Society Papers

  • China Men Reflection

    601 words, 3 pages

    ESPM 50AC Ah Goong goes to the Gold Mountain to find opportunity and to bring back riches and money for his family in China. Yet, upon first arriving in the spring as the book quotes “late as usual”, which sort of characterizes a character flaw in Ah Goong that we don’t learn too much about, he takes awe to seeing his first tree falling (128). At first he seems to like the work, he seems to like the nature and what his is doing and the wonder and bewilderment in converting the nature into something usable, into the railroad that would connect what seems to be two w

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    A Hero Matures

    995 words, 4 pages

    English R1B Odysseus, raider of cities, is a man who exhibits many changes throughout his 10 years of adventure out at sea. In the course of fighting the Trojan War, he begins to lose many of the positive character traits that have defined him. Through the course of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey we see Odysseus learn to be more patient, learn to put his trust in people, and overall become less arrogant. At the beginning of the story we hear of Odysseus’ adventures after the Trojan War and his struggle in returning home to Ithaka. This is no easy task, for Odysseus

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    Man Up

    752 words, 4 pages

    English R1B Perhaps the most essential element to a boy’s development into a man is his father, for they provide a sense of strength, security, and act as a role model and mentor towards the growth of a child into a man. Yet, this was not the case for young Telemakhos from Homers The Odyssey. Telemakhos’ father, Odysseus has been lost at sea for almost all of his life, and because of this Telemakhos is not the man that he should be. The goddess Athena looks down from the heavens and decides to help young Telemakhos, sends him on a journey to find out more about hi

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    People Are Selfish

    724 words, 3 pages

    UGBA10 Motivation is defined as the set of forces that cause people to want to increase their performance. This includes rewards, attention, need satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation. It fits right into the performance equation, p=f(abilityxmotivation), and is important because it is not something that someone generally has, whereas ability is intrinsic. Now it is true that everyone is motivated in a different way, but what is common among all motivating techniques is that humans are inherently selfish. People can be convinced to do something if it adheres to a

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    Macro Trends Analysis/idea Generation

    1140 words, 5 pages

    UGBA 195A An area in business and startups that interests me at the moment is this idea of “deals” and how consumers react to deals in the market place. This coupled with demand and profit maximization struggles in the retail, food, and beverage industry has led me to research a few macro trends that has led to my idea. The macro trends that I would like to discuss today are that of consumerism in the retail space and consumer behavior in general and how it affects business. The subprime crisis of 2007-2008/2009 was devastating in that there was a huge loss of consumer demand in the econ

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    Fiscal Cliff Impact And Decisions

    1582 words, 7 pages

    ECON 1 With the “Fiscal Cliff” coming close, it is important that we take a look at the effects of different kinds of cuts and increases in spending and taxes will have on the economy. The decisions that the Congress makes is very important because we are at a time where increasing GDP is very important to US recovery, as the US is just coming out of recession. Many believe that if no action is taken regarding the fiscal cliff, then the US will spiral back into recession, especially because GDP will drop so much. This is because a $600 billion dollar cut will have an

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    Chronicle Of A Death Foretold - The Hand Of A Dead Man

    1625 words, 7 pages

    The possibility of death hovers over the characters of the movie Hunger Games and the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Within the first chapter of the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the reader outright that Santiago Nasar is a dead man by stating that Pedro and Pablo Vicario “were going to kill him” (1) in the very first line. Although the conclusion is immediately revealed, tension and build up still advances as the author progressively reveals how it all happened and that it was only fate for Santiago to die because he

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    Question Authority

    373 words, 2 pages

    Ever since the dawn of time, there has been someone in a position of authority. This person of authority is the one and only we the people have to follow and trust. But what makes this person in a position of authority? Is it how he looks? How smart he is? Or how well he leads? Whatever it is we have to abide to the rules of that person under all costs or face a dramatic penalty. Although we the people have to follow the ways of authority, if we question it, society could be made better. Just because someone says we have to do something doesn’t mean we have to do it. Think for yourself and que

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    My Thoughts On Ishmael

    482 words, 2 pages

    “With gorilla gone, will there be hope for man?” This is a quote I cannot get out of my head. If I had not read Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn, I would not really understand what this quote meant. Now since I read the book this has a strong meaning for me. This book changed the way I view many aspects of life and made me think about things I never really thought about. It is An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, essentially a journey that you go through while reading it. This book helped me learn about myself, the world around me and about learning/education. First what I learned about myself. In

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    Sociological Imagination

    2145 words, 9 pages

    SOCI 170 Sociological imagination, defined by the textbook, is “understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context” (p. 3). As defined in class, it is “the ability to use our private experiences and personal problems as a reflection of the society in which we live.” Basically, sociological imagination is the term used to define how an accumulation of certain experiences and problems views society. In relation to sociological imagination are the “big three” theoretical perspectives which are known as functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. These

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    Invisible Man Lit Analysis Of The Modern Era

    1874 words, 8 pages

    One’s existence and individual identity is highly affected by his/her surroundings and the society he/she lives in. People are the clay for society’s hands to mold, which is exactly what happens in Invisible Man. Invisible Man is a novel about exactly what the title states: an invisible man. The main character has no name which emphasizes the fact that he is transparent in, not his physical appearance, but his overall existence. The setting of this novel takes place in post-1920’s, when a lot of changes were occurring because of the shift in time periods, also known as the Modern era. The twen

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    Everett Mckinley Dirksen U.s. Courthouse

    1666 words, 7 pages

    The Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse is a federal court located in the Downtown area of Chicago, IL. They have a subject-matter jurisdiction. Subject-matter jurisdiction is the authority of a court to hear a particular type of case relating to a specific subject matter. In this case, it was a drug trial. The trial I observed was Hamdan v. USA, a drug trial using synthetic cannabis. In this trial, originally the defendant, named Calin Hamdan, was pulled over for a traffic violation in Bridgeview some time in October of 2014. He was driving on a suspended license and had previous bad

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    Odysseus’ Adventures

    574 words, 3 pages

    FLCL 271 – Classical Mythology Looking into the story of Odysseus, he’s gotten himself into a little bit of trouble. Having to travel for 10 years to return back to his home in Ithaca from the war in Troy. He’s met some interesting creatures on this long, grueling journey with his crew. Odysseus, being the captain of the ship, shows that he is determined to get home and making sure his whole crew is alive. Using some of the theories of myth, the interpretations of the myth can be taken many different ways. In one of the theories of myths Readings in Classical Mythology discusses is the

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    Person-first Language, Is It Actually Necessary?

    2870 words, 12 pages

    Disability and language is a major topic in society; people feel offended or excluded due to labels. Person-first language was thus created to allow people with disabilities to feel more included in society and not feel looked-down upon. It is now enforced to say “person with a disability” rather than “disabled person” as to not have them feel excluded. But is this really all that effective? If looked under a light of language, it seems ridiculous to rearrange words and extend sentences just to cater to people’s sensitive needs. Language is meant to be short and concise, whereas person-first l

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    The Break Up

    439 words, 2 pages

    In the course of human events, it becomes necessary for people to dissolve a broken friendship, which they have had for a long time and to go their separate ways to new friendships with people that have common interests as them and treat friends with humility and respect, which is what God wanted when he put people on the Earth. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all friendship should be fair with both parties treating each other compassionately and as equals. All men and women deserve to have a friend who does not make fun of them, does not spread rumors about them, and does no

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    Interpretations Of The Oresteia Trilogy

    938 words, 4 pages

    FLCL271 The Oresteia, the story following the Trojan War, is a Trilogy consisting of Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, and Eumenides (The Kindly Ones). This is the story where Clytemnestra murders her husband Agamemnon; Clytemnestra’s exiled son, Orestes, returns and murders her; and Orestes runs to Athena for the very first court ruling to take place. This story can be interpreted in many different ways. Three of those interpretations will be explained as follows: the lack of clarity between right and wrong, how humans have forgotten how to govern themselves, and the battle between old and

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    War On Drugs

    796 words, 4 pages

    SOCI 270 I argue that the war on drugs causes harm on many fronts such as racial injustice, denied access to education housing and benefits and wasted tax payers dollars. The war on drugs has been a war we have been losing for almost a century and continues to this day. This war has caused violent crimes that ravages our neighborhoods. Children of drug abusers are neglected, abused, and even abandoned, while drug abusers continue to fill courts, hospitals, and prisons. Taxing and regulating illicit drugs is not worth the cost if the war on drugs is leading to drug-related violence around th

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    Sociological Theories - Karl Marx And Emile Durkheim

    1613 words, 7 pages

    Sociology 300 The purpose of a theory is to understand/explain a concept. Karl Marx is one theorist that discusses the society as being materialistic and idealistic. Work is alienated and becomes an estranged object to the laborer. Émile Durkheim, on the other hand, discusses how our society has evolved from a mechanical solidarity to an organic solidarity. Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed is her attempt at working low wage jobs and seeing how she can get by in the American society. Her findings show elements of both Marx’s and Durkheim theories. KARL MARX The Industrial Revolution

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    Crossing Over Gender Normative Lines In As You Like It

    1303 words, 6 pages

    William Shakespeare’s comedic play As You Like It confronts its audience members with the ridiculousness behind gender norms – specifically those placed upon women. Although the play is written with the purpose to entertain and humor playgoers, there is something embedded within the play that makes it so much more profound. Emerging at the center of all the action is Rosalind, the daughter of the banished Duke Senior, who challenges what it means to be a woman both in the court and outside of the court. Disguised as a man named Ganymede, Rosalind journeys to the Forest of Arden where she takes

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    Hector And Achilles In The Iliad

    1014 words, 5 pages

    Throughout the Iliad, warriors demonstrate their human agency in combat and force. They are only to prone think of their main goal, which is to defend their city to establish kleos. Hector’s character is one of the many who wrestle with the causes and consequences of their actions. Contrary to the other characters, Hector is confined to a small scope of agency in the fact that he is bound by the wishes of the people of Troy. Despite his wife’s plea for him stay, Hector only wants glory for his father and himself, and acknowledges that he, the figurehead of Troy, is meant for war. On the othe

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    Under The Feet Of Jesus Response Paper

    766 words, 4 pages

    Helena Maria Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus depicts the false reality of the “American Dream”. She confronts issues of inequality in areas such as education and class, and reveals how these inequalities all tie into race. As the details of Estrella and her family’s life unravels throughout the novel, Viramontes is able to shatter the illusion of the American dream while highlighting the ways in which society has created this false identity that excludes minorities from equal opportunities. Early on in the novel, Estrella personally experiences marginalization while at school. Her teac

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    The Role Of Women In The Yellow Wallpaper And The Awakening

    1378 words, 6 pages

    The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Awakening by Kate Chopin highlight the destructive nature of the Victorian Era. Gilman and Chopin’s Edna Pontellier experience the same feelings of repression within their highly structured worlds. The women are not only confined by society’s rigid expectations of them, but they are also trapped in deeply patriarchal relationships in which their feelings go unnoticed. Rather than being embraced for their individuality, the Victorian society attempts to mold them into “the ideal woman,” or the “mother-wife,” making light of their struggle

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    An Anti-war Story Passionate In Its Aversion Of Passion

    4016 words, 17 pages

    In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five , the englishmen stand out as “clean and enthusiastic and decent and strong” (Vonnegut 119). They exhibit every romantic quality possibly derived from the brave men sent off to defend their country from villainy, and are even the subject of adoration for the nazis who run their prison. It would be easy to mistakenly say that these men give war a glorious image. However, they actually mock it. They stand out from every other character not only for being the epitome of strength and honor, but also for being “among the first English-speaki

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    Lord Of The Flies And Beyond: What Faults Does Our Society Have?

    477 words, 2 pages

    William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, believes that impatience is society’s biggest fault, while Catherine MacKinnon of the New York Times thinks that a lack of mutual respect for one another is our largest fault. Although Golding and MacKinnon may disagree about this, most of us can agree that both disrespect and impatience are issues in our society. In Lord of the Flies, the characters attempt to create an organized society, but the problem was that the boys were impatient, which lead to its inevitable downfall. The biggest example of impatience in the story is Jack, and his leavin

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    Truman

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Truman During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a host of other wartime problems became Truman's to solve when, on April 12, 1945, he became President. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. He grew up in Independence, and for 12 years prospered as a Missouri farmer. He went to France during World War I as a captain in the Field Artillery. Returning, he married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, and opened a haberd

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    Media Influences On Sport

    4185 words, 17 pages

    Media Influence On Sport When communication is spread not just between two individuals but rather between tens of millions of people it is known as mass media. Mass media is known as the central nervous system of society. "Mass media has many different purposes, such as providing information, entertaining, persuading and also by carrying a vague general function of culture to millions of people."(Frederick 18). In order for mass media to exist, there must be an audience. Today's society is very selective; each receiver reacts differently through his or her own experien

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    George Orwell - 1984

    907 words, 4 pages

    Nineteen Eighty-Four (or 1984) is an English dystopian novel by George Orwell, written in 1948 and published in 1949. It is the story of the life of the intellectual Winston Smith, his job in the Ministry of Truth, and his degradation by the totalitarian government of Oceania, the country in which he lives. It has been translated into sixty-two languages, and has deeply impressed itself in the English language. Nineteen Eighty-Four, its terms and language, and its author are bywords in discussions of personal privacy and state security. The adjective "Orwellian" describes actions and organizat

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    Universal Healthcare

    866 words, 4 pages

    “Universal Healthcare” Synopsis: The essay, “A Universal Healthcare System: Is It Right for The United States?” by Marleise Rashford describes the positive effect of universal healthcare. In the essay she explains how a universal healthcare system will help this country. The United States is the only industrialize nation that does not provide healthcare for its citizens. She criticizes the American healthcare system. “The current American system

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    Guys Got It Bad Too

    1665 words, 7 pages

    Have you ever seen a commercial with an attractive person in it and thought to yourself, “I wish I could look like that?” Well, so have other Americans and that is what are wrong with today’s society. People feel that they need to look like a superstar to be happy. One thing that influence this thought process are popular magazines showing how people can lose weight and saying that if you’re not in perfect shape then you’re not attractive. “One body-image study found that 45 percent of men were dissatisfied with their physiques; women were only slightly less satisfied at 55 percent.”(Potter).

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    Truman Vs Macarthur

    2115 words, 9 pages

    Introduction The U.S. involvement in post WWII Korea raised challenging questions within the Truman administration concerning U.S. policy in the Far East and fostered heated debates within the administration concerning wartime strategy. WWII followed Clausewitz’ idea of the total war where all of a country’s resources should be utilized in waging war since the enemy would surely do the same. Following WWII Americans were used to the idea of large armies, clear objectives, and decisive victories; however these ideas would be reconsidered in the years following WWII leading up to the Korean

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    Fate In Macbeth, Julius Caesar, And Hamlet

    861 words, 4 pages

    Common Themes in Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet Shakespeare utilizes the supernatural and fate to pave the destiny of some of his characters in his tragedies. Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet appear to have a common novel theme of fate, betrayal to supremacy, and the struggle to restore providential power. Shakespeare uses rhetoric to effectively convey the idea of fate and the struggle against it. In all three of these Shakespearian tragedies characters encounter the emotion of disbelief and the struggle to seek refuge from fate and to ultimately live life as if it were their free

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    Nixon Election

    745 words, 3 pages

    Why did Richard Nixon win the presidential election in November 1968? Richard Nixon’s scant win in the election of 1968 by a mere 500,000 votes marked the end of one of America’s most tumultuous years. The assassinations, revolutions, riots, and the Vietnam War all made 1968 a year to remember in American history and the presidential race was no different. Though Nixon actually received fewer votes than he did in the 1960 election, he was able to take the presidency and begin America’s move towards conservatism. Although Nixon did make some right decisions to win the presidency, the big

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    Confront The Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith)

    837 words, 4 pages

    In Chapter 4 of the book Good to Great, Jim Collins asserts that taking good decisions represents one of the key factors for a good organization to become great. The good decisions flowed from the fact that all good-to-great companies made an effort to confront reality, while at the same time maintained absolute faith that they could prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties. The author calls this the Stockdale Paradox. Collins also states that it is crucial to create a climate where honesty is valued and he continues by offering tips about how to create this environment. By crafting

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    The Impact Of The Industrial Revolution On Western Society

    1468 words, 6 pages

    The Industrial Revolution had a significant impact on Western society and the effects were numerous and mainly positive. The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1790’s and spread throughout Europe and eventually to America. The extensive effects of the Industrial Revolution influenced almost every aspect of daily life and human society in some way. During this time period, widespread transportation such as railroads became available and important for the movement of goods and people. Also, new social reforms came about, dealing with critical issues including that of child labor. In

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    The Moon Is Down Theme

    538 words, 3 pages

    The main characters of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and The Moon is Down experience diverse ordeals but display that “down and out” people may still possess admirable qualities. In the novel Cannery Row, Mack and the boys, a group of creative unemployed men in Montery try to reward Doc for his contributions to the community. This considerate idea backfires even though the main objective intended to be thankfulness. The invaders in The Moon is Down were also placed under a false impression, while the citizen’s hard work helped withdraw the Nazis. The collaboration of the town similarly exp

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    Us Monetary Policy

    1569 words, 7 pages

    Running head: Monetary Policy: Monetary Policy Monetary Policy Introduction The objective of this paper is to study the monetary policy and its impact on the economy. Monetary policy is the process by which the Federal Reserve Bank manages the supply of money in order to influence the economy. By regulating the supply of money, the Federal Reserve Bank controls inflation and price-stability, unemployment, and economic growth. The paper also provides some insight into the creation of money. Details The U.S. is the world’s largest economy, and such its monetary policy

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    Macbeth Themes

    998 words, 4 pages

    One of the most important themes in Macbeth involves the witches' statement in Act 1, Scene1 that "fair is foul and foul is fair." (Act 1, Scene 1, Line 10) This phrase aptly describes the macabre status quo within the character Macbeth and without. When Macbeth and Banquo first see the weird sisters, Banquo is horrified by their hideous appearances. Conversely, Macbeth immediately began to converse with these universally known evil creatures. After hearing their prophecies, one can say that Macbeth considered the witches to be "fair" when in reality their intentions were quite "foul." Macb

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    Covenant Marriages

    429 words, 2 pages

    Covenant Marriages A covenant marriage is an optional form of marriage that intends to signify the commitment between a couple. It consist of all couples, including already married couples can change their original marriage to a covenant marriage. It was founded in 1999, by a Baptist minister and his wife. This organization now claims fifty thousand couples and sixty-five cooperating ministries. This system of marriage was designed to strengthen couples in a relationship. They wanted to return to the biblical values of marriage as being “forever”. Along with the pledge of “To have and to

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    Is Doctor Jekyll A Tragic Hero?

    684 words, 3 pages

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: is Jekyll a tragic hero? Dr. Jekyll is certainly one of the most complex and layered characters in the novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. His character can be interpreted in many ways. In order to describe Jekyll as a tragic hero, one first must decide what a tragic hero is. A tragic hero is someone who was born into wealth or nobility. Also the character must be someone of great respect and admiration to fall down the social ladder. They are responsible for their own fate and suffer with a flaw which will no doubt lead to their demise. T

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    Iraq & Vietnam

    3335 words, 14 pages

    Events in Iraq have prompted some people on the left to make comparisons to the American experience in the Vietnam War. These people argue that the United States has put itself into an in-extractable “quagmire” from which there is no feasible withdrawal. This type of reasoning by historical comparison is not wise because no two historical events are completely alike. In the case of Iraq and Vietnam, extreme caution should be exercised in comparing two wars so far apart in historical circumstances, geography, and time. It becomes pretty obvious that the differences between the two conflicts

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    The Rise And Fall Of Europe

    881 words, 4 pages

    In the early 20th century Europe had acquired global dominance. Primarily its progress was due to the Industrial Revolution. However, there were many other factors that contributed to the rise of Europe. The first was the formation of alliance systems, which allowed for long term relationships between countries. Next was a sense of nationalism, which gave countries unity and allowed them to work together for the good of their country. Another factor was militarism and the arms race. Each country wanted to show their power through the military, even though they didn’t want to fight. Two

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