Nation Building

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Once again this was wrote for school but I'd love your thoughts on it :)

Submitted: August 02, 2012

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Building a nation, can you build a nation with the power of one or the power of many? Well the answer is both you cannot create a nation with just one of them you need both. People say that Gandhi and Mao Zedong were so different, in actuality they’re not. History says while both men had their country’s best interests in mind Mao pushed China forward by the power of one where as Gandhi freed India with the power of many.

 

While this is one way to look at what happened there is another approach. Although Mao was one man with one idea it took more than him to make it happen, yes he was the one with the power but that was only because he had people who supported him. He would never have to come to power without his army and the masses that followed him either because they agreed with him or they feared him.. “Revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection; an act of violence by which one class over throws another” Mao Zedong.

 

 Gandhi you have the completely opposite argument.  History says he used the power of many, yes he had the people protesting to free India but he was one man with one idea like Mao. His idea took his people to freedom with his ideals if it wasn’t for his power as one man India wouldn’t have protested, the people followed his example. He was one man with the courage to make a difference he used the power of many yes but he only had the many because of his own power. “I am willing to die for what I believe in but I’m not willing to kill” Mahatma Gandhi.

 

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