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A Study Of National Unification: What Factors Led To The Divergent Post-Unification Histories Of Yemen, Germany, And Vietnam And In What Ways Were They Successful?, Wilson Franklin Brehmer Jan 2016

A Study Of National Unification: What Factors Led To The Divergent Post-Unification Histories Of Yemen, Germany, And Vietnam And In What Ways Were They Successful?, Wilson Franklin Brehmer

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Political Modernization In Atatürk’S Turkey And The Shah’S Iran And The Struggle For Meaning, Ethan Jacob Hornk Evans Jan 2016

Political Modernization In Atatürk’S Turkey And The Shah’S Iran And The Struggle For Meaning, Ethan Jacob Hornk Evans

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Humans desire meaning in life, and achieve it by satiating their thymos. This is the part of the mind which desires pride, whereas the rational part of the soul desires reasoned thoughts, while the survival part of the soul desires food, water, and necessities. Furthermore, humans desire to show their lives have meaning in front of others, or seek recognition. They do this by risking their lives or livelihoods for the sake of satisfying their thymos.

The shah of Iran and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk tried to modernize their countries during the 19th Century. The shah was deposed in a revolution ...