The United Nations organization is an international body which was first founded in 1945, as the result of World War II, by 51 countries that agreed on the maintenance of peace worldwide. Among other things they compromised themselves with the preservation of international security, with the settlement of "friendships" between countries, and with the promotion of social progress by achieving better living standards and granting human rights. Its appearance was due to the failure of...
On September 11th, 2001, "A great people have been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." (Bush, 2001) The President of the United States at the time, George W. Bush was quoted saying that the terrorists have committed an act of violence, and destruction to shake our values, but we will not let...
Over 200 years ago, when the Constitution of the United States was written, the Electoral College was formed with the purpose of electing the President of the United States. It is still used today to elect presidents, yet only one if five American citizens know how it works and fully understand what it does (Sabato). This is quite shocking as it plays a crucial role in deciding which person will run the country for the next four years. The Electoral College has many flaws and contradictions to...
The dawn of twentieth century saw the rise of magnificent technologies, powerful social movements, and the ascension of the modern nation-state as the preeminent dictator of global affairs. The unique combination of technology, economics, and politics also combined to create global environment that saw continuous struggle between nations jockeying for domination, including two world wars. After the First World War, the powerful nations of the world created an organization charged with...
As early as the 1960's governments began to realise that human activity was damaging the environment. Governments around the world recognised that something had to be done, which resulted in the first international gathering about the human interaction with the environment, known as the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which was held in Stockholm in June 1972. This was the first of several global environmental meetings and it laid the foundation for international action to...
South Africas economy is based on the production and exporting of minerals. It has contributed to the countrys development. South Africa is one of the most diverse mineral producers. The main reason for the growth of the economy was the discovery of gold and diamonds. It brought in foreigners from all over the country making the exporting rates expand. Being one of the largest exporters in the world, South Africa has a very advanced and rich economy. Mining in South Africa has been the main...
"He who is without a polis, by reason of his own nature and not of some accident is either a poor sort of being, or a being higher than man".(Politics, Bk 1) Explain. Aristotle is one of the most well-known ancient politicians and philosophers in the world. His book The Politics is widely used as one of the founding subject books of political theory (Roberts, preface, 2009). In the first chapter of this book, Aristotle states that "He who is without a polis, by reason of his own...
The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a political, economic and cultural organization of countries in South-East Asia. It was founded in 1967 in Bangkok (Thailand) on the initiative of the United States to Stop Communism who settled in the region. Today, the association aims to strengthen cooperation and mutual assistance among its members. A summit is held annually in November. Its general secretariat is based in Jakarta (Indonesia). []  •...
On April 7th 2010, Bakiyev's government was ousted following the huge anti-governmental protests in the country leaving approximately 110 people dead and numerous injured. In comparison to Tulip Revolution 2005, the recent revolt resulted in even more human casualties and other damages i.e. state owned property and private properties. []  Roza Otunbayeva in her interview for "Newsweek" in April mentioned a list of reasons that caused the revolt. As she pointed out that:...
The price of a child's life is less than the price of a bullet, the world today is divided into: countries that make the weapon, countries that sell the weapon, and countries that buy the weapons to kill their people or to kill people of other countries. The Arms Trade is a real problem and I will discuss it in the next paper explaining its causes, methods, and its effects on the whole world. Every weapon that is made in this world, every gun invented, every bullet made is a waste of sweat,...