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The Nonfulfillment of New Haven’s Aspirations

- Between the early to mid 1600’s, British outcasts had begun to venture out to North America to seek religious freedom. However, many of these settlers weren’t making the perilous voyage across the Atlantic for solely religious reasons. The colony of New Haven was an organized settlement that was both religiously and economically inclined. However, despite their unity and good work ethic, the colony was unable to achieve much significance by the turn of the century. Ever since the colonists arrived in New Haven, they encountered many difficulties that at first thwarted them from creating a thriving economy, and eventually shattered what hopes they had of creating the strong and influential ha...   [tags: New Haven, Davenport, puritans]

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The Crime Rate Of New Haven

- ... Strain can be defined in a variety of ways; therefore, Agnew proposed objective and subjective strain in hopes of clarifying the meaning of strain. Objective strains are events or conditions that most members of a certain group dislike. Most people, regardless of whom they are affiliated with, dislike many occurrences such as these. Subjective strains are events or conditions that are disliked by people who are or have experienced them. The emotional response that results because of these occurrences are closely linked to subjective strain because it deals with how an individual deals with whatever they have just experienced....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Unemployment, Poverty]

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America Is A Safe Haven For Diversity

- ... She was clearly taking advantage of the privilege she was born with, being a white person in the South. Specifically she was invoking her unconscious privilege of arranging to be in the company of peoples of her race whenever she wants. (McIntosh 1) She just assumed that if she expressed her unhappiness about the the race of people in her vicinity, the problem would be taken care of. If Paine’s claim was correct and everyone was treated equally, she wouldn’t care who her house was painted by as long as they got the job got done....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Race]

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The Virtual World: A Social Haven?

- The Virtual World: A Social Haven. The Beginning of a Virtual World For several decades, video games have been a form of entertainment for people of all races and ages. Video games have evolved from simple console games that plug into your television to massive online multiplayer games. With the expansion of the World Wide Web and computers being in every home, multiplayer online games have dominated the video game culture. Online games are separated by several types of genre ranging from: mass multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG), strategy, first person shooter (FPS), and multi-user dungeon (MUD)....   [tags: Gaming]

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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

- Safe Haven: the novel The author: Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska and works as author, screenwriter and producer. He is born as the middle of three children. His older brother is called Michael and his younger sister is named Danielle. In 2000 she died from a brain tumour. Later he stated he had based the female protagonist in the novel “A Walk to Remember” on her. During his childhood his family moved a lot, but during his high school years the family Sparks lived in Fair Oaks, California....   [tags: novel, literature, ]

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Safe Haven By Nicholas Sparks

- SAFE HAVEN “One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime” (Nicole Kidman). Abuse has an effect on women that cannot be put into words. It makes women feel lost and ashamed. In their confusion they hide in their abuse without moving forward. In Nicholas Sparks’ novel Safe Haven the author demonstrates the importance of overcoming obstacles when being faced with abuse. Overcoming obstacles is tricky but there are 3 important steps involved, going through hardships, building new relationships, and defeating fears....   [tags: Abuse, Physical abuse, Child abuse, Fear]

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Noida Extension: An Affordable Haven for Homebuyers

- Noida Extension: An Affordable Haven for Homebuyers Noida Extension, a developed suburb around the National Capital Region (NCR) is one of the most promising and affordable residential destination across India. It is a part of Greater Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh. All sectors under Noida Extension, that is, Sector 1 to 4, comes under Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA). This area was planned and conceived to offer housing for millions of middle and upper middle class citizen in the NCR region....   [tags: transport, real, estate, price, companies]

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I Attended The Safe Haven Workshop

- ... She talked to us about six different types of abuse: “verbal/emotional abuse, stalking, physical abuse, digital abuse, sexual abuse and even financial abuse.” She explained that abusers use “possession, isolation, demands, and stalking” to instill “self-doubt and shame/guilt” in their victims. She brought up a slide where it described actions that are both healthy and unhealthy. The list consisted of “boundaries, love, jealousy, anger and silence.” Then Louisa explained that these can be both because it all depends on how you go about showing these emotions that make it unhealthy....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence]

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Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly

- Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly A.) Security 1.)Curfews 2.)Lost faculties (No need to drive) 3.)Away from con-artists B.) Activities 1.)Entertainment/Songs (Brownies example) 2.)Activities/Crafts (Beta Club example) 3.)People of similar age C.)Health Care 1.)Takes stress off of the family 2.)Help with prescriptions and medicine 3.)In case of emergency... The Nursing Home: A Haven for the Elderly Today's nursing homes are excellent environments for our elderly....   [tags: Nursing Homes Personal Care Essays]

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Water is My Safe Haven

- Water is My Safe Haven Everyone, once in their life, searches for a place or thing to get away and to be by themselves for awhile. When they find this place or thing, it provides them with the comfort, stability, and vitality they may need. It can be a library, the outdoors, a car, the front porch, or even a swimming pool, where they feel the safest, the most comfortable, or feel like all their burdens, all of their worries may be washed away. For me that place is the water; a river, a lake, a beach, a swimming pool, wherever there is water, that’s where I‘ll be....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay]

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Field Trip To Double Haven and Ap Chau

- In this field trip, I have visited Lai Chi Wo and Ap Chau. In the morning on 8th March, we got on the boat at Ma Liu Shui Pier. The boat entered the area of Double Haven through the Tolo Harbour and North Channel. We arrived at Lai Chi Wo after two-hour boat ride. Lai Chi Wo is in the Double Haven marine park of Hong Kong Global Geopark of China. It is located in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong. The features of this place include Hakka walled village, Fung Shui woodland, Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail, mangrove and wetland....   [tags: Lai Chi Wo, China tourism]

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The Emotional Distress Of A Child 's Safe Haven Abruptly

- On a day meant for happiness turned into an oblivious nightmare. At home with your whole family and then in the midst of everything a catastrophe transpires when fire breaks through a home. In a blink of an eye, your world as collapsed into a million fragments. A few minutes of happiness as turned into sorrow and pain. As adults, we learn over the years how to cope with tragedies that traumatize us. Adults understand the implications of needing to talk to psychologists. When a fire has taken a child’s safe haven abruptly, it can cause numerous effects to not only the child but also their families, friends, teachers, administrators, and community members....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Psychology, Want]

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Are Safe-Haven Laws A Good Idea?

- Are Safe-Haven Laws A Good Idea. Debi Faris recently made the sad drive, again, from her home in Yucaipa, California, to the Los Angeles County coroner's office to retrieve the body of a baby boy who had been left by a dumpster. Ms. Faris, her husband, Mark, and others laid baby Jacob (who was named by the police officer who found the child) to rest in the Garden of Angels, a small portion of a local cemetery the Farises established for abandoned infants in 1996. With the help of donations, they bought 44 plots four years ago....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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The Deontological and Utilitarian Perspectives of the Actions Taken by the City of New Haven

- In 2003 the New Haven Fire Department conducted a promotion test for lieutenants and captains. To the dismay of the test takers, the test was really hard and the results of the test seemed to segregate the racial community of the firefighters. When the results were viewed by the Civil Service Board and they realized only one Hispanic and zero African-Americans would gain the promotion spots, they decided not to validate the test results for fear of a law suit from the minorities. Counter to their thoughts the white promotable test takers, who did pass the test and were looked over, sued on the grounds of disparate treatment....   [tags: Case Study, solution]

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The Varying Portrayals of Love in Marley and Me, Safe Haven, and Fireproof

- ... The love that he had for his pet, Marley, was so strong because of what they had went through and how Marley was always protecting and sticking up him when he was younger. However, the dog had to put down and his family was devastated. The last words his owners whispered to his ears were, “Look, I don't know where you're going from here, but you remember this: you’re a great dog, Marley. You are a great dog.” (106:08-106:19). The way the director depicted the last scene was so emotional. The audience and character felt the same pain and grieve....   [tags: pet, emotions, bonds]

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Reckless Acts of Bravery in The Snake Charmer by Jamie James and Safe Haven

- People tend to do or commit acts of craziness in times of distress. However, this maybe due to the realization of how important the situation is, resulting in great, or stupid, acts of courage and bravery. Nonetheless, most of these crazy acts revolve around the love of someone or something. Bravery was revealed all throughout The Snake Charmer and to Joe Slowinski “... to be afraid: It just wasn’t in his nature.” (James 13). Periodically throughout the book, Slowinski experiences scenarios of great stupid, but extreme, bravery....   [tags: crazy, rescue, abuse]

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Letter From Lock Haven 's Physician Assistant ( Pa ) Program

- ... While I realize that GPA is an important indicator of academic aptitude, it has been frequently emphasized to me that it is only one component of being a competent PA. Healthcare is a profession that is constantly changing, and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to deal with uncertainty, a lifelong desire to learn, and most importantly, an even deeper desire to interact with people from all imaginable backgrounds. I have a personal history of gravitating towards these types of endeavors, beginning with participating in six medical service trips to rural Honduras starting at age fifteen....   [tags: Human anatomy, Anatomy, Physician, Physiology]

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The Debate of Self Censorship

- The Self-Censored School Library: Safe Haven or Barren Philosophical Wasteland. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them,” posited Ray Bradbury, author of the critically acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 detailing a society wrought with regular book burnings and a complete suppression of ideas. This quote exemplifies the threat that censorship poses to the reading habits of young people, a threat that is ever present in the school library. School media specialists face a challenge in cultivating a collection of materials that will entice young readers who, on average, resist reading....   [tags: Safe Haven, Barren Philosophical Wasteland]

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Free Descriptive Essays: My Room, My Haven

- My Room, My Haven Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home. At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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The Internet as a Safe Haven

- Nowadays, every news story involving the Internet is related to it being used as a medium for harm. The media shows a story about a teen rising above cyberbullying, but not about a teen who finds the courage to reveal his or her sexuality because of a welcoming online community. In an era where so many possibilities are open for Internet use, it is inevitable that people will use it harmfully. Stalkers, sexual predators, and identity theft are what define the Internet these days because of the degrading coverage of it by the media....   [tags: media, sexual predators, identity theft]

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Facebook: A Haven for Cybercriminals

- Facebook is considered to be a website that allows people to connect with one another without picking up the telephone or texting them. To many this is a harmless website to keep in touch with friends that they were once close with, and have now drifted away from. Or possibly even a family member who lives across the country and plans to come home for the upcoming holidays. But with these harmless connections, Facebook comes with some serious potential dangers that the website does not clearly announce when registering to become a member....   [tags: The Cons of Facebook]

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Cloud Computing is Not Exactly a Safe Haven

- Technology is growing at a “break-neck” pace. In 1965, Intel Corporation Co-founder Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits have doubled annually since their inception. The speed of software and application innovations mirrors the speed of the hardware advances observed by Gordon Moore. A recent technological trend that has emerged out of this swift moving industry is the concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing is allows files and documents to be uploaded onto an online database that is controlled and monitored by a third-party company, while allowing remote access to the uploader of said files....   [tags: technology, dropbox]

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Athletic Handbook for Haven High School

- Table of Contents Welcome Letter Parents’ Role Athletics Athletic Eligibility Athletic Attendance Homework and School Expectations College Planning and Exams Scholarships Athletic Scholarships NCAA Recruiting Rules and Regulations NCAA Requirements and Rules Parental Assistance Welcome Parents From Dear Parents and Guardians, On behalf of the Athletic Department at Havens High School, I welcome you as parents to the 2013-2014 year....   [tags: year, program, athletic, parents]

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English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance? By Jack Mapanje

- English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance. By Jack Mapanje The poem ‘Haven’t I danced the big dance?’ by Jack Mapanje concerns the traditional rain dance of a proud tribesman. The modern representation of his dance that he sees today provokes this nostalgic and emotional response. The speaker, a formal tribal rain dancer, is thinking back to the time when he used to dance this traditional dance, and looking at the new generation, dancing only for show, with sadness. The poem is divided into three stanzas, the two first ones being dedicated to the past, when he was a dancer, and the last one to the present....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Effects of Tax Havens Can Have on a State

- The phrase “tax haven” usually is associated with the islands of the Caribbean, the Alps of Switzerland, or a developing nation looking to improve its economy by encouraging businesses to come there, a place where the wealthy and multi-national enterprises can hide away their wealth from home states. They are seen as corrupt states, willing to help the already corrupted, but is the full truth. Could it be that tax havens play a key part in the development of not only a state, but the furthering of the international economy as well....   [tags: developing nations, caribbean]

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Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace

- Today's world is filled with both great tragedy and abundant joy. In a densely populated metropolis like New York City, on a quick walk down a street you encounter homeless people walking among the most prosperous. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten the prosperous person will trudge straight past the one in need without a second thought. A serious problem arises when this happens continually. The problem worsens when you enter a different neighborhood and the well-to-do are far from sight. Many neighborhoods are inhabited only by the most hopeless of poverty - ridden people while others downtown or across the park do not care, or are glad to be separated from them....   [tags: Jonathan Kozol, Amazing Grace]

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Truman Show Research Paper

- Greek philosopher Plato’s most famous work, The Republic, commonly known as book VII, presented what came forth as “the allegory of the cave.” Plato wrote “Men live in illusion.” (Plato). “Was anything real?”(Nicol). This is a quote that directly came from The Truman Show, which was published in 1998. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, is a story that describes how prisoners would mistake appearance for reality. The Truman Show is a movie centered around a reality television show of a man that is living a so called “fake” life....   [tags: film analysis, Plato's Republic]

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French Government: An Oligarchy Rather Than a Polyarchy

- The modern French government is a unique political entity like no other in history. In my research paper I aim to show that while France's system of government appears democratic it is in actuality not. I plan to demonstrate it is more of an oligarchy than a polyarchy, polyarchy being fundamentally necessary for democracy. Drawing on research from conflict theorists I plan to show that France is not truly democratic. I plan to first draw a parallel between research on France as a pluralist state and Robert Dahl's New Haven study by showing that France like New Haven appears to be a pluralist democracy....   [tags: French Government]

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Review of Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol

- Review of Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol In his book, Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope, Jonathan Kozol pulls back the veil and provides readers with a glimpse of the harsh conditions and unrelenting hope that exists in a community located in the South Bronx called Mott Haven. Mr. Kozol provides his own socially conscious and very informative view of the issues facing the children and educators in this poverty ravaged neighborhood. Just his commentary would paint a very bleak picture of the future....   [tags: Book Reviews Kozol Poverty Resurrections Essays]

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Theories and their Differences: Analysis of Robert Dahl’s Who Governs, and Robert Michels’ Political Parties

- It should be a fare assumption, that most social scientists have an intuitive notion of what constitutes ‘power’. Nonetheless, academia has been unable to formulate a single defining statement for the concept of power, rigorous enough to be used interchangeably when studying various political or social phenomenon. Worse yet, the more attempts are made to define power, the more complex the concept becomes. Although the conceptual definition of power is difficult to pinpoint, its pervasive applicability, and on-going importance to political theorists is certainly not lost, as countless academics define and apply the concept of power in order to add depth to their work....   [tags: Political Science, Philosophers]

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How Does The Increase Capital Mobility Affect The Domestic Environmental Policy?

- ... The condition of an environment in a country drastically depends on the health of the economy. A strong representation of the pollution haven hypothesis is the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Income per Capita as characterized is a measure of the measure of cash that is being earned per individual in a specific region. It is utilized as a method for assessing the living standards of a person. It can be also computed for a nation by isolating the nation 's national salary by its population....   [tags: Developed country, Developing country]

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1873 Model Lever – Action Repeating Winchester Rifle

- I faced a lot of difficulties with this project, considering I have little to no knowledge on any kind of antiques dating before the 1900’s. I decided to go to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for some inspiration. The museum has a small exhibit called “The Cattle Raisers Museum”, there I photographed an 1873 model lever – action repeating Winchester Rifle. I figured this certain model rifle held some significance, it being in the museum, especially when there are many models of Winchester Rifles and are still used today....   [tags: Product Review ]

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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy I have experienced many different aspects of education in my endeavor to raise five children. I found myself involved with Headstart, Vacation Bible School, Reading Hour, and volunteering in my children’s classrooms. The entire process of education fascinates me, and I know that I want to teach and make a true difference in the life of a child. I am ready and willing to make education my priority. My main goal is to teach with enthusiasm and passion....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education]

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The Ideal of a Man, the Ideal of a Woman of the Heian Court Based on the Tale of Genji

- Seen from descriptions in the most prominent literature works in Heian era, such as Ise Monotagari, Kagerō Nikki, Izumi Shikibu Nikki, Makura-no-Shōshi, and Genji Monogatari, gender roles during the period were implicitly or explicitly defined, and I assume, because of this climate, they were considered as major parts of the society, and vice versa. There are many characters appearing in Genji Monogatari. I think each of them is a representation of people whom Murasaki Shikibu had observed around her in her time, and that reviews of those characters are the key to a glimpse into ideal manliness and ideal femininity and manliness in the Heian era....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Role of Race in the Development of the Utopian Societies Featured in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

- The Patriarchs of Ruby and Their Ideology of Masculinity Being aware of the oppression and humiliation endured by the Old Fathers followed by the reclamation and revitalization of their identity allows for a certain understanding of the current ideology of Ruby. Founded in 1950, the town is named after one of the community’s women who died because she was refused medical care in a white hospital. Using the woman’s name for the town is meant to memorialize her, however it also acts as a remembrance of the racism that led to her death....   [tags: The Patriarchs of Ruby, Ideology of Masculinty]

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Gendered Home in the Short Stories of Shashi Deshpande

- Home is a geographical space -- a site where we live but it is also ‘an ideal and an imaginary that is imbued with feelings’1 .Somerville(1992) has picked out seven key aspects of being at home: shelter, hearth,(emotional and physical well-being),heart(loving and caring relations), privacy, roots(source of identity and meaning, fullness),abode and paradise(ideal home as distinct from everyday life)2.Down the ages, we have associated ‘home’ as a haven, far away from the hostility and surveillance of the outside world....   [tags: patriarchal cultures, geographical space]

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Free Essays - Amazing Grace

- Within the next few pages here I intend to address two issues. First I will try to give a personal review of what I saw this book to hold, and second I will try explain the revelence which this book has to the field of Public Administration. First try to picture children in a slum where the squalor in their homes is just as bad as that which is in the streets. Where prostitution is rampant, thievery a common place and murder and death a daily occurrence. Crack-cocaine and heroin are sold in corner markets, and the dead eyes of men and women wandering about aimlessly in the streets of Mott Haven are all to common., Their bodies riddled with disease, disease which seems to control the neighbor...   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays]

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Colonial America: Settlements, Systems, Heads of Society

- Jamestown: The Virginia Company, a joint stock company, received a charter from King James I in 1606 with the intention of making a settlement in the New World. The charter of the Virginia Company guaranteed the settlers the same rights of Englishmen back in England. On May 24, 1607 105 English settlers, all of them men, landed to settle Jamestown. Jamestown, named in honor of King James I, became the English settlement in the New World. Virginia was founded to offer and expand a market for trade, profit from land sales and give English territorial claims to America....   [tags: US History Definitions]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Stella and Stanley Kowalski live in the heart of poor, urban New Orleans in a one-story flat very different from the prestigious home Stella came from. This prestige is alive and well inside Stella’s lady-like sister, Blanche Du Bois. Over the course of Blanche’s life, she has experienced many tragedies that deeply affected her, such as the death of her gay husband, the downward spiral in her mental health that followed, and most recently the loss of her wealth and therefore social status....   [tags: new orleans, stella, desire]

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Personal Statement : Stress And Self Care

- ... The problem with this is you have to hold back how you feel and save it for staff debriefing which happens every day at the end of the day. Staff debriefing is when all staff members can showcase their mood and provide a clear indication about the type and level of distress being experienced at Camp Noah. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of going through this yet, I think it will be a good way to combat some stress at camp. My internship at Camp Noah will influence my ideas about the clients I work with because those are mainly children, adolescents, and families who have gone through the disaster in their life....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, The Camp, Life]

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The (Un)Typical Alien Story: Book Review

- “When that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can’t get up and you can’t give up, either, here’s what you do: crawl” (Yancey 419). The Fifth Wave, written by Rick Yancey, was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 2013. It is a young adult science fiction book and can be found similar to Ender's Game. In this successful book, one will find a fresh plot, a strong heroine, and strong character development. The 5th Wave follows two main characters, Cassie and Ben, and two supporting characters, Sammy and The Silencer....   [tags: fifth wave, rick yancey, alien attack]

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Personal Experience: A Perfect Christmas Gilft

- Christmas has always been a day full of surprises. Every Christmas there is something special that I look forward to, but one Christmas stands above the rest. This day will forever be in my heart as the best Christmas I have ever had, for good reason too. I received a gift that has become my haven for when times get tough. Ultimately, when I look back to that special Christmas, I realize that humans all around also have a “haven,” a way to escape reality, and my escape from reality is video games....   [tags: play station 1, video games]

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The Probem of Reverse Discrimination

- Griffin and Low were awarded money in a suit involving racial discrimination, Does reverse discrimination occur in the U.S today. In January 2011, The City of Kansas City, MO lost its second multi-million dollar employment discrimination lawsuit in a one-week period. The former city employees, Jordan Griffin and Coleen Low, were awarded $345,000 and $517,000 respectively by the jury. Griffin, a former Senior Analyst and Commissioner of Revenue, says she was given the nickname “White Chocolate” in the false belief she would favor minority hires....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Dark Flame by Alison Noel

- Have you ever craved something so strongly. Something that was right at the edge of your fingertips. And no matter what you do, you just can’t grasp hold of it. Dark Flame, a book written by Alyson Noel and published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2010, is a novel based towards young adults. Dark Flame is the fourth novel in the Immortal Series. This novel is all about hope and trust, which proves just how vigorous love can be. It all started with a spell. A spell that backfires and binds her to her greatest enemy....   [tags: True Love, Literary Analysis, Review]

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Pull Up On The Computer

- ... Teach children how to meet challenges they may be comforted with. Equip him with the proper tools that includes books, toys, television, to help combat stereotypes to meet different challenged that he may face. Bias is one of the biggest challenges a child will have to face. Teach him to talk about how he feels and allow him to express himself. Encourage him to interact with other children. Give your child the opportunity to get a head start by expressing the way he feels about any situation and keep an open line of communication and always take time to listen....   [tags: Childhood, Education, Culture, Socialization]

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Thriller and Suspense Films

- Movie genres of all sorts have evolved as time has passed, but have they all evolved equally. Since the start of the nail biting genre, thrillers have always been a suspenseful, on the edge of your seat type film, and ever since the beginning thrillers have continued to evolve into what they have always been; thrillers. The thriller genre is unlike any other movie genre, with its unique ability to blend with nearly any other genre, thrillers have always have been a successful. Unlike other genres, thrillers have found their way to the top of movie universe....   [tags: Thriller Genre]

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Racial Segregation in New York

- Racial Segregation in New York Currently there are about 600,000 people who live in the South Bronx and about 434,000 who live in Washington Heights and Harlem. This area makes up one of the most racially segregated areas of poor people in the United States. In this book we focus on racially segregated areas of poor people in the United States. In this book we focus on Mott Haven, a place where 48,0000 of the poorest people in the South Bronx live. Two thirds of the people are Hispanic, one-third is black and thirty-five percent are children....   [tags: Papers]

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Star Spangled Banner

- Many people hail “The Star Spangled Banner” as the greatest piece of American music. The audiences of America’s national anthem seem, instinctively, eager to express their respect by embracing the notion to remove their hats and stand up. However, not many people ponder over the question of what “The Star Spangled Banner” truly means. What does it mean. Why does it deserve so much reverence and honor. What exceptional difference allows it to prevail over the masterpieces of prominent composers like Mozart and Beethoven....   [tags: America, National Anthem]

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Suburbanization

- The topic of suburbanization is a reality in today's world. Over the years, a number of factors emerge to allow the unstoppable development of a community from a small classic city to a sprawl. Technological advances, immigration, transportation, and communication are some of the changing factors that manipulate our lifestyle and shape the way we live, based on our time, needs, and available resources as a society. You think of how we got where we are today as a society, we came from using trains and carriages to airplanes and automobiles....   [tags: Community Development, Urbanism]

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We Have NOT Done Enough to Respond to the Legacies of Historical Globalization

- From what I have learned so far it appears that contemporary society has responded to the legacies of historical globalization, yet it hasn’t done quite enough to satisfy the concerned and affected. I would have to disagree to this statement, there are still some problems I believe needing to be addressed. Reasoning I have chosen the position of disagree because although contemporary society has responded to legacies of historical globalization, I think we haven’t done enough yet. Although we have definitely moved away from a Eurocentric perspective there are definitely some undertones that remain evident in our everyday society over almost all countries....   [tags: Legacies of Historical Globalization]

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is Becoming Major Part Of International News

- ... A statement given in the piece by the senate members describes that, “Our nation’s founders came to our shores to escape religious persecution and the United States has a long tradition of providing safe haven to refugees.” What the senate members are describing in this quote is that our nation 's founders came here to escape from their home country to create a better life for themselves the same way that the Syrian people are trying to do right now. The Syrian people are trying to escape the war and financial burden from their country in hope to create a new life in europe where it’s much safer....   [tags: United States, United Kingdom, Canada]

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The Life of a Shopaholic and How to Prevent it

- Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a shopaholic. What would your daily life will be like if you are a shopaholic. Being a shopaholic is not as fun as we think it would be. It’s not about you, shopping, buying bags, shoes, and clothes all you want because you’re rich. Well, you can do that if you have plenty of money that you know you won’t run out of one day. But actually, being a shopaholic might be stressful sometimes, and there are many people out there who are still struggling to recover from being a shopaholic....   [tags: fashion, shopping, cumpulsive buying disorder]

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The Interview, It 's Something We Really Strive For ``

- ... Mills not present at school; he can be found working at Joe’s Crab Shack or participating in sport-like activities. One reason why Mr. Mills work lacks, because he does not have the time to sacrifice for writing. This forced Mr. Mills to perform work in class; causing one to rush and conduct sloppy work. Mr. Mills has no favorite authors that inspired him, but knows actors that do. Johnny Depp and Jim Carrey; actors that provided Mr. Mills inspiration for his writing. Jim Carrey inspired his humor and light humor in writing....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Paper, Johnny Depp]

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The Betrayed Becomes the Betrayer: The Benedict Arnold Story

- The Betrayed becomes the Betrayer . The Revolutionary war era was a tragic and bloody one for the early settlers of the lycoming county. Full of soldiers fighting, thieves stealing, rats snitching, and traitors betraying. One of the most famous Traitors, and most disgraced traitor was Benedict Arnold. Known as a notorious traitor to his once beloved country. However is the traitor really getting his just deserts. One needs to ask themselves before judging a man's Actions, What caused Benedict to betray his country....   [tags: traitor, actions, patriotic]

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The Categorization of Rape as a Hate Crime

- The Categorization of Rape as a Hate Crime As rape and hate crimes are separated into different categories, their definitions are almost exactly alike. Rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a person against their will usually influenced by violence and the will for domination. Hate crimes are physical crimes against a certain group; fortunately they also are usually influenced by violence and the will for domination. Rape and hate crimes are a huge part of today’s society however they are protected under and placed in different categories, where as they should both be in the same category....   [tags: Sexual Violence]

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The Pros and Cons of Xenotransplantation: Organ Donations

- Xenotransplantation The topic I would like to talk about today is called xenotransplantation. If you haven’t ever heard about xenotransplantation that’s okay, a lot of people haven’t. As you know many of the people who need organ donations need them because of new and old health issues. The worldwide demand for organs far surpasses the supply. A study done by the United Network for Organ Sharing in 2004 found that over one hundred thousand patients could have benefited from an organ transplant but only twenty-nine thousand were available....   [tags: health issues, donor organ]

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A Day in the Life of an Addict

- I wake up every morning feeling sick. Like someone has ripped a part of me away. I know what I need, but I don’t have the money to buy it. Heroin is very expensive, but it’s worth the price as long as I have the money. I haven’t had a job in over four months. My money has run out. I collect scrap metal to make enough money to buy the supplies I need to make drugs. Heroin has become too expensive so now I have to rely on krokadil to give me my high. It has the same feel as heroin, but terrible effects on my body....   [tags: heroin abuse ]

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The Relationship Between Gilbraltar and the United Kingdom

- ... Firstly, the Commission considered as State Aid the qualified company regime that was then in force and were those that are subject to a reduced negotiable 2 to 10 per cent rate of Corporate Tax. This regime was included the exempted companies, in which a formal investigation was instructed by the EU. An agreement was reached, whereby the UK would submit a new tax regime to the Commission for approval. The UK proposals have, on several occasions, been challenged by Spain. The application of taxes within Gibraltar has more often than not, been raised together with other EU law matters, such as free movement of capital and state aid....   [tags: tax, law, territory]

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Reflection On The Day And The Iep Process

- ... During second hour, it was almost reassuring to see that Amanda had problems with the students, too. I know that probably sounds bad, but I was comforted by the fact that it is not something that I’m necessarily doing that is wrong or not working; it was the students who were just off that day. In my discussion with Amanda at the end of the day, she told me about the strike system the kids have, which was good to learn and that I should have used during the chaos at the beginning of the hour....   [tags: Individualized Education Program, Education]

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Choices in The Road by Cormac Mcarthy

- The Road, a thrilling novel about a post-apocalyptic world, demonstrates a great understanding of the reasoning behind the choices humans make. While living a normal life with his wife and child, some unknown disaster occurs leaving the world in ruins and a father caring for his son by himself. He continues to raise his son, facing difficult decisions everyday, but inclusively decides to continue living. Also after discovering a bunker full of nonperishable foods, the father makes the tough decision to leave....   [tags: Post-apocalyptic, Father, Son]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- ... Overall, the poor traits and qualities of Tom 's character showed us the definite hauteur of Fitzgerald toward football players by the way he describes Tom. Tom didn 't really care about love toward Daisy as he claimed , he was more as a playboy and actually had some feelings for his girlfriend Myrtle Wilson. Myrtle preferred the time she spent with Tom rather than living the poor life with Mr.Wilson her husband. She got always whatever she wanted with Tom, and even the apartment they met at and where their parties were at it was filled with the huge fancy furniture, that even the apartment barley fits that furniture into it,"The living room was crowded to the doors with set of tapestr...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Graduation Speech : China Is Now Boarding

- ... She has prepared traditional Chinese food for me. She has not changed very much. Her hair is the color of silver, usually held back by a hairband. She has a pair of kind dark eyes; it made her look like she was always smiling. “How long are you planning to be here. ” my grandma asked, putting a shrimp on my plate. She was very happy about my visit. “Probably one month.” “That’s great. so we can spend a lot of time together. ” Although I promised grandma to spend time with her, I did not carry out my promise very well; I rarely stayed at home....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Mooncake, Mid-Autumn Festival]

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Samuel Colt and the Colt Revolver

- The Wild West is known for its cowboys and gunslingers. In the Wild West the pistol was an important piece of equipment. Samuel Colt played an important part in the Wild West because of the invention of the Colt Revolver. Samuel Colt was born on July 19, 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was one of eight children. As a young boy Samuel Colt’s principle interest was guns and machinery. His father, Christopher Colt, was a textile manufacturer and was married to Sarah Coldwell Colt (“Samuel Colt”)....   [tags: Pistols, Wild West]

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Foundations and Characteristics of Attachment Theory

- ... 4. Separation Distress: The anxiety that occurs when the child is separated from their caregiver. In assessing these characteristics—which was the purpose of Ainsworth’s Strange Situation Procedure—one could conclude what type of attachment was operating. Types and Causes of Attachment Styles Bowlby and Ainsworth determined that attachment styles could be effectively differentiated into four distinct categories based on the observed attachment behaviors, behaviors that were based on the attachment characteristics....   [tags: caregivers, relationships, behavior]

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Our Family Vacation to Sunny California

- ... The other two I haven’t met, which is really weird to think about. I’ve seen pictures of them from Christmas cards and on Facebook but I’ve never really talked to them. The second oldest, Laney, is 5 and the youngest, Presley, is 3.On the drive over I listened to music but then my mom tried to get my attention. I took out my headphones and said, “What?” “We were just talking about how school was going for Sean.” “And. What does that have to do with me?” “You’re going to be a senior next year....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Cold Wind Dried My Tears

- “I’m sorry.” were the only words that could escape my lips. The cold wind dried my tears. “But why Joelle!” He yelled making me jump. He’d never yelled at me like this, “I-I just can’t do it.” I said stumbling over every word that left my mouth. This wasn’t me who was talking this was someone foreign speaking now because I did want to let him go, I wanted to keep him here and forget all happened but this person speaking had other plans. He fixed his mouth to say something but nothing came out. He just turned around not say a word and headed down the street....   [tags: 2006 singles, 2009 singles, 2007 singles]

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My Favorite Time Of The Year

- Someone had flipped the calendar; it read December 1962 - Advent Season, my favorite time of the year. In America they called it Christmas season. I noticed the entire neighborhood, including my in-laws, busied themselves with putting strings of electrical lights on their houses and front yards trees. Some had lit up statues of a jolly Santa Claus, reindeer, or a snowman placed under trees or by the front door. After dark, the illuminated houses and yards gave a feeling of a supernal place....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas tree]

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Stealing The Hard Work Of Stars

- ... I disagree with the argument 's provided by Negativland in their first press release. Negativland claims that U2 and Island Productions wished to oppress them and others who wished to be creative. However, it can be observed they only want justice for their music being used and publicized by another musician. Island productions and U2 sued for the illegal and unauthorized usage of "I Still Haven 't Found What I 'm Looking for," which they own the rights too. Negativland attempted to commit copyright infringement under the pretense that they were bullied by a popular company who 's only wish was to intimidate the competition....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, Anti-copyright]

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How Flossing Can Prevent Dental Disease

- ... I have always tried to adapt the method into my daily routine for years but struggled to keep a grip on it. I recently went to the dentist and the dental hygienist asked “How often do you floss”. I sat there and thought to myself, “I haven’t flossed in months”. She changed my whole outlook on flossing. By informing me with the possibilities of what can happen if I don’t floss. I have constantly found myself without actually realising, that I sometimes run my tongue over my teeth and gum line trying to feel for any signs of plaque....   [tags: Oral hygiene, Toothbrush, Dental floss]

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Do You Ever Have A Friend?

- ... Topics ranged from failures of corporate america, business ideas, and girls. We couldn 't always do this, spencer used to play football and had his school team workouts. He didn 't want to play sports but his father pushed it on him. A dying wish maybe. His father soon tragically died of cancer. Though Spencer was gifted with athletic genes he wanted nothing more than to sit with his art and guitar, he didn 't want to hit anyone. Though we knew what we had to do to achieve our body goals this day ended as usual....   [tags: Debut albums, Want, Taco]

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Technology: It’s Making Me Stupid

- As growing up in the “techie” generation, technology has had a major impact in my life. I haven’t had to take computer learning classes to inform me on how to use a computer, I haven’t had to have an explanation on how to txt, and I didn’t need help navigating my way around MySpace. I just knew. It’s not as though I’m a super-genius, (that’s, by far, not the case.) it’s just the era in which I was born and raised. And, at often times, I wish I was born in a different time period, away from all this technology that makes me feel like, second by second, I’m losing fewer and fewer much needed brain cells....   [tags: Technology]

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Drug Trafficking: An Ongoing Battle

- Drug trafficking is a prohibited, global trade that involves the production, the distribution, and the sales of drugs. It is a topic that has become a very large issue all over the world. It also has had a very big effect on many different countries because they often depend on the business that the drug trafficking creates. Since it has become such a problem, there have been many different efforts to put a stop to drug trafficking by different enforcement agencies. A website about drug statistics, drugabuse.net, indicated that the Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA, as it is well known as, makes over thirty thousand arrests each year dealing with the illegal sales or distribution of drugs....   [tags: DEA, law enforcement, drug trade]

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My Love for Reading Books

- Even now my love of books hasn’t diminished. My count this year, since January, is 46. And I’m still going. Although, this time last year I was getting the books for my list off easybib. Now I keep track of everything I read on Good Reads. It’s a website that lets you track all the of the books you have read and want to read. It even gives you links to find a place to buy the, Even though I have that at hand now, I still think that I repeated some from last year. No matter how many books I read I still have some that are forever my favorites....   [tags: series, reading, books, poems]

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Life Begins At A Cabin

- ... Cristina looked confused and made her way to stand up. “Supposedly you, where exactly are we going?” “To my parents’ cabin.” “You’re definitely crazy” “You were the one that said we needed to take a trip, remember?” while still hugging Cristina ones again. “I guess, you’re right. But I’m taking Balto with me” “Good, we’ll have someone to accompany us and keep us safe. I love that big furry, bear looking thing of yours. He’s so adorable.” Letting go of her she then went on “But, I’m not helping you clean after him....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2008 singles, 2009 singles]

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Rigoberta Menchu - Liar or Educator?

- In the article “Liar, Rigoberta Menchu” by Dinesh D’Souze(1999) he states that anthropologist David Stoll and New York Times reporter Larry Rohter found evidence that Rigoberta Menchu lied in her autobiography and therefore her book should not be used in schools and universities. First of all it is said that Rigoberta Menchu claims that she never went to school but she actually has the equivalent of a middle school education which she received due to a scholarship and attended two prestigious private boarding schools that were operated by Catholic nuns, this was verified by her half-sister who also said that Rigoberta could have not spent eight months on coffee and plantation fields and wor...   [tags: Biography]

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Career as a Concept Artist

- The employment outlook in my area for a Concept Artist in Video Game Development isn’t too promising. Nebraska isn’t the metropolis for technological employment like this, thus I would have to relocate to somewhere along the East or West Coasts, where jobs are more available than they are in the mid-west. This is due to the fact that a lot of the Game Publishing companies, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Monolith Games, a subdivision of Warner Bros. Entertainment, require an applicant to work on-site....   [tags: Video Game Development]

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The Sudan and Terrorism

- The current government of Sudan led by the Arab leader Omar el-Bashir can be blamed for the terror and conflict that enveloped Sudan in the last decades. Omar el-Bashir has always been criticized for only defending and acting on the interests of the Arab Muslims located in the Northern Sudan while ignoring the Christians and Animist population in the south. The conflict that unfolded in these regions along with violence, hostility and dislocation of many people can be connected with the reign of the Arab leader in Sudan....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Sensory Details in Beowulf

- Throughout literature there are constant themes that require the reader to recognize certain events as more than what they literally are presented as. Thomas C. Foster explains the symbolism of a meal in his novel How to Read Literature Like a Professor by stating, “Sometimes a meal is just a meal…More often than not, though, it’s not”. His belief is exemplified in the epic poem Beowulf [B], translated by Seamus Heaney, through symbolism the poem expresses a sense of camaraderie and community that comes with sharing a meal....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Mutiny in the Trenches

- According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, mutiny is “A situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them.” During World War 1, also known as the Great War, mutiny was a problem for all sides, and the French especially. To understand the epidemic of mutiny the French faced in the Great War and especially in 1917, it is necessary to understand its causes, which lie with the failed Nivelle Assault and the differences between the ‘rear’ and the ‘front’, and to understand just what kinds of ‘mutiny’ that France faced....   [tags: sailors, soldiers, control, WWII]

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Canada and the Netherlands

- Though the events of the past certainly have a direct influence on the world today. The ardent relationship that lies between Canada and the Netherlands can be referenced to the pretentious days nearing the end of the Second World War. Where Canada had played a significant role as liberators in Holland during this misfortunate time. Canada had provided the Dutch Royal Family with a safe haven. Canadians fought battles through France, Belgium, the Scheldt, and Germany before being sent back to the Netherlands....   [tags: World History, Influence, World War II, Holland]

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