Federalist Paper 10, by James Madison

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The theories presented in Federalist Paper #10 by James Madison directly apply to many of the world’s utmost dilemmas. Madison’s first theory states that Factions can be very detrimental to the common, good. Madison’s second theory explains that a strong, large republic is the best form of government. Federalist Paper #10 is one essay in a series of papers written mostly by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton, fighting for the ratification of the United States Constitution. In Federalist Paper #10 James Madison addresses the issue of “how to guard against factions.” The definition of a faction is “a group of citizens, with interest’s contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community.” The solution …show more content…
The NVA consisted of forces from Northern Vietnam, Khmer Rouge, Pathet Lao, Peoples Republic of China, Soviet Union, North Korea, and was supported by Czechoslovakia and Cuba. The NVA was fighting for the spread of communism. Viet Cong was a group of soldiers from Southern Vietnam and Cambodia that supported the NVA. The ARVN consisted of forces from Southern Vietnam, the United States, South Korea, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Thailand, Khmer Republic, Kingdom of Laos, the Republic of China, and were supported by Spain. The Vietnam War proves Madison’s theory that uncontrolled factions could be detrimental to the common good. The reason faction’s had such a major role in this war was because the NVA faction and the ARVN faction both gathered tons of supporters, and turned a civil war into an international battle between Communists countries verses against anti-communist countries. The reason the factions were uncontrolled was because there was no central government to stop them. After Vietnam gained independence from France, it was separated into two political regimes. The North was communist and the South was a Republic. The main reason the NVA won the war was because the United States pulled out in 1972-1975, and the ARVN didn’t know how to defend its territory against the NVA. In the end they ended up losing too much territory to keep fighting. That…

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