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A Critique of Modern Democracy- Part 3

A Critique of Modern Democracy- Part 3

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Rise of the Nation State Written By: Senex Paris, France Photo credit – Jayanta Chakrabarty On the eve of the 20th century the world was led by the Europeans. They were the only real powers in the world with the exception of the USA and Japan. The rest of the world was either colonized by the Europeans or were too weak to matter; and like the Ottomans, and other remnants of past powers, were dragged into the Wars by one side or the other. Nationalism was the leading political ideology of the day; each country vying with others for power, and in the process becoming rivals and even bitter enemies. Unlike the previous couple of centuries, this meant dragging the entire world into war since the colonies were mere extensions of whichever European power had colonized them. Entire British

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