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Stress And Its Influence On The Mortality Rate in Eastern Europe

- Stress And Its Influence On The Mortality Rate in Eastern Europe Death rates are associated with many complex, multifaceted issues in every society. The world is rapidly changing politically, socially and environmentally. With the fall of communism and the subsequent, dramatic social and political changes no other region in the world exemplifies global change like Eastern Europe. Specifically, the death rates of Eastern Europe countries have been increasingly fluctuating away from the norm. This has been caused by a wide array of interesting, sometimes obscure factors....   [tags: Society Eastern Europe Death Rate Essays Papers]

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Eastern Europe And Western Europe

- In the Medieval times, Western Europe was plagued with tremendous famines and upheavals. It was a time of numerous horrific battles were self-proclaimed “kings” jockey for power over one another. To make matters even worse, the one uniting factor that united Western Europe with the East, Christianity, also too fought for control over the rights to exercise its authority over the masses. However, despite the increasing animosity within Western Europe as well as between the two Christian denominations, a new foreign threat would emerge to not only challenge Eastern Europe, but Eastern Christendom....   [tags: Crusades, Byzantine Empire, First Crusade]

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EU's influence to Eastern Europe

- The European Union recently grew closer ties with the countries of Eastern Europe. These countries include Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Ukraine. Like the EU, they share similar ideologies of freedom, economic prosperity and equality. Challenges ahead for these nations consist of combating corruption in their local governments, improving the overall economies and relations with other EU members. Centrifugal and centripetal forces also play a big factor in many of these nations, meaning that each of these countries have a fair share of population which are in support of gaining EU membership, while there are also those who oppose the idea and rather let their country f...   [tags: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina]

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Venture Capitalism in Eastern Europe

- Beginning with the work of researchers as Jaffee and Russell (1976) and Stiglitz and Weiss (1981), the arguments in favour of existing market imperfections that cause difficulty for firms to obtain external financial resources in addition to the internal ones, representing the main constraint on investment decisions, have gained a special attention in the literature. The firms involved in technological innovation may be the most affected by the financial market imperfections that characterize also bank financing (Carpenter and Petersen, 2002)....   [tags: Finance]

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The Beast of Eastern Europe: Human Trafficking

- “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke When we think of slavery today, our minds usually drift off into colonial America, where slavery was not only condoned but seen as a way of life by many. Slavery has since been banned in America, and all around the world. With that said, however, slavery still exists in all areas of the world. As a society of predominantly “good men” and women, we have done nothing – or very little – about a demon that plagues all of Eastern Europe, and whose influence spans the entire globe....   [tags: sex slaves, Ukraine]

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Sex Trafficking Throughout Eastern Europe

- Sex Trafficking in Eastern Europe The women and children of Eastern Europe are no longer safe. Not in their own homes not anywhere. There are many reasons why the citizens are not safe. Due to poverty and inhuman living conditions, these citizens will do anything to get out. Even, if the only way is to put themselves in dangerous or life threatening situations. It is mostly women that put themselves in these situations. Some of these women do not care if they are tricked into doing vile, disgusting acts for other and sadly the children have no option....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry]

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The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

- The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe Communism is like Prohibition - it's a good idea but it won't work" (Will Rogers, 1927) (1) This essay will give a brief introduction to communism. It will then discuss the various factors which combined to bring about the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. It will examine each of these factors and evaluate the effect of each. Finally it will attempt to assertain whether Rogers' opinion (see above quotation) on Communism is true, that is, whether communism was truly doomed to fail from the start, or whether its collapse was a result of external influences....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

- The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe Many political beliefs exist. Everyone has the right to chose what to believe in, what ideas to have, what to seek and how to achieve his goals. Political science is not very defined and strict. Specific rules saying that if one believes in a certain idea he should join a certain party do not exist. Certain things match certain group of people and other things this group of people would not accept. The same principle can be applied for countries. Communism appears to be successful for China, but it failed for Eastern European countries....   [tags: History Soviet Union Historical Papers]

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The Collective Farms of Eastern Europe

- The Collective Farms of Eastern Europe The ideology of collectivisation 1st became a viable policy in Stalinist Russia. The primary thinking behind this revolutionary initiative was to improve agricultural production to a level that could sustain the ever-increasing urban masses. Furthermore the decision makers in Eastern Europe wished to ensure an abundant supply of cheap food was available so that they could control, and keep real wage rates at a manageable level. The collectivisation of agriculture was envisaged by the socialist regimes as the “Ideal vehicle to achieve this objective.” (1) The large-scale cultivation necessitated by collectivisation was seen...   [tags: Papers]

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The Orthodox Tradition in Eastern Europe

- The Orthodox Tradition in Eastern Europe After the 4th century when Constantinople emerged as a great capital and church center, tensions sometimes arose between its leaders and the bishop of Rome. After the fall of Rome to Germanic invaders in 476, the Roman pope was the only guardian of Christian universalism in the West. He began more explicitly to attribute his dominance to Rome’s being the burial place of Saint Peter, whom Jesus had called the “rock” on which the church was to be built. The Eastern Christians respected that tradition and recognized the Roman patriarch to a measure of honorable authority....   [tags: Religion Russia 19th Century Essays]

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Eastern Europe in 2000

- Eastern Europe in 2000 Chechnya is home for about one million Chechens, who call themselves Nachtschi. After Chechnya had lost its independence in the Caucasian War (1817 -- 1864) it became part of the Russian Empire and was later part of the Soviet Union. Before the decline of the Soviet Union in 1991, Chechnya declared its independence on November 27, 1990. However, after President Boris Yeltsin took over leadership of the newly founded Russian Federation, Russian Forces penetrated Chechnya in November 1991 and started to bomb its cities....   [tags: Papers]

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The Security of Stalin's Control of Eastern Europe

- The Security of Stalin's Control of Eastern Europe After WW2 the communists quickly gained control of eastern Europe. The chaotic situation in many fo the countries helped them. · There was a political vacoom. The soviet leader Stalin helped the communist parties of its country to win power. Through Cominform he made sure eastern European countries followed the same policies as the Soviet Union. They became one-party states. The communists were the only legal party. Secret police arrested the communists opponents....   [tags: Papers]

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Soviet Union's Presence in Eastern Europe

- Soviet Union's Presence in Eastern Europe This paper will introduce the development of Soviet internationalism alongside the development of Soviet interests in Eastern Europe. It will be argued that the Soviet interests which developed out of the Wars became fixed alongside the ideology behind internationalism. The legacy of Stalinism influenced the development of Soviet policy toward Eastern Europe and Soviet internationalism and the Cold war meant that the Soviet presence in Eastern Europe would persist until Gorbachev....   [tags: Papers]

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Contracts and Economic Development of Eastern Europe

- Contracts and Economic Development of Eastern Europe The concept of contract law has been developed through years. It deals with how different procedures have been used to help solve contract conflicts. Contract law reflects real business experience since it can be traced back to the days when in order to solve a dispute English courts used the lex mercatoria, which were the commercial rules that merchants used when doing business across borders. A contract is the legal relationship that consists of the rights and duties of the agreeing parties growing out of promises....   [tags: Papers]

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The Status of Women in the Work Force After the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

- The Status of Women in the Work Force After the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe The fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union marked the end of an era in which official ideology and state policy often masked the reality of citizens' lives. This contradiction was particularly acute for women, a group that the Soviet model of communism was intended to emancipate (Basu, 1995; Bystydzienski, 1992; Corrin, 1992; Einhorn, 1993; Millarand and Wolchik, 1994; Nelson and Chowdhury, 1994; Rueshchemeyer, 1994)....   [tags: History Russia Eastern Women Work Essays]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Social & Economic Systems of Western and Eastern Europe

- The economic and social systems of Western Europe and the Soviet Eastern bloc in 1945-1955 were very different yet very similar in several ways. The East was definitely trying to reconcile with the West, whereas the West wasn’t as in to interacting with the East after World War II. Based on my new found knowledge of both the West and East of Europe, I can say that from an economic aspect, both received very different treatment from different countries. Because of the Soviet Union’s socialism, countries such as the United States viewed them negatively because of disagreeing opinions on socialism....   [tags: Marshall Plan, USSR, socialism, capitalism]

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Overcoming the Depths of Darkness: The Hrrors of the Hitler's Conquering of Eastern Europe

- In life, often the thought of the significance of identity runs through our minds due to one's needs to determine their difference from others while maintaining their similarities with society's standards. Just as a butterfly whose wings, painted with vivid colors, wants to remain camouflaged among nature, the constant struggle to express oneself exists not just today but as a main factor in the life of one young boy during the Holocaust. Depicted through Elie Wiesel's heart wrenching words in the memoir, Night, the horrors of the Hitler's conquering of eastern Europe come to life during which Wiesel strives to sustain his faith in religion as well as his innocent view of humanity previous t...   [tags: holocaust, Elie Wiesel ]

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My First Diary From Belarus, A Small Country Of The Eastern Europe

- Describing oneself is always a confusing task, since a person does not know what qualities to bring up first, and it is a human nature to present oneself in a best possible way, even though the person can be not completely honest about some information. However, in this paper, I will do my best to describe myself as truthfully as it could be done. I was born in Belarus, a small country in the Eastern Europe. Although there are two official languages – Belarusian and Russian – in my country, I have to admit that expressing myself clearly in Russian is much easier for me than in Belarusian....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Europe During World War II

- Europe needed financial help due to damage to many roads, bridges and buildings during the war. Germany had taken control over a lot of Europe during World War II. Many in the west returned to the same governments and borders they had before to the war. In 1948, the currency reform had given money to them by the Marshall Plan saved West Germany.. Germany was split into districts in Eastern and Western Germany. The Eastern part was controlled by the Soviets. The Soviets also taken control over many of the countries in Europe where they had fought the Germans like Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Europe]

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Causes anf Results of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe

- ... When Vladimir Lenin came to the power and created his own party . It was called Bolshevik Party which had a close connection to the Communist Party. The main goal of Communism Party was to nationalize all public property and all the transport and factories also should be put under the government control. After the death of Vladimir Lenin, Iosef Stalin continued leading the Communist Party and wanted to put all the straight of the Soviet Union. What is more, Stalin didn’t stop the influence of the Communism revolutions....   [tags: economic, principles, political, government]

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We Must Fight Sex Trafficking in Europe

- The act of sex trafficking has been around for many years and has always been a problem. This industry has harmed millions of people lives each year and yet there is still little action being done to stop it. Trafficking is defined as the act of forcing a person to do something, and in this case it is forcing people to sell their bodies for sex (Morrison 9). The industry of sex trafficking was originally started in 1994 and makes a preposterous amount of money, which ranges from five to seven billion dollars per year to the owners of the slaves (7)....   [tags: sex trafficking, Eastern Europe, United States]

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The Inevitable Spread of Soviet-backed Communism in Eastern Europe

- The Inevitable Spread of Soviet-backed Communism in Eastern Europe At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and the United States were principle players involved with reshaping post-war Europe. The region most affected policy changes was Eastern Europe, which includes those states that would eventually fall behind the Iron Curtain. While the camaraderie between the Big Three deteriorated, Soviet-backed communism was spreading across Eastern Europe. The argument during this time was that expansionism was inevitable since Stalin had already decided to establish Soviet power and Soviet-typed systems in the lands his army occupied; resistance was pointless....   [tags: History Soviets War Soviet Papers]

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Why Communism Collapsed in Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R.

- With protest after protest and rebellion after rebellion, the Soviet Union was slowly loosing its grip of Eastern Europe. Communism ceased working efficiently as workers had no inducement to work, as a doctor would have the same wages as a cleaner. People were driven into alcoholism and ended up going to work with hangovers. With this lack of incentive the economy slowly began to collapse. The USSR also found themselves in another more serious problem as not only was the economy collapsing but they had no ideas on how to solve this problem....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of the Market Reforms in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

- A Study of the Market Reforms in Post-Communist Eastern Europe Introduction Poland, as well as it's fellow post-communist countries, face an arduous task in re-inventing their economies to match the dominant Western style currently dominating the world. The difficulties lie in the areas of ideology, structural needs (massive changes required), world recession(current) and debt load. Communist Economics Why did the economics of the communist bloc fail so miserably. Why has every single socialist, fascist, communist and other non-democratic country had to implement economic change in order to survive....   [tags: Economics Poland Economy Essays]

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An Overview of the People, Geography, Economy, and Politics of Estonia

- Estonia Often called just “The Baltics”, many think of Estonia, Latvia,and Lithuania as just one big country. However this is wrong, the Baltics consist of three separate countries. This nick name was only given because each of these countries shares its coast with the Baltic Sea, hence the confusing group name Baltic republics. Equally important to note is the fact that the official name of Estonia is the “ Republic of Estonia”. (Otfinoski) Climate and Land Features Much of Estonia is surrounded by water....   [tags: Eastern Europe]

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The Downfall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe

- The Downfall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe The shocking fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe in the late eighties was remarkable for both its rapidity and its scope. The specifics of communism's demise varied among nations, but similarities in both the causes and the effects of these revolutions were quite similar. As well, all of the nations involved shared the common goals of implementing democratic systems of government and moving to market economies. In each of these nations, the communist regimes in power were forced to transfer that power to radically different institutions than they were accustomed to....   [tags: Government Essays]

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The, By Slavenka Drakulic And Memoirs Of An Italian Terrorist

- Although How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulic and Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist by Giorgio are so structurally different, they both express a sense of anger and frustration through vivid imagery. The two novels reveal the pain of their narrators, who wish to live in a better world, democratic and free, nevertheless, a society where men and women enjoy the basics of freedom, equality, and free of a heavy political apparatus exploiting all to serve few. Even though Drakulic and Giorgio came from a different perspective and ideology about whether living under a communist - Marxist- Leninist political system, they share the key distinction of recognizing that 1970s E...   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Eastern Europe]

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The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust

- The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust A lesson in time The years of the Holocaust was an experience people will never forget. Everyone is involved; including those who suffered in Eastern Europe as well as those who were informed and those who were under informed, to the billions of lives living and learning about it today. In the time of the Holocaust (1933-1945) The New York Times under informed the American public and made them blind to the events occurring in Eastern Europe; their negligence impacted the Holocaust because America could have done more to stop the atrocities....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Eastern Europe]

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The New York Times Coverage of the Holocaust

- The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust One paper had more influence on all other newspapers during this time. The New York Times was the primary source wartime newspaper. Their lack of coverage influenced the coverage from other newspapers (Max Frankel).The years of the Holocaust was an experience people will never forget. Everyone is involved including those who suffered in Eastern Europe as well as those who were informed and those who were under informed, to the billions of lives living and learning about it today....   [tags: Eastern Europe's Jews]

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Different Ways That Jews Were Persecuted During Eastern And Western Europe

- The Jewish people have been discriminated against for much of Europe’s history. Pogroms, ghettos, and a culture separate from Christian society had been a part of their existence for centuries. The Enlightenment of the 16th and 17th centuries and its emphasis on concepts such as egalitarianism and individualism had a modernizing influence on Jewish culture. No longer could Jews be seen simply as Jews but as citizens of the states in which they resided. But in the aftermath of World War One and the rise of Nazism, anti-Semitic policies once again reared their ugly heads....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Germany, Jews]

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To What Extent have Voters and Politicians in Central and Eastern Europe Reverted to Illiberal Policies Since Joining the EU?

- Since joining the EU, countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been reported to have reverted to illiberal policies. This essay addresses this topic by examining broad trends in the region, firstly defining ‘illiberal policies’ and why these might occur once EU conditionalities have weakened post-accession. It then analyses the extent to which there is evidence of ‘backsliding’, if this is present amongst voters and politicians, and whether it can be explained by weakening EU conditionalities....   [tags: illiberal policies, voters, eu conditionalities]

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The Spread of Soviet-Backed Communism Across Eastern Europe after 1945

- The Spread of Soviet-Backed Communism Across Eastern Europe after 1945 In seeking to provide an answer to the question, “Was the spread of Soviet-backed communism inevitable across Eastern Europe after 1945?,” I would like to point to the words of a contemporary specialist. At the end of World War II, R. R. Betts, the Masaryk Professor of Central European History at London University, asserted that much of the “revolution in central and eastern Europe” is “native and due to the efforts of the peoples and their own leaders ....   [tags: Russia History Communist Papers]

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Business Development Policy of the Post-Socialist States of Central and Eastern Europe

- Business Development Policy of the Post-Socialist States of Central and Eastern Europe DISSERTATION PROPOSAL 1. Title of Dissertation: Small & Medium Business Development Policy of the Post-Socialist States of Central and Eastern Europe in their Transition to an Open Market Economy: Lessons and Applications for Cuba. 2. Aim of Dissertation & Motivation for Research: The objective of this dissertation is to study the small and medium business policies developed in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a result of their transition to an open market economy....   [tags: Open Market Economy Economics Cuba Essays]

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Will Eastern Europe become the New Periphery to the Prosperous Nations of the West?

- Will Eastern Europe become the New Periphery to the Prosperous Nations of the West. "Enlargement is one the most important opportunities for the European Union as it prepares for the 21st century. It is a unique, historic task to further the integration of the continent by peaceful means, extending a zone of stability and prosperity to new members." www.europa.com/ec/enlarge European Union Enlargement ========================== At its summit in Luxembourg in December 1997, the European Commission decided that the enlargement should encompass: · the European Conference, a multilateral framework bringing together ten central European countries, Cyprus and...   [tags: Papers]

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USA's Response to the Actions of the USSR in Eastern Europe Between 1945 and 1956

- USA's Response to the Actions of the USSR in Eastern Europe Between 1945 and 1956 After the Second World War the USA had little part in European affairs, this policy was known as isolation. However after events elsewhere in Europe, in March 1947 this policy changed. President Truman changed his foreign policy to ‘containment’. Truman presented these ideas in a doctrine known as the Truman Doctrine. In this doctrine he promised to ‘support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures....   [tags: Papers]

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In Nazi Occupied Eastern Europe, the Jewish Reaction to the Final Solution Varied

- In Nazi Occupied Eastern Europe, the Jewish Reaction to the Final Solution Varied The common belief of the reaction of the Jews to the final solution is that they did nothing. Many believed that they went like 'sheep to the slaughter'. However only recently has evidence come to light through documents hidden, found then translated from Russian, Polish and other languages. Also only recently survivors are coming forward and recollecting their experiences. Now it is therefore coming to light that many resisted in many different ways....   [tags: Papers]

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The First World War : A Crucial Time For The Development Of National Welfare System

- The time following the Second World War turned out to be a crucial time for the development of national welfare states. European countries took different approaches to support their people. Some countries like the United Kingdom built a completely new welfare system while others like Germany and Austria decided to keep existing social welfare systems (Kaelble 264). Ultimately different plans and ideas regarding welfare led to divisions between countries that still exist. Different countries have different values regarding the necessary level of contribution one must put in to receive welfare benefits....   [tags: Europe, Eastern Europe, European Union]

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The Role and Rights of Women in Western Europe and Eastern Asia from 1750 to 1914

- ... In contrast, the women of Eastern Asia rapidly joined the work force after the introduction of industrialization and made up a gigantic portion of the labor force. This difference is probably due to the fact that the rural women of Eastern Asia were always laborers, and they make up the majority of the female population. Additionally, European women generally preferred domestic labor to laborious tasks. Rural women were offered independence by leaving their homes in order to perform domestic work; they generally sent their earnings to their families or saved it for themselves....   [tags: industrialization, political revolutions]

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Russia, Ukraine & the World: Current Events

- International politics as one may imagine includes foreign affairs. This is why the topic and focus of this paper revolves around the current event within Eastern Europe. It will focus on both Russia, Ukraine, and the world, and from it, it will be analyzed by using the resources provided within class. After all it is a International Politics course, and one of the best ways to effectively put the skills and knowledge to use is to focus on an event or current event. The paper will attempt to go over in a chronological order of the events that has happened, and what is happening currently over in Ukraine....   [tags: Foreign affairs, Eastern Europe, Politics]

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Culture, History and Location of Turkey

- ... In America when we think of a breakfast we think of bacon, eggs, and grits as year round for us. Turkish has a special meal they like to eat in the winter time and a different meal they like to eat in the warmer seasons. An example of this would be they prefer bread with soup in the winter. In the warmer seasons they prefer warm milk with a hardboiled egg. A special dish that Turkish people have for holiday and celebration is “Gaziantep.” The recipe consists of a blend of ground meat, rice, chickpeas and spices severed with yogurt....   [tags: istanbul, asia, eastern europe]

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The Soviet Union Of Ussr

- After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 Gorbachev was quickly taken out of power and replaced by Boris Yeltsin. After Yeltsin left office in 1999 he was replaced by the United Russia party leader Vladimir Putin from 2000-2008. Putin then went on to become president Dmitry Medvedev’s prime minister while he was in power from 2008-2012. In 2012 the two switched positions making Putin the president and Medvedev his prime minister. Despite the exchanges in power between 1991 and 2016 the foreign policy objectives have not differed in many aspects....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe]

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Face to Face Interview: A Bosnian Immigrant

- A girl from Sarajevo Bosnia settled in Florida along with her family after escaping Bosnia as war refugees. Since her aunt lived in Florida, she helped facilitate the proper paper work for acceptance into America. In the interview we discussed, gender roles, spiritual beliefs, food, in addition to the benefits and disadvantages of being part of this cultural group. It was a fascinating experience to learn about her family, history and culture. Family and Culture The male in Bosnian culture is considered the provider....   [tags: Eastern Europe, War, Muslim]

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The Roma People, Also Known as Gypsies

- A freezing wind sweeps through the countryside, chilling you to the bone. The sweet stench of garbage catches at the back of your throat, and feral dogs chase one another over the heaps of filth. Ramshackle single-story shacks can be seen in every direction. This place is home. Well for a little while, anyways, your family is constantly moving. They are pastoralists, with no real place to call “Home.” Throughout Europe, this nomadic population is known as Roma, otherwise known as Gypsies. It is approximated that about 12 million gypsies exist worldwide....   [tags: Persecution, Eastern Europe, Migration]

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Poland : A Country Of People With Polish Ancestry

- Poland Historically, Poland has been a country of migration and very few immigrants. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the country practiced isolationist principles. Even for Polish citizens, the government made it difficult to leave the country and placed time limits on their time abroad. In the 1990s the government tried to make the Polish nation a country of people with Polish ancestry. With the large number of polish citizens who had lived in the Soviet Union trying to come back, the government focused on making their integration to society as easy as possible....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Spain, Eastern Europe]

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Echoes From The Fall Of The Wall

- Echoes From the Fall of the Wall 1989 saw a sudden and drastic shift in Eastern Europe. For nearly 50 years since the end of World War I, communism and the Soviet Union had presided over the Eastern bloc, and the quality of life for average citizens of those countries were still not catching up to those in the West. Basic necessities such as feminine hygiene products and toilet paper were scarce or outright unavailable, and more expensive goods like cars and household appliances meant being on a waiting list for years....   [tags: Eastern Europe, Europe, World War II]

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Social And Economic Hardships For Immigrants

- Moving to a new environment poses various social and economic hardships for immigrants. Susan A. Glenn Daughters of the Shtetl demonstrates the life and influence young Jewish women incorporated in the labor movement during the 19-20th Eastern European migration to America. Young Jewish immigrants from the Pale who migrated to America , specifically women, encountered opportunities for personal growth merging their old culture with their new environment in order to adapt socially and economically....   [tags: Eastern Europe, Europe, United States, Spain]

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Exploring Why Central Eastern Europe Was Re-Created After World War I

- Exploring Why Central Eastern Europe Was Re-Created After World War I One of the reasons for recreating Central Eastern Europe after World War One was the policy of self-determination, which was put forward and fiercely supported by an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who also had very democratic ideas. He, as well as the other peacemakers argued that people who thought of themselves as a nation should form a single state. For example, Poles should live in a country called Poland, which should be governed by Poles; and, as far as possible, there should be no other people inside Poland and no Poles outside Poland....   [tags: Papers]

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The Marshall Pl An Economic Aid Initiative Proposed By The United States

- The ‘Marshall Plan’, an economic aid initiative proposed by the United States of America in 1947, acted as a catalyst in the polarisation of Eastern and Western Europe. Seeking to challenge Soviet power and the spread of Communism, the United States acted to ‘contain’ Soviet growth through the ‘Truman Doctrine’ and reduce the appeal of Communism through the Marshall Plan offer. Although aid was offered to both Eastern and Western Europe, the Soviet Union, who rejected the offer, acted to also prevent its numerous Eastern European satellite states from accepting....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe]

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Communism : A New Reality Of Communist Oppression

- As Germany surrendered at the end of World War II, the Western powers planned the division of Europe and the withdrawal of their troops. Joseph Stalin, however, had other plans, fighting to install communist governments in the Eastern European countries and leaving his troops in the Eastern states. He had lived through two German invasions, and wanted to protect his country from future attacks. As tensions rose, the iron curtain fell across Europe, and many Eastern Europeans were shocked into a new reality of communist oppression....   [tags: Soviet Union, Communism, Eastern Europe, Cold War]

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Foreign And Domestic Policies During The Cold War

- The foreign and domestic policies during the Cold War lead to both the separation of world powers and the fear of political and social systems throughout the world. After World War 2 had ended, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union heighted. The agreements made at the Yalta Conference between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt , were not being followed by the Soviets. The Soviet Union kept the land they reconquered in Eastern Europe and did not enforce a democratic government in those countries, as they promised....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Europe]

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The New Immigrants Of The United States

- particularly in the western states and regions. He urged Germans to get away from the political mayhem and constrained financial chances of Germany to begin another, more liberated life on the American prairie. Coming to America: “New” Immigrants (1870-1920) The "new" influx of settlers came to America between the 1870 's and the 1920 's. These outsiders came in expansive numbers from southern and eastern European nations, for example, Italy, Greece, Poland, and Russia and in addition Asian countries like China....   [tags: New York City, United States, Eastern Europe]

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Urban Zones Of The Nineteenth Century

- American towns industrialized all throughout the nineteenth century, irresistible ailments developed as a genuine danger. The presentation of new workers and the development of vast urban zones permitted already confined sicknesses to spread rapidly and contaminate larger populations. As industrialization occurred, towns developed into cities, and people relocated to them. The expanded interest for shoddy lodging by urban vagrants prompted ineffectively assembled homes that poorly accommodated individual cleanliness....   [tags: United States, New York City, Eastern Europe]

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Search Of A Better Life

- In Search of A Better Life The last name Topletz is well known in the Dallas Jewish population as well as the marketing, investment and real estate sectors. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, the man that started it all was Solomon Topletz, who traveled to the United States through Galveston port in the summer of 1894. Alongside thousands of other Jewish refugees out of Poland, Solomon, at the age of 24 would establish himself and his newly wedded wife Rebecca in the United States and eventually Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Eastern Europe]

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The Eu Wide Quota System

- For the European Union to address the refugee crisis, the best current policy option is to maintain the status quo and not enact any EU-wide policy. The problem is a terrible one, as nearly 12 million Syrians have been forced from their homes by the crisis, and half are children. However, the best policy option for the EU should primarily focus on its long-term stability. The best way to preserve a unified EU is to do nothing. While enacting an EU-wide quota system has its merits and would save many lives, many member nations would not agree to the system....   [tags: European Union, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe]

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The Policy Of Containment Is A Strategy That Was Recommended By Foreign Affair 's Expert George Kennan

- The policy of Containment is a strategy that was recommended by Foreign affair 's expert George Kennan. The policy was adopted and executed by the US government after the WW11. In his 8000-word telegram, Kennan recommended the strategy of “containment” of Soviets Union’s exploitation of other weaker East European countries. He further analyzed that curtailing the communist ideologies of Soviet Union these countries would be the best option to preventing another world war. He advised against military confrontation but instead called for a “patient, persistent and firm" strategic efforts to contain Soviet expansionism....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Europe]

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The 3 Legged Stool Approach Risk

- 2) In the Lykke 3-legged stool approach risk explains the gap between what is to be achieved, and the ways and means available to achieve the ends. The first risk with President Reagan’s strategy is an inherent logic issue with the first ends having to deal with a peaceful and secure Europe. On one hand the United States is going to maintain defenses of unassailable strength with various missile systems, but on the other hand work to reduce arms on both sides in both nuclear and strategic offensive weapons....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Russia, Eastern Europe]

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The Issue Of Humanitarian Issues

- On September 2, 2015 a picture of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi made national headlines. The photo was of his body, washed up on the shores of Turkey after he, along with his 5-year old brother, mother, father and ten other Syrian refugees, dared to make the life-threatening journey to Europe in order to flee war and violence plaguing his homeland. Terrible stories like this, however terrible, are everyday occurrences throughout the continent. In fact, only a few weeks before, on August 27th, seventy-one Syrian refugee’s bodies were found inside a truck in Austria....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Turkey, Eastern Europe]

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Vacationing in Albania

- According to My Travel Guide, Albania is ranked the fourth among ten places worth visiting in Eastern Europe. One can encounter three kinds of vacations in this Mediterranean country: winter, summer, and cultural. The ideal places to spend your winter vacations are the Albanian Alps. They are situated in the northern Albania, where tourists have discovered amazing mountains, landscapes with isolated charm-full valleys, and ancient traditions. The valley of Valbona is the first picturesque landscape you should visit.While walking along this valley, you will hear the strong gurgling sound of the water....   [tags: Europe, Eastern, Traditions]

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The Marshall Plan For The United States

- The Marshall Plan was proposed by Secretary of State-- George C. Marshall at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. Marshall mentioned the terrible condition of Europe at the beginning of the speech, and he convinced that US should set up an aid program for Europe to recover their economy. The Marshall Plan was a 4-year aid program which the United States had to give over $12 billion to the countries in Western Europe to help them rebuild their economy since most part of Europe was devastated by World War 2....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Eastern Europe, Russia]

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United States And The Soviet Union

- Every day new events take place which can affect your views of the future and for the United States and the Soviet Union these events resulted in the two sides falling apart. During World War II they came together to defeat their common enemy Germany although after Germany’s defeat their common goal disappeared and developments occurred which had an impact on how the nations viewed each other as tension and suspicion skyrocketed. Between 1941 and 1949 developments in the balance of power, communism, and other events led to an increase in tension and suspicion between the United States and Soviet Union....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Russia, Eastern Europe]

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Feminism in the Late 20th and 21st Century in Western Europe and North America Compared to Feminism in Middle Eastern Countries

- Thesis My thesis will be based on Feminism in the late 20th and 21st century in Western Europe, North America and compared to Feminism in middle eastern countries. I want to focus my thesis on why feminism is still necessary and how feminist art makes a difference in either culture I have been researching sexuality and politics, the use of the Word 'feminazi' as a way of degrading the feminist movement, and terms like "modern-day feminist", degrading, negative and harmful words used against women that are deemed socially acceptable in todays society, the female form and how women are played against each other in the media, stereotypes accosiated with feminism such as it being an anti men mo...   [tags: culture, sexuality, politics, equal rights]

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The Definition Of The Borders Of Europe

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Contemporary International Security Of Western Europe

- Throughout the course of history, bloody and senseless war raged throughout Europe as different reigning governments sought to expand their power, terrain, and treasure. Recent history, the past one hundred years, war expanded its milieu to genocide, murder, and violence on an epic scale with weapons capable of destroying entire cities in seconds. During this time, the world naively watched the rise and fall of one the most brutal and violent megalomaniacs ever assigned a position of authority on our green earth, Adolf Hitler, the appointed Chancellor of Germany, where he ruled with an evil unmatched by even the most sadistic men....   [tags: Europe, European Union, Spain, Romania]

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The Eastern War And Its Effects

- The Eastern War and its Effects A Critical Review of Vejas Liulevicius’s War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War 1 Vejas Liulevicius. War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War 1. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 300, ISBN: 9786610162123. This is one of the first books to examine the details of the eastern front during World War One. The majority of the great wars research has been lost in the fixation on the western front....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Germany, Adolf Hitler]

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Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The Demise of the Soviet Union in Arch Puddington's Book

- Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was a marvelous creation that helped in the demise of the Soviet Union. There is no doubt that the Cold War was full of mischief and deceit, that it was necessary from a democratic perspective to hear the true sides of events. The innovations of the Cold War Committee enable these two stations to beam the correct versions of event behind the Eastern Curtain. For many Communist and noncommunist; there was only one version of what happened, and the advent of RFE and RFL gave the conquered people the opportunity to hear both sides....   [tags: Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Soviet Union, Ar]

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Tourism Industry in Turkey and Europe: Istanbul Class

- ... Means a leading quality of customer service must be provided to give high end service to each and every customer and exceed their expectations. According by (Rohanda Abrams 2004 p 61) the specific component high end service will draw customer attention that will allow them to become loyal and trustworthy of the company. We aim to achieve high rank customer awareness that will affect our brand in target markets. The objectives include; 1) Our sales in the first year to have positive turnover, followed by surprising increases in second and third year, with corresponding amount increases in profitability....   [tags: travel agency, europe, service industry]

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The Effects of the Crusades on the Civilization of Europe.

- The crusades was the churches response to the Muslim expansion, which had spread along North Africa and up to the eastern and western fringes of the Mediterranean world. The Crusades began in 1096 and ended in 1291 (some 200 years) with 8 major crusades and some minor ones. Pop Urban II initiated them with the main intention of protecting Christianity and recapturing Religious Holy Sites in Jerusalem from the control of the Muslim “infidels”. However, there were mixed motives behind the crusades....   [tags: World History ]

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The Cold War in Europe

- The end of the Second World War brought about great change in the world. This was especially true in Europe, where some battles left areas completely devastated. With Hitler regime fallen, it was clear the leaders of not only European nations but other nations like the United States wanted to change the structure of land that was once occupied by the Nazi army. The U.S. and Western Bloc would be in a chess match over this land with the Soviet Union and the Western Bloc. This chess match is better known as the Cold War....   [tags: geopolitics, social, economics]

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The Crusades: Europe's Greatest Triumph

- Were the crusades worthwhile. The crusades were a number of military campaigns fought from 1095 to 1291, there were nine crusades in total. These battles were fought between the people of the Christian and the Muslim religions. The total purpose of the crusades was to gain control and power of Jerusalem; the Holy Land. The crusades (the Holy wars) were indirectly one of the most important factors in the history of the modernisation of European civilisation . The crusades had a lasting effect on many aspects of the world, both the people who fought in the battles and the population at home....   [tags: Crusades, Christianity, War]

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Byzantium versus Western Europe

- The Eastern part of the Roman Empire held imperial power headed by the city Byzantium later renamed Constantinople after the emperor Constantine (316). It remained the capital until Charlemagne revived the Western Empire (316). Between 324 and 330, “the Byzantine Empire passed from an early period of expansion and splendor to a time of sustained contradiction and splintering and, finally, catastrophic defeat” (316). The first period; between 324 and 632, of Byzantine history experienced great successes territorially, politically, and culturally (317)....   [tags: Ancient History, Roman Empire]

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The European Union: Will Europe Survive The 21st Century? An Article by Walter A. McDougall

- Introduction The article, “Will ‘Europe’ Survive the 21st Century. A Meditation on the 50th Anniversary of the European Community,” written by Walter A. McDougall (2007), outlines the evolution of the European Union (EU) through a two-part analysis. The first part, entitled “The Other Age Born in the Year 1957,” extols several impactful historical events in economics, the role of religion; and, the strengths and weaknesses that led to the formation of the EU. The second part, “The European Union in a Wider World” provides a closer look at Europe through the political lens focusing on events in the recent past and present....   [tags: unified europe, islamic challenge, foreign policy]

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The Declining Population in Europe and the Decline of the Family

- In recent years it has become evident that the population of Europe is falling at a rate that could become problematic. This problem is contradictory to the idea of a population explosion promoted by the book “The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich which decries the rapid growth of the earth’s population as problematic for the environment and for quality of life. The decline of fertility points to a view of children that is particularly troubling. Europe simply does not want children despite its desperate need for a growing, productive workforce....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe

- The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe has been extremely precarious throughout its existence. From looking to Europe for guidance to outright opposing the interests of Europe, the stance towards Europe has varied greatly. In the post-Cold War era, Russia’s policies have been formed in an attempt to reclaim control over their former sphere of influence, often clashing with European interests in regards to economic, energy, and security matters facing the world. In the post-Cold War world, Russia has been struggling to reestablish itself as a world power....   [tags: world power, expansionism]

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Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia

- Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia During the sixth and seventh centuries the Byzantine Empire survived waves of attacks, due to efficient leadership and to natural and man-made fortifications around Constantinople (Martin 206). From this strategic point Byzantine emperors organized and preserved old Roman institutions, and the Byzantine Empire survived until 1453. In particular, the emperor Justinian led the creation of the Code, which condensed the legal genius of the Romans into a coherent whole, eliminated outdated laws and oppositions, and clarified the law itself....   [tags: christianity, orthodox church, roman catholic]

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Eastern European Conclusions

- Eastern European Conclusions The year 1989 represents a paradox of the modern history. Not long ago the USSR was the biggest fear of the whole world. The Soviet Union exemplified an enormous political, economical, and military power. The revolution of 1917 gave birth to a giant child. That creation walked the earth very fast, and, by the end of 1960, it enforced communist structures all over the world. China, Cuba, Poland, Czechoslovakia illustrate ramifications of the system. In 1989 the child suddenly vanished....   [tags: Russian Government Essays]

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- Business Implications as Europe’s East Extends to West Introduction: Since 1950 European Union (EU) was created it has promoted peace, prosperity and values among the member nations and its neighbouring countries. EU’s influential tools, has helped transform many European states into functioning democracies and prosperous countries. EU’s membership has grown from 6 to 28 countries (Enlargement, 2014), satisfying an historic vow to integrate the continent bringing in most states of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by peaceful ideals.EU has anticipated the enlargement as an extraordinary opportunity to endorse political strength and economical success in Europe....   [tags: European Union, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia]

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Eastern Orthodox Vs. Roman Catholicism

- Although the Eastern orthodox church shares roots with the Roman Catholic church, they have many contrasting beliefs. One major issue that divided the two churches is that controversy of icon use in their rituals and worship. The western church deemed the images appropriate while the Eastern church, influenced by the Iconoclasm movement of Leo III, believed such icons were against the teachings of the Old Testament. Another major dividing issue between the two churches was the possession of power.Traditionally, the Pope was the top leader of the church and all matters of divinity were his concerns, but this changed when Eastern Europe adopted Caesaropapism....   [tags: World History]

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The Catholic Church And Eastern Rite

- The groups of churches that are in communion with the Pope are part of the Catholic Church. There are quite a few individual churches, also known as Rites, which are part of the Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Catholic Church are often considered the same thing. Though the two do have many things in common, there are many things that separate them from each other. The Roman Rite and the Eastern Rite are equal, they teach the same faith, and it is the local customs that make them different....   [tags: Bishop, Catholic Church, Eucharist, Christianity]

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Europe In 2010

- Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is a single currency area within the European Union single market in which people, goods, services and capital move without restrictions. It creates the framework for economic growth and stability and is underpinned by an independent central bank and legal obligations on the participating Member States to pursue sound economic policies and to coordinate these policies very closely. As trade between the EU Member States reaches 60% of their total trade, EMU is the natural complement of the single market....   [tags: essays research papers]

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