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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 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 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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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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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 War Of The Vietnam War

- ... It’ll get better, though, it’ll get better. So tell me about the girls, I love and miss you all. I’d smile as I read them, and would always promptly respond. He would always write about his day, never in specifics. He would mention the weather, or what funny stuff some of his friends did, like his pal Morty. Some of the jokes Charles would write back about Morty were incoherent, but I would always smile, imagining him sitting there with the pen in his left hand laughing loud and hard just thinking about the joke, spending minutes trying to write one word....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean 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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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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The War Of The Cold War

- ... That could be better devoted to combat ignorance, poverty and disease.” (kennedy) Mad short for Mutual assured destruction or also referred to as mutual suicide on September 1867 Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara became totally convinced that the only way to have stable Deterrence in the world to have both sides able to kill 25-50 percent of the others population. The fear of communism digging its roots in the mainland led the government to curtail some civil liberties as well. Those individuals considered to belong to the communist party were “black listed.” The nuclear assured destruction that both the U.S and Russia instilled fear and spurred a rivalry between two superpowers that...   [tags: World War II, Cold 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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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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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

- ... This maritime issue was the turning point for America and what really caused them to go to war with Britain. The goal of the war was to get freedom for U.S. sailors and free trading rights. The slogan for the war of 1812 was “Free Trade and Sailors rights” (Watson, 2014, pg.5). Many citizens of the United States actually opposed the war against Britain. However, it was mainly the people that were not directly impacted by the impressment and trading restrictions that supported the war. The 12th Congress 1 The twelfth congress was also later known as the “War Congress” (Hickey, 2012, pg.11) The 12th congress met on November 4th, 1811 to talk about going to war with Britain (Hickey,2012, pg...   [tags: War of 1812, United States, World War II]

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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 Vietnam War

- ... Racism precluded them from receiving a proper education or a normal job, and thus the inhabitants of Potrero Hill had to turn to selling drugs, an inherently dangerous task. The stress of being under constant danger results in violence that only cuts them off from the rest of the world. Pizza deliverymen and policemen alike avoid Potrero Hill, alienating those living there and maintaining their poverty. Both Potrero Hill and Vietnam are the scenes of lewd violence against children. Though in Vietnam, there is no physical sexual violence, the presence of young boys in a place as traumatizing as the warzone of Vietnam is enough to strip them of their innocence, one of the things that make...   [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

- ... All these groups were connected though one common belief; that war could never solve the world’s issues. At most meetings, we discussed how we could change the way government and people viewed the war, and eventually have some luck in trying to stop it. This meeting, in particular, was definitely took a different turn from the rest. Students flooded the room, all with revolted looks on their faces. I had not seen the news that morning, so I was unsure of what the fuss was about. I waved to a few of my friends, but quickly took a seat, because it seemed as if the meeting was starting a little early....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States, Cold War]

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The War Of 1812 And The American War

- ... This was done to prevent American trade and commerce. Second,they took the fight to land and sea on the United States and Canadian border, including aborted invasions of Canada. Third, they continued the fight on land in the Southern United States and Gulf Coast which resulted in Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. By the time the war ended, both sides signed and ratified the Treaty of Ghent where they agreed to return occupied land, prisoners of war and captured ships to its pre-war owner....   [tags: United States, War of 1812]

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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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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 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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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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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

- ... In addition, the teacher’s duty was to prepare the students’ minds in order to fight in war. Furthermore, when Paul Baumer came home for his vacation, his father wanted to show off his uniform to the rest of the people that lived in the village. Speaking of the uniform, these uniforms included a helmet that did not particularly protect their entire head but was used for pride and appearance instead. This shows how important nationalism was, especially regarding war, even as outrageous as one may find these ideas and beliefs....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Fascism]

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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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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

- ... Southern economy opposed high taxes, but the Northern states applauded high taxes in order to protect their products from reasonable foreign disapprovals. As a result of this, the South refused to accept most developments that were organized by the federal government, such as roads and canals, in order to keep taxes low. Another major problem that followed was the struggle between the two states for more land. Both states desired to increase socially and economically westwards. The South desired more agricultural states, while the North desired to be able to increase industrial-wise....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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World War I And The War

- ... This army was able to push back Russian troops, which lead Servia to be eliminated from the war. Germany was then able to help individuals in the west due to a successful battle. However, the trench warfare happened to be a great defense but a long, nasty, and harsh one. The conditions inside the trench were terrible as men had to smell decomposing bodies and deal with rats and lice. There were several attempts to proceed onward but none of these attempts were successful because of the number of casualties....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Tank]

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The War Of The Korean War

- ... One of these wars, the Korean War, is quite a tale worth telling. A few decades ago, our world was just recovering from the shock of World War II, when suddenly fighting began in Korea. North Korea and South Korea became engaged in their own little civil war. The North Korean forces were aided by the Soviet Union, who had settled in China and were taking advantage of the geographical location of North Korea to aid them. The U.S. fought alongside South Korea, sending many soldiers to help in the fight....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, North Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Moreover, CYA would go to many extremes in the survival for many soldiers, since the leadership were the ones that were putting these men in danger through combat missions they would become the enemy also. As the leadership was becoming the enemy, soldiers came with a new tactic to fight them with, “Fragging”. Moser explains “‘fragging’… Derived from the fragmentation grenades used by rebellious soldiers to attack officers” (142). Furthermore, Moser narrates an officer, “It’s my own troops I have to watch out for… I sleep with a pistol right under my head (48)....   [tags: World War II, Army, Vietnam War, United States]

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The War Of The World War

- ... With Hitler and his party now in charge the state governments and judiciary began the “purging” of “non-Aryans” that would be seen throughout the war until the war would come to an end. Italy’s Benito Mussolini began his own race to power. With help from his nationalist fascist’s he would form the “black shirts” to “intimidate” opposing groups leaving him in control. After gaining control of Italy the invasions began and after “Badoglio destroyed the Ethiopian Army… By May 5, 1936 the war was over....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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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 Vietnam War

- ... Kien, having a nightmare about the naked corpse of the girl, thought “This was a human being who had been killed and humiliated, someone even he had looked down upon.” (108) This passage helps to clarify the horrendous treatment of women in Vietnam. They consistently had to worry about facing ignominy. Kien poignantly thought “Those who had died and those who lived shared a common fate in this war.” (108) He implies that, like the dead, women suffered a spiritual loss at the hand of the war; that they lost their hope....   [tags: Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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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 Civil War

- ... They saw the slaves as people. The Union believed that they should be equal to everyone else. The second main reason was the election of Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was known to be a strong, determined, and bold abolitionist. He also wanted the slaves to be treated equally. When the South heard that there was a possibility of his election, they decided to split. That indeed was the third reason, secession. The secession of the South was the “ topping of the sundae”. When they split, they called themselves the Confederacy....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the people of bondage. Millions and Millions of free Africans were taken from their home and sold to the never ending cycle of abuse physical,mental,and emotional. The slave trade brought in income from the south, slaves were rented ,traded,or sold to pay debts. The north did not practice slavery, one of the reasons for the Civil War. Lincoln’s reason for writing the Gettysburg Address was to remind people of the real reason for the Civil War and to give dedication to the many soldiers who fought in the war....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The War Of World War Two

- ... The ideals of communism had begun to spread within the borders of their country. This was encouraged by a group of Soviets promoting communism within Japan, known as the Comintern. The Comintern was founded in 1919, and they looked to create an environment for revolutions that would mirror that of Russia. This lead to a crackdown on communism by the Japanese government. These actions quelled the buildup of communism, and with the help of legislation (e.g., The 1925 Peace Preservation Law) the communist movement in Japan was insubstantial by the mid 1930’s....   [tags: World War II, Communism, Second Sino-Japanese War]

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The War On Terror During The Great War

- ... By using trench warfare and poisonous gas, the world lost incredible amounts of lives. With that, the use of propaganda to bolster nationalism was popular as well. The gruesome war resulted in countless losses from the Treaty of Versailles, favoring Great Britain and France. It also focused on punishing the losers. They taxed the nations greatly and also divided them up into new territories. For nations like Germany, the Treaty allowed for no aid in economic rehabilitation, pushing them into a deep economic depression, and leaving them with sentiments of anger....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Cold War, Soviet Union]

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The War in Afghanistan

- The War in Afghanistan has been an all consuming conflict for the US government since we started to launch air strikes on October 7, 2001. This is a conflict that’s been brewing since before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This war has the continuation of past conflicts in it, conflicts that can be connected a good deal to the interference of other large powers, such as the USSR. From keeping an eye on the oil reserves, pressuring Iran, and keeping Pakistan stable, our interests and motives for occupying Afghanistan are undeniably laced with many ulterior motives, providing us with the issue of unfavorable opinion and our interests being the source of terrorist attacks....   [tags: History War]

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The Civil War Was A War Of Aggression

- ... 87, p. 287). Also, there were many northern democrats disagreeing the emancipation because they claimed that free slaves would damage the rights of white people and thus violate the Constitution (doc. 88, p. 291). Therefore, from the debates on anti-slavery among the northerners, the North was not able to reach an agreement on slavery issues among its people and many northerners, especially democrats, did not really care the well-beings of slaves although they fought against the southerners....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The War Of The World War II

- ... The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan whose main goal was to conquer countries so that they could obtain a larger amount of living space and restore themselves to how they had been before World War I. Their efforts also resulted in the mass capture and killing of soldiers and civilians alike. As the reach of the powers was expanded, the Allied forces banned together in an attempt to eliminate impending invasions from Axis powers. In 1941, America formally declared war on the Axis powers the day after Japan had initiated an attack on Pearl Harbor....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The year was 1965 in the United States; the country was at war against the north for equality between African Americans and Caucasians . The country was also a part of the Second Indonesian War, also known as The Vietnam War. The war that lasted from 1954-1975, many refer to this war as the war we lost before it began. The war was believed to impact every Americans’ life . The Vietnam War is a war that changed the United States to what we know it is today, without the war we would have missed the opportunity to gain racial freedom within the United States this freedom was present through the actions of those who fought before us....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- ... Not only did they fight for freedom but they wanted vengeance as well for the generations they had suffered. “black soldiers entered battle not just deeply invested in the war’s outcome but strongly motivated to kill in service of their cause” [Blight]  (53). Southerners tried to hide the fact that they were fighting to maintain in charge of slaves. Believe it or not, the slaves held the South in place. Without slaves being forced into giving free labor many plantations owners would not have the wealth they did have....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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World War II And The Vietnam War

- ... During World War II newspapers had their reporters overseas, as well as the ones at home, reporting daily about what was going on in the war. However, the main way most Americans got their news was the radio. According to Old Time Radio Catalog, “By 1939 a majority of housewives considered the radio to be more indispensable to their homes than the clothes iron or the refrigerator. Although most radio listening was music and entertainment in the form of comedies and dramas, the various radio networks developed news departments.” Radio broadcasts became crucial to reporting what was happening overseas....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Propaganda, Cold War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- f you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind. David Giffy (Vietnam veteran) Vietnam War lasted from 1959 until 1975 and had grave consequences that influenced greatly not only the history of Vietnam itself but of other countries as well....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The Civil War

- When you look at the Civil War, it is very easy to get caught up in the overarching reasons from the politicians as to why the war was fought. However, the number of soldiers, on the North and on the South, far outnumbers the politicians and their self-interested goals. History is often taught from the politicians point of view with very little being mentioned as to the soldiers’ point of view. While it is no doubt clear that some soldiers’ motives will indeed line up with the politicians’ of their respective sides, it is very important that we see that the individual soldiers,’ as a majority, differed in their reasoning for the fighting of the war....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- ... Grant was a hard drinking West Point graduate who was commonly stationed at remote frontier posts. Grant was a graduate from the United Sate Military Academy at WestPoint, and fought against the Mexican’s during the Mexican-American war. During this war Grant studied the tactics and strategies of Major General Winfred Scott, Grant’s mentor, often second guessing their moves beforehand. Early in the Civil War Grant gained the reputation as a strategic, but a very aggressive commander, who persisted on pressing forward unto the Confederate lines prior to a victory....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- Like many other wars, the Vietnam War left a devastating impact on the soldiers and civilians alike. The Vietnam War created conflict as most of the American citizens were opposed to US military involvement. Many men were drafted and forced to join the military against their will, those who refused had to flee to other nations or face imprisonment. The attitude toward the war was overwhelmingly negative from the beginning and only worsened as horrifying video coverage was broadcasted in the living room of America....   [tags: Emotion, Vietnam War, Army, South Vietnam]

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The current war in Afghanistan and why it must end

- War has been one of the most constant occurrences in America's history. According to the Congressional Research Service [1], US armed forces have been offensively deployed for all but 24 of the last 213 years. Yet, of these engagements, no war has lasted longer than the current war in Afghanistan. The length of this commitment has not matched the results. Conventional American forces must be withdrawn from Afghanistan because they are only exacerbating the problem, and the fight with the Taliban isn't going anywhere....   [tags: War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was a time in history that many people will never forget. This was a long extensive period in history that caused many controversies. Not only did this time in history have an effect on people fighting the war, but also people in the home front that were seeing what was going on in Vietnam and how the soldiers were returning home. This led to many war demonstration. From this time in Vietnam War demonstrations were popping up all over the country as well as college campuses. Many college men were facing the fear of be drafted and many fled to Canada to avoid the draft....   [tags: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, Kent State shootings]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... The voting age was a state issue, not a national one. For this reason, many states did not allow eighteen year olds to vote. Many activists protested the fact that thousands of young men and women could not vote (“The 26th Amendment”). By 1969, over sixty resolutions to the issue were proposed, but none of them were acted upon in Congress. The following year, in 1965, a bill was signed that allowed the voting age to be lowered to eighteen in all federal, state, and local elections ("The 26th Amendment”)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam]

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The War Of The Cold War

- ... However, due to underperforming collectives (which, like the Russians, lied about actual production) and a myriad of other problems, the State sold most all of the grain, which resulted in up to 15 million deaths. Mao’s next and last course of action, the Great Proletariat Revolution, was a neutral event that took place from 1966 to 1976 that didn’t do much for China, except allow for young people to break stuff. Mao’s successor, Deng Xiaoping, is directly responsible for the amount of Chinese growth we have seen in the last 35 years....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, People's Republic of China]

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The War Of The Civil War

- In the years leading up to the Civil War, there was great conflict throughout the United States. The North and South had come to a crossroads at which there was no turning back. The Secession Crisis is what ultimately led to the Civil War. The North and the South disagreed on slavery and what states would be free states. The South despised Lincoln 's election and rose up in revolt by forming the Confederate States of America. Both the North and the South were responsible for the crisis, but the election of Lincoln had the most impact....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- ... Special Operation Forces in Vietnam had more effect on enemy forces than regular infantry forces did. Special operation units were highly trained in everything needed to survive combat. Skills that special operations carried with them were survival, stealth, hand to hand combat, and ways of taking the enemy out of the fight with anything. Military Assistance Commandos Vietnam Studies and Observation Group (MACV SOG) were the hunter killers, hunting down high value targets and disposing of them....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Viet Cong]

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World War II : The Cold War

- After World War II drew to a close in the mid-20th century, a new conflict began known as the Cold War, this battle pitted the world’s two great powers the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union against each other. Beginning in the late 1950s, space would become another dramatic arena for this competition, as each side sought to prove the superiority of its technology, its military firepower and by extension its political-economic system. There were a lot that led up prior to the space race....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Nuclear weapon]

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Civil War And The War

- Civil War and the not used advantages of the South The civil war was the deadliest war in American history, taking the lives of approximately 600,000 soldiers; so many people had to die just for a conflict over a particular style of life of some individuals. The Southern states depended upon the agriculture that their slaves worked for, including cotton production. When Abraham Lincoln became named President in 1860, his opposition of slavery was seen as a threat to the economic interests of most Southern states....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Will to Win a War

- For a country to be committed to a war, its citizens must likewise be committed to the long and arduous struggle of protracted conflict. War had engulfed the world, pitting world powers France and England against formidable foes Germany and Italy. Britain’s position in World War II was bleak; Germany was encroaching further and further into British positions. Germany seemed unstoppable and the morale of the British was dipping lower and lower each day. In delivering his report on the situation at Dunkirk on June 4, 1940 to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill declared that the British would keep fighting until the cessation of the war....   [tags: World War II, Germany]

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The Cause of An Insignificant War: War of 1812

- The War of 1812 was one of the most insignificant wars in U.S. history which despite its failure to accomplish its strategic goals, the country showed the world that the U.S., military could stand up to the British on land. Bradford Perkins presented a short but brilliant account on the root cause of the war, by offering two thesis’s to support the claim that the land hunger, the loss of commerce, and national honor were the main causes. Right from the start Perkins argued that the war of 1812 was the product of resentment at various British actions which challenged American sovereignty on sea, and on land....   [tags: War of 1812, USA, history,]

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Effects of War on Children: Comparing Experiences of Children During the Holocaust and Children Affected by the War on Terrorism

- Pope John Paul II once said “We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism.” (Paul, 2000) This speech goes with all wars that occurred in the past and present. This synopsis will focus on the effects of war on children and the different ways they survived through it. It will compare the children of the Holocaust and the children of the war on terrorism. War has a great effect on children and can harm them socially, mentally, and physically....   [tags: war]

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A Fool´s War: The Vietnam War

- A Fool's War Most of us grew up thinking our country was a strong but kind nation who only involved itself with world affairs to preserve peace in a world full of chaos, who respected other nations and their individuality, and who only faught as a last resort to a pressing problem. The United States did not seek external conquest but, sought to peacefully interact with the world. Unfortunately, the Cold War caused many issues to arrise which non before could have forseen coming. In recent years, after the Cold War scare had long since wained away, a more aggressive, activist foreign policy became apparent in the United States forcing many of us to rethink certain attitudes....   [tags: cold war, freedom]

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Civil Rights And The Civil War

- Throughout the history of the world, there has been an incredibly long, broken string of excruciatingly horrific wars occurring all across the entire globe, some peaceful and some intensely violent. No matter what the cause is of these wars, all battles string back to one centrally specific idea: an argument. Some arguments are ended peacefully, often times resolved by a simply signing of a document. But others have led to the fighting of wars and ended incredibly violently, killing hundreds, thousands, and millions of potentially harmless and helpless people....   [tags: World War II, War]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Turner shows the readers how war stories are not always about the brave men who fought, but also the brave women who risked their lives for their county. As citizens rallied to Ho Chi Minh’s call, men and women went out to fight in order to keep the country free. Thousands of teenage girls entered the war zone and worked to their limit, where many did not survive to see the end of the war, while others lived with the effect such as their menstruation stopped. Currently in Vietnam the narrative of these women is mostly unknown, with only a small museum addressing the memory of these soldiers....   [tags: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam, Vietnam War]

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The Korean War And The Soviet War

- The Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This offensive military action was one the initial causes of the Cold War. Soon after, American troops become a superpower in the war by advocating for South Korea when fighting against the negative connotation of communism represented by North Korea. The Americans worked enthusiastically to customize a proper settlement with the North Korean....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean War, Kim Il-sung]

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War and Society: Is War a Cultural or Biological Phenomenon?

- War is strongly ingrained into our world today whether we like it or not and while it may seem more prevalent and worse lately considering the advances in technology and the increase in hysteria over security, war is not a recent adjunct to society. That poses the question, where does war come from. As human beings, are we hard-wired biologically to fight each other or is it a behaviour influenced by peers and morals. What is war. According to the thefreedictionary.com online dictionary, war is described as: 1....   [tags: war, sociology,]

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World War II : The Great War

- ... While Strachan and other World War I authors claim that World War I was a tragedy, Ferguson boldly states and supports that World War I is a mistake. Ferguson boldly states that World War I was Great Britain’s entire fault. Great Britain simply mobilized based on hypothetical aims made by Germany. Ferguson argues that Great Britain started the war that was inevitable but they also mishandled the war. Great Britain very well could have lost the war if the United States decided not to join. Ferguson set up his argument in his book against the traditional reasons for the start of World War I....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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The Great War And The World War I

- The Great War The Great War or best known as the World War I was the first international conflict between 1914-1919. It was a war between more than two countries and also continents. People say the reason that started the war was the assassination of an emperor; other people say it started because countries wanted more power over others. Many civilians and soldiers died. Some countries did not want to enter in this war because they did not want to get involve and be part of it. There were two sides in this war; the Allies and the Axis or Central Power....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Central Powers]

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World War I As A Good War

- ... Given the tension between the two countries that had been festering in the years before 1914; over naval rivalry, Germany resentment that it had not been allowed to build up an empire of her own as well as the arms race that went on between these two countries, it seems inevitable that sooner or later these two countries would be at war. Howard(Necessary War,2014) argued that if Britain had not fought in 1914, it would have ‘not avoided war we would have postponed it.’ Hastings (Necessary War,2014) agreed with this sentiment ‘people running Germany cared nothing for democracy or other people’s freedoms’ and that the German war aims were ‘no different from that of Hitler 35 years later.’...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nazi Germany]

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World War I Was An Unnecessary War

- ... This is what happened in World War I. Secret alliances were formed so no one knew who was allied with whom. These secret alliances allowed countries to become boulder and be a little more risky. As conflict broke out between Austria-Hungry and Serbia, other countries were dragged into the conflict. With simple communication this action could have been prevented thus ending World War I before it even began. Imperialism is another factor that played a large part in creation of World War I....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Fascism, United States]

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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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World War II And The Cold War

- Throughout the past century, the human race as a whole have endured many instances of war and battle. With warfare, though, comes the evolution of brilliant minds and dangerous weapons. During the course of the battles, people have invented multiple different weapons in order to protect themselves and make fighting more efficient, as well as more effective. The main objective of these new weapons used in war vary from combat to combat. The intention of new weapons and technology has drastically changed over the past 100 years as seen through World War I, World War II, and The Cold War....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, World War I]

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World War I And The Great War

- ... She begins to see how it is not always a matter of right or wrong. In this case it was a tension between duty to the nation and loyalty to one’s friends. In September of 1917 Elfriede’s life is completely different from her in 1914. She has learned to make dishes that stretch the food that they have and almost all talk of the war has stooped at the school (Englund 392-393). Early the next year her brother, who suffered from heart problems and had been exempt from service, was sent off to war (Englund 433)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars]

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World War I And The Great War

- ... In Eastern Europe, the three great empires of Russia, Austria, and the Ottomans ruled over a multitude of ethnicities which increasingly were rediscovering the worth of their own languages and cultures, directly threatening the stability and security of these empires.” (The Origins of WW1) Countries that have imperialism and Nationalism would have “Militarism. Which means that the army and military forces are given a high profile by the government” (History on the net). Being a power nation requires a strong military to protect the country....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Woodrow Wilson]

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The War of 1812

- The War of 1812 was an important turning point from the switch of America’s dependence on Europe to the independence of the growing new government. The War of 1812 made America less dependent on Europe economically which, in a sense brought a new sense of independence to the United States. Also, it brought up great political leaders and a surge of nationalism go through the new republic. It furthermore led to the Monroe Doctrine which was making America more independent. The War of 1812 is sometimes referred to the Second War of Independence because it changed America politically, emotionally, and economically....   [tags: second war of independence]

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Civil War And The American Revolutionary War

- The Civil War In this paper we will compare and contrast the civil war and the American revolutionary war. We will look at length of the war, causes, death toll, and major battles. The American Civil war started in April of 1861and ended in May of 1865. According to the website findthedata.com, “The war had its origin in the fractious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories.” (American Civil War, 2015) The northern states also known as The Union were against slavery and didn’t want the southern states to own slaves....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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