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My Utopia Essay

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Utopia a state where everything is perfect, or a good place. Many people wonder whether it is truly possible to achieve a utopia like society. Countless people have wondered what a utopian society would be like. A lot come up with a place that asks the question a utopia for who? My utopia doesn’t try to fit the perfect image of utopia rather I like to make it a place where it isn’t a bad place for anyone, yet still strives to be a perfect place everyday improving without infringing on anyone else. Now that's not to say if you break the law you won’t be in trouble and you can do whatever you want because that would infringe on others in the society. This is a society based on fairness, justice, and basic liberties everyone should be afforded. It is not a society where everyone is completely legal and the same, but the choices are theirs everyone in this society is afforded the same opportunities. It's what you do with those opportunities that decide who you are.
More’s Utopia is described by Raphael he says, “well, the island is broadest in the middle, where it measures about two hundred miles across. It’s never much narrower than that, except towards the very ends, which gradually taper away and curve right around, just as if they’d been drawn with a pair of compassez, until they form a circle five hundred miles in circumference” (More 49). Raphael goes on to say, “Through this this the sea flows in, and then spreads out into an enormous lake- though it really looks more like a vast standing pool, for, as it’s completely protected from the wind by the surrounding land, the water never gets rough. Thus practically the whole interior of the island serves as a harbour, and boats can sail across it in all directions, which is very useful” (More 49). Utopia was once an a peninsula, but was conquered by Utopos, and made into an island. Much like Utopia, my utopia would be located on island, but my island would be roughly the same size as Australia. The island would be completely man made, to ensure that everyone living there chose to live there, and no one is being forced to give up their land. Also this would eliminate the need for war. In the Communist Manifesto it states, “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite” (Marx)! I would not like my utopia founded on war and oppression of other people. An island offers great seclusion from the rest of the world, and makes it much easier to control who can come into the country. The island would be like living on vacation. The temperature would stay in the 70s to 80s year round, except in the mountains, all located in the center of the island, where you would find snow. It would have two main intersecting rivers. One running north and south, and the other running east and west dividing the country into fours different sections. The center of each of these sections would...

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