Due to the American Revolution, other Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas started rebelling against their colonial masters for independence. This would mean that a new powerful nation would emerge that would endanger French and Spanish claims to territories. American Revolution meant a major loss of balance of power and prestige for the Great Britain. Britain was the world superpower at the time of the American Revolution. Over time, the US began catching
Minh’s upbringing inside the Imperial City was shaped by the Nguyen Dynasty’s anticolonial sentiment, which held slight control inside the citadel until 1945. The recapture of Minh’s hometown would have been as significant to him as Stalingrad was to Stalin. With the Vietnam War in a stalemate, Ho Chi Minh intended to ignite a revolution against the American foreign influence. The ability to refute the American impression that the war was coming to an end was a key consideration while shaping of the Tet Offensive. It is for this reason, that Huế became an important objective.
As a result of this, the governing elites of the communist party wanted ruling powers to themselves and also to preserve both a secular state and the old soviet order. On the other hand, the Islamic – democratic opposition alliance wanted change through the creation of a democratic state where Muslims could also have a say (Tetsuro, 2010:2). Additionally, there also exist another reason as to why the Tajikistan conflict started. Oliver Roy argued that the main reason for conflict was actually localism where identity was based on region rather than the state (Tetsuro, 2010:3). By the Mid 1980s, the Soviet’s control over Tajikistan had declined which resulted in power struggles amongst the different regions.
Summary: In his book “The Future of Freedom”, Zakaria analyzes the concept of democracy from a critical perspective, arguing that while democracy is certainly desirable in view of its numerous advantages and benefits, too much of it may end up harming nations, governments and even individuals. The Democratic Age In the Introduction he points out that democratization has affected a variety of sectors throughout history, thus disrupting pre-existing hierarchies and giving individuals an unprecedented amount of economic, cultural, political and technological power, among other things. The democratization process has contributed to shaping the modern world, to the extent that nowadays, most nations across the world revolve around democratic principles and values. However, the author maintains that in order to gain a better understand of the impact that
The relations between the British and Indian people changed drastically after world war 2. Starting in the mid 1940´s, Britain was forced to take on a new foreign policy that went against their imperial ambitions. The process of decolonization was started and it resulted in imperial powers such as Spain and France to loose important colonies in places such as Indochina and Morocco. Just like the countries mentioned in the previous paragraph, Britain suffered as a result of decolonization and saw it´s colonial territories threatened. India had been for a long time, the jewel of the British Empire, yet the growing sense of national determination was rising in India and people were demanding independence.
Dark days of slavery were long past and Pakistan was a new dawn for the Muslims of the Sub-continent. But it was not a dawn that the people hoped for. People managed for the starting years but it became clear soon that Pakistan was not the true realization of Iqbal’s dream. Soon power hungry politicians and military generals started to grab the high positions and all the sacrifices and wounds were in vain. Military coups started to take place when politicians showed illegitimacy and corruption.
Singapore faced many challenges and gone through a series of international and internal developments to shape it’s making of becoming a nation. Particularly, one crucial development comprises of the impact of Japanese Occupation years which happened from 1942 to 1945 where Japanese took over the city from British and made the multiracial population felt its fearful and rough presence. In “Dilemmas of Statehood in Southeast Asia” (Michael Leifer, 1972) a nation is defined as “the creation by government of a cohesive political community characterized by an abiding sense of identity and common consciousness.” Therefore, it raises questions on whether the impact of Japanese Occupation years initiated a wide social and political transformation that helps in creating a sense of national identity and shaping a common awareness among the community. Thus, I strongly disagree that Japanese Occupation years were no relevance in the making of Singapore nation as it is definitely one significant moment defining the history of Singapore that contributed in nation building. Ever since British surrendered Singapore to Japanese on 15th February, European images of being invincible and superior were tarnished and along with the realization that British could
Such effects were evident during the Marcos regime, where he implemented martial law in hopes of extending his term and abusing his power with regard to his own personal liking. Although Corazon Aquino paved way in the return of democracy in the Philippines, the ill effects of ineffective democracy continued to take over the Philippines. With the elites still in power, “democracy” in the Philippines cannot be considered as an ideal democracy. In relation with the author's claims, Democracy in the Philippines is indeed in a state of disrepair. Meticulous assessments and profound studies have depicted the 'democracy' in the Philippines as ineffective in terms of implementation and enactment.
Comparison of the presidential and parliamentary form and its applicability in the current political arena of the country, the advantages and disadvantages of federalization, and the proposed improvement of the electoral and party system, is the focus of the student. Exploring the possibility of changing the constitution to make way for the establishment of a federal government is deemed to be unlikely by a lot of analysts because of the different repercussions and the cost that it will take to make the change. The adaptability of federalism with the parliamentary structure is also evident and therefore also leads to the question of the stability of the presidential form that is currently being used by the country. The student believes that shifting to a new form of government immediately without overseeing the end may entail chaos on a grand scale and proposes to retain the existing form of government, at the same time promoting reforms within the electoral and party system to further assuage problems and to establish better
while, overall population growth rate of Pakistan is 2.0%. It is said that with this Growth rate Pakistan will become the 4th largest NATION in 2050. Pakistan is known as the “YOUNG” country with the median age of 23 years. (Total). And has both female and male median age year of 23,Approximately 106 million People are below the age of 30 and Total working Population is 121.01 million and there is only 57% literacy Rate of Total populatin.In general it has been studied that where there is rapid population growth and high fertility rates, poverty incidences is also very high.