The Development of Democracy in Brazil

The development in democracy in Brazil has demonstrated a different pattern that seen in other parts of the world. This 5 page paper examines the development of democracy and includes consideration of the history as a Portuguese colony and the role of slavery as well as the military coups and the fears of instability. The paper traces the reasons behind the development and the impact they have on today’s model of democracy seen with the Brazilian people. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Democracy

In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic democracies are not only slow to anger but also quick to compromise and to forgive." (Joshua Muravchik, Managing Global Chaos, page 573) Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Russian History

This 22- page paper is comprised of four shorter papers dealing with Russia. The first is a 17-page paper that traces the history of Russia from ancient rulers, through the Romanov dynasty, the Decembrist revolution, the revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. It discusses the Communist period, and the post-Communist period, and touches on economic problems today as well as ethnic conflicts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. The second paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing some of Russia's cultural icons. Bibliography lists 1 source. The third paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing Russian and Soviet geography. Bibliography lists 2 sources. The fourth paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 2-page essay describing Russian demographics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES AND VIRGINIA’S WAY OF LIFE

This 7-page paper examines Sydnor's American Revolutionaries in the Making: Political Practices in Washington’s Virginia, examines the theories behind democracy and aristoracy, and discusses if Virginia's political systems from the 18th and 19th centuries would work in today's political system.

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE AND RACISM IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA

This paper examines the comments about black people in the United States written by French politician Alexis de Tocqueville in his book, Democracy in America. The paper also compares how the 19th century words of de Toqueville are still true today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Russia and Westernization

A 5 page research paper that discusses the radical changes that Peter the Great instigated in Russia in the eighteenth century. The writer describes how Peter's goal was to reshape Russia in the cultural image of Europe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Herbert Aptheker/ Views on Marxism

A 5 page discussion of the opinions voiced by Herbert Aptheker in his 1967 book 'The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.' The writer argues that by contrasting Marxist philosophy against 'bourgeois' democracy and revolution, Aptheker offers a perspective on history and political philosophy that is truly intriguing, if somewhat dated in his conclusions. No other sources cited.

The Athenian Government

4 page review of A.H.M. Jones' book entitled "Athenian Democracy." Book explores classic governments in Athens and makes mention of their historical relevancy to our own style of democracy in these contemporary United States.

The Ideas of Thomas Jefferson

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the life of this great defender of democracy and president of the United States. Ideas about democracy and separation of church and state are highlighted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Evaluating Three Web Sites Concerning The Executive Branch, War And The Federalist Papers

7 pages in length. Tracing this country's political roots provides one the opportunity to better understand how certain governmental branches hold significantly more authority over others when it comes to issues of war and power. Two hundred twenty-five years ago, when the Constitution of the United States was created, the concept of war was just as prevalent as it is today. Distribution of power was of great concern for the founding fathers, many of whom were divided over constitutional ratification and what the Federalist Papers represented. The historic importance of such issues is explicitly documented in Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, which stands as the conduit between struggles of early America and how the country stands today. Evaluating three separate Web sites allows the student to more fully understand how intertwined these issues truly are. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Democracy in an Industrial Society?

Democracy has existed as a form of governing organization in most societies, in one form or another, from the time that government has been necessary. The recent past has been defined by the evolution of industrialism. Democratic governance and capitalism have played a significant role in the development of the West. Eastern and Third World nations have traversed different paths; however, as the millennium nears, they too are joining the newest revolution and experiencing extreme changes. This 7 page paper argues that Democracy was a pertinent and appropriate choice for the pre-Industrial Revolution agrarian society. In order to be transferable to an urban society, however, it must evolve, just as society evolves. Democracy during the transition to industrial was pertinent but has lost viability and, will not be successful or useful in the new industrialization process of technology and globalization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

RUSSIAN ECONOMY

This 4-page paper offers an analysis of the Russian economy today, including stabilization of the ruble. Bibliography lists 3 sources.`

Chilean And Nicaraguan Revolutions: Failure To Consolidate Power

5 pages in length. In spite of significant differences, the revolutions in Chile and Nicaragua share a fundamental common trait: both revolutions failed to consolidate themselves in power and were ultimately unsuccessful. For Nicaragua, this inability to centralize power came from an authoritarian perspective; for Chile, it was the quest for socialism that drew its motivation from oppressive power. In both instances, however, the aspect of democracy represented the focal point of revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.