Hey..Hey buddy, You think that your society is perfect, without any flaws or worries? Well, that's what the Romans and what Nazi Germany thought, and where are they now? Gone. That's where they are. Even in the fiction book, Ready Player One, they thought they were so tough, but not anymore. These Societies may have been powerful and wealthy, but they all suffered the same fate. Corrupt leaders, turned the society upside down. Poverty, affected the moral of the civilization, bringing it down. Wars destroyed the society, making it weak to attacks. Even the most powerful and beautiful civilizations, fall due to Corrupt leaders, Poverty, and wars.
Political things in a society are important to the civilizations survival. But, sometimes it all goes wrong. Political Corruption is mainly associated with the fall of big societies, such as Nazi Germany and Rome. The leaders get to power hungry, they take away citizens rights and beliefs, they also surround themselves with the gold they collect from their people.
An example can be found in the book called, “Ready Player One”. Everyone in the society and or world, has a corrupt government. This would explain why they are tons of wars and countries destroy others by sending them the Atom-bomb. “The power hungry governments were too busy worrying about themselves to care about the people.” (Cline, Pg 15)
The Romans also had a fair share of corrupt wackos in their place. Though Rome seemed to be prosperous to visitors, only the people
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Weak security systems can be a huge impact on why societies have failed. In the book Divergent, the security system is available to hack into. This is not good to hack into computer systems because it can ruin all of the data of the society. Veronica Roth writes, “ He presses the screen again, and everyone on the first floor goes still. There arms drop to the sides. And then the Dauntless move..... All the tension in my chest unravels, and I sit down, heaving a sigh... “ I have to get the data,” he says, “ or they’ll just start the simulation again.”.... “ Got it,” says Tobias, holding up the computer’s hard drive” (Roth 480). This is not good for the society because if all of the data is able to hack into, the society is in danger. Invasions and attacks are popular ways that lead to societies failing. According to the video we watched, “Romans fought against themselves for control of the empire. They tried to defend it but it stretched as it was, the economy began to fail, but then came invasion. In the Western Empire, many citizens lost the will to fight. Then Rome’s security system came apart.
Political machines were one of the main sources of corruption. Political machines were extremely powerful organizations linked to political parties - these machines controlled local government cities. A “political boss” controlled jobs and services by offering bribes in return for political votes. A spoils system rose from this in which political supporters were given jobs and favors for support, however, often times the people given these political jobs were not qualified for them. Moreover, “Big Business” was yet another form of corruption.
Corruption is no longer just judges taking bribes. It is defined as any organized, interdependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system 's original purpose (Sachs, Judicial Misconduct). Many social issues are derived from the corrupt legal system. Millionaires and billionaires are committing white-collar crimes that could lock them up for many years, but instead of being punished they are enjoying mansions and
Political Corruption is one of the main causes of falling societies, past and present. In many societies political corruption has been a huge factor one of those great societies is Rome, one of the greatest empires the ancient world has seen , and they fell because they were very indecisive, “ Romans were not very skilled at choosing new emperor and so when an emperor died there were many fights and riots out in the street” (Rome vs Greece fall chart) people were upset by the death of a great emperor, so many of them would start riots and fights. In some societies there was even war. In China recently one of their greatest industrial societies fell, just years after the death of one of their emperors, “The death of a powerful leader in 1908 was followed by a nationwide rebellion. This
Furthermore, societies corruption involving financial gains, whether it be not paying takes or taking bribes, or committing a crime to gain money. Greed has a lot to do with this form of corruption, it’s the want, not the need of money that usually drives people to do wrong, it is about good or bad
Political corruption is when governments abuse their powers for illegitimate purposes. Political corruption was evident in World War II by Hitler government because Hitler spoke to mass audiences to tell them to hate Jews and Communists, and to make a new German Empire that would rule for thousands of years. This connects to the novel Famous Last Words because Hitler makes a corrupted government and a group of people attempt to make a new government to take over. In his novel, Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley shows political corruption through the decisions and types of governments and how it affected people during World War II. These suggest that Findley wants to tell the reader that political corruption can make people want to create their own government to overthrow the existing government. The Characters the Duke of Windsor and a man called Von Ribbentrop make an alliance to make a government to overthrow Hitler’s.
As Rome was facing attacks from the outside there was an even deeper problem happening from within and it was their economy. Rome’s constant war and overspending in building its empire was becoming costly. As their treasury depleted they decided to impose hard taxation to account for the new expense they were generating. Which actually caused many people who were apart of the upper class to move to the countryside to avoid the oppressive taxes(Andrews) . Another economic problem is that inflation began to occur. Marcus Aurelius increased the copper content of the silver coins and then after that there was even more severe inflation on it way(Starr 144-145). A third problem with the economy, also politically, was that there was an ever growing expansion of bureaucracy. The expansion of their government caused more and more officials to have to be paid. Not to mentions cities already were having a hard
While Great societies are well great, nothing can last forever. Many great societies that people thought will never die have fallen to various things. Take rome, they fell because inflation of money, which didn't allow for much spending. Or the Nazi’s. That Nazi government was very corrupt and fell because of what they did. Or even the Etruscans. They were overthrown by the very people they governed. So Societies fall for many reasons, including corrupt leaders, money inflation, and social revolution.
In general terms, corruption is the act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle. In politics, corruption is the misuse of public power and image.Whether it is realized or not, no country is wholly free of the disease of corruption, and if it is allowed to develop and become significantly strong, it can obstruct the good processes of governing and deteriorate the fabric of society. It can become a barrier to continual development and make it so that essentially no room remains for justice to succeed. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the destructive force of corruption is clearly exemplified through the abundance of imagery concerning decay, death, disease, sickness, and infection as the play progresses. The first and
Rome was corrupted already by its large expanse. the it was the factor of the people. the peopl ewere not satisfied with what was going on like the persecutions. Another thing that was happing was the amoun tof terrible and unbenifactory leaders. Some such as Nero Destroyed parts of the empire. The last factor is Religion. When the Christians Came along, they pretty much indirectly destroyed Rome.
Political corruption is defined as the use of power by government officials for personal gain, and it has occurred in virtually every country in the world at some point throughout history. An example of political corruption occurs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm where animals represent people and perform a revolution that eventually leads to a society worse off than the one they’d lived in before the revolution. One of the characters in the novel is a pig named Squealer; his purpose is to convince the other animals of the farm that their society is the perfect place to live. Squealer uses rhetorical devices such as rhetorical questions, repetition, and appeals to address issues brought to the surface by the other animals of the farm.
Economic difficulties played a large role in Rome’s decline. One of the most prominent problems with the Roman economy was that Rome had stopped expanding into new territories. Conquering land was a significant source of wealth for Rome. As explained in an excerpt from Herbert. J Muller, “While the empire was expanding, its prosperity was fed by plundered wealth and by new markets in the semi-barbaric provinces.” However, once Rome stopped expanding, their economy suffered. Something that definitely slowed Roman expansion was the fact that the amount of land owned by Rome was simply too vast to manage effectively.
Can you imagine a society where there are no problems at all? Well unfortunately there are no societies today with no issues. Many societies fall for many different reasons but I think that the three most common reasons that societies fall are corrupt or controlling government, poverty, and invasion or war are the three main things that make a society fall.
Well keep dreaming because there is no such thing as a “Perfect Society” and there never will be. All societies fall, whether its from governmental corruption, Social injustice, or even economical failure. Calling something a perfect society is a difficult task, and I'm not sure if anyone has ever been able to prove of their societies perfection. All societies will fail, the only difference is that not all will fall the same way, and this was the same case for Nazi Germany, US (Civil Rights movement) and especially the society in the book Divergent
Imagine sitting with your parents who are watching the news. On the news there is a man on trial for the things he's done in his corporation. You soon realize the man is the head of his business and has been using underhanded tactics to gain more money. It is also revealed the man wasn't always like this and has only started using these tactics when his corporation began to expand. This is one example of the theme corruption comes with power. In The story Animal Farm by George Orwell which follows the events of an animal rebellion on a farm that gains power, but eventually begins to become corrupt and reverted back to it's old ways due to their leader Napoleon. In the story Napoleon is shown gaining a larger stance in the rebellion only to take away animal’s rights and amendments initially created to help the farm stay on the path of rebellion against humans. In the story the theme corruption comes with power is revealed.