Watergate Scandal: Corruption In The Modern World

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Many fictional novels have been written based on the possibility of dystopian futures in which a corrupt government rules over the world, its citizens oblivious to the suffering said government inflicts. Most of the time readers take these dystopian worlds as folly; impossible outcomes writers could only conjure up in the deepest recesses of their imagination. However, these works of fiction are truer to life than one might expect. To people’s resentment, government corruption is very real and very concerning problem in life for several reasons. As a matter of fact, when people living in the United States were asked, "To what extent do you think that corruption is a problem in the public sector in this country?" on a rating scale from 1 (corruption is not an issue) to 5 (corruption is a big problem), the ratings averaged out to a startling number of 4 according to a survey done by the Global Corruption Barometer, also produced by Transparency International, in…show more content…
The scandal, which began on June 17th, 1972 when five spies or prowlers for President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign were caught red-handed breaking into the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate headquarters, started a series of events spanning from 1972 to August of 1974. According to’s article on the Watergate Scandal, “The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught wiretapping phones and stealing documents.” During his vain quest to cover-up the crime, Nixon took drastic steps to ensure the truth would never come to light including but not limited to providing ‘hush money’ for the burglars caught on June 17th, hatching a plan with his aides to instruct the CIA to impede the FBI’s investigation and the firing of officials who wouldn’t let him alone about handing over tapes from the Oval Office which held crucial
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