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The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand - After the following events, all the countries were ready for war, they expected it. Things were brewing from all 6 countries (Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia). The two alliances- Triple Entente (Britain, France and Russia, formed in 1907) and the Triple Alliance (Austria-Hungary, Italy and Germany, formed in 1882)-just needed a spark to ignite the war. This spark that possibly became the most likely cause of the start of war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne....   [tags: assassination, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, war] 705 words
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The Life of Franz Ferdinand - ... Serbian nationalists, however, wanted to be completely independent of Austria-Hungary and got worked up over the idea of becoming a part of the empire. Not only had Franz Ferdinand been stirring up Serbian’s feelings towards the empire, but the day he was shot was St. Vitus Day. On this day in 1389, Ottoman forces destroyed a Serb-led army and put an end to the Serb empire in the Baltics. The Serbs feelings of nationalism were stronger than normal on this religious holiday causing Serbian’s to be worked up even more (Clark)....   [tags: world war I, the serbians] 894 words
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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - In June 28, 1914, countries still searched for the power that was seen during the age of imperialism, but how can anyone conquer a nation that is already civilized?To that the answer is war. A war that can cause one's boundary lines to increase and bring pride to one's country. War is the answer, but how does one start a war. At the time of the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand the world was at the fringe of war. Nations searched for a reason to regain honor and to test their military capability....   [tags: World History ]
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The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand - The sound of two bullets being fired rang out in once peaceful Savejo Street. Each shot was followed by the sickening sound of lead piercing flesh as the sovereign duke of Austria-Hungary fell. People ran up and attempted to assault the assailant but where quickly held back by the police who took control of the situation. A small mob quickly formed, gathered around the victims and came to an unsettling conclusion. On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie were assassinated by an overly passionate 17-year-old nationalist, Gavrilo Princip("Francis Ferdinand, archduke of Austria-Este" Encyclopedia Britannica)....   [tags: World History ]
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The Life of Peter Ferdinand Drucker - ... They must move as one big family and all of them must not give too much objections towards how the responsibilities should be done in order for them achieve all the goals successfully. For the joint goal setting, the cooperation level is required in the Management by Objectives (MBO) process. Before setting the goal, the most important things that need to be clear is the goals that are being to set should be solid, confirmable and measurable. In order to be a successful organization, both the management and subordinates need to find the objectives that are attainable and more common sense....   [tags: strategic management, insurance company]
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Biography of Ferdinand Marcos - Ferdinand Marcos was famous for ruling Philippine island with an iron fist for nearly two decades. He was also known for implementing a brutal martial law which gives the military to exercise their extraordinary power to maintain order, with his superior position in the senate, martial law was his excuse in uncontrolled growing level of the communist party called New People’s Army or NPA. He was the first president in the Philippine presidential history to be reelected twice in his term. Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1917 in a small village in Ilocos Norte, located in the northern part of Luzon, called Sarat....   [tags: Philippine Ruler, Achievements] 988 words
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Miranda, Ferdinand,and Prospero - The reciprocation of salvation, gifts, and promises or contracts that governs Miranda, Ferdinand, and Prospero’s relationship is contingent. In other words, nothing is given freely. Although salvation is often time portrayed as a gift, I suggest that perhaps there is no such thing as a free gift or pure salvation. Prospero gives Miranda as a gift to Ferdinand. However, the reason was not that the gift is free, but that in return Prospero gains from gift-giving. Still, Prospero cannot give the gift until the promise of chastity is fulfilled....   [tags: the tempest] 948 words
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Ferdinand's Feelings Toward Melinda in "The Tempest" - From the Tempest play, we are introduced to the character known as Ferdinand in act 1 scene 2. We know very little about Ferdinand except that he is the heir to the throne of Naples and is of an upper class. He is the son of Alonso - the present king of Naples. Apart from this, we have very little information on this particular character at this time. In this essay I will be studying the feelings of Ferdinand towards Miranda, using two scenes extracts from the play. (Act 1 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 1.) Our first meeting with Ferdinand is when he is shipwrecked upon the island, segregated from the remaining royal entourage....   [tags: characters, relationships, Tempest, shakespeare, ] 596 words
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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian Archduk - ... On the other hand, the rise of militarism is seen as one of the most plausible reasons, since it alarmed many European leaders and made them constantly worry about their foes. Yet, it truly does not make sense that, in order to cease the threat of sudden war, the whole continent decides to take part in one of the goriest conflicts in history. Overall, it is clear that a tragic chain of events led to World War I, but none of them could be a credible explanation for bloodshed. Furthermore, the war was not entirely inevitable....   [tags: conflict, human history, world war I]
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Structuralism Developed by Ferdinand de Saussure - Structuralism was developed by Ferdinand de Saussure in the mid-twentieth century (Cuddon and Preston 923). This creation was brought on, in part, by the French existentialism period and is often combined with the semiotic theory of literary criticism; both are the source of development for other literary criticisms from the formalist schools of thought. As the name suggests, structuralism examines the structure of the work, investigating the ramifications of the organizations of literatures (McManus, 1998)....   [tags: literary theories, french existentialism]
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The Unification of Spain: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella - Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon were one of the most famous married couples in history. Isabella was beautiful. “She had blue eyes and chestnut hair.” “She was just striking” (Isaacs). By the time she was 18, she wore beautiful gowns and jewels. “She wore them throughout her life” (Isaacs). Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in a joint ruling, converted Muslims to Christianity, sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to a New World, had a family and Isabella even had time for education....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]
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The Accomplishments of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain - Many people have heard of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. However, only some know of all the things they accomplished. They might be best known for funding the voyages of Christopher Columbus, but they also greatly contributed to the unity of Spain (“Isabella l”). Together, they brought many kingdoms on the Iberian Peninsula together to form what Spain is today. Through Spain’s unification, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella strengthened Spain into an economic and dominant world power, enabling the spread of Christianity and the colonization of a New World....   [tags: Christianity, Inquisition, Explorers] 1516 words
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Figures of the Renaissance - Ferdinand Magellan - Figures of the Renaissance Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was a leader of the Renaissance and a benefactor to modern science. The results of his voyage around the globe were such that the average person living during the Renaissance re-thought their paradigms of the world surrounding them, even know most scholars and other educated types knew that in fact, the world was round in shape. Ferdinand, however, proved it. Thus he lays claim to having circumnavigated the first voyage around the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - While there is never just a single event that has led to the start of a world war, or any other serious war, there is often one thing that triggers long lived tensions and thus war ensues. Such was the case in WWI with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There were many tensions that existed prior to his assassination, but it was his assassination which triggered the war, his assassination that served as an excuse, and perhaps the last straw, so to speak, which led to the First World War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1896: Archduke Franz Ferdinand - ... Serbia refused to comply and Austria declared war. Europe's “long-smoldering feuds” had finally erupted into war. At this particular time, Europe was suffering from many problems. One of the reasons the assassination was so effective was because of the existing nationalism in Europe. In 1815, a treaty at the Congress of Vienna was signed that created an equal balance of power. Due to the strong surge of nationalism at the time, the divided states of Italy and Germany began to unite, leading to the Italian unification and the German Unification....   [tags: serbian nationalists, ethnic groups] 972 words
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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand It made it impossible for the major powers to keep out of what should have been a small third Balkan war. This was because Austria, a major super power, had been embarrassed by little Serbia and had to deliver an ultimatum. Germany delivered the blank cheque to Austria, as she had to support ethnically other Germans who lived in Austria. The confidence of the blank cheque meant that Austria had to act and deliver a harsh ultimatum on Austria....   [tags: Papers] 1216 words
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The Expression of Anti-Colonialism in Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono - ... Another event is when Toundi elopes from home and goes to live with Father Gilbert. He is dedicated to father Gilbert regardless of the treatment he got from him. It is ironic that Toundi escapes his house due to the continuous beatings of his father however does not have any bitter reactions when he receives worse treatment from the church. Additionally when Toundi escaped Africa’s colonial legacy was criticized to a large extend by Oyono. He emphasized on the antithetical actions and on the obscenities to enhance the European hypocrisy....   [tags: identity, religion, hypocrisy]
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Biography of Ferdinand Porsche - Ferdinand Porsche was born in Maffersdorf, Austria (now in the Czech Republic) on September 3, 1875. At age 18 he found a job in Vienna. While working in Vienna he audited a few courses at the technical university for the only engineering training he ever received. A few years later he took his first job in the automotive industry with Jacob Lohner. There he was involved in the design of an electric car, the Lohner-Porsche. That first car by Porsche set land speed records in Austria, speeding up to a remarkable 35 miles per hour....   [tags: essays research papers] 938 words
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Ferdinand Graf Von Zeppelin - Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin Probably hardly a shape of aviation history is part of as many legends as Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin. He was born on July 8, 1838 in Konstanz at the Bodensee. He was educated at the Ludwigsburg Military Academy and the University of Tübingen. He entered the Prussian army in 1858 and went to the United States in 1863 to work as a military observer for the Union army and observed the Civil War. Zeppelin served in the Franco-German War of 1870-1871; he retired in 1891 with the rank of brigadier general....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father's name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother's name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown.Ferdinand's brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to care about each other and respected one another....   [tags: essays research papers] 1049 words
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was born circa 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. His father was Dom Ruy Magellan, a nobleman and sheriff. He was married to Donha Alda De Mesquite. He was born Fernão de Magalhães, but changed it later. Ferdinand Magellan had 2 siblings: a sister named Isabel and a brother named Diago De Souse. This aspiring explorer and adventurer spent his childhood as a page at the Portuguese court doing errands and chores. He also went to school at a monastery. When he was only 10 years old, Magellan’s parents died....   [tags: essays research papers] 896 words
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was bornabout 1480 in Sabrosa of a noble Portuguese family. His parents, who were members of nobility, died when he was about10 years old. At the age of 12, Magellan became a page to Queen Leanor at the royal court. Such a position commonly served as a means of education for sons of the Portuguese nobility. At the court, Magellan learned about the voyages of such explorers as Christopher Columbus of Italy and Vasco da Gama of Portugal. He also learned the fundamentalsof navigation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand - The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand The assassination ================= 'Sunday the 28th of June 1914 was a very bright and extremely hot day in Sarajevo. Sarajevo in Bosnia was preparing for a very rare royal visit. The streets had been specially decked out for the royal visit and colourful Turkish rugs had bean hung out along Apel Quay where the procession was going to take place.' The Austrian-Hungarian empire in central Europe had expanded; it had taken control of Bosnia....   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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Spain Before the Golden Age: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella - What was Spain like before the Golden Age. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ruled the kingdoms that eventually became the country of Spain. Ferdinand and Isabella were intent on having a kingdom free of any faith other than Christianity. Many people were killed or even banished from the country. King Ferdinand and Isabella moved their kingdom into a great age for Spain, but did not achieve this in the best way. The marriage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella joined their family’s two kingdoms....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]
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Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing - Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing Here came Machiavelli, a political thinker of great renown, entering the Hall of the People. Surely, this was a chance to meet and question the man whom some historians call the “Old Nick.” After the publication of The Prince, Machiavelli was so hated that his name became synonymous with the Devil. Indeed, some of us call him a total pervert, a scandalous liar, an advocate of totalitarianism, the angel of death....   [tags: spanish, spain, world history, ethnic]
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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 Life of Katherine of Aragon - Katherine of Aragon is famous for being the first of Henry VIII’s many wives, the one who fought back and defended her papally sanctioned marriage; the mother of Mary I; and the daughter of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, founders of the kingdom of España. These facts place her in the position of a traditional sixteenth century woman by defining her as wife, mother, and daughter. In these roles, many women have been overlooked as the subject of their own study, and it certainly makes sense to do this, as on the surface they are not in control of their own agency....   [tags: Henry VIII, Isabella and Ferdinand]
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The Causes of World War One, Austro-Hungary - World War One was a war that could have been prevented. If all the European powers were to simply act to comply with one another many lives could have been saved and deaths that should have not occurred. A battle mostly between Austro-Hungary and Germany against Serbia, Russia, France, and England, at what cause was some many lives sacrificed for, none, just selfish governments looking to expand their empire. The main perpetrator of World War One was none other than Austro-Hungary. The reasons being for Austro-Hungary to cause the war was that they were the ones to place the ultimatum on Serbia that would lead to declare war and bring in all other countries to fight....   [tags: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, germany]
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How Shakespeare Presents the Falling in Love of Ferdinand and Miranda - How Shakespeare Presents the Falling in Love of Ferdinand and Miranda The concept of the relationship between Miranda and Ferdinand is one of the fundamental aspects of the play. In relation to the plot itself, the eventual idea that the pair will eventually end up together is part of Prospero's 'big plan', as it were. Shakespeare not only presents their falling in love and relationship as an important part of the make up of his play, but also uses the two characters to bring up a number of different concepts and themes, in addition to showing the audience the internal struggle Prospero faces and as a means to look more closely at the character of the 'protagonist...   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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The Murder of Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of a Major European War - The Murder of Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of a Major European War It's the early 19th century and problems are erupting all over Europe. France has just finished a war with Prussia in which it was defeated and tempers are running high. Germany has taken a piece of Eastern France named Alsace Lorraine and France wants revenge. France has been very humiliated and is now building up its alliances. The first of these was the Dual entente; an agreement between France and Russia signed in 1894....   [tags: Papers] 854 words
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The Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand : Trigger for War - The Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand : Trigger for War Bosnia and Herzegovina were provinces just south of Austria, which had, until 1878, been governed by the Turks. The Treaty of Berlin, in 1878, settled the disposition of lands lost by the Turks following their disastrous war with Russia. Austria was granted the power to administer the two provinces indefinitely. Many Bosnian-Serbs felt a strong nationalistic desire to have their province joined with that of their Serb brothers across the river in Serbia....   [tags: World War I History] 2645 words
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The Age of Discovery - ... In this sense the merchants in both Mozambique and Mombasa felt these Portuguese were a threat to their trading ports. After leaving Mozambique, Vascos crew continued traveling north and reached the friendlier Malindi in April 14, 1498. Because they were not forced off of the land, Vasco had a chance to contact the help of a pilot that had knowledge of monsoon winds and knew the route to Calicut India. With the pilots help Vascos crew reached Calicut India on May 20, 1498. King Zamorin was very welcoming at first and Vascos crew was able to successfully trade for spices and jewelry....   [tags: vasco de gama, ferdinand]
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Cross-Cultural Connection of the East and West - much of the 16th and 17th centuries, much of the West had an intense drive for exploring and dominating foreign worlds. Explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan and Francesco Carletti, dominate history as some of the first people to circumnavigate the globe in an effort to further exploration of the new world. When the East and the West met it was a collision of vastly different cultures that would eventually combine in forms of cross-cultural connections, working to forage relations upon these encounters, forever changing the world....   [tags: culture, Ferdinand Magellan, Francesco Carletti]
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Spies During WWI - World War I began on July 28, 1914 and didn’t end until November 11, 1918. Even the actual cause of the war was policies; people still blamed it on Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand. This war was fought with trench war fare mostly. Another thing that was used a lot in World War One was spies. Although most got caught they did help a lot of the countries. Who was Mata Hari. Mata Hari was a spy during World War I. She was born on August 7, 1876 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. She was a professional Dutch dancer and courtesan, which is another word for a mistress....   [tags: mata hari, archduke ferdinand]
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The 1956 Suez Crisis in Terms of U.S Involvement - In 1956, the United States, led by President Dwight Eisenhower, became self-enveloped in the Suez Canal Crisis involving Israel, Egypt, France, and Great Britain. The United States involvement in the Suez Canal Crisis not only resulted in an Egyptian and Soviet victory, but it also revealed that the United States was capable of gambling in order to gain alliance with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser as a gateway into the Middle East. America, left utterly dismayed by its allies who planned an endeavor that neglected the country, became involved in the Suez Crisis to confirm its position as the super power in the Middle East....   [tags: suez canal, ferdinand lesseps, the risk]
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Jelly Roll Morton, a Brief Biography - The music of jazz became an important aspect of American culture in the early 20th century. The crisp syncopation of ragtime and the smooth tunes of the blues seeped into American mainstream music through dance halls and saloons and later through ballrooms. Instruments like the piano, trumpet, trombone and clarinet became important and symbolized the “swing-feel” of jazz because of their capability to syncopate and improvise precisely. With the help of the booming recording industry, musical geniuses were discovered and their talent and contributions to the emergence of jazz spread throughout the entire country....   [tags: jazz greats, Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe] 1460 words
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What Caused World War One? - The First World War (WWI) was a global war started in Europe from 1914 until 1918 that killed over 9 million soldiers as according to Van Tol, Ottery & Keith (2012). This huge, bloody war was caused by many different factors, such as colonial rivalries, militarism and the alliance system which centred in Europe. Most importantly, the July Crisis in 1914 – began with the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand – was the immediate cause of World War One. Nonetheless, the two major causes were nationalism and imperialism – jingoism and greed for power plus wealth – that directed the countries to war, as will be explained further in this essay....   [tags: alliance, militarism, rivalry, Europe, Ferdinand]
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How Shakespeare Presents the Encounter between Ferdinand and Miranda from Lines 450-499 - How Shakespeare Presents the Encounter between Ferdinand and Miranda from Lines 450-499 The encounter between Miranda and Ferdinand in lines 450-499 of The Tempest is presented using three characters, Miranda, Ferdinand, and Prospero. Miranda and Ferdinand have fallen in love at first sight to Prospero’s delight, though he doesn’t want them to fall in love too quickly or interfere with his plans, so he lies to Miranda about Ferdinand’s unworthiness and then charms Ferdinand from moving....   [tags: Papers] 488 words
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Semiotics: The Science of Signs and Symbols - Twentieth century Swiss linguist and semiotician Ferdinand de Saussure designates semiotics as the systematic science of signs. Though the idea was both praised and ridiculed, the linguist successfully proved that signs do affect the way we view the world we live in. Where language was once the way we understood society, signs have taken their place. Consider the “M” for McDonald’s or the Castle for Disney, even the “Disney font.” We seldom recognize these companies by what we have heard about them and more for the symbols we see and associate them with....   [tags: Ferdinand de Saussure, Systematic Science of Signs]
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The Beginning of World War I - What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it. A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians....   [tags: World War I, history, Franz Ferdinand,] 570 words
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Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferninand of Austria - On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria visited the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. A group of six assassins, supplied by a Bosnian based terrorist group the Black Hand, had gathered on the streets where the Archduke's motorcade would pass. Some attempted to kill the Archduke, including one who attempted to throw a grenade at the car but missed. Others failed to act as the car drove past them. Later on the route through the city, the motorcade took a wrong turn onto a previously designated street....   [tags: bosnia, war, america] 1759 words
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World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinard - World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Shot and killed in 1914 as a result of disharmony between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death is considered to have been the spark that initiated World War I. Contrary to Woodrow Wilson’s wishes of staying neutral throughout the war, the United States eventually joined forces with the Triple Entente against the Triple Alliance. Based on the beliefs and actions of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, it was in the national interest of the United States to declare war in 1917 due to Austria-Hungary and Serbia’s relationship, the cause and effect of the archduke’s death, and the formation of alliances....   [tags: alliance, neutral, warfare] 918 words
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - ... 1. 26) for Miranda rather than letting her work. Ferdinand shows immediate affection for Miranda and through this declaration of breaking his bones or damaging his body over her working, Ferdinand shows complete attraction and dedication to Miranda, expressing his deep, immediate affection for her. Gilman presents a contrast of the love presented in “The Tempest” through the presentation of an aging love between the characters of the narrator and her husband, John. After the birth of Gilman’s daughter, she fell into a “deeply depressed condition” (Ames, Paragraph 4), a depression in which we see as postnatal depression....   [tags: antithesis, literary form] 1083 words
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The Theme of Incest in The Duchess of Malfi - One can begin the discussion on the theme of incest in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by understanding the social conception of ‘incest’. Talcott Parsons says-“ it is not so much the prohibition of incest in its negative aspect(maintaining sexual relations) …(Instead) Incest is withdrawal from the obligation to contribute to the formation and maintenance of supra-familial bonds on which major economic, political and religious functions of the society are dependent.” Ferdinand’s incestuous behaviour towards the duchess follows the similar pattern pointed above ,i.e., Ferdinand’s aim is not the achievement of sexual relations with his sister....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Effects of Discovering the New World on the Growth of Spanish Power - ... The Royal Council and council of Finance excluded the higher nobility, thus allowing Ferdinand and Isabella to retain power over the nobility in Spain. Religious policies were the next major factor that shaped the growth and power of Spain during Ferdinand and Isabella’s reign. Pendrill notes that “the greatest triumph of Ferdinand and Isabella was their ten year conquest of the Moorish kingdom of Granada.” This is due to the results of the conquest, which Pendrill argue's increased loyalty from the nobility who had previously undermined the monarchy, and it increased prestige in Europe; thus the conquest ”gave real impetus to the idea of Spanish Imperialism.” This fuelled messianic ferv...   [tags: revenue, politics, religion ] 2015 words
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Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare´s The Tempest Play - Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Play Through The Tempest play, William Shakespeare weaves together a tale that is characterized by anti-colonialist sentiments. Prospero - the deposed Milan Duke - adopts a colonialist mentality by treating his colleagues as slaves who have no rights. Characters who suffer mistreatment under Prospero include: Ariel - the spirit creature; Ferdinand - the Naples Prince; and Caliban - Sycorax’s son. Prospero possesses much magical power which he uses to oppress his compatriots....   [tags: William Shakespeare, forced labor] 912 words
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The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi was written in the early 1600’s and is often considered to be Webster’s masterpiece. The story takes place in the Italian city of Amalfi during the sixteenth century, where the Duchess of the court of Amalfi is a young widow who has fallen in love with her steward, Antonio. Both of her brothers – the Cardinal and Duke Ferdinand – are against her remarrying and are very powerful. In becoming suspicious of the Duchess, Ferdinand hires Bosola to spy on her, while the Duchess thinks she has employed him as head of her stables....   [tags: essays research papers] 466 words
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The Duchess of Malfi: A Character Study - Webster based his plot on a true story set in Italy, a story that has as central themes inequality, injustice, and corruption. In my opinion one of the best techniques that Webster used to transmit these themes was to make the characters appear to be something that they are not. Furthermore, all the important characters of the play have both good and bad sides, and some of them (Cardinal) are “bad” but appear to be “good”. This contrast between good and bad and the changes of personality, help the author to build a play full of tragedy and therefore this maintains the reader’s attention focused on the play and anxious to see what is going to happen next....   [tags: The Duchess of Malfi] 852 words
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