In Congress, Nixon was able to secure a Senate seat by implying that the opposing candidate was a Communist sympathizer because she voted against the HUAC. Nixon accused Alger Hiss, a convicted former spy for the Soviets, and pressed the HUAC to go further into the investigations until Alger Hiss was proven guilty. This investigation gave Nixon a national reputation and he was labeled as a young star. The views of Nixon made him acceptable to east and west in the early 1950s. However, Nixon was a man that would go to extreme lengths and tricks if it achieved political success.
Conflicts ranged from internal rebellions to full out world wars. Before the year 1914, there was somewhat peace around the world, in which the West believed that their influence only had positive effects since they were educating the inferior barbarians of the world. However, even though the world wanted to be at peace, nationalism and the focus of Western power and imperialism stopped them. For example, the Olympics may have begun as international athletic entertainment, but it soon turned into a huge competition. Not only was this a sign that the world did not cooperate with each other, but it was also another sign that explained why the nations did not meet frequently at the World Court, which was made to solve arguments.
Kublai Khan, once leader of the Mongols, is known best for being a successful conqueror of the Old World. As ruler of a reunified China since for the first time since the Tang Dynasty, Kublai Khan was great in his victories, yet his efforts to obtain control over the southern China, and what is now northern Vietnam, were failed. This paper will take a look at the three attempts Kublai made on Vietnam, and why the state with such a weak sense of national identity was able to defeat the great conqueror on every strike. By 1225 the Mongols had controlled most of China and Manchuria. Kublai Khan began his rule around the year 1260, replacing his older brother Qan Mongke.
This was a battle between Shang and Zhou clans, over the Shang 's expansion. They largely had the support of the Chinese people: Di Xin (the final king of the Shang Dynasty) had become cruel, spent state money on drinking and gambling, and ignored the state. The Zhou established authority by forging alliances with regional nobles, and founded their new dynasty with its capital at Fenghao (near present-day Xi 'an, in western China). Map of Zhou Dynasty This map shows the location of the ancient Zhou Dynasty. The map shows that the Zhou Dynasty covered portions of modern-day mid-eastern China.
Die Hard is a reflection of so in the sense that it is a militaristic fantasy of an outgunned America fighting against a seasoned foreign enemy that threatens to destroy national values. Action films of the eighties often worked out domestic policy through a plot of home-front battles with internal enemies of the nation: terrorism, lawlessness, disloyalty and deterioration of the family unit. In the film, McClane is fighting foreign robber-terrorists on American soil. Although he doesn’t have an array of military equipment at his disposal as an action hero often does, McClane single-handedly takes on and defeats this invading group, saving not only his wife but also ultimately the
As a ruthless politician, he went to any extent to get his point across. His speech can be considered a far fetched exaggeration. He focused more on manipulating his audience’s feelings, rather inserting logic or credibility. His attempt to insert credible statistics would be fruitless, as he claimed that “800,000,000 people” are under the “absolute domination of Soviet Russia” with an increase of “over 400 percent.” This generalization intended to convince the audience that the enemy was in complete world domination and that the dramatic increase in power was a threat. Senator Joseph McCarthy was a merciless politician who would be censured by the Senate in 1954 for his false accusations.
As a result of publishing this piece, it brought hate to Paine and yet praise to him. The simple fifty page pamphlet attempted to drive many Americans unwilling to break from Great Britain and to rebel and become part of the independence. By doing so, he declared that Britain was overtaking the American’s lives, the English form of government had an unscrupulous King. Despite this happening, George Washington believed that after reading “Common Sense” to the soldiers, they were refreshed and developed the desire to fight the war unconditionally till a winner was brought upon the two sides. George Washington declared that “Common Sense” drove the war into their favor, and thus quoted, “I find Common Sense is working a powerful change in the minds of men” (Bigelow 102- 103).
For example, during Warring States Period in China, when seven major states were unable to protect their citizens from conquering by foreign countries and maintain peaceful life, fierce wars happened and China was inevitably in chaos. Eventually, the Qin dynasty unified China and ended the chaos. Numerous accomplishment of economy and improvement of policies were made after the unification. (Doc 4) Heinrich von Treitschke, who was one of the most influential proponents of militant nationalism in Germany, proclaimed that a united country should be able to protect itself and maintain usual orders. Small states would not have abilities to prevent themselves from being conquered by foreign countries and this means a large state will be more functional and beneficial to all citizens.
Much like the 70s, although the movie was a realistic depiction of what could happen if stockbrokers grew to become too ambitious and greedy, it still failed to cause a substantial change on the target audience (stockbrokers) went about their business. While sequel was released in 2010, Variety Magazine made a comment about the original film which sums it up pretty well, it reads, “intended as a cautionary tale on the pitfalls of unchecked ambition and greed, Stone's 1987 original instead had the effect of turning Douglas' hugely charismatic (and Oscar-winning) villain into a household name and boardroom icon -- an inspiration to the very power players and Wall Street wannabes for whom he set such a terrible example.” Taking into consideration that this quote does imply change, the impact it had was still very minimal. It may be that the movie gave inspiration to aspiring businessmen, but the movie did not cause change, it
Mao’s rise to power was a result of favourable conditions resulting from both the failures of the Nationalist party (GMD) and the various successes of the Communist party (CCP). Before Mao was able to consolidate his power over China in 1949, he first had to become solitary leader of the CCP party which he accomplished through his effective use of propaganda, ideology, policies and use of force. Prior to this, China had been led by incompetent leaders and as a result of their actions, it experienced a weakness of political system, impact of war and various economic factors. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, the Qing dynasty which had ruled China for nearly two millennia, was on the verge of collapse. After the fall of the empire