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 statemen

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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 makes a nation great? The author contends that when evaluating the success of a nation, the general welfare of its people is the only important factor, which I disagree. Although the welfare of its people is an essential goal of all nations, letting it be the only goal would be misguided.

A democratic government should serve the people who voted it in, and ensuring the general welfare of its people is the most rudimentary objective that a government should achieve. It forms the basis of a stable and conflict-free society, where each person leads a free and productive life. If the welfare of its people is not prioritised, detrimental consequences arise for a nation. For example, the post-war China invested enormous amount of money in nuclear weapons, while millions of people suffer from famine. The mortality rate sky-rocketed, life became unbearable, and people had to make difficult choices like abandoning their children. Although it achieved huge success in nuclear science, China was not regarded by anyone as a great nation then.

The welfare of its people, however, cannot serve as the only indicator of a great nation. No one is an island in today's world, and no country should remain insular to the rest of the world either. A great country is one that takes on international duty in contributing to the general welfare of the world. For example, the presidential candidate of the U.S. Donald Trump claims to make America great again by taking a hard stance against immigrants. Potentially this policy does benefit the welfare of local white Americans, but the discrimination against people of colour is unacceptable. Although the white Americans will have more jobs available and presumably less security concern, Trump's policies are contradictory to basic values a great country should hold, such as equality.

Sometimes a country can be respectable without the best welfare for its people. A country suffering war can also show great strength, and a developing nation that undergoes huge economical transformation can also show great potential, though the welfare of their citizen may not yet be completely untainted. Great artist also often emerge in the most turbulent time, leaving great treasures for the nation. For example, during the WWII, Switzerland protected its people's welfare and the safety of the country by collaborating with the Nazi government. Whereas countries such as Poland fought bravely against the Nazi, and produced great literature records and artwork that still inspire us to this date. Its struggle in the war becomes its greatness.

Therefore, the greatness of a nation is determined by many factors together.

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Discourse Markers used:
['also', 'but', 'however', 'if', 'may', 'so', 'still', 'then', 'therefore', 'whereas', 'while', 'for example', 'such as']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.248953974895 0.240241500013 104% => OK
Verbs: 0.127615062762 0.157235817809 81% => OK
Adjectives: 0.123430962343 0.0880659088768 140% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0481171548117 0.0497285424764 97% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0355648535565 0.0444667217837 80% => OK
Prepositions: 0.119246861925 0.12292977631 97% => OK
Participles: 0.0271966527197 0.0406280797675 67% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.84604134282 2.79330140395 102% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0125523012552 0.030933414821 41% => Some infinitives wanted.
Particles: 0.0 0.0016655270985 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.121338912134 0.0997080785238 122% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0230125523013 0.0249443105267 92% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0167364016736 0.0148568991511 113% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2675.0 2732.02544248 98% => OK
No of words: 430.0 452.878318584 95% => OK
Chars per words: 6.22093023256 6.0361032391 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.55372829156 4.58838876751 99% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.420930232558 0.366273622748 115% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.316279069767 0.280924506359 113% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.197674418605 0.200843997647 98% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.139534883721 0.132149295362 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84604134282 2.79330140395 102% => OK
Unique words: 236.0 219.290929204 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.548837209302 0.48968727796 112% => OK
Word variations: 64.2714696537 55.4138127331 116% => OK
How many sentences: 22.0 20.6194690265 107% => OK
Sentence length: 19.5454545455 23.380412469 84% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.8096064081 59.4972553346 75% => OK
Chars per sentence: 121.590909091 141.124799967 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.5454545455 23.380412469 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.590909090909 0.674092028746 88% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.94800884956 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.21349557522 0% => OK
Readability: 51.1733615222 51.4728631049 99% => OK
Elegance: 1.87128712871 1.64882698954 113% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.569597745587 0.391690518653 145% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.106688647935 0.123202303941 87% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0758812948182 0.077325440228 98% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.53410710826 0.547984918172 97% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.172960002029 0.149214159877 116% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.234628689488 0.161403998019 145% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.119810214581 0.0892212321368 134% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.390404425587 0.385218514788 101% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.123761589441 0.0692045440612 179% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.398659648175 0.275328986314 145% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0762764870494 0.0653680567796 117% => OK

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.4325221239 134% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.30420353982 113% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.88274336283 41% => OK
Positive topic words: 14.0 7.22455752212 194% => OK
Negative topic words: 5.0 3.66592920354 136% => OK
Neutral topic words: 2.0 2.70907079646 74% => OK
Total topic words: 21.0 13.5995575221 154% => OK

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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