Armed Essays

  • Australian and American Female Nurses in the Armed Forces

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    the Armed Forces To what extent were Australian and American female nurses treated as professionals in the armed forces? "We have made partners of the women in this war; shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and not to a partnership of privilege and right?" U.S President Wilson, September 1918 My research for this essay showed that although there were similarities between American and Australian attitudes towards female nurses serving in their armed forces

  • Institutional Discrimination against Women in the Armed Forces

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    In promoting freedom and equality, democratic countries throughout the world have been recruiting and admitting women into their armed forces. By opening the doors of a highly patriarchal institution to women, governments are said to be upholding gender equity and equality. However, the enlistment of women in the armed forces remains a heated subject of debate and controversy, given that women, across sectors and ranks in the military, continue to experience institutional-based discrimination. The

  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

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    Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Historical background: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was co-founded by Manuel Marulanda and Jacobe Arenas and has been operating in Colombia since 1964 as the largest communist insurgent group and organization with current membership of 8,000 men and women. (Economist) FARC basically fulfills its financial needs through its insurgent activities such as murdering, bombing, extortion, kidnapping, hijacking and drug trafficking, cultivation

  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

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    government to make the country into a socialist society. Various efforts and attempts in conjunction with the US government have led to a weakened state of the FARC. However, the journey to defeat this terrorist group continues. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Colombia is a country located in South America. The country is home to illegal drug production of cocaine, which supplies most of the cocaine demand in the United States (U.S.) and Europe. Although cocaine production has

  • Child Soldiers: Converting Innocent Children into Armed Killers

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    Unicef's disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration program will lessen the amount of child soldiers in Chad and prevent their use in the future. By definition, a child soldier is any person below 18 years of age who is recruited or used by an armed force in any capacity, including but not limited to children, boys and girls, used as fighters, coo... ... middle of paper ... ...g 2008. PDF. Juliet's Journey. Dir. War Child. War Child, 23 Sept. 2010. Web. 29 Dec. 2013. Kony 2012

  • Essay On Impact Of Mass Media On Armed Forces

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    Impact of Mass Media on the United States Armed Forces Mass media is much more accessible to the general public than in the past due to technological improvements and introduction of social media. In the 21st century, the United States Armed Forces has dealt with many issues. The most apparent topics in today’s media are; ethics, sexual assault, posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol related incidents, participation of gay and lesbians serving in the U.S. military, and representation of the United

  • Frederick Douglass

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    simile demonstrates the fear and anxiety each present within him as he enters this free state; as an unarmed mariner approaches a man-of-war, an armed battle ship, fear would undoubtedly be present, and as he is rescued by this armed battle ship the unarmed mariner would be likely to sense relief, however one would still not know what to expect on this armed battle-ship; had he escaped his evil pirate, or merely entered into a worse danger? It is in th...

  • Pilots Should Be Armed

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    aircraft pilots ought to be armed in the event that a capturing would happen they can safeguard themselves and the travelers from said attackers. In this paper, pros and cons will be discussed over the impetus behind why

  • Armed Robbery Essay

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    Over the years, armed robbery has started to become a problem to, business owners of small and large business, law enforcement, and the community. Armed robbery has started to become problem because of money problems, or need money for drugs. These armed robbers usually start off young and continue through there crime life, these young offenders will usually be repeat offenders of other crimes. To stop this, penalty and sentence act 1992, and the criminal code 1899 had come in. These two acts are

  • Planck V. Indiana

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    eyesight, Lance Planck was found not to be in need of any service. Despite this finding, the Madison County Superior Court ordered that all of the Planck's children's eyes be examined by the state. One month after the Court ordered this, twenty armed officers with guns drawn came to the Planck's residence and commanded Mr. and Mrs. Planck to give up their children. Mr. Planck told the officers that he did not know why they were there, was pushed to the ground and had loaded rifles pointed at

  • Peter I (The Great)

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    with by discovering an old English sailboat. The second was the love of all things Western, which came from his frequent visits to the nearby foreign quarter of Moscow. By 1689 Peter had grown to the towering height of six feet seven inches, and was armed with a quick mind and boundless ambition. At...

  • Analysis of Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood

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    Analysis of Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood Sembene Ousmane's third novel, God's Bits of Wood, was originally written and published in French as Les Bouts de bois de Dieu. The novel is set in pre-independence Senegal and follows the struggles of the African trainworkers in three cities as they go on strike against their French employers in an effort for equal benefits and compensation. The chapters of the book shift between the cities of Bamako, Thies, and Dakar and track the actions and

  • Terror in Small-Town, USA

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    gathered to exchange local gossip. Most noticeable was the absence of children. As my grandfather's dilapidated Ford approached the town's only traffic light, we were greeted-not by flashing red, yellow or green--but by uniformed National Guardsmen armed with guns and appearing much out of place in such placid surroundings. As our vehicle slowed to a stop, I was aghast as I saw before me a huge machine gun, pointed in our direction. A young guardsman walked briskly to the car and explained, almost

  • John Marsden's Darkness be my Friend

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    dangerous cliffs and difficult terrain, where they are completely safe and cut off from the rest of the world. When the teenagers return to their homes, they find that all the families in the district have been abducted and locked into the show grounds by armed soldiers who are taking over Australia. After finding this, they perform many dangerous activities around the district to hold back the enemy’s progress. These including blowing up a bridge on a major convoy route and attacking an important bay used

  • Emancipation Proclamation and Discrimination

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    Emancipation Proclamation and Discrimination As the glowing sun set over the bloody fields of Antietem, the Civil War became a different War. Five days after the battle at Antietem was won, armed with pen and paper, Abraham Lincoln changed the war when he issued, one of the most important and controversial documents in America history, the Emancipation Proclamation. Congress was urging emancipation. Escaped slaves were fleeing to the Union army as it advanced in the South, complicating military

  • art of the hula

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    men became the first westerners to discover the islands of Hawaii. When they arrived at Kaua’i, the islanders performed the hula dance as a way of greeting the strangers. Later in 1820, Christian missionaries from New England came to the islands, armed with the Bible and narrow-minded thoughts. They were shocked by the “heathenish” hula, and tried to abolish the dance. The missionaries eventually convinced the royalty, which had been converted to Christianity, to make the hula dance illegal. It was

  • The Hornet's Nest

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    Under the guise of "heading out to do some yard work," my father took on the dubious and dangerous task of attempting to rid his treasured flowering crab tree of a hornet's nest, reported by my mother to be the size of a large, ripe watermelon. Armed with the starter for the barbeque, the garden hose and a rake, Dad approached the tree and offending nest with the determination of a front line soldier ordered to advance on the enemy line. His plan was to set the nest on fire (yes, while still attached

  • Gun Control Problems and Solutions

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    were left permanently disabled. In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death. In robberies and assaults, victims are far more likely to die when the perpetrator is armed with a gun than when he or she has another weapon or is unarmed. I believe that there are a few solutions that can be used to solve this problem at both a community and national level. The first course of action is to establish a national system

  • Sir Frederick Grant Banting

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    Within a few months, he was serving in the Canadian Army Hospital at Ramsgate, England. He then voluntarily transferred to the front line near Cambrai, France because he felt he was not doing enough. He used his intelligence to capture three fully armed Germans without any use of weapons! This earned a rank of the Captain. He kept working at the frontline. On the morning of September 28, 1918, a shell burst close by and a piece of shrapnel buried itself in Banting's right arm. It was so bad

  • A Recipe for Revolution

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    be applied It won’t be exaggeration to state that “almost all the current conflict in the world has an armed oppression against unarmed public.” The statement can be substantiated by following two different points. In the most direct sense it means an authority’s aggression towards specific category of people using the unitary powers they hold which eventually fuel and give birth to an armed opposition or say a revolution. Most importantly on the second sense in any such conflicts, revolution