The Perplexities Of The Rights Of Nations By Hannah Arendt Analysis

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Hannah Arendt’s begins the chapter with the first part of after the fall of the First World War stating the condition of the stateless people clarified the catastrophe of the nation-state model and the failure of human rights. When the nation-system was created, the people in power in Europe separated the people into 3 major groups which are the state people, the nationalities like the Slovaks in Czechoslovakia, and the minorities like the Germans, being the strongest officially economically and in number. The “Minority Treaties” were created by the League of Nations to seek security to the minority groups in the new states. The “real significance of the Minority Treaties” (pg.274) was that currently millions of people were known by the international law since by the nation-states, they have the power to strip down the citizens of that state by banishment or other worse factors. Only nationals could be citizens and…show more content…
(pg. 290) The Rights of man is stated “to be “inalienable,” irreducible to and undeducible from other rights or laws.” (pg.291) When the Right of Man, apparently “inalienable, proved to be unenforceable”, (pg. 293) are for those of the stateless populations. Those that are rightless suffered two losses. They suffered from the loss of their homes and the loss of the government protection. The losses are considered to be not to be regained once again. The overall conclusion of these losses leads to “the explusion from humanity altogether.” (pg. 297) Since the law doesn’t exist for the stateless populations, the losses lead to a state of absolute rightlessness. It relates to that of the Jewish people throughout the Nazi regime who experienced a succession of deprivation of many of their

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