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The Political Crisis Of The 1850 ' S

- Essay #1 The political crisis of the 1850’s is one of the most underrated influential decades in US history. Many people talk about the 1920’s and the 1940’s and 50’s; however, much of that history ─ especially of that between the late 1940’s and the late 1960’s ─ was predicated upon by the crisis of the 1850’s. To understand its importance, one must understand its composition, its origin, and its effect. The crisis of the 1850’s, predicated upon the furious debates of slavery in new western territories and consisting over debates of states’ rights versus federal power, had lasting effects directly concerning the Civil War and on the nation especially in relation to the century long ideolog...   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Myanmar Political Crisis: Towards a Democratic Nation

- The purpose of this memo is to discuss the crisis in Myanmar, one of the ASEAN Member States. The situation in Myanmar has worsened after the election on 7 November 2010. It has claimed lots of lives and also has caused injuries to many people of Myanmar. This also has caused political instability in Myanmar. International media claimed that lack of coordination of the United Nations has caused this situation to happen. At this moment, ASEAN as a regional grouping which include Myanmar is being seen as the most suitable mediator in trying to find the solution to the problem....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Solution to the Ukrainian Crisis

- Summary Political crisis in Ukraine has been dubbed as the biggest confrontation between the East and the West since the end of the Cold War. As the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine was annexed by the Russian Federation, the escalation of the current crisis is increasingly probable. While pro-Russian demonstrators are protesting in the eastern Ukraine, especially in Luhansk and Donetsk, approximately 40,000 Russian troops are amassed close to the Ukrainian border. Despite numerous attempts from the European Union (EU) and the United States to deescalate the crisis, the problem is still imminent and Crimea is still annexed....   [tags: political crisis, Russia, gas line]

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Political And Social Crisis : The Arab Spring, By Sarah Van Gelder

- Inspired by the Arab spring, massive Israeli protests and uprisings in Europe, protesters in New York City’s financial district voiced their anger and frustration at a system they believed had largely failed the American population. According to Sarah Van Gelder, author of This changes everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement, big corporations and elites in New York, known as the 1%, were claiming the world’s wealth for themselves at the expense of the 99%. The 99% therefore defined themselves as a group of activists who stood against corporate greed, social inequality, and the enormous gap between the rich and poor....   [tags: Politics, Political party, Political corruption]

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2008 Financial Crisis: Iceland's Then & Now

- ... The stock market crashed with 90% and the unemployment rate became three times higher, from 3% to 9 % within a few months. All these events made Icelanders relatively poor, which led to massive dissatisfaction and turbulent demonstrations in the capital Reykjavik. The police had to use tear gas against demonstrators for the first time since 1949. Iceland’s previous Prime Minister Geri Haarde was one of the blamed persons for the crisis and he called for a new election after the dramatic demonstrations in Reykjavik....   [tags: political responses, causes of crisis]

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Guidelines for Recovering Thailand’s Tourism Image After Political Crisis

- 6. Scope of the Study This research is a study of the diverse strategic plan to recover Thailand’s tourism image that will ensure the come back and the repeat travel for first time international travelers. The illustration is to reduce the negative image after the unrest and welcome back the tourists by increasing the confidence and positive image of the country. The study will cover topics as follows:  Scope of Areas This research will carry out the survey of the current Thailand tourism image among the international travelers during travel in Bangkok after the political unrest....   [tags: International Politics ]

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Guidelines for Recovering Thailand’s Tourism Image After Political Crisis

- Asia Pacific region was the world’s highest growing in terms of the tourism industry in 2004. Therefore, the revenue from tourism industry is one of the significant sources for developing country in this region. According to Zhang, Qu and Tavitiyaman (2009), tourism is playing the major role to enlarge the foreign exchange earnings, increasing the number of international tourists in a growing labor-intensive industry (Richer, 1999). As a result, most tourism destinations attempt to be attentive on their country’s image to raise the number of foreign tourists for generating more income to their nation and local community (Henkel et al., 2006)....   [tags: Tourism]

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The Iran Hostage Crisis Changed The Political Connections Between The United States And Iran

- The Iran Hostage Crisis changed the political connections between the United States and Iran for several years to come. The Iran Hostage Crisis became a symbol of America 's global power and influence On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, and took 52 Americans Hostage. The students agreed that the hostages would not be released until the Shah returned to “Iran to stand trial for the crimes committed against the Iranian people.” (Bechtel). Despite the Shah’s treatment of the Iranian people, the President Carted allowed the Shah into the United States to receive medical treatment....   [tags: Iran, Iran hostage crisis, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi]

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Geography: Key Events In Ukraine's Political Crisis

- For much of its recent history, [Ukraine] has been viewed as divided between two regions— one oriented toward Eurasia/USSR in the east and one toward Central Europe in the west (Sellar and Pickles, 2002). The geographic location of the Ukraine — nestled in between Russia and Europe — and the subsequent mix of cultures, languages and histories of the citizens of modern day Ukraine have been the source of political and social unrest nation-wide for many years. The European Union/Russian Federation fault line that has always split the Ukrainian population was in large part the reason the most recent protests began in November....   [tags: european union, protests, ukrainain identity]

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Hegemony, Historical Bloc and Politics of the Yellow and the Red: Thailand Political Crisis in Gramscian Perspective

- Hegemony, Historical Bloc and Politics of the Yellow and the Red: Thailand Political Crisis in Gramscian Perspective For the last several years, Thailand is in spotlight from the international as a result of the existing political conflicts between two social forces, the Yellow and the Red shirt movement. The starting point of the battle between the Yellow and the Red began in September 2005 which initiative movement by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) against the Thaksin and Thai Rak Thai government....   [tags: International Politics ]

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Britain Faced A Major Social And Political Crisis In The Years 1910-1914

- Britain Faced A Major Social And Political Crisis In The Years 1910-1914 There were many reasons why Britain was facing a major Social and Political crisis in the years of 1910-1914, I have narrowed down the reasons to three major issues; The Suffrage movement, Industrial Unrest, Constitutional Crisis. I will be looking at these issues in more depth as to whether they can explain the Crisis. The first issue I will be looking at will be the Suffrage Movement. At the begging of the twentieth Century no woman could vote in elections for parliament....   [tags: Papers]

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Common Sense: Give Me Liberty by Patrick Henry

- Give Me Liberty Patrick Henry said give me liberty or give me death. In the book Common Sense that is the feel throughout the book and what I think the majority of the Americans that were fighting wanted along with being their motto. The second book I read called Paul Revere’s Ride by David Fischer had that same common theme weaved thought the book. I think that it is a huge similarity throughout both books. It was a different time back then and people today do not understand what they went through or what kind of sacrifices the people made so that we can have the freedom that we do today as Americans....   [tags: political climate, change, crisis]

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New York Fiscal Crisis and The 2013 Mayoral Political Campaign

- During New York City’s 2013 Mayoral campaign, Republican candidate Joe Lhota claimed that if his democratic opponent Bill de Blasio were to be elected New York City’s history would repeat itself: in particular, that de Blasio approach to running the city would be the same as the previous Democratic mayors’ and would cause a repeat of the 1970’s and 1980’s fiscal crisis that crested under David Dinkins before republican Rudy Giuliani reversed its course. I believe that Lhota claims are wrong. The democratic were being blamed during due to the policies that were made during the same time as the fiscal crisis....   [tags: Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio]

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The Ukrainian Revolution and the Russian Takeover ot the Crimean Peninsula

- The Ukrainian revolution of 2014 and the Russian takeover of the Crimean Peninsula presented the US with what appeared to be unique political challenges. On closer inspection, the Ukrainian crisis is actually quite similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis, with the opponents in opposite positions. With these two crises in mind, the paper will discuss how the ability to understand one's enemies, gain public support, and effectively utilize nuclear weapons presents a significant challenge for the US to leverage its military power to accomplish its political objectives....   [tags: political challeges, cuban missile crisis]

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The Nullification Crisis

- Political unrest within the advocating for Nullification virtually declares the United States Constitution nonexistent. To propel, and support secession is radical and creates separate entities trying to coexist amongst each other while avoiding the issue. In the matters of the government, constitutional propriety should be enforced and upheld with the upmost respect. However, when the driving force behind promoting constitutional propriety has a hidden agenda that is repugnant in nature then there is bound to be disputes....   [tags: Political Unrest, 1828 Tariff]

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Indonesia's Economy: Socio-Political Challenges in the New Order

- Socio-political challenges post- New Order Suharto’s New Order regime was blatantly corrupt and filled with nepotism, this mixed with the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis left a legacy of socio-political challenges for subsequent reformasi governments. These challenges include the legacy of authoritarianism, corruption, depoliticised civil society, a powerful military and an inefficient judiciary and government. (Pohlman) The different reformasi governments failed to comprehensively resolve these challenges, leaving Indonesia riddled in uncertainty, and thus leading to its economic sluggishness....   [tags: Asian Financial Crisis, Financial Growth]

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The Moment of Truth: America's Financial Crisis

- America is in fear over the financial crisis, and no clear solution has presented itself. The political parties continually blame each other in a never-ending cycle, while the state of the economy keeps falling and the national debt keeps rising. Along with that, many functions of the government, such as tax reform and Social Security, have ‘leaks’ in them, where money is being lost. As researchers look into the crisis more and more, they keep finding scary results, such as the predicted debt in 2035 being 185 percent of the country’s (GDP)....   [tags: political parties, fiscal responsibility, debt]

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The Crisis." The English Crisis Analysis

- Thomas Paine speaks in his Will of this work as The American Crisis, remembering possibly that a number of political pamphlets had came out in London, 1775-1776, under general title of “The Crisis." The English “Crisis” bears proof all over of having been written in London. It derived not anything from Paine, and he derived nothing from it, unless its title and this is too understandable for its source to require argument. There is no hesitation, on the other hand that the title was recommended by the English book, for the reason that Paine has pursued its method in bringing in a "Crisis Extraordinary." His work consists of thirteen numbers, and, in addition to these, a "Crisis Extraordinary...   [tags: american crisis, thomas paine, kinsman]

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The Crisis in Ukraine

- If anyone has watched the news in the last year, I am sure they have heard something about Ukraine and Russia. This is not the first time these two countries have been in the news. According to a recent article about Ukraine’s history published by BBC News, Ukraine is a fairly new country. Ukraine was a part of Russia until the end 1991when Ukraine voted to become independent from Russia (“Ukraine Profile – Timeline”). This separation from Russia made Ukraine the second largest country in all of Europe (“Ukraine Profile – Overview”)....   [tags: Ukraine Crisis Essays]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- In 1962 nuclear war seemed inevitable to the world, it was the first time nuclear war was hanging on a thread. The Cuban Missile Crisis presented a threat to the world, in which the USSR planted nuclear missiles on Cuba. America’s response was to threaten launching nuclear missiles at the Russians. This incident launched the world into a new time, which presented nuclear weapons as a source of power. The incident of the Cuban Missile Crisis still connects with us today because the power nuclear weapons present, which provides incentives for countries to want them....   [tags: crisis, war]

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Is Outsourcing A Refugee Crisis?

- ​It was instructed to compare and contrast two of the authors from BF190 discussed throughout this course to a media object provided by the professor. The authors I chose to focus on are Thomas Hobbes and Jean Jacques Rousseau. From the readings “Leviathan” by Thomas Hobbes (CITE) and “Discourse on the Origin of Inequality” by Jean Jacques Rousseau (CITE), both authors have similar but yet very different viewpoints on ideas they have made. The ideas I will be comparing and contrasting between these two philosophers are their different beliefs and understandings on the State of nature and the Social contract....   [tags: State of nature, Political philosophy]

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The Bush versus Gore Crisis

- ... Gore occurred on December 11. Theodore Olson delivered Bush's ejaculatory argument and New York lawyer David Boies argued for Gore. During the brief period when the U.S. Supreme Court was contemplating on Bush v. Gore, the Florida Supreme Court provided clarifications that the U.S. Supreme Court had requested on December 4 in the case of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. Because of the unprecedented nature and arguing urgency of the case, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its assessment in Bush vs....   [tags: political and legal analysis]

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Political Economy of Yuan-Dollar Exchange rate

-   The Chinese exchange rate policy has been one of the top topics of debate in recent years. It has attracted a great deal of attention in academic and policy area due to the slower pace of economic growth and manufacturing job creation from the beginning of 21st century and recent financial crisis in United States. China has been accused of pursuing new mercantilist policy, that is, encouraging export and impeding import mainly through the manipulation of exchange rate between Chinese currency known as Renminbi and US dollar....   [tags: Job Creation, Financial Crisis]

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An Overview of the Argentine Financial Crisis

- The financial crisis in Argentina during the late 1990s and early 2000s resulted in severe issues with foreign debt, inflation, unemployment, and political turmoil for the country. Argentina not only suffered a currency crisis, but also suffered a political crisis. Fallout from the economic collapse was so severe the Argentinean population resorted to civil unrest and protest, which in turn exacerbated Argentina’s problems at the turn of the century. While other issues related to this financial crisis such as the impact on the lives of the Argentinean population or the political turmoil and corruption are certainly worthy of discussion, this paper will focus on the currency crisis and the Ar...   [tags: Economy, Currency Crisis]

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The Greek Economic Crisis

- Since 2008 there has been an ongoing financial debt crisis that has affected the majority of the world states. However, the most disastrous economic decreases have been witnessed in the European continent. Therefore, this crisis is widely known as the European Sovereign Debt - Crisis. The aim of this document, however, is to analyze and discern possible policies focusing on providing a set of solutions that may help the Greek government in regards to their financial debt within the larger European crisis....   [tags: European Sovereign Debt Crisis]

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The Iran Hostage Crisis

- The late 20th century was a very turbulent time in American history. In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected to the presidency, and he had many goals to help better America. However, on November 4th, 1979, a group of radical students seized the United States’ embassy in Tehran, Iran. This completely altered the course of American history and relations with the Middle East. This crisis had many impacts on the United States. It caused the Energy Crisis which in turn caused the Recession of 1979. The Iran Hostage Crisis also had political consequences for President Carter....   [tags: Iran Hostage Crisis]

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The Political Philosophy of Karl Marx

- Workers of the World Unite; You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains. -- Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto Karl Marx had very strong viewpoints in regards to capitalism, making him a great candidate for this assignment. People constantly debate over whether his ideologies held any grain of truth to them. I believe that although not everything Marx predicted in his writings has come true (yet), he was definitely right on about a lot of issues. As a matter of fact, his teachings can definitely be applied to today’s society....   [tags: Political Science]

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Environment vs. Economy: Is There an Environmental Crisis?

- Environment vs. Economy Is there an environmental crisis. Is there an environmental crisis. Expert opinions vary. The Wingspread Conference Center in January of 1998 came to this conclusion: “We believe there is compelling evidence that damage to humans and the worldwide environment is of such magnitude and seriousness, that new principles for conducting human activities are necessary.” The need for environmental peace is at a greater demand than it used to be. Extremist, Peter Rossi, believes the real enemy of the environment is poverty....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Iranian Hostage Crisis : Iran

- November 4th, 1979 was a normal day for many people across the globe, however in Tehran, Iran a 444 day long journey had just begun for 60 plus Americans. Today this issue is better known as the Iranian Hostage Crisis. This plight started with the United States attempt to westernize Iran. Which resulted in severe backlash from Iran against the United States own citizens. This quickly became a crisis for the United States and a scurry to try and save American lives. Because of attempts to change Iran, the Iranians started to resent the United States for many reasons, which went beyond the 444 day long crisis....   [tags: Iran, Iran hostage crisis, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi]

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Lack Of Ethics On The 2008 Economic Crisis

- Lack of Ethics in the 2008 Economic Crisis Beth Gardner writes about the implications of the 2008 financial crisis as a “trigger” for business schools to teach their students ethics. Ethics is a broad term about moral conduct and how the decisions of an individual affect others. As discussed in class, the three goals of ethics include: preventing harm from occurring, stopping harm from continuing, and minimizing unavoidable harm (Bryan, 6). As witnessed in the 2008 financial crisis, ethics was submerged by the political and selfish nature of corrupt business leaders who focused solely on money....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Financial crisis]

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Thai History and Political Paranoia

- The question as to what dictates the relationships and conflicts between the different political parties in Thailand is an intriguing one. While some may believe that the underlying influence is ambition, there is more substance to the argument that it is in fact political principles, personal loyalty, family alliance and, most importantly, political paranoia, which dictate Thai politics. The paranoia arises from a mutual distrust and fear that a fellow Thai member of the resistance may have some hidden agenda that is incompatible and in conflict with their own....   [tags: ideological differences, political parties]

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Political Science And International Relations

- Kawkareik, a small town of Kayin state of Burma, surrounding by Dawna Range, is the place where I was born and had to flee. Civil wars, military rules, and religious conflicts are part of her misfortunes and, for sure, I had witnessed some of her pain. Other portion of my childhood had also associated with the experience of living in Mae Sot district and Nu Poe refugee camp in Thailand before I settled in the United States. When I first arrived to the America, I had observed the difference of societies in term of peace, prosperity, and harmony....   [tags: Political science, Politics]

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A Political System

- Similar to a well oiled machine, a political system is concerned with processing the demands of a society to then provide the goods and services demanded while ensuring its own establishment (Berg 1). However, considering that the idea of a political system is a social construct, its form is subject to a myriad of complex and conflicting forces. The most palpable force is that of a city’s financial needs. Any locale has the burden of satisfying the demands of its constituents with limited resources....   [tags: New York City, Chicago, Political corruption]

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The Global Financial Crisis Since The 1930 ' S

- Introduction The 2008 global financial crisis was widely considered the worst economic financial crisis since the 1930’s and the Great Depression. This crisis was a major problem for nation states across the globe and exposed the interdependence that can easily result in a systemic international banking and credit crisis. While the crisis is six years in the past, we are still plagued by many of the long-term effects of the crisis such as extraordinarily high unemployment, austerity measures that decreased government budgets as a method to ensure government solvency, rapidly increasing poverty, and worsening economic inequality, one ramification of all of this has been the growing social an...   [tags: Public finance, Tax, Financial crisis]

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Political Realism

- People’s ideas and assumptions about world politics shape and construct the theories that help explain world conflicts and events. These assumptions can be classified into various known theoretical perspectives; the most dominant is political realism. Political realism is the most common theoretical approach when it is in means of foreign policy and international issues. It is known as “realpolitik” and emphasis that the most important actor in global politics is the state, which pursues self-interests, security, and growing power (Ray and Kaarbo 3)....   [tags: Political Science]

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India And Nepal Relation : Recent Inter Relation Crisis And Problem Solving Workshop

- India and Nepal relation – Recent Inter-Relation Crisis and Problem Solving Workshop Introduction: Nepal is one of the landlocked country, which has three side border with India, and one side with China. India has deep security concern in regard of china throughout the history, and it put higher importance in Nepalese politics, as well as foreign policy. As an underdeveloped country, Nepal has been facing different challenges, such as economic, political, and social. Because of political instability, Nepalese foreign policy has been failed to establish a strong relationship with neighboring countries, especially with India....   [tags: India, Political party, Diplomacy, Constitution]

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The Greek Debt Crisis: Causes, Impact and Resolution

- Introduction Greece is a democratic, high income and developed country from the European continent with the 44th highest GDP and the 29nd highest HDI in the world. According to the International Monetary Fund, Greece’s GDP for fiscal year 2012 was USD 266 billion. The service sector accounts the largest chunk of it at 78% that includes the public and tourism sector. The industrial sector contributes to 18% of Greece’s GDP. Greece’s agricultural sector contributes a mere 4%, as shown in Figure below: Source: The World Fact book, www.cia.gov.in – Greece (2012) Source: The World Fact book, www.cia.gov.in – Greece (2012) The workforce composition is also shown above....   [tags: Tax Receipts, Failed Political System]

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The Eurozone Crisis

- Introduction Eurozone crisis can be seen as the most important economic problem of the European Union in the history. Because of that crisis the currency union have faced the possibility of separation which is an extremely critical issue not only economically but also politically. Until the subprime crisis which became prominent by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the economic level of the EU members were similar. When the bankruptcy occurred those countries started to differentiate in a very significant way....   [tags: Eurozone Crisis]

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Cuban Missile Crisis : President John F. Kennedy

- Among the great events and political crisis where President John F. Kennedy displayed courage, the one that fascinates me the most was “Cuban missile crisis.” This was when his administration took a hardline against the presence of nuclear missile that the Soviets installed in Cuba 90 miles from the American coast. This missile was never a treat to the United States but President John F. Kennedy insisted that it was a threat and a sign of disrespect to his administration and that it must be removed....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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The Fiscal Deficit Crisis in the United States

- The Fiscal Deficit Crisis in the United States Since the inauguration of George W. Bush as the president of the United States in January 2001, a series of issues and problems have appeared. President Bush created problems in education, finance, medicare, social security, as well as foreign affairs. In addition, he has turned a 500 billion dollar surplus into a 500 billion dollar deficit (“Historical Tables” 2004, 21-22). We must ask how he could do this. Were funds spent on improving education, social security, or healthcare....   [tags: Government Politics Political Bush Essays]

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The 2012 Global Financial Crisis

- The 2008 Global Financial Crisis was the most severe economic disaster the world has faced since the Great Depression of 1929. The root cause of the GFC cannot be traced back to a single event but rather, a culmination of events such as debt accumulation, low interest rates, inappropriate risk assessments and the ill-informed decisions to purchase assets with rising prices through debt (Taylor, 2013). Given the rapidly changing nature of the financial markets, increasing globalisation and uncertainty about the future, it is misinformed to believe that the GFC was a once-in-a-hundred-years event and will not occur in the near future....   [tags: Subprime mortgage crisis, Debt, Investment]

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The Cuban Missle Crisis Of 1962

- The Lessons Learned. Throughtout life, we tend to reflect on past scenarios as a way to learn from our mistakes and reward ourselves for the things we did right. As we know, the Cuban Missle Crisis of 1962 was one of the most influencial events in our worlds history, as the world only came steps away from nuclear annihilation. (Gelb) Looking back at the past we find that there are many things that the United States could have done differently which would have put them less of a dicey predicament....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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Globalization and Political Policy

- Globalization, both as an ideology and process, has become the dominant political, economical and cultural force in the 21st century (Steger, 2002, 6). Increasingly there is a trend of policy areas that were once reserved for the state, shifting towards either being made or greatly influenced by international factors. The purpose of this paper is to examine the question: does globalization affect all policy areas equally. The view of the paper is that not all policy areas are equally influenced by globalization....   [tags: Political Policy]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- Introduction Game Theory, originally derived from the subject of Mathematics, aims to provide a way to understand strategic social interactions; such as in the case of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It can be understood as the study and explanation of strategically, mutually-dependent actions and decisions (strategies), made by what are assumed to be ‘rational’ decision-makers (players) in competitive conditions that involve both conflictual and cooperative options (games); where the objective of each player is to achieve the most desirable outcome from a set of potential outcomes (payoffs) (Carlson & Dacey 2013; Myerson 1991; Prisner 2014; Turocy 2001)....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- “Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.” John F. Kennedy. In the midst of the Cold War on October 16th , 1962 President John F. Kennedy was informed that an American U-2 spy airplane had photographic evidence that the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons in Cuba. The following thirteen days are considered the closets the world has ever been and hopefully ever will be to a thermonuclear war....   [tags: Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet Union]

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Political Participation And Political Politics

- Many countries around the world have in place a government system known as a democracy. Unlike dynasties and dictatorships, the power of decision making in democratic societies lay in the hands of the people. In countries, such as Canada, America and Switzerland, citizens are eligible to take part in choosing a leader and voice their opinions about their country’s political state. This process is known as political participation. Political participation can be defined as the voluntarily participation of individuals in the political process with the intention of influencing their political environment....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Pierre Trudeau, Voting]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of the most studied events in world history. Never did the United States come that close to engaging in a nuclear war with another nation than it did during that time. The 1960s was a period of unrest as the world watched the United States and the Soviet Union engage in the tense nuclear arms race of the Cold War. The United States was in a position of almost complete global superiority, but this would not go unchallenged. Unknown to U.S. intelligence, the Soviet Union was secretly aligning short and long range nuclear warheads on the island of Cuba....   [tags: Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear weapon]

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China's Mixture of Political Systems

- Introduction In depicting the International Political Economy, Susan Strange, (1988) in her work “States and Markets” depicts it as a concern of social, political and economic arrangements that affect global systems of production, exchange and distribution and the mix of values reflected therein (Murphy and Tooze, 1991). International Political Economy is defined as the interplay of economics and politics in world affairs (Baylis and Smith, 2001). A dynamic and pivotal force within the global political economy which shows a definite interplay between politics and economics is the country of China; a country whose political system is primarily that of a communist state....   [tags: International Political Economy]

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Canada 's Global Financial Crisis

- The global financial crisis affected the many advance economies, particularly the United States. Unemployment significantly increased, people were evicted from their homes, and the search for employment was a dead end. However, Canada was not affected with the same force as the United States: “Canada’s financial sector was less affected than most advanced economies and it had the highest bank soundness rating in the World Economic Forum surveys from 2007-2008 through 2012-2013.” Despite the relatively stable status of the Canadian economy, Canada was very much involved in the review and improvement of international financial regulations....   [tags: Canada, United States, Peacekeeping, Suez Crisis]

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The Government Does Have The Constitutional Power To Suspend The Constitution During A Time Of Crisis

- "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety," says Benjamin Franklin in Historical Review of 1759. Others tend to say just the opposite of what Ben Franklin quoted. With that being said, a key question comes up for discussion: Does the government have the Constitutional power to suspend the Constitution during a time of crisis. Certain documents were brought up for discussion that deal with certain articles from the Constitution and some acts/laws that the Congress passed to substantiate whether the government has certain powers....   [tags: Political Science Politics]

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Political Philosophy : By Jean Jacques Rousseau

- Matthew Firestone December 17, 2015 Political Philosophy: Dudas Final Paper: Option #1 As we navigated through eight different political philosophers this semester, we have read, first-hand, how each writer has perceived different crises and problems in his study of humans and their societies. Although some of their issues overlap, the philosophers do not wholeheartedly agree on their methods of resolution. Every philosopher agrees that authority must be imposed fairly on society although they don 't agree how, Rousseau, Mills, and Nietzsche believe that the individual is not free in society while Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Locke take an opposite approach as they do believe the individual...   [tags: Political philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Link Between The Warsaw Pact And The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The link between the Warsaw Pact and the Cuban Missile Crisis was part of Khrushchev’s plan to bargain with the Americans to gain possession of West Berlin, but more so, to remove American ballistic missiles that had been placed in Turkey as a first responder to a Soviet nuclear attack. This interlocking aspect of the Cuban Missile Crisis provided a rationalization for Khrushchev to place missiles in Cuba, which reinforced the threat of an attack on the coastal United States. In a global perspective, the Soviets were reacting to the placement of American missiles in Turkey and Italy, which reflected a distrust to Soviet aggression in Europe....   [tags: Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet Union]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis During The Cold War

- I. The Cuban Missile Crisis could be compared to an elaborate staring competition on a grand scale between the world’s foremost superpowers. One could argue that it was Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev who flinched when he privately suggested that he would remove his missiles if the United States would forgo invading Cuba. Of course, the next day Khrushchev publicly sent another message with an additional request—that the US would also remove its nuclear-armed Jupiter missiles from Turkey. During the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union never engaged each other directly....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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What New Political Concepts Developed During The Enlightenment?

- In order to answer the question, “What new political concepts developed during the Enlightenment?” the analysis of two primary sources will be necessary. The first source, The Spirit of Laws by Baron de Montesquieu, is a contemporary, originally published anonymously in 1748, that explores the role of law in shaping political entities and provides answers to problems dealing with despotism; the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way. Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a French historian, philosopher, and satirist who is most known for his theory of separation of powers who also believed that in every government there are three sorts of power and political orders were...   [tags: Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes]

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Hobbes and Goldman: The Good Life and Political Legitimacy

- The nature of a good life and its relation to political legitimacy is a subject which both Thomas Hobbes and Emma Goldman examine in their writings. Hobbes claims that only basic survival is necessary to live a good life because ultimately life is more valuable than comfort. Goldman on the other hand claims that freedom is far more important than simply living and a good life can only be lived by someone who is free to do as they please. In order for a political theorist to understand how legitimate governments and communities aught treat their citizens these theories are essential....   [tags: Political Philosophy Sociology]

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The Foreclosure Crisis

- Since I do not have a mortgage to foreclose, I know about it because I have heard my parents discussing it and I have seen clippings in the newspapers as well as on the television. Now the school is evoking thoughts, and I am encouraged to perform cursory research and present my best thoughts as my recommendations for solving the foreclosure crisis. Every one has been talking about the stimulus and the Obama’s plan to avert foreclosures. But it seems that the program is designed for failures. It is said that if one fails to plan, then the plan must be, to fail....   [tags: Economics]

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A Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis

- If Americans would like to stop foreclosure on their homes, we need to address the root or the heart of the problem, not just a branch or limb. Solving foreclosure would be like putting a band-aid on a wound which needs surgery. The real problem resides in human behavior and governmental policy concerning the environment which we inhabit. So, with this information, I will address how to come about a real solution in terms of preventing foreclosure (and better than that, solving what causes foreclosure) (which is interrelated with environmental health)....   [tags: Economics, Mortgage, Housing Crisis]

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The European Crisis

- “The European Crisis is over, Growth has resumed and we can now relax about the viability of the Euro Area” Discuss and evaluate. The talk of the Euro has been a central debate for economists, since its introduction in 1999 to the tough times it faces today. It was brought in to stimulate growth by increasing trade and creating more integrated financial markets for investors. It allowed member states to forgo exchange rate fluctuation risks and costs, which meant more economic stability and growth....   [tags: economists, euro area]

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The Ukraine Crisis

- In a Post soviet environment World has evovled around a unipolar system with united states having a preponderance in international matters. The remanants of the cold war still haunting europe. Most of the Eastern European nations formally allied with soviet union are now turing away from russia towards European union. The Reasons for this paradigm shift owes a lot to the democratic ways of the liberal western world and the economic ties and stability being offered to its allies....   [tags: Russia, European Union, War]

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The Kosovo Crisis

- A. Plan of the Investigation What political factors contributed to the idea of Albanian nationalism after the breakup of Yugoslavia that contributed to the Kosovo Crisis of 1999. To determine the political factors that contributed to Albanian nationalism, this investigation will focus on the aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia, the social landscape of Kosovo after the breakup and the Kosovo Crisis of 1999. The views of the Albanians and Serbs will be examined to help develop a more contextual understanding of the rise of Albanian nationalism....   [tags: albanian nationalism, serbs]

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The Foreclosure Crisis

- The foreclosure crisis is a problem disguised as many smaller problems: political, social, and economical issues to name a few. Just like there are several conditions that need to be present in order for a hurricane to form, several things need to come into play in order for foreclosures to persist. The economy’s generous desire to supply every family a home through zero down payment mortgages, the aspiration of a social classes’ need for status as being homeowners, and a city’s political structure’s greed for their cities to grow; are all in good intentions....   [tags: Economics]

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The Eurozone Crisis: Greece National Debt

- The Eurozone Crisis - Causes and Solutions The so called “Eurozone Crisis” began in 2009 when it became a publicly known that Greece national debt was over 113 % of their GDP. Consequently, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy joined the club with their debt ratio exceeding 100 %. The investors concerned with the level of the sovereign debt, led to increased yield on the bonds of affected countries, which effectively caused the unsustainably deficits in those countries. Although European Union took certain preventive measures by setting up a rescue package, further political disagreements, lack proper planning and compliance with newly established rules, made the problem to grow and continue t...   [tags: global financial crises, voters, economy]

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Universal Healthcare: Political And Social Obstacles

- Universal Healthcare: Political and Social Obstacles Many Americans are under the impression that the United States has the best health care system in the world. That may be true at many top medical centers but the disturbing truth is that this country, as a whole, lags well behind other advanced nations in delivering timely, effective, and affordable health care. This next presidential election might take the country in a new direction in terms of how our medical system is run. In fact “socialized medicine” has been mentioned numerous times in the current presidential debates....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Different American Political Parties

- The Different American Political Parties There have been many different political parties since the beginning of the American political system. A political party is made up of a group of people that share common goals and ideals, and these people work together to help elect people to offices that share these goals to represent them. Political parties work to try to control the government and their ultimate goal is to win as many elections and to gain as many offices as possible. During the time when the Constitution was being debated over the first two political parties surfaced in the United States, the Federalists, and the Anti-Federalists....   [tags: Politics Political System Essays]

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Impact of Foreclosure Crisis on the Economy

- The recession that started in December 2007 and has lasted through 2009 has been the worst economic downturn of my lifetime, and after listening to my parents and grandparents I realize this could be one of the worst recessions in generations. We can all acknowledge that this period of time since 2007 has been the most difficult period in generations for so many middle class Americans who thought they were secure or within reach of the American dream to own their own homes. I have heard people on TV and on the national stage debate the reasons and the impact of the foreclosure crisis on the economy....   [tags: Economics]

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A Comprehensive Solution To The Foreclosure Crisis

- A. Introduction The concept of "Home," is one of the most important psychological conditions and is intimately intertwined with the human condition. A person's home is considered one's castle, and it is a substantial source for a person's feelings of "safety, privacy, and freedom." (Barros, 2009, p. 648) A person's home is the physical embodiment of that person's life history and future emotional and psychological growth. "The home is an affirmative part of oneself—property for personhood." (Radin, 1982, p....   [tags: Economics]

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A Practical Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis

- It is no secret the foreclosure crisis has played a significant role in the financial meltdown of the past year. The collapse of the housing marketing has brought thousands of families across the country to financial ruin, forcing many out on the streets. Although the common consensus is that something must be done to stabilize the foreclosure crisis, the agreement ends there. Proposed solutions to the foreclosure crisis have drawn controversy from all political affiliations and walks of life. This controversy is largely due to the fact that no one can determine for certain, a single factor that led to the housing market meltdown....   [tags: foreclosures,]

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The Crisis Of Beirut And Mount Lebanon

- Introduction In the summer of 2015 Beirut was, literally, flooding with trash. It had been mounting since the contract between the government and Sukleen, a private company with exclusive rights for waste collection, had expired that July. Moreover, since 1997 garbage from Beirut and Mount Lebanon had been transported to Na’ameh, originally as a temporary measure. Since 2014, the residents of Na’ameh demanded for the closing of the dumpsite. As no progress had been made, in the summer of 2015 they blocked the access to the dumpsite, intensifying the crisis in Beirut (Nayel, 2015)....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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The Crisis Of Beirut And Mount Lebanon

- In the summer of 2015 Beirut’s streets were, literally, flooding with trash. It had been mounting since the contract between the government and Sukleen, a private company which had exclusive rights for garbage collection, had expired on 17 July 2015. Moreover, since 1997 garbage from Beirut and Mount Lebanon had been transported to Na’ameh, originally as a temporary measure. Since 2014, the residents of Na’ameh had been demanding for the closing of the dumpsite. Since no progress had been made, in the summer of 2015 they blocked the access to the dumpsite, which intensified the trash crisis in Beirut (Nayel, 2015)....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Science And The Modern Environmental Crisis

- 1) York claims that “if we are to understand the world in which we live and to bring about a sustainable and just society, we must grapple with both of these aspects of science: its power and its horror.” a. How has science played a role “in generating the modern environmental crisis”. Provide examples. Without science we would not have as many weapons as we do, such as the atomic bombs. Without science global warming would not be accelerating at such a high rate. We wouldn’t be testing new products on animals....   [tags: Science, Scientific method, Empirical, Research]

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The Slums of the Urban Crisis

- The Slums of the Urban Crisis The nineteenth century “Urban Crisis” featured a period of poverty, “white flight”, redlining, and urban redevelopment. During the 1930s America was slowly recovering from the great Depression and President Roosevelt had developed a New Deal. Since money was a major factor that led to the stock market crash, Roosevelt had to create plans that would allow America to balance its wealth. This meant that individuals would be able to receive jobs and would have enough funds to provide for their families....   [tags: US history, economy, labor policy]

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Russia and the Cuban Missile Crisis

- ... The Cuban government felt exploited over the past years by the Americans. This became an opportunity for the Soviets to continue in pursuit further growth. With the continuing advancements in the arms race, the Soviet Union decided to place its giant obsolete rockets with a more sophisticated missile network. Several medium range ballistic missiles (MRBM’s) were placed in Cuban territory. The exact amount came to approximately thirty six to forty two medium SS-4’s. Of those missiles, only six of them were decoys in an attempt to deceive for a potential attack towards the United States....   [tags: cold war]

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The Global Financial Crisis Of Samsung

- Introduction From the beginnings as a small trading company, Samsung has developed to a world-class corporation with businesses that contains an advance technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemical, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels and more. Those discoveries, inventions and breakthrough products have allowed them to be a leader in these fields, constantly pushing the industries forward.(Samsung, 2016) Political In most of the markets where Samsung Electonics operetes, are politicly stable countries....   [tags: Mobile phone, Smartphone, South Korea]

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The 2008 Irish Financial Crisis

- ... Irish home values increased double once between 1995 and 2000. By 2007, the residential construction reached 13% of GDP. Anglo Irish Bank: Bank was exposed to the Irish property bubble. A hidden loan controversy led to further drop in shares. Bank was nationalized on January 20, 2009 when the Irish government determined that recapitalization would not be able to save the bank any more. Foreign Borrowing: The difficulties of the Irish banks whether in terms of liquidity or solvency were directly attributable to their over-lending for property investment, much of it through heavy short-term wholesale foreign borrowing....   [tags: ireland´s economy, homes]

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The Media and THe Ucranie Crisis

- ... Suggestion of a strong state indicates that the coverage does not portray classical liberalism, as classical liberalism ignores the concept of a strong nation. Moreover, the coverage criticizes Russia’s excessive power over Crimea, indicating the coverage’s support of the conservative concept of a limited state (Cameron, 2014). The concepts of a strong and limited state are complimentary to each other in the conservative perspective as both concepts tend to support an organic society, where all individuals have a designated role....   [tags: russia, crimea, putin]

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The Foreclosure Crisis and Unemployment

- I was raised in South Florida which is, arguably, the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. Because my family has always been involved in real estate, I have seen first-hand the real estate “bubble” expand and pop before my very own eyes. Consequently, I subscribe to the motto, especially considering the cyclical nature of the real estate market, that “what goes up must come down.” In order to resolve the current devastating foreclosure calamity, we must first understand the economic ramifications that foreclosures have on our entire economy....   [tags: Economics, Unemployment Essays]

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The Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islam

- In recent decades, Arab governments have lost a lot of confidence from their citizens. Their failure to liberate occupied Arab lands and eliminate the Zionist entity, is a huge disappointment to Arabs everywhere. The Arabs have become discontented with nationalism and with the spread of corruption in their countries, and with their governments’ inability to achieve social justice and a decent standard of living for all. This has opened the way for Islamist parties to emerge as an alternative to Arab nationalism....   [tags: Why the Muslim Brotherhood will not die]

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Is The Debt Truly A Crisis?

- Since the burst of the bubble in the 1980s, Japan has seen a large rise in its national debt. Causes of this rise include numerous increases in government spending in an attempt to overcome the recession. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced a program nicknamed ‘Abenomics’, aimed at achieving recovery by increasing the supply of money, raising government spending, and enforcing changes to make the economy more competitive. As of 2013, Japan’s public sector debt rose to one quadrillion yen - 227% of GDP....   [tags: Tax, Macroeconomics, Public finance, Inflation]

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Euro Crisis and Social Inequality

- The EU or The European Union was established in 1935, it presently establishes a shared market among its current 28 member countries that are located in Europe. The EU has its own parliament and banking system where 13 members states are operating under the common currency the “Euro”. The purpose of EU is to develop a sense of unity and promote economic and social development where Europeans feel unrestricted and have a sense of justice equality and freedom in their own countries and when they travel to other EU countries....   [tags: Debt, Disparity, Unemployment]

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Parameters of Crisis Communication

- Introduction For the whole year of 2003, China was besieged by a strain of virus that masqueraded as pneumonia but inflicted a far more lethal effect (Jin et al, 2006, p.81). By all accounts, the mystery of how the SARS (Severe Respiratory Acute Syndrome) virus originated has remained largely unsolved (New York Times, 2003). What began as routine fever and cough in a Chinese physician, later identified as a super-carrier, rapidly spread to those who came into cursory contact with him, spiralling into a worldwide crisis and infecting people across Asia and as far as Canada (New York Times, 2003)....   [tags: Emergency Preparedness, Contagion]

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