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The Duchess of Malfi: A Character Study

- Webster based his plot on a true story set in Italy, a story that has as central themes inequality, injustice, and corruption. In my opinion one of the best techniques that Webster used to transmit these themes was to make the characters appear to be something that they are not. Furthermore, all the important characters of the play have both good and bad sides, and some of them (Cardinal) are “bad” but appear to be “good”. This contrast between good and bad and the changes of personality, help the author to build a play full of tragedy and therefore this maintains the reader’s attention focused on the play and anxious to see what is going to happen next....   [tags: The Duchess of Malfi]

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Analysis of Wedgewood´s The Thirty Years War

- ... If they supported it, other countries would have too. France was uncertain about the course of action they should take. On the one hand Louis was a Catholic Prince. Why would he fight for a Protestant cause. Also, Frederick’s wife was the next in line to the English throne. Frederick would then become the King of England and maintain his title as King of Bohemia. Louis, as a neighboring ruler, was not comfortable with Frederick having this vast authority. However, Spain may use Frederick’s war as justification to seize the Rhenish Palatinate....   [tags: dynastic, power, religious, political]

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William Shakespeare 's Prospero From The Tempest

- Love is an emotion that cannot be controlled, suppressed or forced. Love is under the power of no one, including the power of Prospero from The Tempest. He seems to do very well at dictating everything that is going on on the island with the help of his books and his subjects, but he cannot control the love of Ferdinand and Miranda or the love of Caliban for the island. He cannot control the love that others feel because love is an infection, love is something he can oversee but cannot completely control, and his power comes solely from his books and his subjects....   [tags: The Tempest, Love, Moons of Uranus, Emotion]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's ' The Tempest '

- Representation of Servants in The Tempest Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play written in 1610. Prospero is The Tempest main protagonist. He is exile to an isolated island after his brother (Antonio) conspires to kill him for the desire of taking his position as a duke of Milan. Prospero manages to escape with his three-year-old daughter to the island. The play starts after 12 years of Prospero’s living in the Isle. The play is more like a test for Prospero to discover his wickedness and find a typical way to adjust them....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Analyzing Dante and Machiavelli´s Characteristics of a Good Leader

- Dante and Machiavelli were both writers who felt that society and leaders were greatly mislead in their approach of operating the state. Yet even they had very contrasting beliefs in their view of what was ideal for a society to function properly. Machiavelli judges religious or political leaders is based there’s ability to maintain order and unity, regardless of whether one or not need these leaders put there morality and ethics aside for this greater benefit of one’s state. This differs greatly from Dante because his evaluation of the leaders of his time is based solely on how true they stay to moral and ethical virtues....   [tags: morality, ethics, leadership, politics]

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Austria: The Cause of World War One

- The nation responsible for the onset of World War I is Austria-Hungary because of the territorial and political stances with Serbia that provoked the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. After Ferdinand's death, Austria-Hungary initiated a call for support to the Germans about the problems in the Balkans, resulting in Germany confirming their assistance by issuing a “Blank Check.” Austria later gave Serbia a list of ultimatums that consisted of extreme demands in hopes of Serbia rejecting it....   [tags: World History ]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Representation of Servants in the Tempest Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play, which was written in 1610. Prospero is the Tempest main protagonist. He is exiled to an isolated island after his brother (Antonio) conspires to kill him for the desire of taking his position as a duke of Milan. Prospero manages to escape with his three-year-old daughter to the island. The play starts after 12 years of Prospero’s living in the Isle. The play is more like a test for Prospero to discover his wickedness and find a typical way to adjust them....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Causes of World War I

- Throughout history, there have been several conflicts that have disturbed the peace in various areas. One of these gruesome events happens to be World War I, which was evoked by many different causes. The most significant and immediate causes of this catastrophe was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. Numerous nations were involved in this war, and two examples of opposing forces are Germany and Russia. World War I was resolved to an extent with the Treaty of Versailles, but it was not entirely settled....   [tags: World History]

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Securing the Castilian Throne

- To suggest that Isabella was successful from the outset in securing the Castilian crown and the support of its people would be a foolish interpretation. It took ten years before she was fully accepted as rightful ruler, during which time a number of important factors developed that today can be seen as the clearest reasons for her success. Paramount among these was her determined, intellectual and shrewd personality and character. Without these traits, the other factors would have been irrelevant....   [tags: European History]

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Servitude and Power

- What is servitude. What is power. Are these things sought by all humans or is it something that is forced upon us. Servitude is a slavery or bondage of any type. Power is strength in ability to do. The fact about humanity remains that we are all influenced in all lifestyles by these two simple words. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” focuses on these themes of power and servitude and presents them to us in a manner that shows the true egotistical side of humanity and the lengths that we will go to get what we want....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Resolutions of Forgiveness, Repentance and Reconciliation in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Stephen Orgel, in the Oxford World Classics Introduction of The Tempest, says that the resolutions of forgiveness, repentance and reconciliation through the harmony of marriage that Prospero has undertaken to achieve are not completely met. This is true as not all injuries are forgiven, and certain characters fail to repent for their wrongs. The marriage does not completely achieve its role of reconciliation, as we have to question its origins and stability. In The Tempest Prospero has orchestrated events in such a way as to resolve the injustices and injuries that have occurred to him and his daughter, Miranda....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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The Spanish Inquistition

- Ferdinand and Isabella used the Inquisition to eliminate opposition in Spain. Their thoughts were that by eliminating the Jews, Muslims, and New Christians in Spain they would gain unity, wealth, and power. They wanted to make a Christian and only a Christian Spain. Since Ferdinand and Isabella were married they strived to make Spain a whole. With Ferdinand ruling Aragon and Isabella ruling Castile they united Spain as one. Soon Ferdinand and Isabella had the regions of Granada and Portugal as part of Spain....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Education in Thomas More's "Utopia"

- The goal of education is to learn, and in this process of learning and being educated there are some greater goals that are served. Education in Thomas More’s Utopia seems to cater to a larger goal, which is to create virtuous persons and citizens, as they are responsible for attaining a flourishing human community. In Shakespeare’s The Tempest there seems to be an underlying idea of a connection between education and a sense of social control. The idea of instilling among his subjects a sense of obedience and influencing their knowledge through education, in order to bring about a feeling of belonging to a nation is prevalent in The Tempest....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Human Relationships Between The Central Characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Human Relationships Between The Central Characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest In this essay I intend to explore the ways that William Shakespeare has presented the relationships between the main characters within his play “The Tempest”. I shall investigate Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship, the father/daughter bond between Miranda and Prospero and Caliban’s lust after Miranda. Shakespeare was intending to represent several different groups of people in society through his plays and “The Tempest” was no exception to the rule....   [tags: Tempest Shakespeare]

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Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling

- Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling Unveiling, by Vclav Havel, is an almost satirical view of societal behavior in the modern day world. The unusual props located throughout the apartment as well as the characters involved in the play come together to form an ironic tale wrought with realistic themes and an extremist view of modern society. The main characters are Vera, Michael, and Ferdinand Vanek. The play begins with Ferdinand entering the party of Vera and Michael. As the story line progresses, Vera and Michael continue describing their many material possessions and showing off their supposed glamour....   [tags: Unveiling]

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Is Religious Fundamentalism Always Totalitarian and Prone to Violence?

- Religious Fundamentalism is not a modern phenomenon, although, there has received a rise in the late twentieth century. It occurs differently in different parts of the world but arises in societies that are deeply troubled or going through a crisis (Heywood, 2012, p. 282). The rise in Religious Fundamentalism can be linked to the secularization thesis which implies that victory of reason over religion follows modernization. Also, the moral protest of faiths such as Islam and Christianity can be linked to the rise of Religious Fundamentalism, as they protest the influence of corruption and pretence that infiltrate their beliefs from the spread of secularization (Heywood, 2012, p....   [tags: muslims,al qaeda, religion,fundamentalists]

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World War I: Description of Key Events

- ... Throughout Europe in the 1800’s Nationalism brought many changes, including the rise of many new powers like Germany but also the downfall of empires like the Ottoman Empire. When Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia, Serbia become angry that many Serbs were disallowed to return to Serbia, so out of Nationalism the Black Hand was created, this group was responsible for the death of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. This was very crucial due to the fact that Nationalism had created a “Power Keg”, nearly every individual was willing to die for their country, this would result in major consequences, so if a major event occurred, the results would be catastrophic....   [tags: imperialism, tench, warfare, nationlism]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Shakespeare’s The Tempest contains many contrasts and mirrors. Prospero’s Dukedom has been usurped, but he in turn steals Caliban’s Island. Prospero’s desire for revenge on his brother is mirrored in Caliban, who desires revenge on Prospero and Miranda. Ariel the airy spirit, who is also enslaved by Prospero, can also be compared and contrasted to Caliban. Prospero disparages Caliban, enslaves him, sends his magic to torment him and generally mistreats him, actions which he justifies because 1) Caliban tried to rape his daughter, 2)Caliban is a witches’ son and 3)Caliban is deformed....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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Assassination at Sarajevo

- Assassination at Sarajevo Important Places/Dates of event: April,1914- Narodna Obrandna recieves paper that says that Francis Ferdinand will be coming to Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 Sarajevo-June28, 1914- Francis Ferdinand and Sofia Chotek are assassinated July 23- Austria sends ultimatum to Serbian leaders July 28-Austria declares war on Serbia August 1, 1914- Germany declares war on Russia August 2, 1914- Germany asks for free transit in Belgium; Belgium refuses, but German’s enter anyway August 3, 1914- Germany declares war on France August 4, 1914- Germany admits to violation of Belgian rights, promises to restore order after war October 12, 1914- Gavrilo Princip’s trial Key Id...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Character of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Tempest Character Analysis        William Shakespeare's last play The Tempest is a story about Prospero (the rightful duke of Milan). He is betrayed by his brother Antonio and left on a ship with his daughter Miranda to die. Only things are not going according to plan and Prospero and Miranda arrive on an island. Prospero is seeking his revenge. Coming back from a wedding in Africa a ship containing Prosperos enemies is attacked by the tempest and scatters its passengers about the island. Prospero exhibits three major character traits: forcefulness, protectiveness and forgiveness....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Spanish Social and Political Structure

- Spanish Social and Political Structure Hispanic Literature The Spain that was intact during the explorations to the New World (specifically that of Christopher Columbus in 1492) was a Spain vastly different from what it had been a mere couple of decades pre-exploration. This "new" Spain is actualized by the union of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469. Before the marriage of the two major kingdoms of Spain (Aragon and Castile), Spain was in near anarchy. Weak kings and small local communities of feudal rule (medieval systems of local government, a feudal lord ruled over the small population of his lands) and city laws made for a divided and powerless country....   [tags: European History Spain Essays]

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Forgiveness Of The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- So forgive and forget, huh. It appears forgiveness is quite an important force in the tempest, bringing the story together beautifully. Forgiveness helps us learn about the characters in the play. Forgiveness is also what brings the play to a happy ending, but not without making one wonder whether forgiveness was really achieved. The role of forgiveness in the tempest is so significant because it is only through forgiveness that the characters truly succeed, but also because it raises the question of the extent of human forgiveness and helps the reader learn plenty about the different characters in the play....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Forgiveness]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Consider the character of Prospero and show how he used his position to control many of the characters in the play and how his actions contribute to the dramatic effectiveness. How do his actions and the attitude of the characters to him relate to the events and thinking of Shakespeare's day. In the Tempest, the character of Prospero is the protagonist. Prospero is the father of Miranda and has spent twelve years on the island since he was usurped from being the Duke of Milan....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest

- Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest Dialogue is one of the most important features in a play, where the audience has the story acted and spoken out in front of them. For this reason, in a play such as The Tempest, relationships are written and constructed mainly through the spoken word. The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, in the genre of both a romance and a pastoral tragicomedy. Since Prospero is the central character of the text, most of the relationships shown and developed in the play concern him....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Shakespearian comedies have some common characteristics which are found in The Tempest. The first characteristic of Shakespearian comedy is that there is a struggle of young lovers. They have to go through many adversaries to achieve their love. Miranda is a passive character and Ferdinand is also not the hero of the play. But they are the important couple of the play. Miranda is shown as a meek lady who is very faithful to her love when she says, “I am your wife, if you will marry me; / If not, I’ll die your maid” (III.i.83–84)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Deception]

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The Discovery Of Christopher Columbus

- Before the most famous historic voyage to the Americas Christopher Columbus had no support to go on his expedition. Christopher Columbus tried to get support from the King of Portugal John II, but he was turned down. Spain finally agreed to sponsor his voyage in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. By agreeing to sponsor Christopher Columbus voyage they believed they would have gained leverage in what they were trying to do in Spain. The Reconquista made the Spaniards very powerful. By Christopher Columbus finding new land with people and gold it convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to continue to support his voyages....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain]

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Peace of Westphalia

- The signing of the Peace of Westphalia brought an end to the long a bloody Thirty Years War that ravaged Germany for three decades. The treaty was signed in 1648 and it offered a freedom of religion that was not offered in the Peace of Augsburg. This treaty also took power away from the Church and it would never again be allowed to be the dominant power in Europe.2 The German Princes could finally have control over their country without the Catholic Church.3 The problem began with the Peace of Augsburg....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Profits of New Monarchs

- New monarchs paved the way for a more profitable future for the most powerful countries in Europe. Fledgling countries such as Spain, France, and England, profited from their new monarchs, ultimately becoming the powerful world powers they are today. The key components of a new monarch include limiting the nobles' power, increasing economic prosperity, uniting their nation, and stabilizing their army. The monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, King Louis XI of France, and King Henry VII of England, are prime examples of new monarchs....   [tags: power, prosperity, strength]

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Sfar's "Vampire Loves"

- This section of Sfar's Vampire Loves is telling of Lani's emotions but also that of the Tree-Man as they interact with each other. This section is the first and only time in this story Lani is witnessed enjoying herself and not worrying about the break-up she had with Ferdinand. With the backdrop of the darker green behind the two characters, their colors stand out. The backdrop accentuates their complementary colors, pale green and bright green. This emphasizes that these two earthy creatures are made for one another....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Tempest

- People often go looking for a copy of The Tempest, by William Shakespeare; they often have trouble finding it because everyone classifies it differently. Some people feel it is a play based on history and politics. Some feel that it is a romance because of the relationship between Ferdinand and Miranda. Others consider it a masque because of Act IV Scene i. Some consider it a tragedy because of how the play opens and turns out even though it turns out that no one dies in the end. There are those who consider it a comedy because of how some of the scenes turn out to make fun of the characters and how Ariel and Prospero are playing games with everyone’s mind....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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The Duchess of Malfi - Character Summary

- The Duchess of Malfi - Character Summary "The birds that live i' th' field On the wild benefit of nature, live Happier than we; for they may choose their mates, And carol their sweet pleasures to the spring." The Duchess of Malfi (3.5.18-21) The Duchess of Malfi: Character Summary A widow, the duchess rules her duchy alone. Lonely and in love, she secretly marries her steward Antonio. This is done in a hand-fast marriage witnessed by Cariola, the Duchess' hand-maiden. By choosing to marry Antonio in secret, the Duchess neglects her duty to her people....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Causes of the First World War

- The Causes of the First World War The First World War was fought between 1914 and 1918. People called the war Great War because that is the First war they ever seen. There are lots of country involved the main powers are Germany, Austria - Hungary, Britain, France and Russia. In this essay I am going to discuss about long term and short term causes and how they linked to the Great War. An event such as a war may have many complicated causes, but it often needs what historians call a "trigger" to set it off....   [tags: Papers]

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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest

- Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest

- Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest "By him I'll be great Emperor of the world" --Marlowe, Faustus Prospero's intent throughout the course of The Tempest is neither to revenge himself upon his enemies, nor to reconcile himself with his estranged brother. It is, rather, to orchestrate the reclamation of his lost duchy, Milan, through both his magic and a shrewd manipulation of both the shipwrecked party and the islanders (Caliban and Miranda). Prospero promotes both the mutual affections of Ferdinand and Miranda and the two regicidal conspiracies (Antonio's and Caliban's)....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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England and the Austrian Habsburg Empire from the late 16th century through the late 18th century

- England and the Austrian, Habsburg Empire were both influenced by many of the same pressures during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Each nation witnessed segments of their society demand religious freedom, and each struggled with the issue of Monarchial government and who possessed the right to the throne. These were the pressures faced by both nations and, though there were similarities between the issues, each nation took a very different approach to solving their problems. England would emerge from the 18th century capable of leading its citizens through a form of representative government; the Austrian, Habsburg Empire would find itself marginalized and absorbed by surrounding nations...   [tags: Political Evolution, Religious Freedom]

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Hasek's Anarchist Beliefs Revealed in The Good Soldier Svejk

- Jaroslav Hasek, one of the most famous Czech authors from the late 19th and early 20th century, created one of the Czech Republic’s greatest novels in The Good Soldier Svejk. Throughout The Good Soldier Svejk, Hasek not only tells the story of Svejk, but also tells multiple stories through the voice of Svejk. Clearly this is no coincidence and Hasek is using the stories within a story to make comments upon each other, but what exactly are these comments. Ultimately we must look into specific stories by Svejk and see how they demonstrate parts of Hasek’s anarchist beliefs as well as providing a sense of comedic humor and ridiculousness on Svejk’s part....   [tags: The Good Soldier Svejk]

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Austria-Hungary : A Prmary Player in World War I

- Background Austria-Hungary was a prime player in the development of World War I and was responsible for starting the first real conflict of the Great War. However, even before the Great War, Austria-Hungary was a major power in the European continent and had been embroiled in the Holy Roman Empire. The country was originally just Austria but was recreated into a Dual Monarchy by the Hapsburgs and was renamed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire was ousted by the Germans and began fighting with the Russians who had expansionary goals....   [tags: contemporary world history]

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William Shakespeare 's Play As You Like It

- During Shakespeare’s time, women lived in a patriarchal society where they were limited in power and dependent on men. Women in this society were expected to be submissive and to let men pave their path to a successful life by being passive. For Rosalind and Celia, the two main women in Shakespeare’s comedic play As You Like It, their identities through their disguises challenge this social construct by elevating their power as women rather than weakening them by allowing them to explore multiple facets of their behaviors that they could not do before....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Woman]

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Revolt and Anarchy in Seventeenth Century Europe

- Throughout the seventeenth century, Europe was in a state of crisis. In many countries, violent revolts and riots were not out of the ordinary. In most of these cases of violence, human behaviors and actions of the controlling governments and royalty authorities were the underlying factors that set the stage for the chaotic state. However, in all of the instances of revolt and anarchy seen throughout Europe, religious behaviors and influences were the most prominent and contributing cause that sparked the most violence in the general crisis during the 1600’s....   [tags: Historical Essay, Religion]

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Genealogy : An Important Facet Of Progression

- Madison Goad Scott SW-200 Genealogy Reflection Research is an important facet of progression in society, it allows a person to learn, grow and better educate a community. All studies have been beneficial, however, sociology has granted people the capability to examine groups of people, including their own ancestors, in order to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. Genealogy can be considered an especially interesting study as one can use sociology to interpret how their familial connections have shaped them; the social interactionist perspective is notably effective when combining the two studies....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Son, Marriage]

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The World War I Was A War

- World War One was a war that was many years and conflicts in the making, With many powerful empires on edge and wanting to be the best, they did whatever they could to make this happen. The first world war was not sparked by one event or motive, but in turn was started due to many major factors. World War One was the product of the empires long-term factors such as nationalism, imperialism, militarism and the alliances. The short term event that was the final push to start the war was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand....   [tags: World War I, Otto von Bismarck, World War II]

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The Causes of World War One

- World War 1 Summative There were four main causes of World War One which include alliances, imperialism, militarism and nationalism, but in my opinion, though all causes contributed greatly to World War 1, the causes that had the most effect on starting the war were nationalism and imperialism. I believe Imperialism played a huge part in causing World War 1 because the great powers of Europe all wanted to make money selling their natural resources, but when they ran out there was a huge conflict for resource rich land and expanding their respective countries....   [tags: imperialsim, nationalsim, military]

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War I : War Never Change

- War, war never changes. All parties involved in war do it for one reason and one reason alone, power. This struggle for power is no different in the case of The Thirty Years’ War. Starting in Bohemia in 1618 as a regional conflict with the Hapsburg Empire, many parties were involved in the conflict. The Catholic Church was one such party struggling with the religious conflict of the Reformation. Other Nations such as France, England, Sweden, and Spain were involved as well and played a major role in obtaining greater power through the use of political actions under the guise of religion....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Germany, Holy Roman Empire]

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Character Analysis of Bosola

- Both of the above quotations have elements of truth to them, but I think that to look at the character of Bosola, an audience would concentrate more on his actions and how they change his interpretation of the brothers, causing him to kill them at the end of the play. There are many layers to Bosolas character which encourage us to think that he is mentally unstable, e.g. killing the Duchess for his own self-interest as well as for the brothers. This does not make him a corrupt human being, but someone who has been forced into a corner, unsure of his actual status....   [tags: World Literature]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Love, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a “strong affection”, a “warm attraction”, an “unselfish loyal and benevolent concern” for another. It is “to feel a passion, devotion, or tenderness” for another. Love is simple and yet so utterly complex. Love is that which has the power to build you up and when taken away has the potential to knock you down. The Tempest by William Shakespeare is a political play with a love story woven throughout it. This tale of passion is one that is presented through Prospero’s daughter Miranda and Alonso’s son Ferdinand....   [tags: William Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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Causes of World War I

- The first World War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. It killed about 8½ million people and wounded 20 million more. It destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole of Europe. How had this happened. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe a...   [tags: World War I, history, war, informative]

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

- Charles Hapsburg, who later became Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was born in the Flemish city of Ghent on February 24, 1500 (3) to Phillip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad (2). He had four sisters: Eleanor, Isabel, Mary, and Katherine. Ferdinand I was his only brother (7). His maternal grandparents were the very famous Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon who funded Columbus’s expeditions (6). His paternal grandfather was Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (7). Charles V was raised in the Netherlands without his parents (3)....   [tags: Biography, Roman Emperor]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shakespeare`s work is commonly used as a springboard for English literary analysis classes and papers, and many of his plays are household titles, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Shakespeare`s life, outside of writing, greatly shaped the moods and themes in his plays, the most important of which was his relationship with the women in his life. These events, including the tragedy of losing his sisters during his youth and his own marriage to a woman 8 years older than him as a teenager, greatly influenced his play The Tempest, and shaped his obsession with youth love and disregard for th...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a story that has many themes and motifs that parallel one another while helping the story overall to progress. The most interesting aspects about Shakespeare’s The Tempest is how the central concepts of ulterior motives and power, that are both in full effect throughout the story, are concepts inherent to mankind and our evolution for survival. Our entire civilization is built on the idea of ruling and being ruled and The Tempest is a story which explores these fundamentals and mankind’s desire to be on top by any means necessary....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Dialogue Choice of words Love: Throughout the Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the audience encounters different kinds of love. Perhaps the most profound of these is the relationship between a father (Prospero) and daughter (Miranda). Because of they are doomed to this island, Prospero raised Miranda and therefore protects her with everything he has. In the play, Prospero describes Miranda as a “cherubim” or little angel who keeps him going (I.ii.155). Their relationship and their love show Prospero’s more humane side, and represents that even though Prospero is an all powerful man, behind his actions is his love for Miranda....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, John Gielgud]

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The Duchess Of Malfi by John Webster as A Revenge Tragedy

- The Duchess Of Malfi by John Webster as A Revenge Tragedy “The Duchess of Malfi” is a macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster. It begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process....   [tags: Webster Malfi Duchess]

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The Themes of Power and Ownership in the Tempest

- The Themes of Power and Ownership in the Tempest Ownership is a dominant and ever present theme in the Tempest; almost every character in the play is involved with the theme of ownership in the play. They are either the more dominant, or the one who is dominated in the relationship. Ownership is present right from the beginning of the play, as we see that Prospero creates a storm to shipwreck Gonzalo and his men, this immediately shows us that Prospero is a powerful character in the play, later when he is talking to Miranda we find out what makes her father the Powerful man that he is....   [tags: Papers]

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Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II

- Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II A ‘golden age’ can be interpreted in many ways; it can be a time of great power for a monarch, or a country. It can be described as a time when some activity is at its peak, or as a period of great peace, prosperity and happiness. I will look at the period 1474 – 1598 to see if any of the monarchs’ reigns meet any of these interpretations of a ‘golden age’. The kingdom of Aragon had its own Cortes, which limited Ferdinand’s power as he was subject to the fueros[1]....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest

- Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest       The Tempest, like any text, is a product of its context. It is constructed in relation to moral or ethical concerns of 17th century European Jacobean society. The resolution of conflict appears 'natural' or an inevitable consequence if regarded in relation to the concerns of its context. The resolution of conflict in this play incorporates Prospero being returned to his 'rightful' or natural position as Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda getting married to Ferdinand, and the party returning to Milan leaving the island to the 'monster', Caliban....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Women in Power

- Currently, there are nineteen female heads of state who hold power over entire nations. This figure does not include women of royalty. These nineteen women are elected chancellors and presidents of their respective countries. Before the seventeenth century, a woman in power was not only non-existent, but also completely against the common beliefs about women. During this time, the common preconception of women was that they were the ‘gentler sex’ and therefore, had to be sheltered and kept at home....   [tags: Heads of State, Chancellors, Presidents]

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The Spark of World War I

- The conflicting national interests in western and eastern Europe drove the major countries to form protective coalitions, even with nations that had once been bitter enemies. Smaller countries were forced to choose sides, and by 1914, Europe was separated into two heavily armed camps. Any spark would have been enough to ignite the war everyone expected. That spark was touched off in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an attempt to ease tensions between Austria-Hungary and people in the Balkans, the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife made a ceremonial trip to Sarajevo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Complete Summary Of The Tempest

- Act 1 Scene 1 On a ship heading back from his daughters wedding, the king of Naples and his men are swept up in a huge storm. The crew does everything they can, but the ship crashes on an apparently deserted island. Act 1 Scene 2 Stranded on the same deserted island for twelve years, the former duke of Milan tries to explain the situation to his daughter, Miranda. He tells her the story of his brother and the king, who arranged for he and Miranda to be lost at sea, so his brother can have his title....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Religious Reasons for Invasion of Granada in 1482

- Religious Reasons for Invasion of Granada in 1482 Ferdinand and Isabella did invade Granada for religious reasons, as they wanted the Catholic faith to be the faith of everyone. However, this was not the only reason that the conquest took place. There were definitely other factors which played a part in the decision to, and then ultimately the actual conquest of Granada. Isabella was a very devout Catholic and as queen she wanted her country's religion to be a united one, and her hope was that by taking over Granada she would also convert them all to the Catholic faith, she wanted to fight for the glory of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring the Themes of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Exploring the Themes of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Prospero is a character that seems to stand at the very centre of The Tempest. Throughout the play, he prompts most of the action, and he has the last word. The entire plot of the play is a scheme designed by Prospero to bring his rivals to a state of regret so that he can pardon them and restore the rightful order of things to his dukedom of Milan. As Prospero is seen as being all-powerful over the island, he could easily destroy or punish his enemies by any method or means....   [tags: Tempest William Shakespeare Essays]

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A Comparison of Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93

- Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93        Ignorance has been said to be bliss.  To equate appearance with reality is a facet of ignorance, and leads to a part of the bliss.  Many of Shakespeare's characters find the bliss of ignorance and revel in it, and some end up coming to terms with their gullibility.  Some few are unwilling to abandon their ignorance even when they can see real truth.  All are experiencing different stages of the human cycle.  Coming into the world, we are equipped with nothing more than recognition of appearance.  We must learn to the distinguish what is real from what is seen.  Those who have the opportunity to learn this difference will often deny the truth...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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An Examination of Music in The Tempest

- An Examination of Music in The Tempest Compared to plays written for public playhouses, The Tempest offers a unique emphasis on music. Hiring extra musicians, along with the time constraints usually resulted in small attention given to this area (Long 95). Given the large degree of detail allotted to music in the play, it is believed the audience to have been upper class, however, music of The Tempest serves a variety of functions beyond that of mere entertainment. By exploring the evidence provided in The Tempest, we can reveal some of these functions that music serves in the play....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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The Tempest

- Gonzalo states: "We are people of our own minds and no one else's," by this Gonzalo is telling everyone that no one can control what someone sees or does. This is true unless one is using magic to alter the minds and reality of anyone under the influence of magic. In the Tempest, by William Shakespeare, Prospero uses magic to alter the reality and delude the minds of characters. Love or guilt is a form of magic that naturally occurs in one's life. Prospero creates another magic that is placed in the audience's mind when he asks them to become the master magicians....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fourth Act of The Duchess

- The Fourth Act of The Duchess "The first necessity of baroque is that the audience should be gripped, excited, moved" [1] - so says Ralph Berry. The fourth act of The Duchess of Malfi certainly succeeds under all these criteria, being the dramatic crux of the play. The events that occur in the first scene are undoubtedly crucial, but it is the characters' vastly varied reactions to them that are vitally important. Rich imagery is deeply interwoven with the fabric of play - indeed, it is an essential part of its function - and the scene's proceedings are completely overshadowed by the telling relationship between Ferdinand, Bosola and the Duchess that is explored throughout act IV, scene i....   [tags: The Duchess Plays Literature Essays]

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The Domino Effects of Conflict in World War One and the Austro-Hungarian Empire

- In late July of 1914, the world was plunged into its first total war-World War I (WWI), or the Great War. There were many factors leading up to this, many being economic, political, and social. These were bringing tensions higher and higher until it was almost to the breaking point. Then, bang. Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophia were shot dead in Sarajevo, Bosnia on June 28, 1914. Otto von Bismarck was right when he said, “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (goodreads).” Gavrilo Princip was an influential person of the 20th century because of his assassination of Archduke Ferdinand II....   [tags: attacks, germany, cold war]

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Ottoman Disadvantages and its Implications on The Siege of Vienna 1529

- Under Suleiman the Magnificent the Ottoman Empire was a force to be reckoned with, it ruled the Middle East and Suleiman was quickly realizing his goal of advancing into Europe. However in 1529 a major military upset in the Austrian city of Vienna would halt the Islamic Ottoman expansion and save Europe from the possibility of Ottoman control. However this might not had been the case if it were not for several key disadvantages the Ottoman Empire had against the Viennese. Suleiman the Magnificent’s defeat during the siege of Vienna, 1529, was caused by poor weather conditions, chaos and disorganization amongst the Ottoman ranks, and a much stronger Viennese defense than was anticipated....   [tags: European History ]

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The Prince Deals With The Idea That Princes Should Complete Actions

- Chapter nineteen of The Prince deals with the idea that princes should complete actions that would make his subjects believe that he is outstanding. The concept behind this idea is the striking intended image that they want their subjects to see and make their decisions based on that intended image in order to keep power. As stated in chapter eighteen, “Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know who you are…” (95). As long as the prince is able to make his subjects believe that he is outstanding then he will be able to keep his power....   [tags: Prince, Political philosophy, The Prince]

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Why World War I Broke Out in 1914

- There were many reasons why World War 1 broke out in 1914, some of which were obvious and others not so obvious. The most prominent reasons for the outbreak of World War 1 would be due to alliances in Europe, Imperialism, Militarism, and Nationalism. Lastly, the most obvious reason, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was the cause of the immediate outbreak of the First World War Over time, there were many countries within Europe that had made agreements to defend one another in the case that their country went into battle....   [tags: World War I,]

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CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN INDONESIA AND UNITED STATES

- On 2007, Volkswagen AG financial performances hit its record sales and earnings, selling more than 6 million car in a year and accumulating approximately €113,808,000 sales revenue (Volkswagen Annual Report, 2008). Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen's Chairman of the Board Management realised that Volkswagen secret of success is thanks to the continuous effort towards new knowledge creation and innovation process. Gurteen (1998) stated that collaboration enabling firms to initiate faster knowledge creation and innovation....   [tags: automobile manufaturing, Volkswagen AG]

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Trudeaumania: Role Culture Plays in Achieving Political Power

- ... Trudeau's charisma is often credited as the key attribute behind Trudeaumania. Merriam- Webster defines charisma as "a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure such as a political leader" (n.d.). Said charisma provided Trudeau with a significant amount of standing with Canadians. In his book Fire and Ashes Michael Ignatieff defines standing as "a word from the law that means the right to have your day in court...a friend who has gone through a tough time has standing with us....   [tags: canadian culture, pride, hope, obama]

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The Causes and Blame for World War One

- The date June 24th 1914 is forever stained by the blood of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife the Duchess Sophie. Together their deaths sparked the beginnings of genocide, one of the worst in history with the number of casualties spiking as high as 37 million, both military and civilian. Francis Ferdinand and his wife’s were only the first in a rapidly growing line. The interesting thing about the war is that it could have been avoided, not many people cared too much about the Archduke, however his death was at the hand of a young Serbian terrorist by the name of Gavril Princip....   [tags: deaths, genocides, serbian, qeen victoria]

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What Was Not Great About the Great War

- The Great War Was it Actually Great. When you hear the word “great” you think well that sounds like it should be associated with some sort of happy term so to speak. But if you hear that same word associated with the word war it makes you wonder does it have a different meaning that maybe I am not aware of. Well the truth is yes you do think differently. The Great War, which is also known as World War 1, has a totally different definition. There was absolutely nothing great about it unless you count different countries coming together to go to war with other countries that form allies....   [tags: history, WWI, economics]

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Miss Independent : The Duchess Of Malfi

- Miss Independent: The Duchess’ Battle with the Patriarchy A woman of Renaissance-ian nature was stereotypically linked to the male dominant in her life. In contrast, the women that were powerful – and there were plenty – were subject to the idea that the female body was not strong enough to live up to a male counterpart. Rarely is the support of feminism and feminine sexuality seen in a time ruled and respected by powerful males. John Webster, however, presents a character of social prowess and sexual determination in his play The Duchess of Malfi, juxtaposing the social views of a woman with his characterization of the Duchess....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Sociology, Woman]

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Patterns Of World History : Volume One

- There were various topics covered throughout Chapter 16 of Patterns of World History: Volume One: to 1600, which focused on the European expansion as well as the Ottoman Habsburg conflicts. First, apocalyptic beliefs were spreading across Europe and began to inspire Europeans to explore and conquer the non Christian world. Second, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella enacted various political and religious reforms during their reign in Spain. Lastly, conflicts between Christians and Muslims in Eastern Europe was beginning to boil over into armed conflicts and conquest....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Byzantine Empire]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost

- Shakespeare’s story, Love Labour’s Lost, focuses the story on the endearing lust of men. Women are a powerful force, so in order to persuade them men will try to use a variety of different resources in order to attract the opposite sex. Men will often use their primal instincts like a mating call, which could equivocate today to whistling at a woman as she walks by. With the use of lies to tell a girl what she wants to hear, the musk cologne in order to make you appear more sensual, or the cliché use of the love poem, men strive to appeal to women with the intent to see his way into her heart....   [tags: critical analysis, literary criticism]

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Factors Leading To World War I

- Modern nationalism began as a liberal reaction to the autocracy of the dynastic states of Europe. Before the nineteenth century, nationality was based upon personal allegiance to a monarch. So a Frenchman living in 1785 would rightfully consider himself a subject of the bourbon king Louis xvi rather than a citizen of France. Moreover, the Frenchman need not even have been French by language and tradition as most of the dynastic states were made up of a mixture of culturally diverse peoples....   [tags: Modern Nationalism, Europe]

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Alliances That Triggered World War One

- The alliances before World War One are the main reason World War One even started. This can be concluded when the events of the war are analyzed. World War One started as a dispute between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, but then many other European super powers got involved. Whether that was intentional or not no one can argue that the alliances are not the main reason behind this uncontrolled escalation of the war. Some historians call World War One the domino war because of how super powers (one by one) got involved in the war....   [tags: World War, World History, Alliances]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- Political power acts as a foundation for society through persuasion. This influential ability controls the thoughts and actions of society as a whole, and who is in control heavily determines how successful their influences will be. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were the political rulers of Spain during the late 15th century, and remained in control up until the early 16th century. They craved unity for their country, and would do anything they could to achieve their desired conformity. Spain was to be united under one flag, one form of ruler, and one religion; those who did not oblige, became targets....   [tags: Political Power, Religious Reasoning]

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The Battle of Belleau Wood

- Introduction World War I was the first war where the major superpowers of the world were fighting at the same time. It started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914. This event started a chain reaction that led to an outbreak of conflict throughout the European continent. After several years of fighting the United States would join the war. The Battle of Belleau Wood would be a turning point that would show the Germans, the French, and the rest of the world the devotion, courage, and more importantly, the power of the Marine Corps and the United States of America....   [tags: world war I, superpowers]

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History of The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition became a major part of Spain’s history. The Spanish Inquisition began a restoration for Catholicism but as time progressed, it began to be seen as a terrible aspect of Spain rule by other European countries. The Spanish Inquisition was formed to get rid of heresy but soon turned into using force, to have people convert to Catholicism and get rid of the growing threat of Judaism and Protestantism. The Islamic presence in Spain would lead to a medieval Inquisition which served as a background to the Spanish Inquisition....   [tags: spain, catholicism, renaissance]

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