Nationalism And Ethnic War

5 pages in length. According to Michael Ignatieff's Warriors Honor Ethnic War and the Modern, "nationalism does not simply 'express' a preexistent identity: it constitutes a new one. Nationalism is a fiction : it requires the willing suspension of disbelief" (Ignatieff 38). Examining this statement and analyzing the author's argument pertaining to ethnic war and nationalism, the student gains a significantly better understanding of why nationalism is not necessarily the positive force many believe it to be. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

American Nationalism

A 12 page research paper that examines the topic of American Nationalism. This examination of American history discusses how nationalism evolved, from colonial times to the present and begins by defining "nationalism." Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Remaking of Mexico

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography lists 20 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.

Industrialization, Nationalism, Globalization and Technology, and The Differences in East and West

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in this transition. Links nationalism and differences in race and culture to current events such as the recent detainment of U.S. military personnel in Hainau, China. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Causes of Revolution; Mexico and Cuba

This 5 page paper considers the role of nationalism in the revolutions in Mexico and Cuba. The paper examines whether nationalism can be cited as the cause of these revolutions of just as an outcome, or if there are other factors such as poverty that can be blamed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Nationalism Leads to War

A 5 page research paper that examines the problems that are inherent in nationalism. The writer discusses the two major forms of nationalism and demonstrates how much of the conflict that has characterized the twentieth century resulted from the tension between these two forms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Opium Wars

A 6 page paper discussing the causes and results of the two Opium Wars (1839-1842 and 1856-1858) between China and Britain. In 300 years of trade with China, Britain had developed a thirst for China's tea as well as appetites for Chinese silk and porcelain, but pre-industrial China found very little to desire from Britain's offerings. To ease the resulting tremendous trade deficit, Britain began growing opium in its colony India and insisted that China allow it to enter their country for use by their people. China declined the affront to their national sovereignty, lost Hong Kong to Britain, and later lost all right to restrict the opium trade within their borders. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Edward I & Edward II of England / Why They Could Have Never Conquered Scotland Successfully

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in the tyrannical English. The dominating conduct of the English was very reprehensible to the people of Scotland. One person who found the English particularly reprehensible was William Wallace. William Wallace was more than a legend; he was a brave soul who valiantly fought against the oppression of England. After William Wallace was murdered in a grisly manner, Robert the Bruce took over the fight. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Why The Scientific Revolution Was In Europe And Not China

A 4 page paper. If China had living standards that were comparable to those in Europe and if they had offered the world so many innovations, why did the scientific revolution not occur in China as it did in Europe? This is a question that has been debated for decades. This essay discusses the thoughts of a number of experts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Critique of “A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Women in China:

This 5 page paper discusses the role of women in China and how it has changed and evolved, especially since the Cultural Revolution. This paper explains the traditional role of women as well as the current status of women in China. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Role of Women in China and India:

This 5 page paper examines the role of women in both China and India and determines how their role has changed in recent years. Furthermore, this paper discusses the Cultural Revolution in China as a turning point for those women. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

China’s Revolution of 1911 and the Path Through the Twentieth Century

A 10 page discussion of the formative events resulting from the Revolution of 1911 which shaped China’s face for the entirety of the Twentieth Century. Identifies Mao’s choice of Communism, and of the U.S.S.R. as an ally as the most instrumental factor in putting China where she is today. Emphasizes that while some of the human injustices which necessitated the revolution of 1911 were resolved, numerous other injustices continue. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

American Warfare: Societal Influences and Impacts

A 9 page discussion of the impacts of war on American society during the early history of the country. Provides information regarding the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican American War, emphasizing the needs of those that feel that they are oppressed to rise up against their oppressors. Concludes that along with the progression from one war to another in early U.S. history, American ideology and our sense of nationalism was evolving into that we enjoy today. This nationalism is a direct influence on society and is in turn shaped by society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.