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War Promotes Nation Building - War Promotes Nation Building War can promote nation building in various aspects. Politically, war can modernize the political system of a country; economically, war can encourage a huge number of industrial developments of a country; morally, war can destroy the evil ideas of the world. For the propose of this assignment, the following definition of nation building is provided: Nation building is the development or modernization of a country in political, economical, and/or social aspect(s)....   [tags: Papers] 517 words
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War and Nation-Building - War and Nation-Building The term ‘nation-building’ is often defined as evolution rather than revolution, though it can mean different things to different people. As that reason, nation-building refers to give assistance in the development of governmental basic structure, civil society and economics in a dysfunctional or unstable country in order to increase stability. Therefore, War, which may lead to civil or global confusion, does not promote nation-building....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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The Participation of Monotheism in Building the Nation of Israel - ... During their 40 years traveling through the desert, the Hebrew people repeatedly questioned their God, their leader, and their task. Occasionally, it was in the form of mere complaining but other times, the Hebrews actively disobeyed their God's covenant. The most memorable example can be found in Exodus 32: 1-10. Moses had been conversing with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights, and the Hebrews were worried that he would not be returning. As a result, they pressured Aaron into constructing a golden calf for them to worship....   [tags: Hebrews, Eschatological Goal]
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Building the Nation with Synchronization - Taxes are financial charges laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government, it includes the expenditures on war, the enforcement of law and public order, protection of property, economic infrastructure, public works, social engineering, to fund welfare and public services, and the operation of government itself. It’s for the well-being of the country and to avoid any misunderstanding towards its citizens and public servants of the government. It only shows that it is fundamental for individuals to pay their taxes properly and in the right time for the country so it can prosper well and maybe it can increase the percentage of our country’s rate on how it improves by its own aspects....   [tags: Government] 1820 words
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The Participation of Monotheism in Building the Nation of Israel - ... The Hebrews had already accomplished the majority of these qualifications, save for establishing a cultural identity. However, this was constructed for them by their monotheistic God and was the basis for many other aspects of their developing nation. As previously mentioned, many nations begin to be established on the brink of a near cultural collapse. The Hebrews' escape from their enslavement in Egypt was not a quick or simple occurrence. After implementing nine plagues, the Hebrews' monotheistic God warned Egypt's Pharaoh that He would execute all first born Egyptian children....   [tags: Process, Requirements, Culture]
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Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 - Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 In 1942, after the considerable pressure of Mahatma Gandhi's "Quit India" campaign and needing to maintain Indian support against Japanese troops advancing on India's Eastern border, Sir Stafford Cripps proposed a new constitution to the Indian National Congress, including the right of the new government to secede from the Commonwealth. The proposal was rejected but the arena of independence had been opened and, in 1946, after the defeat of the Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, local and provincial elections were held....   [tags: Essays Papers] 416 words
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The American Revolution: Building a Nation to Benefit Rich, White Males - When the American Revolutionary War ended, it did not mark the end of the American Revolution as a whole. Rather it marked the first step in a long and difficult process of forming a nation with a strong central government. Even before the Revolutionary War began, leaders of the thirteen American colonies recognized the importance and necessity of some form of centralized government. The Second Continental Congress, held in 1775 , was the first serious attempt to bring organization and unity to the thirteen individual and self- interested American colonies....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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The US Capitol Building - The US Capitol Building Our nation's revolution was a great achievement in U.S History. With the dawn of a new nation, there would have to be a central location to make the new decisions of our country. Our capitol has stood as the heart of our country since the late 1700s. The United States capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. For almost two centuries it has housed the meeting chambers of the senate and the House of Representatives....   [tags: United States Capitol American History Essays]
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Canal Building before 1840 - Canal Building before 1840: Essay Throughout history, there has been a need for better mode of transportation in order to keep up with economical growth. Canals have been around since the Ancient Roman Civilizations and still exist today. Canals have been so important because they allow people to travel from one place to another and back by way of water. They require very little energy and maintenance but help trade flow more efficiently. This can be proved by observing the United States economy in the early 19th century....   [tags: essays papers] 951 words
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Baldwin and the Nation of Islam - Baldwin and the Nation of Islam The Nation of Islam impacted many African American people during its time. This Black Muslim nation not only requested, but demanded and required basic teachings which included racial separation, white devilry, and the coming Armageddon. None of these basic teachings supported James Baldwin’s perceptions. It was Baldwin’s view of pitying the white man for their lack of not being able to see through the color line and to embrace differences that whites and blacks held together to create a better, inexorable, and supreme nation....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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Leaders of the Nation of Islam - Leaders of Nations The Nation of Islam impacted many African American people during its time. This Black Muslim nation demanded adherence to basic teachings, which included racial separation, white devilry, and the coming Armageddon. None of these basic teachings supported James Baldwin’s perceptions, which pitied whites for their inability to see through the color curtain and embrace differences that whites and blacks held together to create a better, inexorable, and supreme nation....   [tags: Black Muslim Malcolm X Elijah Muhammad]
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Canada's Multicultural Identity - ... It also imbued Canada with a sense of national pride based on a uniquely Canadian success. The Canadian success at Vimy marked a profound turning point for the Allies. A year-and-a-half later, the Great War was over. The Canadian record, crowned by the achievements at Vimy, won for Canada a separate signature on the Versailles Peace Treaty ending the war. The connotation of this battle is huge. It is the single most successful Allied advance on the Western Front to date. Also, it is very important to Canadians in context, as it was a nation-building experience, showed our colors....   [tags: Multicultural Nation, Diversity, personal narrativ]
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Highway - Where are you at seven-o-clock on a Monday morning. If you are like most of the working populous, you are waking up for work. Skip ahead to eight-o-clock, the car starts and it is off to join the morning commute. During the daily grind, sitting in the car becomes repetitious and thoughts begin to wander. During this wondering, the thought of unlimited speed and unclogged highways overflows into every corner of your brain, but traffic begins to move again and those thoughts dissipate. This anecdote is an example of a cultural value, specifically, the value of freedom; the freedom to drive fast....   [tags: Building Roads, Freedom] 1352 words
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A Digital Nation - A Digital Nation Have you ever heard someone say that we live in a digital nation. Do you know what a digital nation is. Well you should know because you are living in one. Our nation revolves around the use of computers. Can you go through a normal day without using something computer related. I don't think so. Many everyday things that you take for granted are computer based, such as: ATM's, credit cards, grocery check outs, and gas stations to name a few. I support Jon Katz's article The Netizen: Birth of a Digital Nation....   [tags: Internet Technology Technological Essays]
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Manufactures Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 - missing image Manufactures Building This 11 by 7 inch color lithograph seen here depicts the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. As the main exhibit space of the fair, it was the largest building ever constructed at the time and the most visited site at the exposition. The general scheme for the building was laid out during the early planning stages of the Chicago fair. It was to be located facing Lake Michigan on its long axis and the east end of the Court of Honor, where the other main buildings were grouped, on its short axis....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Reducing Logistic Costs for Ladner Building Products - Reducing Logistic Costs for Ladner Building Products Introduction: Ladner is a National building materials distributor with 15-distribution centres nation wide. Recently, the company had been experiencing a loss due to high costs. This issue has become a dangerous problem at Ladner, and top management is now looking to understand the causes of this problem. Recommendations: Ladner can take one or a combination of the following options to improve its situation: - Reducing transportation costs by re-organizing the deliveries and encouraging pick-ups....   [tags: Business Management Studies Marketing Essays] 1134 words
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Uranium Exposure on the Navajo Nation - ... The report will be comprehensive finding the location of these mines, to what extent the Abandoned Uranium Mines pose a health hazard, and to what extent they threaten water and the environment around them. It will set a ranking system for which mines are the most hazardous, which need to be cleaned up first and at what cost and feasibility of reclamation of these sites. Uranium mining is still occurring in the United States in 2012, 4.1 million pounds of uranium oxide was produced. From 1953 to 1980 the United States was the world leading producer of uranium which was mined in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming....   [tags: element, hazard, mining, carcinogen, safety]
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East Timor: Budding New Nation or Future Oil Filed for the Civilized World - Driving a car, heating your home, flying in an airplane, or maintaining a high standard of living: all of these daily conveniences have come from modern advancements in the petroleum industry. For the western world, the use of petroleum is an everyday fact of life, but where does all of that oil and natural gas come from. For modern countries including the United States, much of its oil is imported from many different sources across the globe. Many small countries, located in places such as the Middle East, have centered their economy on producing this oil for the larger wealthier nations....   [tags: Oil]
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James Baldwin and Elijah Muhammad on The Nation of Islam - The Nation of Islam On October 7, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia, a woman named Marie Poole gave birth to a boy who she named Elijah. Elijah’s parents were sharecroppers, and this father was a Baptist minister (Black Supremacists, 25). After an eighth grade education, in 1931, Elijah Poole moved to Detroit where, he says, he met “Allah in person”. This was a man named Fard Muhammad—“The first and only man born in Mecca who came to America for the express purpose of teaching the so-called Negro” (Mr....   [tags: Black Muslim]
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North American Natives - The early natives of North America can be divided between six different regions that they lived in. The regions were easily designated by the different environmental conditions and resources found in those areas. The regions were known as the Eastern Woodlands, the Plains, the Southwest, the Northwest Coast, the Arctic and the Sub-Arctic. Each region provided a different set of challenges that help shape the people that lived there (Harcourt, 2009). In order to survive prior to the arrival of the European settlers the native people of North America had to adapt to their environment and use what it could provide or they would parish....   [tags: American History, The Iroquois Nation] 2519 words
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Cal Poly: Building for Sustainability? - If you walk up Poly Canyon Road and take a left, crossing Brizzolara Creek, you will come to the agriculture portion of main campus. The abbotoir stands next to the bull pen and the creek. The bridge crosses a fish ladder to aid the salmon back up the creek to where they can spawn. If you continue walking you will come to a reservoir with pumps and machinery used by engineering students. On the other side of the reservoir, there is a small bird sanctuary and beyond are fields that are often full of students learning how to survey the land....   [tags: University Issues Essays] 1234 words
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Building the New European Order - Building the New European Order When World War II ended the final remnants of the old European order lay in ruins. With such devastation wrought upon the continent twice in less than fifty years, it was remarkable that Europe managed to recover. What is even more remarkable is the Phoenix that rose from these ashes, and the new feelings of unity that accompanied the ending of the war. Those nations of western Europe began to do what decades ago had been unthinkable: develop the blueprints for a common system of the United Europe....   [tags: European History Essays] 1871 words
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Evolution Of The American Nation - Evolution of the Nation During the post Civil War time period, 1865 to 1945, the United States of America was a rapidly changing country. There were many different reforms taking place in the economic, political, and urban systems. The American industry was rising. New inventions, westward expansion, and new federal laws were making the country a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Also during this time period the nation experienced the progressive movement, economic collapse, the great depression, and President Roosevelt’s New Deal....   [tags: American History] 1707 words
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The Birth Of A Nation And Greed - The progress of the film industry was remarkably fast in the first quarter of this century. I have chosen two films namely The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Greed (1924) for comparison and contrast to show how much the industry had evolved within the short span of nine years. These two films are chosen for the short time span between them. This short time span will enable us to evaluate the development of the film industry in terms of the psychological build-up of the plot and the characters, cinematic qualities and the gradual acceptance of ironies in the films on the part of the American audience.D.W Griffith's The Birth of a Nation and Erich Von Stroheim's Greed are both films adapted from novels written by Thomas Dixon and Frank Norris respectively....   [tags: essays research papers] 1287 words
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Birth Of A Nation: Art Or Propaganda - Birth of A Nation: Art or Propaganda Mankind, engaging in war, driven by whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his conscience. To accomplish this men have used paint and canvas, ink and paper, or instrument and song in their effort to communicate the tragedy and glory of war. Never, before the career of D.W. Griffith had anyone attempted to bring the subject to film. The result of his efforts, weaknesses aside, mark a change in attitude towards film as a media....   [tags: essays research papers] 790 words
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Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions - Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions In October 2001, the Central Asian country Turkmenistan celebrated its tenth year of independence. Formerly the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (T.S.S.R), Turkmenistan gained its sovereignty with the collapse of its communist counterpart, the Soviet Union in 1991. However, there is much to be questioned about the status of the “democratic” republic which operates Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan functions as a government who has elected a lifelong dictator, supported the Taliban regime of Afghanistan, and allows no political opposition in any “democratic” function....   [tags: Turkmenistan Turkmenistanian Essays]
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The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation - The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation On December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota the soldiers of the U.S. 7th cavalry slaughtered unarmed Sioux men, women and children led by Chief Big Foot. The 146 corpses were gathered up and thrown casually into a mass grave. This massacre marked the end of the Sioux resistance and ultimately the Sioux Nation. The battle that had gone on for ten long years before this between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States came to a sad end, but not unnoticed by the rest of the country....   [tags: Papers] 1498 words
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The Nation Under the Articles of Confederation - The Nation Under the Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation from the period 1781 till 1789 would be a period least effective of a government according to the fully oppositional Constitution that came right after the articles. The effectiveness of a government contains the factors such as economy, political, and foreign policy. Based on these, one could base a government as being worthwhile effective or an absolute mishap of such....   [tags: Papers] 499 words
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First Nation Women - The First Nations women of North America lead a very interesting and complex life. Most of their lives spent as an object of slavery and viewed as a non-person with no rights or feelings. This varied from tribe to tribe depending on social organization, politically, ceremonially, agriculturally, geography, and mythology. In tribes that the government principles reflect on the character of Gods, women were highly esteemed and had some measure of authority. In tribes that the government was based on clan organization....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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The Importance of Building Partnerships in Professional Military Education Schools - On September 11, 2001, the United States (U.S.) experienced an act of overt terrorism unparalleled in its history. The extremist terrorist group, al Qaeda, attacked the U.S and briefly paralyzed a nation. This violent act threatened the U.S. national security and its way of life. Since this time, the U.S. Government, its Armed Forces, and its allies have been in an ongoing battle to end terrorism. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its partners to counter terror campaigns worldwide....   [tags: military, education] 1696 words
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Building Partnerships in Professional and Military Education Schools - On Sep 11, 2001, al Qaeda threatened the United States (U.S.) national security, and we are still combating terrorism. Since that time, al Qaeda and other extremist groups have also been endangering some of the U.S. allies. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its partners to counter violence worldwide. National Strategic Guidance The National Security Strategy (NSS), the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and the National Military Strategy (NMS) directives define the U.S....   [tags: schools, military education, education,] 1474 words
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Walls and Boxes: The Building Block of Hope and Safety - ... This story is one of two occasions that the Alabaster box is mentioned in the bible signifying its true importance when it is mentioned along with teaching against prejudice, showing that God doesn’t care what you use to be and is not holding the sins of people against them. It is his wish that all be saved regardless of their past life. This story holds great significance because it is one of two story that talks about the an alabaster box in which the box is use to carry ointment for the anointment of Jesus....   [tags: Bible, Greek mithology, Great Wall of China]
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Monaco Building of the Paris 1889 Exposition - The Monaco Building of the Paris 1889 Exposition The Exposition Universelle de 1889 in Paris was meant to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. It boasted new architectural styles, as well as the more generous use of electricity in the pavilions. In the earliest world's fairs, all the displays were housed collectively under one roof. This eventually changed to a different type of organization, where exhibits were separated into categories based on their content, as was already the case at the 1873 Vienna exhibition....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The New Israeli Nation between 1947-1967 - How was the new Israeli nation able to be born, to survive, and to prosper during the period of 1947-1967 despite being surrounded by hostile states. Introduction One of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century was the sudden creation of the Jewish state. It had been the dream of almost every Jew to have their own nation in which they would be free from persecution but its very creation appeared to be beyond human possibility. Almost 6 million Jews been viciously massacred under the “Final Solution” Plan of Nazi Germany and the remaining were dispossessed refugees....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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World War 2 and the Superpower Nation - The Second World War gave rise to a multitude of new ideas which changed the course of modern society, the idea which has had the greatest impact on the world as a whole is the concept of the superpower nation. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power, and related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war (WWII), and its results that spawned the formation of superpowers and lead them to experience such a preponderance of power....   [tags: essays research papers] 3008 words
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Bush's Speech to the Nation: Regaining Confidence - Bush's Speech to the Nation: Regaining Confidence On September 11 2001, the American public's image of continental security was shattered in the form of terrorist hijacked passenger planes slamming first into the world trade center towers in New York and then the Pentagon in Washington DC. America prior to the incident had been a peaceful unsuspecting economic giant. "Americans have known wars -- but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941" (Bush par.11)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Flaws of the Founding Fathers of the United States - ... The European slave traders, slave ship owners and plantation holders did not care about the people that they were enslaving, but instead saw slavery as a golden opportunity, and a way to make a good living. In 1675, a rebellion took place that jolted the aristocrats’ pride and power and inspired the underprivileged to act, though they would not live to see the fulfillment of their goal. William Berkeley, the governor of Jamestown, had refused to raise an army against Native Americans who were angry at the settlers for ignoring a boundary line set thirty years prior, instead building defensive forts....   [tags: slavery, racism, free nation, rebellion, freedom]
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Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All - Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All “Defining one’s ‘culture’ is a life long process,” according to Indian rights activist Norman DesCampe of the Grand Portage Chippewa Tribe. “You have to live it.” Today, the life long process of understanding indigenous cultures is limited by terms of “cultural survival.” The ability of future generations to define themselves as Inuit or Kayapo is threatened as their natural environments and social integrity is hurt by government negligence: indigenous cultures must be protected under a political structure that allows the people to live as they choose to live, outside of the transformative power of established nation-states, and the assumptions of these powers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 549 words
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Baldwin's view of Nation of Islam in Down on the Cross - Superficial Power The Nation of Islam emerged as a very powerful organization during the 1960s. One of the Nation?s key goals was to create an independent Black America. It further preached about the White man as the devil, thus instilling faith within its followers that White society will be decimated, and Black society will prevail. Through these powerful messages, the Nation of Islam gave African-Americans a claim to divinity and created the notion of Black supremacy. However, in attempting to cement these ideas, the Nation of Islam?s message became extreme to the point of absurdity....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: Undermining American Values - Andrew F. Smith once said, “Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat”. In the non-fiction book, “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser, the author had first-hand experiences on the aspects of fast food and conveyed that it has changed agriculture that we today did not have noticed. We eat fast food everyday and it has become an addiction that regards many non-beneficial factors to our health....   [tags: Fast Food Culture] 1354 words
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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Destruction of American Values - In the book Fast Food Nation: The Darks Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser claims that fast food impacts more than our eating habits, it impacts “…our economy, our culture, and our values”(3) . At the heart of Schlosser’s argument is that the entrepreneurial spirit —defined by hard work, innovation, and taking extraordinary risks— has nothing to do with the rise of the fast food empire and all its subsidiaries. In reality, the success of a fast food restaurant is contingent upon obtaining taxpayer money, avoiding government restraints, and indoctrinating its target audience from as young as possible....   [tags: Fast Food Culture]
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Fast Food Nation: Death in the Fast Food Lane - Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, is a stark and unrelenting look into the fast food industry that has ingrained itself in not only American culture, but in many cultures around the world. There is almost no place on earth that the golden arches has not entered. Aside from Antarctica, there is a McDonalds on every continent, and the number of countries that have fast food restaurants is growing on a daily basis. Schlosser describes in detail what happens behind the scenes, before the hamburger and fries come wrapped in environmentally safe paper and are consumed by millions of people daily....   [tags: Eric Schlosser] 1116 words
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Building the Panama Canal - Known as one of the greatest engineering feats in all of history, the Panama Canal is an essential asset for international trade and travel today, uniting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans across the Central American Isthmus in Panama, Colombia. Its construction required the perseverance, innovation, time and money of at first, France and of second, America. Construction began with Frenchman, Ferdinand de Lesseps at the helm of the project in the early 1880’s; however, dreams of a Central American canal were had as early as the 1500’s with the Spanish and Christopher Columbus....   [tags: World History ]
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Building A Home For Children In Need - ... The house could be a traditional design as the existing (and added) rooms would serve a new purpose. The house would need only: a large kitchen, a storage room for donations of clothing (such as a laundry room), a large den for recreation (the living room), a library for books and computers (the office area), a casual eating area (the dining room), and four more rooms (bedrooms) for small group instruction and remediation. The Renovations The kitchen would need to be updated for safety as well as functionality....   [tags: Charity Work, Society Issues, Good Investments] 1162 words
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One Nation Under Walmart - Since the early ages of man there has always been dominating individuals, people that that are either physically stronger, smarter and/or both, compared to others. It is because of these individuals that the human race has survived. The stronger, smarter individuals became leaders and were the guides for the lesser individuals. As is in the case of Walmart, the world's largest corporation, a dominating leader, in the business of offering consumer goods at low prices. Any leader will come under scrutiny at some point during their rule, so it seems natural that Walmart would....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1442 words
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One Nation, Under God - With sounds of youthful laughter, conversations about the students’ weekends, and the shuffling of college ruled paper; students file into their classrooms and find their seats on a typical Monday morning. As the announcements travel throughout the school’s intercoms, the usual “Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance” becomes no longer usual but rather puzzling to some students. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.” Confusion passes through some of the student’s minds....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation - Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the United States up to a possible invasion, and hurts our economy, the military must be maintained in order to ensure a strong, healthy nation both abroad and on the home front for many centuries to come....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Little Souna: Building a Sense of National Identity - National identity can be defined as an imagined construction through discourses and rituals (Alane and Charles, 2008; Barker, 1999). It is both politically and culturally formed (Alane and Charles, 2008), which presents people with a sense of belonging to their nation states (Duncan, 2003). This essay is going to explore how the radio programme arouses a sense of national identity in its listeners, through the example of “Little Souna (In pinyin: suǒnà or lǎbā)”. It is a children’s radio programme targeted at the 5-year-old to the 7-year-old (Personal research, X, 2012; table in appendix), which contains stories, poetries, songs, broadcasting plays and interactions....   [tags: Music]
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An Analysis of The Building - An Analysis of The Building Larkin put "The Building" in the middle of his collection for a reason, it is a pillar that supports the rest of the collection with its long lines and many verses, and because of this, is maybe a bit more clearer than some of his other poems in the ideas and views that are expressed through it. Of course, being a Larkin a poem, there is the obligatory underlayer which so many people miss, but in "The Building" it is easier to discern and comprehend. The title of the poem, "The Building" already hints at the main theme of the poem....   [tags: The Building] 1040 words
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FFA: The Nation’s Most Effective High School Club - High school can be a very terrifying and a frustrating place to cope with. Students have to worry about fitting in and finding somewhere they truly belong. In order to find that place of belonging students can join clubs and interact with other students with the same interests as them. Clubs help students not only make lifelong friendships, but also develop skills they can take with them throughout their life and career. Although many high school clubs have proved to be a good experience in a student’s high school career, The National FFA Organization (FFA) serves many great purposes for students making it the most effective high school club because it develops student’s potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success....   [tags: Organization Analysis ]
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Team Building Important In Functioning Groups - Introduction Working well in a group is crucial for the success of each individual within a functioning group. This scholarly paper will explore common concepts relating to teams in general, and how it affects the PBL class specifically. It will cover how team building applies to group process and learning. It will also describe the importance of team building in the nursing profession, and as a member of the health care team. Overall, this paper will prove that team building is an important concept in how a group functions, especially within the health care system....   [tags: Team Building] 2544 words
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Irony in Guests of the Nation - Irony in Guests of the Nation      In the short story, "Guests of the Nation," Frank O'Connor uses irony to illustrate the conflict which men face when their roles as combatants force them to disregard the humanity of their enemies. In both life and literature, irony exists when there is a contrast between expectation and reality. Verbal irony is defined as "a figure of speech in which the actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning" (Thrall 248). In dramatic irony there is a contrast between a character's perception of a situation and the actual facts....   [tags: Guests of the Nation Essays]
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Energy-Efficient Buildings - There is little doubt that there has been a significant promotion of energy efficiency in buildings in the European Union after the adoption of the Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings in 2002 (Jansen, 2005). This trend towards energy-efficient buildings has started being prominent in Greece lately. However, there has been a shift in the direction of scientific research related to the energy and environmental performance of buildings towards a focus on occupants' comfort and perceptions of how well a building is performing (Steemers and Manchanda, 2010)....   [tags: Environment, Sustainable Building] 1317 words
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Idiot Nation - In “Idiot Nation,” Michael Moore discourses on the collapse of American education system and the three main reasons behind it: politicians’ ignorance, shortage of teachers, and the rise of Corporate America. Moore first points out how ignorant the President and politicians are by stating that the President cannot simply identify whether Africa is a nation or a continent. Next, Moore attributes the lack of funding in education to the fact that politicians prefer to build bomber than to improve our education system; this leads to shortage of resources, overpopulated classrooms, and decrease of books available for students....   [tags: Education]
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The Shaping Of A Nation - July 1, 1776. John Dickinson, a representative from Philadelphia, delivered a speech to the Continental Congress, saying that declaring independence from Britain would be suicide. John Adams, from Massachusetts, gave his rebuttal, supporting a declaration of independence. When the time came for a vote, Pennsylvania voted no, New York abstained, and South Carolina requested a continuance. The following day, South Carolina reversed its position and independence was adopted with twelve votes. The Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman, produced a finished product and, on July 4, 1776, sent it to the printers....   [tags: US History]
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A Nation of One - Imagine: the world as a perfect little utopia where everyone is equal, and there are no individuals who stand out or look different from one to the next. In such a world, what would we have to work for or even try to gain. While everyone would be the exact same, I’m afraid that life would be as dull as watching paint dry. While, everyone being the same might sound nice to some folks; it is painfully obvious that the world needs crazy, passionate, emotional, mad, energetic, diverse looking citizens to keep the world turning twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week on its 23.5 degree axis tilt....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Nation of Mexico - The purpose of this paper is to provide in-depth information about Mexico’s economy, government, military, religion, and historical events that shaped the country. Mexico is located north of the United States; it borders the Caribbean Sea and the gulf of New Mexico. The total area is equal to 1,972,550 sq km; land taking up 1,923040 sq km and water taking up 49,510 sq km. Mexico gained itself independence on 16 September 1810, making their national holiday being that date. The Mexican flag has three equal vertical bands of green white, and red; the coat of arms is in the middle of the white band....   [tags: Countries of The World]
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A Crumbling Nation - For those who do not know much about the Soviet Union, or those intrigued by the almighty Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the history of the collapse of the Soviet Union is extremely well documented in Stephen Kotkin's Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000. This relatively short book provides great insight into the downfall of the Soviet Union, as well as to how it could potentially have sustained longer than it did by the Soviet elite. A dramatic shift occurred in the Soviet Union between 1970 and 2000; numerous events and modifications occurred to pave the way for a long and slow decay, as opposed to a rapid and fervent eruption of a crumble that many may have expected....   [tags: Russian History]
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