Imperialism and Despotism

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Imperialism and Despotism Tyraina Paulino AP Language, Period 5
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Imperialism and despotism, two repeated words with the same consequence that the world has yet to learn from. Since Roman times, people have guided their society based on these terms. Every event in history that has involved imperialism and despotism at any instance has ended in nothing less than chaos. So why do we still have tyrants in the world today? This will never change. The idea of competing for complete power will always be there, waiting for someone to take action. The terminology of imperialism is using any way of power to extend your rule. I view imperialism as a craving for power that never gets satisfied. History is proof that as dictators received more and more authority, they just thirsted for more. In every case the cliché “power going to your head”, applies well. And as time went on, no man with power ever was content with what he was given. So as a result, came despotism. Despotism is the absolute power of a
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Gilbert during the Spring '11 term at Wisc Whitewater.

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