in Australia, the war was promoted very biased with all the media surrounding the war being pleasant and heavily censored so that more people would be more inclined to join the war. Some attitudes to the war were not so great with some people saying it was not Australia’s war and an Irish stereotype was that they did not want to fight a ‘British War’. This was demonstrated in the film when Frank’s Irish father said: “it’s not our bloody war”. It was widely thought that World War One would demonstrate Australia’s value to Britain, which would lead to further support militarily and other help. This is why Australia was so eager to promote the war volunteering 50,000 troops to Great Britain.
For example, in Bruce Beresford’s 1980 film Breaker Morant, a filmic event has been completely designed to speak to a larger truth about the first war crimes trial in British history and plays into a widely held belief about the reasons for this trial. In the scene where Major Bolton visits Lord Kitchener, they discuss the proceedings of this trail of the Bushveldlt Carbineers. In conversation, Kitchener remarks that Kaiser Wilhelm II has protested the murder of Reverend Heesse, who is mentioned as a German citizen. He goes on to say that the German people support the Boer cause and the British government fear that they will enter the ongoing conflict, on the side of the Boers. This is why Lieutenant Morant, Hancock and Witton must be convicted at all cost, explains Kitchener and they must go to trail at once for the murder of the German missionary.
The primary concern of the framers of the constitution was the proper and just balance of powers in order to protect against tyranny, ensure fair representation, and safeguard individual rights. The American Constitution was framed with the citizens past experience fully in mind. While under British control, American citizens were severely undercut in both federal power and representation in parliament. Parliament was insanely corrupt, purposefully taking more power for itself over the population of Britain en masse. While making the constitution the framers kept these issues in mind, holding to the firmly held belief of their colonial constituents that, as stated by Lord Acton in 1887, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Rommel’s recommendations consisted of massive minefields, foreshore obstacles such as concrete bunkers and underwater devices, and air landing obstacles. The use of minefields as a means of defence for the Atlantic Wall was influenced by Rommel’s campaign against the British in North Africa, which “made the maximum possible use of mines in constructing their new line” for the defence of Tobruk, which cost the Afrika Korps many men but taught Rommel “the value of the British large scale mining.” The extensive use of minefields coupled with tanks, machine guns, and artillery meant the US and British forces would have to “attack through the minefields against the defence works sited within them fight his way through the zone of death in the defensive fire of the whole of our
The Party controls propaganda and expectations in Oceania to make the citizens think and act a certain way, which dehumanizes them. Because the Party and Big Brother are shown with a large amount of power, it signifies the dominance of their presence in Oceania. Stories like 1984 can reveal a pattern between it and other dystopian tales by their shared
In the text Two Brothers by Hannie Rayson and the stimulus, The Normalisation of Lying in Australian Politics by John Warhurst the aspect of truth is explored. Aspects of each text both enrich and challenge my ideas, values and attitude in relation to truth and politics. The idea of what it takes to be a politician, to be deceitful, is explored as well as challenging my view of what a lie is and how it can affect others. In Two Brothers the idea of withholding information to the public is evident when Eggs and Jamie hold back on releasing the information they have on Hazem. Warhurst confirms this when he said, “Either way the public is denied the truth on grounds that are often spurious.” Personally, withholding information is just as bad as
Furthermore, Mona’s accusation on the latter “civil” facet of colonization, offers us a way to understand the formation of the colonized subject. First of all, just as we discussed above, two seemingly opposite strategies, violence and civilization, are in fact mutually complementary and supportive in the colonial machine. The machine first violently uproots the aborigine from its life, language, and culture, and then turns them into exploited object in the disguise of civilization. Then, if in the violent conflict the aboriginal people can still sustain their subjectivity on the clear distinction between self and enemy, the latter phase of civilization bring them an inevitable dislocation and disrupture of self-identification. From all the civil institutions (clinic, store, and so on), erstwhile hunter and warrior Mona Rudao beholds the alienated image of his Seediq people: coolie and servant.
The posters often demonstrated mateship and hatred of the Germans. Propaganda ensured that people only knew what their governments wanted them to know. In World War I the lengths in which the Australian government went to to hide information from the citizens of Australia reached a new high. To guarantee that everybody thought the way as the government did and had the same opinions, every single piece of information was controlled. Newspapers were expected to print what the government wanted the reader to read, this was just one of the many forms of censorship that was used throughout World War I.
The important catalyst came into being to shape the Americans. At this level, the fate of British colonies unleashed a heated debate about the political representation that was often enclosed in disfranchisement and the vote. The commitment of the revolutionaries to the equality and freedom led to the growing unease over the slave trade legitimacy. This was also visible in the way Americans pursue their patriotic cause. Benjamin Rush said that it would be useless for us to denounce the parliament servitude to reduce the citizens while continuing to keep fellow humans in slavery because of their different
Being an institution, it was able to control and change its racial policies in domestic issues and promote Humanity, equality and destiny which are the key values of the institution. It was the main battleground in the fight against apartheid regime. The researcher would like to use it as an example for explaining the hybridization process of sports, diplomacy and power politics. One major risk involved in hosting the Commonwealth games is the threat of boycotts. It would tarnish the reputation of the country among the commonwealth and incur huge economic loss to the country darkening the scope of effective foreign policies with the members.
The director, Phillip Noyce made Rabbit Proof Fence to try and illustrate the shear enormity of the oppression suffered by aboriginal families at the hands of white Australian politicians and the government. The Australian administrators passed a policy that forced pure blooded, half castes and quarter castes Aboriginal children to be taken from their families and their land to be bred and mixed into the white Australian community. The government believed that this was in the Aboriginals best interest but their motive was to eventually eliminate Aboriginal blood to promote a white Australia. This policy is now referred to as the ‘Stolen Generation’. The pain and suffering the Aborigines experienced, the oppression and heart-break only ceased
Lately, I think a lot about the problems that Vancouver Island is facing now. And I suppose it’s time to establish a British Colony in Vancouver Island. To start with, in previous years, there are more and more American miners entering Victoria to look for gold without any restrictions, which is bad for our protection of gold. And if this situation continues, I’m worried that American government will take control or conquer Vancouver Island. Now we should do something fast, and I suggest establishing a new colony to reduce the bad influences the gold rush brings, such as the big external population in Victoria, and restrict the settlers to dig gold there.
Finally, it is important to consider the role of identity in decolonisation. As W.A. Speck points out, the Seven Years War resulted in ‘a growing conviction among the colonists that they were no longer British but Americans’ (Speck, 2008, p.23). As the colonial forces had suffered defeats, the metropole treated them as a second rate fighting force. It is most likely the haughty attitude of the British military personnel sparked the disdain of British rule.
1: Introduction Historians are divided as to whether it was convicts or empire the motivation for the establishment of the colony in Australia. On one hand, it has been suggested that inefficiency of Britain’s criminal justice system, lack of penitentiaries and the failure of the Hulks Act, 1776 created a social climate by which transportation of convicts unavoidable. On the other hand is the notion that Britain’s imperial interests, and the value of Australian resources was the backbone of the decision to colonise. On balance, this essay will argue that it was both the need for a convict solution, and a strategic imperial outpost in the South Pacific that led the British to colonise Australia in 1788. 2: Major Arguments Argument 1: Australia