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Do you agree that the codification of state sovereignty 'led inexorably to the Holocaust and atomic warfare?
World War could have prevented the violence of authoritarian states, most nations could not readily commit to wage war because of its social, political and economic cost. The intervention itself can be rightfully justified; because the moment both Japan and Germany entered to war, it already submitted its sovereignty and challenged other nation’s sovereign rights. However, the international community is hesitant in intervening with authoritarian states not only because of social and economic
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Discuss the elements of national interest, their compatibility and the trade-offs that often need to be made between these ideas
Example of a contradiction between the principles and the US national interests during the cold war period was the Arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. At the heart of the cold war were the ideological differences between America and its allies and the Soviet Union and its aligned countries. For example the Western bloc lead by the United States believed in capitalism, democracy, freedom and liberty while the Eastern bloc lead by the Soviet Union championed Communism and
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Drawing upon general theories of transitional justice, analyse the strengths and weaknesses of Rwandas experimental community-based gacaca courts
Gacaca trials have cost-related benefits because they are carried out in the communities and neighborhoods where the offenses occurred. The community-based Gacaca courts avoid enormous overhead cost that would be incurred by the government such as court costs, utilities, housing, and transportation. Furthermore, judges of Gacaca courts are paid low wages, although lack of financial benefit among judges raises arguments concerning the effectiveness of these Rwandan courts. The gacaca trials do
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Discuss the Arguments for and Against the Death penalty
Although, several countries have abolished the death penalty, there are 58 countries, in which the national laws provide for capital punishment. However, only a quarter of these countries actually execute prisoners. The number of executions amounted to 2,390 in the year 2008; whereas, the number of persons awaiting execution was 17,118 in 2009 (Bradford).China had the highest number of executions in 2009, with several thousand executions. This was followed by the countries of the Middle East.
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Develop a Marxist critique of Mills account of individual liberty.
That persons in the society can improve themselves in the absence of laws brings questions on whether the society can be a better place without these laws. His notion makes him regard various societies as a dwelling on an order of value (Mill 6). He sets an example of barbaric societies acting like children in the absence of necessary guidance of their independence. Mill’s expression of liberty is utilitarian rather than based on natural rights as exemplified in metaphysical opinion by Kant
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Discuss the importance of the Sahara and the Indian Ocean in ancient African history
There are things that informed the interactions between the people in these parts of Africa and were aimed at benefiting the people that engaged in them. For example, noting that most of the Sahara region is characterized by unreliable precipitation, there was serious need to get ways to acquire food that was not sufficient in those areas. For Egypt, sorghum was produced only after major floods that used to come in rare occasions. In other places, growing of agricultural products was not
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Dollars and Dreams
The concept of opportunity becomes more real in the sense that while there may be opportunity, one has to search and find it (Rocklin & Ouedarogo, 2007).Zain Abdullah continues to discuss the culture of immigrants as they live a life of deception where they struggle by working two or three jobs, but then present their experiences to those back home as fulfilling the expectations that they had when they left their home to travel to the new land. The deception is based on the perceptions that are
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Documantry on Congo
Unfortunately, it turned out that his system and model of slavery was much worse than that of the Arabs; it included the brutal treatment of the Congolese. For example, the documentary cites that the hands of the children, whose parents could not deliver rubber as expected, were chopped off. Therefore, the colonial operations of King Leopold II, which were similar to those of many other colonial nations, show that the colonialists went to Africa and other colonized nations for their own selfish
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Define and evaluate the major geostrategic challenges the EU will face in the coming decade
Some member nations are considering themselves more economically and politically powerful than other member nations (Howorth, 2007; Pg. This has swayed nations’ capacities and attributes that have led to hierarchy of nations among the EU members. The “great power” notion that emerged in the ninetieth century has since made some nations within the EU powerful in terms of policy formulation, decision making, and policy implementation than others. It should be noted that the great power
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Debate between a chinese Qing official and japanese meiji official concerning their policy toward the european influence and aggression in east
World firsts, such as the civil service system, the invention of gunpowder, a unique system of writing, and an imperial system of highly-regarded examinations for entrance to government service. Its Confucian values and centralized, bureaucratic government allowed it to control large tracts of lands and its tributary system allowed it to collect raxes from the neighboring countries to help support its government bureaucracy and imperial treasury.In other words, the high civilization of China
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Do wealthy individuals living in affluent countries have a moral duty to donate money and resources to poorer individuals living in developing countries? If so, why? And, how demanding is this duty?
A better analysis of whether this conclusion holds water or not shows starts by first examining the point of view that Singer gives (Singer 172, 239).Singer argues that if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, we should go ahead and do so by sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance. This is one view that would win the opinion of consequentialists and on the other hand repel those of nonconsequatentialists (Singer 172, 240). In his view, the conclusion he has
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Do you agree with the liberal argument that globalisation increases growth and reduces poverty and inequality? Explain your reasoning and illustrate it with appropriate examples.
According to United Nations, about 20% of the global population live below one dollar per day to mean that they are considered poor people. This percentage of the global population stands at over one billion people who are struggling to survive in this new dispensation of globalization. Globalization has always been cited to reduce poverty, but, despite the world practicing globalization over the past three decades, it is still evident that a good proportion of the world population remains poor
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Did Robert E. Lee make the correct decisions at Gettysburg or could he have employed a different strategy?
General Lee knew the importance a good standing ground as far the winning of any battle is concerned. He figured out a large hill which was referred to as Little Round Top. He ordered one of General Ewell, who he trusted as a Division Commander to go take the hill but instead, the commander let him down. The hill was only having about 1,000 Union soldiers (James, 36), a far much smaller number as compared to the group that was under Ewell (over 20,000 men). This depicts how easy it would have
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Discourse on Colonialism Aim Cesaire
Due to the intense wars that were against fascism, which in the end left Europe loosing much of their values such as materials and spiritual shambles. Europes great fall started at the year 1945 when the Africans held a fifth Pan-African Conference in Manchester where they articulated for freedom and rights and complained of the Europeans since they were treating the innocent citizens brutally for no reason (Kellison 4). They also wanted to have their freedom back then and in the future. Aime
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Discuss the development of robots and the applicability to artificial intelligence
Precisely the boat would be made to turn left of right and also increase or reduce speed. The remote controller would also facilitate it to turn on and off lights whenever needed. One notable feature about this invention, the boat would be controlled to submerge and resurface after some time. However, this technological advancement was not embraced well as an ethical issue arose on the independence of the remote controlled vehicle and artificial intelligence (Murphy).In 1926, the movie known as
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Do the writings of the black abolitionist you chose (as reflected in the primary source) support or contradict Harriss description of black abolitionists in New York City? Do the abolitionists, as described, have the same aims or objectives? Do they o
Liberty in the field of politics, economic and socially accepted, and they attain this through educating their fellow slaves in churches and at Anti-slavery society congregations.The speech made by Douglass and Harris support each other as both had condemned slavery in America. On May 20, 1839, Harris attended America Anti-slavery society that was held annually in Broadway Tabernacle located in New York. Harris delivered a speech that signified the growth of black intellectual in America and he
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Do the writings of the black abolitionist you chose (as reflected in the primary source) support or contradict Harriss description of black abolitionists in New York City? Do the abolitionists, as described, have the same aims or objectives? Do they o
She hoped that by talking about her experiences, she would kindle a flame of compassion in people’s hearts for her sisters who were still in bondage. Most people did not take her seriously because they took the novel as a work of fiction. However, those who believed in her saw her work as a rear display of bravery, especially by a woman.Harriet Jacob’s target audiences were white women living in the North. According to her, exposing injustice against a fellow woman, especially on sexually
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Discuss 'Evening: Landscape with Aqueduct by Theodore Gericault' in terms of the changing notion of landscape in the 19th century
Rococo favored much exuberance and ornamentation, and in architecture and music, that exuberance was asymmetrically expressed with great dynamism in light and shade, color, rhythm and movement. Romanticism saw the rise of rationality and science and thus rejected Rococo and thus looked backward to the aesthetic values of Roman and Greek antiquity.2 This favoured harmony, balance, restraint and proportion and as a result, romanticism sought a newer way of depicting the human condition from a
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Discuss the value and limitations of diplomatic documents (Foreign Relations of the United States) as a source for understanding the formulation of American policy towards China, both Nationalist and Communist.
One of the primary values of the diplomatic documents is human rights observance for the American citizens as well as the entire world community. One of the major controversial issues between the two nations is the observance of human rights and democracy. Congressional research service report Congressional pointed out to several human rights issues in the People’s Republic of China. The relative human rights abuses reported are in different forms as below. Excessive utilization of force by
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Discovery of a Time Capsule
However, it was the music that our grandparents used to listen to in high schools and afterwards expresses the changes that were taking place. Its until 1964 the United States dictated music trends of the world and the British listened to American pop bands. All of this changed when the Beatles came on the scene with a type of poppy music that made ladies fall to their knees. They additionally questioned the authority and the status quo by letting their hair grow out into styles that were
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