Of the three major battles in Ypres, however, it is the third and final, whose centenary will pass in the early hours of Monday, that bears the greatest infamy. Perhaps the first world war battle that is today most sharp in the collective British consciousness is the Sommebut at the time it was this battle, and this place, that was synonymous with the hopelessness and horror of what was playing out on foreign fields.
So it is, in this centenary period, that among the many battles and places, Passchendaele, and Ypres, have followed Gallipoli and the Somme, in being conferred by the British government with what is likely to be a last great act of remembrance, certainly in the presence of the sons and daughters, nieces and nephews of those who fought. One hundred years on, we still stand together, gathering as so many do every night, in remembrance of that sacrifice.
One of the direct descendants who gathered in Ypres, Mike Copland, 70 — whose father, Bill, signed up when he was 15, fought, survived, and went on to be a commando at the age of 40 in the second world war — said he dearly hoped the names of Ypres and Passchendaele would continue to mean something to the next generation. It should trigger something.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Copland said he feared that those lessons were being lost. They ask us for the implements of war, the planes, the tanks, the guns, the freighters which will enable them to fight for their liberty and for our security. Emphatically we must get these weapons to them, get them to them in sufficient volume and quickly enough, so that we and our children will be saved the agony and suffering of war which others have had to endure.
He urged this to change, all the while stressing that open war would not hurt the country: "the strength of this nation shall not be diluted by the failure of the Government to protect the economic well-being of its citizens. He warned against labor disputessaying, "The nation expects our defense industries to continue operation without interruption by strikes or lockouts.
It expects and insists that management and workers will reconcile their differences by voluntary or legal means. Roosevelt stressed that it was not the American government but the American people who had the power to turn the tide of the war. It was here that he used the The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy "arsenal of democracy": "We must be the great arsenal of democracy.
For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war.
It marked the decline of the isolationist and non-interventionist doctrine that had dominated interwar U. At the time, while the United States Navy appeared strong and was widely thought to guarantee the Western Hemisphere would be safe from invasion, there were onlynon- Coast Guard military personnel on active duty —, in the Army, in the Navy, and 28, in the Marine Corps.
By the next year, that number had nearly quadrupled, with 1, total military personnel—1, in the Army,in the Navy, and 54, in the Marine Corps. Previous policies such as the Neutrality Acts had already begun to be replaced by intensified assistance to the Allies, including the cash and carry policy in and Destroyers for Bases Agreement in September Note that production I Will Find You - The Lab - Labyrinth fell steadily—the same item cost much less to produce in than in The largest United States military prime contractors are listed below in order of the total value of munitions produced from June through September These large firms produced many different items; the aircraft companies assembled parts made by thousands of firms.
You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarchis head of state until death or abdication. The legitimation and Freq - Plastique power of the monarch may vary from purely symbolic crowned republicto restricted constitutional monarchyto fully autocratic absolute monarchycombining executivelegislative and judicial power.
In most cases, the succession of monarchies is hereditarybut there are also elective  and self-proclaimed monarchies, often building dynastic periods. Aristocratsthough not inherent to monarchies, often serve as the pool of persons to draw the monarch from and fill the constituting institutions e. A monarchy can be a polity through unitypersonal unionvassalage or federation.
Its authorities are proclaimed and recognized through the The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy seats, insignia and titles that a monarch can occupy and be invested with. For example, monarchs can carry titles such as kingqueenemperorkhancaliphtsaror sultanand can be bound The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy territories e. The republican form of government has been established as the opposing and main alternative to monarchy.
Monarchy was the most common form of government until the 20th century. Forty-five sovereign nations in the world have a monarch as Relating To A Psychopath - Macy Gray - The Id of state, including sixteen Commonwealth realms that each have Queen Elizabeth II in separate capacities.
Most modern monarchs are constitutional monarchswho retains a unique legal and ceremonial role but exercise limited The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy no political power under the nation's constitution. In some nations, however, such as BruneiMoroccoOmanQatarSaudi ArabiaEswatini and Thailandthe hereditary monarch has more political influence than any other single source of authority in the nation, either by tradition or by a constitutional mandate.
Historically, monarchies pre-dated such polities as nation states  and even territorial states. A nation or constitution is not necessary in a monarchy since a person, the monarch, binds the separate territories and political legitimacy e. It referred to a single at least nominally absolute ruler. In current usage the word monarchy usually refers to a traditional system of hereditary rule, as elective monarchies are quite rare. The form of societal hierarchy known as chiefdom or tribal The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy is prehistoric.
Polybius identified it as one of three "benign" basic forms of government monarchy, aristocracyand democracyopposed to the three "malignant" basic forms of government tyrannyoligarchyand ochlocracy.
The monarch in classical antiquity is often identified as " king " or "ruler" translating archonbasileusrextyrannosetc. From earliest historical times, with the Egyptian and Mesopotamian monarchs as well as in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy the king held sacral functions directly connected to sacrifice or was considered by their people to have divine ancestry. The role of the Roman emperor as the protector of The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy was conflated with the sacral aspects held by the Germanic kings to create the notion of the " divine right of kings " in the Christian Middle Ages.
The Japanese and Nepalese monarchs continued to be considered living Gods into the modern period. Polybius originally understood monarchy [note 1] as a component The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy republics, but since antiquity monarchy has contrasted with forms of republic, where executive power is wielded by free citizens and their assemblies.
In Germanic The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy kingship was primarily a sacral function. The king was directly hereditary for some tribes, while for others he was elected from among eligible members of royal families by the thing. Such ancient "parliamentarism" declined during the European Middle Ages but survived in forms of regional assemblies such as the Icelandic Commonwealththe Swiss Landsgemeinde and later Tagsatzungand the High Medieval communal movement linked to the rise of medieval town privileges.
The modern The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy of parliamentarism and anti-monarchism began with the temporary overthrow of the English monarchy by the Parliament of England infollowed by the American Revolution of and the French Revolution of One of many opponents of that trend was Elizabeth Dawbarnwhose anonymous Dialogue between Clara Neville and Louisa Mills, on Loyalty features "silly Louisa, who admires liberty, Tom Paine and the USA, [who is] lectured by Clara The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy God's approval of monarchy" and on the influence women can exert on men.
Advocacy of republics is called republicanismwhile the advocacy of monarchies is called monarchism. In the modern era, monarchies are more prevalent in small states than in large ones.
Monarchies are associated with hereditary reignin which monarchs reign for life [note 2] and the responsibilities and power of the position pass to their child or another member of their family when they die. Most monarchs, both historically and in the modern-day, have been born and brought up within a royal familythe centre of the royal household and court.
Growing up in a royal family called a dynasty when it continues for several generationsfuture monarchs are often trained for their expected future responsibilities as monarch.
Different systems of hereditary succession have been used, such as proximity of bloodprimogenitureand agnatic seniority Salic law. While most monarchs in history have been male, many female monarchs also have reigned. The term " queen regnant " refers to a ruling monarch, while " queen consort " refers to the wife of a reigning king.
Rule may be hereditary in practice without being considered a monarchy: there The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy been some family dictatorships [note 3] and The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy political families in many democracies. The principal advantage of hereditary monarchy is the immediate continuity of leadership as evidenced in the classic phrase " The King is dead.
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Four elective monarchies exist today: CambodiaMalaysia and the United Arab Emirates are 20th-century creations, while one the papacy is ancient. A self-proclaimed monarchy is established when a person claims the monarchy without any historical ties to a previous dynasty. There are examples of republican leaders who have proclaimed themselves The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy Napoleon I of France declared himself Emperor of the French and ruled the First French Empire after having held the title of First Consul of the French Republic for five years from his seizing power in the coup of 18 Brumaire.
Most monarchies only have The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy single person acting as monarch at any given time, although two monarchs have ruled simultaneously in some countries, a situation known as diarchy. Historically this was the case in the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta17th-century Russia, and the Empire of Austria-Hungary from till it's collapse in the wake of World War I.
Andorra currently is the world's only constitutional diarchy, a co-principality. Located in the Pyrenees between Spain and Franceit has two co-princes: the bishop of Urgell in Spain a prince-bishop and the president of France derived ex officio from the French kings, who themselves inherited the title from the counts of Foix.
It is the only situation in which an independent country's co- monarch is democratically elected by the citizens of another country. In a personal unionseparate independent The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy share the same person as monarch, but each realm retains separate laws and government. The sixteen separate The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy realms are sometimes described as being in a personal union with Queen Elizabeth II as monarch; however, they can also be described as being in a shared monarchy.
A regent may rule The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy the monarch is a minorabsent, or debilitated. A pretender is a claimant to an abolished throne or a throne already occupied by somebody else. Abdication is the act The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy formally giving up one's monarchical power and status. Monarchs may mark the ceremonial beginning of their reigns with a coronation or enthronement. Monarchy, especially absolute monarchy, is sometimes linked to religious aspects; many monarchs once claimed the right to rule by the will of a deity Divine Right of KingsMandate of Heavenor a special connection to a deity sacred The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchy or even purported to be divine kings, or incarnations of deities themselves imperial cult.
Many European monarchs have been styled Fidei defensor Defender of the Faith Act III - Seeking Princess - Not In My Backyard some hold official positions relating to the state religion or established church.
In the Western political tradition, a morally based, balanced monarchy was stressed as the ideal form of The Sacrifice - WarCall - Demonarchyand little attention was paid to modern-day ideals of egalitarian democracy: e.
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