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Everett Said:Can you please help me with these 2 Social Studies questions?
We Answered:Well the first part can only be answered by you as it is an expression of YOUR feelings, not someone else's feelings. And common sense should give you the answer to the real question you have.
Peggy Said:social studies questions i just want to knwo the answers to?
We Answered:Sounds like somebody ought to be doing their OWN homework.
Billie Said:Can sonebody help me with a Social Studies QuestionS?
We Answered:I believe that they had a fundamental form of government
Gloria Said:What are some good 3rd grade social studies questions?
Kevin Said:Can you please help me on these 2 social studies questions?
We Answered:The newly formed Republican Party won support from disaffected Democrats and Whigs.
Tony Said:I need help with these 2 Social Studies Questions ?
We Answered:Medieval Times are called "The Dark Ages" because while early civilizations were obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge (like the Egyptians), these times were rules by feudal lords, who often used skewed interpretations of religion to explain the world, instead of science. Science hit a huge lag, and instead of figuring out how the world works, if something bad happened to you, it was because God was pissed. Only the upper classes were literate, so you had to take their word for it.
The Age of Reason brought back ideas of individual and national accomplishments. You could discover something, as opposed to chalking everything up to uncontrollable forces. The focus shifted from an inexplicable God rationale, to rationalizing the world through Logic, which can be proven or disproven. Therefore, if individuals in a nation experienced a series of intellectual accomplishments, you could sort of take credit for them, as a citizen of the nation.
Mad King Louis XVI ruled a country where 10% of the nation was taken up by his castle, and 90% of his population could not afford to buy bread. Once the French executed him with his own execution machine (the guillotine), they put into place a complicated democracy and a dysfunctional constitution that made it basically impossible to actually accomplish anything. The result was equal to anarchy for a few years. Then NAPOLEAN cruises onto the scene, claiming that France could be a leading world power with the right guidance. The French were war-torn and exhausted and over "democracy", and more than ready to follow a dictator that inspired hope, and (much like Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin later on) promised to restore the nation to its former glory. In such situations, people want to hear that the cause of their failed state is not them, and that if they "follow the leader" they will have something to be proud of again. That is how nationalism has been born in every nation, throughout history. Winning a war can make you blind with pride (like with Japanese nationalism after they schooled Russia in 1905), but losing repeatedly makes you defensive, and hungry to be proud again.
Seems like when you can't blame or give credit to God anymore because you understand the laws of the universe, you have to blame yourself. People don't like to do that, so the middle ground between faith and reason is to blame or give credit to your nation, and your identity becomes one with your government.
Lastly, it's the people who fight wars, not the governments, so it becomes even easier to feel inferior or superior when you lose or win a war, if you no longer believe that everything is decided by an irrational God (like the God of the Dark Ages). You won because you are better, or you lost because you are not good enough. That is another over-simplification that causes the line between self and nation to be blurred.
Jeremy Said:can you tell me these five social studies questions?
We Answered:you can find all of these answers in your social studies textbook