Final Paper Question:
In April, the French President Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to win his second term in office. In the wake of Brexit and global authoritarian movements, the international community implored French voters to support Macron. In your essay, analyze how national elections are connected to global geopolitics. Be sure to use three themes from the course in your response (nationalism, imperialism, capitalism, etc.)
You may want to consider the following: What makes this election so important? What do the two candidates (Macron and Le Pen) represent for Europe and the rest of the world?
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Your paper should be 1000-1200 words or about 3-4 pages. Please pay careful attention to spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Remember that citations are required for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture. Feel free to cite other books and articles as needed. Include a full list of works cited at the back (APA, MLA, or another citation standard). Please submit your paper on the course website under “Final Paper” by 5 pm on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. If you have trouble submitting your paper online please email it directly to your TA.