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Western Civilization - Modern European Weaponry: Shaping Changes in Warfare The human being has always found a way to inflict harm in the name of defense or simple destruction, for survival, or for the annihilation of the enemy. All within the realm of warfare, we have found a way to make sticks and stones break bones, and everything between simple technologies to the advent of gunpowder, has changed civilization and the way we live. Throughout this essay we will look at the simple truths that come from an evolution in weaponry....   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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Western Civilization - Western Civilization In this essay I will be discussing four of the major themes in this course in terms of progress, they will be religion, humanism, individualism and secularism. I will discuss these concepts within the countries of England, France, and Russia, and show my point of view on each. Religion was very dominant throughout the early history in England, especially during the 16th and 17th centuries. This started to change during the late 17th century, when people started focusing more on human reason rather than religion....   [tags: Papers] 1185 words
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Western Philosphy - Western Philosphy Harre believes that philosophy is the willingness to reflect on our reflections of the human situation. This belief is very relaxed. Harre wants answers, but he will allow them to come with time. Philosophy allows us to ask questions such as "What is the purpose of human life", as well as "Why do we seek a purpose for human life?" Harre inquires whether we are soul of physique; and if we are both, how much of each are we. In other words, can our souls exist without our bodies....   [tags: Papers] 1683 words
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Best Western History - Best Western international is the largest hotel company operating under a single company brand name with 4,200 independently owned and operated hotels. Western employed over 1,076 people and offers more than 316,095 quality guest rooms located in 80 countries and territories throughout the world. The Western founded in 1946 by M.K. Guertin, a California-based hotelier with 23 years of experience in the lodging industry. By 1963, Best Western was the largest chain in the industry with 699 member hotels and 35,201 rooms....   [tags: Business Hotel Industry] 1892 words
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The Mass-Western Protagonist - In form, The Tall T is a fairly straightforward melodrama, utilizing familiar stock characters such as the ignoble swindler, the naïve woman, the “honorable” bandit leader, and—most importantly—the cowboy hero forced into the role of gunfighter and man of action by desperate circumstances. In these respects, The Tall T, though produced in 1957, is representative of the great mass of simplistic, histrionic films which constituted the majority of the Western genre output during the 1920s through the 1950s; the film is perhaps even an exemplar of the subgenre, as director Budd Boetticher most likely drew upon the most typical of the accumulated conventions of the B-Western for inspiration....   [tags: Movies, Cowboys ]
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The Effects of Western Imperialism on China and Japan - The Effects of Western Imperialism on China and Japan      China and Japan had very different experiences with Western Imperialism . Their reactions to western interference would lay a foundation for their destiny in a world that was rapidly progressing forward , leaving the traditional world behind .      China viewed themselves as totally self sufficient , superior , and the only truly civilized land in a barbarous world. They were inward looking and were encouraged by the conservative Confucianistic beliefs of their emperors to cling to the ancient and traditional ways of the past ....   [tags: Cause Effect Imperialism China Japan Essays] 618 words
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Ancient Rome's Contribution to Western Civilization - Ancient Rome has contributed to the development of Western Civilisation. Ancient Rome was a sophisticated country that helped us build up this society that we now live in . Western Civilisation by lending attributes that have made our world into what it has become. The government of Ancient Rome was (one of) the first to be created. If Romulus had not set down laws and chosen people to govern Rome, we would probably be all living in a very different way now. Also, Ancient Roman architecture has influenced buildings being built today....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Establishment of the Western Front by the End of 1914 - Establishment of the Western Front by the End of 1914 The Western Front was established due to the stalemate between British/French and German troops, due to the failure of German attempts to capture Paris. The Western Front was 700 Km of trenches containing around four million troops at any one time. In order to answer this question, it is best to start with the first and most important cause of the western front, the First World War. In order to have a war, you need yet more causes for that to come about, This brings me to my first point of analysis; the struggle between Austro-Hungary and Serbia....   [tags: Papers] 1300 words
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Logic and Law in Russian and Western Culture - Logic and Law in Russian and Western Culture ABSTRACT: The purpose of my paper is to compare those texts of Russian and Western thinkers where the relations between logic and law are discussed, and especially to show both the differences and the agreements of their understanding of this connection. Second, I would also like to show and contrast the place of logic and law in Russian and Western systems of education. Third, I propose to clarify some conclusions from my analysis of these relations for understanding the social life of a country and its culture....   [tags: Russia Russian Essays]
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Modern Western Thought - Modern Western though has been shaped by emphasis on scientific thinking and reasoning from the time of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new era of thought, in which observations were made to support an idea. This involved what man could prove through sense, not religion or superstition. Notable ancient Greek historians, philosophers and scientists, such as Thucydides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Hippocrates, laid down the seeds of modern Western thought. An ancient Greek writer who demonstrated modern scientific objectivity was Thucydides....   [tags: essays research papers] 715 words
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isual Style and Western Theme of Shane - Visual Style and Western Theme of Shane By analysing ‘Shane' (1953) in conjunction with its visual style and western themes, it will clearly show what aspects of western culture are apparent in the film. By looking at the visual style, this will show how the mise-en-scene informs the audience that ‘Shane' is placed in the western genre. Firstly I will analyse the western themes that are visible in ‘Shane'. The whole narrative of ‘Shane' is the struggle of the homesteaders against the ranchers....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis] 1558 words
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The Fall of the Western Empire in the Fifth Century - In the year 330 Constantine founded a new imperial city in the east, which became known as Constantinople. Accompanying Diocletian's system of tetrarchy, the creation of this new city affirmed the separation of the Roman Empire into the east and the west. The Eastern Roman Empire held a series of advantages over the west both socially and economically. The Western Roman Empire was the weaker empire and a bad leadership and government along with attacks from barbarians led to the demise of the Western Roman Empire....   [tags: Ancient History] 527 words
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Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine - Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal art that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture today is mainly seen by Western medicine as a "new alternative" medicine (2). This basically means that while Western medicine acknowledges the value and positive medical research supporting acupuncture in many realms of medicine, for the most part it is not a practice that has been incorporated into 'modern' medical practices. One of the most consistently supported uses of acupuncture therapy is in pain treatment (14)....   [tags: Acupuncture for Chronic Pain]
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Greek And Roman Influence On Western Civilization - Western civilization is what we call modern society that mainly includes North America and Western Europe. But how did this western way of life come to be. Their are many different ways but mainly through ancient cultures. The two main ones are the Greek and Roman. Greece with their golden age and Rome with its great Empire and Republic and also together. Their are many ways in which western civilization is like the ancient Greek civilization. They started the Olympic games. Greeks come up with the idea of an alphabet that it still used today....   [tags: greek roman society] 582 words
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The Fighting on the Western Front as a War of Attrition - The Fighting on the Western Front as a War of Attrition The strategy and tactics that were employed on the Western Front are often describe as, 'attrition'; the need to put one's whole human and mechanical resources to wear down the enemy. The Fighting on the western front consisted of advanced technological warfare that relied heavily upon artillery, machine guns, tanks and gas, which characterises a 'war of attrition'. Source 19.J indicates the importance of firepower in winning battles whilst source 19.K further compliments the idea of a 'war of attrition' by depicting the emphasis placed upon tanks despite their apparent initial failure....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Why the Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken - Why the Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken All of these reasons are important reasons as to why stalemate finally broke on the western front and they are all linked in various ways, The development of new technology like the tank was a important contributor but not the most important as there were advantages and disadvantages to the tank, advantages being that it caused a lot of alarm within the German troops and was a great moral boost among the British troops, another advantage was that it could advance ahead of the troops crashing through the enemies barbed wire and spraying the enemy with machine gym fire....   [tags: Papers] 565 words
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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe - The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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Efforts to Break the Stalemate on the Western Front - Efforts to Break the Stalemate on the Western Front There are five main factors that are crucial in explaining the development of a stalemate on the Western Front. All the armies and navies of Europe faced each other across fortified front lines. The pre-war plans had succumbed to the technological surprise of 1914-15: that the withering firepower of machine-guns, cartridge rifles, and rapid-fire artillery favoured the defence. Infantry in deep trenches, fronted with mines and barbed wire and backed by artillery, could not be dislodged by frontal attack....   [tags: Papers] 586 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 Influences Of Rational Thought On Western Civilization - The Greek's notion of rational thought is a very strong reason why Western Civilization has become so influential in the world today. During their time, the Greeks spurred an intellectual revolution. They questioned the meanings of life and began using their minds to expand the world. According to Glenn Blackburn: "In many ways, they "discovered" the human "mind" through their philosophy and rational thought [ . . . ]"(64). Their "opening" of the mind influenced all ways of life and society. Major ideas blossomed like politics, governing laws, literature, art, history, and new inventions....   [tags: Philosophy Ration] 1010 words
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Western Religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - My research paper studies the three most significant and commonly known Western Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in terms of their religious beliefs regarding the place and the role of women in society. Religion is the cardinal force that binds a race or a religious group together, and it equips it with a sense of identity. It does this by providing a code of life, governing all aspects of life, and determining convictions of its followers One such category is popularly referred to as "western religions", thereby differentiating the religions constituting it from "eastern religions." Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are of the three most popular religions that rest on the found...   [tags: Religion Theology] 1915 words
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Muslim Women and Western Ideas of Feminism - Muslim Women and Western Ideas of Feminism Western feminists aim for completely equal rights for men and women. They want to liberate women from perceived oppressions from men. Their aims are to give women completely free choice in their decisions. Such examples are child-bearing. This is a good view to the extent that men and women were created equally and so they should be treated equally. However, their views would not work in an Islamic culture. The Qur’an does states that, “Women have the same (rights in relation to their husbands) as are expected in all decency from them; while men stand a step above them" As Western feminists want women to be treated as tho...   [tags: Papers] 380 words
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Why The Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken - Why The Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken The Following Were Equally Important Reasons Why The Stalemate On The Western Front Was Broken: New technologies like the tank The American entry into the war The blockading of German ports The German Offensive of March 1918 New technologies developed during the war were a major help in breaking the stalemate. One of the most useful developed was the tank....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Influence of Russian Revolution on Western Civilization - On the edge of XIX-XX centuries the capitalism of the free competition had turned into imperialism – monopolitical capitalism (Hobsbawm, 1995, p.). The growing social production and private capitalist appropriation of it, labour of ones and profit of others were the main processes owing to the aggravation of working class and bourgeoisie. The political parties of social army had started to form. In many countries of Western Europe, the socialist movements had appeared, where wide strata of working class participated in left-wing parties and trends (Hobsbawm, 1995, p.)....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Establishment of the Western Front by the End of 1914 - The Establishment of the Western Front by the End of 1914 The Western Front was the line of trenches stretching for a staggering 500 miles. By the end of 1914 both sides had established lines extending from Switzerlandto the North Sea; these lines were destined to remain almost stationary for the next three years. Over the next four years the countries would be involved in a stalemate. Casualties would be enormous and injuries horrific. The question is why this front was established....   [tags: Papers] 1410 words
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Acupuncture As An Alternative Medicine In The Western Culture - Debora Cytrynowicz Acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine ( in the Western Culture) Alternative medicine is a very general term whose definition can be very controversial. Basically, it is many holistic techniques for preventing and treating illnesses. Acupuncture, and many other therapies, have long been a part of Asian cultures and have recently been integrated into the Western culture. Since Acupuncture is such an important tradition in China, it has gained much respect from other cultures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1654 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front and Gallipoli - All Quiet on the Western FrontGallipoli The Only Difference Is The Uniform All Quiet On The Western Front and Gallipoli are two stories independent of each other that chronicle the experiences of two separate young men in the same war. Paul Baumer, a nineteen-year old German soldier, narrates the story of All Quiet On The Western Front. This tragic story begins with Baumer in training camp and concludes with his untimely death. Archy, an eighteen-year old Australian athlete, is the main character in Gallipoli....   [tags: essays papers] 587 words
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Western Scientific Perspectives - Anthropology 122-1 Western Scientific Perspectives Walking on a clear night a person can’t help but look up and see the stars. Each beautiful, illuminating the night sky along with the moon, far away yet close enough to admire and wonder. I sit sometimes outside and just look up and gaze in wonder at the stars, but the scientists in me thinks further. The stars are like our sun in the solar system, hydrogen balls, exploding, radiating energy and light in all directions yet we are so far that we see them as specks in the night sky....   [tags: essays research papers] 1262 words
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Western European Politics - Western European Politics Assess the arguments for and against a ‘Europe of the regions’ A ‘Europe of the Regions’ seems to be a phrase, which encourages the dissolution of states in favour of smaller regional identities. A region can be defined by four criteria: a region does not have a limited size; it displays homogeneity in terms of specific criteria; it may also be distinguished from bordering areas by a particular kind of association of related features; and it should possess some kind of internal cohesion....   [tags: Papers] 1483 words
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Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World - Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World Most people today think that our ancestors made up our current cultures and traditions by themselves. However, most of western society is based upon Greek culture and ideas that were passed to the Romans and then passed on to Europe, and then Americas. We still share characteristics with the ancient world. The most important aspect that made Greek ideas so appealing was the idea that humans were able to reason: the highest value that a human could ascribe to....   [tags: History World American Historical Papers] 1931 words
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Attitude in All Quiet on the Western Front - All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front shows the change in attitudes of the men before and during the war. This novel is able to portray the overwhelming effects and power war has to deteriorate the human spirit. Starting out leaving you're home and family and ready to fight for you country, to ending up tired and scarred both physically and mentally beyond description. At the beginning of the novel nationalist feelings are present through pride of Paul and the rest of the boys....   [tags: essays research papers] 787 words
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The Role of Good and Evil in Western Traditions - The Role of Good and Evil in Western Traditions All religions advise people to do-good deeds and refrain from doing evil. But what is the benefit of doing good. What is the value of morality. We often say "Good deeds bring about good rewards, and evil deeds hard retributions. What role does the concept of good and evil play in the Western traditions. Western traditions believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things. We would not even be self aware, let alone aware of right and wrong, if God had not created within us His image, and therefore the ability to make moral distinctions....   [tags: Papers] 1034 words
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Playboy Of The Western World: Discovering Reality - In order to counter the unreality of Ibsen and the bleakness of Chekhov, John M. Synge has chosen a seemingly unbelievable story to create his realist masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World. Its realism comes from two unlikely sources: joy and a far-fetched tale. Yet, as Synge identifies himself in the preface, these elements in combination are extremely effective in showing the life of the peasantry; more so than any bleak or so-called "real" story (in the manner of Ibsen) could.The problem with showing the peasant class in a bleak manner is that, by virtue of their position, the audience knows their life is bleak in terms of money....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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The English Major - Essential to Western Culture -           The study of linguistics and literature is commonly joined under the head of “English,” a simplification and development of the 19th century term philology, or, “the love of words.”  While literature is the very essence of recorded history, and the nature of language itself even older, the formal critical study of such is necessarily newer.  The field of study is referred to as “English” because that is our language, from the American custom of combining the study of literature and grammar; also, much of the world’s written literature was written in our language.  The Western tradition of recording one’s thoughts—fiction and nonfiction—has led to an examination of those thoughts cr...   [tags: College Admissions]
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Plants and Diseases that Ravaged the Western Hemisphere - Plants and Diseases that Ravaged the Western Hemisphere In 1215, a man named Marco Polo embarked on a journey towards Western Asia and China. His reason for going to Asia was to gain spices, silks, and other luxurious items only the Asians made. Along his journey, Polo soon realized that the Earth was larger than he thought and that there must be some easier way to get to china. Not too long after his journey, the Ottoman Turks conquouered Constantinople. Constantinople (present day Istanbul) is the city, in Turkey, that divides Eastern Europe from Western Asia....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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The Western Law Man and the Series GunSmoke - The Western Law Man and the Series GunSmoke Gun Smoke is the story of a western law man doing his best to bring law, order and integrity to the West, a place that seems to be greatly lacking all three of those qualities. Matt Dillon is the marshal of Dodge City, and to him his job is more than a job, it is his duty. In the "Soldier" episode I listened to an interesting thing happens, Dillon makes a mistake, he arrests two soldiers-one who really doesn't deserve it-and by doing this he causes the man to get in deep trouble with the army....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays] 604 words
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The Reasons why the Western Front was Broken - The Reasons why the Western Front was Broken There were many equally important reasons why the stalemate on the western front was finally broken: New technology like the tank The American entry into the war The blockading of German ports The German offensive in March 1918 Explain how far you agree with this statement The new technology and tactics helped to break stalemate. The machine gun and artillery had been used since the outbreak of the war making attacking almost impossible....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Gender and Underdevelopment in Non-western Societies - In Western societies women usually hold respectable jobs, the ability to make the choices of having and taking care of the children, cleaning their homes, cooking meals, doing the laundry and, most importantly, are allowed to be seen as an equal in society. In non-western societies women usually hold degrading jobs, deliver and take care of the children, clean their homes, cook meals, do the laundry and are seen as unequal. In Third World countries, women are seen as the poorest of the poor. They are rarely ever given the same opportunities as the women in western countries, or even the ones their own husbands have....   [tags: Gender Equality Women Third World Essays] 831 words
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The Western World in the Eighteen and Ninteen Hundreds - The Western World in the Eighteen and Ninteen Hundreds Nature underwent an incredible alteration in the way in which it was viewed by man in the Western World in the eighteen and nineteen hundreds. Venturing onto the banks of their land of promise, the first immigrants to America’s northeast shores found a trackless expanse which, instead of filling them with hope and promise for their newly won future, brought about trepidation and fear of that most ominous of adversaries: the unknown....   [tags: Nature Religion American History Essays]
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All Quiet On The Western Front themes - All Quiet on the Western Front One of the main themes in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is Futility of War. The novel takes place during the Great War and takes place in France. Paul Baumer is the main character in the book along with many of his friends. In the book the theme of futility of war appears in the beginning, middle and end of the novel and Baumer slowly becomes more aware of what war is really like. In the beginning Baumer enters the war as a recruit and begins to see the reality of war....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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The Automatic Transmission and Decline of Western Morals - The Automatic Transmission and Decline of Western Morals When first struck with this notion, that the automatic transmission has caused the decline of Western morals, I was pumped-up and ready to go. I could've written the whole thing right then and there, sans research, sans forethought, sans plan. But then, what I thought to be the better angel of my nature kicked in and said that the responsible thing to do was to do research. Despite my future difficulties, I still think this to be the right course of action....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Similarities and Difference of Japan and Western Europe - Similarities and Difference of Japan and Western Europe Both Japan and Europe were politically similar for many reasons: Each strove to maintain a centralized government. For Japan the leader was to be called an emperor or empress who could only be a part of the royal family if they were related to the Shinto sun goddess. As for Europe, the leader was to be called a king or a queen. Like Japan, not just anybody could become royalty. Kings and queens came from a long descent of an Imperial family....   [tags: Papers] 1882 words
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Environmentalism Threatens the Traditional Western Lifestyle - Big changes are happening all over the Western United States. People from all over, including California, are moving to rural western towns. The Rockies are in a boom time. Time magazine reports that the mountains are growing at a faster rate that any other (Chase). The new settlers bring their own way of thinking and doing things. The western United States will always have farmers and ranchers, even though they are declining. The west was devolved and made what it is today because of farmers and ranchers....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Essay] 1420 words
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All Quiet On The Western Front: Themes - All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on humanity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1012 words
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Early Western Civilization in the 18th century - Early western civilization just following the feudal period was a very interesting time in Europe. There were many new innovations and problems in the way of life of the people of that time. Agriculture was still the main occupation of the time for most people. Two big problems that the people faced were those of war and poor harvest. It was said that perhaps the largest problem was the problem with poor grain. For the majority of people there was also the problem of land. For these people they either had no land of their own or insufficient amounts of it to support a family even when times were good....   [tags: European History] 956 words
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Western Views of Non-Traditional Medicines - If you walk into any pharmacy, grocery store, or natural foods store, you cannot avoid the shelves and displays of "alternative" remedies and treatments. Promises of fewer aches and pains, clearer skin, slower aging, better digestion, and more "harmonious" body functions are plastered on store walls and across bottle labels with many, often green, pills and liquids. Ginseng, Echinacea, acupuncture, reflexology, antioxidants, Vitamin A, B, C, E... have all become a familiar part of our culture's vocabulary, and for many, a part of their health regime....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Treatment of Escapism in The Playboy of the Western World - Examine Synge's Treatment of the Theme of Escapism in, The Playboy of the Western World Ireland, during the nineteenth century was ruled by the British, which created resentment with the Irish people feeling they were oppressed by the British authorities. These bitter feelings were not helped by the British government's laissez-faire policy, especially as Ireland was in a period of depression- only Northern Ireland (Ulster) had industrialised, the rest of Ireland was still agriculturally based and mainly rural (except for large cities such as Dublin) This was highlighted after the potato famine which saw Ireland lose a quarter of its population through death and emigration....   [tags: English Literature] 1547 words
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From Western to Asian Environmental Ethics - The 20th century may be considered the ultimate expression of Western ideals and philosophy: "civilized" humanity's attempt to dominate "uncivilized" peoples and nature. The 21st century soberingly proclaims the shortsightedness and ultimate unsustainability of this philosophy. This paper shows the limitations of a modern Western world-view, and the practical applicability of ideas to be found in Asian philosophies. In outline, the contrast may be portrayed by the following overgeneralizations: (1) From a linear to a cyclical world view; (2) from divine salvation to karmic necessity; (3) from human dominion over nature to human place within nature; (4) from the perfectibility of humanity and...   [tags: Asia Religion Nature Science Papers] 3989 words
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Western Influence on Japanese Business Management - Japanese management: how the western influence and the 1990s crises have modified management practices in Japan, and in Japanese companies broadly speaking. Introduction Japan has been the second largest power in the world for several decades, now. As a quite remote island in Asia, its history and development shaped a country with its own way of thinking and behaving, and as far as we are concerned, with a great economy and a technological lead over its Asian neighbours. After the Second World War (WWII), Japan started from scratch, and its business succeeded very well, first on the domestic market and then on a world-scale....   [tags: essays research papers] 3030 words
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Western Influence and Women of the Middle East - Western Influence and Women of the Middle East The omnipresence of the American and European culture in the countries of the Middle East is a universally recognized phenomenon. The culture, thoughts and status quo of the people have been and continually are being changed and challenged due the mass spread of American goods and ideas. The American national culture largely revolves around the wants, needs and goals of the individual. As the one of the greatest superpowers of the time, its influence on the global community towards the focus on the individual is nothing short of inevitable....   [tags: Sexism Muslim Culture Cultural Essays] 3886 words
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Voltaire's Affect on Modern Western Society - “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to death your right to say it,” were the famous words of Fracois Marie Arouet, more commonly known under the pen name of Voltaire. He was known for being very outspoken and rebellious, which got him into trouble with the authorities for most of his life. Voltaire advocated the French bourgeoisie as being ineffective, the aristocracy as being corrupt, and the commoners as being too superstitious. Voltaire’s beliefs on freedom and reason is what ultimately led to the French Revolution, the United States Bill of Rights, and the decrease in the power of the Catholic Church, which have all affected modern western society....   [tags: Fracois Marie Arouet Voltaire] 962 words
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Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India - Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India This page proposes to examine the history of English language and literature in colonial India in order to highlight why they should retain high cultural status in the post independence years. Inevitably this was an ongoing process when results of which reflect the fusion of a wide range of social, political, and cultural influences. However, it can be seen that certain policies and publications had a particular potency and effect. Through outlining the most influential of these it will be possible to register how their reverberations continue to impinge upon the social and cultural milieu of post independence India today....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1131 words
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