The Importance of Covering War Crimes Trials

This 8 page paper argues that war crimes trials are vital and should be well covered by journalists. Critiques are deemed important as well. The Saddam Hussein trial and execution, as well as the Nuremberg trials are used as examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers

This 3 page essay offers a review of a video "The English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers." Well-produced and accurate, this short film dramatizes several of the 29 trials that occurred in 1660 against the men held responsible for the execution of Charles I at the close of the English Civil War. The writer explains how the film relates to contemporary audiences. Bibliography cites only the video.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: Casualties of Cold War Hysteria

A 6 page (4 pp. + 2 pp. Annotated Bibliography) paper that evaluates the Communist hysteria that gripped America during the late 1940s and early 1950s and evaluates the allegations that led to the arrest and trial of the New York couple on espionage charges. Specifically considered are whether they received a fair trial led to their arrest, conviction, and ultimately their execution in June 1953 in light of the rampant anti-Communist sentiments of the time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

War Crimes Trials: Nuremberg and Iraq

This 20 page paper compares and contrasts many aspects of the Nuremberg trial and the trial of Saddam Hussein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Causes of War

A 5 page research paper that discusses the true causation for war. Some theorists emphasize the material causes for war, that is, the desire for territory, economic factors, etc., while others focus on the ideological causes for war, that is, nationalism, religion, etc. There is seldom one specific cause that brings two or more nations into bloody, massive conflict. Material causes are frequently intertwined with ideological in a Gordian knot that defies unraveling. However, it can be argued that behind the material causes, it is war’s ideological causes that provide the principal motivation for a society to consciously choose to undergo the insanity and loss of war. Examination of World War I, Vietnam and the current US war in Iraq illustrates this point. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Influences on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

This 3 page paper discusses some of the influences that led Ray Bradbury to write “Fahrenheit 451,” including the Nazi book burnings, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Religion and Power / The Politics of Religion in England from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

This 8 page paper considers the hypothesis that religion is ultimately a tool that is used to control people. Example of the crusades, King Henry VIII and the witch hunts are cited to demonstrate this relations between religion power and control.The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Harris: Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches

This 5 page paper discusses Marvin Harris's book "Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: the Riddles of Culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

War Crimes: Definitions and Perspectives

A 12 page overview of the definitions and perceptions surrounding war crimes. Discusses the Geneva Convention and the Nuremberg Trials and provides numerous examples of historical events which classify as war crimes. Emphasizes that all parties of wartime action are capable of war crimes but that it is the victor which most often records history and determines the occurrence such crimes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

12th Century Renaissance & Intellect

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the texts they contained. Their exposure to the world outside of Europe was very limited. The idea that the Crusades changed the intellectual face of the Europeans is the argument given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Thirty Years War

The thirty years war was a nebulously organized set of offensives and political maneuverings that are considered to have caused the worst periods of deprivation, brutality and suffering ever to have occurred. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the causes and alliances that were involved in this momentous conflict. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Role of Religious, Nationalistic, and Social Grievances in the 1978-1979 Iranian Revolution and the 1980 Hezbolah Movement in Lebanon

A 7 page discussion of the numerous causes behind the 1978-1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and indeed behind the Hizb Allah (Hezbollah) movement in Lebanon which occurred the following year. These causes were religion, nationalistic and social. While the effects of each were focused on the Middle East, the West was also heavily impacted by these developments. Examines the role of Islam in the events which unfolded and the potential for future revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Battle Of Nomanhan, Mongolia (Khalkin-Gol River) / Analyzed

This 5 page research paper examines the 1939 Battle of Nomanhan border dispute between the Soviet and Japanese armies. Specifically discussed are the causes of the underlying causes of the battle, what took place, and its impact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

MOUSNIER, LEFEBVRE AND FRANCE’S BATTLES

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts views held by Roland Mousnier and George Lefebvre in terms of what caused uprising in 17th and 18th century France. This essay examines both the causes, and the roles of the peasants, merchant classes and aristocracies in The Fronde (mid-1600s) and the French Revolution (mid-1700s). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Organized Crime and its Growth During Prohibition

5 pages. Prohibition was the primary cause in major social changes that occurred during and after it's existence. For the most part, the changes were for the worse. Not only did Prohibition force people to go 'underground' with their drinking and bootlegging, but it is also believed to have been one of the major causes of the growth and bloodiness of many of the organized crime families. Bibliography lists 3 sources.