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The Vietnam War's Effects on Soldiers - After the Vietnam War, soldiers suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder in countless numbers. The trauma they saw, endured, and witnessed forever changed and scared their lives. Men, like Tim O'Brien the author of the novel The Things They Carried, suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder and it took them years to regain their lives after their return home. In the excerpt from his novel, O'Brien shows the reader how the men endured this mind-altering experience in the jungles of Vietnam through the details of all the items the men carry....   [tags: War / Psychology]
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The Thirty Years War - The section of documents, numbering nineteen to twenty three, consist of many different accounts ranging from of a portion of the “Swedish rule of war”, a theologian’s take on peace, the assassination of General Wallenstein, an account of battle and even a Cardinal’s warning. These documents vary in years from 1632-1634, drawing a close to the middle segment of the Thirty Years War. These articles illustrate not only events such as a General’s murder, Swedish defeat or French apprehension, they also show a growing desire for peace and political well-being contrasted with serious religious sentiment....   [tags: History, War] 940 words
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African Americans in the Civil War - Throughout the duration of the Civil War in 1861 to the 1920s, African Americans made significant strides toward their advancement in America and toward equity with whites. After having being subjected to white governance and enslaved for so long, their dependence generated a sense of unfamiliarity with their newly acquired emancipation. This uncertainty sparked many debates regarding the most effectual way to go about receiving their “inalienable” rights as human beings, not merely substandard Negros as they were perceived to be....   [tags: Civil War] 968 words
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A Piece of Revolutionary War History - During the beginning of Colonial America, there were many people who migrated from Europe to settle the new founded American Continent. They traveled from Europe to escape the laws, taxes, demands, and nobility brought upon them at the hands of King George III and Parliament. They wanted to be free from the tyranny of King George III. When the colonist arrived on the American Continent they felt freedoms that they had never before felt. After, feeling the freedom of being on this newly found continent King George once again started putting his demands on the Colonist....   [tags: Revolutionary War,] 1376 words
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African Americans in The Civil War - African Americans were very questionable at first in the Civil War. The Union Navy had been already been accepting African American volunteers. Frederick Douglass thought that the military would help the African Americans have equal rights if they fought with them. Many children helped in the Civil War also, no matter how old they were. Because the African Americans were unfavorable, black units were not used in combat as they might have been. Nevertheless, the African Americans fought in numerous battles....   [tags: The Civil War]
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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu - ... As Tzu says “Every general has heard of these five things. Those who know them prevail, those who do not know them do not prevail (page 7).” All employers know what top five abilities to look for in a potential hire: communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving and time management skills. If one is not constantly on their toes and prepared to exemplify those skills to their potential future boss, they’ll miss their opportunity for possible employment. Just like a battle or war, meeting with an employer takes lots of time and preparation to achieve success....   [tags: The Art of War]
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The Croatian War of Independence - ... This sparked a rise in the number of political parties in the Croatian Democratic Union. The campaign of HDZ party driving force is to be grounded in its determination for the greater independence of Croatia. The attitude of HDZ is to safeguard Croatia from the ambitions of Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević whose ideals lean only towards Milošević’s idea of Greater Serbia. Changes to the Constitution of Yugoslav in 1974 played a huge role in Croatia's safeguarding of the land. These changes to the Yugoslavian Constitution in 1974 which Gave the six republics inside Yugoslavia, the opportunity for independence, because these changes opened up opportunities with elections, The new Croatian government led by President Tudman had its first assembly, and he revealed his platform for a new Constitution and as well he disclosed his plan for changes to polices in: economic, political, and social....   [tags: Croacian War]
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Evaluating The War in Iraq - Evaluating The War in Iraq Is the war in Iraq right. Is this not a form of terrorism?, to have U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for six year now. How about pushing our system of government onto another country, isn’t that a form of terrorism. Isn’t this wrong of the US and our fellow Americans to still believe that we’re doing the right thing, when we’ve never received a straight answer as to why we’re even in another country fighting. These are all questions we should be asking, and the answer should be, that it’s morally wrong of the U.S....   [tags: War, Iraq] 526 words
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World War II - World War II brought peace and economic prosperity to the Allied nations, which allowed for the fertility rate in North America to increase. This caused an explosion in the population of the U.S. especially, with around 78 million babies born by the end of the 1940s-1960s, according to Colombia Dictionary. Similarly, Canada experienced a surge of 479,000 babies following the 1950s (Henripin, Krotki 1). A large population amounts to a shift in demographics, and subsequently the social system of North America started to change gradually in order to adapt to the new baby boom generation....   [tags: History, War] 1567 words
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Lessons Learned: A Decade at War - MSgt. Charles Halcome’s lecture on “Lessons Learned: A decade at War was very informational and well put together. The PowerPoint had very specific key points and pictures that kept the listener’s attention. The slides had very little written on them so reader would not get bored. MSgt. Halcome was able to explain the different topics in depth without looking at the slides so it showed he really knew what he was talking about. He was able to keep the lecture interesting by sharing personal war stories that related to the Emergency Medical Service....   [tags: Healthcare, War]
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How War Changes Us - The experience that someone else had that I know that was like the experiences of a character in the book is my aunt. She told me that her experience was in 1971. When two countries were having a war. For example India and Pakistan had a war because they have a border between them and also Pakistan wants Kashmir. But Hindus does not want to give Kashmir. People were very scared of the war and also my aunt. The war has happened because of political issues my aunt told me it was so scary that how they were killing people by attacking bombs....   [tags: war, journals,] 900 words
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Pros and Cons of the Vietnam War - ... A Captain John W. Ripley who has been assigned to overlook and advise South Vietnamese troops did not foresee himself doing such a heroic act to stop further advancement from the North. Captain Riley before being an officer was an enlisted personnel, he went through various amount of rigorous training, furthermore he did cross training with the British Royal Marines, and did a year long tour in Vietnam with the Marines. [Captain Riley’s dedication of duty could not be put in words. His self-sacrifice and steadfast performance to stop the North Vietnamese Army were even greater at this time at Dong Ha....   [tags: vietnam war, anti-war movements]
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Canada Owes its Status to War - Historically Canada has only been a primary contender in one war: The War of 1812. So it is safe to say that Canada is generally a peaceful country that has a respectful “middle power” status. A term used to describe countries that are not “superpowers” but still have a large amount of influence. Yet, this reputation would have been impossible without Canada’s roles in past wars, that have helped it to establish itself as a middle power among nations; specifically battles such as those in Vimy Ridge and Normandy, as well as Canada’s contributions during the Cold War....   [tags: Canada, war, war of 1812, ]
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War Poems: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, and War is Kind - ... The persona is very troubled by this fact and it is believed to be the reason why the persona was contemplating about war. But what troubles the persona the most is how Totoy would react to knowing that even he is not safe from war, that war is in his country and there is not much distance between him and the war. The lineation of the poem, how the lines are short and abrupt, would suggest that Luz Maranan wanted to give heavy emphasis to each line, amplifying the message of the poem or what it is trying to convey....   [tags: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, War is Kind]
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Father and Son Relationships in Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ - Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ both explore the relationships between parent and child. The interaction between parent and child in these texts contrast greatly, leaving the reader to consider the complexities of family relationships. ‘Father and Son’ outlines a tragic story in which the father tries to help his son with his drug habit, but is unsuccessful and subsequently the son dies in his arms, whereas in ‘Trojan Sofa’ the father uses his son to do work for him, within a life of crime, and in turn, both of these situations are intensely difficult, but greatly different....   [tags: Bernard McLaverty] 601 words
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Cold War - ... As long as East and West conceived of their rivalry in such stark and ideological ways, conflict was always guaranteed. East-West ideological differences soon manifested themselves in Germany, which was divided into western and eastern occupations in 1945 (Robert and Weiner 14). Soviet Leader Josef Stalin hoped to unite Germany under a pro-Soviet government that would be guided by communist ideals and serve as a buffer zone between East and West. On the other hand, the British, Americans and French wanted a free and democratic Germany that would be reintegrated into the capitalist West....   [tags: United States, Soviet Union, war, ideology]
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World War II: Pearl Harbor & The Pacific War - ... United States of America was abruptly swept into the Second World War following a surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Reaching the base at around 8:00 a.m. that same morning, the Japanese torpedoed every American battleship and aircraft in sight. Within approximately two hours of attack the American forces had lost twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet: The battleships USS Arizona (BB-39), USS California (BB-44), USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Nevada (BB-36), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), USS Tennessee (BB-43) and USS West Virginia (BB-48); cruisers USS Helena (CL-50), USS Honolulu (CL-48) and USS Raleigh (CL-7); the destroyers USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes (DD-375), USS Helm (DD-388) and USS Shaw (DD-373); seaplane tender USS Curtiss (AV-4); target ship (ex-battleship) USS Utah (AG-16); repair ship USS Vestal (AR-4); minelayer USS Oglala (CM-4); tug USS Sotoyomo (YT-9); and Floating Drydock Number 2 (Pash, p 139, 2005)....   [tags: history, world war I]
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World War I: The Failure of War and The Schlieffen Plan - In 1914, the war to end all wars began; it would later become known as World War 1. Every major power in Europe became involved in it at some point. What all these powers had were individual war plans which stated how they would rise above their enemies and claim victory. Unfortunately for some, not all of these plans were created equally. Unlike the other powers of Europe, Germany had created only one plan known as the Schlieffen Plan. The Schlieffen Plan had been created to be used as the perfect tool to winning a war, unfortunately the plan had been born from the arrogance of Alfred von Schlieffen and later altered by Helmuth von Moltke....   [tags: World War I]
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World War II - World War II was one of the most deadly wars we know in history, having as many as sixty million casualties, most of whom were civilians. It impacted a lot of countries, almost all the world, which is why the name is given. This war impacted many countries in the world, and damaged almost all of the countries involved greatly. It also led to the downfall of Western European countries as world powers, leaving it to the Soviet Union, and the United States. The war started in 1939 and ended in 1945, with the invasion of Poland and the Axis surrender, respectively....   [tags: World War II, World War Two]
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The Cost of a Losing War - ... He denied land reform and immorality persisted within the government. The National Liberation Front, organized by communists, gained control of half of South Vietnam with the help of North Vietnam. President Kennedy had the same ambition as President Eisenhower to cease communism spread and control in Southeast Asia. The National Liberation Front was still on a move to remove democratic government in Saigon. Their ultimate goal was unite North and South Vietnam with a communist government. President Kennedy believed in Eisenhower’s domino theory and began to build up a defense system in Vietnam....   [tags: Cold War, communism, Vietnam War, United States] 1443 words
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Causes of World War I - The first World War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. It killed about 8½ million people and wounded 20 million more. It destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole of Europe. How had this happened. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe at the beginning of the 20th Century....   [tags: World War I, history, war, informative] 1006 words
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The Representation of Power in Cormier's The Chocolate War - Inspired by the actions of his son, Robert Cormier decided to write this novel titled The Chocolate War. Cormier’s son Peter, had refused to sell chocolates at his school’s annual sale as a matter of principle (Kemp1), so Cormier thought that it would be an interesting plot for a book. In this book, Robert Cormier introduces us to many characters that personify evil in order to try to control and manipulate each other to gain power. The concept of power is represented in many different ways throughout this novel....   [tags: The Chocolate War]
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Southern Slavery and the American Civil War - On September 17, 2011 thousands of protesters filled Zuccotti Park in front of Wall Street in New York City. Armed with peaceful protests and picket signs these protesters demanded change in the American system of equality. They fought for the cause they believe in: no one should be excessively wealthier than another person, and every American should have equal economic opportunity. This movement spread throughout the country with people captivated by the exuberance that fills these protests. This same passion that continues to fill these protesters once filled every American....   [tags: History, War]
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Military Engineering and its Impact on War - Military engineering can be traced back to its origins in the defensive frameworks in the fort hills constructed in Europe during the late Iron Age. One of the earliest feats of Military Engineering was the Great Wall of China, which was built in the 3rd century B.C. to protect the Chinese against the barbarians to the north. The ancient Romans were the preeminent engineering people of the ancient western world. They constructed a vast network of roads and aqueducts within their empire and various guard towers and forts to protect their many settlements....   [tags: Engineering, War] 1064 words
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Drones Have Changed the Character of War - ... The unmanned aircraft not only shields the pilot from the immediate physical risks of conflict, but it also allows persistent surveillance that is not limited by human endurance. Furthermore, being smaller and less conspicuous than manned aircraft, the ability to perform high speed aerobatics or fly in harsh terrain unfit for humans has expanded the operational parameters of the battlefield that are available, be it geographically or politically, such as international state and national borders....   [tags: war, aviation]
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Civil War Battles of Chancelorsville and Gettysburg - This is only two battles in the whole Civil War yet countless lives were lost in each one. These battles were only two months apart. The goal of this paper is to give information on these two Civil War battles Chancelorsville and Gettysburg. The Battle of Chancelorsville In the Battle of Chancelorsville, Hooker was the Union general and Lee was the Confederate general. Hooker had 130,000 men and Lee had 60,000 men. Hooker had more men and supplies and Lee was outnumbered. Before the battle Hooker said, “May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.” In the morning of May 1, 1863, Hooker was condensing his forces waiting for Lee to attack....   [tags: Civil War]
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The Horrors of War in the Modern Era - Indeed, with the topic of War as our main theme this year, I have come to the conclusion that it certainly brings immeasurable mass destruction. War is an unfortunate event that leads to violence, destruction, slaughter as well as annihilation. The last few centuries mark a significant era of Wars that have killed millions of people. These wars, particularly the U.S. Civil War in 1861 and the Second World War in 1939, give us a broader understanding of the horrors that an individual faced during a violent period....   [tags: War, American History] 1463 words
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World War I - Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, authors of 14-18: Understanding the Great War, are directors of the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, an international museum and research center near the Somme. Audoin-Rouzeau graduated from Jules Verne University of Picardy, and Becker graduated from the University of Paris, X-Nanterre. Both have completed a high volume of research and writings on World War I. Each has also published one book relating to World War I before writing 14-18: Understanding the Great War....   [tags: History, War, Informative] 1788 words
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U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War - ... Protesters felt that the United States should not be involved in another nation’s civil war especially a war that uses tactics such as saturation bombing, the killing of civilians, and the use of toxic chemicals. David Harris, a draft resister, wrote, “The war was an extraordinarily obvious violation of everything that I had been led to expect from the country I was a part of….when my generation’s war showed up it turned to out to be a propping up of petty dictators so they could keep a good portion of their population in servitude” (Handout page 9)....   [tags: Communism, War, Governemnt] 1228 words
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America and The First World War - The First World War was a conflict between the triple entente which included, the United Kingdom, the Russian empire, and France, and the triple alliance which included Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Germany. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist sparked the conflict, because both countries had alliances with other nations, the war grew and spread over the world. The United States originally held a policy of isolationism during the war, but was forced to change that....   [tags: World War I] 513 words
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Causes of World War I - World War One, also known as “The Great War” and “The First Modern War” was a very large scale war lasting over four years, involving nations from around the world and ultimately killing more than twenty million people. The cause of this war cannot be accredited to one single event but rather an assassination of a nation’s leader and many political philosophies including militarism, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of alliances. On Sunday June twenty-eighth 1914 in Sarajevo Bosnia the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Francis Ferdinand, was shot and killed by an eighteen year old Bosnian Serb nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: World War I]
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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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World War I - World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. The immediate cause of the World War I was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary and member of the Black Hand. The retaliation by Austria-Hungary against the monarchy of Serbia activated a series of alliances that set off a chain reaction of war declarations. Within a month, much of Europe was in a state of open warfare....   [tags: World War I] 1113 words
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First Global War - World War, or the Great War as it has become to be called, was the first massive international conflict the Earth had seen. What began as a European conflict would eventually involve nations from around the world. New technologies and industries showed crueler and faster ways of decimating armies than ever before. Countries that were already on the verge of blowing each actually literally did it. It was the United States entry after three years of neutrality that would help end the war with an Ally victory....   [tags: World War One]
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Limitations in Civil War Medicine - From 1861 to 1865, civil war broke loose and resulted in the many deaths of Americans. The blame for this tragedy is not due to the conflict alone, but due to the standards of medicine during the mid 1800s. Today we have the luxury of antibiotics and anesthetics to cure aliments and a much higher chance of surviving an injury or a common disease like malaria. Unfortunately, during the civil war, medical practitioners had to resort to primal methods in saving a civil war soldier’s life. Civil war soldiers lost their limbs and lives to injuries and diseases that would have been avoidable today....   [tags: american history, civil war]
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The “Great War” and Its Consequences - Overview How did the First World War lead to revolution in Russia and the disintegration of several once-powerful empires. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 776) The first World War, also known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, had a profound impact on the societies across the globe, especially the industrialized nations of Europe and the United States. At the start of the war, in 1914, Russia had a larger military than any nation in the world, albeit underequipped, and inadequately trained....   [tags: World War I] 1172 words
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The Impact of the Vietnam War - For many Americans it is common knowledge to know about the Vietnam War; however, for some Americans the Vietnam War is ancient history, dishonorable, but irrelevant nonetheless. If people do not physically see the many horrors of war it is easy to forget; although maybe it is something we try to forget. However, there are some who may be able to forget there will be some, like politicians, that will not forget. The Vietnam War had a terrible impact on both the United States and Vietnam, and more importantly it would affect foreign policy for many years to come....   [tags: War, American History]
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The Immigration of British War Brides - In the middle to late 1940s, Canada received a great influx of British immigrants. Numbering 48,000, these young women were brides who had wed the nation’s servicemen. Although they came unprepared for the land that would become their new home and faced huge culture shock upon disembarking, Canada’s spirited war brides inevitably transformed the culture that surrounded them. Now, around sixty-five years later, one in thirty Canadians can count a war bride in their family tree (Jarratt, 2009). Through determination to stay in Canada despite huge culture shock, sheer hard work, and despite their hasty marriages, the British war brides of the Second World War have, and are continuing though new generations, impacted the Canadian culture of today. During the war, army regulations and rationing made it extremely difficult for soldiers to marry....   [tags: World War II, Canada]
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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu - ... Likewise, the laws for military organization and discipline dictate how organized and well regulated an army is. A disorganized jumble of troops, no matter how well trained, is likely to make mistakes and fail. All of this remains as true today as it was twenty-five hundred years ago. Lao Tzu’s thought is so far proving itself to be timeless: he has devised a systematic approach to the art of war that seemingly will never wane. Now, all of this is perfectly fine but what about what Lao Tzu has to say about actually fighting the war....   [tags: Modern War, Philosophy] 2023 words
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The Korean War And Its Origins - Russia and the United States began their relationship as allies when Russia disregarded the non aggression pact they signed with Germany in 1939, effectively sealing Germany’s fate in World War II. Korea, like Germany, had been occupied by Soviet and United States forces at the end of World War II. Korea was split in half via the 38th parallel after the Japanese Empire fell near the end of the conflict. The soviets occupied the north side of the line and the Americans occupied the south....   [tags: The Korean War, 1945-1953]
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Vietnam: The President's War - Since the civil war in the United States there have been many events that could be described as having the biggest impact on our national identity. There are countless ways that the American people have evolved since then. To me, there is no stronger test of a country’s unity and ability to succeed under pressure than war. The United States has weathered many wars and has gone back to help save the countries they defeated. World War 1 established the US as a formidable opponent and a world power....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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America and the Korean War - With the Allies achieving victory in Europe and Japan, Korea, which had been occupied by Japan since 1910, would be placed under the temporary control of Russia and the United States. Korea was divided into two separate states at the thirty-eighth parallel with Russia holding the North and America holding the South (Uschan 36). As the relationship between Russia and America turned for the worse, leading to the Cold war, both attempted to gain as many allies as possible to support them (Bachrach 11)....   [tags: History, Cold War] 820 words
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Causes of The American Civil War - "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War is considered the bloodiest war in American history. However, the Civil War had seemingly been a long time coming. There were many events that took place within the fifteen years leading up to the Civil War that foreshadowed the eventual secession of seven “cotton states” from the Union. The end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and the outcome of the Presidential Election of 1860 all helped contribute to southern secession and the start of the Civil War; they each caused conditions that either strengthened the abolitionist cause, strengthened the pro-slavery cause, or strengthened both causes respectively; although the conditions made many Southerners want to leave the United States, the Northerners were adamant on going to war to preserve the Union....   [tags: American Civil War] 2128 words
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Prisoners of War During WWII - Wars have essentially been the backbone of history. A war can make or break a country. As the result of war, a country can lose or gain territory and a war directly impacts a countries’ economy. When we learn about wars in schools we usually are taught about when they start, major events/ battles, and when they end. It would take a year or two to cover one war if we were to learn about everything. One thing that is commonly overlooked and we take for granted, is prisoners of war. Most people think of concentration camps and the millions of Jews that suffered when prisoners and war are mentioned in the same sentence....   [tags: World War II]
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The Causes of World War I - World war one or otherwise known as the Great War or the War To End Wars embarked in 1914 and carried on for 4 long years (cessation in 1918). Many countries (in particular those with an Empire) enlisted in the war. Furthermore, a collection of countries would congregate and form what is called an Alliance. World War one consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the Allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the Central Powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia....   [tags: World War I] 1978 words
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The Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War - When asked about the United States’ involvement in Vietnam Charles de Gaulle responded by saying, “I predict… that you will, step by step, be sucked into a bottomless military and political quagmire” (Wills 29). The Vietnam War should have been negotiated to an end and troops removed directly following the Tet Offensive, because by that time, it was made evident that further fighting would only cause more unnecessary harms. Often in history nations try to justify their actions any way they can whether they are valid or not....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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DBQ: Cold War - ... United States spoke evil of the communism and totalitarianism in the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union disapproved of capitalism and democracy in U.S. There is a part in the excerpt from a speech by Nikita Khrushchev that informs about the actions of U.S. developing an “anti-communism” slogan (Document 6). The two superpowers were definitely afraid of the other nation increasing in power and influence. They were both eager to spread and emphasize their own ideology and boost their national self-esteem, but also were desperate to denounce the opposing ideology and seek for opportunities to restrain the other power’s influence....   [tags: War, World History] 1057 words
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Causes of the First World War - What were the causes of the first world war. Many people believe, that the First World War was caused by the assassination of the heir to the empire of Austria-Hungry, Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. However, I believe, there were many other more important causes that could have started the war. For example: the rivalry of countries, the alliances (Triple Entente and Triple Alliance), the industries of Britain and Germany, Militarism, Rivalry and many more. Firstly, Germany was trying to expand its empire, and Britain and France had large empires....   [tags: World War I] 765 words
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Causes of the Civil War - A major conflict in the United States’ history is the American Civil War. Many causes led to the Civil War. This all happened around the mid 1800s. It was a conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Both sides had their own view on slavery, and their separate views caused contentions between the two. Both had different views on whether to expand or stop slavery growth to the West, or have slavery at all. The biggest cause was a social difference between slave and anti-slave states. Also, the growth of the abolition movement added to the turmoil....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,]
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The American Civil War Was Inevitable - ... This was the line that was formed in a land dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland and originally had nothing to do with slavery. This is best detailed by Kathryn DeVan in her article “Our Most Famous Border: The Mason-Dixon Line”, “Mason and Dixon had established that "Post mark'd West" lay in the latitude of 39 degrees 43 minutes 18.2 seconds north. From this spot, the famous Mason-Dixon Line would extend due west and east”. It wasn’t until 1790 when the division on slavery between the North and South started to involve the Mason-Dixon Line....   [tags: Civil War, America]
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