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    The paintings of Gary Shead help to understand his arguments. It displays the incongruity of British Monarchy in Australia landscape. However, the reader needs to have some knowledge on republicanism in Australia and reconciliation. McKenna manages to create a new vision of a republic which could be interesting to use in the next republican debates and reconciliation. For any student of modern history, regardless of their focus, this collection cannot be overlooked, if for no other reason than its highlighting of the dynamic nature of Australia’s…

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    Neo Republican Ideology

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    The neo-republican ideology focuses on domination as freedom. Philip Pettit provides three core ideas to achieve freedom from domination with this neo-republican ideology. In this essay, I will identify republicanism and the historical context, analyse and evaluate these three core ideas, and also compare freedom in republicanism to the two concepts of liberty. Republicanism originated in Ancient Greece, based on the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, and Polybius. The three of them were consistently…

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    Human Greed Analysis

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    Effects of Human Greed Throughout history, there are many different styles and formations of governments: democracy, republic, monarchy, aristocracy, socialism, capitalism, dictatorship, etc. The most renowned type of government is Great Britain’s monarchy and the United States’ presidential system. Long before the United States’ presidential system was in place, Great Britain 's monarchy controlled us. Thomas Paine, a political theorist and philosopher, wrote a pamphlet Common Sense in 1776.…

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    In times before Rome, many cultures had a common constitution, however, before the Roman constitution, a Greek historian named Polybius claimed these were flawed and too ‘simple’. According to Polybius these constitutions operated under one of four types, kingship, aristocracy, democracy, and mob rule. These constitutions with the formation of civilization, begin and with kingship and work their way down respectively and are cyclical, as Polybius would point out “Constitutional…

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    The Enlightenment was a time in European history when many people started to think about the way they were being ruled. Enlightenment thinkers emphasized the idea of personal freedom and challenging the monarchy. Enlightenments thinkers and writes pushed for democracy and the recognition of “natural rights.” As more and more people adopted the mindset of the Enlightenment, they realized that the way they were being treated by the government was oppressive. This led to many tensions and…

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    In the “Necessity of Political Vulgarity”, Amber A’Lee Frost argues that vulgarity, which refers to the “crass, ugly dispensation of judgment with little to no regard for propriety” (Frost), is a particularly revolutionary tool in political sphere for fighting the powerful because it reveals the political truths and undermines the opponents’ legitimacy. In contrast, civility, which means the usage of proper and dignified languages, is not as subversive as vulgarity in political sphere because it…

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    Developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, the Australian Curriculum provides Australian students with a world-class education comprising of the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for life and work in the twenty-first-century. The primary goal of the Australian Curriculum is to foster students’ confidence and creativity, strengthening their love of learning and development into active and informed citizens (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and…

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    of characters very rare to the white races of mankind, but at the same time normal in the ape tribes.” (Duckworth). This scientific racial discrimination was abused frequently to propagandise the settler construct that states that the white race is greater than the indigenous one. However, it is debated that this viewpoint has changed over time within Australia, but this belief could still be entrenched in certain aspects of society, such as education of history and government policies…

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    What sort of impact did the film have? Political: The former national Liberal leader John Hewson stated: ‘John Howard and his ministry should, as a matter of compulsion, take the first opportunity to see and discuss the movie Rabbit Proof Fence. And, not just because of this move, they should immediately say "Sorry!" along with, and on behalf of, the rest of us.' Did the film have an affect on you personally? Ie.) Did it change your way of thinking at all about Australia and/or being an…

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    Banjo Patterson was born in 1964 in New South Wales. He was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. Most of his ballads focused on the Australian way of life in the outback. He has produced many well-known ballads such as “The Man from Snowy River “and “Clancy of the Overflow” also his infamous ballad “Waltzing Matilda”. “Waltzing Matilda” was originally created in 1895 and the title is Australian slang for ‘going walkabout with your swag’. The ballad narrates the story of a lonely,…

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