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Germany and Cause of World War I

- Germany and Cause of World War I In 1914, World War 1 broke out between six main countries. These were Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was what triggered off the war but I am here to discuss how there was a lot more to it than the murder of just one man. Germany did not cause the war alone, as will soon come clear. Germany felt encircled, as there was a strong friendship between Russia to the east of Germany and France to the west....   [tags: Papers]

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Failure of the July Plot in 1944

- Failure of the July Plot in 1944 The German public had met the outbreak of World War II with a general sense of apprehension. Although Hitler had been admired for his achievements thus far, it was becoming increasingly obvious to the German public that the regeneration of their economy would come at a price. Hitler made considerable achievements in political and economic fields. He also addressed military matters and to some extent social policy. The Enabling Bill was passed in March 1933, with opposition coming only from the Socialists....   [tags: Papers]

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The Break Out of World War One

- The Break Out of World War One In this essay I am going to explain why world war one happened. There are many causes, both long term and short term for example the rivalry between Germany and France because of the Franco Prussian war, and the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand. It is hard to tell which is the most important cause, because lots of countries had tensions with each other, and the war took place because of all these. One long-term cause of world war one was the fact there were two established Alliance systems- the triple Alliance and the triple entente....   [tags: Papers]

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The Responsible One for World War One

- The Responsible One for World War One There are many different opinions and beliefs on who or what was to blame for the First World War. The historian Fritz Fisher had a very strong and controversial answer to whom he believed was responsible for the First World War. Fisher has produced two books in which he details Germany's planning's and aspirations for War. One of Fishers main arguments was that Germany was seeking to expand her empire. As a relatively new country Fisher believed that Germany felt behind with her empire and by invading countries such as France and Poland she would also gain colonies and territory overseas....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring the Causes of World War One

- Exploring the Causes of World War One The long-term origins to World War One start back in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War. In the Franco-Prussian war France lost to Germany which lead to the two countries never being in an alliance with one another. Once the war was over it lead to the forming of the triple Alliance which was one of the main alliances during the first world war. The Triple alliance was made up of the countries - Germany, Austo-Hungery and Italy, and it was first formed because Germany needed help to guard Alsace-Lorrain from France as France wanted to get back its stolen land....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: Social Attitudes

- Social Attitudes Represented in The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald        This novel is in general about middle and upper class American citizens and their lives a few years after the first world war had concluded.  The author, a World War I veteran himself, shows insight into the lives and minds of American soldiers who fought in Europe during the conflict and the interesting experiences some may have had in the years following their return.  Through written conversation, the novel deals with many of the social attitudes and ideas that prevailed during the early 20's.  Historical facts are cleverly infused into the body of the novel that gives the reader an authentic and classi...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Causes of World War I

- "Wars are caused by miscalculations of the aggressors, and the failure of politicians and diplomats to exercise crisis management" a statement that with respect to World War I is generally true for many of the European empires including those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and other nations throughout Europe. World War I or the Great War as was called by it's contemporaries, had been long in the stockpiling; the spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, the series of actions that fueled the war was almost a half of a centuries worth of secret treaties and alliance systems along with power struggles of some empires, such as that of Germany for...   [tags: European History]

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Causes of the First World War

- The twentieth century was a time period characterized by conflicting ideologies and great dissension among countries; it also marked the onset of World War One in 1914. The origins of the "Great War," as the First World War has been called are open to a myriad of insightful and distinct interpretations. However, one interpretation which many historians alike have affirmed is that decisions were made by human beings; "They made them in fear and in trembling, but they made them nonetheless" (Stoessinger 2)....   [tags: World History]

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The Outbreak of War in 1914

- The Outbreak of War in 1914 This question is one of much controversy; many historians would argue it was down to Germany and the ways the Kaiser ruled. But others may say that it was due to the actions of the Black Hand Group. In this essay I intend to look at all the points and eventually come to a verdict on who was to blame for the outbreak of war in 1914. Maybe one country alone is not entirely responsible for the outbreak. One of the causes of war was the alliance system. How can we blame one country alone as the alliance systems were built up of three countries in each alliance....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking Responsibility for World War One

- Taking Responsibility for World War One First, to understand who is to blame one has to understand the events, which led to th eruption of the war. On the 28th of June 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated while visiting military troops in Bosnia. The Serbian terrorist group the Black Hand was responsible for the assassination, because they did not believe that Serbia should be ruled by Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary waited three weeks after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, successor to Franz Josef, before issuing a response to Serbia....   [tags: Papers]

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Germany's Responsibility for World War One

- Germany's Responsibility for World War One Holger H. Herwig, in his quest to answer this question has concluded; "...The greatest measure of responsibility, however, remains with Germany. Planners, both civilian and military, were all too eager to resolve their perceived diplomatic encirclement by use of force -- "now or never," as Kaiser Wilhelm II put it." The outbreak of World War One was reliant on a number of factors. These include the alliance system, the sense of nationalism sweeping Europe at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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Causes of the First World War

- Causes of the First World War “The real reason for the whole thing was that it was just too much trouble not to have a war,” captain Blackadder pointed out. Europe was building up tensions at that stage and all the central powers were getting ready incase of a war. But the war couldn’t have break out just because of this, something or someone must have sparked off the war. The war started at such a short time, at first millions of people wanted to join in the army and thought it was the time for them to have an exciting adventure....   [tags: Papers]

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Germany's Responsibility for World War I

- Germany's Responsibility for World War I After World War I fingers immediately began to be pointed as to who caused the war. At the Versailles Peace Conference, 1919 the victorious powers, the Triple Entente, placed entire fault on Germany, forcing them to admit blame and pay the huge war debts. However even in this day and age who is to blame for the First World War is still a much-debated subject, as historians presented new interpretations to the events, which lead up to WWI....   [tags: Papers]

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Romanticism as a Reaction to Neoclassicism

- The time of Romanticism began in the late 18th century and ended around the mid 19th century. Just showing what the Romantic Movement is, it can be shown as a reaction against Neoclassicism. Romantic art portrays emotional, painted, or shown in a bold and dramatic manner, and there is often a stress on the past. Romantic artists often use sad themes and dramatic tragedies. Paintings by famous Romantic artists such as Gericault and Delacroix are filled with energetic brushstrokes, rich colors, and emotive subject matters....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales

- Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales   For hundreds of years, parents have been enthralling children with stories of magic and wishes coming true. Fairy tales are passed from one generation to the next through oral tradition, and, in modern times, books. As various societies develop, fairy tales are changed to fit the needs and morals those societies want to impress upon their children. Thus, the style and content of a fairy tale is directly affected by the social attitudes of a particular society at a particular time....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Europe at War in 1914

- Europe at War in 1914 Introduction The events that triggered the First World War began with an unlucky mistake. The First World War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918 known at the time as 'The Great War'. It involved more countries than any previous war. It introduced new technology into warfare, and caused destruction on an unequalled scale. It was 'total war', involving the mobilization, not just of vast armies, but of whole nations. The human cost of the war- in terms of damaged minds and bodies, and ruined lives- was beyond calculation....   [tags: Papers]

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Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning

- Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning I. Ordinary Men is the disconcerting examination of how a typical unit of middle-aged reserve policemen became active participants in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Polish Jews. Reserve Police Battalion 101 was made up of approximately 500 men most from working and lower-middle-class neighborhoods in Hamburg Germany. They were police reservists, not trained in combat, some of whom worked with and had been friendly with Jews before the war. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a WWI veteran and career police officer headed the battalion....   [tags: Holocaust Jews Nazi ]

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The Development of Psychology

- The Development of Psychology Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and the mind. This definition implies three things. The first is that psychology is a science, a field that can be studied through objective methods of observation and experimentation. The second is that it is the study of behavior, animal activity that can be observed and measured. And the third is that it is the study of the mind, the conscious and unconscious mental states that cannot be seen but inferred through observation....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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Sir Gawain in Transition

- Sir Gawain in Transition Sir Gawain has played a significant role in Arthurian legends since the Middle Ages. His first major appearance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight depicts Gawain as a warrior rather than a womanizing knight like others from King Arthur's court. Even in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain focuses on his battle with the green knight rather than the advances of Bercilak's wife. During Gawain's visit to Bercilak's castle, his wife makes three specific advances to entice Gawain into an adulteress relationship....   [tags: Sir Gawain Papers]

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Rudolf Karl Bultmann (1884-1976)

- Rudolf Karl Bultmann (1884-1976) Rudolf Karl Bultmann (1884-1976) was born on August 20th in Wiefelstede, in (what was then known as) the grand duchy of Oldenburg. His father, Arthur Bultmann, was an Evangelical-Lutheran pastor, his paternal grandfather a missionary to Africa, and his maternal grandfather a pastor of the pietistic tradition. Thus, young Rudolf came from a family line heavily invested in the theological milieu of his time. This family's gradual move toward Protestant liberalism-especially on the part of his father-would prove to have a significant impact on this young theologian-to-be....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding Consciousness

- Understanding Consciousness This paper encompasses an analysis of physiological psychology, the relationship between the human nervous system and behavior, and an evaluation of historical figures in the field of physiological psychology The Biopsychological Approach to Understanding Consciousness The process of understanding awareness can be complex. Understanding that there are different spectrums of consciousness and that each type represents different principles is the best approach to understanding awareness....   [tags: Psychology]

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Brothers Grimm

- When the word “fairytale” is mentioned, nearly everyone thinks of light-hearted stories with friendly characters and happy endings. However, these are not the ideas that classic fairytales originally sparked. In fact, numerous modern Disney movies were based off stories that were not so sugar coated. In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm were responsible for multiple of these popular children’s tales. The Disney remakes of classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Tangled, and Snow White exclude the dark, twisted themes that are significant in the Brothers Grimm fairytales, because society tendencies continue to evolve toward sheltering and overprotecting young children....   [tags: fairytales, Disney, feminism, Cinderella]

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Quantum Theory

- MAX PLANCK Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, a German theoretical physicist, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918 at the age of sixty. Planck is often referred to as the father of Quantum Theory thanks to his revolutionary discoveries regarding light and energy and how his discoveries led to the creation and growth of the Quantum Theory. In the early 1900 ‘s Planck theorized that oscillating atoms absorb and emit energy not in a continuous fashion, but rather, in discrete packets of light that would later be known as “quanta” and eventually “photons”....   [tags: Nobel price, planck]

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FIFA Corruption

- Fifa has made £1,200,000,000 per year from sponsors, television and the World Cup. Fifa’s latest financial amount over the four years to the end of 2010 show the organisation has earned more than four billion. That's an increase of fifty-nine percent over the previous four year stretch which included the World Cup in Germany (BBC, pars. 1). Its broadcast rights and marketing which are leading the boom of course, and Fifa is riding the wave that's thrown the Premier League skywards too (BBC, pars....   [tags: world cup, ethics committe, presidents]

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Nikola Tesla

- "Were we to seize and eliminate from our industrial world the results of Mr. Tesla's work, the wheels of industry would cease to turn, our electric cars and trains would stop, our towns would be dark, our mills would be dead and idle. Yes, so far reaching is his work that it has become the warp and woof of industry... His name marks an epoch in the advance of electrical science. From that work has sprung a revolution..." -B.A. Behrend If you were to go to an encyclopedia and tried to find out who invented the radio, X- rays, and the tube amplifier, this is what you would find: radio was invented by Marconi, X- rays by Roentgen, and the tube amplifier by de Forest....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Myasthenia Gravis

- In 1890, German medical professor Wilhelm Erb and other physicians had been observing several cases of a neuromuscular disease that they believed was affecting how nerve impulses were transmitted to muscle at the neuromuscular junction. The patient’s experienced a "grave muscular weakness" and Wilhelm named it myasthenia gravis. Through further research, the physicians discovered whether it affected the eye muscles first, or created difficulty in talking, chewing and swallowing, or in using the arms and legs it was neither hereditary nor contagious....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mind and Body

- Mind and Body Much of the intellectual history of psychology has involved the attempt to come to grips with the problem of mind and body and how they interact. While the philosophical distinction between mind and body can be traced back to the Greeks, it is due to the influential work of René Descartes, (written around the 1630’s) that we owe the first systematic account of the mind/body relationship. When Descartes' friend and frequent correspondent, Marin Mersenne, wrote to him of Galileo's fate at the hands of the Inquisition, Descartes immediately suppressed his own treatise....   [tags: science]

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The Bildungsroman Genre

- The Bildungsroman Genre INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 1- BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS......................................................................................... 2- TWO BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS............................................................................. 3.1- Great Expectations..................................................................................................... 3.2- Emma..............................................................................................................................   [tags: Literature Bildungsroman Essays]

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Crime And Punishment

- “Raskolnikov, Why’d you do it?” The character Raskolnikov in the novel Crime and Punishment is among one of the most realistic and believable characters I have ever read about. He is also the most confusing and distraught man I have been introduced to this entire year. Raskolnikov possesses the most varying personality imaginable and this makes the reasoning behind his actions a mystery, especially in the case of the murder. Determining the rationale in killing the old pawnbroker is a complex process that necessitates deep thought from the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Psychology

- History of Psychology In this essay I am looking at where Psychology as a discipline has come from and what affects these early ideas have had on psychology today, Psychology as a whole has stemmed from a number of different areas of study from Physics to Biology, But the first Psychological foundations are rooted in philosophy, which to this day propels psychological inquiry in areas such as language acquisition, consciousness, and even vision among many others. While the great philosophical distinction between mind and body in western thought can be traced to the Greeks, it is to the influential work of René Descartes, French mathematician, philosopher, and physiologist, that we owe the...   [tags: Historical Social Sciences Psychology Essays]

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Folk tale Genre

- Folk tale Genre The greatest treasure of every nation is its language. Fairy tales are part of the oral traditions of literature all over the world. The fairy tale is one of the forms of the people's linguistic arts where life and social system are reflected. Folklore, mythology, fables, tall stories, and other classic tales have been handed down, generation through generation. Countless treasures of human thought and experience still accumulate and live in the world even after thousand of years....   [tags: essays papers]

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Falling into Insanity

- Falling into Insanity As readers of great novels, we are continuously examining and explaining the actions and thoughts of characters. Are we the only ones. Or do the characters actually analyze their own thoughts and actions as we do. In Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, the protagonist, Werther, tells the story of his love for Lotte and the ensuing hardships through letters to his friend and confidante, Wilhelm. Through various situations and excerpts from his letters, we see Werther simply gliding through life, not pondering the motivations for his thoughts and actions, or even questioning his own state-of-mind; the effects of this lack of self-awareness negatively affect him and e...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Schlieffen Plan

- The Schlieffen Plan was devised by Count Alfred von Schlieffen, the Chief of the General Staff in the German army in 1905. There were a number of different aspects to the Schlieffen Plan, and all were aimed at defeating France as quickly as possible, preferably in under 6 weeks. The Germans believed this was possible because they had defeated France in Alsace and Lorraine in the 1871. The main aim of the Schlieffen Plan was to knock out and capture France and then attack Russia in order to avoid fighting a war on two fronts at the same time....   [tags: World War II WWII WW2 Nazi Germany]

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J.S. Bach

- J.S. Bach Johann Sebastian Bach is probably one of the greatest composers of his time, as well as our time. As a boy he had a fantastic soprano singing voice and always took the lead roles in the church and school choirs. He started composing fairly early on in his life and his first main works, including the Preludes and Variations for the organ, were composed between the ages of 17 and 20. Bach loved church music and was regarded as one of the finest organists of his day. Since he was raised up with strong ties to the church, he was always involved in church music both as a singer and an organist....   [tags: Papers]

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Enlightenment and Emancipation

- Enlightenment and Emancipation Richard Wagner’s essays, “Judaism in Music” and “What is German” does not just cast aside the ideology of Jewish emancipation as stated by Christian Wilhelm von Dohm in “On the Civic Improvement of the Jews”. Instead, Richard Wagner’s essays outline the struggles with the legacy of the Enlightenment and lead him to promote theories of culture and regeneration that would rewrite those of prior Enlightenment visionaries, making those people of Jewish descent seen as humans before Jews....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Romanticism In Literature

- Romanticism In Literature Romanticism in literature, began around 1750 and lasted until 1870. Different from the classical ways of Neoclassical Age(1660-1798), it relied on imagination, idealization of nature and freedom of thought and expression.      Two men who influenced the era with their writings were William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, both English poets of the time. Their edition of “Lyrical Ballads';, stressed the importance of feeling and imagination. Thus in romantic Literature the code was imagination over reason, emotion over logic, and finally intuition over science....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great Gatsby

- In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character, Gatsby is the host of many elaborate parties at his home in West Egg. In the morning the lawn crew would come and pamper the yard, in the evening the cooks would begin to prepare the meals, and as dusk approached, the guests would pile out of their taxis, motor cars, and boats (36). Some invited and some not, all were coming in search of a pleasant evening among people. Fitzgerald’s parties unveiled a fun-loving, lazy side of most people in the 1920’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The main techniques Fitzgerald used to introduce our main character Gatsby

- The main techniques Fitzgerald used to introduce our main character Gatsby Author's Techniques by Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald is a very diverse and interesting author to analyze. The techniques he uses for each character or theme that he wants to present is different from page to page, thus making him a multifaceted. When speaking of the title character of the book, Jay Gatsby, there are a few specific techniques used in the layout of his features. Gatsby doesn’t appear in the book in flesh and blood until the third chapter of the book however by that time Nick Carraway has received enough second hand information about him....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Situation that the Weimar Democracy is in by 1925

- The Situation that the Weimar Democracy is in by 1925 The Weimar republic was set up in Nov/Dec of 1918. Germany had been under a Dictatorship ruling and under the Weimar Constitution became a democracy. To start off, the Republic started off in a situation that couldn't get any worse for Germany. Germany had recently signed the armistice and given to the Allies. Before the armistice had been signed, many revolts on German soil had taken place including a sailor's revolt at Kiel and a general strike of the workers in Berlin....   [tags: Papers]

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Grimm's Fairytales - The Most Gruesome Tales Every Told

- Grimm's Fairytales - The Most Gruesome Tales Every Told Afterwards as they came back, the elder was at the left, and the younger at the right, and then the pigeons pecked out the other eye from each." "'Cut the toe off; when thou art Queen thou wilt have no more need to go on foot.'" "'Kill her, and bring me back her heart as a token.'" The Grimm's fairytales were, and have remained, some of the most violent and gruesome tales told. Although the tales were originated with the purpose of adult entertainment, they have been reiterated to children for centuries....   [tags: Exploritory Essays Research Papers]

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Understanding The Misunderstood Art From Different Cultures

- Understanding the Misunderstood Art From Different Cultures Art is a medium used by people world wide to express their ideas, their fears, and their joys. The artist takes the experiences of life and translates them into a visual object, rich in colors, shapes and sizes, for all the world to observe. As a casual observer of art, one is able to relive the feeling or experience the artist was trying to display, if only for a brief moment in time. No matter what cultural background one comes from, art appreciation and enjoyment erases the barriers and the limits, and allows cross-cultural understanding and appraisal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Politics and Economics in the Weimar Republic

- Politics and Economics in the Weimar Republic Statement: Was a firm political and economic foundation established for the long term survival of democracy or whether the events justify the view that the Weimar was a ’republic without republicans’. After 1923 politics became more peaceful. There were no attempted coups from right or left between 1924 and 1929 and also there were no assassinations of major political figures. Extremist parties though was still on the streets, there was frequent fights between the SA and the red fighting league, over 50 people were killed....   [tags: Papers]

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George Frideric Handel, the Famous Composer

- George Frideric Handel, the Famous Composer George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February 23, 1685. He died in London on April 14,1759 and was buried in Westminister Abbey. Handel was one of the famous composers of the Baroque Period. This great composer was mostly known very well for his English Oratorio, particularly the Messiah. His trouble in his operas that he made lied within his uncertain temper and uncertain lack of tact. Handel first learned how to play from an instrument called a clavichord....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Unification of Germany

- From the 19th to 20th century nations were uniting behind the belief of nationalism; the belief that their loyalty was owed to the nation as a whole. This loyalty was believed to be owed to a nation of people who share a common history and language as its core. Due to the growing want for true self-government in Europe, people began calling for unity. Once these nations were created, governments wanted their country to be the strongest and most powerful. A growing sense of pride by the people that their nation was the greatest led to wars to prove who truly had the better military....   [tags: Nationalism, Government, Europe, Personal identity]

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Albert Einstein

- Biography * Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in the town of Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany. * Albert's family moved around Europe, including Munich, Italy and Aarau Switzerland. * Albert attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich where he trained to be a teacher in both physics and mathematics. * Upon his graduation in 1901 he was awarded Swiss citizenship and unable to find a teaching position, so he decided to work as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office where he worked on much of his famous research....   [tags: biographies biography bio]

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Fluoroscopy

- The discovery of fluoroscopy has revolutionised the means physicians view the functions within the body of the patient in order to diagnose and treat (Martin & Harbison, 2006). Although there are many instances where fluoroscopy can be used to benefit patients by providing them with accurate diagnoses, each procedure has risks involved. Fluoroscopic injuries became apparent abruptly after the discovery of x-rays by Roentgen. With time physicians and researchers learned how to efficiently design equipment in order to protect themselves as well as patients against radiation (Balter, 2001)....   [tags: Health ]

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The History Of Computers

- The History of Computers A computer is a machine built to do routine calculations with speed, reliability, and ease, greatly simplifying processes that without them would be a much longer, more drawn out process. Since their introduction in the 1940's. Computers have become an important part of the world. Besides the systems found in offices, and homes, microcomputers are now used in everyday locations such as automobiles, aircrafts, telephones, and kitchen appliances. Computers are used for education as well, as stated by Rourke Guides in his book, Computers: Computers are used in schools for scoring examination papers, and grades are sometimes recorded and kept on computers (Guides...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adolf Hitler

- Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler, to some, was a great ruler, but to others he was a murderer. Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party and was the dictator of Germany. He ordered to have millions of Jews murdered or thrown in prisons. Adolf Hitler was born April 20, 1889, in a small town in Australia called Branuan. His dad's name was Alios Hitler and was a customs official. He was 51 years old when Adolf was born. Klara Polz, Adolf's mother, was a farm girl and was 28 when Adolf was born. Klara and Alios had 6 children , but only Adolf and his sister Paula survived childhood....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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E.T.A. Hoffmann

- E.T.A. Hoffmann His Life, His Dreams.... E.T.A. Hoffmann, often also called the “Ghost Hoffmann”, was one of the important writers and artist of the romantic era in Europe. He was a genius, who had the ability to write, compose and draw with his own characteristics and to catch the attention of many other artists and thinkers from his life time until present date. This man, who was going to be the poet of the uncanny, was born on January 24th 1776 in Königsberg, Germany. Before his mother Luise Albertine Dörffer already had given birth to two other childs, but lost the first one in his early age....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Karl Marx

- The late 1800's was a time period where new ideas, theories, and philosophies ran through the minds of many young people. Amongst them was a man be the name of Karl Marx who stood out in the crowd. Known as a man of great integrity and intelligence, Marx was thought to be one of the greatest thinkers of all time. "Philosophy and Myth in Karl Marx: 2nd Edition" by Robert C. Tucker is a book about Marx and his philosophies. Robert C. Tucker in this book ventures out to critique and give an interpretation of Marx's philosophical thoughts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Wagner

- Richard Wagner TIME LINE: Wagner’s Life 1813: Wilhelm Richard Wagner is born on May 22. Wagner’s father dies on November 23. ;1814: Wagner’s mother remarries § 1815: Wagner’s mother has a daughter Cacilie § 1821: Wagner’s step-father dies § 1829: Wagner composes his first music: two piano sonatas and a string quartet § 1830: Writes a piano arrangement for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony § 1832: Begins work on first opera, Die Hochzeit § 1833: Begins work on Die Feen § 1836: Marries Minna Planer § 1839: Flees to London to avoid creditors, then to Paris § 1847: Takes an interest in Greek plays § 1857: Begins work on Tristan & Isolde § 18...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Faulty Reasoning

- Faulty Reasoning Suicide is not a rational answer to man's suffering. Von Goethe himself exhorts his reader "to be a man and not follow Werther." It is hard to give Werther's character sympathy for a self-destructive tendency. Even Lotte can perceive his ruinous path: "Do you not sense that you are deceiving yourself and willing your own destruction?." Rather than being a man and admitting his culpability, he acts like a child. Werther's disposition supports his decision for taking his own life....   [tags: essays papers]

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Frederic Chopin

- Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer and pianist, was born on March 1,1810, according to the statements of the artist himself and his family, but according to his baptismal certificate, which was written several weeks after his birth, the date was 22 February. His birthplace was the village of Zelazowa Wola, part of the Duchy of Warsaw. The musical talent of Frederic became apparent extremely early on, and it was compared with the childhood genius of Mozart. Already at the age of 7, Frederic was the author of two polonaises, the first being published in the engraving workshop of Father Cybulski....   [tags: Composer Biography Papers]

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GWF Hegel

- GWF Hegel Imagine studying the political and social developments of the 20th century without ever considering Communism or evaluating the idea of Fascism. Envision a Russia without the effects of Joseph Stain or a Germany untouched by the doctrine of Adolph Hitler. The above statements seem incredible because these systems created so much of the political and social turmoil throughout this century. Just as politics seems incomplete without the prevalence of these ideas, it is also incomplete without the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard Wagner

- Richard Wilhelm Wagner Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813. His work was done throughout the romantic period. His father died soon after his birth, and in 1814 the family moved to Dresden. In 1822 Wagner entered Dresden's Kreuzschule. In 1828 he enrolled at the Nicolaischule in Leipzig, where he began lessons in harmony with the conductor named Christian Gottlieb Müller. Over the next three years he composed several piano sonatas, overtures, and seven songs. Inspired by the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Weber and Shakespeare, Goethe, and Schiller, he taught himself piano and composition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sabellaria cementarium

- Sabellaria cementarium Sabellaria cementarium belongs to the phylum Annelids and is an invertebrate polychaete species. They are found in small clumps at the rocky bottoms of the sea floor where they use the rich source of natural phytoplankton as their primary diet (Qian and Chia, 1990). The tube-like worms can behave social and form extensive reefs or independently build hollow tubes in to the sandstone (pawlik and Chia, 1991). Embryos form a polar lobe that is absorbed in to the blastomeres at the end of division....   [tags: Papers]

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Reflections

- Reflections On a late Friday afternoon, Bill Goodell left Oak Hall at Bemidji State University. He went to his Chevy pick-up and started the engine. Pumping the gas pedal a few times, the truck warmed up and began to run smoothly. Bill shifted into first gear and pulled out of the parking lot. He headed up Irvine Avenue and out of Bemidji city limits. He passed several gas stations and other businesses heading up to his friends' house. Fiddling with the radio's volume, the radio stopped in the middle of George Thorgood's Bad to the Bone....   [tags: Short Story Papers]

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Capital Punishment Essay - Death Penalty and the Clash of Moral Ideologies

- The Death Penalty and the Clash of Moral Ideologies       "Capital punishment is a term which indicates muddled thinking." George Bernard Shaw      The "muddled thinking" that Shaw speaks of is the thinking that perpetuates the controversy over capital punishment in the United States today.  The impractical concurrence of a theoretical, moral argument and definite, legal application has left all sides in this controversy dissatisfied with the ultimate handling of the issue.  There are legitimate ethical and empirical considerations that stand on both the side that favors and on the side that opposes the death penalty.  The general incompatibility of these considerations renders them irre...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Faded American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- The Faded American Dream in The Great Gatsby THESIS: In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby", the American Dream faded away due to materialism, infidelity, and an imposing lack of solidarity.       Hope, perseverance, hard working ambition and adventure are some of the characteristics of the American Dream. However, the American Dream didn't last forever. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" clearly reflects how the society's life was during the roaring twenties and how it led to the American Dream's destruction....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Comparing the Supernatural in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth

- Comparing the Supernatural in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth             In the time of William Shakespeare there was a strong belief in the existence of the supernatural. Therefore, the supernatural is a recurring theme in many of Shakespeare's plays. In two such plays, Hamlet and Macbeth, the supernatural is an integral part of the structure of the plot. It provides a catalyst for action, an insight into character, and an augmentation of the impact of many key scenes. The supernatural appears to the audience in many varied forms....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Macbeth Essays]

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Old Navy and the Infantilization of the American Consumer

- Old Navy and the Infantilization of the American Consumer It is certain that the Old Navy store is full of clothes and accessories for all shapes, sizes and genders. Its presupposition, however, is that all shapes, sizes and genders will be of one primary inclination: that of the infant. In front of me as I peruse the Old Navy is a pink purse with metallic flecks infused into its plasticine construction. I find this purse in the "Woman's" section, next to the display rack full of puffy-sleeved t-shirts, whimsically cut blouses, flare pants and lo-rider blue-jeans embroidered with alarmingly cute curlicues....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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A Comparison of The Trial and The Metamorphosis

- A Comparison of The Trial and The Metamorphosis        Two of Kafkas' most predominate works, The Trial and The Metamorphosis, are very similar in many aspects, yet also have unique differences. Many of these similarities and differences are very obvious, but also there are subtle comparisons that the reader might not pick up while reading. One would think, after reading both stories, that the differences outweigh the similarities, but that is not entirely true. Not only should the reader view the style of the writing when comparing the two, but also the setting and plot of the two stories....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Dynamic and Ever-changing Hansel and Gretel

- The Dynamic and Ever-changing Hansel and Gretel Most fairy-tale aficionados have a static view of their favorite stories. That is, indeed, part of the glory which these tales hold…the fact that they are timeless, forever remaining fond memories of unforgettable stories that had been repeated to them from a young age. In both the oral and written traditions, these stories perpetuated themselves and became fixtures upon the cultures of which they have taken hold. For most people, the idea of these classics ever having been different not only seems odd, but also shakes the foundations of their childhood memories....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Silko's Ceremony and the Hermeneutic Circle

- Silko's Ceremony and the Hermeneutic Circle         Ceremony is a novel meant to change us. It is a story, which instructs and enlightens, but it is also a tool for relating. It is useful in an extremely practical sense: It teaches us about being connected to our world, about difference and the other. These are only a couple of the possible tangible effects the book has on readers, and truly, the limiting factor in the number of possible uses for Ceremony is simply the number of individuals who read it....   [tags: Silko Ceremony]

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Uranium

- Uranium Uranium was discovered in the 1700's in the coal mines of bohemia and Jachlovikna. Uranium's atomic number is 92, its Symbol is U and the atomic mass of uranium is 238.0289. Miners called it Pechblende meaning, Pechblende, from the German words pech, which means either pitch or bad luck, and blende, meaning mineral Uranium's first full analysis was done on 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a self-taught well educated german chemist. Klaproth, having extracted from pitchblende what he called 'a strange kind of half metal' (he had only isolated its oxide), he resisted the temptation to give his own name to the new element, which was quite customary at the time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel

- A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel      The familiar story of Rapunzel, as told by the brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, takes on new meaning with a psychoanalytic interpretation. It is a complex tale about desire, achievement, and loss. The trio of husband, wife, and witch function as the ego, id, and superego respectively to govern behavior regarding a beautiful object of desire, especially when a prince discovers this object. The story begins in a rural house where a man and woman live without children, near a walled garden tended by a frightening witch....   [tags: Hay Rapunzel Essays]

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Reasons for Napoleon's Defeat

- Reasons for Napoleon's Defeat The Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleon's Grande Armee, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The result of the campaign was a surprise. Two authors, General carl von Clausewitz and Brett James, show similarities in reasons why Napoleon had lost this campaign to Russia....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The Atom

- The Atom In the spring of 1897 J.J. Thomson demonstrated that the beam of glowing matter in a cathode-ray tube was not made of light waves, as "the almost unanimous opinion of German physicists" held. Rather, cathode rays were negatively charged particles boiling off the negative cathode and attracted to the positive anode. These particles could be deflected by an electric field and bent into curved paths by a magnetic field. They were much lighter than hydrogen atoms and were identical "what ever the gas through which the discharge passes" if gas was introduced into the tube....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Taskstream

- Play and learning in a school should be a self guided discovery of limitless learning essential for the development of imagination, social skills, curiosity, and community. Students need to be in a place inspired by history, that will let them explore and bloom into adults that we will look up to one day. It will be my job to inspire my students to want to go to the moon, be politicians, lawyers, architects, teachers, doctors, and parents. I will never be able to do these things with didos copied out of some book and sitting in a desk....   [tags: Education, early childhood education]

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The English Bildungsroman

- The English Bildungsroman       The novel has a strong tradition in English literature. In Great Britain, it can trace its roots back to Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in 1719 (Kroll 23). Since then, the British novel has grown in popularity. It was especially popular in Victorian England. The type of novel that was particularly popular in Victorian England was the novel of youth. Many authors of the time were producing works focused on the journey from childhood to adulthood: Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre, George Eliot wrote The Mill on the Floss, and Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield and Great Expectations....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Misguided Gothic Authors

- Misguided Gothic Authors         In many ways the fascination with the gothic style of art, represented by music, literature, film, and others, is nothing more than a way for the observer to escape from real life and its many responsibilities. Gothic art claims to be profound and contain great esoteric meaning with life changing impact, yet the characters and the message are more often weak, unproductive, crippled, or even mad. Examples of this flaw in the argument in favor of the gothic imagination are given in the works by Beethoven, Goethe, Rice, and Gilman....   [tags: gothic]

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Hamlet's Procrastination

- "To be or not to be", is Hamlet's most famous quotation. Hamlet is the protagonist of Shakespeare's. His father, king Hamlet, killed by his own brother, Claudius, then Claudius marries king Hamlet's wife, Gertrude, and won the kingship. Prince Hamlet who suffers from Oedipal Complex, felling in love with his own mother and considering father as a rival to his love, can't make his mind whether to kill his uncle and take his father's revenge or not. And ask this question from himself, because in one hand he knows that if he kill Claudius, his companions will kill him, in other hand his father's ghost appears to him and ask him to kill Claudius....   [tags: William Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Kiel

- Kiel Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. Schleswig-Holstein is located in West Germany. Kiel is located at the head of Kieler Förde which is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. During World War II three-fourths of the city was destroyed by bombs. Kiel was a major naval base during the war. Kiel's major industries now are shipbuilding and also building machines such as the diesel engine. They also manufacture electric and electronic products. Kiel also is known for brewing and the proccessing of food, such as fish....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Molybdenum

- Molybdenum is a transition metal. It is represented by the symbol Mo. It is a pure metal that is is silverish white in color and very hard, and has one of the highest melting points of all pure elements at 4753 °F. Its boiling point is 8382 °F. Its density is 10280 kg/m3 and its hardness is 5.5. It has a molar volume of 9.38 ×10-6 m3/mol. Molybdenum has an atomic weight of 95.94 amu. Its atomic number is 42. The atomic radius is 145 pm and the covalent radius is 145 pm also. Its electron configuration is [Kr]4d^5 5s^1....   [tags: Chemistry Essay]

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Luigi Boccherini

- Luigi Boccherini Luigi Boccherini was a prolific composer, particularly of chamber music with a distinctive and highly wrought style, and he is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period. Boccherini was also an exceptional cellist. Luigi Boccherini (his baptismal first name Rudalfo was never used) was the son of a cello or double bass player, Leopoldo Boccherini. Luigi was born in Lucca, Italy in February 19, 1743. The Boccherini family had considerable artistic gifts....   [tags: Papers]

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Bach

- Johanna Sebastian Bach was a composer of the Baroque era, the most celebrated member of a large family of northern German musicians. Although he was admired by his contemporaries primarily as an outstanding harpsichordist, organist, and expert on organ building. Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and is celebrated as the creator of the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B Minor, and numerous other masterpieces of church and instrumental music....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Romanticism

- Romanticism Romanticism is a movement in the arts that flourished in Europe and America throughout much of the 19th century from the period of the French revolution in 1789. Romantic artists’ glorified nature, idealized the past, and celebrated the divinity of creation. There is a fundamental emphasis on freedom of self expression, sincerity, spontaneity and originality. The movement rebelled against classicism, and artists turned to sources of inspiration for subject matter and artistic style....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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Comets

- COMETS Comets have been witnessed ever since man has been speculating about objects in the nighttime sky and appear in records from the beginning of recorded civilization (Schweighauser 20). Comets are made up of four distinct features. The first is the nucleus. The nucleus is made up of frozen gases, mostly water vapor with lesser amounts of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, and imbedded in the frozen gases are interplanetary dust and tiny fragments of stony and metallic meteoric material....   [tags: essays research papers]

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hiroshima

- Hiroshima traces the experiences of six people who survived the atomic blast of August 6, 1945 at 8:15 am. The six people vary in age, education, financial status and employment. Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a personnel clerk; Dr. Masakazu Fuji, a physician; Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a tailor's widow with three small children; Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German missionary priest; Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, and the Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto are the six Hersey chose from dozens of people he interviewed. The book opens with what each person was doing moments before the blast and follows their next few hours, continuing through the next several days and then ending with their situation a year later....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Calculus

- Calculus "One of the greatest contributions to modern mathematics, science, and engineering was the invention of calculus near the end of the 17th century," says The New Book of Popular Science. Without the invention of calculus, many technological accomplishments, such as the landing on the moon, would have been difficult. The word "calculus" originated from the Latin word meaning pebble. This is probably because people many years ago used pebbles to count and do arithmetic problems. The two people with an enormous contribution to the discovery of the theorems of calculus were Sir Isaac Newton of England and Baron Gottfried Wilhelm of Germany....   [tags: Mathematics History ]

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