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Concepts of Proper Societal/Governmental Leadership

Concepts of Proper Societal_Governmental Leadership

It is said that concepts of proper societal and governmental leadership were born in ancient societies, that principles from pagan religions can be seen in modern Christianity, and that even today’s approach to morality and ethics is owed, for example, to ancient Greek philosophers and others from that long-ago time. In thinking of the Mediterranean World and the origins of influential ancient societies such as Rome and Greece, particularly how it applies…

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Uruguayan Politics

Uruguayan Politics

Controlled by Argentina and Brazil to the north and northwest, and Spanish colonies along the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay declared its independence in 1810 (though it didn’t truly achieve it until 1828). Unfortunately, as soon as the country gained its freedom, it lapsed into a civil war between early liberals and conservatives that lasted until the early 1850s. Over the next few decades, the nation was dominated by a liberal Colorado…

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Events That Led to World War II

Events that Led to World War II

What events occurred in Europe in 1938-1939 that led to World War II? Following the circumstances of the Great War, several events occurred throughout Europe that precipitated the Second World War. The rise of fascism in Italy resulted as a response to the Versailles Treaty of 1919. Benito Mussolini created the Fasci Italiana di Combattimento (Italian Combat Squadron), which called for two things: 1) a totalitarian form of government 2) a heightened…

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Consumerism, the European Union, & Euro-Terrorism

Consumerism, the European Union, & Euro-Terrorism

Consumerism is about luxury and wants rather than needs. It exists “when the majority of the population either possesses or aspires to own a range of goods and services that far exceeds the level required to meet basic subsistence.” [1] While the ideology began in several countries across the global as early as the seventeenth century, it boomed in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It was this American…

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On the Causes of the March Russian Revolution of 1917

On the Causes of the March Russian Revolution of 1917

The twentieth century was one filled with significant change within the European continent, including the Russian Revolution of 1917, which consisted of two pivotal rebellions in March and November of that year. [1] While the latter November Revolution led to the rise of a group of communists known as the Bolsheviks to power, it was the initial March Revolution that ended centuries of imperial rule in Russia. Though several distinct causes precipitated…

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Woodrow Wilson, the United States, and World War I

Woodrow Wilson, the United States, and World War I

How and why did the United States become involved in World War I? What did Woodrow Wilson hope to accomplish in the peace treaty? Why was the outcome with the U.S. Senate so disappointing? On June 29, 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist lobbying for a pan-Slavic nation, murdered the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, triggering a series of events that led to the Great War. By the end of…

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