The Pros And Cons Of Republicanism

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terms of demography and territory in the Ethiopian state, were targeted for destruction, and instead forced to glorify the identities and cultures of the oppressive group (xxx, xxx).
Meanwhile, the notion of the nation was introduced to Europe in a powerful way during the Revolution and the subsequent Napoleonic period (xxx, xxx). After Napoleon was finally subdued, European monarchs and their representatives assembled in Vienna to chart a more peaceful order for themselves (xxx, xxx). They blamed the mayhem that Europe endured between the early 1790s and 1815 on the notion of popular sovereignty and thus agreed to proscribe Republicanism (xxx, xxx). At the same time, however, they began conceding the idea of nation by binding the ruled and
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Moreover, the self-determination project was rearticulated making it a condition for the advancement of peace within states and between them (xxx, xxx). This was illustrated in the Woodrow Wilson anticipation of the General Will of the people for the creation and preservation of world peace: reconciling humanity and nationality (xxx, xxx). For Lenin, as well, self-determination was a strategic step toward mankind's ultimate fusion into one cohesive conflict-free whole (xxx,…show more content…
The inconsistencies in the implementation even partly contributed to the outbreak of the Second World War (xxx, xxx). The European powers mobilized their African subjects with propaganda vilifying the racial-supremacist ideology of the Fascist powers. This set-in motion a process in which “Fascist nationalism produced the opposed reality of anti-Fascism; and anti-Fascism became antiracism; and antiracism led in due course to an end of colonization” (Davidson, 1992). The result was the erasure of European colonial rule from large swathes of the African continent within a relatively short period of time (xxx, xxx). Consequently, this led to the development of a decolonized version of the self-determination concept. The decolonization version of self-determination was based on the following three principles: i) all dependent peoples are entitled to freedom; ii) the peoples so entitled are defined in terms of the existing colonial territories, each of which contains a nation; and iii) once such a people has come to independence, no residual right of self-determination remains with any group within it or cutting across its frontiers (Emerson 1964). This version of self-determination had numerous implications. The concerned entities often did not find it necessary to demonstrate effective legitimate authority to gain and
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