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List Of Controversial Political Topics For Essays

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Politics and economics[edit]

  • 2003 invasion of Iraq
  • Abortion
  • Affirmative action
  • African National Congress
  • Alberta secessionism.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Hunters and Shooters Association
  • History of the Jews in the United States - historical review of American Jews.
  • Anarchism
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  • Anti-Americanism
  • Anti-clericalism
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  • Antisemitism
  • Asian American
  • Atheism
  • Austrian School
  • Bashar Assad and the Syrian civil war
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Black supremacy
  • Boricua Popular Army – also known as Los Macheteros
  • British National Party
  • Capitalism
  • Capital punishment
  • Catalonia
  • Cherokee Americans – who have Cherokee ancestry.
  • Chinese spies
  • Christian right, also known as the religious right
  • CIA leak scandal, aka Plame affair (controversies include naming of articles)
  • CIA leak scandal timeline, aka Plame affair timeline (controversies include naming of articles)
  • Communism
  • Communist government
  • Communist state
  • Conservatism in the United States
  • Controversy
  • Copyright, Free software, viral license, Copyright infringement of software, DMCA, copyright term extension, Inducement/Child Exploitation
  • Corsica – separatism activity.
  • Crime in the United States
  • Criticism of Walmart
  • Cuba
  • Culture war in American politics
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus dispute
  • Deaf American (rising self-identify among the hearing impaired as an "ethnic group").
  • Demographics of Europe
  • Demographics of the United States
  • Domestic violence
  • Detroit
  • Economy of Japan
  • Efforts to impeach George W. Bush
  • European Union (EU)
  • Fascism
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Marriage Amendment
  • Feminism
  • Fox News
  • Fractional reserve banking
  • Free trade
  • Freedom fighter
  • Gay rights, LGBT rights
  • Genocide denial
  • Gentrification
  • Gun control
  • Gun politics
  • Hamas
  • Harry's Place
  • Hate crimes
  • Health care reform in the United States
  • Health Services Union expenses affair
  • Hezbollah
  • Hispanics or Latinos
  • Adolf Hitler – in regards to his biography, political career and personal issues (i.e. possible homosexuality or mental illness).
  • Holodomor
  • Ireland and Irish people – alleged anti-British sentiment and alleged British bias.
  • Israel
  • History of Israel
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict and all related issues.
  • Italian American (anti-Italianism)
  • Japan – history of being a world power.
  • Jewish Americans as a lobbying interest group.
  • Kashmir
  • Killing of Harambe
  • Korean War
  • Kosovo
  • Louisiana politics, as well alleged corruption (also the adage of "Chicago-way or New Jersey-style politics").
  • Lebanon – ethnic/religious conflicts.
  • Liberalism in the United States
  • Libertarianism
  • Macedonia, Republic of Macedonia, Macedonian Slavs
  • Moldavia, Moldovans
  • Masculism/Men's Rights
  • Mexico – economic and political systems.
  • Morality and ethics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Muslim Brotherhood
  • NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
  • National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) – (rel. bombing of Dresden)
  • Native American name controversy
  • National-Anarchism
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Nazi Germany
  • Nazi gun control (for instance, as presented in the book Gun Control in the Third Reich)
  • Neoconservatism
  • Neoliberalism
  • New World Order (conspiracy theory)
  • Politics of North Korea
  • Northern Ireland
  • Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali
  • Occupy Wall Street and Occupy movement
  • Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
  • Pakkoruotsi
  • Palestine
  • Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Park51, a proposed (as of September 2010) Islamic community center and mosque to be built near the World Trade Center site
  • Patriotism in the USA
  • PEGIDA
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Pioneer Fund – US racial research group.
  • Polish people (Anti-Polish sentiment)
  • Political correctness
  • Political parties and partisan politics.
  • Post-racial America
  • Poverty in USA and worldwide
  • Price–Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act
  • Public education in the USA
  • Puerto Ricans in the United States
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Race relations in the USA
  • Racial quota
  • Race/ethnicity issues in many countries, such as in Demographics of Chile.
  • Racism – definition of
  • Radical right (United States)
  • Right-wing populism
  • Recession
  • Salvador Allende
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Saskatchewan Party
  • Saudi Arabia – use of Sharia law and human rights record.
  • Laura Schlessinger
  • School violence
  • Seamus incident
  • Republika Srpska, Republic of Serbian Krajina
  • Sedition
  • Separatism
  • September 11 attacks also known as 9/11.
  • Sexual harassment
  • Ariel Sharon
  • Silesia
  • Socialism
  • Southeastern United States or Southern United States – regional/nationalistic feeling, including Texas secessionism.
  • Spain – autonomous movements in each province of the country.
  • Sudan (South Sudan and Darfur).
  • Banking in Switzerland
  • Synarchism
  • Syrian Social Nationalist Party
  • Tea Party movement and Tea Party protests
  • Taliban
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist groups
  • Tibet
  • Tobin tax
  • Torture (see also Medical torture)
  • Universal Health care proposals in the USA
  • United Nations (UN)
  • USA PATRIOT Act – also known as The Patriot Act
  • The United States's War on Terror
  • Valencian people (Valencianism) vs. Catalan people (Catalan nationalism) over whether to classify the Valencian language a "dialect" of Catalan language.
  • Vector Marketing
  • War on Drugs
  • Wells Fargo – controversy over fake accounts scandal.
  • Wells Fargo account fraud scandal
  • Western civilization
  • White Americans – non-racist white identity.
  • Wiretapping
  • Paul Wolfowitz
  • Womyn – alternative spelling of women.
  • Xinjiang (Sinkiang).
  • Yugoslavia – breakup of the country.
  • Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Zimbabwe

History[edit]

  • 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
  • 1953 Iranian coup d'état.
  • 1963 South Vietnamese coup – theories abound on the US CIA involvement.
  • 1973 coup in Chile.
  • 1992 Los Angeles riots.
  • 9/11 or September 11 terrorist attacks.
  • American Airlines Flight 77
  • American Revolution
  • Apartheid
  • Apollo moon landing hoax accusations
  • Armenian Genocide
  • Aryan invasion theory
  • Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Battle of Cuito Cuanavale
  • Berlin Wall
  • Biafra
  • Black Power
  • Bloody Sunday (1972)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 1992–1995 war.
  • Bromberg Bloody Sunday
  • Centre Party Germany
  • Chicano nationalism – also see Mexican American.
  • Coandă-1910
  • Cold War era – i.e. Cuban missile crisis
  • Communism – histories of communist regimes.
  • Confederate States of America
  • Jim Crow laws or racial segregation
  • Constitutional law
  • Crusades into the holy land
  • Cyprus dispute
  • D-Day 1944 allied invasion of France.
  • East Germany (the German Democratic Republic 1949-90).
  • Issues pertaining to politics of Egypt from 2013 onward.
  • Ethnicity
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Revolution
  • The Great Purge
  • Game, The
  • Genocide
  • Great Depression
  • Green Revolution
  • Heimatvertriebene
  • Iran hostage crisis
  • Ireland – history, including 1850s Irish Potato Famine.
  • Irredentism in Italy, China, Mexico and elsewhere.
  • Japanese American internment during World War II.
  • Jesus Christ – historical/biographical studies (the Bible and other sources).
  • Jews in Ukraine and Poland, "Ukrainian and Polish antisemitism".
  • Kennedy assassinations of 1963 and 1968.
  • Korean War
  • Kosovo War
  • Kurdish genocide
  • Kuril Islands
  • Libyan civil war
  • Louisiana Purchase of 1803
  • Majestic 12
  • Maoism
  • Marijuana – illegalization of the drug.
  • Mexican–American War (see also History of Mexican Americans).
  • Middle Ages
  • Native Americans in the United States
  • Nazism
  • Nordic race theories of global domination (see also Aryan race and white race)
  • Okinawa – U.S. rule 1945–1972.
  • Operation Wetback – mass deportation program of Mexicans (either illegal aliens, naturalized citizens and Mexican-Americans) from the US in the 1950s.
  • Other Losses
  • Panama Canal, US rule in Canal Zone 1903–1979.
  • Philippines under US rule 1898–1946.
  • Piprahwa
  • Numerous episodes of Poland–Russia relations
  • Numerous episodes of Poland–Ukraine relations
  • Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust
  • Prohibition in the US 1919–33.
  • Prussia
  • Puerto Rico – annexation of the island by the U.S.
  • Quebec sovereignty movement
  • Radicalism
  • Rape during the occupation of Germany - mostly by the Red Army
  • Roswell UFO incident
  • Numerous episodes of Russia–Ukraine relations
  • Sanhedrin
  • Scientology
  • Silesia
  • Slavery
  • Soviet republics
  • Soviet Russia
  • Soviet Union or the USSR.
  • Soviet war crimes
  • Spanish–American War
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Spanish Inquisition
  • Stem cell research
  • Texas Revolution of 1836, known by the battle of the Alamo.
  • The Rape of Nanking (book).
  • Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
  • Trail of Tears
  • TWA Flight 800
  • U.S. Civil War
  • U.S. Latinos or Hispanics.
  • U.S. War of 1812
  • United States presidential election, 2000
  • United States presidential election, 2016—especially allegations of Russian involvement.
  • Unidentified flying objects or UFOs
  • Ustaše
  • Vietnam War
  • Warsaw Pact
  • Watergate scandal
  • White supremacy
  • Women's rights and feminism
  • causes and effects of World War I.
  • causes and effects of World War II.

Religion[edit]

  • 2012, 2012 phenomenon, and the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar
  • Adventism
  • Agnosticism
  • American Family Association
  • Answers in Genesis (AiG)
  • Anti-clericalism
  • Anti-Muslim violence in India
  • Anti-Judaism
  • Apollo Quiboloy
  • Atheism
  • Baptist churches - differences among them, including fundamentalist and independent ones.
  • Biblical literalism
  • Book of Enoch
  • Born-Again
  • Buddhism
  • Catholicism
  • Christian Coalition
  • Christian right, also known as the religious right
  • Christian Science
  • Christianity
  • Christophobia
  • Conservative Judaism and Criticism of Conservative Judaism
  • Creationism
  • Cult
  • Deism
  • Dhimmi
  • Divorce – religious opposition to
  • Dorje Shugden
  • Dorje Shugden controversy
  • Druze
  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Eckankar
  • Evangelical
  • Falun Gong
  • Feminism and religion.
  • Fundamentalism
  • Gay Marriage – opposition of
  • Gnosticism and the New Testament
  • God
  • Gospel for Asia (more critical than descriptive)
  • Guru (structure and criticism)
  • Hare Krishna
  • Hate group (new religious movements)
  • Historicity of Jesus
  • Homosexuality and religion.
  • Iglesia ni Cristo
  • Imperium (Warhammer 40,000)
  • Islamophobia
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jesus Freaks
  • Judas Iscariot
  • Kabbala
  • Kashrut and Kosher
  • Kokuchūkai
  • Ku Klux Klan – radical hate group.
  • Last Supper of Jesus
  • Liturgy
  • Lutheranism
  • Makkah/Mecca ('Offensive' spelling).
  • Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  • Mennonites – most notably the old order Amish.
  • Mormonism – to a certain extent (subset of the Latter Day Saint movement).
  • Neocatechumenal Way
  • New Age
  • New Kadampa Tradition
  • Nondenominational churches.
  • Ole Nydahl and Diamond Way Buddhism
  • Opus Dei
  • Pacifism
  • Paganism – various sects
  • Paul and Gnosticism
  • Pentecostalism
  • Politics and religion.
  • Prem Rawat and Divine Light Mission
  • Project Chanology
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Qu'ran
  • Reincarnation research
  • U.S. Republican Party connection with the religious right.
  • Religion and sexuality and various related topics.
  • Role of women in religion, Religious feminism, and related topics
  • Separation of church and state
  • Satanism
  • Sathya Sai Baba enduring dispute about the amount of space devoted to describing the views of proponents and critics as published on their homepages
  • Scientology
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Sharia
  • Sin
  • Soka Gakkai
  • Sufism
  • Syncretism
  • Taboo
  • Temple Mount and related topics
  • United Submitters International, Qur'an alone, Rashad Khalifa peacock words, critical sources removed, lack of RS, failure to describe size and importance and relation to older Islamic groups, linkfarming
  • Universal Life Church
  • Universalism
  • Westboro Baptist Church

Science, biology, and health[edit]

Sexuality[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Environment[edit]

Law and order[edit]

Languages[edit]

  • Afrikaans spoken by Afrikaners of South Africa.
  • Ancient Macedonian language
  • Balto-Slavic languages
  • Basque language – unrelated to any Indo-European or any other language in the world.
  • Bilingualism in Canada
  • Celtic Revival – the restoration of Celtic languages in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, England, and Brittany, France.
  • Chinese language policies.
  • Creole languages.
  • Dené–Caucasian languages
  • Ebonics
  • Filipino and Tagalog, Philippine languages
  • French language in Canada
  • Graeco-Armenian
  • Hate crimes and discrimination towards people not fluent in a region's primary language.
  • Indo-European (languages and the "Aryan" race theory).
  • Japanese language and Korean language, theorized similarities and self-isolations from any other language.
  • Ladino
  • Language revival
  • Linguistics
  • Macedonian language
  • Norwegian language
  • Occitan language, Occitania and vergonha (linguicide in France).
  • Pidgin English
  • Quebec (French as the official language of the province over English).
  • Riksmål
  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
  • Sami language spoken by the Sami people indigenous to Scandinavia.
  • Spanish in the United States
  • Turanism of Turkic languages
  • Welsh language
  • Yiddish language

Philosophy[edit]

Psychiatry[edit]

Technology[edit]

Media and culture[edit]

  • 4chan, 9gag and Reddit
  • Anime and other shows for mature audiences such as Hentai
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Black Entertainment Television
  • Black Metal
  • CCTV (Closed-circuit television/public surveillance)
  • Cable News: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel, as well the BBC, RT and Al Jazeera
  • Censorship laws
  • Chinese television (CCTV news)
  • Digimon per clashes among fans and critics over this and Pokémon
  • Digital television conversion in US
  • Diversity on prime-time TV
  • Disco music
  • Drawn Together
  • Emos
  • European culture
  • Family Guy
  • Federal Communications Commission or the US FCC
  • Game of Paw Patrol (Mixture of Game of Thrones and Paw Patrol)
  • Game of Thrones
  • Gamergate controversy or GamerGate
  • Gay culture
  • Google and Facebook (privacy issues)
  • Gothic subculture
  • Harry Potter
  • Hard rock and heavy metal music, esp. the inclusion of misogynistic and Satanic lyrics in some songs
  • Hippies
  • Internet forum/message boards, esp, the anonymous nature of these boards leading to trolling, cyberbullying and hate speech
  • Liberal media, esp for alleged bias towards liberal political viewpoints
  • MADtv
  • Media bias
  • Music Television (MTV)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Netiquette
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pentagon Papers of The New York Times 1971
  • Political correctness
  • Punk rock music
  • Rap and hip-hop
  • Rave and Rave culture
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, for his controversial live-action characters Ali G, Borat and Brüno
  • Sailor Moon - LGBT and adult themes.
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Sifl and Olly
  • The Simpsons
  • Sirius XM Radio – subscription to receive satellite radio
  • Smooth jazz
  • South Park
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars anthology
  • Steven Universe - LGBT and feminism themes
  • Telemundo and Univision – Spanish language Television in the US.
  • Talk radio- limits on free speech.
  • Time Warner and Viacom as multi-corporate monopolies.
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network and televangelists

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