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  • British Government in 1914-1918

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    between 1914 and 1918 1914, war breaks out and the lives of millions change forever. Britain had never faced such an enemy, her past experiences being against primitive tribes, alien to technical warfare. The forces of the German army were devastating, many lives were lost and towns destroyed and to combat this terrible might, Britain introduced a number of policies to rule over the population with. To begin with, the people of Britain were enthusiastic about the war. The men went off to fight

  • Canadian Attitudes Towards the Afghanistan War

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    written by Major Todd Strickland in his article, titled, “From the Boers to the Taliban: How Canadians Attitudes towards War Have Changed”. This article reviews Canada’s history within the wars and also Canadian’s thoughts on war. The Afghan war began in 2001 and is still ongoing today. The war began due to the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11th, 2001, also known as 9/11. The purpose of this war was to invade Afghanistan and to disassemble an organization, known

  • A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred T

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    Drummer Hodge are all war-based. They all contain the themes of death, war and some sense of victory in that in both of Wordsworth's poems, it is directly about the victory in a battle. In Drummer Hodge, it is that his family shall never forget him. In The Charge of the Light Brigade, it was about the bravery and gallantry of the British Cavalry. In The Charge of the Light Brigade, the setting is told in a footnote. This places it in Balaklava where there was a war going on for possession

  • Analysis Of No Second Troy

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    relating back to the second rhetorical question and the men that Maude was involved with. These men have power in several countries and have the power to cause destruction similar to the violence between Troy and Greece in the beginning of the Trojan War. Many men see the beauty of Maude just as those did with Helen and with Maude’s attraction to these men and her intelligence that the speaker sees in her, he believes that her influence can cause trouble. It is almost like a warning yet a personal note

  • Canada International Relations Case Study

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    global role and purpose during and after the Cold War. I view this as an overlying theme of Canada, as it affects the entirety of Canada’s international relationships. Immediately following World War II, Canada experienced a golden age of foreign policy. This was due to the various countries affected by World War II with depressed economies and other various countries such as China in political disarray. Although Canada played a decisive role in World War II, Canada was geographically shielded from the

  • Biography of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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    between Frere and Chieveley, both part of the British Natal Colony. A boulder was placed on the track by a Boer commando force. When the train slammed into the boulder, rifle fire began from a vantage position. Soldiers who were uninjured by the wreck did their best to defend their wounded allies and uncouple the locomotive. After a rough seventy minutes of non-stop firefighting the Boers swept down the hill. Some of the men escaped on the locomotive, but Churchill wasn’t one of them. When Churchill

  • The Role Of War Memorials In The First World War

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    subject of memorialisation, historians Gavin Hughes and Jonathan Trigg state the purpose of memorials as being a ‘potent and powerful symbol precisely because of its simplicity and instant familiarity.’ This is true for most of Britain as the First World War was the first time they had experienced loss of this scale and for the country as a whole it was crucial that there be a way for the millions of families affected to show their respect and to grieve. In 1916, the government forbade families to exhume

  • The Cold War And Truman

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    The end of World War II presented an opportunity for Winston Churchill to regain some of the power and influence that the Imperialistic British Empire once possessed. Churchill took advantage of the trust and respect that the American public and President Truman shared about his character. He saw Truman's lack of political experience as an opportunity to restore British imperial authority. Winston Churchill tainted Harry Truman's beliefs and preservations about Russia, because his personal agenda

  • Australia In The Vietnam War

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    country, was when Japan bombed Darwin and sunk a number of ships in Sydney, during World War 2. The question then has to be asked, why Australia has been involved in so many conflicts. A number of recent conflicts in this century come to mind, they include, The Boer War, World War One, World War Two and The Vietnam War. By far the conflict that drew the most outrage from Australian citizens was the Vietnam War. Australia has been drawn into these conflicts through a number of treaties and alliances

  • Mosaddeq's Nationalization of Oil in Iran

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    just happened: key were the 1949 Chinese Revolution and Iran's 1951 nationalization of its oil industry. The Korean War was ending, and the Viet Minh guerrillas were harassing the French colonial regime in Vietnam. Five days before the coup in Iran, the Soviet Union tested its first hydrogen bomb (Encyclopaedia Britannica). According to Daniel Ellsberg in his book Papers on the War (1972), after 1949, no U.S. president could politically afford to be in power while another major country "went Communist"