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History and Mechanics of Viking Warfare - Vikings Reign In the earliest years of the Vikings, there was little history recorded due to the polytheistic views that they followed. After the Vikings converted to Christianity, there were eventually written documents created pertaining to their existence. In Viking Warfare, I.P. Stephenson states that the Vikings “first described attack took place in AD 789”(11). The Vikings were also known as Norsemen. They were great storytellers, and that is perhaps how society knows so much about them today....   [tags: World History, Christianity]
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A Brief History of France - France is a country located in Western Europe. It borders Andorra, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. The country of France originally known by the name of Gaul or Gallia is a country with a rich history and culture. The Celts originally occupied and dominated that lands of Gaul. In the year of 121, Julius Caesar led the Roman Army into the country of Gaul. He won a decisive victory over the Celtic tribes that once dominated the area. This area became the first province of the Roman Empire....   [tags: world history and geography]
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The Interaction of Culture and Technology throughout History - The Interaction of Culture and Technology throughout History Throughout human history, the expansion of technology has been dependent on the cultural environment into which it was introduced. Intricacies in social and cultural beliefs are among the reasons Europe’s technological dominance and expansion from the 15-1600’s to the early twentieth century. In addition, isolation and cultural conservatism are among the main reasons that Chinese culture, whose inventions range from paper to the wheelbarrow, never capitalized on their large technological advantage to expand their Empire....   [tags: World History]
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History of Punjab: State of Sikh Religion - History of Punjab: State of Sikh Religion Punjab, state in northwestern India,bordered on the north by Jammu and Kashmir state and Himachal Pradesh state, on the east and south by Haryana state, on the south and southwest by Rajasthan state, and on the west by Pakistan. Punjab state lies between the great systems of the Indus and Ganges river. Punjab had a population of 20,281,969. Chandîgarh is the state capital. The population of Punjab consists mainly of Punjabis, Jats, and Rajputs. The official language is Punjabi....   [tags: World History] 712 words
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Germany after World War II Part 1 - Germany experienced a lot of economic changes after Germany was split into East Germany and West Germany. Initially, West Germany was established as a federal republic but was established as it’s own independent nation in 1955. Many events happened in West Germany from the 1950s to the 1980s before Germany became one nation again. There were events such as “oils price shocks, generous social programs, rising deficits and loss of control.” East Germany’s economy was strong due to the Soviet Union’s reliance on Eastern Germany’s production of machine tools, chemicals and electronics....   [tags: modern world history]
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The Importance of History - The Importance of History Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events. History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world. But have we gained anything worthwhile from research into the past....   [tags: World History] 554 words
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The Vietnam War and Vietnam's War History - The French made Indochina into a colony in 1888. Although there were many different opposition movements, the French held strong until about 1941. It was in this year that the Viet Minh common front was founded. From 1944-45 northern Vietnam was hit with famine. The Viet Minh saw this opportunity, and urged the people to fight for food, and refuse to pay taxes. As a direct result of this, between 75 and 100 warehouses were raided. Following World War 2 the French decided that they wanted Indochina back....   [tags: world history, american history] 1014 words
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The History of the Islamic World - ... In genetics, hybrid offspring fare better than inbreds. Diverse societies also fare better than ones that enforce homogeneity. Countries whose systems encourage open critique breed a culture in which questioning leads to creativity. From high tolerance springs high technology. Innovative culture is the product of diverse and tolerant societies, qualities lacking in unreflective and uncritical states governed by political Islam. This resistance to other world-views and the resultant loss of innovation is a major reason for the stagnation and crises in the Islamic world....   [tags: islamic cultures, politics, violence]
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The Atrocities of World War II - The only recognized atrocity of World War II was the Holocaust, but the real truth hides much deeper within. There were thousands of atrocities that occurred leading up to the war, within the years of World War II, and after the war. Many were unrecognized and undocumented and the stories of the dead still remain unknown. My purpose here is to tell the story of the men, women, and children that no one remember, or never even knew existed. The Holocaust was perhaps the most dramatic and well known atrocity of World War II because of the sheer number of deaths and crimes that had to be put on trial in Nuremburg....   [tags: Holocaust, World History, World War II]
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Madagascar's History - “Freedom isn’t free” (various artists sing song) is the one quote that describes the hardship and difficulties that Madagascar has experienced, since the 7th Century all the way until their independence in June of 1960 Madagascar and its people have been in constant turmoil. Through its eventful past it is easy to see how Madagascar gained its history, culture, and religion, this is the identity that the country has shifted to over this vast amount of time. Archeologists such as Jarred Diamond, the author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, place the first humans in Madagascar as the Austronesian people from Indonesia around 500BC....   [tags: World History] 1444 words
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The Exploitation of Asian Women in the Japanese Comfort Women System During World War II - Introduction War is a devastating event in which a country is in a state of aggression and resentment. Although war has its effects on almost every civilian residing in that country, historically people of minority groups and of low social class suffer the most. During the Pacific War, the Japanese Imperial Army was struggling with many cases of rape and the spread of venereal diseases among its armed forces. In order to cope with these ongoing issues, they schemed an idea to invent a comfort women system....   [tags: modern world history]
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The Effectiveness of Hitler's Pre-World War II Propaganda - The mention of the name Adolf Hitler automatically recalls one of the most hate filled and destructive periods in the history of humanity. More people died in World War 2 than in any war ever fought, but it wasn't merely soldiers; innocent civilians were persecuted for nothing more than their views of the government or for their religion. The specific focus here will be to deal with Hitler's hatred of the Jews, and how it progressed in the years before the war. The other point to bring up from this time was the Nazi's use of propaganda to rally their people and deceive the foreign community from strongly intervening in their plans....   [tags: World History] 2963 words
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Tradition, Terrain, and Turkism: A Study on the Reform of the Imperial Ottoman Army and its Effects on the Outcome of World War I’s Gallipoli Campaign - Beginning in 1839 under Mahmud II, massive political, military, and social reforms took place in the Ottoman Empire, centered on westernizing practices as an attempt to stave off imperial weakening and collapse. Having spent centuries in slow decline, being forced to ally with European nations in order to succeed at war, several military and territorial losses, social turmoil, and economic ruin, numerous western experts were invited, institutions adopted, and various reforms begun within the empire....   [tags: World History ]
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History of World Architecture: Renaissance and Baroque Era - Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque. The Renaissance Period is one of the well known periods in the history of architecture which is later followed by another known period called the Baroque Era. The Renaissance Era in architecture begins when artists sought to create a new style which is totally different to those of its predecessor at the same time also reviving the styles of which the Romans and Greeks had done before them. This period saw the birth of many new architects that are notable for the Renaissance style; Brunelleschi, the inaugurator of the Renaissance style in Florence, Alberti in Rome, and Bramante for his inauguration of High Renaissance....   [tags: history, architecture]
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History of England - To understand the relationship today between America and the UK, and this with Europe, we must first begin to understand where it all began. European hegemony of the nineteenth century was due mainly to Great Britain who was able to establish its power in global trade. At first the European countries represented a great power, new advances in new forms of trade, which emerged in Britain and later developed in the rest of the world, gave to Britain and Europe in general a place countries favoured over other economies....   [tags: America, United Kingdom, World History] 1209 words
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The History of the Metis - The History of the Metis The Metis were partly french and partly indian. Their leader was called Louis riel. Following the Union of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821, trading had been reorganized in order to reduce expenses. Since there was no longer competition in the fur trade, it was unnecessary to have two or more posts serving a single trading district. For this reason, some posts had been closed and the number of brigades reduced. This reorganization had led to some unemployment amoung Metis who for years had been working in the fur trade....   [tags: World History] 528 words
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The History of Songwriting - Music sets the mood for many of the events and celebrations of our lives. From happy to sad, people rely on songs to set their mood. That is why songwriting is a popular form of expression for many people. Songwriters often write very personal emotional songs but they may also write songs for plays, movies, and commercials. Songwriting can be a lucrative career if a song takes off in popularity or it may just be a hobby, however one thing remains constant, music is one of the most important expressions of imagination....   [tags: Sheetmusic, World Music History]
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Weapons Of World War 2 - As the world went into World War One, it faced new technological advances that turned the view of battle forever. With the invention of many new killing machines, soldiers were now in the deadliest battlefields ever. From artillery blasts to machine gun fire, from air power to biological and weapons of mass destruction, the outcome of World War One would be deadly. It would be the first war to be the greatest motivator for technology at the beginning of the century. Rifles and Pistols One of the most important and common weapons was of course the Rifle and Pistol....   [tags: World History] 1763 words
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The World of Phoenicia - The World of Phoenicia Around the 12th century BC, the Greeks gave the coastal region of the eastern Mediterranean the name Phoenicia. This name was so widely accepted that even the Romans adopted it at a later date. Phoenicia was the land between the Orontes River and Mount Carmel. The land was characterized early as the homeland or origination of the surviving Syro-Canaanite civilization. This unique civilization survived the many threats from other cultures of the 12th century BC. The Syro-Canaan civilization produced many interesting objects....   [tags: World History] 1406 words
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The Fascination and Relevance of Alexander the Great in the Contemporary World - There is no one description of Alexander the Great, he has become for modern and ancient writers an astonishing man from Macedon, who was a controversial, yet admirable ruler of the largest empire of the known ancient world. The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements. Alexander’s ability to expand his empire through military measures connecting the East and the West of the known world; a feat that had never been achieved prior to Alexander, or in fact achieved again after his death h...   [tags: world history, great conquerors]
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The Role of Francis Ferdinand's Assassination in Contributing to the Start of World War I - World War I was a reaction to the world experiencing plenty of change in such a small amount of time. Major events have been attributed to the World War I, such as German Unification, Imperialism and The Creation of Peacetime Alliance systems, but the ultimate reason for the war was the assassination of Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. According to notes taken on the Civil war, Francis Ferdinand was heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, and he was killed by a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: world history, world war I] 953 words
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The Role of British Women in World War II - Plan of Investigation This investigation will evaluate the question, to what extent did the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force assist the Allies’ war efforts during the Second World War. This question is important because in World War 1 British women were active in the war effort but to a limited extent, acting as nurses on the battle field and working in munitions factories, but resumed their traditional roles in society after the war. In World War 2 women were more active in the military through auxiliary groups, such as Women’s Auxiliary Force (WAAF) and it is important to understand how much of an impact their work made on the Allies war effort....   [tags: WWII, World History]
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Austria-Hungary : A Prmary Player in World War I - Background Austria-Hungary was a prime player in the development of World War I and was responsible for starting the first real conflict of the Great War. However, even before the Great War, Austria-Hungary was a major power in the European continent and had been embroiled in the Holy Roman Empire. The country was originally just Austria but was recreated into a Dual Monarchy by the Hapsburgs and was renamed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire was ousted by the Germans and began fighting with the Russians who had expansionary goals....   [tags: contemporary world history]
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Innovation of weapons during World War I - Within World War I began a new age of warfare. As compared to previous engagements, the adoption of new weapons changed the way in World War I was fought. Not only did the concept of war change in terms of where battles were fought, how much revenue must be spent on the war and how much time a war could span; weapons changed. During the Indian Wars and War for independence, basic weapons were used. World War I began to become mobile. Use of planes, tanks and other technological advances had been implemented....   [tags: War, World History, Weapons]
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World History Argumentative Paper- Religion’s Effect on Society - ... In India, during the late Vedic Period which lasted from 1000 to 500 B.C, an ancient form of Hinduism flourished. As it possessed no official superior work of literature, such as the Bible or the Koran, Hinduism became one of the most tolerant religions due to its lack of binding documentation. A life committed to Hinduism was spent constantly maintaining the socio-economic order in an attempt to achieve universal stability, which was something highly valued in this tolerant religion. “Thus Indian society has always been concerned with stability rather than with progress...” (Early India).Hinduism’s central requirement was to fulfill the duties of a person’s caste, or class, which large...   [tags: islamic and indian society, history]
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The Transformation of Battlefield Tactics During World War I - The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact some historians developed the perception that commanders on both sides depended on only one ineffectual approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to commanders’ reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land where they would be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious because both the German’s and Allies developed and used a variety of tactics during the war....   [tags: world war 1, world history] 1172 words
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Why the Dutch Failed to Save Their Jews During World War II - Synopsis A single telegram ended the peace. This small piece of paper meant the death of thousands of people. It was the Nazis declaration of war on the Netherlands. One of the most anti-Semitic regimes in recent history now occupied a country who had housed Jews for the last few centuries. Critics have blamed the large amounts of Jewish deaths on the lack of Dutch resistance to the Nazis. However, it was not the lack of moral responsibility amongst the non-Jews, but the insufficient finances and food supplies that caused the decimation of horrific amounts of Dutch Jews during World War II....   [tags: Nazis, War, World History]
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World War I Inverstigation - ... Syria and Lebanon under French Mandate by Stephen Longrigg specifically references the Syrian Mandate awarded to France. It is a good source of analysis as the purpose is to examine the effects on the mandate system on the French economy and the various conflicts that arose from the French style of governing, but is limited in that it only examines the French perspective. Much of the value, though, lies in that it focuses on only one mandate, so it provides a detailed analysis of the specific conflicts that arose in this area....   [tags: world history, world war I, victors, countries]
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History of Government - From 1bce to the present A lot of things happen concerning the government. It happened all over the world so there were a lot of the things about the government. I learned most of the thing about the government when we are learning about new places and time periods but I think there is a lot more things that were dealing with the government back then. There is going to be 4 different time periods. 1bce to 1000, 0 to 1000, 1000 to 1800 and 1800 to the present. I will be giving information for each of those time periods about the different governments....   [tags: World History, Politics, Government]
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History of Communisms in North Korea - Throughout the past, many events have occurred that change the perspective toward people and countries of individuals. In the situation of North Korea, a country which is viewed in a negative manner, people view their government as cruel, torturous, and unwilling. Many do not understand how this happened. Events such as the Holocaust have changed the viewpoint of those whom started North Korea. But what did these events do to the county itself. These events changed many things within the land of North Korea which led them go to war with their own people and separate into two countries....   [tags: North Korean History, World History]
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Gold and World History: Glittering Motivation for Exploration, Invasion and Development - ... The nations expected the pioneers to bring the glittering stone. Christopher Columbus is a famous example of the explorers sent to investigate new route by Spain. Gold was also a main trigger of Spaniards’ invasions to ancient civilizations in South America. Most of all, Spain had no choice but conquering South America for gold. Like other Empires in Europe, Spanish monarchy wanted to gain a great amount of gold. However, the ruling families of Spain did not have enough power to compete with France or England for the trade route to the East....   [tags: precious metals]
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World War 2 - Imagine, it's 1939 and you're sitting at home with your family when you hear screaming outside, you open the door to see what is going on and, BANG. your dead. On September 1, 1939 less than one year after the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. His goal was to eliminate all of the Jews. Britain and France promised to help Poland but Britain was too far away for their Air Force to help and France was too afraid to help because they were afraid of the Germans. Poland had very little Navy and Air Force to fight the Germans....   [tags: World History] 1742 words
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The History of the Bra - For the last 4,505 years, women have tried to enhance their figures by squeezing themselves into restricting, and uncomfortable garments. Waists have been reduced and bust lines have been increased, decreased, flattened, lifted or spread out, depending on what was fashionable at the time. The modern brassiere and its predecessors have not only been known for their functionality, but have also been linked with statements of fashion and politics. The concept of covering or restraining the breasts dates back to 2500 BC when Minoan women from the island of Crete wore garments which lifted the bare breasts out of their clothing....   [tags: World History] 876 words
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Causes of the First World War - The twentieth century was a time period characterized by conflicting ideologies and great dissension among countries; it also marked the onset of World War One in 1914. The origins of the "Great War," as the First World War has been called are open to a myriad of insightful and distinct interpretations. However, one interpretation which many historians alike have affirmed is that decisions were made by human beings; "They made them in fear and in trembling, but they made them nonetheless" (Stoessinger 2)....   [tags: World History] 1240 words
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World History: Daily Life During the Black Plague - Why was the Plague so devastating to Europe during the 1300’s. During this time, knowledge of human biology was extremely limited. This is partially due to a papal bull issued by Pope Boniface VIII that forbid the dissection of corpses. 10 Italy was hit particularly hard as it was a major center of trade and many things went in and out it was very susceptible to the plague. 3 Italy was also the thriving, prosperous center of trade and culture, and was hit pretty hard, losing 65,000 citizens due to many people coming in and out of the city for trade....   [tags: europe, biology, pope boniface VIII]
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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA - The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art] 829 words
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Joseph Lister:My World History Game Changer - Around the world, Joseph Lister is considered to be the “father of modern surgery” (Pitt & Aubin, 2012). Joseph Lister was a surgeon in England that not only influenced the surgery techniques of surgeons in England, but who also played a major role in the sterilization techniques that surgeons use in our country. He realized that the infections and deaths that occurred after surgery were caused by bacteria and was able to come up with a sterilization technique that would minimize the deaths of the patients....   [tags: surgery technique, medial instruments]
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World War II Poetry - World War II Poetry World War II was a gruesome time. Many people were captured and kept as prisoners of war just because they were soldiers on the enemy's side. The saddest part though is that innocent families, from children to elders, were kept in camps because of their race. The country feared they were still in conspiracy with their homeland which was the enemy. In extreme cases, like the Holocaust, the Germans were kept the Jews hostage and killed by the thousands all because they felt their race was inferior....   [tags: world history, war, writing, art]
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End Of World War 1 - The end of World War One in 1918, was the reason that the Treaty of Versailles was signed and it was also the shadow of the Russian Revolution. There were three very important politicians that led this all. They were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson. Most of them wanted to see the destruction of Germany but some like Lloyd George, were more cautious. There is some truth to the fact that opposition forces helped to defeat the treaty, but over all it was Wilson's stubbornness that led to its defeat in the Senate....   [tags: World History] 1318 words
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The History and Uses of the P-51 Mustang - The History and Uses of the P-51 Mustang For as long as most of the world can remember aviation has played a major factor in how wars are fought. Starting in World War I the worlds fighting forces began using aircraft to conduct surveillance missions over enemy territory. While these aircraft were not the masters of stealth that todays aircraft are there was no technology to take down these planes at the time. Air-to-air combat was an event that rarely happened and was almost never effective. By the end of World War I the world was beginning to realize the ability air combat presented....   [tags: Aviation, World War I, Air Comabt, World History]
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History At Its Best - The modern era stands out as a time of great change. Throughout history, it is undoubtedly the period of time in which the most advancement has occurred in society, in the shortest amount of time. The three books, "The Interesting Narrative," by Olaudah Equiano, "Victors and Vanquished," by Stuart B. Schwartz, and "A Social Contract," by Jean-Jeacques Rousseau, each provide a view of the modern era in their own individual ways. Olaudah Equiano's account of his life as a slave is directed at the problem of slavery....   [tags: World History] 1611 words
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A Poem that is a Reflection of History - <p>Poems sometimes are used to express feelings on society at that time or reflections on what has happened in the past. Sherman Alexia in Evolution reveals his frustration on early American settlers. He reflects on the history of American settlers and what they did to the Indians to make themselves feel good. In the poem Evolution a settler opens a pawn shop on a reservation right across the street from a liquor store. He has the Indians come to the pawn shop and pawn everything that they have....   [tags: World History] 788 words
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Response to Davidson's Africa in History - Response to Davidson's Africa in History Africa, steeped in history, is often known as the "cradle of civilization." Civilization was most greatly nurtured during the Pleistocene era. The history pre-, proto-, and fully human unfolds mostly during the Pleistocene era. Stone tools caused an increase in population throughout Africa because of knowledge of fire, knowing how to carry burdens and live in caves (9). Around 10,000 B.C., Neanderthals, last of the hominids, disappeared and home sapiens took over (9,10)....   [tags: World History] 778 words
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The History of Slavery in the World - ... Through the dance and music, they were able to reach back and revive their roots. No longer were they the scum of the earth. While the samba was going on, they were back in Africa. They were able to be themselves and experience life as they would have back in Africa as a community. They were unified – one body, one stand, one African nation. This was a key goal and feature of the samba. In the favelas, several samba schools were present, which were an indispensable part of the culture and life....   [tags: africans, brazil, sugar plantations] 893 words
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The History of Piracy: A Closer Look at Early Pirates - When you hear the word pirate, most people think of the modern day pirates, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean. The stereotypical definition of pirates was men who sailed the sea saying arrrgh and wear eye patches. But they were a lot bigger than that. Pirate is a word from Greek and Latin piratia, and the root of peril prefers to a person who commits acts of piracy (Waldman). The first pirate activity that the world has knowledge of is back in the seventh century BC (Matthews 1)....   [tags: pirates, world history] 1407 words
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The Korean War: A Turning Point in Canadian History - The land of the morning calm, this was what Korea was called many years ago. Unfortunately, circumstances have changed. Korea is now no longer a single country but has been split into two parts; North Korea and South Korea. Korea had been united as one country for many years. Japan took control of Korea and made it part of its empire. After World War II, Japan was defeated and its empire fell. Korea was left without a leader or a system of government. This provoked the United States troops to occupy the southern half and Soviet troops to occupy the northern half....   [tags: Canada World History]
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Why Europe and Not China in World Colonization? - Why Europe not China. In the 15th century there were three dominant nations in the world, China, Islam, and Europe. All three were strong powerful countries that battled for the greatest and the best. But one question that seams to puzzle people is: why did the Europeans discover America before Islam and China. What was it about them that lead them to discover the Americas before any one else. There are many reasons that caused them to be there, but with the discovery of the Americas came some consequences....   [tags: World History] 459 words
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Revolutions: The History and Implications - A great revolutionary once said, “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” The revolutionary in this quote, Che Guevara, epitomizes the notion that revolutions are not a random occurrence but rather a continuous push for a fundamental change. In the framework of revolutions that have occurred in the world, most notably those that have occurred in Britain, America, France, and Haiti; one realizes that the elements of competition and mass mobilization are intrinsic to understanding the successes of each revolutionary movement....   [tags: Britain, America, France, Haiti, World History]
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World War 2 Japan - World War II Japan committed what some would consider suicide, when their aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor.1 Pearl Harbor was the most important day of World War II. This was the first strike towards the US. making them enter the war. Even though the US. had been involved a little before this. The attack prompted full entrance of the US. into the war. Japan wanted to not depend on white imperialist nations, like Britain, France, Netherlands and the USA. But, they needed materials from other countries.2 They got Tin from Malasha and Iron from Philippines....   [tags: World History] 1199 words
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The Great Impact of Automobiles in the US and the World - What would this country be without the car, or any type of motor vehicle for that matter. The automobile has transformed the country and the world. The first car was manufactured in 1769 it was a steam powered engine that could go eight miles per hour (Dreyer). But everything escalated when Henery Ford figured out the trick to pushing out cars at a fast rate for the common man. It has created many opportunities; it has made new sports and has made getting from point A to B easier. As a result of the automobile, culture flourished, jobs became easier to come by, and the environment was positively and negatively impacted....   [tags: inventions that changed history and the world]
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Modern American History: From the Second World War to Today. - War is an obliterate machine employed by every nation from Third World countries to Global Empires throughout world’s history. This essay will attempt to review Modern American History from the World War II to present day. Key areas will be exam are 1) patriotism and propaganda used by the government during wartime, 2) the role of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) enforcing domestic laws during the Cold War era of American history, 3) the intervenes of the United States abroad in many aspects from gaining strategic advantages, control of natural resources, depose of oppressive governments, the spread of political and religious system, and commercial self-interest, to 4) how the media sha...   [tags: History, War] 2008 words
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Which Product Has Had a Greater Impact in History? - It is not common that when one thinks of the history of the world that the thought of beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, or even Coca-Cola comes to mind. Matter of fact, the thought of a beverage having an impact in history may be the very last thing that comes to mind. But according to Tom Standage in his book A History of the World in 6 Glasses, he argues that these six drinks have had an all-round influence in the history of the world. It is hard to imagine that the drinks we know of today, were the foundation and building blocks of the history that has been engraved in us....   [tags: the history of the world in six glasses] 605 words
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Rise and Fall of Athens and Ancient Rome - History has witnessed the rise and fall of many powerful cities, starting with Ur and Babylon and continuing into present day with cities such as New York City. Two of these cities, ancient Athens and ancient Rome, stand out from other cities of their time due to their culture, politics, and influence, both on the world around them and on future civilizations. These strengths qualify them as world cities, and despite their eventual losses of power, their legacies live on. Athens obtained hegemony around 448 BC, right after the war-like city-state of Sparta....   [tags: World History] 743 words
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Was the Cold War Truly a Cold War? - The ‘Cold War’ is one of the most interesting ‘wars’ fought in world history. The sheer number of countries both directly and indirectly involved is enough to pose the question – To what extent was the Cold War a truly Global War. This essay will examine this idea. It will identify two main areas of argument, focusing on the earlier part of the conflict (1945-1963). Firstly it will examine the growing US and Soviet influence in the world post 1945. Secondly it will examine three main conflicts, the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis that these two super powers were involved in....   [tags: World History ]
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How were Jews discriminated against from 1933-1939? - Anti-Semitism has affected the world since Biblical times. There are many disastrous events in history, such as the Black Death, where the Jews have been put to blame by society. In March 1933, when Hitler came to power in Germany by manipulating the Enabling Act, he started to put into action the discriminatory laws as promised. The Nazi Party wanted Germany to become a supreme race of strong, healthy people, called Aryans, without contamination from ‘dirty’ minorities such as the Jews. Through the period from 1933 to 1939 Hitler passed laws which started off by discriminating the Jews, such as burning Jewish books and forbidding them to join the Army, and then gradually put into effect act...   [tags: World History] 728 words
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The Effects of an Assassinated Hitler - On April 20, 1889 the world saw the birth the m ost infamous and dangerous man in history. The birth of Adolph Hitler in Upper Austria that spring day would change the world forever, and would scar millions of families across the world. The power and control that Hitler would acquire throughout his life was truly unprecedented. His ability to lead the people of Germany into the most devastating and atrocious mass murder in the history of the world was truly astounding. The death toll that Hitler would create throughout Europe and the rest of the world was unfathomable....   [tags: World History ]
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The Effect Otto Von Bismarck's Leadership and Politics Had on Pre-World War I Tensions in Europe - A. Plan of Investigation The focus of this study is the effect that Otto Von Bismarck's leadership and politics had on Pre-World War One tensions in Europe. This study investigates to what extent the actions of Otto Von Bismarck led to World War One. The focus of this study is the period between Bismarck's appointment to Minister President of Prussia on September 23, 1862 and the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Bismarck's earlier career is discussed briefly but only as a method to understand his political attitudes....   [tags: modern world history]
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Changed World Needs New Thoughts - Sovietologists have frequently commented on the former Soviet Union’s need to revise the past. Moscow subway mosaics, for example, were periodically updated. Each time the tiled images of fallen revolutionaries were carefully removed, their ghostly outlines remaining as a vivid assertion of the power of the state over the past, as regularly cited George Orwell’s famous dictum: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” Columbia University historian Douglas R....   [tags: Soviet Union, "Thinking In Time", World History] 1244 words
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