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Deutsche Welle | "Citizenship Spat"

In 2010, Viktor Orbán became prime minister of Hungary. During the 2010 campaign, he promised dual citizenship for any Hungarians living abroad. This created tensions with neighboring Slovakia, which has a sizeable Hungarian minority.



Map Location: Kosice, Slovakia

Comprehensive Questions

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As seen in this video, why might we consider this offer to extend citizenship to Hungarians abroad related to the idea of citizenship as a relation between the state and its people?
2. How is this policy an expression of an ethnic rather than a national identity?
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With so many disadvantages to becoming a Hungarian citizen, why do some of those interviewed still want Hungarian citizenship?
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In the video, they interviewed two Hungarians (a priest and an online news editor) who want to apply for Hungarian citizenship and two from working-class backgrounds who do not. Why did the working-class individuals seem less concerned about obtaining Hungarian citizenship?
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Multiple-Choice Questions

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What percent of the population of Mat'ovske (or Matyoc) is ethnically Hungarian?
2. For any of Slovakia's Hungarian population, what would they lose if they became Hungarian citizens?
3. Which of the following was the treaty that Hungary was forced to sign at the end of World War I? It left many ethnic Hungarians outside its new borders, including those Hungarians living in Mátyóc (the village interviewed).

PBS NewsHour | "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Flexes Potent Political Force"


Margaret Warner reports on the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest and most established Islamic movement. Since the 2011 revolution, they have emerged as a major player in post–Arab Spring Egypt.



Comprehensive Questions

1. How do critics view the Muslim Brotherhood?
2. Ideologically, the Muslim Brotherhood is fundamentalist. However, with regard to political attitude, would they best be classified as radical, liberal, conservative, or reactionary? Why?
3. What is the Salafist Movement? What is the Muslim Brotherhood’s view on them?
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Multiple-Choice Questions

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Which of the following is the name of the Brotherhood’s political wing, which competed in the November 2011 parliamentary election?
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According to Amr Hamzawy, why did the Muslim Brotherhood choose to limit their participation in the upcoming elections?

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