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A History of the Cold War - “As crossfire raked his body, the second boy fell back onto the strip of now churning sand. Wounded, moaning for help, he lay only 300 yards from a unit of United States troops. But the American commanding general issued orders: ‘Stand fast. Do nothing.’ Fifty-five minutes later Peter Fetcher was dead, and his body was carried away into the recesses of the city from which he had tried to escape.” This excerpt, from The Cold War: From Yalta To Cuba by Robin W. Winks shows how, despite its name, the Cold War was anything but cold....   [tags: The Truth About the Cold War]
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The Cold War and the Ideological Battle - The Cold War was the clash of cultures between the United States and the Soviet Union that coloured many major geopolitical events in the latter half of the twentieth century. This included decolonization and neocolonialism, especially in African states. Kwame Nkrumah noted that neocolonialism is when an imperialist power claims to give independence, but still influences the new state to meet its own goals. Both the U.S. and the USSR were neocolonialist powers, and a prime example of their desires to mold other states was the Congo Crisis, which acted to make decolonization unappealing to states outside Africa....   [tags: cold war, neocolonialism, congo] 1183 words
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - America’s transformation into the country we live in today has been formed through numerous events during its short history but the event that will split the United States into North versus South is truly one of the most defining events in American history. Through numerous events leading up to the start of the Civil War, I will attempt to show how the United States was destined for conflict and that the Civil War was inevitable. The first way I will show how the war could not be avoided will deal with the issue of slavery....   [tags: Civil War, America]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War: one of the most pivotal and significant moments in the history of the United States of America. The dividing of a newly birthed nation upon itself - the turmoil created threatened to collapse a unified yearning for independence. A nation once united by the solace of solidarity, once tread on by the tyranny of a motherland, once triumphant in a fight for freedom, became segregated by principle. Power and greed fueled a dichotomy between color and people which repercussions' lingered in the air of America for the better part of two centuries, and quite possibly more to come....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]
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Perceptions of the Cold War - This is an interview project with the goal of discovering how people understand the Cold War. In this essay, I will analyze how people understand the Cold War today. I will explain to what extent their definition or understanding of the Cold War differs from the definition provided. I will explain why the respondents’ understanding of the Cold War is different from the way the Cold War is defined in this course or explain why the respondents’ definition is similar to the way the Cold War is defined in this course....   [tags: Cold War Interviews]
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The Vietnam War and Iraq - During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both a nationalist and communist movement, unsuccessful in America’s regards, comparable to the war in Iraq, a poor man’s war, led to the downfall of Lyndon B....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Civil War in the United States - In 1861, a lawyer from Illinois was the new President and states were seceding quickly in the belief that this new president would support the abolishment of slavery and, therefore, the disestablishment of southern states’ rights. A war fought between brothers, fathers, sons, and cousins destroyed the American union at a pivotal time in American history. With the shots fired at Fort Sumter, a war would begin that would not only change the course of history but would reconstruct the nation into an almost unrecognizable form....   [tags: american history, american war] 738 words
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Arab and Israeli War of 1948 - Humans are no strangers to war. They have fought for freedom. They’ve fought for land. They have fought for resources. Israel became a country in 1948 with the help of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They thought process behind creating the Nation of Israel was the fact that it was the original Jewish homeland. The Jewish people were desperate for a country to call their own because of the Third Reich. Germany, under the reign of Hitler, had destroyed many homes and relocated Jewish families....   [tags: war, land, resentment, poem] 754 words
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Opposition to the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War or “the war that America didn’t win,” was a conflict that took place in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The U.S. got involved in this war because of its policy of containment against communism. This war, however, was about a lot more than about winning or losing, particularly for the American people. During the war and most of the 1960’s, American citizens were protesting several issues. Throughout most of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s, protests for civil rights, women’s rights, and other issues increased tensions between the U.S....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 1503 words
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Was the Vietnam War Justified? - Introduction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.” (Richard M. Nixon, 1985) Despite almost half a century of retrospect, numerous studies, and the declassification of military documents, former President Nixon’s assertion still holds truth. Of all the wars that the United States has fought in, the Vietnam War has compelled the most Americans to question what we were fighting for and why. Was the Vietnam War a just war. The Just War Theory The Just War Theory has been shaped over the centuries by historians and philosophers....   [tags: The Just War Theory]
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Ryan Smithson's Ghost of War - ... Pure fiction and therefore heavily opinionated the war-literature genre must be eliminated if it is to survive as a useful genre. Political Views: Many books about war are too intense or overdone for readers to connect to and this is what I believe to be the problem with the ur-war story. Not that war isn't intense and profane, but Smithson's book finds a middle ground; one that allows the reader to feel the truth of being in Iraq, without presenting it too brutally for readers. Smithson also captures the sometimes boring, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes heart-wrenching bits and pieces of being in a small cog in a big machine, in a country where some of the people want to kill you....   [tags: literary analysis, war, history] 1083 words
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - "A house divided against itself cannot stand" were the words of Abraham Lincoln in a republican convention on June 17,1858 in Illinois. The inevitable debate over slavery, popular sovereignty, the publishing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Lincoln's election would eventually have brothers versus brothers fighting each other in a bloody war. Religion, economics and the lost of power made the civil war an inevitable one. Popular sovereignty is the ideal that people could choose their laws such ideal Lewis Cass first brought up....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln]
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Protests Against the Vietnam War - James A. Baldwin once said, “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose” (BrainyQuote.com). In the 1960s, “the man” was youth across the country. The Vietnam war was in full force, and students across the country were in an outrage. Society needed an excuse to rebel against the boring and safe way of life they were used to; Vietnam gave them the excuse they needed. Teenagers from different universities came together and formed various organizations that protested the Vietnam war for many reasons....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War between the North and South was the result of two cultures that economically, morally, and legally clashed on almost all levels. The steadily growing conflict between the two parts of the union makes it hard to pinpoint the origin or the cause of the resulting war. The conflict arose from a nation thats geographical areas had slowly grown apart in their ideals and also their source of income, which is often the cause of strife between battling regions. This rift driven between the two areas gradually increased from one state disagreeing with the other in policy to an imaginary line drawn, dividing the nation into the North and the South....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]
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Causes of World War I - World War One, also known as “The Great War” and “The First Modern War” was a very large scale war lasting over four years, involving nations from around the world and ultimately killing more than twenty million people. The cause of this war cannot be accredited to one single event but rather an assassination of a nation’s leader and many political philosophies including militarism, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of alliances. On Sunday June twenty-eighth 1914 in Sarajevo Bosnia the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Francis Ferdinand, was shot and killed by an eighteen year old Bosnian Serb nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: World War I]
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Guerrilla Warfare: The Vietnam War - No 7. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose, and the conventional army loses if it does not win. 'We Fought a military war; Opponents our Fought a political one. We sought physical attrition, Opponents Aimed for our psychological exhaustion. In the process, we lost sight of one of the cardinal maxims of guerilla war. The guerilla wins if he does not lose, the conventional army loses if it does not win. The North Vietnamese used their forces the way a bullfighter uses its cape - to keep us lunging into areas of marginal political importance....   [tags: the Second Indochina War]
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Theory of War - Theory of War The Theory of War is an ideology of what is acceptable in the context of war which covers aspects of war including reasonable cause, treatment of prisoners, what kind of tactics are aloud, and so. All of these are split in to two different categories; with one being the right to go to war, and the conduct of war. Many influences of the Theory of War include many Christian ideals which can reflect religions impact on the world. Some of the first known ideas that relate to the Theory of War date back to 400 BCE with the Mahabrarata, an Indian epic which doesn't directly establish war theory but lays down some of the principles of war theory in concern with how war should be co...   [tags: Treatment of Prisoners, World War II]
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American Anticommunism and the Cold War - American anticommunism stems from a history of fear, and want of control over individuals, and groups of people who are defined as “others”. In this case “others”, is a term attributed to American citizens who were a part of, or held any relation or affiliation with the American Communist Party. Before them, it was immigrants; and before them it was African Americans, and Native Americans (Schrecker, 13). This fear and want of control over the American Communist Party, which immediately started after WWI in America, during the Red Scare of 1919-20; was used by the Republican and Democratic Parties, and their constituents, to gain and hold support in the United States government, and to atte...   [tags: Cold War Essays]
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Music During the Vietnam War - In the nineteen sixties almost half of the American population were young adults. Because of this, the sixties were an age of youth and there was a generation gap that America had never seen before. Many of the baby boomers were at risk of being drafted into the Vietnam War. This war brought on revolutionary and innovative ways of thinking. The young people of this decade wanted change and this brought a huge difference in culture from the conservative fifties. Inspiration for many of the songs and lyrics of the time came from the Vietnam War....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Limitations in Civil War Medicine - From 1861 to 1865, civil war broke loose and resulted in the many deaths of Americans. The blame for this tragedy is not due to the conflict alone, but due to the standards of medicine during the mid 1800s. Today we have the luxury of antibiotics and anesthetics to cure aliments and a much higher chance of surviving an injury or a common disease like malaria. Unfortunately, during the civil war, medical practitioners had to resort to primal methods in saving a civil war soldier’s life. Civil war soldiers lost their limbs and lives to injuries and diseases that would have been avoidable today....   [tags: american history, civil war]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - The Civil War was inevitable in many reasons. The economic and industrial evolution was mainly in the North side of the United States while the South was just a cotton kingdom, Slave Empire. Also both were completely opposites of one another when it was about freeing the slaves or hiring more. With many debates there has to be sides that would be separated especially if the president has so much hate from the people. With that being said, since many want opposing ideas, the Civil War becomes much evitable....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln, Cotton]
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The Anti-War and Hippie Movements - ... Throughout the ups and downs of the country, the war in Vietnam and Indochina still roared on, full speed ahead. Though the war spans from 1956 to 1975, the United States involvement was only primarily through the early 1960s into the mid-1970s. After the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the United States involvement skyrocketed. Through his statement, President Johnson gave Congress the go ahead to take action. “This treaty with its accompanying protocol obligates the United States and other member to act in accordance with their constitutional processes to meet Communist aggression against any of the parties or protocol states.” Congress had passed the “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.2” Which sug...   [tags: Vietnam war, counter culture] 1353 words
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Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War - ... The weather conditions, terrain, and in adequate water supply were problems for Arnold and his men during this harsh journey. During this Harsh journey Arnold gave a letter to a trustworthy Indian scout that was supposed bring it to Schuyler but it instead got in the hands of the British. The conditions were hard and some of of Arnold’s men deserted and took much-needed supplies with them. Arnold was left with 600 men and they were reduced to eating candles, dogs, and shoe leather. After they marched through the 350 miles of snow and rain Arnold earned the undying respect of his men and the nickname as America’s Hannibal....   [tags: battle, fort, war, hannibal] 1120 words
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The Cold War - The Cold War started beginning at the end of World War II. The Cold War was a war of ideologies it was not really a shooting war, even if it involved the Korean and the Vietnam War but that was almost the only part of the war fought by direct contact. The war had many points when it got close to starting a direct contact and actually start to attacking each other but at the end it did not really happened. The war was a war between democrats and communist, and it had a big impact in today world, and in the ideologies we have....   [tags: world war II, communism, russia] 863 words
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Australia in the Vietnam War - Australia first became a part of the Vietnam War effort in July 1962, when we sent over the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Our involvement in the war can ultimately be contributed to two major points, which are the our alliance with the United States as well as the fear of communism reaching Australia and seizing control of our nation. The Introduction of the “National Service Scheme” (Conscription) In 1964 caused a major uproar from the Australian public and would play a key role in our involvement in the war effort....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Australia and the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War, a counter-insurgency conflict waged between North Vietnamese Communist forces and their South Vietnamese ­opposition, was one that many of its participants are not like to forget. It spanned over a period of approximately 10 years (1962-1972); Australia's involvement lasted for the entirety of this, and was spent alongside their South Vietnamese and U.S. counterparts. The Vietnam War, was Australia longest ever fought in combat, at a cost of 520 Australian soldiers dead and over 20,000 wounded on foreign soil....   [tags: communism, australian soldiers, war]
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America and the Korean War - With the Allies achieving victory in Europe and Japan, Korea, which had been occupied by Japan since 1910, would be placed under the temporary control of Russia and the United States. Korea was divided into two separate states at the thirty-eighth parallel with Russia holding the North and America holding the South (Uschan 36). As the relationship between Russia and America turned for the worse, leading to the Cold war, both attempted to gain as many allies as possible to support them (Bachrach 11)....   [tags: History, Cold War] 820 words
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Prisoners of War During WWII - Wars have essentially been the backbone of history. A war can make or break a country. As the result of war, a country can lose or gain territory and a war directly impacts a countries’ economy. When we learn about wars in schools we usually are taught about when they start, major events/ battles, and when they end. It would take a year or two to cover one war if we were to learn about everything. One thing that is commonly overlooked and we take for granted, is prisoners of war. Most people think of concentration camps and the millions of Jews that suffered when prisoners and war are mentioned in the same sentence....   [tags: World War II]
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Causes of World War Two - When historians and common people alike look back at the Second World War, one person stands out among all of the people who had a part, Adolf Hitler. His atrocities and crimes are well documented across the world but one question which has many people puzzled is, why did the people of Germany support Hitler and his Nazi regime. Also how much were the German people to blame for the events that occurred during the National Socialist Party’s regime. Were they just to blame as Hitler himself or did they have no fault in what was going on....   [tags: Causes of World War II]
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Hollywood and the Vietnam War - Human history has been kept alive through a variety of mediums over the centuries. Throughout much of time, stories were told verbally to younger generations while written records and artifacts enhanced the story’s authenticity. In the late 19th and early 20th century, technology revolutionized story-telling with the invention of the video camera. Rather than hearing anecdotal stories about historic events, people could now see images of events happening all over the world. In addition, motion pictures were created to present fictional and non-fictional stories for education and entertainment....   [tags: Vietnam War Movies]
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The War between the States - ... The first shot was fired from the Union at seven o’clock am. Union Captain Abner Doubleday was the forts second in command. He was given the honor of firing the first shot in defense of the fort. After that, the firing continued all day; however, it was less rapidly because the Union had to conserve ammunition. The next day after 34 for hours of shooting, Anderson agreed to evacuate the fort. Surprisingly, no soldiers were killed in the battle. Anderson and his troops were allowed to perform a 100 gun salute before they evacuated the fort the next day....   [tags: American Civil War] 885 words
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Santa Ana Winds are Meaningful to Authors Joan Didion in the Santa Ana and Linda Thomas in In Brush Fire - ... Her reason behind why the winds make people unhappy is that they cause several problems such as headaches and allergies; in Los Angeles some teachers call off classes with the fear of children’s behavior (clearly a hyperbole). In Switzerland, suicide rates increase and blood clot does not occur. Furthermore, her purpose becomes clear when she states “the air carries an unusually high ratio of positive ions [which] . . . make people unhappy.” On the contrary, Thomas believes that the winds are in essence part of a natural cycle since they aid some plants like the chaparral since it “need[s] the heat of a flame to crack open [it’s] seed pods and prepare for germination.” Furthermore, the...   [tags: nature, viewpoint, death]
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Music During the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War didn't only affect the people at war, the people at home, the government, but it also affected the music industry during the 1960's. There were numerous of songs written and sung during this time period that reflected the chaos that America was experiencing. Marvin Gaye, Johnnie Wright, and Edwin Starr were just three of the many musicians that chose to express their displeasure with current politics, but of all the songs written, these men produced some of the most memorable....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Iraq War - The war in Iraq brought about many divisions within the United States and within the world itself. It took in place in the very volatile Middle East between many political factions from around the globe. The Iraq war was a war that lasted from March 20, 2003- December 15, 2011. The Iraq war occurred because the U.S. thought that Saddam Hussein was connected to al-Qaeda, the group responsible for the 9/11 attack. The U.S. also believed they were hiding WMDs or weapons of mass destruction. All of the war occurred in Iraq because the main goal of the war was to capture Saddam Hussein and inspect Iraq for WMDs....   [tags: United States, Middle East, War]
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Causes of the Civil War - A major conflict in the United States’ history is the American Civil War. Many causes led to the Civil War. This all happened around the mid 1800s. It was a conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Both sides had their own view on slavery, and their separate views caused contentions between the two. Both had different views on whether to expand or stop slavery growth to the West, or have slavery at all. The biggest cause was a social difference between slave and anti-slave states. Also, the growth of the abolition movement added to the turmoil....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,]
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The Vietnam War Was Unethical - The United States began to send troops to Vietnam to support French in 1950’s. During the following 25 years, the ensuing wars would cost 5 million people’s life and create a series of domestic tension in the U.S, like Vietnam War protest movement and the Military Draft. Even though the Vietnam War had been considered as the only war that American ever lost, but many Americans believed it was a noble cause. Like President Johnson had said in 1965, “We have made a national pledge to help South Vietnam defend its independence....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 784 words
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The Cold War - In the immediate aftermath of WWII, the world was split into two opposing camps that, though they did not fight directly, were actively engaged in the Cold War. This war did not end until the USSR broke apart in 1991. The Cold War was both created and prolonged by the interconnected economic and ideological tensions of the East and West Blocs. The ideological systems of the two powers were viewed as being complete opposites in their goals and experienced increasing animosity toward each other. This in turn influenced the economic policies that drove the main powers of the Cold War even further apart....   [tags: American History, Soviet Union, War] 972 words
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The Cold War - ... Novikov was a pro communist leader in the Russian government so he obviously was anti U.S. Novikov in this telegram details all of the negative action’s he believes that the United States is taking a part into convince the Soviet government that the United States has bad intentions. Novikov expresses that the United Stated plans to take over the world and have enlisted increased numbers in all of their armed forces and “ all of these facts show clearly that a decisive role in the realization of plans for world dominance by the United States is played by its armed forces” (Novikov 1946) ....   [tags: world war II, soviet union] 1108 words
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The Vietnam War - ... military presence. During World War II, the Japanese government took over a great deal of the area and established a puppet regime. Later on, the Vietnamese overthrew the regime during the end of the Second World War. In 1955, the French government decided to regain their previous regions. However, they were defeated by the communist general Vo Nguyen Giap on May 8, 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. Vo Nguyen Giap was born August 25, 1911 and died October 4, 2013 at the age of 102. Vo Nguyen Giap was a general in the Vietnam people army and a politician....   [tags: World History, secind Icndochina war] 1175 words
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The Vietnam War - ... He wants to turn them into killing machines with no remorse for killing people. He contributes in part to the big change seen in Private Pyles. In the first scene of the film, Sergeant Hartman is speaking to the young men and telling them what they should expect for the boot camp. The first impression of Private Pyles is one of a very happy person. He is smiling the entire time as the sergeant is speaking to him, but in that same scene the sergeant manages to take away the smile from Pyles and here begins his difficult journey....   [tags: 1960´s, soldiers, evils of war] 1068 words
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Causes of the Cold War - There are several who have a different approach of whether it’s the U.S or the Soviets’ fault for causing the Cold War. In reality, they have always had clashing ideologies and different structures of government that have played a major role in leading them to embark upon such a distrustful relationship. Furthermore, the Soviets distrusted the U.S way before WWII when they intervened in the Russian Civil War and didn’t recognize the Soviet Union until 1933. As a result, during and after WWII, the Soviets were determined to dominate European countries with their own political agenda to become the hegemonic power and believed the U.S....   [tags: Origin of the Cold War] 860 words
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American Masculinity: Defined By War - War has been a mainstay of human civilization since its inception thousands of years ago, and throughout this long and colorful history, warriors have almost exclusively been male. By repeatedly taking on the fundamentally aggressive and violent role of soldier, Man has slowly come to define Himself through these violent experiences. Although modern American society regulates the experiences associated with engaging in warfare to a select group of individuals, leaving the majority of the American public emotionally and personally distant from war, mainstream American masculinity still draws heavily upon the characteristically male experience of going to war....   [tags: War and American Masculinity]
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Casualties of World War I - The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact, some historians, developed the perception that commanders on both sides dependence on only one disastrous approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to the reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land only to be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious since a variety of tactics existed on both sides. The main reason for battlefield success and eventual victory came from the transformation of battlefield tactics; nevertheless, moral played a major role by greatly affecting the development of new tactics and the final outcom...   [tags: World War I] 973 words
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The Cold War: Rocky Flats - The Cold war was a time of fear in the United States. After World War II ended in 1945 there was still tension between communist and non-communist countries, namely the United States and Russia, then the USSR. They had been allies against Hitler because he was a common enemy, but once the war was over they split (Donoghue, 2014, para.5). The cold war became a power struggle, each nation trying to outdo each other and show their strength. The perceived nuclear threat [was] an ever present shadow in American life as these weapons were created (Iversen, 2012, p.5)....   [tags: colorado, world war II]
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An American War - American involvement in Vietnam was largely in response to Cold War polices and Strategies. Kennedy took a much more laid back approach to Vietnam than Eisenhower did. He only wanted to support the South and not give them direct military aid by getting involved. Kennedy believed that the nations themselves should bear the burden of fighting the war and America would merely give them supplies and political support. However, the administration’s attempt to help the South largely failed because neither the South Vietnamese nor the Americans knew how to deal with guerrilla warfare....   [tags: American Involvement, Vietnam, Cold War]
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The World War II - Two separate wars made up the Second World War: a European war and a Far Eastern war. After 1941 the United States and the United Kingdom took part in both, while their enemies waged separate wars and until the last days of the war, the Soviet Union fought only in Europe. These two wars were caused by the conflicts between the actions of the rulers of Germany and Japan on one side, and on the other, what the governments of Britain, France, and the United States felt acceptable. In 1939 the government of Poland chose to fight, mostly because she was encouraged by Britain and France, rather then risk the loss of Polish independence....   [tags: european war, far eastern war, nazi] 1261 words
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The Vietnam War: The War that Never Was - A common mistake among the general public is to talk about the Vietnam War. Technically, it never was declared a war; President Johnson never asked for a declaration of war. It was called the Vietnamese Conflict. He instead only asked for a resolution that would give him the authority to take "all necessary measures to repel any armed attack" against U.S. forces and "to prevent further aggression" (Dougherty). So, with this kind of all-powerful resolution, was there even a necessity for declaring war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Cold War Analysis - Robert Jervis’s article The Impact of the Korean War on the Cold War asserts that the Korean war resolved the incoherence that characterized U.S. foreign policy and its defense efforts between 1946-1950. This established important new lines of policy. In addition, if the Korean War did not happen, then other events could not have happened. Moreover, the author analyzes these theories to outline the cold war and its deeply rooted factors that contribute to a bipolar American economic system (563-564)....   [tags: History, War] 857 words
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The Just War Theory - MEDIA AND WAR The Just War theory has some moral contents, but it is significantly pragmatic in its character and application. Both sides of a war want to claim that their causes are just. They frame the war aims as ‘just’ to achieve support of the public and the international community. Even Generals project the justness of the war which tends the soldiers to fight longer and fiercer against the enemy. Hence, ‘justness’ or ‘rightness’ of a war are important for any military intervention....   [tags: war. media, rightness]
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Overivew of Vietnam War - Between the cessation of the Second World War and the onset of the 21st Century, the United States of America and the Soviet Union were embroiled in a geopolitical standoff known as the Cold War. In this international “game” of strategic maneuvers and incidents, both nations attempted to assert their influence over other states in what was essentially an ideological clash between democracy/capitalism and communism/socialism. Although the Cold War did not involve a full-scale, direct military confrontation between both powers, this notion manifested itself in the form of proxy wars and sub-conflicts....   [tags: Cold War, History]
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World War II History - World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and probably had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The exact number of people killed because of the war will never be known. Many nations came together to form the Axis. As they’re opposite the Allies totaled fifty nations by the end of the war. The early stages of the war are what got the attention of the U.S....   [tags: communist, pearl harbor, war]
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World War II - World War II brought peace and economic prosperity to the Allied nations, which allowed for the fertility rate in North America to increase. This caused an explosion in the population of the U.S. especially, with around 78 million babies born by the end of the 1940s-1960s, according to Colombia Dictionary. Similarly, Canada experienced a surge of 479,000 babies following the 1950s (Henripin, Krotki 1). A large population amounts to a shift in demographics, and subsequently the social system of North America started to change gradually in order to adapt to the new baby boom generation....   [tags: History, War] 1567 words
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The Seven Years' War - ... France and England had been enemies for generations and had already fought for power in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. The British and the French both set their intentions on the Forks of the Ohio because of the popular riverside region. In early stages of the war, the British were appearing catastrophic while the French, hopeful. The British suffered a series of defeats against the French and their broad network of Native American alliances such as the displaced Indians, the Shawnees and the Delawares....   [tags: French and Indian War in the colonies] 630 words
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War with European Nations - Throughout the wars that the North American people have experienced, there has always been an underlying theme that in one way or the other acted as the cause of the wars. From the French and Indian War of 1754 to 1763 to the American Revolution of 1775 to 1783 and the War of 1812, it is evident that the underlying cause was one party being dissatisfied in one way or the other (Black, 2012). The dissatisfaction took many forms from the want of more American territory to refusing to obey some oppressive rules set by the colonial masters (Britannica Educational Publishing, 2009)....   [tags: dissatisfaction, rules, war, laws]
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A Brief Look at the Korean War - ... On September 9th, 1949 Moscow recognized the Sung government and army as the only legitimate governing body in the region, solidifying the stance of the soviets in regards to the direction of government if the peninsula was to be united.12 Previous attempts by the populous to create their own representative government in the south were rejected by the occupying US force because of communist leanings, but with the advent of Syngham Rhee’s democratic government (heavily and exclusively supported by US aid), the US and eventually the UN supported a governing body in the region.13 Shortly after USSR’s declaration that the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) was the only representati...   [tags: civil war, US foreign policy] 2107 words
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A Deeper Look at The Civil War - War is often thought of as an act, or perhaps numerous acts of violence that are used to settle conflicts between nations. These events can be studied by breaking them up into battles, or campaigns, but other factors are also in play, such as the economic, cultural, social or military issues. All of these, and of course many more made a difference in the way the Civil War was fought, as well as the way that the post war era was handled. There is no doubt that slavery was part of the issues involved in the Civil War, but it was by no means the only reason....   [tags: The American Civil War, history, informative] 2503 words
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The American Army in the Mexican War - During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]
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Who Won the War of 1812? - The War of 1812 otherwise known as the “Forgotten War”, was a three year military conflict between America, Britain and their Native allies. It was a relatively small war that arguably shaped a continent for centuries to come. Around the time of 1812 there was tension in and around America because of several controversial acts that Britain had passed out. Because of the Napoleonic Wars Britain had a “You are either with us or you are against us”, approach to other nations. However the British did whatever it took to get out of a war however that could not happen because of what they were doing....   [tags: forgotten war, britain, native allies] 1983 words
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The Decade Long War - Mark Atwood Lawrence’s study, The Vietnam War: A Concise International History, is about the changing of the French-Indochina conflict to America’s involvement in the war from 1954 to 1975. This book also went through each President of the United States that had to deal with the Vietnam War starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The different sources Lawrence used in The Vietnam War: A Concise International History helps bolster the argument for what Vietnamese peasants, Presidents, and American soldiers had to go through during this conflict on the 17th parallel....   [tags: The Vietnam war, international conflicts] 1154 words
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The Long Peloponnesian War - After the Persian War, Athens and Sparta changed spectacularly. Because of Athens success in winning, it gave them confidence and they became a new and improved civilization. On the other hand, the Spartans were having difficulties after the war. They had a major trouble in their economy and lost most of what they had in the wars. The Spartans heard about Athens accomplishments and they became furious. In their furry they decided to invade Athena and attempt to regain power. This battle lasted 27 years and then Athens was at last defeated by the Spartans....   [tags: athens, sparta, war, success] 797 words
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The Historiography of the Pacific War - ... There are several journal articles on the embargo of oil to Japan. Other sources include the diplomatic history of Japan and the United States. Sagan uses the political strategy of the United States to further explain the desperation of the Japanese government to go down further into East Asia. The strength in this article lies in the reflection of these events that do lead to the Pacific War. This is a demonstration “that policies of deterrence can fail.” Sagan does fail to mention there is a contrasting mindset between the United States and Japan....   [tags: crucial battles of World War II] 1983 words
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Destruction of Man by War - ... Getting injured in war has taken away something as simple as walking on one’s own for a short time being. War destroys a man physically by taking away the ability to accomplish simple tasks and support others, but this is just a minuscule way war destroys an individual. Secondly, war destroys ones intellectual desire. While on the war front one does not have the required materials, neither the mental stability to use the brain in ways one had beforehand. When Paul Baumer returns to his home while on leave he “wants to feel the same powerful, nameless urge” that he used to feel when he turned to his books (Remarque 171)....   [tags: world war i, death, soldier]
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Influences of Civil War Technology - War is something that everyone knows about. it is very prominent and chances are throughout the history of the world there is always someone effected by it during any point in time. Wars come and go leaving many good and bad things behind, whichever light it is looked at from, weaponry is always one of those things. War time is notorious for pushing technology to the edge, this including weaponry. There have been several wars that impacted future weaponry but the Civil War is on the farthest away that you can still see a prominent major impact even with modern day weaponry....   [tags: War, Infantry, American History, Lincoln]
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War and Modernism - During World War I, many poems were written on the horrors both heard of and encountered first hand. Some poets, like William Butler Yeats, did not experience the war by themselves yet still choose to write about it; others, like Wilfred Owen, were part of the dreadful war and were urged by their memories to start writing (Academy of American Poets). Both were part of the modernist movement, of which Yeats is often regarded as one of the founders. Modernism was a movement that outstretched literature and poetry, yet provided a new amount of freedom for war poets, as it allowed them to express themselves in the modernist fashion of free forms and room for criticism on the modern world (Matter...   [tags: World War I, poets, world history]
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The Cold War of 1946-1991 - Cold War 1946-1991 Introduction: The end of World War II did not end the disputed but unexpectedly causing the conflict between allied countries, led to an era known as the “Cold War”. Roughly lasted from the close of Second World War (1946) to the end of 1980s, this is a stage of political conflict, proxy wars and economic competition rather than military combat between the Communist represented by Soviet Union and the powers of Western world primarily United Stated. Although many times it appeared that both military forces would engaged in a major battle, turning the war into “hot”, the two sides just expressed the conflict through military coalition, arms races and technological competiti...   [tags: world war II, communism, allies]
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World War I - Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, authors of 14-18: Understanding the Great War, are directors of the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, an international museum and research center near the Somme. Audoin-Rouzeau graduated from Jules Verne University of Picardy, and Becker graduated from the University of Paris, X-Nanterre. Both have completed a high volume of research and writings on World War I. Each has also published one book relating to World War I before writing 14-18: Understanding the Great War....   [tags: History, War, Informative] 1788 words
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