but also connected Asia and Europe, which made Istanbul an extremely important area for commerce and merchants travelling from one continent to the other. Even after the Ottoman takeover of the Byzantines, they were able to expand even more partly due to the capitol and funds gained through commerce in Istanbul. The Ottomans also created an army that was aided by new technologies such as firearms as well as horses, which helped them expand exponentially through the Middle East. The balance within
following topics: (1) the notion of international students; (2) academic success considerations to international students; (3) the reasons for Chinese international students to study in the U.S.; (4) the influences of Chinese culture on Chinese students’ learning; (5) differences in education between China and the U.S.; and (6) researches on the difficulties Chinese international students encountered in the United States. The Notion of International Students International students are commonly thought
rarely, if ever, engage in conflict with one another. In a 1988 study by Jake Levy, a political science professor at Rutgers University, entitled “The Democratic Peace Hypothesis: From Description to Explanation” he states that, “this absence of war between democracies comes as close to anything we have to an empirical law in international relations” (Levy, 1988). Although Levy believes that the democratic peace theory is by all accounts an empirical law in international relations, there are some scholars
the middle east, India or China, despite the fact that prior to the year 1500 CE, it was these other cultures who held the title of “advanced”. “It is therefore a critical and puzzling question to ask: Why did European Science, which had lagged so far behind, eventually produce the technological changes that led to industrialization, while Islamic science, and for that matter Indian and Chinese science, did not?” (140). Goldstone begins by painting the picture of the differences of the west
and can also all believe in the same idea. The overlap between truth and belief creates knowledge; therefore, an acquisition of knowledge will bring us further to what we believe to be a ‘truth’. Knowledge can be acquired in several ways, such as using emotion, reason and sense perception. These ways of knowing affect how we perceive reality, and help us create our beliefs. The title as given by IB implies that there is a difference between something that is true and something that is believed to
The Cold War was fought and won with soft power rather than hard power. Discuss. Soft power is anything but the use of force. It includes manipulating economic and cultural influence for persuasive reasoning in politics , providing international aid for the purpose of allying one set of countries against another, giving speeches to rally the people and to attract them towards an ideology, building relationships, and so on, all of it in order to gain an objective. There are also extreme uses of
barriers that create distance between countries have a tendency to alter how people behave and react to certain situations. More conspicuously, an action that may be agreeable on one side of the world can be viewed as disagreeable on the other. Communism is a prime example of such, along with mass genocides and extreme social hierarchy. Ultimately, the more power that an individual or body possesses, the more control and capability they have to substantially influence the people around them.
Iceland and Greenland are located at high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere and they face each other across the sea. Though Iceland is considered one of the five Nordic countries while Greenland belongs to North America, both of them were once colonies of Vikings and played important roles in Viking age. Viking civilization experienced from prosperity to decline during 8CE to 14CE on these two islands. It is very possible to find out the reasons for Viking’s ups and downs through studying the
the Gallic War (58–51 B.C.E.), was used by the Romans to designate various peoples occupying the region east of the Rhine.” (Edison) The Romans designated the word German from the Latin word Germania for all people that lived there. Any person that did not speak Latin or Roman also was Deutschland, which came from the Germanic language that means people. The word deutsch is to mark a difference in speech. Today’s Germany is a country with non-limited resources and the life styles reflect this.
The disparities between the Global North and Global South is accounted by the low level of Economic and Human development in the Global South compared to the Global North. The four underlying factors that contribute to this lack of development in the Global South are Institutions, Culture, Geography, and Imperialism/Colonialism. The Global North refers to “industrialized nations, including West Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, that are part of a structurally integrated system