The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Pros And Cons

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Who wouldn’t empathize and shed a few tears while watching Bruno and Shmuel clasp hands in their final moments in the BBC Film, The Boy with the Striped Pajamas? This fictional story would not have been written had it not been for the nationalist pride that Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s used to persuade people to rally against ethnic groups that were supposedly part of Germany’s downfall in World War I. This dangerous pride led to the destruction of various different groups for no good reason. After reviewing European history, one has to wonder if the members of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 had treated the defeated countries such as Germany differently, and the League of Nations had been inclusively opened to all realms, would World War…show more content…
When reviewing the two world wars, it becomes clear that money tended to be mismanaged due to lack of focus in production and the absence of long term financial goals. These two oversights became apparent, as the victors and the defeated dealt with significant economic crises after the first world war. Their economies were streamlined to produce a significant amount of arms and war related materials, yet left out the consideration for civilian aide after the conflict. Aside from the financial struggles, European nations dealt with an even larger problem by 1929, as a global depression impacted several major economies worldwide. With growing resentment and instability, certain countries such as Germany and Austria allowed for authoritarian based command economies to monopolize the developing economies by reinstating a need for arms, as excessive nationalist pride paved the way to war once again. After the conclusion of World War II, the leaders of the European Economic Community (1957) called for free markets, as civilians needed to have the ability to pursue a job in order to profit in an ever advancing world. After the Cold War fizzled in 1989, the European Union’s official emergence in 1992 set a goal by underlining the need, “...to promote economic and social progress which is balanced and sustainable, in particular through the creation of an area without internal frontiers” (Discovery Education-Maastricht Treaty Excerpt, Article B). By allowing citizens of member countries to travel back and forth in order to seize economic opportunities in other nations permitted for a friendlier, altruistic European community. For once, ethnicity did not prohibit someone from procuring a job elsewhere. The European Union finally turned the page in
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