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On The Cold War

- On The Cold War One of the main reasons was that there were huge differences in the way that the East and West were led and the disagreements about this point. The West was (still is) a democratic state where many parties are allowed to stand and where elections are held. Secondly the relationship between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevalt was untrustworthy and they disagreed about reparation and what to do with Germany. Thirdly the reason for the breakdown is because of the Soviet aggression in Eastern Europe....   [tags: Politics, War History]

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War

- There was stalemate on the western front, several efforts were made to make a breakthrough, but every one resulted in failure with thousands of casualties. The Germans were too dug in to make the British artillery bombardments effective and so there were massacres such as the Somme. • Turkey had joined the war by attacking Russia, although this attack was easily beaten off by the Russians, turkey was now an enemy and it controlled the only entrance to the Black sea at the Dardenelles. This prevented Russia from receiving supplies and trade from the Mediterranean, an important link to the other allies • If Turkey could be crushed then it would perhaps cause other powers in the area s...   [tags: World War II, Germany, British, History]

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The Cold War

- The Cold War Throughout history, conflicts between nations has been unavoidable. Even many of the smallest countries seem to need military protection. Few countries however have been involved in conflicts lasting more than fifty years and never actually been in a battle verse each other. The Americans and the Russians had been friends for a century, then in 1917, when communists seized power and established the Soviet Union and declared ideological war on the nations in the west, they became enemies to the Americans....   [tags: Foreign Policy, History, War]

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Veitnam War

- Vietnam War When most people hear the words Vietnam, what does it make them think about. The main answer most people come up with is death, or policing actions of the United States. The Vietnam War wasn’t about death it was about the French Colonial Rule of South Vietnam. “The Vietnam War was the legacy of Frances failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War II.” This is the start of Vietnam War....   [tags: War, History, Politics]

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Disadvantages of War

- The thought of a child being sent off to war is very upsetting. The first excerpt of this week’s collection of letters clearly shows that the 15-year old writer was not ready for the responsibilities of being a United States soldier. He existed for only 18 years on earth, dying at the age equivalency of a high school senior, such as I. I believe people shouldn’t be sent away to war, unless their age permits them to do so as well as their own free will. One compliments the other. Being drafted, to me, appears like being sent off to a slaughterhouse, but only for those who are of perfect physical condition and health....   [tags: Young people going to war]

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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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War in Iraq

- 1. There was very little evidence and the United States acted prematurely. The evidence itself is confusing and somewhat misleading. As we look on the invasion many Americans were very enthusiastic about going to war with Iraq. However, we’re not trying to think about why we were not there or trying to justify other than speculate the following reasons. Did Iraq have weapons of mass destruction or was the United States to find about their military power. Possibly, the United States was trying to eliminate Saddam and his regime to promote democracy and peace....   [tags: war, Iraq, USA, ]

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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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Evaluating The War in Iraq

- Evaluating The War in Iraq Is the war in Iraq right. Is this not a form of terrorism?, to have U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for six year now. How about pushing our system of government onto another country, isn’t that a form of terrorism. Isn’t this wrong of the US and our fellow Americans to still believe that we’re doing the right thing, when we’ve never received a straight answer as to why we’re even in another country fighting. These are all questions we should be asking, and the answer should be, that it’s morally wrong of the U.S....   [tags: War, Iraq]

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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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Prisoners of War in World War II

- Prisoners of War in World War II If you have never been a Prisoner of War (POW), you are extremely lucky. The prisoners of war during the World War II, (1939-1945) were treated poorly with no respect or consideration and were given the living conditions worse than animals. It was an extremely bad situation that no human being could survive. They were mistreated, manhandled, beat and even shot defending their country. No one wanted to go to war, but for those men who did, and for those who survived as POWs will always regret it....   [tags: World War II History]

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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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Controversy of The War of 1812

- The War of 1812, also known as “Mr. Madison’s War”, was caused by three main disputes between the British and the Americans: several trade acts oppressing America’s trade with both France and Britain, the recruiting of unwilling American men into the Royal Navy, and the British support of Native Americans resisting expansion. Although the unfair actions of the British brought forth much animosity from many Americans, there were still a good number of people opposing the war. There were many arguments between several political parties, and disagreements about the war continued on through the duration of it....   [tags: The War of 1812]

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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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African Americans in The Civil War

- African Americans were very questionable at first in the Civil War. The Union Navy had been already been accepting African American volunteers. Frederick Douglass thought that the military would help the African Americans have equal rights if they fought with them. Many children helped in the Civil War also, no matter how old they were. Because the African Americans were unfavorable, black units were not used in combat as they might have been. Nevertheless, the African Americans fought in numerous battles....   [tags: The Civil War]

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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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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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War Poems and Poets

- Introduction In this essay, I am going to be writing about three poems the poems are called ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ wrote by Alfred Lord Tennyson in the Nineteenth Century. ‘Dilce et Decorum Est’ wrote by Wilfred Owen during the First World War from 1914 – 1918. ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ wrote by W.B Yeats during the Second World War. I am going to write about the mood and tone of each poem and say what each poet thinks about war. I am going to write why each poem is effective or not effective....   [tags: War poetry]

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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 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

- The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier      The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a book that we read in class, it was about good and evil. It is about how the to forces battle for superiority over one another. The book tells how one of the sides over powers the other to claim its spot on top. The people are like pawns to two of the characters, Archie and Brother Leon because they use the people to get what they want from them, and will stop at nothing to get it. Both of characters will stop at nothing to have what they want, which is to have the power over the school....   [tags: The Chocolate War]

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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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War and Peace

- War and Peace The greater threat to world peace in the 20s, 30s, and 40s is a point that could be argued and debated upon for essays on piles of essays. The true threats of world peace were those who were naïve enough to believe that a people can be totally humiliated as the Germans were in the Treaty of Versailles following World War I and not be subject to promises of regained glory. Throughout the 1920s, the world was relatively peaceful—save perhaps the Italian “revolution” by Mussolini who had his Fascist government set up fully by the year 1926 and the Beer Hall Putsch led by Adolf Hitler in 1923....   [tags: European History Germany France War Essays]

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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 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 Cold War

- The legendary Cold War, where two of the most powerful armies fight back and forth seeking domination and supremacy. Where capitalism faces communism, Trumann versus Stalin. Two empires powerful enough to nuclear blast each other in matter of seconds. Talking about the resolution of the Cold War, we can question ourselves if it evolved because the two sides misunderstood each other, or because they understood each other very well including their different national interests. In my opinion the war evolved due to the knowledge of the political position and ideas of both sides as well as their actions....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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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 Vietnam During The Vietnam War

- Credibility Gap – The Credibility Gap was caused by a deviation in what actually occurred in Vietnam during the war and what the government reported to the American public. The conflict in Vietnam was going much worse than how the government described it. Specific events, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident show how the United States was far from winning the war. This gap was especially widened when the Tet Offensive was launched during the Vietnamese New Year. The attacks perpetrated in the Tet Offensive were able to convince a large portion of the American public that the United States was unprepared for the types of fighting that took place in Vietnam....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States]

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Cold War Analysis

- Robert Jervis’s article The Impact of the Korean War on the Cold War asserts that the Korean war resolved the incoherence that characterized U.S. foreign policy and its defense efforts between 1946-1950. This established important new lines of policy. In addition, if the Korean War did not happen, then other events could not have happened. Moreover, the author analyzes these theories to outline the cold war and its deeply rooted factors that contribute to a bipolar American economic system (563-564)....   [tags: History, War]

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Conscience in War

- You’re in an unstable bunker that goes to only the top of your shoulders. You’re in Iraq, a land you have studied yet still feel as unfamiliar with as a never-ending desert. Your drill sergeant is screaming at you to fire at your enemies. You freeze. This was not what you remember signing up for. You came to this foreign land because you wanted to defend yourself and because you love America. When aiming at stationary targets not firing back, you felt in control. You didn’t really think about what you are doing then....   [tags: war, Conscience, Iraq, ]

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The Cold War

- The Cold War started beginning at the end of World War II. The Cold War was a war of ideologies it was not really a shooting war, even if it involved the Korean and the Vietnam War but that was almost the only part of the war fought by direct contact. The war had many points when it got close to starting a direct contact and actually start to attacking each other but at the end it did not really happened. The war was a war between democrats and communist, and it had a big impact in today world, and in the ideologies we have....   [tags: world war II, communism, russia]

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The Civil War Was A War Of Aggression

- The Civil War Was a War of Aggression That the Northerners Launched in the Name of Emancipation Although the American Civil War achieved emancipation objectively, it was essentially not about the freedom of slaves but an unconstitutional and aggressive war launched by the North. The northerners used slavery as their excuse to conquer the South. Just like Abraham Lincoln addressed in his speech in Baltimore, “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing”, the North and the South always had different understanding on liberty and freedom during the Civil War (doc....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Canada Owes its Status to War

- Historically Canada has only been a primary contender in one war: The War of 1812. So it is safe to say that Canada is generally a peaceful country that has a respectful “middle power” status. A term used to describe countries that are not “superpowers” but still have a large amount of influence. Yet, this reputation would have been impossible without Canada’s roles in past wars, that have helped it to establish itself as a middle power among nations; specifically battles such as those in Vimy Ridge and Normandy, as well as Canada’s contributions during the Cold War....   [tags: Canada, war, war of 1812, ]

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The Origins Of The Vietnam War

- The origins of the Vietnam War can be traced back to the Cold War and Word War II. In short, one of the main reasons the United States entered the Vietnam as in outcome of U.S strategy of containment during the Cold War, which aimed to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world. If wee look at the United States national interest it is defined by four basic principles: securing American power, building economic prosperity, promoting democratic principles, and seeking international peace....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War II]

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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 Great War And World War I

- When interpreting history, it is much easier to point a finger and blame, rather than gather information and understand what really happened. The Great War, or World War I as it became known, is a great example of misinformation and many nations blaming each other for its outbreak. Common knowledge would argue that Germany, the new European superpower was the direct cause of the devastating war. However, recent evidence points that each nation engaged in the war had an ulterior motive for joining it....   [tags: World War I, Bosnia and Herzegovina, German Empire]

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The War Of Vietnam War

- VIETNAM WAR 8 Among Americans, soldiers and civilians alike, racial difference was still a problem. Tension between blacks and whites had been intensifying in the years before the war due to segregation and Jim Crow laws. When the war started and black men were drafted along with whites it brought instability at home. Many blacks said Vietnam was a “white man’s war, but a black man’s fight” (“Vietnam War”, 2016). This saying didn’t much make sense to many people, but in a time of stress and tension things are said that sometimes stick....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Viet Cong]

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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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How War Changes Us

- The experience that someone else had that I know that was like the experiences of a character in the book is my aunt. She told me that her experience was in 1971. When two countries were having a war. For example India and Pakistan had a war because they have a border between them and also Pakistan wants Kashmir. But Hindus does not want to give Kashmir. People were very scared of the war and also my aunt. The war has happened because of political issues my aunt told me it was so scary that how they were killing people by attacking bombs....   [tags: war, journals,]

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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 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 and Modernism

- During World War I, many poems were written on the horrors both heard of and encountered first hand. Some poets, like William Butler Yeats, did not experience the war by themselves yet still choose to write about it; others, like Wilfred Owen, were part of the dreadful war and were urged by their memories to start writing (Academy of American Poets). Both were part of the modernist movement, of which Yeats is often regarded as one of the founders. Modernism was a movement that outstretched literature and poetry, yet provided a new amount of freedom for war poets, as it allowed them to express themselves in the modernist fashion of free forms and room for criticism on the modern world (Matter...   [tags: World War I, poets, world history]

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The Thirty Years War

- The section of documents, numbering nineteen to twenty three, consist of many different accounts ranging from of a portion of the “Swedish rule of war”, a theologian’s take on peace, the assassination of General Wallenstein, an account of battle and even a Cardinal’s warning. These documents vary in years from 1632-1634, drawing a close to the middle segment of the Thirty Years War. These articles illustrate not only events such as a General’s murder, Swedish defeat or French apprehension, they also show a growing desire for peace and political well-being contrasted with serious religious sentiment....   [tags: History, War]

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The Cold War

- From the years 1947 through 1965 the United States was feeling a big impact from the Cold War on their ways of life. The biggest impact of this was seen among the middle class who were quickly rising to be the social class majority. From 1946 until 1964 births were reaching record highs with 76 million babies. This was an increase from just 44 million from 1929 through 1945. With a post-war perspective, Americans ?were better off than ever before?. This could partly be due to the economic boom that had swept the country after World War II was over....   [tags: American History Cold War Violence Essays]

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World War I And The Great War

- World War 1 World War 1, also known as The Great War, started on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918. It was centered in Europe and started after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Franz was the heir to the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The assassination “was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region. Serbia wanted to take over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia.” (The Top 5 Causes That Led to World War I)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Woodrow Wilson]

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America During The Vietnam War

- America during the Vietnam War. America had a choice to either leave the war in Vietnam, or let Vietnam possibly fall to communism. The United States was afraid if Vietnam were to become communist, the entirety of Southeast Asia would follow(http://www.choices.edu/resources/supplemental_fogofwar_vietnam.php). Even if the United States was afraid of future wars, that is no reason to stay in an unpopular and largely unwinnable war. The United States was unjustified in their continuation of the Vietnam War....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War]

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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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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 War that Never Was

- For more than forty years, the threat of nuclear armageddon hung over the world, and only faded from consciousness following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union. Although the threat of nuclear war no longer occupies the publics attention, other threats have arisen to take their place. The Cold War left a legacy on the United States, the Soviet Union, and the entire world. Although some may argue that the negative effects of the cold war outweigh the positive, some good and some bad came from the Cold War....   [tags: the Cold War between USA and USSR]

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World War I Was An Unnecessary War

- Through my years of learning history I have found many events that have bothered me that I wish I could of changed. One of those events is World War One. It was an unnecessary war fought by Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Austria-Hungry, and later the United Sates. This war was all around unnecessary and could have been prevented on multiple accounts. If I could go back in time I would change the moments that lead up to World War One. There are five main occurrences that caused World War One to manifest; one of them would be militarism....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Fascism, United States]

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African Americans in the Civil War

- Throughout the duration of the Civil War in 1861 to the 1920s, African Americans made significant strides toward their advancement in America and toward equity with whites. After having being subjected to white governance and enslaved for so long, their dependence generated a sense of unfamiliarity with their newly acquired emancipation. This uncertainty sparked many debates regarding the most effectual way to go about receiving their “inalienable” rights as human beings, not merely substandard Negros as they were perceived to be....   [tags: Civil War]

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The Vietnam War: Communist Containment and the Cold War

- Vietnam was in a state of turmoil during the mid 20th century; after gaining independence from imperialist France, the country was torn between nationalist political parties in the South and Communist ones in the North. Even though the United States had made efforts to support france during the revolution, it was inclined to back the nationalist South Vietnamize after the coup rather than the communist North. In doing so the United States made an unwise political commitment to Vietnam, which would lead to the longest and most unpopular war in the Nations history....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Cold War

- In the immediate aftermath of WWII, the world was split into two opposing camps that, though they did not fight directly, were actively engaged in the Cold War. This war did not end until the USSR broke apart in 1991. The Cold War was both created and prolonged by the interconnected economic and ideological tensions of the East and West Blocs. The ideological systems of the two powers were viewed as being complete opposites in their goals and experienced increasing animosity toward each other. This in turn influenced the economic policies that drove the main powers of the Cold War even further apart....   [tags: American History, Soviet Union, War]

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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

- I found The Art of War, by Sun Tzu to be incredibly relevent to today's business environment. Being a Marketing student in the School of Business made Tzu’s razor sharp strategies and philosophies very applicable to the modern day competitive business world. In this cutthroat job industry, getting a job of choice has come to be a match, and many students are not well-informed of how to fight this “war.” In his text, Tzu relays information regarding how to prepare for battle by staying flexible, covering different grounds and prepping for diverse conditions: all which can be applied to a business setting....   [tags: The Art of War]

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There is No Alternative to War

- There is No Alternative to War There is an average of twenty ongoing wars in the world at any given time. Some are internal civil wars, others are between nations. But the purpose of this thesis is not to report warfare, but the act of it. This includes the evolution of conventional and nuclear warfare, the potential effect of a nuclear war and why it is necessary for nations to fight war. This analysis will be based on a study of Gwyn dwyer's seven-part series, "War". The only other references used to compound this thesis will be statements from former heads of state, as corresponding to the subject of war....   [tags: War Violence World History Essays]

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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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The Civil War- Modern or Napoleonic War?

- Was the Civil War the first modern war or the last Napoleonic War. This question has plagued historians for years. Joseph Dawson, author of the article “The First of the Modern Wars?” argues that the Civil War was the first Modern War. His view is the commonly accepted one. Alternatively, in his book Battle Tactics of the Civil War, Paddy Griffith compares the tactics used in the Civil War to those used during Napoleon’s time. He counters the common belief and argues that even though the Civil War had new weapons and techniques, it was still a Napoleonic war....   [tags: Civil War, Amerian History, Armies, Historians]

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An American War

- American involvement in Vietnam was largely in response to Cold War polices and Strategies. Kennedy took a much more laid back approach to Vietnam than Eisenhower did. He only wanted to support the South and not give them direct military aid by getting involved. Kennedy believed that the nations themselves should bear the burden of fighting the war and America would merely give them supplies and political support. However, the administration’s attempt to help the South largely failed because neither the South Vietnamese nor the Americans knew how to deal with guerrilla warfare....   [tags: American Involvement, Vietnam, Cold 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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War Of Aggression, Wars, And Wars Of War

- Explain wars of aggression, wars of refusal, and wars of retribution In this essay, I am going to talk about wars of aggression, wars of refusal and wars of retribution. First let me define what wars of aggression is. Wars of aggression, as known as the wars of invasion. It was countries or certain people who want to declare war without any specific reasons. As people concern about their waging rate, they believe that if they start a war, things might get better, so they turn conflict into war to make things right....   [tags: World War II, United States, Law]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was known for the thousands of lived that were lost and the billions of dollars in debt that destroyed the US economy. To this day, it is debatable as to whether or not US involvement in the war was worth the devastation it caused to the country. In 1954, French involvement in Vietnam ended and led to the Geneva Conference where a ceasefire agreement was negotiated. From the Geneva Accords, Vietnam was divided into two portions, North and South, at the 17th parallel. At the time, North Vietnam was communist and was gaining followers quickly (Rogers)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem]

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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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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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The War Of The Civil War

- 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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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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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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Perceptions of War

- Perceptions of War One of the most interesting conflicts of perception, in my mind, is that of opposing soldiers in war. The outlook on World War II, from an American soldiers point of view, was vastly different than that of a German soldier. Both felt very strongly, that they were the righteous. This is hard for me to compare, seeing as I did not experience the events, but I will compare both points of view as accurately as I can. First of all, there is, and always has been a certain subliminal motivation, for American men to join the military....   [tags: Violence Fighting War Essays]

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The Cold War And The End Of World War II

- While the United States is not completely at fault, its unilateralism became the “occupational hazard of [this] sole surviving superpower.” In the post-Cold-War era, Washington officials failed to consider the changing dynamics at the international, national and local level between states and people after the opposing superpower crumbled into a bunch of pieces. Because the U.S. lacked a large countervailing power, it embraced all the positive aspects of globalization while failing to recognize its negative ramifications....   [tags: Cold War, 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 Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War From President Truman to President Nixon there was a belief that communism in Southeast Asia jeopardized American interests. President Johnson sent over a half million troops to mediate the civil war happening in Vietnam. As the Vietnam War struggled in its second era, there seemed to be no visible end in sight. American casualties and violence were increasing in vast numbers....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Bloodiest War Of All Time Is World War II

- The deadliest war of all time is World War II and many ask why exactly is it that. The study proposed may have an answer to that question. Due to the advancement of weaponry, outdated warfare tactics killed many soldiers and citizens and dramatically increased the death toll. The author calls upon D-Day as a main example of when old strategies got thousands killed. The overall goal of the study establish data that confirms a connection concerning the number of victims in battle to the strategies applied....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, World War I, War]

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The Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War Kevin Garcia Humanities Greek and Roman Educator Lorenz Old Greece in 431 BC was not a country. It was a vast accumulation of opponent city-states placed on the Greek territory, on the west shoreline of Asia Minor, and on the numerous islands of the Aegean Sea. The greater part of the city states had gotten to be unified with one or the other of the main military forces which were Athens and Sparta. Athens was an extraordinary maritime force, while Sparta depended principally on its armed force for predominance....   [tags: Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece, Sparta, Corinth]

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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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The World War

- Essay: The Code Book Step back and view the world; it is clear that the information age is upon us. Information is available to the average person and it is available instantly. Computers and portable devices with “always on, instant access” are the norm. This has had an effect on the news industry; it has reshaped it. The public’s expectation of instant information has been formed. The “information age” is not confined within the boundaries of the United States. It is actually global. Since we as a global community now reside in the “information age” the following statement is deserving of attention: “It has been said that the First World War was the chemists’ war, because mustard gas an...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Enigma machine]

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The Vietnam War Was A Super Controversial War

- Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a super controversial war during the sixties and the early seventies. The war started out with lots of back from the American people after the USS Maddox was attacked by the North Vietnam. Many people supported President Johnson at that time as well. It was an important time in the United States with the election right around the corner. This was a war that no one expected to see and one that no one thought were tear a nation apart. The United States in Vietnam was not fully sure what they were getting into when the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was given to President Lyndon B Johnson....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, South Vietnam]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- During the years that the American Civil War was fought through, 1861-1865, well accredited men, from prestigious military academies across the country, went head to head with different military strategies. Generals, both from the North and South, fought each other over whether or not slavery should be abolished. When the Civil War began, the country split, calling the most experienced military men home, to where their opinions were molded, to fight for the side they believed was just. General Robert E....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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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 1948

- The War of 1948, also known as the War of Independence, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war began May 15, 1948 when units from the armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq invaded Israel launching a war that lasted until December 1948.# The war resulted in the defeat of the Arab forces and the success of Israel as a newly established state. It is evident that the Arab forces were not successful in the first Arab-Israeli war because the Arab army lacked motivation, education, and proper equipment.# Despite the support from Arab states outside of Palestine, the Arabs were unable to gain enough strength to overcome the Israeli forces....   [tags: War of Independence, Arabs, Israel]

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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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The War On Terror During The Great War

- Throughout the 20th Century, the world was engulfed in global conflicts, engaging in one war after the next. When looking at these different conflicts, interconnected themes and issues seemed to lead to the later conflicts. The first of the conflicts to affect the globe was the Great War. Since the Great War, numerous conflicts have followed including World War II, The Cold War, and eventually the War on Terror. These wars share similar goals and themes of gaining power and prestige, seeking revenge, and fighting ideologies....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Cold War, Soviet Union]

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The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia. It has a population of over 80,000,000 people. The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. The capital city is Hanoi. The currency that is used is the new dong. This country is rich in resources. Although this country has many strong points, it also has a bloody history, the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese were controlled by France from 1859 until the defeat of France in World War II. The French had lost their power and Vietnam gained independence....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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