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Discrimination Exposed in I Want to Buy a Vowel by John Welter

- What is the American dream. For everyone, it is different. The old lady walking across the street may dream of getting a new house. The rich man with a big house might dream that he will find a true love. For the Chinese child at school, maybe it is just to fit in with society. There are many things holding people back from their dreams, such as family, age, or culture, their general lifestyle. This story is about an immigrant looking to achieve his dream, but is held back for many reasons....   [tags: I Want to Buy a Vowel]

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The Constitutional Significance of the Decision of the House of Lords

- The Constitutional Significance of the Decision of the House of Lords ‘This is the most important case to come before the House since I have been a member.’[1] Constitutional lawyers have called the judges’ verdict on the terror laws one of the most important decisions from Britain’s highest court in 50 years. The 240-paragraph judgment, handed down on 16 December 2004 outlines the opinions of an unprecedented panel of nine law lords, instead of the usual five, because of its constitutional significance....   [tags: Papers]

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How Dr. Martin Luther King Would Respond to September 11

- Martin Luther King's teachings stand at the core of the strong foundation of America. Today, terrorism, war and recession are seeping in, cracking that foundation and eroding civil rights and civil liberties. And while the teachings of Dr. King came many years ago, they are especially relevant to us today as we struggle with painful losses and difficult questions about the future of America. President Bush announces almost daily that the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan will lead to justice. Although there may be no other realistic options at this stage of this particular conflict, Dr....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Software Outsourcing: Is the End of the American Programmer Near?

- Software Outsourcing: Is the End of the American Programmer Near. Introduction Former U.S. Presidential candidate Ross Perot once warned of the U.S. entry into the North American Free Trade Agreement as "a great sucking sound" as U.S. jobs "run" to Mexico. 1 Many Americans feared that cheap labor in Mexico would cause many Americans to lose their jobs as U.S. companies could find cheaper labor south of the border. In the ten years since the beginning of NAFTA, the U.S. job market has remained strong....   [tags: Outsourcing Software Jobs Globalization]

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Powerful Use of Traditions in Japan During the Meiji Era

- Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their goals of modernization. The Meiji leaders used the symbolism of the Emperor to add legitimacy to their government, by claiming that they were ruling under the "Imperial Will." They also used Confucianism to maintain order and force the Japa...   [tags: Meiji Restoration]

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Political Ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Thomas Hobbes

- Political Ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Thomas Hobbes The sections that I will be presenting are 73, 74, and 75. I will discuss the political ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Thomas Hobbes during the time of Florence Republic. First, Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy in 1469 at a time when the country was in political upheaval. Italy was divided between four dominant city-states, by which each of them was always at the mercy of the continual changing of princes and governments....   [tags: Politics Philosophy Sociology]

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Maintaining Audience's Interest in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Maintaining Audience's Interest in The Crucible by Arthur Miller There are many ways in which Arthur Miller Captures and maintains the audience's interest in his 20th Century play, The Crucible. Right from the start of the play Arthur Miller uses Dramatic devices such as curiosity to capture the audience's interest. He maintains the audience's interest right throughout the text by using themes, which are still relevant today. He also uses the storyline to maintain the audience's interest. Arthur Miller uses the language in a very attention-grabbing way, as I have found that his description/portrayal of characters and when he directly addresses the audience also helps to maintain the audien...   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays]

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The Intellectuals of China During the Period of 1860-1890

- The Intellectuals of China During the Period of 1860-1890 During the period of 1860-1890, ChinaÂ’s intellectuals experienced changes in their ideas of strengthening the country. Their goal was to make China strong and powerful enough to cover the weakness surfaced in military, political and economic aspects in the Qing court. In the 1860s conservative, moderate and radical intellectuals possessed different ideas. While after the defeat of China in the Sino-Japanese War, they responded with a new set of ideas....   [tags: Papers]

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Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s

- Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s          During the 1920’s there were many controversial issues.  There was a concern about declining moral and ethical values, which led to restrictions such as prohibition for example.  The concern about these issues seemed most intense when they pertained to religion.  In situations like these it always seems necessary to place the blame somewhere.  One particular group on which this blame was emphasized happened to be the immigrants.  Irish Catholic immigrants were a main focus of discrimination in many ways....   [tags: American America History]

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Otavalo Cultural Integrity and the Forces of Globalization

- Despite common misconception, indigenous peoples the world over are remarkably free from the cultural immobility and permanence suggested of them by foreign travel brochures and “imperialist nostalgia” (87). The attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of modern Otavalos shift and grow members of the community travel overseas and sell native textiles and music in international markets. Thus, the concept of “maintaining cultural identity” must reflect the invigorating and active exchange of social, political and economic realities between people....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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US Immigration Policy Before and After September 11

- America is home to a plethora of nationalities, cultures, religions and practices. The reason for this richness in different backgrounds is that since the day it was discovered by outsiders, the United States has always been open to immigrants. The Statue of Liberty, one of America’s greatest attractions, symbolizes America’s open arms to immigrants. So when America’s own symbol of freedom to immigrants stood in the waters and watched the catastrophe unravel the placidness of her surroundings by outsiders, it was a direct blow to not only the United States’ immigration policy, but also to the United States’ national security....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Influence of the Spanish on Puerto Rican Society

- Influence of the Spanish on Puerto Rican Society In the histories of Colonial Latin America there is one common aspect and that is the importation of slaves as a labor force. The resulting consequences for the territory are vital if we are to understand the development of the society. In Puerto Rico these consequences deal mainly with African influence on the peasantry, the corrective measures taken thereafter to negate the African influence, and the results of these corrective measures. The Tainos, the natives of Puerto Rico, were extensive agriculturalists as well as a highly organized people....   [tags: Puerto Rico History Historical Essays]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain      The entire plot of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is rooted on intolerance between different social groups. Without prejudice and intolerance The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would not have any of the antagonism or intercourse that makes the recital interesting. The prejudice and intolerance found in the book are the characteristics that make The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn great.      The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Samuel Langhorn Clemens, who is more commonly known by his pen name, Mark Twain....   [tags: Adventures Huck Finn Twain Essays]

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Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students

- Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students Introduction: The topic of our research is about 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students'. The purpose of our research is to see what are the changes of the Chinese Students' Leisure life before and after their arrival in Stirling. We are aiming at finding out the reasons behind these changes also. That means there are two parts of our research: the first part is what are the changes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of Immigration In The U.S. Economy

- Introduction Throughout history, countless millions of people left their native land and moved to a strange country where no one knows what kind of faith lies ahead for them. The heaviest immigration worldwide took place from the early 1800’s to the Great Depression. Most of the immigrants came from Europe and half of them immigrated to the United States. Whatever prompted the immigrants, they were brave, bold, and courageous men and women. They left familiar communities for a new land and a new people....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Economics Essays Papers]

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Comparing The Prince and Measure for Measure

- Parallels Between The Prince and Measure for Measure        The parallels between Machiavelli's Prince and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure are significant.  The great majority of characters in Measure for Measure - the Duke, Angelo, Claudio, Pompey and even Isabella - display Machiavellian qualities. A comparison of key passages, both of The Prince and Measure for Measure, will establish this clearly.   A study of kingship, arguably the entire premise for Measure for Measure, is immediately introduced in the first scene, with the Duke's declaration "Of government the properties to unfold/ Would seem in me t'affect speech and discourse." It is not until the third scene of act one, howe...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Past, Present, and Future of India

- Advent of the Europeans Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope in 1498. This marked the beginning of the European era in Indian history. The lucrative trade in spices of Malabar - in modern Kerala - had tempted the Portuguese and inspired the search for a sea route to the Indies. The Portuguese had already established their colony in Goa by the first decade of the 16th Century but their territorial and commercial hold in India remained rather limited. In the next century, India was visited by a large number of European travellers - Italians, Englishmen, Frenchmen and Dutchmen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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James Clavell Essay - Taipan and Shogun

- James Clavell’s Exploration Of Ancient Oriental Customs James Clavell certainly had his work cut out for him when he chose to write his “Asian Saga” series of novels. Exposing the customs and culture of the ancient Orient is a daunting task for even the most qualified professional. However, to do so with an intriguing and entertaining medium is verging on impossibility. Until the last two centuries, both China and Japan remained time capsules that held within them unique societies based on radically different values and perspectives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rochester Castle Under Siege in 1215

- The Rochester Castle Under Siege in 1215 When king John first became king in 1199 he owned nearly as much land in France as he did in England. By 1204 john had lost much of his French territory, including Normandy. This was partly the fault of Richard the lionheart, who was the king before John. Richard had made his nobles in France angry because he took so much money from them and many of them were tired of being ruled by an English king. Some of these nobles thought that a man called Arthur of Brittany would be a better ruler or them than john....   [tags: Papers]

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Civil Liberties of the Early Twentieth Century

- All throughout history civil liberties have been established, fought for, and abused. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, the civil liberties in the United States of America were tested. There were many events where the freedoms that our founding fathers had fought for Passive Voice (consider revising). Prejudice, fear, and racism all played a role during these events, during many of which they decided the outcome. Two events that demonstrate when the civil liberties in America were tested were during the trial of Sacco and Vanzettii and Schenek v....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Call It Sleep by Henry Roth

- Call It Sleep  by Henry Roth  The book Call It Sleep written by Henry Roth is a literary work that explores immigrant life as they adjust to the new and unfamiliar ways of American life.  The book is somewhat of a social commentary on the period of the Eastern European immigration to America at its peak.   The novel gives an inside view on how foreigners (primarily Jewish immigrants) fit into main stream society.   Throughout the course of the novel, you travel along with the main character David Schearl as he ages from six to eight and grows up in Brownsville on the lower East side of New York.  David is torn between the love of his over protective mother and the hatred of his angr...   [tags: Call it Sleep Essays]

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Major Problems in Mexican American History

- Major Problems in Mexican American History Mexicans have been a people long oppressed. That is evident not only by the readings edited by Zaragosa Vargas in Major Problems in Mexican American History, but also by the the documentary Chicano!. The Mexicans’ past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War. With other countries establishing control over them, Mexicans have never really been able to establish themselves....   [tags: Mexican History Culture Cultural Essays]

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Ancient Rome's Animal Cruelty for Entertainment

- “The Romans are often characterized as loving violent and cruel entertainment in the amphitheatre. It has been suggested that the games served the dual purpose of providing entertainment for the people and maintaining the political status quo.” In today’s society, the killing of humans and animals usually means a jail term, and seeing someone die is not something people go and see for fun. Violence was glorified in Rome hundreds of years ago. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted and glorified....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Diary Of A Survivor: Literary Analysis

- Title: Diary of A Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women’s Prison Authors: Ana Rodriguez and Glenn Garvin Published: St. Martin’s Press Type of Book: Assisted auto-biography Plot Summary Diary of a Survivor follows nineteen years of Ana Rodriguez’s life, a Cuban woman arrested by Cuba’s ‘State Security’ in her late teens. As a teenager she had been an activist against the Batista dictatorship which governed Cuba, and at first welcomed Fidel Castro’s take-over of power. Gradually, however, she realises that Castro has no intention of leading Cuba democratically and joins the fight against him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should the Australian flag be changed?

- SHOULD THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BE CHANGED. The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country’s flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed. During the course of this essay, I will show that the Australian flag does not represent all Australians, in particular, Aboriginal Australians and that the symbols on our flag are no longer relevant and are not unique to Australia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War of 1812 in Russia

- The War of 1812 in Russia When Russians talk about the war of 1812 they do not mean the war in which Washington was burned by the British, but the war in which, apparently, the Russians burned Moscow. This war between the French republican empire and the Russian Tsarist Empire was as remarkable a high - spot in the history of the latter as it was a low - spot in the history of Napoleon. For Russia, it was one of those rare moments in history when almost all people, serfs and lords, merchants and bureaucrats, put aside their enmities and realized that they were all Russians....   [tags: Papers]

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The Earthboy Place by James Welch

- "It was called the Earthboy place, although no one by that name (or any other) had lived in it for twenty years."(166)James Welch in his fictitious allegory, "The Earthboy Place," presents the idea of how assimilation has caused many Indians to stop continuing with their lives as a native. Consequently, they leave their homelands to earn a living in another "world" which shows adaptation to the Westerners' culture; likewise to the writing of McNickle's. "He wore a blue suit and a white shirt and his tan shoes were new and polished."(113) In "A Different World" as depicted by D'Arcy McNickle, Archilde loses his freedom of native life and has now followed the rules of a White man's way of lif...   [tags: Welch James Earthboy]

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How American are American Samoans?

- How American are American Samoans. Since the 19th century, historians have defined three major waves of American immigration particularly from countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In the case of American Samoans, the native population of the United States Territory of American Samoa, emigration from these islands began in the 1950’s. However, unlike other ethnic groups, like the Mexicans and Chinese, who were also arriving in the U.S. around the same period, American Samoa was already part of the union for nearly 50 years, yet, the natives’ desire to migrate to Hawai’i and the mainland seemed to surface slowly....   [tags: History Samoans Samoan Essays]

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Discrimination and Stereotyping of Japanese-Americans

- With the attacks on the United States by terrorists, many Americans have been experiencing feelings of fear, sadness and tremendous anger. Many of Middle-Eastern descent have been experiencing great prejudice and discrimination and are being stereotyped as terrorists. These types of feelings are very prevalent in American society today. Similarly, though not widely as discussed, Japanese-Americans have felt these feelings directed toward them for several generations. Going from the extreme of being herded to internment camps after the surprise attack of Pearl Harbor, to the more commonplace, being stereotyped in the entertainment industry and internet sites, prejudice, discrimination and s...   [tags: Racial Prejudice Japanese-Americans]

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Globalization in the World Today

- Globalization is changing the way of doing business in the world today. It is the new era of business opportunity. For many major companies, going global is a matter of survival, and it means radically changing the way they work. Economic globalization changes both spatial dimension of MNE’s (Multinational Enterprises) and creates a need for more flexible production of marketing systems and new forms of organization. Firms trying to position themselves as global players face problems such as the cost of building a simultaneous presence in several product areas and foreign markets....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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he Meiji Restoration in Japan

- In 1868, The Meiji Restoration in Japan begins as the Emperor Meiji oversees an era of rapid modernization, creates a conscript army, and abolishes the samurai-class ranking which has defined order in Japan since the 1600's. Education is reformed, a constitution is created; a parliament established. Victory in wars with Russia and China will begin the dominant period of Japanese nationalism and influence leading to World War II. Japan in modern times is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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From Racial Prejudice to Discrimination

- A prejudice is an unjustified negative attitude toward a group, a category of people, or a cultural practice. Prejudice against a group carries a strong emotional discomfort with, dislike of, or outright hatred of its members. Often it is based on a negative stereotype that resists rational argument. Some prejudices come from experience, such as unpleasant or baffling encounter with someone from another ethnic group. Many prejudices are passed along from parents to children, in messages that say “We don’t associate with people like that,” sometimes without either generation having ever met the object of their dislike....   [tags: Race Racism]

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Stereotypes of the Russian Character

- Stereotypes of the Russian Character Much has been said and written about the Russian character. Traditionally the Russians have been known as industrious, tough, suspicious and brave. Russian soul is regarded by foreigners as the mix of a drunken poor writer and a furious brown bear. These stereotyped characteristics have been noted by observers from all over the world. There are experimental ways of investigating stereotypes. One of the most obvious is to ask a group of people what traits characterize some nation....   [tags: Papers]

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Dutch Difficulties with English Dialects

- Dutch Difficulties with English Dialects Knowledge of the Dutch language is not sufficient to be understood all over the world. Therefore, many Dutch people have taken the effort to acquire a level of near-native proficiency of the English language. However, there are several varieties of English, for example Irish and Scottish dialects. Nevertheless, the majority of the Dutch have learnt British English instead of Scottish, Irish. Why would this be the case. Although the Irish and Scottish dialects are closely related to the British English language, it remains more difficult for Dutch people to acquire this language....   [tags: Papers]

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Women During the Gold Rush

- Women During the Gold Rush The Gold Rush was one of the most influential times in California History. During the four years from 1848-1852, 400,000 new people flooded into the state. People from many countries and social classes moved to California, and many of them settled in San Francisco. All this diversity in one place created a very interesting dynamic. California during the Gold Rush, was a place of colliding ideals. The 49ers came from a very structured kind of life to a place where one was free to make up her own rules....   [tags: Papers]

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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement

- Just what is racial profiling. Racial profiling is a law enforcement and security agency practice that encourages officers to stop, search, and investigate people based on race, ethnicity, nationality or religion. While racial profiling is most commonly committed against ethnic minorities, many instances of racial profiling occur in reaction to specific crimes, making any racial or cultural group subject to more intensive scrutiny by the authorities. (ebscohost.com) This is what I think bout racial profiling, it like it occurs when the police targets someone for investigation on the basis of that person's race, national origin, or ethnicity....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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What works in America

- What works in America Jennifer Mancini's parents were born in Italy and immigrated to America just before they had two daughters, Jennifer and her sister. They left a country whose culture stressed close family ties, traditional food, traditional ways of preparing food, and strict social customs. It is Italian tradition that family stick together through the hard times; parents are always there for their children and children are always there for their parents. When the Mancinis came to America, they were forced to abandon many of their customs; in fact, all they held on to was a bit of the old language and their Italian food....   [tags: Culture Cultural Essays]

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Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England

- Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England Missing Works Cited Despite the important role Gypsies played in the nineteenth-century, they were not automatically accepted as equals in society. In fact, from the moment they set foot on European soil, the Gyspies were misunderstood and even feared. These feelings became manifest in prejudices, which led to discriminatory actions. At the same time, however, Victorian society found itself fascinated with these strange Gypsies. The gypsy motif in Jane Eyre reflects the ambiguous attitude of Victorian society toward Gypsies....   [tags: European History Essays]

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The Jerry Springer Show

- The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show is a rough, crude and ruthless talk show, but Jerry Springer is not. By watching the show, people would think that Jerry Springer was a crude person. Just the opposite, Jerry Springer is a very intelligent and well accomplished person. The Jerry Springer Show is considered entertainment to some, and sleaze to others. This show is a big hit and not just in the United States, but are people taking the show to literally. I was very surprised to see what kind of man Jerry Springer is....   [tags: Jerry Springer TV Television Essays]

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Opportunities for International Investors

- Opportunities for International Investors ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOREIGN INVESTMENT Because the Foreign Investments Law and supplementary rules establish the principle of equal treatment for domestic and foreign investors, foreign investors enjoy the same rights and duties as Argentine investors. However, the government no longer grants special incentives. Argentina welcomes foreign investments, and its laws governing foreign investment are among the most liberal in the world. In general, Argentina encourages investments through a free-market policy and low income tax rates rather than through subsidies....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Athenian definition of democracy

- Discuss the Athenian definition of democracy. Is the city state the only kind of state in which true democracy can exist. What happens to democracy when it is applied to a society with a large dispersed population. What are other examples of democratic societies besides Athens. Compare and contrast Athenian democracy with American democracy. Is the United States a democracy in the classical sense of the word. The ancient Greek word "demokratia" was ambiguous. It met literally "people power"....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Peter I (The Great)

- Peter I, was born to Alexis Romanov and his second wife Natalia Naryshkina. Peter grew up in a turbulent period of Russian history. His father’s early death at the age of thirty-one left a bitter struggle for power between the family of Alexis’s first wife’s family, the Miloslavskaias, and Peter’s family. A brief period of reign by Peter’s half brother Fedor (1676-1682) was followed by his half sister Sofia assuming control of Russia as regent from 1682-1689. During this time Peter and his half brother, Ivan V, waited as co-Czars until they came of age....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Australian Exchange Rate

- The Australian Exchange Rate Introduction: What factors affect the demand and supply of Australian dollars in the foreign exchange markets. Distinguish between the possible causes and effects of currency depreciation and a currency appreciation on the Australian economy. What forces have come into play, if any, in the past four months that have affected the value of the Australian dollar. Exchange Rate: “The rate at which one unit of domestic currency is exchanged for a given amount of foreign currency” A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR Until 1971, the Australian dollar (AUD) was “pegged” to the British pound....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Traveling to Tokyo, Japan

- Traveling to Tokyo, Japan I will be traveling to Tokyo, Japan for six months on a business trip. I will be traveling with five other members of my organization at Lucent Technologies to assist Lucent- Japan in their process of developing and implementing an Indirect Channel in their country. Since I will be living in Tokyo for six months, it is expected of me to research and learn as much as possible about the Japanese culture and the proper etiquette expected of me as a representative of Lucent Technologies, Inc....   [tags: Papers]

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America During the 1920's

- America During the 1920's In the first three decades of the 20th century, America became the richest and most powerful country in the world. Its population, wealth and industry were growing fast. It had plenty of natural resources (oil, coal, iron ore etc.) The average American worker earned 5 xs more than in Europe. Many Americans owned their own cars. America was so rich it could lend money to Europe. At the end of World War I, America turned its back on Europe. It didn’t join the League of Nations in 1922....   [tags: Papers]

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Globalization: Slower is Better

- Real estate groups such as Real Inmobilaria, are taking over high priced land centrally located in Havana, Cuba . The reason these companies are moving in, is due to legislation that was passed allowing foreign investments dealing with property ownership. Beginning in 1995, companies were allowed to construct property, if the land "…is used for private homes, for tourists, or for employees of foreign companies" (Reyes, 2). By the government allowing this to happen they are taking property away from Cuban residents....   [tags: Globalisation Essays]

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Hong Kong And Venezuela

- Hong Kong and Venezuela (Graphics not availalbe) Hong Kong has built economic strength from an impoverished economic infrastructure, since the 1950's, at the same time as Venezuela's economic health has declined despite its relatively strong economic structure. Figure 1 shows that in 1950, Hong Kong's income per person was approximately half of Venezuela. During that period, Hong Kong came under tremendous economic and social pressure due to an arrival of immigrants from China and a lack of natural resources to support growth....   [tags: Compare Contrast Economy]

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Foreclosure Strategy

- Foreclosure Strategy To solve the foreclosure crisis we must take a multi-pronged approach that tackles the issues making the situation worse and that caused the problems in the first place. Our goal is to do this in an efficient and time conscious manner. Any solution is going to have its positive and negative aspects but we must try to maximize the former and minimize the latter. The biggest problem is that we had and have an overinvestment in real estate that led to an overproduction in housing....   [tags: US Economy]

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Herbert Hoover

- Herbert Hoover was known as the Great Humanitarian and the Great Engineer. Yet, he was blamed almost entirely for the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover accomplished much in his life, but it was definitely not an easy journey; he went through the ups and downs of the learning years that paved the path leading to his presidency, and he ultimately faced his fears. Herbert Hoover was born in the rural town of West Branch, Iowa on August 10, 1874, to Jesse and Hulda Hoover. Herbert was born in one of the three rooms in the Hoover’s home....   [tags: Biography]

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Global Trade

- Global Trade Countries whose exports involve a high proportion of primary products are generally disadvantaged from global trade regimes. Many developing countries are disadvantaged from any kind of trade which involved primary exports. The global trade regime favors those countries whose exports mainly consist of secondary products. Many developed countries have formed various trade restrictions that do not favor the trade of primary products. Some of these restrictions include taxes, export bans, supervised exports and even regulated exports....   [tags: Economics]

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Pro Immigration

- Introduction If at all possible, why not raise the U.S.’s GDP. The issue of immigration is one that has been known to generate disputes between two or more parties. Throughout the duration of this essay our group takes the affirmative stance on the account that the U.S. should open its borders (except for National Security concerns) and more easily allow immigrants to enter the U.S., attain legal living status, and attain legal working status. We have found evidence that there are various statistical factors that prove that immigration has economic benefits for the sake of our nation....   [tags: Legal Issues, Legal Status]

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Human Trafficking

- Introduction Human trafficking is phrase that is used to describe the various ways in which a person “obtains or holds another person in compelled service” (U.S. Department of State, 2011, p. 9). There are several categories of human trafficking, such as forced labor, sex trafficking, and bond or debt labor. Human trafficking can affect adults and children, with the trafficking in children for sex being particularly egregious (p. 9-11). Human trafficking frequently goes unnoticed, and victims often blame themselves for their problems and therefore are unlikely to self-report (Office for Victims of Crime, n.d.)....   [tags: forced labor, sex trafficking, debt labor]

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Paraguayan War

- The War of the Triple Alliance, also known as the Paraguayan War, was absolutely the bloodiest war in Latin America; maybe even the world. It is a largely accepted idea that throughout the war Paraguay lost roughly half of its population (most males 18-50). There is a division in the scholarly world about this claim, however. Some researchers believe that the loss was actually as low as 8.7 percent of its total population, while others claim it was as much as 69 percent. Since there is little creditable data about the population size before 1864 or the rate of the growth in Paraguay before and after the war, that experts on the topic tend to make their own calculations relying heavily on ass...   [tags: International Government ]

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Immigration Reform

- Immigration Reform The foundation of the United States of America is based on the migration of people from other countries. The migration to the United States between 1820- 1914 accelerated the Industrial Revolution, and started to improve transportation at a faster rate (Goldfield, 2005). Since America is considered the melting pot of the world, immigration is an important topic that needs to be regulated constantly. Foreigners are encouraged to travel to America for a better life, and more job opportunities, but the process for even applying for a green card can be nearly impossible for many immigrants....   [tags: illegal aliens, history]

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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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In Another Country

- The short story "in another country" is about patriotism, a term which rudimentarily means: deep love to one's own country. It is, however, just a part of a greater concept, love, which manifests itself, throughout the story, in different forms; love to a friend, love to a spouse and even to one's own country. When we are first exposed to the story, with the vivid imaginary of the weather, we feel how cold it is, and how warm are the `roasted chestnuts' that we actually desire some. Moreover, it is very delightful to share the experience of the speaker when `the electric lights came on, and it was pleasant along the streets looking in the windows'....   [tags: American Literature]

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Prisoners of War

- Prisoners of War The United States angers terrorists and other foreigners on a daily basis, but we find it hard to understand why. Examples abound and most often relate to ignorant decisions on behalf of the government concerning the welfare of these foreigners. The situation on the island of Cuba at the Naval Station of Guantánamo Bay has grown out of hand. Here, the U.S. holds the prisoners that it has captured as part of its war on terrorism in a camp. They hold ver 600 men there without contact with their home countries or families and without the legal consultation of a lawyer....   [tags: War Hostage Violence Government Essays]

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International Copyright Circumvention

- International Copyright Circumvention A little under three years ago, I heard about a case where a programmer had been arrested for a program that bypassed the copy protection mechanisms in one of Adobe's products1. People who have published information on or performed security circumvention in the past, even when done in a non-destructive manner have faced some legal problems. Specifically, it reminded by of the Kevin Mitnick case2 a few years earlier. In that case, a hacker was detained for two years, without bail, pending a trial, for gaining access to (but not damaging) several corporate networks....   [tags: Technology Copyright Essays Argumentative]

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Freedom Encroaching Technologies

- "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin INTRODUCTION: "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts...the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke U.S. has enjoyed being the most dominant country in the world for almost a century now. No one argues the supremacy, be it militarily or economically, of U.S. in present days....   [tags: FBI's Use of Privacy-Invading Software]

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Japan and e-commerce

- Japan and e-commerce            The recent development of the Internet has created a technological and commercial revolution throughout the world. By essentially shortening the distance between companies and consumers, the Internet has created a competitive global market unlike any other. Many countries are fighting hard to become major players in this potentially lucrative venue. Over the past five years, Western nations have had a considerable advantage in this race, since the concept of the Internet originated from the Western Hemisphere....   [tags: Internet Asia on-line]

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Audrey Hepburn's Neck

- Western Conceptions and Coming to Age in Alan Brown's Audrey Hepburn's Neck Alan Brown's story is a comical yet emotional tale of a Japanese man obsessed with American women, after viewing his first Audrey Hepburn film at the age of nine. Jane, a flamboyant American English teacher, seduces Toshi, a twenty-three-year-old manga cartoonist living in Tokyo. As Toshi tries to carve a life for himself, he discovers the complexities associated with sexuality and American women, especially Jane. Throughout the book, Brown beautifully captures how atypical and baffling the Western style can be to someone from outside the culture....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Effects Of Immigration

- (Graphics not available) Immigration according to Merriam Webster dictionary is the act of entering a country in which one is not a native for permanent residence. With the exception of the American Indians, people living in America can trace their ancestry roots to a country outside of United States of America. According to Alan Allport, The United States has been a land of immigration for the past 200 years (Allport, 2005). Most of the original immigrants came from Europe especially the British Isles, the African slaves who were brought in to work the plantations and the Hispanic migrants from central and southern Americas....   [tags: Immigration Cause Effect]

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California Gold Rush

- The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush was not all about Americans being happy and rich because of the discovery of gold. Indians, Hispanics, African Americans and Chinese all went through some sort of struggle or problem during the Gold Rush period. Not only did men go through rough times but so did some women. The California Gold Rush was a whole different world within California. Gold turned everyone into people they were not. In 1847, an Indian scout brought Mr. James Marshall to Maidu....   [tags: American History]

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Doing Business Abroad

- Our world is becoming increasingly connected and global and the role of international business is increasing. Each country has its own set of unique customs and traditions. Each citizen's beliefs define the cultures by which each citizen abides by in normal everyday life, thus serving as the very foundation of the country. For example, in Saudi Arabia a citizen convicted of stealing will have his hand cutoff. In the United States, a citizen convicted of stealing would possibly receive only short term probation....   [tags: International Business]

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Mexican Economic Crisis

- After nearly a decade of stagnant economic activity and high inflation in Mexico, the Mexican government liberalized the trade sector in 1985, adopted an economic stabilization plan at the end of 1987, and gradually introduced market-oriented institutions. Those reforms led to the resumption of economic growth, which averaged 3.1 percent per year between 1989 and 1994. In 1993 inflation was brought down to single-digit levels for the first time in more than two decades. As its economic reforms advanced, Mexico began to attract more foreign investment, a development helped by the absence of major restrictions on capital inflows, especially in the context of low U.S....   [tags: Economics Economy]

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Industrial Revolution

- Industrial Revolution “Industrial Revolution”, in my opinion, is not a correct term. It makes it sound as though the whole thing happened at once, which it did not. It was rather an industrial evolution, or better yet an industrial chain reaction. One event impacted others and these changes impacted yet others. There were many important inventions during this time period. These inventions all made life a little easier for the people living during this time. There was an increasing demand for new material for clothing....   [tags: essays papers]

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Greek Legacies

- Greek legacies are their governmental systems, culture and arts, and science and technology. Classical Greece was a time where the growth of a community held strong through times of plague, wars, and numerous breakthroughs. A major legacy left by classical Greece was a government based on direct democracy. With a direct democracy, citizens ruled by majority vote. The citizenship was expanded to all free males, except foreigners. Those not considered citizens were women, slaves, and all foreigners....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Francesco Clemente

- Francesco Clemente Francesco Clemente is a self-taught painter and published poet who was born in Naples, Italy in 1952; he also went to school for Architecture in 1970 in Italy (“Biography”1)(“Clemente”1). “In 1973 Clemente made his first trip to India, where he now spends part of each year studying the Buddhist religion and the Sanskrit language, the classical language of India.”(“Clemente”,1). He moved to America in 1980; he and his family mainly reside in Greenwich Village in New York City, his art studio is nearby (Sischy,1)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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American Hawaii

- American Hawaii American Hawaii Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, it&#8217;s nice year-round weather, and its culture. Thousands of vacationers come to Hawaii each year to get away from the stressful city and relax. But do they know how cruel the Americans were to the natives. Do they know how we corrupted their culture and their religion. Do they know how Hawaii really became a state. Probably not. When most people think of Hawaii, they think of happy Hawaiian babes hula dancing and palm trees swaying in the warm breeze....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Isaiah 62

- Isaiah 62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your lane Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah ( my delight in her),and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married....   [tags: Religion Religious]

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Cities

- Most people live in cities, while other live in rural areas. A city life is usually more exhilarating because it got shopping malls, restaurants, schools, transportation, hospitals, and much more. But what is a city. A city is a large area were group of people with similar characteristics live and practice their ordinary daily activities. According to Caves (2005), a city cannot be defined by one definition because it includes many things that give many definitions. Each city has a different way of developing and growing, it takes different steps to become more sustainable, and has the proof, such as Dubai, that shows it is a triumphant city....   [tags: Sociology, Rising Urban Stars]

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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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Sociology

- Much research on helping behaviour can be criticised as being ethnocentric, conducted in the USA alone. Thus, the studies are rather limited in terms of the lack of variety in the people studied. Latane and Darley were the first to systematically investigate the circumstances under which bystander's are/are not likely to intervene to help others, and promote pro-social behaviour. However, we must be cautious not to generalise the findings to other cultures. We cannot assume that the same circumstances apply equally to any human population....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Shintoism

- Shintoism      The Shinto religion was started in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) of Japanese history. The Tokugawa 'Enlightenment' inspired a group of people who studied kokugaku, which roughly translated means 'nativism,' 'Japanese Studies,' or 'Native Studies.' Kokugaku's intent was to recover 'Japanese character' to what it was before the early influences of foreigners, especially the Chinese. Some of these influences include Confucianism (Chinese), Taoism (Chinese), Buddhism (Indian and Chinese), and Christianity (Western European)....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Religion Essays]

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Biometrics

- Biometrics is, “the automated use of physiological or behavioral characteristics to determine or verify identity (biometricgroup.com, 2014).”16 The purpose of the paper is to provide information about different forms of Biometrics. With the ever increasing threat of terrorism at home and abroad, biometrics is emerging as a way to increase security across the world. It is important to point out current issues dealing with Biometrics and how they relate to people that may one day have to use them....   [tags: Expository Papers]

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Netherlands

- The Netherlands The Netherlands, officially Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a constitutional monarchy located in Northwest Europe. The Netherlands Antilles is part of the state and consists of islands in the Caribbean. The Netherlands is often called Holland after a historic region, part of the present day nation. The country is bounded on the North and West by the North Sea, on the East by Germany, and on the South by Belgium. Land is scarce in the Netherlands and is fully exploited. The natural landscapes have been altered over the centuries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- As I picked up Vodka, Tears, and Lenin’s Angel, by Jennifer Gould, I thought that I was about to read a novel that would be boring with nothing but facts and statistics. As I began to read it, the novel became much more interesting. Jennifer Gould, a journalist, decided to go to Russia. She was there to research Russia and its culture. I would have never believed some of the situations and conversations she had with so many people. The topics that made me change my mind about Russia in general were the Internat, the cars and drivers, the homeless, and sexpionage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charlemagne

- What makes ‘a' king into ‘the' king and then onto Emperor and Augustus. What made King Charles, Charles the Great. In Einhard's Life of Charlemagne, a very succinct description of King Charles' ideals, beliefs, attitudes and traits are depicted along with his life's territorial as well as mental conquests illustrated. Charlemagne was a man with a vision of a utopian society united under Christianity in its glorious form in an almost Camelot like kingdom. Einhard's literary work gives society an insight into King Charles and what made him capable of being Augustus....   [tags: Charlemagne Einhard Book Review Analysis]

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Outsourcing

- Outsourcing Outsourcing is affecting the U.S. economy greatly. Outsourcing is taking away jobs from the American people causing a rise in the unemployment rates. Not only is outsourcing taking away jobs, but it is making it harder to find new jobs. Outsourcing is where an American company will send certain jobs or duties to be done in another country. Outsourcing is also the transfer of the management, and also the day by day execution of an entire business function to an external service provider....   [tags: Economics Globalization]

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