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Above and Beyond Nursing : The Contributions of Women to the War Effort - The first war contributions of women were as “Nursing Sisters”, who went overseas to care for the sick and wounded in times of conflict. However, it was during World War One that the roles of women in wars began to expand. Most Canadian women stayed on the home front to join the land army, work at munitions factories or support the war in their free time. Canadian women greatly contributed to the war efforts beyond just the role of nursing. A great example of this includes, but is not limited to, their involvement in the farming industry....   [tags: nursing, farming, workforce, factories]
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Causes of Australian Women during World War 2 - Causes of Australian Women in WW2 Why were woman needed in the war effort. In the year of 1939, Australia had joined the war effort. In this year Poland had been invaded by Hitler resulting in Britain declaring war on Germany. This declaration initially meant that Australia would be called to support Britain. Many Australian men enlisted in the armed forces leaving predominately women on the home front. This movement initially affected the Australian home front where the labour force had predominately consisted of men....   [tags: joining the war effort]
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The Contribution of Women's Work to the War Effort - The Contribution of Women's Work to the War Effort Women’s work at home contributed to the war effort, in many ways, but they were also under a lot of pressure and stress, due to their husband’s absence, as they had been sent to fight in the war. The women had to play the man’s and women’s role at home and in society. Their contribution to the war effort was partly their responsibility to keep their houses and families safe. Women had to deal with war time shortages by a method that was introduced to them in January 1940, which was known as ‘rationing’....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Hammersmith and Fulham's Contribution to the War Effort - Hammersmith and Fulham's Contribution to the War Effort During the Second World War, the area of Hammersmith and Fulham contributed in many different ways to the war effort. Source A, which is a newspaper article, tells us about one particular way in which Hammersmith helped towards the war effort. In the article it states that in Hammersmith there was a large collection of a range of different paper including cardboard, books and pawn tickets. The council asked the public to collect paper to recycle and use for munitions....   [tags: Papers] 2416 words
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Women and the War Effort in Britain, 1914-1918 - Women and the War Effort in Britain, 1914-1918 1. The two sources, D and G, show many differences. Source D is written by a man many years later than the period we are talking about. This is not first hand evidence. He may have gathered his information from accounts written at the time but he could have changed it to suit the angle from which he is writing. Also, he was a historian writing a broad outline about historical events and so was not specialist on women's rights which meant his work on this topic would be brief and maybe even superficial....   [tags: Papers] 1053 words
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How Canada Was Essential to Britain's War Effort - Introduction The Second World War began in September 1st 1939 after Germany invaded Poland (Bercuson 152). As a result Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. Canada which had been an ally of Britain was also not left behind. Seven days after the German invasion, her parliament also declared war on Germany, the first war the country had ever participated in after becoming an independent state (Byers 12). This marked the beginning of Canada involvement in the most brutal war ever recorded in history....   [tags: British History ]
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Women's Contribution to the War Effort and Their Gain in Voting Rights - Women's Contribution to the War Effort and Their Gain in Voting Rights Women over 30 gained the vote in 1918. There were a number of reasons for this but mainly because of women's contribution to the war effort. I will be looking at these different reasons and writing about how everything came together for the vote for women. I will start by looking at what the women did in the war. Women were pleased by the outbreak of the war because this meant they could prove themselves and even get suffrage at the end of it all....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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Women’s Contribution to the War Effort and Its Effects - Women’s Contribution to the War Effort and Its Effects I agree that the main reason women over 30 got the vote in 1918 was because of their contribution to the war however I think there were many other reasons as well. Women helped a lot in the war effort in the First World War and this played a big part in why women over 30 got the vote in 1918. When war broke out in 1914 the Pankhursts called an end to the Suffragette campaign and urged all their members and supporters to help with the war effort....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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Women's Right to Vote Due to Their Contribution to the War Effort - Women's Right to Vote Due to Their Contribution to the War Effort In August 1914 Britaindeclared war on Germany. Both the suffragettes and suffragists suspended their campaigns. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, the government ordered the unconditional release of all suffrage prisoners. On August 13, Emmeline Pankhurst called a temporary suspension to militancy and asked her followers to support her in the war effort. The suffragette movement was now effectively over although some ex- WSPU members formed and joined other groupings that continued to campaign for women enfranchisement, such as the suffragettes of the WSPU, the independent WSPU, the Women's...   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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Women's Contribution to the War Effort in the Years 1914-18 - Women's Contribution to the War Effort in the Years 1914-18 Source F is a poster produced by the government, The purpose is to encourage women to join the war effort. It was produced in 1916, when morale was at its lowest in Britain. At the beginning of the war, Britain has a professional army, however by 1916 conscription was introduced and anyone over 18 had to join the army. ] Therefore, women were needed to replace the men. The woman in the poster looks strong, proud and focused and catch your attention immediately, she is pinning her hair up, getting ready for work or unpinning it having just finished....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Women's Contributions to the War Effort and Women's Vote - Women's Contributions to the War Effort and Women's Vote I agree with the view that women gained the vote due to their contributions to the war. Previously, men have done the vast majority of the work, with women mainly being homemakers and mothers. Whilst the men were away fighting, women had to stand in for them at work, and proved that they were just as capable as men to do the work, and at some jobs, better. Emmeline Pankhurst married a barrister and was the leader of the suffragettes....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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The Role of Media in the War Effort on the Home Front - The Role of Media in the War Effort on the Home Front Introduction: During the war, media was everywhere, on lampposts, in shops, anywhere a person went they would see propaganda all around them. The media got into people's lives; it influenced them and cheered them up. It also told people about recent events, it kept them informed. Media took many forms in the war; there was radio, cinema, newspapers and posters. Television had no part in the war since the BBC went offline at the beginning of the war....   [tags: Papers] 2734 words
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Women's Right to Vote due to Their Contribution to the War Effort - Women's Right to Vote due to Their Contribution to the War Effort In 1918 a major milestone was reached in the fight for women's equality rights, this was women being granted suffrage by the government. During the physical endurance of the four years of the war, women proving themselves equal to men, they were rewarded the vote. The Electoral Reform bill was passed which granted voting rights to all female property owners over 30. Some historians say women were never given the vote; it was hard fought for and won....   [tags: Papers] 1546 words
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The Life and Role of Wacs During WWII - ... Army.12 Moreover, when a woman enlisted in the Army, she could indicate her preference to serve as an Air Wac;13 as such, she would be stationed at an air field where she would help train and test air cadets and perform the technical jobs of aviation such as repairing broken plains and instruments.14 The A.A.F. was impressed by the speed at which these women learned new tasks, and even claimed that the women could handle ground jobs better than men could.15 The A.A.F. was not the only division pleased with the Wacs’ work....   [tags: Women's Army Corp, war effort]
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The Uses of Propaganda in Order to Promote the War Effort During World War One - The Uses of Propaganda in Order to Promote the War Effort During World War One Propaganda was used in world war one to promote the war effort for many reasons. The reasons for using propaganda varied greatly depending on the area of the war being promoted. Also, different propaganda started at different times in the war and not all types of propaganda lasted until the end of the war. Recruitment propaganda was used from the start of the war until conscription was introduced in 1916....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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The Effect of Women's Contribution To the War Effort on Women's Voting Rights - The Effect of Women's Contribution To the War Effort on Women's Voting Rights Women over thirty succeeded in getting the vote in 1918. The effort to get the vote had already massively started, but 1918 was straight after the First World War, so was it the main factor that won them the vote. Or maybe it just speeded up the inevitable changes that were already taking place. Or maybe it made little change to previous efforts. I am going to discuss the factors for the questions above to try to decide if the war was the main factor in achieving women’s suffrage....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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Women Over 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women’s contribution to the war effort - Women Over 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women’s contribution to the war effort. Do you agree. Explain Your Answer. The campaign for women’s suffrage had been going for almost 50 years before any women in Britain were given the right to vote. In 1918 women over the age of 30 were allowed to vote for the first time. This was after four years of a war in which women had played a much larger role than ever before. The war was obviously a factor in women getting the vote but how and to what extent....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Devepment Requires, Hard Work, Patience, and Effort - Development of every single thing occurs only step by step and there is no other way for this. It never happens rapidly and suddenly. It is hard and continuous process, which requires patience and a lot of effort. Our world developed the same way. Every single step or we can say period of world history brought some new, crucial and influential innovations to people’s lives. One of such periods is the time between second half of the 17th century and first half of 20th century. This is the period from the end of Thirty Years’ War – Peace of Westphalia (1648) and the beginning of World War I (1914)....   [tags: lincoln, civil war, karl marx] 1573 words
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The Pain and Suffering of War - Twenty nine million casualties and eight and a half million deaths was the final tally for the four year conflict known as the Great War. Dubbed the First World War, the clash between the Allies and the Central Powers encompassed almost all regions of the globe. The war was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. Because the perpetrators, a terrorist group called the Black Hand, were situated in the nearby country of Serbia, the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy sent the Serbs a list of uncompromising demands....   [tags: War]
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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War - America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist] 1333 words
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The Will to Win a War - For a country to be committed to a war, its citizens must likewise be committed to the long and arduous struggle of protracted conflict. War had engulfed the world, pitting world powers France and England against formidable foes Germany and Italy. Britain’s position in World War II was bleak; Germany was encroaching further and further into British positions. Germany seemed unstoppable and the morale of the British was dipping lower and lower each day. In delivering his report on the situation at Dunkirk on June 4, 1940 to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill declared that the British would keep fighting until the cessation of the war....   [tags: World War II, Germany]
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War and Society: Is War a Cultural or Biological Phenomenon? - War is strongly ingrained into our world today whether we like it or not and while it may seem more prevalent and worse lately considering the advances in technology and the increase in hysteria over security, war is not a recent adjunct to society. That poses the question, where does war come from. As human beings, are we hard-wired biologically to fight each other or is it a behaviour influenced by peers and morals. What is war. According to the thefreedictionary.com online dictionary, war is described as: 1....   [tags: war, sociology,] 1075 words
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Formation of a Relief Effort in Darfur - Backgorund: Sudan, and more specifically Darfur, has been the subject of global attention as genocide rips the country in two. Before this, however, the culture of the region was very unique, being the byproduct of extensive British colonization as well as ancient traditions and customs passed down for generations. There tends to be a hybrid culture made up of new and old in Darfur which left the area in a volatile state, unable to stave off the rising religious violence and ethnic tensions. Sudan has been classified as a failed state for this very reason; the government is not able to provide basic functions that a sovereign nation should....   [tags: International Politics] 1521 words
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The Civil War - ... The Confederates emerged victorious after the Unions looked like they held a considerable lead. 18. During the opening of the Battle for Bull Run, the North was shattering the lines of the Confederates, except for those of Stonewall Jackson who held strong and provided hope for the surrounding men. He was known as one of the greatest leaders of the Civil War. 19. The Peninsula Campaign was the first large-scale campaign in the Civil War led by George McClellan with the Army of the Potomac. It ended with the battle at Seven Pines in which McClellan lost most of his men....   [tags: The Civil War Essays] 2342 words
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The Violent War Without Bloodshed - The violent war without bloodshed. The long drawn out period of substantial tension between the two most powerful nations that emerged out of World War II (WWII). The United States of America came out of the second world war as the savior of Europe, they gained many new allies and came strongly out of the depression to become an economic power. As well as economic power the US also gained many top global political positions. Behind the protective “Iron Curtain was the other great super power to come out of the Second World War, Russia, after relentlessly helping the US to end Japan’s power in the Pacific soon became bitter towards their new allie again....   [tags: united states, world war II, cold war] 580 words
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The Disillusionment of the Vietnam War - President Dwight Eisenhower conditionally pledged to support South Vietnam’s new nation in 1955. In the time period between 1955-1961 the United States pumped seven billion dollars in aid so that Vietnam would not “go over quickly” like a “row of dominoes” (McNamara 31). In the next 6 years Vietnam would cost America billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and the disaffection of much of the United States public. Yet in the end, South Vietnam would fall to the North less than 2 years after the United States military involvement ceased....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The “Great War” and Its Consequences - Overview How did the First World War lead to revolution in Russia and the disintegration of several once-powerful empires. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 776) The first World War, also known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, had a profound impact on the societies across the globe, especially the industrialized nations of Europe and the United States. At the start of the war, in 1914, Russia had a larger military than any nation in the world, albeit underequipped, and inadequately trained....   [tags: World War I] 1172 words
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The Vietnam War: A Brief Analysis - Time does not heal all wounds, though it does impose fresh ones that require consideration. Still, even though the Cold War is over, there are many reasons why the history of the Vietnam War should remain fresh and the effort to grasp both the war and the antiwar opposition remain essential. The Vietnam War is, of course, an episode in military history. The episode’s setting is during the Cold War in Vietnam and the central theme of the episode was to pit capitalism and or democracy against communism....   [tags: Military, War, Asia]
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The Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War - When asked about the United States’ involvement in Vietnam Charles de Gaulle responded by saying, “I predict… that you will, step by step, be sucked into a bottomless military and political quagmire” (Wills 29). The Vietnam War should have been negotiated to an end and troops removed directly following the Tet Offensive, because by that time, it was made evident that further fighting would only cause more unnecessary harms. Often in history nations try to justify their actions any way they can whether they are valid or not....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Australia in the Vietnam War - Australia first became a part of the Vietnam War effort in July 1962, when we sent over the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Our involvement in the war can ultimately be contributed to two major points, which are the our alliance with the United States as well as the fear of communism reaching Australia and seizing control of our nation. The Introduction of the “National Service Scheme” (Conscription) In 1964 caused a major uproar from the Australian public and would play a key role in our involvement in the war effort....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The History of World War II - World War II was the bloodiest global war ever exposed to simple society. It is generally considered to have lasted from 1939 to 1945, although several conflicts in Asia that are commonly linked as contributing factors towards the war had begun earlier than 1939. It concerned the vast majority of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers, finally forming two opposing military alliances: the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. It was the most widespread war in history with fighting that raged constantly between fifty nations....   [tags: global war, human history]
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The History of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War started in 1945, resulting in almost 60,000 American deaths and nearly two million Vietnamese deaths, according to Mintze. Years after combat countless Vietnam veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder in every aspect of their lives (Price). Posttraumatic stress disorder is an illness that can happen to anyone who has gone through a horrifying experience. It has been documented in all forms of literature and films the brutality of the war and the side effects it came with....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Was the Vietnam War Justified? - Introduction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.” (Richard M. Nixon, 1985) Despite almost half a century of retrospect, numerous studies, and the declassification of military documents, former President Nixon’s assertion still holds truth. Of all the wars that the United States has fought in, the Vietnam War has compelled the most Americans to question what we were fighting for and why. Was the Vietnam War a just war. The Just War Theory The Just War Theory has been shaped over the centuries by historians and philosophers....   [tags: The Just War Theory]
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Causes of the Cold War - There are several who have a different approach of whether it’s the U.S or the Soviets’ fault for causing the Cold War. In reality, they have always had clashing ideologies and different structures of government that have played a major role in leading them to embark upon such a distrustful relationship. Furthermore, the Soviets distrusted the U.S way before WWII when they intervened in the Russian Civil War and didn’t recognize the Soviet Union until 1933. As a result, during and after WWII, the Soviets were determined to dominate European countries with their own political agenda to become the hegemonic power and believed the U.S....   [tags: Origin of the Cold War] 860 words
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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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Taking a Look at the Trojan War - Helen is also known as “the face that launched a thousand ships” (mareinic.blogspot.com). In this paper I will teach you about the war that she started. I will also talk about the start of the war, the tactics, weapons, archeological proof, the end of the war, and lastly I will talk about the after math. Godly start of the war The godly start of the war started with the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, a sea nymph. They did not invite Eris, the goddess of discord, to the wedding but they did invite all of the other gods....   [tags: the war that Helen started, ancient history]
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The History of the American Civil War - The American Civil war, also know as the War Between the States, was a bloody war to end slavery. It all started with eleven states seceding from the Union to form their own nation to be able to enslave the African American. The eleven states formed the Confederate States of America, also known as Confederacy, under their president Jefferson Davis. The Civil war came about in 1861 as the North wanted stop the eleven southern states from seceding and forming their own nation just so they can uphold slavery....   [tags: American, Civil war, USA, history, ] 1154 words
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Influences of Civil War Technology - War is something that everyone knows about. it is very prominent and chances are throughout the history of the world there is always someone effected by it during any point in time. Wars come and go leaving many good and bad things behind, whichever light it is looked at from, weaponry is always one of those things. War time is notorious for pushing technology to the edge, this including weaponry. There have been several wars that impacted future weaponry but the Civil War is on the farthest away that you can still see a prominent major impact even with modern day weaponry....   [tags: War, Infantry, American History, Lincoln]
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The Effect of the Vietnam War on the American People - The Vietnam War was marked by brutality, death, protests, and psychological tolls. No war caused such great division among the American people like the Vietnam War. The war was extremely costly, and it left long-term effects on people all over the world. As a whole, the American people agree that the Vietnam War was a waste of time, money, and life. 1. What were the economic effects. 2. What were the political effects. 3. What were the psychological effects. 4. How was the war dealt with socially....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Canada's Involvement in the Second World War - Canada involvement in the second world war was well calculated because unlike the first world war, where it plunged into the war as soon as the United Kingdom got involved, in the second world war, Mackenzie King, the Canadian leader had to wait until the parliament consented to the involvement and Canada got involved only after Hitler invade Poland in 1939. Unlike many countries especially in Europe that suffered economic slump during the Second World War, Canada remained virtually unaffected during the war and its involvement set up a foundation through which the country prospered during the years after the war....   [tags: Canada, World War ii, ] 1430 words
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US government and society at war - Introduction: The Unites States of America was at first neutral during the Second World War but was slowly forced into the war. Eventually the United States declared war officially after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii without any warning. On December 8th, 1942, the United States declared war on Japan. This war would bring devastation to all of the countries involved and to the entire world in general. The United States was not only fighting wars overseas against the Japanese and the Germans but it also had its own domestic fight at home which was much different than the one outside its borders....   [tags: WW II, OWI, Office of War Information]
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African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War - African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War African Americans helped shape the Civil War from various perspectives. Actually, they were the underlying foundation for the war if you think about it in depth. African Americans were slaves and had been dealt with like property since they arrived in America. The likelihood of opportunity for these slaves created an enormous commotion in the South. The issue of equal rights for African Americans brought on a gap between the states. The United States Civil War began as an effort to save the Union, and ended in a fight to abolish slavery....   [tags: civil war, union spies] 1277 words
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Speech Analysis: The Declaration of War on Japan - ... Roosevelt initiated his persuasion with his choice of emotionally charged words to ignite polarizing emotional appeals. He emphasized the deception involved the attack through the numerous repetitions of the word "deliberately" and "premeditated". Furthermore, his usage of the words "hostility", "dastardly", and "infamy" demonizes the Japanese people and entices the attention of his intended audience, both the Congress and all American citizens. His mention of the American casualties and infrastructure of the US navy during the Pearl Harbor attack united the nation under an ideology of patriotism and emphasized the urgency of the grave situation....   [tags: rhetoric eloquence, japan, war] 634 words
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War Between North and South Korea - Since the Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953, there have been multiple disputes between North and South Korea. North Korea’s extensive missile and nuclear weapons programs along with their further nuclear ambitions block a peaceful unification of these two countries. North Korea often threatens to attack South Korea at the slightest provocation. The ongoing conflict between these two nations has escalated in recent decades. Even though North Korea has threatened war several times, this self-proclaimed defensive country explains their decision to develop nuclear weapons by claiming they need to defend themselves....   [tags: nuclear weapons, Korean War] 1121 words
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Adenauer and Post-War Germany - Adenauer and Post-War Germany Introduction The downfall of Germany after the Second World War is an outcome thought by many that time as deserving for a nation touted to have caused one of the most atrocious events in human history. The Nazi Party, which ran Germany under its terrible regime before and during the Second World War, has perpetrated a series of destructive actions that soon wrought havoc to the rest of the world. From the anti-Semitic platform of the Nazi Party that generated the Holocaust up to the unholy alliances with Italy, Japan and others under the Axis Powers that led to massive destruction of lives and properties in different parts of the world, Germany undoubtedly ha...   [tags: Second World War, downfall of Germany]
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American Civil War Battle Nurses - During the American Civil War, "More than twenty thousand women in the Union and Confederate states engaged in relief work…” (Schultz, 2004). These women had certain professional rights and responsibilities to uphold throughout the Civil War. They broke the common Victorian American tradition and volunteered to be Civil War nurses, something that astounded the nation (USAHEC.org). These battle aids nursed the wounded soldiers and performed other tasks to help the soldiers. However, these women were not accepted right away by male doctors in the hospitals....   [tags: American Civil War]
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Chickering's Characteristic of Total War - Roger Chickering, a prominent Historian at Georgetown University in the United States of America, argues that total war is “distinguished by its unprecedented intensity and extent. Theatres of operations span the globe; the scale of battle is practically limitless… Total war requires the mobilization not only of armed forces but also of whole populations. The most crucial determinant of total war is the widespread, indiscriminate, and deliberate inclusion of civilians as legitimate military targets " , moreover Chickering reasons that total war “directs attention to techniques of modern warfare at every level of combat” and that “The wholesale involvement of civilians in war, as active par...   [tags: World War I, French Republic history] 1996 words
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Enduring Lessons of War Termination: A Look Into the Russo-Japanese War - War termination and the decision of when to negotiate peace are rarely effectively planned before a war. The Russo-Japanese War is one of a few historical exceptions. The Russo-Japanese War provides three enduring lessons about war termination in a conflict fought for limited aims. First, the most effective war termination plans are created before the war. Second, continued military and political pressure can effectively improve your position to negotiate peace. Third, common interests and compromise are required for durable peace....   [tags: War, Politics, Peace Negotiation, History] 2837 words
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World War I - Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, authors of 14-18: Understanding the Great War, are directors of the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, an international museum and research center near the Somme. Audoin-Rouzeau graduated from Jules Verne University of Picardy, and Becker graduated from the University of Paris, X-Nanterre. Both have completed a high volume of research and writings on World War I. Each has also published one book relating to World War I before writing 14-18: Understanding the Great War....   [tags: History, War, Informative] 1788 words
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World War I - World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. The immediate cause of the World War I was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary and member of the Black Hand. The retaliation by Austria-Hungary against the monarchy of Serbia activated a series of alliances that set off a chain reaction of war declarations. Within a month, much of Europe was in a state of open warfare....   [tags: World War I] 1249 words
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The Role of Women in the American Civil War - When the American Civil War began on April 12th, 1861, over 3 million Union and Confederate soldiers prepared for battle. Men from all over America were called upon to support their side in the confrontation. While their battles are well documented and historically analyzed for over a hundred years, there is one aspect, one dark spot missing in the picture: the role of women in the American Civil War. From staying at home to take care of the children to disguising themselves as men to fight on the battlefield, women contributed in many ways to the war effort on both sides....   [tags: Civil War, feminine heroism, history]
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