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Government Development (Part I essay) Matthew O’Donnell Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Comparative Politics Amel Amhed (Nicklaus Laverty) Relationship is defined by as,” a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries” (Source 4). Relationships, between different fundamental building blocks of politics, are how scholars are able to predict deferent outcomes. Relationships predict the type of governments produced, the regulation of the market, and beliefs between people associated in a nation. The relationships between the state, the nation, and the market are the key factors for prediction. England and France are considered the “early developers,” so they can be used as models. Their models are important because they can be used to answer many questions. Questions like which of the fundamental building blocks came first: state, nation, or market, and questions like the importance of timing during an industrial revolution. The development of the nation, state, and market are important also for the outcome of a certain government. These questions are dealing with the comparison of political thinking. “Politics can be defined as: who gets what in what order, when, where, and how.” The development of the state, nation, and market are what affects the politics of a certain nation. The state is by far the most important factor though. The state dictates how the market and nation will develop. It is the states job to control the development of the nation and regulate the market. The state therefore controls both the state and the nation. Without a market, there can be a nation and a state; without a nation, there can still be a controlling state and market; without a state, there is chaos and anarchy and also there is no stability and order. The state is the reason a nation and market can exist. Therefore, the state must come first for a successful country to flourish. Empires collapse because of a lack of a controlling government that can manage the area. A strong state can create a strong nation and a manageable economy. The state dictates the growth of both the
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nation and the market; in order for a successful country to develop a strong state which can control the territory, with a sense of legitimacy, must be put in place first. One of the first successful political organizations to arise is feudalism. Feudalism was a government type where the land was comprised of lords and vassals. The vassals had a military obligation to the lord. The vassals had a division of labor controlled by the vassals. Vassals consisted of farmers, blacksmiths, weavers, etc… The area controlled by the lord was in a sense self sufficient. This type of market was controlled by the lord because there was little or no trade between lords. To define a nation for this situation, there were two nations, there is a nation of Christianity and there is a small individual nation for each lord. Since feudalism is a theocratic government, the unifying religion was Roman Catholic. Then each vassal would also have a
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