The article “100% American” by Ralph Linton says a lot of how the foundation of the American culture was formed. The article hints as America being a melting pot, but in reality it really is not such. Some of the countries mentioned are not immigrants of America so the culture was not brought over. America rather is the modernized version of ancient culture. They take a “bed built on a pattern which originated in the Near East but which was modified in Northern Europe.” While using an item from the Near East and having it modified to be more progressive and up to date to get the full use out of it.
Also, Rome suffered some bad luck, perhaps, in the form of invasions. “According to Adshead's book China in World History, comparing Han China and the Roman Empire gives context and assists understanding of China's interactions and relations with other civilisations of Antiquity. In his opinion, the Roman Empire bears the closest similarity to the Han Empire of the ancient civilisations. He also compares the two to assess their "relative standing" in the ancient world. Despite the similarities between the two, Adshead concludes that when examining Han China and the Roman Empire before Constantine, their "differences outweighed the similarities".
Italy was particularly influenced by the career of Napoleon who first rose to fame with his Italian campaign (1796). Imitially, Napoleon and his invading armies were treated by Italians as liberators who taught them liberalism and nationalism. In fact, Napoleon instituted some reforms in Italy and even created a united Kingdom of Italy. These reinforced the impact of liberalism and nationalism. However, when Napoleon became more and more a dictator, he was opposed by Italians who rose into rebellion against Napoleonic
However, from my points of view, Cavour hindered the process of Italian Unification. Although he died in 1861, the year before the unification was achieved, he intended to delay or even prevented the unification in his mind. Nothing to say, Cavour made Piedmont economically progressive, politically liberal and financially stable through many reform programmes after he became the Prime Minister in 1852. From administrative aspect, he encouraged reforms in the army, state administration and legal systems; in trade and industry, he pioneered scientific agriculture, negotiated trade treaties and introduced new industries and he encouraged overseas investors and advisors to help in the economic development of Piedmont; in the communication network, schemes were initiated for the piecing of Mont Cenis by a rail tunnel and for turning Genoa into a great commercial port. Cavour did many things and has many contributions to Italy.
Germany is made up of sixteen states, several of which have the names of the separate territories from pre-1871 Germany, such as Brandenburg, Bavaria, and Saxony. That much of Germany existed as separate territories for so long a time, there are differences between different regions of Germany reflecting the different cultural traditions of those regions. Today, Germany has a population of about 82 million; it is the largest European nation, by population. There are 4 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants, and another 11 cities with a population between 490,000 and 690,000. A little over 80% of the population is ethnic Germans.
The fall of the Roman Empire was undoubtedly a significant event in itself, but what were the long-term consequences for the European system? Kate Eugenie Mary Pickering 000066991 Dr Luke Cooper Evolution of International Systems Word Count: Introduction: The Roman Empire, 27BC – 476AD, entailed over four hundred years of imperial rule. The Roman Empire was larger than any that had existed before or has done since (Ref‼‼), however large areas of Europe were still outside of the Empire. In 476AD, Augustus was disposed by Germanic King Odoacer (Ref?!?! ), bringing the Empire to an end.
In fact the term for this cultural assimilation was the"melting pot." This continues today but to a lessor degree than in the past. The population of the United States is 300 million people of mixed races and heritage. Although the population is predominantly of European descent, the country has been a welcoming beacon to immigrants from virtually every country and culture in the world. English is the predominant language, although languages from many foreign countries are spoken within cultural enclaves throughout the U.S.
“To what extent was the unification of Italy due to the weakness of Austria?” Throughout Europe between 1815 and 1848 swept feelings of nationalism and a desire for unification, including the states collectively known as Italy. This lack of identity was underlined when Count Metternich said “Italy is just a geographical expression.” Nationalism promoted the belief in one language, one culture and the pride in one’s identity. Before unification, life in Italy was frustrating for those who wanted unification. The North and the South states were economically different; the pope influenced the central states. Nevertheless, the process began from 1861 and by 1871 boundaries had been settled.
According to publications, “Modern Irish are chiefly descended from the Celts and constitute 87.4 percent of the population. Other whites, mainly descended from the Anglo-Normans, make up another 7.5 percent of the population. The remaining proportion, which has largely immigrated to the island in the past two decades, is composed of 1.3 percent Asian, 1.1 percent black, 1.1 percent mixed, and 1.6 percent unspecified” (Press). The structure of education within Ireland bares little resemblance to the educational structure present within the United States. Education for Irish citizens between the ages of 6 and 16 is mandatory, and students are expected to complete three years of secondary school, which is equivalent to high school, before education becomes optional.
This article is about how anti-Americanism is more common in Europe, then the Islamic world. We can read about connections like political overview, Religion, the different types of mentality (e.g. Italy, France, Spain and Germany). At the beginning of the article the Russell A. Berman writes about the idea that anti – Americanism is partial, due to the refusal of the Kyoto Treaty, also the rejection of the International Criminal Court and the engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also argues that the reason for anti – Americanism is more than the refusal of some policies.