Evaluate the significance of a human system. You may select the system you wish to discuss (political, economic, social, or cultural) and the particular time period and location on which you want to focus. The key is to provide a clear explanation of the system and a convincing analysis of the role and importance of this system in the human experience.
The Significance of Politics in the Human Experience
History has been shaped by the will and brilliance of great men, and this brilliance, as man continue to evolve into civilized beings, manifested in the creation of politics. According to Oxford Dictionaries, politics is defined as the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power. Politics has its roots during Aristotle’s time which was around 320 B.C. Politics was Aristotle’s shortened word for political science which was one of the three main branches of science, which Aristotle distinguishes by their ends or objects. Around the same time, Aristotle also worked on a treaty titled the Politics which was designed to guide rulers and statesmen, reflecting the high political circles in which Aristotle moved. From this piece of work we can see that, politics was initially designed to create a higher order where people are able to reach greater heights of morals, ethics, and humanity. In this paper, I will attempt to analyze and explain the role and importance of the political system in the human experience.
The political system has had major impacts on several historical events which allowed for the success or failure of certain nations. My first point is politics allowed for the creation of a singular national identity which unified people living in a country. Under the name of their country and motivated by patriotism, people are willing to serve and die for their country in order to maintain the prosperity and harmony of their country. Besides that, having a common goal would further strengthen a country as a whole as everyone in that country would devote their entire energy and resource towards achieving that goal. This was seen in ‘The Great Patriotic War’ in Russia. As Germany betrayed the treaty that they signed with Russia in 1941, Russia was under constant pressure from the invading German army. This prompted Russia to act as a unit and join arms to halt the advancement of the German army. This included mass production of weapons and mass mobilization of Russian armies (Horan). Seeing that they had a common enemy and knowing the fact that they would face extermination if Germany were to conquer Russia, Russia were able to strike back and emerge victorious in their war against Germany. In contrast, without the existence of a national identity within a country, that country would evidently be engaged in frequent civil war and be in constant chaos and turmoil as it is in the case of ‘The Slave...