Germany and Japan are Getting Rid of the Final Chains

The development of the events around the crises in the Persian Gulf and Yugoslavia shows that the political demand for the clamorous crises will rise in the nearest future. It is important to mention that the two superpower countries, Germany and Japan, have newly formed goals which have not yet obtained a status in the military political arena. They need some events which will put an end to the restrictions in their participation in military actions, established for them after the defeat in the World War II. These events will make the society in their own countries and the peoples of the world put an end to these restrictions willingly. This process is having a desirable development. If the Yugoslavian crisis doesn’t give the solution to this problem, particullary for Germany, one or two new crises will be necessary to shake down the constitutional and international chains. It isn’t excluded that the problem of Nagorno Karabakh and the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be one of them.

Translated into English by Hayk Ghazaryan and Aida Grigoryan, Grade 11-1

Տիգրան Հայրապետյան, «Անապատի հազար տարի», 2001

Iran Has Changed Its Emphasis: Why?

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Unfortunately, the anxiety concerning the Balkan events that the ideological rectitude of the Muslim countries and especially that of Iran will bedim the political logics has come true.

But if the “anxiety’’ of Kuwait, Oman and some other Muslim countries’ concerning the events in Bosnia is obviously instigated by the Western countries, the steps made by Iran are sure to have ideological and political bases. Iran’s sincere desire to protect the Muslims in Bosnia served the interests of the Western countries in the most primitive way, they didn’t lose opportunity the of justifying their activities by making a room for the “Just demands of the Islam world”.
The same is taking place in the conflict of NKR. Though the unprincipled politics of Armenia played a great role in this problem, the opportunity of Azerbaijan to maneuver intensively between its ethnic and religious factors is obvious. Extremely weighty factors are necessary for Iran to be led by its political profits in the conflict of Karabagh instead of  its ideological dogmas. Today these factors are absent and Armenia has its part of guilt.

Translated from Armenian by Haik Ghazaryan and Aida Grigoryan Grade 11-1

Տիգրան Հայրապետյան, «Անապատի հազար տարի», 2001

Cultural Influence

Cultural Influence

            What is cultural influence? It means when one nationality (or a country) affects the other with the help of its culture.

But how?

I think it can be done only by force and power. You can look at the World’s history:  every powerful nation tried to conquer the other with weapon. I can bring some examples: Alexander the Great conquered half of the world (including Armenia) and there started the era of Hellenism. It had its influence on Armenia, too. Many ancient pagan temples, baths were built in Armenia with Greek style.  One more example: In 630, when Islam was born in Arabic Peninsula Iran was a Zoroastrian country. But after Arabs conquered it, it became a Muslim country, because Arabs were Muslims, too.

So, the first way of culture influence was conquest. I wrote “was” cause it’ already a thing of past. Time has changed. And the cultural influence is done with the help of globalization. Every powerful country is doing its best to spread its culture language, traditions in other countries. Today many Armenians celebrate Halloween instead of other Armenian feasts. I can’t understand the reason why. Some people try to be like Europeans. Maybe they think that it is modern. And don’t you think that English lessons (not only English) that we have at school is the result of cultural influence? I think it actually is.

I think that culture is the main peculiarity of one nation. Everyone must respect and keep it.

So, the second way is globalization.