In this scene, Rose realizes that the Titanic is not equipped to ensure the safety of the passengers aboard. The explanation for this is the captains’ illusion of invulnerability. Instead of developing action plans and alternatives in preparation for future possibilities or difficulties, the captains were deeply involved with the Titanic being unsinkable. This caused the captains to lose touch with the reality of being on a massive ship. According to De Dreu and Van de Vilert (1997), clear decision procedures are essential, the groups are can actually generate high quality decisions but frequently fail to adopt them as the solution.
According to Earhart, the early Christian mission was a failure because of the exclusiveness of Christianity. Christianity did not spread well in Japan because it did not accommodate any other Japanese religions of the time. Earhart believed that the ”stark contrast with the Japanese religion” is what caused Christianity to be expulsed from Japan (Earhart 165). Another interesting point Earhart makes is comparing the early spread of Christianity to the development of other forms of Buddhism. To Earhart, the spread of Buddhism and other religions in Japan is attributed to the “relative instability of the social and political situation” of that time (Earhart 163).
The Middle Ages is best renamed the Dark, referring to a chaotic and terror-filled time, Ages because of the absence of organization, substituted by discomfort. Without proper leadership to protect Europeans from widespread disorganization in their society, they were vulnerable to emotional instability and the darkness that came from this. Leadership is a crucial factor in a successful civilization because it prevents another civilization to rise to superiority, which would further immerse a larger group in darkness. One must question the authority of their own leader to prevent darkness on their own
Germany also lost significant land because of The Treaty of Versailles such as Alsace and Lorraine. Because the Germans lost Alsace and Lorraine, extremely valuable land, Germany had access to significantly less resources, and therefore, was not able to pay the excessively high reparation payments (A, Source 1). The reparation payments required from Germany were not only very harsh and excessive, but they were also impossible to pay, especially because Germany lost extremely valuable land as
There is no one single answer for this, the length of the war was a combination of multiple factors. Some historians blame the Schlieffen Plan of Germany, whilst others put the blame on the uneven development of technology that was present at that time, new types of warfare and generals that didn't have time to adapt, thus being incompetent at winning stalemates. The
Although the intention of the Articles of Confederation was to create a stable government for the 13 colonies, it was sadly designed poorly resulting in an overall ineffective government. The Articles may have been rewarded with some success with respect to western lands, but the overall effect was negative, especially the economic conditions. The economic conditions were primarily the most negative aspect of the Articles of Confederation. The inability to tax settlers caused the federal government to have a serious shortfall in revenue, and the restriction to regulate trade added to the chaos. These factors caused “public debt to pile up” (The American Pageant Textbook) and led to the evident instability of the American government.
After 400 CE Western Roman Civilization experienced many diminishing situations within their territory. Early government faced government corruption and a lack of stability involving their political system. A great deal of citizens withdrew their selves from its military and in return caused a fragile defense, revealing a less effective militant control. The increasing force from barbarians played a huge role in Western Roman decline and contributed to irreversible territorial loss. The decline also included a lack of Christianity and many traditional values which eroded the Roman value system.
Brown argued “the Loyalist leadership could not remotely match the Whigs in talent,” and that their fear of chaos during the Revolution caused “some” to be timid. Brown also accused the Loyalists of having a “fatal complacency” on British aid. Nelson was critical of Loyalist leaders, notably Joseph Galloway, who Nelson called “fearfully inept.” More broadly, Nelson contended that the Loyalist leadership lacked continuity and failed to produce any national leaders, or unite behind any convincing ideals, all of which contributed to their failure in opposing the Revolution. Nelson also argued that the Loyalists as a whole were unimaginative and apathetic, and what ideas they did have they were “too afraid to submit to the American public.” Bernard Bailyn in his 1974 work, The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, used a case study approach in considering Loyalism. Bailyn examined how the educated, conservative Massachusetts Governor coped with the radical upheaval of the Revolution.
Constantinople After the city of Zara was destroyed the Crusaders remained there to figure out their next course of actions. They faced a big problem. The Crusaders realized that their supplies and other necessities for their journey were running out and they could not bear the cost of the expenses since their goal is to get to Egypt. It was shocking to people that the Crusaders are in a financial crisis since they have spent more time strategizing a new course of action. They soon confronted a troublesome circumstance where they could have either abandon the Crusade and its motives and return back home or collaborate with the Venetians once again and proceed towards Constantinople.
Meanwhile in the Middle East, he observes that the infighting between various religious and ethnic groups has undermined the stability of the individual states, even going as far as to call them failed states. Another dynamic that Kissinger does not mention is political. The Arab String brought tensions between the governments and its citizens to the forefront, most notably in Syria. While it has mostly failed in its intended purpose, it does not mean these tensions have suddenly disappeared. As Jeremy Kinsman notes, “Like the great revolution in Europe of 1848, it initially failed.
Poverty in Europe from 1450 to 1700 was a huge issue that stuck around for centuries. The wars that took place during this time always seemed to negatively affect the poor the most. The poor, consisting of the majority of the European population, was never taken into consideration during these wars which is ironic considering these wars were caused in the name of religion. This situation, combined with weak leadership and in many countries a heavy taxation system, such as those found in England under the leadership of James I and his son Charles I, or under the leadership of absolute monarchs like Louis XIV, prevented the poor from rising in social status. The way people regarded “the poor” in Europe from 1450-1700 differed significantly based
Mexico 's problem was that even though they possessed these territories they did not have a population and large enough Military force to control them. They were unable to dictate or populate the territories so America basically took them over without a fight. Mexico was very frustrated with this predicament they were in, too much territory not enough men to