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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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Women Were Not The Only Factors That Helped Aid The War Effort

- ... The African Americans that lived in the United States during the time of the civil war knew full well what was going on and they felt both happy and nervous, because they knew that many were fighting the war because there was a conflict over slavery. The North did not agree with the idea of slavery, and the south depended on them to maintain their plantations and to work for them without pay. They all felt that this conflict was coming before it had even officially occurred and they knew that their fate, as well as four million other blacks that lived in America, was tied with the fate of the nation....   [tags: African American, Black people, American Civil War]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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World War I And The War

- ... This army was able to push back Russian troops, which lead Servia to be eliminated from the war. Germany was then able to help individuals in the west due to a successful battle. However, the trench warfare happened to be a great defense but a long, nasty, and harsh one. The conditions inside the trench were terrible as men had to smell decomposing bodies and deal with rats and lice. There were several attempts to proceed onward but none of these attempts were successful because of the number of casualties....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Tank]

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The War Of The World War II

- ... The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan whose main goal was to conquer countries so that they could obtain a larger amount of living space and restore themselves to how they had been before World War I. Their efforts also resulted in the mass capture and killing of soldiers and civilians alike. As the reach of the powers was expanded, the Allied forces banned together in an attempt to eliminate impending invasions from Axis powers. In 1941, America formally declared war on the Axis powers the day after Japan had initiated an attack on Pearl Harbor....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Soviet Union]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- ... Grant was a hard drinking West Point graduate who was commonly stationed at remote frontier posts. Grant was a graduate from the United Sate Military Academy at WestPoint, and fought against the Mexican’s during the Mexican-American war. During this war Grant studied the tactics and strategies of Major General Winfred Scott, Grant’s mentor, often second guessing their moves beforehand. Early in the Civil War Grant gained the reputation as a strategic, but a very aggressive commander, who persisted on pressing forward unto the Confederate lines prior to a victory....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... The voting age was a state issue, not a national one. For this reason, many states did not allow eighteen year olds to vote. Many activists protested the fact that thousands of young men and women could not vote (“The 26th Amendment”). By 1969, over sixty resolutions to the issue were proposed, but none of them were acted upon in Congress. The following year, in 1965, a bill was signed that allowed the voting age to be lowered to eighteen in all federal, state, and local elections ("The 26th Amendment”)....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam]

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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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The War Of The Vietnam War

- ... Turner shows the readers how war stories are not always about the brave men who fought, but also the brave women who risked their lives for their county. As citizens rallied to Ho Chi Minh’s call, men and women went out to fight in order to keep the country free. Thousands of teenage girls entered the war zone and worked to their limit, where many did not survive to see the end of the war, while others lived with the effect such as their menstruation stopped. Currently in Vietnam the narrative of these women is mostly unknown, with only a small museum addressing the memory of these soldiers....   [tags: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, South Vietnam, Vietnam War]

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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 online dictionary, war is described as: 1....   [tags: war, sociology,]

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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]

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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]

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The Events Of The Vietnam War

- ... The U.S. poured support into South Vietnam via the Truman Doctrine and China and the Soviet Union were soon to follow suit (Goff, South and Southeast Asia in the Late Cold War Era, 445). After all the effort put into the war, the U.S. had to concede defeat because it was out of its element and was growing war weary. This ultimately lead to the signing of the Paris Agreement and the defeat of South Vietnam in 1975. The article “Scene of the Crime” focuses on the events of My Lai and delves deeper into why this war displayed hypocrisy, tragedy, and complete lack of communication....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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America During The Vietnam War

- ... A soldier could be talking to a fifteen year old boy, and be shot by the same boy the moment he turned his back. This meant it was almost impossible to win the war, because the soldiers didn 't know friend from foe. The American government realized we were losing the war, yet continued to send soldiers. It 's unsurprising how quickly the opposition to the war grew, after so many soldiers were killed with no victory in sight. The war effort had many difficulties, not limited to non-uniformed soldiers....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War]

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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]

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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 Psychological And Institutional Importance Of The War II

- ... In the Vietnam, as the war progressed and sentiment about the war faded into despair, the rational for fighting came into question and incidents of what is known as “Fragging” began to increase. Fragging is term used to describe attempts to kill a fellow soldier, usually an officer, most of which were carried out with a fragmentation grenade to look like an accidental or combat killing. It is an extreme act that clearly illustrates maximum form of combat non-compliance. More common forms of non-compliance range from tactical slowdowns, shirking of duties or junior officers confronting superiors to attempt to dissuade them from a course of action....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- ... Vietnam remained a French colony until the start of World War II. With France weakened by the war, Japan sent forces to Vietnam in 1941 to remove the French and add Vietnam to the Japanese empire. After World War II, President Roosevelt said that “Washington would not oppose the reimposition of European control over colonial territories occupied by Japan during the war.” (Roosevelt, 59) This would include Vietnam and the soon the French would once again try to reacquire Vietnam as a colony but were unsuccessful....   [tags: Vietnam War, Cold War, South Vietnam, Vietnam]

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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]

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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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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 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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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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The World War

- Essay: The Code Book Step back and view the world; it is clear that the information age is upon us. Information is available to the average person and it is available instantly. Computers and portable devices with “always on, instant access” are the norm. This has had an effect on the news industry; it has reshaped it. The public’s expectation of instant information has been formed. The “information age” is not confined within the boundaries of the United States. It is actually global. Since we as a global community now reside in the “information age” the following statement is deserving of attention: “It has been said that the First World War was the chemists’ war, because mustard gas an...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Enigma machine]

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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]

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The Outbreak Of The First World War

- ... Germany made the gamble that if a war did break out, they could end up victorious if they dealt with it in a fast manor (MBT). One may believe that Germany was being gracious by offering their support however, the Kaiser was sailing when he heard of Ferdinand’s death and ordered the regatta to continue. After returning to Germany the following day, he waited six days until writing a note that read “now or never” (JOURNAL JOHN). The German emperor pushed Austria-Hungry into an ultimatum that was to be sent to Serbia (ORIGINS OF FIRST WW)....   [tags: World War I, German Empire, World War II]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- ... The iron curtain had played a major role throughout the cold war, The Iron Curtain was an imaginary boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991. The term was symbolized by the Soviet Union as an effort to block itself and its satellite states from open contact with the West and non-Soviet-controlled areas. Physically, the Iron Curtain took the form of border defenses between the countries of Europe in the middle of the continent....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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Tax Money For The War Efforts Without Congressional Approval

- ... The Americans then replicate this belief by teaching it to their children through their actions. Because the American society has internalized whites as superior it is impressive Lincoln thought slavery was wrong and African Americans were equal at all to the whites at all. Lincoln disproved of slavery because of the experience he had once, " You may remember as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons....   [tags: American Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation]

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Taking a Look at the Trojan War

- Helen is also known as “the face that launched a thousand ships” ( 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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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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Impact Of The Homefront On The World War II

- ... Although, one distinct thing that changed during the War was an increase in the power of the American Government. Consequently, the source we will be analyzing is written by a government agency established at the time of the War. The War & Food Administration used strong persuasive language to unite the people that labeled themselves as, “Americans.” For an Example, “it is necessary for the Government to call on you—the housewives of America—to aid in this vital war program” (W&F Administration 1)....   [tags: World War II, United States, Cold War, Korean War]

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The Soviet Union And The Cold War

- ... However if this course of action were taken, the US would retract its loyalty to its global allies and stand by the wayside while the USSR steamrolled through Europe and would eventually threaten them in North America. The US “objective [is the] establishment of friendly regimes not under Kremlin domination. Such action is essential to engage the Kremlin’s attention, keep it off balance and force an increased expenditure of Soviet resources in counter action.” While the US was maintaining global security through alliances, it was also creating a global buffer that produced a large sphere to preempt a Soviet plot and preserve national security....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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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, ]

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The First World War I

- ... To show, Canada earned the respect to get 2 seats and a signature separate from Britain at the Treaty of Versailles.4 To comment, it ignited a sense of pride for Canada and recognized as its own nation because of the bravery of the men that fought in the battles. It allowed Canada to be separated for once from Britain in this treaty.5 Next, Canada gained an independent membership into the League of Nations. To show, Canada was 1 of the 42 founding members of the League of Nations founded in 1919.6 It helped on the council from 1927-1930.7 Sir Herbert Ames, a Canadian, a was financial director, a high executive position in the secretariat.8 To comment, this showed that Canada could stand...   [tags: World War I, Canada, British Empire, World War II]

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The Cold War The United States

- During the Cold War the United States was pestered by an internal contradiction in the face of its ideological rivals. This tense period had been accentuated by the United States’ global sermonization of the beliefs in democratic ideals of governance and the Soviet Union acting conversely. The American domestic reality was one of segregation, social inequality, and subjugation of non-white Americans to abuse and discrimination due to the color of their skin. This internal ignominy was one that threatened to jeopardize the United States’ foreign policy objectives in its crusade against Communism and perpetuation of global democracy....   [tags: World War II, United States, Cold War, Racism]

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The Reconstruction Period And Civil War

- The Reconstruction period and Civil War era was a time when African Americans were seeking their freedom believing that eventually they would be treated equal. This period in American history defined America because of the way in which African Americans were viewed and their place in society. The way the country evolved socio-economically and culturally would dramatic influence how the world views African Americans. African Americans knew that the Civil War defined their freedom. Many events happened during the civil war, for example, on December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union (History Place 1)....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The World War I Am

- ... Through the use of words, Tom paints a picture of a hustling and bustling city. He did an impeccable job of relaying what Waterbury’s atmosphere had been like at the time. While I read through the first two side passages I got the sense that Americans back home were eager to participate in the war. The final side passage I read was titled “Family “and it explained what the families of the soldiers had been doing back at home. The passage went on to explain that women had taken on new roles in the workforce....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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The Cold War Was A War Like No Other For The United States Of America

- ... It was claimed by House Beautiful magazine that the nation’s “…most powerful weapon in the Cold War...was ‘the freedom offered by washing machines and dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, automobiles, and refrigerators’” (Give Me Liberty. 928), as the standard image of American life was portrayed as luxurious compared to those of other countries, specifically the Soviet Union. However this prosperity brought did not last forever, for in the early 1970s, the United States’ economy declined as a result of the economic consequences of the Cold War....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, United States]

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Perspectives On The Vietnam War

- Perspectives on the Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a long and devastating conflict between the North Vietnamese and the allied nations of South Vietnam and the United States of America. The war took place as Communists seized control of northern Vietnam while the southern part of the country still abided by the actions and government of the country of old. The Communists later included the Viet Cong, set up plans and took actions to convert the south to its Communist ways. As the tensions grew within the country, a civil war began....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Perfect Setup For War

- ... In response, Britain formed the Triple Entente, an alliance with Russia and France (Llewellyn). With these two opposing sides, the alliance system was so tightly wound that if one country got involved in a war, all of their allies had to follow. This risk was first apparent in the Balkans. After being conquered, mistreated, and continually threatened by the Austrians, the Serbians chose to assassinate the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Rather settling their differences, Austria declared war on Serbia....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Otto von Bismarck]

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The French And Indian War

- ... The Ohio River Valley was the major tipping point that started war. Both Great Britain and France felt like they owned the Ohio River Valley so both would operate on it using any of the resources along it. The battle for the Ohio River Valley was more of a façade for the real issue, who would control North America. At the time both of these powerful nations held major claims in North America. The British had a major trading industry and many colonists trying to settle the land but the French had the advantage at the time....   [tags: French and Indian War, United States]

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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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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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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, ]

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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]

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Vietnam And The War On Poverty

- ... From the outset, the War on Poverty was faulty, after Johnson’s speech to Congress on the state of the union, the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) was formed to best address how the government should begin to tackle the problem. But the council did not know what the exact role of the federal government would be on the war on poverty; this was due to a conflict of ideas on whether it should be left to state governments to enact programs to address poverty. The CEA was also confused with the lack of stability in the economy and blamed both the war on poverty and Vietnam funding as the source of the problem; it cannot be said for sure which is blame for the inflation, but when the CEA is...   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, United States, Vietnam War]

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World War II : A Pivotal Era

- ... Through these contributions scientists created the first nuclear chain reaction by “[bombarding] highly fissile uranium atoms with neutrons” (Ham). This means, in the act that one or more uranium atoms bombarded with neutrons reacted, the escaping energy from each atom could lift a substantial amount of weight and together possibly cities. With the discovery of this reaction scientist opened up a new level of warfare. Once notified, the American government realized the potential of the possible superweapon ending the war and in the summer of 1942 production, led by Colonel Leslie Richard Groves, began on the world’s first atomic bomb....   [tags: World War II]

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The War Of Vietnam And South Vietnam

- ... The Vietnamese relied on the land for food and the United States showed no mercy. All Presidents claim the bombs will help the war effort but, how has bombing civilians ever helped the United States become a better ally. After bombing Japan, the United States were feared because destroying a country will never make a country be seen as a reliable ally. Not only were the bombs destroying the land, but so was a chemical called Agent Orange. Between 1965 and 1971, 46,000,000 liters of Agent Orange was dropped on Vietnam (Jeanne)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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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]

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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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The United States Lost The War

- ... During Kennedy’s presidency, the divide between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President took hold after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Put simply, the military wanted to be aggressive while Pres. Kennedy wanted the United States to be reserved in its military actions. This conflicting set of ideas separated the two entities ideologically and the aftereffects of this divide continued through Johnson’s and Nixon’s administration. To get an idea of this divide, Colonel Summers notes that Henry Kissinger had once stated that military advisors would only now be able to earn a presence with the commander in chief based on their “ability to establish a close personal rapport with the President.”...   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The World War II ( Wwii )

- ... Firstly, the frequent mention of the unification of Britain and its people is important as the opening goal of the speech. This repetition signifies Churchill 's goals as Prime Minister. Plus, as the unification further mentions those person’s of opposing parties and those supporting the late government, Churchill demonstrates that the he is not blind by the prejudices of the opposing political party (i.e., the Opposition Liberals) (Churchill). His absence of prejudice reassures and gives hope to the British people that he has, in his eyes, the best interest for Britain....   [tags: World War II, British Empire, United Kingdom]

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50th Commemoration Of The Vietnam War

- ... The firepower and manpower that was superior in strength resulted in the communists’ control of the southern Vietnam village. Along with a four-man defense group (CIDG), SP5 Gabriel was attacked by the Viet Cong and operated a team radio in order to request for reinforcements. Even though he was wounded in the chest due to a gunshot, Sgt. Gabriel prolonged the contact till the village was overrun by a guerrilla ambush from the forest. After the attack dwindled, SP5 Gabriel was extremely wounded and too weak to continue marching towards the prisoner of war camp....   [tags: Vietnam War, Guerrilla warfare, John F. Kennedy]

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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]

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Underage Heroes Of The Civil War

- ... Howe followed his father to war in the spring of 1861 when he was barely 12; over the next year and a half, he was wounded an incredible four times in some of his fourteen battles, earning a Medal of Honor during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi (Widener, 2013). It was not uncommon for young boys to lie about their age, during the early stages of the war recruiters were pressured with the requirement to fill hefty enlistment quotas and routinely overlooked age restrictions. Moreover, some recruiters were ministers and would solicit their existing congregations for eligible recruits....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Outbreak Of The Civil War

- ... Along with the growing demand of the product in Europe, the invention of the cotton gin in 1793 reassured the importance of slavery to the South’s economy. In the late 18th century, the abolitionist movement began in the north and the country began to divide over the North and South. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise banned slavery in all new western territories, which Southern states saw as a threat. In 1857, the Supreme Court decision known as the Dred Scott Decision said that Negroes were not citizens and had no rights of citizenship; therefore, slaves that escaped to free states where not free but remained the property of their owners and must be returned to them. Although, racial c...   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Goals Of The Civil War

- ... Abraham Lincoln despised slavery but he knew that neither the north people nor the border residents would support his civil war quest with one of the aims being abolition of slavery. He never disclosed the goal and strategy of freeing the African American slaves from their masters through the war. By mid-1862 thousands of slaves fled their master’s farms as the union accepted men of color to fight alongside the white citizens. The slaves ran away from their owners at the time joined the northern armies in the fight to destroy confederacy....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Battle Of The American Civil War

- ... Sherman was very familiar with the south, and the confederate’s ideals, and tendencies. Moreover with this familiarity, Sherman came to the realization that the only way to defeat the confederacy was to have undermined the support of the citizenry to the South’s war effort. In effect, Sherman wanted to demonstrate the execrable attributes of war on the southern population. Therefore, this was the mindset that Sherman possessed when he left Atlanta in November, 1864. Sherman’s march began at Atlanta, and this was the site of the first act of total war against a civilian population....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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World War II And The Holocaust

- ... If the government did not care about the atrocities starting to occur overseas, then how could American citizens give attention to the small amounts of information that were shared with them in newspapers or on the radio. One could argue on the side of democracy and that the government shouldn’t have to act on anything that its constituents do not support. However, if the constituents are unaware of impending genocide, then those who are informed have the duty of responding to the information that is trickling in but quickly dismissed....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust]

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