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The Extreme Right Party Electorate in Western Europe

- The extreme right parties in Western Europe emerged successfully in the 1980s. Evans (2005) argues how their surge effectively moved them from outcasts to political entrepreneurs. From this wave of success to the present day, a number of socio-economic and political factors have facilitated a change in the socio- demographic of the party’s electorate over time. However, what has become significantly interesting in new analysis is that their electorate patterns are becoming increasingly similar across countries despite electoral success (Hainsworth, 2008)....   [tags: Socio-Demographic Profile, Western Europe]

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Contemporary International Security Of Western Europe

- Throughout the course of history, bloody and senseless war raged throughout Europe as different reigning governments sought to expand their power, terrain, and treasure. Recent history, the past one hundred years, war expanded its milieu to genocide, murder, and violence on an epic scale with weapons capable of destroying entire cities in seconds. During this time, the world naively watched the rise and fall of one the most brutal and violent megalomaniacs ever assigned a position of authority on our green earth, Adolf Hitler, the appointed Chancellor of Germany, where he ruled with an evil unmatched by even the most sadistic men....   [tags: Europe, European Union, Spain, Romania]

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Eastern Europe And Western Europe

- In the Medieval times, Western Europe was plagued with tremendous famines and upheavals. It was a time of numerous horrific battles were self-proclaimed “kings” jockey for power over one another. To make matters even worse, the one uniting factor that united Western Europe with the East, Christianity, also too fought for control over the rights to exercise its authority over the masses. However, despite the increasing animosity within Western Europe as well as between the two Christian denominations, a new foreign threat would emerge to not only challenge Eastern Europe, but Eastern Christendom....   [tags: Crusades, Byzantine Empire, First Crusade]

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Western Art And Its Influence On Western Europe

- The term ‘Western art’ is mostly associated with art of western Europe, however, is used generally to describe art that has roots that date back to or are based on western Europe art traditions. In a general sense, Western arts are the “literary performing and visual arts of Europe and regions that share a European cultural tradition, including the United States and Canada.” The history of western art is broken up into periods that include Medieval, Byzantine, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism and Post-Modernism....   [tags: Italy, Renaissance, Europe, Middle Ages]

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The Image of Medieval Western Europe

- ... A consensus had to be made by an assembly rather than court judgment. Therefore, the political structure held its own authoritative power while religion was incorporated into some areas of government. Religion had a similar structure to the government, held great power as an individual institution, and influenced parts of culture in medieval western Europe. The hierarchy in the Church established the pope in the highest position while local bishops overlooked the priests. The organization of the Church gave it extensive power beyond spiritual order across the majority of western Europe....   [tags: political, religious, economic, cultural factors]

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The Separation Of The Christians Of Western Europe

- Sir Thomas More wrote this story exactly in the time when Europe was religiously being torn apart by conflicts and revolutions such as the reformation, that caused “the separation of the Christians of western Europe into Catholics and Protestant” (khanacademy). Religion as a whole was as a consequence, an important and hot topic to discuss at the time considering all that is going on. I wonder why Hythloday spent so much time and effort discussing that matter with the narrator. It was rather dangerous to talk too controversially about religion during that period....   [tags: Religion, God, Soul, Christianity]

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The Emergence Of Capitalism And Western Europe

- The emergence of capitalism in Western Europe was considered as a majority change in human history. As prior to the emergence of capitalism conditions are mainly agriculture and there was no sustained monotonic income per capita. Also prior to the emergence of capitalism there was a feudal system of organising the economy emerged in the 15th century of medieval Europe. Early Feudalism started after the fall of the Roman Empire, which led to no law being in place protecting the poor people who then turned to the lord of the manor for protection which saw the beginning of Feudalism....   [tags: Karl Marx, Capitalism, Feudalism, Serfdom]

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Expansion of Netflix into Western Europe

- Summary This article features US-based online subscription television shows and movies service provider, Netflix’s plan to expand into Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland this year (Edwards 2014). Europe’s wide broadband penetration coupled with strong middle class and efficient billing systems poised as an attractive market for Netflix. Netflix also understood that to successfully penetrate across the target markets, they would need to tailor their online content library according to local cultural....   [tags: marketing strategy, subscription television]

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The Postclassical World: Western Europe

- ... In regards to drinking in the Western Europe during the postclassical period, Document 14 also says that “the consensus was that alcohol was necessary to maintain good health, while the consumption of water was absolutely dangerous.” This is a view originally adopted in the Roman Empire when wine was made in abundance and was consumed constantly due to a lack of access to drinkable water. Christianity, one of the world’s major religions still today, held the hearts, minds and courts of Western Europe....   [tags: Christianity, Black death, feudalism]

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Postclassical Era in Western Europe

- For Western Europe, the Postclassical era mainly represented a search for truth. People were no longer happy with knowing how one thing affected another, they wished to delve deeper and find out why. At the beginning of the period most people, peasants and kings alike, turned to the Church for guidance and to discover the meaning of events in their lives. However, as time passed, philosophers began to stress the gathering of rational evidence to answer questions. This movement from religious to logical thinking brought great change with it in Western Europe....   [tags: religious, logical, thinking, evidence, church]

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Social Models in Western Europe

- Introduction Europe’s diverse social models are rigid and protectionist and were a result of years of steady global economic growth. However, the rapid changes of the global economy in the twenty-first century have created a multitude of threats and opportunities for the European economy. Two of the crucial policies – the Single Market and the monetary union could enable the transformation of its economy to address the challenges of globalization. In this paper, we analyze the affects of these social models on European firms through the eyes of the German auto industry and Volkswagen....   [tags: Economics ]

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Byzantium versus Western Europe

- The Eastern part of the Roman Empire held imperial power headed by the city Byzantium later renamed Constantinople after the emperor Constantine (316). It remained the capital until Charlemagne revived the Western Empire (316). Between 324 and 330, “the Byzantine Empire passed from an early period of expansion and splendor to a time of sustained contradiction and splintering and, finally, catastrophic defeat” (316). The first period; between 324 and 632, of Byzantine history experienced great successes territorially, politically, and culturally (317)....   [tags: Ancient History, Roman Empire]

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Medevial Western Europe

- The post-classical period in Western Europe evolved after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This period became known as the Middle Ages. It was a time of chaos. Often it is connected to a backward time in history because it was between the great classical civilizations of Greece and Rome. However, changes began to take place that helped to revive Western Europe. There were many distinctive characteristics that surfaced in Western Europe in trade, politics, social structure, religion, and intellectual life that did not place it at a disadvantage in relationship with other post-classical civilizations of the world....   [tags: trade, plitics, social structre, religious]

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Medevial Western Europe

- The post-classical period in Western Europe began with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This period became known as the Middle Ages. It was a time of chaos. However, changes began to take place that helped to revive Western Europe. There were many distinctive characteristics that surfaced in Western Europe in politics, social structure, religion, and intellectual life that placed it at an advantage in relationship with other post-classical civilizations of the world. First, in Western Europe one of the distinctive characteristics of medieval life that helped to bring about growth in the economy was a strong feudal system that was tied to the political system....   [tags: ]

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The Role of Women in Western Europe and Japan

- Women in Western Europe and Japan had similar and different roles religiously, politically, and economically. Religiously, women in Western Europe and Japan had some religious roles and had female religious leaders. Women in Western Europe were better off religiously, partly due to the ability to become a nun and take part in religious services, while women in Japan could not. Over time, women in Japan lost most of their religious rights, and ability to partake in ceremonies. In both areas, the women had few political roles and could not be in the bureaucracy....   [tags: religious, political, rights]

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The Rise Of The Middle East And Western Europe

- The rise of two of the world’s most popular religions today, Buddhism and Christianity, began in an age of massive change under massive empires. Each respective religion dominated a certain region of the classical world, Buddhism being east Asia and Christianity being the middle east to western Europe. Although many factors contributed to the rise and popularity of these religions, it is easier and more practical to narrow it down to a few major factors. First, both religions appealed to the masses, particularly the poor, which made up most of the population at the time....   [tags: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Religion]

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The European Union: The Development of Western Europe

- From the account of Gerhard Schroeder and Tony Blair, I interpret the social and political development of Western Europe after 1945 to be very close to that of the United States. This is obviously not an exact comparison, but there are similarities. It is most likely more fair to think of the European Union as the United States under the Articles of the Confederation, though obviously updated and slightly stronger. The participating nations operate mostly on their own, though there is a loose and mostly economic cooperation between them....   [tags: Third Way, Government Analysis]

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The Early Modern Era Of Western Europe

- The early modern era in Western Europe was a dangerous place for women with the rise of so called “witches” populating towns and country sides. With the peak of these witch trials happening between 1560 and 1640 in England (the making of the west 499). This caused the people of Europe to live in fear of the devil and his counterparts on earth. Over 80 percent of victims of these witch trials were women and thousands upon thousands of trials taking place all across Europe and the North American Colonies at the time as well (motw 500)....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Early modern period]

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Far Right Extremism in Western Europe

- There is considerable evidence to suggest that Western Europe has experienced an upsurge of far-right extremism such as Front nationale in France, Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the Danish Peoples Party in Denmark and the British National Party in the UK. Consequently, they often advocate nationalistic traits (e.g. Almeida, 2012, p137) as part of their ideology and reinforce this through the manipulation of racial discrimination whereby they create the ‘other’ in society for them to attack for their failings as a country....   [tags: nationalism, race, discrimination]

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Non Western Cultures, Europe And The United States

- Non-Western cultures, Europe and the United States were deemed by confrontations on different grounds. The 18th century proved to be a conflicting timer period for the Western nations and the Chinese due to their hostility towards each other (Sayre 974-975). The Western nations exerted their supremacy over the Chinese through the help of their defense system. Furthermore, by the 19th century colonization by the Western nations within China debilitated the traditional cultural, political and social ideologies (Sayre 974)....   [tags: United States, Europe, Colonialism]

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The Industrial Revolution in Europe

- The Industrial Revolution in Europe changed Europe to this day. This began in the United Kingdom in the 1700s and expanded to Western Europe in the 1800s. During the Industrial Revolution, this provided new technology, a surplus of food, trading and different ways of producing goods for countries. The women and children in Europe had to work hard and work in the mills. They did this to give enough money for their family to live on. Politics also changed during the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the Industrial Revolution affected many people and to discover new technology and ways of thriving life....   [tags: United Kingdom, Western Europe, History]

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Software Patents in Western Europe

- Software Patents in Western Europe Introduction The world is becoming smaller and smaller. It’s a catch-line cliché anyone who is familiar with the internet has heard a thousand times. Email provides nearly instant communication across the globe, massive files containing every imaginable piece of information are transmitted in the blink of an eye, and the World Wide Web makes it all accessible to the common individual with moderate computer skills. There is no denying it, just like the IBM slogan, the internet has changed the way the world does business....   [tags: Software Technology Patent Paperes]

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The Rise of the West: Western Europe's Gain of Power

- The rise of the West refers to a period of time when Western Europe rose to power due to many environmental, political, and social factors. Many historians attribute the Rise of the West to the time period of 1450 to 1850. This power surge of Western Europe has been attributed to the global dominance of Western Europe and America in the 21 century. The interesting aspect regarding the Rise of the West is how Western Europe developed so differently from other parts of the world, leading it to be the superpower of the world....   [tags: Global Economy, Social Changes ]

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Women During The Soviet Union And The Women Of Western Europe

- When conflict arises, many things have to change in order to solve the problem. This is exactly what happened when the global conflicts of WWI and WWII came about. Along with the wars was the aftermath of The Great Depression. This time period changed many people’s ways of life as well. In specific, women’s roles in society changed drastically during this time period. In this analysis, I will cover how the women in the Soviet Union and the women of Western Europe were affected during this time. It all started in Western Europe when the Great War aroused....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Great Depression]

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The Extreme Change in Western Europe From 1450 and 1750

- Between 1450 and 1750, political, economic, and artistic changes affected Western Europe. Politically, in the 1400's parts of Europe had a feudalistic government and feudal monarchies but overtime Europe adapted to absolute monarchies, parliamentary monarchies, and nation-states. Economically, with feudalism declining, capitalism and mercantilism grew with the commercial revolution. In the arts, there was a change from the mostly religious art of the middle Ages to the Renaissance focus on realism, and humanistic ideas during the enlightenment revolution, also new scientific ideas during the scientific revolution....   [tags: political, economic, artistic]

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Muslim Technology on the Iberian Peninsula and Western Europe

- The Moorish presence on the Iberian Peninsula lasted from 711 C.E. until 1492 C.E. While the rest of Europe wallowed in the Dark Ages, in Islamic Spain the flame of knowledge was kept burning by the Muslim invaders. While they possessed a vast body of knowledge in their own right; furthermore, they also posses writing from Greek philosophers as well as the library at Alexandria. Christians, Muslims, and Jews thrived under Muslim rule, exchanging ideas and knowledge that would be passed on to the rest of Europe during and after the Reconquista....   [tags: Military Technology ]

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The Effects Of Clinical Care On North America And Western Europe

- According to the 2014 Cancer World Report,21 cancer age-standardized incidence rate of 182 per 100,000 and death rate of 102 per 100,000 position cancer as a worldwide major cause of morbidity and mortality. By 2025, the expected global cancer burden would exceed 20 million new cancer cases per year, compared with estimations around 14.1 million for 2012. Despite heterogeneous results, the high-income countries of North America, Western Europe, Oceania, Japan and Korea have the highest incidence rates....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Tumor]

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Western Europe after Discovering the New World

- During 1492-1750, the Atlantic world endured social and economic transformations due to new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Some social changes that occurred among the Americas and Africans were the transformation of the Indies and the Africans to the bottom of the social structure and the creation of new classes, like the mulatto class, all because of Spanish dominance. The economic transformations that occurred were the creations of sugar plantations and gold mines, creating brutal labor for African slaves and American Indians....   [tags: colonization of Africa, trade with the Far East]

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Characteristics of Western Europe During Medieval Times

- During medieval times Western Europe was a very intriguing place, filled with governments like the Franks, religions like Catholicism, and many many wars. There were six main characteristics of Western Europe during the medieval times, and they were war, pestilence, religion, social injustice, and bad law systems. War was one of the things that caused great advancements in math, architecture, and weapons. The advances in math were caused by their need to better calculate things, for example firing a catapult, and they were needed because people needed to build better castles and math was needed to know how big and sturdy you could make the walls without it falling....   [tags: religion, war, injustice, systems, pestilence]

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Did Western European Women Benefit From The Political And Social Challenges?

- How, if at all, did western European women benefit from the political and social challenges to the established order from the late 1960s through to the 1980s. From the late 1960s to the end of the 1980s many political and social challenges benefited western European women. In terms of defining of political challenges this argument will talk of the concept of how power influenced and distanced western European women and social challenges will be looked at as how women benefited and how they didn’t by the challenges made to the patriarchal ideology which was dominant across states in Western Europe....   [tags: Sociology, Feminism, Western Europe]

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Icons, Iconoclasm, and the Lack of Effect in Western Europe

- The idea of an icon, which represents a figure, has thrived since the creation of the Jewish Torah, or what the Christians call the Old Testament. Icons came in many shapes and sizes to demonstrate stories from both the Old and New Testament. However, sometimes the use of icons was abused by world leaders with their people. Over time, some groups believed icons benefited the survival of their religion, although others thought to misuse the icon, since people worshipped it for qualities it did not have....   [tags: Religious Symbols, Idol Worship]

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Expansion of western europe

- The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due to their extensive anti-Muslim crusade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reformation in Western Europe

- Reformation in Western Europe During the Sixteenth century, a widespread Religious reformation took place in Western Europe. It was between the Catholics and the Protestants. A reformation is a 16th century religious movement marked ultimately by rejection or modification of some Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and establishment of the Protestant churches. This particular Reformation separated the Christians of Western Europe into Protestants and Catholics. Some of the major Reformations of the Sixteenth century were the Catholic Reformation, the Genevan Reformation, German Reformation, English Reformation, and the Swiss Reformation, also known as the Zwinglian Reformation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Political and Social Changes in Western Europe

- Western European people had endured a series of changes during the late medieval period. Changes can be categorized into two aspects: politically and socially. On politics, Popes were not as strong as they were due to conflicts between the state and the church. Socially, people began to live a religion- dominated life, and experienced active sexism towards women. These changes, either positive or negative, have become an undivided part of European History. People faced the rise and the fall of the Catholic Church during the medieval time....   [tags: European History ]

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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe

- The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Similarities and Difference of Japan and Western Europe

- Similarities and Difference of Japan and Western Europe Both Japan and Europe were politically similar for many reasons: Each strove to maintain a centralized government. For Japan the leader was to be called an emperor or empress who could only be a part of the royal family if they were related to the Shinto sun goddess. As for Europe, the leader was to be called a king or a queen. Like Japan, not just anybody could become royalty. Kings and queens came from a long descent of an Imperial family....   [tags: Papers]

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The Contemporary Western Art World

- ‘I want to show artists from the whole world, and to leave the ghetto of contemporary Western art where we have been shut up over these last decades’ (Buchloh & Martin, 1989, p. 27). Jean-Hubert Martin’s exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre more than challenged, it stampeded into the contemporary Western art world demanding that it expand its vision beyond the generally agreed and understood definition of art. Martin wanted the art world to encompass the global through his sole curatorial vision....   [tags: Art, Modernism, Culture, Western Europe]

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Western Suppression Of Passions : Choice B )

- Western Suppression of Passions (Choice B) Friedrich Nietzsche testified that the Western world has lost its desire to strive for the passions in each person’s life. These humans no longer loved their work. Instead of working for things that matter and make life worth living, Nietzsche testified that the West had become so costumed with philosophy and calming the fears in order to live in safety. Westerners work to make money and maintain a certain lifestyle. Nietzsche states that “’What killed Greek tragedy?’ is Greek philosophy” (Mitchell 328)....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Western Europe]

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The Role and Rights of Women in Western Europe and Eastern Asia from 1750 to 1914

- ... In contrast, the women of Eastern Asia rapidly joined the work force after the introduction of industrialization and made up a gigantic portion of the labor force. This difference is probably due to the fact that the rural women of Eastern Asia were always laborers, and they make up the majority of the female population. Additionally, European women generally preferred domestic labor to laborious tasks. Rural women were offered independence by leaving their homes in order to perform domestic work; they generally sent their earnings to their families or saved it for themselves....   [tags: industrialization, political revolutions]

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Post World War II: The Marshall Plan in Western Europe

- To what extent did the Marshall Plan aid Western Europe amidst the devastation of post-WWII. A. Plan of Investigation As one of the major theatres of the Second World War, Western Europe was left thoroughly ravaged. Conditions were bleak financially and this area was considered to be the most susceptible to communism. Not only was it geographically closest to a Soviet threat, but it was also the most socially vulnerable. This investigation will attempt to answer the following question: To what extent did the Marshall Plan aid Western Europe amidst the devastation of post-WWII....   [tags: economic recovery, aid, globalism]

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Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia

- Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia During the sixth and seventh centuries the Byzantine Empire survived waves of attacks, due to efficient leadership and to natural and man-made fortifications around Constantinople (Martin 206). From this strategic point Byzantine emperors organized and preserved old Roman institutions, and the Byzantine Empire survived until 1453. In particular, the emperor Justinian led the creation of the Code, which condensed the legal genius of the Romans into a coherent whole, eliminated outdated laws and oppositions, and clarified the law itself....   [tags: christianity, orthodox church, roman catholic]

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Different Ways That Jews Were Persecuted During Eastern And Western Europe

- The Jewish people have been discriminated against for much of Europe’s history. Pogroms, ghettos, and a culture separate from Christian society had been a part of their existence for centuries. The Enlightenment of the 16th and 17th centuries and its emphasis on concepts such as egalitarianism and individualism had a modernizing influence on Jewish culture. No longer could Jews be seen simply as Jews but as citizens of the states in which they resided. But in the aftermath of World War One and the rise of Nazism, anti-Semitic policies once again reared their ugly heads....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Germany, Jews]

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The Development of the Modern Party System in Western Europe

- The concept of Political Parties has been an evolving concept and framework that emerged after the American formation of political parties in the 18th century. Political scientist Edmond Burke, stated in 1770 that political parties are “ a body of men united for promoting, by joint endeavors, some principles which they all agree.” Professor Feigenbaum broadened upon this definition by stating that political parties are an institution that represents diverse yet compatible interests . Both of these definitions led to recognition that political parties develop in a nation parallel to the development of the society and show the nations cleavages and triumphs....   [tags: Political History]

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The Effects of Post-Industrialism On the Political Economy of Western Europe

- The Decline of Corporatist Bargaining The sustained, high economic growth in Western Europe during the post-war period until 1973 led to dramatic changes in the region's political economy. As advances in transportation and communication extended the reach of international trade into new areas of the world, as technological advances allowed establishment of manufacturing facilities overseas, and as European real wages climbed to unprecedented heights, the industrial base that had served as the foundation for rapid Western European growth in the 1950's and 1960's increasingly moved to Western Europe's poorer neighbors....   [tags: Economics Essays]

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The Development of Europe and Western Culture

- The Development of Europe and Western Culture The development of Europe and Western Culture are highlighted by five key dates. The main four key dates and there are as follows: 500 B.C. is known as the Height of Greece. This is the time frame when distinctive European culture had emerged in Greece. It is also known as the Axis Date because the fundamental's of the great world cultures are being defined. During this period of time, Alexander the Great conquered the Persia and became the Great King of Persiah Empire....   [tags: Papers]

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Great Britain 's Natural Resources

- Great Britain was the first country to experience industrialization due to its abundant natural resources such as coal and iron, immense expansion throughout the world and subsequent economic growth from trade, and its governmental and financial strength. The industrial revolution was fast and maintained strength in Great Britain, whereas other Western countries experienced industrialization much more gradually and with more difficulty, due to political, social, and economic instability. Great Britain’s natural resources were a major factor in its early industrialization....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Western Europe]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Social & Economic Systems of Western and Eastern Europe

- The economic and social systems of Western Europe and the Soviet Eastern bloc in 1945-1955 were very different yet very similar in several ways. The East was definitely trying to reconcile with the West, whereas the West wasn’t as in to interacting with the East after World War II. Based on my new found knowledge of both the West and East of Europe, I can say that from an economic aspect, both received very different treatment from different countries. Because of the Soviet Union’s socialism, countries such as the United States viewed them negatively because of disagreeing opinions on socialism....   [tags: Marshall Plan, USSR, socialism, capitalism]

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Feminism in the Late 20th and 21st Century in Western Europe and North America Compared to Feminism in Middle Eastern Countries

- Thesis My thesis will be based on Feminism in the late 20th and 21st century in Western Europe, North America and compared to Feminism in middle eastern countries. I want to focus my thesis on why feminism is still necessary and how feminist art makes a difference in either culture I have been researching sexuality and politics, the use of the Word 'feminazi' as a way of degrading the feminist movement, and terms like "modern-day feminist", degrading, negative and harmful words used against women that are deemed socially acceptable in todays society, the female form and how women are played against each other in the media, stereotypes accosiated with feminism such as it being an anti men mo...   [tags: culture, sexuality, politics, equal rights]

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Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe

- Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe A powerful trend is clearly underway in the direction of greater similarity in the way the public sphere is structured across the world. In their products, in their professional practices and cultures, in their systems of relationships with other political and social institutions, media systems across the world are becoming increasingly alike. Political systems, meanwile, are becoming increasingly similar in the patterns of communication they incorporate....   [tags: Papers]

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Emergence of Venture Capital in Western Europe vs the United States

- Emergence of Venture Capital in Western Europe vs the United States Table of contents 1 Introduction 1 2 The nature of venture capital 2 2.1 Definition of venture capital 2 2.2 (Ad)venturers of the past 2 2.3 How venture capital works 3 2.4 For innovation a vehicle is needed 4 2.5 Venture capital helps create vehicles for innovation 4 2.6 Realization of financial returns 5 3 Screening and evaluation process 6 3.1 Strategies and objectives of venture capitalists 6...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Absolutism and Consitutionalism

- The seventeenth century marked a turning point for absolutism in Western Europe. The earlier part of the century was spent battling religious wars known today as the Thirty Years’ War, which spanned from 1618-1648. Cardinal Richelieu, first minister to King Louis XIII, was able to uphold absolute authority over France during the war. Unlike Richelieu, King Charles I of England was not as successful and struggled with his parliament. While France continued to thrive under this absolute monarchy, England slowly began to transition towards constitutionalism....   [tags: western europe,. politics, religion]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- I. INTRODUCTION “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” With this statement, William Shakespeare’s character, Helena, depicts Hermia in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. I, conversely, will use this statement to introduce the country of Luxembourg. The Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook affirms that Luxembourg is located in Western Europe and is geographically landlocked, as it is bordered by the countries France, Belgium, and Germany (The World Factbook). The Encyclopedia of the Nations states that Luxembourg is one of the smallest nations in the world with an area of 2,586 sq km, which is slightly smaller than Rhode Island- the smallest state in size of the United States of...   [tags: Western Europe, Roman Catholics, economy]

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Russian Prince Peter The Great

- Despite the considerable effort put in by Russian Monarch Peter the Great, Russia remains to this day in many ways separate from modern Europe. This is mainly because of the influence of prominent Slavophiles, who were deeply concerned with the preservation of Russian culture in the aftermath of a time when Peter and the Monarchs who followed after him were concerned with the Westernization of Russia. These Slavophiles came into direct conflict with people known as Westernizers who felt that the best way to improve Russia was through the enlightenment teachings, which were at this time popular among scholars in Western Europe....   [tags: Russia, Western culture, Western Europe, Europe]

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Europe and Western Asia cultures, Islamic World, and African Societies and Kingdoms

- This paper will cover and explain chapters 7, 8, and 9. Over the past chapters that have been covered, they have all touched on the main focus of these three chapters. Chapter 7 covers Europe and Western Asia cultures such as the Byzantine Empire. Chapter 8 deals with the Islamic world, which will go over their origins and the expansion of their religion. Chapter 9 focuses on African Societies and Kingdoms which will cover the different cultures and the importance of certain societies that had an impact throughout African history....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, African history, Islam, Persia]

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The Creation And Formation Of The Pacific World

- The creation and formation of the Pacific World can be categorized into two basic ideas: expansionism vs. isolationism. Starting from the fifteenth century, Europe’s expansionist ideals became very present around the known world. Portugal had found its way around Africa in order to reach India, the main hub for Pacific trade, leaving other European empires in the dust. Spain, Portugal’s biggest competitor, was struggling behind without a free route to India as well. Because of this, the decision was made to travel westward instead of around Africa....   [tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Western Europe]

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The Hodgson 's Article, The Interrelations Of Societies

- In Marshall G. S. Hodgson’s article, The Interrelations of Societies in History, the idea of our egocentrism influencing our perception and education of history is more deeply explored and analyzed. The piece outlines how history primarily focuses on Western Civilization, although in reality the studies are usually only on European states. It argues that large scale history should be studied not as individual areas that are separate in nature, but through the interrelations throughout these societies in world history....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Europe]

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The Rise Of Power Between East And West

- Throughout the 13th and 21st century, the balance of power has dramatically shifted between nations for worldwide dominance and influence. Both Eastern and Western civilizations unendingly fought to become the world 's beacon and model of living. Through rapid advancement in technology, economic prosperity, major social and political events the rise of power between East and West have altered the balance of power in the world. In the early modern era, the growth of technology would initiate competition between West and East powers....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Europe]

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The Rise Of The Roman Empire

- For nearly half a millennium, the Roman Empire dominated Europe and the Mediterranean and was the most successful empire the Western World had yet known. To maintain their power, Rome utilized a sophisticated form of empire building that revolved around law, military strategy, and infrastructure. With the collapse of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., Western Europe was left in a chaotic upheaval, which conveniently was solved by using the Roman society as a model. The legacy of the Roman Empire greatly influenced and shaped the Barbarian Kingdoms, Charlemagne’s Empire and the literature and arts of the Renaissance....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Western Europe, Italy]

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The Kingdom of Benin

- This essay will attempt to discuss the reasons why the ownership and location of the art of Benin have been consistently debated between the European Museums and the people of Africa, specifically Nigeria who were once known as the Kingdom of Benin. How both parties are actively seeking a negotiated method that will allow both sides to have their needs met; this is of course a method that has yet to be resolved. The Museums, who want to display the artwork to the world next to countless other historical artefacts from other countries and the Africans who want their cultural sculptures back within their territory due to the provocative method in which the art of Benin was originally taken and...   [tags: Western Europe, Africa, Culture, Museums]

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Scholars Being Justified in Using the Term Golden Age to Describe the Economic History of Western Europe During 1950-1973

- Scholars Being Justified in Using the Term Golden Age to Describe the Economic History of Western Europe During 1950-1973 ‘Nothing in the history of Western Europe resembles its experience between 1945 and 1968.’ Milward, European rescue, pg. 21 In the quarter of a century that followed the Second World War, the achievements of the European economy were so impressive that the period was often referred to as the ‘Golden Age’. Since 1913 Europe had experienced two world wars plus the great depression and trade wars of the 1930’s, the economy had been stunted and growth was well below trend....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Susan Sontag 's ' Double Message '

- Death is a striking image that sits heavily in the heart, however an image of tragedy in the daily live is a much heavier weight to carry. Children filling up bottles of water in a refugee camp are horrific but when the location is in Africa is anyone really surprised. Susan Sontag’s “double message” (263) from her essay on “Regarding the Pain of Others” is shown in the article “U.N. declares famine in Somalia; makes urgent appeal to save lives” due to the known situation of poverty, corruption, and a weak government....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Western Europe]

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The Importance Of Looking At The Economy And Business Industry From A Perspective

- Most anthropologists would agree that it is incredibly important for an individual to think critically and expand their understandings about the inner workings of life beyond their own society. Without this approach, it is easy for barriers of separation and misunderstanding to arise between one culture and another. In this paper, I will briefly cover some of the topics I have learned about within anthropology and other topics learned from courses in my business major. I will then compare these and discuss the importance of looking at the economy and business industry from a perspective other than the common western inclination to put earning a profit before all other priorities....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Western Europe]

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Analysis Of Claude Monet 's The Coalmen ( Fig )

- Climate change is the anthropogenic result of the Industrial Revolution, and the continuing issue of man’s ‘conquest of nature’. Thus, the current epoch is christened the ‘Anthropocene’: a period where humans are observably altering the functions of Planet Earth. Because of the catastrophic ramifications, both the causes and implications of climate change are of prevalent discussion in the contemporary art and design world. Manifesting in an abundance of mediums, often the subject matter depicted in these works is purposely provocative; a result of modern work’s tendencies to disperse the current mirage of ideologies instilled in our Occident culture, during the early Anthropocene – because...   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Western Europe]

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The Reality Of Humanity Before The Development Of The Technology

- World history is the best way to understand how the society of today has developed and changed, especially if we are referring to western civilization (Macionis & Plummer 2012, pp.106-107). As we currently consider that many people do not have the jobs they need, or have to learn new trades or skills because many jobs are becoming obsolete, as new industries continue the development the working robots and improved machine technology, Crone (2015, p.26), (Macionis & Plummer 2012, p.115) the real question is “are we in a better situation or worse situation in comparison to our ancestors back in the 1500 to 1800?, Crone (2015, p.11)....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Western Europe]

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Comparing Blainey 's Account Of Life During The Period 1500-1800 With Your Observations About How People Live Today

- WIDE BORDERS Topic: To answer this question, compare Blainey’s account of life in the period 1500-1800 with your observations about how people live today. Introduction [250words] In your introduction, you need to introduce the topic to the reader, and say what you will do in the rest of your essay. World history is the best way to understand how the society of today has developed and change, especially if we are referring to western civilization. As we currently consider that many people do not have the jobs they need, or having to learn new trades or skills because many jobs are becoming obsolete with the continuous advent or development of working robots and machine technology, the rea...   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Western Europe]

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The Dominant Discourse And The Other

- Jamie’s essay she shows how you can be the dominant discourse one place and the “other” in another. So the biggest question I had to answer what it possible to be the dominant discourse and the “other” to different groups of people. From my experience it is possible to be the dominant discourse and the “other”. Have you ever heard the saying it is like two sides of a coin well it is kind of like that meaning it is that easy to be the dominant discourse and turn into the “other” or visa versa. The dominant discourse is a group of people that are privileged from Einstein to the Kardashians....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Western Europe]

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Nervous Conditions : Social Groups

- In the novel Nervous Conditions two social groups are introduced. These two social groups are the native people of Zimbabwe and the western people in which they are carried, compared and contrasted throughout the novel. However, the question of “Which social groups are marginalized, excluded, or silenced within the text?” is brought into question. The native people are perceived as ignorant due to them being uneducated. However, the western people are displayed as civil because they are educated....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Western Europe]

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Art Museums And Ritual Of Citizenship By Carol Duncan

- “Art Museums and the Ritual of Citizenship” by Carol Duncan: A Response to Western Cultural Imperialism and the “Ritual” of Modernity in European/American Museums Duncan’s (1991) analysis of western museums is defined through the theme of “durable objects” as a criterion to judge the heritage of American and European art as a ritual of the modern state. In this manner western art museums are built like “temples” as a symbolic and figurative representation of greatness of western culture throughout the world: “[They] are more like the traditional ceremonial monuments that museum buildings often emulate—classical temples” (Duncan 90)....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Europe, Sociology]

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A Reading From An Old History Textbook

- To begin this class, a reading from an old history textbook was presented. In the reading, the author, Professor Stromberg presents his idea of teaching history in isolated regions as the best way to get the message of world history across. In response to this, as a history student, and a student taught in a different manner, I believe this is incorrect. The first reason Stromberg’s ideas about teaching history in isolation are wrong is because history taught in isolation provides events in a way of illogical chronology, this is not to say that the events throughout history aren’t taught in order of occurrence, but rather when taught in isolation the order of occurrences does not make sense,...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Western Europe]

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America Is The Single Greatest Force For Peace Anywhere

- “America is the single greatest force for peace anywhere in the world.” (Nixon) Originally America was an experiment to explore the ‘New World,’ Britain’s once colonist, and home to numerous American Indian tribes. Rebellious America belligerent from being enchained to Britain, taxed voluminously with no representation on the British Parliament, decided to rebel. Taking its first steps to freedom. Its first steps to individualism. To paving history. From Manifest Destiney to buying land from other countries, America continuously grows....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Western Europe, Canada]

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The Rise Of The World

- Throughout time historians have been interested in when and why things have happened and many of time to figure out these questions they have to look at the climate, different trade and technologies and the pursuit to discover the world. Having the feeling of needing to know everything is something that plays a large part in the Medieval time. Between 1200 and 1500 many changes were occurring in Europe. Some of the biggest were caused by climate, social problems and the Plague. Throughout Europe they were mainly used to the colder climate, but through this time it began to warm up and in many places very drastically different in temperature....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, Western culture, Europe]

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Age of Imperialism: Japan & China

- The nineteenth century was a turbulent time of western imperialism and a major Asian power shift. European powers and the United States had a destabilizing effect on the region and the choices Japan and China made in response their imposing expansion was a major contributor to the trajectory of their respective futures. Social factors, such as the differences in national and religious unity, also played a role in the how the two nations emerged from the Age of Imperialism. European trade with China was historically restricted....   [tags: Western IMperialism, Asia, Europe, America]

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Globalization and the Identity Crisis of Prague and Berlin

- "…North American Culture will ultimately impose itself, standardizing the world and annihilating its rich flora of diverse culture. In this manner, all other peoples, and not just the small and weak ones, will lose their identity, their soul and become no more than 21st century colonies - zombies or caricatures modeled after the cultural norms of a new imperialism that, in addition to ruling over the planet with its capital, military might, and scientific knowledge, will impose on others its language and its ways of thinking, believing, enjoying and dreaming." -Mario Vargas Llosa, 2001 The social, economic and political consequences of globalization have been monumental in cities all over t...   [tags: Europe Western Culture Essays]

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The Political Systems Of Western European Countries

- Question 4: In a region as relatively prosperous as Western Europe, it can be difficult to deem one nation more successful than another. Collectively, Western Europe probably enjoys a higher level of well-being than any other region. However, upon closely examining the details of the political systems of Western European countries, it is evident that are benefits and drawbacks to every system. First off is Great Britain, an isolated nation known for developing a distinct system of government separate from that of the rest of continental Europe....   [tags: United Kingdom, Europe, Bill Clinton]

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Analysis of Constructive Colonialism in Europe

- In a speech before the French Chamber of Deputies on March 28, 1884 Jules Ferry stated, “In order for a country to be great, she must show her influence throughout the world and carry everywhere she can her language, her customs, her flag, her arms, and her genius.” This quotation from Jules François Camille Ferry, a French statesman and republican, perfectly exemplifies the imperialistic views of the British, French, and German nations in the nineteenth century as well as early twentieth century....   [tags: communication, imperialism, western civilization]

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The Rise of The Western World

- The Rise of The Western World During the sixteenth century, the world powers weren’t the same as today. At the time, no country was greater than China. China’s advanced technology, fertile and irrigated plains, great canal system, and well run administration, were some of its numerous advantages over the rival countries. Although China was unquestionably superior when compared to all other world powers, some civilizations were not far behind. The Muslim world was quickly expanding during the sixteenth century....   [tags: History, Europe]

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The Western Civilization And Western Civilizations

- Final Paper The Western culture has evolved over a span of several years with various civilizations specializing in specific aspects of life or nature. In essence, Western civilization dates back to the BCE periods when Ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, and Ancient Rome reigned. Each of the Western civilizations came with a clear lineage that portrayed such attributes as property rights, free market economy, competition, personal freedoms, and innovation (Perry, 2013). Besides, the western civilizations came at different periods with some of the attributes evolving or remaining unchanged throughout the lineage....   [tags: Western culture, Culture, Christianity]

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European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology

- European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology Humans began their existence as travelers, slowly making their way across the earth hunting and gathering. This travel was quite slow and gradual, and could be termed a period of “human expansion”, as traveling groups rarely encountered other humans. It really wasn’t until the sixteenth century that a new kind of travel developed, a kind that was more global, occurred rapidly, and was filled with many encounters with other civilizations. This sort of travel signified not simply the spreading of humans across the earth, but more the spreading of ideas among people....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The United States And Western Ideas

- Mondragon, Marvin 861148142 History Midterm Nations and people founded by Europeans and other countries with western ideals have be very critical of their view of civilization. When one thinks of western ideas and the civilization we think of an end to savagery, progress and prosperity. These same ideas were the ideas that many of European countries and the United states rooted into its citizens. Industrialization was at the heart of creating a more civilized world and western ideas. Even though many people did believe that western ideas led to a much better world, they’re folks that had their doubts....   [tags: Colonialism, Colony, Europe, Civilization]

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The Definition Of The Borders Of Europe

- The definition of the borders of Europe is controversial. Indeed, the continent does not exist as a physical unit: it is linked with Asia and constitutes with it a supercontinent called Eurasia. The boundaries of Europe are therefore a convention. Most of the time, they are demarcations between 2 countries, partially or fully controlled, which can be crossed legally in so far as they are inter-states borders in the Schengen area. However, internal administration borders also exist, delimiting different regions of a state....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Schengen Agreement]

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