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Imperialism in Asian Post WW2 Essay

… Imperialism in East Asia

A Comparison of the Effects of Imperialism in the Philippines and in Korea

As Hutchinson and Smith (1994, p. 3) suggest, imperialism is connected to and rooted in the idea of nationalism and, though it is often seen as a modern phenomenon, it was in many ways prepared for by "millennial Christianity…the printing press and especially newspapers" at the end of the middle ages. The fact that ideology combined with technological means for propagating that ideology should predate and set the stage for imperialism should come as no surprise. America's imperialistic enterprises of the 19th and 20th century could not have been accomplished without one and the other, and this can readily be seen in its imperialistic activities in Asia. The…. [read more]


Cold War Prior to World Term Paper

… He believed that in any nuclear exchange, as many as 300 million people might die in the U.S.S.R., the United States, and Europe (Nash, 1994). To counter nuclear dependence, he developed the idea of "Flexible Response," which looked at a variety of non-nuclear solutions for any military conflict. His determination to do this was tested severely during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, when the U.S.S.R. attempted to install nuclear warheads in Cuba (Nash, 1994).

Meanwhile, the United States entered into another treaty in hopes of stopping the spread of communism: the South East Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO). This is the treaty that led the U.S. first into the Laotian conflict, and eventually, into the Viet Nam War (Nash, 1994).

The effects of the Cold…. [read more]


USA Hegemony Term Paper

… S. kept Haiti economically and politically isolated for decades and refused any diplomatic recognition until after the Civil War. In more recent history, Jean Bertrand Aristide, a Catholic priest and advocate of liberation theology, was overthrown twice in military coups in 1991 and again in 2004, which had all the classic hallmarks of CIA-style covert operations. Not surprisingly, Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the world, dominated by a corrupt and repressive oligarchy that the U.S. has helped to install and maintain over many decades.

Michael Doyle counters Rosato in asserting that Kant's Perpetual Peace between democracies is real, as is their tendency to be war-prone with authoritarian or non-liberal states. Not all groups within democracies are liberal or democratic, of course, but…. [read more]


Attacks on Pearl Harbor Term Paper

… Indications leading to the Attacks

Even though the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center have been portrayed as completely unexpected and unforeseen actions, both these events had been directed by apparent signs and signals that the United States had been confronting a looming danger (36). Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the relationship between the Americans and the Japanese had arrived at its lowest point (7). Not later than the summer of 1941, the government of the then American President, Franklin Roosevelt, had set economic sanctions on the Japanese government to compel them to stop their conflict with China. Historians have given reference to these sanctions as the contiguous reason of the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor. The Japanese government refused…. [read more]


European Exploration the World Essay

… First a civil war raged across the country, then decades of Communist rule, which included modernization programs such as the "Great Leap Forward," did little to actually modernize China. It was not until the 1970's that China made a serious effort to industrialize and modernize which began to show real advances. The result was that it was not until the end of the 20th century that China finally emerged as a global economic power. China, like their neighbor Japan, first tried to ignore the outside world, but unlike Japan, when the Westerners finally came crashing in, China was unable to adapt and modernize. The result being that China was there for the taking while the Japanese, on the other hand, would eventually embrace the West…. [read more]


Genocide Is Considered on an International Level Term Paper

… Genocide is considered on an international level to be the worst possible crime committed by a nationality or group. It is the mass killing of a group of people, or as defined by the UN as "any acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Numerous genocides have been committed within the last century, the most notable of which include the Holocaust, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. The apt question of why Genocide occurs is a very complex and diluted issue. The first is to understand that Genocide as a practice is not unique to modern society; it is an ongoing process that has spanned since the beginning of time. Genocide was consistently conducted throughout Greco-Roman…. [read more]


Sociology / Panethnicity Asian-American Term Paper

… During the time Japanese were herded into concentration camps, Chinese-Americans were justifiably "fearful that they would be targets of anti-Japanese activities," and so they "took to wearing buttons that proclaimed positively 'I'm Chinese'." And many Chinese shop-owners put signs in their windows saying, "This is a Chinese shop." The author points out that some Chinese even added signs that read, "I hate Japs worse than you do."

There have been many other examples of Asians within the U.S. hating other Asians; for example, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, there was (26) "pervasive anti-Japanese sentiments among Koreans in the United States."

On page 42, the author, covering more ground in dissecting the Asian-American experience, talks about how the antiwar movement in the 1960s, led by…. [read more]


Roles of Japanese Emperors Term Paper

… "No action of the leaders of the early Meiji period was productive of happier results than this" he adds (Treat, 1928 p. 101). By 1872, the issue of foreign treaties assumed increasing importance with regard to Japan's foreign relations over the next 22 years (Treat, 1928).

The research shows that the Meiji era originally brought an opening of women's horizons and great hope for bettering the quality of women's lives, as well as the lives of the whole population Meiji's roles for the populace were initially ill defined and were ultimately manufactured by his keepers (the genro et al.) to be the "father of the people" -- a paternal symbol, a warrior leader and spiritual figurehead. His close advisor's actions are key in this argument.…. [read more]


Cause of War Term Paper

… Clash of Civilizations - Samuel Huntington

In his book the Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington explains that the end of the cold war also brought to a conclusion the way wars are fought based on ideology. Huntington asserts that the absence of the international image of two superpowers dominating world politics has opened the door to regional cultural and religious wars. He makes his points by combining statistics to prove his oversimplified theory of world demographics as an "indispensable guide to international politics." His arguments in that regard seem valid, lucid and convincing, but there are those who take issue with his positions. In fact much of what Huntington asserts can be objectively (based on history and the world today) challenged and indeed morally challenged…. [read more]


Impact of Imperialism on the Middle East Term Paper

… Imperialism in the Middle East

The Impact of Imperialism in the Middle East

Imperialism and Decolonization:

A Case Study of Egypt and Iraq

In this paper, a discussion will be offered on the consequences of Western imperialism, notably British, that not only impacted on the immediate aftermath of their comportment in previously colonized areas, but also contributed in forming their prospective social, economic and political future, through examining imperialism in Egypt and Iraq. The powerlessness of the Egyptian and Iraqi authorities can be linked to the socio-economic modifications the British enforced and their disinclination to assume a choice to the Western construct of power.

It can be said that historically speaking, the Middle East has not been considered to be charitable to the power of…. [read more]


Globalization and Imperialism and Argues Term Paper

… The central purpose of such dialogues would be to raise class consciousness and help students and workers recognize how their subjectivities and social identities are configured in ways that are structurally advantageous to the status quo."

THE HISTORY OF IT ALL (Amin, 2001) While globalization is a relatively new process from a technological point-of-view it is something that has been repeated throughout history.

Imperialism is not a stage, not even the highest stage, of capitalism: from the beginning, it is inherent in capitalism's expansion. The imperialist conquest of the planet by the Europeans and their North American children was carried out in two phases and is perhaps entering a third.The first phase of this devastating enterprise was organized around the conquest of the Americas, in…. [read more]


North Korea's Provocation Term Paper

… S. which has enabled them to counter most of the fears and threats that North Korea has posed. North Korea recently had made severe accusations against the South Korean Government and their media has been equally participative in putting allegations that South Korea has threatened that they would take special actions against North Korea. In the past few months North Korea has been stating serious threats and has been provocations by their nuclear projects. The new leadership has instigated a new kind of approach which has established a profound authority and has been backed up by the support of USA.

North Korea has stated that they will act soon and has named many countries which could be targeted by them. North Korea has been facing…. [read more]


Fall of the Soviet Union Term Paper

… Because this process of trust-building in an ethnofederation is so delicate, state leaders quite often rely on the threat of force to hold the entities together.

As we know, the Soviet Union won most of its republics by conquest over the years; dating back to the days of the Russian Empire. The individual conquered states never had the opportunity to decide their own fates with regard to the Soviet Union.

And what was the nature of the makeup of this awkward ethnofederation? During most of the 20th century, the vast territory between the Caspian Sea in the west and China in the east was part of the great Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. There were a few old archaic monarchic states in this region…. [read more]


Globalization and Western Imperialism Term Paper

… (Barlow and Clake, 66)

It was in the early 1900's that a very huge distinct change was seen in the internal compromise of the global economic and political management of the various global institutions and also the most string players. This particular model was called 'neo-liberalism' or also the 'Washington Consensus', called so by the economist John Williamson in 1989 in order to explain a ten policy recommendation that was formed keeping in mind the structural changes that would have to be made all over the world. But at the 'end of history' it was the dominance of the neo-liberal modification of globalization that did not last for long. A lot of happenings in the 1990's saw to it that both the ideologies and the…. [read more]


Postcolonial Theory on Imperialism Term Paper

… This move is also criticized by several postcolonial theorists, such as Edward Said who believe that this is just the continuation of the conquered role. Allowing such a vision to be portrayed only furthers the confidence of the West in that they are still the reigning powers despite the lack of any such title. Yet, even with such strong support for the formerly conquered and removing the image of a romanticized East, Said still also plays into this concept of affiliation and adoption in a postwar global spectrum,

It is a borrowing which is suggested by the figurative language of Said's work in which adoption operates metaphorically. His advocacy o an affinitive model of cultural location and production over and above an articulation of culture…. [read more]


Globalized World in the Modern Term Paper

… Globalized World

In the modern world, advances in shipping, travel and information have all brought about a certain type of global community. However, the development of globalization has not necessarily created a world that is safer, more equal, or more stable than the world it replaced. Globalization has, in fact, increased the divide between the richest and poorest portions of the world. Developing nations - sometimes referred to as third world nations - are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to global trade, diplomacy, and power. Yet as the planet begins to reach its carrying capacity of human beings, and precious world resources become scarce, the significance of third world nations in foreign policy will exponentially grow. The globalized world of the immediate future…. [read more]


Nationalist Struggles for Self-Determination - The Wave Term Paper

… Nationalist struggles for self-Determination - the wave of decolonization in Algeria and India

The fall of the European Empires in the twentieth century came in different manners, either with a war of independence or by negotiations between the parties involved. The uprising in nationalism after the First World War, following the famous Wilson points, led the way for a wave of decolonization after the Second World War, especially in Asia and Africa. India, as a non-violent revolution, and Algeria, with a violent war of independence are two different cases of this process, yet similar in some aspects.

India

The Nationalist Movement and its results

The nationalist movement in India is not new, having as main exponents only Gandhi or Nehru. As Duffet, Hicks and Parkin…. [read more]


Illegal Immigrants in the U.S Term Paper

… ¶ … illegal immigrants in the U.S. And the possibility of legalizing their status. The article shows: how illegal immigration is currently being dealt with, the views of people on the issue and the flexibility being exhibited by the government. The author makes it clear that while illegal immigration has always been a problem for the country and most people feel country must be protected against such immigration, still illegal entrance into the U.S. should not be criminalized. Very few, if any, percentage of people interviewed supported felony status, the rest felt that while it was not correct to let illegal immigration prosper, there was also no particular need for categorized it as a crime or serious offence.

Illegal immigration is a problem, which the…. [read more]


Wartime Responses and Subjective Feelings Essay

… The museums will make known the experiences of the Japanese as the central part of the nation's heritage. This will improve the appreciation and understanding for Japanese's cultural and ethnic diversity.

How will you justify the exhibit you produce?

The generation that fought during the Second World War is passing away, and the current young generation have no idea about the war and its horrors. Times are changing and so does our knowledge and understanding of the historical events. The exhibit will play a fundamental role in educating the present and future generations. This is through various ways such as through understanding the various interpretations and viewpoints of the exhibit as a historical symbol. Another way will be through providing a balanced exhibition of the…. [read more]


Sociology: Changing Societies Book Report

… A union leader in Washington, D.C., isn't a miner, but miner's groups are his reference group because he identifies so strongly with their needs and aspirations.

Primary groups refer to groups where a person received his or her first important lessons about life and social realities - most often, a typical primary group is the family. Individuals develop their self-concepts and their sense of themselves in a primary group. In a secondary group, such as the HR department at work, a person is less emotionally connected, and feels less totally included in the group's values and actions. A secondary group allows for roles to be played in order to carry out that group's utilitarian functions, whereas in a primary group, one's role is pretty much…. [read more]


Race for Colonies Term Paper

… This essay briefly describes fascism and explains how fascist governments came to power in Italy and Germany.

What is Fascism?

Historians do not agree on a single or precise definition of fascism but it generally refers to a totalitarian system of government, which emphasizes an extreme form of nationalism and/or racism, rejects liberal ideals such as democracy, freedom and individual rights, and attempts to build a new idealistic and regimented society by suppressing all dissent through the use of violence. Other features of fascism include the creation of an image of a mythical glorious past of a nation that has been lost; the conception of a nation in crisis; identifying a scapegoat responsible for such loss; and mobilizing the nation towards regaining its glorious mythical…. [read more]


How Could a Terrorist Be Radicalized? Essay

… Radical

How could a terrorist be de-radicalised?

terrorism strategies

How Could a Terrorist be Deradicalised?

In the last two decades there has been a rapid increase in the threat of both international and domestic terrorism in the world. This increase has been dramatically emphasized by a number of major terrorist attacks, such as the Oklahoma bombing in 1995, the attack on New York in 2001 as well as the suicide attacks on the London transport system in 2005, among others. These and many others events have not only raised concern in terms of the increased sophistication and the use of modern technologies, but also on the concept and reality of the radicalization of terrorism.

Ii should be noted at the outset that terrorism has a…. [read more]


Sleeping Giant Awakens China Research Paper

… Sleeping Giant Awakens

China, known as the "sleeping giant," has transformed itself from a rural, pre-industrial society to an economic and political powerhouse in just a few decades. Since 1949, through the Great Patriotic Revolution led by Mao Tse-Tung, China has literally moved from a feudal economic system to one of the world's fastest growing economies in the global environment. How did China accomplish this herculean task? What were the political and social consequences of such rapid movement? How is China now poised to become what some see as the "next global super-power"? Finally, how does traditional Chinese culture translate into modern geopolitical thought, allowing China both a link to its past and a propellant to the future?

China is a huge nation that has…. [read more]


Neo-Liberalistic Legal Concepts on Nations Literature Review

… 1 (2002).] [26: Anita Chan, and Jonathan Unger, "A Chinese State Enterprise Under the Reforms: What Model of Capitalism?," The China Journal 62 (2009).] [27: Ross Cranston, "Theorizing Transnational Commercial Law," Texas International Law Journal 42, no. 3 (2007).]

Impact of Neo-Liberalism

The neo-liberalist philosophy described above is sometimes one of political expediency, but it makes government, and the laws that are enacted, more responsible[footnoteRef:28]. In his article about "The Dark Side of International Business"[footnoteRef:29], Madan Batra wrote that; [28: Andrew Kipnis, "Neoliberalism Reified: Suzhi Discourse and Tropes of Neoliberalism in the People's Republic of China," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13, no. 2 (2007).] [29: Madan M. Batra, "The Dark Side of International Business," Competition Forum 5, no. 1 (2007).]

"The dark side…. [read more]


September 11 Term Paper

… Before the attacks on the World Trade Center took place, people from different origins lived there safely without being targeted in any way. They set up their businesses there and lived peacefully. There was a sense of security that prevailed for all people living in the U.S., and there was a great respect for human life no matter what color caste or creed. Even if differences did significantly exist, the media did not splash them out as it is today.

Since the attacks on the World Trade Center took place, all residents and permanent citizens of the U.S. have lost their sense of security. Today, a non-white is seen as a threat to humanity and non-Muslims, especially if s/he is of Arab origin. Anyone with…. [read more]


U.S. Involvement in Vietnam From Very Different Term Paper

… ¶ … U.S. involvement in Vietnam from very different perspectives, even though they sound very similar in title and purpose. Author Hearden notes that the U.S. was gearing up for economic dominance even before it entered World War II, and that economic concerns have always been primary in the government's concerns and actions, and that they began to formulate a plan which included foreign economic expansion to help protect the United States from future economic collapse and depression. Hearden writes, "In other words, they looked to new frontiers in the markets of the world in hopes of preserving capitalism in the United States" (Hearden 61). Thus, the United States involvement in many foreign countries resulted from their economic goals and ambitions, rather than a desire…. [read more]


International Relations the Book "The Return Term Paper

… International Relations

The book "The Return of History and the End of Dreams" by Robert Kagan is an expressive, influential, alarming, but in the end a reader eventually feels positive and sees the world in the view of promising and rising balance of power in the world along with America's right role in it. His view has been quite fundamental and vital part of the discussion that would probably shape foreign policy (Sanger, 2008).

The author of "The Return of History and the End of Dreams," Robert Kagan has amazingly argued on how the world has a malicious practice of spinning off in its own path, a message for Americans of all political stripes. According to him the cold war may be over but anybody…. [read more]


History of Events Term Paper

… The United States has a stake in the region. The protection of South Korea and Japan, both of whom would be drawn into a nuclear conflict, is important. From a strategic standpoint, the U.S. military presence in the region is important because it can keep an eye on the Chinese.

The U.S. press often bandies the India-Pakistan conflict, though because of Afghanistan and Iraq it has not made the news. In the coming future, the region of Indian Kashmir will eventually attain independent statehood. Though it is a political football that will be tossed around for a few more years. The European Union will grow stronger to counter American strength. Though one can safely concur that the EU will be strategic partners. Some of the…. [read more]


Aung San Suu Kyi Comparison Term Paper

… The military placed the democracy groups under surveillance and subjected members to harassment. From 1989 to 1990, over 500,000 citizens were forcibly evacuated from their urban residences into disease-ridden "satellite towns" (Clements) Many of those evacuated were supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party.

NLD and the Elections

During this time, Suu Kyi continued speaking before large crowds, drawing people to defy curfew laws to attend NLD meetings.

During many of her talks, she faced down troops who had been ordered to shoot her. While many people initially listened to her out of curiosity, many were won over by her courage and passion.

She spoke eloquently about the need for democracy and advocated various ways to conduct acts of non-violent civil disobedience (Kurlantzick).

In…. [read more]


Compare and Contrast the End of the Roman Empire to Today Term Paper

… ¶ … Roman empire to today

The issue of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire is a source of fascination for both the broad public and the scholarly world. From a European perspective, the fall of the Empire can be regarded as the end of the Classical world as it brought about a decline in literacy, urbanism, and generally all the indicators of civilization. Roman civilization is seen as the golden age of art, literature and law, a period of flourishing culture and development. In fact, both European and non-European societies have adopted Roman architectural, sculptural and legal traditions. The founding fathers hoped that America would revive the virtues of ancient Rome, and would reinvent the Roman Empire under a new formula whose…. [read more]

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