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Major Demographic Changes in the Middle East and North Africa

- The major demographic changes in the Middle East and North Africa have been the massive increase in population, and urbanization which has seen the emergence of many large cities throughout the region. The reasons for this have been because of better health care, greater mobility of the population, economic opportunities in the cities and political changes. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a number of European families started moving to the Middle East and North Africa, with many French and other Europeans settling in Algeria from the 1830s....   [tags: world history]

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The Impact of the Cold War on Developing Nations

- Introduction Third world countries became the perfect battleground for cold war proxy battles during the early 1940’s to late 1990’s. United States wanted to flex its political muscle and try to curtail the spread of Soviet Communism in the developing nations. Most of the nations in developed world had already made their political and socio-economic stand regarding the form of governance and leadership pursued. Underdeveloped nations in Asia, Latin America and Africa were still vulnerable and easily influenced in terms of ideologies and political direction....   [tags: World History ]

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Was the 1905 Revolution a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the events of either February or October 1917?

- The Revolution of 1905 had many of the same features as the events of 1917 however it cannot be said that 1905 was a ‘dress rehearsal’ as the protocol of the 1917 revolution was meticulously different to that of 1905. When comparing the revolutions it is thoroughly important to regard all similarities and differences when cross-examining 1905 with 1917. In many respects the events that assembled the first revolution can be used as a prototype on how the second and third revolution materialised. The importance of politics, the remodeled working class, the established regime and the significance of the soldiers all are essential components in considering why the events of 1917 were not prepare...   [tags: World History ]

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How Religion Played a Massive Role in Developing China's Seclusion and Spain's Imperialism

- Religion is one of the most powerful forces known to man. It has created wars, art, architecture, governments, literature, education, and so on. Thus, without a doubt, this powerful force has shaped the charastics and courses of Ancient China and Spain. Confucianism’s strong tie with education rendered China to establish numerous schools and thus enable its society to become more sophisticated. Contemporarily, Buddhism’s strong tie with peace prevented the country from waging wars. On the other hand, Catholicism’s strong belief in ‘giving to the poor’ made the country’s poor richer and rich poorer....   [tags: world history]

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The League of Nations; Why Did it Fail?

- In the First World War approximately 16,543,185 people were killed within the four year span (World War I Casualties 4). After this devastation countries from all over the world gathered in France for Peace Conferences. Their goal; to prevent anything reminiscent of what had happened during the Great War from ever occurring again. It was during these conferences that the League of Nations (LON) came into existence. Their first meeting was held on the sixteenth of January 1920, six days after the Versailles Conferences had come into effect (MacMillan 94)....   [tags: World History]

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The Quest: An Archetype in Various Cultural Myths

- The Quest Archetype When examining various cultural myths, one archetype keeps repeating—the image of the quest. This archetype functions with various different mythologies as a method of learning about the world, both its external features and what is inside the self. The quest comes from ancient origins and is found in Classical Western culture, but has been fine tuned through the generations. In its most modern interpretations, there are continuing elements of the age old myth, where extenuating circumstances or hubris, place the hero in turmoil and needing to find an answer....   [tags: world history]

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Greek Mythology: A Look at Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest

- People always look for ways to explain the doings and phenomenon of nature (Daly vii). This is done for comfort, and as a way of finding a meaning in life. Demeter’s name derives from the Greek words for “earth” and “mother.” The two parts of her name “de” and “meter” are Greek for the words “earth” and “mother” respectively, so her name literally means “Earth Mother” (Webster). This title which Demeter holds is appropriate, given her area of rule. In Roman mythology, Demeter goes by the name of Ceres (Daly 39)....   [tags: World History]

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General Haig's Role in the Battle of the Somme

- The Battle of the Somme was one of the most famous battles that took place during World War One. Germany had believed that a war with Russia was likely to occur and if that happened then they would also come into attack from France. In order to avoid attack from both sides Germany planned to attack France first and then Russia, believing that Russia would need 6 weeks to attack them and they could defeat France in that time. This was the basis of the Schlieffen Plan. Germany attacked France through neutral Belgium as they thought that Belgium would not fight them....   [tags: world history]

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The Negative Effects of Colonialism on the Colonized Country

- Colonialism, which was a major cause of the north-south gap that occurred in the period following the Second World War, is the takeover by a nation of foreign territories; making them part of it to aid its own economical, social and political structures. The mother countries succeed in doing that by using the colony’s natural resources, money savings, and their lands, which leads the colony to rely on the mother country and therefore, leaving the country underdeveloped. Hence, the world wide scramble for colonies, particularly in the late 19th – early 20th century, had a tremendous negative effect on the economic, social, and political structures of indigenous, non-industrialized peoples....   [tags: world history]

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Italian and German Fascism: Similarities and Differences

- In the 20th century there were a lot of rises and falls of many types of government. In some cases, two "world wars" influenced these events and multiple changes arose in power. The First World War gave way to such styles of rule as Fascism and Nazism. Very often these two ideologies are conflated as the same thing. However, while there are similarities between these concepts, a lot of differences also exist, that need to be mentioned. In order to understand these two movements, one should get to know the meaning of these terms....   [tags: World History ]

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The Paris Peace Conference and Versailles Treaty

- Success or Failure At the end of World War I (WWI), as with most wars, it was necessary to hold a peace conference and due to the number of countries involved in the war, this task was extremely imposing. The desired conclusion of this conference was world peace, but with approximately 75% of the world nations represented and each country having it’s own agenda, the search for peace was elusive because of a desire for vengeance. This vengeance may have set the stage for World War II. On January 12th, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference (PPC) opened at several different venues, in and around Paris, France, but was moved to the Versailles Palace because of the number of attendees....   [tags: World History ]

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Italian and German Fascism: Similarities and Differences

- Fascism is one of the great political ideology in the 20th century. It is a kind of authoritarian government that, according to Wikipedia, “considers the individual subordinate to the interests of the state, party or society as a whole.” Two of the most successful and to be in the vanguard of fascism government is Italian fascism – led by Benito Mussolini, and Nazi Germany – led by Adolf Hitler. Fascism in Italy and Germany, though in many regards very similar - have the same political ideologies, still have many aspects to them that make them different from each other....   [tags: World History ]

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The Cold War: A Global War

- The cold war (1945-1991) was a substantial war that was fought on an economic, philosophical, cultural, social and political level. This impacted globally and changed the majority of the world’s societies to a liberated fashion, rather than the archaic and conservative ways. Global war is a war engaged in by all if not most of the principle nations of the world, a prime example of such would be of the two great wars. Therefore the cold war can’t be classified as a global war in terms of the military and actual warfare’s, as the two superpowers (Soviet Union and USA) fought indirectly with each other, however to an extent the cold war can be said it’s a global war in t...   [tags: World History ]

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Britain and France's Policy of Appeasement

- Britain and France established the policy of appeasement in the 1930’s to reach an understanding to reserve peace by giving into the demands of Germany, led by Nazi Adolf Hitler. Many people shared Germany’s sorrow of the harsh conditions of the Treaty of Versailles and continued to allow Hitler to build up military forces and reconquer lost territory. Also, Britain and France were in no shape to even consider fighting against Germany after the economic crisis that followed through after World War I....   [tags: World History]

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The Fall of the Weimar Republic

- The Weimar Republic would have continued to be a functional government far longer than achieved if not for the defeat of WWI, the economic burdens imposed by the Versailles Treaty, and the flawed Article 48 which all contributed to the down fall of Germany’s first attempt at a legitimate Democracy. This paper will argue that the societal, economical, and constitutional aspects all played a role in the hopeless Democracy Germany attempted which ultimately lead Germany into a totalitarian state that would further shake the world with the rise of the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler....   [tags: World History ]

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The Start of America's Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution did not start simultaneously around the world, but began in the most highly civilized and educated country in Western Europe – England. An empire like Great Britain was able to prevent the flow of new technology and experienced technicians to its colonies even while new machinery, like the spinning shuttle and the spinning jenny, was being used to develop textile manufacturing at home in England. The British Parliament was able to control its territories through laws and other restrictions....   [tags: World History ]

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The Foundation of the Cold War

- The origins of the Cold War stem from a variety of directions, but primarily from tensions that rose between the Soviet Union and the United States. Although the USSR and the United States were considered allies during World War II, it was the only commonality the two countries had. These differences, specifically as it pertained to the political structure their countries had taken, became the foundation of the Cold War. Several months prior to the conclusion of World War II, when it seemed assured that the German forces were close to surrendering, several world leaders came together at what is known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the pertinent restructuring issues that would be forthco...   [tags: World History]

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The Rise of the American Empire

- WWII has a ripple effect across the globe causing changes both internationally and domestically. Internationally, The sun finally began to set over the British Empire with the majority of her majesties colonial possessions gaining independence in the years following the war. Britain’s stage left exit from its hegemonic role resulted in the start of a new “Great Game” between two burgeoning superpowers. A new world order began to take shape with the United States and USSR vying to establish their own hegemony....   [tags: World History]

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Germany and the Treaty of Versailles

- Germany & the Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 at the great Palace of Versailles in France. The victorious Allies, (Great Britain, France and Italy, and the United States), all came together to decide what punishment Germany should receive for the total devastation left by this war that they started, and what to do with the Central Powers, (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) in general. The Allies were furious that they had lost so much in this war, and gained so little; while Germany’s land was practically untouched....   [tags: World History]

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Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- Towards the end of World War II, in Hiroshima, Japan, thousands died. The “Enola Gay dropped a 9,000 lb TNT bomb called “Little Boy.” Approximately 78,150 people died after one death count, but radiation was still lethal. Three days later, another bomb was dropped. “Fat Man,” dropped by “Bock’s Car,” was a Uranium-235 bomb, even though it did less damage than Hiroshima, the seaport of Nagasaki still was torn to pieces. Overall, there were approximately 23,753 lives taken by “Fat Man.” The Nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not help America because it started the Cold War, killed many innocent Japanese people, and caused other countries to feel that we are more ruthless than the J...   [tags: World History]

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Consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis

- The "Thirteen Days" of the Cuban Missile Crisis were, at that point, the closest the superpowers came to war. How severe this would have been is impossible to know. That this is the case was due in a large part to serendipity and the patience and understanding of the leaders. The lessons of this stand-off were not lost on either side. There were several key after-effects of this confrontation: • The setting up of the Direct Communication Link (DCL) • A dramatic decrease in tension between the two superpowers • An almost as dramatic increase in tension in Sino-Soviet and Sino-US relations • There were also domestic implications for both sides Following the narrow avoidance of annihilation, th...   [tags: World History]

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The Slave Revolution in the Caribbean

- The Slave Revolution in the Caribbean Colonists in the eighteenth century created plantations that produced goods such as tobacco, cotton, indigo, and more importantly, sugar. These plantations required forced labor, and thus slaves were shipped from Africa to the new world. “The Caribbean was a major plantation that was a big source of Europe’s sugar, and increasing economic expansion. The French had many colonies, including its most prize possession Saint- Domingue (Haiti).” Life on the plantations of Saint- Domingue was very brutal and most of the salves who survived the journey to the New World died within a few years of th...   [tags: World History]

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The Titanic Was an Avoidable Tragedy

- Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater – For movie buffs in the 1990s, when you heard someone talking about “Jack and Rose,” you would probably think Titanic. You would think about the Love and Mystery, Excitement and Suspense. You might hear comments like: “What a great movie” or “Oh, it’s just a movie… It wasn’t really that bad.” The latter people would be correct: it was worse. The Titanic was so much more than a movie could ever depict. Death, destruction, terror, sadness: those were the emotions for the people aboard the Titanic....   [tags: World History]

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Canadian History and World War One

- Canadian History and World War One The article “Race and Recruitment In World War 1: Enlistment of Visible Minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force*” Written by author James W. ST G. Walker that can be found in the Canadian Historial Review (March 1989 Edition) discusses the discrimination against minorities during World War 1. Outlining the events from 1914 through 1917 that depict this injustice against visible minorities. It gives a detailed view of changing attitutudes of government and recruiting officials towards visible minorities and their position and value to the war efffort....   [tags: Papers]

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Germany: At Fault for WWII

- “A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased” (Hans Frank quotes 1). This quote by Hans Frank, a high-ranking official in Nazi Germany, accurately captured the world-view of Germany at the conclusion of the Second World War. Frank was later convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Nuremberg trials and executed; however, his meaningful statement will live on. Germany tore the world apart during the Second World War, but their aggression can be traced back to the early 1870’s....   [tags: World History ]

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The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

- The sound of two bullets being fired rang out in once peaceful Savejo Street. Each shot was followed by the sickening sound of lead piercing flesh as the sovereign duke of Austria-Hungary fell. People ran up and attempted to assault the assailant but where quickly held back by the police who took control of the situation. A small mob quickly formed, gathered around the victims and came to an unsettling conclusion. On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie were assassinated by an overly passionate 17-year-old nationalist, Gavrilo Princip("Francis Ferdinand, archduke of Austria-Este" Encyclopedia Britannica)....   [tags: World History ]

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The Spread of European Imperialism

- Throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, the world witnessed a global expansion as well as a compaction of people, cultures, and ideas. The need for goods, as well as the process of mercantilism to inflate economies, was instrumental in the advancement of seafaring technologies, the need to spread religion, and the eventual globalization of the slave market. The four major regions in the world, which were the stepping stones of globalization, are Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and finally East Asia....   [tags: World History]

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A Letter to an Emperor

- A letter to an Emperor This source of document basically shows how the Americans came to Japan and practiced “Gun-boat diplomacy” on Japan in order to open up its country and abandon its closed-door policy. The writer wrote that America back at the homeland was clouded by “the horrors of the Civil War” and many other domestic problems like buying over Native American lands in the north and dealing with Western nations like the British to remove them out of America’s lands. The term “manifest destiny” in the 1840s, based on America’s perspective, refers to America’s aspiration in assisting countries in other parts of the world to realize their full potential of becoming a modern and self-go...   [tags: World History]

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The Massacre at Tiananmen Square

- The Massacre at Tiananmen Square The protests in China during 1989 were for a good cause, but were ended in the worst possible way. Mao Zedong brought Communism into china with violence and even after his death, with a new leader, the violence continued. The Chinese Government made a huge mistake by using force to end a peaceful protest. “After the 1912 revolution, two groups began to compete for the leadership of China. One group, the Nationalists, was led by Chiang Kai-shek while Mao Zedong was the head of the second group, the Communists....   [tags: World History]

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Hitler and the Third Reich

- During the Holocaust six million Jews died at the hands of a despicable man; Adolf Hitler. While many perished in the extermination camps, malnutrition, disease, execution and medical experimentation were other methods of the Jews annihilation. In 1933, before WW II there were approximately nine million Jews living in Germany. By the end of WW II six million Jews had died. In this paper the researcher will attempt to give accurate accounts as to how Adolf Hitler came to power, why he killed innocent people, and where the carnage began....   [tags: World History ]

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Physicians of the First Reich

- Understanding the events of the Holocaust requires consideration of numerous socio-political and economic factors in interwar and WW2 Europe. One particularly important area of exploration is the role played by physicians working for the Reich. Examining their behavior, justifications for murder, and relationship to the state provides insight into the moral and ethical foundations of the society which allowed a genocide that ended in the death of millions. In the context of the concentration camps they abandoned both their humanity and their ethics as doctors to become murderers and torturers for state science....   [tags: World History ]

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The Impact of Ancient Egypt

- Many civilizations have left an impact on the world. One of the major civilizations is Ancient Egypt. This civilization, now modern-country Egypt, became unite at around 3150 BC in Eastern North Africa. Three of the important things about ancient Egypt are Religion, Art/Architecture/Culture/Tradition and Education. The ancient Egyptian Religion changed and evolved many times. During the early Pre-Dynastic Period, gods, were generally, embodied in a certain animal. In the Old Kingdom, the sun cult was upgraded and the sun temple was as well as a little pyramid....   [tags: World History ]

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Origin of the Cold War

- After the Second World War America and the Soviet Union gained power in Europe. Though these to countries never fought one another, they waged a cold war of economic, military and ideological rivalry which last through the second half of the twentieth century. The origin of the Cold War began with the Russian Revolution in nineteen-seventeen, which created a Soviet Russia. The Soviet Russia did not have the same economic and ideological state as the United States. The Civil war in Russia in which Western powers unsuccessfully intervened, dedicated to the spreading of communism....   [tags: world history]

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Baroque Period (1600-1750) General Background

- Baroque Period (1600-1750) General Background The years between 1600 and 1750 were full of contradiction, change, and conflict in Europe. The future would be shaped by the far reaching consequences of war. These conflicts pitted mainly the northern countries (Belgium, Germany, England, Sweden) against the Catholic kingdoms of the south (France, Spain, Austria), and further accentuated the pre-existing cultural differences between Northern and Southern Europe. However, tremendous scientific, philosophical, and artistic accomplishments that constitute the practical foundation of modern civilization flourished side by side with continual warfare, political instability, and religious fervor, bor...   [tags: World History]

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World War I and the Domestic Casualty of the Industrial Workers of the World

- World War I and the Domestic Casualty of the Industrial Workers of the World The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) worked in the early 20th century to organize all labor to collectively strive for the interests of labor and in order to create a more democratic society, in spite of possible resistance from the interests of capital and the repercussions that were to occur in reaction to organizing (Bird et al 1). Although, in a mostly defunct form, it still exists today as an international labor union, the height of the labor movement occurred towards the mid-late 1910’s, with the practical demise of its influence occurring during the time in which the United States entered into the Fir...   [tags: World History Workers Work Essays]

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Women in World War II

- Women in World War II When the war across seas broke out in 1939 Canada was called to the front as a part of the British Empire. Canada's work force was now severely depleted. Everyone remembers the prestigious men and women of Canada for their effort in the war helping the Allied side defeat the German enemy. We must remember though that the soldiers were not a self sufficient army, navy, and air force but rather part of the larger war machine that was Canada. When Canadians think of the war they must remember the country that stood behind our soldiers in Europe....   [tags: World War II History]

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The US in World War II

- In the aftermath of World War II, every nation of the world emerged mentally and, in some cases, physically altered. The physical affects of the Second World War spanning from Pearl Harbor to the battleground that made up most of Western Europe to Nagasaki and Hiroshima are visual pictures engrained in the minds of all, past and present, but the American ideology that these destructive images helped to give rise to would directly shape American domestic and foreign policy for approximately the next 50 years and indirectly shape the current policies implemented in the United States today....   [tags: US American World History War II]

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Bolsheviks and Britain in World War One

- "Bolsheviks and Britain in World War One" During one of the therapy and wit sessions between Rivers and Prior at Craiglockhart, we discover that class struggle is an issue plaguing Prior. Pat Barker introduces the reference to Bolsheviks on page 135 in order to have her readers strictly denounce the caste system of British society, both for the soldiers returning home, and also the women who continued to be victims of the same system in Britain during World War One. Understanding the role Bolsheviks play in affecting Britain's soldiers and citizens during World War One first requires background information on both Russian interests and Russia's relationship to Germany....   [tags: World History Regeneration Barker Essays]

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War Aftermath and Literature

- Numerous and varied are the effects of War. It is undeniable it causes chaos, crisis, instability, remarkable changes in the general life, losses in every possible way. It is common knowledge that simultaneously entire countries endure hardship during and after a War takes place. World War I was not the exception. The Great War (as also is called) altered the world as was known because of its duration, extent, and outcome. It certainly affected many nations at once that suffered massive political changes, economic uncertainty, social disorder, riots, turmoil, and commotion everywhere; all of this while facing the significant loss of human lives....   [tags: World History ]

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The Cold War 1980’s-1990’s

- Upon hearing the mention of “The Cold War” most people begin to imagine and think of a time focused on political and military tensions between two main powers, the United States of the Western world and The Soviet Union of the Communist world. The context of the Cold War has traditionally been seen this way, as a nontraditional war without any engagement of battle, as a nuclear arms race between to profoundly different political and economic ideologies. Though being accurate this view of the Cold War is not complete....   [tags: World History ]

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Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941

- The effects of Second World War reached countries around the entire globe from Europe to Africa and from the Pacific to the Middle East. Although at the close of the First World War European imperialism for the most part ended, the governments of some newly established, quasi-independent countries like Iraq were still under the influence of European nations. In the spring of 1941, due to the increasing rise of Arab nationalism, the ever present resentment towards British influence in the region and the distraction of war, Iraqi nationalists attempted to take advantage of the situation and remove the ruling monarchy supported by the British....   [tags: World History ]

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Love as a Trend

- As Edgar Allan Poe once stated, “All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire (Masters).” Today, we romanticize love. We create movies, books, novels, music, and everything in between off the concept that love is romantic. Although in ancient times, this was not the case. Love was seen in a completely different spectrum than marriage. Marriage and love are inseparable in the modern world. The real question is has love always been around or was in an invention of the modern world....   [tags: world history]

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Hitler's Rise to Power

- First off I am going to talk about Hitler’s service in world war one. While Hitler served in world war one he had some of the best luck nearly every attack he was involved in Hitler would always somehow escape. In one of his first engagements 2500 of the 3000 men in Hitler’s unit where either killed or missing and somehow Hitler managed to escape with no scratches. During his service Hitler served as a dispatch runner bringing message from the command post to the front lines. During one of his message runs on October 7 1916 Hitler was wounded by shell fragmentation and was sent back to Germany to be hospitalized....   [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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Disadvantage of Germans in World War II

- Disadvantage of Germans in World War II World War II was a worldwide military conflict which lasted from the late 1930s to 1945. World War II was the amalgamation of two conflicts, one starting in Asia, 1937, as the Second Sino-Japanese War and the other beginning in Europe, 1939, with the invasion of Poland. At the beginning of the war, German got a big advantage in military affairs. They occupied France, Belgium, Austria and other eastern European countries....   [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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History of Nazi Germany

- History of Nazi Germany National Socialism between 1920 and 1945 can best be described as an era of constant change. Hitler's enrollment in the German Worker's Party provided him the foundation needed to propel his idealistic views of anti-Semitism and Aryan superiority. Soon after Hitler's enrollment the party's name was changed to the National Socialist German Worker's Party and in the summer of 1921 his talents as an orator and propagandist enabled him to take over the leadership of the Nazi Party....   [tags: World War II History]

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The Russo-American Relationship

- US History II The Soviet Union and the United States began their relationship in paranoia at the conclusion of World War I and continued this mistrust until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. While at times technically allies, the United States and Soviet Union never truly understood each other. The Soviets, who have a long history of invasion into their country, lived in constant fear the Americans would attack via Europe. The Americans, who had not faced a major invasion since 1812, saw this fear as paranoia and believed the Soviets intended to spread communism across the world....   [tags: World History]

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Sinking Into Society

- In any nation mistakes have been the source of change. Whether it is safety or governmental reform or a revolution in the nation’s lifestyle and customs, those mistakes have made a lasting imprint on the minds of their people. The sinking of one of history’s maiden voyages, the Titanic, has made such impact on the American people; Titanic cannot be mentioned without stirring deep emotions for those who have perished. It is one of history’s most devastating catastrophes but it is also the first ship to send the new SOS distress call instead of the original CQD signal meaning “all stations: distress”....   [tags: World History ]

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Bataan Death March

- In history, the Holocaust is considered the epitome of cruelty. Yet this even often overshadows the examples of cruelty in our own American history. The Bataan Death March is one of these overshadowed events. The Bataan Death March began on April 15, 1942 after American forces surrendered at the Battle of Bataan on April 9, 1942 in the Philippines. Seventy-eight thousand American and Filipino soldiers were forced to evacuate Bataan to Camp O’Donnell, “a prison camp in central Luzon.” Of these 78,000 soldiers, 500 Americans and 10,000 Filipinos died on the march to the prison camp....   [tags: World History]

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The History of the Internet and the World Wide Web

- The History of the Internet and the WWW 1. The History of the World Wide Web- The internet started out as an information resource for the government so that they could talk to each other. They called it "The Industrucable Network" because it was so many computers linked to gether that if one server went down, no-one would know. This report will mainly focus on the history of the World Wide Web (WWW) because it is the fastest growing resource on the internet. The internet consists of diferent protocals such as WWW, Gopher (Like the WWW but text based), FTP (File Transfer Protocal), and Telnet (Allows you to connect to different BBS's)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evolutionary Heritage and its Impression on Adolph Hitler

- Adolph Hitler is known as a man of great historical value. His doings during the Second World War have forever scarred the history of a nation and a planet. His contempt for the Jewish people and others who opposed him is notorious throughout the world for its brutal and inhumane application. Somewhere along the way this man grew to hate and abhor those around him. According to the evolutionary theory of personality, Hitler may not have had much choice in his character, which resulted in the man known as the administrator of pure evil....   [tags: World History]

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The Soviets And U.S. From 1945 Onwards

- When thinking about and analyzing the idea of Soviet Russia and the United States' views on 'world domination' and the possible achievement of such, one must first take many things into consideration. The first and foremost would be to observe and think critically about the worldwide political landscape in the years following World War II (1945 onwards). This time in history (and leading all the way through the Cold War) can be seen as a period of intense ideological polarization across the globe....   [tags: World History]

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Art Throughout History Across the World

- Art Throughout History Across the World From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist's intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and the demands of the public....   [tags: Artists Pablo Picasso Egypt France Essays]

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The Star-spangeled Side of Cold War

- "DROP SHOT: The Star-Spangled Side of Cold War" "I don't know what weapons will be used during World War III, but I'm sure that during World War IV only sticks and stones will be used." Albert Einstein INTRODUCTION The so-called Cold War between the United States and The Soviet Union started after Winston Churchill's Fulton speech in August 16, 1945 and in fact ended only when the USSR collapsed. The Cold War was a period of tense relationship between the two countries and not once the world stood at the brink of World War III....   [tags: World History]

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Cold War and Its Effects

- The end of the cold war signified a new era of history that has changed the entire world. The face of Europe and Asia has changed dramatically. Vast changes have been felt socially, politically, and especially economically. Also the effect the cold war had on foreign policy was paramount. The effect of these changes is not only felt across the ocean but can be felt here in America. The goal of this paper is to define what the cold war specifically was, and reflect upon the various choices throughout the world as a result of the end of the cold war....   [tags: World History]

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The Empress Theodora and Justinian

- The Empress Theodora and Justinian The birth of an eastern circus woman attracted no attention at all in mid-millennium year 500. No one could ever imagine that this baby would grow up to be one of the most remarkable women in history of the World. She was the daughter of the bear keeper, a public performer,wife of Justinian, Empress of the Byzantine Empire and a natural beauty whose name became the one name in the voluminous annals of the Byzantine empire known to almost everyone; Theodora. Once the former show girl settled down to respectable married life, she touched every branch of life in the Empire....   [tags: World History]

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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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The U.S. in the Second World War

- The U.S. in the Second World War How the Second World War change the economy of United States. Before the Second World War happened for ten years, the United States had the Great Depression, the most serious economy crisis in U.S history. After the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt and government started big business under strong government pressure, the New Deal project. Of course, New Deal seemed to be successful in the first. By New Deal, many unemployed people gained job, and people started consumption than before....   [tags: World War Two US History]

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Prisoners of War in World War II

- Prisoners of War in World War II If you have never been a Prisoner of War (POW), you are extremely lucky. The prisoners of war during the World War II, (1939-1945) were treated poorly with no respect or consideration and were given the living conditions worse than animals. It was an extremely bad situation that no human being could survive. They were mistreated, manhandled, beat and even shot defending their country. No one wanted to go to war, but for those men who did, and for those who survived as POWs will always regret it....   [tags: World War II History]

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World War II as a Good War

- World War II as a Good War The vast majority of Americans supported World War II (WWII) after Pearl Harbor was bombed, recognizing a fascist threat to Western democracy. WWII was a good war. It had the ability to unite America. They united against Nazism and fascism. But even a good War has its bad times. If you look behind what you think happened at what really happened in WWII it becomes clear that the U.S. has nothing to be proud about. WWII evolved the entire globe, putting the world's largest economic and military powers against each other: the AXIS powers Germany, Japan and Italy against the ALLIED powers Russia, Britain and the U.S....   [tags: World War II History ]

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Technological Advances in World War 2

- Technological Advances in World War 2 New advances in technology changed warfare in WW2. The change in technology since WW1 has produced such things as Atom Bomb, and new and improved sea and air warfare. New techniques had to be used because of technology, techniques such as 'mouseholing'. More people were killed because of technology, as more people died in WW2 than WW1.The technological advances in WW2 changed the battlefield completely as more deadly auxiliary was introduced. The technological advances since WW1 introduced such things as the atomic bomb and new and improved sea and air warfare....   [tags: World War II 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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No Way Back

- The armistice agreement of 1918 may have signified the end of World War I for the United States and the great powers of Europe, but it did not signify an end to the effects on all the soldiers and civilians who had been scarred emotionally, physically, and psychologically by the war. To the many men, women, and children who had either been thrust into war or had jumped in head first, World War I became a war without end, a war whose effects on humanity never left. Due to World War I, the Western World was thrust toward a road it could not turn back on, a road littered with dashed hope, idealism, and the broken....   [tags: World History ]

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Ignorance Is Bliss

- Killing an innocent life is the most inhumane act a person can commit and genocide is killing hundreds to millions of innocent lives, which makes genocide the worst crime a person can commit. Genocide is generally defined as the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide but has a much more elaborate definition in the document. Even though this definition is clear to some people, there still have been countless debates on defining certain mass murders by the state government as genocide, for example the Armenian Genocide during WWI and the famous European Holocaust during WWII....   [tags: World History ]

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The 2012 Conspiracy

- The most widespread assumption about the Apocalypse in 2012 is made in correlation with Mayan ancient culture calendar. As Anthony F. Aveni said in an article, in order to comprehend our own civilization, we have to compare and reflect it from the eyes of others (Aveni, 1). Based on this statement, Robert Sharer, an American archeologist and researcher, investigates the Mayan culture in a book entitled The Ancient Maya. From there, readers may find all the information about Mayan culture. According to Sharer, Maya is a civilization that disappeared long time ago....   [tags: World History ]

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Age of Revolutions

- ) What do you think was the most important outcome of the Age of Revolutions? There have been several vital products of the Age of Revolutions but most importantly was the introduction of post-colonial attitudes with the need of self-governess away from empires overseas. This was achieved through the democracy and constitutions which still are the most important legacy existing in the modern world. It this outcome that societies were able to create influential pieces of works and change how societies operated on a daily bases with the United States composing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 establishing the cornerstone of this period of paradoxically an era of stability and anarchy....   [tags: World History ]

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The Renaissanc Era

- The Renaissance Era The Renaissance Era, could be described as the era of rebirth many would see it as the era of creativity. Many findings and inventions were developed within art, science, politics, religion, and humanism. The Renaissance period began in Italy, during the mid-fourteenth through the mid-seventeenth century to begin the rebirth of a new world. (p.65, Major) The Renaissance period broadcasted different philosophies, theories, and innovators as a way to advance the mind state and environment of civilization....   [tags: World History ]

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The Berlin Wall

- Hitler committed suicide in 1945, swiftly making an end to any resistance against the Allied powers in World War II. The Axis powers soon surrendered and negotiations began over the fate of Europe. Germany took the blame for most of the wartime tragedy, but even with their varying agendas, the Allied powers were hesitant to act harshly against the Germans. They feared an uprising of retaliation such as the Third Reich regime that had begun the workings for World War II. With this in mind, Great Britain, France, the United States, and Soviet Russia started the process of recreating Germany (   [tags: World History ]

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The Velvet Revolution

- The citizens of Czechoslovakia had not known freedom in decades. During much of World War II the nation was occupied by the Nazis and later by the Red Army as it drove the Nazis back to Berlin. When they Red Army moved into an area, communist regimes were set up to govern the area, and establish satellite nations. There were numerous uprisings throughout the decade that were violently suppressed by the communist governments with help from the USSR. After Alexander Dubcek tried to grant reforms to the people of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the USSR and most members of the Warsaw Pact sent their military forces to intervene and suppress any unrest or reforms....   [tags: World History ]

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Western Civilization Q&A

- Western Civ. Test 2 take home C) First and Second Triumvirates A Triumvirate is a political alliance involving three rulers, who divide the land and power among each other. The first Triumvirate involved Pompey; who was a popular general who crushed the Spanish Revolt. The second was Crassus; he was a wealthy noble with a lot of ambition and was very ruthless. Crassus owned all the fire stations in Rome, when a person needed his services he would let the fire burn until he was paid a sum of money to his likings....   [tags: World History]

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Western Imperialsim

- Beginning in the 1700’s there was a drive of Western Imperialism that significantly changed not only the political landscape of Europe, but the whole world. In the quest for Imperialism new lands and cultures were found and explored. There is no single motive that can be viewed as the one and only reason that Imperialism was pursued. Upon looking into the motives of Europeans it is clearly evident that economic, the spread of Christianity, adventure and Social Darwinism all played their part in inspiring the quest to expand the influence of Europeans throughout the world....   [tags: World History ]

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World War I

- World War I Introduction: Then I heard an excited exclamation from a group of sisters behind me, "Look!Look. Here are the Americans!" This was said by an overwhelmed British nurse. This is when America entered WWI. They helped the Allies out a great deal. During WWI a lot of new weapons evolved(machine guns and airplanes), countries got spilt apart, Women became more evolved in men's regular work. In the end of WWI an entire generation of Europeans were killed, dynasties fell in Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia....   [tags: World War I History]

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Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World

- Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World Most people today think that our ancestors made up our current cultures and traditions by themselves. However, most of western society is based upon Greek culture and ideas that were passed to the Romans and then passed on to Europe, and then Americas. We still share characteristics with the ancient world. The most important aspect that made Greek ideas so appealing was the idea that humans were able to reason: the highest value that a human could ascribe to....   [tags: History World American Historical Papers]

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