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Irony in Guests of the Nation - Irony in Guests of the Nation      In the short story, "Guests of the Nation," Frank O'Connor uses irony to illustrate the conflict which men face when their roles as combatants force them to disregard the humanity of their enemies. In both life and literature, irony exists when there is a contrast between expectation and reality. Verbal irony is defined as "a figure of speech in which the actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning" (Thrall 248). In dramatic irony there is a contrast between a character's perception of a situation and the actual facts....   [tags: Guests of the Nation Essays]
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A Nation at Risk and No Child Left Behind: Deja Vu for Administrators - Before the No Child Left Behind act came into effect there was a report done in 1983 called A Nation At Risk. Within in this report is information and statistics about how academic underachievement had reached national and international scales. In response to this report the National Commission on Excellence in Education came up with 38 recommendations for the schools. The recommendations were divided into five categories: content, Standards and Expectations, Time, Teaching, Leadership and Fiscal Support (A Nation at Risk and No Child Left Behind: DÉJÀ VU FOR ADMINISTRATORS?)....   [tags: A Nation at Risk, No Child Left Behind, education,] 940 words
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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal - In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about the working conditions of fast food meat slaughterhouses. In the chapter “The Most Dangerous Job,” one of the workers, who despised his job, gave Schlosser an opportunity to walk through a slaughterhouse. As the author was progressed backwards through the slaughterhouse, he noticed how all the workers were sitting very close to each other with steel protective vests and knives. The workers were mainly young Latina women, who worked swiftly, accurately, while trying not to fall behind....   [tags: Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Essays]
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South Africa Is a Sick Nation - ... 2. Jansen’s cause of this sickness where does the sickness come from: I. Cause of these sickness: • There are three extreme causes of this anger according to Jansen: • The first one is that we may be traumatised than we think:  Jansen believes that we are still traumatised because of what apartheid did to us, the suffering that our people had suffered and the pain that they felt.  He believe that as South Africa is the last country to have or receive democracy and freedom they are still recovering from the pain of the past and they find it difficult to have peace because they were used to fighting n suffering of everyday and now they have to leave in peace....   [tags: emerging economies, developing nations] 934 words
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Nation-State Building of Belgium - 1. Introduction “The years of slavery are past, The Belgian rejoices once more; Courage restores to him at last, the rights he held of yore, strong and firm his gasp will be; Keeping the ancient flag unfurled; to fling its message on the watchful world: For king, for right, for liberty.” (Belgian National Anthem, 1830). This was what the Belgian sang when they fought for their independence, the song arises some questions on the situation of Belgium before there was a Belgian state or a Belgian Nation....   [tags: European Union nations development] 3148 words
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The Shaping Of A Nation - July 1, 1776. John Dickinson, a representative from Philadelphia, delivered a speech to the Continental Congress, saying that declaring independence from Britain would be suicide. John Adams, from Massachusetts, gave his rebuttal, supporting a declaration of independence. When the time came for a vote, Pennsylvania voted no, New York abstained, and South Carolina requested a continuance. The following day, South Carolina reversed its position and independence was adopted with twelve votes. The Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman, produced a finished product and, o...   [tags: US History]
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The Nation of Brazil - Brazil was a colony owned by Pedro Alvares Cabral and Portuguese in the 1500s up until 1892 when they gain their independence. It is filled with many natural resources, such as iron ore, gold, oil, coffee, peanuts and timber. Brazil is identified with diversity and culture. The Brazilian people are classified as mestizos, descendants of Portuguese sailors and Native American and mulattoes, which are descendants of Portuguese and African slaves. The nation is also known for its beautiful tourist cities such Rio de Janiero, Amazon River and forest, the samba, and Brazilian nuts....   [tags: Countries of The World]
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ALIENATION OF A NATION - In a society enshrouded by a type of melancholy found only in Turkey, there is no feeling more pervasive than alienation. Like a low flying cloud, hüzun hangs over Turkey and fills even the brightest hopes of the Republic with a measure of gloom. Caused principally by a crisis of identity, alienation renders much of the population of Turkey detached from the political and social processes. Though Turkey was once a part of a great empire that spanned much of Europe and Asia, it is now a dwarf of its former self....   [tags: International Politics]
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The Nation of Mexico - The purpose of this paper is to provide in-depth information about Mexico’s economy, government, military, religion, and historical events that shaped the country. Mexico is located north of the United States; it borders the Caribbean Sea and the gulf of New Mexico. The total area is equal to 1,972,550 sq km; land taking up 1,923040 sq km and water taking up 49,510 sq km. Mexico gained itself independence on 16 September 1810, making their national holiday being that date. The Mexican flag has three equal vertical bands of green white, and red; the coat of arms is in the middle of the white band....   [tags: Countries of The World]
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The Nation of Russia - Russia’s social society as a whole is very different from that of other countries that surround it. Russia is physically the largest country in the world, and because the people are so widespread the social norms vary from place to place. Also, there are social characteristics that are evident in the cities that are drastically different than those seen in the small villages scattered throughout much of Russia’s rural countryside. The family structure and women’s roles are different in the urban areas than they are in the rural areas....   [tags: Countries of The World] 1633 words
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The Children of this Nation are not Being Treated Equally - In 1992, Ireland’s government signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which would lead some to believe that Ireland’s government is committed to ensuring that every child in Ireland gets the best chance possible in life. Unfortunately though this is not the case as each day in Ireland there are thousands of vulnerable children that are not having some of their basic needs met. Since 2009 the Children’s Rights Alliance publishes a report card each year that scrutinises the Government’s progress on its key promises to children (Children’s Rights Alliance, n.d.)....   [tags: Ireland, United Nations, Child Rights]
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A Nation - A Nation A nation is said to exist when it could traced its origins through the state, in which it associate itself with, histories. Additionally, the cultural elites must be established and well-versed in writing and speaking the national language. There must also be a valid reason for its claim on a certain territory. It is only when these three requirements are fulfilled will the international community consider their claim for a nation (Hobsbawm, 1990: 37). Disagreements, however, tend to arise in the political community over the definition of a nation....   [tags: Papers] 1371 words
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The Blackfoot Nation - Across Canada and the United States there are many First Nations languages which are a part of the Algonquian language family, all of which with varying states of health. Although these languages share many characteristics of the Algonquian language family, the cultures, systems of beliefs, and geographic location of their respective Nations differentiate them. In being shaped by the landscape, cultures, and spirituality of the First Nations, the language brings the speakers closer to their land and traditions while reaffirming their identity as First Peoples....   [tags: Niitsitapiiksi, Canada]
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Nation of Immigrants - The American dream is an illusion of any person aspiring to be a part of a nation that calls itself “the home of the free”. Often imagery of America communicates ideas of freedom, equality, and success in life, from these we associate the American Dream. Immigrants are trying to escape from other nations where there are people dying in the streets and families that cannot make enough money to put food on the table. These people see America as the land of prosperity and opportunity; many come to this country for refuge....   [tags: Immigration]
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Stealing a Nation - In the book "Freedom Next Time (2007)" written by the world’s renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, gives us the prevalence of the chronicles of five countries which is, as he expresses: “about empire, its façades and the enduring struggle of people for their freedom” (Pilger, 1). It is a book of individual struggles for peace, security, and a civilized nation with strong government. The opening chapter “Stealing a Nation” is an upsetting story of San Diego which unfolds the time, about 40 years ago, that had been secretly buried away until just recently....   [tags: sociology, corporate crime, chagonassians]
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The Osage Nation - The United States of American is a country that was previously inhabited before the European Anglo-Saxons came across that Atlantic Ocean. It was a nation of independent people, multiple tribes in many places both those who made one place their home year round and others who traveled with the seasons. In the middle of this big island laid a land that belonged to the Osage tribe, and what a mighty tribe it was and still is. In the 17th century the original Osage tribe separated from the Sioux their language almost extinct belongs to the Siouan family, few Osage still speak this native language....   [tags: History of the Osage Indians]
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An Inseparable Nation - The Church and the government have been two of the strongest influences on mankind for many centuries. Both powers have received great faithfulness from citizens, yet both receive harsh criticism as well. Many people view these two factions as entirely separate entities; however, this ideology is a fallacy. The government and the Church are two independent institutions that cannot be separated; rather, they must work in conjunction to ensure the happiness of the American people. Conflicts between the Church and the government have been apparent since before the time of the Romans....   [tags: Religion, Government]
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Nation Of Poverty - Introduction “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” ― Nelson Mandela (Mandela, 2005, p. 123) It has been said that poor people have poor ways. Professionals use the term culture of poverty to describe that people in poverty share consistent and observable characteristics....   [tags: Slavery, Apartheid, Societies]
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Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? - ... That itself would defy rules or laws that would be set in a nation founded around Christian principles. The American population had become very diverse by the time America became founded. However, a large amount of the population of the New England colonies had an Anglican background connected to the Catholic church which held a large amount of power in Europe. Intellectuals who explored the possibilities outside the explanations of the church used to be punished by law of the church in early European culture....   [tags: diverse country, catholic church] 940 words
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The Nation Is Aware of the Abolotionist Movement - The nation suddenly became alert, the nation suddenly had an opinion, and the nation suddenly cares. The abolitionist movement had a great impact on the nation. The abolitionist movement got the nation’s attention unlike the anti-slavery movement. The anti-slavery movement and the abolitionist movement have the same idea but each have a different purpose. There were many staunch supporters to Abolitionism, being stern and uncompromising enemies of slavery. Anti-Abolitionism, almost costing William Lloyd Garrison his life, also persuaded some members of the movement that they needed a stronger approach to get their point across....   [tags: impact, purpose, slavery, approach] 776 words
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The Death of a President Changes to the Nation - ... The key concepts of Bitzer’s method work well to analyze the rhetorical situation behind this visual argument. The exigence being presented is the death of the nation’s leader. This fits the definition of an imperfection that requires action. In this case, the action required is the remembrance of a President and closure regarding his death. The riderless horse is used in the funerals of all Army or Marine Corp officers with a rank of colonel or higher (Kandra). This photograph shows part of the ceremony associated with the death of the commander in chief....   [tags: john f kennedy, assassination, funeral] 914 words
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The Struggle to Become a Nation - In this essay, I am going to analyze the process of creating a nation in Cuba, Brazil and Mexico respectively. I am going to give a profound examination of Latin American’s struggle to become a nation. Moreover, this paper will compare and contrast critical topics such as the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial issues and war in Cuba and social revolution in Mexico. The main similarities between the abolition of slavery in Brazil, racial issues and war in Cuba and social revolution in Mexico are their struggle to gain equal opportunity for all people living in the same land....   [tags: Latin America, Social Revolution] 1115 words
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A Brief Look at the Navajo Nation - ... Their weapon of choice was the bow and arrow. The Navajo woman had a simpler job when gathering food; they collected fruits, nuts, and natural herbs. That is how things were until the Spanish came and introduced the Navajo to goats and sheep. They were so enthused over the idea of raising animals that they started to raise their own herds. It made hunting easier and provided the tribe with more food and wool to make clothing. Traditionally Navajo members were not required to wear shirts but by raising animals they had more of an abundance to make clothing....   [tags: Native American tribes and cultures] 1509 words
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The Role of Women in the Development of a Nation - The contribution of women in the development of a nation has often been neglected. Especially in developing countries, seldom do we see women entrepreneurs who make an impact on the country’s economy and who contribute to the building of the nation. The present study is carried out with an intention to bring out the significant contribution of women entrepreneurs in India. The aim of the study is to emphasize the extensive outcomes of collective efforts of women force in India. The role of Chanda Kochchar in banking sector is considered as a case study for the present article....   [tags: india, chanda kochchar, banking sector]
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A Nation of Grinders by David Brooks - Booker T. Washington once reminiscently wrote, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome" (Washington). Washington's conviction that success is to be defined by tenacity and achievements throughout one's lifetime directly corroborates David Brooks's credence that success derives from a sound work ethic and perseverance as demonstrated in his article, "A Nation of Grinders." The speaker, who is typified as philosophical and sage, argues to an audience comprised of average American citizens striving for prosperity, that success is not merely calculated based on materialistic possessions but rather by the acquis...   [tags: happiness, diligence, experience] 908 words
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The Influence of a Superpower: Aiding a Nation - In July of 2011, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, becoming the world’s youngest country (Government of the Republic of South Sudan). This monumental event came with a long history of conflict, war, and struggle. At the time, Sudan faced civil unrest in many regions of its country, especially in the southern and western regions. The one most recently affected is the city of Darfur in the West. Although, South Sudan gained its independence, it was not done alone. The northeastern country of Sudan received American aid and guidance through support, resources, the implementation of policies, and reformation (South Sudan Profile)....   [tags: sudan, sudanese conflicts, african countries]
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D.W. Griffith and The Birth of a Nation - In 1915 the American film industry was forever changed as it took its first step toward modern filmmaking. It was the year D.W. Griffith’s A The Birth of a Nation was released, a racially insensitive film depicting life during the Civil War and Reconstruction in America. It is arguably first major success in American cinema as it was the highest grossing film of its time. It is no accident that the film destine to redefine the film industry in the United States would inevitable be a national historical epic, for the film was a response to the growing presents of foreign films dominating American cinema....   [tags: history of film making] 1583 words
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The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol - ... A Note to Teachers is effective by bringing everything spoken about in the previous chapters together, while providing some tips for teachers to go by. Updates and Acknowledgments gives the reader more of an understanding of who Jonathan Kozol has worked with and was taught by, making it clear he isn't claiming to of done this all by himself. As for the notes and index, they are always essential to any book. II. Analysis of the content of the book. Overall, Jonathan Kozol achieved his goal of being a powerful and effective voice for the minority schools he features within the book, and essentially speaks for any school suffering as a minority school in the United States....   [tags: book review] 1743 words
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Lack of Recycling in the Community and the Nation - Recycling in our community has the potential to greatly aid our state in saving money by gaining money from recyclables. It is estimated that 1.2 billion worth of recyclables were disposed as waste in only four states. It also gives people in the community jobs that employ more people than the bio-tech industry. Recycling can also reduce the amount of pollutants that enter the rivers, streams, and other waters by reducing discharges to the environment and save wildlife. Recycling has many benefits that include saving money, helping the environment, as well as aiding in people’s health....   [tags: environment, air pollution, health, recycle]
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America is NOT a Christian Nation - On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]
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The People, the Nation, and the NSA - Together as a society we have grown in many ways. Many people would likely say that the greatest growth we have experienced as a nation has been through technology. With the increasing use of technology in America, data has also become an abundant factor. Data use in America has become so common in fact, that now even the National Security Agency has begun to take notice. In the recent past, it has been discovered that the NSA has begun to compile this data across America. They excuse this collection of data as a safeguard to the nation’s security....   [tags: data, technology, surveillance, freedom, terrorism]
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The Troubling Future of Our Nation - ... That's terrifying knowing that we take much of the Earth's population with 318,892,103 people in counting ("Population Clock."). Let's consider that driving in California, the most populated state in the U.S with 38,332,521 people, is already chaotic and frustrating as it already is ("Population Clock."). It's estimated to reach its 400 million within thirty-seven years (Rosenberg, Matt. "Current U.S.A. Population."). More roads, housing, schools, retails, and other man-made constructions would have to be made to satisfy this infinite growth....   [tags: overpopulation, environment, human rights]
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Herb is the Healing of a Nation - Herb is the Healing of a Nation Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the sovereign rights of a man. This means every human should be able to live a fulfilling life as they see fit following dreams and aspirations until happiness and inner peace is achieved. From the dawn of human time expanding one’s conscious was the known path to enlightenment, self actualization, and ultimate happiness. People take all different routes whether it is through religion, meditation, knowledge, or even the use of psychedelics like marijuana....   [tags: Drugs]
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An Introduction To The Nation of Germany - Introduction & County Background Geographically, Germany is centrally located in the heart of Europe. Germany’s land mass goes from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea in the North, to the Alps in the South. (World Geography, 2012) The country covers 138,000 square miles, making it approximately the combined size of Missouri and Washington State. (US Fast Facts, 2012) Germany is a federal parliamentary republic that has a current population of around 81 million people, making it the fifteenth most populous country in the world....   [tags: Countries of The World]
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Uranium Exposure on the Navajo Nation - Introduction The Navajo Nations geology makes it one of the riches deposit sites for uranium and other nonrenewable resources. Uranium is a naturally occurring element in trace amounts in the earth’s crust and has been used for many different purposes. In the last century the uranium ore was used extensively by the federal government for atomic energy defenses. Uranium mine operators removed nearly four million tons of ore from 1944 to 1986 resulting in 520 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation (Maldonado 2005)....   [tags: element, hazard, mining, carcinogen, safety]
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The West African Nation of Ghana - ... In addition to his active role in the Ghanaian political scene, Mayfield worked as a journalist aiming to “build a global print culture” to expose unjust U.S. race relations and criticize the idea of integration into a post cold war America that would lead to the conformity of blacks in America and the loss of African American Culture (Gaines, 140). He also wrote extensive journals on Pan-Africanism and socialist progression, which were widely circulated in the United States and within the African continent (Manning, 297)....   [tags: civil rights movement and independence] 2500 words
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The Weight of the Nation: Choices - The Weight of the Nation: Choices Obesity is a serious epidemic that majority of Americans face. The dangerous of obesity should not be taken lightly and addressed admittedly. However, the big question is how or why do some individuals stay skinny or become fat. The movie Weight of The Nations, Part 2: choice helps us explore this unanswered question to give us a better understanding of how this problem has gotten so out of control. This movie targets the obese society in America. This documentary uses scientist to research and address techniques to help people prevent weight gain and loss unhealthy weight....   [tags: obesity, food, pgysical activities] 570 words
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China - A Powerful, Emerging Nation - Napoleon once warned, “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world." The United States of America has been the superpower for past two centuries and still is. But after Beijing 2008 Olympics and even couple years before the event, the world recognized China as a powerful, emerging nation that is attempting to catch up with America. Evidently China is on the rise and no one can deny that fact as news channels and online news sites are constantly discussing issues about China....   [tags: World Politics, Global Economy, Chinese] 2623 words
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America: A Nation in a Sonnet - Adopting formalities from the 16th century and intertwining them with formalities recognized today, Claude McKay‟s poem entitled America explicates passionate feelings, both positive and negative, toward the United States of America during the New Negro Movement in the 1920‟s and 1930‟s. America was originally published in 1921: a very exciting time for many Americans as the roaring twenties were coming into full swing and society was celebrating the decade of carefree decadence. However, there was a dark underbelly to America as well at the time....   [tags: Poetry]
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Health Care: A Nation in Crisis - The United States of America is current facing a financial crisis of biblical proportions. The central to this crisis is the catalyst of health care costs. Most American’s spend over half of their yearly income on their health. Only a tenth of the nation’s population has health insurance and a chronic or prolonged illness can and does bankrupt people. Without a plan for the salvation of the national, as well as the citizen’s economic wellbeing, we all will go bankrupt. It will take the entire leadership of this nation, along with individual efforts is needed to prevent this catastrophe from coming to true....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Meth Use: A Nation in Crisis - This nation is facing a problem with a powerful stimulant, known as Meth. Meth is a highly addictive drug that is, and a hard to kick. Meth is a huge money making business so the marketing of the drug is not only targeted to adults, but the younger generation as well. Despite the effort with the war on drugs, Law Enforcement is facing a tough battle of controlling the clandestine meth labs, and meth brought to the United States from Mexico. Meth not only hurts the user, but families, and communities as well....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Citizens and Nation by Edward Friesen - It is a given that eras come and go, and that history changes. However, not all transitions between epochs are neat, or beneficial for those who had enjoyed power and prestige in the previous epoch. At the same time, the ways in which those epochs are written into history always tell their own story about how people understand history and change at any given point in time. In Gerald Friesen’s book Citizens and Nation, he outlines four major epochs of communication in Canada: the oral-traditional societies of Aboriginal people, textual-settler societies, print-capitalist national societies, and the present-day screen-capitalist societies....   [tags: historic and literary analysis]
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Frank O'Connor's Guests of the Nation - In Frank O’Connor’s “Guests of the Nation,” the narrator, called Bonaparte by his fellow rebels, recounts his reluctant role in the execution of two English soldiers in retaliation for the slaughter of four Irish rebels. O'Connor develops this conflict between revolutionary attitudes in the strained relationship between the narrator and Jeremiah Donovan, the experienced rebel, who has the responsibility for fulfilling the Second Battalion’s order to shoot the prisoners. The young revolutionary Bonaparte discovers, in his imprudent acceptance of group values, evil within himself....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1437 words
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Forgotten Voices of the Sioux Nation - ... Besides managing the children and food, the Sioux woman’s main responsibility was the tipi. Not only did they make them singlehandedly, but they owned them and were responsible for moving them every time the tribe went to a different seasonal camp. The layout inside the tipi was very general. Men slept on the right and women on the left. There would be a space at the middle-back part of the tipi for any guests of honor. Also included was a small fire that could be lit in the middle with a small smoke escape at the top to keep the tipi warm during harsh winters (Jefferson)....   [tags: responsibilities, family, hunting] 796 words
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Effects of Technology in Digital Nation - ... Overall, the technology has evolved the way humans interact with each other. In particular, technology influences by motivating students towards learning, saving time, building literacy and communication skills. As shown in the film, a middle school in New York, which was at risk of being closed by the city because poor academic performance of the school had students who lacked interest in studying until a new principle allowed them to use computers as a tool for education. Therefore, the students were fascinated to learn which increase their percentage in Math from the previous one....   [tags: film, education, learning] 553 words
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The West African Nation of Nigeria - ... In addition to exacerbating poverty, bad governance is often cited for the rise of religious and ethnic conflicts in Nigeria. In this short essay, I discuss the role of religion in the ongoing conflicts of Nigeria. I also discuss the different factors that exacerbate the religious conflict. The essay also discusses how the teachings of Islam and Christianity are used to transform the conflict. Examples are drawn from conflict transformation effort by two religious leaders, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa....   [tags: internal political conflict] 534 words
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Religion and The Nation of Cyprus - Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. Located east of Greece and south of Turkey it is only smaller than Sicily and Sardinia, making it the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus contains central plains as well as southern coastal plains. It also has mountains to the north and south. Cypriots suffer from hot, dry summers and it has cool, mild winters. The island itself is about 9,251 square km, this makes it about 0.6 of the State of Connecticut. Cyprus has a population of 1,120,489 with 97.6% of those people being literate....   [tags: Religion]
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The Assassination That Changed the Nation - In January of 1961, John F. Kennedy, or usually known by his initials JFK, became the 35th President of the United States. He was sworn in at the young age of 43, becoming the youngest man elected to office and the first of the Roman Catholic faith. Kennedy, a distinguished man of confidence, was known for his good looks, irresistible personality, and oratory skills. Kennedy is said to have “brought to public life not only the hard assets of leadership, but the rarest capacity to illuminate ideas by the grace of his personality and the clarity of his speech” (Freeman, par 5)....   [tags: jfk's assassination, john kennedy,zapruder film]
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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping the Nation - Repeatedly the news will highlight a story about the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Although the news and health experts bombard the common citizen with quick and easy ways to eat healthier and exercise more, the source of the issue is kept hidden behind closed doors. Before placing blame on the eating habits, it’s essential to take a closer look at what is being consumed. With rapid change in the food industry, progress must be met with caution because “The way we eat has changed more in the past fifty years than in the past 10,000” (Pollan and Schlosser)....   [tags: food industries, physical activities]
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The Day Canada Became a Nation - In World War I, the victory of the Allies was caused by the turning point of a stalemate on the Western Front of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was “the Canadians willingness to forgo nationalism in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness that marked a new” (Dickson 40) transition of the ending of war. Through the second battle of Ypres, the Battle of Aras, and observing the previous bloodbath at the Battle of The Somme, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) perfected their defense tactics and techniques to fight in the evolutionary battle that made Canada a nation....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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China: A Nation Coming of Age - Coming of Age: A Nation and It’s People 1,360,720,000. 1.36 Billion. The population of China is the highest among the world and growing. 30 percent of the world’s population is under 30 years old. China accounts for 20 percent of the entire world’s population. These statistics are staggering. China’s youth is essential to the world and will extremely affect how the entire earth will progress over the next 100 years. The progression of the Chinese people, from childhood to adulthood, is necessary in understanding how the world will change in the future....   [tags: population, marriage, family]
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Factors of Unemployment in a Nation - ... The same situation can be observed when it is winter when some other business need personal to work, but just right when winter ends the unemployment increases a lot. Examples like that are many, but what is important to understand is that seasons, events and others play an important role in the unemployment of a country, decreasing or increasing it every time in a year. As we all know advances in technology are good humans because these advances facilitate the work the person has to do. There something that people not realize always, that as more technology came to business, companies and organizations the more unemployment is going to be....   [tags: productivity, economy, facotrs, wages, payment] 1433 words
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Characteristics of the Modern Nation-State - This essay will describe the characteristics of the modern nation-state, explain how the United States fits the criteria of and functions as a modern nation-state, discuss the European Union as a transnational entity, analyze how nation-states and transnational entities engage on foreign policy to achieve their interests, and the consequences of this interaction for international politics. Some of the characteristics that make up a modern nation-state are; the population of the territory is united in the national identity and traditions, has an official language or languages and common descent, has an organized government, shall have independence and sovereign (self-ruled), and has a defined...   [tags: Political Science]
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Obesity Epidemic and Nation's Health - Argument paper The obesity epidemic and our nation’s health as a whole have many factors that include socioeconomic status in particular. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity will always shape our nations vision and mission with what we do with healthcare. Healthcare in America is in a major reconstruction faze, and is in much need of it, obesity and socioeconomic status are going to be the major contributors to this reconstruction. The ability to have access to better resources for sure allows one to explore better options, but for children in a low socioeconomic life style options are limited....   [tags: Socioeconomic Status, Obesity, Health, Nutrition]
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The Bahamas: A Thriving Nation - ... Bahaman culture was almost destroyed by the many immigrants to the country over time. This started with the settlers moving the Bahamas off the islands to provide cheap labor for the Spanish. Then as time went on the British loyalist from America moved there after the Americans won the war against Britain, changing the culture rapidly again. The many immigrants from other islands started to move the Bahamas changing the culture again. The Bahamas have a very unique and different culture because it represents many different people groups....   [tags: British island countries] 1311 words
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Building the Nation with Synchronization - Taxes are financial charges laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government, it includes the expenditures on war, the enforcement of law and public order, protection of property, economic infrastructure, public works, social engineering, to fund welfare and public services, and the operation of government itself. It’s for the well-being of the country and to avoid any misunderstanding towards its citizens and public servants of the government. It only shows that it is fundamental for individuals to pay their taxes properly and in the right time for the country so it can prosper well and maybe it can increase the percentage of our country’s rate on how it improves by its ow...   [tags: Government] 1820 words
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Modernist Liberal Nation in Spain - José Zorrilla’s “Don Juan Tenorio” and Rosario de Acuña’s “El Padre Juan” give a contrasting view of the advancement of a modern liberal nation. “Don Juan Tenorio” outlines a view that is the status quo – a Spanish society that is not interested in modernisation, rather a marginalisation of women and not recognising equal rights. In contrast, Acuña does try to express a point of view that would identify with a liberal society. This essay will discuss three points. Firstly it will outline and explain what exactly a Liberal society and nation actually is....   [tags: Romanticism, Liberalism]
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Mantaining Control in a Nation - Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: power and truth, modern societies] 831 words
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Protect the Nation or Yourself? - What should a person care about more, the nation or the individual. If an individual wants privacy for his personal life instead of national security, that is providing himself with less protection. It is said that privacy is one of the cherished freedoms in our democracy. Everyone wants privacy in their life, but privacy can only go so far without having protection. National security is what keeps the United States safe. National security is the building block of a country, because without security anyone can take a country or destroy it....   [tags: national security laws]
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Japan: A Modern Day Nation - ... This, along with the Reverse Course. This helped Japan move more towards a modern democracy by having its foreign policy based around its relationship with the US, which set Japan as a beacon of US policy in Asia (Goto-Jones, 97). Joint to Japan’s progression with modernity through history is the new found knowledge and technology that developed. When the Westerners arrived with their technology of the toy train, this represented a display of more advanced technology from a greater source of power (Goto-Jones, 17)....   [tags: culture, changes, government, traditions] 1430 words
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Jewish Nation and Religious Persecution - While religion has the power to draw people together, it can also tear people apart. Throughout history, the Jewish nation has been plagued by persecution as a result of their religion. In Medieval times, the Jews faced blood libels and crusades. If they were to convert, then they would become accepted members into society; however, if they were to remain true to their religious ideals they would be killed. In modern Europe, Jews faced struggles such as Emancipation and the Holocaust. All they wanted was to become accepted in society; however instead they were mistreated and eventually massacred....   [tags: christian community, nuremberg laws]
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Poisoned Nation by Loretta Schwartz - In The New Lung Cancer Pandemic in Loretta Schwartz-Nobel’s Poisoned Nation, the youngest victims of smoking were children who trust ads or mimic others (pg. 133). The other victims of smoking women and nonsmoker they get a high level of risk to get cancer (pg. 138). Lorreta explained the stages, which was made to reduce the risk of tobacco, were followed by some countries and prevented by others (pg. 146). 30 percent of American’s death was related with smoking (pg. 134).Tobacco’s ads in some countries encourage children to smoke without showing the risk of smoking (pg....   [tags: lung cancer, children, secondhand]
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Migration and The CHerokee Nation - ... The increase in civilization increased the awareness of the people on the overall intentions of their land being taken away. The Georgia government was strong due to the independence and pressure from the US government. The treaty was designed to force the Cherokee nation to move outside of their land. The tribe had emphasized the assimilation of the cultures. The Cherokee tribe had emphasized the assimilation of the people to the American culture. The assimilation increased the ability of the Cherokees to create their own constitution....   [tags: settlers, treaty] 730 words
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A Nation Working Toward Equality - A Nation Working Toward Equality Women have made extraordinary strides toward workplace equality in the last century. The labor-market participation rate for women 25 to 44 years of age - the average child bearing years - rose from less than 20% to more than 75% between 1900 and 1999 (Velasquez, 1.) Author Andrea Lunsford writes about the simple concept of “comparable worth” saying that concept of workers with “comparable skills, education and experience be paid equal amounts” should be a fairly simple policy to institute....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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The Strength of Our Nation - Democracy is a broad and far-reaching idea, and carries with it a specific set of relatively vague values. This becomes especially evident when attempts are made to transform the ever expansive interpretations of democracy into actual, tangible practice. An idea - however widely admired in theory - remains only as effective and representative as the mechanisms and persuasions in place to implement it into practice. How people interpret an idea and manipulate its indefinite principals - however self-serving at times or benevolent at others - will determine the subsequent outcomes....   [tags: Political Science]
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A Nation of Social Anxiety - “In school I was always afraid of being called on, even when I knew the answers. When I got the job, I hated to meet with my boss. I couldn’t eat lunch with my co-workers. I worried about being stared at or judged, and worried that I would make a fool of myself. My heart would pound and I would start to sweat when I thought about meetings. The feelings got worse as the time of the event got closer. Sometimes I couldn’t sleep or eat for days before a staff meeting” (“NIMH – Social Phobia”, 2011)....   [tags: social phobia, disorders, nervous]
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Norther Ireland: A Nation Divided - ... They believe that their way is the path that Northern Ireland should follow, whether that is to unite with Great Britain or to remain an individual country. Because of this fear of losing their identities, violence and for the opposing group has turned the country into an internal battlefield. Another significant patter I discovered was the presence the country’s history. History is undying and the history of Northern Ireland is a vast map of peace, power, struggle and identity. Throughout time, Northern Ireland has been subject to attacks, invasions, and betrayals....   [tags: violence, terror, suffering and death]
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The Great Masonic Nation, USA - ... Freemasonry in the American Colonies Anyone who wants to study the history of Freemasonry in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War will encounter the obstacle of not having that much original documents. However, there are a considerable number of Masonic writers bent on attributing to Freemasonry a relevant role in the War of Independence and convert the main leaders of the dispute in some lodge members. They claim, among other things, that the famous “tea party" in Boston was forged in the loggia of St....   [tags: freemasonry, lodges, nonreligious institutions]
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Nation-State and Transnational Entities - Introduction There is a distinct difference between a nation, state, and nation-state. Modern Nation-State developed over the 20th century to compensate for the inadequacy portrayed by pluralistic empires and extreme nationalism. It is as a result of states seeking to expand their fixed territory that various wars emerged. Countries in Europe after experiencing the full effect of such wars opted to integrate thus forming the EU which is a transnational entity. In order to enjoy the full benefits of globalization it is expected in future transnational entity will play a major role than individual modern nation-state....   [tags: Definition, Differences, Nationalism]
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What is a Nation-State? - The first few days of class, I remember going over the significance of a nation-state. Everyone identified it as a country governed under one government, however, what exactly is a nation-state. It was decided that in order to understand its meaning we would dissected the word; a nation was identified not as a physical identity but rather how individual identify themselves, which can be interpreted as what you think of yourself. A state was determined to be the physical characteristics, such as the boarders of a land, it also constitutes of human resources and governmental agencies....   [tags: Political Science]
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Live Nation Case Study - CASE STUDY – LIVE NATION Introduction In today’s world where the number of brands and products (tangible or intangible) are growing in numbers and companies are ensuring rapid diversification, research and attempting a perfect blend of marketing and promotion, it has become a pre-requisite for any brand or product to maintain an edge over others if they have to survive competition and emerge as a “name” spoken of an remembered. One of such well known companies in the field of promotion of live events is “Live Nation”....   [tags: Business Development, Mission] 1706 words
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Viability of the Nation-State - The uncertainty of the nation-state's continued viability in light of the many effects of globalization has led to a large amount of dialogue on the subject. In particular, aspects of the global economy are frequently referenced to when discussing possible decreases in power. Some of the primary trends are increased levels of FDI, the growing amount of production lines that cross borders, influences of technology and the internet, and increasingly global flows of labor. These have certainly made it difficult for the nation-state to retain power over its domestic policies....   [tags: Foreign Direct Investment] 2253 words
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Problems Facing the Nation - The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. We reached our nation’s height in the 1950’s and on into the 1960’s. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to the instability of Iran’s proliferation and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore)....   [tags: US Government]
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Problems Facing the Nation - The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to our dependency on oil and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore). During this time mass layoffs and numerous business closures occurred....   [tags: US Government]
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Nation Brand of Kazakhstan - As “a bird may be known by its song”, so each country may be known by its Nation Brand. It means that each country has something very particular and special that characterizes only this country. I see Kazakhstan Nation Brand in the eyes of the citizen of the Republic, however, the foreigners’ perception of Kazakhstan Nation Brand should be also taken in account in order to understand what reputation Kazakhstan has in the world community. Many people abroad come to Kazakhstan for different purposes, so how do they see Kazakhstan and what influenced their perception of the country....   [tags: Culture ]
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A Culturally Defined Nation - Nothing defines a nation greater than it’s culture. The culture is the unifying force that brings the people, the economy, and the politics into one. For the people it’s a sense of belonging. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the souls of its people.” The culture ultimately establishes a traditional set of morals that lives on through the people to be passed on through generations. It becomes a part of life that even the most different of people can relate back to....   [tags: culture, Tsotsi, Apartheid, slavery, music]
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The Iroquois Indian Nation - Nothing is more fundamental yet so important to the freedoms we enjoy as Americans as the United States Constitution, which guarantee our right to do and say as we please so long as it does no harm to anyone. The Iroquois Nation preamble is placed on perfect peace for the welfare of the people. Their focus was fighting for the liberty of the people. Among the Indian nations whose ancient seats were within the limits of our republic, the Iroquois have long continued to occupy the conspicuous position....   [tags: History Native American]
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One Nation, One Language - One of the most controversial debates in this era is the issue of national language in the United States. Although many countries have declared English as their official language, the U.S. bicameral chambers have persisted to recognize English as the official language. In his article, “In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official,” Charles Krauthammer reflects on contrasting viewpoints in our nation regarding this matter, and supports his idea that a comprehensive plan for ensuring the rights of languages should be passed by the legislative bodies....   [tags: Language ]
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A Single American Nation - After the the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides (starting in 1960), the Battle of Oxford, the civil rights movements earned African-American men, women, and children the right to sit in public places, use restrooms, and drinking fountains that were no longer “whites only”. The civil rights movement also earned African-Americans the right to go to school (after the Supreme Court made their ruling on “Brown vs. the Board of Education”-they came to the conclusion the black and white schools were not separate but unequal), work, and vote (Beacham, T....   [tags: battle of oxford, african americans]
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The Lone Star Nation - The Lone Star Nation reflects the efforts put forth by single individuals that eventually changes the lone star state forever. Specific Texan heroes Stephen Austin who founded Texas, along with Sam Houston who led the Texas army and who was the governor. William Travis and his love for Rosanna was discovered while James Bowie, and David Crockett stood up and fought for the Alamo. One dictator whose procedures drove the colonists against him but impacted Texas to this day was Santa Anna. At this time of Texas making its way as a state, Andrew Jackson was president....   [tags: texas, stephen austin, sam houston]
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