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Causes of World War 1 - Causes of World War 1 World War 1, also known as “The Great War” occurred due to many causes. It was the result of aggression towards other countries. Rising nationalism of European nations, economic and imperial completion, and fear of the war prompted alliances and increase of armed forces. This created tension contributing to the outbreak of war. But it was assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War 1. In the 19th Century, people of the same nationality united under one border. Many countries wanted to have people of the same nationality live within the same border....   [tags: War] 719 words
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Cruelty in times of war - It is a well-documented fact that war can bring out the worst in people, especially in regards to racism. The Yugoslav wars that took place from 1991 to 1995 exemplify this fact. During the Yugoslav wars the Serbs attempted to create an independent united nation and in order to do so endeavored to eliminate the Bosnia Muslims. “Often described as Europe's deadliest conflicts since World War II, the conflicts have become infamous for the war crimes involved, including mass ethnic cleansing” (Wikipedia contributors)....   [tags: War]
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War or Peace? - If you think about war and then think about peace is war really all that bad. Without wars there would basically be no human life because no one would have anything really. Wars are defiantly not all good but they are also not all bad if there are not a bunch of them. A successful war in transition to peace was the Guatemalan war of 1960-1996 because they are still living in a bit peaceful country today but are making major progress. An example of an unsuccessful war in transition to peace is the 1991 Somalia Civil War which is still ongoing today....   [tags: War]
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Oedipus as King of Thebes: Antigone by Sophocles - The effect of pride is the centers piece of man’s perpetual role in his own destruction. This is illustrated by various characters’ such as Creon in Antigone by Sophocles, Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles and the Trojans in the Aeneid by Virgil. In the Antigone we see the consequence of one’s pride and desire for power take hold, when Creon decides to punish Antigone for disobeying the law off the land and proving Polynices with a burial. The disregard for any form of sympathy would eventually come to hunt Creon, in a reversal of fortune that would see him loose not only his power but his family as well....   [tags: trojans, greeks, pride]
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War Photograph and War Photographer - “Feeling sorry for her”. Kate Daniels uses the iconic photo of the child, hurt in a napalm attack on a Vietnam village who is screaming in pain and fear, to show the extent of the suffering that innocent civilians have to go through in war time. She wants people to be aware of the pain and to show what the reality is like for them in the war, focusing on the horrors in particular. The poem uses this to instil emotions such as sympathy and compassion but also to make people feel appalled by the war....   [tags: Horrors of War]
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Seeking Power Through War and Destruction - Human nature will always corrupt the mind of modern man and send him down the destructive path of war. Due to this, the chronology of war is a constant stream of events that have dated back to the creation of civilization. The inevitability of it is based off something within the mind, that we call human nature. This phoneme pulls the attentions of man towards the path of greatest gain in the quickest amount of time. A part of this is due to mans greed to obtain as much power as possible. Power doesn’t hold one meaning however, it can be broken down into many aspects of appeal for man, creating even more of attraction....   [tags: War] 707 words
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The War of 1812 or the Forgotten War - The War of 1812, also known as the Forgotten War or the Second War for Independence, was a two year battle that ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium December 1815. This battle was very similar to the American Revolution, since it too was a two front battle. The American’s were once again defending themselves from England and the Indians. Several events contributed to the start of the war and perhaps one of the biggest was the fact that Britain had declared America independent, but refused to treat them as an independent nation simply because they had trade agreements with France....   [tags: Second War for Independence] 918 words
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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War - America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist] 1333 words
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Six War Poems and the Theme of War - The first poem i will be discussing is The charge of the light Brigade. Written by Alfred, Lord, Tennyson in 1854. The poem is about the battle of Balaclava in the crimean war which was between Russia on one side and England, France and turkey on the other. The poem is also about battles and the deaths of hundreds of loyal soldiers and the experice of war the writter portrays is very different than lots of the other poems. Through out the poem the writter tells us how great war is despite over six hundred soldiers were sent to their graves.The poem is also about how the brave British soldiers went into battle knowing they would be killed....   [tags: war, poetry, ] 883 words
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A Costly War: The War of 1812 - A Costly War The Napoleonic Wars was a series of battles between France and Great Britain. Conflict that lasted over a decade included numerous countries that were ultimately fighting to conquer European Supremacy. Napoleon Bonaparte, ruler of England, conquered a vast majority of Europe’s land, before being brutally defeated during the Invasion of Russia in 1812. On the retreat France was meet with the Peninsula War and at Waterloo. As a result of being defeated at both wars and all land being conquered by the victors, this set the fall of Napoleon’s empire....   [tags: US history, second war of independence]
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Trojan Horse - Trojan hourse Backdoor.Trojan hourse ====================== * This Trojan opens a port to allow a hacker to control the infected system. * Within the larger grouping, there are Trojans that share very similar characteristics. These are given specific names and include any Trojans with "Backdoor." at the beginning of the name, such as Backdoor.Subseven and Backdoor.Netbus. A Trojan can be sent as a file and can be combined with a game or a program. When you open the Trojan you cannot tell you have opened anything....   [tags: Computer Science] 383 words
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The current war in Afghanistan and why it must end - War has been one of the most constant occurrences in America's history. According to the Congressional Research Service [1], US armed forces have been offensively deployed for all but 24 of the last 213 years. Yet, of these engagements, no war has lasted longer than the current war in Afghanistan. The length of this commitment has not matched the results. Conventional American forces must be withdrawn from Afghanistan because they are only exacerbating the problem, and the fight with the Taliban isn't going anywhere....   [tags: War]
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The War in Afghanistan - The War in Afghanistan has been an all consuming conflict for the US government since we started to launch air strikes on October 7, 2001. This is a conflict that’s been brewing since before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This war has the continuation of past conflicts in it, conflicts that can be connected a good deal to the interference of other large powers, such as the USSR. From keeping an eye on the oil reserves, pressuring Iran, and keeping Pakistan stable, our interests and motives for occupying Afghanistan are undeniably laced with many ulterior motives, providing us with the issue of unfavorable opinion and our interests being the source of terrorist attacks....   [tags: History War]
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Effects of War on Children: Comparing Experiences of Children During the Holocaust and Children Affected by the War on Terrorism - Pope John Paul II once said “We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism.” (Paul, 2000) This speech goes with all wars that occurred in the past and present. This synopsis will focus on the effects of war on children and the different ways they survived through it. It will compare the children of the Holocaust and the children of the war on terrorism. War has a great effect on children and can harm them socially, mentally, and physically....   [tags: war]
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Odysseus: An Interesting Hero in Greek Mythology - There are many ways that Odysseus showed that he is smart. Odysseus showed that he can solve problems using his intelligence when he defeated the cyclops Polyphemus, defeated Troy with the Trojan Horse, and disguised himself as a beggar in order to sneak into his own castle. He proved himself in Troy by devising a plan to sneak inside the city in a giant wooden horse. He showed he was intelligent when battling the cyclops by feeding him wine to cause him to fall asleep and then stabbing him in the eye....   [tags: odysseus, trojans, cyclopes, polyphemus] 923 words
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The Will to Win a War - For a country to be committed to a war, its citizens must likewise be committed to the long and arduous struggle of protracted conflict. War had engulfed the world, pitting world powers France and England against formidable foes Germany and Italy. Britain’s position in World War II was bleak; Germany was encroaching further and further into British positions. Germany seemed unstoppable and the morale of the British was dipping lower and lower each day. In delivering his report on the situation at Dunkirk on June 4, 1940 to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill declared that the British would keep fighting until the cessation of the war....   [tags: World War II, Germany]
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The Cause of An Insignificant War: War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was one of the most insignificant wars in U.S. history which despite its failure to accomplish its strategic goals, the country showed the world that the U.S., military could stand up to the British on land. Bradford Perkins presented a short but brilliant account on the root cause of the war, by offering two thesis’s to support the claim that the land hunger, the loss of commerce, and national honor were the main causes. Right from the start Perkins argued that the war of 1812 was the product of resentment at various British actions which challenged American sovereignty on sea, and on land....   [tags: War of 1812, USA, history,] 2483 words
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A Fool´s War: The Vietnam War - ... This cycle of repression and destruction we have created and continue to justified in the war should honestly be called a cultural genocide. I am not simply mentioning the agent orange destruction, harming men and women alike who may or may not have been involved in the war, upon the first thought of any rebel activity. That by itself is terrible and a personal shock it happened at all. But it is only a part of a bigger picture of the collapse of the country. We have precariously uprooted people from the only land they have known and imprisoned them against their will....   [tags: cold war, freedom] 1308 words
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War and Society: Is War a Cultural or Biological Phenomenon? - War is strongly ingrained into our world today whether we like it or not and while it may seem more prevalent and worse lately considering the advances in technology and the increase in hysteria over security, war is not a recent adjunct to society. That poses the question, where does war come from. As human beings, are we hard-wired biologically to fight each other or is it a behaviour influenced by peers and morals. What is war. According to the thefreedictionary.com online dictionary, war is described as: 1....   [tags: war, sociology,] 1075 words
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War Photography - War has always been an unfortunate part of our society and civilization. War will sadly and undoubtedly be with us as long as we exist. However, the portrayal of war for many centuries gave a sense of patriotism and romanticism. Then the invention of the camera changed how humanity perceived war in the late to mid 19th century. And all of a sudden, images of war became of shear violence and destruction. The violence in these images would play a significant part in the social and political standpoints of war in our nation....   [tags: War]
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The War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was an important turning point from the switch of America’s dependence on Europe to the independence of the growing new government. The War of 1812 made America less dependent on Europe economically which, in a sense brought a new sense of independence to the United States. Also, it brought up great political leaders and a surge of nationalism go through the new republic. It furthermore led to the Monroe Doctrine which was making America more independent. The War of 1812 is sometimes referred to the Second War of Independence because it changed America politically, emotionally, and economically....   [tags: second war of independence]
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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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On War by Clausewitz - One of the most studied military strategist or theorist is Clausewitz. His work, “On War” has stood the test of time, used widely to analyze and study conflicts in the twenty-first century. “War is a continuation of `policy'—or of `politics'—by other means" (Bassford, pg 199), the most famous Clausewitz quote, often used to justify conflict but to the contrary, most often misapplied during conflict. “On War” is written as if war is an art, however, Clausewitz does offer guidance on tactics and military objectives, which by description, war is a science too....   [tags: communism, vietnam war]
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The Madness of War - War is the epitome of cruelty and violence, an experience that can prove maddening and strip away some of the most intrinsic characteristics of humanity. Kurt Vonnegut’s experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II inspired his critically hailed novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), in which characters continually search for meaning in the aftermath of mankind’s irrational cruelty ("Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007" 287). Both the main character, Billy Pilgrim, and Vonnegut have been in Dresden for the firebombing, and that is what motivates their narrative (Klinkowitz 335)....   [tags: Cruelty, War, Characteristics of Humanity]
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The Maturation of War - War, a seemingly inevitable occurrence in history, has shaped the world around us and is continuing shape it now in the present. War is defined by Merriam-Webster as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. Many times these conflicts last many months and sometimes years. Whether it was/is a long conflict there are several factors that could determine the outcome of wars and some of those factors might not be tangible. Some might say that most conflicts are won by bare bone grit, guts and glory; some might say that it was the overwhelming military might; while others might say that it was a strategic advantage or disadvantage....   [tags: War International Relations]
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The War of 1948 - The War of 1948, also known as the War of Independence, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war began May 15, 1948 when units from the armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq invaded Israel launching a war that lasted until December 1948.# The war resulted in the defeat of the Arab forces and the success of Israel as a newly established state. It is evident that the Arab forces were not successful in the first Arab-Israeli war because the Arab army lacked motivation, education, and proper equipment.# Despite the support from Arab states outside of Palestine, the Arabs were unable to gain enough strength to overcome the Israeli forces....   [tags: War of Independence, Arabs, Israel] 1075 words
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The War of 1812 - Leading up to War: The American Revolution was not the end of the tension and hostility between Britain and the United States. Neither country was satisfied with the agreements made at the end of the American Revolution. Americans were angry with the British for failing to remove their soldiers from American territory and their unwillingness to sign trade agreements that were satisfactory to the United States. This American resentment continued to grow strengthen as Britain made attempts to block off the entire continent of Europe....   [tags: War of 1812 Essays]
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The War in Afghanistan - The war in Afghanistan was a part of the Cold War, which was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces and Mujahedeen, which were composed of two alliances– the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The United States, along with the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and other countries supported the Peshawar Seven insurgents by training them and giving them weapon and money. The Eight alliances were supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The primary Soviet positioning of the Army in Afghanistan began on the 24th of December, 1979, under Soviet general Leonid Brezhnev and the last troop removal started on the 15th of May, 1988, and was finished on February 15, 1989, under the last Soviet leader...   [tags: cold war, iran, islam]
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The Korean War - On 25 June 1950, the Republic of South Korea was invaded by the North Korean Democratic people. Then, many things started to happen and these showed that they became the main significance of the Cold War that had been going on between the Allies power and the communists, since World War II was over. The invasion by the North Korean communists made President Harry Truman got furious. He looked at the attack as a direct dispute to America's decision to fight against international communism and to his 1947 Truman Doctrine....   [tags: History War]
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The War that Never Was - For more than forty years, the threat of nuclear armageddon hung over the world, and only faded from consciousness following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union. Although the threat of nuclear war no longer occupies the publics attention, other threats have arisen to take their place. The Cold War left a legacy on the United States, the Soviet Union, and the entire world. Although some may argue that the negative effects of the cold war outweigh the positive, some good and some bad came from the Cold War....   [tags: the Cold War between USA and USSR]
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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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Religion and the Cause of War - Many times we can’t pin down the precise reason as to why wars are caused, but we can say as to why we choose to fight. We fight to defend what we believe in. Many would say that war is not caused by religion, but what exactly is religion. Religion is “Something one believes in and follows devotedly; a matter of ethics or conscience.” (dictionary) Although many things cause war, one cannot discount the role religion plays in the cause of war. According to Prominent US Catholic theologian Dr. William Cavanaugh “If one tries to limit the definition of religion to belief in God or gods, then certain belief systems that are usually called “religions” are eliminated, such as Theravada, Buddhism,...   [tags: Religion War]
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Controversy of The War of 1812 - The War of 1812, also known as “Mr. Madison’s War”, was caused by three main disputes between the British and the Americans: several trade acts oppressing America’s trade with both France and Britain, the recruiting of unwilling American men into the Royal Navy, and the British support of Native Americans resisting expansion. Although the unfair actions of the British brought forth much animosity from many Americans, there were still a good number of people opposing the war. There were many arguments between several political parties, and disagreements about the war continued on through the duration of it....   [tags: The War of 1812] 628 words
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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 Art of War, by Sun Tzu - I found The Art of War, by Sun Tzu to be incredibly relevent to today's business environment. Being a Marketing student in the School of Business made Tzu’s razor sharp strategies and philosophies very applicable to the modern day competitive business world. In this cutthroat job industry, getting a job of choice has come to be a match, and many students are not well-informed of how to fight this “war.” In his text, Tzu relays information regarding how to prepare for battle by staying flexible, covering different grounds and prepping for diverse conditions: all which can be applied to a business setting....   [tags: The Art of War]
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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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War Poems: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, and War is Kind - “Totoy’s War” by Luz Maranan, “State of Siege” by Eric Gumalinda, and “War is Kind” by Stephen Crane Throughout our history, both recorded and unrecorded, there have been countless violent battles fought. From small skirmishes to full on declarations of war, humans have been involved with battling on another for all the reasons that they have. The only thing alarming is that, as time and technology progresses, the number of casualties and collateral damage have been increasing as well. In addition, the implications to the human mind, brought upon by the excessive violence, can be equally damaging....   [tags: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, War is Kind]
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War is Caused by Misunderstanding - People should realize that war is "part of human society" no matter mythic or sensory; it is first and foremost death and "gross human cruelty"(Hedges 26, 23). Chris Hedges separates mythic reality and sensory reality, in his essay "War is A Force that Gives Us Meaning," explaining that "in mythic war we imbue events with meanings they do not have" and "in sensory reality we see events for what they are" (21). In one of this year films "Letters from Iwo Jima" directed by Clint Eastwood, the sensory reality of World War II is shown through the perspective of Japanese Soldiers that had to guard the island Iwo Jima till the American troops completely destroyed each and every one of them....   [tags: War Politics] 1733 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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Ambrose Bierce on War Theory - Brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. The Civil War set a new precedent of warfare. One of the Union solders, Ambrose Bierce, wrote a collection of short stories based on his personal experience. Do his writings reflect that the Civil War was a just war by following just war theory. Bierce’s writings help reflect that the Civil War was unjust because the war was not conducted by a legitimate authority, the war was not conducted with the right attitude, and the war was not a last resort....   [tags: The Civil War]
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Canada and The Korean War - Overshadowed by the previous, long and devastating Second World War, the Korean War became known by Canadian veterans as the "Forgotten War". After Japan's defeat in World War II, Korea was split into two parts, North Korea and South Korea. North Korea was occupied by the communist country of USSR while South Korea was held by the Americans and other democratic nations. War officially broke out on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans assaulted across the country's division on the 38th Parallel with their men and artillery behind them....   [tags: History, War]
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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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The Croatian War of Independence - This paper is analysis of The Croatian War of Independence, It was fought between Croatian forces devoted to Croatian the government between 1990-1995, the war started when Croatia declared their independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Serbians had control over the Yugoslavian People’s Army as well as cooperative local Serbian forces. Croatia intended to break away from Yugoslavia to become an independent country, while Serbians living in Croatia, supported the Yugoslavian war efforts....   [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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The Civil War- Modern or Napoleonic War? - Was the Civil War the first modern war or the last Napoleonic War. This question has plagued historians for years. Joseph Dawson, author of the article “The First of the Modern Wars?” argues that the Civil War was the first Modern War. His view is the commonly accepted one. Alternatively, in his book Battle Tactics of the Civil War, Paddy Griffith compares the tactics used in the Civil War to those used during Napoleon’s time. He counters the common belief and argues that even though the Civil War had new weapons and techniques, it was still a Napoleonic war....   [tags: Civil War, Amerian History, Armies, Historians]
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The War on Drugs - The war on drugs began in the United States in 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared war. President Nixon increased the number of federal drug control agencies, increased mandatory sentences for drug offenders, and utilized no-knock warrants in attempt to get the problem under control. It has been over forty years since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Did America win the war on drugs. Is it time to legalize illicit drugs in this country. What are other countries doing in reference to drugs....   [tags: United States, Richard Nixon, war]
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The Vietnam War: Communist Containment and the Cold War - Vietnam was in a state of turmoil during the mid 20th century; after gaining independence from imperialist France, the country was torn between nationalist political parties in the South and Communist ones in the North. Even though the United States had made efforts to support france during the revolution, it was inclined to back the nationalist South Vietnamize after the coup rather than the communist North. In doing so the United States made an unwise political commitment to Vietnam, which would lead to the longest and most unpopular war in the Nations history....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 970 words
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The Second World War - The Second World War was an event that could only be measured against the first Great War that had barely finished two decades prior. The concept of the ‘People’s War’ arose in Britain because the front line began to leak onto the home front and civilian lives were structured by the war. With the threat of attack and invasion many people accepted the policies of the government including controlled propaganda, volunteer Home Guard, evacuation and air raid shelters. Once the reality of the threat was realised and the false alarms became valid warnings, the Blitz became a part of everyday life for women, children and families of the cities....   [tags: people´s war, great war]
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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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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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Cause of War - ... This quote on offensive realism could give an explanation as to why realism can cause wars to happen. This theory has been used as an explanation of war for decades, however; new theories using realism as a foundation have taken a new look at why wars occur and has now turnt its attention more on states as actors who pursue their nation’s interest. This has changed the level of influence from individuals to states, meaning that it is in a state’s nature to pursue their self-interest. In contrast, the theory of liberalism claims that war occurs due to a lack of liberalism....   [tags: war history, theories] 1546 words
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The Civil War - ... The Confederates emerged victorious after the Unions looked like they held a considerable lead. 18. During the opening of the Battle for Bull Run, the North was shattering the lines of the Confederates, except for those of Stonewall Jackson who held strong and provided hope for the surrounding men. He was known as one of the greatest leaders of the Civil War. 19. The Peninsula Campaign was the first large-scale campaign in the Civil War led by George McClellan with the Army of the Potomac. It ended with the battle at Seven Pines in which McClellan lost most of his men....   [tags: The Civil War Essays] 2342 words
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The Civil War - The growing decline in morale and suffrage on the Confederate home front eventually led to its collapse between 1864 and 1865. Seeing as it was the main arena for combat during the Civil War, the south felt many effects from the war (N). The prolonged war ultimately led to an economic decline and lack of resources in the Confederacy along with a negative sentiment among southerners (N). Due to the internal demise, the Confederacy could not carry on a war without the support of its home front. Beginning with the onset of the war, differences between the northern and southern economies and resources proved to be detrimental to the Confederacy (N)....   [tags: American History, War] 1295 words
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The Cost of a Losing War - The Cold War loomed, creating a red scare that dominated the United States culture. Communism had a large effect on the United States and many other countries. The Communism form of government expanded across much of Southeast Asia. This devastated America economy and generated a upset faithless nation. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon all felt the need to end communism in South Vietnam to bring peace upon the nation. The Vietnam War did not begin until 1965, which was after Truman and Eisenhower’s years in office they still had a significant role in this War....   [tags: Cold War, communism, Vietnam War, United States] 1443 words
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An Unwinnable War - As America find herself in today’s “War on Terrorism,” one can easily find a number of similarities between today’s situation and the war in Vietnam. As the Taliban steadily loses control and power over Afghanistan, it becomes exceedingly important to discuss potential replacement governments. Afghanistan is, like Vietnam in the 50’s and 60’s, a very volatile country full of a variety of people speaking different dialects and practicing different religions. It is very important, then, that the government that is installed is one that is capable of maintaining some type of control or authority over its diverse people....   [tags: American History, The War on Terrorism] 1540 words
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