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Final – Short Answer and Essay Short Answer Questions: 1. President Wilson called WWI “the war to end all wars.” It was his fourteen-point peace plan that he relied on to maintain future peace, freedom and security. One of the points in this plan was the formation of The League of Nations, which was the predecessor to our current United Nations. WWI was initially known as the Great War because it was the bloodiest war in recorded history. Approximately half of all the soldiers involved in the conflict were either killed or wounded. 2. Friedman approached economics from the perspective that individual need and greed can control the market by forcing sellers to sell the best product at the lowest possible price in order to sell their product and make a profit. Consumers of the market need products but they are unwilling to pay exorbitant prices to meet their needs. The market is therefore capable of self-regulation just as Friedman proposes. 3. Imperialism was motivated by a desire for far reaching power and control as well as need for consumable natural resources. Western nations were in need of resources and a sure way of gaining them was to rule widespread areas of the world. Imperialism made good use of Christianity, Christian missionaries and their doctrine of converting the “unsaved” peoples of the world as a cover and a way to gain a foothold in unsuspecting countries. 4. Cubism was a movement in painting that desired to look at the world in a way that was discontinuous and greedy. There was a desire on the part of the cubist to see something from all perspective at once. Cubism fit into the modernist self-elevation and egotistical values. Cubists needed instantaneous gratification, achieved through the
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portrayal off the ability to see it all without the tedium of mobilization. Modernism was a self-aggrandizing movement for the precocious among us. 5. Existentialism is the philosophy that no one controls you but you. There is no such thing as fate or destiny. There is only the moment and choice. At any given moment people can make a choice to reinvent themselves and become something totally different than they were before. There is no “God” or Supreme Being. There is no heaven or hell. There is only this life and what the individual chooses to make of it and themselves in the process. 7. Beethoven’s personal emotional experiences were portrayed in his musical compositions. He took his artistic inspiration from raw human feelings and created powerful emotional experiences for the listener through his musical compositions.
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