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    Oligarchy in Indonesia

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    Oligarchy in Indonesia INTRODUCTION The word oligarchy originated from the Greek word oligarkhia‚ oligoi ‘few’ and arkhein ‘to rule’ which as a system refers to the politics of wealth defense by materially endowed actors. While oligarchs are actors who command and control massive concentrations of material resources that can be deployed to defend or enhance their personal wealth or exclusive social position. Oligarchs pose a problem as they are composed by extremely wealthy individuals‚ only

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    During the Classical Age of Greece‚ two powerful city-states emerged‚ each governed by a different system. Athens was run by democracy‚ whereas‚ Sparta‚ a military state‚ was governed by oligarchy. Athens’ democracy served its people better. Since all had a say in the government and everyone was included in a state was ruled by many. In Sparta‚ the state was controlled by a select few‚ kings and ephors‚ who had absolute power. In Athens plenty of time was spent on architecture‚ to ensure that

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    day members of an oligarchy have no truck with mere equality‚ and they all think they deserve unquestioned first place: whereas in a democracy the result of an election is easier to bear when the loser can console himself with the thought that he was not competing with his equals.1” The political views of Thucydides are not blatantly expressed to the reader‚ and are quite difficult to fully understand what his views are. But as explained by his quote‚ the differences of the oligarchy and the democracy

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    In Aristotle’s Politics‚ he focuses much on the regimes of an oligarchy and of a democracy. Democracies exists when the free and poor‚ being a majority‚ have authority to rule‚ and have an equal share in the city. Oligarchies exists when the few wealthy and better born have authority and grant benefits in proportion to a person’s wealth (1280a:10-30;1290a:5-10). Within each regime‚ there are the farmer‚ the working element and craftsmen‚ the marketing element and traders‚ the laboring element

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    Antidote for the Iron law of Oligarchy In every diseases there will always a doctors to help us to cure it. In every illness it has always a medicine to manage the pain. But if we connect it to our society today‚ maybe it doesn’t have medicine or doctors that cure this kind of illnesses. This kind of attitude maybe we cannot erase to our society. This attitude maybe we can connect to the iron law of oligarchy. What is the iron law of oligarchy? “The iron law of oligarchy is a political theory‚ first

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    South America’s governments have long been run by military oligarchies. Did this benefit South America? Most South American countries were overthrown by the military and have long been ruled by the military to this very day. An oligarchy is understood as rule by the few‚ in this case‚ that few would be the military. Under these regimes‚ citizens enjoyed few if any civil liberties. With the military taking over‚ South American countries had developed arrangements for governing that allowed both

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    Oligarchy

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    Oligarchy isn’t beneficial to a country’s welfare In modern society is very popular to raise the most scandalous issues of the present‚ disclose famous politicians and high-ranked officials‚ we highlight the hidden truth of the power-driven machinations and governmental intrigues. Thankful to the magazine Forbes‚ which is well known for its rankings of world ’s top companies and lists of the richest people all over the world‚ we know them by sight. Many call these people wealthy‚ rich

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    Spartan Oligarchy

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    Superior Spartan Oligarchy Superiority is defined as being of higher grade or quality. And while the Athenian democracy has been able to become somewhat of a staple in modern society‚ in its time‚ it was the Spartan’s oligarchic system that allowed them to create such a strong society. It was a society that thrived on its strong political system based around a strong military. It is undeniable that in the time in which they both existed‚ the Spartan Oligarchy was superior to the Athenian

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    Oligarchy In 1984

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    Although it was just a piece of junk‚ it was also solid proof that a time before the government took power existed. In an oligarchy as extreme as the one in 1984‚ having control of the people meant having control of every single aspect of their beings‚ including their recollections of their pasts. The government in the story brainwashed people into believing that this oligarchy was a good thing‚ and that this good thing had been around forever. Instead of letting people keep their own happy memories

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    Sophocles Influences

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    Sophocles What would it be like to be one of the most renown‚ well recognized‚ and all around greatest poets of your time period? Only a few very gifted and special people have every had the honour of this title but the few that have been able to call themselves this have gone down in history. William Shakespeare‚ Leo Tolstoy‚ William Faulkner‚ Ernest Hemingway‚ and Sophocles have had a major impact on the english language and all things written in it. These renown writers and poets have very different

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