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    Political leadership has been swung into the forefront of the minds people across the world recently. The American election, in particular, has caught the interest of many with two highly criticized candidates: Donald Trump, the loudmouth business man turned presidential candidate, and Hilary Clinton, the secretive veteran politician that cannot seem to say anything right. Both have had their leadership ability called into question. I have some strong opinions about political leadership. I first

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    Africa and Political Leadership

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    rulers whose systems of government epitomize African diversity, while simultaneously exemplifying the necessity of loyalty. Shaka secured absolute allegiance through military emphasis and political centralization to the point of despotism, while the Manikongo maintained their power through economic monopolies, political hierarchies, and mystical standing. Yet ultimately they both utilized these tactics to secure universal qualities of any leader: loyalty, respect, power, and legitimacy. Shaka created

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    we 've looked at so far portrayed leadership? Political theorists have long debated over what the best form of political leadership is. For example, John Locke argued that the people should be the priority and that the state should work to provide for the people, whereas Thomas Hobbes believes that people should submit to absolute government. This paper will be an account of how the great political philosophers, from Socrates to Locke portray political leadership. Socrates believes that the greatest

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    heralded in 1999 after close to two decades of uninterrupted military rule witnessed the hand-over of power from one elected president to another without serious disturbance capable of undermining the democratic process. Nonetheless, Nigeria’s political leadership characterized by corruption, tribalism, and violence has led to severe underdevelopment despite the availability of enormous human and natural resources. Corruption remains a critical issue militating against considerable development in the

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    Comparing the Concepts of Seeming and Being in Relation to Political Power and Leadership in The Prince and The Republic 9. Machiavelli says the prince only has to seem good, not be good. Socrates insists that seeming is bad, being is good. Is it better to remain in the cave with Machiavelli, or see the light with Socrates? Write three pages for Machiavelli and against Socrates, write another three pages against Machiavelli and for Socrates. Both Niccolò Machiavelli and Plato, in their

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    George Washington

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    American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washington. Although Washington had little or no formal schooling, his early notebooks indicate

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    Why The Russians Were Right

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    Revolution, vindicated by the victory of 1945” (2). These men wanted the western world to be able to read this book and understand the different personalities that made up the Kremlin, their personal experiences and how this affected their political leadership. To reveal the Kremlin, in a humanistic way, the authors used the newly declassified documents from the Russian side, to explore the background, psychology, motives, and behavior of Soviet rulers from Stalin to those who replaced him, and

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    Democracy was a new concept within Germany and many people were willing to look to the left and right wings for political leadership. Also World War One had created an unsettling influence on the people of Germany and the establishment of Weimar, with its wish for freedom and democracy hoped to settle this. In essence Weimar faced many problems from the outset; it had to cope with not only political challenges, but economic problems, structural weaknesses and the legacy of World War One. Weimar had also

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    millions of peasants died of starvation and disease. He was instrumental in liquidating the kulaks (the land-owning farmers). He was Stalin's faithful henchman during the Great Terror, in 1936-38, when both the Red Army command and the country's political leadership were decimated. His name is on the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939, which kept the Soviet Union out of the war until it was attacked by Hitler two years later. His final years as a power in the land encompassed some of the chilliest days of

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    Charles De Galle

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    1924. In the 1930's de Gaulle wrote many books and articles on military subjects that showed how much of a good writer and thinker he was. In 1931 he published Le fil de l'epee or the The Edge of the Sword, an investigation of military and political leadership. He also published Vers l'armee de metier or later called The Army of the Future and La France et son armee or France and Her Army. He fought for the better uses of armored mobility and air power, because he felt it would provide better defenses

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