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

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

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World War I As A Good War

- In Britain, World War I is often portrayed as being an unnecessary war, while World War II is viewed as a good war. Critically discuss whether you agree or disagree with this portrayal, providing reasons and examples in your answer Introduction Conventional wisdom suggests that the First World War an unnecessary and futile war characterised by the Great European powers stumbling or sleepwalking (Clark, 2012) into a war that no nation really wanted and which resulted in the devastating slaughter of 11 million soldiers in the stalemate of trench warfare of the Western and Eastern fronts....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nazi Germany]

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The War I And World War II

- How does a strong, democratic power like the United States stay out of a major war in Europe. That is a question that both the government and the President pondered during World War I and World War II. They tried to stay neutral in both wars, but eventually were brought into the fight. I believe that it is impossible for the United States, which is a strong, global power, to remain neutral in any major war because of its business interests, the necessity to maintain good relationships with ally countries and the moral dilemma of spreading democracy....   [tags: World War II, United States, World War I]

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War I And The Second World War

- The (world) “war to end all wars” and the Second World War What do the “War to end all wars” and the Second World War have in common, well they are both world wars but what are the specifics. The answer to that will be included in the following text. To start off did you know that (per PBS.org) World War One saw 320,000+ “dough boys” lose their life fighting World War Two had a more than double death toll with 1,000,000+ “GI’s” lives sacrificed. In addition, there was genocide happening on both World Wars with Ottoman Empires killing of Armenians and the Third Reich’s mass killing of Jews in World War Two....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Eastern Bloc]

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World War One Was a Senseless War

- World War One Was a Senseless War World War One was the first major war that was fought in mainly in Europe, and parts of Asia. The war lasted from July 28th, 1914 to November 11th, 1928. There were over a hundred nations involved not only from Europe, but from Asia, Africa, Central America, North America and many Island nations. There were millions of casualties fighting in slow moving trench warfare , and many battles were also fought at sea. There are many reason why the world plunged into its first world war....   [tags: World History, World War I]

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World War I Was An Unnecessary War

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

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World War II And The Cold War

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

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World War I And The Great War

- To have earned the title of World War I, the Great War had to have effected a large amount of people in significant ways. The First World War brought about a lot of change to the way people viewed gender, military, over all society. It hastened the end of the Victorian Era and ushered in a new industrialized world. This came with a great price the rich were made poor and the poor were made poor. Millions died and even more were wounded. Children were forced to quickly become adults. People that lived sheltered lives were exposed to some of the most gruesome images in history....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars]

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World War I And The Great War

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

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World War I And The Great War

- According to Merriam-Webster, historians define a world war as “a war involving numerous many of the world.” World War I, also known in Great Britain as “The Great War,” had a tremendous impact on western civilization and the world, financially and physiologically. Also, World War I marked the beginning of great technological achievements, which lead to the inventions and use of mustard gas, tanks, submarines and airplane bombs. Nevertheless, the actual reason why World War I merits the title “The Great War” was because of its immediate and long-term causes, devastating major battles, treaty that settled peace to the world, and provoking results....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Treaty of Versailles]

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World War I And The Great War

- The Great War, also known as World War 1, was one of the deadliest wars that essentially started because of ideologies, small problems that were blown out of proportions because of alliances with other countries which cause catastrophic results worldwide. The United States was part of this conflict, not because of free will, but because none of the European superpowers wanted to respect the fact that the United States was neutral and providing support to both sides of war. Before we even look at World War 1, we need to fully understand the importance of the rise of militarism, imperialism and nationalism....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States]

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

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

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Civil War And The American Revolutionary War

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

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War I And World War II

- What was the relationship between World War I and World War II, and how did the ways in which the wars were fought differ. Famously known as the ‘War to end all wars’, World War I (WWI) was just the tip of the iceberg for the issues that will come to plague some of the most powerful countries. The growth of World War II (WWII) was fostered by the first war, but with its own set of difficulties that those living through it and fighting in it had to face head on. WWI was a war fought for the people, by the people, while WWII was one of brutality and fear of a worse power coming about if it wasn’t prevented....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nazi Germany]

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The War I And World War II

- Though there have been countless numbers of wars fought across the entire world throughout history, the majority of them did not involve the world as a whole. Wars typically involve two sides, though there are allies, and other parts of the world remain unaffected. This was not the case for World War I or World War II. World War I, which is also known as the first war, and World War II are to this day highly debated about amongst historians. Though the wars took place at two completely different periods in history, some argue that they are simply two components making up a single war with a rather lengthy break between them....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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The World War I And The End Of The War

- Democracy, during 1918-1945, showed to be ridged and inflexible. The idea of democracy was attempted by many countries that were fighting for their rights but the leaders put in power showed the idea of democracy’s weakness at this time. Both world wars played a huge part in democracy’s decline at this time and rise in fascism, Nazism, and communism. World War 1 was intended to save democracy but by the end of the war democracy was squashed. The after effects of the war caused a rise in nationalism and want for revenge....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Fascism, Adolf Hitler]

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World War II And The Vietnam War

- History is full of people fighting against one another and going to war for all types of different reasons. For the most part countries go to war to either protect their way of life, or for a better way of living. We want to preserve certain aspects of life like our rights, as well as helping others gain or maintain them, we also want to be able to prosper as a country. When one or some of these things are threatened a country will go to war. Some wars that fallow this trend include the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War....   [tags: United States, World War II]

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The Cold War On The World War II

- Following years of brutal fighting, a war which engulfed the entire world, feelings could not simply be thrown away. Bitter rivalries had arisen out of World War II, even ones between former allies. Just after the war America’s public support and trust of the USSR was higher than 50%, within months that number would drop lower than 35% as hostility grew between the two nations. Many began comparing it to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in ways such as the autocratic government and labor camps. The ones that began pointing out these similarities were the head officials of government, the ones who formulate our policies for America....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Harry S. Truman]

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The War of 1812

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

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World War I Was A Great War

- When World War I was announced on July 28, 1914, it was not considered shocking Europe. After decades of militarization on both sides, the time had come for what would be known as the Great War. What did come as a shock was how long the war would span; lasting nearly four long years and causing immense devastation. Between military personnel and civilians, approximately 38 million casualties and losses resulted between 1914 to 1918. The high causality rate was in response to the rapid pace at which technology evolved, making weapons more lethal than they previously were....   [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, World War II]

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The War Of Vietnam During The Vietnam War

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

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On War by Clausewitz

- One of the most studied military strategist or theorist is Clausewitz. His work, “On War” has stood the test of time, used widely to analyze and study conflicts in the twenty-first century. “War is a continuation of `policy'—or of `politics'—by other means" (Bassford, pg 199), the most famous Clausewitz quote, often used to justify conflict but to the contrary, most often misapplied during conflict. “On War” is written as if war is an art, however, Clausewitz does offer guidance on tactics and military objectives, which by description, war is a science too....   [tags: communism, vietnam war]

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World War I And The Great War

- Notably, Germany and the Allies marked the day on June 28th, 1919 a peace treaty was signed. This signified the end of the long-suffering World War I. At the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France, the Allies, represented by the ‘Big Three’, David Lloyd George, George Clemenceau, and Woodrow Wilson voiced Germany should be held responsible for the war . Lloyd George was a key figure in the introduction of many reforms, which eventually laid the foundations of the modern welfare state. He was a major role at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that restructured Europe after the conquest of Germany in the Great War ....   [tags: Treaty of Versailles, World War II, World War I]

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War I And World War II

- World War I and World War II where both major turning points in the 20th Century. Though differing in causes and the conduct of battle, both conflicts had a vast array of both short-term and long term effects. The individual economic power of the state’s involved also greatly influence the outcomes of the war. World War I cannot truly be blamed upon only one country, but rather on a multitude of nations due to a complex network of secret alliances, a buildup of arms, and a rise in nationalism. World War I began in 1914, after a member of the “Black Hand” (Gavrilo Princip), a Serbian nationalistic terrorist group, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir apparent to the Austrian-Hungar...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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World War I And The Great War

- World War I, or as many people call it, “The Great War”, left the eastern hemisphere in shambles. In 1914, a Serbian radical assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife during their stay in Sarajevo (Goldberg, 1999, p.5).1 This attack caused Austria-Hungary to declare war with Serbia after they denied an “impossible” list of demands (Goldberg, 1999, p.5).1 Russia came to Serbia’s aid, which caused Austro-Hungary to activate its alliance with Germany (Goldberg, 1999, p.5).1 Thus, Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire all united, forming the Central Powers; while Great Britain, and France were allied with Russia to form the Allied Powers (Goldberg, 1999, p.5).1 Th...   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States]

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War I And World War Two

- Throughout history there has been an abundance of bloodshed, hatred, and battles that have taken the lives of countless people. War is in our blood, it is part of being human; war is what defines our generations and proves our superiority over fellow humans. War is inevitable with all the different opinions and ethnocentrism on our globe, it is mostly a necessary evil in modern day wars. World War One and World War Two had many differences and similarities comparable to the causes of wars, warfare, and the imperialism that took place....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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World War II, And The Cold War

- “I have a dream,” “A day that will live in infamy,” and “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” What do these words have in common. All of these words are the backbone, the distinguishing features of speeches, speeches that were spoken to inspired, ignited, and instigated sweeping changes to the world. Despite, the monumental progress that resulted from these speeches, many people only remember these powerful words, neglecting hundreds of others that were uttered moments before and after these famous phrases....   [tags: World War II, United States]

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The Madness of War

- War is the epitome of cruelty and violence, an experience that can prove maddening and strip away some of the most intrinsic characteristics of humanity. Kurt Vonnegut’s experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II inspired his critically hailed novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), in which characters continually search for meaning in the aftermath of mankind’s irrational cruelty ("Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007" 287). Both the main character, Billy Pilgrim, and Vonnegut have been in Dresden for the firebombing, and that is what motivates their narrative (Klinkowitz 335)....   [tags: Cruelty, War, Characteristics of Humanity]

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The American Revolutionary War And American War

- The American Revolutionary War Jordan Luke HST201 – U.S. History I Colorado State University – Global Campus Nick Ceh November 28, 2014   The American Revolutionary War The United States of America would not be anything like it is now if it were not for the American Revolutionary War. The conflict between the American colonists and British military forces fought on for 8 years from 1775-1783. In this essay, I will describe the conditions, the era and a few of the major battles of the conflict that helped shape the war....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, American Revolution]

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The Maturation of War

- War, a seemingly inevitable occurrence in history, has shaped the world around us and is continuing shape it now in the present. War is defined by Merriam-Webster as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. Many times these conflicts last many months and sometimes years. Whether it was/is a long conflict there are several factors that could determine the outcome of wars and some of those factors might not be tangible. Some might say that most conflicts are won by bare bone grit, guts and glory; some might say that it was the overwhelming military might; while others might say that it was a strategic advantage or disadvantage....   [tags: War International Relations]

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The War of 1948

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

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The War of 1812

- Leading up to War: The American Revolution was not the end of the tension and hostility between Britain and the United States. Neither country was satisfied with the agreements made at the end of the American Revolution. Americans were angry with the British for failing to remove their soldiers from American territory and their unwillingness to sign trade agreements that were satisfactory to the United States. This American resentment continued to grow strengthen as Britain made attempts to block off the entire continent of Europe....   [tags: War of 1812 Essays]

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The War in Afghanistan

- The war in Afghanistan was a part of the Cold War, which was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces and Mujahedeen, which were composed of two alliances– the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The United States, along with the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and other countries supported the Peshawar Seven insurgents by training them and giving them weapon and money. The Eight alliances were supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The primary Soviet positioning of the Army in Afghanistan began on the 24th of December, 1979, under Soviet general Leonid Brezhnev and the last troop removal started on the 15th of May, 1988, and was finished on February 15, 1989, under the last Soviet leader...   [tags: cold war, iran, islam]

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The Korean War

- On 25 June 1950, the Republic of South Korea was invaded by the North Korean Democratic people. Then, many things started to happen and these showed that they became the main significance of the Cold War that had been going on between the Allies power and the communists, since World War II was over. The invasion by the North Korean communists made President Harry Truman got furious. He looked at the attack as a direct dispute to America's decision to fight against international communism and to his 1947 Truman Doctrine....   [tags: History War]

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War Photography

- War has always been an unfortunate part of our society and civilization. War will sadly and undoubtedly be with us as long as we exist. However, the portrayal of war for many centuries gave a sense of patriotism and romanticism. Then the invention of the camera changed how humanity perceived war in the late to mid 19th century. And all of a sudden, images of war became of shear violence and destruction. The violence in these images would play a significant part in the social and political standpoints of war in our nation....   [tags: War]

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Santa Ana Winds are Meaningful to Authors Joan Didion in the Santa Ana and Linda Thomas in In Brush Fire

- ... Her reason behind why the winds make people unhappy is that they cause several problems such as headaches and allergies; in Los Angeles some teachers call off classes with the fear of children’s behavior (clearly a hyperbole). In Switzerland, suicide rates increase and blood clot does not occur. Furthermore, her purpose becomes clear when she states “the air carries an unusually high ratio of positive ions [which] . . . make people unhappy.” On the contrary, Thomas believes that the winds are in essence part of a natural cycle since they aid some plants like the chaparral since it “need[s] the heat of a flame to crack open [it’s] seed pods and prepare for germination.” Furthermore, the...   [tags: nature, viewpoint, death]

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War Poems: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, and War is Kind

- “Totoy’s War” by Luz Maranan, “State of Siege” by Eric Gumalinda, and “War is Kind” by Stephen Crane Throughout our history, both recorded and unrecorded, there have been countless violent battles fought. From small skirmishes to full on declarations of war, humans have been involved with battling on another for all the reasons that they have. The only thing alarming is that, as time and technology progresses, the number of casualties and collateral damage have been increasing as well. In addition, the implications to the human mind, brought upon by the excessive violence, can be equally damaging....   [tags: Totoy’s War, State of Siege, War is Kind]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The Cold War lasted from the end of the second world war and would continue to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. While any might think that the United States and the Soviet Union actually fought against each other that is simply not the case. It was called the “Cold War” because the two countries never actually fought against each other. Even though the United States and the Soviet Union had been allies during the second world war that quickly changed. The US and the Soviet Union were never friends but kept each other close to observe each other....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, World War II, Korean War]

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The Civil War- Modern or Napoleonic War?

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

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The War From The Onset Of The Cold War

- lied to about the nature, goals and strategies of the war from the onset. The Bush administration became the cannon fodder for the public, and by proxy The Times. The tone of the articles contained in The Times became less and less pro war and more and more hesitant to promote the positive aspects of the war, even to the point of decrying it outright through the quotes and opinions of others. This quote from former senator Jonathan Edwards was the epitome of such a sentiment, ' 'Speak out, and stop this escalation now....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The War Of Freedom During The Civil War

- On April 12,1861 through May 13,1865 a greatly massacre had hanged America forever , a war was known as the Civil War , a war with almost nearly the same amount of deaths in all the nations war including the one in Iraq. Many Americans refer it to the “first modern war “ in which significant modern advances were used during the war , Many may argue that the Civil War wasn’t the second revolutionary war because in the end it had just worsen racial issues and equal rights , however the civil war did bring many good changes to the south , many black people referred it to “the war of freedom” in which they fought for their rights, and values....   [tags: American Civil War, Black people, United States]

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World War II As A Good War

- Throughout history, Americans tend to remember World War II as the ‘good war’, where the U.S military fought for a good cause; America used the moral means that many countries around the world recognized. They protected the freedom of Americans and helped foreign nations attain freedom. However, Americans forget to acknowledge the fact that people put their lives on the line for them so they can be where they are today. Americans does not realize the lives that were lost during the war, countries who needed tremendously assistance and the discrimination America brought into the society....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, United States]

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The World War I Came The War

- Dherice Flowers Then Came the War The First World War was a tragedy and left millions of soldiers dead and wounded from many countries that participated. Many new weapons were introduced along with new tactics and fighting styles. The war lasted four years 1914-1918, it consisted of many countries but mainly the allied powers which consisted of Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy, those countries battled the central powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. The number of countries that participated would grow as time passed....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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World War 11 : The European War

- September 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland. You might have heard of the European theater, but did you know that it is known as the European war. The European war started on September 1, 1939 and ended early May 1945. World war 11, was a battle for freedom in the world, and it lasted for almost two years in Europe and China just before Japan had attacked Pearl harbor. World war 11 was a global clash that included most of the countries on earth. World war 11 played a big part in the making of our world that we have and live today....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany]

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The Vietnam War Was A Super Controversial War

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

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The Great War And World War I

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

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Girl At War : Lack Of Experience

- Girl at War highlights the ignorance some Americans hold toward war due to lack of experience. When Ana first arrived in America, she eventually came to an understanding that her “time for grieving was running short. People were getting impatient. It wasn’t their fault. It was near impossible, even for me, to contain Gardenville and Croatia in the same thought” (136). This quote is very revealing for Ana because it encapsulates the idea that she has no one who truly understands what she is going through....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, War]

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World War II As A Global War

- World War II was a global war filled with innumerable deaths and unspeakable atrocities. Not only did it shift the balance of power between countries and shape the development of the world after that point, but the war also left a lasting impression in people’s minds even to this day. It left a unprecedented path of ruin and destruction in Europe and Asia, tearing apart countries and displacing families. Even for the United States, in which nearly no fighting took place, the resounding effects of the war permeated through all aspects of life....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, United States]

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Slavery Without The War : The Civil War

- Slavery without the War The Civil War made a tremendous impact on the United States and also was the deadliest war in our nation’s history. As we look back and acknowledge the lives lost and sacrifices made I sometimes wonder why it needed to happen. Without the Civil war would the south eventually agree to end slavery. Would we still own slaves today. Or would America be split into two separate countries. The south depended on their agriculture in their economy and without the slaves it would make it a lot more expensive to pay their workers....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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Artillery and Weapons of the Civil War

- Every war, though happens for a reason and bring a better change, is often gruesome. The Civil War broke America in two groups and, at the time, was the war with the most casualties and injured men. As the fight to preserve the Union progressed, so did a number of other areas, such as weaponry and artillery. The advanced technology produced through the Civil War assisted in increasing number of casualties. The North was more fortuitous than the South in multitudinous ways. One of which includes the fact that their industrial society allowed them to produce a larger amount of weapons of a higher quality....   [tags: Civil War]

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The On The Korean And Vietnam War

- “I believe that operational-level commanders must first master the basic philosophy and principles of warfare. Only then can they make current or new technologies their servant.” Since 1947, airpower theory had the greatest impact on the employment of American airpower, because the promise of strategic bombing would deliver decisive effects and achieve a swift victory continued throughout the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. Although strategies, doctrines and technology changed over time, the application of US airpower revealed the dependence on the traditional air power theory in the second half of the twentieth century....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, World War II, Korean War]

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War Of Aggression, Wars, And Wars Of War

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

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The Civil War : A Bloody And Vicious War

- The Civil War was a bloody and vicious war that alienated two regions and pitted family members against family members or friends against friends. Despite the popular belief that the war would be quick, it was actually not. Thousands of men were lost in these battles and these soldiers and citizens lives would never be the same again after experiencing Shiloh or Antietam. The Union was led by President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant while the Confederacy was backed by President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E....   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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Religion and the Cause of War

- Many times we can’t pin down the precise reason as to why wars are caused, but we can say as to why we choose to fight. We fight to defend what we believe in. Many would say that war is not caused by religion, but what exactly is religion. Religion is “Something one believes in and follows devotedly; a matter of ethics or conscience.” (dictionary) Although many things cause war, one cannot discount the role religion plays in the cause of war. According to Prominent US Catholic theologian Dr. William Cavanaugh “If one tries to limit the definition of religion to belief in God or gods, then certain belief systems that are usually called “religions” are eliminated, such as Theravada, Buddhism,...   [tags: Religion War]

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Controversy of The War of 1812

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

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The War Of 1812

- For the study of the War of 1812, there needs to be taken into account the many biases toward the conflict, taking each account with a grain of salt. In order to make this study more comprehensible, the mindset of the public needs to be examined. This paper has looked to both past and present accounts of the conflict from three separate parties in order to flesh this out. From this further understanding of the public’s perceptions, the study of who won the conflict is much more attainable. That is, no single party came out victorious from the War of 1812 for the same reason....   [tags: United States, War of 1812, Canada]

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The Army 's Way Of War

- Army Concept resisted the paradigm shift required to adjust to the “low intensity” conflicts that arose from the onset of the nuclear age in 1945 to through the conclusion of the Vietnam Conflict in 1973. The Army’s way of war, or Army Concept, was based on conventional doctrine focused on nuclear war in Europe that was steeped in recent victories, traditions and ingrained in the service’s “psyche.” The Army’s historical experiences of success from World War II to Korea were based on conventional wars or “mid-intensity wars,” these skills were not effective in combating “limited conflicts.” As the nuclear threat evolved the U.S....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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World War II And The Cold War

- The first half of the 20th century truly depicted a “West in Crisis.” These first fifty years represented a tumultuous time that transformed the continent and peoples of Europe. The events and actions took place during this time led to creating a “modern” Europe. The decade 1940-1950, in my opinion, was the most significant in creating a “modern” Europe (beginning with World War II in 1940 and ending with the Cold War in 1950), because the events and consequences of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War contributed greatly to how Europe looks and acts today....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany]

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The Origins Of The Vietnam War

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

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The Revolutionary War And The American Civil War

- The Revolutionary War had resulted in the creation of the United States of America, whereas the American Civil War had determined the type of nation the United States would be. Opposing views over allowing slavery in territories, that had not become states just yet, had been the cause of the Civil War by the states. In 1861, when the war had just begun, a twenty-one year old man named Samuel Rush Watkins enlisted in the Confederate Army. Watkins had originally enlisted in the Bigby Grays in April when he then transferred to Maury Grays two months later on May fifteenth....   [tags: United States, American Civil War, Writing]

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America, Russia, And The Cold War

- Walter LaFeber’s book, America, Russia, and the Cold War 1945-2006, is a unique book as it focuses on both sides of the Cold War issue. Many books before this time focused solely on the American viewpoint of the Cold War, but by allowing a glimpse into the ideologies of the Soviet’s plans, LaFeber provides a comprehensive look at the Cold War. His work includes three main ideas that serve to drive the developments in his book. First, he concludes that the conflict with Russia truly started in the late nineteenth century....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War]

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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

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

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World War I And The Great War

- During the period of July 1914 to November 1918 was when the world took a turn of events, and had an everlasting effect on the world including the people in it. Yet, the main focus was Europe and the United States. The causes of World War 1 also known as the Great War included both short, and long term occurrences. Some of the reasons for these occurrences included a multipolar power in Europe, Imperialism, the alliance system, nationalism, imperial rivalries in Africa / Asia, and a sudden assassination....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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African Americans in the Civil War

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

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A Piece of Revolutionary War History

- During the beginning of Colonial America, there were many people who migrated from Europe to settle the new founded American Continent. They traveled from Europe to escape the laws, taxes, demands, and nobility brought upon them at the hands of King George III and Parliament. They wanted to be free from the tyranny of King George III. When the colonist arrived on the American Continent they felt freedoms that they had never before felt. After, feeling the freedom of being on this newly found continent King George once again started putting his demands on the Colonist....   [tags: Revolutionary War,]

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African Americans in The Civil War

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

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War I : War Never Change

- War, war never changes. All parties involved in war do it for one reason and one reason alone, power. This struggle for power is no different in the case of The Thirty Years’ War. Starting in Bohemia in 1618 as a regional conflict with the Hapsburg Empire, many parties were involved in the conflict. The Catholic Church was one such party struggling with the religious conflict of the Reformation. Other Nations such as France, England, Sweden, and Spain were involved as well and played a major role in obtaining greater power through the use of political actions under the guise of religion....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Germany, Holy Roman Empire]

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War is Caused by Misunderstanding

- People should realize that war is "part of human society" no matter mythic or sensory; it is first and foremost death and "gross human cruelty"(Hedges 26, 23). Chris Hedges separates mythic reality and sensory reality, in his essay "War is A Force that Gives Us Meaning," explaining that "in mythic war we imbue events with meanings they do not have" and "in sensory reality we see events for what they are" (21). In one of this year films "Letters from Iwo Jima" directed by Clint Eastwood, the sensory reality of World War II is shown through the perspective of Japanese Soldiers that had to guard the island Iwo Jima till the American troops completely destroyed each and every one of them....   [tags: War Politics]

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Ambrose Bierce on War Theory

- Brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. The Civil War set a new precedent of warfare. One of the Union solders, Ambrose Bierce, wrote a collection of short stories based on his personal experience. Do his writings reflect that the Civil War was a just war by following just war theory. Bierce’s writings help reflect that the Civil War was unjust because the war was not conducted by a legitimate authority, the war was not conducted with the right attitude, and the war was not a last resort....   [tags: The Civil War]

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The War on Drugs

- The war on drugs began in the United States in 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared war. President Nixon increased the number of federal drug control agencies, increased mandatory sentences for drug offenders, and utilized no-knock warrants in attempt to get the problem under control. It has been over forty years since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Did America win the war on drugs. Is it time to legalize illicit drugs in this country. What are other countries doing in reference to drugs....   [tags: United States, Richard Nixon, war]

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Canada and The Korean War

- Overshadowed by the previous, long and devastating Second World War, the Korean War became known by Canadian veterans as the "Forgotten War". After Japan's defeat in World War II, Korea was split into two parts, North Korea and South Korea. North Korea was occupied by the communist country of USSR while South Korea was held by the Americans and other democratic nations. War officially broke out on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans assaulted across the country's division on the 38th Parallel with their men and artillery behind them....   [tags: History, War]

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The War On The Moon

- When Mars declared war on The Moon, most Earthlings couldn’t believe it; Earth had always kept a loose, nearly non-existent leash on her colonies, but there was always a shared sense of humanity that kept each colony in check. With the way things had been going though, it should have been more apparent. During their last election cycle, in the year 2300, Martians had voted in a swarm of members from the Optimates party; a party whose last few Earth years of campaigning had been violently pushing for a more isolationist intersolar policy....   [tags: Mars, Earth, Moon, World War II]

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Communism And The Cold War

- Communism and Capitalism were the two opposing ideologies during the cold war, the two main powerhouses at the time The Soviet Union and The United States of America would fight for their beliefs not on their own lands, but in other countries. The Cold War negatively affected Korea and Vietnam on a cultural, economic, environmental and social basis. The USSR and The United States governments only cared about the ideologies these countries held rather than the people living with the decisions these two powerhouse made in order for their own gain....   [tags: Cold War, Vietnam War, World War II, Korean War]

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The War Of The Usa

- Life has no meaning to me anymore ever since I lost my legs in World War Three. The USA has been in many wars but nothing will compare to what is to come. In the year 2023 America is the one with the best military around the globe. Its also the year were Russia deploys a nuclear bomb to the west coast of the USA. USA acts quickly by declaring war to Russia. Soon the draft kicks in and being Twenty-Three I must go and fight for my country. I was in that war for six whole years and it was tough. First few months I had to do two months of boot-camp....   [tags: United States, World War II, Bowling]

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Horizontal and Vertical Ocean Currents

- Horizontal and vertical ocean currents Ocean currents are horizontal or vertical movement of both surface and deep water throughout the world’s oceans (Briney, n.d.). The primary generating forces are wind and differences in water density caused by variations in temperature and salinity. Currents generated by these forces are modified by factors such as the depth of the water, ocean floor topography and deflection by the rotation of the Earth. Horizontal currents are wind driven, fast moving and carries small amount of water; while, vertical currents are slow moving, density driven and carries large bodies of water....   [tags: surface current, winds, warm air]

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The World Is At War

- The world is at war; Japan, angered at the United States over the oil embargo, has led a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This betrayal thrusted the U.S. into World War Two. Days before the U.S. dropped Little Boy on Hiroshima the U.S. Ambassador Averell Harriman, received a pleasant surprise. The Vladimir Lenin All Union Pioneer Organization, in conjunction with the Soviet Union, had designed and built a state of the art listening device with the sole intent of spying on its newly established ally, the United States....   [tags: World War II, United States, United Nations]

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The Croatian War of Independence

- This paper is analysis of The Croatian War of Independence, It was fought between Croatian forces devoted to Croatian the government between 1990-1995, the war started when Croatia declared their independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Serbians had control over the Yugoslavian People’s Army as well as cooperative local Serbian forces. Croatia intended to break away from Yugoslavia to become an independent country, while Serbians living in Croatia, supported the Yugoslavian war efforts....   [tags: Croacian War]

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Evaluating The War in Iraq

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

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The Korean War

- For any war that has occurred in the history of the world there has been at least one underlying reason for why that war occurred. Wars have been known to take place over something as meaningful as liberation, and for things as trivial as revenge. The Korean War is no different, and in this paper I will try to explain the two different theories on what pretenses the Korean War was fought on. The first and most popular argument is the Traditionalism argument which more or less states that the war was a Proxy war, and the second argument being that of a Revisionist theory, or that war really was just a civil war between North and South Korea....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Cold War, South Korea]

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Confusion in War

- The war in Vietnam is without a doubt an outlier in comparison to every other U.S. war, specifically as the only war that the U.S. has ever lost. Losing the war may have been a direct result of a draft that placed young men in Vietnam, many of whom had absolutely no personal goals other than survival. This sets the scene for Going After Cacciato and its main character Paul Berlin. The book is told in the form of three stories. Sixteen chapters are a narrative of the real war, focusing on the deaths of the men in Berlin’s squadron, another ten chapters depict a single full night when Berlin decides to take the whole watch rather than wake up one of his companions, and the other twenty chapter...   [tags: Vietnam War, US War, World History]

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