Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The meiji restoration of japan

For the most part japan has been a isolated secluded country. That was until Commodore Matthew Perry arrived with a fleet of steam powered ships. The Japanese have never seen big black steam driven monsters loaded with guns such as these and it was more then enough persuasion for japan to open its ports for American vessels. With all the new trade coming in and all the cultural diffusion and the Japanese getting pushed around they realized that they needed to make some changes. When Emperor Meiji came around that's just what happened. Japan threw away its feudal system and borrowed ideas from western countries. After some time japan became a modern powerful nation in Asia. By the way japan is an Archipelago which is a chain of islands =D

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Karl Marx and communism

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Karl Marx idea for communism was for the poor working man to rise up
above and create a fair equal classless society. He hated the fact that
some people could be well off while many suffered from poverty. In contradiction to what most people believe communism is actually a fairer equal way to run a country then
democracy its just people are so greedy and want everything for
themselves so Karl Marx's idea of communism never really got off the
ground. In most communist governments the people who work and run the
government become rich while the people are suppressed and the press

Friday, November 9, 2007

Karl Marx and the industrial revolution

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Karl Marx was born a German Jew in 1818 even though his father converted to Christianity he never believed in either religions. He even stated that religion was the opiate of the people. He lived during the Industrial Revolution and resented it. He didn't like the image of the low class being trampled by the rich factory owners. This led him to think of a new form of government called Communism. Communism formed on a government based on the working man. Wealth property and power were more or less distributed evenly and fairly. Communism is looked down upon mostly because it has never been proven to work. Most communist countries are ruled by power hungry dictators and even if their not it all boils down to people being too greedy to live with Communism. To put simply Communism looked better on paper.