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Herman Wouk's The Winds of War How Should One Read A Book?

- Herman Wouk's  The Winds of War - How Should One Read A Book.       While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin to from within my mind....   [tags: Winds of War Essays]

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Odysseus and the Trojan War

- Oh how I wish I were home. I miss my wife Penelope deeply. The Trojan War is finally over after 10 long years of lonesome battle. Praise Zeus for his ending of the war. A lot of my men are lost. They died a painful death. We buried our dead today and made a cairn for remembrance. Six benches, six lonely oars are empty. This is one of the many heart-breaking scenes I've seen. Now those lonely spirits for a journey uplift me back to my homeland. But I solemnly vow to relay the heroics of those men who died to save the queen....   [tags: Papers]

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Weapons of War

- Weapons of War “War on Iraq” and “sexual identity” showcase instructive new tactics for contemporary politics. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. In conventional warfare. The US military no longer needs nuclear weapons for its better-publicized outings when they’ve built a 10-ton conventional bomb and aren’t above firebombing civilian centers. At a moment when anti-militarist criticism had crystallized around activism against specialized forms of military machinery (the Bradley was too expensive, the School of the America’s too brutal, the nuke too indiscriminate), all such criticism can be blown with the broadcasted desert winds to the enemy and yanked on for leverage - thus permitting/deman...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Why the South Fought the War

- D. W. Griffith's film "Birth of a Nation" shows that the South fought the war not only to protect slavery, but also to preserve a whole culture, a way of life. Their wealth and identity belonged to the land they lived on. Southerners fought to protect sovereignty, pride, identity, and their decision to secede which was under attack by a despot - President Lincoln. Few of the southerners could give up their culture without a fight. "Birth of a Nation" tells the story of the Civil. One of its main missions is to portray the true southern way of life....   [tags: American History]

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Physical and Environmental Effects of a Nuclear War

- Physical and Environmental Effects of a Nuclear War Imagine the heat of millions of degrees, the immediate destruction of thousands of acres, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of lives. Now imagine all of that times a thousand. There you have a nuclear war, the explosion of a thousand or more nuclear bombs on the earth. That is what is estimated would be a nuclear war. All of that power packed in relatively small(considering the power they unleash) bombs. The results of a nuclear war would be devastating....   [tags: science]

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The Use of the Nuclear Bomb to end World War II

- The Use of the Nuclear Bomb to end World War II Technology is a great thing, it aids man in the exploration of the universe, and himself. But there are times when technology can be the greatest downfall of man. One such time was when the creation of the nuclear bomb. Which was to be used in the War in efforts to end it. In 1939, a group of scientists, including Albert Einstein, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt to warn of the Nazi's effort to purify Uranium-235, which would be used in the creation of a bomb of mass-destruction....   [tags: Papers]

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What do you learn about the First World War from your reading of

- What do you learn about the First World War from your reading of Wilfred Owens poetry. From Wilfred Owens poems you can learn so many different things. He was one of a group of soldiers, he wrote about the war as he experienced it. So all of his poems are primary evidence because the poems were wrote by him when the war was going on. We can prove that Wilfred Owen was in the War by using a quote from a poem he wrote. The poem is titled 'Dulce et Decorum Est'. In the poem he gives his opinion on war....   [tags: English Literature]

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War

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

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War with Iraq

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

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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

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

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Different Types of Hurracanes

- ... The center of a hurricane is call the “Eye of the Hurricane” and is about 20-30 miles wide (32-48 kilometer wide). The eye is the calmest part of a hurricane and surrounding the eye is something call the “Eye Wall”. When a hurricane makes a landfall, it often produces a strong storm surge that can reach 20 feet (6 meters) long and spread 100 miles (161 kilometers).Hurricanes cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles in land. Hurricanes can produce winds exceptional to 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and microbursts....   [tags: swirling tropical storms, winds]

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How the Airplane Changed War

- How the Airplane Changed War In many ways World War II presents post Civil War American attitudes about technology and science. Trace either the most relevant technology or scientific assumption from 1865 to 1945 showing how it changed or why it stayed the same from the Civil War for the end of World War II. (Length 3 pages) America has faced several major wars including the Civil War, World War I and II. These wars have cause great advances in technology and different techniques of fighting....   [tags: Papers]

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Pride and Racial Inferiority in Blue Winds Dancing

- There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet

- In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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The Reality of War in Various Poetry

- The Reality of War in Various Poetry Works Cited Missing The First World War was unlike any previous was Britain had ever fought. The horror of both the physical conditions and the reality of battle moved soldier and officer alike to express their reactions in verse. The soldiers' shock at the contrast between their experiences and their previous conceptions of war as described by the propaganda at home made many soldiers angry and bitter, which is reflected in all of these poems....   [tags: Papers]

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The First World War

- The First World War c) The Following were equally important reasons why the stalemate on the Western Front was finally broken: new technology like the tank the American entry into the war the blockading of German ports the German offensive in March 1918 Explain how far you agree with this statement. All of the reasons suggested above do play a part in why the stalemate on the Western Front was finally broken. Although, each reason stated is not equally important and there are other reasons as to why the stalemate did break and these must be considered also....   [tags: Papers]

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The Changing Role of Poetry in the First World War

- The Changing Role of Poetry in the First World War In this essay I will discuss the changing attitudes of poets during the First World War. I will select a range of poems that will cover the early days through to the end of the war and explain how the texts were used for different purposes. I will also show how the language of the poetry went through gradual changes. Poetry written in 1914-1918 about the war had four basic phases: expectation, experience, protest and finally reflection....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Wilfred Owen´s Poems Regarding War

- In this essay I shall compare the ways in which Owen suggests that war is futile, I will be comparing poems Anthem for doomed youth is a well-known poem written by Wilfred Owen that incorporates the theme of the horror of war, it was written between September and October 1917 whilst Owen was in the hospital. In sonnet form, ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH is an elegy, a lament for the dead, a judgement on Owen’s experience of war rather than an account of the experience itself. Doomed youth is right, Futility a short poem of two stanzas written in the First World War and Exposure transports the reader into the pitiless trench warfare of the First World, It takes the form of a short elegiac lyric the...   [tags: Futile, Death, Youth]

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How Wilfred Owen Uses Language and Imagery in His Poetry to Communicate his Attitudes of War

- How Wilfred Owen Uses Language and Imagery in His Poetry to Communicate his Attitudes of War Wilfred Owen was concerned to emphasise the hardships and trials of the soldiers who fought in the First World War. Wilfred Owen, who died subsequently after receiving mortal wounds while in combat in the war, had some strong viewpoints and messages about war which he tried to convey through his poetry. He had three main viewpoints which included most or all of his feelings. These were firstly, that war is futile and pointless; secondly that men lose their humanity and dignity through war; finally, he wants combat the Government propaganda that painted a sweet picture of w...   [tags: Papers]

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Trade Winds of Hawaii

- Feel the Winds Blow Latitude The Kona Hawaii coastline has some unique geological and geographical characteristics. The coastline lies along a latitude of 19° 38' 54" (19.648333°) north, and a longitude of 155° 59' 53" (155.998056°) west. In the Hawaii coastline, there are characteristic trade winds that blow from North East to the western region. During winter, these winds are prevalent in Hawaii than in other regions. The waters of the ocean are warm and at the best condition for surfing (Hawaii Scuba Diving, 2011)....   [tags: Weather, Seasonal, Conditions]

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Fighting in a War You Disagree With

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

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Seeking Power Through War and Destruction

- Human nature will always corrupt the mind of modern man and send him down the destructive path of war. Due to this, the chronology of war is a constant stream of events that have dated back to the creation of civilization. The inevitability of it is based off something within the mind, that we call human nature. This phoneme pulls the attentions of man towards the path of greatest gain in the quickest amount of time. A part of this is due to mans greed to obtain as much power as possible. Power doesn’t hold one meaning however, it can be broken down into many aspects of appeal for man, creating even more of attraction....   [tags: War]

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The War that Never Was

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

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War I Was A Military War Veteran

- INTRODUCTION As a military war veteran, Iraq struck a nerve with me for the simple fact that I had to go there to fight a war that were really unnecessary and drawn out. When we first heard about going to Iraq I was a little nervous, but also excited for the wrong reasons. I was excited for the fact that I could say that I deployed. I could simply show off my deployment patch and put something on my class A uniform. The thought of possibly going there and losing my life was kind of disturbing. I remember getting off the plane in the middle of Zafaniyah, which was in the Baghdad, Karadah area....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Saddam Hussein]

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World War II Or The Gallic Wars During The Time Of War

- Any human society or civilization which comes into existence as a result of military victory takes part in exercises and acts that when assessed and looked into by the ethicists of modern times, might be considered genocide in modern definition. However, with this an important question arises, did these civilizations and societies considered these acts of war and genocides as a good things or contradicted to it, like the present time. It is observed that with the passing year, people have become peace-lovers more, rather than having an opinion that war is the solution to every problem....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Gallic Wars]

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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing

- Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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The Effects Of War On The Soldiers

- Introduction: • Exposure is a poem written by Wilfred Owen where he describes the horrific effects of war on the soldiers, both on their physical and mental states. He shows that mundane ways of dying are not less tragic than dying from bullets and that nature can kill soldiers as well. • Wilfred Owen was an officer in World War I, who was sent to a hospital because he suffered from "shellshock". There, he met poet Siegfried Sassoon, who played a part in influencing him to write poetry about war and the suffering of soldiers....   [tags: Madrid Metro, Metropolitana di Napoli]

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The Battle Of The Civil War

- The United States is at war but this time it is not at war with a foreign country it is at war with itself, a civil war. Whatever the cause of the civil war does not concern us for the events and information that follow will focus on a battle that comes toward the end of the civil war not the cause of the war. The Savannah Campaign or the March to the Sea was important in the civil war but one battle in particular had more importance than the others did. The Battle at Fort Macalister, a Battle led by General William Babcock Hazen ensured the success of the Savannah Campaign and led to the eventual seizure of the city itself....   [tags: Confederate States of America, Union Army]

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The Great Depression During World War I

- In 1929, the United States economy hit a major hardship that we now know as the Great Depression. After the stock market crash in October, the crisis began and our country’s business activity was at a concerning low. This economic catastrophe plummeted the family income in the years to follow. Aside for just the economy itself, the Great Depression had a major impact on the farming. Families turned to farming as a major way to cope with the tragedy. This impact on farming began soon after World War I....   [tags: Great Depression, Dust Bowl]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Odyssey '

- Homer makes The Odyssey out of many smaller books each with their own theme and story that add to the entirety of the meaning of the Epic. Within these books, Homer exposes the effects the war has on human nature by symbolizing the consequences of war as monsters, who, as the story continues, gain more human appearances until Homer reveals that Odysseus himself is one of the consequences of war. Homer, make it clear that war’s most important consequence is the loss of civilization. This follows one of Homer 's more prominent themes throughout his epic, the idea that civilization is what makes people human....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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The Iliad : A Moral Lesson

- In the Iliad we saw women as items of exchange and as markers of status for the men who possessed them (Chryseis and Briseis, whom Agamemnon and Achilles argue over in Book I). We saw them in their normal social roles as mothers and wives (Hecuba, Andromache in Book VI). We saw stereotypical characterizations of them as fickle (Helen in Book VI), seductive, and deceitful (Hera in Book XIV). We see them as an obstacle that the male hero has to overcome or resist to fulfill his heroic destiny (Andromache 's entreaties to Hector in Book VI)....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad, Agamemnon]

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Reid E Beckett's Explaination of His War Experiences in a Letter to Leila McGee

- ... In the scene, two men are standing along the “La Route de Givenchy”. Where once buildings and houses stood, only rubble reminds viewers of what once was a small village 8 kilometers north of Arras. If it were not for the title and location that Richard provides it would be impossible to determine the location of the image. Sadly, this scene is not unique, small villages and large cities along the Western Front were devastated beyond recognition due to artillery barrages and gunfire. Based on the uniform design of the men photographed, these are a members of the Allied troops and are French soldiers wearing light blue coats after their successful assault on Souchez in 1915....   [tags: battalion, conditions, reconstruction]

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Analysis Of Wilfred Owen 's ' The Most Famous And Most Praised '

- Wilfred Owen ‘is the most famous and most praised’ (Caesar 1993: 115) First World War poet, and was able to communicate this seldom communicated experience. During his time on the front line, Owen suffered from shellshock, and was taken to hospital to recover. The matter of suffering will be further explored in the essay. Whilst recuperating, Owen’s doctor wanted to help him deal with the horrific scenes he had seen, and so he decided that getting Owen to write down his thoughts and dreams into poetry would offer a release....   [tags: Present tense, Past tense, War Requiem]

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Sophocles ' Antigone : The Greatest Civilization On Earth

- Around the time where Greece was known to be the greatest civilization on earth, many people used myths and stories as an extension of their belief because they were culturally significant and important. Ancient Greece was a male-dominated civilization that created laws which would benefit only those with power, which let to the suffering of those without power. The relationship of the sexes was very important, because it showed how men were more superior and woman were frowned upon because they were treated more like minorities....   [tags: Sophocles, Oedipus, Trojan War, Oedipus the King]

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Why Were Women Treated As Minorities?

- Why were women treated as minorities compared to men even when they had played major roles in Greek Mythology. Women have always played a very important role in Greek Society, either they were portrayed as a victim, heroine, or villain. Some women that were portrayed as these roles were Antitope, Leda, Athena, Antigone, Clytemnestra, and Medea. Antitope and Leda were portrayed as victims. Athena and Antigone were portrayed as a heroine. Clytemnestra and Medea were portrayed as villains. Antitope and Leda were portrayed as victims of rape....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Trojan War, Helen]

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A Report On The War Of Washington Heights

- Of course I have decided to begin this story at a time when I had no idea who I truly was, but soon enough my false reality would come crashing down around me. To the untrained eye New York appears to be a city of towering glass and metal where different groups of people live in relative peace, but once your eyes are opened you see the magic that lines its very foundation. Every borough has their own voice and thoughts that are all brought to life by the same heart. The Statue of Liberty stands in the harbor a beacon of freedom as it welcomes weary travelers to her shores....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Desert Winds And Electrical Energy

- Desert Winds and Electrical Energy The energy of the wind can be channeled into other forms of energy besides the energy used as an erosional agent. This is especially true of desert winds. Today, some desert wind is used to make electricity. Wind velocity is affected by air temperature. When air warms and cools, it changes density, which creates air pressure differences that cause wind. In the desert, temperatures may range from 40º F at night to more than 120º F in the daytime. Because of this temperature fluctuation, wind is generally stronger in desert areas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Winds of Change (The Lady)

- When you look back in time, remembering events that have happened, only the important and most significant moments stick with you. The memories may be slightly foggy, details and dates may be mixed but the main memory is always intact. When I look back at growing up in Jeffersonville, Indiana I have many of these memories. Jeffersonville is a city where not that much happens. Most people who live here go to the surrounding towns and cities, such as Clarksville, IN and Louisville KY to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment so it was to our excitement when an artist installed a 20ft statue in the industrial area of our boring town....   [tags: statue, memory, commitments, love, Jeffersonville]

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Facing the Winds of the Open Sea

- Thump thump. I have been repeating back handsprings nonstop for thirty minutes, putting continuous pressure on my wrists, yet my body felt that I could recap these efforts for hours on end. The feeling of delight was monumental and dulled the splintering impulses my nerves were sending; after months of practice to obtain my back handspring, the day was finally here and I was overcome with ecstasy. I threw myself backwards to make myself comprehend that this was not a dream, much like pinching oneself....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Winds Of Change '

- Chandi Weber GES 101 Critique #1 Years of Living Dangerously Episode 6 In the episode “Winds of Change” in Years of Living Dangerously, America Ferrera looks into renewable energy and how important it is to change our environment. Ferrera interviews various people for their opinion and expertise on the source and focus on the critics who people aren’t fully committed on renewable energy. In the video she discussed the need for renewable energy; she did that by viewing solar and wind energy, discussed how critics like James Taylor of the Heartland Institute are trying to shut it down, and lastly how the power plants that are carbon emitters want a change too before destroying the environment...   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Global warming]

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Gender Roles in the Play: Agamemnon by Aeschylus

- In the play Agamemnon, Aeschylus depiction of gender roles are both typical and atypical of a standard male or female behavior in the culture and era because male characters in ancient Greece resemble the powerful nature of a warrior. They are seen as the head of the household where the male role is to go out and do hard labour to provide for the family and bring honor to the country, while females are to stay home to tend the kids and do house chores. This is most typical when looking at the gender role in Ancient Greece....   [tags: War, gods, Death]

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Weapons of Mass Destruction and Risk Galore

- Weapons of mass destruction, as classified by the FBI, are any destructive devices, chemical or biological agents used with the intention of causing death or injury on a large scale. These weapons have been used in history, but most are banned to due to the extent of destruction caused. The atom bomb, probably the most well-known of these weapons were used sparingly but caused massive damage in the few areas affected. Chemical weapons, agents that can be traced in Syria today, have the potential to spread quickly while causing death and severe injury to those affected....   [tags: War, Atom Bomb, Biological]

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Literary Analysis : Dark They Were And Golden Eyed

- Literary Analysis: DARK THEY WERE AND GOLDEN-EYED During the the 1940’s the great depression was at full swing and World War 2 had just ended in 1945. These two events not only played a large role in history but may have also greatly influenced one of the greatest authors, Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury saw first hand the effects of the great depression and war and it’s evident that his writings “Dark They Were and Gold-Eyed.” Superficially it may seem like a simple and meaningless story about a family that traveled to Mars with the intent of of escaping the catastrophic war going on Earth and unfortunately became consumed by Mars and became martians as a result....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Blue Winds Dancing '

- “Blue Winds Dancing” is a short story by Thomas S. Whitecloud. The story is about the narrator a Native American student living in a white civilized culture. The narrator portrays the struggle he faces between a civilized and uncivilized culture. His struggle is both internal and external as he searches for his true identity. The narrator finds himself with contrasting views of both cultures making it harder to identify with one. In the beginning of the story, the narrator is home sick and wants to go home....   [tags: White people, Race, Want, WANT]

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Odysseus ' Identity And Its Progression Throughout The Book ' The Odyssey '

- Homer’s famous work, The Odyssey, is the epic tale of Odysseus’ decade-long journey to return home from the Trojan War. It was during the finale of the war, Battle of Troy, that Odysseus employed his celebrated Wooden Horse stratagem. His treacherous journey home is marked by catastrophe after catastrophe, but Homer uses these challenges to develop Odysseus’ character, to humble him and to give him knowledge. This essay will examine Odysseus’ identity and its progression throughout the book; the explanation of the metaphor of “home”; ancient Greek society; and the character development of Penelope, Telemachus and the Suitors....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Homer, Odysseus]

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The Story Of Aeneas 's ' The Aeneid '

- I believe that Aeneas stays true to his duties through most of the poem, through upon meeting Dido, Aeneas gets distracted by her interest in him which in turn also distracts her from her own duties. In start of the “The Aeneid” we read, “Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate, And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore. And in the doubtful war, before he won The Latian realm, and built the destin’d town; His banish’d gods restor’d to rites divine, And settled sure sucession in his line, From whence the race of Alban fathers come, And the long glories of majestic Rome....   [tags: Aeneid, Aeneas, Trojan War, Juno]

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Analysis Of ' The Iliad '

- In the iliad we saw ladies Likewise things of return Also Likewise markers of status to the men who possessed them (Chryseis What 's more Briseis, whom agamemnon Furthermore achilles argue through in book I). We saw them over their ordinary social parts Likewise moms What 's more wives (Hecuba, Andromache to book VI). We saw matter of course characterizations of them Likewise flighty (Helen over book VI), seductive, What 's more beguiling (Hera Previously, book XIV). We see them Likewise an impediment that the male saint need will succeed or oppose with satisfy as much gallant fate (Andromache 's entreaties to hector over book VI)....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Agamemnon]

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The Odyssey By Homer, An Epic Tale Of A Hero

- The Odyssey by Homer, an epic tale of a hero’s journey as he suffers for years to return home to his kingdom his wife and his child. The Odyssey tells of Odysseus’ long and perilous journey following the end of the Trojan War, in which he goes through many trials that cause him indescribable pain, misery, and sorrow. The trials however, were by his own doing, he was the catalyst of his own misfortune. Odysseus was a man of many strengths, but his shortcomings were the cause of his struggles. Shortcomings such as his hubris, his inability to trust others, and his curiosity brought about his calamity....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Poseidon]

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The Iliad, Chaos Reigns Supreme

- Throughout the Iliad, chaos reigns supreme. It courses through the veins of every character and is an integral part of every storyline, carving out a meandering path until eventually reaching an ordered end. This chaos affects each entity in a unique way; for some, like Achilles, it helps them to thrive, but for others, it can lead them astray and corrupt their character. Thus is the case of Hector, who initially is a humble, family-oriented man, fighting for his city for purely selfless reasons....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Troy, Trojan War]

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On The Beach by Nevil Shute

- In Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, the story of the last days of the lives of the last humans on Earth is told. Victims of Global-Thermonuclear war, which they took no part in, they are aware of the massive radiation cloud drifting south towards Australia. The main focus of the novel is not the plot, but the characters, who they become and what they do in their last days. Two such characters are John Osborne, a scientist studying the effects of the radiation, and Mary Holmes, a Navy-wife and recent mother....   [tags: global-thermonuclear war, humans, earth]

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Why Did the US Bomb Japan, but Not Germany?

- On August 6, 1945, at 9:15 AM Tokyo time, the "Enola Gay", which is a big airplane controlled by Paul W. Tibbets dropped “Little Boy”, which is an atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, Japan. In a short period of time, half of the city totally disappeared on the map. At least 60,000 people were exterminated or missing, and it is most like about 100,000 thousand people killed 140,000 were injured badly. Many more people were homeless as a result of the bomb. In the blast, thousands died fast as lightning....   [tags: World Politics, War, Little Boy]

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The Battle Of Yorktown By French Naval Fleet

- Battle of Yorktown September 5th 1781, a French Naval Fleet inhabited the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was a key factor in the Siege of Yorktown, which was the last major battle against the British leading to Americans independence. There was a lot of moving pieces to make this epic battle possible. There were 17,600 American and French soldiers which George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, led and a French Naval Fleet led by Rear Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, the Comte de Grasse....   [tags: Siege of Yorktown, American Revolutionary War]

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Comparing Odysseus And The Odyssey

- The Odyssey’s protagonist, Odysseus, King of Ithica, husband of Penelope and father of Telemachus was reknown for his craftiness. When Helen is abducted and Menelaus calls upon his allies to honour their oaths and help him to retrieve her. Odysseus tries to avoid going to war by feigning lunacy and starts sowing his fields with salt, as an oracle had prophesied a long-delayed return home for him if he went. However, Palamedes, sent by Menelaus’s brother Agamemnon places his infant son Telemachus in front of his plow....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Iliad, Trojan War]

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Female Obstacles Faced By Odysseus

- Female Obstacles Faced by Odysseus in his Journey Home Odysseus’ journey home from Troy was seen as a long and tiring expedition, with many obstacles to overcome. The character of Odysseus that readers have come to know is broadly based on how he handled these difficulties through his way back from the Trojan War. He encountered many women who acted as the obstacles, making the journey home even longer. Odysseus’ travels home were not going to be short and he knew that, but encountering Calypso, the Sirens and Circe did not make it any better....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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I Am Apart Of Is The Y Generation

- The culture that I am apart of is the Y generation. My generation is social media focused, technology enhanced, Politically Correct individuals who seem to have lost the value of hard work. In terms of the hardest working generations I can think of, no other generation to compare to than the G.I Generation. In terms of relationship to the Y generation, the G.I’s seem to be long gone with a few remaining members around to tell the impressive stories of a time long past. They seem to now be Legends of hard willed soldiers and strong willed women who lived through tough and rocky times and came out clean on the other side....   [tags: World War II, United States, Great Depression]

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Summary Of Homer 's ' Odysseus '

- Summary: Odysseus begins telling his story to the king and queen beginning from when he left Troy and begins with his home island of Ithaca. He tells of how he made Calypso believe that he loved her and then begins filling in details from the Trojan War to being captured by Calypso. He recounts the tails of the land of the Kikonians, the lotus eaters, and then of how the cyclops just wanted to eat all of them and Odysseus had to use trickery in order to escape the island, but is foolish enough to let the cyclops know his real name....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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The Beginning Of The Story Of Odysseus

- The beginning of the story takes place after the Trojan War. All of the Greek gods have returned home besides Odysseus. He was the only survivor of the Trojan War but now he has been taken captive by the nymph. Calypso has falling in love with him and won’t let him leave. But while this is happening his wife Penelope is watching his kingdom in Ithaca. Athena goes to her father Zeus and begs him to allow Odysseus to come home. She goes to Ithaca to talk to Telemachus. Athena believes that Odysseus is alive and tries to convince him to stand up and find more information about his father....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Trojan War, Odysseus]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Odyssey

- No man ever survived to tell the tale of his adventure through the monster plagued Mediterranean Sea, the exception to this was Odysseus. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus a Trojan War hero is sent on a perilous journey throughout ancient Greece. Odysseus is the king of the kingdom of Ithaca who had to embark on a 20 year ocean voyage back to his home. “He seems very powerfully built; his thighs, calves, hands, and neck are of prodigious strength....” (Homer 98). Odysseus’ journey starts on an island that he has been trapped by Calypso for 10 years after the war....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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The Epic Of The Iliad

- “To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title” Albert Pike. Wars throughout the ages have changed drastically between their weapons, the reasoning, and the strategies used. But it seems there is a constant from cavemen to present day; the higher the rank and position of power that one is in, generally keeps them from having to do their own dirty work. Throughout The Iliad, the only person that does not seem to pull the “rank” card is Hector, Homer put Hector into The Iliad as a contrast to men such as Zeus and Agamemnon....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Greek mythology]

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South Korea 's Economic Impact On Its Infrastructure

- South Korea South Korea is also known as The Republic of Korea consists mostly of hills and mountains with wide coastal plains. It is home to over 50 million people and is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, which is on the Korean Peninsula, below the border of a heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This is in use mainly by its Republic of Korea Army since the end of the Korean War in 1953. South Korea’s economy has grown faster than North Korea since the 1960s. South Korea has many land variants, which also help with its trades, resources and its ability to mass produce crops due to favoring lands and technology which has made a positive impact on its infrastruc...   [tags: South Korea, Korean War, North Korea]

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The Between Greek And Greek Mythology

- Since the beginning of time, women didn’t have as much power as a men. A great example of this is how women are portrayed in Greek and Irish mythology. Looking at the history of Greek mythology, what roles women play, and the differences between Greek and Irish mythology, it is easy to see the difference in how women are treated compared to men. One famous history topic in ancient Greece period is the Trojan War. The poems Iliad and Odyssey go in depth about the events of the Trojan War, the battle that sailed 10,000 ships just for a girl....   [tags: Greek mythology, Trojan War, Zeus, Agamemnon]

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War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary

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

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The War Of War And War

- How come when we think of war we only think of how many people get injured or even killed. Yes, those numbers are extremely outrageous but not as outrageous as the money spent to contribute to all these wars. The money spent globally on military spending contributes to over $1.7 trillion in annual expenditure that keeps adding to debts (Shah, 2013). Today we have so many countries in debt due to the price that comes along with contributing to such wars. The word of economics might not come to your mind when you think of war, but the cost of war plays much a bigger role then what you think....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Economics, Gulf War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- As America grew in history, it was not one to stay way from wars after the second world war. It led to the Korean war and then the Vietnam war to finally the overall blanket of the cold war. It was to protect democracy, protect land, and to protect the world from a horrendous end. These wars gave growth and despair to the United States however it led to the rise of peace. Before the second world war, the world was in turmoil. The depression had spread across the globe and with that different political groups started to rise to give the people hope....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War]

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The War Of Vietnam War

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

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The War Of The Cold War

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

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Game Analazation: Goober's World, Legend of Kindara, and Castle of the Winds Online

- Goober's World (Platform Game) by Emergency Studios, Legend of Kindara by BlueGalaxy Digital, and Castle of the Winds Online by Andrew Dahl are the three games that I chose for finding elements common to unsuccessful games. Once again, I have chosen games that are very different in genres. Finding common elements in games, especially ones that can make them un-successful, can often be challenging. There are so many different aspects in which to look from when determining if a game will be successful or not, including the players, the developers, and the publishers just to name a few points of view....   [tags: pc games, multiplayer online, platform game]

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Causes of World War 1

- Causes of World War 1 World War 1, also known as “The Great War” occurred due to many causes. It was the result of aggression towards other countries. Rising nationalism of European nations, economic and imperial completion, and fear of the war prompted alliances and increase of armed forces. This created tension contributing to the outbreak of war. But it was assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War 1. In the 19th Century, people of the same nationality united under one border. Many countries wanted to have people of the same nationality live within the same border....   [tags: War]

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The Earth 's Oceans And Winds Are Two Sources Of Primary, Renewable Energy

- Two Form of Renewable Energy The Earth’s oceans and winds are two sources of primary, renewable energy (RE). Historical records show the use of sails as a means of propulsion for watercraft on the Nile River in 5000 BC. On land, humanity converted wind energy to pump (move) water and mill (refine) grains. Windmills are thought to have developed in the East, in Persia, India and Tibet. The technology traveled west into Europe where counties such as the Netherlands, exploited the technology to pump water for land reclamation....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Renewable energy]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- “War is organized violence often on a large scale, involving sovereign states or geographic parts of the same state or distinct ethnic or social groups within a given state (civil war) (Magstadt, Thomas).” The three wars I will be covering are the Just Wars, Total Wars, and Proxy Wars. A common form of warfare, the Just War can be seen in World War Two, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. A just war is “a war fought in self-defense or because it is the only way a nation can do what is right (Magstadt, Thomas).” The Vietnam Civil War began in 1959 and ended in 1975....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, United States, Korean War]

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The War Of The World War II

- World War II was the biggest wars in history. Most countries such as Britain, German, and Japan were damaged and a lot of people died in the war. Albert Einstein assumed that “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”(Albert Einstein). After the World War II, United States, the Capitalism country, and Soviet Union, communist country, were in the Cold War, but it didn’t go to bigger war because they were afraid of the future world war....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, Cold War, Joseph Stalin]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The year was 1967 when Charles Haug returned home from Da Nang, Vietnam. Charles is a veteran of the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Charles Haug was a mechanic who worked on different types of heavy equipment; such as forklifts, cranes, and military vehicles. While in combat, he was moved from Khe Sanh, Vietnam to Da Nang, which was his home base in Vietnam. At that moment he was moved between those two locations, Charles had confidence that he was going to make it back home to Indiana after being away for nineteen months....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, United States, Korean War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- War is an idea that has existed since the dawn of humanity, and with every war there are goals and motives, the Cold War is no different. The turmoil of the first World War in set the global stage for the future of relations between the United States, Russia, Britain and other countries. As the Russian civil war grew fiercer, allied forces, including U.S. forces, laid foot on Russian soil, at which point things took a turn for the worst. The Cold War was a war of competition, in every sense of the word; and although both the United States and the Soviet Union were teetering-tottering on the brink of war for many years after the first World War, ultimately the United States is to blame for in...   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, World War I]

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The War Of 1812 As The Forgotten War

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

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Korean War : The Cold War

- Korean War The WWII had left the Asian country Korea divided. In June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea without declaration. It marked the beginning of the three-year long Korean War. Soon, the Soviet Union and communist China joined the combat on the side of North Korea, a communist state. A United Nations force led by the Unites States, who was in the stage of the Cold War with the Soviet, supported South Korea which had a fragile democracy. The Korean Conflict proceeded in between the Second World War in 1939 and the Vietnam War in 1955, two of the largest military conflict in world history....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Korean War, United States]

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The War Of The World War I

- Wilson call to war was an address to Congress calling for the United States to declare war on Germany and enter into World War I. To this point and time the US government had remained mostly neutral with both sides of the conflict, while U.S. companies were still allowed to trade goods with all nations on both sides. However this created tensions on both sides of the War in Europe. The UK would seize neutral countries merchant ships and Germany would do the same, or even attack these merchant ships....   [tags: World War II, United States, Laws of war]

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The War Of The Civil War

- It is October 1862, one year and six months since the start of the Civil War. An envelope is printed, painted and dispersed. Unnamed, the print is referred to as a Civil War envelope showing woman pouring a drink for a wounded soldier as a battle rages in the background. Although it does not contain a formal title or a claimed artist the print depicts various social constructs and developing principles that were in attendance throughout the Civil War. The establishment of Lithography on envelopes became a key component of social change during the civil war....   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army, Civil war]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The human race has long been assumed to have a warlike nature, involving itself in many violent endeavors. Philosophers such as Hobbs firmly asserted such an ideal throughout their teachings, their theories revolving around said notion. Yet some occasions throughout history point to the contrary, specifically those in which war was the unpopular choice. Perhaps the most exemplary of unpopular wars was the Vietnam War, which spurred a myriad of anti-war sentiment. These ideals manifested themselves in a wide variety of protests and draft evasion....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Cold War]

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The War Of 1812 And The Forgotten War

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

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The War Of The Cold War

- During 1945-1991 the two major superpowers, Russia and the United States, engaged in a war known as the Cold War. The reason this war is known as a cold war is because the two superpowers never engaged in a full on war against one another, instead they used the media against each other, they used international events as a cover, and “they fought their battles through various countries across the globe.” (Class Notes) What this means is that the US and the USSR fought the war through events such as the Second Front 1944, the bombing on Hiroshima 1945, and the Berlin Blockade 1947....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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