Silvio Berlusconi

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  • Silvio Berlusconi Essay

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    Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician and media tycoon who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy. Berlusconi is the longest-serving post-war Prime Minister if Italy and third longest-serving since Italy’s unification, holding three separate terms. Berlusconi is also the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of A.C. Milan, one of the most successful soccer teams. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 169th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$5.9 billion (Forbes)

  • Silvio Berlusconi a housing construction entrepreneur and television magnate who had previously not

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    Silvio Berlusconi a housing construction entrepreneur and television magnate who had previously not held any form of political office entered the Italian political landscape in March 1994 after years of an unstable political environment within Italy. Just a year before Berlusconi was catapulted into the political arena, Italy had dramatically changed the political process in which they voted. In the referendum of 1993, Italy implemented a diversified electoral structure for the election of both branches

  • Increased Migration, Increased Security Concern Essay

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    burdens to the Italian government and citizens. For example, while campaigning for his third term as prime minister in 2008, Silvio Berlusconi promised to limit illegal immigration which he said was the cause of an increase in crime rates. By associating illegal immigrants with crimes, it further drives anti-immigration sentiment in Italy. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi belongs to the center-right party, People of Liberty. He issued a

  • Essay on Italy's Economic Growth

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    not subject to taxation. Italy’s chief of state, or president is Giorgio Napolitano, who has served since May 15, 2006. Napolitano’s main responsibilities are to approve the Council of Ministers and to provide the prime minister with advice. Berlusconi leads the Forza Italia, a Christian-democratic, liberal majority political party in Italy. Forza Italia was founded in December 1993 and was merged into The People of Freedom March 2009. The Italian government has practiced many policies intended

  • Berlusconi's Struggles Essay

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    According to Silvio Berlusconi, he is the “best political leader in Europe and in the world.” There can be a difference in opinion regarding that statement, but the majority of Italian voters decided Berlusconi should be elected prime minister again in 2008. He is in the midst of his third term as prime minister of Italy; inheriting many challenges from his predecessor. During his time in office, addition problems arose. An analysis of Berlusconi’s government reveals three issues affecting Italy:

  • Benito Mussolini Justified

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    "My objective is simple. I want to make Italy great, respected and feared," (UXL Biographies 1). This was a quote from one of the most famous dictators in Italy, Benito Mussolini. Before World War One, Mussolini was director of the Avanti, a socialist newspaper in Milan, but he began to disagree with socialists so he broke ties and joined the military, reaching the rank of corporal. After he was discharged from the army, he created the fascist party and worked towards dismantling all socialist institutions

  • Italian Economy and Culture Essay example

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    Italy Economy Italy is a country facing economic and political upheaval. With a Parliament pressing hard to pass reforms designed ultimately for leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Italy is in fact a country in economic turmoil. If we evaluate the state of the economy, it does leave little room to deny this current economic crisis has been years in the making. So now, it will be left to a new Prime Minister to solve financial problems decades in the making that are central

  • European Immigration Policies And The Economic Crisis

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    European Immigration Policies and the Economic Crisis The Eurozone economic crisis began at the end of 2009. Essentially, the failure of the Euro caused huge problems in southern European countries (such as Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy). After the introduction of the Euro, these countries suddenly had the credit to borrow money like they hadn’t had before. They extravagantly increased spending with this borrowed money, which at first boosted the economy but eventually led to massive debts

  • Nixon’s Use of Executive Privilege to Prevent Investigation into the Watergate Scandal

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    In the summer of 1972, 5 burglars broke into the Watergate hotel where the democratic convention was being held. The burglars were eventually captured and arrested, but one of the burglars implicated then President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon, in the planning of the break-in. After weeks of subpoenas from congress, demanding tapes that were used to record the activities in the White House. It was then that Richard Nixon would irrevocably change America’s future by doing something

  • Difference Between Public And Commercial Broadcasting

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    Key Terms List # 1 Using various sources on the internet (such as Wikipedia and Google), look up and define the following terms. Upon completion, attach and return to my email address. Keep a copy for use as a study guide for the exam. 1. Explain the difference between Public and Commercial broadcasting - A public broadcaster is owned and supported by the general public. The TV license is paid by the general public, financing all of the general public broadcasters. A commercial broadcaster