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Pun With Language: The Role of the Pun Throughout the History of the World - Pun With Language: The Role of the Pun Throughout the History of the World “In his protest days, Gandhi walked everywhere. From the North of India to the South, Gandhi traveled it all, all without shoes. And he didn’t brush his teeth, either, so his breath was pretty bad. Since he walked so far and did not eat much in the way of food, he got very thin and physically weak. All in all, he was a super-calloused, fragile mystic, vexed with halitosis!” Have you heard jokes such as this before. Jokes that cause you to groan sooner than laugh, and to hurl random objects at the utterer....   [tags: miscellaneous] 1246 words
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Summary of World War Two - Summary of World War Two World War II is the name commonly given to the global conflict of 1939-1945. It is said to be the greatest and most destructive war in world history. The World War II military operations were conducted primarily in Europe but also in Asia, Africa, and the far islands of the Pacific as well. More than 17 million members of the armed forces perished during the conflict. It caused strain on the economic capabilities of the major nations and left many countries on the edge of collapse....   [tags: World War Two American History Essays]
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World War II in Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe - Thorough Description of World War II in Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe Though this student looked in Who's Who and Contemporary Authors, no information on Chester Wilmot could be found. One considered searching the Directory of American Scholars, but that would not be helpful since he is from Australia. In The Struggle for Europe, Wilmot seeks to explain several points. First, he explores and explains how the western allies succeeded militarily but failed politically during World War II....   [tags: World War II History] 1111 words
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Why Australia Joined World War I In 1914 - Why Australia Joined World War I In 1914 In 1914, Australia joined the First World War. Although it was seen as a European war, the Australia government decided that Australia should support its 'Mother Country', Britain. The prime-minister at the time, Joseph Cook, stated Australia's position : "Whatever happens, Australia is a part of the Empire, right to the full. When the Empire is at war, Australia is at war." Many Australians objected to the country's involvement in the war, but the majority of the population agreed with the government's decision....   [tags: World War I History] 604 words
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The History and Evolution of Buddhism Across the World - The History and Evolution of Buddhism Across the World Religions have been an ever-growing, ever-changing part of peoples lives throughout the history of the world. One of the most dynamic of these religions is the practice of Buddhism. Today nearly 450 million people are influenced by its traditions worldwide. It is this massive influence that makes understanding Buddhism so crucial in today’s world. This paper aims to express its relatively simple history and also how it has evolved today as an influential religion not only in the United States, but throughout the world....   [tags: Papers] 1949 words
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The History of D-Day - The History of D-Day June 6, 1944 will be remembered for many reasons. Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure. The pages following this could be used to prove either one. The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this: D-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out. For months the allied forces of millions trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Eisenhower to set a date....   [tags: European American History World War Two Essays]
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Strategic Bombing During World War 2 - Strategic Bombing During World War 2 "World War 2 was a war fought in two distinct phases. The first was the last war of a new generation. The second was emphatically the first of a new era" . "The British strategic bomber campaign was of doubtful cost effectiveness" . Bomber Command was by far the largest claimant on labour and factory space within the armed forces. Relative to their size they suffered more casualties than any other sector. The Anglo-American bomber force was divided in terms of strategy....   [tags: World War II History] 4484 words
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Treatment of World War II Prisioners: Japan vs. United States - Treatment of World War II Prisoners of War: Japan vs. United States The topic of POW's is a fascinating one that can be dealt with in various ways. First, one can gain information from primary sources from diaries and journals kept by POWs or their captors and guards. Second, there are secondary sources that can give general overviews of what treatment the POWs received. Another interesting thing in learning about POWs is to compare how the prisoners were supposed to be treated (in accordance with international law) and how they were actually treated....   [tags: History World War POW] 1288 words
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World War I - World War I, also known as the First World War, and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict lasting from August 1914 to the final Armistice (cessation of hostilities) on November 11, 1918. The Allied Powers (led by the British Empire and France, and, after 1917, the United States) defeated the Central Powers (led by the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire), and led to the collapse of four empires and a radical change in the map of Europe....   [tags: History World War I ] 1336 words
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World War II - World War II The Treaty of Versailles faltered to heal the bitter mess that formed between countries in World War I. It left Germany in a terrible position and gave them a desire for dictatorship. Germany had been ordered to disarm its military and put strict rules on when and how the Germans could rearm. In 1931, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. He later rejected the treaty and establish military conscription. Mussolini also became dictator of Italy, while this was occurring. He decided to invade Ethiopia in 1935....   [tags: World War II History] 506 words
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The Fall Of Germany In World War I - The Fall Of Germany In World War I None of the European power wanted World War I, but they feared Germany. Germany was newly unified, and was beating the European powers in population and Industry. France wanted to recover the Alsace-Lorraine. Britain was a country used to being on the ocean, so they felt threatened by Germany's colonial expansion and William II's insisting on a large navy. Russia and Austria feared pressure on their unstable empires. In 1887 William II refused to renew the Reinsurance treaty with Russia, but continued the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy....   [tags: History World War One Germany] 1060 words
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The Battles Of World War II - Normandy Invasion, D-Day In December 1943, the chiefs of staff of the Allies chose American General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander for the Allies in Europe. British General, Sir Frederick Morgan, developed a number of plans for the Allies, most extraordinary was Operation Overlord, a full-scale invasion of France across the English Channel. This was the code name for the most secret command in the war. The invasion force was to cross the English Channel, land in France, and push on into Germany....   [tags: History WWII World War 2 Two] 1682 words
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Hitler in Power - Hitler is one of the greatest known dictators in our world's history. He is said to be "the Rousseau, the Mirabeau, the Robespierre and the Napoleon of his revolution; he was its Marx, its Lenin, its Trotsky and its Stalin." He was in fact a mad man, but at the same time a genius. Not only did he convince people to go to war just 20 years after World War 1, he also influenced an entire society to commit genocide on their own people. Hitler's actions may be found very interesting for people who are familiar with his childhood and education....   [tags: World History] 1703 words
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J. R. Seeley's Perception of the British Raj and Its Origins - It is during the late 19th century that the British Empire in India reached its most imposing appearance. The period before the 1880s witnessed what is sometimes considered as the climax of Victorian power, prosperity and enterprise. The most popular political themes of improvement, self-help and adaptation had brought immense wealth and led to an assertion of British naval power and to a significant industrial and technological advance. 1877 became the year of the inauguration of the Indian Empire....   [tags: World History] 3850 words
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The Effects of the Sugar Beet Cultivation on Cane Sugar - In the early nineteenth century, the West Indian Sugar Industry suffered as a result of the cultivation of the sugar beet. In the following essay, I will explain the effects that the cultivation of the sugar beet had on the production of cane sugar. According to an article Sugar Beet from the Encarta Online, Blockade of Continental ports during the Napoleonic Wars cut off the supply of sugar cane from the West Indies and favored a development of an alternative source of sugar and the sugar beet was developed in Europe in the eighteenth century....   [tags: World History] 666 words
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19th Century Slave Practices in Brazil and the United States - Slavery was a common practice during the 19th century especially throughout the Americas. Slave owners ranged from wealthy whites to poor African Americans. Slavery was a popular and effective source of income. Although slavery was world-wide Brazil and America had a large affiliation with the slave trade due to social and economic greed. Brazil having the largest slave population in the new world received between 30%-40% of the slaves sent to the Americas. The center of brazil's social and economic organization was the fazenda which relyed greatly on slavery....   [tags: World History] 482 words
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Factors That Motivated The European To Explore And Colonize America - 1. The factors that motivated the European (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and English in particular) to explore and colonize North America and South America concerned material gain and / or religious freedom. True. I believe many of the motivators for the Europeans to move to and colonize North and South America was due to material gain and religious freedom. First I would like to talk about several of the material gains that were either made or expectect to be made in the move to explore North and South America's....   [tags: World History] 1167 words
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Wars - The Results Lead to Further Conflicts - Wars - The Results Lead to Further Conflicts During the twentieth century, conclusions of wars created the conditions for subsequent wars. Whether it was the conquered or the conqueror, few ever remain content past an initial truce. Two examples of this can be found in the events that lead up to WWII and the constant conflict in the Middle East. The conclusion and consequences of World War I created many issues, which helped intensify World War II. The Treaty of Versailles, which outlined the restitutions Germany was to pay, was a major upset for the German people....   [tags: World History] 600 words
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The Great Depression of the 1930s in Canada - The Great Depression of the 1930s in Canada The Great Depression of the 1930's is a benchmark for all depressions and recessions in the past and in the future. In the booklet "The Great Depression of the 1930s in Canada" , Michiel Horn gives an intellectual dissection of the events that occurred during the Great Depression. Michiel Horn's approach leaves the reader with a foul taste for the Dirty Thirties. This essay will summarize Michiel Horns key points as well as discuss the ability of Michiel Horn to report his findings....   [tags: World History]
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Great Political Leaders of the Twentieth Century - Great Political Leaders of the Twentieth Century The history of the 20th century can be defined by the biographies of six men: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, and Josef Stalin. Each of these men had a lasting significant involvement in world affairs. This essay will focus on the significance each individual had on the ideologies of Democracy and Totalitarianism. Four of the six individuals were leaders of a totalitarianistic state, and three of these led a communist country....   [tags: World History] 1354 words
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The U.s. Interest in the Panama Canal - Why do you think the United States (U.S.) became involved with Latin America. If you said, it was because we wanted something, you are right. Throughout history we have always wanted something from somebody and as customary, we get it. In the case of Latin America, we were in need of a more logical passage from coast to coast. The perfect solution was, the Panama Canal. We knew what we needed, so we did everything in our power to get it. President Roosevelt didn't care how it happened or at what cost as long as it was ours....   [tags: World History] 885 words
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall - Marvelously, this timeline of life has continued and the birth of a research paper is in commencement. The very core of a historian's goals, directions, and desires are in motion. The people's right to discover and learn about these phenomenal events in history is possible because of the western democratic values that govern this and many other republics today. "Plato constructed his republic on what he considered the basic elements or characteristics of the human soul: the appetitive, the spirited, and the philosophical," ("Plato", Encarta)....   [tags: World History] 1370 words
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Beirut - A Society of War - In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas Friedman discusses in great detail his experiences as an American journalist covering the Lebanese Civil War. In discussing these experiences, he elaborates upon four main points, Life in Beirut during this period of unrest, the historical origins of this conflict, political attitude of those involved in the conflict, and America's involvement in this conflict. Beirut, once the prosperous port town on the coast of Lebanon, it was widely known for its affluence and easy living....   [tags: World History] 1671 words
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Egyptian Legacy Stolen by Greeks - The main idea of Stolen Legacy is to prove that the ancient Egyptian teachings and education was taught to certain historical figures, was then brought to Athens and taught there and then passed of as Greek philosophy, basically Stolen. Men that went down in history as "great philosophers" or " great thinkers" were the ones that made it seem as if they were creating this knowledge. Men such as Socrates, who was from Athens; Plato, also from Athens; and even Aristotle who was from Greece but was forced to leave when Socrates was sentenced to death....   [tags: World History] 991 words
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Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust - The Holocaust is a tragic event that happened not so long ago, but many people have already forgotten about this horrible event. Today, there are only few survivors left to tell their own personal stories of the Holocaust and what they had to go through. But what will happen when there's no survivor left to tell his/her story or speak of the truth that the Holocaust really did happen. Who will speak out for them and millions of Jews who had died in the Holocaust. Who will help defend them. Like many historian events, the Holocaust will become history and will be forgotten....   [tags: World History]
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Analysis of "King Leopold's Ghost" - Adam Hochschild's "King Leopold's Ghost" is a lost historical account starting in the late 19th century continuing into the 20th century of the enslavement of an entire country. The book tells the story of King Leopold and his selfish attempt to essentially make Belgium bigger starting with the Congo. This was all done under an elaborate "philanthropic" public relations curtain deceiving many countries along with the United States (the first to sign on in Leopold's claim of the Congo). There were many characters in the book ones that aided in the enslavement of the Congo and others that help bring light to the situation but the most important ones I thought were: King Leopold, a cold calcula...   [tags: World History] 414 words
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Factors Leading to Protestant Reformation - Three Causes of the Protestant Reformation The sixteenth century was a time when the acts and teachings of all religions came under a great amount of scrutiny. As a result, there was a great division from the dominant Roman Catholic Church; this was known as the Protestant Reformation. There were many factors in the coming of the Reformation, but the three worthy of note are the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, the leadership of Martin Luther, and the invention of the printing press. The Roman Catholic Church was a strong force in sixteenth century Europe and as such became overly voracious in its desire for both political and economical power....   [tags: World History] 672 words
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The Culture of the 1920's - The Culture of the 1920s The Roaring Twenties started in North America and spread to Europe as the effects of World War I diminished. In Europe, the years following the First World War (1919-1923) were marked by a deep recession. Europe spent these years in rebuilding and coming to terms with the vast human cost of the conflict. Unlike in the aftermath of World War II, the United States did little to try to rebuild Europe. Instead, it took an increasingly isolationist stance (Answers, 2006). In Canada, an important economic transformation accelerated as Britain was wholly supplanted by the United States as Canada's main economic partner....   [tags: World History] 1833 words
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Social History in King of the World by David Remnick - Never judge a book by its cover. Looking at the title, King of the World, with its photograph of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr./Muhammad Ali, I assumed it was a biography. It isn't. Jumping to my next conclusion I thought it was a book about the "sweet science;" it isn't. Okay, maybe it's a tell-all about the seamy side of the boxing 'business.' It's not. This book is actually about all of these things but much, much more. Rather than write a biography, David Remnick has given us a moment in time....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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The Impact of Urban Legends Throughout History and Around the World - The Impact of Urban Legends Throughout History and Around the World Urban legends have always intrigued me. I am unsure if it is the scare factor that intrigues me, the way in which some of them are told, or some of the lessons that are supposed to be taken from them but one thing I know for sure is that I do not stand alone in this belief. In fact urban legends are told all over the world, even in countries that many have never heard of before. Many people of all backgrounds find them to be mystifying and sometimes even alarming....   [tags: Expository Impact Papers]
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U.S. Involvement in the Kosovo War - U.S. Involvement in the Kosovo War U.S. Involvement in Kosovo War has been waged in the Balkans for thousands of years. Yugoslavia has been divided, reunited, divided again, undergone wars and been through depressions. Each country within the Yugoslavia region has experienced hardships due to a failing economy, poor leadership, and civil wars. In the past few years, a major upheaval in the political structure and the disputes concerning land between the different religions and ethnicity's has caused a civil war....   [tags: American History, World History] 888 words
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A Summary of Vassouras - The setting for Stanley J. Stein's book Vassouras takes place in one of the most unique environments in the world. Housing large tracts of virgin rain forest, Vassouras represents the ideal climate for the coffee cultivation that has come to dominate Brazilian agriculture, and during the latter half of the 19th century proved as the foremost region for coffee growing in the world. However, by the beginning of the 20th century, Vassouras had declined as a major coffee producing region, and its decline demonstrates important aspects of Brazilian cultural and economic life....   [tags: World History] 354 words
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The Truth about Colombus - We humans tend to have very strategic communication skills, we can emphasize what we want our audience to focus on and de-emphasize what we want them to forget. For example, I was telling a friend of a contest that I had won but I left out a very important detail. The reason I had won was because the contestant who happened to be a lot better than me couldn't make it to the contest. Yet when I told the story it was in a way that showed me as the best even though that was far from the truth. One of the greatest "heroes" of all time is credited with the discovery of America, with large scaled bravery, and with spreading the message of salvation in Jesus Christ farther than anyone else....   [tags: World History] 863 words
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Holocaust and Rwanda Genocides - Propaganda was an elaborate and essential tool used extensively by Hitler and the Nazi's as well as the Hutu's during their terrorizing reign of Germany and throughout Europe and the Hutu's horrific acts of genocide that happened because of a culmination of deep ethnic tensions brewing over a century and intense political corruption. Not only was it used to promote and endorse the party and its leader's extreme racist values but also to mask the horrifying truths of what was to become known as the Holocaust and the Rwanda Genocides....   [tags: World History] 795 words
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The Crusades - In this essay I will prove that the crusades are important for today’s students to understand why they happened. The Crusades were a series of wars of Christians called the Crusaders who wanted the holy land back; because the Muslim’s had conquered Jerusalem (Holy Land)and they had conquered many other countries, so the crusaders wanted to conquer them, so that was the reason for all the wars. This was the Crusades. The Crusades directly contributed to the rising influence in Catholic Church in Europe and Trade between Europe and Asia grew....   [tags: World History ]
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Iran-Iraq War - Iran-Iraq War The eight year Iran-Iraq War was, by the standards of international conflicts, a very long one. It lasted longer than both World War I and World War II. In this conflict, the two most powerful states in the Persian Gulf, Iran and Iraq, who were the world’s largest producers of petroleum, were locked in mortal combat and appeared intent on destroying each other. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran, simultaneously launching an invasion by air and land into Iranian territory on September 1980 and ended with a United Nations brokered ceasefire in 1988....   [tags: World History ]
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World War II - World War II December 7, 1941, Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in infamy. Mrs. Augspurger remembers feeling shocked. There had been reports of the Japanese becoming stronger, but she had no idea they were strong enough to attack us and hurt us like they did. At first, people did not believe we were attacked; they thought it was a drill....   [tags: US History World war two] 1700 words
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Francis Drake - The year was 1575, Queen Elizabeth I summoned a seasoned mariner by the name of Francis Drake for a meeting that was deeply shrouded in secrecy. Details regarding this meeting were kept from the public eye for many years, until well after the death of Francis Drake. This rendezvous was so secret, the Queen specifically ordered Drake to keep this secret from even one of her most trusted advisor, Lord Treasurer Burghley. The Queen commanded that no one involved discuss the specifics with anyone on pain of death....   [tags: World History]
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The Nature and Role of the Ocean in the Medieval Imagination - The ocean in medieval times was a thing of great mystery to the ordinary medieval peasant. However to the explorers, the church and the educated the sea was a dangerous place. The ocean began to fascinate people in the time of the early Greeks. The Titans ruled the earth in the beginning, and Oceanus, son of Uranus and Gaea was one of them. "In him [Oceanus] Homer salutes the essence of all things, even the Gods, and regards him as a divinity whose power was inferior to none but Zeus'" He was the father of all the rivers and lakes of the world....   [tags: World History] 1541 words
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The Oppression of Poland During Joseph Conrad’s Childhood - The Oppression of Poland During Joseph Conrad’s Childhood Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in south-eastern Poland. He grew up during one of Poland’s most difficult times. The Polish people were oppressed by three imperial rulers. Joseph Conrad’s parents died as a result of the oppression imposed on the Polish population. Conrad ultimately left Poland mainly due to its political situation. In 1795 Austria, Prussia, and Russia partitioned Poland for the third and last time....   [tags: World History] 818 words
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Analyse the Reasons for the Rise of Fascism - Italy had joined the Great War of 1914-18 on the 'Allied' side, under the belief that if the allies won, Italy would gain territory along the Balkan coast and a small part of what was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. WW1 had proved disastrous for Italy, the land they had been promised in the Treaty of London, the deal made with Britain and France was not given to them. The people of Italy felt that the government had not delivered what they had promised. The middle classes of Italy were concerned by the sudden popularity of Socialism among the lower classes, as they campaigned for workers rights and removal of businesses from owners....   [tags: World History] 604 words
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Fascism in the 1920's and 1930's - During the 1800's Europe had been the cultural, military, political, and the financial center of the world. Political Liberalism and parliamentary institutions was prosperous. After World War I the world faced economic disasters. In the years following the First World War, a new era of democracy seemed to be unfolding and it was looked promising. The autocratic regimes in Russia, Germany and Austria, were all overthrown and replaced by republics. The seven new states in Europe all had a republican form of government....   [tags: World History] 820 words
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The Origins Of The Cold War - The Cold War was a conflict that dominated the people of Earth for half a decade. The two clashing titans never fought directly with each other on the military level, but both were drawn into conflicts that split the world in to. All of the conflicts of the world, with the exception of those in Africa, from the time period of 1946 through 1989, were in some war effected by, or a product of the clash of opposite ideologies that we call the Cold War. The key to understanding the role that the two ideologies played throughout the Cold War lies in the conflicts that occurred both before and after World War Two....   [tags: World History] 1734 words
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European Colonization During the Nineteenth Century - Motivation for Expansion During the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution gave certain countries in Western Europe a big boost of economic power. France, Britain, Italy, and Germany emerged as industrialized powers, with high population and high production. During a time when Social Darwinism was popular, it was only natural that these nations compete with each other for survival. The most important motivation for Europeans to colonize during the 19th and 20th centuries was to strengthen their own countries in order to compete with the other European powers....   [tags: World History] 691 words
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Growth of Democracy in Ancient Greece - As we have seen it, it was the Greeks who gave the Western world the growth of democracy. Greek democracy happened when Greece actually became a cosmopolitan culture. Their democracy was a direct democratic system rather than a representative one. They believed that individuals should be free as long as they acted within the laws of Greece. This allowed them the opportunity to excel in any direction they chose. Individuality, as the Greeks viewed it, was the basis of their society. The citizens' views in Greece were all part of the polis....   [tags: World History] 388 words
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Pretenses on the Paleohistory of Race - Pretenses on the Paleohistory of Race When looking at the chronological advancement of technology, it is easy and quite common to derive that certain civilizations were simply not as smart as others. Although a country as technologically advanced as the United States exists (among others), there are still areas in our world where people are more technologically ignorant than most people could possibly imagine. One might presume differing genetic or physical traits could contribute to the "delayed" advancement of these civilizations....   [tags: World History] 676 words
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The Rise of Arabic Civilization - The first cause for the rise of the Arabic civilization was that the Arab invasions politically united a massive portion of the world from Spain to India. This was a union that continued defeating pending the fall of the Omayyads in 750. The fading of so many separating frontiers was the beginning to the construction of new Arabic societies. The Arabs passed their language around by defeating one nation after another. The more the language increased among non-Arabs, additional information of Arabic multiplied with it....   [tags: World History] 1008 words
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Speech: End The Iraqi War - Title: End the Iraqi war Specific Purpose: to persuade my audience that the war in Iraq is unnecessary Introduction 3,996, that is how many American soldiers have died since march 2003. 514 billion, that is how much the country has spent on this war, which translates to $121,000 per person in the US. The "war on terrorism" has unacceptable costs for the United States both emotionally and financially. In Iraq the United States faces the ugly prospect that its military adventure is deteriorating into a major failure....   [tags: World History] 940 words
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The Creation of Israel - Medinat Israel better known as Israel declared its independence from Palestine on May 14, 1948, three years after the end of the Holocaust and World War II. It was created as result of the Zionist movement, which was founded in Switzerland during 1897 by Theodor Herzl. Zionism was created to unite Jewish people of exile and settle them in Palestine. The movement's name derived from Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was located. Many of Israeli's political institutions and beliefs came from the concepts of the Zionist movement....   [tags: World History] 395 words
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U.S. and China Relations - The relations between the United States and China have grown dramatically since Nixon's visit in 1972. Nixon's visit got the Chinese and the US back as friends, instead of being against each other because of their government differences. This relationship has been very shaky ever since the nations have been dealing with each other. First, they were on good terms in the late seventeen hundreds. They traded with each other quite often, and American businessmen went over to start businesses in China, which helped out the economy a lot....   [tags: World History] 1118 words
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From Patriotism to Realism. - From patriotism to realism. A review by Michiel IJsseldijk The Great War: endless bitterness, rivalry and struggling. Armies situated in muddy trenches. Trenches full of dead bodies and rats. Poison gas attacks. Soldiers and civilians exposed to extreme physical conditions. Millions of casualties and thousands of destroyed houses. The First World War seems to be the most emotional and useless war ever fought. It seems hard to imagine that before the war, lots of soldiers and civilians on both sides, supported the war....   [tags: World History] 713 words
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Media Portrayal of Islam - Islam: suppressor of women, enemy of Western nations, and breeder of terrorists. The West has many stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam that are due to the media, prejudice, and ignorance. Islam is often seen as an "extremist" or "terrorist" religion. Often, the media's reports about Islam are incorrect due to ignorance or not wanting to acknowledge its true teachings. This is one of the reasons why Westerners are often wary of Muslims. In contrast to what the media portrays, Islam is a peaceful religion, which does not promote violence or terrorism....   [tags: World History] 754 words
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British Perspective Of 9/11 - I remember waking up on the morning of September 11th and watching the events that happened in New York: the United States was under attack. I was 10 years old and horrified that the world was coming to an end. The news broadcastings kept replaying the planes crashing into the twin towers over and over, so it appeared to me that dozens of planes were terrorizing the United States. I was young and confused and saw everyone in a state of panic. However, as I discovered within a few hours, nobody else seemed to know what to make of the events either....   [tags: World History] 1353 words
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Spanish Armada - During the age of exploration, the great European nations fought amongst themselves for their share of the new world. There were constant battles over the lands of the Americas and Africa. The two main religions of Europe were trying to spread its reach to new parts of the world and each had countries pushing each religion as much as they could. The Anglo-Spanish War between England and Spain during 1585-1604 is a great example of this, although it was never official declared a war. One thing that made this war quite note worthy was the Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130-armed ship versus the well-trained navy of England....   [tags: World History ]
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Hitler's Utopia - Adolf Hitler came to power on February 28, 1933 (Rossel). He rose to power using inflammatory speeches and inspiring hope for the defeated Germans. He constructed a system to empower the German people and allow them to thrive in the period after the Great Depression (Noakes). Using keen acumen and decisive moves, he was able to turn Germany into a war machine bent on the creation of an Aryan utopian society, at the cost of all inferior races, especially the Jews ("The Period between 1933 and 1939")....   [tags: World History ]
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Desert War - The war in the desert that took place in WWII, defined the entire world war within a 3 year long fight for the desert in Northern Africa. Superiority in the desert often changed between sides and the conditions were harsh. Mussolini always longed for an empire in the northern deserts of Africa and began his quest in June 1940 while the rest of the world was occupied with WWII. After being defeated by the British just months after beginning his quest, Hitler came in and reinforced the Italians pinning 2 powerful armies against one another....   [tags: World History] 931 words
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Latin American Dictatorship - Latin American Dictatorship It is impossible to separate the history of military dictatorships in Latin America from the history of economic exploitation and of US intervention in the region. The history of slavery and other forced labor in the pursuit of large-scale agriculture and resource extraction in the time of the colonies has created a legacy of economic exploitation. This poverty and inequality has in many cases led to popular uprisings and calls for reform, which provided the reason (or the excuse, depending on your point of view) to use military force to restore discipline....   [tags: World History] 860 words
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Mesopotamia Is Great - Mesopotamia Is Great The "Land Between the Rivers" has been a source of both savage barbarism and great civilizations. Mesopotamian culture reached its peak between ca 3000-550 BCE. Yet, much of Mesopotamian culture goes unnoticed, despite its rich heritage. A vast bulk of the great early civilizations developed in the land known as Mesopotamia. It can, in fact, be proven, without question, that because of Mesopotamia's extensive trade routes, its excellent leaders, and the astronomical growth in technology that occurred, that Mesopotamia was one of the greatest civilizations to have ever existed....   [tags: World History] 707 words
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The Great Depression - The Great Depression of the 1930s is a period of time that was highly influenced by social memory, in that the social status you had, your gender, occupation, etc meant that you experienced the Depression differently from the next person, your account was influenced by your social groups/status. It is generally acknowledged that the Great Depression was a period of immense suffering for most. Hence the name given to the period. However, for some, the Great Depression is seen as a time in history where many prospered, and some even see a boom in the economy....   [tags: World History] 619 words
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The Puppet's Guilt - Adolf Eichmann was a high-ranking German officer who was one of a few top-ranking officials responsible for the "legal work" of the extermination of millions of Jews. He was a wanted Nazi war criminal because he escaped just before the end of World War II. He was not immediately captured and thus evaded the Nuremberg Trials as he fled to the country of Argentina where he attempted to fade into history. Israeli secret service agents somehow managed to track Eichmann down, kidnap him, and bring him back to Israel to face the consequences of his past....   [tags: World History] 477 words
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The Phoenician Empire - The Phoenician Empire The Mediterranean Sea has spawned many civilizations through history. The Phoenicians, which originated around 1200 BCE, is one example. Despite the rather small size of this civilization, its impact on our world has been considerable. Being a seafaring nation, the Phoenicians established colonies all over the Mediterranean area, including the present-day cities of Carthage and Tripoli. As notable traders, they shared cultures with many nations, which allowed their invention of the alphabet to spread throughout Eurasia....   [tags: World History] 753 words
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World War I - World War I During W.W.I the Austrian wore the pike gray 1909 pattern tunic and trousers. They have three white stars on the collar which indicate Sergeants rank. Some have leather gaiters worn by mountain troops; others wore the ordinary trousers with the integral gaiter which fastened around the ankle with two buttons. Men and women wore tunics made of khaki serge flannel or cord. Most men, and some women, also wore leather cartridge pouches and a slouched hat. Women were seen wearing long, more fuller skirts....   [tags: World War 1 I One Essays History] 4555 words
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World War II - World War II, was a global conflict that was fought over six years. The first conflict began in Asia between China and Japan, then in Europe when Germany invaded Poland. The war in Asia, or otherwise called the Second Sino-Japanese War was the largest asian war in the twentieth century. Japan's long desire to invade China and dominate it politcally and militarily led the Japanese to invade Manchuria, attack Pearl Harbor, and then eventually surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan's lust for domination over China and their raw materials led not only to the involvement of the United States into World War II but also the creation of the atomic bomb and the destruction of Ja...   [tags: History War World War 2 Two] 1484 words
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Treaty Of Versailles - What started with an assassination of an Austrian prince unpopular in with royalty in Vienna and plotters in Belgrade ended in war. Four years of artillery, machine guns, and poison gas had ruined the countryside of Europe. Woodrow Wilson put the blame for dead millions at the feet of secret diplomacy, excessive armament, imperialism, and the lack of international cooperation. His plan for a lasting peace was presented to the world in the form of the Fourteen Points, some of which were present in the final plan for peace, the Treaty of Versailles, which faced internal opposition at home....   [tags: World History] 991 words
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The Columbian Exchange - The Columbian Exchange is the exchange of plants, animals, food, and diseases between Europe and the Americas. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus came to America, he saw plants and animals he had never seen before so he took them back with him to Europe. Columbus began the trade routes which had never been established between Europe and the Americas so his voyages initiated the interchange of plants between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, which doubled the food crop resources available to people on both sides of the Atlantic....   [tags: World History] 1121 words
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Fall of Constantinople - Fall of Constantinople By 350 A.D., Constantinople was one of the world's greatest capitals. The city was located between Asia and Europe, making it a very diverse and strategic place. The many bodies of water surrounding the peninsula gave Constantinople many trade routes as well as protection. The famous walls were also built to further strengthen security. Constantinople eventually rose to a beautiful city of strength and wealth. Its Greek heritage separated itself from the West with their religion of Eastern Orthodoxy....   [tags: World History] 781 words
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Book Review - Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America. By Alan Mintz. University of Washington Press, 2001. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xiii, 186. $29.95. How does American culture shape the Holocaust memories. Why do we feel as Americans to show interest in the Holocaust. The answers are not simple ones. As Americans, we take pride in our country, as well as, in other countries. During the Second World War, many people lost their lives, as well as, their strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: World History] 613 words
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Louis Riel - There were many occasions in history wherein the French and English Canadians have clashed but the first major historical event to tear the relationship into pieces was the Northwest Rebellion. The French Canadians regarded the Northwest Rebellion a noble cause and Louis Riel a hero who stood up to protect the rights of the French-speaking Métis. The English saw the rebellion as a threat to Canada's sovereignty and Riel as a traitor. Louis Riel had taken up residence in the United States after the Red River Rebellion....   [tags: World History] 798 words
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Iwo Jima - Iwo Jima "Victory was never in doubt. Its cost was. What was in doubt was whether there would be any of us left to dedicate our cemetery at the end, or whether the last Marine would die knocking out the last Japanese gunner," Major General Graves Erskine, dedicating his 3rd Marine Division cemetery at Iwo Jima just after the battle.(Alexander 207) The sea invasion of Iwo Jima was and still is the largest of any in all the years of the United States Marine Corps history. This invasion was also the most devastating....   [tags: World History] 1932 words
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1936 Olympics - The United States in the 1930's was a country that was just coming into its own. We had broken through the ideas of other nations treating us in disregard because of how young we were. While the United States was a young country, we began to feel a strong sense of nationalism and power as we became more and more respected in a world forum. Much of the power and respect the United States now had was due to our presence in World War I. While we were only in the war for about a year our power as a nation was definitely felt worldwide....   [tags: World History] 1223 words
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Cold War - COLD WAR During 1945 and early in 1946, the Soviet Union cut off nearly all contacts between the West and the occupied territories of Eastern Europe. In March 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned that "an iron curtain has descended across the Continent" of Europe. He made popular the phrase Iron Curtain to refer to Soviet barriers against the West (Kennedy 1034). Behind these barriers, the U.S.S.R. steadily expanded its power. In 1946, the U.S.S.R. organized Communist governments in Bulgaria and Romania....   [tags: World History] 1240 words
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The Enlightenment - Advancement from Enlightenment As the 1900's rolled around, many changes were to come. New leaders, government styles, and new ideas were just the start. The main focus of the Enlightenment era was based on reason, rationalism, and the idea of "Inevitable Progress." Enlightenment was pushed forward by great people such as Kant, Bulgaria, Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Newton, Francois-Marie Ardouet de Voltaire, Thomas Hobbes, to name a few. As the 20th century rapidly approached, the enlightenment was strongly criticized and new ideas were on the rise....   [tags: World History] 1009 words
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Industrial Revolution - The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in advancements of the United States and Europe. The Industrial Revolution included many inventions of different purposes and complexity. Many of the inventions shape the world around us so much that people do not even realize it. The Industrial Revolution also included the Agricultural Revolution in Europe, which changed the farming methods and increased agriculture. A form of efficient mass transportation was developed during this time to cope with the mass production that industries were processing....   [tags: World History] 909 words
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Christopher Colombus - During my formative years in kindergarten and elementary school I remember the nursery book rhyme taught to all of us children. "In fourteen-hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue." We had school plays that tried to recreate his intrepid ocean journey. I wasn't the best at remembering lines, so I played the part of the Pinta, one of Columbus' ships. As most school children are taught, we learned about how he was the first to discover the Americas, that he was a merchant looking for a trade route to India, that he was the first to prove the world was round, and that if it wasn't for him America as we know it would not be here....   [tags: World History] 700 words
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The Holocaust - During the Holocaust an estimated six million Jews were killed. Hitler’s hatred towards the Jews was deliberated from Karl Lueger. Karl was a young mayor of Vienna and he blamed the Jews for Australia’s economic problems. There were a number of events that led to the Holocaust: World War I, Civil War, poor economy, failed coup, and the voters giving power to the Nazis. World War I was settled by the Treaty of Versailles which said that Germany was responsible for War repairs and also the treaty included an embarrassing guilt clause....   [tags: World History] 1113 words
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Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egypt The Egyptians were the first to make bread that is soft, light and filled with air. They also made the first ovens, because they need a different way to bake the larger mass of dough used for this new kind of bread. The Egyptians used mud bricks that have been dried in the sun to make houses. The sun is shining on our backs. In town ,we shall be paid fish for our barley. That was a song of Egyptian farmers , more than 3,000 year ago. Wall paintings in ancient tombs show farmers at work in their fields....   [tags: World History] 906 words
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Imperialism - Imperialism is often the focal point of failure, the main cause cited in any discussion of the problems in modern day Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. It is blamed for civil unrest, wars, famine, destruction of culture, and unfair and unnatural division of land. Charley Reese, a writer and editor for the Orlando Sentinel from 1971-2001, wrote in Kipling’s Back, “The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.” Perhaps Reese in his attempt to discredit imperialism as an, “arrogant and racist … attitude” stumbled upon the true value of imperialism....   [tags: World History] 1935 words
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1900-1910 - 1900-1910 At the beginning of the 20th century a New York editorialist wrote that the 20th century began in the United States with "a sense of euphoria and self-satisfaction, a sure feeling that America is the envy of the world"(World History Timeline "1900-1901"). The president was Teddy Roosevelt, who enjoyed enormous popularity due to the general happiness of the American people. A thriving industry created many jobs for immigrants and others. A monumental event took place in 1901 when the New York Stock Exchange exceeded 2 million shares for the first time ever (World History Timeline "1900-1901")....   [tags: American History World History]
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Hypatia - Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt in the year 370 A.D. She was the daughter of a mathematician Theon. At the time of Hypatia's birth, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Alexandria. He then became solely dedicated to producing the perfect human being. He taught Hypatia as much of his own knowledge of mathematics as possible. Theon also strived to have Hypatia be completely well-rounded by keeping her on a strict diet and exercise routine. She would row, swim, ride horses, and rock climb in order to have a healthy body....   [tags: World History] 513 words
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