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  • Roots Of Democracy Essay

    when Cleisthenes, put in power by the people, put into effect major political reforms in Athens. In 462 BC a Direct Democracy was introduced by Pericles to the Athenian people which allowed them to vote and participate in the administration of the state. Direct Democracy has two preconditions, “The community must be small enough for citizens to be capable of attending debates and voting on issues. And its economy must give these citizens enough leisure to engage in politics” (Gascoigne, 2001).…

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  • Leon Trotsky's Response To The Industrial Revolution

    Another interesting parallel between workers ' opposition in each regime is the role of individuals and the use of collective action. Many of the forms of resistance taken relied on a sense of solidarity among the workers. For example the use of strikes and absenteeism from work, both of these actions only held any weight because they were collectively acted upon by many workers. Although much larger on the Soviet side, strikes played a role in opposition in each of these empires; these strikes…

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  • Spread Of Corruption In China

    The spread of corruption in China threatens the legitimacy of the CCP Introduction As the Communist Party of China (CCP) evolves towards economic liberalization, it faces new challenges concerning corruption. Currently, China is aware of the spread of corruption into politics, economy and society. Its impact and consequences threatens the legitimacy of the Communist Party rule and the country 's stability. The spread of corruption across all spheres in China can be understood from its…

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  • Internet Censorship In China Essay

    right when the government is wrong. And since most governments get to choose what they think is right even if it might not be, there is a good chance that somebody is not going to agree with them. This is a growing problem today in China where their communist government gets to choose what their citizens see and don’t see. It is unnervingly similar to what happened in George Orwell’s science fiction novel, 1984. The government, which is headed by Big Brother, took control of everything and…

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  • Red Scare: A Thematic Summary

    Communism/Socialist. The United States has a form of Democracy political system called a Representative Democracy. Since the Revolutionary War, the United States has become one of the world’s greatest superpowers. That’s why when the Red Scare swept through America, the citizens were thrown into a state of panic that communism would break into the free country. The reason Communism was so feared and is so fiercely fought against today is because, for one, it goes against what the United States…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Government Control

    control over its citizens, but fell due to internal failures of the communist system it was run by. Some of the many problems found in the way that the Soviet Union was run were “the lack of incentives for productivity (Watkins)”, western ideas becoming very popular with the youth of the Soviet Union (Brown 2009), and the economy was nearly destroyed from the inside and there was nobody who stood up to stop it, not even Communist Party officials. Another, lesser known, example of when government…

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  • Corruption In I Am Malala

    Power can corrupt a leader towards his society. Throughout history some leader have shown their power have pushed to corruption and cruelty to their citizens. In the drama, ¨Antigone¨ written by sophocles and translated by Robert Fagles, Creon astonishingly became leader with the death of Eteocles and Polynices both the next heirs to the throne. Creon quick ascendance to the throne, his good judgment was blinded with power and money that came with the leadership of Thebes. In the autobiography,…

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  • Under A Cruel Star By Heda Margolius Kovaly

    concentration camps in World War 2, but also shows how the War led to the adoption, practice, and repercussions of a hostile communist government. In this novel courage, not only in a power to survive, but in a power to provide for family, is the most prevalent issue brought about in Hedas retelling of her time in the concentration camps and her time as wife to a communist official. One of the most endearing facts about Heda in her retelling of her experiences is that fact how despite everything…

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  • The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx: The Failure Of Communism

    not even the Bible but most definitely not Marx 's Communist Manifesto but because of its literal meaning millions lay dead for no good reason but for the spread of Communism. In Marx 's manifesto it stated "You must, therefore, confess that by "individual" you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property. This person must indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible. ' ' ("Manifesto of the Communist Party ' ') anyone could 've taken this as literal.…

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  • Communism In Ellen Schrecker's The Age Of Mccarthyism

    accused of being a communist, or even a someone who sympathized with the party was not something to be taken lightly. Even today, the word communism has a bit of a negative connotation to it. So why would anyone be a communist? And looking past the mass hysteria and fear, what did it really mean to be a communist in the 1950s? Looking through different first hand accounts of The Age of McCarthyism by Ellen Schrecker, it can be agreed upon universally that actual members of the communist joined…

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