One disadvantage to Truman’s decision to support Israel in becoming a sovereign country is that U.S. relations with the Arabs can be affected. Also, creating a partition in Palestine in order to create a country for Jews would cause anti-Americanism. Another con to helping Israel become a sovereign country is that it would require U.S. troops to enforce the partition. This would decrease the number of troops standing by that the U.S needs to have. Not only that, but the partition violates both U.S. and U.N principles of self-determination.
A major difference between the methods used by the Achaemenid Empire and the Han Dynasty would be the way they handled foreign issues. In the Achaemenid Empire, the rulers respected the values and traditions of the people they ruled. Cyrus and Darius, past rulers of the Achaemenid Empire, followed a policy of toleration to ensure that the people of the empire would not rebel against them and create internal problems. For example, in Mesopotamia, rulers depicted themselves as legitimate Babylonian rulers rather than Persian conquerors. Darius also gained the favor and praise of many Jews for allowing them to return to Jerusalem and rebuilding a temple destroyed by Babylonian conquerors in 587 B.C.E.
According to Prager and Telushkin, this reason is tied directly to the hatred and exclusion the Jewish people have always experienced. There may be some truth in this, especially when compared to the already stated concept of the stranger, and the threat to order. Not only that, but there may be projection; people do not like that they themselves cannot live the life of higher quality that the Jewish people live, so they project what they feel about themselves onto them. This phenomenon is better illustrated using George Stanton’s 8 Stages of Genocide development that starts with groups being divided into us and them, leading to the genocide itself and the ultimate denial of such acts happening (Beaumont,
Besides their fight for rights, all of these movements have one other thing in common, unification. Therefore, society itself must come together for the sole purpose of unification in order to create new civil rights. The people of this great nation are the sole reason for it’s success, and failures. Time and time again we have come together with the purpose of achieving some benchmark. Equal rights for blacks during the civil war, emancipation of the Jews in WWII.
Many Puerto Ricans were initially happy to be granted territory status and citizenship in 1917, assuming that it was the first step to becoming full and equal citizens of this country. The same equality, rights and obligations as any other citizens in the United States is all the island Puerto Rican population wants. Puerto Rico continues to be the Latina mistress of the United States government. While we have benefited from this relationship in many ways, we’ve also been hurt in the process. Even if Puerto Rico doesn’t achieve statehood, Congress can accord voting rights by Constitutional amendment, either by abolishing the electoral college (which ties the presidential election to state-by-state votes) or by defining territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as eligible to hold electoral votes—just like the District of Columbia.
Life during the first crusade was miserable and evil. Political considerations were also very important. The first crusade was a great example for the other crusades, but the others didn’t follow the same path. They also gave Christians an opportunity to vent their anger against Jerusalem’s
One of the most dominate ideologies that still exist today, that has triumphed over and influenced all others is nationalism. It is commonly defined as love for one’s country; more so, the exaggerated belief in the superiority and unity of this country. It emphasizes the collective identity of a nation and single national culture. The influence of nationalism in other ideologies is so extensive that it is often emphasized as more important and political groups or beliefs. Nationalism has no credited creator but early elements of nationalism can be found in both the ancient Hebrews and Greek history.
There has always been a debate about what wars of independence signified and what where the outcomes or impacts. There were several visible outcomes of the wars such as the changes in the patterns of mobility, and this included both physical and social. Those who supported the wrong side or found themselves in agreement with the wrong side would have their properties grabbed and even destroyed. When the locals were asked what the outcome of the wars of independence was, all they could identify was the renaming of the nation-states. With the common historical background, one would wonder why there was nation-state fragmentation in the United States.
There were several consequences that developed due to the rise of religious fundamentalism that proved to be detrimental on both the regional and global scale. On the regional scale, the rise of religious fundamentalists that were known for their violent nature created political instability and the rise of authoritarian regimes in response as extremists threatened the secular foundations of independent states. Making matters worse, the extremist stance and violent methods that the religious fundamentalists adopted translated into the constant disruptions of peace processes which led to the protraction of regional conflicts. While not all religious fundamentalists had a global outreach, those groups that did have the international network played a critical role in the rise of global terrorism and the undermining of international law due to their illegal and brutal actions. Evidently, the impacts of the rise of religious fundamentalism was undeniably significant and detrimental on both a regional and global level.