The surest indicator of a great nation is represented not by the achievements of its rulers artists or scientists but by the general welfare of its people Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement a

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The surest indicator of a great nation is represented not by the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists, but by the general welfare of its people.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

What is the surest indicator of a "great" nation? This question is in itself difficult to answer due to the ambiguity of the term "greatest." Suppose that one define the term "great", when apply to a nation, as the general well-being of the citizens. Of course, the surest indicator of a great nation would be the welfare of the people. However, this is a tautology that does not give any useful information. If this is the case, then the value judgments of a nation are nothing more than personal opinions that cannot be verified or falsied. To prevent falling into the trap of relativism, I would argue that the moral duty of a nation is to ensure the general welfare.

In modern democratic countries, the legitimacy of a nation is from the citizens. The citizens, either politically or metaphysically, authorized the governments to rule the countries. In order to ensure that the citizens are willingly giving up some of their rights, leaving the Hobbesian natural states, and entering the modern countries, the government must ensure that people cannot reasonably reject to become the citizens of the country. Simply put, it is the duty of the government to demonstrate that those people who chooses not to become the citizens are insane. Otherwise the government is illegitimate. To make this happens, it seems natural that the government should ensure that people can have better lives in the states rather than being in the natural state where there is no authority at all. Therefore, to justify the existence of the government, it is the moral duty of the government to provide general welfare to ensure the well-being of the people. And given that "great," in a moral sense, implies very good, a great nation would definitely have general welfare.

Moreover, the moral is not something irrelevant or subjective. Some people can act imorally and others may have disagreements on what moral is, but most people would agree that moral is something so important that it should be placed on the top of all value judgments. Therefore, to be the great country, it must satisfy its moral duty, which is providing general welfare to the people.

It worth noting that there is no contradiction between the successfulness of the elites, such as rulers, artists, or scientists, and the general welfare of the people. In fact, general welfare is a necessary for the talented people to succeed. Imagine a world where people are struggling to live. It is hard to see how they can cultivate their talents and become great artists, scientists, or politicans. In contrast, if we live in a world where everyone has a decent life quality, people would be able to make great achievements in art and science without worrying where to live and what to eat. Hence, the successfulness of the elites does not contradict the general welfare. They are deeply related, and general welfare may lead to the successfulness of elites.

In conclusion, the surest indicator of a great nation is the general welfare of the people, and this goes along with the successfulness of the elites. While the later may be a good indicator as well, it is the results of the former one, and since we are seeking the surest indicators, I argue that the former one is the better solution.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, hence, however, if, may, moreover, so, then, therefore, well, while, in conclusion, in contrast, in fact, of course, such as

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 35.0 19.5258426966 179% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 17.0 12.4196629213 137% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 14.8657303371 108% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 11.3162921348 186% => OK
Pronoun: 38.0 33.0505617978 115% => OK
Preposition: 69.0 58.6224719101 118% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 12.9106741573 93% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2748.0 2235.4752809 123% => OK
No of words: 553.0 442.535393258 125% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96925858951 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.84932490483 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.01023892926 2.79657885939 108% => OK
Unique words: 237.0 215.323595506 110% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.428571428571 0.4932671777 87% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 883.8 704.065955056 126% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 9.0 1.77640449438 507% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 11.0 4.38483146067 251% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 20.2370786517 128% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.8127439033 60.3974514979 94% => OK
Chars per sentence: 105.692307692 118.986275619 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.2692307692 23.4991977007 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.96153846154 5.21951772744 95% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
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: 0.194230862271 0.243740707755 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0595514678297 0.0831039109588 72% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0588291000697 0.0758088955206 78% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.114802459137 0.150359130593 76% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0259248280438 0.0667264976115 39% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.6 14.1392134831 89% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.55 12.1639044944 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.9 8.38706741573 94% => OK
difficult_words: 113.0 100.480337079 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 11.8971910112 71% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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