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Morals of The Milagro Beanfield War

- Morals of The Milagro Beanfield War The Milagro Beanfield War, written by John Nichols, demonstrates several themes on life. They range from the interactions of the rich and the poor to the hot arid farming climate in New Mexico. All of which have significant importances in this famous novel. Perhaps the most important theme that is represented in this novel is the idea that people should do what is wright no matter the consequences. People are constantly faced with the choice of right and wrong....   [tags: Milagro Beanfield War Essays]

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Ruby Archuleta and Amarante Cordova Define Community

- Ruby Archuleta and Amarante Cordova Define Community Community is defined as a group a people living in an area under the same conditions. Realistically, a community is so much more than this definition. It is people and their different beliefs that form a community. In the town of Milagro, Amarante Cordova, Ruby Archuleta, and a town coming together to rescue a fellow community member from jail exemplify the true spirit of what community is. Ruby Archuleta makes the biggest difference in bringing the community together....   [tags: Milagro]

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Experiment in Literature in My Life with the Wave

- Experiment in Literature in My Life with the Wave       Octavio Paz’s extraordinary tale of "My Life with the Wave" is exactly about what the title states, a man’s life with a body of water. Paz experiments with the norm and takes literature to a higher level (Christ 375). He plays with our imagination from the start and lets us believe the man has stolen "a daughter of the sea." These two beings try to establish a relationship despite their extremely different backgrounds and in so doing take us on a journey of discovery....   [tags: My Life with the Wave]

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War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary

- War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control....   [tags: War]

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The War Of War And War

- ... In standard economic models, the amount of money spent on military defense has a negative aspect on the economy, which reduces the efficiency, slows down the growth and costs the economy jobs. The unemployment rate is much higher when at war. Military’s around the world have to spend money on objects that get destroyed when used. For example, a tank that was just built in the United States of America can cost up to $7.5million each ( ASSOCIATED PRESS, 2013). This money used to build even just one tank could be used to help create jobs for the unemployed....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Economics, Gulf War]

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The Cause of War

- "We will bring the terrorists to justice; or we will bring justice to the terrorists. Either way, justice will be done." George Walker Bush, 2001. This quote made by President Bush in 2001 after the September. At the time, this quote was exactly what most Americans wanted to hear. The word Revenge perfectly describes what we wanted from Saddam Hussein. As the years have gone by, Revenge has been in the back of our heads. As the intensity of war has dropped, we have gone on with our lives. The cause of the war has affected our lives today....   [tags: war, ]

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The War Of The Cold War

- ... With the nuclear bomb being America’s biggest and worst weapon it led to severe paranoia from all leaders. It was a device that could end humanity and it was with one nation. On June 1950, the North Koreans invaded South Korea. The Korean War was a stalemate war that was used to indirectly fight the communist or more, the Soviets. Since the loss of China to communism, it was a stepping stone for the Soviets as they now had an important power on their side. The Southern Koreans were granted permission from the Soviets to invade....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War]

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The War Of The World War II

- During WWI the Central Powers—Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Ottoman Empire would threaten freedom all over Europe. In August of 1914 German forces would quickly invade the neutral country of Belgium and part of northern France however they were not able to push any further and the French were unable to push German forces out, and for the next four years neither German nor French trench lines would move in any direction. (580) These trench lines would not move in either direction until the U.S....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, World War I, Korean War]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- Other veterans are welcomed by their family and fellow Americans, but for the most part, they faced a nation weary of war and troubling questions raised by that war. Coming back home, Vietnam War Veterans received various opinions from the public. Some of these opinions were favorable to them and the war, but most of them were not. The veterans were seen as victims of an immoral war by antiwar liberals while pro-war conservatives believed that they were heroes who wrongfully suffered in the war that everyone wanted to forget....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War, Army]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- When I was about twenty three, my husband was drafted in the Vietnam war. Of course, our entire family was filled with overwhelming sadness and guilt once we found out, and it didn 't help that both of us saw no reason for the war to exist in the first place. Charles and I lived together, along with his mother and our two daughters, Althea and Louise. We had become very dependent on each other, and once we found out about my husband 's draft, his mother felt it the worst. "This war," his mother began, after finding out, "is just an excuse for our country to display its ego....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- The cold war which is the period of tension between the United States and Soviet Union drastically altered life for Americans. The tensions have still been escalating to this period. In World War 2 Russia was an ally of the us and England because the war against Germany. Although Stalin was considered a devil because of how he treated his people; he was a totalitarian dictator murdered people left and right, the political and military relationship between Russia has been on rocky ground ever since then....   [tags: World War II, Cold War]

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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

- The term terrorism has been difficult to define in the past couple of decades. The old definitions are no longer valid and new definitions are coined every day. Terrorism is the act of frightening or killing of people or destruction of any physical things to create a fearful or life-threatening environment. Terrorism is an organized crime. The general examples of terrorizing people are kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, murder, threatening and so on. They generally do these kinds of things to gain more power and they want to prove their superiority over another group of people....   [tags: War]

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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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Fighting in a War You Disagree With

- O’Brien says “I would go to the war—I would kill and maybe die—because I was embarrassed not to” while describing his reason for ultimately deciding to go to war. This statement exhibits embarrassment’s ability to overpower a man’s fear of war and even his drive to follow his notions and stand up for what he believes in. O’Brien disregarded his hatred for this “wrong war” along with his fear and reluctance to die for it. He decided that he would rather go and fight simply because he couldn’t “endure the mockery, or the disgrace, or the patriotic ridicule” that he knew would come his way soon after skipping town and heading for Canada....   [tags: War]

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The Disastrous Consequences of a Nuclear War

- Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996), an American-born renowned astronomer, defined and explained the phenomenon of Nuclear Winter for the first time in 1983. In the article Nuclear Winter, based on the scientific paper “Global Atmospheric Consequences of Nuclear War”, Sagan explained and analyzed an unanticipated consequence, a drastic drop in world’s temperature, of a nuclear war. In a historical context, potential use of nuclear warheads in Cold War (1947-1991) influenced the writer to highlight the consequences of a nuclear war....   [tags: War]

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War with Iraq

- War with Iraq I strongly believe that the United States should go to war with Iraq. I feel this way because by the United States going to war with Iraq it will give us, as United States citizens, a feeling that we are safer. The citizen of United States of America will feel safer because if the United States is at war with Iraq, Iraq will have a lesser chance of producing weapons of mass destruction. I believe that going to war with Iraq will be beneficial to the citizen of the United States because with weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of Iraq it will proved more of a lesser chance for the United States to get hit by another big terrorist attack....   [tags: War]

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The Pain and Suffering of War

- Twenty nine million casualties and eight and a half million deaths was the final tally for the four year conflict known as the Great War. Dubbed the First World War, the clash between the Allies and the Central Powers encompassed almost all regions of the globe. The war was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. Because the perpetrators, a terrorist group called the Black Hand, were situated in the nearby country of Serbia, the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy sent the Serbs a list of uncompromising demands....   [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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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]

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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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The War Of 1812 As The Forgotten War

- The War of 1812 The war of 1812 is often referred to as the Forgotten War. This is because it is America’s least known war. Although the war of 1812 is the least known, it was also one of the most dangerous wars for America. The war lasted for two and a half years and was a conflict between the United Stated of America and the British Empire. If America lost the war, then the people would become subjects of the British again and if America won the war then it was possible that Canada could be a part of America....   [tags: War of 1812, United States, World War II]

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The War Of The World War II

- ... Therefore, Korea was divided into two countries, North and South Korea. Cold War between United States and Soviet Union was one of the reasons that caused Korean War. Cold War was military, economic, and political competition between nations, short of military conflict after the World War II. (need detail about cold war, unfinished) In Korea, Il Sung Kim, the North Korea President, and Syng Man Rhee, the South Korea President, wanted to have unification through the war. Kim believed successful unification under communism supported by USSR and China while Rhee believed successful unification under anticommunism supported by United States....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, Cold War, Joseph Stalin]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Tactics such as technology help ensure range, accuracy, and the power to kill with weapons. The Napoleonic War and World War Two are some great examples of a Total War. Napoleon, the leader of the Napoleonic War, had vast access to resources and wanted total control of Europe. Napoleon used his army to burn down Moscow and he drafted loads of men for the modern army. He used propaganda, nationalism, and patriotic symbols to mobilize his society. From 1950 to 1953, the Korean War made a large impact during this time frame....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, United States, Korean War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... When the war caused the United States to be involved, Haug said it did not created any publicity within the country. One reason that the war occurring in Vietnam was not a big deal to citizens yet was that people were more concerned with the war in Korea. However, since Charles was eighteen, he knew there was a possibility that he could be drafted to serve the United States in the Vietnam War. The outcry began when more and more men kept on being drafted into the war to fight another country 's fight....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Korean War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- ... The United States, Britain, and Russia had something of a stiff rivalry from before War War I, and the entrance of the United States into the war can be linked to the start of the cold war. Geoffrey Warner points out in his article The Cold War in Retrospect that “there was rivalry between the United States (and Britain) and Russia before the Russian revolution of 1917 and the installation of a communist regime. The latter merely exacerbated it” and Warner continues to mention “this conflict, however, was partially masked by the perceived threat from other powers: Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and imperial Japan” as World War II began, leaving the Soviet Union on the backburner of the Unit...   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, World War I]

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Korean War : The Cold War

- ... The citizens raised the nationalist movement all over Korea to present their dissatisfaction and to appeal for establishing an independent and united nation. In addition, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. could not meet an agreement on how to organize the unification reactions. Soon, the North and South held elections separately and two independent governments — the Republic of Korea(South) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(North) has formed. Eventually, the Soviet Union and the United States handed over the executive power to Korean citizens and evacuated their military force from Korea....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Korean War, United States]

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The War Of 1812 And The Forgotten War

- There has been a great deal of controversy between the interpretations of the war of 1812, also know as, “the forgotten war.” Some say it’s the efforts of James Madison to try and measure up to great leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, of Franklin Roosevelt. But, was this really because of James Madison’s own pettiness or because of miscommunications between countries. One war or another, this war was to lead us towards independence, but some historians might not agree on the easy answer, but go deeper into the source of the war and its effects in America....   [tags: United States, War of 1812, World War II]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... By nightfall “26,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing” (PBS). Imagery allows the artist to snap shot a moment in war, which may otherwise be unbelievable to the viewer. As Pictorial technology was limited and it was impossible to capture live action shots. Through the sketches such as the Civil war envelope people were able to get a glimpse of how bloody battles really were. Images such as the Civil war envelope served as a representation of the atrocities that come with armed conflict. “In their very wordlessness, the images cut through more verbose arguments and captur[ed]… the essences of civil conflict” (Berry)....   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army, Civil war]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... The growing conflict between the capitalist America and the communist Soviet Union helped to spur the government’s interest in the war, as neither nation “could risk an all-out war against each other, such was the nuclear military might of both” so they employed “client states that could carry on the fight for them. Both sides provided weapons and forces, making the war not fought directly between the two (The Causes of the Vietnam War). Through great exaggeration as to why the Vietnam was important to the United States and ulterior motives to become involved, the American public, as the principal, was lead to believe that the war was being fought for a certain reason where as the govern...   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Cold War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- ... During the war against Japan, the United States had developed the technology to create an atomic bomb. The United States however kept their new development a secret, until they used it to win the war by dropping it on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing both people from the Japanese armies and the US’s allied armies, the USSR. “Stalin saw it as a future warning to the SU of the USA’s power.” (Class Notes) He again misinterpreted this because he believed it was a warning that the US had more power than him, and that they were not against using any of it....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- There is a stark parallel between the Vietnam War and the circumstances under which life is maintained on Potrero Hill. The soldiers in Gods Go Begging are poor, uneducated, and trapped fighting in a war they do not support; the boys on Potrero Hill are also poor, uneducated, and unable to escape the war into which they were born. They are victims of their circumstances and their government. Some of the boys that Jesse meets in Vietnam are there because they were drafted. Unable to get a deferment, either due to a lack of funds or because no higher education establishment would accept them, boys are forced to go off to war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Communism]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The time period from 1920 through 1991 was a time of war and struggle for independence. There were many wars fought when countries were trying to establish their independence, and rid themselves of tyrant dictators. The Vietnam War, also known as, the Second Indochina War, 1954 to 1973.Refers to the period when the United States and other members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, joined the forces of the Republic of South Vietnam in contesting communist forces comprised of South Vietnamese guerrillas and regular force units, generally known as Viet Cong, and the North Vietnamese Army....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The piece of music that I chose to write on is titled “Born in the USA”, a song that gave tribute to the troops coming home from the Vietnam War. “Born in the USA”, originally titled “Vietnam” was written by Bruce Springsteen and was released in 1984. “Springsteen wrote this about the problems Vietnam veterans encountered when they returned to America. Vietnam was the first war the US didn 't win, and while veterans of other wars received a hero 's welcome, those who fought in Vietnam were mostly ignored when they returned to the states.” (Born In The U.S.A....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Cold War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... This mass hysteria created in the government spread to the citizens of the United States and caused fear among the grand population. This led to the government putting forth policies to stop the spread of communism. During the time of McCarthyism fear was instilled in the American people by creating a campaign against alleged communist in the government. During a speech in Ohio he proclaimed that he knew 205 communist who were working for the government. These allegations were not proven and created a sense of distrust between the American people and the government....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- I sat on my front porch steps, eating my lunch and watching the cars zoom by. I was beginning to become upset by sitting on the couch with my family, watching television. There was no more family game show night; it was now only news coverage of the Vietnam War. From news teams on the front lines to news anchors talking about the war, like it was an overview of sports game. I outraged that my parents found this entertaining and continued to watch the reportage, even though all of the coverage was gruesome and disgusting....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States, Cold War]

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The War Of War Against America

- ... We dragged on for days on end hoping for food, for water, for mercy. The sun beaded down all day making it scorching hot but reversed at night and freezing me to the core. If we would survive, I didn 't know but I pushed on quivering every moment and trying to be courageous for my grandfather, for my mother, for my god given life. Finally, I spotted a light off in the distance glimmering and shining. I ran pulling my stumbling mother behind me. Every step seemed to push me farther from the glowing lights....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, War, World War II]

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The War Of 1812 And The American War

- The War of 1812 was a battle fought between the United States and Great Britain, along with help from Canada and the Native Americans, from June 18, 1812 to February 18, 1815. The United States declared war against Great Britain due to multiple disputes that included trade restrictions against the United States, the capture of American sailors and the support of Native American tribes fighting against American settlers. These issues led to the War of 1812 which Americans ultimately declared the “Second War of Independence”....   [tags: United States, War of 1812]

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The War Of The World War II

- War in 1937, and completed in just one year. It was used to transport war supplies” (World War II). After the Japanese took control of the Chinese coast and Indochina and cut the road, traffic has increased in importance to China “supplies could come only through the air. The U.S. Air Transport Command flew the dangerous 500-mile route, known as the Hump, over the Himalayan Mountains” (World War II). Allies trying to end the war and called for an invasion of Japan “invasion of Japan with the code name Operation Olympic....   [tags: World War II]

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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]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... According to the Just War Theory, the United States should have only been involved in Vietnam if provoked through a direct attack. According to Michael Walzer, a war theorist, who defined a sufficient threat as, “a manifest intent to injure, a degree of active preparation that makes that intent a positive danger, and a general situation in which waiting, or doing anything other than fighting, greatly magnifies the risk” (Walzer 81). The United States waged war in Vietnam for its own selfish interest, therefore, ignoring one of the crucial rules in the Just War Theory- just cause....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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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]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Although the student protestors and VVAW members could not change the socio-economic factors that helped contribute to the disproportionate amount of African Americans in Vietnam, they were able to bring this information to the attention of the American public. With this information about racism in the draft system and the horrors of what was taking place in Vietnam being brought to light by veterans, men were beginning to publicly burn their draft cards and refuse induction. It was estimated that 210 000 men were accused of draft related offences and 30 000 young men left the country and went into exile, primarily in Canada, Sweden and Mexico....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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The War Of War During The Gulf War

- ... As of now, the US Military has adopted very strict policies in Afghanistan and Iraq about alcohol in theater - it is basically forbidden by General Order #1. This is largely because the United States is fighting in Muslim countries, where alcohol is nominally forbidden. Up to and including Vietnam, there was always alcohol available to soldiers, albeit under somewhat controlled conditions - never on front lines or when on duty, but okay on “rest and relaxation” periods. Ten years ago, in the midst of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army at least was very lenient about who was allowed to join and the level of misconduct required to get thrown out....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Psychology]

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The Vietnam War And World War I

- The Vietnam War was a rough time for many soldiers. Memories of home, loved ones, comfort, happiness, a normal life, everything was left behind to do their duties as soldiers. They carried with them many mementos of their life at home; that way they had some kind of life to hang onto to give them the hope and comfort they needed to keep themselves pushing forward. Though, many others have done the same and kept objects to hold onto to remind themselves that there is hope and that there is light at the end of the tunnel....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War]

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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, ]

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The War I And The Great War

- World War I, also known as “The Great War”, was a global war that revolved mainly around Europe. It took place from 1914 to 1918. This was a very brutal war that caused many casualties. The soldiers who survived experienced severe trauma and mental discomfort. This trauma was a direct result of the violence and agony they experienced during the war. Motivation for this war was the idea of nationalism and the pride in one’s country. This war was the cause of disillusionment among many of the soldiers that were involved in it....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Fascism]

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World War I Was A War

- ... This places provided materials for the European countries. The increase of competition and desire for greater empires led to a confrontation that contributed to the start of World War I. As the world just entered the 20th century, the arms race began. Around 1914, Germany had the greatest increase in military buildup. Great Britain and Germany had potentially increased their navies. Further in time, Russia and Germany’s military had a bigger influence on public policy. This led to the start of countries into World War I....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States, Tank]

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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]

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War I And The Cold War

- War is when two opposing countries or political parties fight and a conflict is carried on by warfare on the land, in water or in the air. Most people in the past that were in the war would have most likely agreed. They might have even added what one general in the past had stated, “War is hell”. Hell is a place or state of death, torment, misery, pain, punishment and evil to its highest point . When World War One is compared to other wars fought in history it is sometimes said to be the worst war fought in history, but it does not fit the definition of hell....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, Adolf Hitler, War]

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The Civil War : The War Of A Revolution

- The American Civil War or officially known as the War of the Rebellion began in 1861 and ended in 1865; it was a war fought between the Union and the Confederacy states which means the Northern and the Southern states of the United States of America. This event was one of the most destructive events in American history. This war cost more than 600,000 lives; many Americans thought the Civil War would help shape the character of the American people. The South believed that the war was a “War of Rebellion”, or a War for Southern Independence....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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World War I And The War

- As World War I begun in August of 1914, many leaders had split views on the thought of war. Many political leaders noted the numerous economic and political rises and that it was not worth fighting. Others believed that “rational diplomatics” had the war under control. However, the war would create new thoughts and ideas, as these would be shattered. The start of the war provided many individuals with enthusiasm instead of fear. Middle-class crowds that composed of students & peasants were excited for war, whereas working people were not....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Tank]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... By chaos, it is meant that East Germany was tearing down the wall and trying to manage the stampede of refugees from east to west and vice versa. And the USSR was firing 50 megaton bomb as a test, which just happens to be the biggest bomb in the world at the time. However at the same time, the Cold War was just starting to develop into the Cold War as we know it. And in the background of all that was happening in the world, the US then sent 2000 US Military advisers to South Vietnam. However in 1962 officially the Cuban Missile crisis and the Vietnam War both begin....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Korean War

- War. Division. Terrible battles. Pestilence. And prisoners. What do these things have in common. Are all a part of history. Yes. Have they all happened in most, if not every country in the world. Yes. Do they prove that mankind is corrupt. Yes. War is a terrible but common event in our recorded history. Many places have seen scores of battles fought upon their land. Many people living in the Unites States today have at least one family member currently serving in U.S. military. In fact, the United States itself has seen one civil war, two world wars, and many others in which it has either directly or indirectly been involved in the action....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, North Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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World War II And The Cold War

- During World War II and the Cold War America used the policy of containment. However our "containment" policy and actions deferring from the policy were not always justifiable. And although there were moral, philosophical, and political instances where it was justified, not all of our actions were. For moral reasons containment was mostly justified. Communism made its people live in poverty and many times hunger, with no say in anything political. American people saw it as something that we must rid of from the face of the earth, and in getting rid of Communism all of these other problems would also disappear with it....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Throughout history the United States has been portrayed as a country that fights wars for democracy and against the oppression of the people. After World War II and the U.S. playing a crucial role in the defeat of the Axis powers, America became a world power that Americans took pride in. Afterward, post WWII to serve in the military honorably at a time of war was the “American” thing to do since at the time they served they were chartered as the citizen-soldier figure (Moser 24). Although the U.S....   [tags: World War II, Army, Vietnam War, United States]

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The War Of World War I

- ... Paul said that even “if your own father came over with them you would not hesitate to fling a bomb at him” (Remarque 114). During this time spent in the trenches, these men lost most, and sometimes all of their humanity. They often had trouble communicating and relating to their families and friends when they returned. When Paul’s sister called out to him it made him speechless. He said, “I cannot speak a word, my sister’s call has made me powerless, I can do nothing” (Remarque 157). Paul talks about not being able to be himself when he is home around his loved ones....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nationalism, Combat]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... Many blue-collared workers protested being sent to war because they felt they were being discriminated against because of their economic status. The Battle of Gettysburg had recently occurred, killing thousands on both sides of the conflict. This was in the minds of the rioters in New York, thinking they’ll be the next casualties of the war. World War I The Selective Service Act of 1917 aided the United States and President Woodrow Wilson in obtaining an adequate amount of ready troops to fight in World War I....   [tags: United States, World War II]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Many of those supporting the Vietnam War would argue with those against the war saying that it was winnable. There have been plausible evidence and information found suggesting that the war was not unwinnable. Lewis Sorley wrote in his book, A Better War, that the “fighting wasn’t over, but the war was won.” He states, “…the VC had virtually been exterminated and the NVA, which had endeavored to go big time with divisional sized units, had been drive across the border of Cambodia.” The war was winnable because of the experience of America 's military and the amount of provisions America had....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Vietnam]

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The War Of The World War

- Throughout the semester a lot was covered, through in class lecture as well as some extra details from the books “A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War”, “Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War” and “Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War”. Starting from East Asia moving west towards England, with the rising power of the Nazi regime and the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese the fight for power was seen across the globe. With the massive industrial and military advances of war fighting countries, the development of new and improved weapons increases immensely and the way that wars would be fought in the future would be changed forever....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- When one ponders vital characteristics, one of the initial traits that comes to mind is bravery. Raised in a culture swarming with images of brave acts, children hastily develop a desire to express bravery themselves. They yearn to show courage in the face of danger; to stand up for their beliefs. It is due to this culture that war is consistently glorified; fighting for peace appears to be the most honorable thing for a man to do. As a result, war may often have a robust backing as a powerful tool for change....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The War Of War And Nazi Atrocities

- ... They perceived it as a symbol to disentangle themselves from an ill-directed, unnecessary war. After the Vietnam War, when the repatriation of U.S. servicemen to their hometown for burial became a routine, their bones became a powerful tool to convene people to mourn for the squandering of lives. When a flag-draped casket of a soldier’s skeleton is transported to his hometown and publicized by the journalists or media, his tombstone magnetized his friends, neighbors, and people who were attracted by his story to assuage each other’s grief....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, Soviet Union, World War II]

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The War Of The Cold War

- ... The Orthodox, or traditional literature on the causes of the Cold War accuse the Soviet Union of causing the war due to the aggressive actions it took after WWII. Stalin had promised to allow free elections in the Baltic States, which would have allowed them to decide what form of government they would have in their country, whether it be communism or capitalism. However, Stalin threw the elections and imposed puppet governments throughout eastern and central Europe in order to create a “buffer zone” which would protect the USSR from possible western aggression (Bailey, 753)....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Cold War, Russia]

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The War Of World War II

- ... This of course would led to the attacks that pushed the United States into World War II. On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked the United States naval base of Pearl Harbor, becoming the last push the American people needed to want to end the neutrality and enter the war. The United States was pushed into a corner since Japan an alliance with Germany and the fall of France, which left the last line of defense in Europe being Great Britain. On December 8th, the United States declared war on Japan and as a result on December 9th, 1941 Germany declared war on the United States....   [tags: World War II, United States]

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The Vietnam War And The Cold War

- ... The United States used this as an excuse to set up a puppet government in Southern Vietnam. At first, they were kind to the people, giving out medical care, food, and supplies. Their puppet South Vietnamese president was Diem. Diem’s role under the United States was to win the people’s support, and be elected in the election. He would then govern the Vietnamese people under the United States, and the United States would have unlimited access to all of Vietnam’s natural resources and labor. Meanwhile, in the United States, President Kennedy was issuing a strong containment policy against Vietnam, an excuse he used to win the American people’s support on this issue....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Cold War]

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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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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Johnson was president at the time and he kept adding more and more troops as the war went on. As the draft quotas increased, the American public protests started. When Nixon came into presidency his policy towards the Vietnam War was "peace with honor" in other words he wanted to widen the war. After more bombing and fighting, on January 27, 1973 the Paris Peace Accords was signed, restoring peace in Vietnam and U.S. forces pulled out. Nixon stopped all American attacks on Vietnam. (History.com Staff) Social movements have been a huge influence in shaping U.S....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Civil War

- The War of Succession, universally known as the Civil War, was a war unlike any other. According to the Civil War Trust, “ it was the largest and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914. The Civil War was a severely catastrophic event. “ On April 12, 1861, some Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter, this was the beginning of the war. The Civil War was a severely catastrophic event for both the North and the South....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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- ... A common way to protest the draft was to burn the draft card that someone received. When War protesters became more varied than students people performed, Marches, picket sign rallies, and group speaking’s at places like the White House. These pesky protestors created signs and obnoxious chants all in an effort discontinue America’s involvement in the War. Chants like, “Hell no, we won’t go”, make love, not War”, and “eighteen today, dead tomorrow”. The most ridiculous way of students to protest was called a “sit-down”, or “sit-in”....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Protest]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... To only add fuel to the fire, soldiers were task with defeating an unseen as the local northern Vietnamese were capable of navigating the tropical exceptionally well. At any moment, an attack could be launch could be launched on the unsuspecting american solider, followed by the quick disappearance into the dense forest. Guerrilla warfare as it is known has no boundaries, there are no set formal rules, anything goes. This style of warfare drove the solider crazy, as they were unprepared to fight an enemy they could not see....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The Civil War And The War

- ... Most factories in the United States were located in the North giving them a greater advantage when it came to supplying their own materials and left the Confederacy with no where to create weapons and military necessities. Due to the unstable wartime economy, both the North and the South suffered from bouts of inflation. The South, however, had a rate of inflation upwards of 5,000%, “the Confederate government obtained three-quarters of its revenues from the printing press… and less than two percent from taxes” (McPherson 439) The North suffered from inflation as well but remained at around one hundred percent, a much lower rate of inflation....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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The War Of World War II

- ... Within two hours Japan had sunk five and damaged 16 battleships, destroyed 188 aircraft and killed over 2400 Americans. The Japanese left about 1200 Americans injured. At 4:10 PM that day, America officially declared war on Japan. President Franklin Roosevelt went to the House of Representatives at noon that day to request the official declaration of war and to address the country. In his powerful speech to the nation he stated, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteousness might win through to absolute victory,” (American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches, n.d.) and within an hour Roosevelt granted the declaration of war....   [tags: World War II, United States]

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- On July 1st, 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George C. Meade transformed Gettysburg, Pennsylvania into a battleground for the Civil War,the battle ended July 3rd, 1863. David Wills was charged by Pennsylvania 's Governor Andrew Curtin to clean up after the battle, part of the battlefield was converted into a gravel site for the soldiers. Later on November 2nd, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln received an invitation from Wills to speak at the dedication ceremony for the soldiers who lost their lives....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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- ... Even though the formation of a New World Order and the Naval Threat of the United States were important important factors in the reasoning behind bombing Pearl Harbour, Economic sanctions played the most important role. Economic Sanctions are punishments doled out by countries in response to actions. The United States imposed sanctions based on the events leading up to the formation of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere According to facts and figures in Suzuki Akira’s “US Economic Sanctions Against Japan and its Aid to China during the Sino-Japanese War” published in 1986 America provided Japan with 80% of its petroleum imports and 70% of scrap Iron imports....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... “Indochina was taken against the background of the fall of Nationalist China and the arrival of Communist Chinese troops on the Indochina border in December 1949.” There was pressure from the French to gain total independence of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. On June 25, 1952, President Truman approved a statement of policy by the National Security Council that stated, “…the loss of any countries of Southeast Asia to Communist control as a consequence of overt or covert Chinese Communist aggression would have critical psychological, and economical consequences.” ​America needed the support of the French to create a European Defense Community....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam]

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- ... However, as the hostilities with North Korea heightened, she was relocated to the western pacific Hungnam. Hungnam is located in North Korea, and during the Christmas season of 1950 over 200,000 people were evacuated from the city with help from merchant ships and the United States Navy. Throughout the war, the ship had over 700 rounds of artillery fired at it, none of which did any significant damage. The only time during the war the Maddox took any damage; Soviet intelligence falsely reported that it sank (Stokhaug, Dennis)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, World War II]

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The War Of World War Two

- Many times the buildup to World War two is mainly a discussion of politics in Europe. Both China and Japan were going through drastic social and political changes of their own. Japan would turn to industrialization and militarism, while China would mostly remain an agricultural society. This would lead to military clashes between the two nations in the desire for control of land within the region. This escalation of military strength would lead up to WWII, and arguably some of the first atrocities of the war itself....   [tags: World War II, Communism, Second Sino-Japanese War]

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The War World War I

- ... We would want a veteran to get home safely to get to his kids since kids should have a father growing up to help guide them and raise them. The veteran 's wife might have to take a low paying job just to support her kids during the war until he gets home or if he dies in the war like so many others. We would then think about how she would have to raise their kids alone barely being able to support her kids. When we look at the poster we might try to understand what the veteran saw in the battle and hope that he 's still mentally stable to continue in the fight....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Veteran, Need]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... Their population has been cut in half since this civil war began. Half of the 220,000 victims who have been killed were innocent civilians. 6.6 million people have been displaced. There is evidence that both sides have committed unthinkable war crimes, including using civilian suffering as a method of war. They were trying to force the other side to do what they wanted by starving and dehydrating innocent people. That’s not just the rebels. The government is doing this too. We hold the government to a higher standard....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, American Civil War]

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War : War And Oil

- ... Just as Japan, Germany also lacked its own supply of crude oil, nevertheless, a group of German scientist overcame this obstacle by creating synthetic oil from pressurized coal. The scientist belonged to a company known as IG Farben which at the time was also Europe’s largest private corporation. Despite the somewhat sustainable production of synthetic oil, Hitler was not content. He wanted more for his darling Germany and only the conquering of all of Europe and its oil supply could satisfy his lust....   [tags: World War II, Japan, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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The War Of 1812 : The Forgotten War

- ... Politically, the U.S. Congress was referred to as the “War Congress” and certain members were known as “War Hawks”. Those that supported the war were primarily Republicans, including President James Madison, although there was some division within that party and the Federalists were opposed to the war. Most people in New England were Federalists and their Congressmen argued that the war would threaten their seaports and livelihood. There were social impacts as well. Initially, the New Englanders believed that President Madison stirred up Congress to go to war unnecessarily and it would be a costly endeavor....   [tags: War of 1812, United States, James Madison]

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