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The Myth Of The Nation

- How can the concept of the nation affect the way that scholars view the study of history. Benedict Anderson states that the concept of the places individuals under a set of common beliefs and values to form a sense of unity.1 What obligations does the nation provide to other ideas that historians use to analyze history. When assessing the usefulness of the nation historians must examine how others have defined the idea of the nation. With the understanding what the nation means, the historian must examine the limitations that the concept presents and how the approach can influence their views on history....   [tags: History, Culture, Colonialism, Nation]

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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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I Propose The Following Definition Of The Nation

- Nations from all around the world have their own unique culture and way of life that couldn’t be replicate elsewhere. And if you are fortune enough to live in the United States, you are able to see that the population surrounds it contains many different cultures from many different nations. But with different individuals from many cultures comes with feeling or ideas of what that culture is about, many of these ideas about different cultures would shape the individual’s identity in term of their way of life and worldviews toward other cultures....   [tags: Culture, Nation, Nationalism, Nation state]

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Sport And The Nation : Out Of The Left Field

- In the chapter “ Sport and the Nation: Out of the Left Field ”, Gamal Abdel-Shehid and Nathan Kalman-Lamb discuss the idea of the nation, in particular, the history of how it came to existence and the application of such notion to the world of sport. The authors point out that, “ if people speak the same language, cook the same type of food, wear the same types of clothes, listen to the same types of music, have ancestors who did the same sorts of things and who lived in the same place, they are, it appears, part of the same nation” ( Abdel-Shehid,& Kalman-Lamb, 2011)....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Sociology, Nation state]

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Why People Sacrifice Their Life For A Nation?

- “Imagined communities,” a book by Benedict Anderson, attempts to answer the question on why people sacrifice their life for a nation. Why people become very nationalist and ready to be killed in the bloodshed of a war for their nation. Anderson (1991, p. 5) argues that nationality is a cultural object of particular things. Nationality may have a compound intersection with historical powers, capable of being transferred with some changeable degree of perceptions, and may amalgamate congruently with political and ideological assemblages....   [tags: Nationalism, Nation, Nationality, Nation state]

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The Nation As A White Woman

- In order to successfully run a nation, state leaders must actively make a decision about how to nurture patriotic members of the nation. The United States’s first method was to personify the nation as a white woman. The nation needs to be protected, is faultless, and, most importantly, is innocent; this concept enabled the story of America’s people being the story of a white male’s journey into the future. Hence personifying the nation as a white woman not only enabled the permanence of a gendered nation, but also further perpetuated the nation’s emphasis on the nuclear family model....   [tags: United States, Nationalism, Nation]

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A Nation State

- A "nation-state" is one type of structure in which a country (nation), organizes itself politically under one government. To begin, a "nation" refers to the people or private lives of citizens. Nations are uniform in their demography and culture ( language, race, culture, ethnicity, etc.) and have a strong sense of community. Nations also politically control themselves (autonomous self-governance) and establish institutions (government, economy, education, labor, health). A nation promotes nationalism, the ideology that the nation 's geographic and demographic interests should be the primary political identity of its individuals (sum of all parts)....   [tags: United States, Russia, Nation, Nationalism]

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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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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

- “The future belongs to people who belong for it today”(Malcolm X). In the article, “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X, and he talks about his adventures while in prison. Malcolm X was a hustler that was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbery in 1946. While in prison he tried to find different ways to give himself an education. Malcolm X goes on to further talk about what he went through while out of prison. He also explains what he learned and how it helped him later on in life while working with Elijah Muhammad who was the leader of the Nation of Islam....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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Globalization Has Undermined The Power Of The Nation State

- In recent decades, globalization has become a trend though hundreds nations around the world. Generally, globalization refers to trend of countries joining together in alliances or unions to support each other in many aspects such as politics, economy, education, and even military (Burbules & Torres, n.d.). While globalization brings a huge package of advantages to many nations and states, it would be fair to recognize a long list of disadvantages from this trend. In my opinion, one of the most significant problem is globalization has undermined the power of the nation state....   [tags: Globalization, United Nations, Nation]

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Nation And State Building By Paul Collier

- Nation and State-Building In Paul Collier’s book Wars, Guns, and Votes he devotes a chapter in which he discusses the need to build a nation before building a state. His article describes the hardships of becoming a leader and changing government within nations within Africa. The biggest problem they must first overcome is their own ethnic principles. Many leaders struggled with becoming leader and not conducting themselves in the name of their ethnicity. Later in his chapter he describes ways in which the ethnic identity grew into politics to provide growth....   [tags: Ethnic group, Nation, Race, Ethnicity]

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The True National Identity Of A Nation Is A Never Ending Process

- Figuring out the true national identity of a nation is a never ending process, one which not only involves current issues in society, culture, and the nation itself, but by examining events that occurred in the past as well. It is not uncommon for a nation to look to its past to encourage feelings of pride and solidarity in its people. This is normally done through what can be referred to as a ‘governing myth’ or a ‘collective memory’. However, in an effort to establish national identity nationalists tend to alienate some of the citizens who cannot emotionally connect with the so-called ‘memory’....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Nationality, Australia]

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Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

- Many people do not realize that the jobs in the fast food industry are very dangerous. These are the jobs that no one realizes what it’s like behind the scenes. The workers face high rates of injury in the factories and in fast food restaurants, so we feel like we shouldn’t support the fast food industries. In chapters three and eight of “Fast Food Nation,” Eric Schlosser uses pathos to highlight the fact that fast food jobs are difficult as well as dangerous. The jobs involved with fast food are so dangerous that more regulations should be reinforced more firmly, as well as more laws should be put into place....   [tags: Fast food, Fast Food Nation, Food]

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

- El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, or better known as Malcolm X, was an Afro-American minister of the Nation of Islam (NOI) and human rights activist whose journey for racial equality and religious freedom infuriated white-America throughout the 60’s. Malcolm’s courage and ability to overcome adversity has been showcased through the Hollywood blockbuster hit-film Malcolm X, as directed and produced by Spike Lee. I plan to investigate Lee’s film and highlight the primary objective in making Malcolm X, while simultaneously capturing the religious elements of this film....   [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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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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The United Nation Is An International Organization

- The United Nation is an International Organization currently representing 193 countries around the world, in the enforcement of international law, economic development, social progress, security and human rights. There are six main organizations representing the United Nation. These six organizations can be considered as the heart and soul of the United Nation, as each has roles and responsibilities that promotes the effective functioning of the United Nations. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is one of the six main organizations of the United Nation and was established as such in 1946....   [tags: United Nations, Millennium Development Goals]

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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 United Nation Security Council

- The United Nation Security Council(SC) adopted Resolution 1970, 1973 and authorized some military measures toward Libya government in 2011. SC’s sanctions intervention certainly coheres the spirit of responsibility to protect. It performed an effective and important role in protecting human rights. Before the UN adopted any resolution, innocent civilians in Libya were under threat of attack. Demonstrations broke out Banghazi and spread rapidly in several cities since the middle of February. The protests and confrontations against the Gaddafi regime was unfolding since then....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations, Human security]

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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 Sovereignty Of The Nation

- Sovereignty has a much broader definition and has changed over the years which is the ultimate power coming from the people and that power can’t be taken away or separated. The word sovereignty came from western theory of Europe and derives from god and the king who were the rulers. John Locke and Jacques Rousseau both help develop define what sovereignty means which John said it comes from the people and Jacques says it comes from the agreement among the people of a nation. Next Sovereignty is never completely independent due to the fact that a strong Nation relies on one another to attain the goal of independence....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Creation Of A Nation

- The Creation of a Nation After fighting for their independence in the Revolutionary war, America kept fighting to keep the nation afloat. The Nation had such diverse leaders and so many on going issues that it had times where it really struggled. The fear of monarchy, the debate over slavery and the issues pertaining to their relationships with foreign countries, coupled with feuds between the founding brothers somehow resulted in the success of the nation. Although, America had gained their independence, the states feared the return of a monarchy while the government itself feared anarchy....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- The Birth of a Nation: An Insult to Cinema and Sensibility At its release, D. W. Griffith’s 1915 film The Birth of a Nation was regarded as a revolutionary and masterful piece of cinema. It was heralded as one of the greatest films ever made for the next fifty years, and is still revered by some for its amazing visuals and ground-breaking cinematic techniques. But these praises, some of which may be well deserved, obscure the film’s blatantly racist and offensive content in the minds of many viewers....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, African American]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- The Birth of a Nation (1915) is one of the most controversial movies ever made in Hollywood, some people even consider it the most controversial movie in the long history of Hollywood. Birth of a Nation focuses on the Stoneman family and their friendship with the Cameron’s which is put into question due to the Civil War, and both families being on different sides. The whole dysfunction between the families is carried out through important political events such as: Lincoln’s assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Kan....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Racism]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- The famous film The Birth of a Nation (1915) is considered a landmark and the most extraordinary achievement in the history of American Cinema. The film was directed by D.W Griffith, and it presents a distorted depiction of the South after the Civil War, it praises the Ku Klux Klan as a courageous troop, and it belittles blacks in a very hateful way. Such an influential, and controversial film had everyone speculating about it, and until today, as one critic put it, “the film brings all different types of emotions before peoples’ eyes” (Green, 179)....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- The film “The Birth of a Nation” presents the perspective of the civil war, slavery, and reconstruction from the two different viewpoints of the Stoneman and the Cameron families. The Northern Stoneman family consists of two sons, Ted and Phil Stoneman, alongside their sister Elsie Stoneman, and their abolitionist father Austin Stoneman. The Camerons which are a southern slave holding family is made up of two sisters, Flora and Margaret Cameron, two sons, Wade Cameron and Colonel Ben Cameron, and their mother and father, Mrs....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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The Weight Of The Nation

- Assignment #2 Question 1: Economy Throughout the video series “The Weight of the Nation” obesity is addressed several times, including how it as a disease has affected our economy for the worse. Although obesity has not drastically affected the states with higher income, those who live in states with lower income tend to be more negatively affected. In the first part of the video series, there was a study done by researchers in Tennessee proving that people with lower incomes are more negatively affected and prone to the disease of obesity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Hypertension]

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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 Development Of A Nation

- The development of a nation is similar to the development of a child; they both go through various stages of development before they have a firm grasp of what they are supposed to do. Much like a child, a nation goes through its infancy with a naïve point of view, usually enacting laws that suit the ruling class (wealthy) and when they eventually develop into adolescence they use their past experiences to adapt to the needs of the majority. The Roman Republic is a prime example of this analogy, throughout the 5th century towards the 1st century B.C.E; the Roman Republic was forced to change its constitution and laws in order to properly rule their newly acquired land and accommodate the Lati...   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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The Ideology Of The Nation

- 3.3 Political ideology Ideology is defined as an interlinked set of opinions, value, of belief of a community or an individual (“Ideology”, n.d.). For government, the ability to gain trust of people by practicing ideology that is accepted by its citizen, would become a powerful political tools for its political legitimacy (Mauzy & Milne, 2002). After independent, the massive cultural and ideological transformation was necessary. Due to small amount of resources, economic instability, and social tension, the PAP then conceptualized the ideology of “survival of the nation” (Chua, 1995)....   [tags: Sociology, Political philosophy, Culture]

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The Birth Of A Nation

- The film “The Birth of a Nation”1915 by D.W. Griffith, acclaimed to be one of the most innovative films in American history of cinema ,it was a huge commercial success, and yet it states multiple controversial themes. The groundbreaking use of elements of mise-en-scene, cinematography and editing in the scene “Riot in the Master’s Hall” emphasize on key ideas of the film such as the restoration of order, the fear of interracial marriage, and the idea that the empowerment of African Americans threatens white identities....   [tags: Race, Black people, Miscegenation, White people]

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The Nation Of Israel

- The nation of Israel: full of miracles, full of power, yet full of problems. The same Israel that miraculously escaped Egypt had many problems. When they conquered the Promised Land by the leadership of Joshua and settled down, many problems came to exist. Graciously, God would send heroes, Judges, to lead the nation out of the problems they encountered. Now, the time of the Judges was coming to an end. The last Judge that came into office was Samuel. In the time of Samuel, the people of Israel desired a king because the surrounding nations had kings and they wanted to be like them, hence God gave them a lesson by choosing Saul as the king of Israel to teach them they shouldn’t want what mer...   [tags: Israelites, Bible, Book of Judges]

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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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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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The United Nation High Commission For Refugee

- I was born in a little country on the west coast of Africa, Liberia, during a time when war was the order of the day. My family and I were forced to relocate against our will to the neighboring country, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire); I was only 2 years old at the/this time. Things were difficult for my dad, who was trying his best to provide for a family of four without a job, and for those of us trying to learn a new language (Liberia’s primary language is English and French is primarily spoken in Côte d’Ivoire)....   [tags: United States, Learning, United Nations]

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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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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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Racism : A Nation Of Nations

- Racism first started in America around the 1700’s when slavery first erupted on our soil. It is still a topic that is readily discussed in conversations everywhere (Anon nd). Some say America is not yet free from racism and others who say it is (Bobo Lawrence). The United States of America is based diversity and welcoming different ethnicities to become citizens of this country. “America is a nation of nations, made up of people from every land, of every race and practicing every faith. Our diversity is not a source of weakness; it is a source of strength; it is a source of our success.” (U.S....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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Border Patrol Nation : A Nation Without Borders

- BORDER PATROL NATION A nation without borders is not a nation. Today, every country is making effort to secure its borders not only from terrorists, drugs and smuggling but also from illegal immigration. All these recurring activities have sparked the United States to secure its borders against illegal immigrants and terrorism by creating a special department named the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headed by the Secretary of Homeland Security. After the terrorist attack of 9/11, terrorism and illegal immigration were two striking issues for the DHS....   [tags: United States Department of Homeland Security]

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Religion As A Need For A Nation

- Religion as a need for a Nation Elaborated in depth it is observed that the United States Stand on a rather solid foundation as far as the government and state is concerned, from its birth many a checks and balances has been implanted to its governing structure to ensure that only the maker using supernatural forces could deprive the people of their liberties and their freedom. Thus, being the nature of our nations governing body the same cannot be stated for a religion yet any nation must rely on a religion(s) to succeed According to Michael Novak & Thomas Jefferson (2001), “Sir said Mr....   [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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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 Struggles Of A Developing Nation

- The struggles of a developing nation Every nation has the same goal and pursuit, the pursuit of prosperity, security, and stability. If this pursuit is effective in all nations, each nation would achieve social, economic and political stability.Although some nations are closer to achieving this goal, others are unable to effectively apply public policy to produce a stable nation. Developing nations face many issues that developed countries don’t have to worry about.From structural issues within the government, to issues with feeding their citizens, some countries seem to be struggling with what appears to be basic survival issues while others are thriving....   [tags: Developing country, Developed country, Cyprus]

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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 '

- D. W. Griffith’s 1915 film, “The Birth of a Nation,” initially titled “The Clansmen,” did little to refute the prejudice undertone of post civil war america. Constructed from a novel by Thomas Dixon Jr., the film nearly deemed the emancipation of slavery a mistake which displaced the construction of society ­ a mistake that could only be corrected by stainless sheet wearing vigilantes born of the film who bore the name, the Klu Klux Klan. The civil war was thought to start the momentum of a turned leaf in the United States; however, “The Birth of Nation” brought reconstruction to a screeching halt, revealing the hatred present in America and reverting American opinion back more than fifty ye...   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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Birth Of A Nation : The Civil War

- In the movie Birth of a Nation, the first half of the story is based off the Civil War, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. The movie is divided into two parts, Pre-Civil War America and Reconstruction. After covering the Civil War, the story starts to introduce the Southern Camerons and Northern Stonemans. Birth of a Nation is told from the perspectives of these two families. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and Reconstruction is introduced in the second half. In the second half of the movie, racism becomes more apparent....   [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, American Civil War]

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The Movie ' Birth Of A Nation '

- Allow the Movie The mistakes done in the past cannot define a person’s life, but can be a life lesson to do remarkable things in the future. The movie “Birth of a Nation” is settling a lot of controversy before coming out in theaters, because of the film director, writer, and star of the movie his name is Nate Parker because of his past, when he was a student at Penn State University where he rape a fellow female student and was accused of rape in 1999 and two years later he was free of charge....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse]

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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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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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Unemployment And Its Effects On The Nation

- Unemployment & Its Effects on the Nation Unemployment surely takes its toll on a nation all together affecting our country each and every single day. Unemployment can be rather common in areas of depression and impoverishment. When an economic crisis comes about, many lose jobs and guide our country in high rates of unemployment. Back in 2009 when the depression hit the United States, we had hit an all time high, unemployment, rate of 10% (“"Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject."”). The unemployment rate is actually the lowest it has been since 2009, standing at 5.8% now (“"Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject."”)....   [tags: Unemployment, Macroeconomics, Economics]

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The Human Development Index Of A Nation

- Intro In order to maintain a healthy and competent nation, the government needs to intervene on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies to enable patients to have simpler access to pharmaceuticals pertaining to weight loss. If the obesity rate continues to escalate, then more and more individuals within the workforce will dwindle in competence and the ability to perform tasks that are essential to maintaining an efficient nation. Additionally, the Human Development Index of a nation takes into account the health and well being of its inhabitants, which would be negatively affected if the obesity rate continues to rise....   [tags: Obesity, Weight loss, Hypertension, Cancer]

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Why The Constitution Was Essential For The Nation

- The Need for a Stricter Campaign Finance System in America In 1787, Americaś Founding Fathers decided that it was time to create the United States´ (U.S.) Constitution, the most important - yet controversial - document in our nation. After the frivolous Articles of Confederation proved the weaknesses of the federal government, our Founding Fathers came to the realization that the need for a strong federal government was vital, while maintaining a democracy that was representative for the people....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Slave With A Nation '

- This film show a depiction battle just like in past history. My opinion, film shown a good depiction form Black Christianity form today. For example, today the Black Church look forward to the word of God to be free in the spirt just as in the movie (Birth of a Nation). I was moved by the movie depictions of the slave helping fight with Nat Turner cause. This film is a classical depiction of Black Christianity life today life fight for justice in the world. The film director did a good job in depict character of past history time of later to Black Christianity life as a slave....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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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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Mexican Immigration : A Nation Of Immigrants

- Title.. The United States has always been referred to as a nation of immigrants, ranked number 1 immigrated country in the world, with an approximate of 45 million immigrants America has more than four times as many living in any other nation according to the United Nations. Nearly 11.6 million immigrants from Mexico reside in the country (established by the 2013 ACS accounting) with a 28% of percent of all U.S. immigrants, Mexico represents the largest source of incomers. Mexican Immigration has changed several cultural aspects of the America....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Mexico]

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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

- The grievances of the American nation that were later interpreted in the Declaration of Independence obeyed the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. Inter alia, the nation was outraged by the fact there was an unfair social division. People struggled for the principle of equality for all. Among all, human rights, the nation wished to achieve Right for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. The current Government abolished human rights and desires. It limited the freedom of particular population....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Analysis Of The Film ' Birth Of A Nation '

- In Ava DuVernay’s film 13th she analyzes the pioneering events that led up to this toxic system known as the Prison Industrial Complex. She critically examines how the same golden ticket that, supposedly, granted our freedom was the same rabbit hole that kept black Americans in a cycle of slavery. DeVernay illuminates the ideology that if this system of “militarism, racism, and capital” could somehow manage to criminalize black Americans their institutions could continue and perhaps excel. Jordan Camp & Christina Heatherton’s Policing the Planet expounds upon this ideology that allowed those systems of “militarism, racism, and capital” to maintain power....   [tags: Crime, African American, Police, Race]

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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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How Taxation Is A Nation And The World

- Taxation is one of the most important and most common methods used for financing a nation and the world. Government services maximize the social welfare of the communities by reducing unemployment and inflation, delivering and securing public goods and services and by increasing income. The government of Iran will not be able to obtain a social development or welfare until it develops this type of infrastructure. Economic indicators must be promoted to increase revenue streams and it is difficult to create a culture where the citizens voluntarily and willingly pay taxes to support such a nation....   [tags: Tax, Income tax, Taxation, Progressive tax]

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Education Is Essential For A Nation

- The youth of the nation are both the backbone and living representation of what the future will hold. A teacher once told me, that the reason why she teaches is because the knowledge she gives us will greatly affect the world and she hopes it is for a positive effect. Education is essential for a nation to survive and thrive. What that education consists of is determined by what society views as important for the future. Therefore, why is it that the government is more concerned about funding and the other nation 's views than on the young 's people is education....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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Nelson Mandel A Nation Of Separation

- 1. This movie really touches on a lot of issues concerning South African people faced as a nation. Nelson Mandela faced a nation of separation due to racial segregation and accomplish his goal by helping the South African team win the world cup. At the start of the movie, marginalization is evident as white rugby players have green grass, rugby clothes, and equipment, yet the black soccer players had old, ripped, and run down clothes playing on a dirt field. Mandel was released from prison and won the election over the white candidates....   [tags: South Africa, Black people, White people, Race]

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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

- Watergate: The Crime that Shocked a Nation White collar crime is a term created by Edwin Sutherland in 1939 that refers to crimes committed by people of higher social status, companies, and the government according to the book “White-Collar Crime in a Nutshell” by Ellen Podgor and Jerold Israel. White collar crimes are usually non-violent crimes committed in order to have a financial-gain (Podgor and Israel 3). A very well known white collar crime that has even been taught in many history classes is the Watergate scandal....   [tags: Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon]

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Not All The World Of The Jewish Nation

- Not all the world, who are his own by right of creation; for these, his own, or against the world, and recognized from them; and his coming to them arranges some specific support, which is not granted to all: nor yet are the chosen of God expected; however, they are Christ 's own, in an extremely outstanding sense; they are his by his own decision, by his Father 's blessing, by his own purchase, and through the triumph of his effortlessness, and are the objects of his extraordinary love; and for their purpose he came in the flesh, and to them he arrives spiritually, and to them will he show up a second time at the most recent day unto salvation: yet they can 't be implied, in light of the fa...   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Christianity]

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Difference Between A Nation And State

- To explain the difference between a nation and state, a definition is necessary. A state is government with supreme authority to make laws over a defined territory or population. For some American citizens, this might be hard to understand, but “American state” is not the state that is defined above. State government, such as West Virginian government, can make laws, but it is not the government with supreme authority; therefore, West Virginia is not a state but the United States is a state. Yet, a nation is a different concept....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban area, Sovereign state]

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