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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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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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The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848

- The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848 *No Works Cited The years between 1815-1830 saw the rise of a number of related and competing ideologies, each holding a powerful influence in their own time. That influence often extended well into the future, continuing to the present day. Largely, these ideologies were reactions to or products of Enlightenment thinking, although they all went in a variety of different directions. Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism had great impact on European society and reflected new radical ideas and principles of the different classes (e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Europe Population Density

- Europe Population Density Europe is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, but there is great variation within the region. The densest areas seem to center around major capitol cities and major tourist sites in Europe. London, Paris, and Rome are examples of this. The most densely populated areas where there are over 250 people per square mile seem to also fit into the economic core of Europe, especially in the “banana” region where there are lots of industries. The third reason that this is such a populated area is because of the Marine West Coast Climate....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Schlieffen Plan

- The Schlieffen Plan The aim of the plan The aim of the plan was to avoid fighting two wars at once (France and Russia) The Plan The plan was to attack France, not on the main border, which was fortified, but to attack through Belgium and circle the capital Paris. This is all supposed to happen before the predicted 6 weeks it would take for the Russians to get their army ready for action. This would mean Paris would be taken by Germany, therefore capturing France, then the troops could go across the country and attack Russia....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The Grand Tour of Europe

- The Grand Tour of Europe Young English elite’s of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often spent two to four years travelling around Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture in an experience known as the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour began in the sixteenth century and gained popularity during the seventeenth century. Richard Lessels introduced the term Grand Tour in his 1670 book Voyage to Italy. Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the 20-something male and female travellers and their tutors across the European continent....   [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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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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Frankish Influence On Europe

- During the 3rd and 4th centuries barbarian tribes searching for more regular food sources and better climate started to rapidly expand and migrate further into Europe. Barbarian conquest and migration during this time allowed barbarian tribal customs and traditions to form the basis of European society. The vast majority of these tribes were Germanic and the most influential of these tribes were the Franks. In 486, Clovis, a Frankish Chieftain, defeated the last Roman governor in Gaul and created a Frankish kingdom in Europe....   [tags: Line of Succession]

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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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Western Europe after Discovering the New World

- During 1492-1750, the Atlantic world endured social and economic transformations due to new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Some social changes that occurred among the Americas and Africans were the transformation of the Indies and the Africans to the bottom of the social structure and the creation of new classes, like the mulatto class, all because of Spanish dominance. The economic transformations that occurred were the creations of sugar plantations and gold mines, creating brutal labor for African slaves and American Indians....   [tags: colonization of Africa, trade with the Far East]

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The United States of Europe?

- Nearly two and half centuries ago, the European colonists built their first nation on the North America continent, the United States of America. However, in these two hundred and fifty years, the relationship between Europe and the U.S. has always been fluctuating, and the attitude of their people towards each other has been changing all the time. So what are the reasons for this fluctuating relationship. We all know that the people in Europe and those in the U.S. come from the same race, same origin, and they may all have the same kind of nationalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Economic History of Europe from Early 100s to Medieval

- Economic History of Europe from Early 100s to Medieval In the tenth century, Europe was coming out of a torment of invasion, plunder, and rapine, by enemies’ form all sides. They were from Scandinavia, the Norsemen or Vikings that pillaged and harassed everyone almost to Constantinople. They were also plagued by the Saracens from across the Mediterranean and from the Magyars from the east overland. But no one will submit to this kind of abuse forever. Europeans began to retaliate and counter the thrusts of their attackers, raising the price of aggression....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Truman Doctrine And The Marshall Plan

- The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan Stalin had promised not to try to take over Greece, and he kept his word, but that did no stop Greek Communists trying to take over the government by force. A unit of British soldiers was stopping them, but in February 1947, the British informed Truman that they were pulling out. Truman acted. He sent American soldiers to Greece, and on 12 March 1947 he told Congress that it was America’s duty to preserve freedom and democracy in Europe. The key basis to what became known as the ‘Truman Doctrine’ was ‘containment’ – the decision to stop any further expansion of communism....   [tags: Cold War, Eastern Bloc, East Germany, Germany]

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Human Interaction, Movement, Region, Location And Place

- The region for this assignment that I was assigned was Europe on Chapter 6. In this essay I am going to talk about how each of the Fundamental Themes in Geography are used to show how a particular region is able to function in the region of Europe. In this essay I am going to distinguish what kind of Human Interaction, Movement, Region, Location and Place and how these ideas are able to function for society in Europe. Europe is located in the Eastern Hemisphere and it is composed of many countries that have a very unique history and are mainly connected now by the European Union (EU)....   [tags: European Union, Europe, United States]

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Impact Of The Eu On The European Economy

- Through increased political integration, economic policy, democratic structures and the execution of treaties the EU has achieved the majority of its aims. Treaties have successfully brought cooperation between member states and countries that would normally have a hard time doing so. With strong economic and monetary policies in place it has allowed many developing countries to thrive and build an economy with a much higher standard of living on becoming a member. Democratic structures have brought diversity and equality within countries where it was once largely absent....   [tags: European Union, Europe, European Community]

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The Cold War Was Not A Pleasant Time

- The cold war was not a pleasant time to be alive for several reasons. The first reason being that if you were a resident of The United States or the Soviet union you were under attack because of the demise of the Soviet union. Another reason that this was not a pleasant time to be around is the fact that it affected so many more countries than just the United States and Russia. This war resulted in so many lives being changed. After the cold war tensions were high between western and Eastern Europe....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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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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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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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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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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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 Cold War And The Soviet Union

- As evangelical systems, both the capitalist countries of the West and the communist Soviets intended to expand their political and economic system globally while containing and disrupting opportunities for their perceived antagonist. Yet, the West, through a lethargic response to fascism and an alarmist response to Soviet status quo ante bellum rhetoric, was responsible for initiating the Cold War. In the conduct of World War II, the Soviet Union observed a credible threat to their national security in the form of Nazi aggression and invasion....   [tags: Cold War, Eastern Bloc, World War II, Soviet Union]

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Renaissance in Europe

- During a time period from approximately 1375 to 1527, an event known as the Renaissance took place in Europe. This was the establishment of an entirely new way of life; there was a vast rebirth of knowledge and arts which changed Europe completely. Due to events such as the rediscovery of classical works, the Black Death, the invention of the printing press, and the development of humanism, the Renaissance greatly influenced Europe on many levels. Europe gained more wealth, which led to the progression of a new focus on art and learning....   [tags: Influences, Important Events]

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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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Implementation Of New Economic Systems

- Implementing new economic systems is a tough job and it doesn’t guarantee success in the industry, but there are some countries who have created economic systems from benefitting and exploiting other countries around the world. This tremendously pushed greater economies towards all new and effective economic methods, while others suffer from the decisions. Some countries have an extensive economic history in the world. An interesting era to discuss these countries during the Post-Colonial era, an area that, in my opinion, gave birth to the economic systems we see today in Europe....   [tags: Colonialism, Europe, Edward Said]

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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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The History of the Byzantine Empire

- As the Roman Empire expanded to help govern it better it brought out the Western (old) Romans in Western Europe and the Eastern (new) Romans in Eastern Europe. Many in the west saw the east as Greeks, but the Eastern Romans saw themselves as the Roman Empire with its capital in Constantinople. Early on Emperor Constantine sought to keep the two united but as the fifth and sixth centuries rolled around they each had gone their separate ways. With chaos in the west, the east thrived after the west fell under Germanic tribes and the east later became known as the Byzantine Empire....   [tags: Roman Empire, Europe History]

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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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Pan-Slavism

- Pan-Slavism In the early nineteenth century, Slavic peoples from multiple empires in eastern and southern Europe began to pursue a movement to protect and organize Slavic culture. In 1848, this movement became more political. It gained a reputation and an attempt was made to unify all Slavic peoples. This movement became known as Pan-Slavism. Pan-Slavism appealed to many Slavs who felt nationalism towards their race. However among the Slavs, there were many different opinions. Some believed that there was a cultural, ethnic, and political connection among all Slavs....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The American Revolution

- During the early Eighteenth century, prisons were like large holding pens, children, men, and women were all housed together. The inmates were not separated in regards to the nature of their arrest or conviction so petty thieves and murderers were all housed together. Many inmates endured physical punishment and mutilation by the guards and overseers. Justice was used to promote retribution during this time. It was believed that the criminal act was a product of the evil influences that rendered barbaric and vicious methods of punishment that included mutilation and torture to rid the evil (Karger & Stoesz, 2014)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Eastern State Penitentiary]

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The Declaration Of Independence As A Social Development Movement

- During the early Eighteenth century prisons were like large holding pens, children, men, and women were all housed together. The inmates were not separated in regards to the nature of their arrest or conviction so petty thieves and murderers were all housed together. Many inmates endured physical punishment and mutilation by the guards and overseers. Justice was used to promote retribution during this time. It was believed that the criminal act was a product of the evil influences that rendered barbaric and vicious methods of punishment that included mutilation and torture to rid the evil (Karger & Stoesz, 2014)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Eastern State Penitentiary]

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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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The Cold War : A Long Period Of Time

- The Cold War The Cold War was a very long period of time that induced extreme conflict of both politics and military after World War 2. The two sides involved with the tension was the Western Bloc (United States, its NATO allies and others) versus the Eastern Bloc (The Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw pact). The exact dates of the war are not completely agreed on, but it seemed to have ran from the years 1947-1991. I will be explaining throughout my paper why exactly the tension began, as well as explaining how it happened and why it happened like it did....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Rise Of Power Between East And West

- Throughout the 13th and 21st century, the balance of power has dramatically shifted between nations for worldwide dominance and influence. Both Eastern and Western civilizations unendingly fought to become the world 's beacon and model of living. Through rapid advancement in technology, economic prosperity, major social and political events the rise of power between East and West have altered the balance of power in the world. In the early modern era, the growth of technology would initiate competition between West and East powers....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Europe]

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The Reintegration Of The Eu

- The Reintegration of the EU The European Union was established in 1993 under the Maastricht Treaty as an expansion of European Economic Committee to broaden their trade horizons among the members and to ultimate provide a better standard of living for their citizens in all areas. EU’s political system is considered to be unique as it focuses on regional development across national border. However, many see this as the cause of heterogeneous inequities that has manifested as EU expands to eastern Europe....   [tags: European Union, Europe, United States, Slovakia]

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The Conflict Between Russia And The End Of World War II

- Spanning from the birth of Soviet Russia, to the end of World War II, tensions between the ideals of the Eastern world versus those of the West were growing increasingly tangible. The stress, exacerbated by the distrust and underhanded tactics of the United States and the Soviet Union, and the arguments of territory and policy, forced the hands of both nations to engage in this Cold War. At the zenith or tensions, The Marshall Plan can be seen as the true “point of no return” to conventional diplomatic solutions, due to the fact that finally, Soviets and Americans had to choose their stance on what they thought was best for political progress....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc, Cold War]

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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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How Political Systems Around The World

- Throughout history, it has been seen how political systems around the world differ from country to country. With that comes their own way of living, thinking and growing as a nation. How a country is shaped depends greatly on its views of absolute monarchy, Democracy, Communism, fascism, which are only some systems which help shape countries around the world. All these political systems are formed in each region according on the needs of people, exposure they have, and their type of resources. For example, Adolf Hitler, who joined the fascist German workers ' Party in 1919, was a military and political leader of Germany....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War : What Do We Now Know

- In the article, “The Cold War: What Do We Now Know”, author Melvyn P. Leffler examined the recent scholarships of the Cold War era. These new writings shared new insight into ideologies, which aided decisions made by both Eastern European citizens and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The author also included decisions Stalin made and the effects of his decisions, the different Cold War views between revisionists and John Lewis Gaddis, why there was support to escape from Communism during the 20th century, and why democratic capitalism was not always favored....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War

- At the conclusion of World War II, the United States of America emerged as the savior of Europe and became one of the leading global political powers of the subsequent age. Behind the “iron curtain” of Easter Europe, however, another superpower, the Soviet Union, which was seemingly the exact opposite of the United States in every way imaginable, exerted its force to instill and defend communism in its surrounding satellite states. The ideologies of these two countries displayed myriad incompatibilities, and over a period spanning the next four decades, the Soviet Union and the United States of America attempted to gain military, political, and social advantages over each other in order to p...   [tags: United States, Europe, ideology, communism]

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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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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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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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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 Trade Of The European Union

- In 1957 the European Economic Community, the precursor to the European Union, was formed by the signing of the Treaty of Rome. The nations of Belgium, West Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands signed the Treaty in order to form an economic community that would solidify Europe in response to the continental division during World War Two and to form “a closer union” among member nations. The continent had been reeling from the devastation of two world wars and many agreed that in order to prevent future war the nations of Europe must come together....   [tags: European Union, Europe, United Kingdom, Germany]

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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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An Eastern Tale For A Western Audience

- An Eastern Tale for a Western Audience A Thousand and One Nights is a tale about the over-sexed east which is favored by the sexually repressed west when applied to and analyzed under the lens of Orientalism. This translation of the text, while not as sexually explicit as Sir Richard Burton’s translation, has its fair amount of sexual promiscuity which paints the middle eastern characters as dishonest, violent, and sexually deviant. These traits were seen as socially taboo to the west, especially those in Victorian Europe who helped the tale gain its reputation as a popular exotic story....   [tags: Woman, Sexual intercourse, 175, Domestic violence]

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Europe's New World - Growing Trade Intertwined with Imperialism

- Europe's New World - Growing Trade Intertwined with Imperialism The distinction of white linen, the rare treat of sweetness, the still rarer taste of coffee that made its drinkers sparkle, and the cravings they've inspired. Limited access to water influenced drinking habits, cooking, hygiene, and sartorial (tailoring/clothing) practices. Housewives and laundresses coped with mountains of dirty linen by the river or by the pond. The great sent their laundry to the American islands for a whiter wash; the poor rioted for soap as well as bread....   [tags: History Imperialism Trade]

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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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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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The Effects Of Clinical Care On North America And Western Europe

- According to the 2014 Cancer World Report,21 cancer age-standardized incidence rate of 182 per 100,000 and death rate of 102 per 100,000 position cancer as a worldwide major cause of morbidity and mortality. By 2025, the expected global cancer burden would exceed 20 million new cancer cases per year, compared with estimations around 14.1 million for 2012. Despite heterogeneous results, the high-income countries of North America, Western Europe, Oceania, Japan and Korea have the highest incidence rates....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Tumor]

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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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The Iroquois League and Longhouses

- The Iroquois, also known as the Iroquois League was originally comprised of five nations including the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oneida nations (Richter 1983). As a whole they originated in the Hamilton-Niagara region of southwestern Ontario and adjacent New York (Noble 1984), however, they did not start of as a League. This paper will explore the borders of the Iroquois territoriality including the range they covered and their home area, as well as how the territory is utilized to make a living and also how it is defended....   [tags: Eastern Woodlands, horticultural group]

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The New World : Spain And Portugal

- The New World Spain and Portugal’s sea voyage with the help of Europe 's ideas of the globe were the leading reasons for discovering the world we know today. What lead to Spain and Portugal sea voyage was that they wanted to control trade with East Asia and stop dealing with the Muslims that controlled the trade in East Asia. After the Portuguese sailed around Africa they discovered the Indian Ocean. This gave the Portuguese what they wanted, a waterway that led trade ships to East Asia. Six years before this the Spanish thought that they were able to sail west to reach Eastern Asia....   [tags: Europe, Spain, Asia, Americas]

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Questions On The Industrial Revolution

- Chapter 20 Essay Questions Chapter Short Answer Questions 1(a and b). The most important factor in the Industrial Revolution is ample supply of natural resources that Britain had. The steam engines primarily depended on coal, and Britain took advantage of the abundant supply of coal to power the steam engines. In fact, coal was used extensively in many industries, including the cotton industry (increased production by a ridiculous margin), the iron industry (coke was used in puddling), and the railroad industry (powered the locomotives)....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Steam engine, Europe]

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The American Republic And Europe

- The American republic and Europe have been inextricably connected from America’s earliest days. Indeed, there would be no United States of America were it not for the British, Dutch, and French colonists who first landed along the eastern seaboard over four centuries ago. For a “New World” to exist, there first had be an “Old” one. But Europe did more than just send the requisite physical requirements necessary for starting a successful colony. European colonists brought with them their ideals; first of the Reformation, then of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment....   [tags: United States, American Revolution, Spain]

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A Look At Today 's World Culture

- Take a look at today’s world culture. Most Countries are oblivious to global problems. Many are self centered. There’s little to no cooperation between nations. National pride needs to disappear if we are advance as a human race. National pride has been around since the very first nations formed. From the ancient Egyptians, to the Romans, to the imperialist British, to the modern day United States. National pride is present everywhere. National pride has its positive implications but it creates far more problems....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Europe, Cold War]

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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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The Concert of Europe

- The Concert of Europe The Congress System, which took the form of a series of congresses and diplomatic meetings held between 1818 and 1822, can be regarded as a practical expression of the rather general concept of the Concert of Europe. The Concert of Europe was an attempt to regularize the conflicting ambitions of the Great Powers in the interests of Europe as a whole. As such, its effectiveness was dependant on the willingness of all five Great Powers to show moderation in the pursuit of their individual interests....   [tags: Papers]

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The Renaissance in Europe

- The significance of the word Renaissance is rebirth or a regeneration of a period. This period was called the Middle Ages and it began during the fourteenth century. The Renaissance was mainly characterized for the development of learning and thinking. This period also distinguished the discovery and exploration of new continents, system of astronomy, the growth of commerce, and the innovations of paper, printing, compass, art, literature, math and science. During this period, it was primarily the revival where people would learn, think, and invent new things after having a long period of cultural decline....   [tags: Movement, Society, Arts]

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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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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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The Crusades: Europe's Greatest Triumph

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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 Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America

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The Impact of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty During the Cold War

- Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was a magnificent creation which helped in the demise of the Soviet Union. There is no doubt that the Cold War was full of deception and treachery, that it was necessary from a democratic perspective to hear the true sides of events. The innovations of the Cold War Committee enabled these two stations to beam the correct versions of events behind the Iron Curtain. For many Communist and non-communist; 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: world history]

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World War II in Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe

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Nazi Germany During World War II

- In the 1940s Europe was mostly occupied by Nazi Germany (The Third Reich). Countries in Europe were either collaborators or resistors. In István Deák book Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution during World War II. Deák argues that World War II was not the last good war and it was rather a quagmire and says it is one of the greatest tragedies that humanity brought upon themselves. Collaborators are the countries who cooperated with the Nazis and the resistors were illegal organizations fighting against Nazi Germany during World War II....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Germany, Europe]

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Chinatown: The Spread of Eastern Culture in a Western Society

- In the past few decades of history, the span of globalization and mixing of world cultures has been particularly prevalent. Through the spread of technology and communications across national boundaries, the various superpowers of the world have begun immersing themselves into foreign cultures and have introduced their own cultures to nations that are not their own as well as have accepted certain parts of foreign culture in their own homes. One of the greatest examples of this exchange of culture is the prevalence of Chinese culture in the West through the establishment of various “Chinatowns” throughout popular cities in Europe and the Americas....   [tags: Spread of Technology and Communication]

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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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Reduction Of Income And Economic Growth During The Home Country

- demonstrates that reduction of income and economic growth in the home country causes an increase of migration to wealthier countries. The home country may attempt to correct this by subsidizing low-skilled level education, since the more educated labor force is likely to migrate. This can lead to permanent damage to the home economy since it limits its output capacity for the long term (Haque and Kim 1995). Migration of skilled labor hurts the labor force and output capability in the source country, regardless of whether the non-migrants chose to stay or migrate....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Bulgaria]

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Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On

- Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On The Second World War began on the 1st September 1939: whilst Hitler had been strengthening his control within Germany, he had also been reinforcing Germany’s position within Europe. He had reclaimed parts of Germany in 1935; in 1938, he had annexed Austria, and part of Czechoslovakia ( which he totally invaded in 1939 ). World leaders, desperate to avoid another war, had hoped that by allowing him to do this, he would be satisfied....   [tags: Papers]

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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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When in Rome or All of Italy

- A trip to Italy is the trip of a lifetime. From visiting the Coliseum on the cobble stone roads of Rome to sipping a steamy cappuccino and people watching in the piazzas of Florence, any corner of this country is a sight to behold. The rugged geography, centuries of foreign rule, and diverse population are all important factors that contribute to Italian society. These elements combined with Italy’s rich history unite to create a colorful modern culture. Geography Italy is located in south-central Europe, which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea (Italy 2)....   [tags: tourism in 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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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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