Essay on “Leaders and Followers”

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“Leaders and Followers”
History has its unique way to express the historical evidence, as something very important and interesting. From very routes of human existence people had two basic relationship: leader and follower, what they thought would help them to create better society; or people just followed a strong leader and gave their responsibilities to the person who could create a place where they can live and prosper. But unfortunately this basic institution of leaders and followers brought not only good but also the bad. What humanity knows and achieved by now is because of efforts, thinking, beliefs, ideas, inventions and even mistakes of peoples of the past. Interestingly enough, people could not look forward without knowing the
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The Traditional authority in European countries came from the medieval ages, even farther—from ancient times when people believed that their king is the one that was chosen by Gods or by one God in medieval ages (when Christianity became the dominant religion of the Europe). The absolute power grew over time and reached to its pick the time of Imperialism when kings not only ruled over their own people but also other ‘less civilized’ countries. The king’s power and authority cannot be questioned and his actions cannot be judged. The king of the Belgium took the throne in 1865 and king Leonard tried to become an absolute monarch. To reach his desires he tries to appeal to its people by getting Congo as Belgium colony and succeeds. Leonard by getting Congo and absolute control over economics the same time he gains control over Parliament, which loses its influence, and becomes a subordinate to the royal house. The basis of the Traditional authority is that its followers cannot challenge it, but changes happen in the world, and as the world moved into the road of progress people started to question Traditional authority. Education is very crucial in understanding why people start to challenge Traditional authority, as something that takes their rights and freedom. Mostly 90% of population were not educated and did not new the routes of their monarchs and did not
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