The general welfare of a nation's people is a better indication of that nation's greatness than are the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.
On a scale measuring the greatness of a nation, general welfare including that of wealth distribution, literacy levels and life expectancy is arguably a better measure or indication than that of the achievements of its rulers, artists and scientists.
Should the greatness of a nation be made up of the greatness of its individual parts, the eye would usually fall upon the general welfare of its people. After all, the greatness of a minority may not reflect upon the wider view of a nation. For example, life expectancy affects that of all in the nation, as is literacy levels, wealth distribution and non-material standards of living including happiness and satisfaction. Most of these general welfare indicators take average, median and mode values representing the greatness of a country.
However, in different circumstances, the achievements of its rulers, artists and scientists are a better measure of a country’s greatness, especially if the developed country is beyond bread-and-butter issues such as livelihood. The achievements of scientists may imply the nation’s greatness in the creativeness of its people or the success of a nation’s educational system. One example is the space race, in which scientific talents are recruited from all around the world. The first achievements made in space, such as moon landing, are often a testament to the innovative and scientific potential of the country, and therefore is patriotically celebrated by the nation’s people.
In past times, the greatness of a nation would have been measured by the achievements of its rulers, including that of monarchies and imperialistic countries. Countries that sought to expand their geographical boundaries were often seen as more powerful due to greater resources and manpower. The greatness of a nation often rode on the backs of the prestige of heads of state including kings and queens, where greater bargaining power often came from resources such as looted land and traded items.
The achievements of artists can also be a good indicator of the greatness of a country during tumultuous times like war. The Renaissance era of art birthed artists such as Giovianni in the wake of violent and trying wars, whereas the peacetime era of Switzerland gave us the beautiful, but halcyon Swiss clock. Art, as an expression of the strength of a nation’s people during trying times, can be a sign of perseverance and survival of a nation.
Nevertheless, the argument that a nation’s greatness is made up of its individual parts persists through developing stages, space races, monarchies and wars. The achievement of its rulers, artists and scientists, while impressive, is a minority that simply depicts a slice of life that is greatly linked to the general welfare of its people. The precursor is that the achievement of its rulers, artists and scientists should be considered second to the general welfare of a nation’s people when to comes to measuring greatness.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 122, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...untry during tumultuous times like war. The Renaissance era of art birthed artists ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, nevertheless, second, so, therefore, whereas, while, after all, for example, such as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.5258426966 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 14.8657303371 141% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 33.0505617978 67% => OK
Preposition: 75.0 58.6224719101 128% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2510.0 2235.4752809 112% => OK
No of words: 475.0 442.535393258 107% => OK
Chars per words: 5.28421052632 5.05705443957 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.66845742379 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.14262977197 2.79657885939 112% => OK
Unique words: 220.0 215.323595506 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.463157894737 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 763.2 704.065955056 108% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 6.24550561798 0% => OK
Article: 12.0 4.99550561798 240% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 20.2370786517 89% => OK
Sentence length: 26.0 23.0359550562 113% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.1738160818 60.3974514979 71% => OK
Chars per sentence: 139.444444444 118.986275619 117% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.3888888889 23.4991977007 112% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.66666666667 5.21951772744 128% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.332979723486 0.243740707755 137% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.114755680507 0.0831039109588 138% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0732663075282 0.0758088955206 97% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.187637522277 0.150359130593 125% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0609586007161 0.0667264976115 91% => OK
automated_readability_index: 16.6 14.1392134831 117% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.09 48.8420337079 92% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.1743820225 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.64 12.1639044944 112% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.78 8.38706741573 105% => OK
difficult_words: 116.0 100.480337079 115% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 11.8971910112 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 11.2143820225 111% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.