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Susan Travers and the French Foreign Legion

- Susan Travers was an inspirational part to world War Two and fought for what she wanted. She supported the army and became the first women in the French Forgeign Legion. She played a large part and effectively assisted the people in war. Susan Travers, who was born in England, was the only woman to join the French Foreign legion. Like a family, she admired the legion and played a key part in the breakout by its troops from Rommel’s siege of the desert fortress of Bir Hakeim in 1942....   [tags: french foreign legion]

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Warriors of the French Foreign Legion

- The video documentary titled Warriors of the French Foreign Legion, opened with the 1991 Gulf War. The American forces lead and assault on Iraq; 100 hour later the Iraqis were defeated and Kuwait was liberated. The Persian Gulf war consisted of 30 nations; out of the 30 nations the French Foreign Legion stood apart due to secrecy and was littered with mystic. The mission of the Foreign Legion during the Gulf War was to guard the collations left flank. The collation forces were commanded by General Norman Schwarzkopf....   [tags: Gulf War, documentary, discipline, code of honor]

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Turner and The Royal Canadian Legion

- It was blustery and cool with showers on the day Canadians gathered at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Vimy Day in 2010 to honour the passing of the last Canadian First World War veteran, George Babcock. A snow shower just before the ceremony was a modest reminder of the snow and sleet the soldiers endured in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. As a central part of the ceremony, Babcock’s descendants passed the flame of remembrance to the leaders of the Army and Navy Veterans (ANV) and the Royal Canadian Legion, as the representatives of the veterans who sacrificed for Canada in its wars....   [tags: Military History]

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The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion

- The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion is a social romantic tragedy. Phyllis lives in her secluded world and becomes so happy when loved by a young German soldier of 22 years called Tina Mattthäus who serves in the British York Hussars. As it is against the rules of the society at that time to marry such a fellow, Mattthäus asks Phyllis to fly with him to Germany. He makes all preparations and she even agrees. When it is time to leave with him, however, it happens that her fiancé Humphrey Gould returns....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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How the Roman Legion Revolutionized Warfare

- The Roman Empire was the greatest empire Europe had ever seen. To control such a large empire, a strong military is required. The Roman Legion was one of the most effective and advanced armies in history and fulfilled its duty to protect the Roman Empire, its citizens, and its emperors for nearly five-hundred years. It successfully conquered England, Spain, France, Greece, and much of the Middle East and Africa. They were able to accomplish this feat through modernizing old-fashioned ways of thought on warfare....   [tags: Romans, Warfare, war, military, ]

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Legion: An Exegetical Analysis

- Legion: An Exegetical Analysis In this analysis I will be drawing from five passages found in Mark 5: 9-13, which is the story of the demonic possession by the demon which is called Legion. I will be drawing on the context of the whole passage which is Mark 5: 1-20, but my main focus and purpose of this analysis is to shed light on verses 9-13. I have referenced three different versions of these passages in different Bibles, the KJV, NIV and the NRSV, but I have found no significant difference, so the context in which I will use these references bares no large concern to the analysis, other than to show a harmony of the translations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Legion Scholarship Association

- American Legion Scholarship Association I have been a student here at Ohio University for the past three and a half years. Since the beginning of my education I have learned a lot from my experiences here at Ohio University. I have grown and matured a great deal and my career goals and aspirations have changed enormously throughout my time here. I began my time here as a psychology major and quickly decided that I did not want to be in school more then four years and since you usually must get your masters and doctorate to become a psychologist I changed my mind and decided that this field was not for me....   [tags: College Education Essays]

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American Legion

- American Legion The American Legion: A Right To Membership Introduction The United States Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919. Its purpose was to benefit veterans and their families, promote Americanism and serve the greater good of communities nationwide. First welcomed to membership were veterans returning home from the battlefields of Europe. But over the years, Congress amended the Legion’s charter so as to include those who had served in World War II, Korea and more recent conflicts....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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American Legion Report

- American Legion Post 108 Oxford, MI The American Legion was chartered on November 11, 1919. It was formed with the purpose of helping out retired war veterans and the communities surrounding their posts. All members, or former members, of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to become members of their local American Legion. They are eligible as long as they were honorably discharged after serving on active duty during basically any major war in our history. Presently there are 325 legion members in Oxford, and nearly 3 million members’ nation wide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Was the Roman Legion so Powerful?

- Throughout the years the armies of ancient Rome have invaded and conquered most of Europe. For quite a long time other civilizations feared them because of their massive, well trained legions of soldiers. Some people might have read about their feats in battle elsewhere. Often research focuses solely on the strategies and technology employed by Rome in times of battle, but what about the soldiers themselves. People usually think of the Roman military as a well oiled machine that acted precisely and consistently, but there have been multiple documented mutinies throughout the Roman army over time....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Armies, Europe, World History]

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A Comparison between the Film of the Scarlet Tunic and the Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion by Thomas Hardy

- A Comparison between the Film of the Scarlet Tunic and the Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion by Thomas Hardy The main change in the film to the short story is how they had changed the ending of the story to something completely different, changing the effect of the end. Instead of living to tell the story of her tragedy as said in the short story, the film made it so Phyllis ended up being shot with Matthaus; therefore the story was not told by her (since she was dead) but a narrator....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking a Look at Lesion Studies

- Lesion Studies are the study of the effects and relationship between physiological and psychological processes within certain areas of the brain and central nervous system which have been damaged or rendered none-operational due to some form of accidental damage or because of experimentation. Therefore a Lesion is an area of brain tissue that has been damaged by an accident, disease or infection, or placed in a state of none-function by an experimental trial. Within Biological Psychology they are an important area of study: they provide information about loss of function in the brain area effected by the Lesion, but this can be complicated by the fact the in brain studies there can be a prim...   [tags: biological psychology]

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Lesion Studies

- Lesion Studies are the study of the effects and relationship between physiological and psychological processes within certain areas of the brain and central nervous system which have been damaged or rendered none-operational due to some form of accidental damage or because of experimentation. Therefore a Lesion is an area of brain tissue that has been damaged by an accident, disease or infection, or placed in a state of none-function by an experimental trial. Within Biological Psychology they are an important area of study: they provide information about loss of function in the brain area effected by the Lesion, but this can be complicated by the fact the in brain studies there can be a prim...   [tags: central nervous system, brain, damage, disease]

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The Role of the Lesion Method in the Understanding of Healthy Brain Functions

- Understanding the relationship between brain and behaviour has been of great phenomenon in the field of neuropsychology yet a compound one. Studying the effects of brain functions on human behaviour requires us to operate with methods that allow us to dissect different aspects of mental functions. This paper therefore addresses one of the ways of assessing brain functions in human and non-human animals; the lesion method (in Banich, 2004). The basic concept of the lesion method is to determine a correlation between a lesion in a certain region of the brain and occurring behaviours....   [tags: Neurology Medicine]

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Hypothalamic Lesion

- Hypothalamic Lesion from the Perspective of Neurologist and Neurosurgeon The hypothalamus is a substructure of the diencephalon and acts as one of the most significant control centers of the brain. It is located inferior to the thalamus, encapsulates the ventral portion of the third ventricle, and lies just superior to the pituitary gland, which it has direct regulatory control over (Gunderson, 1996). Neurosecretory neurons in the hypothalamus secrete releasing and inhibiting hormones which are carried to the anterior pituitary where they exert their effects via hypothalamic-hypophyseal portal veins....   [tags: Medicine Health Research]

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The Role of Caregivers in Language Development in Children with Brain Injuries

- This study primarily focused on examining the role of caregivers in language development within both children with prenatal or perinatal brain injury (BI) and typically developing children (TD). Previous research has shown that lesion characteristic played an important role on the adaptability of linguistic development in children with BI. However like TD children, children with BI tend to have easy compliance towards language development. To make sure the experiment was controlled many variables had to be taken into account....   [tags: lesion, vocabulary, syntax]

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Flaxseed to reduce plasma cholesterol and the formation of atherosclerotic lesion in menopausal women or those deficient in ovarian hormones

- Regarding the study “Flaxseed reduces plasma cholesterol and atherosclerotic lesion formation in ovariectomized Golden Syrian hamsters”, the research question for Lucas et al. (2004) study is: Can flaxseed reduce plasma cholesterol and the formation of atherosclerotic lesion in women who are deficient in ovarian hormones or menopausal women. According to the study, in menopausal women, the deficiency of ovarian hormones will increase the level of plasma cholesterol and the risk of plaque formation which lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD)....   [tags: Health Care, Women's Health]

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The Role of Broca’s Area in Language Processing

- Language is a complex an multifaceted brain function underlain by distributed circuit of interconnected brain areas (Moritz-Gasser & Duffau, 2009). Up until the 1970s the research on the organisation of language production and comprehension has been predominantly based on the analysis of behavioural deficits in patients with brain lesions. Using this technique the classical neurological model of language processing was developed by Broca (1861) and Wernicke (1874), later extended by Lichtheim (1885)....   [tags: brain lesion, language, broca]

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Analysis of Basal Cell Carcinoma

- Basal Cell Carcinoma often abbreviated as (BCC) is the most frequently appearing form of skin cancer. They are also referred to as Basal Cell Cancer. It was discovered along the way as skin cancer was being treated as different types with no specific period. The BCCs’ are uncontrolled growths that normally arise in the skin’s basal cells. These cells lie in the deepest layer of the epidermis which is the outermost layer of the skin. BCC’s are normally caused by a combination of two things; one is cumulative UV exposure and the other is intense occasional UV exposure....   [tags: scaly lesion, skin cancer, uv exposure]

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Brain Tumors and Work

- Brain Tumors and Work Going Home after a brain tumor or lesion can be exciting, joyous, and fearful for the whole family. It can be hard to leave the security of your doctors and nurses, even though they are only a phone call away. Luckily social services can help homecoming along with the many laws protecting people with disabilities. Employment The workforce includes many individuals with psychiatric disabilities who face employment discrimination because their disabilities are stigmatized or misunderstood....   [tags: Medical Workforce Lesion Essays]

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Stormwind: A Fictional Essay

- Azeroth, this is a very strange planet, the land element of the whole mess, full of dragons in the sky, the whole world is in a state of confusion. On this day, the dark ancestor Long dangling, just hunting Red Proto-Drake flew to the cliff. Hunger, fatigue ancestors long waving wings, opened his mouth, ready to enjoy a delicious meal. At this time, the original dark sky suddenly torn open, has been a huge clawed hand edge crack, the whole world tremble because of the collapse of the sky. Titans came into this world, the earth chaotic earth element, the wind element air chaos, chaotic ocean water elements, and elements covered with plain crazy flame swept Titans of the body, but the face of...   [tags: planet, dragons, confusion, evil, force]

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Napoleon Did Not Adhere to the Values of the French Revolution

- Once Napoleon had taken power in 1802, there was a large amount of speculation over how he would save France from all of their troubles. With various domestic and foreign problems, the people looked to Napoleon reform France back into the dominant power that it was before. There has been plenty of debate over if Napoleon’s implemented laws and ideas while he was the authoritative power depicted him as being a friend or a foe of the Revolution. The question being asked is did his policies on the social structure of society and his desire to restore an absolute ruler, cause him to be perceived as a friend or a foe of the values of the Revolution....   [tags: French History]

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Malcolm X: A Different Kind of Leader

- ... Police declared that both of these incidents were in fact accidents and not attacks on the family by the Black Legion. This violent end to Malcolm’s father’s life may have shaped the way he acted as an adult in the future. This may be foreshadowing for what came later. As Malcolm grew older, things began to change. Eventually, Malcolm and his long-time friend, Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, moved back to Boston. In 1946, they were arrested and convicted on burglary charges. Malcolm was then sentenced to 10 years in prison....   [tags: civil rights movement, activism]

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Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist

- Malcolm X was the leader of the Afro-American Unity. The Afro-American Unity was an organization that fought for black rights by using the armed forces as self-defense. They also used riots and violence to fight for their equality rights. Malcolm was also a big influence on the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party was established by Huey P. Newton, but said that Malcolm was a big influence on him to start the organization. They liked to use a lot of Malcolm’s speeches, and quote them for their slogans....   [tags: afro-american, riots, violence]

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The Roman Military

- The strength of the Roman military was the string that held the Roman Empire together for as long as it lasted. The military was made up of strictly disciplined men whom were ready and willing to serve their emperor. The Legions Outward appearance was extremely important to the Romans and the first thing that new recruits learned was to march in perfect form. Once they knew how to march they were then assigned to the legions in which they would remain for the next 20 years of service. (the book) The legions were made up of between 5000 and 5500 men....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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War Meets Girl: The Roles, Responsibilities and Difficulties of England's Women in World War II

- ... It was not just the military where a woman’s help was needed. There were many organizations through which a woman could help the war effort. The National Federation of Women’s Institutes, the Women’s Mutual Service Clubs, the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Electrical Association were all examples of organizations that women from all walks of life could join (Schofield 74-77). The largest organization for women was most likely the Women’s Voluntary Service, later the Women’s Voluntary Services for Civil Defence....   [tags: female military involvement]

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Douglas Haig's Great Contribution to World War I

- ... With the extra time he had to plan, the outcome is much better for Great Britain. Douglas Haig showed amazing leadership by leading the allies and stopping the German offensive which was Germany’s last resort. So it turns out that Douglas Haig was a very excellent leader. He only caused so many casualties in his previous battles because he was forced to rush his plans; he never had enough time to thoroughly plan them out. As you can tell, the German Offensive, where Haig finally was able to have enough time to plan out his strategy, was one of Douglas Haig’s flawless and extraordinary leaderships since the start of the war....   [tags: renowned soldiers]

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Ficitonal Depictions of Archeologists in March or Die

- Since the 1920’s, archeologists in fiction have been stereotyped according to what the public depicts them, or their field of study, to be. Some of these stereotypes, such as that in the Indiana Jones, are misinterpretations of true archeology. Although, in the movie, March or Die, the actual archeological method was represented, and adhered to. March or Die was directed by Dick Richards, and features an archeologist by the name of Monsieur Marneau. He was a man who had true interest and in-depth appreciation, of antiquity....   [tags: grief, excavation, tomb]

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Imagery from Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential Campaign

- In 1992, President Bill Clinton was a little known former governor from the poor state of Arkansas who thwarted President George H.W. Bush’s effort to be reelected and became the 42nd president of the United States. During the primary and general election, President Clinton’s campaign made extensive use of television to introduce himself and his ideas to the general public. Three examples were chosen as representative of the type of imagery seen during campaign. The first is a TV ad called “Hope”, the next is a picture from President’s appearance on the Arsenio Hall TV show and the last is a TV ad called “1988.” These examples serve to represent key moments that occurred during the presiden...   [tags: taxes, voters, election, politics]

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Learning How to Fear in Popular Media

- ... In the first verse, the scene is focused on 50 Cent with his hat and cane setting him apart from the typical pimp. Meanwhile, he introduces a character as "shorty" who is a generalization of his female workers and strippers. 'Shorty' is essentially works as a stripper to manipulate her male audience into paying her for her provocative dancing. In this case, 'shorty' plays the role of 'the Girl' except in the context of pimps and their women. Simply put, 'shorty' is using her manipulative skills such as teasing men into paying her, which is all she is good at....   [tags: 50 cent, perspective, gender]

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Vergil and Caesar Unite Under War

- The works of Vergil and Caesar, The Aeneid and the Commentarii de Bello Gallico, respectfully, share the common theme of war to depict what drives Aeneas and Caesar to achieve freatness. Certain events written by Caesar show off the qualities that make him a great leader. Vergil uses the events around the Trojan Horse to show the war coming from many causes which attacked and pushed Aeneas to found Rome. Caesar sees himself as a protector of the Romans against the northern attackers, he wages war against those who threaten his city....   [tags: The Aeneid, Commentarii de Bello Gallico]

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A Brief History of Bonn

- With traces of humans dating back 50,000 years, Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s oldest cities (History). The city of Bonn “celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1989, based on the date of its first written mention by the Roman writer Florus in 11 BC” (History). “Friedrich Schlegel once called Bonn a “friendly” town and it has been a friendly town throughout the whole 2000 years if its existence, which dates back to the foundation of the Drusus fort in the year 13 BC (Schleifer).” Around 11 BC, a Roman army placed a unit in what is present day downtown....   [tags: Thebaean legionaries, germany]

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Gerald Ford Journey to Presidency

- Gerald Ford was our 38th president. He was born July 14,1913 in Omaha,Nebraska. As a baby he lived with only his mother and grandmother because his biological father had threatened his mother soon after he was born. His mom got remarried and then moved in with his new step father.In his early years as a child he became a boy scout and reached the highest rank as an eagle scout. In high school he was very athletic. He was the captain of his high school football team and finally learned about his biological father at the age of 17..He then attended The University Of Michigan on a football scholarship and graduated with a bachelors of arts degree in economics....   [tags: biograpphy, United States, history]

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Biography of Giuseppe Garibaldi

- ... He managed to escape to South America, where he lived from 1836 to 1848.(Garibaldi 9). There he took part in Brazilian struggles. Garibaldi as a soldier and naval captain helped fight for the breakaway of the state of Rio Grande, in its struggle to free itself from the Brazilian empire. In all this times and on his adventures he managed to run off with Anna Maria Ribeiro da Silva, a married women, who remained his companion in battle until her death (Denis Mack Smith 1). He also helped Uruguay in its war against Argentina, commanding its small navy and later, an Italian legion at Montevideo....   [tags: sailer, france, admirers]

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What made the roman imperial army so strong

- What lies behind the strength of the Roman Imperial Army has sparked considerable debate throughout modern scholarship, with the dominant view concluding that Rome’s Imperial military power was heavily influenced by its organisation and discipline. However, Adrian Goldsworthy has emphasised that the military’s organisation should not be exaggerated, claiming that it was flexibility that was ultimately the key to its success. The strength of the Army can explicitly be seen in its ability to maintain control over the provinces....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Greek War Ar,pr amd Warfare Wear

- 1. CASSIS (Helmet) - Depending on type and year, was made of bronze, brass or steel/iron. Many different styles, depending on when and where it was made, had styled features such as neck guards, edging, stamped bosses, etc. Since Legio XXX is a 2nd Century legion, earlier style helmets may not be practical. The latter models, such as the Imperial Itallic 'G' and the Gallic 'H' are preferred, especially those with crossbracing. 2. FOCALE (Scarf) - A simple scarf or neckerchief worn around the neck to protect against scrapping and chafing of the armour and baldric....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Catholic Church: A Cult In Mainstream Society

- When one hears of a cult, one thinks of organizations such as the Church of Scientology, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and small fanatical groups such as the Assembly of God. According to Robert J. Lofton, author of Letters to an Elder, there are two kinds of cults; those that use mind-control, and those that do not. Lofton describes eight characteristics of destructive mind-control cults, saying, “If any group exercises all eight of these control elements, they are, in fact a destructive mind control cult”....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Film Censorship in the 21st Century

- Film Censorship in the 21st Century In the present day, Americans have had to realize what the word “freedom” means. Whether it is recognizing our freedom as American citizens and defending ourselves against a growing threat of terrorism, or protesting war as we attempt to protect another country’s plea for freedom, all Americans have looked closer at the definition of freedom. In this heightened age of freedom and evaluating our constitutional rights, it is interesting that censorship is still a controversial issue....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Two Pieces showing Photography as Art

- Analysis of: American Legion Convention-Dallas: Street photography by Garry Winogrand Skip, Philadelphia: A photograph by George Krause Art is such an eternal concept and part of our lives. It lives on through generations, transcending many periods, and can speak through many mediums. Art is a way of expression, when nothing else can capture, but is something that can be interpreted in many ways. I chose photography—that which best portrays mankind, in that it hides nothing and only shows what is there to begin with....   [tags: Art Artwork Photo Garry Winogrand George Krause]

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The Revolt of Boudicca

- The Revolt of Boudicca Boudicca was the Queen of the Iceni tribe and was married to the King of the Iceni, Prasutagus. The Iceni were a tribe of Britons and their territory was in the east of England. No one really knew what Boudicca looked like but Cassius Dio, a Roman historian, said that 'She was huge and frightening to look at with a mass of ginger hair that hung to her knees. Her voice was as harsh as her looks she dressed in a multi-coloured tunic with a thick cloak fastened by a brooch flung over it, and wore a heavy gold necklace....   [tags: Papers]

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Armor of Ancient Rome

- Armor of Ancient Rome Ancient Rome expended a great deal of economic resources and effort upon conquest and expansion through military means. The role of armor was fundamental in this expansion as it played a significant role in the success of the Roman armies on the battlefield. There were three common requirements for armor construction throughout its history: The first was that armor had to be flexible enough to allow the wearer freedom of movement; second, it also had to be lightweight enough to be worn without tiring the wearer while providing protection against opponents' weapons; and third, armor had to be cost effective....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Satan in Dante's Inferno and Specifically in Paradise Lost

- The source of all evil, a terrifying entity, and the adversary of God in an eternal war for the souls of mankind, Satan is often put forward as a powerful “other,” having little in common with those he tempts and torments. For example, in Dante’s Inferno, Satan is massive, strong and beast-like, chained like Cerberus in Hell for the punishment of mankind, chewing on the bodies of history’s greatest traitors like a vicious dog. Milton's relatable, human-like Satan is on the other end of the spectrum....   [tags: the creation of evil]

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Excesive Burocracy in The US Department of Veterans Affairs

- On October 20, 2013, a local veteran filed for disability and compensation benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As of April 13, 2014, the veteran is still waiting due to his claim being in the “Gathering of Evidence” phase, with an “overdue notice sent” for paperwork that the VA requested from a third party (Department of Veterans Affairs). His claim is one of the thousands that is in a backlog of VA compensation claims. Over a year ago, the VA promised to move quicker to help veterans....   [tags: disability claims, compensation, claims]

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Malcolm X's Legacy from the Ghetto to Activist

- Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s legacy is about one’s personal transformation of a self-made man. A man who once associated himself with hustling and crime as a ghetto pup; then to a staunch radical activist, to a political figure, and to becoming one of the most influential African Americans in history. To some he was admired as a courageous human rights activist for blacks, and in some others eyes, he was a man who preached racism and violence towards the whites. Before his last two years of adapting to a peaceful outlook as an activist; before, on one hand, he was undeniably repulsed by the racial discrimination and violence against black Americans, and on the other he...   [tags: black american, civil rights, activist]

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Production Policies in Hollywood and The Catholic Church

- To what extent was the Catholic Church the leading establishment to alter production policies in Hollywood during the great depression A. Plan of Investigation The research question that will be evaluated is, to what extent was the Catholic Church the leading establishment to alter production policies in Hollywood during the great depression. While the Great Depression was a time of grief, it was additionally an era of new opportunities. The institution of Hollywood and the Catholic Church were two separate entities during the Great Depression....   [tags: great depression, hays code]

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Comparing the Reigns of Julian and Constantius

- For a ruler to be successful, certain characteristics must be present in that specific person. There are many variances to the cookie-cut emperor, though they all share similar passions. For instance, while one ruler emphasizes trade routes and commercial power for expansion of their legion, another may emphasize war and destruction only to rebuild their own version of their legion in the place that had been won. Although both rulers have very different manners and ideas about how to expand their empire, both have the same wish to be fulfilled....   [tags: Ancient Civilizations ]

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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military

- 2. Contributing Factors The presence of additional risk for homelessness specifically associated with Veteran status is puzzling in that it occurs among a population that shows better outcomes on almost all socioeconomic measures and that has exclusive access to an extensive system of benefits that include comprehensive healthcare services, disability and pension assistance, and homeless services (Fargo, et al, 24). In spite of having many advantages, veterans over-represent in the homeless population....   [tags: American Society, War Veterans, Homelessness]

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Ernest Hemmingway's Soldier's Home Similarity to Reality

- Ernest Hemmingway’s “Soldier’s Home” illustrates how a World War I veteran deals with reintegration into society. “Soldier’s Home” is a prime example of how a young man’s aspirations in life are altered by war. Most soldiers’ current and past have seen how their return from war is problematic and challenging. As a current deployed U.S. Army soldier, I appreciate, admire, and respect the personal strife of the soldiers before me. My fellow brothers and sisters in arms have laid the groundwork with their blood, sweat, and tears for veteran’s benefits and assistance programs which now all American servicemen and women will receive....   [tags: historic analysis, PTSD]

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The Social Security Act and its Beginnings

- ... The PCA, the government, and the Catholic Legion of Decency believed that while the country was in financial peril, it was also in moral peril, and they did not want the country's values to be in jeopardy of eroding during this vulnerable time, as well. The codes were enforced starting in 1934. In other news, Progressives aimed to assist the elderly, and the handicapped through reform policies. But there were people who did not support the second New Deal (at least not from the get-go), citing that “it went against the founding philosophy of the United States itself because it did not support self-reliance” (Bowles, 2011, 3.2)....   [tags: Economy, USA, Progressives]

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The Crowds and Controversy Surrounding Malcolm X

- ... In the year of 1941 Malcolm dropped out of school and was introduced to Boston’s ghetto. He became a shoeshine boy and a railroad waiter. Malcolm also took a dark path when he started to involve himself in burglary, drug dealing, and pimping. Malcolm X was arrested and given a ten-year jail sentence in 1945. During his time in jail, Malcolm was persuaded to become a member of NOI by his brothers Philbert and Reginald who were both members of NOI. NOI stands for Nation of Islam. As soon as being released from prison he started to work within the NOI movement as well as adopting the name Malcolm X as opposed to Malcolm Little which he throught represented a slave name....   [tags: controversial figure, civil rights movement]

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Malcolm X and Civil Rights Movements

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Biography of Malcolm X

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The Roman Imperial Army Of The First And Second Centuries Ad

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What Happened at the Battle of Fallen Timbers?

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