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Spanish Armada was a History-Changing Event

- The Spanish Armada was one of the most important events in history. At the time, Spain was the most powerful country. Philip II received wealth from the New World and ruled an enormous amount of land. England was a small county, with little wealth, few friends and several enemies. Whenever Queen Elizabeth felt nervous about challenging the greatest power, she never showed it and believed in them completely. By believing in them, they believed in her. (The Spanish Armada) Relations between England and Spain had began well, but over the 30 years since the Queen’s accession relations became worse....   [tags: england, fighting, church]

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The Spanish-American War

- During the months in the Spanish-American War as a Red Cross nurse, I have seen soldiers in pain. I have seen them screaming and moaning because of the bullets in their body. I have heard that 3,289 soldiers died in this war, most of whom had family. I felt so horrible seeing them in that amount of pain, so I started the American Red Cross Foundation. I bandaged up soldiers and helped them to recover, but I still think there was no need for this war. I, Clara Barton, do not think that the Spanish-American War was justified and worth the expense....   [tags: Red Cross Nurse, Soldiers, War, History]

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Spanish And French Interactions With The Native Americans

- Spanish and French Interactions with the Native Americans In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European nations were eager to explore and colonize the New World. Some wished to explore because they wanted to find a more efficient route to Asia, some had the desire to increase their empire’s size and control even more land, some nations wanted to spread their religious beliefs, some were hoping that the New World would have abundant natural resources that would bring them great wealth; regardless of their motivation, their efforts did result in one thing: the lives of the Native Americans who resided on the North and South American continents were permanently changed, some for the bet...   [tags: United States, Americas]

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

- "The Tragedy of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1604, portrays women in a variety of strengths. In Elizabethan society, women were considered the ‘weaker sex’ but in many of his plays Shakespeare appears to question this patriarchal society. Shakespeare wrote ‘ Macbeth’ intending to flatter King James I, the ruler in this era. James I had very strong opinions regarding women and, particularly, witches. He saw Women as inferior and expected them to be housewives and mothers. Shakespeare portrays the witches as evil, worthless and completely mad....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Challenges Of Young Spanish Speaking Immigrants

- 3. METHODOLOGY Research Design To examine the research questions, 1) What are the challenges that young Spanish-Speaking newcomer students encounter in their schooling Journey as they adapt to schooling in U.S. mainland. 2) What are the effective educational practices that support the academic success of young Spanish-speaking newcomers. a qualitative case study approach was selected as the research design. Qualitative research approaches begin with a theoretical framework, take place in the subject(s) natural environment(s) and use flexible methods in order to adapt to the outcomes of the study....   [tags: Qualitative research, Case study, High school]

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Spanish Anti-terrorism and the Basque Society

- Within Basque society, there is an ideological conflict due to the use of violence as a political tool. Many criticize Spanish anti-terrorism movements as violating the human rights of the ETA—many captured ETA members are imprisoned for decades, exiled from the country, tortured, or killed (Basque Conflict)—but they also find themselves exhausted and emotionally overtaxed by living in an environment that revolves around constant violence and terrorist threats (Vieytez). In the graph below, reproduced from The Basque Conflict report, the struggle between the ETA and the Spanish police is depicted through raw data that indicates just how widely the ETA’s actions have affected both the Spanish...   [tags: eta member, basque conflict, spain]

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The Selfish Nature of the Spanish and Portuguese Exploration

- Throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, Spanish and Portuguese exploration can easily be described as vast. With continuing curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a desire to save souls, expeditions lead to the New World in the Americas and eastward to Asia. However, it can be argued that no one of importance tried to stop the atrocities that were coinciding with the exploration of foreign territories. This is because the Spanish and Portuguese claimed that they were advancing humanity, but in reality, they were doing everything out of selfishness....   [tags: land, conversion, incan]

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Spanish Explorers And The South American Indians

- Professori Mark Bocija History 1111 Rezvan Ngalla December 9, 2015 Spanish Explorers and the South American Indians Long before European arrival and settlement, religious and cultural differences was part of the landscape of America. The indigenous people of this land were separated by language, landscape and ritual practices. When most European explorers arrived in the Americas, they did not even consider that the people they met and encountered had cultural and religious values that were different from their own....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Latin America]

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The Spanish And Italian Literatures Of The 19th Century

- My research explores political essay in the Spanish and Italian literatures of the second half of the nineteenth century. In particular, I analyze the perception of a “national/supranational conscience” to prove how European liberal thinkers in nineteenth century attempt to build and establish a supranational entity. As “supranational” I intend a shift in international politics - constituted by the agreement among sovereign states - to create common structures of power and identity (Neyer 2012)....   [tags: Europe, European Union, 19th century, Spain]

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The Spanish Reign versus the Ottoman Empire

- Within my various numbers of sources I shall describe their importance to the topic and how they helped me answer the topic question. The Ottoman Empire, by Adriane Ruggiero, gives me a detailed and diverse form of looking at the Ottoman empire. The book includes various time periods for the creation of the Ottoman empire, it goes far back as when the Seljuk Turks first entered Anatolia until the shaping of the empire. Spain in the Age of Exploration, by Heather Millar, allows me to learn about the rise of spain during the 15th and 16th century, as a world power....   [tags: the world in the Fifteen century]

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African Americans During The Spanish Conquests

- After the Spanish conquests, they developed the Caste System. This organized people and divided them into two categories, white and Indian. Based on this classification, the Spanish held the power and the Indians were their subjects. However, interracial marriages and the introduction of African Americans began to complicate and deteriorate the Caste System. By the eighteenth century, the original system of hierarchy was dissolving with the mulattos, pardos, and blacks all striving for social mobility....   [tags: Social class, White people, Caste, Black people]

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Costa Ric A Spanish Speaking Country

- Introduction Costa Rica is located in Latin America and is a Spanish speaking country. It is conveniently located between Panama and Nicaragua and is very close to the Caribbean Sea and also close to the Pacific Ocean. While it is about ten degrees of equator, Costa Rica can have a variety of temperature changes, most of which can be within the range of being tropical ,humid, and raining. This country is very diverse with people despite how small it is in size. History of the conquista It was in 1560 that the first Spanish settlers arrived to the country (The History of Costa Rica, 2000)....   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Costa Rica]

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Imperialism During The Spanish American War

-   Imperialism played a substantial role in the Spanish-American war. Imperialism is the policy of extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. As a result of the Spanish-American war the United States emerged as a world power. The United States gained possession of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The United States was imperialistic in order to gain more military strength, gain raw materials for economic advancement, and achieve manifest destiny. Commodore Dewey attacked the Philippines one week after the U.S....   [tags: United States, American Civil War, World War II]

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Protected Classes Under The Spanish Constitution

- Protected classes Under the Spanish constitution, employees have the right from being discriminated against from either intentional or unintentional actions (similar to disparate impact and disparate treatment). A result of any action seen to be intentional or unintentional discrimination by law can lead to punitive damages and fines of between 6,251 EUR and 187,515 EUR. Protected classes under employment law are: sex, civil status, age, race or ethnic origin, religion or conviction, political ideas, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership (union), and languages....   [tags: Employment, Trade union, Labour relations]

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The Life Of Spanish Lessons By Christine Marin

- Life experience’s In this year 's presidential election there have been controversy given by one of the candidates, Mr. D. Trump describing my ethnic background as “me” being a rapist, drug dealer, and a person whose convicting criminal crimes. No ethnic group should be categories in these slots because it isn 't true no ethnic race is perfect we shouldn 't blame a whole community for something a small portion is responsible for. Christine Marin the author of Spanish lessons, wrote her life story growing up as a mexican- american and expressing the obstacles she went through, to get where she is right now....   [tags: United Kingdom, English language, Ethnic group]

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How Spanish Can Impact Lives

- How Spanish Can Impact Lives Learning a foreign language is an important factor in society today. In order to advance in the world today it is highly recommended that one speaks another language. If people in the United States went to another country we would be at a disadvantage, due to the lack of learning other languages. However, I plan to be able to speak fluently soon. Some reasons it is important I learn to speak Spanish is as follows: I will be able to compete in the business world, I will be able to speak the basics when traveling to somewhere where Spanish is dominant, and also I will be able to see how being bilingual affects the mind....   [tags: Second language, Language, Learning]

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The Spanish Flu - Response to the Influenza of 1918

- The Response to the Influenza of 1918 At the time, the Influenza of 1918 was called the Spanish Flu. Spain was not involved in the expanding great war (i.e., World War I) and therefore was not censoring it's press. However, Germany, Britain, and America were censoring their newspapers for anything that would lower morale. Therefore, Spain was the first country to publish accounts of the pandemic (Barry 171 and Furman 326), even though the pandemic most likely started in either France or the United States....   [tags: epidemic, pandemic, disease]

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Spanish Assumptions Towards Native Americans

- There are millions of people in the world, with different understandings, values and ways to look at things. When you first meet someone, you make assumption from the way they act and dress, but that’s not all there is to a person. When Cortes arrived in the new world he didn’t understand the values of the Native Americans and how their beliefs differed from those of Cortes and his people. Cortes took everything that was part of the Native American culture and turned it into something that was evil or unmannered....   [tags: American History]

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Historic Spanish Point Archaeological Site

- Located on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey Florida on a thirty acre land, Historic Spanish Point is a museum and an environmental complex operated by the Gulf Coast Heritage Association. The museum includes an archeological exhibit of pre historic shell mound as a midden, a chapel, boatyard, nature trails, a citrus packing house and a turn-of-the-century pioneer homestead historic house museum (Burnett, 1986). The Historic Spanish Point is the earliest Archaeological site to be listed in the national Register of Historic places and offers excellent leisurely walking tours to numerous visitors who regularly tour this site all year round....   [tags: Archeology ]

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Spanish Civil War: The White Terror

- ... The law of national referendums, was then passed in 1945 mandating all "fundamental law" to be approved by a popular referendum, in which only the heads of family could vote.5 Local municipal councils were appointed similarly by heads of family and local corporations through elections,while the government exercised the exclusive right to appoint mayors. It was thus one of the most centralized countries in Europe. The mass killings and bombings under the Nationalist movement during the war, the Falange moved east towards the Republican holdings in the country they ended laying waste to the country's infrastructure as well as to its people.6 The Spanish Nationalists believed that being rut...   [tags: nationalist regime, violence, rape, murder]

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Compare and Contrast Spanish Culture on Christmas

- Compare and Contrast Spanish Essay Christmas is a holiday filled with tradition, family, and happiness, but what most people don’t know is that Christmas is celebrated all over the world, not just the United States. Latin American countries are especially passionate about Christmas. The way Hispanic people celebrate changes throughout each country. Each one has its own unique Christmas culture. In this essay I am going to write about some of these different countries, and tell how each one is similar and different in showing their Christmas spirit....   [tags: christmas, spirit, caroling, kings]

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The Spanish Armada

- The Spanish Armada also called the Invincible Armada, and more correctly La Armada Grande. It was a fleet intended to invade England and to put an end to the English aggression against the Spanish Crown. However it was a fatal mistake and after a week’s fighting the Spanish Armada was shattered, this led to the gradual decline in maritime power of Spain. Spanish powers dominated and influence much of the “known world” during the 16th Century. Spanish leader King Phillip II had reasons to eliminate their arch-rival England....   [tags: Invincible Armada]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition What was the Spanish Inquisition. The Spanish Inquisition persecuted and discriminated against minorities in the Iberia Peninsula who opposed to the practice and ideologies of the Catholic Church. Between 1480 to 1834, the Spanish Inquisition was placed under the authority of the royal power in Spain; the Inquisition was created in order to resolve the particular problem presented by the presence of thousands of converted Jews in the Iberian Peninsula. At the same time, the inquisition extended its authority to other minorities and become implanted in other geographical regions....   [tags: History Catholic Essays]

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The Spanish Armada

- The Spanish Armada The Spanish Armada, also called the Invincible Armada (infra), and more correctly La Armada Grande, was a fleet (I) intended to invade England and to put an end to the long series of English aggressions against the colonies and possessions of the Spanish Crown; (II) it was however all but destroyed by a week's fighting and a disastrous cruise; (III) this led to the gradual decadence of the maritime power of Spain; (IV) Catholics on the whole supported the Armada, but with some notable exceptions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition Works Cited Missing The Spanish Inquisition is known for the terror it caused the inhabitants of the Iberian peninsula. Although the Inquisition originally began to purify the nation from heretics, it came to have more materialistic, racial, and political motives, instead of just purification. The beginning of the Inquisition is generally credited to the reign of Ferdinand V and Isabella....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- Over the years in history, there have been many formidable executions that were caused by the aspect of different faiths and races. Period after period there have been many leaders who lashed out onto others because of what they believed in. All of these incidents have never been forgotten; one very infamous one would be the Spanish Inquisition. The Spanish Inquisition was started to “cleanse” the Church of heretics and purify Spain. They executed Jews, Muslims, and other minorities not of Christian faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition In the year 1469 there was a union between the Spanish kingdoms, Aragon and Castile. This union would ignite the darkest moment of Spanish history, the Spanish Inquisition. Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella I of Castile, in hopes of obtaining the Castilian crown. Isabella's high-spirited and politically astute personality enabled her to retain sovereign authority in her own realm, they became known as the Spanish Kings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spanish Mission

- The Spanish Mission During the 1600s to 1700s, the Spanish were settling Texas. They did this by building missions and presidios throughout the land. The purpose was to keep the French out and to change the Indians' ways of life. Some of these missions failed and some succeeded. All in all they were closed after years of trying to change the Indians. The first mission built in Texas was Corpus Christi de la Ysleta. This mission was built in 1682 and built east of today's El Paso. Because it was out in the mountains and basins region of Texas, the weather must have been very harsh....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spanish Language

- The Spanish Language I grew up in a Hispanic country where Spanish is the official language. I think Spanish is one of the most wonderful languages in the world. It allows you to express your deepest feelings in the most beautiful way, specially when we talk about love. There is nothing more beautiful than hearing a love declaration when the one making it is using the Spanish language. Even if you are not one of those people for who talking beautifully is natural, you could still do a pretty good job if you just put a little bit of effort on into it....   [tags: Language Culture Essays]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- Cecil Roth was a Jewish historian and teacher he earned his Ph.D from oxford in 1924. He would do Jewish studies at Oxford from 1939-1964. Cecil Roth has written many other books such as “The Dead Sea Scrolls (1965) and Jewish Art (1961)”. After he finished at oxford he became the editor of Encyclopedia Judaica in 1965 and did so until his death in Jerusalem 1970. (Www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0842494.html) (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&q=cecil+roth) (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=cecil+roth&fr=FP-tab-web-t&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8) The Spanish inquisition takes place from the 1600’s to the late 19th century it was to covert, kill or band all J...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition The word “inquisition” means to examine. Inquisitors would “examine” suspected Heretics, people whose ideas do not match those of the Roman Catholic Church, and punish them accordingly. This included torture and burning. The great inquisition movement that took place in Spain, or Hispania as it was called before Spain united. It was called The Spanish Inquisition. It took place for approximately five hundred years, from the late 15th century to mid 19th century. Many ironic elements were involved in the history of the Inquisition....   [tags: European History]

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The Spanish Revolution

- Ever since the fall of 1930 when the Spanish Revolution began there has been no surcease of the struggle in Spain. For a long time there was a deadlock of forces, an equilibrium in the tug of war between the property holders and the destitute. Now the equilibrium is being definitely broken. The issue before Spain is either Communism or Fascism. The matter is being fought out not with ballots but with bullets and ruthless civil war. Slowly the political revolution is being definitively turned into a social revolution....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Spanish Inquistition

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

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Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America

- Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America This book review of Hispanismo, 1898-1936: Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America, by Frederick B. Pike, is mainly about as the title suggests, Hispanismo. Hispanismo or often called Hispanoamericanism and/or Pan Hispanismo is a trend of Latin American cultures that is quite simply in the most basic terms the "shared . . . unassailable faith in the existence of a transatlantic Hispanic family, community, or raza (race)" Many Central and Latin American countries for years feared the influence of Spain in their lives with the United States posing little threat and being often hel...   [tags: Papers]

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Aristotle and Tragedy

- A tragedy’s itended purpose is to raise emotions of both pity and fear through a catharsis. The audience often feels empthatic for the protagonist, as he or she is likely described as a tragic hero. In order to be classified as a tragic hero there are specific criteria that must be met. Aristotle dissected tragedy to further understand the purpose, components, and the criterium. Through his studies, Aristotle formulated, Poetics, his very own book explaining his theory on tragedy. Aristotle defined tragedy as the “imitation of action according to the “law of probability or necessity” (“Outline of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy.")....   [tags: pity, fear, catharsis, William Shakespeare]

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Tragedy and Comedy

- Theater is a natural outlet for our desire to hear and tell stories, and in some ways it is even more primal and powerful than the written word. At its worst, theater will merely bore; while at its best it will not only entertain but move and shape its audience. Two such genres of theater, or drama, have consistently achieved this effect. Tragedy, represented by the weeping actors’ mask, usually features the title character’s fall from greatness to ruin, guided by the gods or fate. Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is the epitome of classic Tragedy, as defined by Aristotle (96-101)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A True Tragedy

- A True Tragedy No matter where in the world you are, stories and tales of life and love stimulate different emotions from the bottom of someone’s heart. Various situations of love cause people to feel happiness, sorrow, and even pity. Some stories are realistic, but others are too exaggerated to be real. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is well known by children and adults alike. Although this story is fictional, the tragic love of the two main characters is looked upon many. Though being well known, there is much strife and dispute....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Poetic Tragedy

- Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, accepted to have been in written between 1599 and 1601. Perhaps the most famous tragedy ever written, the plays is about Prince Hamlet’s revenge for his father’s murder which eventually leads to his own death. The central character of the play is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet becomes the tragic champion who successfully makes his reprisal for his father's death by murdering the antagonist, monarch Claudius, but he furthermore misplaces his own life as well as the inhibits of those dearest to him in the end....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Dealing with Tragedy

- Both Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner wrote about characters that have been through a tragedy. In As I Lay Dying, Darl Bundren, after the death of his mother, was unable to think about much else, and it eventually drove him insane. To further his point, Faulkner wrote complexly and with no linear notion of time to convey his character’s inability to move on due to overthinking. In The Sun Also Rises, Jake Barnes’s wound from WWI that rendered him impotent was his tragedy, but, because he doesn’t think really think about it, he is able to put it behind him and move on with his life....   [tags: Ernst Hemingway, William Faulkner]

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What a Tragedy

- What a Tragedy In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are more than one tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character that falls from good fortune and is enlightened of their mistakes by the end of the story. In this play several conspirators are going against Caesar in fear of him becoming the next king of Rome. They decide to kill him on the ides of March in the senate house and then to play it off as a favor to the people of Rome. Mark Antony then speaks to the people to seek revenge on the conspirators, when this happens, Brutus and Cassius lead an army against Antony and both Brutus and Cassius die....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Revenger's Tragedy

- The Revenger’s Tragedy, assumedly written by the playwright Cyril Tourneur, is a rich and compelling theatric play which functions as a social commentary for the Jacobean period when it was written. Themes such as the immorality and fickleness of women, and the subversion of personal justice over public justice serve as a multifaceted reflection of society’s values during that iniquitous era. These key ideas help secure this tragedy as a classic which has lasted throughout the ages, due to its constant relevance and engaging thematic values....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Tragedy Unfolded

- A Tragedy Unfolded On a dark, but star struck, frigid April night in 1912, the North Atlantic became a part in history like no other. Today, she sits 2.4 miles under the ocean, once adored and applauded for her prestigious amenities and sophisticated elegance, The RMS Titanic lays shattered and scattered on the ocean floor. We read about her in articles and see documentaries on television, the luxurious cruise liner that will forever be known as the “unsinkable ship”, tells a story of her own even more than 100 years after her foundering....   [tags: Titanic, unsinkable ship, iceberg, sinking]

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The Columbine Tragedy

- An outburst of school violence has taken over the nation throughout the past several years. Incidents of school violence have quickly intensified since the Columbine tragedy, thus prompting communities to take additional safety precautions with their youth education system. There are many inquiries on what type of violence is most common, often narrowing down on gender, ethnicity, and environment. Violence itself can be defined as a deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which has the possibility of reasonably harming another person....   [tags: college shootings, gun violence]

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Manipulators in Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" and "The Tragedy of Othello"

- William Shakespeare made two great plays: The tragedy of Julius Caesar and The tragedy of Othello (The Moor of Venice). In those plays there were methods of manipulation used by one of the characters in each play. Before I go far, allow me to provide you some feedback on both. Julius Caesar is an exceedingly determined political leader in Rome and his endeavor is to become an autocrat. A soothsayer presaged him that he should “beware the Ides of March.”(1.2.21).The prediction came true and Caesar was assassinated due to the scheming of Marcus, Brutus and Cassius....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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The Tragedy Of William Shakespeare 's ' The Elizabethan Tragedy '

- Crimes of passion fueled by love turned bitter, greed, or revenge, have short spans, but the resulting aftermath lasts much longer. People who commit passionate crimes rarely think beyond the act itself and do not consider the consequences which can last for years after. In the Elizabethan tragedy Macbeth, William Shakespeare reveals how revenge fuels people’s motives to commit crimes like murder or treason, which leads to regret and guilt of their actions. Although the crimes occur quickly in the heat of the moment, the reaction to the crime lasts much longer....   [tags: Macbeth, Murder, Three Witches]

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The Comedy of Tradgedy

- Watched by grandparents, known by parents, but quickly fleeting in the minds of young ones, Charlie Chaplin is the original “tramp.” From films such as The Kid or The Circus, Chaplin is the face of silent films. His unique combination of comedy and tragedy is a modern reformation of Shakespeare’s style. Many would agree that Charlie Chaplin is the Shakespeare of silent films. From rags to riches to exile, Chaplin is a timeless comedian and will always be remembered as the “tramp.” People look at a famous figure like Chaplin and imagine a glamorous life with everything at their disposal, but the last thing people would imagine is a childhood full of suffering and poverty....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Charlie Chaplin]

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Learn Spanish

- ... Their articulation and vocabulary revolve around the culture of a people. Spanish is a language used most commonly in Spain and in Europe. With millions of native speakers, it makes it possible for learners to interact with a new culture altogether. Although dialects differ depending on the country, most dominant cultural values do not change. This gives learners diversity and exposure to more than one culture. Most people would say learning a new language is a task. However, they forget that new languages give people opportunities to new careers....   [tags: language, culture, travel]

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The Application of the Spanish Language in the Culture and Government in America

- ... If we look at the world today we can see many things. We can see rapid change occurring right in front of our own eyes. We can see cultures growing and evolving. And perhaps most incredible and awesome of it all we are seeing information, ideas, and languages spread throughout the world like we have never seen before in the whole of human history. With the advancements of technologies in the field of communications, we can send virtually any thought or document anywhere we please in the blink of an eye....   [tags: non-hispanic individuals, immigration]

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The Outbreak of the Spanish Civil War

- The Outbreak of the Spanish Civil War To this day the Spanish Civil War is still remembered as the single most pivotal moment in the history of Spanish politics. The only way of understanding how 600,000 Spaniards were killed between 1936 and 1939 is to ask ourselves why the civil war broke out in Spain in 1936. There were a number of reasons which led to the civil war in Spain. The main and most significant being the increased political polarization between the left and right wing parties....   [tags: Papers]

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Spanish & English Superpowers of America

- Spanish & English Super Power's in America Ultimately, their stronger unified cultural need to establish their dominance in another land is the most important reasons for the foothold established by the English and the Spanish in the New World. It is true that a plethora of different races, ethnic groups, nationalities, and cultures arrived on the North American soil prior to 1776, the year that America began its process of embarking upon its independence, of officially becoming the independent country of United States of America....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Failure of the Spanish Armada

- The Failure of the Spanish Armada The Armada could have succeeded the plan was simple and could have been effective. The Spanish had the strongest army in Europe and the English defences were not exactly good. The plan was very simple, but could have been deadly if it had worked. The main reasons for it not working out were the communication problems. The messenger ships travelled the same speed, as the Armada so they were nearly useless and the communication between Parma's army and the Armada were not good....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada

- Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada The cold, stormy night was all too familiar to the English. A devious plan by Spain's king, Philip II, was being formed to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I of England and rid the world of the English "heretics."1 It was a story of deception, false judgments, and poor planning. What was one king's dream turned into his country's nightmare. While the Spanish had bad leaders, the English had good ones. The Spanish had bigger, but slower ships, while the English had smaller and faster ships....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spanish American War of 1898

- The Spanish American War of 1898 One hundred years ago, in 1898, the United States was fighting the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain made the United States a colonial power. The Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of Hawaii, became American possessions. The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the Cubans against Spanish rule and the explosion of an American battleship U.S.S. Maine. The Spanish colonies in mainland North and South America became independent in the early 1800s, but Cuba and Puerto Rico remained Spanish....   [tags: Papers]

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European History - The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition This paper will attempt to accurately examine the development of the Spanish Inquisition, from the spread of the Inquisition into the Spanish territories through the ultimate upheaval, and the initial dissolvement, of the authority it held over the public who feared it. It will endeavor to show the implications of the Spanish Inquisition and how it was ultimately used as a device in its own undoing. Such an examination helps to explain the use of Church authority in secular governing, and later the separating of the Church from the crown....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Role Of Religion During The Spanish Colonies And New England

- The role of religion in the Spanish colonies and New England were extremely different because of the reasons for coming to the New World and both vastly similar yet vastly different in terms of converting the natives. The Spanish Catholics and New England Puritans were extremely different in their reasons for coming to the New World. The Spanish ventured off to the Americas to support and strengthen their empire. While the Spanish king was very powerful, he was still a subject of the papacy and had to take orders from the Vatican since even he must receive the seven sacraments from the Pope in order to reach salvation and be granted entrance into heaven....   [tags: Christianity, Roman Catholic Church]

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The Times of the Spanish Inquisition

- Known for the terror it caused the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history. Used for both political and religious reasons, the time period between the 1400’s and the 1800’s belonged to the Catholic Roman Empire (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1994). In order to better understand the Inquisition, the reasons behind it, and the phenomenal worldwide effect, it is indispensable to examine its preceding events. In 14th century Spain, Jewish people are often associated with wealth, being a epidemic to the general public....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spanish as a Second Languge

- Spanish As a Second Languge In recent years, the total population of Spanish speakers in the US has doubled. According to Census 2001 of the estimated 284 million residents in the USA, 36 million are of Hispanic origin, Five million more than the entire population of Canada. In 1960 people of Hispanic origin only equaled 6% of the US population. Since increased to 13%. 332 million people in the world speak Spanish. Second to Chinese Mandarin: 885 million. The continual growth of the Hispanic population increases everyday, but the number of Americans not of Hispanic descent who speak Spanish fluently, is a mere 3%, according to studies done by Florida State University, Relevant because of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The United States and Spanish America Since Independence

- Development Since Independence: USA and Spanish America Before independence, directives from the patron counties Britain and Spain drove the economic and political directions taken by the colonies in USA and Spanish America. However, for a variety of reasons, independence movements developed in USA and Spanish America. This lead a declaration of independence for 13 states in USA in 1776, and in a more gradual process independence for Central and South America viceroyalties from Spain by the 1830’s....   [tags: American History]

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The Benefits of Spanish Speaking Home and English in School

- ... For instance, while she attended “Pan American University” she had to enroll in speech class “to get rid of [her] [accent]” (Anzaldúa 374). Then, when she “taught High School English” she was discouraged by the principal to using Chicano literature in her class (379). On the other hand, the resentful minority group (“Spanish speakers”) expected her not to use the “oppressor’s language” (Anzaldua 375).The impact of all these events, influence Anzaldua to believe that “by the end of this century English, and not Spanish, will be the mother tongue of most Chicanos and Latinos” (Anzaldúa 378)....   [tags: school, home, fluently, jobs]

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Bilingual in Spanish and English: A Distinguished Job Applicant

- ¿Comprende lo que esto significa. If your answer to, “Do you understand what this means?” is “no,” then your résumé, similar to many other non-Spanish speaking Americans just became less competitive. In time of economic hardships where the United States has “an unemployment rate above 7.8 percent,” the ability to distinguish oneself in the job market is a non-negotiable (Scherer). With an exponential increase in the Latino populace, the American workforce has been impacted profoundly. While one may feel certain that the ability to speak English in America, in conjunction with one’s education and work experience, will suffice in distinguishing oneself in the job market, this essay will argue...   [tags: Language ]

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The Spanish Debate On The Americas

- Juan Ginés de Sepulveda, Bartolomé de las Casas, and Francisco de Vitoria arguments pertaining to the settlement and colonization of the native people of America, while presented in different manors, are all the same. All three Spaniards believed that the barbarians had to accept the rule of the Spanish because the Spanish were mentally superior, and divine and natural laws gave the Spanish the right to conquer and enslave the native people of America. The foundation for Spanish conquests was their interpretation of the bible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Road to Successful Empire Building: The Mongol and Spanish Empire

- Geography played a big role in history and made each empire unique in its own way. Geography had positive and negative effects when it comes to location, access to resources, and trade. For the Spanish and Mongol Empires, geography played a role in state formation as well as affected their strategies of rule. Considering that the Mongol Empire began in the 11th century and the Spanish Empire in the 15th century, the affects that geography had were significantly different regarding their state formation and forms of ruling, however, there were some slight similarities in the process of building up their empires....   [tags: geography and state formation]

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Wales and the Spanish Civil War

- Wales and the Spanish Civil War There were many reasons for the men of south Wales joining the Spanish civil war most of which can be divided up in to the following categories; Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Religious. The most important of which I feel is Political as I think you can find that all these other problems stemmed from the political reasons. It was these political reasons that had the most impact on the miners and ultimately more than any of the others encouraged them to actively join the war Spanish Civil war, which was being fought over the political division between the right wing nationalists and the left wing republicans....   [tags: Papers]

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Motives Of The Spanish American War

- The Spanish American War started in 1898 and lasted about four months. Although the war might have seemed focused on freeing Cuba from Spain and gaining independence for Cuba and the Philippines, it was actually stimulated by nationalism and commercialism. Commercialism was a major factor when declaring war because the United States depended on Cuba and the Philippines for trade and business with other countries, especially in Asia and Latin America. Another major factor for the war was that the United States wanted to spread its Anglo-Saxon culture around the world and emerge as a world-wide power....   [tags: American History]

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The Propaganda in both the Spanish and the Communist Press Tradition

- The Spanish period’s revolutionary writers were thene referred to as Propagandists, since the aims of the movement were generally disclosed through the several articles, essays and literary works that they published. However, the type of propaganda that they made use in the Philippines was a lot different from the type of propaganda, which communist countries used in the context of the press tradition. They are different in terms of their foundation as well as the purpose of their establishment....   [tags: Propaganda]

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Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer

- Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer, was the first to see the coast of the Pacific Ocean. He saw the ocean in September of 1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus of Panama....   [tags: History]

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Voltaire's Candide Look at the Spanish (Holy) Inquisition

- Voltaire once said, “Of all religions, the Christian [religion] should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.” The quote was once true for the Catholic Church. Catholics have the ten commandments, one of them being, “Thou shalt not kill.” As long as the commandments are followed, it would guarantee a one way ticket to heaven. However, what if the Catholic Church and the Pope grant permission for thousands of innocent people to be killed or punished just because they have their own beliefs that do not follow those of the Catholic religion....   [tags: Voltaire, Analysis, Christianity, Religion]

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Doing Business in the Spanish Economy

- The Spanish Peseta had some good times and some bad times compared to the US Dollar and the Japanese Yen during September 2000 until August 2002. Looking at this two year period as a whole, the Spanish Peseta appreciated in value against both the dollar and the yen. This is where the similarities stop though. First off, we'll examine how the peseta fared against the dollar. As I already mentioned, looking at the beginning and ending rates, you can see that the peseta strengthened against the dollar; however, it was hardly a continuous appreciation....   [tags: Business Case Studies]

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Spanish Civil War and World War II

- History is not a collection of unrelated events, but it is instead an account of various causes and their effects. World War II was not an isolated event. It was a product of numerous events in Europe which included the Spanish Civil War. Spain prior to World War II was an area of crucial political and strategic importance. By analyzing the events of the Spanish Civil War, the events of World War II can be understood in greater detail. Hitler’s confident foreign policy, the quick surrender of France, the forging of unlikely alliances, and the diverse ideological state present in Europe can be understood more comprehensively by looking at the Spanish Civil War....   [tags: political ideologies, non-interventionists]

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Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes Or Murderers

- Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes or Murderers "The Indians in the first fatal decades of the white man in America were conquered because they could not conceive what it was that the white man was after, and what manner of man he was." (The Indians of the Americas, p97) This misconception, was that the Indians could not imagine was that the Spanish Conquistadors would come to the Americas and brutally murder men women and children in the name of a god. They could not see how a group of people could follow such a god....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Germany’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War

- Germany’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War Analyze how the Spanish Civil War aided Germany in developing its international relations and enhancing its war strategies during WWII. The Spanish Civil War was caused by the political unrest of the 19th Century and the opposing political ideologies of the Communists and Nationalists. In 1936, this political unrest reached its breaking point, when many of Spain’s military commanders staged a coup to overthrow the left-wing government. Francisco Franco, leader of Spain’s right-wing Nationalist rebels, called out to foreign powers for assistance in fighting the war that ensued....   [tags: Unrest, Germany, Hitler]

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Case Study: Spanish Class at Granada High

- The Academic Performance Index (API) for Granada high was based on three years ranks: 2010 (9), 2011 (9), and 2012 (9). Similar School API Ranks were 4, 7, and 6 respectively. For the entire population, 5.30% were ELL learners, 16.10% socioeconomic disadvantage, and 8.50% students with disabilities. In addition, Granada High School offer honors classes, they are well known for their multiple sports, and their incredible infrastructure. The special services that they provide to their student are Migrant Education Program, Native American Education, Special Education, GATE Program services, Intervention, Summer School, TV/TIP and new teacher support, Peer Assistance Review, high school counsel...   [tags: teaching strategies, learning]

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Spanish Encomienda versus Japanese Feudal Systems

- Because they were on the completely opposite sides of the globe, the Spanish Encomienda system and the Japanese Feudalist system were remarkably different. Two differences were that the Japanese Feudalist system had one person at the top, in sharp contrast with the Spanish Encomienda which had a group of people at the top and another was that the Spanish Encomienda system divided its society by ethnicity, not simply by power as did the Japanese. One parallel between the two hierarchies was that foreigners were placed at the bottom of the hierarchy in both Japanese and Spanish societies....   [tags: contrast and comparison, world history]

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New York and the Spanish Influenza

- New York and the Spanish Influenza NEW YORK--Although public health officials, including the Surgeon General, have been reluctant to declare an epidemic of crisis proportions, indications that something more than a mild flu season was at hand began to appear as far back as May when reports from China, the Front lines, and other places around the world, were telling of large numbers of people becoming suddenly ill.1 Few deaths were acknowledged in those early reports and most reports indicated the illness only lasted a few days....   [tags: Influenza Epidemics Health Essays]

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The Spanish Civil War: Soviet Intervention in the Defense of Madrid

- On July 17th, 1936, a conspired military revolt broke out in the Spanish colony of Morocco. Within a month, the rebellion spread to mainland Spain and over the next three years, Spain became the center of a war between fascism and communism. With Nazi Germany and fascist Italy supporting the rightest Nationalists, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (Soviet Union) supporting the leftist Republic, this conflict encompassed all of Western Europe. When on the subject of foreign intervention in the Spanish Civil War, the major powers of Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin come to mind as the key contributors....   [tags: World History]

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The Reasons the United States Entered the Spanish American War

- The Spanish-American war cannot be directly sourced to one cause. Rather it was the result of the combination of events pre-dating the war and the spark that ignited our intervention into this conflict. This paper will trace the reasons behind the United States involvement in this war. The United States partaking in this war, was a signal to the rest of the world that the United States was ready to emerged as a world power. By having one of the best Naval Fleets, by the beginning of the war, the United States sent a messaged to the rest of the world that the US is ready and capable to become more involved in foreign affairs....   [tags: war, foreign, affairs, question]

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The Tragedy of "Death of a Salesman"

- In the writing world today, there are many definitions for technical terms that are used to describe certain genres of theatre, music and literature. There are romantic novels, musical dramas, and tragic plays. Tragedy is a difficult genre to pinpoint and label. The title ‘tragedy’ can be placed on virtually any piece of writing that involves a death. But it also is up to the individual as to what they believe a tragedy is defined as. The play, Death of a Salesman is not tragedy in the traditional sense of the word....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Limited Access to Health Care for Spanish Speaking Population

- Problem Identification Limited access to health care for Spanish Speaking populations is due to inability to afford services, difficulty with transportation, dissatisfaction with services, language barriers and inability to understand treatment plans. Health indicators of Spanish Speaking populations suggests that health outcomes continue to be behind other population groups, they also remain below goals established by Healthy People 2010 (Butler, Kim-Godwwin, & Fox, 2008). The US Spanish Speaking population represents a particular vulnerable subset of US Hispanics that have lower-income, less education, poor perceived health status and poor access to the health care System (Dubar & Gizlice...   [tags: Language Barriers, Interpreters]

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Spanish Social and Political Structure

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

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Spanish Civil War: The Struggle Between Fascism and Communism

- The Spanish civil war of 1936-1939 was an important conflict in Spain’s history. This war was initiated by a military revolt led by General Francisco Franco on the 17 July 1936 and ended with Franco’s victory on the 1 April, 1939. This victory resulted in the replacement of the Second Spanish Republic with the conservative dictatorship of Franco. This conflict triggered the clash of the various cultures and ideologies within Spain. One important example of an ideological clash was that of Communism versus Fascism....   [tags: World History ]

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