History, Politics & Society

'History, Politics and Society' deals with the affairs of human beings. The categories overlap to a degree: 'History' describes changes in those affairs, and encompasses the other two; 'Politics' is about how people govern themselves; and 'Society' is about how people organize and conduct their lives. Questions here range from ancient history to history-in-the-making, political views to decisions of lawmakers, and present and past societies and how people relate to each other within their societies.

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What is Stoism?

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When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he took the message of Christ to the marketplace where a wide variety of people could be encountered. Among those he talked to were Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. We read about his encounter with them in Acts 17. Who were these Epicureans and Stoics? I'd like to give a thumbnail sketch of their ideas about God, man, and the world which will help us understand why Paul what he did. Stoicism and Epicureanism were philosophies which were developed to free people from the concerns of the present life. Stoicism was materialistic and pantheistic. That is, Stoics believed that everything was composed of matter. The higher form of matter was of a divine nature, and it pervaded the universe. They called it various things: fire, Zeus, or even God. They believed that this divine "fire," or God, generated the universe and would one day take the universe back into itself through a great conflagration. Answer # 2: Stoicism is the practice of believing in Stoic philosophia. You read about the Epicureans and Stoics in the 17 chapter of the book of acts where they engaged Paul. Both Epicureans and Stoics are believers in Athenian Philos-Sophos doctrine. Philosophia is the assembly of two Greek words Philos and Sophos. Philos means great love or affinity for and Sophos means knowledge. Where this might sound harmless on the surface, that's because most Christians are unaware that the goddess athena (for whom athens was named) was the goddess of knowledge. Philosophia doctrine is therefore the worship and testament to the goddess of Athens - Athena. Plato even writes of the goddess Athena. The Apostle Paul warns in Colossians chapter 2 for Christians to beware of philosophia doctrine as it can easily be used to deceive them. The word philosophia is only used twice in all biblical text, once acts chapter 17 and the other in Paul's rebuttal to his visit to Athens in Colossians chapter 2. Stoicism is a form of Athenian philosophia doctrine which believes in life after death. It was derived by a student of Socratic teaching named Zeno. The Epicurean belief does not support life after death. Probably the most interesting fact concerning Stoicism is that it is the base doctrine for all Communism, Socialism, Progressivism and Liberation Theology. Hegel used the Stoic version of philosophia and honed it for modern use, this is what he taught his students which include the likes of Bauer, Sterner, Feuerbach, Marx & Engels. Darwin used this same Stoic belief and its dialectics, to establish his theory known as the origin of the species. Most of those who claim to be Atheists are not Atheistic at all, but believe in some form of Stoic philosophia doctrine and commonly use its dialectics. The clever self appointed Sage of Stoic doctrine, do all in their power to hide the fact that Stoicism is based upon Athenian philosophia doctrine. However any good researcher can trace the origins of the Stoics right back to Athens and back to Athena the goddess of knowledge. In Athens the Stoics were highly acclaimed as the instructors/teachers of the day, especially the Sage (highest form of a Stoic). Most university education systems of modern day are based upon the teaching and subject matter offered by the Sage of Stoic philosophia doctrine. Professors will vehemently argue this point, however simple research proves it out to be true in every single case. Stoicism is most likely the single largest doctoral belief in the world today as most modern religions have adopted some form of Stoicism into their religious practice. Even Christians have adopted a version of Stoicism into Christian worship known as Liberation Theology, where biblical text is reinterpreted using the dialectics of Marx & Engels, which is exactly what Paul warned would occur in Colossians chapter 2. An excellent question and one deserving of being presented to Christians who wish to avoid the grip of false doctrine. Thanks for asking this question and I hope you will spend some time researching Stoicism and its influence in modern times. You will find it eyeopening that the government of the United States has adopted Stoicism as our national religion and even written laws to forcefully assimilate to Athenian philosophia based Stoicism. End Answer # 2 Answer 3: Stoicism is a philosophy which stems from ancient Greece in the third century BCE. Stoics taught that bad judgement resulted in destructive emotions and that one should strive to not succumb to undesirable emotions. (Hence the word, "stoic.") They believed that one should have a will that is in harmony with nature and that how a person behaved is more important than what a person espouses.
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What were the disadvantages of canals?

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People needed to dig up a lot of ground to make them. Some were made obsolete by the railroad soon after they were constructed. Canals need a lot of water in order for the boats to sail on them. In the winter the water can turn to ice. In the summer, the water can dry up. Boats that are bigger than the locks of the canal can't use them.
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What does the phrase accessory before the fact mean?

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accessory before the fact - a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
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What was the purpose of the US Sanitary Commission?

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to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers. They set up hospitals trains and ships to move wounded soldiers from the battlefield
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What does the term amphibious assault refer to?

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In military terminology, an "amphibious assault" refers specifically to the movement of troops from a water-borne transport onto land. Historically, this has exclusively meant the use of small boats and similar craft to move troops and equipment from large vessels onto a beach (or, rarely, a prepared dock such as at a port), which may or may not be actively defended. In modern times, it often includes some component of helicopter-borne troop movements. Thus, a modern amphibious assault generally consists of small units of troops being ferried ashore in special-purpose assault watercraft or hovercraft in combination with some troops being landed immediately behind the beaches by helicopters or parachute. The key portion of amphibious assault is the "over-the-beach" portion, where the vast majority of the fighting force comes ashore. If the attack primarily relies on other methods of transporting troops to the combat zone, then it is called some other form of "assault" (e.g. airborne assault, airmobile assault, etc.)
Asked in US Civil War, History, Politics & Society, History of China, Communism

Who led China's communist revolt?

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Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong) in 1949. ============================ The above answer is the year in which Mao Tse Tung was the leader of China when it became a comminist country. The date was October 1, 1949. Mao had had a long history with the Chinese communist party. Most historians have said that he took over the leadership of the Party in 1934. In that year he was the primary political & military leader of the Communist Party.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, Australia in WW2, Society and Civilization

How have women's roles changed since 1900?

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Women's Roles Women can vote in the U.S., have jobs, own property. More Changes Birth control has made enormous changes in women's lives. Prior to 1900, most women were pregnant or nursing an infant for most of their adult lives. Economically, woman almost had to be married, and being married often meant a pregnancy every 12-24 months or so. Childbirth was more hazardous than war, so up to 25% of women died when they were quite young. Infant mortality was high, so many of the children died before the age of 3 years. In 1900 in Western countries there were very few occupations open to women, apart from agriculture, some service industries and some industrial jobs. Many poorer women had to do factory work (between pregnancies), or worse still, take poorly paid jobs in service industries (catering, cleaning and so on). In 1900 in many countries a large number of women were employed in domestic service. The main better ('middle class') jobs available were school teaching and nursing, followed increasingly by secretarial jobs of various kinds and also work as telephonists. (Telephone exchanges were manual in 1900). There were also a handful of women university teachers in 1900, but really only a handful, as very few women went to college then. In the case of school teaching, women were often only allowed to keep their jobs as long as they remained single, and any sort of extra-marital sexlife for a woman would have been just too shocking for words! (If they married they had to resign). Areas of employment closed to women in 1900 included the legal profession and financial services. The number of female physicians in 1900 was extremely small. Obviously, this is a general answer, and the details varied considerably from country to country. It's interesting that many changes had already begun by 1900, especially in the U.S., Britain, the Scandinavian countries, Australia and New Zealand. One of the more conservative countries was France, where women didn't get the vote till 1945.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Society and Civilization

Why tropical countries are so poor?

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It is because they are not as well developed. (2) many tropical countries are poor because they have been encouraged by earlier imperial rulers to base their economies primarily around crops that have no food value but only create an income by being exported to the affluent first world western countries: examples are tea, coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton, tobacco, opium.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Bombs and Explosive Materials

Where you can buy landmines?

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Nowhere. Landmines are illegal explosive devices in virtually all countries. Private individuals or entities cannot legally acquire landmines. They are available for government (military) procurement and use ONLY. The outer shell of a landmine can sometimes be purchased at various online war-replica artifact stores. You might find demilitarized ones at your local army surplus store. This will include NONE of the explosives, fragmentation, or fuse parts of landmines.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Treaties

What did the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo do?

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it created the border between Mexico and the U.S which ended up being the Rio Grande.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Honorary and Courtesy Titles, UK History

Is the Title Lord Dr Buck Rogers genuine?

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Of course it is real, what a ridiculous question. Buck was born on Primrose Day 2045 as a result an immaculate conception between R2D2 and C3P0. He is currently in training for the Mens 100 metres in London where he expects to run against Darth Vader, Hans Solo and 4 Daleks.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Economics, Texas

What is the economy of the coastal plains of Texas?

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Oil exploration, drilling and recovery, along with large-scale ranching operations are two major contributors to this region of Texas.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Dinosaurs

What is dinosaur mentality?

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How smart were they? The general answer is that every successful animal is just as smart as it needs to be. While that isn't very helpful if you're looking for an IQ score, it's significant for understanding. Big herbivores don't need particularly big brains because their need for intelligence is low: the eat, they mate, they flee from danger. The brain of a predator does need to be good and the brain of a small animal with many different predators trying to eat it hardly less good. Tyrannosaurs had bigger brains than humans, but of course they were bigger creatures. Also, much of their brains were probably (we're guessing based on shape) devoted to sense of smell. Some man-sized dinosaurs like saurorthoides had brains as big as ostriches'.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, Immigration

How did the Nativists feel about immigrants?

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In scholarly studies "nativism" is a standard technical term. However, in public political discourse "nativist" is a term of opprobrium usually used by the opposition, and rarely by nativists themselves (they call themselves "patriots."). Anti-immigration is a more neutral term that may be used to characterize opponents of immigration. Other words: They were completely and totally against it.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang, Names and Name Meanings

What does 'Rogues in Robes' mean?

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today's best example of rogues in robes is The Robert's Activist Supreme Court. The sacrifice of Constitutional "One Man/One Vote" Tenet for the sake of Political Party Gains is, by definition, a rogue-court's ruling to allow Corporations to be treated as if they were people or voters with regard to financial "Rights of Free Speech" and allows the entry of rogue players in the US Electoral Process.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Colors

What color is Baroque?

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The color name Baroque specifically means a rich bright red on the orange side. Like a scarlet(orange red) or blood red. In the Baroque period (1500 to 1600 ac) paint pigment colors came from the earth and among the most popular was bright red chalks. Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael among other old master used this color a lot. This color is also used a lot with gold in Baroque jewelry (red fire corals) and decorative painting.
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Who killed Johnny Versace?

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Andrew cucanon a serial killer killed shot johnny versace in front of his house
Asked in History, Politics & Society, War and Military History

Is guerrilla warfare still evident today?

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Though guerrilla warfare is not the same as it was during the American Revolutionary War, it does still have a place in modern conflicts. For any group fighting a highly advanced force or a far larger opponent, guerrilla warfare is still a viable tactic. A very common example of this fighting style in the present day would be ongoing war between the United States and terrorist cells in the middle east. With the advanced weaponry, manpower, and combat intelligence of an organized military group, the United States has an advantage in nearly every category. However, the current war on terror has been so greatly prolonged because the extremists have a few strengths. The knowledge of terrain has always been an advantage for groups utilizing guerrilla warfare. While understanding the terrain, these groups may also have the support of the non-militant public of the nation at war. Finally, most groups taking part in this practice need not execute a tangible victory over their opponent, they need only to outlast their enemies, that is hold out until foreign aid is presented or the opponent gives up on the cause.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Society and Civilization

Social class and love?

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Please ask your question in a COMPLETE sentence so it can be understood and answered. I am going to guess that you are asking about love and inter-class relationships. In answer to that, I will say this; Love knows no class, religious, race or caste distinction. It is only parental, community, racial, peer group, gender group and societal expectations and taboos, along with the guilt associated with violating those expectations and taboos, that keep people from not only having relationships with others deemed "not of their kind", but from many times, even having the ability to meet others outside their group or "social class" that they may fall in love with, incurring their parents' and societal displeasure. Keeping a group of people separate from another group is many times passed down unwittingly from one generation to the next. Old wives tales and phrases, depicting a particular group as lazy, shifty, "dumb", untrustworthy, greedy, or not worthy, are passed on to children without parents even realizing what they are doing. This is a system of segregation that has probably been effective since the beginning of man and the creation of groups of those who "have" versus those who "have not" in society. Like exclusive clubs who exclude others from them, at some early point, groups of early humans who thought alike, or looked alike, or had more food or material things than other groups, rationalized why they were somehow "special" and needed to exclude people. And those rationalizations went beyond presumed material wealth. They grew to include anyone who was "different" from the norm or average. Like being left handed. Being left handed, in a predominantly right handed world, is difficult. Being right handed, I attempted to use left handed scissors and failed miserably. I teach dining skills in my business. There are a few dining utensils that were made specifically for left handed people, but they are rare. 80% of the world population is said to be right handed. Though I am unsure as to whether that statistic is accurate. Many left handed people may claim to be right handed. Why would someone do that? A variety of reasons, not the least of which is the need to please others and "fit in" to society. Example: I was working with a Middle Eastern client a few years ago. She had 2 young boys. When we were discussing Middle Eastern dining and the practice of one not eating with his or her left hand, as it was the "unclean" hand, she said this; "We were not taught that, but as children we do learn that people who are right handed are very smart, very good, trustworthy and beautiful. They get along very well with others, are artistic and are kind to everyone. People who are left handed are crafty, cunning, they are not beautiful. They are sly. Do you know what I mean? So no one really wants to be left handed." I explained that those stereotypes were passed down to children to make them use their right hands, as the left hand was used for hygienic purposes, among other things. Thus, the left hand was the "unclean" hand. The right hand was the "clean" hand. It was a system someone came up with, at some point. The dialogue passed on to children of every generation was to keep the system in place and to have everyone in that group or society, doing things uniformly. Like eating with the right hand, while doing things deemed unhygienic, with the left. It worked for that group and moved throughout other societies. One of the kindest women I ever knew was left handed. She was my grandmother. My brother is also one of the kindest and giving people I know, and is extremely philanthropic. He is left handed. We are not Middle Eastern, yet several family members did try to "correct" my brother's "left handedness" in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when we were young. One last thought... I do hope you are not of the impression that having money, equals having "class". One can have class, but no money. One can have a lot of money, and no class. Not really knowing what your question was to begin with, I hope this either enlightens you in some way, or gives you something to think about.
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Why is cultural clothes important?

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they are important to the comunity and also to have simple life. and to show respect. _________________________________________________________________ Cultural clothes are important to show off the culture of ones nation. It also helps to identify the nation acc to culture. Cultural clothes are our identity which includes our caste, history, race, tradition, status, festivals, languages etc. Thus, cultural clothes play a very imp role.