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The Origins of Russia - The Origins of Russia The country of Russia: enormous, expansive, wide-open. The words that describe this Euro-Asian country can be attributed to its origins from its Slavic inhabitants and the takeover by the Varangians. Kievan Russia, as it was called, started its own civilization in the year 862. The problem with the origin of the Russian State is that it is exceedingly complex and many theories are based on circumstantial evidence. A good example of this is the early history of the plains above the Black Sea....   [tags: Papers] 1162 words
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Norway's Past and Present - Norway's Past and Present For ages ago, appeared the forefathers of what is the present day Norway. In a time of 10,000 years ago, these early Norwegian were mainly relayed on their prey such as reindeer. There is no historical agreement to where these ancestors had appeared from. Below I will explain the history of Norway from its past to its present. Some of their artifacts were of the same type had been discovered in Southern Sweden and in Denmark. Examples of these artifacts are claimed to be flint tools, clay vessels, art, and rock carvings....   [tags: Papers] 1525 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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The 1953 U.S. Intervention in Iran - The 1953 U.S. Intervention in Iran Once upon a time, in a mountainous land between Baghdad and the Sea of Caviar there lived a nobleman. This nobleman, after a lifetime of carping at the way the kingdom was run, became Chief Minister of the realm. Within a few months he had the whole world hanging on his words, his deeds, his jokes, his tears, and his tantrums. His personal behavior, which included wearing pajamas for numerous public appearances; speeches to the Majles (Parliament) from his bed, which was brought into its chambers....   [tags: Papers] 2212 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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Ethnic Cleansing - Ethnic Cleansing In Hague, the tribunal officials trying Slobodan Milosevic are seemingly no closer to the truth than their predecessors at Nuremberg. The truth is elusive, frightening, and oftentimes too revealing. The truth is the answer to the fundamental question of how seemingly ordinary people can commit acts of unfathomable depravity. Perhaps it is so horrible that we cannot bear to imagine it, or perhaps it is so basic to human nature that we do not want to believe that we all have it in us....   [tags: Papers] 1135 words
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Treatment of Ethnic Minorities by Nazi Germany - Treatment of Ethnic Minorities by Nazi Germany Hitler hated three kinds of people- Jews, communists and democracy and in his view they were all connected. Hitler believed that the Aryan people were the master race, and most of theses people were Germans. He believed that Jews were an "inferior species". He believed that what the Jews believed in was spreading and crushing Germany. Anything Jewish was wrong. He spoke of a myth that the Jewish bankers planned to break down the financial system and that this was a reason that war broke out in 1914....   [tags: Papers] 1199 words
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The Causes and Consequences of the Berlin Crisis 1948 - The Causes and Consequences of the Berlin Crisis 1948 After the collapse of Germany in 1945, the Allied Powers of Russia, France, Britain and the United States divided the city of Berlin among themselves. However, relations began to go sour and the British, French and American zones merged in 1947. A series of events after that led to the Blockade of Berlin and the Berlin Airlift. The Berlin Blockade represented the first heightening of Cold War tensions. There was a series of key events that led to the Soviet blockade of Berlin, the first of which concerned reparations....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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Mussolini's Becoming a Leader of Italy - Mussolini's Becoming a Leader of Italy In a country where people are discontent with what they own, what they earn and what their country has, irrational decisions are made in desperation of improving their lives. When a weak government is at hand and the only group with the power to stop them wont formulate a logical strategy, feelings, emotions and fears of remaining hopeless begin to surge towards a movement which is radical, violent and will assist them in overcoming all the difficulties they have been confronted with over a long and tedious period of Liberally inforced distress....   [tags: Papers] 1508 words
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Hitler's Rise to Power - Hitler's Rise to Power In 1919 The Weimar Republic encountered harsh economic, social and political problems. After the new Democratic Republic signed the armistice it put Germany not only into an economic crisis, it also caused Ebert’s Republic to get off to an unpopular start. The new government were branded ‘The November Criminals’ even though they weren’t to be blamed, and were left little choice. Some people felt the government should be based on communism, and the Spartacist uprising in 1919 caused major political problems....   [tags: Papers] 745 words
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Business Objectives and Stakeholders - Business Objectives and Stakeholders · The objectives of a firm means the goals of the business i.e. what the business wants to achieve. · The objectives of business organisations will be shaped by the various stakeholders in the business. Those with the most influence will tend to set the objectives. · It is important for a business to have well defined objectives. These will help the business to be clear about what it wants to achieve. · For example, Mission Statements · These are descriptions of the overall aims of the business and its short term and long term objectives....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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The Changes Introduced by the Labour Governments - The Changes Introduced by the Labour Governments Some of the changes that the labour government introduced between 1945-51 were very profound. For instance the changes that were made by the government to tackle the five giant evils of society. The Government wanted to tackle Squalor, want, illness, disease and idleness. The introduction of the NHS was hugely profound. In 1945-6 Aneurin Bevan accepted the fundamental principle of a free and universal medical service, directly financed by the state....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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The Causes of War in 1914 - The Causes of War in 1914 There were many causes for the war in 1914, some of which were long term causes, and one that was a short term cause. In this essay I will explain some of the factors that contributed to the start of the First World War. The immediate cause and the trigger of war was the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. On June 28th 1914, Franz Ferdinand was visiting the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia. Many Serbians lived in Bosnia and did not like being ruled by Austria....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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United States Policy toward Southeast Asia - United States Policy toward Southeast Asia In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a trusteeship principle, in which the subjugated nations of Asia would prepare themselves for self-government, under the supervision of the imperial nations. FDR had ‘genuine humanitarian principles’[1] and was aware of the conditions under which colonial people sometimes lived. He also realised that the colonial system was detrimental to US interests. According to Robert McMahon, FDR altered his thinking in late 1944....   [tags: Papers] 3629 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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Lenin's Economic Policies in 1924 - Lenin's Economic Policies in 1924 When the Bolsheviks seized power in October 1917 they inherited many of the problems faced by the old Tsarist regime as well as those of the Provisional Government after the Tsars abdication. Lenin, as leader of the Bolsheviks took many measures to try and solve these problems, each with varying degrees of success. This essay will, therefore, go on to look at and discuss the various measures that Lenin and the Bolshevik party took, and, whether these measures created more problems for Russia in the end or in fact made significant progress towards the communist society that Lenin had prophesised for Russia....   [tags: Papers] 766 words
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Why Britain Expanded its Empire in Africa from 1880 to 1900 - Why Britain Expanded its Empire in Africa from 1880 to 1900 In 1875 the two most important European holdings in Africa were Algeria and the Colony. The Cape Colony was a lock up point for the British Trading Fleet en route from India and the Far East. By 1914 only Ethiopia and the republic of Liberia remained outside formal European control. The transition from an "informal empire" of control through economic dominance to direct control took the form of a "scramble" for territory by the nations of Europe....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Domestic Pressure Rather than Events in Asia Governed the U.S.A.'s Intervention in, and Conduct of, the Conflict in Korea - Domestic Pressure Rather than Events in Asia Governed the U.S.A.'s Intervention in, and Conduct of, the Conflict in Korea On the 25th of June 1950, the communist North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) invaded the capitalist South Korea (Republic of Korea). Within two days, USA, the world’s most powerful country, became involved in a civil war of a small Asiatic country. One of the main reasons USA became involved in the war were the domestic pressures Truman administration was under....   [tags: Papers] 1312 words
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Why the Weimar Republic was Able to Survive the Difficulties of the Years 1919 to 1924 - Why the Weimar Republic was Able to Survive the Difficulties of the Years 1919 to 1924 In the period from 1919 to 1924, Weimar Germany faced multitude threats. It faced uprisings from both left and the right, economic crises, criticism over the Treaty of Versailles and hostility from the old conservative power. However, in spite of the strong opposition, Weimar Republic managed to survive the turbulent period and even reach a period of relative stability later in the decade. The reasons why the Republic survived are many, but the main ones are the effective leadership it had during this period, the widespread support among the majority of the people and the disorganized opposition from their enemies....   [tags: Papers] 938 words
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How Hilter became Dictator - How Hilter became Dictator After the elections of March 5, 1933, the Nazis began a systematic takeover of the state governments throughout Germany, ending a centuries old tradition of local political independence. Armed SA and SS thugs barged into local government offices using the state of emergency decree as a pretext to throw out legitimate office holders and replace them with Nazi Reich commissioners. Political enemies were arrested by the thousands and put in hastily constructed holding pens....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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The Collapse the Weimar Republic - The Collapse the Weimar Republic There is a great amount of evidence that implies that the reign of the W.R would be short lived. However it seemed that their resilience to submit would keep them in power longer. This essay will examine both side of this discussion. The Weimar Republic was on a slippery slope and was quickly collapsing; this was evident in the late 20’s, during Weimar’s reign it had endured trials and tribulations, however they were yet to face more. The chain of weakness that had led to its downfall, a number of reasons can be underlined to show how they collapsed....   [tags: Papers] 708 words
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The Reasons for Success of the Bolsheviks in 1917 - The Reasons for Success of the Bolsheviks in 1917 There are a number of different reasons, why the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. The Tsar took personal command of the army in the summer of 1915 and left the government in the hands of his wife, the hated Tsarina (who also had the misfortune of being German). She was called "the German woman". The offensive of 1916 had cost the Russians a million casualties and discontent was rife in the army. The soldiers lacked proper military training and the supply of arms and artillery were inadequate....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
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Analysis of the Claim that Mussolini’s Successful Rise to Power by 1922 Was Largely a Consequence of the Impact of the First World War - Analysis of the Claim that Mussolini’s Successful Rise to Power by 1922 Was Largely a Consequence of the Impact of the First World War Without a doubt, the role of the First World War in Mussolini’s spectacular rise to power between 1920 and 1922 was considerable, for it was surely a strong catalyst for change and Italy’s renewal, meaning it gave way to many problematic economical and political aspects, which in turn gave Mussolini the chance to strike at the precise moment in order to have a direct affect on people and ergo win their support....   [tags: Papers] 1819 words
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Making Italians in 1861 - Making Italians in 1861 According to Robson, if governments had succeeded in ‘making Italians’, then Italy would have been made up of hardworking and patriotic citizens that were respectful of both the political and social order. This would be a challenging task for anyone as after the creation of Italy in 1861, many people were still very bitter about being forced into such an unnatural unification and this resentment towards the government and each other was bound to lead to problems....   [tags: Papers] 1418 words
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Retailing in the U.K - Retailing in the U.K The retail industry in the UK is a highly competitive arena, in which price rollbacks, promotions and heavy discounts are the tools in the battle for share in an increasingly consolidated market. Over the review period, the increased concentration of the retail market in the hands of a smaller number of operators allowed superior economies of scale, which in turn created lower and more affordable prices. Far wider consumer choice was also made possible as retail outlet sizes grew....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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The Roman Abramovich Effect - The Roman Abramovich Effect Roman Abramovich the Russian billionaire turned owner of Chelsea football club has turned the footballing world upside down. The arrival of roman Abramovich in July 2003 has stunned footballers and fans worldwide with his non stop spending and the rebuilding of Chelsea. Chelsea is becoming a dominant force in the English league and is forever improving. In the first year of his takeover Abramovich and co persuaded Portuguese manager Jose mourinho to take charge at Chelsea....   [tags: Papers] 633 words
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Globalization: Slower is Better - Real estate groups such as Real Inmobilaria, are taking over high priced land centrally located in Havana, Cuba . The reason these companies are moving in, is due to legislation that was passed allowing foreign investments dealing with property ownership. Beginning in 1995, companies were allowed to construct property, if the land "…is used for private homes, for tourists, or for employees of foreign companies" (Reyes, 2). By the government allowing this to happen they are taking property away from Cuban residents....   [tags: International Trade, Free Trade]
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The Renaissance and Why Its Important - Q: What was the Renaissance and why was it important. The Renaissance was a radical and comprehensive change of thinking and lifestyle that took place in European culture during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Renaissance was the reformation of many old ideas and the formation of many new, this brought many changes to Europe such as the birth of vital subjects, such as mathematics, geometry, and algebra. As well as sciences such as chemistry and astronomy which led to technological advancements....   [tags: essays research papers] 1012 words
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Why the Cold War developed by 1949 - By 1949, the Cold War had developed in many ways since 1945. The most significant factor to the development of the Cold War since the end of World War II, was the building of the Iron Curtain in 1946 which divided the communists countries of Eastern Europe from the non-communist countries of the West and considerably contributed to the hostilities between the West and the USSR. Other reasons why Cold War had developed by was because of the different ideology to begin with, the Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine, the Berlin Blockade, the sphere of influence and the NATO, which united the Western powers....   [tags: essays research papers] 863 words
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The Ivory Coast Overview and Media Analysis - Part 1: Country Background The République de Côte d'Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The location now known as the Ivory Coast was made a protectorate of France during the era of imperialism by a treaty in the 1840's, and became a French colony in 1893. The country gained its independence in 1960, at which point it was led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until 1993....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 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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The Second Red Scare - The Second Red Scare The McCarthy era, which generally spanned from 1947 to 1957, brought to the forefront of American politics the question of civil rights. At issue were controversies about both First Amendment rights to assembly and free speech and Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom from self-incrimination. Anti-Communist actions often involved restrictions on these rights, and heading the anti-Communist movement was the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). This committee, which consisted of government officials from Congress, was formed to investigate the threat of Communism in America....   [tags: Politics McCarthyism McCarthy]
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Nixon's Secret Bombings in Cambodia - Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. A. Plan of the investigation: i. Subject of the investigation: Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. The purpose of investigating Nixon?s secret bombing of Cambodia is to understand his real intentions. Also, to find out why he had to hide this from the Congress and the media. Wouldn?t it mean that he is abusing his power by keeping it a secret and not getting permission to do so from the Congress....   [tags: President Richard Nixon] 2194 words
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Casablanca as Political Propaganda - Casablanca debuted in 1942, shortly following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States' entrance into World War Two, although there was plenty of anti-Nazism sentiment, the movie fueled these feelings. There is pro-Allied forces propaganda to support the war, from the scene with La Marseillaise, to the characters of Renault and Rick, and to the last scene. Although the majority of the French patriots were elated to sing their national anthem, it created tension with the German soldiers who imposed their patriotic songs on the crowd, representing the imposition of Germany on France during the war....   [tags: Film Movies Cinema]
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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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American Foreign Policy 1945-2005 - Once the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, it was clear that the U.S. was a major force in international affairs. Since that time, the U.S. has had some successes and some failures in its international affairs. Following World War II, the U.S. was in constant struggle against the communist nation of the USSR. Our first major success against the Soviet Union was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Had the U.S. not sent U2 reconnaissance flyers over Cuba, our military may have never known of the missiles planted there....   [tags: Politics American History] 1069 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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Why ICI Chose to Demerge - Why ICI Chose to Demerge • Under what conditions could ICI have avoided a split up. The long existing and successful company, ICI, faced a serious crisis during the eighties, due to a large mismatch between its corporate strategy and the needs of its individual businesses. Only the beginning of the next decade would bring relief: ICI decided to demerge into two separate firms, Zeneca and the new ICI. This huge decision could have been avoided under the following conditions. First of all, this large multinational tended to look inward, not outward....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy] 965 words
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John F Kennedy and Vietnam - In order to describe the things that John F. Kennedy contributed to the Vietnam War, it is crucial to give a slight background to his character. First of all, he was the youngest president, the first Catholic president, and the youngest to be assassinated while in office. JFK served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, commanding the patrol boat PT-109 and leading his crew to rescue after the boat was sunk by the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. He was also a Democrat and was elected to the U.S....   [tags: American History] 1233 words
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Pearl Harbor - Right Before entering World War II, Japan had many other problems to deal with. It had begun to rely more and more for raw materials like oil for new machines being made to make the production level of goods quicker, which enables a more profitable economy. They needed oil from outside sources because their land lacked all these things greatly, since the country was an island its natural resources was made up of rice and fish, hence the fisherman dependent society. Despite these difficulties, Japan began to build a successful empire with a solid industrial foundation and a good army and navy....   [tags: American History] 1911 words
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Notes on the Rise Of Nazis - o Anti-Semitism which grew during that period of depression and from the racial theories of the time o Radical right-wing politics (i.e.: Pan-German League) in favor of authoritarianism. From its founding to the putsch of 1923: o Founded during the chaotic period immediately after WWI. Bavaria was then under the control of a right wing Gov. which sheltered extremists (including the Nazis) o Formed Jan. 9th 1919 under the name German Workers Party (DAP), Hitler joined as propaganda chief in Sept....   [tags: European History] 1469 words
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War and Peace In the Middle East by Avi Shlaim - War and Peace In the Middle East by Avi Shlaim In the novel War and Peace In the Middle East, author Avi Shlaim argues that Arab nations have been unable to escape the post-Ottoman syndrome. In particular he describes how the various powers inside and outside the region have failed to produce peace. While some of Shlaim's arguments hinder the message, I agree with his overall thesis that the Middle East problems were caused and prolonged by the failure of both powers and superpowers to take into account the regional interests of the local states....   [tags: International Middle East Politics Government] 1239 words
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Huffman Case Study: GPS - Historical Background Huffman Trucking has a long-standing record of providing exemplary service for a reasonable price. K. Huffman founded Huffman Trucking in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio using a single-tractor trailer to haul goods from the open plains of Ohio's farm fields to the big city. The company had a dramatic growth spurt because of the Second World War when there was an increased demand for the transportation of manufactured goods from the factories of the Midwest to ports along the East coast....   [tags: Truck Business GPS Transportation] 1917 words
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The Effect of US Financial Crisis on India - The Effect of US Financial Crisis on India Lehman Brothers is no more. Merrill Lynch has gone down the Bank of America maw. AIG too could go belly up. With a doubt, these developments in America are the most shocking events to have hit global financial markets. So where did it all begin. And what does it mean for the Indian stock markets. Find out. . . What is (or was) Lehman Brothers. America's fourth-largest investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc has filed the biggest bankruptcy petition known to mankind....   [tags: Cause Effect Economy Financial Crisis] 1817 words
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Using Technology To Cheat - Using Technology to Cheat Despite knowing that they may get caught, many students still choose to cheat. In a study done by Northumbria Leaning over half of the respondents supported the use of anti-plagiarism software but still thought that they could get away with it (Lagerkvist, 2006). Cheating has blossomed in pace with technology. With all the answers at their fingertips, how will today’s students learn the consequences of cheating. Students today cheat for a number of different reasons....   [tags: Cheating Plagiarism Academic Dishonesty] 1901 words
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Cleopatra: The Historical Seductress - The woman, by definition is the nurturer of life. She labors through birth, tends to the needs of her family, and assumes unending responsibilities. And while women have given birth to the ancient and modern day male heroes we've come to glorify to this day, we must remember that some of those same women have also been tremendously influential and invaluable all throughout the depths of history. One such woman is Cleopatra, the temptress whose ambition and seduction both augmented her empire's prestige and brought about her theatrical downfall....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1338 words
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Referat Josef Meinrad Ackermann - Referat Josef Meinrad Ackermann 1 Content Welcome to my presentation about Josef Ackermann. I will give you some personal data and talk about his private life, his education and his professional career, about memberships, projects and strategies, and honours and profits as well as about failures, scandals and headlines, Ackermann's salary and about the big question at the very end. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me at the end of my presentation. 2 Personal data Josef Meinrad Ackermann was born on the 7th of February, 1948 in Mels in Switzerland....   [tags: Biography LIfe Work Ackermann] 1466 words
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Media Mogul Sumner M. Redstone - A Passion To Win Media mogul Sumner M. Redstone The winner of the Survival game Perhaps most of people have been excited by the famous movies such as "Father", "Brave heart", "Tatanic" etc. Maybe people don't know who is the producer of these movies. They are produced by Paramount Pictures which one of the companies of the media leader-viacom. Sumner M. Redstone who is one of the world's richest people is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom. Currently, Redstone owns seventy percent of the voting stock of Viacom....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1404 words
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Yannis Ritsos and Greece - Yannis Ritsos and Greece “Let me come with you”… a phrase that became somewhat attached to one of the four greatest Greek poets of the twentieth century… you guessed it, Yannis Ritsos. This famous line is from one of his greatest literary works, Moonlight Sonata, named after Beethoven’s famous composition. Yannis Ritsos hailed during the time period when left-wing Communism seemed as politically correct as right wing Democracy (Egalitarianism). And it can be derived from his behavior the obviousness of his dedication to the left-wing Communist party....   [tags: History Greece] 1342 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm Summary - George orwell is a writer who was born in Bengal India in 1903. Actually, George orwell was a pseudonym for Eric Blair which is his real name. Before Blair was a writer, he was a Police Officer, and he loved to writhe Political stories of his own time. Having a passionate love hate relationship with Totalitarianism, Blair served in the loyalist forces in the Spanish civil war. Blair died at the age of 47 although his work still lives on. One of Blairs greatest works of art is Animal Farm. One late night on Manor Farm Mr....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm] 1012 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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A Study Of Portugal's Business Champions - Portugal is usually regarded as a traditional, relatively backward country, mostly remembered for its 15th and 16th centuries’ outstanding achievements and thought to be sunk in the blurred memories of the past. We are best known to offer/display top-quality pastry or wines (custard tarts Pastéis de Nata and the sweet, world renowned Port Wine stand out among a wide range of Mediterranean-flavoured food and sophisticated beverages); unique diversity for tourism including some of the most beautiful, sun-kissed beaches in Europe; a mournful music genre, Fado, which has lately been brought back under the spotlight by Mozambique-born singer Mariza; some of the most successful performers in the football industry, nowadays with arguably the world’s best coach and footballer, Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo respectively....   [tags: Portugal Culture Business] 1793 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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