This is demonstrated in documents 4, 5, and 6. Henry Haskell states that “The government undertook such far-reaching responsibility in affairs that the fiber of the citizens weakened” (Document 4) This shows that the decline of the empire was due to heavy taxation that couldn’t support the government. If the taxes couldn’t sustain the government then it wouldn’t be able to control the people. According to Montanelli “The military crisis was the result of… proud old aristocracy’s… shortage of children” (Document 5) This means that many children weren’t old enough to go into the military which caused the decrease of soldiers. With the lack of soldiers, it would be easier to invade Rome, which could’ve led to the decline of the Empire.
However, Americans, regardless of all these progressions, feel unhappier in their government as they feel that their country has a fundamentally flawed political system; and have declining faith in their democracy. The Implications of this are that political participation has declined dramatically, since the 1960’s the voter turnout for presidential elections has fallen 20%. Voting is the least demanding of civic duties, other civic duties include party membership or participation in a school council. The past 40 years has seen an even more dramatic decrease in these kinds of political engagement. Some people blame this loss of faith in democracy on Watergate and Vietnam; however the doubt in government began before these events.
Manufacturing costs for USS were high due to their lack of investments in new technologies. Their revenues, market share, and work force continued to decrease dramatically through the 1980’s. A large reason for USS’s decline was the introduction of the minimill steel manufacture to the industry. These minimills used 100% scrap for their raw material. When they entered the industry, they produced products that required less quality like concrete reinforcing bars.
Mr. President, the results from the November 2010 midterm elections have exposed a divide between coastal cities and less-dense areas of the Midwest. The Republican Party’s big gain in the house came largely from cities that were older, less educated and highly blue-collar areas. Nineteen of the twenty-three seats that were picked up by the Republican Party were in the Midwest states. With the increase in blight from the loss of jobs, and the loss of population, many of the vacant homes are beyond repair; therefore, even if the land banks were to purchase them they could not restore them. We recommend that you publicly show support to the green idea of urban farmland.
These principles did not go down well with the more moderate members of the coalition and bitter debates followed for much of the following two years (Bienio). This lack of agreement between the internal factions may have been a decisive factor in the Right Wing's election in 1933, but so too was the Left Wing's lack of compromise in it's two years which, in turn, led to
Many Americans blame third parties for the lack of voter turnout. People who become frustrated with the two-party political system will sometimes switch and support a third party candidate, or may choose not to vote at all. Unfortunately the lack of resources and knowledge about the third party candidates reduce the number of voters that turn out. Hermain Cain said that he believed ‘Mitt Romney received fewer votes than John McCain
Some people feel that this is would benefit this nation greatly. Other citizens are outraged by this bill and cannot believe that this bill has been brought before congress. “An ABC News poll conducted this past summer found that 72 percent of those surveyed oppose the idea” (Weiner par. 13). A majority of this nation does not support mandatory voting in this country.
Considering the political issues today same-sex marriage controversy serves to be significant as it has not been able to reach its height at the national level. As only 36 states out of 50 legally approve of same-sex marriage (Fausset and Blinder, The NewYork Times.com). Amending the Constitution for same-sex marriage serves to be a huge controversy and a difficult process due to many opinions present within the political and social circuit. Another reason many citizens do not support the idea of same-sex marriage is due to traditional social beliefs and morals. For example, many Americans oppose the idea of same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
Less than 1% were left available Porsche announced that they had accumulated a 74.1% stake in Volkswagen on October 26, 2008. This caused chaos in financial markets around the world because the German state of Lower Saxony held a 20% interest in Volkswagen, and DAX index funds held an additional 5% of Volkswagen shares. These three groups accounted for 99.1% of outstanding Volkswagen shares. This left only 0.9% of Volkswagen shares available on the open market. Unfortunately, investors around the world expected that the value of Volkswagen would decline given the state of the world economy in 2008, and these Investors had short sold 12.8% of Volkswagen shares.
Nor were they able to afford to stand for election as due to bribery and corruption, the poor stood no chance of winning as they did not have the money to provide voters with what they wanted in return for their support.For democracy,thes is five basic essentials freedom,choice,accountability,representation and equality.The effects of the 1832 reform act were very limited. Despite extending the franchise, still only a tiny fraction of British men could vote in elections, 1 in 7.The politicians thought this would stop the demand for reforms but this act just furthered agitation for it.Historians disagree to a great extent on how democratic Britain was by 1914.This essay will examine the progress made between 1850 and 1914 before coming to a conclusion,which judges how democratic was Britain by 1914. The Extension of the Franchise was helped by the Second Reform Bill passed in 1867. In this act, all householders who paid rates with 12