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    In postwar Europe the opportunity to seize the nations of Eastern Central Europe was presented. Not necessarily by any fault of their own but because the great powers of Europe were not concerned with the sovereignty of the small nations of East Central Europe and allowed for their disregard. During this time of indifference the Soviet Union came in and asserted their power over the smaller nations in an attempt to Sovietize them. It is of vital importance that the reasons why, how, and to what extent East Central Europe was Sovietized are explored as a means to understand the history of East Central Europe. The countries of East Central Europe underwent such drastic political changes partially due to the end of World War II. Social scientists…

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    naturally divides others. This has been incredibly true in Central Europe. In the last millennia, Central Europe has housed within its ambiguous borders a multitude of religious events that have helped shape its dynamic history and its citizens. It has bared witness to the birth of religions and well as the conversion of its people by many others. As time has elapsed, only more religions have made their presence known within the region, further complicating the situation. Although Central Europe…

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    For almost all of the last 1200 years, Central Europe has been a multiethnic space governed by overlapping political entities. We usually don 't think of it that way, because the Cold War created a new dichotomy o (advanced, democratic) Western Europe and (feudal, primitive, totalitarian) Eastern Europe, even though Vienna is about 150 miles southeast of Prague. Even before the Cold War, Central Europe had gotten a bad rap, since historians touted the nation-state as the teleological endpoint of…

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    Recently, the world has seen an increase in uprisings against what many westerners view as “wrong.” While the concept of “wrong” is subjunctive and dependent upon which culture one was raised, there is no denying that the western influences have had a hand in several of these protests. For example, in the past month, we have seen Hong Kong students rise against, what they call, the unfairness of the Chinese government. China’s refusal to allow Hong Kong to be autonomous in deciding its leaders…

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    of World War I brisker than anticipated. In Europe during this time, a larger military equated a powerful country, which brought respect from smaller countries, which was desired by many European rulers at this time. The source is correct in the sense that Germany knew the consequences of their expansion of military and, as they were expanding their military for war needs, they would definitely be starting a war this way. Germany wanted to expand their country’s borders to get a “Place in…

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    One of the driving forces that differentiates the lifestyle of Piraha and westerners, is that, both cultures enforce different ideas of success. The Piraha take life lightly, live in the moment, and have no hierarchal system—consequently leading them to strive for overall happiness and pleasure. Westerners on the other hand, plan for the future, work long hours to make money, and self-define their worth on a class system—driving them to achieve wealth and material possession. With both cultures…

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    for ones betrothed and yet is valid. The Narrator of “Scheherazade Goes West” used the analogy to describe the western clothing ideal/sizing and the western men who make these sizes. Jane’s association of Rochester and the eastern ideal of a harem making him the sultan and her the slave is extreme and shocks the reader. Rochester and Janes relationship resembles that of a master-slave arrangement. Rochester surrounds himself with women to whom he alone is the sole provider. Jane, Mrs. Fairfax,…

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    A Dream is not always as realistic as one would like it to be, but western nations allow for their citizens to realize these dreams and not just wonder “what if”. Liberal thinking is heavy in Western countries. Liberals like to enforce equality amongst all humans; no matter the color of your skin, gender, or background, we can all be great. Western nations such as The United States, Canada, Australia, lots of Europe and others are seeing lots of immigrants integrating within Western culture and…

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    Fran Hosken's 1979 Report

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    Hindered the Struggle to End FGM: International efforts to eradicate FGM, are often done with the intention of helping to abolish this harmful practice, but have instead hindered the struggle to end FGM. FGM gained international attention after Fran Hosken’s 1979 report, however this report created a victim-savior dichotomy that hindered the struggle to end FGM. Within Hosken’s report the women in communities that practiced FGM were characterized as ignorant or helpless (Wade, 2009,1). In her…

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    In the Poisonwood Bible, western arrogance is emphasized throughout both the Price family and the Western countries through the actions they show toward the Congo. At the start of the novel, all of the Prices hide their belongings in their clothes in order to have the necessities in the new country. These belongings have no real place in the Congo, where Betty Crocker cake mixes, a hand mirror, scissors, a thimble, pencils, and first aid supplies represent former world and stand out. These are…

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