The Cold War: A Time of Instability

An 8 page discussion of the Cold War. Contends that this period was anything one of peace and security. Provides examples of the friction which existed between the United States and the Soviet Union, the events culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the changing role of the U.S. in maintaining world peace, as well as other examples illustrating that indeed this was a vary unstable period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Soviet Union in the 1980s

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ concerning the causes of the arms race known as the Cold War, many agree with John Lewis Gaddis (1997) that the US had no alternative but to suppress Soviet expansion at all costs. This examination looks at Russia in the 1980s, while focusing on the arms race and the culmination of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Impact of the Iran Revolution on the Relations between the Super Powers

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution had an impact on the cold war. Prior to the revolution the government was aligned with the US, following the revolution there was a significant shift. This 4 page paper looks at how and why the revolution impacted on the international political relationship between the US and the Soviet Union. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Cold War US Soft Power Strategies

This 10 page research paper examines US soft power strategies employed during the Cold War to counter those of the Soviet Union. A comprehensive overview is provided that includes discussing the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Prohibition

This 4 page paper discusses the made in favor of prohibition as well as those against it, and in particular the events occurring in the years 1928-1935. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Cold War: A Comparison of the “The Hunt for Red October”, “Red Storm Rising”, and Historical Fact

A 5 page review of the Cold War years. The author of this paper emphasizes that the intent of the Cold War was to stabilize world politics and to maintain peace. In reality, it could be contended that the real outcome of this political approach was anything but a peaceful and secure world order. Indeed, the Cold War itself was a kind of warfare. Even in recognition of the fact that no actual warfare between the two main players, the Soviet Union and the United States erupted during the Cold War years, it was a period of intense hostility. This hostility is no better imprinted on the American psyche than through literature and movies. Two books in particular have added to our understanding of the Cold War. These books, both by author Tom Clancy, are “The Hunt for Red October” and “Red Storm Rising”. Each offers significant insight to the tensions which existed between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War years. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Most Historically Significant Events of the Twentieth Century

A 7 page discussion of several of the most significant events of the twentieth century. Emphasizes that the twentieth century has quite possibly witnessed more changes in world politics than any other time in history. Provides a brief outline of four of these changes: the Berlin Airlift, the end of the Cold War, the end of the Soviet Union and the formation of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Major Political Developments Since 1983

This 5 page paper considers the major political developments in the United States since 1983 and also the major international developments during this same period. This paper considers issues like NAFTA, the Persian Gulf War and the American response to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the implications both internally and for international affairs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

CIA Intelligence Operations

A 7 page paper discussing the Central Intelligence Agency as it relates to the experiences associated with the arms race with the Soviet Union, Cold War in Europe and Cold War in developing nations. The role of each of the "three communities" of the CIA - covert operations, intelligence gathering and data analysis - is discussed in each section. Bibliography lists 5 sources in 11 footnotes.

India / The New Nuclear Power

A 15 page research paper which argues that the recent nuclear tests conducted in both India and Pakistan are seen by these countries as political bargaining chips in a dangerous game of nuclear bluff reminiscent of the cold war between the United States and the former Soviet Union. The writer demonstrates that the current nuclear buildup, which was initiated by India, has more to do with the rise of Hindu nationalism in that country then to any real threats to Indian security. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

The Warsaw Pact: A Vehicle for Russian Imperialism?

A 5 page discussion of the role of the 1955 Warsaw Pact in Russia's past and present imperialistic tendencies. Cautions that while the Warsaw Pact was dissolved with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian imperialism continues to present many concerns to world order. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Damage of Weapons

This 10 page paper examines the way that weapons technology and development has adversely impacted on the environment and human life. Weapons include nuclear and atomic, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The papers considers the financial costs as well as environmental and social costs, using examples such as the Hanford Nuclear plant clean-up, anthrax burying by the former Soviet Union and the use of herbicides in Vietnam and Columbia. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

History of Russian Nationalism

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in regards to how it contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Weimar Republic and Third French Republic Compared

This 8 page paper compares the Weimar Republic, the government which ruled Germany between 1919 to 1933, and the Third French Republic which reigned from 1871 through 1940. Analysis focuses on political factors and addresses reasons for the collapse of each government. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


A 5 page paper which examines the time between 1920 and 1933, when the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibited the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in America. Bibliography lists 5 sources.