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Elies Wiesel And Night

- Elie's Wiesel and Night Do you see that chimney over there. See it. Do you see those flames. Over there- that's where you're going to be taken. That's your grave, over there. Haven't you realize it yet. You dumb bastards, don't you understand anything. You're going to be burned. Frizzed away. Turned into ashes. Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. It is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and with his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnessed each day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pull and Push Factors for American Immigrants

- America in the early 1900?s was a giant melting pot of cultures. More than 1 million people per year relocated to ?The Promised Land?, for a chance to start over, escape poverty, war and many other push factors. But soon upon arriving, they realized that America was not the same land they expected. They faced many hardships and living conditions were bad. Often, immigrants left their native countries because of push factors such as war, famine, hard times & epidemics and the government (Docs.1 and 2)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and the Jazz Age

- The Great Gatsby The Jazz Age In 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald said that “An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.” Fitzgerald wrote about what he saw during the 1920’s, which he dubbed “The Jazz Age,” and The Great Gatsby is considered a correct depiction of that era. After World War I, many Americans felt a distrust toward foreigners and radicals because they held them responsible for the war. These beliefs led to a revival of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Semitic group....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey

- Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey The first four books of Homer’s Odyssey depict certain instances of hospitality which are filled with generosity. One reason for the importance of this hospitality could have been a respect for foreigners, who were completely at the mercy of their hosts, especially when hosts had themselves been foreigners. A second reason why hospitality may have been important was to see if the guest was disguised as an enemy. In Book 4, Homer tells how Telemakhos and Pallas Athena (disguised as Mentor) visited Menelaos in Sparta....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Christian Teachings About Racism

- Christian Teachings About Racism In a discussion about racism Christians will often refer to the bible and the teachings of Jesus: They may refer to the laws of Moses: 'Do not ill-treat foreigners living in your land. Treat them as you would a fellow Israelite' (Leviticus 19:33-34) This is saying if a person not from your country you should treat them the same as some one who is. Christians would say that this tells us everyone should be treated equally even if they do not come from your country....   [tags: Papers]

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Christians' Beliefs About Their Responsibility for Other People

- Christians' Beliefs About Their Responsibility for Other People Christians believe that they should treat every person equally. This is clearly outlined in one of the two Greatest Commandments, ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself.’ This means that you should treat everyone equally and not discriminate for any reason whether it is race, sex, sexuality or any other reason. Christians believe that any form of discrimination is wrong. An example of discrimination is racism. The bible condemns racism in many places, for example in Leviticus, ‘Do not ill-treat foreigners living in your land....   [tags: Papers]

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Reasons Why Kids join Neo-Nazi Gangs

- Reasons Why Kids join Neo-Nazi Gangs In most cases the reason why kids join any gang is the result of trouble at home. If you interview a child from a skinhead gang they came from a family with one or more of the following factors: divorce, separation, physical and or sexual abuse and disfunctional parents. These conditions are further compounded by joblessness, poverty, lack of education, bandage barriers, academic deficiencies and distinctive element from pop culture, such as violent themes in music, television and films....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Independent Indonesia

- What the meaning of word Independence. Is that just free from the colonizer. Is Indonesia now can be considered truly an independent country. After 64 years proclaim its independence, Indonesia cannot make itself become an independent country because development in Indonesia both physical and non physical still dependent to foreign country. There is a quotation said that Indonesian soil is very flourishing, you can plant everything in this country and it will grow by itself. Also this year Indonesian government proudly announced that Indonesia has reached self sufficiency in rice....   [tags: Indonesia, foreign dependence,]

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Spanish Encomienda versus Japanese Feudal Systems

- Because they were on the completely opposite sides of the globe, the Spanish Encomienda system and the Japanese Feudalist system were remarkably different. Two differences were that the Japanese Feudalist system had one person at the top, in sharp contrast with the Spanish Encomienda which had a group of people at the top and another was that the Spanish Encomienda system divided its society by ethnicity, not simply by power as did the Japanese. One parallel between the two hierarchies was that foreigners were placed at the bottom of the hierarchy in both Japanese and Spanish societies....   [tags: contrast and comparison, world history]

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Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark

- Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark In 1992, a special taxation scheme was introduced in Denmark for high income foreigner who take up residence in Denmark for a limited period of time, this tax scheme also known as the preferential tax regime or special tax scheme in Denmark. It applicable to all foreigner who sign their contracts for work in Denmark after 1st of June 1991. When this scheme is first introduce, there is a special tax rate on labor earnings of 30% for a maximum period of up to 3 years (36 months)....   [tags: income, rate, employer]

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Taking a Look at Moscow

- Moscow – is one of the largest megacities in the world. And such as any other mega polis, Moscow has in different extents ecological, political, social, religious, environmental and economic problems. This essay will discuss the issue of positive and negative impact of migration in Moscow. Migration is very topical and affects many people. City government tries to solve issues but there is really huge quantity of factors which prevent to solve problems. And one of these factors is migration. So I am going to describe given issue from social and economic perspectives....   [tags: megacites in the world]

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W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan

- W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan William Edward Burghardt DuBois is one of the most influential black leaders. He helped founded the NAACP, was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and fought for integration and equal rights regardless of race. He wrote the famous essay Double Consciousness that expresses the hardship of not only being black, but also American. There was another racial group that had the same discrimination and hardship; however, many are not aware of it....   [tags: Papers]

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Consideration When Opening a Retail Business in an Asian Country

- When trying to figure out which Asian country is the most suitable for retail business, there are plausible countries that come to mind. The best ones to open in though are quite a handful and Singapore is the best of the lot. Singapore is among the most developed countries in Asia and this can be proven by the number of businesses which are thriving there. A lot of investors from foreign countries are streaming into the country to open all kinds of businesses and once they do, they enjoy profits which are guaranteed....   [tags: requirements, register, market]

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Effects Terrorism has on our Nation

- Effects Terrorism has on our Nation Purpose: To inform readers of the effects the recent terrorist attacks have on society today. Audience: General Thesis: The terrorist attack on America has affected the economy, tourism and the foreign society tremendously. The Effects Terrorism has on Society From the lips of the FBI, “Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective.” On September 11, 2001 the United States of America experienced such actions, it was the largest terror attack experienced by any country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Boxer Rebellion and The Great Game in China by David J. Silbey

- ... As a group they were largely autonomous, with no central leader or a ranking system. The Boxer’s were largely composed of poor illiterate males, although they were thought to have a mystical female group called Red Lanterns. The Boxer’s followed a philosophy which when in practice used physical and religious rituals which can make the person supposedly impervious to bullets and physical harm (Page 7). They wore elaborate red clothing and sashes and displayed spiritual martial arts performances in public spaces to display their prowess....   [tags: books analysis]

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Cultural Adaptation

- Culture can be defined as many things, but it is never a static entity; it changes and evolves over time and through the generations. That is not to say that all cultures adapt well or that all adaptations are beneficial. This paper will briefly discuss cultural adaptation and its effects. Miller et al. (2010) defines culture as people’s learned and shared beliefs (p.4). However it can also be said that culture is the cumulative knowledge of a people, such as the use of fire technology by the natives of Northern Alberta and Northern Australia as described by Lewis (1989)....   [tags: knowledge, enivronment, collapse]

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Entrepeneur Pass Application for Foreigners in Singapore

- What is an entrepreneur pass. To continually become a regional business hub, the Singapore government started offering entrepreneur pass to foreign entrepreneurs from the year 2004. By introducing this scheme, we are able to attract foreign entrepreneurs that can inject vibrancy and innovation to Singapore industries. Besides that, it can also help to increase local employment rate. Applicants must be foreigners that are ready to set up and operate a business in Singapore. They must also meet the stated requirements in order to be eligible for the application....   [tags: Business, Employment]

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Ming Dynasty China and Xenophobia

- The wolrd has become a place filled with great diversity of cultures. Every singlle country has slowly developed into a somewhat dependent society all because of pre-modern events, even if such events did not contribute to each other. There are various types of religions and ideas which spread and changed each part of the world, such as the silk roads. IF it would have not been for the great divergence we would not have the society we currently have. If it had not been for Ming China and the centuries of xenophobia among their people and empire, our whole word today could have been dominantly Chinese ruled....   [tags: cultural diversity]

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Alien And Sedition Acts

- ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS In 1798, when Congress passed both the Alien and Sedition Acts, it was very much constitutional. These acts were definitely in the best interest of America. America was a significantly young nation, at the time, and could not afford to create problems caused by foreigners coming to America. They did not have enough national power to sustain order if everyone was attacking the newly created laws, and many of those rebels being citizens from foreign countries, nevertheless....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Causes of the 1911 Revolution

- The Causes of the 1911 Revolution The Chinese revolution broke out in 1911 under the conflict of manzhous which were the Qing and the revolutionaries. The revolution broke out with the uprising of Sichuan province. The Qing government nationalized the railway in Sichuan province. The students were angered at the government’s action and protested on the streets for delaying the nationalization. On August 24 1911, between the conflict of protesters and the government troops, 32 people were killed and many were injured....   [tags: Papers]

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Discrimination Based On Ethnicity And Race

- To settlers, colonial America was seen as an opportunity to acquire economic liberty and be able to be an independent person. For many settlers this perception turned out to be true, but discrimination based on ethnicity and race created either a difficult or an impossible environment to obtain economic liberty for multiple different groups. Colonial America created a great environment for economic success for new settlers who were looking to obtain personal economic freedom. This environment was created by a combination of job opportunities, land, and resources that were present at the time....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Caribbean]

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Why Mongols Were Barbarians Or Acted Barbaric?

- There has been great conversation about whether the Mongols were barbarians or acted Barbaric throughout their lifetime. When looking at the Mongol civilization to determine if they are barbaric or not depends on several factors, what does barbaric mean, how do the Mongol cities act, and how do their people act away from their cities. The major thing to look at when determining if the Mongols are barbaric, what classifies a barbarian and what does it mean to be barbaric. We can see that in the times of ancient Rome, barbarians are just foreigners to their land....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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My Antonia Essay - An American Tale

- My Antonia – An American Tale At the beginning of this century, ships docked in American ports with their steerages filled with European immigrants. Willa Cather’s My Antonia, contains characters that immigrate to the country of America in search of hope and a new future in the Midwest prarie. This novel can be considered an American tale because it holds the American concept of the “melting pot,” the ideal of America as the “land of opportunity,” and the character’s struggles could only have occurred in America rather than their own country....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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The Article On A Wild Tongue By Gloria Anzaldua

- Individuals throughout the world seem to range from culture to culture and are able to communicate with each other like civil citizens. The article How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua emphasizes on the importance language is for individuals around the world. Language arises questions involving the presence of foreign individuals in a welcoming area that also reveals a variety of perspectives individuals have towards the world while gradually allowing foreigners to become ashamed of their language....   [tags: Spanish language, Language, Hispanic, Culture]

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The American Health Care System

- Michael Moore depicts the American health care system as one that contains many flaws. He goes on to show different people who have not been able to afford the ridiculous sum of money to perform certain procedures. While scrutinizing the American health care system Michael ventures to Canada, France, Cuba and Great Britain in an attempt to compare health insurance and pharmaceuticals. The audience is invited to believe that America has the worst health care out of all five countries. Through this documentary film Moore suggests the causes for this predicament blaming the government for accepting bribes....   [tags: Health economics, Medicine, Cuba, Health care]

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Children Between The Vietnamese Parents And Foreigner Parents

- All parents in the world understand well that the children need to be educated in proper way and as soon as possible, especially in childhood and school age. Parents are the first and the most important teachers for children beside the teachers in school. As we known, the behavior and attitude of children in future is a result of education from their parents. I had a friendly talking with some foreigner parents in past, and I have found some main different points of the way to educate the children between the Vietnamese parents and Foreigner parents....   [tags: Learning, Education, High school, Want]

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Exploration Of The New World

- From the earliest stages of exploration of the new world, Indians and Europeans have always had a misconstrued and preconceived impression of the each other. Thus, sowing the seeds of failure not only the Englishmen but the Native Americans as well, but these notions come with experience. However, in the beginning the Native Americans were hospitable and curious of the settlers. The founding of the new world and the very first exploration of this new world, left a premonition of what was to come of the relationship between the natives of the land and the invading foreigners....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Core Values that Were the Basis for the American Revolution

- Core values that were the basis for the American Revolution and ongoing efforts to further expand and strengthen our nation was and still is Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, We fought for the Common Good, Justice, and Equality. The question is whether or not these democratic ideals were sought to be expanded by reformers during the time period of 1825-1850. The validity of the statement, “Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals” can be assessed using these three reformations or movements: the Abolitionist movement, the women’s rights movement, and the reformation of the Naturalization Law....   [tags: Naturalization law]

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Tokugawa Japan

- Midterm Question—1 Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great samurai fighter and cunning politician. In battle of Sekigahara Tokugawa defeated his major rivals and established Tokugawa government. His headquarter was established in village of Edo away from the imperial families in Kyoto. Ieyasu and successors choose to rule as shoguns, or feudal lords, demanding loyalty from the daimyo and exercising direct control only over their own territorial domains. The people saw the emperor as divine descent of sun goddess Amatersau, however, established the emperor as the ultimate source of political authority and surrounded the imperial throne with thicket of taboos that protected it from usurpation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Qing Dynasty And Its Success

- The argument of this essay poses the question, was the Qing dynasty to be considered Chinese. The “New Qing History” scholars argue that the Manchu rulers maintained their ethnic identities and thus the Manchu-centered Qing was fundamentally different from the proceeding chinese dynasties. However, I support the argument that the Qing dynasty was a real Chinese dynasty and their success through sinicization. The Qing dynasty rulers were legitimate Chinese dynasties because, like the Han previously adopted, they also claimed to be the “Son of Heaven”....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Han Chinese, Ming Dynasty]

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Application Of A Singapore Private Limited Company

- 27 Oct - Yahoo Answers -SBS - Shri 1# https://www.quora.com/My-co-founder-lives-in-Singapore-PR-and-I-live-in-the-USA-Green-Card-How-can-we-structure-a-company-in-Singapore Answer: Registering a Singapore private limited company is a great option for you. It will give both of you, if desired, 50% shares of your company. The best way of doing it is to hire one of the competent Singapore incorporation services like SBS Consulting. If the your company distributes dividends, which are tax-free in Singapore....   [tags: Corporation, Limited liability partnership]

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A Foreigner 's View Of China

- A foreigner’s view of China The Chinese are an extremely clever people and unlike the old USSR, saw that communism failed everywhere it was tried. They therefore changed their economy to a capitalist one, but kept the communist party leadership. Those who think a revolution is in the offing fail to realize that just about every person in China might not love the system they live under, but would fight to the death to defend it. No anti-war protests, they’d lose 500 million and not even blink – and if it ever comes to it, they would....   [tags: Communism, Capitalism, China]

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Amerindian Arguments and Actions

- ... New diseases carried by invaders overwhelmed the Indians. These foreigners devastated the Native Americans and disrupted the peace in America. The first English settlers reached what is now Virginia in 1607 (The Early European Colonies). These colonists sought after riches so they sailed over from England in search of gold (The Early European Colonies). While in America, the English received tobacco from local Indians. The Englishmen adored the new crop and took some back to England (The Early European Colonies)....   [tags: the Native American chronicle, treachery, death]

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Analysis of Stevenson's Persuasive Communication

- Analysis of Stevenson's Persuasive Communication In "Persuasive Communication," Stevenson examines how the "global communication system offers increasing opportunities for governments, private corporations, and occasionally individuals to reach and influence people around the world" (364). He takes a look at two particular aspects of this process: government engagement in "public diplomacy" or propaganda directed at the citizens of other countries and advertising. I will focus my critique on his analysis of the earlier one....   [tags: International Relations Global Essays Papers]

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People Have On Americans And On America

- There are many negative views that people have on Americans and on America in general. David Zinczenko thinks that so many American kids are becoming obese because there are more fast food places than there are grocery stores. Vicente Verdu says that America has such a huge impact on other countries that crimes that are happening here are happening there in very similar ways. Other countries are gaining McDonalds and they are changing the menu to fit their culture. Renee Graham commented that American directors are buying the rights to Asian movies and changing them so that Americans can better understand them....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States]

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John Merton 's Modes Of Adaptation

- Almost 100 years ago, Chicago saw its population double in a short span of time - the majority of the newcomers being foreign-born. There were also many Americans that were migrating into the city at this time. With large amounts of foreigners bringing with them their own set of beliefs and norms, ideological clashes and a lack of conformity was inevitable. Merton’s Modes of Adaptation comes into play here with foreigners coming to a new land and having to re-adapt. This can lead to increased rates of ritualism, retreatism, rebellion and innovation and this means an increase in crime rates....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Homogeneity in South Korea

- Today, here in the United States, we live in a multicultural melting pot where ethnicities around the world are welcome to stay and live. Contrast this to Korea, there is a prevailing idea that homogeneity of the Korean population is essential to keep their cultural and national identity on the peninsula. According to official statistics from Korea’s Ministry of Justice, 1.8 percent of Korea’s 50 million people are foreign citizens with resident status in Korea. The idea of Korean racial purity and xenophobia ultimately results in discrimination and prejudice against foreigners living in Korea and children of mixed Korean blood and is rapidly becoming a social problem that must be dealt wit...   [tags: Foreigners, Culture, Discrimination]

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Chinese Culture

- Throughout China's encased history it has developed much differently than western parts of the world. Chinese culture varies greatly compared to ours. These great differences between eastern culture and western culture make China a very interesting place. Some of the vast differences include literature, social structure, and government. The greatest difference is Chinese philosophy and way of thinking. China has developed a strict system of tradition that has given China great advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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History of the Concept and Image of Vampires

- Vampires are known as mythical beings with white pale glittery skin that drain the essence of life known as blood. As unbelievable as it sounds they actually did exist centuries ago. They weren’t anything like the vampires we see in movies, shows, books, and video games today. A vampire or something analogous to it can be found in most culture and folklores going back to the beginning of time, but it is a mistake to think they have familiar attributes of Count Dracula. The term “vampire” appeared in literature since the 18th century....   [tags: mythical beings, people with different beliefs]

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Rising Above Hatred

- Night Essay Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, and the Twilight Zone episode “He’s Alive” are both depictions of the Holocaust. Night describes Elie’s account of the concentration camps, and “He’s Alive” features a man named Pete who wanted to purify the United States by eliminating all foreigners, which is essentially an allusion to the genocide of European Jews during World War II. The message of “He’s Alive” is that humans are responsible for the creation of hatred but are also capable of destroying hatred....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Novel ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker

- Throughout ‘Dracula’, Stoker presents the idea of ‘foreigner’ through the characterisation of Count Dracula and Professor Van Helsing, who are the two main outsiders in the novel. Dracula, being a supernatural creature, is of Transylvanian descent which makes him such a poignant character. On the other hand, Van Helsing is a Roman Catholic, and is of a Dutch background, which also highlights him as a foreigner within ‘Dracula.’ In this essay I will explore how these two characters are represented and the intention behind the idea of ‘foreigner.’ Firstly, Stoker describes Dracula’s physical appearance in Chapter two, ‘a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad i...   [tags: Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula, Dracula]

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America Needs More Immigrants

- America Needs More Immigrants America is sometimes referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our largely open-door policy toward accepting foreigners pursuing their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been a clamor by some politicians and citizens toward creating a predominantly closed-door policy on immigration, arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and encroaching on the "American way of life." While these arguments may seem valid to many, they are almost overwhelmingly false, and more than likely confused with the subject of illegal immigration....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Persuasive Essays Papers]

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The Fallacy of the American Dream

- “The essence of the American dream is the understanding that we are here on this earth and in this land for a higher purpose…Anything that stands in the way of the dream, we must fight. Anything that enhances the dream, we must support.” Steve Forbes could not have said it better. The American Dream is continuing to prosper and flourish since our founding fathers sat together in a room and created a document in which every man may follow. For years the idea of the American Dream has been sturdy, however, as America aged so did the idea of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ]

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Changes in Japanese Culture

- Throughout “Hiroshima” by John Heresy, the readers are gradually exposed to Japanese culture through each of the six survivors, regardless of the survivors' nationality, as they stitch their lives back together after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 9, 1945. Japanese-style hospitals are quite different in comparison to other hospitals, gradually reforming through the book. As a Japanese, you were happy to die for your Emperor and country as shown in Tanimoto's letter to an American and in the survivors....   [tags: Hiroshima by John Heresy]

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Scrapping Away the National Service in Singapore

- After reading the supporting article, Revisiting Military Conscription (aka National Service) in Singapore by Bernard F W Loo), I understand that our National Service (NS) is an essential military force that helps us to maintain a well-balance relationship with Malaysia. In order to ensure that Singapore receive sufficient supply of water from Malaysia, Singapore have to put up a threat by showing a strong military force which of course have to begin with enforcing a compulsory NS. In the year 2011, Singapore had recruited a number of 21,000 soldiers while Malaysia’s soldiers have significantly noted to be weakened through the years, this is pointed out by a Lieutenant-General Muhammad Effen...   [tags: military conscription]

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Migration in Rio de Janeiro?

- What are the advantages and disadvantages of migration in RIO DE JANEIRO. Introduction Known as the marvelous city, Rio de Janeiro is a destination for migrants, as domestic and as foreign. According to Brookings institute Global cities initiative , 16% of metro Rio residents were born abroad. More than half of those are from Portugal, Italy and Spain. The 2010 census counted about 28,000 people who “resided” in Rio de Janeiro but who were living in another country about 2.4 per 1,000. Their main purpose was to come back to their motherland....   [tags: economic, social, migrants]

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Human Influnce on The United States

- Humans are a very intelligent being. It has been proven since the beginning of time. Since the early days, humans have learned how to use resources to survive and make a better living. Egyptians learned how to make better use of the Nile River’s annual flood. The Andean Farmer’s used edible plants to survive. They found ways to make the potato last longer and how to replicate it. Eventually the potato came a long way from being a primary source of food to being commonly used for payment in debts....   [tags: gold rush, trade, transportation]

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The Multiculturalism Of South Korean Society

- Multiculturalism in South Korean Society Koreans have always believed in a unique “Korean” identity, meaning they have a shared bloodline or a common ancestry. In the past, blood purity and ethnic homogeneity were core ideas of national identity, however as South Korea has become more modernized they are losing their ethnocentric ideal and instead have begun to refer to their country as, “the land of opportunity.” To many South Koreans ethnicity is considered a cultural phenomenon with strong roots in their distinct language and history; therefore they consider themselves racially diverse from Chinese, Japanese and all other Asian cultures....   [tags: South Korea, Korea, Korean language, North Korea]

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My Antonia Essay: Women on the Frontier

- Women on the Frontier in My Ántonia In 1891, marking the elimination of "free land," the Census Bureau announced that the frontier no longer existed (Takaki, A Different Mirror, 225). The end of the frontier meant the constant impoverishment, instead of the wealth they had dreamed of, for a large number of immigrants from the Old World: they came too late. My Ántonia, however, illuminates another frontier, a frontier within America that most immigrants had to face. It was the frontier between "Americans" and "foreigners." The immigrants were still "foreign" to the "Americans" who came and settled earlier....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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Britain And Being British

- Britain And Being British There are many reasons why being British and living in Britain is such a privilege. It’s not just because that Britain is the only country that a pizza can get to your house faster than an ambulance or that banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters or even that three Brits die each year from testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue. But there are many more reasons why you should be proud to be British. Being British is not just having been born in Britain but it is the culture and British way of living which you are born into....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Ethnicity in Literature

- Though it has become less of an issue in recent times, distrust of foreigners has always been an issue. This can be easily observed in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia. Within the first few pages, a statement is made about ‘alienating foreigners’. Jake, a friend and fellow traveler, tells the main character, Jim, that while Ántonia Shimerda has “pretty brown eyes…”, he points out that you are “…likely to get diseases from foreigners.” Jim’s first impression of the Bohemians is that they are illiterate, uneducated, disease-carrying people....   [tags: Culture, Cultural, Diversity]

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Two Ways to Belong in America

- In America, it is a common misconception that all foreigners are similar; it is believed that they all have similar dreams and each of them end up chasing after the same jobs. However, this is not the case. Not only do immigrants from different countries hold different dreams, but those with a shared background even have varying hopes and dreams for the future. This is evidenced in Bharati Mukherjee’s essay, “Two Ways to Belong in America.” She utilizes several rhetorical strategies in order to show that immigrants have the ability to be assimilated into the American culture, but that they should not be deported if they choose not to conform to said culture....   [tags: foreigners, dreams, immigrants, culture]

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Indonesia

-      After Indonesia declared independence in 1945 the country’s leader, Sukarno, faced the extremely difficult task of creating a unified state out of Indonesia’s numerous ethnic groups. Also ever since its independence Indonesia’s rulers had to suppress uprisings of muslim groups because it threatened the country’s secular ideology.      The attempts by Indonesia’s leaders to maintain unity and the ways in which the military suppressed separatist movements fueled many of the economic, social, and political problems the nation is facing today....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Media And Asian American Culture

- Media is something that is essential in a person 's life today. It can be in forms such as books, film, music, and others. The media can play an important role in where it can show society how they should view certain images and it changes over time. Previously before, the Asian image created by the media had been different from what it is today. Many media scholars had argued that the Asian and Asian American image in popular culture were often negative and demeaning. Ever since the beginning, when Asians first started to migrate to the United States, the mainstream media had symbolically destroyed the image of Asians and Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Hawaiian History

- Hawaiians should have rights to their own land and not let foreigners disrupt their daily habits and life. If a foreigner takes allegiance to Hawai’i they not only have the accessibility of a citizen but also the perks that go with citizenship. Foreigners would be able to marry the women of Hawai’i while they have wives back home in their previous motherland. Foreigners that are aiding to Hawai’i can stay as aliens and be just as effective. There is no need for them to gain citizenship and take an oath of allegiance for their help....   [tags: Hawaii]

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Saudi Arabia: Foreign Workers

- Saudi Arabia is an average sized country, roughly one-fifth the size of the United States, in the Middle East. The population is roughly twenty-seven million people. It is the birth place of the Islamic religion, which is Saudi Arabia’s main religion. Most of the country is desert and they have a dry hot climate. Saudi Arabia’s main export is oil. According to the article “U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia.” Saudi Arabia gives the United States over one million barrels of oil every day. Although Saudi Arabia has a great economy they have very many conflicts within the county....   [tags: Islam, domestic abuse, rights, workforce]

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The Stock Market, Perspectives from 2002

- It is believed that it will be very difficult for many investors to come to terms, and that returns will be quite modest into the foreseeable future in stocks. Why. Because according to the Wall Street Journal, more than half of all stock investors began investing during the 1990s, a time of unprecedented stock market strength. From 1995 through 1999, the Dow industrials averaged a gain of 24.7% a year and the NASDAQ composite averaged a 41.9% annual gain. Most investors have wrongly come to view such enormous gains as normal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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King Kamehameha V

- "Onipaʻa!" meaning firm, steadfast, and determined is the motto in which King Kamehameha V, Lot Kapuaiwa, tried to live his life by and rule Hawaiʻi by. He started the beginning of change in Hawaii in 1863 when he became ruler. Kamehameha V's main contributions to the Hawaiian society during his reign was the new constitution of 1864, reviving Hawaiian traditions, and saving the health of the Hawaiian people. Kamehameha V's real name is Lot Kapuāiwi Kalanimakua Aliʻiōlani Kalani Kapuapaikalaninui....   [tags: US/Hawaiian history]

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Pros Of Immigration Vs. Cons Of Illegal Immigration

- Pros of Immigration vs. Cons of Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration is a serious issue throughout America. The U.S. citizens are at risk with all the activity that illegal immigrants bring into this welcoming country. America accepts foreigners from around the world to be a part of of this great nation, but if one does not follow the immigration laws, they should be penalized. Many illegal immigrants are criminals that raise the crime rates in America; however, immigrants are in search for a better life, and some of the greatest discoveries in the world would have failed without the help of immigrants....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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The Effects Of Waste Disposal On The Environment

- The simplest explanation why the environment matters is that, for humans, the environment-the Earth-is their home. It is where they live, breathe, eat, raise their children, etc. In spite of the importance of the environment, in recent years, people have done many activities which negatively impact the environment such as deforestation, overfishing and especially the waste disposal which is the main serious issue government have to deal with in my country. In Viet Nam, waste disposal is really a big problem caused by many factors....   [tags: Pollution, Waste, Environmentalism, Vietnam]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe takes readers through the lives of how the Igbo civilization grew and developed and then how it fell. Within the book the main focus was on the Igbo’s civilization rituals and traditions that had been changed due to the travel of new foreigners. These foreigners clashed with the Igbo tribes causing many differences within the traditions set by their ancestors, ultimately causing everything to fall apart. A scene in the book shows Okonkwo, one of the main characters within the Igbo tribe, had died....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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The Relationship Between Gastronomy Tourism and How it Affects the Economic Environment of Tourism Destinations

- In recent years, the rise in gastronomic tourism reflects major economic transformation in major tourism destinations. Gastronomy has become an important attribute to the development of niche travel and tourism destinations. Culinary or gastronomy tourism entails travel based in part or around culinary activities such as visiting the farmers markets, culinary festivals, eating tours, chef demonstrations, cooking classes, wine-country retreats and et cetera. The growing interest in this tourism has encouraged local communities and major destinations alike to support gastronomy tourism through their creativity and business practices....   [tags: attractions, foreigners]

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Imperialism in Africa

- Imperialism in Africa Imperialism is defined as one country’s domination of the political, economic, and social life of another country. In Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, imperialism was present and growing. The main countries involved in the imperialism in Africa were the French, German, and Great Britain. The French’s empire was mainly in North and West Africa while Britain’s colonies were scattered throughout the continent. Germany ruled over such countries as Tanganyika, Togoland, and Cameroon, until their defeat in World War I....   [tags: Imperialism Africa Government Essays]

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The God of Small Things

- "Colonised people are not simply those whose labour has been appropriated but those whose soul dwells an inferiority complex created by the death and burial of the its local cultural originality" How true is this statement. I agree with this statement to quite a large extent. I think that souls of colonized people dwell an inferiority complex created by both the colonial rule and the death and burial of the local cultural originality. Moreover, I believe that ` inferiority complex' and the `death and burial of cultural originality' will later become two components of a vicious circle as time goes by....   [tags: World Literature]

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Immigration into the US

- All members of the current population of the United States are either immigrants or their descendants, concerns with immigrants and immigration policies have confronted the nation throughout history. This is due mostly because the nation promotes freedom and democracy. There are also unlimited economic opportunities to improve the material circumstances of peoples’ lives. While foreigners are coming into this country, the political view and public surroundings are changing drastically looking harmful for American culture and society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Nigerian Oil Boom - Not A Blessing

- THE NIGERIAN OIL BOOM IS NO BLESSING. Nigeria is a country blessed with natural resources. These resources take various forms ranging from tin to crude oil which is the most predominant, therefore making Nigeria the largest producer of crude oil in West Africa. The oil wells which supply the nation with a large percentage of her revenue have been exploited by people who know their worth. As a result, Nigeria which can conveniently support herself depends on foreigners for the oil which we originally produce....   [tags: Nigeria]

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Native Language

- Language is universal. People voice their ideas, emotions, and thoughts across to the world through language. Multitudes of people across the country speak a varierty of languages. However, a foreigner is reduced to their native language, and sometimes has difficulties mainstreaming English into their dialect. A native language is a foreigner's blueprint for the world to hear. Native language gives homage to a foreigner's culture and home life. Native tongues open doors for education and job opprutunities....   [tags: Language]

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The Issue of Xenophobia and How it Leads to Violence

- The shocking and outrageous xenophobia, which is an irrational fear or hatred of foreigners, has hit South Africa. I want to discuss this terrible behaviour with you today because I believe it is important that people should know about the issue of xenophobia and how it leads to violence and racism amongst the people within South Africa, as well as the effects it has on South Africa and its people as a whole. I also believe that if people are more aware of this situation, they can educate others and try finding a solution to decrease and possibly prevent the issue of xenophobia....   [tags: xenophobia, south africa, violence]

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Waiting for a Kidney

- Waiting for a Kidney In the United States there are 122,365 people waiting for organs to be donated; of those 100,218, are waiting for a kidney transplant. The transplant list is so long that some patients wait up to 10 years to receive a kidney. These patients wait in agony for a kidney they may never receive. An article by Barbara Mantel affirms that the most common reasons for kidney transplant include: Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, Inherited Kidney disease, and inflammatory effects of drug therapy for other diseases....   [tags: organ donation, transplant]

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Native Language

- Language is universal. People voice their ideas, emotions, and thoughts across to the world through language. But, how does people’s native language play a role. A native language is a person's blueprint for their voice. Native language gives homage to people’s culture and home life. It can open doors to education and careers. Native language surrounds people, and molds people. It is plastered in books, and street signs, and helps to recollect their native country. What if language decreased to just English, and no another language existed....   [tags: Language]

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Impact Of Tourism On The Tourism Industry

- We are in the day and age where it is easier than ever to travel to new places. Travelling and tourism are huge industries and supports the biggest cities in the world. Tourism can show one what makes up certain peoples cultures and opens the eyes to something new. Going to tourist attractions is great if one would want to get to know what makes up the culture of the place they are visiting. But if one wants to get an actual feel of what living there is like the best way is to live among the people while you visit....   [tags: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Homelessness]

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How Can We Stop Isis?

- How Can We Stop ISIS. Extremism in the Middle East has become the major problem. This has caused a lot of problems for the residents of the region. Most people have lost their lives which include foreigners who were offering aid to the affected. ISIS is such an example of extreme individual that has terrorized people in the Middle East (Kristof, 2014). It is a Sunni, extremist and at the same time a Jihadist group that claims to have a state in Iraq and Syria. The group obtained a lot of support in Iraq because of the perceived economic and political discrimination against Iraq....   [tags: Saudi Arabia, United States, Islam, Middle East]

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Terrorism in America

- Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation, especially for political purposes. A terrorist is a supporter or participant in terrorism. The attack of September 11 is an example of terrorism. Currently, American troops are at war with Iraq trying to end terrorism, free Iraqi, and obtain world peace. By going to war, is America doing a good thing or is it showing signs of being terrorists and threat to other countries. In "The Oblivious Empire" by Mark Hertsgaard demonstrates how arrogance has shown through Americans and Presidents actions in American foreign policy have reflected irritation and anger in foreigners causing attacks on America....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Comparison Between The Bacchae and The Medea

- In Euripides’ The Bacchae and in the Medea, there are significant binary oppositions in both plays. Binary opposition is the two opposite terms, such as good versus bad. Binary opposition is used to present both sides of a contrast (Marvin, 1). In The Bacchae and the Medea, Euripides used binary opposition to highlight the central themes. The significant binary oppositions that are used are men versus women, foreigner versus citizen, and god versus man. The contrast between men versus women is an important opposition in both plays....   [tags: binary opposition, euripides, greek society]

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Which Side Do I Take on the English-Only Issues?

- When the United States of America was established, the leaders during that time never passed a law indicating a specific national language for the new country. Born from European immigrants, many European languages were spoken across the nation but English was the un-official universal language used to communicate between the different groups of people. Today immigrants are now settling in the United States whose origins span from all around the world. Even though the majority of America’s known population speaks English as their first language, there are many other growing communities that speak other languages like Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish as their first language....   [tags: Language ]

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America Remain The World 's Beacon Of Success

- The essay titled America Remain the World’s Beacon of Success by Tim Roemer discusses the positive position America placed as a leader in many of its endeavors in the fields of technology, sciences, and healthcare. In Roemer’s opinion, America regarded upon by other countries as the litmus test comparing their success. Roemer enumerated the many achievements and discoveries America accomplished as new country at only 700 years old. Now the question remains, will the success of America continue to be sustainable....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Business Analysis : Real Estate Buyers

- (Continued from the previous page) All books for real estate investors promise huge profits that can be achieved with real estate buying, selling and flipping, but there is no money (just expenses incurred) unless the investor sells a property. This book will explain in details how to expand the real estate buyers’ market all over the world to be able to sell properties even in the tough buyer’s market and often sell for more. You - as a seller of real estate - can find yourself in an unfortunate situation that you have to sell fast and not on the cheap, but your local real estate market is weak and in spite of all your or your realtor’s marketing and advertising efforts your property is sti...   [tags: Property, Real estate, Sales, Real property]

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Civil Wars, Famine, Religious, And Adventure

- Immigration happens due to civil wars, starvation, religious persecutions and adventure. The rich land in United Stated of America, for instance, attracted many European farmers. It’s also known as a happy country and with this reason most poor and miserable Europeans came to America to look for happiness. Due to this, America is hence is one country that has people of different origins and most of them being immigrants. The increase in immigrants started to raise an alarm to the Native Americans back in 1894....   [tags: United States, African American, Race]

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The Slavery Of The United States

- Imagine coming to a brand new place where you do not speak the language, you do not know other people, the cultures and customs are completely foreign, and you had to travel for months on end to get there. Then once you had arrived, you were subjected inspections and questioning, at which point you may have even be denied access and sent back to where you originated. Ellis Island was a turning point in history that molded America into a melting pot. Foreigners of all different ethnicities and backgrounds were accepted into the country from 1892 to 1954 when Ellis Island revolutionized the population of the United States (Foner, 678, 2005)....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Land ' By John Higham

- Strangers in the Land, written by John Higham, is a book about the history of nativism and immigration policy. This book roughly takes place through the years of 1865-1920. World War I happened during this time and that had a significant effect on American’s views on immigration. This was a time of economic crisis and chaos in America. The main goal of Strangers in the Land is to give evidence that nativism spreads throughout all of the United States history and is exasperated by crisis that happens in our own country....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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