Politics in the 20th and 21st Century

A critical historical analysis on events past and present

Designed to fail? A judgement on the Structure of the League of Nations.

It is too easy for contemporary historians to be misguided by hindsight and declare the League of Nations a failure. This is often supported by simply listing the failings of the league such as dealing with the Manchuria Crisis in 1931 and the Italian invasion of Abyssinia in 1935.  However, it is important to lookContinue reading “Designed to fail? A judgement on the Structure of the League of Nations.”

The impact of the GDR in regards to Anglo-FRG relations 1949-1989

Resembling both an aggravating and persistent thorn in Britain’s side, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) proved to be somewhat of a nuisance regarding the United Kingdom’s (UK) relations with the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) throughout the second half of the twentieth century. The core existence of this said thorn created issues from as earlyContinue reading “The impact of the GDR in regards to Anglo-FRG relations 1949-1989”

Identity in relation to the concepts of Democracy and Sovereignty

Identities shape the way we see the world and influence our daily lives. Individuals may formulate identities based upon religion, sexual orientation, race, gender, wealth or even country or origin. The way in which people identify, can prove to be troublesome when trying to engage democracy based upon a populace or in maintaining the premisesContinue reading “Identity in relation to the concepts of Democracy and Sovereignty”

The Polish/German borderland and the effects the EU’s Eastward expansion has had on the perceived nature of borders as lines of divisions and contestations

The following work was submitted to the University of Westminster in December 2017. The Oxford English Dictionary describes borders as; ‘a line separating two countries or other areas’[1]. However, history has shown us that a border is by far a lot more than just a simple ‘line’. Borders do not only define the geography ofContinue reading “The Polish/German borderland and the effects the EU’s Eastward expansion has had on the perceived nature of borders as lines of divisions and contestations”


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