Political analysts have described the Ceausescu leadership as the worst to be experienced in the communist nation outside Soviet Union. Ceausescu’s first and foremost concern was the expansion of his personal power and became fascinated with the idea of autocratic ideological dictatorship. His regime is characterized by political oppression, cruel tactics of social control, disastrous economic policies and a peculiar foreign policy. Records show that as many as 2 million Romanians were victimized by the communist regime between 1945 and 1989. 22 years after the fall of communism in 1989, Romania is still struggling to adjust economically and socially after enduring repressive measures for half a century, more recently under the cruel dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.
The dominance and power of the west is affecting cultures. Bagdikian states that in 2004 only 7 corporations owned all the media from approximately 50 in 1983. This concentration of the media brings limited views and benefits capitalism as people will only be influenced in a certain way as news is a social construction to benefit the capitalist state. (McQuail) Cultural hegemony is the result of this. It is therefore threatening the cultural identities of many countries because this one culture is being largely promoted due to the dominance of the western media and media imperialism.
Rob Stich’s ‘The Castle’ is satire about a family’s fight to keep their home after the global force, Airlink, threatens to expand its runways, on the Kerrigan’s land, to increase their market share. The film portrays the imbalanced conflict between an Aussie battler and powerful multinational interests. Comparatively, Dave Carroll’s ‘United Breaks Guitars’ is a YouTube clip is about a band whose leader singer’s $3500 Taylor guitar was broken by the baggage handlers at United, the world’s largest airline. A parallel can be drawn with ‘The Castle’, because the clip encapsulates the inequality between consumers and powerful capitalists. In both texts, the protagonists highlight to the responder the need to stand up to bullies, who assume power in the global village.
During this period of time Benjamin Franklin described, “everything seems in this country, once the land of peace and order, to be running fast into anarchy and confusion.” In the book this is clearly apparent with the power balances between colonist, natives and the present British army. Life in the Americas during this time was tough for many due to the changing political powers between the British, Spanish, French, and the Colonist. Immigrants came to the colonies in search of free land, low taxes, and political freedom. Immigrants also brought many diseases with
It goes without saying; we are significantly influenced by history. History has affected our media, our music, our fashion, and many other things. There are many things that are more important than the luxuries we enjoy that history has influenced, such as our life choices. Throughout history we have learned from other peoples’ mistakes and people benefit by using others to push themselves higher at the expense of that person. For example, common sense says that most people who dropped out of high school, abused illegal substances, and do not have an education higher than 10th grade, did not end up to be the next CEO and president of the most successful Fortune 500 company to date.
Just as the Treaty was a constant reminder to Germany’s defeat in World War I, Hitler believed communism was the reason for the loss, leaving him gripped to the possibility of potential ‘communist takeover’ of Germany. He despised this, leaving him determined to defeat communism, in which he stated “It will be the duty of German foreign policy to get large spaces to feed and house the growing population of Germany”. Hitler’s foreign policy was the backbone to the actions and changes he wished to make. In this essay, I will describe and analyze how successful Hitler’s foreign policy was, by examining the events and actions that took place, up until 1938. I believe Hitler’s foreign policy was a success up until 1938 as he was fearless to continue with his aims – one of which was abolishing the Treaty of Versailles.
The Materialist Fallacy The Materialist Fallacy is an article written by David Brooks and it explains how America life has turn around the way of living of the people. He claimed that from 1912 to 1962 the country was in an economic crisis do to the many wars such as the world wars and the cold war. The life of the Americans in that period of time was much very familiar; families were incredibly united do to marriages and more social acceptance. Now days, Americans life style is different, they are in no more wars trying to keep peace in the world and became a prosperous country. These changes have bring negative effects on society because know the family union is not as strong as before.
Founded on immigrants the United States is proud of her extremely diverse population. However, is it time for the United States to consider closing her borders to immigrants – legal and illegal for the greater good. Is the very thing that made this country strong going to be her demise! Immigrants legal or illegal entering the United States daily are causing several important concerns in areas like national security and financial hardships. Strong arguments exist on both sides when immigration laws are on the table surrounding their influence on terrorism, health care, economics, and employment.
The financial being of a corporation starts with shares. Few companies operate with the philosophy of losing money. With that in mind, I believe the shareholders will always be taken care of. However, corporations also need to look at their footprint on the world. I feel that society is steering away from operating purely to make a profit.
The Effects of Environmentalism on Society American Government & Politics The Social, Political and Economic Relations to Environmentalism There has been a force that has been trying to silence Environmentalist—for the most part they have been successful. Conservatives in America are almost always against any significant form of Environmentalism. There are very few moral reasons that they can give and the reason they are opposed to laws that would benefit the environment and our health is supposedly because it would ‘hurt the economy and businesses’ by enforcing more rules than necessary. Capitalism is solely about business and economical gain; it is hard for those who are firm believers in this type of economy to be environmentally conscious as well. The Earth’s resources are finite; competing to out consume the other guy is one of the most destructive traits of most countries in the world.