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Edith Hahn Beer - Edith Hahn Beer, born in 1914, wrote The Nazi Officer’s Wife, a memoir about her life and struggles for survival during the rein of Adolf Hitler. Edith goes chronologically through her life and tells the truths about the constant fear she lived in. Throughout her entire ordeal, perhaps her biggest fear was that her identity would be revealed and lost at the same time. Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith Hahn created a remarkable collective record of survival: She saved every set of real and falsified papers, letters she received from her lost love, Pepi, and photographs she managed to take inside labor camps....   [tags: essays research papers] 1348 words
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Federated Department Stores - I. Introduction Present day Federated consists of both Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s stores and operates in 34 states as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. While Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s provide both private and national brands and are similar in merchandising categories (men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, home décor, shoes, beauty, and accessories), they differ greatly in culture. Bloomingdale’s, being more upscale, targets consumers that are more concerned with trend and quality than they are price....   [tags: essays research papers] 2130 words
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Genocide in Rwanda - Genocide War is not a necessary evil humans must endure. Although, war is not necessary, humans go to war to try to gain power, fortune, and to spread their particular group’s religions and beliefs. By definition civilization is an advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions. The chaos of war is reflected in the semantic history of the word war....   [tags: Rwanda Hutu ] 1139 words
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History of Alberta - Date Entered into Confederation: Alberta became a province of Canada in 1905. They joined into Confederation because of many reason. One of the big factors was because of the fur trading. Canada was in big demand of fur, therefore having Alberta join would add to their business. Another reason was because of Manifest Destiny, the construction of an inter-colonial railway between Canada and the Maritimes was necessary since all goods were being transported on American lines. The Grand Trunk Railway needed increased traffic on its line to avoid bankruptcy....   [tags: essays research papers] 757 words
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history of surfing - A Surf Tale An account of surfing’s thousand year voyage from the kings of Hawaii, to the surfers exile from society, to the multi-billion dollar industry of today. The Sun’s radiation heats the upper atmosphere, sending the energy toward the earth’s surface and finally mixes with the planet’s counter-rotational currents, creating jetstream flows. The winds flow over the ocean’s surface creating friction that spawns chops, pushing up the seas forming perfect bands of open ocean swell. Pushed on by gravitational forces, the swells speed away from the winds that they came from, moving across the deeps until they feel the drag of the shallows near the coast....   [tags: essays research papers] 3398 words
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kodak brief review - Note: The examination will be in two parts. Part 1 will comprise a set of multiple-choice questions designed to check your understanding of all of the lectures material. Part 2 will concern this case study, with the examination paper including a set of questions about it. The case study describes a situation, which you need to research further and resolve. In preparation for the examination, you should analyse this case study and relate it to the lectures so that you arrive at the examination with an understanding of how you might proceed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1410 words
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The Turbulen Sixties - The Turbulent Sixties Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960's was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the backbone of this new age; they were the tunes which the generation danced to, marched to, and got high off of....   [tags: essays research papers] 1648 words
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Victors and Vanquished - Victors and Vanquished      The history of the Western hemisphere is full of war and conquest. One of the most significant and defining of those conquests is the downfall of the Mexica/Aztec Empire. While there are many other events to choose from, this one stands out since it was one over one of the largest empires in Central America. It is also important to look at because of the immense cultural impact it had. The story of this takeover reads like a movie script, a small band of Spaniards single handedly takes down the most powerful empire in Central America....   [tags: Americas Aztecs] 1399 words
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The Truman Doctrine - The Truman Doctrine The thirty-third president of the United States initiated great change within our country. Harry S. Truman, the creator of the Truman Doctrine created an era of change in United States foreign policy. Truman was the first to create a foreign policy in order to contain Communism, a policy that has been called, 'the hallmark of the Cold War.'1 The Truman Doctrine led to major changes in the U.S., from its inception, to its influence in the Vietnam War. The Soviet Union took advantage of Eastern Europe's situation in the aftermath of World War II....   [tags: Essays Papers History Communism Cold War]
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Problems with SAT - Problems with the SAT Nowadays, colleges and universities have been using the SAT to select their students who apply to them. According to College Board, the SAT is a test that measures students' abilities which they will use to be able to do well in universities or colleges. In addition, the SAT shows how well the students solve the problems and how well the education they have gotten. The SAT consists of ten sections which consist of one 25-minute essay section, two 25-minute and one 20-minute math problem sections, four 25-minute, one 20-minute, and one 10-minute English problem sections....   [tags: Educational tests, testing, college] 1451 words
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Russia In Revolution - Russia In Revolution Russia experienced three revolutions in the 1900's. The first in 1905, the second in March 1917 then in November 1917. The events of these revolutions saw five characteristics of modern revolution emerge. Ideology, leadership, organization, foreign influence and violence and terror were all present to a strong extent in the revolutions of 1905, and an even stronger extent in the November revolution of 1917....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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The Stock Market - The Stock Market The stock market plays a significant role in the health of the economy; the economy has to be strong for a country and its citizens to prosper. In 1929 over a period of two weeks 30 billion dollars disappeared from the U.S. economy, this was the event that started the greatest period of human hardship of the twentieth century known as the great depression. On October 19,1987 the Dow Jones industrial average plunged almost a third of its value. Many investors went completely bankrupt after one day of trading....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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Operation Desert Storm - Operation Desert Storm Operation: Desert Storm began on January 15th in 1991. It began when 19 hours after the midnight deadline of January 15 had passed aircraft from the American, British, Saudi, and Kuwaiti air forces thousands of tons of bombs on military targets throughout Iraq. Saddam Hussein had not heeded the coalition’s threats and would pay dearly.(Pike) In the years prior to 1990, Iraq and Iran had fought in an 8-year war that had put an extreme financial strain on Iraq. The war began on September 22, 1980, when Iraqi troops launched a full-scale invasion of Iran....   [tags: Papers] 1593 words
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Charles de Gaulle - Charles de Gaulle Charles Andre Marie Joseph de Gaulle was one of the most prominent Frenchmen to ever live. This is partly the reason why I selected him. Being part French, I have an interest in Frances History and society, both of which de Gaulle had a great part in. He fought hard for his country in WWI and bore the scares of battle for the rest of his life. In WWII he inspired the people of occupied France to fight for their liberation and led the French Resistance against Hitler and the Nazis....   [tags: Papers] 2484 words
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What is Oleanna? - What is Oleanna. What is Oleanna . Is it a perfect world, or is it a world… The play Olenna by David Mamet gives us a real perspective on our modern education system and society. John the white male college professor is the victim in this play. And Carol the female student is the fascist. John is an exceptional teacher that love to teach and refuse to let the fascist takeover the academic freedom of our education. Early in the play, both John and Carol are distracted by their personal interests....   [tags: Papers] 874 words
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Plato vs. Machiavelli - Plato vs. Machiavelli A longstanding debate in human history is what to do with power and what is the best way to rule. Who should have power, how should one rule, and what its purpose should government serve have always been questions at the fore in civilization, and more than once have sparked controversy and conflict. The essential elements of rule have placed the human need for order and structure against the human desire for freedom, and compromising between the two has never been easy....   [tags: Papers] 1692 words
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Non-Consensual Property Rights - Non-Consensual Property Rights Some form of classification is necessary to aid attempts to bring order to a confusing and confused area of law. If the events from which non-consensual property rights arise can be classified, then the law’s response is more likely to be consistent and coherent. Yet there are problems. The very nature of the facts that are brought before courts in the sorts of cases that comprise this area of law demand fairness, and legal policy considerations lurk behind every rationalisation....   [tags: Papers] 2414 words
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Rise of Hitler - Origins of the Nazi Party The Nazi Party was formed in January 1919 by Anton Drexler. Originally it was named the German Workers Party (DAP). Hitler joined in Autumn of 1919. He quickly rose to become the leader of the party. The party was transformed by Hitler and became a political party rather than the discussion group that it had been when he joined. The SA (Brownshirts) was formed to protect Hitler and other party leaders at meetings. It also disrupted the meetings of the Nazi’s political opponents....   [tags: World War II WWII WW2 Nazi Germany] 1032 words
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History Of Accounting - Once upon a time, Luca Pacioli wrote a math book. It was just a little survey and should have been treated like ordinary books of the time and read and then disappeared into historical archives and forgotten. A few brief chapters on practical mathematics made this one special. The time was 1494. Columbus had discovered America just two years before. The author was a Franciscan monk. The chapter on practical mathematics addressed mathematics in business. He said that the successful merchant needs three things: sufficient cash or credit, an accounting system that can tell him how he¡¯s doing, and good bookkeeper to operate it....   [tags: Accounting Accountancy] 1195 words
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Mergers And Acquisitions - Introduction Mergers and acquisitions immediately impact organizations with changes in ownership, in ideology, and eventually, in practice. There are multiple reasons, motives, economic forces and institutional factors that can, taken together or in isolation, influence corporate decisions to engage in mergers or acquisitions. The financial risks of merging with or acquiring an organization in another country and how those risks can be mitigated are important issues for corporations to conduct research on....   [tags: Business Company Mergers Acquisitions] 1106 words
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Blockbuster Case Analysis - The Life of Blockbuster History and Background Blockbuster's origins date back to the mid 1980's when the video cassette recorder (VCR) was the new hype and families all over America were quickly turning to movie rentals as a form of in-home entertainment. David Cook, who previously started David P. Cook and Associates, Inc. to offer consulting and computer services, saw an opening in the quickly expanding movie rental business. Eager to start a business, he jumped in making Blockbuster the Wal-Mart of movie rentals offering a wide variety of movies to customers in a family environment with standout buildings and bright lights....   [tags: Business Analysis Management] 1489 words
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Satellite TV Competition - Introduction : (graphics not included) By October 1990, two new entrants suffered a combined investment of £1.25 billion and a weekly £10 million loss and are waiting desperately the Christmas season to fall in better hands. Rather than behave rationally and focus on profit maximization and a long run going concern for the entire industry, the two companies engaged in a bloody war, that let the industry suffer one of the major loss ever and led to the merger of the two companies . This case outlines one of the most ferocious competitions of the satellite TV, and announces a series of battles under other skies in the same industry....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution] 1601 words
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Eurodisney Research Design - EuroDisney Business Research Design Assessment The research design to help Disney enter into the European market was poorly designed and virtually ignored as being significant by management. As a whole, a move by any company to any foreign market should not be made without an extensive, in-depth study based on exhaustive research into every applicable aspect of the economy, laws, culture, climate, interests, customs, life-style habits, geography, work habits. This integration of differing management practices is typical with any company doing business abroad....   [tags: International Business] 1791 words
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Grand Metropolitan Plc - The issue: Grand Metropolitan PLC is the world’s largest wine and spirits seller. It mainly operated in London, USA. In 1991, it beats market expectation with a 4.8% increase in pretax profits, and the company Chairman stated that company’s goal “to constantly improve on”. Despite the great performance in the world recession in 1991, the price of GrandMet shares was 10% below the average price/earnings ratio of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. And more important, rumors had that GrandMet, valued at more than $14 billion in the stock market, maybe a takeover target....   [tags: Business Finance Analysis] 1110 words
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Optimizing Capital Structures - Introduction LEI, Inc. a public company, has decided to acquire Shang-wa, a Korean based company that manufactures capacitors in a vertical integration. The CEO of LEI has convinced the shareholders that this move is a necessary one to avoid the takeover of Shang-wa by one of LEI's competitors, Transnational Electronics Corporation (TEC). Shang-wa has historically represented 43% of LEI's revenue stream. As result of the Board's approval to move forward with the acquisition, LEI must determine which financing alternatives they wish to use to complete the acquisition....   [tags: Acquisitions Business Model Analysis] 1616 words
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Mergers And Acquistions - Mergers and Acquisitions Companies merge and acquire other companies for various strategic reasons with various degrees of success. The success of a merger is measured by whether the value of the acquiring firm is enhanced by it. The practical aspects of mergers often prevent the forecasted benefits from being fully realized and the expected synergy may fall short of expectations. This paper discusses three examples of recent mergers, the forces that drive companies to buy or merge with others, and the financial outcomes of each case....   [tags: Business Mergers] 984 words
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Reginald F. Lewis - Reginald Francis Lewis was born in (East) Baltimore, Maryland on December 7, 1942. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, black people weren’t allowed to shop at many of the stores and they had designated restaurants and movie theaters they were able to attend. At the age of 6, Reginald decided things would be different for him and stated "why should white guys have all the fun?" Lewis graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Economics and later graduated from Harvard Law School with his law degree....   [tags: Biography] 1910 words
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Philips Vs Matsushita - N.V. Philips (Netherlands) and Matsushita Electric (Japan) are among the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Their success was based on two contrasting strategies – diversification of worldwide portfolio and local responsiveness for Philips, and high centralization and mass production for Matsushita. Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands began as a small light-bulb factory in Holland, and by the turn of the century, was one of the largest producers in Europe. One-product focus made Philips a leader in industrial research which stimulated product innovation....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy Comparison] 1739 words
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Vodafone Business History - In two decades, Vodafone became the telecommunications leader in Global Systems for Mobile networks (www.associatedcontent.com). Vodafone provides innovative and cutting edge telecommunications services on the largest wireless network on earth. In this article, I will discuss how Vodafone was started and the growth of one of the world's largest company. Vodafone was formed in 1983 as a joint venture between Rascal Electronics (a UK electronic firm) and Millicom (a US telecom company), and was granted one of two mobile phone licenses in the UK (www.associatedcontent.com)....   [tags: Business Telecommunications Analysis] 1188 words
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The Bamboo Network - The Bamboo Network What is the ‘bamboo network’. The bamboo network refers to the conglomerates propelling Southeast Asian economies which started as small family businesses run by overseas Chinese. The businesses are managed by the family of the founder, and are run with strong Confucian values. The combined output of the 55 million overseas Chinese is equal to a good-sized country, or close to $600 billion. Chinese expatriate workers are integral to economic success in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam....   [tags: China Asia Economy Economics Business] 1635 words
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Circus-circus Summary - Circus-Circus was an unprofitable business and a small time casino when William Bennett and William Pennington purchased it in 1974 for $50,000. With a new marketing program in place and a stock offering in October of 1983, the company was rejuvenated. What it has become is a hotel/casino that is targeted mainly towards middle income gamblers as well as family oriented vacationers, but has not strayed away from the high rollers that are found in most casinos. With the focus being on many market segments, along with it's amusement park type atmosphere, this company can be categorized as a broad differentiator....   [tags: essays research papers] 361 words
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Restoring Europe - After Austria was crushed by Napoleon in 1809, Metternich was created Austria's Foreign Minister, and replaced Johann Philipp von Stadion. He pursued a pro-French policy, going so far as to manage the marriage of Napoleon to Marie-Louise, Emperor Francis’s daughter. Following Napoleon's defeat in Russia in 1812, Metternich turned to a policy of neutrality, and attempted to make peace between Napoleon and his Russian and Prussian enemies. In June 1813 he famously met with Napoleon at Dresden , and by his own account came away telling the intolerant Emperor that he was lost....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain Granada is a city in southern Spain known widely for its beauty and architectural magnificence. It is located next to the Sierra Mountains in Andalusia. Behind it lay steep mountains and in front lay flat agricultural plains. Its current population is approximately 280,000 people due to tourism and students coming from outside to study, both of which are extremely important to the local economy . When Granada was first settled by native tribes in prehistoric times, it was known as Ilbyr....   [tags: Papers] 411 words
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Global Competitiveness - Global Competitiveness As the world becomes a smaller place, economies are shifting away from national economies to global economies. Robert Reich, Ira Magaziner, and Michael Porter each offer a different view of how a company remains competitive in this global economy. Reich stresses the difference between American-owned corporations and American competitiveness. Magaziner highlights the growing need of innovation and the avoidance of national complacency. Porter focuses on his diamond of national competitiveness....   [tags: Economics Business Essays] 910 words
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Operation Individual - Operation Individual A thousand cars, well Computer Assisted Rovers, rode up and down the sky highways of the Upper East Side. Enormous skyscrapers reached to the top of the massive dark sooty heavens that surrounded Chicago, kind of like a bubble that kept them away from the world. The year was 3015, and the world was a completely different place. It was like a metropolitan on speed. Society no longer needed sidewalks, telephones, thanks to video recorded messages, and basically crime, since the Big Brother Project made sure that THEY were watching at every possible moment....   [tags: Short Stories Technology Papers] 3409 words
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Texan History - Texan History Texan, which is the 28th state in the United States, was once separate from the rest of the Union as many states were. It was once also a Republic of its own. The Texans held a convention at Washington on the Brazos and adopted a declaration of independence on March 2, 1836. It shared a constitution similar to the United States as well. Though, throughout 1845 Texas grew a debt from 1 million to 8 million dollars. Because many people felt that letting Texas further live on its own would later damage the development of the United states....   [tags: history] 1434 words
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong Hong Kong has it all. It is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing and most important economic cities. Being located in China on 22° 18' N 114° 10' E, it puts the city right in the middle of Japan and Singapore, and also on many shipping and air routes of the western Pacific. Hong Kong did not become a successful city overnight. It was a British dependency dating back to the 1842 to July 1, 1997. The First Opium War forced China to give Hong Kong to the British. A British-appointed governor headed Hong Kong’s government and military affairs....   [tags: Essays Papers] 810 words
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Marcus Garvey - Marcus Garvey “Final Exam” Marcus Garvey, was born in Jamaica in 1887 and is considered to be the father of the Black Nationalism Movement. During the early 1900’s, after reading Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery, Garvey pledged to organize Blacks throughout the world with an agenda of Black unity and pride. Moreover, Garvey achieved his greatest influence in the Untied States where there was a growing ambition among Blacks for justice, wealth, and a sense of community. From the time of World War I, up until the mid-1920’s, Gravey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association(UNIA) was the largest Black organization in African-American history....   [tags: essays papers] 758 words
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Cox Enterprises - Cox Enterprises Media Corporations in the Global Marketplace Cox Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is an Atlanta-based media conglomerate that has ties into nearly all media forms today. Since the founding of Cox Enterprises by James M. Cox in 1898, CEI has been established as a media staple through newspapers, radio, television, cable, telephone, and Internet communications . As of 2000, Cox Enterprises was ranked seventh in AdAge’s “100 Leading Media Companies” . Cox Enterprises is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is currently being led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James C....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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United Biscuits - United Biscuits 1. Introduction United biscuits were founded in 1948 with the merger of two Scottish family businesses, these were McVities and the Price and McFarlane Lang group. It was developed furthermore when they acquired Crawford’s Biscuits and MacDonald’s Biscuits. More recently in 2000, United Biscuits was bought by Finalrealm who were a consortium of investors and the company reverted to a private company status. 2. Ownership In 2000 United Biscuits were bought by a consortium of four businesses, these four businesses own different percentages in the company which is dictated by the amount of money which they invested....   [tags: United Biscuits Business Management Essays] 732 words
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Adolf Eichmann - ADOLF EICHMANN The Holocaust was one of the greatest tragedies the world has ever known. There were many key people who participated in this outrageous genocide however some get more attention then others. Adolf Eichmann is a classic example. Eichmann was a self-proclaimed “Jewish Specialist” and head of the Gestapo Department. Eichmann was responsible for keeping every train rolling right into the stations of the concentration and death camps during the holocaust....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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CD Review - Jay-Z Blueprint Here you have it, all you Jay-Z fans; a much anticipated review of the hot new CD!. 1)The Ruler's Back 3:49 This song is Jay-Z singing about...Jay-Z. In this song he sounds very conceded. He is 'the Ruler', and when he says "I'm back n***a", there are trumpets playing in the background, jsut like you'd imagine them being played for royalty. He talks about how rich he is, and how he doesn't care if he goes to court, he says"What's a couple dollars to me?" and the only thing he cares about is that you respect him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1205 words
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Centrust Bank - CenTrust Bank Scandal CenTrust, first called Dade Federal Savings and Loan, was founded in 1934 during the Great Depression and eventually became a stalwart of the South Florida business establishment. By the early 1980s, Miami had a corporate community that any city would envy. The companies were large and growing. They contributed mightily to local causes. They virtually invented a skyline where none existed as late as the early 1980s. CenTrust Bank and David Paul gave huge sums of money and much effort toward founding the New World Symphony in the 1980s....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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Coal Legislation - Coal Coal is a fossil fuel- hydrocarbon containing natural resource, much like petroleum or natural gas. It is extracted from the Earth by strip mining or underground mining. It is a readily combustible black sedimentary rock, which is one of the three main rock categories. Coal is composed of carbon and hydrocarbons, in coordination with other elements. It is the leading source of electricity the world over. It is estimated that half of the world’s electricity is powered by coal. Coal mining in the United States is recorded to have first occurred in Virginia when 50 tons were purged from the earth in 1748 (coaleducation.org)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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Cold War - THE COLD WAR The Cold War was the longated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started in the mid 40’s after WWII had left Europe in shambles and Russia and the USA in superpower positions. The Cold War was a clash of these supergiants in political, ideological, military, and economic values and ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. In this essay I’m going to bring forth the following points: Rise of the Cold War, events in and because of the Cold War, and the fall of Russia....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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SWOT Analysis - Touro University International Dr. Paula Stechschulte SWOT analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps marketers to focus on key issues. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors. Weaknesses and threats are external factors. The TOWS Model is the taken one step further in that it simply looks at the negative factors first in order to turn them into positive factors....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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Enron Corporation - Enron Corporation Before filing for bankruptcy in 2001, Enron Corporation was one of the largest integrated natural gas and electricity companies in the world. It marketed natural gas liquids worldwide and operated one of the largest natural gas transmission systems in the world, totaling more than 36,000 miles. It was also one of the largest independent developers and producers of electricity in the world, serving both industrial and emerging markets. Timeline Enron began as Northern Natural Gas Company, organized in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1930....   [tags: Business Management History Essays] 3364 words
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Flesh-eating Bacteria - Some call it &#8220;horror'; and some call it &#8220;the super germ';, but now, our always known &#8220;regular'; bacteria, those one-celled creatures once considered under control with antibiotics, have invaded our hospitals and headlines with a vengeance. The vengeance used against us is caused by an existing organism called necrotizing fasciitis, the so-called flesh-eating bacteria, caused by Group A streptococcus. What this organism does is progressively destroy the human body tissue all the way to the bone....   [tags: essays research papers] 1746 words
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Harley Davidson - The Harley-Davidson Motor Company had a small beginning, but has risen to unimaginable success. The road to success has not been simple and the company has been faced with many hardships. The support of outrageously loyal owners have allowed the company to struggle but maintain its composure. Harley’s top management has implemented plans to achieve prosperity, which has lasted throughout the years, and they are constantly looking forward. To understand this company’s success it is important to know a brief history....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Henri Matisse - Henri Matisse      Henri Matisse was born December 31st, 1869 to two storeowners, Emile and Heloise Matisse. His father wanted him to be a lawyer, so later on in life he could takeover the family business. They sent him to Henri Martin Grammar School where he studied to be a lawyer. There was a hint of artist in Henri because while working as a lawyer’s assistant he took up a drawing course (Essers 7). It was for curtain design but it seemed to be destiny for a lawyer’s assistant to take up such a distant hobby as drawing....   [tags: Art Artisit]
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John Brown - How the Actions of Governor Wise and the State of Virginia in the Case of John Brown may be easily Justified. After months of planning, John Brown and his twenty-one &#8220;soldiers'; marched into the strategically located town of Harpers Ferry with the goal of starting a slave revolt which would lead to the abolishment of the institution of slavery. Within hours Brown and his followers had taken several hostages, and gained control of the armory, the arsenal, and the engine house. The following days consisted of skirmishes with the towns people and the arrival of the United States Marines....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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Kanye West - Singer/Songwriter for this Era He may just seem like another rapper to you but if you actually listen to his lyrics you can see he’s not like any rapper out there. His name is Kanye West and he was born in Chicago Illinois. He grew up in the “ghetto” and learned to appreciate life. He didn’t learn to really, truly appreciate life until October of 2002. Driving back to his hotel late one night after a recording session, the new-coming rap/hip-hop artist was involved in a devastating, near fatal car accident....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Manuel Noriega - Playing All Sides Of the Fence Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of the Central American country of Panama, rose to power through the art of destruction deception and detail. Manuel Noriega was able to profit and flourish as Panama&#8217;s new leader because of the Cold War environment. Due to the Cold War, its geographical positioning, and financial liberties, Noriega was able to manipulate all parties involved while making him very wealthy, powerful, a political asset, and finally a threat to the United States National Security....   [tags: essays research papers] 2131 words
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Religion Fades - I. Introduction A. Overview events of the time period 1. Shogun period 2. Meiji period 3. Actions of Commodore Perry 4. Sino and Russo Japanese war 5. Thesis Over time, and this is true in every country, faith fades and gives way to science and religion gives way to practicality. II. The Edo (Shogun) rule 1608-1868 A. The takeover 1. how they came into rule a. the battle of Sekigahara b....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Unwanted - In “The Unwanted”, Kien Nguyen is a child born to a Vietnamese mother and her white American soldier lover. In 1975, the time of the Communist takeover, the U.S. left Vietnam. Kien, his pregnant mother and his younger brother Jimmy, also Amerasian, made it to the roof of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, waiting for the return of a helicopter that never made it back for them to escape. The next ten years Kien and his family endured many hardships. This book is full of extraordinary courage, determination and will....   [tags: essays research papers] 1381 words
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Adolf Eichmann - Adolf Eichmann I will leap laughing to my grave, because the feeling that I have five million people on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction -Adolf Eichmann On May 29, 1962, Adolf Eichmann was convicted and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity, the Jewish people, and crimes during a time of war. Shortly after midnight on May 31, 1962, Adolf Eichmann was taken to the gallows at Ramle. All efforts made to reconcile him with religion failed....   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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Business Ethics - Business Ethics Business ethics is a diverse field that cannot be defined with a single definition. This area addresses numerous issues, problems, and dilemmas within the management of businesses. Does this through numerous perspectives and methods. Of course, in order to present the complexities of business ethics, we must explore the types of issues that business professionals are continuously confronted with. To understand one must know the definition of corporate ethics as well as knowing what the ethics of responsibility are....   [tags: Papers] 1630 words
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Nazi Gold - Nazi Gold The twentieth century has been credited with introducing the world to total war. World War II was one of the most devastating wars that affected almost all the major nations in the world. A vital part of financing the war machines of each country was the ability to pay for it all. Under the circumstances, gold and silver were quite useful to the nation that obtained large amounts of either, and the means to convert it all into monetary credits. Between 1938 and 1945, Nazi Germany met the aforementioned requirements easily, as Hitler looted the central and commercial banks of occupied Europe....   [tags: Papers] 2135 words
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Richard Nixon - Richard Nixon History will inevitably forgive Richard Nixon. Despite his obvious unlawful mistakes, he made a good president. Until 1968, most Americans saw Richard Nixon as a political has-been, a dour pre-McCarthy hunter of Communists. In 1968, however, Nixon won the Presidency by presenting himself as a healer of divisions. He demonstrated that he had greater ability to reinvent himself than any other modern politician. More than any other figure between the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his own resignation in 1974, Nixon was the pivotal postwar President....   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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Cooper Case - Early in 1972 Nicholson dad to fend off a take over attempt by H.K. Porter Company Inc., which controlled 30.5% of the company's stock. Porter made a cash tender offer to stockholders. However, Porter did not get enough stock to take over Nicholson. In trying to fight the takeover Nicholson made several merger overtures to other companies like VLN Corp. A few years back, it had rejected an offer from Cooper Industries. Cooper Industries & Nicholson Cooper was interested in Nicholson because of its competitive strength in the hand tools industry....   [tags: Business Case Study Analysis] 1384 words
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Mccarthy - Throughout the early 1950&#8217;s, the nation was deeply engrossed in fears of a Communist takeover. At a time when America&#8217;s fears were at their very height, Joseph McCarthy, a Republican Senator from Wisconsin pushed America&#8217;s fears to an extreme. As a ploy to get himself re-elected, and to make America hate Communism as much as he did, the Senator devised a devious scheme. McCarthy, while giving a speech, held up a piece of paper and exclaimed, &#8220;I have here a list of 57 known Communists who are currently employed by the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 1219 words
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war - The cries of joy were deafening as people gathered in the streets. People ran around hugging and kissing strangers. In a sense, the news was totally unexpected. Japan had just surrendered. VJ Day, as it is now called, produced great celebration. Everyone was relieved that we would not have to endure a bloody invasion of Japan. We would not have to sacrifice 200,000 more men to end the war. During the war, millions of lives were put on hold. Now that the war is over, people could start living their lives again....   [tags: essays research papers] 814 words
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Rotavirus - Every year it kills approximately 1 Million children world wide. The invader sneakes in unnoticed, takes over, all the while increasing in number as it goes. These children are falling victim to a rotavirus responsible for severe pediatric diarrhea. This rotavirus takes over in the human digestive tract, invading its cells and hijacking its protein synthesis machinery. This inhibits normal protein production in favor of a virus army. Children affected by this have had no chance of recovery, but now a glimmer of hope is visible on the horizon-a cure, whose secret lies in the virus' unique structure-a tunnel, which, like the fate of the virus, could be sealed....   [tags: Biology Protein Synthesis] 712 words
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