Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
3) One Country, Two Systems” – Hong Kong’s Transformation since the handover has been a crisis of democracy. Thus, critically examine the recent uproar in demand of democracy in Hong Kong and the impact it is manifesting in the south Asian political setup. (250 words)
Why this question:
Hong Kong held one of its biggest rallies in recent years earlier this month to honour the hundreds or possibly thousands killed in the army assault. Thus, necessary from exam point of view to evaluate the issue.
Demand of the question:
One must critically examine the recent uproar and the quest for democracy being demanded by the Hong Kong people.
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the background of the question.
Massive protests in Hongkong has erupted against a government plan to allow extradition to mainland China. The mass demonstration was one of the largest in the city’s history and a stunning display of rising fear and anger over the erosion of civil liberties.
The protest recalled the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement five years ago.
Explain the causes, consequences in detail.
Conclude with a fair a balanced approach while suggesting a way ahead.