The 2011 civil war is a flashback of the occurrences that happened 9 years ago in the African country of Cote d'Ivoire. Back in 2001 there was an armed uprising from the rebels against the Ivorian government declaring that there was unfair treatment towards the minorities. The ethnic violence, the immigrants taking over the space from the Ivorian citizens, and the new amendment that was made and approved prior to the elections of 2002 were the catalysts to the conflict. After this first...
This chapter assess the economic and military power capabilities between China and the United States. These are deemed as hard power capabilities due to their significance in terms of a power resource. From P. Kennedy's book ' The rise and fall of the Great Powers' he suggests the growth of China will be at the cost of the United States. This is the reason the United States have tensions over the progress of China's economic prosperity. [1] China's economy has risen at an extraordinary rate...
As the third wave of democracy identified by Samuel Huntington has been spotted to its highlight after the fall of Berlin wall, now scholars put their concerns towards the consolidation of democracy. There is a revival of studies investigating how the settings of political institutions affect the stability and quality of democracy. One of the hotly-debated issues would be the choice between presidentialism and parliamentarism. These two political systems are the most dominant yet fundamental...
Founded By The Peace Of Westphalia. The Peace of Westphalia is a symbol of the end of the Thirty Years War that signed in 1648 (Andrea Ellnera, 2008). Historians generally consider Peace of Prague in 1635 and Peace of Pyrenees in 1659 as one part of Peace of Westphalia. Thirty Years War was a huge war that outbreak at the history of transiting from medieval to modern in Europe. The war broke out theocratic control body in a forced way, established the basis of modern international law to settle...
Introduction The evolution of nation-states from a pre-industrial to an industrial and then to a post-industrial phase has exhibited the growing importance of knowledge in the organisation of economic activities, where in knowledge joined land and capital as a critical national resource. Modern economies, today, have been characterized on the foundations of knowledge-intensive activities which involve the creation, processing and interpretation of information. It has served as a basis for...
Korea was a turbulent country until towards the end of the 20th Century. Between centuries 1st BC to 7th AD, the peninsular extending South Eastwards from China towards Japan was divided into three powerful military states: Koguryo, Pekjae and Shilla (www.lifeinkorea.com). In the 7th century these 3 "states" became Korea and existed as an independent country until the early 20th Century (US Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook: South Korea, 2008) after which, despite...
The financial crisis in Europe during 2008 that was thought to increase the influence anti-Americanism was undermined by the victory of Barrack Obama - who won the presidential election. This victory was unsurprising as numerous polls have shown that the world was leaning towards the Obama presidency instead of McCain. Generally, the whole world adored Obama, not just the Europeans. The poll conducted in France showed that 86% were on Obama's side and in Germany 74% were rooting for Obama's win...
Write a two page essay discussing YOUR opinion regarding the right to strike for public employees. Take a position for or against granting state and local employees the right to strike. If you oppose granting public employees the right to strike, discuss how the issues cited in Chapter 8, Section IV, support your point of view. If you favor granting at least some public employees the right to strike, discuss why the issues discussed in Section IV are not grounds for denying the right to strike....
Russia set in motion the world's last colonial scramble [] when it planted a flag under the North Pole three year ago to symbolise Moscow's claim to the oil-rich Arctic [] . In an extraordinary mission, veteran Arctic explorer and Russian MP Artur Chilingarov descended 14,000 metres in a deep sea submersible and planted a Russian Federation titanium tricolour onto the seabed [] . Russian objectives had two purposes: first to collect samples of soil from the seabed...
The purpose of this paper is to present before you some thoughts on the future course of our nation and how we should go about to attain our objective of developing Malaysia into an industrialised country. Also outlined are some measures that should be in place in the shorter term so that the foundations can be laid for the long journey towards that ultimate objective.  Hopefully the Malaysian who is born today and in the years to come will be the last generation of our citizens who will be...