English test, evaluation, history, geopolitical relations, Australia, Canada, Quebec, Great Britain, Commonwealth, dominions, South Africa, New Zealand, Newfoundland, Irish Free State, geopolitics, multicultural state, Westminster Statute of 1931, Empire, foreign policy, World War II, constitution, British government, history wars, colonial settlement, colonization, Aboriginals, historical truth, mateship, colonial project, governmental policy, justice, equality
In Australia, the "History Wars" are a debate on the nature of the colonial settlement and on the extent of the deprivations suffered by the Aboriginals. What fuels the debate is not merely the quest for an ever-elusive historical truth, but rather the consequences that history has on the present governmental policies : should the Aborigines be compensated, for what, and how much would an appropriate compensation amount to?
[...] English Test: History on Geopolitical Relations Vocabulary Trouvez trois manières d'exprimer le mépris en anglais. - to belittle / to demean / demeaning - contempt (noun) - to despise / to look down on À partir de maintenant, nous ne traiterons que de sujets d'actualité. From now on / henceforth, we will only deal with topical issues. Les relations entre le Canada et le Québec n'ont jamais été aussi tendues. The relationship between Canada and Quebec have never been quite as strained as they are now. [...]
[...] The common project for the present and the future is crucial in the construction of a national identity. Other factors might include common values, ideological beliefs . The past can be constructed in multiple ways to serve multiple aims. When used by politicians, the past often serves political aims: justify certain policies, create a positive self-image, appeal to voters, etc. Use examples from Canada and Australia to illustrate these issues. In Australia, the "History Wars" are a debate on the nature of the colonial settlement and on the extent of the deprivations suffered by the Aboriginals. [...]
[...] What are the foundations of the country: are equality, justice, mateship really at the heart of the colonial project? Is Australia legitimate? Such questions have to be resolved, in order to construe a common identity. Today our value system privileges inclusiveness and tolerance, and this has been translated into multicultural policies. A multicultural state is considered to be the adequate solution; however, this raises questions on the identity of such a nation. Use examples from Canada as well: Debate on the pace of the decline of the Aboriginal population . [...]
[...] How important is the past in the construction of a national identity? Use examples from countries of the Commonwealth. Analysis of the subject: - "Construction of a national identity": identity is not something that exists in itself, it is always constructed. You may want to think about who the actors of the construction of a national identity are: politicians, citizens, philosophers, jurists, historians . Do not take national identities for granted, they are subject to change, evolution, they can be inclusive or divisive, etc. [...]
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