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Cold War America - ... Throughout the Cold War, Civil Rights activists protested violently as well as nonviolently. Terry Kershaw’s article in The Western Journal of Black Studies entitled “African American national leadership: a model for complementarity” compares three of the most prominent Civil Rights leaders from the 1920’s through the early years of the Cold War: Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. In layman’s terms, Garvey just wanted to ship all the African-Americans back to their home country in one big movement of Black Nationalism....   [tags: The Cold War]
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Artillery and Weapons of the Civil War - Every war, though happens for a reason and bring a better change, is often gruesome. The Civil War broke America in two groups and, at the time, was the war with the most casualties and injured men. As the fight to preserve the Union progressed, so did a number of other areas, such as weaponry and artillery. The advanced technology produced through the Civil War assisted in increasing number of casualties. The North was more fortuitous than the South in multitudinous ways. One of which includes the fact that their industrial society allowed them to produce a larger amount of weapons of a higher quality....   [tags: Civil War]
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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]
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The Vietnam War's Effects on Soldiers - ... Patients reported that alcohol, heroin, marijuana, opiates, and benzodiazepines (but not cocaine) were beneficial for their symptoms of PTSD" (Bremner). This affirms that the veterans did not know any other way to help themselves feel better, so in turn they turned to alcohol and drugs to calm their symptoms of PTSD. Tim O'Brien, the author of The Things They Carried suffered from PTSD and through his writings, he was able to cope with what he went through. The men in the novel carry certain items or tokens that remind them of home and these items help them to keep their sanity....   [tags: War / Psychology]
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The Thirty Years War - ... Yet, Saxony took another avenue by not joining the league and working for peace with the opposing side. By doing so, the Elector began a search for justification of his actions, leading the Elector to his court preacher. The court preacher, Hoe von Hoenegg, a very staunch advocate of Protestant success, knew the strength and impending power of Hapsburg influence in Europe. However, Hoe von Hoenegg refused to concede to the idea of alliance with Catholics. “Thus it would be forever a shame and unjustifiable if one should or would now, benevolently or willfully, surrender something from the true Church of God that could still be reserved for its benefit” (140)....   [tags: History, War] 940 words
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African Americans in the Civil War - ... Foremost, in order to comprehend the complexity of the African American dilemma, it is essential to understand their preceding history. Before the outbreak of the Civil War, fought from 1861 until 1865, blacks were bound by the callousness of slavery. Though the initial claims for the intent of the war was to reunite the seceding southern states with the Union, it ultimately became about the retention of slavery in southern states. It was during the Civil War that blacks were permitted to enter combat for the first time, and according to some, their contribution was what warranted the Northern victory over the South....   [tags: Civil War] 968 words
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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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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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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 - ... The rest of North America and the world produced the same outcome, an indication of the educational reform of the baby boom. The latter years of the generation were quite formidable, heralding a social movement more laudable than those of the the first two decades: in 1960s Canada, Trudeau's government achieved a more 'just' society where multiculturalism was encouraged, along with the institution of bilingualism and the decriminalization of homosexuality (Bibby 6-7). This marked a turning point in the nation's history, as Canada was beginning to move forward with ethical and non-discriminatory policies....   [tags: History, War] 1567 words
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Lessons Learned: A Decade at War - ... An example he used was the weight of a 500cc fluid bag of normal saline verses a 1000cc fluid bag of normal saline. Sometimes soldiers have to travel long distances on foot to reach the injured patient. Depending on the weight is in their medical bag can make solider reach the patient in a reasonable time or can delay the solider drastically. MSgt. Halcome also discussed how the use of a tourniquet is extremely important when it comes to uncontrolled hemorrhaging in the war. He stated it takes about 3 minutes for a person to bleed out....   [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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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....   [tags: World War I, history, war, ] 1006 words
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The Cold War - ... This belief did not abate as the Cold War dragged on, and caused even more animosity between the two blocs. Even as late as 1961, Khrushchev’s address to the Communist Party Congress still proclaimed the main driving force of the Soviet Union to be the “competition of the two world social systems, the socialist and the capitalist” (Khrushchev 307). This perceived ideological incompatibility also contributed to the formation of alliances in the East and West blocs. These alliances in turn prolonged the Cold War....   [tags: American History, Soviet Union, War] 972 words
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World War One Was a Senseless War - World War One Was a Senseless War World War One was the first major war that was fought in mainly in Europe, and parts of Asia. The war lasted from July 28th, 1914 to November 11th, 1928. There were over a hundred nations involved not only from Europe, but from Asia, Africa, Central America, North America and many Island nations. There were millions of casualties fighting in slow moving trench warfare , and many battles were also fought at sea. There are many reason why the world plunged into its first world war....   [tags: World History, World War I] 464 words
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Opium War - ... “The way the Chinese treated foreigners made him [Bridgman] very angry. ‘China,’ he has exclaimed at the time of Napier’s discomfiture and death, ‘is in a position of open violation of the law—thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (83). Chinese did not care about other foreigners and did not treat them nicely. English declared the war and import the opium to China to show that they are no longer a weak country which did not have to pay tribute to China. Chinese paid no respect to the foreigners and called them “barbarians” was another reason which caused the opium war because it belittled other countries’ powerfulness....   [tags: Drugs, War, Chinese History, Social Issues] 2803 words
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World War I: The Failure of War and The Schlieffen Plan - ... The war with France was created with a six week, or forty-two day, plan of achieving victory. By using lightening attacks, von Schlieffen believed that this was a goal that could be easily achieved by the superior German army over the inferior French army. By believing in this fact, von Schlieffen was demonstrating German arrogance and how far it was entrenched in German thought. This deadline created by the Schlieffen Plan left little to no room for error on the German part and depended on the enemy doing exactly what von Schlieffen predicted they would do....   [tags: World War I]
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The Role of Women in the American Civil War - When the American Civil War began on April 12th, 1861, over 3 million Union and Confederate soldiers prepared for battle. Men from all over America were called upon to support their side in the confrontation. While their battles are well documented and historically analyzed for over a hundred years, there is one aspect, one dark spot missing in the picture: the role of women in the American Civil War. From staying at home to take care of the children to disguising themselves as men to fight on the battlefield, women contributed in many ways to the war effort on both sides....   [tags: Civil War] 1951 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 - ... One of the final ruptures in a peaceful political field was the aftermath of John Brown’s raid, with abolitionists praising Brown for his courage as a martyr. “After that, the idea that Northern Republicans supported slave rebellion became the defining theme, for Southerners, of the 1860 election. A vote for Lincoln was in many minds a vote for the sort of blood-soaked insurrection that had freed the slaves of Haiti and left thousands of white slave owners dead.” Some of the first bloodshed over slavery breaks the country into two sections....   [tags: History, War]
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Military Engineering and its Impact on War - ... In the 17th century, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban of France perfected the defensive engineering against artillery and his plans were handed down for generations to succeeding military engineers around the world. Following the Napoleonic Wars, military engineers became adapted to more civil matters. During the 19th century, military engineers explored, charted, and built onto new territories. For the Europeans, Africa was the main target and for America, it concentrated on developing its own national transportation and protection systems....   [tags: Engineering, War] 1064 words
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World War II - ... My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me.” On May 27th, Belgium surrendered, and Europe started to be on Germany’s mercy. To remember, at this time, several thousands of Jews were being captured and killed in concentration camps. France was keeping their borders well protected, since Germany was getting closer in. France's 800,000-man standing army was thought at the time to be the most powerful in Europe. But since they stayed in the defense, Germany moved in with less divisions, but strategically took Paris in June 14th, that later followed a treaty with France and Germany....   [tags: World War II, World War Two]
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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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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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The Horrors of War in the Modern Era - ... The Reconstruction Amendments following this war were positive on the slave’s part. For instance, in Section One of Amendment Fifteen: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (The Reconstruction Amendments in Sources, 247). Moreover, the addition of the amendments into the U.S. Constitution, to a certain extent, ensured civil rights for the former slave....   [tags: War, American History] 1463 words
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World War I - ... Audoin-Rouzeau and Becker explain that while diseases were responsible for claiming the lives of one sixth of the soldiers who died in the Great War, it was significantly less than in previous conflicts; the majority of the deaths in World War I were violent deaths. (23) The men on the front lines faced the obvious violence of enemy fire, such as large shells and shrapnel that could easily dismember soldiers. (24) Another aspect of the harsh unprecedented brutality for the soldiers was the psychological effects, particularly on those soldiers who were sent to the front lines numerous times....   [tags: History, War, Informative] 1788 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? - ... The people want the soldiers home, yet they fail to realize that the soldiers are protecting the country. While the soldiers are overseas in Afghanistan, the Americans can rest assured that no terrorist will attack in the middle of the night. The war has by no means been an easy one for the American troops. The soldiers face the constant threat of insurgents and IED bombing. The war is more deadly than ever, ten years after its start. More troops have been committed to the war, with no real definite answer on when they would be returning home....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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World War I - ... The major Allied Powers were Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, and China. The fighting of World War I mostly took place along several fronts that broadly encircled the European continent. The Western Front was marked by a system of trenches, breastworks, and fortifications separated by an area known as no man's land. These defenses stretched 475 miles and precipitated a style of fighting known as trench warfare. On the Eastern Front, the vastness of the eastern plains and the limited railroad network prevented the stalemate of the Western Front, though the scale of the conflict was just as large....   [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 - ... In 1917, the capital of Petrograd ran out of bread. Women factory workers held massive protests, infuriated over inefficient and deceitful governmental. Russian soldiers, also upset, joined common workers to form soviets (councils). These groups became a politico-military force, taking over government buildings. Soon after these demonstrations, the Tsar stepped down and the members of the imperial parliament formed a provincial government. Instead of ending the state’s involvement in the war, this government launched a fresh offensive against Germany, which ultimately failed, increasing anti-governmental sentiment among the Russian people....   [tags: World War I] 1172 words
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The Impact of the Vietnam War - ... When Rolling Thunder failed to weaken the enemy’s will after the first several weeks the purpose of it began to change. Bombings then tended to be directed at the flow of men and supplies from the north (Karnow). Damaging as it was to the north, Ho Chi Minh still maintained the same course. Operation Rolling Thunder was a desperate attempt to convince the North Vietnamese to initiate negotiations and hopefully a ceasefire. This operation showed that LBJ was ineffective and ignorant. He was blind to the fact that the North Vietnamese were obviously going to retaliate because of Operation Rolling Thunder....   [tags: War, American History]
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The Immigration of British War Brides - ... Certainly nothing had prepared the brides for their ocean journey. Like the first immigrants to Canada, the war brides had no idea into what situation they were entering. A young war bride, Gwyneth M. Shirley, wrote experiences into a poem: “Homesick and seasick, each girl in her bed/ Found time to think and found time to dread/ The uncertain future and life in a land/ She might never love or understand” (‘Ballad of the Brides”). Some had not seen their husbands for months and the only glimpse most had viewed of Canada was from pictures in books....   [tags: World War II, Canada]
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A Deeper Look at The Civil War - War is often thought of as an act, or perhaps numerous acts of violence that are used to settle conflicts between nations. These events can be studied by breaking them up into battles, or campaigns, but other factors are also in play, such as the economic, cultural, social or military issues. All of these, and of course many more made a difference in the way the Civil War was fought, as well as the way that the post war era was handled. There is no doubt that slavery was part of the issues involved in the Civil War, but it was by no means the only reason....   [tags: The American Civil War] 2503 words
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America and the Korean War - ... America began to grow a fear of communism, known as the Red Scare which would only escalate as China fell to Communism (Helbertsam 587). Around 1947, South Korea was one of the only areas in northeast Asia not under communist rule (Bunge 22). It began to appear that the Soviets were taking territory they were likely never to give up causing U.S. officials to realize that they had to make a claim on part of Korea (Uschan 25). While under the rule of the U.S and Soviets, North and South Korea were supposed to have an election that would reunite them sometime after World War II....   [tags: History, Cold War] 820 words
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Causes of The American Civil War - ... Her Uncle Tom’s Cabin (published in 1852) was one of the most significant responses to the Fugitive Slave Act; it was a pivotal example of pre-Civil War propaganda—it empowered the abolitionist cause, but also infuriated the southerners. In her book, Stowe revealed the ghastly lives of slaves on southern plantations, which “pent-up feelings of guilt and revulsion toward slavery among Northerners who previously had not given much thought to the sectional controversy” (Hippocampus). The fight against slavery now became a moral crusade rather than a constitutional one....   [tags: American Civil War] 1904 words
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There is No Alternative to War - There is No Alternative to War There is an average of twenty ongoing wars in the world at any given time. Some are internal civil wars, others are between nations. But the purpose of this thesis is not to report warfare, but the act of it. This includes the evolution of conventional and nuclear warfare, the potential effect of a nuclear war and why it is necessary for nations to fight war. This analysis will be based on a study of Gwyn dwyer's seven-part series, "War". The only other references used to compound this thesis will be statements from former heads of state, as corresponding to the subject of war....   [tags: War Violence World History Essays] 978 words
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier      The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a book that we read in class, it was about good and evil. It is about how the to forces battle for superiority over one another. The book tells how one of the sides over powers the other to claim its spot on top. The people are like pawns to two of the characters, Archie and Brother Leon because they use the people to get what they want from them, and will stop at nothing to get it. Both of characters will stop at nothing to have what they want, which is to have the power over the school....   [tags: The Chocolate War] 751 words
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The Vietnam War - The Vietnam War “We cannot understand war without understanding culture” “Involvement in two world wars and the Cold War transformed America into a “crusader state” convinced of the superiority of its institutions and way of life and intent on imposing them on the outside world....   [tags: US History Cold War Vietnam] 1251 words
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The Cold War - The Cold War The conflict in ideologies between capitalism and communism resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century. The belief that freedom and democracy would die under communist rule caused the United States to start a conflict that would last for decades. The decisions made by the United States in W.W.II caused tensions to rise between the U. S. and the Soviet Union. Fear of Communism in capitalist nations, caused the United states government to use propaganda to raise Cold War anxieties....   [tags: Cold War History Historical Essays]
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The Vietnam War - The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was caused by many factors that contributed to the warfare in Vietnam during the years of 1959 to 1975. Most factors were the beliefs held by people who wanted to change or to prevent Vietnam becoming an Independent Country. Many people suffered due to these beliefs and policies and that the Vietnam War is now considered as one of the most distressing moments in the 20th Century. So why did the US become involved in the Vietnam War. What was Ho Chi Minh thinking when he was fighting for Nationalism....   [tags: History American Vietnam War Essays]
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Korean War - Korean War Throughout the history of mankind there has always been war. Nations have always had disagreements with one another and the result is the death of many young soldiers. Although many men die in war, not as many men die if the war was fought to win and not only to stop the enemy. However, the wars that have not been fought to win, but only to stop a force, have had much greater a loss than those fought to win. In the Korean War the United States did not fight to win but just to subjugate the North Korean forces that were annihilating the landscape and its people....   [tags: History Historical Essays War Korea] 2640 words
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The War in Iraq - Pick up any newspaper or point your web browser to any major or minor news publication and questions like these will be all over them. A lot of Americans feel that the War on Terror and our presence in Iraq has lasted too long. Are they correct. Should we pull out and call it quits. Should we have another repeat of the Vietnam War. Believe it or not, that's how a lot of people view this war, as another Vietnam. They feel that we are out there, putting the American nose into something that shouldn't be picked....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Iraq War Terror]
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Prisoners of War - Prisoners of War The United States angers terrorists and other foreigners on a daily basis, but we find it hard to understand why. Examples abound and most often relate to ignorant decisions on behalf of the government concerning the welfare of these foreigners. The situation on the island of Cuba at the Naval Station of Guantánamo Bay has grown out of hand. Here, the U.S. holds the prisoners that it has captured as part of its war on terrorism in a camp. They hold ver 600 men there without contact with their home countries or families and without the legal consultation of a lawyer....   [tags: War Hostage Violence Government Essays]
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The Waging of War - The Waging of War “Wars are no longer waged in the name of a sovereign who must be defended; they are waged on behalf of the existence of everyone; entire populations are mobilized for the purpose of wholesale slaughter in the name of life necessity: massacres have become vital.”[1] In Foucault’s pithy explanation of a new form of warfare, in its justification, causes, and even execution, several units of logic enter a rationality of massacre. In the context of the sentence, amid a discussion of bio-politics as a population-level version of bio-power, the facet he takes issue with seems primarily to be this justification for war....   [tags: War Violence History of Sexuality Essays]
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The Iraqi War - The Iraqi War This is a discursive essay for the argument against America going to war with Iraq. In this essay, I will briefly include a summary about Iraq and go on to give evidence about previous incidents and other significant points that finally led to the war. Iraq is a dictatorship that was under the rule of the tyrant Saddam Hussein until the coalition forces invaded and toppled the Iraqi regime. Saddam Hussein officially became a dictator in the year 1979. Since then, he has caused many disruptions and has terribly ruled Iraq....   [tags: Papers Opinion Argumentative War Terrorism] 1228 words
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The War in Vietnam - The War in Vietnam America became increasingly involved in the war in Vietnam, mainly because of the domino theory, the fear of the spread of communism. If South Vietnam fell to the communist the US feared that communism would spread throughout Asia and to neighbouring countries. The influence of the previous presidents also caused another main reason for the US to become more involved in Vietnam. But there is one underlining fact; if the ‘French had not left, America would not have become involved in Vietnam at all....   [tags: Papers USA Cold War Essays] 1665 words
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