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How Islamic Architecture in Spain Changed from the Seventh Century to the Mid-sixteenth Century

- The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built in Córdoba, Andalucía, southern Spain: the capital at which Muslims exist. The great Mosque of Córdoba went under massive changes over centuries. These changes occurred because the Mosque was conquered by groups of people following different religions, including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Each religion marked its conception through changing or adding a unique artwork that symbolized its essence. The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built by Arab architects in the eighth century and then a cathedral was added by Christian conquers in the sixteenth century ....   [tags: Architecture, Islam, Spain]

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The Irrepressible Nature of Fear as Seen in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A” (Hawthorne 51.) When Hester stood on the platform, she did not cower in fear as she was inclined to; she instead displayed the Scarlet Letter with fearlessness and fortitude. Hester’s reaction to her situation exemplifies Baldwin’s idea of facing ones fear, and consequentially, the situation she was most fearful of turned out almost favorably. By initially facing her fears of living in public with the shameful mark of the Scarlet Letter, Hester was able to accept this life and continue without the fear of public scorn and humiliation....   [tags: misconceptions, humiliation, consequence]

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

- Innocence is a trap. It is strangled with the ideals of perfection and suffocates the cravings of curiosity. Goodness is expectant and evil is poisonous. However, good and evil resides in even the most innocent of people. Both are nefarious and pestilent to easily corrupt targeted souls in sinister actions. Both equate to uncontrollable factors. Goodness tends to covet the sensations of evil since it depreciates its own purity. In the oscillating novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, goodness was trapped by evil just as Jekyll was trapped as Hyde....   [tags: good, evil, innocence]

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The Impact Of Genghis Khan And His Horde Of Mongol Followers ' Conquests

- WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF GENGHIS KHAN AND HIS HORDE OF MONGOL FOLLOWERS’ CONQUESTS. DID IT HAVE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE IMPACTS. Wajia Ali AP World History 2014 Mr. McDermott December 14, 2014 From a comparatively miniscule group of herders that continuously and firmly pursued the common lifestyle of nomadic pastoralists into lustful yet brutal “barbarians”, the Mongols’ way of life had molded into an exceptionally powerful empire that was both vulgar and uncivilized though still ahead of its time, ideationally....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongols, Mongolia]

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Rome 's Influence On Britain 's Culture And Society After The Roman Invasion

- THESIS STATEMENT Through conquest, Rome influenced British society and culture. PURPOSE STATEMENT The purpose of this paper is to discuss Rome’s influence on Britain and the changes to Britain’s culture and society after the Roman invasion. INTRODUCTION When Rome first began they were the powerhouse of their era, taking and conquering every country they had encountered. The Romans likely conquered as much countries, as much as they influenced, especially in Britain. Conquering Britain may have been the best and worst thing the Romans had ever did....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Britain]

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Compare and Contrast: The Romanian Empire and the Chin/Han Empire of China

- There have been many great empires over many centuries two of which are the Romanian Empire and the Chin/Han Empire of China; these Empires are similar in ways but they are also different in ways. They have both made a very large impact in history in relation to permanency, population size, and effect. They laid the foundations for future empires including our own. The two great empires are different on many fronts. One way they are unalike is the geography. These two empires are separated by a very large distance, so there’s bound to be some variances geographically and culturally....   [tags: Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism]

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

- Weatherford, J. McIver. Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world. New York: Crown, 2004. Introduction Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford was published in 2004. This book was written to capture the essence that is Genghis Khan and what he achieved and what he left for his descendents to continue for him. In this book it starts off with the life of Genghis Khan and ends with how he influenced the world. The book is organized into three parts and from there is seperated into three or four chapters....   [tags: mongolia, power, the sky]

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Is Joseph Conrad a Racist and Does His Work Portray It?

- ... He lapped out of his hand, then sat up in the sunlight, crossing his shins in front of him, and after a time let his woolly head fall on his breastbone.(Conrad, 2011, Page 32) Marlow depicts the horrors of imperialism and he informs his readers that humanity of Black people is not there. They are literally dying in front of Marlow’ eyes from exhaustion and hunger. Marlow even states, “While I stood horror-struck, one of these creatures rose to his hands and knees,and went off on all-fours towards the river to drink.”(Conrad, 2011, Page 32) Marlow is horrified about these conditions that he can not see them as fully human....   [tags: racist, novella, rivers, images]

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How Francisco Pizarro and Hernán Cortes Have Impacted the World

- Francisco Pizarro: Spanish explorer who discovered and conquered the Inca Empire, nowadays Peru. Hernán Cortés: Spanish explorer who discovered and conquered the Aztec Empire, nowadays central Mexico. Pizarro and Cortés were two great men in the history of the world, men who made an impact in society and left their print for future generations. There have been many conquerors and discoverers that, like them, have contributed to the advances in the world made by the human race. Discoveries and conquers have been made all over the world, in every civilization, in every period of time....   [tags: Explorers]

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Had I Plantation of This Isle: Colonialism in The Tempest

- The role of colonialism in Shakespeare's late Romance The Tempest is difficult to ignore. Cast off on a remote island, Prospero uses magic to conquer his new territory, making all of those that lived there before him fall under his command. There is a sense of revolution about Caliban, one who seeks to reclaim his homeland for his own and separate himself from the rule of his master. However, critics like Barbara Fuchs wish to pigeonhole this sense of colonialism into domestic issues, such as the British relationship with Ireland, while ignoring the relationship the play shares to the beginning of Britain's expansion into the New World--a world that had only been unlocked some one hundred ye...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Transformation of Islam: Islam in the societies of Central Asia

- Arab conquest led to the spread of the Arabic culture within Central Asia, including the spread of the Arabic language as the state and literary language. However, from 700s the authority of Arab governors and military leaders declined, and the flowering of the literature in non-Arabic languages began under the rule of the Samanids and the Karakhanids. Non-Arab peoples adjusted the Islamic religion to their way of life. Therefore, this decline in the prestige of the Arabs in politics did not symbolize a failure of Islam, but represented a transformation of Islam in Central Asia....   [tags: History, Turk Tribes, Arabs]

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Origins vs. Environment: Methods of Colonization in the New World

- Christopher Columbus landed in the Indies in 1492 while searching for a shorter water route to China and India. After this, the New World became a place attractive for its religious freedom, trading opportunities, land, and farming potential unavailable in some places in Europe at the time. Three countries involved in settling America are Spain, England, and France. Spain conquered the land, seizing it along with its population. The English, on the other hand, did not claim the population; instead, they took the land and displaced its people....   [tags: Spain, England, France]

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Impact of Imperialism on Latin America and Southeast Asia

- Around the 1700s regions in Europe were using the method of imperialism to not only expand but to economically benefit as well. Thus imperialism was not only a form of government but also a form of economy. Furthermore it is when regions extend their power and wealth through their military force and diplomacy. Specifically speaking the Spaniards and British were two different groups of Europeans who colonized different regions around the world. As a result of doing so, the Spaniards who conquered Latin America and the British who conquered Southeast Asia causes depopulation along with cultural changes within the land they colonized....   [tags: European Imperialism]

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Economy in Early American Civilizations: Maya, Aztecs and Inca

- The economic systems of early American societies were very similar. One of these societies, the Mayans, lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America from the 3rd to the 10th century CE, and they relied on the trade of goods such as obsidian and crops such as cacao beans. Another American civilization was the Aztec civilization. They were located in the Valley of Mexico around the 13th to 16th century CE, and they used slash-and-burn farming to plant crops to trade. The Inca Empire existed from the 13th to the 16th century CE along the Pacific coast of South America near the Andes Mountains....   [tags: Agriculture, Trade, Indigenous people]

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The Catholic Church 's Influence On The New World

- Through the years from the medieval ages up until now, the Roman Catholic Church has always had a major influential presence in all walks of life for European people, whether it was for taxation, the establishing of laws, the rise and fall of monarchs, and even daily social life. Furthermore, the Catholic Church held such power that they could even appoint and dispose of great kings with just the writing of the pen. However, their power started to wane once human curiosity overcome ignorance and blind obedience....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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Rome : The Most Powerful Of The Ancient Empire

- Ancient Rome Rome was considerate as the most powerful of the ancient empire. 1For 2,000 years what had really captivate the historians, is the rise and fall of the Romans empire, including what they wore during this rime. Before becoming an Empire ruling by the Emperor Augustus around 27 B.C.E. - 476 C.E. Rome was a simple city ruling by king. This was when Rome was known as a Republic. Which was soon changed on government level because even with their powerful army they had lost control of the society they had expand....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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The Legacy Of Rome And The Late Roman Republic

- “All roads lead to Rome,” a remake that was made by an ancient philosopher still manages to keep us wondering what he meant by that. From the birth of Romulus and Remus and creating the city we now still call Rome. Roman Empire was to be one the most powerful and world’s greatest to ever. Rome’s republic was founded in 509 BC and ending in 27 BC right when the Roman Empire was stating. Before becoming an empire Rome was once a republic. The don of the new era began. The power was no longer in the hands of one person but in the people....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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The Conquests and Legacy of Alexander the Great

- Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most legendary figures in our history and in the history of the world. His conquests and endeavors echoed far and wide, bringing about new eras and ideas to the world. Alexander earned his place in the world’s history and is worthy of the title ‘The Great’ because of his military prowess, his idealism and his legacy. During the course of his life and reign, Alexander had fought and won many battles and wars, defeating many kings and warlords throughout the ancient world....   [tags: Persian Empire]

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The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire

- Iran was included in the territory of what was then the ancient Persian Empire. For centuries Iran (land of the Aryans) was also referred to as Persia, which was the official name until 1935. Fourteen years had passed before the Iranian government allowed the use of both names. Few groups of people today have significant history like the Iranians, descending from the ancient Persians, who possess one of the world’s richest and oldest cultures. Historically, a variety of other cultures and groups had once occupied the ancient Iranian plateau as early as 4,000 B.C.E, with little importance....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The Rise and Fall of the Fatimid Dynasty

- The Fatimid Caliphates were a 10th century Ismacili Shici dynasty that conquered the Ikhshidid dynasty in Egypt. The Fatimids claimed lineage rights from the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Fatima; and, existed during the Golden Age of Islam. “Unlike the cAbbasids or Umayyads, who were led by a caliph approved by the community, the Shica espoused the concept of designation, in which the Prophet Muhammad chose Ali as his successor and in which each subsequent religious leader was a divinely ordained, supreme, infallible Imam who had the final authority in both religious and social affairs.” In 909, the Fatimid was established by the self-proclaimed Imam, Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi, who migrated his mi...   [tags: Fatimid Caliphates, Ismacili Shici, Ikhshidid]

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Rural Poverty in The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran. Its total is 652,230 sq km. In terms of climate, it is arid to semiarid, which essentially means they have cold winters and hot summers (CIA World Factbook, 1). “For many Afghanis, all that has changed in the last one thousand years are the weapons which have been used against so many of them” (Afghan, 1). This is because it has been in war constantly ever since the time of Alexander the Great. “Afghanistan has historically been the link between Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent, which makes it a nation made up of many different nationalities” (Afghan, 1)....   [tags: southern asia, clans, state of poverty]

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The Bosnian Genocide and How it Changed Society

- The Bosnian Genocide is one of the most horrific events of our modern history. Under the former Yugoslavia, different ethnicities were all compressed under the regime of Josip Broz “Tito”, who managed to keep them united for 35 years, however after the death of Tito, violence escalated. Under General Ratko Mladić’s leadership, neighbors started killing neighbors, and changed the way Serbs, Bosnians and Croats treat each other up until now. Forgiveness for the killings is still hard to find, though more people are beginning to see the benefit in forgiving, and slowly the ethnic groups affected by the Bosnian Genocide are started to move toward each other....   [tags: LCY, communism, Yugoslavia, josip broz]

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Empires in the New World: Aztec and Inca

- 1) Explain and compare the conquest of the Inca and the Aztec empires. The Aztec were the most powerful political force in Mesoamerica . The Aztec were forceful, strategic and powerful. They had many Native Americans that made up the Aztecs. The main two groups of people that comprised the Aztecs were the Mexica and the Nahuatl-speakers. Politically, socially and economically, the Aztecs were strong and prominent. This is what helped them stay in power for so long, but also eventually led to their ultimate demise....   [tags: Native Americans, Empires, History]

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Julius Caesar: Conqueror, General, Builder, Dictator for Life

- ... (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) Then, later, when he was in the senate house, he was stabbed 23 times in the chest. (Julius Caesar: The people that stabbed him were the senators, including Caesar’s friend Brutus. (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) This action stole away one of the most influential Romans that ever lived. The fact that Caesar grew the Roman Empire in size is significant because the Roman Empire became this huge empire circling the Mediterranean Sea. Caesar conquered areas because he wanted to rule the whole world....   [tags: empire, republic, status, dictator]

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Taking a Look at the Ancient Roman Culture

- Out all of the cultures to rise in the Mediterranean, Rome would establish itself as the most powerful and its territory stretched over 3000 miles from Scotland in North Europe to the rivers of the Sahara Desert in the south, from the Asian minor in the East to the Iberian Peninsula in the West. Rome took great pride in its building programs of the imperial city such as its Amphitheaters, theaters, race tracks, baths, forums, temples, triumphal arches, broad streets and aqueducts as most or all these amenities were incorporated and replicated in territory Rome conquered....   [tags: Humanities paper]

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The Situation in the French Empire in 1807

- Overview of the situation of the French Empire in years 1807 : - Despite the success of foreign and domestic policy were all exhausted and sick of war which lasted 15 years absorbing all young French generation of young men, brothers. Pumped from industry and agriculture the most working hands and distorts life. Faced with challenges feeling of tension. All wars of the Consulate and the Empire were conquest. The wars were short, offensive and aggressive, because only then Napoleon won. The war was accompanied by unprecedented peeling losers countries enormous contribution and requisitions - they had to pay to Napoleon....   [tags: army, territory, empire]

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Human Nature And Its Effects On The World

- Human actions over the course of history have remained the same, dangerous to others and the surrounding environment. It is often said that history repeats itself and this has been evident throughout history, but what about in the future. Since humans have invaded and conquered foreign lands, depleted the resources, and crushed their local culture all throughout history, this process must be an inevitable part of human nature. Then what does this mean for the future. If we are ever to encounter aliens or other planets that could support life, we would inevitably continue this destructive cycle....   [tags: Human, Agriculture, Humans, Prehistory]

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Indian Imperialism : A Period Of Colonial Expansion

- New Imperialism was a period of colonial expansion with the European powers, the United States and Japan in the late 19th and 20th century. Around this time states focused on the building of their empires with new technological advances and improvements on expanding territory through trading resources. India was the most valuable colony the South Asia until the British Empire came and took over. It all started with trading with the East India that grew throughout the years and soon conquered half of South Asia....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Colonialism]

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The Value of Wealth in Ancient Rome

- The imperial expansion of Rome or in simpler terms the development of the Roman Empire can be associated with the second century BC. Over a relatively short period of time, Rome immensely expanded its territory at a rapid rate. Although the victories in the Second Punic War satisfied Rome, they also motivated them to expend further into their neighbour’s territories and eventually conquer Greece and the North African coast. The Roman Empire became colossal and unstoppable within a blink of a century....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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A Brief Biography of Alexander the Great

- ... Alexander the Great died at the age of 22 right before his thirty-third birthday. Alexander was ready to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire, a campaign his father had planned(Jarus) His movements were marked by speed; his intelligence, and communications were very good against the Persian empire (Borza). His military genius is undisputed upon his men and soldiers. Alexander improved the army his father had made, by the help of the allied forces they had; Alexander helped the cavalry a lot and utilized weapons specialists, and employed plenty of engineers to help him in the war against Persia....   [tags: notorious leaders ot the past]

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World War II and a Separate Peace

- I chose an article titled “World War 2” taken from the Colombian Electronic Encyclopedia. It is a detailed account of World War 2. It explains how the war began, as well as major events throughout it and how it affected the United States. I found that this article related to our book in many ways. The story takes place during the time period in which World War 2 occurred and the characters entire lives revolve around it. The author begins by introducing the cause of World War 2 and the events that took place before it reached the United States....   [tags: Allied forces vs the Axis countries]

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Monumental Changes Across the Globe in History

- ... Alexander had a personal mission of conquering the known world. What started Alexander’s conquests were the Greek’s plea for help to stop the Persian Empire’s looming threat and attacks. He first challenged Darius III, King of Kings, of the Persian Empire, and after a series of battles, he defeated Darius for the last time in the Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC). Alexander and his army advanced into the core of the Persian Empire. Darius, previously outwitted, tried a new, desperate strategy of trying to defeat Alexander, simply with as many men as he could gather....   [tags: conquests, politics, leaders]

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The Film Thunderheart: Ray Levoi’s Heroic Quest

- Thunderheart is a movie inspired by the sad realities of various Native American reservations in the 1970’s. This is the story of a Sioux tribe, conquered in their own land, on a reservation in South Dakota. Thunderheart is partly an investigation of the murder of Leo Fast Elk and also, the heroic journey of Ray Levoi. Ray is an F.B.I. agent with a Sioux background, sent by his superior Frank Coutelle to this reservation to diffuse tension and chaos amongst the locals and solve the murder mystery....   [tags: Sioux, Murder, Identity]

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The Race Problem Of The Roman Empire

- In 1921, Martin P. Nilsson published an article called “The Race Problem of the Roman Empire”, in which he detailed the composition and changes in ethnic groups throughout the course of the Roman Empire, and ultimately concluded that race was part of the fall of the Roman Empire (Nilsson). What was interesting about the article was that the scientific journal, Hereditas, covering heredity and genetics, had only been started a year before, and the topic was unusual for such a scientific forum. Also interesting was the fact that the original article was resurrected and discussed 89 years later in the same journal (Bengtsson)....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Race, Greek language]

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The Pact Of The Treaty Of Paris

- Throughout the history books, conflict is a major reoccurring theme as different nations seek to earn freedom, expand territory, and gain power. Thousands of wars have been started by such motives and ended either in a glorious victory or disastrous defeat; however, another common theme can be found within the war treaties written on such occasions. From the Treaty of Versailles to the Treaty of Paris, these agreements are written in an attempt to achieve peace and cooperation between the conquerors and those conquered; similar themes can be found in the Pact of Umar....   [tags: Islam, Judaism, Sharia, Muhammad]

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Jesus Of Nazareth : Christianity From Judaism

- 1. Christianity originates from Judaism. Judaea was a Roman province, and the Emperor of Rome was the ruler. At that time, the Israelites didn’t like the Roman rule, so they were waiting for the Messiah to save them from oppression, and to establish a paradise on earth. Jesus of Nazareth was a Palestinian Jew, but he grew up in a place called Galilee. He started to preach at a young age. Jesus didn’t come to abolish the law of the old prophets, but he came to achieve them. His message was very simple....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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The War Of The World War II

- Oscar Wilde once said, “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” In reference World War II wilde has a point. In Europe more than 10 countries under axis control by 1941, even though the ‘hostile takeover’ of most of Europe began two years earlier. One of the many included the impressive country of France, which was conquered in 1940. One of the only countries left standing against the Axis Powers was the country of Great Britain which was hanging on by a thread following the Battle of Britain....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan]

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Islam And Christianity : Christianity And Islam

- The two largest religions in the world are Islam and Christianity and they have several facts of contact. Both inbred from Judaism an acceptance of one God, the creator of the world and cares about the beliefs and behavior of human beings. In spite of having some points of principle in common, Christianity and Islam have enormous differences, not merely in beliefs regarding salvation, Christ and forgiveness but in several other fields affecting human attitudes, behavior and daily life. Christians in his time were known by Prophet Mohammad and along with Jews he respected them as “People of the Book”....   [tags: Qur'an, Islam, Jesus, Muhammad]

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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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Is China's Claim to Tibet Justified?

- As much as I would like to take a neutral approach to the Tibetan-Chinese issue, I am concerned it is simply impossible. I remember when I first read Patric French's “Tibet, Tibet. A personal history of a lost land”. I was in my dorm room up all night, shivers constantly running down my spine, from time to time tears running down the cheeks too, I have to confess. Back then I did not know what exactly was going on in this remote and mysterious country, apart from that it is under Chinese occupation and the people are looking for liberation.* But when I read the book I instantly empathized with the story of Tibet....   [tags: Nationalism]

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Tension Between The Three European Superpowers

- Throughout recent history, three countries always are involved in European and national affairs. These countries are Great Britain, France, and Germany. Each has had its own thirst for power, along with relationships and conflicts with one another. However, with these countries clashing, comes great tensions, some of which that have devastating effects. These countries have had a large voice in shaping the world into how we see it today, and also are a big part of modern problems we deal with. Each country had its beginning, and a rise to greatness....   [tags: European History]

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International Trade in the New World

- With nearly wiping out the Amerindians the call for men to work the hard demanding labor raised. Two major themes stuck out towards me during my read, but after giving more thought the more I realized what had the most impact. The demand of slavery rose due to the high demands of the colonies in the New World. The Incas and Aztecs were conquered and nearly wiped of the earth due to many different complications, so the need for slave trade came to South America. In Africa slavery was part of everyday life, slave trade brought a lot of economic fortune that would eventually led to an economic decline....   [tags: Slave Labor, Europe]

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Implausible Love in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love is chaotic and free, and because love is so powerful, we often do extreme and erratic things to capture it. The tradition of marriage, or mawage, is so firmly established in history that the gender roles common to marriage are often inescapable, no matter how strong love is, or how powerful a person is. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare uses imagery to portray the theme of gender roles and show how love has the spell-bounding power to either change or reinforce those roles. A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins with commentary on the classic gender roles of an engaged couple Hippolyta and Theseus....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great

- Throughout history, there has always been the conqueror and those that he conquered. There have been the strict leaders and there have been the lenient. There have been the great and the weak. Genghis Khan encompassed all the qualities needed to be a great leader. He had an iron fist while still encouraging architecture and a sense of community. Genghis Khan was better than every other leader in History. Ceasar could never dream of the having the amount of land that Genghis Khan controlled. Alexander the Great never controlled an area resembling the amount the Mongols did under the rule of Genghis Khan....   [tags: mongols, tatar tribes, history, conqueror]

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Napoleon Bonaparte: A Not Ordinary Man

- ... She was seven years his senior; a widow with two children. She had, however, came from a prominent family and belonged to Parisian high society. After they were married in March 1796, Napoleon spent only two days with her before leaving to take command of the French army in Italy. Rumours of Josephine’s unfaithfulness seem to suggest that this marriage was motivated by political reasons rather than love. At the age of twenty-seven, he received the command to invade Italy. As what happened before, he won another victory against the Austrians, who conquered Northern Italy....   [tags: notorious leaders in history]

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European Imperialism in Africa and Asia

- Introduction: The epoch of imperialism cannot be defined simply as proliferation of inflated egos tied to the hardened opinions of nationalists, but also a multi-faceted global rivalry with roots of philosophies tainted with racism and Social Darwinism. The technique of each imperialist was specific to the motivations and desires of each combative, predominantly Western power and subsequently impacted the success of each imperialist and its colonies. Driven by industrialization, Europeans were aware of the urgent need for raw materials and new markets to maintain a constant rate of expansion and wealth....   [tags: industrialization, search for raw materiaL]

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The Decline and Fall of Empires

- Most of the civilizations throughout history have been taken over or replaced by other civilizations due to disunity and chaos. Although an empire might seem prosperous, the decline and fall of empires are sometimes inevitable. Even though an empire might seem invincible, there are many factors that could lead to the sudden decline or fall of an empire. Over many centuries, historians have composed many reasons, such as weak militaries, economic burdens, dynastic successions, and external enemies, which have been known to contribute to the rise and fall of many once successful empires....   [tags: Byzantine and Roman empires]

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The New World and Spanish Conquistadors

- In the 1500s Spanish Conquistadors traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World and conquered its native people. Though these early exploration Spain was able to acquire vast territory and wealth.There were many conquistadors in this time period, one of the more well known conquistadors was Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro helped spread the Spanish language and culture to Peru and many other countries. The Age of Exploration is a time period between the 15th century and the 17th century....   [tags: exploration, territory, diseases]

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The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding

- The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding Have you ever experienced the excitement of mountain bike riding. You start pedaling and off you go on a mountain bike nature trail. At first, when you start pedaling going up that first hill your legs start to burn like there is no tomorrow. But, all of a sudden you reach that hill, and gain the confidence that you can do this. The next hill is bigger, and you need to remember to shift your gears while pedaling harder. “Mountain biking is not a series of obstacles, but a succession of opportunities....   [tags: Sport, Skills, Nature]

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The Empire : The Persian Empire

- From watching the video “Engineering an Empire: The Persians” I learned about the Persian Empire. Persia is today the country of known as Iran. Led by Cyrus II the Great (576 – 530 BC) Persia became one of the largest and most successful empires of all time. The reign of Cyrus the Great is said to have lasted from twenty eight to thirty one years. In that time he stretched his empire over much land, including; parts of the Balkans and Thrace-Macedonia in the west, to the Indus Valley in the east....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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The Aztecs And The Aztec Empire

- In 1325, the Aztecs settled on an island that became known as Tenochtitlan. Under rule of Itzcoatl in 1428, a triple alliance was formed with Texcoco and Tlacopan. It was the start of a new empire once the Aztecs turned against and defeated the Azcapotzalco. With the Aztecs being the most powerful, an empire began to form and grow quickly. The Aztec Empire became the most complex, extensive, and powerful empire of the region, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. Under the rule of Itzcoatl, the Aztecs began their expansion....   [tags: Aztec, Inca Empire, Mexico City]

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Native Americans And The United States

- The question has been posed on whether Native Americans have the right to overthrow/rebel the current government. While some may readily agree with this statement on the basis of the mistreatment Native Americans have and continue to face, others disagree for reasons ranging from the disruption of our current society to the Natives never having any right over the land to begin with. By combining both Locke and Hobbes views on conquest/sovereignty by acquisition, an answered can formed on this issue....   [tags: Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, Law, Property]

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The Testament Of The Old Testament

- Some believed that there are so many good reasons to study the Old Testament. For one reason the Old Testament lays the foundation for our teaching and also laid the foundation for what was to come. The Old Testament texts were sacred to the Jewish beliefs and practices. The Old Testament provided us with important facts, details and information that were needed in order to understand the New Testament. So what is the point of studying the New Testament of the bible. Perhaps it was to gives us a better background and understanding of why the Jews had been waiting on their Messiah to come....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Bible, Old Testament]

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The Mongols And The Mongol Empire

- The Mongol 's are known for being one of the most fearsome and successfully conquerors in history has ever seen. They have a stereotypy for being barbaric and cruel, which is not entirely the truth. While the Mongol 's did have to displace there strength by being cruel at times, they were also able to create a strong and connected China after they successfully invaded in 1279. The Mongols were able to create a united China by improving communication, recognising the local populations skill in areas such as administration and art, while allowing the locals to follow their own religion....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongolia, Mongols]

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The World 's First Professional Military

- Rome’s army was an incredible force, crucial to the empire’s domination of the Mediterranean, and the land beyond, with a dominant navy, military prowess, and geopolitical power to support its power. Most of the Roman Empire’s victory over the Mediterranean can be attributed to the military’s strength in combat, as well as the geopolitical advantages. Through the strength of its military forces, the Roman Empire was able to conquer the Mediterranean and nations in the surrounding territory. Rome is responsible for the introduction of the world’s first professional military....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Carthage]

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The Battle Of The Punic Wars

- The Punic wars are a series of three wars fought between the Romans and Carthaginians. The result of the first two Punic wars was Carthage being left in a much weaker state than before, the mass Roman importation of slaves, and an increased mentality of expansion and dominance over the Mediterranean. The result of the third war was that Carthage was completely eradicated and that the main threats to Rome were now internal issues created during the first two wars. Carthage is a city built on trade, especially overseas trade, and as such they built a substantial navy to complement that....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Carthage]

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The Mongols And The Mongol Empire

- The Mongols were nomadic people that were raised from birth to defend their empire, had superior military equipment, used advanced military tactics that Europeans did not even use, and spread fear throughout the world due to the rumors that spread by unconquered civilizations. As a result of Mongols conquering many civilizations, they were able to spread their legacy of destruction and disruption, which is still discussed today. Using these fear tactics along with their superior military equipment and military tactics the Mongols expanded their empire across vast distances....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongolia, Mongols]

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The Reign Of Alexander The Great

- Through the ages, historians have praised the reign of Alexander III of Macedonia, more popularly known as Alexander the Great. In his short years of reign as king of Macedonia, Alexander the great conquered a vast majority of territory garnering him as one of the most powerful kings of his time. Alexander the great was an intellectual man who used his knowledge to expand his kingdom. Through his military conquests of Asia, Persia, Egypt, and other nations, the Macedonian empire flourished. In addition to that, in Alexander’s reign he established the Hellenistic period which single-handed changed the nature of the ancient world....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire, Greeks]

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Good Vs. Evil in To Kill a Mockingbird and Macbeth

- Good Vs. Evil in To Kill a Mockingbird and Macbeth In literature, "evil often triumphs but never conquers." By definition, a triumph is only short- term. For example, something short- term would be an achieved title, a victor in a battle, or a winner in a game. These three things are only temporary, as triumphs usually are in novels. By definition, when something is conquered, it remains conquered perpetually. Usually the evil force is unable to conquer, because of the opposite side's mentality....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Identity, By Daniel Russell

- Identity, including gender identity, is entangled in setting. Daniel Russell argues that whatever the influence, positive or negative, the place of the novel must be considered when assessing characterization1. I would argue that this is particularly true when it comes to the American landscape which, historically, has been key to the development of American culture. A country mythicized with statements such as ‘the streets are paved with gold’, is one where space and place are intricately linked with the identity of the place and the people in it....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Gender role, Masculinity]

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History of the Magna Carta

- The Magna Carta is often thought of as the cornerstone of liberty and a defense against unjust rule in England. The Magna Carta is also a type of constitution. Just like the English have the Magna Carta, the Americans have the Constitution. To better describe the Magna Carta I’m going to tell you some more about the line of events that led up to this famous document. First there was the landing of the pilgrims in 1620 at the Plymoth Rock “for the glory of god and the advancement of the Christian faith”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Battle Between Good and Evil

- The Battle Between Good and Evil The conflict between good and evil is universal to the human condition. It is a theme common to both history and literature. In 1866 Joseph Roux wrote, “Evil often triumphs, but never conquers”. In “Mercy Among the Children” by David Richards, the Henderson family suffers many injustices, and is exposed to “evil” in many forms. Roux’s statement can be analyzed through the examination of the characters, including the Henderson’s themselves and those who most deeply affect them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Roman Empire Over Time

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The Rule of Huayna Capac

- “Leadership is influence”. (John C. Maxwell) Huayna Capac believed in leading by intentionally enforcing the Incan traditions and way of life to anyone who encountered them. Huayna was the son of Topa Inca Yupanqui (1471-1493), an Incan King who led a massive expansion of the Incan Empire, spreading it towards the Tahuantinsuyu or land of four quarters. The newly conquered domain was so colossal that it dispersed deep into the Amazon forests. Because his father was an emperor, Capac grew up living an excessively lavish lifestyle knowing that one day he would be successor of the throne....   [tags: Incan Empire, Leadership Achievements]

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Biography on Alexander the Great

- Alexander III, better known as Alexander the Great was a very confident young man and the son of Phillip II. He was born in Pella, the capital city of Macedonia in the year 356 BC. Although the life he led was quite brief, he accomplished numerous feats and was a military genius. His endeavors have earned him not only the respect of his army, and his people, but countless others throughout the centuries. The existence of Alexander the Great significantly impacted history and spread knowledge throughout the ancient civilizations as he conquered more and more territory....   [tags: army, territory, narcissistic]

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Analysis of The Viking Expansion

- In that same year on July 17th, 924 AD, King Edward the Elder died while leading an army against a Welsh-Mercian rebellion at Farndon-Upon-Dee and was suceeded by his son Æthelstan (Athelstan). King Æthelstan was King of the Anglo-Saxons from the time of his father's death to 927 AD when he conquered the remaining Viking hold in York, making him King of all of England. In Normandy, Rollo began dividing the lands between the Epte and Risle Rivers among his chieftains and himself, settled in its capital city Rouen....   [tags: vikings, normandy, king ethelred]

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The Aztecs And The Aztec

- The ancient Aztecs, who most likely originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in Mesoamerica at approximately the beginning of the 13th century. For a long time, the nomads wandered the land of Mexica, countlessly resettling into new areas in a constant search for land that was fertile and that they could call their own. Before the founding of their capital city of Tenochtitlan in 1325, the Aztecs had to work for various cities and small empires that were more powerful than them in order to gain military experience and come out as the dominant force in central Mexico....   [tags: Aztec, Mexico City, Aztec Triple Alliance]

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The Origins Of Western Colonialism

- Western Colonialism was a political and economic phenomenon where many European nations explored, conquered, settled and exploited large areas of the world. In the West colonialism began during the 15th century, which is also referred to as The Age of Discovery. The Age of Discovery was mainly led by a development in Human mobility. The flourishing technologies in the west at the time had endorsed European travel on a transcontinental scale, this then lead to colonization around the rest of the world....   [tags: Europe, Colonialism, Indigenous peoples]

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British Colonization : The Arguments

- Gaelic Response to British Colonization: The Arguments A conquered people leave behind little in records. This statement is certainly true of the Irish after the Elizabethan and Cromwellian conquest of Britain. Historians must then search for a reliable source for the history of those conquered.. Luckily, Ireland has a long legacy of bardic poetry. In the four papers we read in this class, four authors, Brendan Bradshaw, Nicholas Canny, T.J. Dunne and Bernadette Cunningham, already analyzed these poems....   [tags: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland]

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The Rise Of The Romans

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Imperialism During The Twentieth Century

- Imperialism in Egypt Mileishka Irizarry Ortiz Goodwin College Imperialism in Egypt During the late nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries, the imperialism powers created the age of New Imperialism in the effort to “civilize and educate” the countries that were conquered with the believe that this was a legitimate reason to take over them. In the effort to civilize the countries some rationalized that they could convert natives of the imperialistic conquered nations to "spread the Gospel." This was all merely an excuse so that the imperialism powers could conquer native countries and exploit their natural resources that they needed for their new industrial societies and open trading rou...   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, Suez Canal]

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Napoleon Bonaparte Helped Usher in an Era of Democracy in Europe

- It is an indisputable fact that Napoleon Bonaparte greatly changed Europe. It is my position that he was a hero, and changed it for the better. Although I certainly do not agree with some of the methods that he brought about this change, I still agree with the change he wrought. Through him, the era of democracy was ushered in. He helped bring back a basic human right, being that all men are created equal. Nationalism was sparked, feudalism was overthrown, and Europe was modernized. Napoleon changed Europe, and it was a change for the good....   [tags: european history]

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Analysis Of Surah 88 Of The Qur ' An

- In Surah 88 of The Qur’an, Allah relays to Muhammad that on the Day of the Overwhelming Event, there will be those who will enter the Fire and those who will enter the Garden. Allah’s message warns disbelievers that they will “enter the blazing Fire” and will be “forced to drink from a boiling spring” on the day of the Overwhelming Event (88.4-5). The burning and heat imagery describe the Hell in which the disbelievers will suffer in for eternity. The essence of Hell conquers the damned as they are portrayed as slow and defeated because they are full of fear and shame....   [tags: Truth, Logic, Windows games, Hell]

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The Athenian Victory in the Battle of Marathon

- The Athenian victory in the Battle of Marathon, illustrated by Plutarch in the Life of Themistocles, shows similarity to modern themes on underdogs, like that in the movie Forrest Gump and the book “The Help”. In this paper, I will argue that these ideas are similar because of the common theme represented in many movies, TV shows, and books. Humans tend to root for the underdogs even if they don’t believe the underdogs will succeed. The Battle of Marathon was fought by the Athenians and the Persians....   [tags: ancient civiliations]

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Civilizations in Ancient Times: The Roman Civilization

- The ancient roman civilization is considered to be one of the best civilizations in ancient times. Not only because it lasted so long but because of the size of the empire was so huge and well organized. According to popular legend two brothers named Romulus and Remus were abandoned by an evil uncle on the banks of the Tiber river. Before they drowned a she-wolf found them and nurtured them back to health. They grew up to be strong and very courageous then Romulus killed Remus and founded Rome in 753 B.C.E....   [tags: elites, patricians, romulus]

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Understanding The Moon is Down

- War affects everyone involved - the conquerors and those being conquered. War is a struggle that is internal and external. Man can be a dedicated and loyal soldier for only so much at a time. He then longs for laughter, music, girls, a good meal and more. In The Moon is Down, the soldiers feel the need to return home. They begin to doubt what they are doing and if they are being told the truth. They become uneasy when the enemy doesn't talk to them. The townspeople's hatred is growing. They remained indoors and stared from behind curtains while the patrol walked through the town....   [tags: Moon is Down Essays]

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Comparing the Eqyptians and the Mesopotamians

- Mesopotamian civilizations set the standard for urbanized civilization. In these civilization’s cultures, the men would go out and work while the women’s job was to raise kids and take care of the house. Some of the men’s jobs would include hunting, fishing, raising livestock, and farming. For the Mesopotamians, the environment was unpredictable. They lived in a region near the Mediterranean Sea in an area known today as Iraq. Their economy consisted of mostly farming due to the fertile land given by the two rivers they lived between....   [tags: kings, greeks]

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Why Terrorism Exists: Culture Homogization

- Why does terrorism exist. An analysis is offered the essay, “The Despair of Having Everything” by Jean Baudrillard. Baudrillard espouses the viewpoint that, through the spread of Western society, other cultures and societal aspects are being lost. He indicates that, through the spread of Western culture, the world is becoming homogenized, and that the hatred directed toward the West is that which is felt by countries “to whom we have given everything and who can give nothing in return.” This statement seems wrong on the face of it....   [tags: terrorism, The Despair of Having Everything, Jean ]

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Can Teenagers Make A Difference?

- Some people think that you have to be an adult to make a difference in the world around you, but so many teenagers have altered the course of history forever. Most people would be surprised at some of the inventions or accomplishments that were made by teenagers. Some of the greatest minds in the world got their start in the teenage years. Some teenagers can make a change of effect that no adult could ever make purely because of their age. Alexander the Great was the ruler of Macedonia from 334 B.C to 323 B.C....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Samuel Colt]

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The Expansion Of The West

- When the colonists left Britain they wanted religious freedom. They wanted to leave the hypocrisy and create a new environment that was based on the good from the religion and the changes they wanted to make. These pilgrims did not leave intending to return to Europe. Their decisions were based directly on religious ideals and that only continued throughout the settlement to Manifest Destiny and beyond. Therefore the expansion through the West was warranted on the basis that they had to claim the land while it was not established, it was an extent of their religious decisions, and they wanted to spread the government and ideals they were using to govern the colonies and America thus far....   [tags: Colonialism, Colony]

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