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The Colonists ' Experience With Britain

- The colonists’ experience with Britain establishes that tyranny could appear in a political body as well as in a single ruler. Tyranny is a society where society is confined by the government whom has absolute power; oppress the people, and are subject to an absolute ruler. As stated before, the British control prior to the revolutionary war on the colonist is the absolute example of tyranny. Before the Declaration of Independence was published, Thomas Jefferson put out A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Jefferson stated that the colonist will establish a congress in time protests against the British rule King George III, stating that the colonies are tied of the tyranny and...   [tags: Democracy]

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Aspects of the Mayan Culture

- ... The men would work on the fields during the day. At the bottom of the class structure were the slaves. They are forced to do manual labor for their master. Usually if their master died they would be sacrificed with him. The class structure was the foundation of life in the Maya civilization. The next important aspect of the Maya’s culture is warfare. The ruler would declare war on another city-state while the priests would find out the best day to go to war. During the battle, the nobles would lead the armies....   [tags: class, warfare, religion]

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Comparing Song of Roland, The Life Story of Pavlichenko, and The Prince

- Comparing Song of Roland, The Life Story of Pavlichenko, and The Prince Abstract: By evaluating different approaches of rulers to their vassals, in The Song of Roland and The Life Story of Pavlichenko, Matvey Rodionych, it is shown that Machiavelli made a mistake when he came up with his general rule: “It is much safer to be feared than loved, if hi is to fail in one of the two.” (Machiavelli, 54). Darwin explained in his theory of natural selection, which primarily explains evolution, however also can be applied to any other situation in which sustainability is the primary concern as in ruler – vassal relationships, that only the strongest survived....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Use of Immorality in Order to Achieve Popular Rule

- Throughout The Prince and The Discourses of Livy, Niccolo Machiavelli demonstrates multiple theories and advocacies as to why popular rule is important to the success of a state. Popular rule is a term that will be used to define an indirect way to govern the people of a state. In order to rule the masses, a leader must please the people or revolts will occur, causing mayhem and a lack of stability in one’s state. During both written works, Machiavelli stresses the importance of obedience and order needed for a state, and especially for a leader to be successful....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Character of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Character of Prospero in The Tempest      The presence of Prospero is felt continuously in The Tempest, even in those scenes in which he does not appear personally. He is the manipulator of the action of the play, and occupies the center of the stage very markedly, especially if one compares his position with that of the central characters of, say, most of Shakespeare's history plays. For in the latter plays, England itself becomes the hero - the English crown, in its resistance to civil war and factionalism, and therefore there is usually no one character of quite the same stature as Prospero....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Elastic Bands and Hooke's Law

- Elastic Bands and Hooke's Law Aim: To investigate elastic bands, whether they follow Hookes Law. Equipment: Stand, boss, G Clamp, Elastic band, ruler, weights Diagram: [IMAGE] Method: * I will setup my equipment as I have shown in my diagram. * I am going to do 3 experiments using different elastic bands. In the 1st experiment I will add masses in small amounts....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Niccolo Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

- Niccolo Machiavelli and Political Philosophy Niccolo Machiavelli is revered as the founder of modern political philosophy. He was considered a "realist" because he concerned himself only with the political situations that actually arose in reality, where as previous philosophers were concerned largely with the theoretical politics of an "idealist" perfect society. In Machiavellis' The Prince, written to the ruler of Florence at the time, Lorenzo de' Medici, he analyzes the characteristics of numerous past rulers....   [tags: Papers]

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Conquest Hierarchy and the Decline of Female AutonomyAn Analysis of Evolving Inca Gender Roles

- Prior to the Inca empire expansion of 1438-1493, gender roles were governed by the societal concept of gender parallelism. The Incas allowed this idea to become the foundation of equality in matters such as religion, economics, sexuality, and labor. However, the dynamic faltered as the Inca Empire began expanding at an aggressive rate. Culturally ingrained gender parallelism was manipulated for the success of imperial goals. The Inca empire expansion stripped women of the established autonomy gender parallelism provided, created a conquest hierarchy, and altered the entirety of Inca cultural practices for the sake of a larger empire....   [tags: An Analysis, Evolving Inca, Gender Roles]

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The Most Successful Absolute Monarch in Europe was Louis XIV of France

- Of all the absolute rulers in Europe, by far the best example of one, and the most powerful, was Louis XIV of France. Although Louis had some failures, he also had many successes. He controlled France’s money and had many different ways to get, as well as keep his power, and he knew how to delegate jobs to smart, but loyal people. According to the text book, an absolute monarch is a king or queen who has unlimited power and seeks to control all aspects of society (McDougall little, 1045). In more simple terms, it is a ruler who can do just about anything without having to get permission from anyone, or having to worry about the repercussions....   [tags: Monarchy, European History, French History]

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To What Extent Was the Reign (1473- 1458) of Queen Hatshepsut Paradoxical?

- Hatshepsut was born in Egypt around 1500 BC and mysteriously died 44 years later and is now preserved as a mummy in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Her reign over Egypt was a magnificent achievement for a woman of her period and was even said to have been the first great woman in recorded history (Millmore, 2011). Her inspirations and journey to the throne had a great paradoxical effect towards her goals and accomplishments. The Egyptian pharaoh was born as one of two daughters in the 18th Dynasty, also known as the New Kingdom, to royal parents King Tuthmosis I and Ahmes, her mother....   [tags: Ancient Civilizations ]

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Lifestyle, Social Grouping, Interactions, and Survival in _Out of the Silent Planet_

- Out of the silent planet Out of the silent planet by C.S Lewis is a novel that denotes the difference between the social system on planet earth and the planet Malacandra. In Malacandra, groups live in harmony with one another and complement each other. On earth, the social system is brutal and evil. The novel is a science fiction that covers Dr. Ransoms (major character) adventures and encounters on a planet that is entirely different from earth. Ransoms lands into this planet by accident after being kidnapped by two evil men (Devine and Weston) and transported to the planet Malacandra (Mars) by spacecraft....   [tags: Social Behavior / Societal Structures]

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The Influence of Caste System in India and Confucianism in China

- The caste system and the Confucianism have profound effect on the society of India and China. Confucianism constitutes the main body of traditional Chinese culture and possesses many facets. Fundamentally, it has influenced Chinese for more than two thousand years. There are two core virtues of Confucianism – “li,” and “Ren.” “Li” emphasized a man had to live in accordance with the highest code of conduct, which can be expected as a true gentleman in a very broad sense. “Ren,” concerned about the attitude of an ideal ruler or an ideal father who was graciously kindly to his subjects or children (Homer, 1951)....   [tags: han dynasty, confucius, case system]

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William I, The King of England: The Great Conqueror

- When you hear of historical figures that “conquered” a certain time period, you think of barbarians, spartans, or other gruesome, battle-tested men. While William I, the King of England and Duke of Normandy, was also nicknamed the “Conqueror”, he achieved success reigning over his time period in very different ways than that of Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great. Regardless of his path to success, William I played a huge part in the religious evolution of England. Using his advantageous leadership position, William I was able to be prosperous for many decades....   [tags: barbarians, spartans, duke of normandy]

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Kashmir ; A lost paradise

- Kashmir — a beautiful mountain state with clear rivers, evergreen forests and one of the highest death rates in the world. It is at the center of an age-old dispute between Pakistan and India that has dragged on from the independence of both nations over fifty years ago to the present time, with no resolution in sight. The combined population of the two nation totals over a billion, so no conflict between them is of passing importance, especially when nuclear weapons are involved. Pakistan and India share a common heritage, language, and traditions, yet the subject of Kashmir can push them to the brink of annihilation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating Resistance In a Wire

- Investigating Resistance In a Wire Plan In this investigation I will find out how a piece of wire of different material would affect the resistance in a series circuit. To test if this will work I will use certain equipment such as a power supply Box which will supply my energy which I will need. I will also use a voltmeter and an ammeter to test for my resistance. The relationship between Current, Voltage and resistance can be given by the Ohms Law to which is shown by the diagram below: [IMAGE]This means Voltage (V) = Current (I) x Resistance (R)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Five Relationships’ that are Illustrated in Confucianism

- Analects, a compilation of Confucius’ teachings, is greatly recognized as a work of utmost importance and influence in the Chinese culture. The book conveys Confucius’ beliefs on a wide variety of topics, including propriety, education, family relations, and government in efforts to enhance social order. Confucius’ social philosophy is greatly directed towards the concept of ren. Ren symbolizes the characteristics of goodness and altruism, and is defined as being “compassionate”. However, displaying concern for others involves disparaging onself....   [tags: philosophy essay]

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Niccolo Machiavelli: How to Lead the Way

- Niccolo Machiavelli was one of the most influential writers of the Renaissance. He started to write “The Prince” in July of 1513 and finished it in 1514. The Prince was written during a time of political turbulence, as a practical guide to help Lorenzo de’ Medici stay in power, and also as a guide for a ruler or future ruler, showing what a ruler needs to do to maintain political power while withstanding attacks by foreign powers. He also stated, “I too would like to commend myself to Your Magnificence with some token of my readiness to serve you” (Machiavelli)....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Thomas Hobbes´ Influence on Modern Day Politics

- Why as individuals do we surrender certain liberties to a higher sovereign power that possess control over us. Thomas Hobbes was a political philosopher who is considered one of the fathers of liberal thought and the modern liberal state. His famous political work, Leviathan, suggests that for our own preservation, we form into commonwealths under rulers to escape from the "miserable condition of war" . We combined into these large groups of social interaction because individually, we cannot survive the brutish conditions present in war and the state of nature....   [tags: commonwealth, principality, state, Leviathan]

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The Rumors of the Grand Duchess Anastasia

- The Grand Duchess Anastasia was part of the Imperial Romanov family who ruled Russia for almost three hundred years. Anastasia’s father Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia before the communist rule. He was not a very good ruler, which caused his people to turn against him and later this caused the assassination of the entire Imperial family. After the family was assassinated rumor that Anastasia had survived began to circulate throughout Russia and later the entire world. People became fascinated with this tragic story and with finding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, but these rumors were false....   [tags: Assassination, Impact of Story]

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Royalty and Their Defense of Citizens

- From the time that people drew together, and began relying on one ruler, there were certain standards a king must uphold. Whether it was the stocking, and division of surplus foods, or the partitioning up of land to the nobles, the king was the ultimate word on such matters. The citizens of the land should be able to look to their leaders, during these times, and in times of trouble. It is through epic tales that we are granted a look into the past, and at the leaders who once held sway over the lands....   [tags: English Literature ]

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Friendship in the Epic of Gilgamesh

- In the epic of Gilgamesh the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is very complex and necessary. Their friendship brings animal, human, and god together. Gilgamesh is changed by his friendship with Enkidu. He becomes a better person and a better ruler because of Enkidu. Enkidu’s life is enriched because of his friendship with Gilgamesh. Enkidu was created to balance out Gilgamesh, and he accomplishes this goal. The two men are very close, and love each other deeply. Both Gilgamesh and Enkidu benefit from their friendship....   [tags: Character Analysis, Enkidu]

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The Impact of Charlemagne Upon Europe

- Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, reigned during a time of much turmoil and upheaval in Europe during middle ages. Charlemagne’s background and family history contributed much to his rise to power. The triumphs of his past lineage prepared him to take on the task of governing the Frankish Empire, and defending it from invaders. Charlemagne accomplished much during his supremacy. He not only brought education back into medieval Europe, but also invented an efficient way to govern his people. His conquests against the many adversaries of the Holy Roman Empire expanded his empire across the majority of Europe....   [tags: Charles the Great Essays]

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The Confucian Ethics

- Confucianism is a system of ethics and philosophy developed by Confucius and his disciples. For two millenniums, the Chinese people emphasized Confucian ethics as the superior source of inspiration for human interaction at all levels between individual, subject and ruler. His philosophy was predominant in the heart of Chinese education, governance and moral ethics. Confucianism established the moral standard and ethical ideals in East Asia by creating the fundamental structure of virtue. As a result, his philosophy on virtue was integrated with politics, religions, education and psychology to prevent political chaos and social disorder (Yao 34-35)....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Country Report: Guatemala

- Guatemala has experienced many significant changes to their government in the past sixty years. The government faced military coups, governmental reforms along with political and social revolutions. Many political forces have influenced Guatemala and transformed it into the country that it is today. When a nation’s system is highly extractive, there are higher stakes to gain power. When there is a high desire for power, more coups are carried out and there are more shifts in the power of the government....   [tags: development, wealthy elites, revolution]

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Writing Inspired by Ancient Empires

- Strong, loyal, populous are only some adjectives to describe a great leader such as myself. But there are many weak and poor leaders in current and past empires. And as any other successful ruler the source of my imperial authority is to rule all of the land. I would have my emperor army in one hand and the trust of my people in the other. My main source of power would be no other then my council and my populace. I also wish to regain and establish the dignity and respect of my empire. As well as the admiration and trust in others....   [tags: History Ancient Empires]

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The Reign of King John

- Upon the death of King Richard I in 1199 A.D., the only remaining heir to the throne was his younger brother John. Regarded as one of the worst kings of England, John’s reign was no doubt unpopular. As hated as John was, there was no denying that he was a hard worker, competent general and able king. It was not John’s failure as a strategist that made his reign crumble, but rather his underlying character flaws, such as his unyielding cruelty, pettiness and lack of sympathy for his people....   [tags: Royal History]

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

- Charles Hapsburg, who later became Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in the Flemish city of Ghent on February 24, 1500 (3) to Phillip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad (2). He had four sisters: Eleanor, Isabel, Mary, and Katherine. Ferdinand I was his only brother (7). His maternal grandparents were the very famous Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon who funded Columbus’s expeditions (6). His paternal grandfather was Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (7). Charles V was raised in the Netherlands without his parents (3)....   [tags: Biography, Roman Emperor]

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Philosophies of China and India

- China and India have many philosophical schools of thought. There are multiple similarities as well as a plethora of differences. While China has a wide range of thoughts concerning eternal salvation and everyday rule, India is more narrow-minded in their approach. The differences are astounding and the similarities are few and far between. Each nation has a distinctly different school of thought, which ultimately led to the establishment of their current day societies. China has many different schools of thought, most of which build upon or agree with each other....   [tags: Schools of Thought, Contrasts, Differences]

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The rising power of women

- The queens in the Ptolemaic period of Egypt, demonstrate a level of power and influence in royal women that has not been seen before the Hellenistic Age (323 BCE – 30 BCE). The power of Ptolemaic queens reached level of reverence on par with the pharaoh of Egypt, and the queens not only maintained the direction of the Hellenistic Period, but set the fashion for upper-class Alexandrian women (Pomeroy, 1984, 40). The cult worship of these queens begins with Arsinoe II, and is continued with later queens that adopt the trappings of pharaonic power until the death of Cleopatra VII (30 BCE); these ruler-cults are direct results of the influence of women in this age, and the dynasties need to use...   [tags: Ptolemaic, dynasty, queens, egypt]

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Antigone By David Greene

- THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants control over people. Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes. He believes that he can create a better city with his presence: "I would not be silent if I saw ruin,&#8230;" (p.168 l.203-204)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Simple Pendulum Experiment

- The Simple Pendulum Experiment General Plan The first thing I am going to do is outline a general plan for this experiment. In this experiment, I am going to be measuring the effect of two variables on the time of one oscillation of a simple pendulum. The two variables that I have chosen are the length of the pendulum's string and the mass of the pendulum's bob. I will vary these two items and record results for the time of one oscillation of a pendulum with different mass/length of string....   [tags: Papers]

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Resistance of a Wire

- Resistance of a Wire We are trying to find out what affects the resistance of a wire. Resistance is the slowing down of electric flow (flow of electrons) due to metal ions. The equation to measure resistance is: Resistance = Voltage ÷ Current R = V / I Resistance is measures in 'volts per amps' or, more commonly, 'Ohms' (Ω). There are a few things that affect resistance. I think these are: ¶ Length of wire ¶ Diameter of wire ¶ Material/type of wire ¶ Temperature I am going to try and find out how the diameter of the wire affects the resistance of the wire....   [tags: Papers]

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Roman Coinage

- As distinct historical documents, Ancient Roman coins undeniably provide key insights into the culture and government of the time. Designed by rulers and the government, these coins do have limitations in the breadth of their historical representation: they do not necessarily reflect the goals and values of the people ruled. Yet herein lies their value as relevant governmental artifacts. Coins functioned similarly to political ads; they communicated values and intentions and were small, widely disseminated representations of how rulers wished to appear to the populace....   [tags: Culture, Govenrment, Julius Caesar]

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The Evolution of Absolutism

- The Evolution of Absolutism Since the beginning of the sixteenth century, Western Europe experienced multiple types of rulers which then led to the belief that rulers should be a combination of leadership types. Some rulers were strong, some weak, and some were considered to rule as tyrants. All of these were versions of absolutism which gave kings absolute power over their provinces and countries. Over time kings began to believe that their supreme power was given to them by God in a belief known as Divine Right....   [tags: Absolutism]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

- It is difficult for us to correctly analyze a piece of literature from a time before the development of writing or language. This recorded piece truly identifies what it means to be a part of Sumerian culture and is not only daunting, but insightful. “For there is nothing eternal on Earth.” I perceive this quote spoken by Utnapishtim not as words recorded in history but inhabited in time. In terms of Sumerian culture, it’s easy for our perception of their belief to be misinterpreted. Especially when we look at the way religion is so controversial to this day....   [tags: Sumerian Culture, Analysis]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

- Justice is described as a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness, or equity. The people of ancient Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia also believed and relied on this concept. Rulers, if not fair and just, were often eliminated by their subjects or their enemies. There were many great kings and pharaohs of the ancient age that were just to their kingdoms, and these often went down in history. Yet, those kings and pharaohs who were blinded by their own selfishness often became just as famous....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Justice]

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Rousseau’s Nonexistent Co-existing State

- The idea of a utopian state is one many people have hoped for or thought of, a place where all people are treated equal and free. Jean Jacques Rousseau developed the theory of sovereign government and the ‘le volante general’, meaning the general will, in his book The Social Contract. There are certain problems with his theory such as, citizens will not be in similar situations, and so if the law was decided on, it will have different impacts on different people, leaving the minority at a disadvantage....   [tags: Free State, Equal Citizens]

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Oedipus the King: Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man?

- Does Oedipus Satisfy the Definition of a Good Man.        As a young man, Oedipus learned of his fate to kill his father and marry his mother.  Oedipus flees to a distant land to escape his terrible fate and inadvertently fulfills the prophecy. Unknowingly, Oedipus kills his father and enters the bed of his mother.  Was Oedipus was a good man who happened to suffer an unfortunate fate, or was he a truly bad person, whose fate was only just?  If we accept the Aristotelian views of good and bad, as expressed in The Good, Oedipus was indeed a good man by saving the city, ruling justly and searching for the truth although his anger could be seen as a flaw....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Utopia in The Tempest In The Tempest, Shakespeare allows the audience to appreciate the possibilities of utopian society, the good, and bad, so that they can understand the problems that the pursuit of a utopian environment may cause. The Tempest is a window into the dimensions of utopian societies. Shakespeare's play portrays the good and the evil sides of the perfect life. While his characters take on the role of the leaders of the utopian societies, Shakespeare portrays the social questions and beliefs of society of how a utopian environment should be....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Insights to Shakespeare's Hamlet from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

- Insights to Shakespeare's Hamlet from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince A prince is a title of the highest rank of the nobility. The word prince comes from the Latin word princeps, meaning first. The title prince can be used in many ways. In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince in which he wrote his ideas on how a strong ruler might gain and keep power. Many people have offered their views on how a prince or ruler should behave and govern. However many people today consider Machiavelli the father of modern political science....   [tags: Papers]

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Platos The Republic Books 6 Through 10

- Plato’s The Republic Books 6 through 10 In books 6 through 10 of Plato’s Republic, we see many different discussions on the subject of justice, philosophy, and goodness. The philosopher Socrates has now defined what a philosopher is. His next task is to show that a philosopher is best qualified to be the ruler of a state. A good ruler must surely know what Justice and Goodness are, for he must administer Justice and always act for the good of the community. But a philosopher, as we have seen, has knowledge of the Forms, so from this point of view at least, he is best qualified to be a ruler....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating the Resistance of a Wire

- Investigating the Resistance of a Wire Planning -------- Aim The aim of my investigation is to investigate how length affects the resistance of a wire. Resistance is the force, which opposes the flow of an electric current around a circuit so that energy is required to push the charged particles around the circuit. Resistance is measured in ohms. Resistance occurs when the electrons travelling along the wire collide with the atoms of the wire. These collisions slow down the flow of electrons causing resistance....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating Whether the Size of Cones Affects their Time to Fall from a Height

- Investigating Whether the Size of Cones Affects their Time to Fall from a Height Safety: I will need to make sure when making and dropping cones that all precautions are considered, e.g. careful use of compass, scissors, etc. Fair test: I will ensure the height remains the same and that I use the same cones throughout. Equipment/Apparatus =================== To do this practical I will need the following items: Ø A4 Paper - to make cones Ø Pencil - to draw circle and record data Ø Compass - to draw circle Ø Scissors - to cut circle out Ø Sellotape - to...   [tags: Free Essays]

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Equilibrium Experiments

- Equilibrium Experiments Aim: To investigate the theory of equilibrium via the completion of two experiments which rely on the use of equations TPLcosq +TPMcosf, which can be rewritten as (Mass Ag) cosq+(Mass Bg) cosf. For the second part of the investigation I will try to prove the equation (W*x)/d +weight of a ruler. Introduction ============ In this investigation I will carry out two experiments, which in each case will prove a different aspect of the theory of equilibrium....   [tags: Papers]

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Plato's Writings

- Plato's Writings Plato's profound early writing on politics, ethics and education discussed in the Republic are the foundations of today's governments, nations and discourses. At least that is what I am told. Plato's ideology and reasoning are not always the most believable and desirable, it makes me wonder which part of today's government practices must give due to the Republic (to be discovered in Gov 101). While it is easy to be disgusted with Plato's idealism and philosophy, which seems to deter any type of an acceptable nightlife, it does leave the reader with a desire to keep trudging through endless mounds of self-indulged prose to discover Plato's reasoning....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Aristotle (384 -322 BC)

- Aristotle (384 -322 BC) ARISTOTLE'S LIFE Aristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist, is one of the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born in Stagira, Greece to a physician to the royal court. When he became eighteen, Aristotle entered Plato's School in Athens and remained at this academy for twenty years, as a student and then as a teacher. He was recognized as the Academy's brightest and was given the title of "The Intelligence of the School". When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle left Athens and joined a group of disciples of Plato, with his friend Hermias....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis

- Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis I am Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia ruler of Greece. I have been king of Macedonia since my father's assassination five years ago. Since his death I have conquered much of the world. I am ruthless, and should anyone attempt to defeat me in battle, they are sure to die. The year I became ruler of Macedonia I set out to the city of Thessaly to restore Macedonia rule. After Thessaly submitted to me I conquered many states, and many other states freely submitted without battles....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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The Resistance of a Wire Investigation

- The Resistance of a Wire Investigation Aim: To investigate how changing the length of a wire affects the resistance. Prediction: I predict that the longer the piece of wire, the greater the resistance will be. This is because the current is resisted by the atoms in the wire. In a longer piece of wire, there would be more atoms for the electrons to collide with and so the resistance would be greater. The shorter piece of wire will have less resistance because their will be less particles causing less collision....   [tags: Papers]

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Machiavelli Vs. King George III

- MACHIAVELLI VS. KING GEORGE III During colonial times, King George III was a tyrant ruler. He was unstable and constantly inflicted hardship upon the people of the American Colonies. King George III thought that imposing more demands on the colonists would allow him to reach his goals such as bringing in more money for the British government. Machiavelli, on the other hand, thought that a ruler needed his subjects to be on his side so that there would be less resistance. King George III did not follow Machiavelli's manual for being a good prince....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Constantine as a Christian Hero

- Constantine as a Christian Hero Christianity’s history is filled with division, controversy, and conflict. One of the most important people who contributed to the lasting success of this diverse religion was Constantine. While legalizing Christianity in Roman society, he founded the capital of the eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople. Because of this and other great accomplishments, Constantine appropriately earned the name Constantine the Great. After his father’s death in 306, the Gaul army hailed Constantine as their ruler....   [tags: Papers]

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Machiavellis Idea Of Government

- MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE: Themes and Ideas During Machiavelli’s time, society was much different than it had been for previous philosophers. Instead of storing up good works, so as to enjoy paradise, as the medieval man did, the Renaissance man was interested in all things, enjoyed life, strove for worldly acclaim and wealth, and had a deep interest in classical civilizations. He was born at a time of conflict within Florence, Italy, between the republican leaders and the family of the Medici’s, of which the Machiavelli’s, especially, had a history of opposition towards....   [tags: essays research papers]

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India and Pakistan Dispute

- India and Pakistan Dispute This dispute dates back to the partition of the British Indian Empire, in August 1947, into two independent states, Pakistan and India. At that time there were also around 565 princely states, large and small, which were under British suzerainty but were not directly ruled by the British Government. Most of these states joined either India or Pakistan taking into account their contiguity to one or the other country and the wishes of their people....   [tags: Papers]

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Succession Crisis

- Emperor, and First Grand Secretary, I would like to praise you both in your quick, and industrious actions taken for the welfare of the Empire. I would also like to thank you both for taking such meticulous consideration of our memorials. Your fervent attempts are well respected and I can see the ways of Confucius guiding these principles. I urge you now to take the next step, dear Emperor, and address the issue of succession here in the Forbidden City. Choose Changlou, your firstborn, to ascend to the throne after your departure, and remove Lazy Zheng from the Forbidden City....   [tags: Confucius, Changlou]

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Measuring Light Intensity

- Abstract: To investigate whether the relationship between light intensity varies inversely with the square of the distance holds truth in real-life situations and or under laboratory conditions. Furthermore, techniques utilised in the experiment included measuring the distance from the light source to the light sensor, recording the light intensity of a light source and recording observations with accuracy. The light from the light source that passes through the cardboard cylinder tube changes as the distance from the light sensor increases....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Glory vs. Virtue

- Virtue manifests itself differently within Christine de Pizan’s novel The Book of the City of Ladies and Niccolo Machiavelli’s novels The Prince and The Discourses Letter to Vettori. Pizan describes virtue in a moralistic sense, one closer to Aristotle and Plato’s traditional view. On the contrary, Machiavelli has a warped sense of morality and his view of virtue is one without a moral tone; he argues that a prince must adapt himself to whichever situation he finds himself in. Despite their disagreement of the materialization of virtue, they both attribute it to powerful people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Geometry: Euclid’s Elements

- Most of geometry is based on two main constructions, circles and straight lines. In geometry, there are many different tools used for construction such as the compass, the straightedge, carpenter’s square, and mirrors. (Princeton) A compass is an instrument that is used to help draw circles. The two most well-known compasses are the modern compass and the collapsible compass. The straightedge is a tool that has no curves. It is used to draw straight line when knowing two points. (Princeton) The only difference between a straightedge and a ruler is that a ruler has measurements while a straightedge does not....   [tags: compas, constructions, circles]

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Cultural Awareness: Egypt

- Cultural Awareness: Egypt Outline I. Culture Overview a. Definition of Culture b. History of Egypt i. Ancient ii. Modern II. Geography a. Geographical Impacts i. Terrain ii. Climate iii. Agriculture iv. Economy v. Infrastructure vi. Religion II. Government and Military a. Conflicts b. Coups and Religion III. Citizens and Revolution a. Recovery b. Considerations IV. Summary . SSG Brege SFC Towery Electronic Warfare SLC 3 March 2014 Culture Culture, is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, and way of life of a particular society, group, place, or time of a particular society or group of people....   [tags: Culture Overview, History of Egypt, Ancient Egypt]

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Physics Investigation: The Cantilever

- Physics Investigation: The Cantilever During the experiment all the safety precautions were considered. All the results are spread over a wide range so a conclusion can be easily drawn. There weren't any changes made to the experiment. i) Relationship between the deflection and the load Load (g) Without Load (cm) With Load (cm) Deflection (cm) 0 96 96 0 100 96 92.7 3.3 200 96 90 6 300 96 87.6 8.4 400 96 85 11 500 96 82.2 13.8 600 96 79.5 16.5 700 96 77 19 800 96 74.6 21.4 900 96 71.5 24.5 1000 96...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Defective Rulers in Henry IV and Richard II

- Defective Rulers in Henry IV and Richard II      It has been shown again and again throughout history and literature that if there is a perfect human he is not also the perfect ruler.  Those traits which we hold as good, such as the following of some sort of moral code, interfere with the necessity of detachment in a ruler.  In both Henry IV and Richard II, Shakespeare explores what properties must be present in a good ruler.  Those who are imperfect morally, who take into account only self-interest and not honor or what is appropriate, rise to rule, and stay in power....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Idea of Order and Disorder in "the Knight's Tale"

- "The Knight's Tale" is the reflection of the Knight's world, which is full of honor, duty, reason, and order. Among these themes order plays one of the major roles in the Knight's tale by eliminating disorder and making the universe work according to the law of order. The Knight passes this idea through the whole tale by resolving all conflicts with the help of reasoning and making order win over disorder. The Knight shows a presence of order in his tale through the authority of Theseus, who reestablishes order throughout the tale....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Factors Affecting the Deflection of a Spaghetti Bridge

- The Factors Affecting the Deflection of a Spaghetti Bridge An Investigation into the Factors Affecting the Deflection of a Spaghetti Bridge - Planning * Preliminary Work I have decided to investigate how different masses affect the deflection of a spaghetti bridge. We have been given a selection of different types of spaghetti. To find the type that will give me the largest range of results I need to test each type to find the one with the largest breaking force. To do this I held the spaghetti in two clamp stands (one at each end of the strand) and then applied a mass to the centre of the spaghetti....   [tags: Papers]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Order and Disorder

- Order and Disorder in A Midsummer Night's Dream Order and disorder is a favorite theme of Shakespeare. In A Midsummer Night's Dream the apparently anarchic tendencies of the young lovers, of the mechanicals-as-actors, and of Puck are restrained by the "sharp Athenian law" and the law of the Palace Wood, by Theseus and Oberon, and their respective consorts. This tension within the world of the play is matched in its construction: in performance it can at times seem riotous and out of control, and yet the structure of the play shows a clear interest in symmetry and patterning....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Average Spring Constant and Uncertainty of the Batch

- Average Spring Constant and Uncertainty of the Batch Outline plan ============ I have been given 3 springs to which I will add different weight. Using the value of extension (Δx) I will calculate the spring constant. Hooke's Law says that the stretch of a spring from its rest position is linearly proportional to the applied force (stress is proportional to strain). Symbolically, F = kΔx Where F stands for the applied force, x is the amount of stretch (found by new length minus original length), and k is a constant that depends on the "stiffness" of the spring, called the spring constant....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt

- The History of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt are both cradles of civilization. Both contributed greatly to human development through their achievements, failures, peoples, scientific accomplishments, philosophies, religions, and contributions. Mesopotamia is a rich flat plain created by deposits from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. At the southern end of this plain developed the first recognizable civilization, in the area known as Sumer. In 3000 B.C. Sumer contained a dozen or more city-states, each ruled by its own king and worshiped its own patron deity....   [tags: Egyptian Kingdoms Epic Heroes History Essays]

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John Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government

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Great Rulers and What Makes Them Successful

- Great Rulers and What Makes Them Successful What makes a great ruler. Several great powers in history including Cyrus of Persia, T’ai-tsung, the Duke of Valentine, and Agathocles will be analyzed in order to attempt to answer this question. Based on three readings, these questions will be answered: 1. What are the personal qualities of Cyrus and T’ai-tsung. What is it about these personal qualities that made them successful rulers. 2. How does Machiavelli portray the Duke of Valentine and Agathocles....   [tags: Papers]

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Justification of Creon in Antigone by Sophocles

- Justification of Creon in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is a tragic play written by Sophocles in about 441b.c. The play is a continuation of the curse put upon the household of Oedipus Rex. Sophocles actually wrote this play before he wrote Oedipus, but it follows Oedipus in chronological order. The story of Antigone begins after the departure of Oedipus, the king of Thebes, into self-exile. Oedipus’ two sons, Eteocles and Polyneices, were left to rule over Thebes. An argument over rights to power forces Polynices to leave Thebes....   [tags: Papers]

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Preserving Order in Luther and Hobbes

- Preserving Order in Luther and Hobbes Both Martin Luther and Thomas Hobbes believe in preserving order. Their writings paint pictures of strong sovereigns and obedient subjects. Yet while both men see it as wrong to overthrow a sovereign, they recognize that sovereigns are overthrown and that the sovereigns must do what they can to prevent this. On top of that both men see different causes for their sovereigns’ creation, set different ends for their sovereigns, and would limit the actions of the sovereigns to those specific ends....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Change of Volume of a Gas

- Change of Volume of a Gas Planning- Aim * Determine how the volume of a gas changes with the temperature for a fixed amount of gas and pressure. * Determine absolute zero Hypothesis ---------- Volume is directly proportional to Temperature ---------------------------------------------- Preliminary Test ---------------- A preliminary experiment wsa carried out to test our apparatus. In this test we used an alcohol thermometer to see if there was any change in volume as the capillary tube was heated....   [tags: Papers]

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French Absolutism and the French Revolution

- French Absolutism and the French Revolution During the period between 1589 through 1783, the French Monarchy had risen to its height of absolute power and then was destroyed by the French Revolution. The reigns of Henry IV, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI each contributed to the strengthening of the French Monarchy as well as the destruction. Class struggles were a major problem throughout the reigns of each king. France was broken into three estates that were; the clergy, the nobility, and the common people....   [tags: Papers]

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Art of War in Ancient China

- Art of War in Ancient China The overarching vision of history is one of shift in the prevailing fundamental values forming the guiding principle of the ruler’s governance of its subject over the three dynastic periods. This vision of history direct our focus to the fundamental values that government relied on—benevolence, virtue, righteousness etc—and the major trend of characterized this historic development is the drastic decline of virtue. In the two passages, the different policies of ancient regimes—choice of location and timing of announcing oath at war, utilization of weapon’s sharpness, demonstration of execution, and use of rewa...   [tags: Papers]

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Looking To The Future 1984

- Looking to the Future 1984 "WAR IS PEACE FFREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH"(Orwell 3). It is the year 1984 in London, Oceania. Winston Smith is one of many people in Orwell’s prediction of the world in the future but is today’s past. The world appears as a dark and fearful place where the only rhyme or reason is created by Big Brother, ruler of the state and the head member of the Party. All of the above phrases in the slogan show the power which is given to the Party (government)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Prince Hal in Shakespeare's Henriad

- Prince Hal in Shakespeare's Henriad The question that Shakespeare raises throughout the series of Henry IV, Part I, Henry IV, Part II, and Henry V is that of whether Prince Hal (eventually King Henry V), is a true manifestation of an ideal ruler, and whether he is a rightful heir to his father’s ill-begotten throne. England is without a true king, being run by a ruler without the right of divine providence on his side– altogether, a very difficult situation for a young, inexperienced, and slightly delinquent Prince to take on....   [tags: William Shakespeare Henriad Essays]

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Resistance of a Wire Investigation

- Resistance of a Wire Investigation Aim: To investigate the effects of resistance on a nichrome wire Planning My planning will begin with providing a background understanding on the theory of resistance and how it participates in the overall process of the electric current. Reistance is simply a force which challenges the flow current. Resistance is like car racers racing round a track, the more friction there is due to the conditions, and the material of the tyres, the more slower the car will move, similarly an electric current with a more resistant material, causes more resistance thus makes the current move slower....   [tags: Papers]

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Reaction Times

- Reaction Times Plan: - I am planning to investigate about the reaction times on the swiftness of the thumb, starting and stopping a stopwatch. The speed of my hand, catching a 1m ruler falling and a braking reaction. The purpose of this investigation is to test my reaction times during these three experiments and to determine if the reaction (response) is a reflex action or a conscious action. A Reflex action happens automatically. This type of response does not have to be learned - e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Antigone’s Judicial Hierarchy

- Antigone’s Judicial Hierarchy In Antigone, one of the most renowned Greek tragedies, Sophocles constructs a conflict that questions the very definition of justice. Considering a play based almost entirely on the acts of a single individual in clear defiance of a king’s decree, questions of right and wrong necessarily persist. It is difficult, however, for one to understand justice in deciphering the opinions of the two conflicting parties, Creon and Antigone, as these two clearly have opposing biased perspectives....   [tags: Sophocles Antigone Papers]

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Machiavellis The Prince

- “The state is the highest achievement of man, a progressive and elaborate creation of his free will. The individual, the leader, the people, cooperate in maintaining it.” This idea of state was put forth by Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince, which was in essence a ruler’s handbook to governing and maintaining his land. Machiavelli conjured his theories for government by basing his ideas in his belief that men, especially men in power, tend to follow the same directions, and therefore by looking at past leaders and their follies we can better determine how to run a state....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Henry: An Ideal Monarch?

- Henry: An Ideal Monarch. In the 1590s, there was a very strict ideal of a Monarch. The way an ideal Monarch would be viewed in the 1590s was not far removed from the expectations of a King in the early 15th century. A 15th or 16th century King was expected to be a competent ruler above anything else, but far more was needed to lead the people of Medieval Briton. The role of the king in society progressed and differed throughout the middle ages, with the introduction of bureaucracy towards the end of the period and a gradual detachment from the Roman empire....   [tags: Papers]

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Sport Related Fitness Project

- Sport Related Fitness Project Skill related fitness Definition Test and Description Example of sport Result Agility ‘The ability to change the position of the body quickly and control the movement of you whole body.’ Athlete should lie on their front and hands by their shoulders. On the 'Go' command get up as quickly as possible and run around the course in the direction indicated without knocking the cones over to the finish line. The Illinois Agility Run A goalkeeper in Football has to adjust his body according to the direction the ball is coming from....   [tags: Papers]

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The Similarities And Differences Of Batistas And Castros Affects O

- Although it is certain that Fidel Castro and Fulgencio Batista would not have been able to peacefully sit in the same room together, they are alike in more ways than either man would ever have liked to admit. When reviewing the effects they had on Cuban history, many similarities could be noted. At the very start of each man's political career, he overthrew his predecessor using some sort of militant force. In Batista's case, this was achieved by staging a coup with military backing. For Castro, he was a main figurehead in the Cuban Revolution who eventually emerged as Cuba's leader for many years to come....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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