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In Thomas Mores book Utopia there is a great deal of irony in the way the people of this mystical place live and prosper Much of what the people of todays society assume to be universal truths of life are completely opposite from the Utopian perspective of the way things should be done Some of these differences include the way they protect themselves from other nations their economy their system of land rights and the nature of their relationships and marriages In all of these areas Utopians differ greatly from the norm of western society These differences serve as a commentary on the world which westerns take for granted In the book Utopia More uses irony to demonstrate some of the positive and negative aspects of western society In comparison with the ways of the western world where vast amounts of the tax money is spent on the protection of the nations in terms of weapons and training of armies the Utopians have a much different system of nation protection Rather than fight themselves they hire mercenaries to do their battling for them It is a very strange policy to adopt and history has shown that this is not the most effective way to protect a nation Their stand on the issue is that these soldiers are all out for money and since the gold and silver which they possess in vast amounts is available they have nothing to worry about This is truly an ideal way of life but the reality is that no mercenary will fight as hard as a man who is protection his homeland Any person would agree that paying someone else to go to war for them would be great but this is not the way life works and More is making this observation in his book Another area where the people of Utopia differ greatly form the way of the western world is the way in which the
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