During the 19th and 20th centuries there are countries that have more power than other countries, the likely hood of imperialism that occurs in those countries are very high and with the greed of some, bloodshed will be inevitable. The world does not just revolve around one country, there are many countries in each continent, there are many different cultures in each country, and in each culture there are different religions among the people. In the Conquest of the United States… by William Graham Sumner “We assume that what we like must come as a welcome blessing to Spanish-Americans and Filipinos. This is grossly and obviously untrue” (Document F). In other words people like their own ways better, and does not like to be corrected for what they do not understand.
Discussion: George Santayana said in his book, Reason in Common Sense, "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." This quote was also used by Winston Churchill and various other historical persons. The West was once thought of just as a place where the sun sets, but in reality it means a lot more. Western civilization has been developed by the combining of very different cultures. This mixing of cultures has been done through trade, more wars than can be counted and social interactions.
The Americans and the West felt threatened by the Russian and Communist Revolution because they feared Communism would spread to them. The revolution in Russia had been chaotic, and it taking foot in the USA would have been horrific. Communism had previously been a frightening theory, but now it had become a sudden reality. World War I was still taking place at this time, and it was 1917 that America reluctantly entered the European War. Wartime hysteria was likely to transform into post-war hysteria, which it did, this period becoming known as the Red Scare.
This is definitely the war that made America. Every country fought hard for the Ohio Territory, but end the end benefited the United States immensely. Key people that later became our Presidents signed the peace treaty, such as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. They helped to expand their territory beyond the
It is a fact that people’s religions, when crossed, lead to bloodshed. Some of the most significant were those of the Christian Crusades. The Crusades were during a time of Western European expansion, conquest, and unspeakable atrocities. These wars were fought in the name of God, and to justify their actions they were declared as “Holy Wars”. In the Humanistic Tradition, it states on page 84, “It soon became apparent, however, that the material benefits of the Crusades outweighed the spiritual ones”.
European colonization has led to the discoveries to North and South America led to a frenzy of expeditions from most western and southern European nations, to claim land in the Americas. These expeditions to these new lands, led to colonization of these virgin lands. The only thing standing in the way of the Europeans new found land was the native people who populated it. While some of the natives were generous to the Europeans some of them found them threatening and were hostile towards them. Over time these natives and Europeans developed good and bad relationships.
The Spanish were the better civilization because even though the two societies had things in common the Spanish were able to conquer the Aztecs. Since Historian’s accounts are from their own point of view it changes their story. Over the years many accounts of pre-conquered civilizations are twisted and manipulated to give justice to the conquerors. Although historian’s accounts are strictly from a certain point of view we cannot dismiss them. If we did, what would we have left, we only have what the people back then wanted us to have.
This was one of his greatest feats because they became a force to be reckoned with. The increased military provided more than security for the nation but allowed them to expand. Other reforms included the increase of trade through changing the no foreign trade policy to becoming world sea trade center and his reforms that set in motion the application of western mercantilism to stimulate agriculture, industry and commerce which helped to make him a remembered as a great leader. His active foreign policy was meant to increase contact between foreign countries all while battling in a war that would not conclude for twenty-one years. I think that although Peter the Great had some controversial reforms, in the areas of religion, fashion, and social laws I believe that his most successful attempts to westernize Russia were the reorganization of the government, the establishment of the army and navy, increasing of trade, and active foreign policy; making him the greatest tsar’s in Russian
One opinion as to why Rome collapsed was constant attacks by barbarians and other outside tribes. I would imagine that if you ‘chip away’ at something, no matter how strong it is, it would eventually collapse. I don’t think this is the sole reason for Rome’s demise, but I believe it played a large role. For instance, if the USA was constantly being attacked, it would cause a lot of internal chaos and paranoia with American citizens thus causing all sorts of internal problems. In addition, there would be all sorts of injuries, deaths, wreckage, etc.
Military Spending (Rough Draft) The enemies to public liberty war are, perhaps, rather than dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; these are debts and taxes... known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of a few... No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of the war continues. (Madison) With the hate and power control between national governments and more localized governments in third world countries out-breaking in war over global supremacy, political ventures, and during the exploration for new worlds, all throughout history, there has been war. Because of this, our global defense systems in the US topple over the rest of the world with its advanced