Policy Essay Topics

Positive discrimination

“New Right Sociologists” would argue that this would be a disadvantage to the government as it would lead to an eventual reduction in the nation’s talent pool. However, it is important to note that the methodology used in the production of “The Bell Curve” is both dubious and highly doubtful. This is most vividly illustrated… View Article

Imperialist Policy

To What Extent can it be argued that America Had an Imperialist Policy, Which Contradicted the Ideals Set down, By the Declaration of Independence? “Annexation of the Philippines, the anti-imperialists protested over and over again, violated the very principles of independence and self determination on which the country (America) was founded.” The above quotation summarises… View Article

Why did the USA pursue a policy of detente in the early 1970’s?

“History has so far shown there is only two roads to international stability, equilibrium and domination.” This quote from American Sectary of State Henry Kissenger describes the situation America faced in the late 1960’s. 1 By the late 1960’s, America was facing a humiliating defeat in Vietnam and many leading American politicians realised that a… View Article

Louis XIVs foreign policy

Assess to what extent was Louis XIV’s foreign policy less successful after 1684. Up to 1684, Louis XIV’s foreign policy had allowed him to acquire strategically important territory which made France more secure. In doing so, he also defended the reputation of the House of Bourbon on the battlefield and thus increased its gloire. However… View Article

Foreign Policy from 1515-1529 in England

How Far do you agree that Foreign Policy failed from 1515-1529 failed to make England stronger as an international power? Initially, Henry and Wolsey created a reasonable foreign profile. They managed to maintain this for 10 years until 1525. However a massive decline occurred subsequently it wasn’t long before the pair found themselves out of… View Article

Germany’s foreign policy

The question states to what extent was Germany’s foreign policy aggressive and warlike; we must define what warlike and aggressive are in order to form a criteria. To be “aggressive” is to generate a harmful action towards another country and be belligerent and quarrelsome. “Warlike” is the adjective used to depict being ready or fit… View Article

The US Policy of Marshall Aid

Assess the view that the US Policy of Marshall Aid was motivated mainly by the altruistic desire to help the economic recovery of Europe. Following advice from U.S General Marshall, Marshall Aid was introduced to Europe in 1947. Some argue this policy was motivated mainly through altruistic desire to help the economic reconstruction of Europe;… View Article

Stalin’s policy of collectivisation

“Stalin’s policy of collectivisation was politically a success but was economically a failure and a human catastrophe” how far do you agree with this point of view? Collectivism was an economic policy that was introduced in communist Russia in 1928 it’s economic aims was to increase the governments procurement of grain, to increase the grain… View Article

Mussolinis’s Foreign Policy

How consistent was Italian foreign policy between 1922 and 1943? Mussolini’s main aim through foreign policy was to exalt Italy’s pride, which was seen severely deteriorated after the First World War. By the statement ‘My objective is simple. I want to make Italy great, respected and feared’ Mussolini’s objectives are clearly can be clearly deduced…. View Article

Practical considerations outweighed ideology in foreign policy

“Practical considerations outweighed ideology in foreign policy”. Comment on this view in relation to either Germany in the years 1933 to 1941 or Italy in the years 1922 to 1940. Practical considerations can be described as reaction to circumstances and in this case this could occur due to a lack or even the failing of… View Article

Aims in Mussolini’s foreign policy 1922-1939

“How far do the sources suggest consistent aims in Mussolini’s foreign policy 1922-1939?” To be able to show that the sources are consistent with Mussolini’s foreign policy aims we must first determine what these aims were. It has often been described that he had six main policy aims. These were to gain dominance over the… View Article

An Honourable Policy Pursued by Honourable Men

When Neville Chamberlain came to power in 1937, he was left with the problems of Nazi Germany to deal with. Chamberlain stuck to a policy of appeasement, making peace in Europe his main aim. He went to new lengths to try and prevent war, such as flying to Germany and discuss problems in person (shuttle… View Article

Comparing Gladstone and Disraelis Policies

Neither Disraeli nor Gladstone had much direct experience with foreign policy or relations with Europe, before their corresponding reigns as prime minister. However it could be said that during their ministries, both Disraeli and Gladstone played a major role in upholding Britain’s vital interests in terms of British imperialism. They both intervened in highly important… View Article

Explain the aims of Mussolinis foreign Policy in the 1920s.

On coming to power in 1922, Mussolini did not have any clear foreign policy; he promised vague ideals of national glory and expansionism, but had no real plan to achieve these goals. He had loudly supported entry into the First World War and had condemned the peace settlement – the `mutilated victory’ – but it… View Article

Benefits of a Network

There are two types of networks LAN (local area network). LAN networks on the other hand usually only cover small areas of one to several KM. Although this may seem like a large area it is still considered small or local. WAN (wide area network) networks are characterized by the distance the transverse and the… View Article