When a dominant power is present hegemony will form

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When a dominant power is present hegemony will form, this will eventually lead to resistance to hegemony itself. One hegemony can be formed in resistance to another hegemony this will then lead to a power conflict and form resistance. They seek a zero sum gain, when one dominant power cannot gain more without taking from the opposite side.
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5. Unequal power relations such as hegemony and resistance has led to the formation of different ideologies and identities among both peoples. For example the winners of war and conflict always write the history books. In essence true history will never be known because the hegemonic society will always tell their side of their story due to the unequal balance of power. The United States of America is a powerful hegemonic society that uses it power to instill ideas onto its citizens. These ideas include dehumanizing Latin American countries such as Nicaragua. Many Americans view Nicaragua as a hostile dangerous society and a terrible place for tourists to visit. This view could derive from the fact that Nicaragua has a more eastern ideology and ally base i.e. Cuba and Russia. The country itself contains an amazing culture, beautiful landscapes and friendly people. The United States occupied Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933. This lead to resistance and hostility towards the United States and is the reason that Nicaragua is viewed as a dangerous society, the only reason they act hostile is in response to the United State’s previous actions.
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  • Fall '16
  • Dr. Amina Tawasil
  • Sociology

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