Britain Essays

  • Religion in Britain

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    Religion in Britain Introduction: ============= Religion has always played an important part in PeopleÂ’s daily life in Britain. It will be very helpful when we study the Britain. So this passage is going to talk about religion in Britain, include history, impact and so on. History review: =============== The English Reformation ======================= In the 15th century, the plague and the war created confusion in European. A lot of people died. More and more people

  • Comparing Britain To Japan

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    In 1900 Britain was in many respects the world’s leading nation, enjoying a large share of world trade, a dominant position in the international money market, and possessing a far flung empire supported by the world’s most powerful navy. Japan was a complete contrast, sharing with Britain only the fact that it too was a nation of Islands lying off the shore of a major continent. Until the 1860s it had possessed a social and economic structure more akin to that of feudal, rather than twentieth century

  • The Extreme Right in Britain

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    The Extreme Right in Britain Introduction Perhaps, one of the highly debated issues in the electoral procedures of different European nations is about the extreme right. Based on the premise that the nation is the primary unit of social and political organization, extremist nationalism has been revived since the demise of communism. Unlike civic nationalism, which stresses equality and solidarity, the exaggerated, chauvinistic, and aggressive nationalism of the extreme right upholds the significance

  • Class Conflict in Britain

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    Class Conflict in Britain "Class conflict has gradually been diluted by growing affluence." "The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggle." This famous opening line from Marx Communist Manifesto refers to the struggle between the labouring, working classes and the bourgeoisie owners of the means of production. The proletariat are exploited by the capitalists for profit and are therefore forced to live in poverty and dire conditions. Marx predicted that

  • Great Britain

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    Great Britain Great Britain is made up of three countries, England, Scotland and Wales. It is an island off the coast of north­west of Europe. Britain is part of the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland. The capital is London. Relief There are many different landscapes in Britain, from high mountains to rolling hill sand valleys. Places like Wales, the Lake District and northwest Scotland have high mountains and steep slopes made out of solid rocks. This landscape was made millions

  • Why Britain Won the Battle of Britain

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    Why Britain Won the Battle of Britain After taking France in addition to his list of captured countries on mainland Europe, Adolf Hitler set his sights on Britain. After the success of Blitzkrieg, the evacuation of Dunkirk and the surrender of France, Britain was by herself. However, before Hitler could contemplate undertaking an invasion he was advised by his generals that Germany had to destroy the Fighter Command of the Royal Air Force in order to gain superiority in the air. This would

  • Opium and Victorian Britain

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    Opium and Victorian Britain Although opium has been imported to Britain for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes it was not until the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that its use as a pharmaceutical panacea and exotic recreational drug became epidemic within all strata of British society. Prior to the 1868 Pharmacy Act which restricted the sale of opium to professional pharmacists, anyone could legally trade in opium products: by the middle of the nineteenth century hundreds

  • Battle of Britain

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    The Battle of Britain took place during World War II and was Germany’s attempt to dominate the skies of Great Britain. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was significantly outnumbered in one of the biggest air battles in history and managed to emerge victorious against the German air force, the Luftwaffe. German’s unexpected defeat was attributable to their underestimation of Britain’s strength, their inexperience in aerial warfare and their tactical and technological liabilities. The fall of France was

  • Battle of Britain

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    (Battle of Britain Historical Society) As Winston Churchill stated, the Battle of Britain would become a major influence to the outcome of World War II. Whether or not Germany conquered Great Britain was going to determine if Germany could become a world power. The Battle of Britain did not just save one country from Hitler’s rule, but ultimately kept the world from Germany’s reign. As soon as they gained control of France, German generals began to plan how to defeat Great Britain. One of these

  • Britain in the Age of Total War

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    Britain in the Age of Total War 1. The caption at the top of this source is very helpful in determining the usefulness of this source, because it tells us that this source was written by the publisher of the book, "Waiting for the All Clear", on the inside cover. Usually, this part of the book is used for advertising and commercial purposes, and so is not very useful in finding out about the response of the British people to the effects of the Blitz. This is because it contains no historical

  • The Relations Between Britain And Its American Colonies

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    From 1754 to 1763, the French and Indian War took place. This war altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies. It was the last of four North American wars waged from 1689 to 1763 between the British and the French. In these struggles, each country fought for control of the continent with the assistance of Native American and colonial allies. The French and Indian War occurred to end the land dispute between the British and French. Whoever

  • Why Did Britain Win The Battle Of Britain?

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    air forces clashed in the skies over the U.K. The Battle of Britain ended when Germany’s air force failed to gain superiority over the Royal Air Force despite months of targeting Britain’s air bases, military posts and, its civilian population. Britain’s ‘’victory’’ saved the country from a ground invasion and possible occupation by German forces. While this is true, Britain lost many innocent lives and many cities were destroyed, Britain had temporarily lost control of their colonies while they had

  • The Battle of Britain

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    The Battle of Britain As the cold hand of death swept over the remnants of France, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, orated on the imminent battle that would rage over his homeland and the foreboding struggle for survival that was now facing Britain: The Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin… The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can

  • the battle of britain

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    In this essay I will explain the battle between Germany and Britain, discuss how important winning this battle was, what Britain had that the Germans did not have, and what could have happened if Britain would have lost. It is known cleverly as “the Battle of Britain”. ”Battle of Britain, in World War II, a series of air battles between Great Britain and Germany, fought over Britain from Aug. to Oct., 1940. As a prelude to a planned invasion of England, the German Luftwaffe attacked British coastal

  • Bolsheviks and Britain in World War One

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    "Bolsheviks and Britain in World War One" During one of the therapy and wit sessions between Rivers and Prior at Craiglockhart, we discover that class struggle is an issue plaguing Prior. Pat Barker introduces the reference to Bolsheviks on page 135 in order to have her readers strictly denounce the caste system of British society, both for the soldiers returning home, and also the women who continued to be victims of the same system in Britain during World War One. Understanding the role Bolsheviks

  • Education In Britain During The 18th Century

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    Education in Britain during the Eighteenth Century In Britain now a days every child must go to school to further their education. However, it was not like that in the eighteenth century. The less fortunate were not as educated because they could not afford to have their children go to school. Girls had less of a chance to go to school than boys. But as the eighteenth century went on different types of schools were established for children, adolescents, and adults. One type of these new

  • The Battle of Britain and RAF

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    The Battle of Britain and RAF 'It was the strength and efficiency of the RAF which frustrated the German attempts to defeat Britain in 1940'. The question suggests that the RAF was strong and efficient and this is the reason why the Germans were defeated in the Battle of Britain. However, it is clear to see that the RAF and the British military were actually very close to defeat at some stages throughout the Battle of Britain. The victory of the island in the Battle of Britain cannot be

  • Victorian Social Reform in Britain

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    Victorian Social Reform in Britain When considering the changes brought about in the social policy of Great Britain, in the decades immediately either side of 1900, one must look at the nation `s industrial history. The position as the world` s premier industrial nation had been cemented by the mid nineteenth century, achieved in part, as it was the first nation to industrialise. However, the headlong embrace of laissez- faire capitalism ignored the social infrastructure, and the emigration

  • Britain And Imperialism Essay

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    When it comes to imperialism and colonialism, Great Britain is a major employer of the two concepts. Though, at one point in history many regions of the influential country was ruled over by another. The entity which ruled over the kingdoms of England and Wales for over four centuries was the Holy Roman Empire. Julius Caesar was ruling over the Roman provinces of Gaul, (now modern day France, Belgium, and parts of Germany), as governor and military commander. After his campaign against the Germanic

  • ‘Sub-Roman’ Britain?

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    The term ‘sub-Roman’ Britain is traditionally the name that refers to the period of British history that loosely charts from the end of Imperial Roman rule in AD 410 to the arrival of Saint Augustine and his Christian missionaries in AD 597. However, the date for the definitive end of the period is arbitrary as sub-Roman culture continued to develop in the country that would subsequently be known as Wales and similarly in the west of England in areas such as Cornwall and Cumbria. The term ‘sub-Roman’