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Week 3 - What effect did nation building have on politics...

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What effect did nation building have on politics? Describe what Diet politics were  like and try to identify why they were that way. Nation building had many effects on politics.  First of all, nation-building  programs meant that more people had to pay taxes in order for the government to  afford it.  Many of these people did not have the right to vote, which enraged  them (Gordon 125).  “Electoral politics encouraged a vigorous partisan press,  political parties, and other practices of democratic political systems: speech  meetings and rallies, speaking tours and demonstrations”  (Gordon 126).  People  were gaining more political rights, however those rights also came with certain  obligations to the state (military, attending school, taxes).   Diet politics were  more  democratic.  There were elections (not that everyone had  a right to vote), a House of Representatives, etc.  “Diet members voted on 
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