In June of 1924, the four-year terror of WWI began, a period of time marked by trench warfare, new Maxim guns, and the aimless massacre of millions. Sparked by deep tensions around the world, the war was fought between two main sides: the Allies and the Central Powers. After years of stalemate, a series of events, including the Russian Revolution and entrance of America into the war, finally brought the genocide to a stop. The Treaty of Versailles was passed, and countries set their eyes on rebuilding- unaware of new issues caused by the war that had just concluded. Moreover, although the Central Powers had finally been subdued by the Allies, “The Age of Anxiety” is a fitting title for the period that followed, which was marked by the global
The first paragraph of the essay will introduce the topic of utopian societies in their sinister dark side, along with the thesis statement. The second paragraph will cover the similarities of Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” and compare the similarities with the analysis of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver by Hanson Carter and George Orwell’s novel 1984. The third paragraph will cover the differences in culture between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” The fourth paragraph will cover the differences in environment between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” The last paragraph will cover the differences in overall setup between Divergent and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the
Just before the conclusion of the devastating World War I, which had taken more lives than any other war in history, President Woodrow Wilson and the delegates of the Senate in 1919 had conglomerated to come to a decision as to the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, which had primarily been proposed to set forth conditions which would ultimately put an end to the war. Specifically, according to Wilson’s propositions at the Covenant, the Treaty would make peace with the United States’ adversaries by …; however, its major caveat was that it would divert all blame and responsibility for the war to Germany. This clause would cause several disputes between Wilson and his fellow Senators, which had eventually led to the vetoing of the Treaty
For an utopian society to exist, there needs to be a merging of conformity and individualism in the society. Pure individualism or pure conformity in a society leads to a lopsided and corrupted society; they need to exist in synchrony. In Merry Mount, the people follow an ideology of complete freedom of thought and of individualism. The Puritan’s society shows what happens when everyone conforms and no one expresses their individual beliefs. When the ideologies of conformity and individualism merge it combines into a greater society as a whole, better than either of the individual half’s. To create an utopian society, a society has to accept the individuality of a person, but it also has to have certain guidelines that are followed.
In 1939, the world’s greatest and most powerful nations were launched into World War II, also known as the worst war in modern history. The Second Great War included the central powers and the allied powers. The central powers, which included the countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan, committed belligerent and combative actions which opposed the League of Nations and democratic countries. In opposition to the central powers, the allied powers included the countries of Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the United States during the war. The world was plunged into World War II in 1939 due to the ineffective response towards aggression. One act of aggression that was considerably significant was
President Woodrow Wilson was the last of the Progressive Presidents and as such caused great economic, political and social change. He served between 1913 and 1921 during which he imposed economic change through reforms, both national and international political change and a change in the role of women, giving them the right to vote. The effects of Wilsons presidency created abundant change within American society that had long lasting impacts.
Political theorists, whether they are realists, or liberalists, over the centuries, have come into conflict over what they believe to be the utmost important task of the state. Hobbes believes the most important task of the state is to ensure law and order, rooting his argument in the idea of a sovereign ruler. On the other hand, Rawls, a modern theorist, firmly believes that a state should focus on realising justice within their society. While a utopian society cannot be achieved by either of these theories, I will highlight why Rawls was right in his assumption that the main focus of a state should be to ensure justice for all within their nation, through analysing and comparing the conflicting arguments of Hobbes and Rawls.
The essence of John J. Mearsheimer’s “Anarchy and the Struggle for Power” relies on the argument that great powers have been and will continue to be in a perpetual struggle for dominance. Mearsheimer conveys that the need hegemony is not only omnipresent but also inescapable. His rationale is delineated through five assumptions:
Thomas More had an abundance of revolutionary ideas for his time, many of which he penned down in his famous work Utopia. More’s greatest focus in this short book is placed on exploring the possibilities and benefits of a new kind of government. His views on such things as freedom, community, and the innate nature of man were all considered when creating what More views as the epitome of a successful government. It is baffling to realize that, using these same principles of freedom, community, and the innate nature of man, another author could come to a conclusion in direct opposition with More’s outcome. Nevertheless, this is exactly what occurred when Thomas Paine, a political writer during the American Revolution, examined what his utopian society would look like. While More was led to the conclusion that a more totalitarian government would be most beneficial to society, Paine declares that all
On March 20, 2003, one of the most controversial decisions in modern American history was made. George W. Bush sent American troops to invade Iraq in an attempt to remove dictator Saddam Hussein from power. Along with overthrowing Hussein, America would restructure the Iraqi government to align with both democratic principles and American ideologies. Bush justified the actions of his campaign by accusing Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction as well as being a threat to global security.
Even where they appear as entirely nonpolitical, movies tend to inevitably have political messages. However, the notably evident aspect in numerous films is their tendencies to integrate liberal ideas. Using the film, Independence Day directed by Roland Emmerich, the current essay examines the themes related to conditions under which liberal ideals can influence elite policy-makers in achieving rational foreign policy decision-making. Several relevant themes are likely to emerge in films pointing towards the liberal tendencies or otherwise among elite policy-makers that contribute in promoting greater international experience. Even though in an indirect manner, it is common for American films to exhibit liberal ideals that are likely to provide
The belief of an ideal such as the public good has been the fuel for past leaders that have sought to establish a world of harmony. Plato’s dialogue “The Republic” has sparked countless publications creating such utopian worlds in which the good of the many is sought. The United Nations established the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” so as to lay the foundation for the good of the public in contemporary times. Revolutionists willing to sacrifice their very lives for the public good are admired for their courage and fearlessness. Yet; history also contains moments when a leaders’ profession to care for the public good was manifested through Nazi concentration camps, Communist societies and the adherence of principles set for Machiavelli’s
The League of Nations was an international organization created 1919 by the American president, Woodrow Wilson, as a part of his Fourteen Points. The League was meant to maintain universal peace and resolve international disputes between nations to avoid a repeat of the First World War. The League of Nations had some successes in maintaining universal peace, however, there numerous failures as well. Some of the successes include the Åland Islands crisis and the Upper Silesia incident. Some of the failures of the League include the events that took place in Manchuria and Abyssinia.This essay will examine some of the successes and failures of the League of Nations in terms of maintaining peace between countries.
Though the international system today shares many aspects of realism, neoliberalism, constructivism, and marxism, neoliberalism is the predominant principles under which the international system operates. With the formation of several influential international governmental organizations (IGOs), the world has become a much safer place. Though neoliberal ideas draw from realism in the fact that the international system is in anarchy, neoliberalism dictates that the world is in a form of structured anarchy, perpetuated by the IGOs that governments partake in. By strengthening webs of interdependence, countries find the ability to interact amicably, and build up reliance upon one another. As countries