the dawn of a new nation, there would have to be a central location to make the new decisions of our country. Our capitol has stood as the heart of our country since the late 1700s. The United States capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. For almost two centuries it has housed the meeting chambers of the senate and the House of Representatives....   [tags: United States Capitol American History Essays]
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Canal Building before 1840 - Canal Building before 1840: Essay Throughout history, there has been a need for better mode of transportation in order to keep up with economical growth. Canals have been around since the Ancient Roman Civilizations and still exist today. Canals have been so important because they allow people to travel from one place to another and back by way of water. They require very little energy and maintenance but help trade flow more efficiently. This can be proved by observing the United States economy in the early 19th century....   [tags: essays papers] 951 words
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Building the New European Order - Building the New European Order When World War II ended the final remnants of the old European order lay in ruins. With such devastation wrought upon the continent twice in less than fifty years, it was remarkable that Europe managed to recover. What is even more remarkable is the Phoenix that rose from these ashes, and the new feelings of unity that accompanied the ending of the war. Those nations of western Europe began to do what decades ago had been unthinkable: develop the blueprints for a common system of the United Europe....   [tags: European History Essays] 1871 words
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Baldwin and the Nation of Islam - Baldwin and the Nation of Islam The Nation of Islam impacted many African American people during its time. This Black Muslim nation not only requested, but demanded and required basic teachings which included racial separation, white devilry, and the coming Armageddon. None of these basic teachings supported James Baldwin’s perceptions. It was Baldwin’s view of pitying the white man for their lack of not being able to see through the color line and to embrace differences that whites and blacks held together to create a better, inexorable, and supreme nation....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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Leaders of the Nation of Islam - Leaders of Nations The Nation of Islam impacted many African American people during its time. This Black Muslim nation demanded adherence to basic teachings, which included racial separation, white devilry, and the coming Armageddon. None of these basic teachings supported James Baldwin’s perceptions, which pitied whites for their inability to see through the color curtain and embrace differences that whites and blacks held together to create a better, inexorable, and supreme nation....   [tags: Black Muslim Malcolm X Elijah Muhammad]
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Evolution Of The American Nation - Evolution of the Nation During the post Civil War time period, 1865 to 1945, the United States of America was a rapidly changing country. There were many different reforms taking place in the economic, political, and urban systems. The American industry was rising. New inventions, westward expansion, and new federal laws were making the country a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Also during this time period the nation experienced the progressive movement, economic collapse, the great depression, and President Roosevelt’s New Deal....   [tags: American History] 1707 words
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The Birth Of A Nation And Greed - The progress of the film industry was remarkably fast in the first quarter of this century. I have chosen two films namely The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Greed (1924) for comparison and contrast to show how much the industry had evolved within the short span of nine years. These two films are chosen for the short time span between them. This short time span will enable us to evaluate the development of the film industry in terms of the psychological build-up of the plot and the characters, cinematic qualities and the gradual acceptance of ironies in the films on the part of the American audience.D.W Griffith's The Birth of a Nation and Erich Von Stroheim's Greed are both films adapted from novels written by Thomas Dixon and Frank Norris respectively....   [tags: essays research papers] 1287 words
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Birth Of A Nation: Art Or Propaganda - Birth of A Nation: Art or Propaganda Mankind, engaging in war, driven by whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his conscience. To accomplish this men have used paint and canvas, ink and paper, or instrument and song in their effort to communicate the tragedy and glory of war. Never, before the career of D.W. Griffith had anyone attempted to bring the subject to film. The result of his efforts, weaknesses aside, mark a change in attitude towards film as a media....   [tags: essays research papers] 790 words
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Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions - Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions In October 2001, the Central Asian country Turkmenistan celebrated its tenth year of independence. Formerly the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (T.S.S.R), Turkmenistan gained its sovereignty with the collapse of its communist counterpart, the Soviet Union in 1991. However, there is much to be questioned about the status of the “democratic” republic which operates Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan functions as a government who has elected a lifelong dictator, supported the Taliban regime of Afghanistan, and allows no political opposition in any “democratic” function....   [tags: Turkmenistan Turkmenistanian Essays]
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The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation - The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation On December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota the soldiers of the U.S. 7th cavalry slaughtered unarmed Sioux men, women and children led by Chief Big Foot. The 146 corpses were gathered up and thrown casually into a mass grave. This massacre marked the end of the Sioux resistance and ultimately the Sioux Nation. The battle that had gone on for ten long years before this between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States came to a sad end, but not unnoticed by the rest of the country....   [tags: Papers] 1498 words
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The Nation Under the Articles of Confederation - The Nation Under the Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation from the period 1781 till 1789 would be a period least effective of a government according to the fully oppositional Constitution that came right after the articles. The effectiveness of a government contains the factors such as economy, political, and foreign policy. Based on these, one could base a government as being worthwhile effective or an absolute mishap of such....   [tags: Papers] 499 words
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Fast Food Nation - Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, is a stark and unrelenting look into the fast food industry that has ingrained itself in not only American culture, but in culture around the world. There is almost no place on earth that the golden arches has not entered. Aside from Antarctica, there is a McDonalds on every continent, and the number of countries that have fast food restaurants is growing on a daily basis. Schlosser describes in detail what happens behind the scenes, before the hamburger and fries come wrapped in environmentally safe paper and are consumed by millions of people daily There are several stories that stick out in my mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 1116 words
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First Nation Women - The First Nations women of North America lead a very interesting and complex life. Most of their lives spent as an object of slavery and viewed as a non-person with no rights or feelings. This varied from tribe to tribe depending on social organization, politically, ceremonially, agriculturally, geography, and mythology. In tribes that the government principles reflect on the character of Gods, women were highly esteemed and had some measure of authority. In tribes that the government was based on clan organization....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Monaco Building of the Paris 1889 Exposition - The Monaco Building of the Paris 1889 Exposition The Exposition Universelle de 1889 in Paris was meant to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. It boasted new architectural styles, as well as the more generous use of electricity in the pavilions. In the earliest world's fairs, all the displays were housed collectively under one roof. This eventually changed to a different type of organization, where exhibits were separated into categories based on their content, as was already the case at the 1873 Vienna exhibition....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The New Israeli Nation between 1947-1967 - How was the new Israeli nation able to be born, to survive, and to prosper during the period of 1947-1967 despite being surrounded by hostile states. Introduction One of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century was the sudden creation of the Jewish state. It had been the dream of almost every Jew to have their own nation in which they would be free from persecution but its very creation appeared to be beyond human possibility. Almost 6 million Jews been viciously massacred under the “Final Solution” Plan of Nazi Germany and the remaining were dispossessed refugees....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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World War 2 and the Superpower Nation - The Second World War gave rise to a multitude of new ideas which changed the course of modern society, the idea which has had the greatest impact on the world as a whole is the concept of the superpower nation. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power, and related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war (WWII), and its results that spawned the formation of superpowers and lead them to experience such a preponderance of power....   [tags: essays research papers] 3008 words
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Bush's Speech to the Nation: Regaining Confidence - Bush's Speech to the Nation: Regaining Confidence On September 11 2001, the American public's image of continental security was shattered in the form of terrorist hijacked passenger planes slamming first into the world trade center towers in New York and then the Pentagon in Washington DC. America prior to the incident had been a peaceful unsuspecting economic giant. "Americans have known wars -- but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941" (Bush par.11)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Manufactures Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 - missing image Manufactures Building This 11 by 7 inch color lithograph seen here depicts the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. As the main exhibit space of the fair, it was the largest building ever constructed at the time and the most visited site at the exposition. The general scheme for the building was laid out during the early planning stages of the Chicago fair. It was to be located facing Lake Michigan on its long axis and the east end of the Court of Honor, where the other main buildings were grouped, on its short axis....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The Importance of Building Partnerships in Professional Military Education Schools - On September 11, 2001, the United States (U.S.) experienced an act of overt terrorism unparalleled in its history. The extremist terrorist group, al Qaeda, attacked the U.S and briefly paralyzed a nation. This violent act threatened the U.S. national security and its way of life. Since this time, the U.S. Government, its Armed Forces, and its allies have been in an ongoing battle to end terrorism. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its partners to counter terror campaigns worldwide....   [tags: military, education] 1696 words
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Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All - Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All “Defining one’s ‘culture’ is a life long process,” according to Indian rights activist Norman DesCampe of the Grand Portage Chippewa Tribe. “You have to live it.” Today, the life long process of understanding indigenous cultures is limited by terms of “cultural survival.” The ability of future generations to define themselves as Inuit or Kayapo is threatened as their natural environments and social integrity is hurt by government negligence: indigenous cultures must be protected under a political structure that allows the people to live as they choose to live, outside of the transformative power of established nation-states, and the assumptions of these powers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 549 words
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Building Partnerships in Professional and Military Education Schools - On Sep 11, 2001, al Qaeda threatened the United States (U.S.) national security, and we are still combating terrorism. Since that time, al Qaeda and other extremist groups have also been endangering some of the U.S. allies. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its partners to counter violence worldwide. National Strategic Guidance The National Security Strategy (NSS), the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and the National Military Strategy (NMS) directives define the U.S....   [tags: schools, military education, education,] 1474 words
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Reducing Logistic Costs for Ladner Building Products - Reducing Logistic Costs for Ladner Building Products Introduction: Ladner is a National building materials distributor with 15-distribution centres nation wide. Recently, the company had been experiencing a loss due to high costs. This issue has become a dangerous problem at Ladner, and top management is now looking to understand the causes of this problem. Recommendations: Ladner can take one or a combination of the following options to improve its situation: - Reducing transportation costs by re-organizing the deliveries and encouraging pick-ups....   [tags: Business Management Studies Marketing Essays] 1134 words
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Baldwin's view of Nation of Islam in Down on the Cross - Superficial Power The Nation of Islam emerged as a very powerful organization during the 1960s. One of the Nation?s key goals was to create an independent Black America. It further preached about the White man as the devil, thus instilling faith within its followers that White society will be decimated, and Black society will prevail. Through these powerful messages, the Nation of Islam gave African-Americans a claim to divinity and created the notion of Black supremacy. However, in attempting to cement these ideas, the Nation of Islam?s message became extreme to the point of absurdity....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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James Baldwin and Elijah Muhammad on The Nation of Islam - The Nation of Islam On October 7, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia, a woman named Marie Poole gave birth to a boy who she named Elijah. Elijah’s parents were sharecroppers, and this father was a Baptist minister (Black Supremacists, 25). After an eighth grade education, in 1931, Elijah Poole moved to Detroit where, he says, he met “Allah in person”. This was a man named Fard Muhammad—“The first and only man born in Mecca who came to America for the express purpose of teaching the so-called Negro” (Mr....   [tags: Black Muslim]
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East Timor: Budding New Nation or Future Oil Filed for the Civilized World - ... The pro-Indonesian militia, enraged by the results from the vote, began wreaking havoc in the country killing hundreds of people and razing numerous towns. Following this rampage, the United Nations stepped up their support of the newly independent nation by helping East Timor rebuild its damaged infrastructure and boost its nearly non-existent economy. By 2006 East Timor was stable enough for the United Nations to lessen its involvement. Even though the country is drought prone and one of the poorest nations in Asia, it is known that is holds a key resource that many nations in the world need....   [tags: Oil]
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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation - Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the United States up to a possible invasion, and hurts our economy, the military must be maintained in order to ensure a strong, healthy nation both abroad and on the home front for many centuries to come....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Building the Panama Canal - ... And so, on November 18, 1903, the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed. Its terms: The U.S. would own a land called the Canal Zone, extending 6 miles from each side of the route of the Canal, a 10 mile length. It would also secure Panama as an independent nation from Colombia. In exchange, Panama would be paid $10 million, with a yearly $250,000 rental fee. With the rights to the Canal, and the land to finish it, Roosevelt, began construction. He placed John Findlay Wallace as head engineer....   [tags: World History ]
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North American Natives - ... They lived throughout the region in villages that had between 30 – 60 single homes and one large meeting building. They wove twigs, branches and stalks to make a frame for their houses. Then they would cover it with either mud or clay. Their houses resembled an upside down basket (Cipriano, 2003). The Cherokee people were very adept at using what they could find to build their villages. The weather in the southern part of North America allowed them to become very skilled farmers. They were able to grow corn, beans and squash....   [tags: American History, The Iroquois Nation] 2519 words
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One Nation Under Walmart - Since the early ages of man there has always been dominating individuals, people that that are either physically stronger, smarter and/or both, compared to others. It is because of these individuals that the human race has survived. The stronger, smarter individuals became leaders and were the guides for the lesser individuals. As is in the case of Walmart, the world's largest corporation, a dominating leader, in the business of offering consumer goods at low prices. Any leader will come under scrutiny at some point during their rule, so it seems natural that Walmart would....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1442 words
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One Nation, Under God - ... As Cardinal Brady continued to speak at the Marian Shrine, in CoMayo, during mass, he concluded by stating that “Freedom to participate in worship and to enjoy the long-established rites of the church is so fundamental that any intrusions upon it is a challenge to the very basis of a free society” (Gartland). Although the American society is uneasy, it is inevitable that there will be controversy and conflict with the different opinions of religious followers and those who do not care for religion....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Highway - ... Government propaganda is involved so heavily it causes the project to go over budget, but these spending habits allow the nation’s desire to open on schedule a reality (Zeller 62). This highway employs tens of thousands of unemployed, because of the previous World War, that desire to work on the highways. The German populous comes together to build 3000km (1864mi) in three years with 124,483 men (Oster 45). Do not think, however, that this massive building push stunts the German’s quality control....   [tags: Building Roads, Freedom] 1352 words
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Little Souna: Building a Sense of National Identity - ... This is similar as television in some aspects, that radio discourse also makes the audience feel as if it talks to them (Lorenzo-Dus, 2009). As a result, they don’t only listen to the programme, but also emotionally engaged in it. For example, the broadcasters of “Little Suona” are two young women and an old man. Two women are called ‘Sister Zheng Jing’and ‘Sister Spring’, whose voices are sweet and mild. The old man with a kind and aged voice is named ‘Doctor Grandpa’. Their cordial voices along with the appellations and merry background music do create an intimate atmosphere, where children countrywide feel like being included in a big family....   [tags: Music]
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FFA: The Nation’s Most Effective High School Club - ... The FFA works to provide opportunities to members so they can develop healthy lifestyles and make them feel better about themselves. It does not only help members physically but emotionally as well. Larry Case said in “The FFA: Why Do We Have It?” many students come to FFA in need of recognition; they need someone to believe in them, to motivate them. It is their involvement and accomplishments in FFA that gives them self-worth and self-confidence. FFA works to make members believe in them and helps them feel confident in what they do....   [tags: Organization Analysis ]
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Role Of Youth In National Development - The term – nation building or national development, is usually used to refer to a constructive process of engaging all citizens in building social cohesion, economic prosperity and political stability in a nation in an inclusive and democratic way. Going by the definition, it is seen that all citizens are to be involved in building or developing a nation. Thus, the involvement of youth in national development is a must. In fact, youths play one of the most important roles in nation building. Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today....   [tags: Youth] 574 words
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Contemporary Uses: The Pennsylvania State Capitol - ... The third building was completed in 1906, and was declared “the most beautiful state Capitol in the nation,” by President Theodore Roosevelt. The total cost to build and furnish the building was $12 million, which was much higher than the anticipated cost of $4 million (“Capitol”). Today’s Capitol is an example of classic renaissance style. Vermont granite covers the exterior of the five-story building and the roof is made of a green glazed tile. The building is 520 feet long and 254 feet wide and covers approximately 2 acres of land....   [tags: Architecture]
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Bollywood Cinema - Bollywood cinema encompasses a variety of genres. It’s superior ability to create a connection between all strata’s of viewers gives us a reason to explore the hidden representations in Bollywood cinema. Not long after India regained its independence, a new era of Indian Cinema began. This era put forth heart wrenching movies, filled with patriotic messages and a very clean concept of national progress. The main concept of the nation-state was integrated in almost every Hindi cinema that was created ever since....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1299 words
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Group-Specific Rights: Making Minority Groups More Equal in Liberal Democracies - ... He proceeds to claim that nation-building promotes a “societal culture” within a territory (346). This definition is crucial, as Kymlicka argues that nation-building, which is essentially an instrumental justification for a common language, helps reach liberal democratic goals of solidarity, equality of opportunity, and deliberative democracy (347). An example of this can be found in liberal democratic states, such as Canada, and the U.S.A. which share a characteristic among themselves: the ubiquity of a language in its main social institutions, such as schools, the economy and laws (Kymlicka 346)....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Petticoats and Prejudice - Through the narration of white settler society construct, that is, the notion that Canada is a nation founded by the French and British, only certain interests are taken into account. Daiva Stasiulus and Radha Jhappan’s article “The Fractious Politics of a Settler Society in Canada,” demonstrate how this construct is problematic in Canada’s nation building process. Ultimately, both Stasiulus and Jhappan demonstrate how white settler society construct has been a main cause of social inequality and lack of diversity both historically and presently in Canada....   [tags: essays research papers] 1313 words
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The Power of Green Technology - ... These new third generation solar cells are projected to be able to reach efficiencies up to 65%, and are considered to be much more cost-efficient; being more accessible to the general public having less of a price tag (“Third Generation Photovoltaics”). Wind and water technology has progressed little in the last decade, although hydro-electric power plants account for 6% of the total power generated in the U.S. and an impressive 60% in Canada. Wind power uses the basic principles of induction coils to generate power, just as a gasoline generator would....   [tags: Conservation, Environment]
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National Culture and Its Relation to Media - ... As magnifiers, media strengthen the ideas of the nation and magnify the national consciousness of the public. As pointed out above, media portray a picture of national consciousness under the national framing, the population thus identify themselves from the others. Moreover, the public perceive the notion of “simultaneity” (Anderson 1991: 24) with their fellow-members through media. The past, present and future are connected by sharing the identical information from same media. Individuals experience the continuity of the same space time created by media....   [tags: Media Culture]
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Home Confinement is the Solution to Prison Overcrowding - Home Confinement is the Solution to Prison Overcrowding        Prison overcrowding is one of the largest problems facing the American criminal justice system today. Many people may think this issue does not affect them, but the problem becomes important when overcrowding forces prisoners to be granted early release. "In cases of extreme brutality, the sentence served by criminals can be short. Because prison space in the city is tight, each offender can be accommodated only briefly" ("Punishment")....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Our Main Priority for the USA: An Analysis of MacArthur’s “Duty Honor Country” - ... The intention of MacArthur’s speech, to enforce the moral code, is further emphasized through an allusion to Plato: “Only the dead have seen the end of war”. No matter how close world peace may seem to emerge, fighting in our world will never cease; therefore, our nation requires people to continue fighting and winning wars against enemies. As in the moral code, our duties and honor for the country must not come to a conclusion. In reminding his audience of how America became what it is today, MacArthur urges his audience to remember to maintain the status of America and keep the country united through the moral code....   [tags: Speech Analysis ]
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Nationalism: The Most Dominate Political Idea in Our Day and Age - ... Another important area that shows that nationalism is the most important political idea in this era is the boarders of the nations throughout the world. How many wars and conflicts have been waged throughout modern history because one body trespassed or invaded another nations boarders. August 2, 1990 the then leader of Iraq invaded Kuwait with more than 100,000 solders and 700 armored tanks (all flying their Iraqi flag) (2). There are few thins that will persuade people to rise up and revolt or defend themselves faster than having their boarders purposely crossed by force....   [tags: Political Science]
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Seven Wonders of the Modern World - Seven Wonders of the Modern World Michigan Stadium Currently home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, Michigan Stadium is the largest college football stadium in the nation. In the 2003 season Michigan hosted long time rival Ohio State in front of a current NCAA record crowd of 112,118 fans.1 Nicknamed “The Big House”, Michigan Stadium is located in Ann Arbor and has seen over 35 million fans passed threw its gates since its inaugural game on October 1st, 1927.1 I chose this piece of architecture because it is considered a football cathedral and a stadium like this will be rich in tradition for a lot longer than a hundred years from now....   [tags: essays research papers] 868 words
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America Needs To Support The Needs of the Poor - In America, there are many people who face the horrors of foreclosure and possible homelessness. Not always it is the fault of the homeowner, but the fault of the surrounding situations, inflation, recession, and unexpected circumstances. The fact is that the general public doesn’t care. In fact, many have bumper stickers that read “the only good welfare system is a job,” with the face of Ronald Reagan on the side. If this were true, then those who are homeless but have jobs are just punishing themselves....   [tags: Economics] 1132 words
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