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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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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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The Incarcerated and Bare Life - Bare life refers to a kind of living, whereby, one does not interact with the society and enjoys only the biological life. One is inhibited to rights such as politics, social events, family sharing, religion, and conjugal rights. The bare life condition is basically characterized by subjecting an individual to sovereign power. Bare life pertains to incarceration. This is clearly depicted by several narratives. These narratives do so by exhibiting characters that are faced with difficult situations....   [tags: The Birth of a Nation]
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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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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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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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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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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 - ... Jeff A. Webb dubs this process one that “…sought to reconstruct listeners into members of an ‘imagined community’ and into consumers” (Webb in Robinson 217). The use of standardized language in this era was also used for historiographic purposes: it was used to construct a national history. The standardization of language described by Friesen parallels the standardization of cultural and national practice. As Magder puts it, too, “…the study of what is commonly known as the ‘culture industry’ has explored the increasing concentration and internationalization of capital, new forms of production and consumption, and new forms of state practice in the era of international culture flows” (Ma...   [tags: historic and literary analysis]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Nation of Egypt - 5- Egypt overview The pervious chapter operationalized the research as a first step towards using the conceptual framework to analyse the ICZM initiatives. This chapter is designed to provide an overview of Egypt as a case study in order to understand the context before reviewing its ICZM initiatives against the conceptual framework. For this purpose, this chapter is structured as follows. Firstly, it presents a general background including the geographic context, economic context and the governance context (section 5-1)....   [tags: Nations Of The World]
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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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Our Nation's Healthcare System - If there’s one thing that Democrats and Republicans agree on, it’s that our health care system is in shambles. It’s the laughingstock of the civilized world, to be perfectly honest. The World Health Organization, part of the United Nations, ranks the United States 37th overall, just ahead of Slovenia and Cuba, and right behind Dominica and Costa Rica. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; the World Health Organization ranks the mighty United States just above communist Cuba. In political science, there is a term called the iron triangle....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive] 1153 words
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The Nation's Drug Problem - Nation's Drug Problem (United States) Over the last couple of years, there has been increased concern over the effects of drugs on the health of Americans. This is mainly due to the increased use of drugs by most citizens, which has caused the government to spend a lot of money to curb this problem. One of the most abused drugs is alcohol, and American citizens are increasingly becoming addicted to it. It is also the most undesirable drug, as it costs the government over $200 billion in terms of productivity, health and crime-related costs (Office of National Drug Control Policy 2)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Nation of Islam - The Nation of Islam: A Source of Hope In the early 1930’s, in Detroit, when the Nation of Islam was initially founded it was not really widely known. It was a very secluded and introverted religion and community. It was not until they came under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad that the Nation of Islam became a household name in the early 1960’s. The Nation of Islam, during the 60’s, was one of the forerunners for African American unity. They strove for a separate black community. They wanted to be completely separated from the white community only because, according to their beliefs, white people were all devils....   [tags: Elijah Muhammad]
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Birth of A Nation - The Birth of a Nation: 1607-1815 It has been said that the Declaration of Independence was more democratic and for equality and the Constitution was more for a republic that benefited only some people. The Declaration was idealistic the Constitution realistic. That 1776 gave us liberty and 1787 gave us order. Although as unfair as it may sound this seems to be true. After gaining liberty this country had to establish a system that would have order. When declaring independence, the bulk of the people thought that would be “…to burn the last bridge, to become traders in the eyes of the mother country.” (Garraty 110)....   [tags: essays research papers] 905 words
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Idiot Nation - In “Idiot Nation,” Michael Moore discourses on the collapse of American education system and the three main reasons behind it: politicians’ ignorance, shortage of teachers, and the rise of Corporate America. Moore first points out how ignorant the President and politicians are by stating that the President cannot simply identify whether Africa is a nation or a continent. Next, Moore attributes the lack of funding in education to the fact that politicians prefer to build bomber than to improve our education system; this leads to shortage of resources, overpopulated classrooms, and decrease of books available for students....   [tags: Education]
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Oneida Indian Nation - A renaissance among the Native Americans has been brewing since the 1960’s, building economic, cultural and social revival. Financial support from casinos has helped, together with a civil rights focus on preserving language, spiritual traditions and political independence (IndiaCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com). The number of Native American Indians has been steadily increasing through recent decades, at least according to US Census statistics. Gambling is not an economic venture for OIN alone, approximately forty percent of the 562 tribes have established gambling businesses that contribute to a total of about 15 billion dollars each year....   [tags: Native Americans, Economy, Culture, Society]
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Must Every Nation Have Their Own State if They Want One? - The belief of a nation running their own state is a right for most of us. However, this is only a new conviction. The right for one to sovereign their own nation has come due with hard work. Illicit imperialism has stricken humanity for numerous years. Due to the aspiration of power certain nations today do not self-govern their own state. But why would there be a desire for this power. Some of the main items include natural resources, increased assets, and military expansion. Ideally this is great if this is voluntary external rule, but when it’s no longer voluntary this is when the boundary has been crossed....   [tags: nations, government, Canada,]
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The Characteristics of the Nation-State and Transnational Entities - Nation-states deal certain characteristics of self-rule, organized government, territory, and population. Self-rule implies that nation-states rule themselves. They are free and not colonies of some other country. For example, the U.S. was a colony of Great Britain until the American Revolution. As a consequence of the American Revolution, the United States formed a nation-state. Organized government is the manner in which nation-states rule themselves. For example, the government of the U.S. is organized into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial and into three levels: federal, state, and local....   [tags: Government]
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The Harlem Renaissance: Creation of a New Nation - The Harlem Renaissance created a new racial identity for African-Americans living in the United States, after the First World War. This new racial identity caused the African-Americans to become a nation within the United States. A nation is defined as a group of people that share common language, ethnicity, history, and culture. A nation of people may or may not have sovereignty. Harlem, a neighbourhood in Manhattan, New York City, emerged as the “race capital”1 for African-Americans living in the Northern states....   [tags: American Culture]
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Fast Food Nation - American life is quick paced and busy. Americans want quick reliable transportation, quick internet connection, quick money, quick healing, quick weight loss, quick energy, and even quick service from the restaurants they eat out at. When a busy person is looking for a quick, easy food, fast food is usually the best option. The main food at a fast food restaurant is usually a burger and French fries. Fast foods restaurants are popular in America because they are inexpensive and served very quickly....   [tags: Marketing ]
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