Centrifugal Forces

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Centrifugal forces are forces are forces that tend to drive a nation apart, rather than unite a nation. During the past half century in the United States, many centrifugal forces have affected this country continuously. One especially challenging force is the huge amount of diversity in the United States. Different religions, languages, culture, customs, immigrants, and ethnic groups clash against each other. This raises the issue of racism, which makes many minorities feel discriminated against. Another centrifugal force, in my opinion, is terrorism. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, people in the United States were really rude to Middle Easterners/ Arabs. This further drives a nation apart. There are also centrifugal forces in the…show more content…
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