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Women in European History - Women and Communal Strikes in the Crisis of 1917 - 1922 An interesting fact concerning the protests by working class in the period during and succeeding WWI was not initial demands for revolutionary change or worker’s rights, but instead forcing government to provide basic life necessities of food and shelter during times of rationing. Though there were differences in geography and outcomes, the goal was the same in demanding survival over social and economic change. The politicization of these movements did not occur until their male counterparts, who did hold memberships in unions and radical political groups, sympathized with their female equivalents and participated in these marches did...   [tags: Women in European History]
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European History as Told Through Diaghilevs Rite of Spring - Many often associate the 19th Century with old-fashioned ideas and customs, whereas the 20th Century is seen as the ‘modern era’. So where in between these two extremes can historians label a turning point as the end of one era, and the start of another. Modris Eksteins offers his view in Rites of Spring, where he uses the Russian ballet of the same name as a metaphor for the changing society during the World War I era. Eksteins views Germany as being the most modern nation in Europe, despite the outcome of the war, and sees its characteristics in the ballet, with Serge Diaghilev as the ringmaster behind it all....   [tags: European History ]
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Relationship Between European Geography and its History - How has the geography of Europe helped to shape its rich history. The diverse geography of Europe includes many winding rivers, rigid mountains, and vast plains. All of these figures of geography play an important role in the occurrence of important historical events in Europe. The political geography of the continent also plays an important role. Perhaps it plays an even greater role than the physical geography in some cases. The ever changing political geography of Europe is responsible for the creation of several landlocked countries, and the formation of serious tension between governments....   [tags: european history] 1001 words
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The Formation of Capitalism in European History - The Formation of Capitalism in European History "Pure capitalism is characterized by private ownership of resources and by reliance on markets, in which buyers and sellers come together and determine what quantities of goods and resources are sold and at what price. Here no central authority oversees production and consumption. Rather, economic decisions are coordinated by the actions of large numbers of consumers and producers, each operating in his or her own self-interest. Because property is privately owned, it can be used in whatever manner its owner chooses (Ragan and Thomas, p....   [tags: European Europe History]
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European History in the 13th and 14th Centuries - The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries were very hard times for Europe. New ideas were being brought and spread into Europe. Education became essential to ones life in order to be successful. Trade was flourishing and medieval cities began to grow. New political standards were being established, and power struggles existed between the church and monarchy. Soon, the plague hit Europe and destroyed 25-50% of its population. With this, Europe went into a state devastation. Religion was changed, social customs were changed, the government was changed, and the economy suffered because of it....   [tags: European History] 822 words
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European History - Unification of Italy - Unification of Italy Q: Describe & Explain the Unification of Italy. The Unification of Italy divides in to 3 main stages: 1815-1830: Revolts all over Italy. Revolts are suppressed. 1848-1849: Revolts all over Italy. Revolts are suppressed. 1858-1870: The unification of Italy Introduction To understand the unification of Italy, matters before the revolution need to be examined. Up until 1716, Italy was just a big piece of land divided among small kingdoms of monarchs. (ref. H.O. #1 p.29) When napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy, he left them 3 things, which were probably the key characteristics in the revolution: - Efficient Government....   [tags: European Europe History] 2718 words
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European History - The Spread of Christianity - The Spread of Christianity The spread of Christianity overtime replaced the old warrior religion changing the way of life, and at the giving it new meaning. With the coming of Christianity a hope for poets also came about. As the conversion of Ireland to Christianity took place a new era known as Ireland's Golden Age began to take over. Christian munks worked hard preserving literature of the ancient world and works of popular culture. Due to the rapid growth of Christianity the Anglo-Saxon's were given a common faith, a common system of morality and right conduct, linking England with Europe....   [tags: European Europe History] 443 words
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European History - The Spanish Inquisition - The Spanish Inquisition This paper will attempt to accurately examine the development of the Spanish Inquisition, from the spread of the Inquisition into the Spanish territories through the ultimate upheaval, and the initial dissolvement, of the authority it held over the public who feared it. It will endeavor to show the implications of the Spanish Inquisition and how it was ultimately used as a device in its own undoing. Such an examination helps to explain the use of Church authority in secular governing, and later the separating of the Church from the crown....   [tags: European Europe History] 576 words
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How "1984" Relates to 20th Century European History - The book 1984 describes a future society in which Winston Smith lives as a member of the Outer Party, the organization which rules the state of Oceania, where Winston lives. The year 1984 is an arbitrary year, since Winston cannot be sure of the past or present, due to the fact that the Party and Big Brother are in the continuous process of manufacturing history, much like revisionists, in order to control the minds and the memories of the citizens of Oceania. Orwell describes the citizens in Oceania as "cut off from contact with the outer world, and with the past, the citizen of Oceania is like a man in interstellar space, who has no way of knowing which direction is up and which is down" (...   [tags: European History] 876 words
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European History - Societal Roles of Eighteenth Century Women - European History - Societal Roles of Eighteenth Century Women   Throughout European history, women have struggled endlessly to become the intellectual and social equals of their male counterparts. After hundreds of years of physical labor, housekeeping, child rearing and many other difficult tasks, women’s attitudes about their place in life began to change. In the last few years of the eighteenth century (after tough and troubled decades) possible beginnings of early women’s rights were born when society began to evaluate the education and potential of women as a social class....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Periods of European History that Demonstrated Changing Attitudes Towards the Education of Women - Periods of European History that Demonstrated Changing Attitudes Towards the Education of Women Throughout the early portion of modern European history, women were never encouraged to undertake any significant education. Though the problem lessened over time, it was still a strong societal force. There were three major time periods when substantial changes took place in attitudes towards women's education -- the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Seventeenth and the early Eighteenth centuries....   [tags: European Europe History] 504 words
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European History - The story of Europe is a story that is worth telling for the simple fact that without the background of Europe, people will not understand the complexities in the creation of the Europe of yesterday and creation of the Europe today. This rich history cannot be ignored because of the close ties to the creation of the nations and the supranational institutions that have become the European Union and its trade partners. Without the background on the history of Europe the creation of this larger organization or supranational organization would be nearly impossible to understand the complexities of the current political, social and economic qualities within the EU....   [tags: Europe, European Union, World War 2]
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The History of European Integration - ... As a result, till present, the EU places considerable effort to fulfill the goal of improving knowledge and understanding the life and destiny European people share in common (Morley & Robins, 1995). The Eurozone Crisis: Past and Present Europe From afar, it is difficult to understand the Eurozone crisis. How could a small nation’s refinancing difficulties—for example Greece constitutes only 2% of the Eurozone’s GDP—trigger a systematic crisis for the euro that brought the global financial markets down....   [tags: European Union, Eurozone crisis] 823 words
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Romanticism In European History - Romanticism was an era in European history, roughly between 1790 and 1815, and was characterized by a growing interest in the imagination and emotions. This era was unlike the Enlightenment, which focused on changes in political ideology, or Neo-classicism, which was more akin to classicism in that rationality and realism are ideal. Romanticism aimed to invoke a change in cultural ideology and, in turn, gave people a sort of freedom in deciphering ideas and symbols using their own imaginations....   [tags: Philosophy, Emotion ]
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History of the European Union - Europe is a continent with arguably ambiguous geographic boundaries. Europe has a long history of population, language and culture exchange and as a result the boundaries between countries are largely socially constructed and porous. Europe itself represents a large, continuous market in which the unrestricted flow of goods, services, capital and population further deteriorates national boundaries in the interest of free trade and open markets. The European Union has its origins in nascent European integration of the 19th century and first World War and protectionist policy following the second World War, however over time developed into a bureaucratic entity operating a large world economi...   [tags: Schuman plan, European council] 2323 words
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English and European History: The Tower of London - ... Later even the zoo was closed after several animals escaped and attacked each other. In the winter a large Ice rink is opened to the public at the west wall of the grounds. The Ice rink is frozen over a large field to make a spectacular attraction to the royal castle. Today the tower is mostly used as museum and display showcase for the British War Department. The Royal Regalia is on display in the Jewel House. This magnificent spectacle consists of the Imperial Crown, which was fashioned for the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838....   [tags: monarchs, bloddy battles, fortress]
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The Most Important Events in European History - Two of the most important events in European History are the unifications of Italy and Germany. Both were unified around the same time, and in ways that were both similar and different. The leaders of the two countries were the reason they were unified differently. Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, with the help of Guiseppe Garibaldi, brought about the unification of Italy. Otto von Bismarck is credited with finally uniting Germany. Cavour of Italy and Bismarck of Germany used more similar methods than different methods to unify their countries....   [tags: unification, military, diplomacy] 679 words
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European Colonialism: Civilizations Ruined - European Colonialism has been around since the late 15th century and their model for colonialism will exist for many years to come. Colonization could be considered to start as far back as the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. However, this colonization model was not near as deadly as the European model (Louis). The ancient civilizations educated, advanced, and motivated their colonies to succeed. The European model falls far short of the standard set in past years. This model for colonialism starts in the late 1400s when Britain began its reign over Ireland and Portugal with Spain began its conquest of the Americas....   [tags: European History]
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Tension Between The Three European Superpowers - Throughout recent history, three countries always are involved in European and national affairs. These countries are Great Britain, France, and Germany. Each has had its own thirst for power, along with relationships and conflicts with one another. However, with these countries clashing, comes great tensions, some of which that have devastating effects. These countries have had a large voice in shaping the world into how we see it today, and also are a big part of modern problems we deal with. Each country had its beginning, and a rise to greatness....   [tags: European History]
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The European Revolutions of 1848 - The revolutions of 1848 were widespread and affected about 50 countries in Europe, considering the previously separate lands of Germany and Italy. These revolutions were extremely violent and costly. In terms of lives, tens of thousands were lost during battles with several thousand more being lost in executions. Over 100,000 individuals were jailed or exiled as well. While these individual countries had significant nationalistic grievances, such as anti-Austrian attitudes in Italy, anti-Russian and anti-Turkish opinions in Rumania, anti-Habsburg in Prague and Budapest, German patriotism divided German as did Polish patriotism in Poland; it was the political and economic struggle that were t...   [tags: European History ]
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European Witch Hunt - The epoch of Medieval European history concerning the vast and complicated witch hunts spanning from 1450 to 1750 is demonstrative of the socioeconomic, religious, and cultural changes that were occurring within a population that was unprepared for the reconstruction of society. Though numerous conclusions concerning the witch trials, why they occurred, and who was prosecuted have been founded within agreement there remains interpretations that expand on the central beliefs. Through examining multiple arguments a greater understanding of this period can be observed as there remains a staggering amount of catalysts and consequences that emerged....   [tags: European History ]
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European Justification of Colonization of Asia and Africa - The principle justification offered by the Europeans for their colonization of Asia & Africa was the moral and technological superiority of the western world. As the Europeans saw it, the spread of the European way of life would substantially increase living standards for the colonized. While economic reasons were obviously the primary impetus for colonial expansion, the Europeans believed that they were not only improving the natives’ conditions, but they were saving their mortal souls by bringing Christianity to them....   [tags: European History] 822 words
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Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History - Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common. When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe's literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition....   [tags: Guns Weapons European Leaders Essays]
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Anne Frank: The Greatest Diarist in European History - The name “Anne Frank” is synonymous with young hope, optimism, and prospects for a better life, even in times of peril and relentless evil. Although she only lived to be fifteen, Frank and her work are known and respected widely throughout the world for the humanistic light they shed on a time of such infamy and anguish. Born June 12th, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Anne Frank spent her early years living the life of any other girl her age in a middle-class Jewish-German family. However, the tranquility of the Frank family and 522,000 others’ in her same situation would soon be shattered by one of the most nefarious events in all of Europe’s history, the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust, WWII, Holland]
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Medieval Armor: Greatest Invention in European History - ... Knights were put in very dangerous situations. The Medieval Era was the time period that saved the knights. Bader 2 Medieval armor and weapons redefined the way warriors fought in the Middle Ages. Foot soldiers were infantry that wore metal helmets. They had chain mail and padded cloth jackets or "jacks". Foot soldiers used long spears and sharp axes. Archers were the most advanced and effective. "They had an extreme upper hand over foot soldiers" (Medieval Arms and Armour). They used either a longbow or crossbow....   [tags: knight bodily protection]
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European Events Leading Up to World War II - Some events which occurred in Europe from 1937 to 1939 caused an outbreak of war in 1939. The key events were Germany's involvement in the Spanish Civil war, the successful attempt by Germany of the anschluss of Austria, the Munich Conference that decided the fate of Czechoslovakia which was a result of appeasement policy, the Non – Aggression Pact between the Nazi and the Soviet Union, the invasion of Poland by Germany and the rise of fascism in Europe, particularly in Germany and Italy. This European conflict in 1939 spread into a world war (World War II) by the end of 1941....   [tags: European History] 1478 words
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The History of European Merchants in China - The history of the world is bought together by its sophisticated culture and commerce net. Throughout the history, human beings have been taking on varies role in the society, and it has been the human activities kept the history alive, writing down the story of our time. Back in 16th century, an ancient nation was the center of world trading system; this nation attracted countries all over the globe to try to use its cultural and economic superiority for reference, and this nation was China. European countries such as Dutch, England and French had went to Ming and Qing China numerous time, trading had always been their main goal, but the process and strategies have changed throughout the hi...   [tags: international trading activity]
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European History - European History European society between the years 1500 and 1800 prove to be an interesting comparison to modern times, as can be seen in †George Huppert's work, After the Black Death. Some important aspects of this particular historical society bore both similarities and differences to contemporary populous. In comparing and contrasting certain features of Huppert's analysis, the reader can better understand the growth of society in the past five hundred years . It is no question that the most important aspect of a person's life during this time period basically any event which involved the family....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Were Pre-Modern European Witchhunts Mysogynistic? - Were the witch-hunts in pre-modern Europe misogynistic. Anne Llewellyn Barstow seems to think so in her article, “On Studying Witchcraft as Women’s History: A Historiography of the European Witch Persecutions”. On the contrary, Robin Briggs disagrees that witch-hunts were not solely based on hatred for women as stated in his article, “Women as Victims. Witches, Judges and the Community”. The witch craze that once rapidly swept through Europe may have been because of misconstrued circumstances. The evaluation of European witch-hunts serves as an opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of misogyny....   [tags: european history, witches] 1099 words
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Modern European History - Modern European History 1. What did Paul Valery mean in saying that the mind of Europe doubted itself profoundly. Before 1914, people in Europe believed in progress, peace, prosperity, reason, and rights of individuals. During that time, people began to believe in the Enlightenment, industrial developments were just starting and scientific advances began to take place. People then really believed in progression and further developments. Unfortunately, World War I broke out. Nevertheless, the optimistic people of Europe still did not doubt the outcome and were so convinced that it was not going to have any long term effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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European Imperialism in Africa - In the early 1880’s, the powers of Europe started to take control of regions in Africa and set up colonies there. In the beginning, colonization caused the Africans little harm, but before long, the Europeans started to take complete control of wherever they went. The Europeans used their advanced knowledge and technology to easily maneuver through the vast African landscape and used advanced weapons to take control of the African people and their land. The countries that claimed the most land and had the most significant effect on Africa were France, England, Belgium, and Germany....   [tags: colonialism, african history, european history] 1534 words
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A Brief History of the British Empire - Great Britain, The country who has been in a the center of some history’s biggest moments. A country in which no other dares to challenge , but try to emulate. A country who were first to industrialize and didn't want anybody else to . How did Great Britain become one of the powerful empire in history and what happen to it . The first event that help Britain build this empire was the industrial revolution. Coal was really the start of the revolution....   [tags: European history]
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The Largest Massacre in European History since World War II: The Bosnian Genocide - One of the numerous results of the fall of communism in Europe, the Bosnian Genocide is considered to be the largest massacre in European history since WWII. Lasting for an estimated time of 3 years, the Bosnian Genocide wiped out millions of citizens; specifically Muslim Bosnians (known as Bosniaks). The country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, went through cultural desegregation as well as religious tensions that rose as time progressed. Bosnia and Herzegovina, located just west of Serbia, is a European country with a current population of approximately 3,834,000 people....   [tags: muslim Bosnians, Herzegovina, religious tensions]
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Gulliver's Time Travels: A Romp Through European History - Gulliver’s Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, is a classic example of satire. It is a story about an English man named Lemuel Gulliver, a ship surgeon, and his adventures to mythical lands. He first visits Lilliput, a land where the inhabitants are only six inches tall, making Gulliver a giant. He then visits Brobdingnag, where the people are sixty feet tall, and he appears insignificant. He also finds himself in the land of the Laputans, Glubdubdribbs, Luggnaggians, and Struldbrugs for a short period of time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Swift] 1512 words
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History of Turkey and the European Union - History of Turkey and the European Union Turkey has had a long history with Europe and the European Union that stretches back many years. In 1952, Turkey joined the United States and most of Western Europe in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Turkey would look at this as the first step toward European acceptance, which had been so important to the country's founder and hero, Kemal Ataturk. It would become an associate member of the Western European Union.[1] As early as 1959, Turkey tried to gain entrance into what is now the European Union, then known as the European Economic Community (EEC).[2] Under the Ankara Agreement of 1963, Turkey became an associate member of the...   [tags: Turkey History Politics Political Papers]
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The Compelling Motives of European Imperialism - The Compelling Motives of Imperialism The presence of Europe in Africa in the late nineteenth century was one of extreme power. The countries of France, Britain, and Germany had especially large claims to the African continent during this time. The motives of imperialism for these countries greatly define Europe at this time. Insatiable desires for economic markets, power and political struggles, the motivating belief in Social Darwinism, and the European idea of superiority were the driving forces at the European home front in the late nineteenth century....   [tags: European History]
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Building the New European Order - Building the New European Order When World War II ended the final remnants of the old European order lay in ruins. With such devastation wrought upon the continent twice in less than fifty years, it was remarkable that Europe managed to recover. What is even more remarkable is the Phoenix that rose from these ashes, and the new feelings of unity that accompanied the ending of the war. Those nations of western Europe began to do what decades ago had been unthinkable: develop the blueprints for a common system of the United Europe....   [tags: European History Essays] 1871 words
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Austria: History of the Country and Catholocism - The country of Austria is a landlocked country located in central Europe, just north of Italy and Slovenia. Austria also borders Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein. In comparison to the United States, Austria is about the size of Maine at 83,870 square kilometers. The terrain includes mountains, or the Alps, in the South and West, and flat land in the North and East (“Austria”). Mountains cover about three-fourths of the country. Austria is also known for its many valleys, lakes, and forests (Beller)....   [tags: European History]
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Migration and Disease in Africa during European Imperialism - The Relationship between Migration and Disease in Africa during European Imperialism During the era of European Imperialism, from approximately 1880 to 1930, an increasing number of Europeans began to colonize West Africa. Because of this colonization many African natives migrated eastward, inadvertently transporting diseases to which the East Africans were not immune (Ransford 76). This phenomenon can be explained through examining the implications of geographical isolation, the effects of large-scale migration, and alluding to a specific example of disease transference in Africa from the west to the east....   [tags: European History]
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The Spanish Civil War: A Microcosm of the Polarization of European Politics - To what extent did the Spanish Civil War represent a microcosm of the polarization of European politics between the Right and the Left. The Spanish Civil War is the name given to the struggle between loyalist and nationalist Spain for dominance in which the nationalists won and suppressed the country for the following thirty nine years. However, because of the larger political climate that the Spanish Civil War occurred in, it is impossible to view the war as a phenomenon contained within one nation....   [tags: European History] 1553 words
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The Pax Romana: A Prosperous Time in Roman History - The Pax Romana was a time of relative peace during the Roman Empire. Although there were conflicts during The Pax Romana it was generally a time of prosperity and expansion for Rome, mainly under the leadership of Augustus and Tiberius who successfully expanded borders and made peace. Pax Romana is Latin for peaceful Rome. It was from 27 BC to 180 AD, from the end of the Republican Civil wars to the death of Marcus Aurelious. Augustus started ruling when Pax Romana began, so it is also called the age of Augustus....   [tags: European History]
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History into Academic and Vocational Education in Europe - History into academic and vocational education Academic qualifications in schools come directly from university entrance examinations. Throughout the 1850s the universities at the period(Oxbridge, London), began setting matriculation tests to qualify applicants for admission. A number of turned to these test as 'school-leaving certificate'. Sensing a business prospect, London University began awards particularly for that intention both 1902 and 1905. Their accomplishment ultimately pressed the government to do something and, in 1917, a Examinations Council for secondary school was set up to control national certificates....   [tags: European History, European Education] 3473 words
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The Impact of the Petrine Reforms in Russian History - In Russian history, the eighteenth century was characterized by significant changes to the political, economical, social and cultural fabric of Russian life that shifted Muscovite Russia’s isolated position and mindset of the Middle Ages into modernization and westernization. The driving force of reformation is accredited to Peter the Great whose reign (1694 – 1725) ushered in European ideas, models, manners, and philosophies. Willingly accepted or not, government intervention was evident in almost all aspects of life....   [tags: European history, world history] 1758 words
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Early European Exploration - Early European Exploration European explorers first landed on the shores of what would later become North America more than 500 years ago. Not long after the first explorers had entered the "New World" they found out that they were not alone on this new frontier. Their neighbors in this new land were the Native Americans who had been there for centuries, virtually unaware of life outside the continent. Thus began an inconsistent and often times unstable relationship between the European settlers and the North American Indians....   [tags: European History] 1047 words
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How did European Colonialism affect Kenya? - “The sun never sets on the British Empire,” Great Britain often bragged. By 1914, about 85% of the earth’s surface was colonized by Europe. Between 1884 and 1885, The Berlin Conference took place to carve up the African continent (Background Essay). Europeans saw high potential in Africa and thought the continent was empty, even though it was not. It was roughly “untouched” and they thought they could do anything they wanted (Doc.1). Great Britain’s colonization in Kenya affected the country’s religion and culture, education, and government....   [tags: History, European Colonization] 836 words
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The History of the Fall of Rome: Is the United States Also Destined to Fall? - Between the second century BCE and the first century ACE Rome expanded from a city-state into an empire controlling the Mediterranean Sea, which at the time of the Roman Empire, was the center of the civilized world. As years went by Rome fell. Many people link Rome and the United States together. Rome rose from nothing into a great world power, however, they reached their peak and then fell, much the same, as the United States is today. Rome and the United States are similar in many ways. Rome, at one point, was an advanced civilization that was ruled by a democracy....   [tags: European History] 1522 words
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European Absolutism - Absolutism, a single word that has passed through a large history, has made people bigger and with enormous power. This essay is going to explain what is absolutism and how has it been developed through history, including some personal comments about the belief of the acts done during this time. According to the Oxford Reference Online in the Digital Library, absolutism is "the government with unlimited power vested in one individual group. It is used primarily to describe the 18-th century European monarchies that claimed divine hereditary right to rule." I consider that it defines briefly, on what consist this type of government....   [tags: European History] 983 words
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The Age of European Exploration - The Age of European Exploration The age of exploration was filled with courageous voyagers and conquistadores from all over Europe, much like today, there was much competition for land rights. The main disputes were between Spain and Portugal. And these are the representatives from not only these two countries, but surrounding ones as well. Christopher Columbus was a sea captain from Genoa. He first tried to convince Portugal, then Spain to sponsor a voyage to Asia across the Atlantic....   [tags: European Europe History] 527 words
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Exploring Conflicts Throughout History, Specifically the Conflict Concerning King Louis XVI, the French/American Conflict and the Irish/British Confli - Conflict can be defined as a fight, battle, or struggle. A conflict is usually ignited by a disagreement. It can be a little brawl with a classmate over a correct answer or a heated debate between two significant political leaders over universal healthcare. Once one gets involved in a conflict, it can get violent. Unfortunately, conflicts are everywhere. There have been many infamous conflicts throughout history, such as the French conflict concerning King Louis XVI, the French/American conflict that is still ongoing today, and the very bloody Irish/British conflict....   [tags: european history] 546 words
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European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology - European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology Humans began their existence as travelers, slowly making their way across the earth hunting and gathering. This travel was quite slow and gradual, and could be termed a period of “human expansion”, as traveling groups rarely encountered other humans. It really wasn’t until the sixteenth century that a new kind of travel developed, a kind that was more global, occurred rapidly, and was filled with many encounters with other civilizations. This sort of travel signified not simply the spreading of humans across the earth, but more the spreading of ideas among people....   [tags: European Europe History]
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The Role of Disease in European Exploration and Colonization - The Role of Disease in European Exploration and Colonization Human mobility, in terms of European transcontinental exploration and colonization, began to truly flourish after the 1400s. This travel, inspired by financial motives and justified by religious goals, resulted in the European dominance and decimation of countless cultures in both the Americas and Eurasia. While at first glance it seems as though this dominance was achieved through mainly military means - European militias, like Spanish conquistadors, rolling over native tribes with their technologically advanced weapons - the reality is significantly more complex....   [tags: European Europe History]
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The Forgotten Time of the Middle Ages - Professor Anthony Grafton is a renowned historian at the Princeton University. He is noted for his studies about the history of culture and science of Renaissance Europe. In his paper, Dating history: the Renaissance & the reformation of chronology, he first talked about the science of geography that was revolutionized by European explorers in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. As Grafton argued that “While the western understanding of geography expanded during the Renaissance, then, the traditional dating of the past and future remained curiously narrow-minded.”, he then started to talk about his profound study of the scholarship and chronology of one of the most significant classical sch...   [tags: European History ]
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