Fukuyama

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It May Just Be the End of History
The end of history has not arrived, but it is a matter of time before it arrives. Fukuyama argues that the end of history will arrive when liberal democracy becomes the only form of government in all the countries. It will also be the last government to exist. Fukuyama emphasizes that once the earth is in a homogenous state, history will end. Fukuyama is correct in stating that the end of political evolution will end with the spread of liberal democracy, but with the strength of ethnic groups, religious strength, and the rebirth of Russia and China, those problems may now not be smoothly resolved.

“The End of History?” worries about the growth and drop of main principles such as absolutism, fascism and communism. He also proposes that human history must be observed in relations of a battle of principles, which Western liberal democracy has overcome over the major parts of the earth. He claims that even though its recognition is still in development in the physical world, the idea of Western liberalism has succeeded, as demonstrated by the universal evolution of Western culture and the steady effort towards democratic or liberal changes in countries that formerly had different principles. “The triumph of the West, of the Western idea, is evident first of all in the total exhaustion of viable systematic alternatives to Western liberalism” (Fukuyama 1989, 1). Fukuyama discovers what the end of history would mean for international relations. Although the ideology is there, for the predictable future the world will continue to cause conflict as they go towards unification. After liberalization of market and economy, expansionism disappears. Communism is behind on its power as a truly accepted ideology. But Fukuyama suggests that conflict will continue on another level. Those areas that have not reached the end of history will continue to be in conflict with those that have and there “will be a terrain of conflict for many years...
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