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Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

- Persuasive Speech: Same sex marriages General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience to agree that same-sex marriages should not be legal Central Idea: The audience will realize the vices and social disorders created by legalization of same sex marriages in order to preserve marital norms INTRODUCTION I. Same sex marriage is a trending topic if not a trendy one. Countries throughout the globe are pressured with the question of homosexuality being an issue of right or morality....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Solar Power

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that that solar power should become the main form of alternative energy in the Unites States. Introduction: Attention Getter: Let’s look ahead fifty years and see what the world is like. Imagine a world that is in total war with no end in sight. The cause behind this war is simple, oil. Everyone is fighting over those last few reserves of oil. How can this future be prevented. The answer is solar power. Claim: Solar power has the potential to become the United States main supply of energy and replace are needs for more conventional and harmful forms of power generation....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech on Oceanic Exploration

- Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to view oceanic exploration as a valuable undertaking. INTRODUCTION I. Opening Statement: Forget about exploring outer space, we should concentrate on something a lot closer that we only know a small fraction about - Earth’s oceans. II. Central Idea: To show the benefits of Government funded exploration and examination of the oceanic environments across the globe. III. Credibility Statement: I have gathered information from various online sources and periodicals to illustrate the importance of our undersea environment....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering

- I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Has anyone ever stopped to help you when you were in need. How did it make you feel. B. Thesis Statement: Volunteering in your local community will help those around you and help you feel like you have contributed something positive and it is easier than most people think. C. Speaker Credibility Statement: If we all did our part to help those in need, our community would be a better and safer place to live. By doing this, we can achieve a greater sense of accomplishment....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Salem Witch Trials Persuasive Speech

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to stop the witch-hunts Character: Concerned citizen of Salem just before the hanging of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor Concerned citizens of Salem, if it were a good mornin' I would bid you that, however it is not. This mornin' a grave injustice is looming like the grey clouds before a storm. This morning we will bear witness to yet another brutal and senseless murder of two innocent Christians, Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor. Ladies and gentlemen, for four long months the very court that proposed to protect us from all evil has deceived us and in fact perpetuated the evil doings running rife throughout our fair town....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Writing

- Nowadays persuasive writing is one of the most common types of writings used in the world. It contains only one or perhaps several arguments and offers support for the main claim in order to convince the reader of the writer’s opinion. The primary focus is to change the way the reader thinks about a specific argumentation or claim. In order to obtain desirable results, the writer needs to be aware of the audience the script could have, and the general purpose of the writing itself. For instance, how the context of the message is written, sometimes is not perceived the same way, specifically when the audience believes on the opposite view; therefore, by writing a specific persuasive argument...   [tags: MLA, Composition, technique]

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Persuasive Speech: Purchase an Automobile in 1908

- Henry Ford has released his invention to the public. It is a horseless carriage that he calls the automobile. He has told us that this contraption will eventually be made available to the entire world. This is going to have a radical change on our society, as we know it. Each and every person out there should have an automobile. Every person’s daily chore time would be cut in half. Daily trips to town would be made in only a few short hours. Supplies from the cities would come twice as fast to the smaller towns....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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The Opinion And Persuasive Essay

- Consider the opinion and persuasive essays students are instructed to write. Using arguments and (hopefully) facts, students must explain their perspective, and then argue theirs is the correct side and all others are erroneous. They are to defend their opinion from attacks and to rip apart other viewpoints. Also are current event reports. In these, the teacher has her pupils research the news or some current event (as the name helpfully describes) and share their findings with the class. Under certain teachers, not only are the students to do this, but they are to add a twist by giving their perspective....   [tags: Critical thinking, Reasoning, Epistemology]

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Writing a Strong Persuasive Essay

- The strong persuasive essay consists of the proper use of Aristotelian appeals and well oriented arguments constructed by means of Toulmin model of rhetoric. Using those techniques, Michael Chang, the author of the article “America’s Failing Education System,” attempts to convince the reader that the U.S. secondary educational system is poor in math and science because of the inability of secondary school math and science teacher, eventually causing the U.S. incompetence in the global environment....   [tags: rhetorical analysis]

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Persuasive Speech On Police Brutality

- Maria Lara COMM 150 11/12/14 Persuasive Speech Outline Attention Getter: Are all the officers who are intended to "Protect and Serve" really following through with that. Background and Audience Relevance: According to the Human Rights Watch 2012 report on Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States; police brutality has become one the most serious human rights violation. As citizens of the United States it is our duty to make sure that those with authority don 't take advantage of their power....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Persuasive Speech : Habitat Destruction

- Odin Bules Mrs. Barkow HJE-5 November 30, 2015 Persuasive Speech People, habitat destruction is real. Habitat destruction is the leading cause of extinction (Hogan). Climate change is real. The earth is warming at an ever increasing rate. Malnutrition is a major issue all over the world, with 800 million people who are malnourished today(“Hunger Statistics.”). Problems that are connected with population and overconsumption are only going to increase in the coming years, by 2050 there will be around 9.6 billion people (Kochar)....   [tags: Agriculture, Meat, Global warming, Cattle]

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Persuasive Essay : Medical Marijuana

- Persuasive Essay Medical Marijuana Opioids, narcotics, stimulants, and central nervous system depressants are commonly prescribed drugs to treat a variety of disorders and diseases. However because of their mind-altering or psychoactive effects, they are often abused and can be detrimental to your health. Marijuana when used for medical reasons can be very effective in treatment for controlling symptoms and diseases. There are many reasons that the federal government should consider legalizing marijuana for medical use....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Fight Homelessness

-      Specific Purpose:           To persuade my audience to help fight homelessness            Central Idea:           With more help for the homeless we can make America better for everyone      Attention      I. Imagine for a moment that you're not in this classroom. A. Instead your outside, but you not walking to class or your dorm, your living there.           B. Imagine for a moment that you yourself are homeless.                1. You have no shelter                2. When it rains your wet                3....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]

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Persuasive Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by how many of these are true....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Writing Persuasive Essay - My Writing

- I’ve always viewed myself as an above average writer, taking rigorous AP courses to further my knowledge and challenge myself to the best of my ability. Through my experiences of high school, I learned of ethos, pathos, and logos, writing persuasive essays, rhetorical analysis essays, as well as argumentative essays. Even though I tested out of taking WRC 1013, I still wanted to make sure I was prepared in writing thorough essays While taking the WRC 1023, I learned of kairos, in order for an argument to be persuasive it has to have the right time to be effective....   [tags: Rhetoric, Writing, Essay, Learning]

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Persuasive Essay on Concealed Weapons Laws

- Persuasive Essay on Concealed Weapons Laws Just imagine for a moment if you would. You Just finished a long hard week of work, and you are looking forward to the reward of going out for a night on the town. You go home get cleaned up, put on your sharpest outfit and head over to your dates house to pick her up. Nothing could be more perfect. The evening air is the right temperature with just enough breeze to catch your cologne and waft it through the air. And the evening itself is enough to remember because of the moons reflection off of the newly harvested fields and ever-flowing creeks....   [tags: Papers Gun Laws Weapon Essays]

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Persuasive Speech : Lowering The Drinking Age

- Briar Clay Mrs. Bauch 05-16-16 Persuasive Speech Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 How many of you would like the chance to purchase an alcoholic beverage by the time you turn 18. Today I am going to go over some pros and cons on lowering the drinking age to 18. This is something I believe should be done in Iowa or even the whole nation. Upon researching this topic I learned that ever since the drinking age was increased to 21 years of age more people have died from drug over dose instead. Another fact on drug over dose is that it has increased 102% since the increase of the drinking age....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Use Alternative Power Sources Instead of Nuclear Energy

- General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that they should advocate the use of alternative power sources other than nuclear energy. Central Idea: Nuclear energy only contributes a small amount to the world’s electricity yet it has hazards and dangers that far out-way its benefits. There are many other alternative power producing sources that can produce energy more efficiently and more safely than nuclear power plants can. Organization: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence I....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Creative Thinking, Logical Thinking, and Persuasive Thinking

- In thinking and decision making, it will be analyzed on three different types of thinking styles. The three thinking styles analyzed are Creative thinking, Logical thinking, and Persuasive thinking. These three thinking styles are some of the many important styles used in a workplace. Creative, logical, and persuasive is a great mix of thinking styles that helps a company becomes very successful in completing a job task. The three different types of thinking will be spoken of on how they each affect the critical thinking process....   [tags: Thinking Styles]

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An Investigation into the Recall of Persuasive versus Informative Television Advertisements

- Abstract Advertising has a pretty simple role: to persuade consumers to buy the company’s product while creating awareness about it. Advertising spam is on the rise in television primetime. It is becoming easier and easier for consumers to tune out advertisements and not pay attention to the message. So the question is: which advertisements “stick” to the consumers’ minds and actually lead to intent to purchase. This study attempts to analyze this by investigating recall differences between two broad categories of advertisements: “persuasive” and “informative” and eventual purchase intent differences that arise due to the advertisements....   [tags: Advertising]

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Use of Persuasive Argument in 12 Angry Men

- The movie “12 Angry Men” examines the dynamics at play in a United States jury room in the 1950’s. It revolves around the opinions and mindsets of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of patricide. The extraordinary element is that their finding will determine his life or death. This play was made into a movie in 1957, produced by Henry Fonda who played the lead role, Juror #8, and Reginald Rose who wrote the original screenplay....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]

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Analysis of Persuasive Symbols in Ronald Reagan's The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address

- Introduction Politicians frequently receive negative publicity at the hand of their own use of language. Their uses of words as they relate to persuasion typically fall within one of the three dimensions of language functions, semantic or thematic. Often their persuasive language can be found to closely resemble any of these three categories simultaneously. There are many tools for analyzing persuasive symbols, many of which should be utilized when analyzing great communicators such as President Ronald Reagan....   [tags: using the three dimmensions of language]

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Persuasive Techniques in Robert Matthews article “Why do people believe weird things?”

- In Robert Matthews article “Why do people believe weird things?” his main focus is to prove to the reader that people who think weird things are not necessarily weird, or even crazy, but that they see things from a different prospective than the majority. Robert suggests that individuals can use the same evidence to make a claim, but with that evidence there can be two different viewpoints. Although in his article Robert only uses a few examples, he asserts his theory in a very persuasive manner....   [tags: evidence, conspiracy, irrational]

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Persuasive Writing : High School

- The essay. With the exception of a few budding writers, the majority of the high school population can be found groaning and complaining over this assignment. These students may not be aware of how beneficial an assignment such as this will be, if they decide to put the necessary effort in. Many essays written at a professional level have had a great influence on society and are still remembered. Strong writing is a skill intelligent and well rounded students possess; mastering this skill shows the ability to communicate and formulate thoughts into coherent sentences....   [tags: High school, Writing, Essay, High school diploma]

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Persuasive Arguements in The Life of Olaudah Equiano

- "The Life of Olaudah Equiano” is a captivating story in which Equiano, the author, reflects on his life from becoming a slave to a freeman during the 19th century. Through his experiences and writing, Equiano paints a vivid picture of the atrocities and cruelties of European slavery. Ultimately through his narrative, Equiano intends to persuade his audience, the British government, to abolish the Atlantic slave trade as well as alert them of the harsh treatment of slaves. He successfully accomplishes his goal by subtly making arguments through the use of character, action, and setting....   [tags: slavery, morality, faith]

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Persuasive Essay : Wild Animal Confinement

- Wild Animal Confinement Wild animals have been used to entertain people all around the world. These animals are meant to be “wild.” Zoological parks contain a variety of different wild animals. Zoos have been said to be for educational purposes. However, some may also think of these zoos as a source of entertainment. Seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is educational because human beings are directly learning from the animal and its natural instincts. The natural habitat of a wild animal is very different from the man made cages they live in under confinement....   [tags: Natural environment, Animal, Nature, Wildlife]

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Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless?

- Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless. Unarguably, since technology has been introduced, it has had profound effects, permeating not only onto society, but our entire ecological system. To categorize the effects of technology as predominantly beneficial or detrimental, as Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale claim in their interview, is difficult. "Interview With The Luddite" captures and vividly illustrates their seemingly pointless and underdeveloped ideas. Kelly, protechnology, and Sale, a contemporary neo-Luddite, discuss many technological issues, including the automation of the labor force, oral tradition, literacy, and civilization....   [tags: Kelly Sale Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Persuasive Speech: Marijuana Should Be Legal

- General Purpose: Speech to Persuade Specific Purpose: To get my audience to be pro on legalizing marijuana Thesis Statement: Marijuana isn't harmful and should be legalized Organizational Pattern: Cause and Effect To the AIDS or cancer patient, marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry

- Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry Compare the persuasive techniques used in the poems. Say which poems you feel are the most effective and Why. Persuading poets have been writing poems on love, lust and nature since the beginning of time. The 7 poems that are analysed here range from the 16th-19th centuries. These poems are all written by men arguing and persuading the effects of love. In “To virgins”, it appears that Robert Herrick uses small amounts of natural imagery to persuade virgins and to stress the fast passing of time....   [tags: Poetry Poems Writing Literature Essays]

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Persuasive Speech: Don't Be Persuaded by Subliminal Advertising

- PURPOSE: To persuade my audience to refuse to be persuaded by subliminal advertising I.     ATTENTION Who here has seen the movie "Fight Club". If you have, you have been exposed to a thing called subliminal messaging. Let me show you a short clip from the movie. [show clip] Okay, raise your hand if you saw the image flash on the screen. For those of you who didn't see it, here it is in slow-motion. [show the image] I noticed three other instances just like that one. That's not even all; there's lots more to watch out for in that movie....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Take a Stand Against Hate Crimes

- It was October 6, 1998 when he was lured from the bar that cold, fateful night. His skull was smashed with a pistol butt as he was lashed to a fence, left for dead in near freezing temperatures. Nearly eighteen hours later he was found by passersby and taken to a hospital where he remained in a coma for several days until slowly slipping away. At his funeral, picketers carried signs saying, "God Hates Fags" and "Fags Deserve to Die." Matthew Sheppard is one of the thousands of victims who have suffered from the form of violence known as hate crimes....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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No Needles: Why Vaccination Proponents' Persuasive Methods are Counterintuitive

- It’s hard to imagine a world without vaccines—a world where “getting sick” had the potential to be fatal (or at least cause irreparable damage to one’s body). In this world, diseases robbed millions of bright-eyed children of their lives. Thankfully, though, with the development of vaccines, populations have grown larger and healthier over the past century. Sadly, despite the improved longevity of our species, many people are still undecided about—or vehemently against—childhood vaccination. They claim that vaccinations are dangerous and responsible for autism and other conditions....   [tags: health, misinformation]

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Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements

- Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements The hardest thing for any charity is to raise money. There is only one way to do this, that is to persuade people to part with their money and donate it to a good cause. The “ Bhopal Medical Appeal” and “Save The Children” advertisements are two examples of this. Both of these advertisements come from “ The Observer” a broadsheet newspaper. Consequently it is assumed that the target audience is those of a higher education and people who more likely to actually read the advertisement....   [tags: Papers]

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War

- A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War Nations all over the world constantly utilize various forms of media to rally support amongst its own people. Manuscripts, newspapers and radios were and still are of the many mediums through which political figures connect and communicate with civilians. Especially during a time of war, the government sets as one of its highest priorities, the goal of keeping its people adequately informed and behind their nation’s cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Persuasive Tactics in Marketing

- Table of Contents page <ol> <li value="1">0 Explanation of the two tactics 2 <li value="2">0 The effectiveness of social proof 2 <li value="2">1 Circumstances when effective 3 <li value="2">2 Circumstances when ineffective 4 <li value="2">3 Persuadee when effective 4 <li value="2">4 Persuadee when ineffective 5 <li value="2">5 Persuader when effective 5 <li value="2">6 Persuader when ineffective 6 <li value="2">7 Conclusion of Social Proof 7 <li value="3">0 The effectiveness of scarcity 7 <li value="3">1 Circumstances when effective 7 <li value="3">2 Circumstances when ineffective 8 <li val...   [tags: Marketing]

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Othello Persuasive Essay

- Two individuals may be the best of friends but when one individual is taken in by jealousy over the other he or she will do anything in his or her power to ruin the other individual’s life; this is where the dilemma arises. William Shakespeare, the playwright of Othello portrays a story about a highly honoured character Othello who is the general of the state of Venice. Iago portrays himself as very loyal and true friend to Othello while his other side is much more ruthless and cruel towards the general....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction

- Marge Piercy is an accredited American writer and poet. Her works include poems such as “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” that focus on society’s treatment of women, as well as poems which speak to more broad social issues. The vast majority of her poems speak to qualities that she deems virtuous. Many of the ideals she values stem from her childhood and past experiences; those same ideals are reflected in her poems which clearly show her passion for the feminist and civil rights movements....   [tags: writer and poet]

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Persuasive Essay: The United States is not The Greatest Country in The World

- The United States is not the greatest country in the world. However, for a very long time, people have believed that the United States tops the list. This is because of the classic lifestyle and technological advancements portrayed in our daily media. The United States is portrayed as a country of peace and optimum harmony. Consequently, we get the impression that United States is the best place to be. The younger generation seems to enjoy life to the fullest with almost no regrets. After all, most of us can drive a car at the age of 16; compare that to other countries at 18....   [tags: fast food, obesity, hollywood]

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The Persuasive Power of Television in the 1960’s

- ... According to McLuhan, unlike previous forms of mass media, television initiated physiological changes within the left and right hemispheres of the brain (McLuhan 87). The left hemisphere is responsible for active linear and quantitative processing related to reading and computations. However, the left-brain processing is quickly overshadowed by the right brain stimulating images, movement, and sound of a television. Furthermore, it is well accepted that the limbic regions located in the right brain are responsible for emotion and automatic response at a primal level....   [tags: mass media entertainment and influence]

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The Boom of Persuasive Totalitarianism in Europe's Damaged Nations

- ... Totalitarianism, in general, was characterized by a strong opposition to democracy and a belief in dictatorships. During the early-twentieth century, democracy had suffered from noticeable failure in some parts of Europe. This failure had been attributed to inexperienced leadership, incompetent or absent parliament, and a strongly damaged national economy. After World War I, and later on, after the Great Depression, frustrated Europeans quickly turned to antidemocratic leaders who offered simple explanations and phenomenal solutions for their damaged societies....   [tags: USSR, post world war I]

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