The Importance of Rome for the Development of Civilization

It is considered that such ancient cultures as Roman and Greek had a considerable influence on the development of modern civilization. The Roman Empire, as one of the largest civilizations in the ancient era, substantially contributed to the history of humanity as it changed the political, economic, and social aspects of those cities, which the Romans conquered and included to its empire. Details >>

Development of Medieval England

Before the 1500s, many European states did not exist. Before the period, people did not live as a nation. People lived in small settlements and the rulers at that period did not have much control of their areas or subjects. People operated on different laws and regulations within a specific country. However, the period starting 1000 saw a dramatic change in the political, social, and economic structures of many European countries. An example of a country that experienced such a change was … Details >>

The Country of Ecuador

The culture of health and wellness in Ecuador rests on the values inherent in ancestral knowledge. According to Gopal, Ecuadoreans seek to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. They strongly believe in the continuity of the life processes and treat health as an equilibrium, a balanced state of being. Ecuadoreans adhere to the culture and philosophy of holism when it comes to health and healing. That is, they view every personality as a holistic being, who is intricately linked to the environment, to … Details >>

The Influence of Montesquieu’s Ideas

The ideas of the Age of Enlightenment concerning government and state were crucial for development of political theories. Many notable thinkers laid the foundation of modern state systems. Their influence on the contemporary society was extremely great. One of the brightest examples of such Enlightenment thinkers is Montesquieu. His idea of the separation of powers was revolutionary as it now became the role model of constitution for modern states. Generally, some of his ideas were … Details >>

Balance of Power and the Origins of World War I

The balance of power highlights the view that national security is enhanced in cases where military capabilities are distributed effectively in such a way that no state is strong enough to dominate others. The balance of power is concerned with the aspect of foreign policy and it is based on the status of the country, including a status quo country, a rising country, or a declining power country. Accordingly, the balance of power could help in the understanding of the origins of … Details >>