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How Would You Write the History of the World?

- How would you write the History of the World. The history of the world is a very broad and extremely extensive topic to cover. There are literally endless amounts of information that one could write about for a world history coarse or textbook. Where one starts amidst the vast sea of our worlds history is a large part of where the coarse or text will go. For a coarse such as this one, based on modern world history with the emphasis on war and environmental and technical change we cannot start too far back on a timeline because otherwise we will never reach the modern history....   [tags: World History]

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The Events of 9/11/01 Was a Middle Eastern Backlash to American Policy

- Its not as if everyone is out to get America, or is it. In light of the attacks of September 11th, the big question to answer was why. Why do these people hate us so much. So much that they are willing to give their own lives simply to scare and kill our citizens. The answer to this question truly lies in the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and the utter failure that Westernization has been in the Middle East. To say that we are not responsible for these attacks is to say that a flirtatious coed at a fraternity party was not asking for it....   [tags: World History]

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Why Europe and Not China in World Colonization?

- Why Europe not China. In the 15th century there were three dominant nations in the world, China, Islam, and Europe. All three were strong powerful countries that battled for the greatest and the best. But one question that seams to puzzle people is: why did the Europeans discover America before Islam and China. What was it about them that lead them to discover the Americas before any one else. There are many reasons that caused them to be there, but with the discovery of the Americas came some consequences....   [tags: World History]

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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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Communist Russia World History Study Guide

-  Communist Russia World History Study Guide  The People and the State In March 1917, as the people of Russia demonstrated against the hunger and privations brought by World War I, the tsar of the Russian Empire gave up his throne. A provisional government took power in St. Petersburg, the imperial capital. Seven months later, the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Socialist Party led the overthrow of the provisional government. Under Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, known to history by his revolutionary name of Lenin, the Bolsheviks transformed Russia into a socialist state, modeled on the ideas of the nineteenth-century writers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Irony in World War II as Discussed by Paul Fussell

- The Importance of the Irony in the Interpretation of the Great War: The World War I was the first war fought after the industrial revolution that took place in Europe. The countries that were involved in this war were overly presumptuous that this war would be quick and efficient, because of the new weaponry that was the byproduct of the industrial revolution. But the soldiers realized that they were wrong about it. They thought the war would be over "before the Christmas" of year 1914. But they were wrong, and therefore found it necessary to disillusion the people back at home....   [tags: World History]

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Turning Points: The Collapse of Communism and the Voyages of Columbus

- Turning points are points where an important change occurs. It is very important that it will never be forgotten since these turning points make such great impact on history. Some of these impacts include food, people, plants, animals, technology, and diseases passed from one continent to the other. The voyages of Columbus and the Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union are one of the most significant turning points that made political, social, and cultural impact. The voyages of Columbus began the European race to colonize the Americans....   [tags: World History]

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Reasons for United States' Involvement in World War I

- Reasons for United States' Involvement in World War I At first the public opinion of Americans was firmly set on neutrality. The majority of people had little or no concerns of the affairs of the rest of the world - why should America interfere with the conflicts of other nations. Americans supported a policy of isolationism, and Democrat Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 on the grounds that he had kept them out of the war. The president also knew only too well that many Americans were unsympathetic towards Britain....   [tags: American History, World History]

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World War II

- World War II The Treaty of Versailles faltered to heal the bitter mess that formed between countries in World War I. It left Germany in a terrible position and gave them a desire for dictatorship. Germany had been ordered to disarm its military and put strict rules on when and how the Germans could rearm. In 1931, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. He later rejected the treaty and establish military conscription. Mussolini also became dictator of Italy, while this was occurring. He decided to invade Ethiopia in 1935....   [tags: World War II History]

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The End of World War I

- The End of World War I As the news of the individual surrender spread, fellow Germans saw that they were losing the war and started mutinies. Many people told the Kaiser to seek an armistice with the allies. However, he did not show any intensions of giving up. With the end so close, many American newspapers started to create rumors that the armistice had signed been signed by the Germans. They assumed that our leaders were suing for peace. They were still only considering signing an armistice....   [tags: World War I History]

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The History of the Metis

- The History of the Metis The Metis were partly french and partly indian. Their leader was called Louis riel. Following the Union of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821, trading had been reorganized in order to reduce expenses. Since there was no longer competition in the fur trade, it was unnecessary to have two or more posts serving a single trading district. For this reason, some posts had been closed and the number of brigades reduced. This reorganization had led to some unemployment amoung Metis who for years had been working in the fur trade....   [tags: World History]

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A Brief History of Islam

- There are three great western religions that through history have globally expanded throughout the world. One of those western religions is Islam. Islam was first introduced and developed on the Arabian Peninsula. Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, is a monotheistic religion. Islam means "submission" to one god. The followers of Islam are known as Muslims. One primary leader of Islam is a man named Muhammad. When an economy began to develop in the Arabian Peninsula and the city of Mecca played a major role in the prosperous economy....   [tags: World History]

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The Importance of History

- The Importance of History Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events. History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world. But have we gained anything worthwhile from research into the past....   [tags: World History]

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World Travel Throughout History

- As the world grew its people began to explore, to spread out and seek out one another. Form 1000-1600 Man went farther than his ancestors could have ever imagined. And with this exploration came both negative and positive side effects. Some of the positives include a shift from land to sea for trade routes, the Renaissance and the vast amount of knowledge that came from that and new trade routes began to emerge. However there were also negative aspects of intercontinental trade such as; the many different warlords that came through and killed thousands in the pursuit of land and other riches one example of this would be the Mongols, The Black death that claimed the lives of so many, and last...   [tags: Inercontinental trade, disease, routes]

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Which Product Has Had a Greater Impact in History?

- It is not common that when one thinks of the history of the world that the thought of beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, or even Coca-Cola comes to mind. Matter of fact, the thought of a beverage having an impact in history may be the very last thing that comes to mind. But according to Tom Standage in his book A History of the World in 6 Glasses, he argues that these six drinks have had an all-round influence in the history of the world. It is hard to imagine that the drinks we know of today, were the foundation and building blocks of the history that has been engraved in us....   [tags: the history of the world in six glasses]

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Achievements of the Tang and Song Dynasty

- During the Tang and Song dynasty, many excellent achievements have been accomplished which are still being preserved and used widely over centuries. Their citizens were excelled in many fields with several of new and practical inventions which all directly affected the citizens’ lives. Especially, the big rise in science and technology as well as attaining such great progresses in agriculture and economy were some of the most remarkable ones. At that time, the improvement in agriculture technology made a great account to the rapid increase in population which due to a stronger dynasty....   [tags: world history]

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A Brief Look at Ancient Egypt and Their Legindary Stele

- ... Both sides are exquisitely carved out, each one uniquely decorated but both sides containing a central serekh used to identify and in this case even confirm the subject as royalty. This serekh contains the symbols n’r and mr, which as you may have noticed, phonetically spell Narmer. These symbols are surrounded by two bovine heads, which could either represent the Goddess Hathor or Bat. The front side features Narmer himself standing before a kneeling prisoner about to meet his untimely end....   [tags: world history]

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A Brief History of Tahiti

- Like much of the colonial world, Tahiti and its surrounding islands were subject to the intense brutality and domination of European imperialism. The native people were manipulated, their culture was eradicated, and their freedom was greatly limited as both the French and the British struggled for control over the Polynesian’s 65 inhabitable islands. What makes Tahiti distinctive from the colonial world, though, is the lack of violence commonly associated with independence movements....   [tags: World History Essays]

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the World

- Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the World Einstein first told president Roosevelt about the tremendous power of fused uranium in the late 1930's. Soon after this news from Einstein the atom bomb was built and tested. With bombs ready, Truman is faced with a decision. America is in the middle of World War II with no end in sight. He decides to deploy two atomic bombs on two Japanese cities. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the two fateful cities. The atomic bombs give relief to America because it ends the war....   [tags: World War II History]

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The Historical Significance of Salt as Presented in the Book, Salt: A World History

- Since the early history of man, salt has always been nearby. Salt: A World History, written by Mark Kurlansky, is describing the importance and the effects on history that salt has had over the thousands of years of human history. Salt: A World History begins with a simple introduction, which explains what content will be included in the book. Topics range from salt in the past,—Greece, Rome, Egypt, France, Germany, Poland, and Israel—to recipes and instructions on making certain foods, and to the etymology of words such as salary and salami: both which are stems of the word ‘salt.’ The book is divided into three sections, by specific periods of time....   [tags: world history]

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World history: The change in Imperialism

- ... Africa however was not the only place the Europeans went for new resources, they also conquered places in the Middle East, Asia, and eventually the American colonies. Another way the amplified need for resources contributed to the change in imperialism is that it influenced the idea capitalism and capitalism basically thrives on the takeover and enslavement of peoples and states. A central idea of capitalism is growth. Enlarged profits come only with a advance in the production. Or in this case a country, industrialists relentlessly search for ways of making more money....   [tags: industrialization, economics, natural resources, ]

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History of the World Wide Web

- History of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web, this great discovery happened in 1989, about 20 years after the first internet connections were established. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history_of_the_Internet#ARPANET)) Berners was a software engineer at CERN, (HTTP://PUBLIC.WEB.CERN.CH/PUBLIC/) a large particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Thousands of researchers traveled to CERN to participate in experiments for extended periods and then return to their home facilities to crunch data....   [tags: data, computer, communication]

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The Importance of the Study of History

- Most universities require every student, regardless of their major, to take at least two history courses. Most students take these history courses because they are required to do so. This raises the question, why study history. What is the importance of history to a common being. History is something that has happened and is factual. By knowing these facts, its students can learn how to progress and advance not making the same mistakes. Studying history also provides a sense of respect and pride from its students towards a society....   [tags: World History]

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Germany's World War One Reparations

- World War I started on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This ostensibly small dispute between two countries dispersed rapidly: soon thereafter, Russia,Germany, France, and Great Britain were all drawn into the war, for the most part because they were engaged in treaties that obligated them to fend for other nations. Western and eastern front line quickly opened along the borders of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The inaugural month of battle consisted of audacious attacks and rapid troop movements on both front lines....   [tags: World History]

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Battle of the Bulge - A World War 2 Battle

- Battle of the Bulge - A World War 2 Battle The World War Two was a very severe war. There were many battles that were fought during it. One of the biggest land battles was Battle of the Bulge. (http://helios.) The battle took place on December 16, 1944 under cover a very dense fog which was very difficult for the army to see. (Danzer et. al. 744) These conditions are hard to see in but to stage of the biggest land battle in the history of World War Two, it was truly an astounding event and a very tragic memory....   [tags: World War II History]

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History of Punjab: State of Sikh Religion

- History of Punjab: State of Sikh Religion Punjab, state in northwestern India,bordered on the north by Jammu and Kashmir state and Himachal Pradesh state, on the east and south by Haryana state, on the south and southwest by Rajasthan state, and on the west by Pakistan. Punjab state lies between the great systems of the Indus and Ganges river. Punjab had a population of 20,281,969. Chandîgarh is the state capital. The population of Punjab consists mainly of Punjabis, Jats, and Rajputs. The official language is Punjabi....   [tags: World History]

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Causes of World War I

- After the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, Germany formed alliances to avoid further attacks. These various alliances created rivalries and tension among European forces. When the German Empire had united under Otto Von Bismarck, Germany’s prosperity and influence vastly began to increase. Germany’s military and naval advances had been seen as a threat by many countries, especially Britain. Additionally, a series of Balkan Wars that were attempts for Serbian independence caused a split between Austria-Hungary and Russia....   [tags: World History]

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Writing the History of the World

- Writing the History of the World To write a history of the world, one must begin at a point when the world is shifting from the remnants of old empires into the modern or at least the pre modern world as we know it. During the 15th century, we begin to see a change; Europe climbs out of the Middle Ages, tosses off its religious shackles and starts evolving. The Europeans set sail and we start to see well-documented evidence of other cultures and religions. The Americans and Africans had written records and many of the Asian nations remained isolated from outside influences....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Fate in Greek History

- The Greek believed strongly in knowing yourself, retributive justice and being able to see things as a whole. They also arranged their social life to provide them with a maximum degree of freedom; freedom form political and religious domination. Despite their strong beliefs in freedom , they always had the belief on fate and usually consult the gods regarding their fate, so that they may live according to their fate. Fate is the inevitable force that controlled the lives of human. Before the birth of Oedipus, he was destined to "kill his father and mate with his mother"....   [tags: world history]

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The History of Ivory Trade

- The History of Ivory Trade Ivory’s appeal to the upper-classes as a symbol of affluence and its timeless style has lured people to the tusks since as far back as the ancient Egyptians around the year 3000BC. Since the Egyptians, every civilization with a significant upper class population has sought ivory and been willing to pay a premium price for it. The most expensive and most sought after was the ivory of East Africa where it was agreed that the ivory was, without a doubt, the best in the world....   [tags: World History]

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Gold and World History: Glittering Motivation for Exploration, Invasion and Development

- ... The nations expected the pioneers to bring the glittering stone. Christopher Columbus is a famous example of the explorers sent to investigate new route by Spain. Gold was also a main trigger of Spaniards’ invasions to ancient civilizations in South America. Most of all, Spain had no choice but conquering South America for gold. Like other Empires in Europe, Spanish monarchy wanted to gain a great amount of gold. However, the ruling families of Spain did not have enough power to compete with France or England for the trade route to the East....   [tags: precious metals]

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Rise and Fall of Athens and Ancient Rome

- History has witnessed the rise and fall of many powerful cities, starting with Ur and Babylon and continuing into present day with cities such as New York City. Two of these cities, ancient Athens and ancient Rome, stand out from other cities of their time due to their culture, politics, and influence, both on the world around them and on future civilizations. These strengths qualify them as world cities, and despite their eventual losses of power, their legacies live on. Athens obtained hegemony around 448 BC, right after the war-like city-state of Sparta....   [tags: World History]

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Weapons Used in World War II

- World War II is one of the most recognized battles in the history of the world. The battle originated with Germany’s invasion of Poland. This sparked the beginning of the war, though the United States was not yet involved. The U.S. came into the picture after the attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. Though Japan was the more “direct opponent”, the United States Army Rangers, Marine Corps., and every other branch of military took on Japan and Germany. Fighting on the Frontlines One of the more famous battles in the war was the Invasion of Normandy, France by the Allied forces, also known as “Operation Overlord”....   [tags: wwII, world history]

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Response to Davidson's Africa in History

- Response to Davidson's Africa in History Africa, steeped in history, is often known as the "cradle of civilization." Civilization was most greatly nurtured during the Pleistocene era. The history pre-, proto-, and fully human unfolds mostly during the Pleistocene era. Stone tools caused an increase in population throughout Africa because of knowledge of fire, knowing how to carry burdens and live in caves (9). Around 10,000 B.C., Neanderthals, last of the hominids, disappeared and home sapiens took over (9,10)....   [tags: World History]

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A Poem that is a Reflection of History

- <p>Poems sometimes are used to express feelings on society at that time or reflections on what has happened in the past. Sherman Alexia in Evolution reveals his frustration on early American settlers. He reflects on the history of American settlers and what they did to the Indians to make themselves feel good. In the poem Evolution a settler opens a pawn shop on a reservation right across the street from a liquor store. He has the Indians come to the pawn shop and pawn everything that they have....   [tags: World History]

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What were the causes of World War One?

- World war one or otherwise known as the Great War began in 1914 and lasted 4 long years (ended in 1918). Many countries (especially those with an Empire) enrolled in the war. It was between two alliances, fixed together. Furthermore, a group of countries would form, what is called an Alliance. World War One consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the central powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia....   [tags: World History]

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The Failure of the Fourteen Points and the Shaping of History

- Although Woodrow Wilson was stoic about many of his viewpoints, his shaping of the Treaty of Versailles and the way he compromised on so many of his Fourteen Points truly shows his lack of strength in international affairs. Wilson, who was President throughout the First World War, stalled the United States from entering until it was absolutely necessary. During the war, in a meeting with advisors, he formulated a set of fourteen suggestions, which subsequently dropped into enemy territory and eventually helped form the Treaty of Versailles....   [tags: World History]

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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA

- The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art]

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How has the Western World been a Blessing to the Non-Western World?

- Western world has its History beginning from the time of the Old Roman Empire. They created the basis for the upcoming world, called nowadays Western. The influence that the Roman Empire gave to the Non-Western world was continued to be by the Western world. The immense and productive cultural heritage from the old Romans has been observed and learned by the Non-Western world under Rome's direct influence or by their own will. Prolonging the old traditions the Western world has been always devoting time to teach and help the rest of the world....   [tags: World History]

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The Causes of World War 1

- World War 1 (better known as The Great War), was caused by a great many elements, some long-term, some short-term and the spark. Together these reasons created a brutal war involving many countries across the globe and also killing a vast number of the world’s population. In this essay, I will thoroughly explain what started this war and which reasons made it start sooner. What in my opinion was the least important reason, for the war starting was how much richer all the countries were getting. England, Germany, France and Russia along with others, were all expanding their empires and in doing so they became a lot richer....   [tags: World History]

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Third World History

- Third World History When someone mentions the state of Africa the first thoughts that enter your mind is poverty, poor government structure, and hungry people. But that has not always been the case. This was a rich, resourceful and beautiful country. The picture of pre-colonial Africa is much different than our ideals of it today. We see it as a land stricken with poverty. The colonists saw it as a land with unlimited resources full of people that did not take, what they thought was full advantage of it's treasures....   [tags: Papers]

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The First World War: A Brief History with Documents

- The First World War, also known as the Great War, began in about 1914 and went on until 1918. This brutal war was an extremely bloody time for Europe and the soldiers that fought in it. These men spent their days in trenches holding down bases and taking in attacks from all sides. The soldier's only free time was consumed with writing letters to those on the home front. The letters they wrote contain heart breaking stories of how their days were spent and the terrible signs of war. The War consumed them and many of them let out all their true feelings of war in their letters to loved ones....   [tags: world ward I, Speranza]

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The History of World War II

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

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The 20th Century - The Most Violent Century of All Time.

- The progress made in the 20th century is staggering. Advancements in science, medicine and technology alone have brought incalculable benefits to human beings. Yet on the darker side, the 20th century was also the most violent time of human history. Two world wars, the massacres of Stalin, the Holocaust of Hitler, and many other such events killed over hundreds of millions of people and inflicted extreme suffering on hundreds of millions more that will make this period in time and period that will be remembered forever....   [tags: World History]

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Causes and Ramifications of World War I

- World War I possessed a plethora of causes and ramifications to its introduction and its culmination. To examine such significance, we must dissect the historical circumstances that resulted in the war, such as nationalism, militarism, and so forth. Second, we will identify people of significance and all of their relations in the matter. In addition, we will look into U.S. involvement within the war and the inquiry as to the delay of moving in European affairs. Finally, we will identify and conclude immediate and long term effects of the war from the U.S in terms of material, civilian life, strategy, finance, and so forth....   [tags: modern world history]

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The Great Impact of Automobiles in the US and the World

- What would this country be without the car, or any type of motor vehicle for that matter. The automobile has transformed the country and the world. The first car was manufactured in 1769 it was a steam powered engine that could go eight miles per hour (Dreyer). But everything escalated when Henery Ford figured out the trick to pushing out cars at a fast rate for the common man. It has created many opportunities; it has made new sports and has made getting from point A to B easier. As a result of the automobile, culture flourished, jobs became easier to come by, and the environment was positively and negatively impacted....   [tags: inventions that changed history and the world]

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The History of the Bra

- For the last 4,505 years, women have tried to enhance their figures by squeezing themselves into restricting, and uncomfortable garments. Waists have been reduced and bust lines have been increased, decreased, flattened, lifted or spread out, depending on what was fashionable at the time. The modern brassiere and its predecessors have not only been known for their functionality, but have also been linked with statements of fashion and politics. The concept of covering or restraining the breasts dates back to 2500 BC when Minoan women from the island of Crete wore garments which lifted the bare breasts out of their clothing....   [tags: World History]

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John Brown's Effect on World History

- Since the publication of John Brown's article in 1798, we have learned an enormous about ancient Egyptian history. Some of what we have learned (certainly not all) includes (1) the English alphabet can be translated into hieroglyphics, therefore a new era of Egyptology started and lead to wonderful discoveries, such as Tut's tomb, and the hieroglyphic burial content that surround sarcophagi and tomb walls are readable, as is the Book of the Dead and hieroglyphic writings such as autobiographies and chronologies; (2) the dates of the Pharaonic Dynasties and kingdoms (i.e., Old, Middle, and New) which are now much more firmly established; (3) that the ability to interpret he historical inscrip...   [tags: World History]

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Peace or Violence: Differences between the Navajo and Babylonian Creation Myths

- Peace or Violence: Differences Between the Navajo and Babylonian Creation Myths "The study of world history is an exhilarating project that offers unparallel opportunity to understand oneself and one's own society in relation to the larger world" (Bently xvii). Indeed, world history is an exciting and interesting topic. The textbooks seem to get more in depth and detailed with every new year. But how exactly do historians get all of the material to make these textbooks. What do they base their facts on....   [tags: World History]

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The History of Slavery in the World

- ... Through the dance and music, they were able to reach back and revive their roots. No longer were they the scum of the earth. While the samba was going on, they were back in Africa. They were able to be themselves and experience life as they would have back in Africa as a community. They were unified – one body, one stand, one African nation. This was a key goal and feature of the samba. In the favelas, several samba schools were present, which were an indispensable part of the culture and life....   [tags: africans, brazil, sugar plantations]

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The Impact of Industrialization

- During the 19th century, modifications and innovative ideas formed what would shape the face of the modern world. Industrialization was the shift from an agrarian and handmade economy to a machine and manufactured one (Judge 664). It transpired in Britain first and eventually spread across the Atlantic and the United States. Industrialization helped pave the way towards more workers’ rights, stronger nations, improved economies, and improvements for the middle and lower classes. The movement for workers’ rights became significant during the 19th century due to the formation of labor unions and the concept of collective bargaining....   [tags: World History ]

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World War II Poetry

- World War II Poetry World War II was a gruesome time. Many people were captured and kept as prisoners of war just because they were soldiers on the enemy's side. The saddest part though is that innocent families, from children to elders, were kept in camps because of their race. The country feared they were still in conspiracy with their homeland which was the enemy. In extreme cases, like the Holocaust, the Germans were kept the Jews hostage and killed by the thousands all because they felt their race was inferior....   [tags: world history, war, writing, art]

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World War II History

- World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and probably had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The exact number of people killed because of the war will never be known. Many nations came together to form the Axis. As they’re opposite the Allies totaled fifty nations by the end of the war. The early stages of the war are what got the attention of the U.S....   [tags: communist, pearl harbor, war]

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Reasons Behind Britain's Involvement in World War II

- Reasons Behind Britain's Involvement in World War II After 1918, the First World War was often referred to as ‘the war to end all wars’. But unfortunately this quote was not true. In addition, I am going to discuss the reasons why Britain went to war for a second time in the year 1940. After the First World War, the treaty of Versailles was introduced to force Germany to pay reparations for the damage ‘they caused’. But German resentment for this ‘dictated piece’ only helped Hitler to gain more support from the German people....   [tags: American History, World History]

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The Second World War

- World War II was a grueling period for both America and Europe at home and on the battleground. The situation was even worse for the men fighting on the front lines. The way the men lived to the way they died during that moment in our history was glorious yet tragic. The soldiers stories helped us understand what happened during their time overseas. Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose is a non-fiction book that is a great description of how brutal it was to be a part of World War II by how the soldiers described their history and stories, book reviews over the book, and the impact of the book itself....   [tags: America, Europe, battlegrounds, world history]

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Factors That Caused World War One

- 1. What factors caused World War 1 to break out. There were many reasons for the outbreak of world war one the main causes include Nationalism, militarism, alliances imperialism and the Balkan and morocco crises there were many other causes for world war one such as the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire Franz Ferdinand and the assassination of jean Jaures a French socialist considered as Europe’s last chance for peace in the build up to the first world war. Nationalism was a main factor in the cause of the First World War....   [tags: World History]

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Causes of First World War

- Introduction The First World War started in 1914 and lasted for four years to end in 1918 when Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman empires were defeated (Havers 7). There have been a number of causes identified to have led to the war but most of them are not as straightforward as many would think. In essence, the root causes of the war are deeper than most abstract reasons many authors have identified in the past. However, this does not mean that there was no trail of events which directly led to the conflict because there were a series of open hostilities which eventually led to the break-out of the war (Kelly 1)....   [tags: World History ]

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Origins of World War II

- Origins of World War II World War II was much more than battles, statistics, politics, and opinions. The things that contributed to its beginning, what happened during the war, and the effects of the war are still being debated and discussed. Patrick Finney assembles some of the best writings for a number of subjects relating to World War II. First the reader is introduced to the basic views, where they originated, and why they are still discussed today. The truth is, even fifty years after the end of the war, it is still very much part of our lives....   [tags: World War II History]

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Terrorism: If You Can't Beat Them, Scare Them

- Throughout history, great effort has been undertaken, both in times of war and peace, to incite change through aggressive action. These aggressive actions have often been purposed to directly incite fear and terror into an opposing group. When these actions have been used in lieu of or in addition to political dissent, and have been directed to forcibly direct political actions based upon fear, they can be defined as terrorism. Terrorism is any aggressive action designed to create governmental, political, or institutional change based upon a fear of consequences from a foreign or opposing party should change not occur; as opposed to change based upon the benefits and betterment of society or...   [tags: World History]

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Civilizations Occupying the New World

- It would difficult, if not impossible, to understand this complex and revolutionary event without first firmly placing it within its historical context. We get to start in media res by thrilling to the phenomenal risks and intrepid exploits of the European explorers as they bet it all and dared to sail over the edge of the world where monsters be, only later to be appalled by the ruthless and bloody slaughter of the native people and the boundless greed that devoured gold as if from a slop trough and fettered, abused and exploited "lesser" beings for material gain and a desperate grasp for glory....   [tags: World History]

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The Banning of "All Quiet on the Western Front" in Germany By Hitler

- Adolf Hitler, the most powerful dictator in the history of the world, had fear of a single novel he believed could collapse a plan to strengthen Germany and take over the world. All Quiet on the Western Front describes the experiences of a group of young men who fought in the German Army during World War One. Of course Germany lost World War One and had harsh surrender conditions under the Treaty of Versailles, specifically the 231 Clause. Germany could not build up its military, lost colonies and territory, had to pay reparations, and worst of all got the entire blame for World War One....   [tags: World History]

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The Role of Francis Ferdinand's Assassination in Contributing to the Start of World War I

- World War I was a reaction to the world experiencing plenty of change in such a small amount of time. Major events have been attributed to the World War I, such as German Unification, Imperialism and The Creation of Peacetime Alliance systems, but the ultimate reason for the war was the assassination of Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. According to notes taken on the Civil war, Francis Ferdinand was heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, and he was killed by a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: world history, world war I]

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Spartacus's Heroism in Ancient Rome's Third Slave War

- Is there anything in this world that justifies the death of thousands upon thousands of people. Many people believe there is always an alternative to war, always another way to settle an issue. But, most of these people are free people that live in a free country with a free lifestyle. What if someone has never been blessed with freedom. Or in the case of many Roman slaves, what if someone has felt what it is like to be free, then had their freedom snatched right out from underneath them. Would action be justified then....   [tags: World History]

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The Roman Empire

- When discussing the greatest empires in the history of the world, one that will always be included in the conversation is the Roman Empire. With an empire that spread from Hadrian’s Wall to Arabia, it is considered one of the mightiest empires in history. There was no single factor or individual that can be considered to be the driving force behind the success of the Roman Empire. It is rather a success founded upon political policies, military strength and cultural prosperity. No empire in history has ever spread without a great military force....   [tags: World History]

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The History of the World Cup in Soccer

- The world cup is soccer’s most prestigious honor. If you win your team will be talked about for the next four years, until the next world cup was held. The world cup is the best of the best from 204 countries playing against each other in the best sport in the world. The world cup is the most exciting tournament to watch and cheer for. The First World Cup In 1930, the first world cup was held in Uruguay, but at the time the trophy was known as the Jules Rimet Cup. There were no qualifying matches due to the fact there were only thirteen teams....   [tags: World Cup, soccer, sports,]

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Technological Advancements of World War !

- Advancements in technology and science contributed to one the most gory and bloodiest war in the annals of human existence. These new technological advancements revolutionized how people regarded war. War was no longer where the opposite forces fought in a coordinated battle. War evolved into game of cunning strategy where the side with the bigger, powerful, and smarter toys played better. This led to a fierce competition where each side tried to create the smarter machines and better weapons, leading to deadly mass killing weapons in the process....   [tags: World History]

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Women in World History

- Women in World History After reading the works of Hughes and Hughes, Ward, and Pomeroy, it seems as though all the information is congruent in the readings. The facts presented in Hughes and Hughes that also exist in the works by Pomeroy and Ward. The repetition solidifies the facts as stated by all three authors. The reoccurrence between the three pieces shows similarities. The similarities show the reader the strength of the information. Women of ancient Egypt had some of the same rights as men, they could rule as long as they showed some masculine traits to help the people understand why they were in power....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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History of Government

- From 1bce to the present A lot of things happen concerning the government. It happened all over the world so there were a lot of the things about the government. I learned most of the thing about the government when we are learning about new places and time periods but I think there is a lot more things that were dealing with the government back then. There is going to be 4 different time periods. 1bce to 1000, 0 to 1000, 1000 to 1800 and 1800 to the present. I will be giving information for each of those time periods about the different governments....   [tags: World History, Politics, Government]

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Exploring The Four Ancient Civilizations- Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Israel

- Before the beginning of history, people from across the land gradually developed numerous cultures, each unique in some ways while the same time having features in common. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Israel are all important to the history of the world because of religious, social, political and economic development. In the first civilization, both Mesopotamia and Egypt relied on a hunter-gatherer economic system, during that time, every country in the world strived on it. Mesopotamia had rich soil for agriculture, but experiences floods....   [tags: World History]

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The Old Oligarch: Revealing Athens as a World Class City

- The Old Oligarch: Revealing Athens as a World Class City "It might be suggested the ability of the allies to pay tribute is the strength of Athens" (The Old Oligarch, I, 15). Indeed. It is this characteristic in particular of the Delian League that leads it to be rightfully called the Athenian Empire. If each state had maintained its own fleet, and sent it to join the League in its expeditions, they would have held on to a significant measure of independence. Instead, a critically large enough portion of the league members abdicated control over their own military (by their own choice or by force) and simply paid cash to Athens, giving that city the ability to maintain an empire t...   [tags: World History Essays]

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History of Communisms in North Korea

- Throughout the past, many events have occurred that change the perspective toward people and countries of individuals. In the situation of North Korea, a country which is viewed in a negative manner, people view their government as cruel, torturous, and unwilling. Many do not understand how this happened. Events such as the Holocaust have changed the viewpoint of those whom started North Korea. But what did these events do to the county itself. These events changed many things within the land of North Korea which led them go to war with their own people and separate into two countries....   [tags: North Korean History, World History]

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European Conflict After World War II

- Besides the horrors of the two world wars, there was a war full of distinction for thirty years. For the three decades from the beginning of World War I to the year of Western Europe’s liberation, there were sights of a conflict that was invisible for all nations. Democracies were taken back, fascism was born, dictatorships were raised, and war was on the rise for the European continent. The year of 1914 was the beginning of the second Thirty Years War. Before the beginning of World War II, an unseen conflict occurred by some of the defeated Central Powers countries and victorious Allied Powers during World War I....   [tags: World History, Fascism, Hitler, Power]

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The Vietnam War and Vietnam's War History

- The French made Indochina into a colony in 1888. Although there were many different opposition movements, the French held strong until about 1941. It was in this year that the Viet Minh common front was founded. From 1944-45 northern Vietnam was hit with famine. The Viet Minh saw this opportunity, and urged the people to fight for food, and refuse to pay taxes. As a direct result of this, between 75 and 100 warehouses were raided. Following World War 2 the French decided that they wanted Indochina back....   [tags: world history, american history]

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The Scramble for Africa

- The scramble for Africa represents the most thorough and systematic process of colonialism in world history. The European colonial powers managed to conquer and control almost the entire continent of Africa in a short, twenty-five year period from about 1875 to 1900. Some of the European states involved were already well-established global powers; the others were up and coming nations that desired to emulate and compete with the dominant imperial states. Various factors allowed for and contributed to the conquering of the whole of Africa by European states....   [tags: World History]

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The Many Challenges Facing World History Teachers

- Teaching history in the public school system can present educators with a unique set of challenges that are not found in any other subjects or disciplines. Furthermore, the distinction between U.S. and World History course structure need to be identified in order to effectively incorporate textbooks, unit tests, state standards, and student prior knowledge into the class. U.S. and World History classes differ in many aspects; and the teacher needs to know how to separate the two distinct course structures....   [tags: world history, course structures, teacher]

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Unwinding the Spool of Civilization in Ponting's The Green History of the World and Quinn's Ishmael

- Unwinding the Spool of Civilization in Ponting's The Green History of the World and Quinn's Ishmael   Clive Ponting's The Green History of the World and Daniel Quinn's Ishmael both critique the dominant paradigms of modern human civilization-especially where its relationship with environment is concerned. Both feel strongly that we are in trouble. Neither are quite willing to make final connections and present us with a systematic method for getting out of our impending ecological crisis, but they both do spell out what has been wrong, what is wrong now, and what will happen should we choose not to take evasive action....   [tags: Green History of the World Essays]

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Korean History and Culture

- Prior to the seventeenth century, encompassing more than two and a half centuries, Korea held firm to the tradition of non-reciprocity with countries other than China due to its devastating history of being invaded by neighboring countries. Such invasions included the Japanese invasions of 1592 and 1597 and the Manchu invasions of 1627 and 1636. Due to their closed borders, Korea became known as the “Hermit Kingdom” (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008). It wasn’t until 1875 that Korea had no choice but to accept foreign relations and sign the Treaty of Kanghwa of 1876 with Japan, to their disadvantage (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008; Kim 1980)....   [tags: Japanese Invasion, World History, Asian History]

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World History Argumentative Paper- Religion’s Effect on Society

- ... In India, during the late Vedic Period which lasted from 1000 to 500 B.C, an ancient form of Hinduism flourished. As it possessed no official superior work of literature, such as the Bible or the Koran, Hinduism became one of the most tolerant religions due to its lack of binding documentation. A life committed to Hinduism was spent constantly maintaining the socio-economic order in an attempt to achieve universal stability, which was something highly valued in this tolerant religion. “Thus Indian society has always been concerned with stability rather than with progress...” (Early India).Hinduism’s central requirement was to fulfill the duties of a person’s caste, or class, which large...   [tags: islamic and indian society, history]

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The Fascination and Relevance of Alexander the Great in the Contemporary World

- There is no one description of Alexander the Great, he has become for modern and ancient writers an astonishing man from Macedon, who was a controversial, yet admirable ruler of the largest empire of the known ancient world. The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements. Alexander’s ability to expand his empire through military measures connecting the East and the West of the known world; a feat that had never been achieved prior to Alexander, or in fact achieved again after his death h...   [tags: world history, great conquerors]

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Statlin: A Man of Terror

- A true man of terror, Joseph Stalin will be remembered in both Russian and world history as a tyrannical puppet master with a gun. Stalin was renowned for making people do what he wanted, while having a gun pointed right at them if they chose not to obey. He was a man so compelled to overpass the west's capitalistc countries, that he would stop at nothing short to achieve it. Driven by ambition and power, Stalin retained a tough Bolshevik mentality with a coarse heart. With the capturing of Stalin's son during the Great Patriotic War, Germany offered his son's freedom in return for the release of imprisoned German officials....   [tags: World History]

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