Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

The United Nation’s “Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples” was a document released December 14, 1960. The document essentially declares that all people residing in all countries deserve specific rights:

1: Exploiting and dominating humans is against their given rights and in order for world-peace, there should not be any human exploitation.

2: Every person has their right to think freely in terms of politics, economics, social and cultural.

3: Education, politics, social and economics should prepare people.… Read the rest here

Bismarck & German Unity

Author: Otto Von Bismarck. He was once known for starting multiple wars against neighboring nations, most of the wars he started (against France and Austria) were done so when he was in power in Prussia. He would eventually become Germany’s Chancellor/leader.

Context: Most of his writing was written after Prussia’s war against Austria. Prussia had essentially won the war against Austria. While most of his fellow Prussians were writing about continuing the campaign of the annihilation of Austria, Bismarck’s writing indicated he felt a need to unify both factions.… Read the rest here

Problems With Industrialization

Author: Heinrich Heine. A german writer who was notorious in the 1800’s due to many of his writings being banned in Germany. Most of his writings were very critical about Germany and was considered a radical individual. He was born of Jewish decent but converted early in his life to Christianity.

Context: Around the time of this writing, there was unrest for the German people, more specifically, the German workers who were facing unfair conditions and had a terrible standard of living and pay,(1844).… Read the rest here

Thoughts on Materials for the Philosophy of the History of Mankind

“Materials for the Philosophy of the History of Mankind” was written by Johann Gottfried von Herder in 1784. In the article he emphasizes the concept of nationalism and tries to explain what it means to be a nationalist.

He explains that it is human nature not to be aware of where you are from but he emphasizes nationalism can be based on people who have a “common history, language, and tradition” (Halsall, 1). He explicitly explains that it is human nature to be aware of being in a town or family rather than a sovereign state.… Read the rest here

The Declaration of Independence and The Third Estate.

The creation of the Declaration of Independence was to establish the problems the thirteen british colonies had with the British’s presence. Many of the problems included the British having the right to quarter their soldiers in colonist’s homes, the British refusing the colonies to do trade around the world and no trial by jury to name a few of the issues. (Blaisdell 65). The document declared that with the British’s inability to care for the people, it is up to the colonies to establish a new government and essentially cut off all political ties with Britain.… Read the rest here