Genocide and Nationalism

Genocide and Nationalism
Problems have and will continue to exsist all over the world. Throughout history, global problems have posed major challenges for nations and regions. There are many causes to the global problems expirenced in the world just as there are many effects. Both genocide and environmental pollution have posed major challenges for nations and regions of the world.
A global problem that has impacted world history is genocide. One major cause of genocide is extreme nationalism. Nationalism is the belief that people should be loyal mainly to their nation, that is, to the people with whom they share a culture and history, rather than being loyal to a king or an empire. Nationalism unites people of a similar culture together and motivates them to take action. It is also the big cause of independence movements, therefore; creating new countries and destroying prior empires. Nationalism has also created beliefs such as the white mans burden. These are the ideas that stronger and more advanced countries/cultures feel towards weaker countries/cultures. It is the more industrialized peoples beliefs, that less advanced people can not exist without the help of a stronger more advanced nation. Events such as the Treaty of Versailles caused extreme nationalism in Germany. At this meeting Germany was blamed for everything that occurred in wwi. Germany was no longer allowed to have an army or a navy and they had to remove their troops from the Rhineland. Germany also lost a lot of land because of the provisions set by the treaty. They lost land to the creation of the new country of Poland, France received their land back, they lost many of their colonies overseas, and Germany was left paying huge sums of money to help with the damages in other countries due to the war. This enraged the German people creating a great sense of nationalism. One man by the name of Adolf Hitler was especially upset by these new regulations. Hitler rounded up the German people, giving speeches that were all about nationalism and the pride that that German people should feel for their country. The extreme nationalism that the Germans held ultimately led the mass genocide that occured during the Holocaust.
One major effect of extreme nationalism is the genocide that occured in Europe during World War II. Throughout World War II different groups or races and religons were selected and executed in large number by the Nazi?s. The Nazi?s believed that they were superior to all races and no one desereved to live but them, the Aryan race. Nazi leader, Hitler, especially hated all Jews and wanted to compleltly wipe them of the face of the Earth.Hitler?s campaign to wipe Jews os the face of the earth is now known as the Holocaust. To exterminate all Jews concentration camps were set up throughout all of Europe and millions of Jews were murdered in several different camps. It is believed that around 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. However it?s not only Jew?s that were targeted by the Nazi?s. Gypsies, people with disabilities, communits, and homosexuals were all targeted too. The genocide commited by the NAZI?s is on of the worst human rights violations to have ever occured in history. However there are also many other world problems that have effected history.
One major cause of environmental pollution is industrialization. Environmental problems were not serious or widespread until the late 18th century. This period in history is called the Industrial Revolution, which began In England and spread to other European countries and the United States. During the Industrial Revolution factories began to develop which led to the overcrowding of factory workers throughout cities. At this time coal was the prime energy fuel to power most of the factories and to heat most of the homes in the cities. Due to the burning of coal, the air over industrial cities became filled with huge amounts of smoke and soot containing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. An additional problem was poor sanitation facilities, which allowed raw sewage to get into water supplies in many cities. Technological advancements such as cars, trains, and boats have all grealty polluted the earth by the carbon dioxide they release. The great need for mass industries to produce consumer goods have caused China to become one of the worst polluted nations in the world.
There have been countless effects of industrialization all over the world in history. China has been one of the fastest industrializing nations in the last twenty to thirty years. ?The residents of many of China?s largest cities are living under long-term, harmful air quality conditions,? Zhao Weijun, deputy director of the air pollution department of nepa, reported in 1997 in China Environment News. China produces twice the sulfur dioxide as America does, and by some estimates China may one day generate five times more than what we already see today. China?s far reaching dust and soot cloud traveling to the West Coast hits Hawaii first, and that may be why temperatures in Hawaii are moderealty rising year after year. However in China about 30% of China is hit with acid rain each year and the main cause of death in China are respiratory and heart diseases related to air pollution. Industrialization has cause environmental mpollution in China which will have long lasting effects on the world for the next few centuries.
Problems have and will continue to exsist all over the world. Throughout history, global problems have posed major challenges for nations and regions. There are many causes to the global problems expirenced in the world just as there are many effects. The genocide that occured about half a century ago is one of the most horrible human rights violation the world has ever seen, however today Germany has a great system protecting all minorites. The environmental pollution occuring in China today however is ocurring at a rapid pace and will continue if laws are not passed to stop the problems that are causing it. Although there are many problem that people are faced with today in the world there are even more ways to prevent or completely stop them.

Genocide and Nationalism 8.8 of 10 on the basis of 1613 Review.