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The French and Bolshevik Revolutions

- Revolutions are a prevalent part of world history and have shaped our world into what it is today. The French and the Bolshevik revolutions serve as just two examples of the many revolutions throughout history that have brought about changes to their respective countries. Both of these revolutions had distinct causes and were stimulated by other revolutions in the past. Since these two revolutions happened many years apart, with the French Revolution in the late sixteenth century and the Bolshevik Revolution in the early twentieth century, the ideologies behind them were somewhat different....   [tags: World History ]

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The History Of The Industrial Workers of the World

- The Industrial Workers of the World is an ample union who are commonly known as the IWW and the Wobbles. During the time period between 1900 and 1930 the United States focused their attention and was occupied with the Labor Union Movement, which started in the late 1800’s and also World War I which began a later. The IWW stood strong throughout and never gave up for what they were fighting for. This can be seen through their slogan, “An injury to one is an injury to all.” Their messages were effective and drew a plethora of heads....   [tags: The History Of The IWW]

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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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My Visit to the American Museum of Natural History

- The three Halls that I visited at the American Museum of Natural History were: Halls of the Pacific Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians and Asian peoples. All of these Halls were distinctly different from each other, although I enjoyed viewing all three, my favorite Hall was that of Asian Peoples. Of special interest was the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, since I was able to witness and play in my head, a reel of the transformations it has gone through since the time of Franz Boas, as described in an article “A Magic Place”....   [tags: Culture, World History, Descriptive Essay]

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Justification of French Revolution

- “Revolutions never go backwards.”-Wendell Phillips. It is true that revolutions never go backwards; an example of this would be the French Revolution. Before 1789, France was ruled by a monarchy. Before the France revolution, the monarch was King Louis XVI. His family had ruled France for many years, however King Louis XVI, was an ill-suited leader who lost his country to the National Assembly. During the French revolution, France went through countless reforms by switching back and forth from republics to dictatorships....   [tags: World History ]

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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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The Rape of Nanking

- When most American people think of Germany, they think of sports cars made for the autobahn, sauerkraut, Adolf Hitler, and the Holocaust. Compared to Germany, when most American people think of Japan they think of sushi, Godzilla movies, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. World War II was such a significant event in history that almost 70 years after it came to an end, today’s younger generations often associate former Axis controlled countries with the war....   [tags: World History ]

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The Scramble for Africa

- The Scramble for Africa is one of the best examples of colonization in world history. Europe alone managed to colonize the entire African continent in a period of roughly twenty five years, spanning from 1875 to 1900. The quest for power by European nations was only one of the driving forces for this race for colonization. The geographical location and the natural resources to be exploited in certain regions of the continent were important factors in the race for land. Another factor that contributed to the colonization of Africa was the end of the slave trade....   [tags: World History]

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World War I

- World War I began with the death of an archduke. Archduke Franz Ferdinand beloved that slaves along with his empire required more power. Archduke Franz Ferdinand use to be emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On June 28, 1914, a group of Serbs who believed that the slaves belonged to them attempted an assignation of the archduke Ferdinand by trying to blow him up. The group was known as the "Blackhand." This group failed to blow up the archduke but did successed in stabbing him to death. Some say it was an accidental stabbing, nonetheless still killing him as planned....   [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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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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The Importance of Agriculture in History and the World

- Civilization began with agriculture, it allowed nomads to settle down, and form relationships, societies and eventually nations. But as our society developed, so did our means of farming. Whilst modern society greatly differs from our nomadic past, humanity still has fundamental dependence on agriculture. Today agriculture is the livelihood of most poor underdeveloped nations. This communal life blood provides a majority of the population with a source of employment, nourishment and income. It is considered to be an invaluable skill, that is taught down from generation to generation along with a sense of respect for the environment....   [tags: fruits of production]

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King Leopold II: The Deadliest Dictator in the History of the World

- King Leopold II used slave labor and torture on Africans in order to get raw materials to shape his fortune. He also killed over 10 million people during the time that he ruled, and is mainly spoken amongst people for his killings and his involvement in the East African slave trade. He is the second King of Belgium, his father being the foremost. Leopold always believed that overseas colonies were the key to success for the Belgian empire. This resulted in the Berlin Conference.This is when it all went bad for the Congo and is the main reason for why Leopold is remembered for being a killer and is compared to Adolf Hitler....   [tags: Founder of the Congo Free State]

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A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts

- In A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts argues, “The Coming of Agriculture changed life so much and so deeply that nothing since would have been possible without it” (Roberts 1993, 22). Prior to the emergence of agriculture, and "for most of human history, people lived in relatively small groups, gathering, fishing, and hunting what they needed from their immediate environments" (Goucher and Walton 2013, 36). Because of the unpredictable nature of this way of life, hunting, gathering and fishing could not sustain large groups of people for extended periods of time....   [tags: agriculture, production, climatic changes]

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World's Greates Artist in History; Leonardo Da Vinci

- Leonardo da Vinci, when most hear that name the first thing to come to mind is possibly the Mona Lisa, or maybe the world's greatest artist in history. Da Vinci was much more than an artist. In the following essay a biography of the famous artist’s life will be covered. Included in this biography are interesting details about some of his experiences. His interest in science, and how he used his knowledge will be discussed. Herein subjects of interest to da Vinci are also included. An Extremely Famous Artist, Scientist too....   [tags: scientific revolution, mona lisa, paintings]

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World War II: Pearl Harbor & The Pacific War

- Chaos and continual disorder encompassed the people across the globe in the years prior to the declaration of war between the Axis and Allied powers in 1939. The Great Depression that had struck soon after the First World War left much of the world unemployed and desperate for relief. Nationalism swept through Germany in response to the terms of the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I. China and Japan had been at war since Japanese troops invaded Manchuria in 1931. Germany, Italy, and Japan began multiple invasions and occupations of nearby countries....   [tags: history, world war I]

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Post World War I: Looking for Hope

- The age of anxiety was the period between the first world war and the second world war. This was a time when people were uneasy and looking for some kind of identity for themselves. Additionally, the loss of human faith and reason led to a new interest in religion. People wanted to know exactly why was the first world war fought. After the first world war, modern philosophy looked farther into that question by stating that, all humans were bad and evil and that there could not be a God because no God would allow such violence to occur....   [tags: world war i, history,]

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Herbicidal Warfare in Vietnam and its Effects on the World Today

- In the 1960s the United States was at war with Vietnam. In an attempt to counter the Vietnamese’s guerilla warfare, the United States sprayed herbicides all over Vietnam and this method of warfare has been controversial ever since. The use of herbicides in Vietnam has caused many deaths and suffering not just for the Vietnamese, but the United States’ veterans too. However, the United States denies that it caused these problems, continues to use herbicides today, and will not even help the victims medically or financially....   [tags: united states, war, world history]

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Was Cold war an inevitable result of the World War II?

- Introduction In my essay I would like to examine the idea of Cold War being an inevitable event or an events which could have been avoided. The end of World War II was the key element, because it did created freshly minted world with the US and the USSR standing against each other as two superpowers trying to surpass one another. Another important factor was their nature, which I would like to examine more closely from the USSR point of view and of course from the US point of view. I consider understanding the nature of both countries vital in order to understand the whole meaning of the Cold War, because there is no clear definition whether the Cold War was an inevitable event or not....   [tags: United States, USSR, World History, Cold War]

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Could the Second World War have been Avoided?

- Although measures were set in place to avoid a second world war, many things caused it to be inevitable. The Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Hitler, the rise of Japan as a world power, the rise of fascism in Italy and the League of Nations were all factors which contributed to the cause of World War II. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. However, the conditions in the treaty were so harsh on Germany that many believe the Treaty of Versailles was one of the main causes for the eventual rise of Nazis in Germany and the eruption of World War II....   [tags: trety of versaille, hitlet, japan, world history]

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Causes of World War I

- The first World War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. It killed about 8½ million people and wounded 20 million more. It destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole of Europe. How had this happened. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe a...   [tags: World War I, history, war, informative]

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World War I's Affect on British Industry and Economics

- The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 produced immediate changes. It is often said that war is the 'locomotive of history' - that is what drives it along. Certainly the First World War helped to produce major changes in Great Britain especially socially and economically. World War I produced major economic changes. British industry had been to a large extent transformed by the mobilization of millions of soldiers and by an unprecedented switch to war production. Under a positive perspective, the economy had shown a new production capacity....   [tags: World War I, economics, history,]

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Hollywood versus History: New World

- There are many adaptations and interpretations on how the English arrived to the Americas and established their colonies. The 2005 film “New World”, written and directed by Terrance Malick, is a film based off the English settlers and how they settled in the Americas in 1607, and the forbidden relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas. Although the film highly exaggerates on some scenes in order to make the history seem more interesting, the film still holds most historical accuracy and is an enjoyable film....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]

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The Causes and Effects of World War II

- World War II was fought between two main opposing forces, the Allies and the Axis forces. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan being the most dominant. On the other hand, some of the countries in the Allied powers were Great Britain, the United States, France, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, Canada, and Greece. Adolph Hitler became head of Germany’s National Socialists Party in July of 1921. By 1933 the once unknown Hitler was given dictatorial power. As his power grew the new dictator grew more restrictive and power hungry....   [tags: European History, World War 2]

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World History Game-Changers: Operation AJAX and its Consequences

- Imagine throwing a small stone across a pond and watching the ripples form across the water. Now what if the rock thrown hit a fish or frog. That would be an unattended consequence of the committed action; history itself often works the same way. It can take months, years, or even entire decades for the results to take place and the consequences could possibly be felt on a global scale. In 1953 a “stone” was cast by the American and British governments by organizing the Iranian coup otherwise know Operation ‘AJAX’ or ‘Boot’ in America and Britain....   [tags: anti-american, anti-western sentiment]

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Pen Versus the Sword (Peace Versus Violence) in World History: The Pen is Mightier!

- The pen is mightier than the sword The pen influences your mind peacefully. Weapons do not. They tend to violate every path of human kind. The pen influences more people than the sword and has more impact on their lives. The power of the sword is negative destruction of life, and the sword has only caused problems during its reign of power. Early man relied on their muscle power. In fight the for existence, it was survival of the fittest. Gradually man became civilized and progressed in society....   [tags: french revolution, martin luther king]

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Chinese History and World View: Taoism

- Taoism is an ancient tradition of philosophy and religious belief that is deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview.Taoism is also referred to as Daoism, which is a more accurate way of representing in English the sound of the Chinese word. The Tao is the ultimate creative principle of the universe. Under this ethos, All things are unified and connected. The principle of Yin Yang portrays the world as filled with complementary forces. Prior to the Communist revolution in China, Taoism was one of the strongest religions....   [tags: religion, fluidity, ideology]

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The History of the Incan Empire

- One of the most incredible things about the Incan Empire is that it grew to be the largest empire in pre-Columbian America in the space of 100 years, this could be said to be due to the Inca’s incredible organizational skills which were present in every aspect of their empire. The Incas called themselves Tawantinsuyu but were later called the Incas after their ruler, the Sapa Inca. In 1105 AD the first Incan lord, Sinchi Roca begins to rule his tribe, at that time the Incas were still a small tribe but were beginning to grow in power....   [tags: world history, South America, Research Paper]

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How the Mongol Empire has Affected the World

- Introduction Throughout history there have been great empires that have tried to basically take over the world. In western schools, these empires usually consist of empires such as Alexander the Great’s, the Roman Empire, and even the British Empire of the Victorian Age. These empires are all seen as major forces in the field of history, but there is often a great empire that has been overlooked. This overlooked empire once amassed about half of the world’s land. Its territories once included China, Persia, and even Eastern Europe....   [tags: World History Essays]

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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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Human Progress in the Twentieth Century Despite Two World Wars

- The world in the 20th century went through the destruction of World War I and World War II and the hazard of a nuclear war in the course of the Cold War and coped to revolutionize themselves with essential developments within their societies. The world, as a whole, has advanced more than it has suffered during the turbulent 20th century because of the advancements of innovations and human right, despite the demolition of the two World Wars. The 20th century inflicted the greatest suffering to the world with the devastation of two World Wars....   [tags: history of the world, technology, human rights]

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American History: World War I

- ... It can be best described as an economic boom. The United States was lending money to European countries. These countries then used that money to buy weapons and supplies for war from America. The United States was effectively providing the weaponry for the war to both sides in Europe. The war also cut off European immigrants. This was positive and negative because although it cut off the American work force, it forced factories to look to the South for workers. There were many unemployed blacks living in poverty there, and they rushed at the opportunity of work....   [tags: neutral, peace, germany]

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The Teaching of The Endlösung (Final Solution) in Fifty Years’ Time

- The Final Solution is a subject that has changed in its teaching since its occurrence, and will certainly be taught in a different fashion in fifty years’ time. As time passes and events fade from living memory, our outlook towards them changes. Some aspects of an event are emphasized more with the passing of time, and some are forgotten. What will be remembered about the Final Solution will be what places it in the context of World War II, and the events that lead up to it. In fifty years’ time, there will not be a single person left who was alive at the time of the Final Solution, let alone anyone who participated in it in any form....   [tags: World History]

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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders

- Anthony Pagden and David Armitage have maintained that the influences of the ancient Roman Empire provided valuable lessons to early modern state builders. Medieval Europe was a feudal period of expansion of territory and consolidation of power. Once the powerful monarchs of Spain, England, and France had secured their supremacy, they competed amongst each other to be the undisputed Lord of All the World. Their imperial ambitions made America the proving ground in a competitive political contest....   [tags: World History]

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Atlantic Revolutions led to the Domination of Africa

- Before one can define the impact of the three Atlantic Revolutions on Africa, one must look back to the prior decade before the American Revolution and discuss what led to it. History provides significant indicators that future wars and oppression of a vulnerable people often lead to nationalism and democracy in the 19th Century and beyond. Through European monarchs would lose much of its territories throughout the world, starting in the 18th Century. England would control the world’s gateways to trade, which would in turn led her to a dominate and peaceful Victorian age....   [tags: World History ]

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Conditions of the Concentration Camps During the Holocaust

- Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 and his sudden control over Germany sparked a new age of reform within the new “Nazi-state” (Hunt 848). As Nazism became a major aspect of everyday life in Germany, Hitler plotted against his enemies and those he blamed for Germany’s defeat in World War I: the Jewish race. In his biography, Mein Kampf, Hitler discusses the artistic, social, and technological superiority of Germany (“Aryans”), why he believes the Aryans are the ultimate dominant human race, and he makes many anti-Semitic remarks against the Jews....   [tags: World History ]

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Peace: Easy to Say But Hard To Get

- My Research Paper Was there really a place where there once existed kings with castles and their knights. Research tells us that before we took our first breath on earth, there were these great powerful people that were symbolized for many things. One of those powerful kings was King Hammurabi. 3000 B.C. was the beginning to a whole new world full of rules. Researchers believe that there once lived a king named Hammurabi who was revealed to the code of laws, by the god of justice named Shamash....   [tags: World History]

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Spanish Civil War: The Struggle Between Fascism and Communism

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

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Operation Overload: Both a Win and a Loss

- As the sun was rising up over the Normandy coast at 5 a.m. on June 6, 1944, Canada was given a key role from the planners of the Allied forces to help free Europe from Germany’s invasion by invading Juno Beach. This was known as the greatest seaborne invasion in history; a great accomplishment for a great nation. The allied forces were dependent upon Canada’s successful invasion to continue fighting in Europe and establish a protected area for troops and supplies to land. Canada’s strong contributions to Operation Overload compared to other Allies had played an essential role in the success of the operation....   [tags: World History ]

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The Effects of the Berlin Conference on Africa

- The Berlin Conference of 1884 peacefully divided Africa between world leaders. The conference, also known as the Congo Conference, looked at Africa as a great source of wealth in many areas to be shared among the participating countries. The division that took place at no time had at interest the people of Africa. By the time Africa regained its freedom in the 1950’s most areas had developed severe political and racial division. The result of this turbulence and division is the occurrence of such violent civil wars and genocides in African countries such as Rwanda....   [tags: World History ]

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The Many Dimensions of the Mexica Indian Empire

- The Mexica Empire was a grand civilization with many accomplishments and merits. Even Bernal Díaz would later lament the destruction of the capital of Tenochtitlan (Townsend 126). Conversely, the society was not entirely destroyed by the Spanish, as the preservation of native stories, traditions, and languages shows. The indigenous people were not only victims, but agents, in the Empire’s transition through the conquest. On one hand the Mexica Indians were victims of unequal weaponry at the hands of lustful, greedy, and cruel invaders....   [tags: world history]

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The Life and Times of War Leaders

- Out of the many great and famous leaders of the world, two important men are universal household names. Winston Churchill, through his bravery and calm during World War II, achieved world renowned honor. President George W. Bush’s poor handling of the Middle Eastern wars and conflicts, however, left a bitter taste in the global community’s mouth. Though British Prime Minister The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill and President George W. Bush were both wartime leaders with similar upbringings, they had very different speaking styles and tactics in their addresses and public receptions....   [tags: World History]

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The Hellenistic Era: Thought, Culture, and Religion

- Although the Hellenistic Era started with the death of Alexander the Great in 323BCE it is important to explore its beginnings. Both Greek and Oriental philosophies greatly influenced the formation of the Hellenistic Age. The spread of Hellenistic culture and its substantial scientific contributions produced an impact on civilization that is still evident today. One of the most important aspects of the thought, culture, and religion during the Hellenistic Era was its impact on the Jewish culture and religion....   [tags: World History]

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Rise and Fall of the Magan Civilization

- Rise and fall of the Magan civilization The transition of humanity from simple life which based on living in villages with small group of people in the Neolithic to establish city states and then civilizations from the Chalcolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age ,was a tremendous leap in the history of humanity.This transition led people to improve their knowledge and promoted them to be more creative. Therefore, many inventions and discovers were known during this period such as discovering copper and bronze metal , developing cultivation methods , using potteries’ wheel , using sails in the boats,innovating wheels, which were used in transportation and using animals power(Menon,2...   [tags: World History]

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Atlantis: The Lost City, Culture, and Continent

- Everyone has heard the bedtime story of the golden lost city of Atlantis. It has been a child’s dream to discover it for decades, maybe centuries. This city has often been compared to the Garden of Eden. The birth of this fairytale lies with the Greek philosopher, Plato. Atlantis was modernly made popular by writer and U.S. Congressman, Ignatius Donnelly, in 1882 (Martin 12). According to Greek mythological history, Atlantis was founded by the god Poseidon and ruled by Atlas, a descendant of Poseidon’s ten sons of five pairs of twins, thus, the name Atlantis and Atlantic Ocean (McMullen 28; Martin 9)....   [tags: World History]

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The Pros and Cons of Colonialism

- A few of the advantages of colonialism are the expansion of land for the country claiming it, as well as the expansion of that countries rule and religion. Some disadvantages to colonialism can be the need for law enforcement in the new colony, the unrest of the colonies inhabitants due to taxation, laws passed pertaining to them that seem or are unfair, etc. The United States is a good example of the advantages and disadvantages of colonialism. Some time ago I got to think about the effects of colonialism....   [tags: world history]

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Success of the Ancient Roman Empire

- Between approximately 509 BCE and the third century CE the Roman empire continually expanded and became one of the largest in history. While this expansion was due to many reasons, not the least of which was greed, to a great extent it was made possible because of Rome's overwhelming military and its combination of a democratic and republic government. (Lee) (Ferril) Many of Rome's successes were due to its highly trained and disciplined army. Rome's army became the best in the known world. The Roman army was organized into divisions of soldiers according to their social class....   [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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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 Causes of World War II

- From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II. World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out. A country resented by many had no other choice but to feel optimistic toward Adolph Hitlers empty promises… making it substantially simple for him to gain power so quick....   [tags: American History, World War Two, politics, Nazis]

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The Beginning of World War I

- What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it. A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians....   [tags: World War I, history, Franz Ferdinand,]

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The Impact the Magnetic Compass, Paper, Gunpowder and the Nuclear Arms Race Played in World History

- Throughout the course, we have seen how technological advances played a significant factor in a global world that is constantly changing and growing. In this essay, I will examine some specific advancements and the impact they had on global encounters in two different eras which include: 1500-1777 and 1778-1980. In the early seventeenth century, I’ll be focusing on three technologies, the magnetic compass, paper, and gunpowder. In the mid-twentieth century, my concentration will be centered on the nuclear arms race between superpowers, United States and Russia during the Cold War....   [tags: impact of technological advances]

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The History of Modern World

- The History of Modern World On August 6 and 9, 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the first atomic bombs used in warfare, killing over 150,000 Japanese and inflicting radiation poisoning on more still. Five days later on August 14, Japan surrendered. The need to defeat Japan and to end the Second World War is the most commonly held view about dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some argue however that this was not the main reason for dropping these two bombs in 1945....   [tags: Papers]

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The Eternal Battle of Power

- At the end of the 14th century, the feudalism started to face one of its hardest periods since its formation during the 11th century. The peasants begun to reveal against their lords; they started to realize that they had power over the lord’s domains, since they were the ones who sow the crops, raise, harvest, and finally commercialize them to pay the taxes, which were compulsory to be paid by the age of fifteen (in 1381) in every single family. In this context the film develops. “The reckoning” is based on a novel written by Barry Unsworth (“Morality Play”, 1995)....   [tags: World History ]

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The Influence of Meip Geis

- Throughout history, there were and continue to be numerous people who influence the way a certain event turns out. Although some of these individuals influence the events of history negatively, there are some that lead to a positive outcome of a not-so positive situation. It is individuals such as these that make our world the way it is today. Meip Geis, is one of such individuals who influenced a very significant historical event. Meip Geis helped to shelter eight Jews from Adolf Hitler and the invasion of the Nazis, in addition she has contributed greatly to preserving one of the most widely recognized recollection of the Holocaust....   [tags: World History ]

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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

- In June 28, 1914, countries still searched for the power that was seen during the age of imperialism, but how can anyone conquer a nation that is already civilized?To that the answer is war. A war that can cause one's boundary lines to increase and bring pride to one's country. War is the answer, but how does one start a war. At the time of the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand the world was at the fringe of war. Nations searched for a reason to regain honor and to test their military capability....   [tags: World History ]

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Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was arguably the most important turning point in history. It transformed the manufacture of goods from craftsmanship to commercialism, exponentially increasing output and decreasing production cost leading to prosperity and an unprecedented supply of goods for the markets of the world. Industrialization and mass production was the fuel which ignited the flame of capitalism which was already established creating bringing sweeping changes in wealth and its distribution....   [tags: World History ]

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Innovation During the Middle Ages

- The Middle Ages, contrary to its name, was a dynamic period of innovations. Throughout this period, visual arts were employed to communicate important messages to the public as well as private wealthy patrons. A variety of mediums were used to disseminate ideas. Though, the sense of decorum shifted, the purpose of these moralizing images of religious figures remained the same. Art was, as it still is an extremely useful and powerful tool for both religious and political advancements. The two pieces to be considered in this paper were created using scenes from the life of Christ....   [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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Pre-World War II History

- Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler at the helm was a major threat to the world when Hitler brought the country to prominence. Hitler transformed Germany from a depression-wracked country into a major military power. Externally, Hitler went on major conquests in order to bring Germany to power. Within Nazi Germany, he attempted to create a super race of people and wanted to do so by eliminating all inferior races starting with the Jews. In the midst of this action, the United States attempted to prevent any association with the ongoing war....   [tags: Rise of Germany, Adolf Hitler]

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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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Exploring Reasons for the Decision to Drop Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- At about eight A.M on August sixth, 1945 the Japanese city Hiroshima was destroyed by the deployment of the first nuclear weapon, nicknamed “Little Boy.” Soon after, at about eleven A.M the following day, a second bomb was dropped, called “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. Together, these bombings caused massive destruction. The death total was well near 220, 000. Only portions of these deaths were from the days of the bombings, with an equal number occurring later in the year from exposure to radiation. More have died since from leukemia....   [tags: world history, american history]

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Persons of Influence: Albert Einstein and Franklin Delano Roosevelt

- The world everyone lives in has undergone many phases of change throughout history. These changes occur because of the people living on it. Some of these amazing people that have impacted the world are Albert Einstein and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Such things that have impacted the world may be the creation of satellites that help transmit wireless signals in many technological devices that can only be thought by Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein had a very challenging childhood, but that cannot stop him from being creative and intelligent....   [tags: World History, American History]

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Reasons Why Mesopotamia Should be Considered a Civilization

- Mesopotamia- the land between the rivers- was a region of land in the Middle East between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that has been dubbed as the “cradle of civilization.” But why does Mesopotamia get the title of a civilization. From the invention of the wheel to the invention of writing, Mesopotamia is responsible for many 'firsts' in human history. As people began to settle down permanently, due to a decrease in the need for farmers, people began to specialize in occupations. The more people that moved into Mesopotamia, the more traditions and beliefs spread throughout the area and soon a state religion became evident....   [tags: world history, ancient history]

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If Germany had won the First World War

- What if Germany had won the First World War. How would the world be different. Would the economy be the same. Would Germany be a world power. Would we have countries such as Finland or Latvia exist today. Would the United States still be a democracy. Would there have been a Second World War. The outcome of the First World War directly and indirectly effected the way we live today. This might come as a surprise to some, but Germany almost won the First World War. Germany was once very close to winning the war....   [tags: Germany, World War I, history, ]

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The Battle of Stalingrad- A Turning Point in the Second World War

- The battle of Stalingrad raged from August 1942 until the German surrender on 2 February 1943. Significantly, it was the first catastrophic defeat to befall the Wermacht Army who not only lost the battle but were severely humiliated. Indeed, the German Army never fully recovered from this blow to its morale. Upwards of 270,000 troops were killed and 91,000 prisoners were taken by the Red Army; included in this latter number were 23 German Generals. Conversely, morale in the Red Army soared as a consequence of Stalingrad giving the Russians increased strength and confidence....   [tags: European History, World War II]

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Techniques Used by Ancient Greek Architects

- Greece is a small country on the southern end of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. While a relatively small area of geography, the country was a focal point of power and influence in the ancient world as well as today. Greek architects were relentless in their quest for perfection, used meticulous attention to detail and created many innovations. The methods used were tremendously sophisticated and complex even in comparison to modern times. Techniques used by ancient Greek architects are still used today and are copied around the world....   [tags: world history, european history]

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Colliding of Separate Worlds

- Back in history, colonies of humans like the Indians, Europeans, and Africans lived by themselves in other parts of the Earth. They had never seen nor heard each other before in their life time. Christopher Columbus was the main reason the Old World and New World were brought together. In addition to this, the impact from the Indians, Europeans, and Africans when their colonies collided were international trade, deadly diseases and slavery. The Europeans found the discovery of the New World, consisting of North America and South America, from wanting to increase in power, wanting contact with a wider world, and for trading or conquest....   [tags: World History ]

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Hitler's Goal: Global Conquest

- From the time Hitler and the Nazi’s took control of Germany in 1933 until the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, the aim of the regime under the calculating guidance of Hitler himself sought no less than global conquest. This ambitious objective can be further dissected into short term and long term goals that provide insight into Hitler’s character, thoughts and actions. Hitler’s extreme sense of nationalism and his perception that great nations are identified by their military power and their cultural contributions must have weighed heavily on his mind when he considered the state of the Germanic people throughout history....   [tags: World History]

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The Cold War: India

- The Third World is the name that was given to the part of the world that was not part of the Industrialized World in the beginning of the Cold War. The First World was America while the Second World was the Soviet Union. The Developing World represents much of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. After most of these countries became independent of western influence and recourses, their infrastructure began to fall apart. The United States and the Soviet Union used their allies for raw materials and markets, which was a big part of the cold war....   [tags: World History ]

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The Battle of Thermopylae

- The battle of Thermopylae, the name of the battle does not ring a bell in most people's ears. Recent movies have portrayed the events of the battle is a Hollywood exaggerated movie that left out a few key points. A search commenced shortly to find out what had actually happened during the battle, also, how close was the movie's story to the actual one. In J.D. Miller's article “Thermopylae” the entire pre-history as well as post-history can be seen. In 525 B.C. The Persian empire had grown from a small kingdom to an immense empire stretching from Troy to modern day Russia....   [tags: World History]

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The Revenge of Stalin

- The question is, do you corrupt society or does society corrupt you. In the conception of William Golding society corrupts you. What Stalin really did was put fear and agony into every Russian. He even made his wife commit suicide because she did not like the way he disliked and treated the peasants and the less fortunate Russians. The great purge is considered one of the “worst gendercides of the twentieth century”, (John, Adam ".org Genercide." Stalin's Purges. Jones Adam, 2002. Web. 13 Mar 2011.)....   [tags: World History ]

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Advantages of Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution Prior to researching, I had a strong belief that the Industrial Revolution was a “dark” time period where children and poor workers would gather in a disease-ridden factory where they would work for several hours a day for little pay. Workers would cough harshly as the intense smoke filled the air. Every day, children would die from exhaustion just to fill the wallets of factory owners. But further research has convinced me that the Industrial Revolution was a benefit to the human race....   [tags: World History ]

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The History of the World's Most Famous Doll, Barbie

- ... Weighing only 110 lbs at her height, she would have an anorexic BMI (Body Mass Index) of 16.24. It would be difficult for her tiny waist to support her big bust and However, Academics from the University of South Australia believe this body type is not unachievable, but very unusual – the probability of a woman having a Barbie-like figure is less than 1 in 100,000 (Winterman, 2009). In defense of Barbie's body shape, Mattel stated that she looks fuller with all her thick clothing, thus they made her waist so thin (McDonough, 2010)....   [tags: body image, mattel, self-esteem]

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A Green History of the World by Clive Pointing

- A Green History of the World by Clive Pointing A Green History of the World has been very educational reading and has given me a new prospective on the environment. While I do disagree with some of Clive Pointing’s views I have learned a lot from his work. A Green History of the World was a very in-depth look at the past and the future of our environment. Pointing raised my consciousness regarding the trials we face as inhabitants of this great planet and left me with some food for thought. After reading Chapter One I found myself entranced by the mystery of Easter Island and excited about the information A Green History of the World had to offer....   [tags: Papers]

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Was US hegemony in the 20th century inevitable? Why? Or Why Not

- Was US hegemony in the 20th century inevitable. Why. Or Why not Mearsheimer defined a hegemon as a state that dominates all others, but he stressed the limitations of hegemony (2001, pp40-2.) America experienced an extend of power, financially, economically, military, and internationally that lead the country to hegemony. Some scholars believed that America became a superpower. Others think that its hegemony is precarious. Many internal and structural factors predisposed the United States to drive to its dominance....   [tags: World History]

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The Role of the Algerian War of Independence on the Fall of the French Fourth Republic

- A.    Plan of Investigation  
 The plan is to investigate the role the Algerian War of Independence had on the fall of the French Fourth Republic in 1958. I will focus first on the effects of World War II, the Three Parties Alliance, and decolonization on the fourth republic. Then, I will look at the discontent caused in the government by the Algerian War, the National Liberation Front (FLN), and the French army. Finally, I will look at the May Crisis of 1958 and the roles of Jacques Massu, Jacques Soustelle, and Charles de Gaulle in the fall of the fourth republic and the creation of the fifth....   [tags: World History ]

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The Immorality of America's Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- “In an instant 130,000 people—helpless men, women, and children—were incinerated. Human beings were literally vaporized. Skin hung from unrecognizable bodies like strands of dark seaweed. Some victims lived on for a time as their burning bodies turned carbon black” (Walter 1). This is just a brief eye-witness account of the horrific aftermath of the decision, headed by President Harry Truman, to drop an atomic bomb first on Hiroshima, Japan, and four days later on Nagasaki, Japan. The morality of this decision has been both questioned and defended ever since the event occurred, since both sides of the debate carry some validity to a certain degree....   [tags: world history]

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The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan: A Necessary Evil or an Unnecessary Act?

- On August 6 and August 9, 1945, the cities and people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan would experience something that no other people had ever experienced before, and no other people have experienced since. Within three days in the month of August 1945 and nearing the end of World War II, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan would become the testing ground and their people the test dummies for a new kind of war weapon; the atomic bomb. Was this act necessary to bring an end to World War II as has been claimed....   [tags: World History ]

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What were the main reasons for the beginning of The Cold War between the USA and the USSR from 1945?

- The Cold War wasn’t a physical war fought between two opposing sides. Instead it was the name given to the relationship between Eastern European countries and Western European countries along with the USA. This “Cold” relationship between the USA and the USSR commenced and developed after World War Two. Although, naturally, one would expect these two allies during the war to have a strong, pleasant relationship with one another, this was not the case; there was a growing rivalry between the two instead....   [tags: World History]

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