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Sleeping Beauty's Castle - Sleeping Beauty's Castle The past has a great influence on present culture. However ideas and themes of the past can change with time. This is true with the ideas associated with the medieval castle. These castles, which once served as a military fortress as well as a residence, are now often associated with the fantastical, popular images people can have of the middle ages. Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland is a good example because it represents an idea to many people of what a medieval castle may have looked like....   [tags: Compare Contrast Castles Architecture Essays]
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Ethnics of Shermans March - Your Name Teacher Name Class and Section Date Ethics of Sherman’s March General William Techumseh Sherman’s March through Georgia and South Carolina was the turning point in the American Civil War. After heavy fighting in Tennessee and Kentucky General Sherman requested permission to take a large force of men on a campaign to the Atlantic Ocean through North and South Carolina, Georgia, then turning North back through the Carolinas and Virginia. The goal of the campaign was to divide the Confederate states by going through the middle of them and destroying anything of military value....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Strategic Planning Paper - The history of strategic planning begins in the military. According to Webster's New World Dictionary, strategy is "the science of planning and directing large-scale military operations, of maneuvering forces into the most advantageous position prior to actual engagement with the enemy" (Guralnic, 1986). Although our understanding of strategy and applying strategic planning in management has been transformed from a point of military maneuvering to one that aim’s to achieve and gives a structured framework to reach a competitive advantage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1118 words
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The Roman Soldier: Primed for Battle - ... The weapons of the Roman soldier were of the utmost importance to his survival and the defense of Rome. For this reason they were always state-of-the-art for the era. While numerous weapons were available for use, the actual ones that he carried depended on his rank and the time period in which he served. In the early stages the weapons were based on those of the Greeks and Etruscan soldiers, but were eventually made to resemble the weapons of the Celtic nations. Obviously, the most significant weapon a soldier carried was his sword....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Legend of King Arthur - The Legend of King Arthur Works Cited Missing      By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influencing society during his time....   [tags: History King Arthur Essays] 2265 words
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Argument Against Gun Control - Argument Against Gun Control An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second Amendment states,"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 774 words
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Hiroshima: Killing Thousands of People - Hiroshima: Killing Thousands of People At 8:15 in the morning, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first nuclear weapon ever used in a war. Little Boy was dropped from a B-29 bomber over the Japanese city of Hiroshima1. The blast itself and the radioactive fall out killed around one hundred thousand people and demolished the city. Did the Japanese bring this upon them selves. What was the role of the Japanese civilians in the United States decision to drop the bomb. In actuality, the Japanese citizens had no role in the decision to use the bomb....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Factors that Helped Hitler Become a Dictator - Factors that Helped Hitler Become a Dictator There were many factors which helped Hitler to become a dictator, one of which was the Treaty of Versailles. This removed power, wealth, and military force from Germany, and maybe more importantly it humiliated Germnay and it's people. The citizens of Germany started to resent their government for signing the treaty. However the treaty of versailles was not the most important reason for Hitler's coming to power. There are other equally, and maybe more, important factors that helped him, such as the great depression, the Reichstag fire, and other events like the Beerhall Putsch....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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China After World War II - China After World War II Civil war is raging in China. Across the plains of Manchuria troops of Chiang Kai-shek’s central government are battling for supremacy against the military forces of the Chinese Stalinists. With the generous aid of American imperialism, Chiang Kai-shek succeeded, in May, in capturing the strategic town of Szepingkai. Next, the Stalinists were ousted from Changchun, the Manchurian capital. The fall of Kirin followed. At this writing (early June) Chiang’s forces are being deployed for an assault on Harbin, the last important Manchurian urban center in Stalinist hands....   [tags: Papers] 4611 words
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The Past and Future of Cuban Foreign Relations - ... The Bay of Pigs was a disaster for all sides. The U.S., which failed to provide promised air support, lost the trust of the Cuban exile community and was embarrassed internationally. The Cuban government naturally responded by strengthening economic and military ties with the U.S.S.R.. Second is Operation Mongoose along with other covert C.I.A. programs to assassinate Fidel Castro and destabilize the Cuban government. Like the Bay of Pigs, these programs were a complete disaster. At least eight assassination attempts on Fidel Castro, including poisonous cigars, failed – only strengthening Fidel’s hold on power and his aura of invincibility....   [tags: US Foreign Relations] 2078 words
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Followership - ... The leader no longer is the ultimate source of reliable information (Alcorn). The internet has allowed employees to discover information about their own organization and also to research other organizations and their behaviors. This interconnectivity has forced organizations to begin to understand that everyone plays the role of follower at some point in their lives and or careers. Organizations are realizing that leaders also are followers and that everyone “spends a portion of their day following and another portion leading” (Townsend)....   [tags: Leadership] 1761 words
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The Doolittle Raid: An Analysis - ... Heightened levels of morale among troops can lead to victory even when the odds are against victory, and in turn low morale can result in defeat even when the odds are in ones favor (Answers.com). The question that remains is, “Did the raid increase morale among the troops?” This writer feels that an ethnographic interview would best serve to understand the mindset of the troops in the aftermath of the raid. This writer had the privilege to interview Richard Ferris, a veteran of World War II....   [tags: US History]
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Japanese History - ... These occupations were relied upon to provide enough oil to not only meet the shortages but provide excess for reserves (24). These reserves were to be used in wartime to provide self defence for the nation. Essentially, Japan’s existence had become dependent on occupying and taking goods from foreign land. The issue with Japanese territorial gains however, was that some of items from occupied land “would seriously affect the US if their supply is cut off” (23). Not only that, the “continued presence of the US fleet in the Pacific [stood in the way] of Japanese advancement” (171) further into these territories....   [tags: Economy, War, Natural Resources] 1466 words
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Globalization in Afghanistan - ... In Afghanistan, even the most simple of technologies cannot be utilized by all because of high illiteracy rates. Again, some illiteracy is not caused by inaccessibility, but the systematic denial of education to women. Afghanistan has progressed very slowly on the front of human rights, and that has caused large segments of the population to be undereducated. Uneducated Afghans then become burdens to be taken care of rather than contributors to society. To remedy the lack of education in Afghanistan, the government of Afghanistan has sought to promote the use of the internet and telephones by cutting the tariffs of them in half over the next 4 years....   [tags: Afghanistan]
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Thucydides' Historical Technique - Thucydides' Historical Technique Thucydides has often been described as one of the fathers of history, and possibly the first historian that can be used with any real historical accuracy. His objectivity and lack of digressive storytelling mark him out from previous historians such as Herodotus, and Thucydides began a new era of historical writing. Although named the father of history, Herodotus wrote in a literary style, rather than the accurate telling of the facts and objective analysis that Thucydides offers us in his History of the Peloponnesian War....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Gender Change in Early America: Carol Berkin's "Revolutionary Mothers" - In Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers, Berkin goes beyond the history books, and argues that the Revolutionary period was not just a romantic period in our nation history, but a time of change of both men and women of race, social class, and culture. Berkin describes women involvement in boycotts, protest, and their experiences during the war and on the home front. She goes into a whole different level and focuses her views on women of lower social classes, the Native Americans and African Americans – groups whom faced difficult obstacle during the Revolution....   [tags: Carol Berkin, Revolutionary Mothers, ] 416 words
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Julius Caesar - A True Great Man - Julius Caesar - A True Great Man Julius Caesar was undoubtedly a man who changed history. His life and its story have inspired generations of awe and scrupulous study. Many would argue he is the most influential man in recorded history. However, can the great Caesar truly be declared a ‘event-making man’, according to the criteria of the Great Man Theory. Did he truly influence the course of history through his own extraordinary acts of will and leadership. Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the right time, being only the pawn of a greater scheme....   [tags: Great Man Theory Analysis] 1752 words
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Til Death Do Us Part - Til Death Do Us Part When John was younger he wanted nothing more than to make his father proud. Yet, no matter what he did it was not good enough for his father. John's father used to call him "Little Merlin" because he was so intrigued by magic. John would practice magic tricks for hours and hours on end. He liked to do them in front of a mirror. In the mirror, the world was his. Everything was perfect. He was one with the Dad he always wanted in the mirror. John's father was a serious alcoholic....   [tags: Papers] 938 words
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Lao-Tzu: Characteristics of a Good Leader - ... But is fear the only trait one should have to be an effective leader. In my opinion, a good ruler is one who can be trusted to keep his word, but also makes his people aware in a sense that no one has power over him. When faced with this idea I see how both Machiavelli and Lao-Tzu have valid reasoning when faced with the question on what makes a good leader. In addition, their viewpoints on praise differ in a few ways. Machiavelli’s thoughts on praise and blame he says, “…anyone who abandons what is done for what ought to be done learns his ruin rather than his preservation.” He is commenting on the virtue of man and believes that the Prince should do what is best for the good of the people even if that means adhering to negative characteristics....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Success of Solomon as a King - The Success of Solomon as a King John Drane came to the conclusion that 'Judged by the standards of world powers, Solomon was outstandingly successful, the greatest of all Israel's rulers. But judged by the moral and spiritual standards of the covenant, he was a miserable failure.' I agree with Drane in this statement because there were indeed many things Solomon did in his reign that were beneficial to the people and the country. However, for a man working for God, he does not seem to apply the covenant of Yahweh very much to the decisions he makes as king....   [tags: Papers] 2123 words
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Christendom and The Song of Roland - ... Eliot 9). Eliot emphasizes the importance of Christianity for Europe. Christianity become a symbol for medieval Europe and gives a label of “Christendom” to the nation. The self-recognition by separating others continues. In thirteen and fourteenth century, Christians gain prejudice by persecuting and demonizing Jews. George M. Frederickson quotes Joshua Trachtenberg in Religion and Invention of Racism, “Not being a human being but a demonic, a diabolic beast fighting the forces of truth…was the Jew as medieval Europe saw him.” (Frederickson 21)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Hudson Valley During the American Revolution - The Hudson Valley During the American Revolution The Dutch settled the Hudson Valley in the early 17th century. The Hudson Valley was of great commercial and military importance during the pre-revolutionary period. During the American Revolution the Hudson was a strategic waterway and the site of many historic events, especially in the region of Newburg and West Point. Many battles were fought and many lives were changed by the Revolution in the Hudson Valley. In the pre-revolutionary period the Hudson Valley was of great importance....   [tags: Papers] 1661 words
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How does Kafka Comment on 20th Century Capitalism Throughout the Novel and what Symbolism does he Use to Depict it - How does Kafka Comment on 20th Century Capitalism Throughout the Novel and what Symbolism does he Use to Depict it Firstly, it is important to point out that I don’t believe that the individual characters symbolize a certain social or political group in the novel - the characters’ actions and responses to each other in the in the novel do though, representing a social or political group in a specific situation. For example, the majority of people agree that the father in “Metamorphosis” represents the powerful capitalist society, being the dominant male figure....   [tags: essays papers] 1885 words
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Henry V - ... The style is adjectival, as in the following line: “With silken streamers the young Phoebus [fanning].” (6) ; Imaginative, as when the Chorus compares ships at sea to “A city on th’inconstant billows dancing” (15). The speech also contributes to the heroic tone of the work which is highly patriotic and celebratory, and which, together with a lot of hyperbolic words, leads to creating an epic, exaggerated and almost mythical view of the whole military operation: “Work, work your thoughts, and therein see a siege: behold the ordnance on their carriages, with fatal mouths gaping on girded Harfleur.” (25-27)....   [tags: Chorus] 941 words
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Set Design for Antigone and how it Helps the Audience Understand the Themes - Outline your set design for Antigone and say how it would help a present day audience to understand the play's themes and atmosphere. For the set design of Antigone, I need to think about how everything links together to provide a complete picture, interacting the actors with set, colour & scale. If I was designing the set for a performance this play at college, I would have it performed in the theatre studio in Notre Dame college, it is a linear square space approximately 8metres x 8metres. The key themes being communicated in this play are those of power, arrogance, love, war, pride & family values....   [tags: Drama] 1396 words
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Dallingridge's Masterpiece - ... The walls were very wide so that the residents would be able to hide behind them and shoot at the attackers. Most of the windows were just small enough to see out of and to be able to fire at the enemy. “Despite being ornamental, it would have challenged besiegers” (Hull 64). This is referring to the enormous moat which would be incredibly difficult for the opponent to cross. At 540 feet long and 350 feet wide, it surpassed the dimensions of any average water obstacle. The castle also contained angled bridges....   [tags: Architecture]
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Broken Promises: Japanese Relocation in WWII - ... Roosevelt approved Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942 to authorize the Secretary of War and Military Commanders the ability to establish military zones in designated areas. Within the order there were instructions detailing the support that the Secretary of War and Military Commanders would receive by Executive Departments, independent establishments and other national groups. These groups would assist in organizing “medical aid, hospitalization, food, clothing, transportation, use of land, shelter, and other supplies, equipment, utilities, facilities and services” for people being relocated to the centers....   [tags: American History] 1273 words
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‘Intelligence without analysis is only information’. Critically assess this claim. - ... Analysis – Noun 1. An investigation of the component parts of a whole. 2. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts for study. 3. A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed. 4. The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., "the father of the bride" instead of "the bride's father". 5. A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation. 6. A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis" Intelligence – Noun 1. The ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience....   [tags: Intelligence]
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The Effects of World War I on Europe - ... So much death and destruction was brought on, that nearly 9 million soldiers died in the war. With so much death it left many in wonder, what was the point of the so called civilized western world. Especially with all the technology of modernism being used in the practice of death and destruction. With World War I raging and soldiers and citizens dying at a unheard and alarming rate on both sides of the trenches, there seemed to be a feeling of hopelessness and despair. This statement was pulled out from the the diary of a British soldier it gives a feeling of the mood of the average soldier....   [tags: European History]
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The History of Stalingrad - The History of Stalingrad “Stalingrad is the scene of the costliest and most stubborn battle in this war. The battle fought there to its desperate finish may turn out to be among the decisive battles in the long history of war…In the scale of its intensity, its destructiveness, and its horror, Stalingrad has no parallel. It engaged the full strength of the two biggest armies in Europe and could fit into no lesser framework than that of a life-and death conflict which encompasses the earth” New York Times, February 4, 1943 The battle fought between the Soviet Red Army and the Nazi Wehrmacht over the “city of Stalin” for four long months in the fall and winter of 1942-3 stands as not only the most important battle of the Eastern front during World War II, but as the greatest battle ever fought....   [tags: Stalingrad War Battles European History Essays]
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Inter-Services Intelligence - ... General Zia-Ul-Haq the third enforcer of a coup d'état in Pakistan agreed with this eminent threat of the soviets in the region of they took over Afghanistan fully. He provided the US with the full support of the ISI to start up a proxy war against the Soviets in the region. The CIA through a number of arms dealers started sending in arms, technological and monetary resources to the ISI to fund this proxy war. This was the beginning of the ISI’s operations as a mafia in that region. The CIA contracted the ISI to train and support Mujahadeen, or religious extremist groups to fight an artificial religious war against the “infidels,” or the Soviets....   [tags: International Intelligence]
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Literary Analysis of James Albert Michener’s Novel Tales from the South Pacific - ... This predominating theme created a sound basis that Michener utilizes to portray the three ideas about the life of American service members in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Michener’s utilized the style of plot to aid in providing a broader view of the lifestyle of the South Pacific. Throughout the novel, Michener told the various tales of several characters. He switched points of view to tell these tales in various ways. The composition of the plot in this manner enables a widespread, yet in depth look into the lives of soldiers, sailors, nurses, and pilots in World War II....   [tags: Tales from the south pacific]
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Birth of the BBC - Birth of the BBC In 1920 the first true radio station (KDKA) began regular broadcasting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Within two years the number of stations in America reached into the hundreds, concerts were being broadcast regularly in Europe from The Hague, and in Britain, Marconi stations broadcast from Chelmsford, Essex, and then London. It was in Britain that fears over the "chaos of the ether" led to the Post Office and leading radio manufacturers setting up the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)....   [tags: Papers] 1434 words
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Nazi's Development of the Dolchstoßlegende Myth - ... Of course, a pre-existing popular opera alone did not make the public susceptible to the myth. More importance can be attached to the state of the war at the time of the armistice. It seemed incredulous that Germany could have lost the war in November 1918 not only to the military elite but also to the general public, at a point when Berlin was more than 450 miles from the nearest battlefield and Russia had already been defeated. Thus it was easy for Hindenburg and Ludendorff to blame the leaders of the strikes in munitions factories and mutinies, whose effects on the war effort were indeed not limited, yet whose demands ‘called for reform rather than revolution’ (Bailey 1980: 159)....   [tags: German History]
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Saving Other Countries, But Who Saves Us? - ... employment bottomed and started growing again a year ago, but there are still 5.4 percent fewer American jobs than in December 2007”. Due to the wars, we as a people are suffering. According to Robert Reich, “Wal-Mart isn't doing especially well in America, but Wal-Mart International is booming. And Wal-Mart is hiring like mad outside the US.” This is a sad fact but a true statement. If American jobs are being ushered to various other countries where does that leave us. It leaves us in a deficit when we need a surplus....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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The Egyptian Revolution - ... During the “Maspero Demonstrations” on October ninth 2011, peaceful Egyptian protesters in Maspiro were attacked by military police, resulting in 25 deaths and 272 injuries.3 In response to images of soldiers beating up and stripping women in the streets, several thousand women expressed their anger on December 27th in a mass march protesting the military council.4 One of the largest and strongest organizations in these events is the Muslim Brotherhood, whose political party, the Freedom and Justice Party, has dominated the Parliamentary elections and has the support of most of Egypt....   [tags: Egypt]
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Differences in Gillette's Old and New Advertisments - In the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley portrays a futuristic world to the readers, enabling them to compare the present society to the future culture. Similarly, by analyzing the ads of 1950's and the 21st Century, we can compare the societies of the past and the present. The Gillette Company was founded approximately a hundred years ago. The company has been making ads through out the last century to popularize their products. By exploring these Gillette ads, we can gather facts about the market system and consumer demands during the time periods where the ads emerged....   [tags: Marketing] 1067 words
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Sir Winston Churchill - Sir Winston Churchill Introduction Few leaders stand out in the history of the twentieth century more than Sir Winston Churchill. Remembered mainly as Great Britain's prime minister who led the first successful stand against Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, he showed the world the importance of democracy and liberty by leading the battle against fascism and dictatorship. Churchill appeared headed for greatness even at his birth in 1874; his grandfather was the first Duke of Marlborough and his parents were Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennie Jerome, the American daughter of the New York Times proprietor....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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President Nixon's Secret Bombing of Cambodia - President Nixon's Secret Bombing of Cambodia In the 1960s and 1970s, the most controversial war the United States had ever been involved in during its rich two-hundred year history would engulf the country, ultimately leading to the collapse of a president, and the division of a nation. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam and neighboring countries from 1959-1975 involving the North Vietnamese and NLF (National Liberation Front) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese ("The Vietnam...")....   [tags: American America History]
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Young Americans Must Vote! - Young Americans Must Vote. Why vote. This is a major question among many young Americans today. America's youth, does not take the time to read articles, observe the news, or pay attention to presidential debates and campaigns due to their busy schedules. This creates two problems. First, young voters have little knowledge of current issues in the election. Also as a result, they are unaware of the importance of voting. Each presidential election stirs up an old controversy of whether to vote or not to vote....   [tags: Politics Political Argumentative]
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Book Review of Rebellion in the Backlands by Euclides da Cunha - Book Review of "Rebellion in the Backlands" By Euclides da Cunha Rebellion in the Backlands is set in the Northeastern backlands of Brazil. It is basically, a historical narration of a period of time (1896 and 1897) where the government of the Republic of Brazil decided to wage war against a religious group of people of about 5000. This group of people, lead by a charismatic religious leader named Antonio Conselheiro, did not accept the Brazilian government as their legitimate government and was therefore deemed a threat to the rest of the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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His taints and honours waged equal with him? - Philo, one of Antony’s loyal friend and partner in war, has seen Antony going from one respectable soldier to then abandoning his everything about the empire upon meeting Cleopatra. He is not confident into which category Antony fits into. (5.1) Many roles are played by Antony; therefore we see different sides of the argument. Antony can claim greatness for serving the needs of his country and his empire as fighter and as a leader. He can be seen as equal as Caesar, as he commits suicide, seen as a honourable thing to do....   [tags: essays research papers] 1810 words
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Kagan's Of Paradise And Power - Robert Kagan’s observant eye brings to the forefront an issue that is often disregarded in terms of contemporary importance. Throughout modern history, the United States and Europe have differentiated in both tact and standpoint, yet this critical fact has almost become the backdrop to the changing pace of today’s events. The histories of both continents are quite varied, yet are also intertwined—such is the reason why their viewpoints are so disparate. In Of Paradise and Power, Mr. Kagan shines light specifically on these reasons, yet unfortunately at the same time offers only weak resolutions....   [tags: International Relations US Europe] 1203 words
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AMERICA’S VIRTUAL WORLD IS NO GAME OVER - ... Or boys kill boys in Lord of the Flies. They're classics!” (Maney, 2) The upgrade of education within our society needs yet to be discovered by the parents of the last generation. This generation survives on the basic knowledge of what this twenty-first century brings, including video games. “Ours is now a world that demands that people know how to learn new things - especially technical things - quickly and well; that they know how to collaborate, especially with people not just like themselves; and that they know how to think strategically and laterally as well as linearly and logically.” (Prensky, xx - Foreword) An adventure game such as the popular Legend of Zelda Series, can make a young person think and make quick decisions, or the puzzle-solving games such as The Professor Layton Series helps a person think logically and intelligently in order to find a solution....   [tags: Gaming ]
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Nationalism: The Most Dominate Political Idea in Our Day and Age - ... Another important area that shows that nationalism is the most important political idea in this era is the boarders of the nations throughout the world. How many wars and conflicts have been waged throughout modern history because one body trespassed or invaded another nations boarders. August 2, 1990 the then leader of Iraq invaded Kuwait with more than 100,000 solders and 700 armored tanks (all flying their Iraqi flag) (2). There are few thins that will persuade people to rise up and revolt or defend themselves faster than having their boarders purposely crossed by force....   [tags: Political Science]
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Age Of Jackson - The Age of Jackson, written by Arthur M. Schlesinger, focuses on the long lasting effects of Andrew Jackson on democracy and American politics. The novel starts off with Jackson’s life story, a lowerclass boy from the west, raised by a single mother. After finding financial success on his own, he became well known for his military exploits, being a crucial factor in the Battle of New Orleans, and the acquisition of Florida from the Spanish. After the brief account of Jackson’s life, the author moves on to his administration, and stays with that topic for most of the book....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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What Combat Requires in Philip Caputo's Rumor of War - The Vietnam War was a psychological and physical battle for all the young men who were drafted or volunteered. Caputo's own reasons for volunteering illustrate the mentality for some of the men entering into this journey. Those who are inducted into Vietnam face disturbing moral dilemmas that can be expected in an "ethical wilderness." The draft introduced a myriad of young men to the once forgotten moral ambiguity of war. Average American citizens must balance right from wrong in a world without morals or meaning....   [tags: American History] 1230 words
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Functions Of Management - Functions of Management In current business practices is often ignored the importance of having a good leader. The writer, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was introduced into a way of leading man into combat scenarios. While serving in the military, the writer began like everyone else, as a follower. With the day-to-day challenges, the leadership portrayed by the higher-ranking individuals had become an example to live by. Marine Non-Commission Officers (NCO's) are feared throughout the world because of their devotion for their unit, country, and Core....   [tags: Business Management] 764 words
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Portchester Castle - Portchester Castle Portchster Castle is a concentric castle, dating from Roman times situated at the top of Portsmouth harbour. It has a 9-acre site and was built from flint and stone. The castle had bastions and a tidal moat, at the centre of the castle would have been accommodation. Portchester Castle was originally built by the Romans to protect the South coast of England from invasion by the Saxons. Portchester was one of a series of forts built around the country and was typical of Roman forts....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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The Emergence and Development of Association Football - The Emergence and Development of Association Football Football has come a long way and has gone through various changes in order to develop into the popular game we know today. Football has developed into the most popular and diffused sport in the world, and has gone from being a game to also a business with commercial success being of uppermost importance. There have been reports made by various sources suggesting that football has ancient origins and that it was played in some form as far as back as 1000BC, and maybe before....   [tags: Papers] 1840 words
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