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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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An Unwinnable War

- As America find herself in today’s “War on Terrorism,” one can easily find a number of similarities between today’s situation and the war in Vietnam. As the Taliban steadily loses control and power over Afghanistan, it becomes exceedingly important to discuss potential replacement governments. Afghanistan is, like Vietnam in the 50’s and 60’s, a very volatile country full of a variety of people speaking different dialects and practicing different religions. It is very important, then, that the government that is installed is one that is capable of maintaining some type of control or authority over its diverse people....   [tags: American History, The War on Terrorism]

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The Cost of a Losing War

- The Cold War loomed, creating a red scare that dominated the United States culture. Communism had a large effect on the United States and many other countries. The Communism form of government expanded across much of Southeast Asia. This devastated America economy and generated a upset faithless nation. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon all felt the need to end communism in South Vietnam to bring peace upon the nation. The Vietnam War did not begin until 1965, which was after Truman and Eisenhower’s years in office they still had a significant role in this War....   [tags: Cold War, communism, Vietnam War, United States]

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The Treaty Of The Cold War

- NSC-68 was a document that considers the key document for the cold war. The cold war was a term called for the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was like a race in military expenditure and scientific researchers. This document was considered a top secret document, and it called the United States to take action to catch the developing power of the Soviet Union. In the beginning, the document gave a background about the crisis. It mentioned two important factors that caused a changing in the power distribution after the World War II....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Nuclear weapon]

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Soviet Union And The Cold War

- During the forty years after World War II, the Soviet Union in Western eyes remained to be a dangerous threat to Western policies, bent on complete control over Europe. According to Washington, the Soviet Union was such a threat to the Western powers so that it needed to be contained and confronted. From Berlin to China and Vietnam to Cuba, the Soviet Union and the United States confrontation lasted for 44 years; a massive global confrontation of both superpowers that created the Cold War era. A vast conflict between the Western democracies and the Soviet Union, the East-West conflict “was a war of nerves and resources, but also above all it was a struggle of ideas and values....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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The First Death Of The War

- War is described by many as the engine of change, stimulating the growth of many new innovations. The first death of the war was in a cavalry charge, which resulted in the bayonetting of a German. Within less than a year of the war starting old-fashioned traditions of warfare were radically transformed by the wealth of new innovations that were stimulated by the conflict. But how significant were these innovations. I have chosen three areas to examine which I think are particularly relevant: planes, tanks and artillery....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Tank]

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Cold War And The Soviet Union

- Chelsea Carter Thursday, October 8, 2015 Cold War -Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Mid-Term Examination The United States along with the Soviet Union went in together becoming the allies to go against the Axis powers during World War II. Hence, the United States and the Soviet Union somehow still managed to have a challenging partnership while fighting as one. The tension became obvious because Americans had been quite suspicious of Soviet communism....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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Nuclear Weapons Of The Korean War

- The countries of North Korea and the U.S. have been under constant tension since the cease fire of the Korean War. Recently North Korea has raised tensions this last year as they have been trying to expand they nuclear weapons program. The conflict was set off between the US and North Korea when North Korea conducted it’s fourth nuclear test this January followed by launching a Satellite missile in February. This has upset the US because they have not been following nuclear sanctions passed within the last few years....   [tags: North Korea, Korean War, World War II, Cold War]

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The Politics Of The Cold War

- The Cold War sparked a competition between capitalism and socialism/communism, as both Americans and Soviets tried to present their way of life as superior. Thus, the politics of the Cold War shaped the way Americans viewed their own society in that Americans believed that they had a more successful economy and that American families had more choice in their lifestyle. This influenced domestic developments as a way to prove that American family life was stronger, and that American women were better housewives as a result of technological advancement....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War]

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The Vietnam War Affected The U.s.

- The Vietnam War affected the U.S. in a lot of different ways. One main affect that the war held on the United States was how it changed foreign policies and foreign relationships. At this time Nixon came into presidency, and he and his right hand man, Kissinger, were the main contributors in the dramatic policy changes in the U.S. both abroad and at home. Though at home, Americans didn’t like it, or approve of such, there was also a lot of secrecy going on in policies at this time. Though the Nixon administration experienced some fails of foreign intervention, some missions offered help to countries in need, and helped with our future foreign policies and relationships....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Cold War]

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The Korean War And Mccarthyism

- Since the beginning, diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union were very shaky. There was mistrust between each country, and most of their issues were regarding the Japanese invasions, which eventually became a common threat and this produced an alliance between both countries during World War II. After World War II, the American-Soviet relations that were established in the 1930’s were vastly influenced and affected by various events that caused their demise. The Korean War and McCarthyism were two of the events that had the most effect on American-Soviet relations....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Korean War, United States]

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The First World War I

- I still remember the first time I arrived in Stolberg, Germany. Our living quarters were whatever section of the dirty floor we could claim; it was nothing like at home here. For me, home was Norristown, Pennsylvania, in the grand ole ' United States of America. I was trained in Fort Knox, Kentucky to be sent up to Germany as a replacement tank gunner in the second World War. There, I learnt everything I needed to know, from shooting a gun to the reason we all hated Adolf Hitler so much. Unlike many men here, who were recruited, I had enrolled myself in the United States Army....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler, War]

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The Horrors of War in the Modern Era

- Indeed, with the topic of War as our main theme this year, I have come to the conclusion that it certainly brings immeasurable mass destruction. War is an unfortunate event that leads to violence, destruction, slaughter as well as annihilation. The last few centuries mark a significant era of Wars that have killed millions of people. These wars, particularly the U.S. Civil War in 1861 and the Second World War in 1939, give us a broader understanding of the horrors that an individual faced during a violent period....   [tags: War, American History]

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First World War For Dummies

- The Title “First World War for Dummies” is self-explanatory that it is about World War 1. The author of the book, Sean Lang describes the war in detail from how this war differs from others, whether the war was worth it till describing the best places to visit to learn more about World War 1. The countries’ leaders (especially in Europe) desire to be “Great Power” of the world is the main reason why the war started. But, “the Sarajevo assassination in 1914, however, was the spark that finally set off the First World War.” Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Royal Highness of Austria Hungary was assassinated by Colonel Dimitrijevic, also known as Apis to obtain power by obtaining a port on the Adri...   [tags: World War I, World War II, Sarajevo]

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The Cold War By Stephen Whitfield

- The Cold War was a clash between the Capitalists in American and the Communism in USSR, which are both to blame for the starting of the war. In the latter half of the twentieth century stands the central place of American civilization in which Stephen Whitfield gives us an inside to the world as it once was and how it’s now a thing of the past. Stephen’s goal was to open the eyes to those who were not around during this time and to those who were, might bring up ancient memories of how events used to be....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Communism, The Weavers]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- A lot of people questioned America’s entry into war with Iraq, and were unconvinced of the chances of creating a stable democracy in that country, and have used America’s experience in Vietnam as a comparison. To them, the United Stated bumbled into yet more overseas quicksand; a long and inconclusive political and military undertaking from which the U.S. would be unable to emerge without spending vast amounts of money and blood, and completely giving up on its policy objectives. On the other side, supporters of the war in Iraq dismiss the Vietnam comparison as ambiguous and inaccurate....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Iraq War, Cold War]

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War As A Social Problem

- War can be defined as the organized, armed conflict between nations or distinct political factors (Kendall, D. 2012). War involves violent behavior and is intended to bring pain, physical injury, and psychological distress to people or to harm and destroy property (Kendall, D. 2012). There are various types of wars, which include declared wars between nations or parties, undeclared wars, civil and guerilla wars, covert operations, and some forms of terrorism (Kendall, D. 2012). Many people view war as a way to relieve social problems, however, some people believe that war is the problem....   [tags: World War II, War, United States]

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Wwi Of The Great War

- WWI The Great War WWI was the war to end all wars; it is referred by many as the “Great War”. Just what about this war was so great. Could it have been because of the largest death tolls ever seen before. Or possibly the greatness came from the way the war changed world and the world’s thought forever. The changes that happened during the war nearly put an end to all of Europe. It was the aftermath of the war that truly had the largest effect on the world. Perhaps one of the most vital parts of information to the start of World War was the large amount of treaties....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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Chronicle Of The Cold War

- Donoven Mejia Mr. Keller Period 4, U.S Government & Politics 15 December 2014 Chronicle of the Cold War Though the United States had always had a rocky relationship with Russia, the two forces had come together during World War II to defeat the Axis of Powers. Once the war had ended and Hitler 's regime had fallen however, the short honeymoon period between the Western & Eastern powers had ceased. Russia was trying to address security concerns brought about by the war, while the United States had emerged as a major power and tried to instill its democratic values worldwide....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Vietnam War]

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The Cold War On Latin America

- The Cold War, despite being not being an actual declared war, was a devastating time for humanity. It struck fear in the heart of people all over the world. Paranoia of the possible destruction of, not just whole communities and countries, but also the entire world lead was rapid. Danner and Berniers both depict how the Cold War affected Latin America extremely well in their respective pieces when writing about communism influence on everyone from the government to civilians, the military’s radical actions, and noncombatant life....   [tags: United States, Cold War, World War II]

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The Cold War During World War II

- A hot war Leads to a Cold war Following World War II in 1945, many parts of Europe were left in ruins. The economies of warring nations were destroyed, and many civilians suffered terribly. Despite their cooperation during World War II, a difference of beliefs between the United States and the Soviet Union, which had begun during the Russian Revolution in 1917, reemerged as World War II came to an end. The Cold War was a non-violent conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that turned out to last for almost fifty years after the Second World War....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]

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The Impact of the Media on the Vietnam War

- Vietnam was a country divided into two by communism in the North and capitalism in the South. The Vietnam War, fought between the years 1959 and 1975, was, in essence, a struggle by nationalists in the north to unify the nation under a communist government. This was a long standing conflict between the two sides that had been occurring for years. It wasn’t until 1959 when the USA, stepped in, on the side of southern Vietnamese, to stop the spread of communism. It was a war that did not capture the hearts and minds of the American people as it was viewed as a war that the US army couldn’t win and so the government lost the peoples support for the war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial

- The Korean War Veterans Memorial Research Paper: The Korean War Veterans Memorial is an ominous depiction of an American squad on patrol alongside a 164 foot mural wall, to show that freedom is not free. The memorial is dedicated to those who served in the Korean War but more importantly those of them who were killed in action, are still missing in action, or were held as prisoners of war. The memorial was created by Frank Gaylord and Louis Nelson. The objective of the memorial is to remind the public of the dedication to the United States of the men and women who served in the Korean War....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, South Korea]

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The Psychological And Institutional Importance Of The War II

- It has been said of war that, “In no other circumstances than the battlefield does man confront the knowledge that he is present in that place for the purpose of suffering death at the hands of fellow man, and that he must kill if he is not to be killed himself. The battlefield…is a place almost without mercy and utterly without pity, where the emotions which humanity cultivates and admires elsewhere…have neither room to operate nor place to exist” (Kindsvatter 30). The motivation to participate in unspeakable acts while in an environment that is foreign to most of humanity by virtue of their nature is difficult to understand let alone quantify and model....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War]

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The Art of War by Sun Zi

- The Art of War written by Sun Zi is the first book of war tactics in the world. Nearly every war in ancient China would apply the tactics in The Art of War. In Chu-Han war period, which was a famous historical incident that resulted in the establishment of Han Dynasty, many tactics in The Art of War were widespread used. The tactics in The Art of War influenced the success and failure of the Chu-Han war a lot. Liu Bang and his strategists applied the strategies well in the war therefore he finally won the war....   [tags: tactics in Chu Han war]

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The Cold War On Terror

- Through this course material, there were many political situations that have created tension with the American people and the Government. Four situations that caused significant dilemmas between the American people since the cold war and the government and the people were: the reception of Vietnam veterans, Reagan’s Strategic defense initiate, and the use of interrogation in the war on terror, and the rights of the imprisoned suspected extremists. These issues created many divisions between people and how different Americans beloved their country should act....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Vietnam War]

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The Violent War Without Bloodshed

- The violent war without bloodshed. The long drawn out period of substantial tension between the two most powerful nations that emerged out of World War II (WWII). The United States of America came out of the second world war as the savior of Europe, they gained many new allies and came strongly out of the depression to become an economic power. As well as economic power the US also gained many top global political positions. Behind the protective “Iron Curtain was the other great super power to come out of the Second World War, Russia, after relentlessly helping the US to end Japan’s power in the Pacific soon became bitter towards their new allie again....   [tags: united states, world war II, cold war]

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World War I And The First Great War

- Despite its name, World War One was not the first Great War. It was, however, the first great war of the modern age. New technologies, machinery, and ways of life had been created within the few years of World War One. The impacts of this era are still in effect today. In fact, during World War One, barbed wire and steam machine guns were invented (Hardach 64). Both have been improved and are still in use today. While these inventions may not be widely known as linked to this war, the war itself is infamous....   [tags: World War I, United States, World War II]

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A Women's Perspective of the Civil War

- For a long time, the Civil War was the most glorified and “cleaned for the purpose of propaganda” conflict in world history. The war was fought between celebrated generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, whose armies fought for grand and noble principles and were never guilty of any of the heinous war crimes perpetrated by other armies. The inclination to depict the Civil War in this glorified manner strengthened over time until the process of converting the Civil War from hell on earth to a sacred cause systematically destroyed the anguish that the war created....   [tags: Women in the Civil War Era]

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Concerns About The Cold War

- Concerns about the Cold War is the US’s fear that the USSR would gain influence over a larger number of countries. Although Sorensen states that the escalation was due to the US’s obligation to protect “hapless South Vietnam”, Kahin proposes that Kennedy had an opportunity to withdraw from Vietnam but failed to embrace it. Although Kahin’s perspective is particularly well supported, interpretation C’s proposition that the escalation was primarily caused due to political reasons is the most convincing and well supported argument, even though it still comprises of weaknesses....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Vietnam War]

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Anti-war Movement during the Vietnam War

- Paul Potter, president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), held his first anti-war rally that attracted 25,000 people. The movement occurred between 1960 and 1970. Paul Potter’s speech, “The Incredible War”, was established in hopes of ending the war by creating a social movement. The only way for people to end the war is by challenging the system, creating posters, and not by having a couple marches because that wasn’t going to benefit them. “This war was mainly fought mainly by Vietnamese Communists, who were strong in the north of Vietnam.” (Britannica) The goal of the movement was to end the Vietnam War because it was taking away the American’s freedom and destroying their peace...   [tags: anti war rally, anti war movement, Paul Potter]

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An Analysis of Loyalty and War

- ... The Civil War itself was a clear example of how far loyalty something could affect people and even a country. The South had been mistreated by the North and many were ready to leave the union and form a new country but there were also those who did not want a war. Even the commander of the confederate army had wished to avoid war "I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force."(496) most people would be reluctant to wage war with a country they once called their own....   [tags: American Civil War]

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Causes of World War I

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

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The Vietnam War: A Brief Analysis

- Time does not heal all wounds, though it does impose fresh ones that require consideration. Still, even though the Cold War is over, there are many reasons why the history of the Vietnam War should remain fresh and the effort to grasp both the war and the antiwar opposition remain essential. The Vietnam War is, of course, an episode in military history. The episode’s setting is during the Cold War in Vietnam and the central theme of the episode was to pit capitalism and or democracy against communism....   [tags: Military, War, Asia]

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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

- Two and a half millennia ago lived Sun Tzu, possibly the greatest military mind in the history of the world. Sun Tzu was a Chinese philosopher, but that in no way means that his method of thought is applicable only in the East. Twenty-five hundred years after writing, Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War remains the most important treatise ever written on military strategy. Is it though. Can Sun Tzu’s tactics still be applied to modern military operations, when warfare has changed so much since. At time of writing, Chinese forces were still using weapons like the Qiang (spear) and Ji (halberd)....   [tags: Modern War, Philosophy]

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American Mexican War : The Mexican American War

- American-Mexican War The Mexican-American War marked the first American military battle to be fought on foreign soil. The Mexican American War was mainly driven by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”; the belief that the United States had a right to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The motives that were really behind Manifest Destiny was the acquisition of new territory ,and the Americans wanted territories which were relatively uninhabited by people they considered inferior, such as Indians, blacks and Mexicans....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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Thucydides and The Civil War at Corcyra

- 1) According to Thucydides, during the civil war at Corcyra a re-evaluation of values took place in the populace (3.82). Explain the nature of these re-evaluations, and the reason(s) they took place. Thucydides recounts the events that took place during the civil war in Corcyra. In the year 427 tensions between the Democrats and Oligarchs exploded into civil war, both sides hailing allies from all over the world for aid. At first the Oligarchs received aid from large a Peloponnesian naval fleet, which gave the democrats a scare....   [tags: Civil War at Corcyra, Oligarchs]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- Vietnam has a long history of fighting off imperialistic countries and empires, a Vietnamese nationalist named Ho Chi Minh grew tired of Vietnam controlled by other countries and in 1941 he formed a group called the Vietminh and began the fight for Vietnamese independence for the final time. Finally, in 1945 Ho Chi Minh had gained independence for Vietnam and began his communist rule. Ho Chi Minh believed that he would have the support of the United States due to their opposition of colonialism but due to the Cold War and Vietnam now being communist, the United States became increasingly more involved in Vietnamese affairs....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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America and The First World War

- The First World War was a conflict between the triple entente which included, the United Kingdom, the Russian empire, and France, and the triple alliance which included Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Germany. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist sparked the conflict, because both countries had alliances with other nations, the war grew and spread over the world. The United States originally held a policy of isolationism during the war, but was forced to change that....   [tags: World War I]

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President Nixon and the Vietnam War

- The politics of the ultratight resonated deeply with Richard Nixon. Nixon had cut his political teeth as a young Red-hunting member of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. His home district in Orange Country, California, was widely known as a Birch Society stronghold. The Los Angeles-area Birch Society claimed the membership of several political and economic elites, including members of the Chandler family, which owned and published the Los Angeles Times. According to the writer David Halberstam (1979, 118) the Times, which was once described as “the most rabid Labor-bating, Red-hating paper in the United States,” virtually created Richard Nixon....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Representation of Power in Cormier's The Chocolate War

- Inspired by the actions of his son, Robert Cormier decided to write this novel titled The Chocolate War. Cormier’s son Peter, had refused to sell chocolates at his school’s annual sale as a matter of principle (Kemp1), so Cormier thought that it would be an interesting plot for a book. In this book, Robert Cormier introduces us to many characters that personify evil in order to try to control and manipulate each other to gain power. The concept of power is represented in many different ways throughout this novel....   [tags: The Chocolate War]

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World War One : The Most Devastating War

- World War one was the most devastating war the world had seen resulting in 10 million people killed and 20 million wounded in the course of four years. The blood was shed because other countries did not like the expansion of the European super powers into already claimed territory, which lead to many political confrontations. Finally war broke out and the stronger countries such as German, Ottoman Empire, Austria Hungry banded together to form the Central Powers, which left England, France, Russia, Italy, Greece, Japan and the United States to become known as the Allied Power....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Capitalism, Africa]

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The Beginning of World War I

- ... Deceptive, clever, and structured tactics were needed to win the war (Duffy). Military tactics were just as important as the weapons used to fight the war. Germany devised the Schlieffen plan to defeat the two bordering countries, France and Russia. According to the plan, Germany would attack France first while sweeping through Belgium and circle around to the Russian frontier. This unfortunately led Germany into a trap and the war fell under a stalemate; however in the long run, the Schlieffen plan was one of the first organized and planned attacks....   [tags: soldiers, propaganda, transitional war]

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The Disillusionment of the Vietnam War

- President Dwight Eisenhower conditionally pledged to support South Vietnam’s new nation in 1955. In the time period between 1955-1961 the United States pumped seven billion dollars in aid so that Vietnam would not “go over quickly” like a “row of dominoes” (McNamara 31). In the next 6 years Vietnam would cost America billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and the disaffection of much of the United States public. Yet in the end, South Vietnam would fall to the North less than 2 years after the United States military involvement ceased....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War

- When asked about the United States’ involvement in Vietnam Charles de Gaulle responded by saying, “I predict… that you will, step by step, be sucked into a bottomless military and political quagmire” (Wills 29). The Vietnam War should have been negotiated to an end and troops removed directly following the Tet Offensive, because by that time, it was made evident that further fighting would only cause more unnecessary harms. Often in history nations try to justify their actions any way they can whether they are valid or not....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The History of World War II

- World War II was the bloodiest global war ever exposed to simple society. It is generally considered to have lasted from 1939 to 1945, although several conflicts in Asia that are commonly linked as contributing factors towards the war had begun earlier than 1939. It concerned the vast majority of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers, finally forming two opposing military alliances: the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. It was the most widespread war in history with fighting that raged constantly between fifty nations....   [tags: global war, human history]

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The War that Changed America Forever

- The Vietnam War was a war that changed America forever. It was a long, costly war between Communist North Vietnam, with the aid of the Viet Cong, and Capitalist South Vietnam, aided by the United States. It was a controversial war at the time, but today, it remains embedded in America's history as a war to be remembered. The reasons for the Vietnam War took place long before the war even began. For years, the Vietnamese had been under French colonial rule. But, when Communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh came back to Vietnam, he established a group called the Viet Minh, the goal of which was to remove all French occupation from Vietnam....   [tags: the Vietnam War, US history]

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The “Great War” and Its Consequences

- Overview How did the First World War lead to revolution in Russia and the disintegration of several once-powerful empires. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 776) The first World War, also known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, had a profound impact on the societies across the globe, especially the industrialized nations of Europe and the United States. At the start of the war, in 1914, Russia had a larger military than any nation in the world, albeit underequipped, and inadequately trained....   [tags: World War I]

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Pros and Cons of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was the most publicized war during its era; moreover this was the most unpopular war to hit the United States. All over the country riots began to raise, anti-war movement spread all over the states begging to stop the war and chaos overseas. This truly was a failure in the political side of things. For the public, all they saw was a failed attempt in a far away country. Events such as the Tet Offensive where the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong established an all out attack on key locations around Vietnam, and although the Viet Cong was virtually wiped out, this still had a large affect psychologically on the troops as well as the populist back in the United States....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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How Successful Is The War On Drugs?

- The war on drugs has maintained an accumulation of prohibitions on illegal drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing strategies for drug offenders. Incarceration rates have also increased due to the increase of laws against illegal drugs. In Eugene Jarecki’s film, The House I Live In, Jarecki states that the penalties for crack users were harsher than penalties for regular cocaine users. This suggests that penalties are more of a double standard theory. The “War on Drugs” is more of a failure that places restrictions and prohibitions on drug offenders and has not necessarily shown a sense of equal stability; thus, leading to faulty sentences, misinterpretations of the real purpose of this initi...   [tags: Illegal Drugs, War on Drugs]

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The Vietnam War and the Protest Against It

- Secretary of State John Kerry once said “I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.” The Vietnam War was a conflict that lasted from 1956-1975 which the United States participated in along with the South Vietnamese who fought against the Communist North Vietnamese. Many Americans strongly disapproved of the war which caused many protests and riots. The war lasted 25 years killing many people and eventually the North Vietnamese won....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The History of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War started in 1945, resulting in almost 60,000 American deaths and nearly two million Vietnamese deaths, according to Mintze. Years after combat countless Vietnam veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder in every aspect of their lives (Price). Posttraumatic stress disorder is an illness that can happen to anyone who has gone through a horrifying experience. It has been documented in all forms of literature and films the brutality of the war and the side effects it came with....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Impact of the Vietnam War

- For many Americans it is common knowledge to know about the Vietnam War; however, for some Americans the Vietnam War is ancient history, dishonorable, but irrelevant nonetheless. If people do not physically see the many horrors of war it is easy to forget; although maybe it is something we try to forget. However, there are some who may be able to forget there will be some, like politicians, that will not forget. The Vietnam War had a terrible impact on both the United States and Vietnam, and more importantly it would affect foreign policy for many years to come....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Australian Veterans of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars in history, perhaps because it was one of the first wars to be documented, filmed and shown on television for most of the public to see, judge, feel and eventually protest against. This essay will discuss the varying experiences of Australian veterans upon their return to Australia from Vietnam. In my opinion, I do believe that the Australian soldiers of the Vietnam War were treated horribly when they got back from Vietnam. Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell and many Australian families who had to fight in the Vietnam War believed that it was a bad idea to send troops....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Southern Slavery and the American Civil War

- On September 17, 2011 thousands of protesters filled Zuccotti Park in front of Wall Street in New York City. Armed with peaceful protests and picket signs these protesters demanded change in the American system of equality. They fought for the cause they believe in: no one should be excessively wealthier than another person, and every American should have equal economic opportunity. This movement spread throughout the country with people captivated by the exuberance that fills these protests. This same passion that continues to fill these protesters once filled every American....   [tags: History, War]

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Military Engineering and its Impact on War

- Military engineering can be traced back to its origins in the defensive frameworks in the fort hills constructed in Europe during the late Iron Age. One of the earliest feats of Military Engineering was the Great Wall of China, which was built in the 3rd century B.C. to protect the Chinese against the barbarians to the north. The ancient Romans were the preeminent engineering people of the ancient western world. They constructed a vast network of roads and aqueducts within their empire and various guard towers and forts to protect their many settlements....   [tags: Engineering, War]

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Drones Have Changed the Character of War

- “We have just won a war with a lot of heroes flying around in planes. The next war may be fought by airplanes with no men in them at all. Take everything you’ve learned about aviation in war, throw it out of the window, and let’s go to work on tomorrow’s aviation. It will be different from anything the world has ever seen.” – General Hap Arnold, V-J Day, August 1945 The word drone is the most widely recognised definition and an umbrella name for a pilotless aircraft; the etymology of the name itself thought to have stemmed from the characteristically low humming noise the machines make, or rather with entomological connotations, from early drones being painted with black stripes on the...   [tags: war, aviation]

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The Cold War During World War II

- During World War II, there was a necessary alliance seeking to stop the Axis powers’ invasions. After WWII, in the mid-1940s, two of the Allies’ superpowers, the Soviet Union (USSR) and United States (USA), split the temporary alliance as they had profound differences in their ideologies. WWII resulted in the leading power of the USA with a nuclear weapon, with the USSR following up with its nuclear weapon. The possession of nuclear weapons and large-scale armies added tension between sides, though both were deterred to attack as a nuclear attack would result in the destruction of both superpowers....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Immigration of British War Brides

- In the middle to late 1940s, Canada received a great influx of British immigrants. Numbering 48,000, these young women were brides who had wed the nation’s servicemen. Although they came unprepared for the land that would become their new home and faced huge culture shock upon disembarking, Canada’s spirited war brides inevitably transformed the culture that surrounded them. Now, around sixty-five years later, one in thirty Canadians can count a war bride in their family tree (Jarratt, 2009). Through determination to stay in Canada despite huge culture shock, sheer hard work, and despite their hasty marriages, the British war brides of the Second World War have, and are continuing though new...   [tags: World War II, Canada]

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The History of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War took two decades of twentieth century and it was the longest and the most difficult war in American history. Robert Buzzanco claims that Americans were not involved in the conflict from its beginning, because they were not interested in Vietnam at the end of World War II. It has changed when Americans became aware of European politics and western economic expansion which were connected with Indochina. Such as World War II was the major turning point in case of Vietnamese struggle for liberalism and social revolution, the Vietnam War had strong impact on America in the 1960s....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Theory of War

- Theory of War The Theory of War is an ideology of what is acceptable in the context of war which covers aspects of war including reasonable cause, treatment of prisoners, what kind of tactics are aloud, and so. All of these are split in to two different categories; with one being the right to go to war, and the conduct of war. Many influences of the Theory of War include many Christian ideals which can reflect religions impact on the world. Some of the first known ideas that relate to the Theory of War date back to 400 BCE with the Mahabrarata, an Indian epic which doesn't directly establish war theory but lays down some of the principles of war theory in concern with how war should be co...   [tags: Treatment of Prisoners, World War II]

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The Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War

- The Tet Offensive on January 31, 1968 became known as the turning point for the entire Vietnam War. Using diversionary tactics months in advance of the Tet Offensive drew the American forces away from cities and key military sites. This led to a simultaneous assault on over more than 100 cities in South Vietnam. Reclaiming South Vietnam building by building left little choices for the American military and turned 1968 into the bloodiest year of the war. The decisions before, during and after the offensive opened the blind eyes of the American people to the truth of the North Vietnamese Army capabilities....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Reconstruction And Restoration Of The Civil War

- The Civil War is arguably the darkest point in American history, as it is the only point in which thousands of Americans are being killed by their fellow countrymen. However, the period following was just as dark from a more political, social, and economic point of view. This period of time taking place from 1865-1877 is usually known as Reconstruction because the south is "reconstructing" from the damages of the war. However, many historians argue that this period of time is improperly named and should be called restoration....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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The Bombing Of The World War II

- During the second world war a vast number of civilians were killed by air bombings. Germany started such bombings in Spain and London killing thousands of people. However, the bombings did not stop there. Throughout the course of the war the Axis and Allied bombed several parts of the world targeting not only military facilities. Additionally, more into the war entire cities were targeted but also entire cities just to prove a specific point. In the video Civilians at War people that witnessed the bombings explain how these atrocious acts marked their lives also they describe with detail how they felt at the time....   [tags: World War II]

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The Korean War And Its Origins

- Russia and the United States began their relationship as allies when Russia disregarded the non aggression pact they signed with Germany in 1939, effectively sealing Germany’s fate in World War II. Korea, like Germany, had been occupied by Soviet and United States forces at the end of World War II. Korea was split in half via the 38th parallel after the Japanese Empire fell near the end of the conflict. The soviets occupied the north side of the line and the Americans occupied the south....   [tags: The Korean War, 1945-1953]

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Causes of The American Civil War

- "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War is considered the bloodiest war in American history. However, the Civil War had seemingly been a long time coming. There were many events that took place within the fifteen years leading up to the Civil War that foreshadowed the eventual secession of seven “cotton states” from the Union. The end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and the outcome of the Presidential Election of 1860 all helped contribute to southern secession and the s...   [tags: American Civil War]

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Civil War Battles of Chancelorsville and Gettysburg

- This is only two battles in the whole Civil War yet countless lives were lost in each one. These battles were only two months apart. The goal of this paper is to give information on these two Civil War battles Chancelorsville and Gettysburg. The Battle of Chancelorsville In the Battle of Chancelorsville, Hooker was the Union general and Lee was the Confederate general. Hooker had 130,000 men and Lee had 60,000 men. Hooker had more men and supplies and Lee was outnumbered. Before the battle Hooker said, “May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.” In the morning of May 1, 1863, Hooker was condensing his forces waiting for Lee to attack....   [tags: Civil War]

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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 Causes of World War I

- World war one or otherwise known as the Great War or the War To End Wars embarked in 1914 and carried on for 4 long years (cessation in 1918). Many countries (in particular those with an Empire) enlisted in the war. Furthermore, a collection of countries would congregate and form what is called an Alliance. World War one consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the Allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the Central Powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia....   [tags: World War I]

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The Effects of War on a Person

- When asked how he felt about the deaths of 9 /11, Pablo Sequera , a 22 year old US army soldier in Iraq said "I wanted to bomb the fuck out of every single one of them towel heads". Now fighting in Iraq he says he has grown more sympathy and understanding toward Middle Eastern people. "Actually being up close, watching how they live every day in violence, has given me even more ambition to help them gain freedom" said Sequera. War will always change a person whether it's physically or mentally, a soldier never leaves the way he came in....   [tags: War Cause Effect Iraq]

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The American Of The Vietnam War Era

- However, to view the Native-sympathetic Western as a wholly British phenomenon would be misleading. American productions of the Vietnam War era, such as Little Big Man (1970) and Soldier Blue (1970), attest the skepticism of the film industry on both sides of the Atlantic towards U.S. intervention. Nevertheless, in the broader context of the American Western genre as a whole, films such as these that redrew racial conventions were the exception rather than the rule, as is indicated by their “revisionist” (that is, unorthodox) classification....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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Causes of the First World War

- What were the causes of the first world war. Many people believe, that the First World War was caused by the assassination of the heir to the empire of Austria-Hungry, Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. However, I believe, there were many other more important causes that could have started the war. For example: the rivalry of countries, the alliances (Triple Entente and Triple Alliance), the industries of Britain and Germany, Militarism, Rivalry and many more. Firstly, Germany was trying to expand its empire, and Britain and France had large empires....   [tags: World War I]

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The Vietnam War's Effects on Soldiers

- After the Vietnam War, soldiers suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder in countless numbers. The trauma they saw, endured, and witnessed forever changed and scared their lives. Men, like Tim O'Brien the author of the novel The Things They Carried, suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder and it took them years to regain their lives after their return home. In the excerpt from his novel, O'Brien shows the reader how the men endured this mind-altering experience in the jungles of Vietnam through the details of all the items the men carry....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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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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A History of the Cold War

- “As crossfire raked his body, the second boy fell back onto the strip of now churning sand. Wounded, moaning for help, he lay only 300 yards from a unit of United States troops. But the American commanding general issued orders: ‘Stand fast. Do nothing.’ Fifty-five minutes later Peter Fetcher was dead, and his body was carried away into the recesses of the city from which he had tried to escape.” This excerpt, from The Cold War: From Yalta To Cuba by Robin W. Winks shows how, despite its name, the Cold War was anything but cold....   [tags: The Truth About the Cold War]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- America’s transformation into the country we live in today has been formed through numerous events during its short history but the event that will split the United States into North versus South is truly one of the most defining events in American history. Through numerous events leading up to the start of the Civil War, I will attempt to show how the United States was destined for conflict and that the Civil War was inevitable. The first way I will show how the war could not be avoided will deal with the issue of slavery....   [tags: Civil War, America]

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Perceptions of the Cold War

- This is an interview project with the goal of discovering how people understand the Cold War. In this essay, I will analyze how people understand the Cold War today. I will explain to what extent their definition or understanding of the Cold War differs from the definition provided. I will explain why the respondents’ understanding of the Cold War is different from the way the Cold War is defined in this course or explain why the respondents’ definition is similar to the way the Cold War is defined in this course....   [tags: Cold War Interviews]

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The Vietnam War and Iraq

- During the Vietnam War, between 1955 and 1984, fifty-eight thousand Americans lost their lives, as well as over three-million Vietnamese lost theirs. The financial cost to the United States comes to over one hundred-fifty-billion dollars. The causes of the Vietnam War were derived from the symptoms, components and consequences of the Cold War. The Vietnam War revolved around America’s belief that communism was a threat to expand all over South East Asia. With this being said the Vietnam War was both a nationalist and communist movement, unsuccessful in America’s regards, comparable to the war in Iraq, a poor man’s war, led to the downfall of Lyndon B....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The World War

- The Second World War, perhaps more than any other recent conflict offers a vast swathe of monuments and memorials that are designed to best encapsulate a specific reference to a certain point of the war. Memorials that offer provocation, transformation, insist on communication, and invite pluralistic meanings, form what James E. Young describes as ‘counter-monuments’. ‘Counter-monuments’ contribute to the alternative future of the memory debate amongst academics which stems from a fundamental crisis in our imagination of memory and monuments, which led to a reimagination of what monuments and memorials best fit the events of World War Two....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II, Berlin]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- The Civil War: one of the most pivotal and significant moments in the history of the United States of America. The dividing of a newly birthed nation upon itself - the turmoil created threatened to collapse a unified yearning for independence. A nation once united by the solace of solidarity, once tread on by the tyranny of a motherland, once triumphant in a fight for freedom, became segregated by principle. Power and greed fueled a dichotomy between color and people which repercussions' lingered in the air of America for the better part of two centuries, and quite possibly more to come....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]

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