The Importance Of Canadian Patriotism Towards The Arctic

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Although Canadians are notoriously known for their national pride, their patriotic attitudes only remain true for the people of the Arctic, when they have resources to offer. The Canadian government does not display patriotism towards the Arctic because of our history, literature, art, music or our Canadian soul, like Mr. Harper stated; it is actually based off of the amount of resources that an area has to offer. Up until the oil in the North West Passage was available to the rest of the world, the Canadian sense of “romantic patriotism” that Stephen Harper claims to be embedded in our culture was nonexistent. It is no coincidence that after thousands of years of required funding, that only now, the Canadian government was willing to allot …show more content…
All of these factors and the eventual eruption can also be encapsulated under the Rwandan genocide. The first issue of foreign colonialism was demonstrated by Belgium’s acceptance of the League of Nations mandate that gave them leadership over Rwanda. Belgian colonialists implemented a classification system that labeled Tutsis more important than Hutus. This classification set made it so that only Tutsis could hold the highly regarded positions in the workforce. After Rwanda’s claim to independence in July of 1962, the Tutsis became the brunt of all Rwandan issues. Due to the separatist ideology that Belgium implemented, the Hutus began to see the Tutsis as enemies. After the signing of the Rwandan Patriotic Front by the Hutu president Habyarimana, his plane was shot down and the Tutsis were the prime suspects. This ethnic conflict, combined with the occupational and foreign colonialism, led to the eventual eruption known as the Rwandan genocide. This explosion consisted of 800 000 moderate Hutus and Tutsis being killed off. Due to the catastrophic results it can be determined that the Rwandan genocide is a perfect representation of the detrimental effects of ethnic, foreign and occupational conflicts within nationalism. Therefore, the source accurately demonstrates that as a …show more content…
This source is used to depict the catastrophic results of misguided nationalism. One of the focal points on the graph, is the peak of the Nazi controlled genocide. Post-World War One, Germany was required to pay reparation payments for the damage they had done, under the Treaty of Versailles. During the United States’s economic peak in the twenties, Germany also went through a period of economic prosperity due to the large amounts of money the United States offered Germany to rebuild their economy. But because of Germany’s increased dependency, as well as the rise of globalization, when America fell into the Great Depression, this economic failure trickled down to Germany as well. During the Nazi-rise to power, Adolf Hitler used fear-mongering tactics to place the blame for Germany’s economic failures on the Jews. As Hitler continued to progress with his candidacy, his nationalist values turned into extremist ones. Through the use of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler successfully utilized propaganda to convince German citizens that Germany’s economic downfall was the Jewish people’s fault. Hitler became dependent on Jewish scapegoating to run his campaign, and eventually adopted the belief that Germany should “free its sins” by killing off all of the Jewish citizens. This “cultural cleansing” is more commonly known as the Holocaust. It resulted in the

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