Question #1 The evolution of the nation-state can be traced from the fourteenth century to present day, primarily seeing changes in the fourteenth, sixteenth, and nineteenth centuries before arriving to its present state. A nation-state can best be described as “a political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language,” (Nation State). Nation-states first make an appearance during the fourteenth century when the bond between church and state became weaker. The Renaissance movement, which began in the fourteenth century, brought a more secular way of thinking; the thought process towards a unifying polity began to encompass the minds of the European people. By the fourteenth century many countries had accomplished the construction of a nation-state, primarily in Asia where common culture and language united the country establishing a nation-state. The principal goal of creating a nation-state was uniting and combining a geopolitical state with an ethnic or cultural nation. By combining these two entities, nation-states were set apart from regular nations or states by unifying a region under a political entity without compromising their history and culture. Europeans had a harder time creating nation-states, especially during the fourteenth century, because there was not a common language or culture amongst Europeans. For a nation-state to be successful the population must share common culture, languages, values, and ideals. The sixteenth century brought a rise in the development of nation-states due to the increase in central control in many regions. Many European nations were united under the Holy Roman Empire until 1556 when Charles V abdicated the throne and divided his empire amongst his brothers. Although Europe was divided nation-states in general were gaining power, which in turn allowed the rulers and monarchs to gain power and influence as well. The Protestant Reformation, which occurred in the early 1500s, also set the development of nation-states into motion. The Church was becoming less significant in the lives of the people causing a bigger breach between the church and state. In addition to the reformation regulation, high taxing, and lengthy wars were added causes of the decline in the significance of the church to Europe. With the gap between church and state, nation-states were able to gain power and momentum, which led into the nineteenth century. The nineteenth century was when nation-states really began to become a worldwide goal, specifically in Europe. The past century had plagued Europe with wars causing Europeans to become “increasingly conscious of political and cultural borders,” (Tignor 652). The Enlightenment era had produced ideas that emphasized nations coming together and uniting under similar territories, cultures, and traditions and to use those similarities to form a polity. Europe in particular used these similarities to develop more nationalistic views that stemmed from the people’s desire for togetherness. Rulers formed nations by persuading citizens to come together under a unifying identity; these nations were then developed into states but keeping their nationalistic viewpoints to form nation-states. Throughout the late 1800s many nations were becoming nation-states as they moved towards a unifying regional polity. It became a popular belief that a nation’s wealth depended on each citizen rather than solely the rulers and their wealth. Citizens could be held more accountable due to the increase in social conditions, primarily the printing press, which resulted in a more literate population. Nation-states were also able to thrive because of the new innovations and technology that connected all of Europe. People were able to communicate easier which brought people closer together forming a cohesive nation as well as “laying the foundation for closer political integration,” (Tignor 641).…
African American History Since 1860
Dr. Juliet Walker
Final Exam Take-Home Questions
I definitely agree that the 1954 Brown decision and the three Civil Rights Laws that followed in the 1960s were preceded by the events listed in the question. There are many cases that serve as examples to this claim and although some were more directly associated with the Brown case result, they are all just as important for the outcome of the case.
One case I feel was important in determining…
Morgan L Tigue
Take Home Final
In television I’ve found that a brand new primetime television show that airs on the ABC Thursdays at 7PM called “How to Get Away with Murder” is very coarse. The main focus of the first season is a lawyer and her law students finding out if her husband slept with one of his students, impregnating her, and then killing her. Every episode included more than 5 scenes of sexual contact and even 10 or more scenes of violence being…
subject, and I also used nonverbal signs, as watched myself with the finger and foot tapping.
The second example of identifying emotions is one in which it was much more difficult. It was the end of the day on Saturday, 8 PM, and I had been at the home show since 10 o’clock that morning. At 8 PM I wanted to go to some quiet place, just kick myself flat on my back and just shut off my brain, because I was just so shot. What emotion is that? It was tough for me to name it. Those which felt close were…
Luke Fortin 007741825
Take Home Essay
1. In the first step of group development, one key issue is how to go about getting to know each other and to begin to develop ground rules. The purpose of the first stage is to be able to have a clear view of the common group’s goal and to begin developing relationships. The second step describes the frantic struggling of how team members try to find out how they fit into the group and roles. This stage in particular is very crucial for…
March 5, 2015
Biology Lab 101
Take Home Research Essay
One of the animals that I found most interesting was the sea hare. When I first observed it, it was not clear that it was an actual sea animal because of its unique appearance, as it looked more like a rock covered in mud. When I felt it, its texture was really slimy and mushy. The sea hare was found in the intertidal low-tide zone, where the water was not very deep. As for its behavior, I did not observe much movement from…
Take home exam one
Q1.) Why did the people of Çatal Hüyük build their city like a honeycomb with entrances in the ceilings, and bury their dead under their beds? What do these things tell you about their daily world and value system? How does their repeated wall imagery, and sculpture help to further tell us about their belief system?
Catal Huyuk is known to be one of the world's oldest civilization. It was built in what is now Turkey in about 5000…
does not seek retributive or punitive solutions for harms done, but rather focuses on repairing the relationship between those affected by the offence (Carrington & Pereira, 2005 p. 142). YC Allows young people to develop empathy for their victims, take responsibility for their actions, and connect with support services (Department of Human Services, 2010 p. 64). LaPrairie identified a weakness which is the inadequacy of conferences to address offending behaviour when it is resultant of societal issues…
BIOL3010 Symposium – Take Home Student name: Meghan Cooley
Complete this take-home exam by yourself and email your answers to email@example.com, by the end of 05/08/15, using (“BIOL3010 – Take Home” as the title). This assignment is worth 15 points. Please use the symposium posters from the file “BIOL3010_TakeHome_Posters” and the guidelines from the “Scientifically Speaking” handout. These are posted in the class web-site.
(NOTE: Use poster images to check out…
AP Biology Period 1
Take Home Essay #3
Eukaryotes contain many unique and different membrane-bound organelles such as the endoplasmic reticulum and lysosomes which are specialized for specific jobs that help the cell survive and operate. One key membrane-bound organelle contained in eukaryotes is the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) which is responsible for the synthesizing and storing of proteins. The endoplasmic reticulum consists of a lattice of membranes that folds…
Black Block 4
Unit 5 Take Home Exam
“Muckrakers” is a phrase coined by President Teddy Roosevelt to refer to the writers who
specialized in tales about the schemes in politics and industry. Magazines grow in popularity
thanks to the muckraking of Ida Tarbell.
They were important to the movement because through
their pieces, they were able to bring about reform
amendment enabled the direct election of senators.
It is important because it allowed the…