Monthly Archives: March 2014

On campus events this week

There are two events on campus this week that are related to many of the themes of our class. If interested, you may attend one of these events and blog about it for extra credits. Details below…  FOCUS ON EUROPE … Continue reading

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Imperialism

Imperialism has been thrown around in my social studies classes for many years now. New ideas about it are presented every class, but it is the same for all intensive purposes. The simplest definition that I learned was that imperialism … Continue reading

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Impirialism

While the Huntington reading is talking about imperialism when it talks about modern/ future conflict sources being cultural in nature, I see this as being more of a source countries diverging and separating from one another. In Europe we see … Continue reading

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Imperialism

Chapter 8 talks about imperialism, colonialism, and in a sense, racism. Painter and Jeffrey explain these concepts using the standard example of, of course, Europe. The general idea and process of imperialism then, is as follows: One civilization explores until … Continue reading

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Imperialism

I greatly enjoyed reading the “Clash of Civilizations?” because it raised my awareness to ideas revolving around the nature future political conflict.  Huntington explained how the primary source of conflict changes throughout time.  As an example, the Cold War was viewed as … Continue reading

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Colonialism and Civilizations

In The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel Huntington postulates that the next round of world confrontations won’t be based around national interests like territory, or ideologies like the Cold War between capitalism and communism, but between civilizations. Huntington uses the Yugoslav … Continue reading

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Imperialism

Finally, a word that means what I have always thought it meant.  This week we are looking at Imperialism and the effects that that has had on cultures through out time.  This chapter opens with the example of Australia and … Continue reading

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