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Politics

Multinational States and Political Influences

November 29, 2022

Political institutions play a significant role in managing—and sometimes alleviating—ethnic conflict. However, ethnic diversity often devolves into ethnic conflict in places where political institutions were simply imposed on local populations by imperial overlords. […]

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Politics

Multinational States: Challenges and Successes

November 29, 2022

The words ‘state’ and ‘nation’ often get used interchangeably. However, to understand global politics and international relations, one should know the difference between them, and also know what are multinational states. […]

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Politics

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

November 29, 2022

In a state that has more than one ethnic group living in it, there can be struggles for control. The basis of the conflict can be race or religion, or even language. […]

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History

What Led to the Rise of the Modern State?

November 25, 2022

The Thirty Years’ war ended with the Treaty of Westphalia that acted as a catalyst in bringing about the modern state. The treaty, along with other concomitant factors, soon brought into action the decline of feudalism and emergence of the sovereign, modern state. […]

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History

The Feudal State Versus the Modern State

November 25, 2022

The modern state was based on the principles of sovereignty, territory and legitimacy. Feudalism, on the other hand, did not have well-defined categories of territory and power, which eventually led to the rise of the modern state. […]

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Politics

Conflicts in Politics and How to Resolve Them

November 16, 2022

The majority and the minority are often representing diffuse and concentrated interests. The majority have interest they want to pursue but aren’t passionate about whereas the minority feel strongly about an issue but don’t have huge numbers or support. […]

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History

Politics and Group Decision-making

November 15, 2022

By agreeing to group decisions, we make a deliberate choice to live collectively. It posits the belief that living communally will be better than to seek out our own individual benefits. […]

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