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Irony in Guests of the Nation

- Irony in Guests of the Nation      In the short story, "Guests of the Nation," Frank O'Connor uses irony to illustrate the conflict which men face when their roles as combatants force them to disregard the humanity of their enemies. In both life and literature, irony exists when there is a contrast between expectation and reality. Verbal irony is defined as "a figure of speech in which the actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning" (Thrall 248). In dramatic irony there is a contrast between a character's perception of a situation and the actual facts....   [tags: Guests of the Nation Essays]

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Frank O'Connor's Guests of the Nation

- In Frank O’Connor’s “Guests of the Nation,” the narrator, called Bonaparte by his fellow rebels, recounts his reluctant role in the execution of two English soldiers in retaliation for the slaughter of four Irish rebels. O'Connor develops this conflict between revolutionary attitudes in the strained relationship between the narrator and Jeremiah Donovan, the experienced rebel, who has the responsibility for fulfilling the Second Battalion’s order to shoot the prisoners. The young revolutionary Bonaparte discovers, in his imprudent acceptance of group values, evil within himself....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Duty and Responsibility in Guests Of The Nation

- Natural Empathy: Duty and Responsibility in "Guests of the Nation" Frank O'Connor uses character surnames in his story "Guests of the Nation" to help develop the characters of the English and Irish soldiers. The characters engage in a struggle between hidden powers of empathy and duty, and O'Connor displays their first-person point of view about the irony of war similar to Thomas Hardy's poem, "The Man He Killed": Yes; quaint and curious war is. You shoot a fellow down You'd treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown....   [tags: Frank O'Connor]

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A Solder's Duty in Guests of the Nation

- War evokes different emotions and feelings for many people. Some are drafted and forced to serve, others volunteer their lives for a cause they believe in and some never even see a battle ground. Some live, some die, others are captured and become prisoners or hostages. But one thing is certain, for those who have actually seen war know first hand that it has the power to change and in most cases it does just that. In Frank O'Connor's "Guests of the Nation," two British soldiers are captured by the Irish Republic Army....   [tags: European Literature Frank O'Connor]

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Guests of the Nation, a Review of Conflicts

- "Guests of the Nation," a short story by Frank O'Connor takes place in 1921 during Ireland's fight for independence from British rule. Set in a small cottage in the countryside of Ireland, the story tells of two Englishmen who are prisoners and are being watched over by three Irishmen. The story tells of the relationship that develops between the captives and their captors and explores the conflict that arises when the soldiers are called to duty. The story consisted of seven main characters, each adding depth to the story and contributing to the development of the plot....   [tags: European Literature]

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An Analysis of Guests of the Nation

- The basic situation of the short story "Guests of the Nation" by Frank O'Connor is a story of friendship and war between two opposing sides, the Irish and British during war time. The two Englishmen, Belcher and Hawkins whom are prisoners of war and the Irishmen who are holding them captured engage in frequent card games, joke telling and arguing altogether while the war seems worlds away. The conflict with in the short story is an internal conflict. The Irishmen are forced to forget about all humanity when dealing with the enemy during combat....   [tags: Poetry Frank O'Connor]

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Herb is the Healing of a Nation

- Herb is the Healing of a Nation Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the sovereign rights of a man. This means every human should be able to live a fulfilling life as they see fit following dreams and aspirations until happiness and inner peace is achieved. From the dawn of human time expanding one’s conscious was the known path to enlightenment, self actualization, and ultimate happiness. People take all different routes whether it is through religion, meditation, knowledge, or even the use of psychedelics like marijuana....   [tags: Drugs]

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Fast Food Nation

- From a study completed by Chicago-based Research International USA completed a study called “Fast Food Nation 2008. The panel consisted of 1,000 respondents of ages 16-65 who provided their inputs with an online survey which was conducted between March 13 through 2008. Which was based on results on fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are gaining popularity even through the economic hardship and recession. Marketing strategy has become more of influence on kids and young American’s....   [tags: Marketing]

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The Threat of the Mulatto in The Birth of a Nation

- The Threat of the Mulatto in The Birth of a Nation In D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation the interactions between black and white characters represent Griffith’s view of an appropriate racial construct in America. His ideological construction is white dominance and black subordination. Characters, such as the southern Cameron’s and their house maid, who interact within these boundaries, are portrayed as decent people. Whereas characters who cross the line of racial oppression; such as Austin Stoneman, Gus and Silas Lynch, are portrayed as bad....   [tags: D.W. Griffith]

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Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock

- Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock Elizabeth Fernea entered El Nahra, Iraq as an innocent bystander. However, through her stay in the small Muslim village, she gained cultural insight to be passed on about not only El Nahra, but all foreign culture. As Fernea entered the village, she was viewed with a critical eye, ?It seemed to me that many times the women were talking about me, and not in a particularly friendly manner'; (70). The women of El Nahra could not understand why she was not with her entire family, and just her husband Bob....   [tags: Guests Sheik Elizabeth Warnock Essays]

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A Brief Look at the Comoro Archipielago

- According to Islamic mythology, a “jinni” meaning spirit in Arabic dropped a jewel in the sea, producing a volcano that erupted forming the Comoros islands today. It is suspected that Phoenician sailors were the first to visit Comoros due to their excessive travel, specifically from Mediterranean Sea ports (1). They expedited towards the North Atlantic Ocean circling the entire African continent making one of many stops in Mayotte, Comoros. Earliest inhabitants of the land were of 5th to 6th century Melanesian or Polynesian sailors as well....   [tags: African nation states]

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A Nation that was Rocked: How The Ed Sullivan Show Contributed to the Success of Elvis Presley

- ... Sullivan himself was the one who demanded for the show to be live even after his competitor television shows changed to filmed and taped shows. To Sullivan, the word “live” symbolized, “adrenaline, spontaneity, excitement as well as a few mistakes and bloopers” (Ilson 5). The success of the great show began early and went to live on as one of the most renowned broadcasts of all time. However, it would not be as well known today without the power of mass media. Television shows would not be as accomplished as they are today without the power of mass media....   [tags: entertainment, television, generation]

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The State Of Nation State

- Nation-State The nation-state has developed quite recently, prior to the 1500s in Europe the nation-state did exist because they didn’t know much else other than the village in which they came from. The term nation-state means a form of political origination in which a group of people who share the same history, traditions or language line in a particular are under one government. But the term the nation-state is much more than that, the hyphen in the middle of the term is what links them. The nation-state has four components which are territory which can also mean land and area....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Nation state, Sovereignty]

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Why People Sacrifice Their Life For A Nation?

- ... their philosophical poverty and incoherence Anderson offers a definition regarding the concept of nationality. Nationality is “an imagined political community – and imagined as both limited and sovereign” (1991, p. 6). This definition exemplifies four key concepts. (1) Imagined because the members of the nation cannot know/see each other but they share the image of their communion. As Anderson quoted Ernest Gellner (in Anderson, 1991, p. 6), “nationalism is not awakening of nations to self consciousness: it invents nations where they do not exist.” (2) Limited because no nation involves all of manhood, nor even aspires to....   [tags: Nationalism, Nation, Nationality, Nation state]

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The Nation As A White Woman

- ... If a child colors on the wall, but doesn’t want to get in trouble, the child might cry to show that they feel bad, use “puppy dog eyes” to remind the adult of all the good things they 've done, or act like they simply didn 't know better. The nation acts in similar ways when it is criticized, using its young age, or so-called lack of understanding, of the situation to get out of difficult situations. Despite the nation’s reverence for innocence, those who are viewed as innocent don’t want to be seen that way....   [tags: United States, Nationalism, Nation]

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A Nation State Is A Term Composed Of Two Key Notions

- A Nation State is a term composed of two key notions: “nation” and “state”. A nation is defined as a community of people with comparable cultural, ethnic and historical backgrounds who domicile in defined international borders and have some form of recognised governing body which overseas the nation. It is important to note that the word “nation” refers only to a socio-cultural entity, a group of people that share culture, language and traditions. The concept doesn’t necessarily embody the formal political organisations, such as countries....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Sovereignty, Nation state]

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America 's Unwelcome Guests By Frank Beard

- ... Anyone that was deemed to be a convict, lunatic, idiot, or unable to take care of themselves were denied entry. (2) This demonstrates once again how the government was worried about the morals and ethics of the people that were trying to enter the country, as they were being very selective when allowing them to enter; “…it was not until the mid-20th century that the boundaries of whiteness expanded or “blurred” to include southern and eastern European immigrants.” (Defining America’s Racial Boundaries)....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Globalization And Its Impact On Nation State

- Despite the fact that globalization has existed for centuries, it appears for many as a threat to the concept of nation-state. However, according to others, globalization has greatly benefit nation-states, and should therefore be conceived as a helpful phenomenon rather than a drawback. But if globalization is not more recent than nation-states, it has however been on the rise for the last decades. Thus it has taken more and more importance at domestic and global scale. This explains the concerns raised by many scholars who see in this expansion the end of nation-states....   [tags: Globalization, Culture, Nation, Nationalism]

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Malcolm X : The Nation Of Islam

- ... Malcolm X uses pathos to show his emotions on how not being able to write simple English affects him and how the teachings of Muhammad helps him to further understand the world of education better. While in prison he became a disciple for Elijah Muhammad and his teaching stressed how history had been “whitened.” Mr. Muhammad’s teachings had led Malcolm to stumble across Finding in Genetics, by Gregor Mendel. This led him to see everything about how genetics worked. The “G” section in the dictionary also helped him understand what genetics were....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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The Day Of A Master 's Guests

- ... It was the long talks at night between her Mistress and mother that told her so. It had become a part of their nightly ritual—to talk on the steps. It had also become a part of her daily routine to listen through the tiny opening at the troubling conversation the two women engaged in. It was the same question—night after night her Mistress posed, “Why did He have to take all of them. Not any of this is fair,” she would cry out into the brisk night air. “We might as well have lived unclean lives if this is how we were going to end up,” she cried....   [tags: Family, Mother, Max von Sydow, Master]

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Malcolm X : An Afro American Minister Of The Nation Of Islam

- ... Historical claims are arguably the most important aspect of a biographical film, which must be represented in the highest sense of factualism in order to maintain any sense of moral standard and truth to his name. In order to better understand Lee’s motives, we must grasp the systemic relationship Lee holds within black communities throughout the nation. This organic connection and level of relatability within the black community, in tandem with the power of film, structures the motive for Malcolm X and is fueled by social and racial intolerance....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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William Brubaker 's Article On Immigration, Citizenship And The Nation State

- The aim of this essay is to outline and critically evaluate William Brubaker’s article on ‘immigration, citizenship and the nation state’, and his views on the ideal-typical case studies of citizenship and nationhood in France and Germany. Using these two case studies as examples of state and sub state nationalism and their role in contemporary global politics. Brubaker’s work will be critiqued and analysed using relevant journal articles and other text. Firstly critiquing Brubaker’s theory on the ideal model of membership on becoming citizens, then discussing his views on immigration and anomalies of membership today and the problems with citizenship....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Germany, Germanic peoples]

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A Nation at Risk and No Child Left Behind: Deja Vu for Administrators

- Before the No Child Left Behind act came into effect there was a report done in 1983 called A Nation At Risk. Within in this report is information and statistics about how academic underachievement had reached national and international scales. In response to this report the National Commission on Excellence in Education came up with 38 recommendations for the schools. The recommendations were divided into five categories: content, Standards and Expectations, Time, Teaching, Leadership and Fiscal Support (A Nation at Risk and No Child Left Behind: DÉJÀ VU FOR ADMINISTRATORS?)....   [tags: A Nation at Risk, No Child Left Behind, education,]

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The Pros and Cons of Greeting Guests at Church Services

- The Artifact- We all know about it (personally it’s the one thing I dread each Sunday morning), the greeting of the guests. Greeting of the guests is at some point in a Church Service (usually around the beginning of a Sunday morning service) the Pastor, or Music Minister will direct the congregation, specifically church members to go out and specifically find someone who is visiting, target them out and begin talking to them. I will look into the positive and negative aspects of this practice, and what the church should or shouldn’t do in practicing this event every Sunday morning....   [tags: religion]

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Ensuring Safety of Hotel Guests

- Ensuring Safety of Hotel Guests Hotels rely on their IT assets to assist them in performing their daily business activities. Networks connect hotels with centralized application services, corporate Intranets, e-mail systems, the Internet, business partners and other stakeholders. Wireless 802.11 b/g networks in hotel guestrooms are becoming ubiquitous. Data zips back and forth across the enterprise. How safe are these systems and networks. Are they secure from external threats. What about internal threats....   [tags: IT Management Hotelier]

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An Analysis Of Elizabeth Warnock Fernea 's ' Of Guests Of The Sheik '

- It is important to note that Elizabeth Warnock Fernea herself is a brilliant writer, and her piece of Guests of the Sheik offers a very in debt analysis of an Iraqi village that would not be seen from most outsiders. How while Fernea concedes the fact that she is not an anthropologist she was married to one and the first two years of their marriage they lived in an Iraqi village called El Nahra. Since she lived in a village that has hardly any social contact between men and women, Fernea is able to give us a beautiful account of what the women’s life style, roles, and other aspects of a women’s life in an Iraqi village....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Family]

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Nation-State Building of Belgium

- 1. Introduction “The years of slavery are past, The Belgian rejoices once more; Courage restores to him at last, the rights he held of yore, strong and firm his gasp will be; Keeping the ancient flag unfurled; to fling its message on the watchful world: For king, for right, for liberty.” (Belgian National Anthem, 1830). This was what the Belgian sang when they fought for their independence, the song arises some questions on the situation of Belgium before there was a Belgian state or a Belgian Nation....   [tags: European Union nations development]

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The Children of this Nation are not Being Treated Equally

- In 1992, Ireland’s government signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which would lead some to believe that Ireland’s government is committed to ensuring that every child in Ireland gets the best chance possible in life. Unfortunately though this is not the case as each day in Ireland there are thousands of vulnerable children that are not having some of their basic needs met. Since 2009 the Children’s Rights Alliance publishes a report card each year that scrutinises the Government’s progress on its key promises to children (Children’s Rights Alliance, n.d.)....   [tags: Ireland, United Nations, Child Rights]

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Indi A Nation Of Contrasts, And The Nation

- India India is well known as a nation of contrasts, and the nation itself is a paradox. It is one of the world’s oldest known civilizations, yet it has only existed as the nation the world now know sit for 67 years. Similarly, it has produced some of the most important contributions to mathematics, science, philosophy, and trade, yet it is still considered to be a developing nation. The country’s history is a long, winding journey that has led it to its current state – the world’s largest democracy featuring both the same technological advancements enjoyed by the first world and the same challenges and problems faced by the rest of the developing world....   [tags: India, Indus Valley Civilization, Soviet Union]

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Elizabeth Fernea’s Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

- "You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo." -- Yannick Noah The writings of various ethnographers and anthropologists are intended to inform and educate the reader by imparting awareness and understanding of unexplored cultures. The value of such a work is directly related to the author’s familiarity with the culture. For instance, an individual intimately acquainted with a situation have different insights, but also different biases than an outsider....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

- In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about the working conditions of fast food meat slaughterhouses. In the chapter “The Most Dangerous Job,” one of the workers, who despised his job, gave Schlosser an opportunity to walk through a slaughterhouse. As the author was progressed backwards through the slaughterhouse, he noticed how all the workers were sitting very close to each other with steel protective vests and knives. The workers were mainly young Latina women, who worked swiftly, accurately, while trying not to fall behind....   [tags: Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Essays]

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The Nation of Egypt

- 5- Egypt overview The pervious chapter operationalized the research as a first step towards using the conceptual framework to analyse the ICZM initiatives. This chapter is designed to provide an overview of Egypt as a case study in order to understand the context before reviewing its ICZM initiatives against the conceptual framework. For this purpose, this chapter is structured as follows. Firstly, it presents a general background including the geographic context, economic context and the governance context (section 5-1)....   [tags: Nations Of The World]

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Hospitality's Role in Homer's The Odyssey

- The Odyssey, one of Homer’s Greatest works, presents an ancient Greek society where righteous conducts of hospitality, or “xenia”, are strongly pursued. Various forms of hospitality, generous or callous, depict how civilized the person is. This concept of treating strangers with warmth was taken so seriously because they traveled frequently away from home and needed assistance along their journey to stay alive. Punishments for those who break the unwritten laws of this tradition are to be expected, as well as rewards for those who abide....   [tags: journey, greek, guests]

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The Shaping Of A Nation

- July 1, 1776. John Dickinson, a representative from Philadelphia, delivered a speech to the Continental Congress, saying that declaring independence from Britain would be suicide. John Adams, from Massachusetts, gave his rebuttal, supporting a declaration of independence. When the time came for a vote, Pennsylvania voted no, New York abstained, and South Carolina requested a continuance. The following day, South Carolina reversed its position and independence was adopted with twelve votes. The Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman, produced a finished product and, o...   [tags: US History]

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The Social Welfare Of The Middle Of Rising Powerhouse Nation

- Imagine growing up in the middle of rising powerhouse nation but at the same time watching the world engage in horrendous war. This was the life of children growing up in the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning part of the 20th century. Between the years of 1890-1920, many events of both progress and power as well as actions of war happened around the world. There were four main areas in the Progressive Movement. First, social welfare aimed to help those in need. For example, the Salvation Army assisted those in poor conditions in need of help, ranging from issues of unemployment, poverty, or starvation....   [tags: World War I, World War II, League of Nations]

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Podcast: An Equation for Good

- The podcast I listened to on RadioLab is called “An Equation for Good,” which portrays a long conversation between three different guests Richard Dawkins, Oren Harman and Carl Zimmer and the producer is Lynn Levy. This podcast was very interesting to me because Robert Kulwich shared a story about his discussion about natural selection with Richard Dawkins and eventually natural selection gets known as “the total horror of this suffering in nature” (Levy, 2010). From this remark, I quickly realized that one of the main points of this podcast is to enhance our understandings of natural selection by realizing that it exists....   [tags: podcast analysis, guests, generosity]

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The Nation of Brazil

- Brazil was a colony owned by Pedro Alvares Cabral and Portuguese in the 1500s up until 1892 when they gain their independence. It is filled with many natural resources, such as iron ore, gold, oil, coffee, peanuts and timber. Brazil is identified with diversity and culture. The Brazilian people are classified as mestizos, descendants of Portuguese sailors and Native American and mulattoes, which are descendants of Portuguese and African slaves. The nation is also known for its beautiful tourist cities such Rio de Janiero, Amazon River and forest, the samba, and Brazilian nuts....   [tags: Countries of The World]

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ALIENATION OF A NATION

- In a society enshrouded by a type of melancholy found only in Turkey, there is no feeling more pervasive than alienation. Like a low flying cloud, hüzun hangs over Turkey and fills even the brightest hopes of the Republic with a measure of gloom. Caused principally by a crisis of identity, alienation renders much of the population of Turkey detached from the political and social processes. Though Turkey was once a part of a great empire that spanned much of Europe and Asia, it is now a dwarf of its former self....   [tags: International Politics]

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The Nation of Mexico

- The purpose of this paper is to provide in-depth information about Mexico’s economy, government, military, religion, and historical events that shaped the country. Mexico is located north of the United States; it borders the Caribbean Sea and the gulf of New Mexico. The total area is equal to 1,972,550 sq km; land taking up 1,923040 sq km and water taking up 49,510 sq km. Mexico gained itself independence on 16 September 1810, making their national holiday being that date. The Mexican flag has three equal vertical bands of green white, and red; the coat of arms is in the middle of the white band....   [tags: Countries of The World]

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The Nation of Russia

- Russia’s social society as a whole is very different from that of other countries that surround it. Russia is physically the largest country in the world, and because the people are so widespread the social norms vary from place to place. Also, there are social characteristics that are evident in the cities that are drastically different than those seen in the small villages scattered throughout much of Russia’s rural countryside. The family structure and women’s roles are different in the urban areas than they are in the rural areas....   [tags: Countries of The World]

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A Nation

- A Nation A nation is said to exist when it could traced its origins through the state, in which it associate itself with, histories. Additionally, the cultural elites must be established and well-versed in writing and speaking the national language. There must also be a valid reason for its claim on a certain territory. It is only when these three requirements are fulfilled will the international community consider their claim for a nation (Hobsbawm, 1990: 37). Disagreements, however, tend to arise in the political community over the definition of a nation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Blackfoot Nation

- Across Canada and the United States there are many First Nations languages which are a part of the Algonquian language family, all of which with varying states of health. Although these languages share many characteristics of the Algonquian language family, the cultures, systems of beliefs, and geographic location of their respective Nations differentiate them. In being shaped by the landscape, cultures, and spirituality of the First Nations, the language brings the speakers closer to their land and traditions while reaffirming their identity as First Peoples....   [tags: Niitsitapiiksi, Canada]

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Nation of Immigrants

- The American dream is an illusion of any person aspiring to be a part of a nation that calls itself “the home of the free”. Often imagery of America communicates ideas of freedom, equality, and success in life, from these we associate the American Dream. Immigrants are trying to escape from other nations where there are people dying in the streets and families that cannot make enough money to put food on the table. These people see America as the land of prosperity and opportunity; many come to this country for refuge....   [tags: Immigration]

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Stealing a Nation

- In the book "Freedom Next Time (2007)" written by the world’s renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, gives us the prevalence of the chronicles of five countries which is, as he expresses: “about empire, its façades and the enduring struggle of people for their freedom” (Pilger, 1). It is a book of individual struggles for peace, security, and a civilized nation with strong government. The opening chapter “Stealing a Nation” is an upsetting story of San Diego which unfolds the time, about 40 years ago, that had been secretly buried away until just recently....   [tags: sociology, corporate crime, chagonassians]

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Must Every Nation Have Their Own State if They Want One?

- The belief of a nation running their own state is a right for most of us. However, this is only a new conviction. The right for one to sovereign their own nation has come due with hard work. Illicit imperialism has stricken humanity for numerous years. Due to the aspiration of power certain nations today do not self-govern their own state. But why would there be a desire for this power. Some of the main items include natural resources, increased assets, and military expansion. Ideally this is great if this is voluntary external rule, but when it’s no longer voluntary this is when the boundary has been crossed....   [tags: nations, government, Canada,]

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The Osage Nation

- The United States of American is a country that was previously inhabited before the European Anglo-Saxons came across that Atlantic Ocean. It was a nation of independent people, multiple tribes in many places both those who made one place their home year round and others who traveled with the seasons. In the middle of this big island laid a land that belonged to the Osage tribe, and what a mighty tribe it was and still is. In the 17th century the original Osage tribe separated from the Sioux their language almost extinct belongs to the Siouan family, few Osage still speak this native language....   [tags: History of the Osage Indians]

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An Inseparable Nation

- The Church and the government have been two of the strongest influences on mankind for many centuries. Both powers have received great faithfulness from citizens, yet both receive harsh criticism as well. Many people view these two factions as entirely separate entities; however, this ideology is a fallacy. The government and the Church are two independent institutions that cannot be separated; rather, they must work in conjunction to ensure the happiness of the American people. Conflicts between the Church and the government have been apparent since before the time of the Romans....   [tags: Religion, Government]

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Nation Of Poverty

- Introduction “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” ― Nelson Mandela (Mandela, 2005, p. 123) It has been said that poor people have poor ways. Professionals use the term culture of poverty to describe that people in poverty share consistent and observable characteristics....   [tags: Slavery, Apartheid, Societies]

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A Crumbling Nation

- For those who do not know much about the Soviet Union, or those intrigued by the almighty Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the history of the collapse of the Soviet Union is extremely well documented in Stephen Kotkin's Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000. This relatively short book provides great insight into the downfall of the Soviet Union, as well as to how it could potentially have sustained longer than it did by the Soviet elite. A dramatic shift occurred in the Soviet Union between 1970 and 2000; numerous events and modifications occurred to pave the way for a long and slow decay, as opposed to a rapid and fervent eruption of a crumble that many may have expec...   [tags: Russian History]

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United Equality: The Failures of the United Nation's Humans Rights Laws

- After World War I, the victorious Allied nations made many changes in the world. In addition to the punishments Germany received, a peace-keeping organization called the League of Nations was created. Unfortunately, the League failed. Then, after World War II, the Allies created a new organization called the United Nations. The United Nations or UN, for short, by and large was successful and is still in operation today. The UN has a set of guidelines meant to be applied in every area of the world; one of which is the policy of human rights, created in 1948....   [tags: human rights, United Nations, ]

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Analysis Of Grayston Cottage Prides Its Self On Offering Guests Freshly Prepared Food

- Operating Procedures Due to the fact that Grayston Cottage prides its self on offering guests freshly prepared food made on-site with fresh ingredients, the production process incorporates an immensely large area in reference to the storage facility. Because of the chosen cuisines and production technique, the restaurant will have a higher level of culinary preparation, which signifies that the restaurant will need, extra burners/stoves, extra grills, extra hoods, larger coolers, walk-ins, more sinks, reach ins, mini coolers, and a point of service (Starkey, 2015 b)....   [tags: Limited liability company, Corporation]

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The United Nation 's 17 New Sustainable Development Goals

- ... Inequality favours a select few and disadvantages so many others which makes it difficult to achieve upward social mobility (changing of socio economic status) (United Nations, 2016). In order to achieve this second SDG, requires the combination of human development issues such as food security, access to water and nutritional improvement, as well as environmental intervention that deals with sustainable agricultural development. This goal encases physical, social, economic and political issues which raises the issue that this goal may be unrealistic to achieve in the next 15 years unless there is cooperation including legislation that is specifically aimed at supporting small scale farm...   [tags: United Nations, Millennium Development Goals]

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Greek Xenia in The Odyssey

- All throughout The Odyssey there are scenes of good and bad xenia, or hospitality. It can be seen that hospitality is extremely important in the Greek culture, both how someone treats their guests and how the guests treat the host. A closer look chronologically into the good, then bad examples will show how one acts affects the actions that are brought upon them when they either follow or disobey Zeus' Law. Right at the beginning of The Odyssey, the reader is shown the hospitality that Telemachus has....   [tags: hospitality, culture, treat, guests, actions]

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Religion As A Need For A Nation

- ... The people of Virginia did not like the people of Massachusetts. The people of Massachusetts did not think highly of the people of Georgia (Novak, 2001, p. n.p). Hence, one could argue that one united factor could be religion but it was not so, according to Novak ad Mr. Jay and Mr. Rutledge (2001)“ Americans are so divided in religious sentiments, some Episcopalians, some Quakers, some Anabaptists, some Presbyterians, and some Congregationalists, all could not join in the same act of prayer (Novak, 2001, p....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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The Social Sciences On The Nation State

- The contemporary concept of the nation-state came into being as a result of the Treaty of Westphalia1, and it 's rise to become the dominant form of social organisation can arguably be viewed as a direct consequence of decolonisation.2 The focus of the social sciences on the nation-state as a primary unit or level of analysis can be seen to be drawn from the sociological perspective of positivism, which sought to base the social sciences on the quantifiable methodologies of the natural sciences3, and in the subsequent macrosociological developments.4 However, whilst it provides a useful unit of categorisation and compartmentalisation, in the modern era the focus on the nation-state “...has p...   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, Nationalism]

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The Struggles Of A Developing Nation

- ... At the time, He believed that by separating church and state was the best way to develop a government that is beneficial to his people. By replacing the Ottoman Empire 's laws with his own, he was able to release the hold they had on his people. Mustafa Kemal’s new laws separated the extreme Muslim hold on the government and attempted to create a multiparty democracy. This gave him the authority to pass public policies that would never have been able to be enacted during the Ottoman Empire....   [tags: Developing country, Developed country, Cyprus]

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Drug Policies Of America As A Nation

- Drug Policies in America In America, the frightened public is the basis for policy making. Popular sovereignty fortifies justice and eradicates injustice in the moment of the issue though it often does not look far enough into the future. Throughout the growth of the nation, America has been frightened of the idea of drugs. With these thoughts in mind only, the public created law after law and act after act of punishments to prevent America from becoming corrupt by the evil that is drugs. In response to the scares, policies were made like the following: the Heroin Act (1924), the Narcotics Control Act (1956), and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act (1988)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Prohibition]

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The Nation Is Aware of the Abolotionist Movement

- The nation suddenly became alert, the nation suddenly had an opinion, and the nation suddenly cares. The abolitionist movement had a great impact on the nation. The abolitionist movement got the nation’s attention unlike the anti-slavery movement. The anti-slavery movement and the abolitionist movement have the same idea but each have a different purpose. There were many staunch supporters to Abolitionism, being stern and uncompromising enemies of slavery. Anti-Abolitionism, almost costing William Lloyd Garrison his life, also persuaded some members of the movement that they needed a stronger approach to get their point across....   [tags: impact, purpose, slavery, approach]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Birth Of A Nation '

- ... They are significant in showing primitiveness in the black nature from the beginning. An example of how they were presented in the film is as follows, “ A pickaninny runs happily in and out among the classic columns while the Camerons look indulgently on; a very fat and very black servant claps her hands with glee.” (Everett, 350) The children are seen almost as small pets, who are always cheerful and oblivious of true problems or life. This nature is further emphasized in black men who are either seen as the coon or the buck....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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Birth Of A Nation : The Civil War

- ... African American men were portrayed as sexual predators towards white women, and the portrayal of lacking intelligence. In the second half of the film, there were two incidents dealing with a white man trying to rape a white women. The black man insisted on pursuing, but instead she jumps to her death. The Ku Klux Klan later found and killed the man, and after his lynching the Klan placed his body in front of Silas Lynch’s yard. That scene was extremely significant because it showed how aggressive whites were towards African Americans, and the Ku Klux Klan is also portrayed as heroic....   [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, American Civil War]

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The Death of a President Changes to the Nation

- The death of a president in office is often a pivotal time for a nation. The people of that nation can choose from a host of ways to deal with the situation. The most powerful rhetoric after such a loss often comes not in words, but in pictures. These photographs can make more powerful arguments, more subtly than words ever could. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald mortally wounded the president with three shots fired from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository....   [tags: john f kennedy, assassination, funeral]

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The Struggle to Become a Nation

- In this essay, I am going to analyze the process of creating a nation in Cuba, Brazil and Mexico respectively. I am going to give a profound examination of Latin American’s struggle to become a nation. Moreover, this paper will compare and contrast critical topics such as the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial issues and war in Cuba and social revolution in Mexico. The main similarities between the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial issues and war in Cuba and social revolution in Mexico are their struggle to gain equal opportunity for all people living in the same land....   [tags: Latin America, Social Revolution]

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Why The Constitution Was Essential For The Nation

- ... However, during the Progressive Era, numerous efforts were made to raise awareness over such corruption. Such efforts began with the presence of muckrakers, creating an increase of awareness around the U.S. over the influence that big business had on American policymakers. As a result from the success of muckrakers, the White House realized that the people were not content with the government’s unethical actions. Thus, the nation’s policymakers began to implement more practices to give power back to the people....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The Role of Women in the Development of a Nation

- The contribution of women in the development of a nation has often been neglected. Especially in developing countries, seldom do we see women entrepreneurs who make an impact on the country’s economy and who contribute to the building of the nation. The present study is carried out with an intention to bring out the significant contribution of women entrepreneurs in India. The aim of the study is to emphasize the extensive outcomes of collective efforts of women force in India. The role of Chanda Kochchar in banking sector is considered as a case study for the present article....   [tags: india, chanda kochchar, banking sector]

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The Police Force And The Security Of The Nation

- Preventing crime is what the police force was formed to accomplish. Involving the intelligence aspect into the police force is a fairly new concept. In all areas of the society, policing crime must evolve in order to stay current, and a viable option to prevent crime. Criminals have must evolved with technology and the crime fighter must do so as well. A major part of the evolution of fighting crime is technology, another part of the evolution is communication. Proper communication with between law enforcement, intelligence and National Security agencies is vital for the security of the nation....   [tags: Police, Crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Malcolm X And The Nation Of Islam

- "The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he 's the victim and make the victim look like he 's the criminal." -- Malcolm X. When Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam rose to popularity through the 1950’s and 1960’s it was highly criticized by the media. Both parties sought to uplift African Americans and pull them from the grasps of white oppression and superiority. Words such as “black supremacists,” “anti-white,” “extremists,” and many others were used in the media to characterize Malcolm X and the NOI....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Black supremacy, Race]

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The United States As A Nation Of Immigrants

- As a nation of immigrants, the US population was characterized by multiplicity. For many years in history, the United States was likened to a “melting pot.” It meant that as immigrants from different regions and cultures came to live in the United States, their old ways of life melt away, and they became part of the American culture. The United States was thus compared to a big pot of soup that had bits of flavor from each different culture. In 2015, American immigrants currently comprise 13.3 percent of the nation 's total population, reaching the highest level in the nation in few decades, like Mexico, China or India....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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The Grievances Of The American Nation

- ... People had to fight even in peaceful times as King wanted to show his power through the terms of army. Americans wanted military actions to stop. Americans struggled to have free trade with other countries. They needed more access to the rest of the world. The King imposed huge and unreasonable taxes on almost all goods and services. Arbitrary government was like living in chains; citizens required another system. The fact Charters were replaced outraged the nation as well. The King was destroying America and making local population suffer; he used America as a weapon even against own land....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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A Nation of Grinders by David Brooks

- Booker T. Washington once reminiscently wrote, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome" (Washington). Washington's conviction that success is to be defined by tenacity and achievements throughout one's lifetime directly corroborates David Brooks's credence that success derives from a sound work ethic and perseverance as demonstrated in his article, "A Nation of Grinders." The speaker, who is typified as philosophical and sage, argues to an audience comprised of average American citizens striving for prosperity, that success is not merely calculated based on materialistic possessions but rather by the acquis...   [tags: happiness, diligence, experience]

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Education Is Essential For A Nation

- ... Between 1945 and 1957, we see critics start to attribute the learning problems to school in decline. They are right, the school is in decline, but it is not the teacher’s fault it is the governments and their lack of funding and priorities. During the Cold War, "for the first time the schools were seen as an integral part of international security. National security, intern, rested in part on a newly developed concept, 'manpower '.", (Bracey 2). The need for engineers, mathematicians, scientist, and foreign language speaker was in high demand....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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The Influence of a Superpower: Aiding a Nation

- In July of 2011, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, becoming the world’s youngest country (Government of the Republic of South Sudan). This monumental event came with a long history of conflict, war, and struggle. At the time, Sudan faced civil unrest in many regions of its country, especially in the southern and western regions. The one most recently affected is the city of Darfur in the West. Although, South Sudan gained its independence, it was not done alone. The northeastern country of Sudan received American aid and guidance through support, resources, the implementation of policies, and reformation (South Sudan Profile)....   [tags: sudan, sudanese conflicts, african countries]

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D.W. Griffith and The Birth of a Nation

- In 1915 the American film industry was forever changed as it took its first step toward modern filmmaking. It was the year D.W. Griffith’s A The Birth of a Nation was released, a racially insensitive film depicting life during the Civil War and Reconstruction in America. It is arguably first major success in American cinema as it was the highest grossing film of its time. It is no accident that the film destine to redefine the film industry in the United States would inevitable be a national historical epic, for the film was a response to the growing presents of foreign films dominating American cinema....   [tags: history of film making]

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Watergate : The Crime That Shocked A Nation

- ... They were in street clothing and they were not even noticed by the lookout across the street. The burglars were not alerted of the arrival of the police. As the police made their way up the floors using a stair case that the burglars had not used, the men had made their way into the DNC office. The burglars were hearing noises from a stairway and made a crucial mistake turning off their two way radios. They didn’t want anyone to hear someone talking on them or static coming from them. When the lookout finally spotted the police and guard making their way to the floor the burglars were on, he tried to radio the burglars and two men in the hotel....   [tags: Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon]

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Is The United States A Liberal Nation?

- Amanda Farias Akf632 GOV S310L August 15, 2015 Is the United States a Liberal Nation. Is the United States a Liberal Nation. That is a good question; America was founded on the basic principles that all have unalienable rights as individuals. The very fundamentals of liberal ideals stem from ideas and beliefs such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion for all belief systems, as well as the separation of church and state. It continues with other beliefs such as right to due process and quality under the law....   [tags: Liberalism, Classical liberalism]

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America is NOT a Christian Nation

- On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]

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Lack of Recycling in the Community and the Nation

- Recycling in our community has the potential to greatly aid our state in saving money by gaining money from recyclables. It is estimated that 1.2 billion worth of recyclables were disposed as waste in only four states. It also gives people in the community jobs that employ more people than the bio-tech industry. Recycling can also reduce the amount of pollutants that enter the rivers, streams, and other waters by reducing discharges to the environment and save wildlife. Recycling has many benefits that include saving money, helping the environment, as well as aiding in people’s health....   [tags: environment, air pollution, health, recycle]

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The People, the Nation, and the NSA

- Together as a society we have grown in many ways. Many people would likely say that the greatest growth we have experienced as a nation has been through technology. With the increasing use of technology in America, data has also become an abundant factor. Data use in America has become so common in fact, that now even the National Security Agency has begun to take notice. In the recent past, it has been discovered that the NSA has begun to compile this data across America. They excuse this collection of data as a safeguard to the nation’s security....   [tags: data, technology, surveillance, freedom, terrorism]

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An Imperative Decision Founders Of A Nation

- An imperative decision founders of a nation must make is how the legislature will be organized. Choosing unicameral, one chamber, or bicameral, two chamber, organization can be an incredibly difficult choice. As to which one is better, there is no clear-cut answer. While small countries usually establish unicameral systems, federal/democratic systems typically implement bicameral systems as some claim it provides better representation of the people. Since larger countries tend to have larger populations, they tend to implement bicameral systems....   [tags: United States, Legislatures, United States Senate]

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America Is A Nation Of Many Freedoms

- ... In a society where this type of stereotyping is normalized, homosexuals as well as those who simply do not associate with a gender standard find themselves lost and confused. Moreover, these vulnerable groups of people become instant targets for stereotyping and negative stigmatization. These types of discrimination are especially harmful because they pose a threat to individual identities central to each person. Under the moral expectations many individuals are inclined to downplay their true identity in order to successfully function in the majority dominated world....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Gender]

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The Shame Of The Nation By Jonathan Kozol

- ... They did not have the resources needed to be educated, and to overcome slavery. The solution to this problem could have been the self-awareness level. This level concentrates on the evaluation and exploration that slaves could do for themselves to achieve a better understanding of their identities and values. Therefore, this level encourages people to explore identity issues such as race, gender, class and sexuality. By using this solution, slaves could have analyzed their situation, and try to overcome the challenges that stopped them from getting an education....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher]

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