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Ukraine - ... The information associated with Google’s article, “President denies problem with Ukraine press freedom”, discusses the television networks across Ukraine as experiencing horrendous mishaps, such as the censoring of broadcasts and the removal of episodes that go against the regulations transpired by the president. If Yanukovych does not approve of the media associated with the press, he opposes the spreading of the ideas. Unfortunately, Yanukovych seems to acknowledge the fact that he will only allow production of news, journals, pictures, etc., if they portray the truth....   [tags: Politics Current Events]
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Ukraine: Facts - Ukraine: Facts Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe, bounded on the north by Belarus, on the north and east by the Russian Federation, on the west by Poland, Slovakia, on the southwest by Hungary, Rumania, and Moldova, and on the south by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Ukraine includes the Crimean Autonomous Republic, which was elevated from an oblast to a constituent republic in 1991. Kyiv is the capital and largest city. Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. The total area of Ukraine is 603,700 sq....   [tags: essays research papers] 1198 words
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Us-Ukraine Relations - US- Ukraine Relations Recently with the Ukrainian presidential elections, the relationship between the U.S. and the Ukraine has come to the forefront of International policy. Ukraine has been making strides in reformatting its government and culture in a change from communism to democracy. Already they have changed from a command to free market, to an ownership society, and the consolidation of powers should be coming along smoothly with the new president. Lastly, the Ukrainian government has shown its willingness to work with western countries by aligning some polices with the E.U., N.A.T.O., and the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 559 words
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Ukraine: Population crisis - Purcell Consulting Company is world’s foremost independent consulting company regarding policy issues for governments, and we are glad that you have chosen us in helping with your policies. As addressed in your personal statement, you are extremely concerned about your country’s population decline, and the years to come. This problem, distressing to say, is notably related to the way your government is governed, as well as other factors including health issues, and economics that puts a strain on the your population....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cultural Differences Between the United States and Ukraine - CULTURAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND UKRAINE The United States of America is a country of many cultures mixed in one. The main reason for this is immigration. It has many religions, many languages spoken, and many ethnic beliefs. Some religions, languages or beliefs, may be more frequently spoken or believed then others, but in general the United States has a wide variety of culture. On the other hand, Ukraine, which is a country much smaller then the United States, has basically one culture which is a unique culture all in its own....   [tags: Culture essays research papers] 758 words
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Prince Volodymyr Monomakh - Prince Volodymyr Monomakh Volodymyr Monomakh II was born in 1053. He was the son of Grand Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavych I, also known as Volodymyr The Great, and Irina (8). Irina was the daughter of the Byzantine emperor, Constantine Monomachos, whom Volodymyr Monomakh was named after. Monomakh married the daughter of the English king Harold II, named Gytha, and had one child with her named Mstislav (9). Vsevolod Yaroslavych ruled Kiev from 1078 to 1093. Monomakh became active in the politics of Kiev, helping his father and uncle Izyaslav I, who ruled Kiev intermittently between 1054 and 78, defeat his cousins (8)....   [tags: Russia Ukraine Politics Essays]
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Chernobyl - Chernobyl 1986 was a year of several meaningful worldwide events, some of which included the Voyager 2 got details and pictures of Uranus, the space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff, and Haley’s comet soared past Earth (infoplease.com). Perhaps the event that alarmed the world the most, however, was the major nuclear accident that occurred at the nuclear power plant Chernobyl. The nuclear disaster that occurred at Chernobyl in 1986 (Lecture 4/1/02), has forever changed the way that nuclear power plants are viewed by the world....   [tags: Ukraine Disaster History Essays]
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The Ems Ukase - The Ems Ukase During the 1800s, Ukraine was under the powerful rule of Russian tsars who dictated over the entire Russian empire. The Ukrainians were used to being held under a heavy hand though, and at this point in time, groups of men call Cossacks were gathering in numbers to fight against the outside authority over their homeland and to once and for all bring freedom to Ukraine. Nostalgia of the original Cossacks and “national revival among the Ukrainians since around 1840” became fused with “ideas of Enlightenment in the works of people like Taras Shevchenko (1814-61) and Myhailo Drahomanov (1841-95) among others” (Pavlychko Page 6)....   [tags: International Affairs Germany Ukraine Essays]
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Ukraineian Famine - Ukraineian Famine "Dniepropetrovsk was overrun with starving farmers," remembered one Party worker. "Many of them lay listless, too weak even to beg around the railway stations. Their children were little more than skeletons with swollen bellies." He was appalled at what was happening, but his superior saw things differently. "A ruthless struggle is going on between the peasantry and our regime… It's a struggle to the death. This year was a test of our strength and endurance. It took a famine to show them who is master here....   [tags: European History Ukraine Communism Essays]
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The Disaster at Chernobyl - The Disaster at Chernobyl On April 26th, 1986, operators at the Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, ran what they thought to be a routine safety test. But fate was not on the side of these operators. Without warning, reactor #4 became unstable, as it had been operating at a low power for a possible shutdown and the reactor’s design caused it to be unsafe at this level of power. Internal temperatures rose. Attempts to cool the system produced the opposite effect. Instantly, the nuclear core surged with power....   [tags: Nuclear Explosions Ukraine Essays History]
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Helena Blavatsky - Helena Blavatsky Helena Blavatsky was an intriguing woman from the country of Ukraine. She could be considered a nomad for her time; however, she was not interested in finding food and shelter. Helena wanted to find those who were considered spiritualists like herself. She lived from 1831-1891 and can be considered a very influential woman from her era. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born August 12, 1831 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Her father was Colonel Peter von Hahn and her mother was Helena Andreyevna von Hahn....   [tags: Ukraine Biographies Writers Authors Essays]
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Belonging - Belonging The ideals embodied in the word "community" deal with the scientific description of specific human cultures. While traveling throughout the city of Warren, Michigan, you are bound to notice one of the many signs stating the following; "Welcome to Warren, the third largest city in Michigan." In the midst of this large city dwell approximately seventeen thousand humans of Ukrainian descent. With this many people you would need Cobo Hall to throw a get-together; however, we all seem to congregate happily at the Ukrainian Cultural Center....   [tags: Ukraine Traditions Culture Society Essays] 2368 words
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Yaroslav the Wise - Yaroslav the Wise Yaroslav, son of Vladimir, took over full control of Kyiv in the year 1036. This did not occur until after the deaths of his father and many brothers. Upon Vladimir’s death in 1015 his son Sviatopolk rushed in and took control over Kyiv, killing three of his own brothers in the process. Yaroslav could not let this stand. Joined by Mstislav, another brother, and hired Scandinavian mercenaries, they ousted Sviatopolk and split the empire between themselves. Mstislav controlled Chernigov and Yaroslav went to Novgorod, as he preferred that to Kyiv....   [tags: History Ukraine Ukranian Essays]
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The Making of the Ukrainian Collective Memory: The Contemporary Revival of the Cossacks - “A nation is a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things, which in truth are but one, constitute this soul or spiritual principle. One lies in the past, one in the present. One is the possession in common of a rich legacy of memories; the other is present- day consent, the desire to live together, the will to perpetuate the value of the heritage that one has received in an undivided form... Of all cults, that of the ancestors is the most legitimate, for the ancestors have made us what we are. A heroic past, great men, glory (by which I understand genuine glory), this is the social capital upon which one bases a national idea.” (Renan) In the age of nations, the consolidation of national unity appears as the urgent task of a new born independent state ....   [tags: Ukraine, Collective Memory, Cossacks,] 706 words
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Methodology of Monitoring Activities Related to the Progress in the Implementation of the Performance Indicators - ... Thus, in 2008 Ukraine and EU concluded the Agreement on Financing of the Programme “Support to Implementation of Ukraine’ Energy Strategy”. The purpose of this action to deepen the cooperation between Ukraine and EU in energy sphere aimed at fulfilment of tasks set forth in section of the Action Plan for Energy, in particular, integration of Ukraine into Unified EU energy market and increasing the capacity of Ukraine as a transit country in order to ensure reliable energy supply. In order to enable Ukraine fulfilling the provisions of the Agreement the Order of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy # 550 of 11.11.2008 set up the Ukraine part of Joint Monitoring Group comprising the representatives of central executive bodies of Ukraine....   [tags: Finance ] 1196 words
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Reflections on Shevchenko's Kateryna - ... He treated her as a conqueror. Therefore, the fate of Kateryna many ways resembles a distressing way of Ukraine, which seemed to Shevchenko as a seduced woman, who was expelled from her own house. The other problem distributed by Shevchenko in the poem "Kateryna" was losing the purity of Ukrainian nation and its strong dependency from Petersburg. Just the century ago, Ukraine was more powerful and protected by Cossacks' troops. But these "golden years" changed to times when Cossacks remained only in the memories and folklore and Ukraine became Little Russia (Malorossia)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Comparing the Tyranny of the U.S.S.R to that of England - ... Since Stalin knew Ukrainian’s pivotal position, his greedy hand could not resist depriving the Ukrainians’ of their crops and in doing so he committed the act of genocide. One can see a similar yet less extreme situation in eighteenth century Ireland, as depicted by metaphors throughout “a Modest Proposal”. Swift quickly depicts the economic conditions of Ireland in his opening paragraph. He quickly shows the immoral hardships British policy has had on Irish society:“ It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags” (Swift 912)....   [tags: World History] 1027 words
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Opinions of Hrushevsky - Opinions of Hrushevsky The purpose of this paper is to explain my opinion about Hrushevsky's argument that Kievan history belongs to Ukraine but not to Russia. To put it plainly, I would have to disagree with Hrushevsky in his contention that Kievan history belongs exclusively to Ukraine. On the other hand, neither can I fully support the assertion that Russia is the only true inheritor of Kievan Rus' culture. From the evidence that has been provided for both cases, I believe that it is reasonable to assume that both Ukraine and Russia could have their roots in Kievan Rus'....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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Underground Economy - Underground Economy The author of the article describe the illicit CD market that is taking place in Ukraine. He explains that 95% of the CDs shipped out the Ukraine are illicit, the producers of those CDs are not just burning low quality CDs, they are even producing their own polycarbonate discs with their own logos as a mark of quality. The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which is actively looking for pirates that counterfeit CDs, seems to be desperate regarding fighting piracy in Ukraine as the law are inadequate and the Ukrainians have little or no knowledge of intellectual property....   [tags: essays papers]
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Taras Shevchenko - Taras Shevchenko Taras Shevchenko was born to Hryhoriy and Kateryna Hrushivsky-Shevchenko on 25 February 1814. Growing up in poverty and misery, Taras managed to maintain his spirits and continue to be curious of the world and those around him (4). His father was a great influence to him. He was well known around the village for his practical knowledge and intelligence. Hryhoriy stressed the importance of literacy to his children during their school days. Despite the weekly beatings of the pupils, in agreement with the old academic tradition, Taras was an energetic student and a fast learner (4)....   [tags: Art Artist Research Essays]
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We Are What We Know - We Are What We Know " I screamed incoherently from fear and frustration regarding my predicament," (Arthur 5), when suddenly the word death became morbid reality. Death is a disgusting, sad word that strikes people when least expected. When my grandmother passed on to eternity a few days ago, I realized that one of the four links I had to my cultural background was gone. Despite one of the links being severed, my cultural beliefs, knowledge and lineage is clear and important to me. Although she is gone now, she has taught me, and left me with the knowledge of who I am....   [tags: Culture Death Cultural Essays] 1403 words
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Deutsche Braueri - Deutsche Braueri I. Introductory Paragraph Deutsche Brauerei has been a family owned and operated corporation for 12 generations, which has created a high level of focus and control. Each generation has kept the management and operations processes relatively simple, centered on brewing practices and quality. Deutsche Brauerei’s rapid growth in recent years can be attributed to several factors. First and foremost, the company’s success is centered on the product itself, which has won numerous quality awards and is quite popular in Germany....   [tags: Business Case Analysis management Strategy] 1760 words
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International Power Attainment over Proposed Change - ... Unfortunately, the Americans had used the word, "peregruzka", which as translated means "overcharged", rather than the desired definition of "reset", and therefore the gift carried many negative connotations. (Button Gaffe Embarrasses Clinton, 2009) It is important to realize that the gas conflict of 2008/09 revealed many other important factors besides Russia’s pressuring Western Europe and elevating Russian power by showing its use of force in cutting of gas supplies. Worth noting is the strategic importance Ukraine had within the George W....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Mykhailo Hrushevsky - Mykhailo Hrushevsky When one thinks of great Ukrainians a few names come to mind and right at the top of that list is Mykhailo Hrushevsky. This man was a renassaince man on his worst day. He was an author, publicist, political and civic leader, and the most prominent Ukrainian historian. The kind of man that Hrushevsky was, is a the kind of man that makes nations great. “Mykhailo Hrushevsky was born in the town of Kholm (now it is situated in the territory of Poland) in 1866.”[2] He lived in this are until he was only 3 when his family moved to Caucasia....   [tags: Hrushevsky Ukranian Author Biography Essays]
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american folk - The dancer is a man wearing leather boots, loose fitting red silk pants, and a white shirt with colored embroidering down the middle. His hair is shaved to the scalp except for a small circle on the top of his head, where the hair is about half a foot long. He squats down low, and kicks his feet out with his body upright and his arms folded. The dance has a historic meaning behind it, dating back to when Russia took over Ukraine. A group of organized rebels known as the Cossacks, who hoped to end Russian Rule, isolated themselves in a fort in the Carpathian Mountains....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Jewish Self-discovery - Jewish Self-discovery "Sarah, we need your help in the Ukraine this summer. Can I count on you?" This question changed my life profoundly. I was asked to be a counselor on JOLT, Jewish Oversees Leadership Program, an opportunity to interact with young campers in an impoverished country and positively influence their lives. Little did I realize that this experience would impact mine so greatly. JOLT, an outreach program, runs an annual overnight summer camp in the Ukraine with counselors from the United States and Israel....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 771 words
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The Chernobyl Disaster - The Chernobyl Disaster It was to be the largest nuclear complex in the world, the Soviet Union's pride for the energy industry. But one day, something went terribly wrong. Chernobyl, a town located 70 miles north of Kiev, Ukraine (Pringle, 64), had four reactors to supply much of Ukraine's power in the region (Edwards, 104). To run an experiment on the reactor, technicians disabled key safety systems. The reactor had a good record of safety (Pringle, 64-65). Inside reactor Number Four, engineers reduced power below twenty-five percent (Edwards, 102-103)....   [tags: Papers] 632 words
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Soviet Union Breakup - The Breakup of The Soviet Union In this essay I am going to talk about the breakup of the Soviet Union and all of the events that took place before, during, and after the split up. I will look into the C.I.S (Commonwealth of Independent States), the Government, economy and the conflicts of the former U.S.S.R. In July of 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev and ten other Repulic leaders all met and signed a treaty giving each Republic more self-government. Five more leaders were to sign the treaty on August 20, but on the 19th of the month Communist leaders, led by Boris Yeltsin planned a coup against Gorbachev's Government....   [tags: essays research papers] 570 words
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Nuclear Strikes - Nuclear Strikes Scientifically, there is no obstacle for a nuclear or atomic bomb. There are no secrets in Nuclear Science anymore. Anyone with a reasonable physics degree and access to a good technical library could design a workable atomic bomb in less than 6 months, so why hasn't anyone. Maybe there has been, no one is exactly sure. In the last 52 years there has been enough nuclear warheads made to destroy every city in the world and still have thousands left over.(Church 40) This all happened during the Cold War, a period of 45 years (1947-1991), between mainly the two superpowers (United States and the Soviet Union)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Russia's Economic Transition - Russia' Economic Transition In August of 1991, the collapse of the communist system in the USSR and it's neighboring republics occurred. Out of the smoke emerged fifteen new republics and a union known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. These new regimes faced formidable obstacles. The collapse brought massive inflation which in turn forced the economy into a spiraling decline and a state of almost worthless value. Many people were quick to point the finger at their communist past, and even more eager to lay blame....   [tags: Russian History Historical Communism Essays]
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Interview Essay - John Tymkiw - Interview Essay - John Tymkiw John Tymkiw was born in the Ukraine on June 10, 1913. WWI broke out a year after he was born, and he lived through the Depression while Hitler and Stalin were fighting. When the Ukraine was signed over to Russian rule, many left, but John stayed and ran a cooperative association supply company. He came to America in 1951, through a sponsor in Chicago and then traveled to California in 1957. He was married in 1962, and had no children of his own, but had two-step children....   [tags: Interview Essays] 835 words
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Nikita Khrushchev - Nikita Khrushchev His story is something like a fairy tale. A humble young peasant boy, born to a world of famine and poverty with 100 million peasants just like him, works and fights his way up the political ladder of Russia to one day become its most powerful force, simultaneously holding the offices of Premier of the U.S.S.R. and First Secretary of the Communist Party. It seems incredible, but it should be remembered that Nikita Khrushchev did not accomplish this feat without much sacrifice and hard work on his part....   [tags: Biographies Russia Papers] 2007 words
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Ihor’s Campaign - Ihor’s Campaign Slovo o polku Ihorevi, Ihoria syna Sviatoslavlia, vnuka Ol’hova, or The Tale of Ihor's Campaign, Ihor the Son of Sviatoslav, Grandson of Oleh is “an epic poem written in the 12th century by an anonymous author” who was most probably from Kyviv or Chernihiv (Hordynsky and Stech 2001). “From the tenor of the poem, it can be deduced that the author was a mature, experience man, perhaps serving in one of the princely retinues and was versed in the manners and customs of his day” (Kuzych 2000)....   [tags: Epic Poem Poetry Essays]
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Operation Barbarossa - OPERATION BARBAROSSA The invasion of Russia was the largest military campaign of the Second World War. Operation Barbarossa, as it was known, was launched on 22 June 1941 and completely took Russia by surprise. The widening war raging in Africa and eastern Europe were key distractions for Hitler from his ultimate goal of attacking Russia. Although the British army remained undefeated in the west, Hitler’s goal proved an urgency for him to begin moving on the east. Whilst planning was made throughout 1940 for the invasion of Russia, time was favorable towards the Russians and they continued to mobilize their resources and strengthen their defense forces....   [tags: essays research papers] 971 words
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The Russian Peasant in Pre-Revolutionary Times - The Russian Peasant in Pre-Revolutionary Times Russia in the late 19th and early 20th century was riddled with social and economic hardships throughout the countryside and inner cities. The Russian peasant was faced with widespread poverty and poor living conditions throughout their entire life. The economic situation and the living conditions drove the peasants and working class to rebel and begin the Russian revolution that would change the face of the country and impact the world forever. The peasants were the lowest ranking social group in Russia....   [tags: Russian History russia Revolution Essays]
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Analysis of Love in A Box Appeal Campaign - Analysis of Love in A Box Appeal Campaign The Samaritan's Purse video is compiled of real and doctored footage trying to persuade people in developed countries, such as Great Britain, to donate a shoebox full of small gifts to their charity. We see the real footage in the bleakness of the area when the camera pans around in the opening shot and again later on when the coldness is shown by the snow when you see the correspondent at the location that the video's narrator is talking about (The Ukraine)....   [tags: Papers] 998 words
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The Life of Joseph Conrad - The Life of Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad was born Joseph Teodor Konrad Korzenioski in 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine. He officially changed his name to Joseph Conrad in 1886, when he became a British citizen (Liukkonen). Although Conrad discouraged people from interpreting his literature through analysis his life, his life did shape his writing. Much of his anti-imperialistic views could have sprouted in childhood, when he was under the rule of Russians the Ukraine. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was arrested for suspicious involvement in revolutionary activities (online-literature)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Russia - RUSSIA(RUH-shuh) Russia’s official name is Russian Federation and it’s capital is Moscow with a population of 8.3 million. It was declared an independent country in August 24 of the year 1991. Russia’s population is 143,782, 338 (July 2004 est.) It’s size is 6.5 million sq. mi. or 17 million sq. Km. Russians practice th following religions: Russian Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and other. Their mane language is Russian. LOCATION Russia is in Eurasia and it is neighbor of 13 countries: Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazaksta, China, Mongolia, South Korea and Lithuania....   [tags: essays research papers] 341 words
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Chernobyl - Chernobyl On April 26, 1986 disaster struck the world. It was not a disaster like any other before. A new type of death was now shown to the world. Although during World War II people encountered radiation sickness and death, that was sadly intended. The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear powerstation was undoubtedly the worlds largest nuclear accident. That was the difference. It was accidental, and although innocent people were killed or made sick in the past from radiation, this would prove to be the most disastrous of any incident (other that war) involving radiation....   [tags: Nuclear Chernobyl History Essays] 857 words
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Is Bigger Better? Expansion of the European Union - The European Union should continue to expand. The expansion, however, should stop once Turkey becomes a member of the EU. Including countries such as Ukraine, Russia, or Israel, among other southeastern European states would have numerous negative effects on the EU. If the EU includes Turkey, then it will have established itself as not being an exclusive Christian club. If the EU then goes on to include Russia and Ukraine, or any of the others, then this would overstretch the EU, thus making it a simple customs union, or possibly even cause its disintegration (Champion, Marc....   [tags: Politics] 1926 words
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The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People - The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People Joseph Stalin was born to a poor family in the province of Georgia in 1879. Stalin's real surname was Djugasvili; he adopted the name 'Stalin' whilst in prison as he felt the translation 'Man of Steel' would help his image. Stalin joined the Bolshevik party as a young man and soon became an active member organizing bank raids to gain money for party funds; this led to Stalin's imprisonment a number of times. Stalin first met Lenin in December 1905 in Finland and was quite surprised to see him as an ordinary man unlike the person he had imagined....   [tags: Papers] 1090 words
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The Ukranian Genocide - The Ukranian Genocide "When one man dies it's a tragedy. When thousands die it's statistics"-these are the words of Joseph Stalin, a man who understood that "killing was a tool; properly used it could eliminate enemies, terrorize survivors into submission, and overwhelm outsiders beyond their ability to intervene" (Altman 41). The Soviet government claims that the famine of 1932-1933 was due to "conditions beyond human control," that it was an unfortunate but unintended consequence of the collectivization effort (Altman 47)....   [tags: Papers] 1254 words
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The Progression from Leninism to Stalinism - The Progression from Leninism to Stalinism The question of whether or not Stalinism was a logical continuation of Leninism is a difficult one. Stalinism did take significantly more drastic measures than Leninism did. There were differences in policy. But in spite of these, Stalinism still found its basis in Leninism. Even Trotsky, a friend of Lenin and a staunch opponent of Stalin, grudgingly admits that "Stalinism did issue from Bolshevism" (Trotsky). Stalin's policy of socialism in one country, his use of terror to eliminate opposition, and his suppression of democracy and the soviets were all characteristics of Lenin well before they were characteristic of Stalin....   [tags: Papers] 1401 words
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The Role of the Soviet Union in World War II - The Role of the Soviet Union in World War II I have always been fascinated with the period of history that focuses around the Second World War. Thus, it seemed only fitting that I chose the Soviet Union's role in World War II. I have divided this paper into several sections to help complete this task. The first section will deal with the fundamental, underlying causes of the war and how they relate to or involve the Soviet Union. The next section will deal with the immediate causes of World War II and the Soviet Union's role in them....   [tags: Papers] 3194 words
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The Changing Role of NATO After the Cold War - NATO After the Cold War and Changing Role OUTLINE 1. Introduction 2. NATO’s main functions 3. NATO’s new missions after Cold War 4. NATO in the 21’th century 5. Europe after the Cold War 6. NATO’s relations with OSCE and WEU 7. Conclusion 1. Introduction (1) After the end of World War II, all involved countries, with no exception of being victorious or defeated, have started seeking of the prevention of a new disaster by reconstructing and maintaining the security and peace primarily in Europe....   [tags: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO]
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