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    led the world in technology and thought. Millions throughout those years followed the teachings of the Vedic religion, Buddhist thought, or Confucian philosophy. These societies solidified their power in the early centuries of anno domini and even boasted of self sufficient power as late as the fifteenth century. To the West however, grew nations with a different heritage of thought that soon infiltrated the Eastern world. Though their influence seemed minor in such a developed world, by the

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    Exploring Why Central Eastern Europe Was Re-Created After World War I One of the reasons for recreating Central Eastern Europe after World War One was the policy of self-determination, which was put forward and fiercely supported by an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who also had very democratic ideas. He, as well as the other peacemakers argued that people who thought of themselves as a nation should form a single state. For example, Poles should live in a country called Poland, which

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    Ethnocentrism In America

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    Similar to how the opossum will play dead in a stressful situation in order to avoid being pursued by a predator, or how the skunk sprays to ward off predators with the foul smell, humans band together to fight our greatest enemy: nature. In the western world, we have managed to remove ourselves from the most stressful dangers of living in nature, so it is possible to support one’s self with only the few we hold dearest, usually one significant other and their immediate children. Most western people live

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    West 's loss of its traditional rough-hewn character due to the steady encroachment of Eastern Culture (and soft Eastern attitudes). In that sense the most important aspects of setting are the train that is taking Jack and his new bride back to Yellow Sky, and the town itself, which itself has already begun to symbolizes those changes. The setting actually serves two purposes, initially to establish a sense of Eastern style and then to knock it down by contrast with the authenticity of the West. The

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    In his book War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War I Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius argues that the German experience on the Eastern Front during the First World War had disastrous effects for both the occupied and the occupiers, and that this experience built the framework for the atrocities committed by the Nazis on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Liulevicius’ argument differs from that of most Post-Cold War era historians who argue

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    Eastern and Western Medicine

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    Eastern and Western Medicine The complex structure and foreign nature of Tibetan medicine makes it difficult to relate its practices to Western medicine, making it difficult to determine the clinical efficacy of Eastern medical practice. Several clinical analysis studies have recently been performed in order to determine the efficacy of the “holistic” practices of Eastern cultures. Whether the studies show Eastern or Western practices to be more effective, I believe that the most effective

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    The Downfall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe The shocking fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe in the late eighties was remarkable for both its rapidity and its scope. The specifics of communism's demise varied among nations, but similarities in both the causes and the effects of these revolutions were quite similar. As well, all of the nations involved shared the common goals of implementing democratic systems of government and moving to market economies. In each

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    The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America Shetler, in the book Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus, supports the myth that the new world was an unspoiled paradise by stating that " Native people were transparent in the landscape, living as natural elements of the ecosphere. Their world…was a world of barely perceptible human disturbances"(Shetler 1991). Sale contends that the Indians had a benign effect and refering to them as the "Ecological Indian".(Sale

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    RIG VEDA

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    details of Rig Veda,it would be better giving information about eastern philosophy and also Hinduizm. Firstly I want to explain some basic characteristics of eastern philosophy and the place of Hinduism as a religion entering the side of the philosophy. Actually if we want to understand the eastern philosophy completely, there is need to know that these philosophies depend on a religious area, like Indian philosophy. The system of eastern philosophy aims to experience the truth in a directly but also

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    culture is. In the Eastern culture freedom comes along with a level or state that you have reached in your life. To understand the meaning of freedom you also have to understand its relation to words like Samsara, Avidya, Maya and Moksha. These are all part of the journey towards the Hindu concept of freedom. Samsara is important in defining freedom in Hindu terms because it is what you want freedom from. Samsara is the continuous cycle of life that takes place in the material world. It is thought of

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