Enlightenment Philosophers: Political & Social Views

Jean-Jacques Rousseau General Information Jean Jacques Rousseau, was born at Geneva on June 28th, 1712. He was an influential Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy deeply influenced the major revolutions like the French Revolution and the American Revolution. Political and Social Views He was and is a national hero to…

MERCOSUR: Economic & Political Union

MERCOSUR is an economic and political union formed in 1991 by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay to promote the free movement of goods, services and people among member states. MERCOSUR’s primary interest was to eliminate obstacles to regional trade, such as high tariffs and income inequalities. In 1994 the MERCOSUR countries also established a protection…

Biofuels effects: Social, Economic, Political & Environmental

Political Subsidies and mandatory blending have created an artificially rapid growth in biofuel production, worsening some negative impacts. Existing policies have had a limited effect in achieving energy security and climate change mitigation and therefore need to be reviewed. Government incentives and support for biofuels have been largely guided by national or regional interests rather than a more global perspective. There is…

Essay: The Repression of 1934-43 & Stalin’s Political Dominance

The Great Terror that began with Kirov’s death had many far-reaching results. One of the main results was that Stalin’s political dominance was reinforced a thousand fold, but there were other consequences of the purges, both social and economical. These consequences changed the lives of ordinary Russian people to a huge extent – food shortages…

Power, Economy, Political, Religion during the Renaissance

Power, Economy, Political, Religion during the Renaissance Global balance of power: Expansion, Wars, Migration Economy Political Religion/Cosmology ———————————————————————————————— 1. Expansion, Wars & Migration ▪Largest Empire after the fall of Rome was the Islamic Empire. ▪Under the leadership of Dynastic Arab & Turkish families, Islam (originating in Saudi Arabia) spread from Spain to India by the…