Impact of the Great War on Western Literature

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to end all wars, as well as the war that would make the world “safe” for democracy. The Great War accomplished none of these purposes and, when it was over, the survivors were gripped by grief, guilt, rage and, in the case of one German lance corporal, a young man named Adolf Hitler, by the desire for revenge (Hull 17). The Great War had another significant effect in that it had a tremendous impact on the course of modern Western literature. The collective consciousness of both Europe and America was forever changed by World War I and this change was reflected in the literature produced both during the Great War and in the decades afterward. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cold War Questions

A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the superpowers; and reforms instituted by Gorbachev and other causes of the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Did The Insertion Of Nuclear Weapons Into International Relations In 1945 Cause The Cold War?

This 8 page paper considers the background to the Cold War and considers if the development of nuclear weapons can be seen as the cause or the catalyst that triggered the cold war between the US and the USSR. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Wartime Economics

A 6 page paper discussing the general positive effects that the outbreak of war typically brings, followed by a discussion of conditions in Iraq prior to the beginning of Iraqi Freedom. War typically elevates a sagging economy, and such was the case with the short-lived Iraq war. Those positive effects are fleeting, however, as it becomes evident that reconstruction will require untold billions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Economic Effects of War

A 4 page paper answering several questions along the lines of “Consider a poor, underdeveloped country. Would you expect such a country to maintain a trade surplus or a trade deficit? Why?” The unnamed country undertakes a quick but successful war, and many of the questions refer to that scenario in terms of government spending and the effects of various means (tax surcharge, war bonds, tax cuts) of paying for the war and its effects on the larger economy and world interest rates. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Chapter Summaries: The Cold War and the Greater West Asian Crisis

This 4 page paper summarizes two textbook chapters: the cold war and the greater Asian crisis.

Advertising During Times Of War

A 6 page paper on how companies need to market and advertise their products and services during wartime. Examined in the paper is how advertisers often have to switch their ads around to include more war themes and express certain patriotic themes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Alistair Horne's "Price of Glory - Verdun 1916" (1963)

In 5 pages, the author gives a general overview of Alistair Horne's "Price of Glory - Verdun 1916" (1963). The Battle of Verdun was a strategic one in the Great War. This book is an extraordinary and unique depiction of the World War I. The reader will find him/herself there in Verdun in 1916 along with Horne (1963) and his vivid account of French history in the Great War. The entire procession of people and events is exceptionally vivid. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Causes Of World War I & World War II

A 5 page paper that discusses the causes and events leading up to these two world wars. Historians do not agree as to the events leading up to the Great War but they do agree on the causes of the second world war. Some say the first war never really ended; it just took a break and then continued in what we call World War II. The major events that acted as catalysts for each of these wars are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Bipolarity of the Cold War: The Relative Passivity of Berlin and the Rest of Europe

A 3 page examination of the contention that during the strong bipolarity which resulted between the U.S. and the USSR during the Cold War, Europeans essentially stood passively by while the major players determined Europe’s fate. Berlin itself became a pawn in this game. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Changing US Relations in the Middle East

This 4 page paper discusses the changes that have occurred between US relations in the Middle East during the Cold War years and those that have occurred since the dissolution of the USSR. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Analysis of Elaine Tyler May's "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era"

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. Specifically assessed are the relative causal influences of these historical events to determine which factor was the most responsible for the desire of Cold War America to achieve security through marriage, tradition and home. No additional sources are used.

Effects Of The War In Bosnia

A 5 page paper that discusses the effects of the War in Bosnia in relationship to the people, including their ongoing memories of the war, but more importantly how that relates to their current situation. The writer posits that politically, the war is merely at a truce because the country is run by war criminals, and from a personal viewpoint, the reunification not only poses continued deprivation, but no long-term solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cold War Consequences

The Cold War was a war of ideology that had it's beginnings in the aftermath of World War II and the redistribution of power. The two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled for a balance of power in a world where even the definitions of peace had changed. The Cold war had the effect of generating an active defense of American capitalism. Private enterprise economy was seen as a viable and stable economic system. Economic freedom and political democracy were commingled in the eyes of the world, much as communism and authoritarian government were. This 5 page paper examines some of the changes wrought by the ending of the Cold War and the changes that might be expected in the future. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Hitsman/Incredible War of 1812

A 4 page book review on The Incredible War of 1812 (1965) by J. Mackay Hitsman, a classic text on this subject. Hitsman's scholarship is detailed as he accessed an extensive list of primary sources in Canada, Great Britain and the US. He offers historical fact within the cultural context of the era, offering insight into the causes of the conflict, as well as the strategic thinking on both sides. In 1812, a state of war existed between Great Britain and the United States, which thirty years previously had concluded its war for independence. But while it was the US and Great Britain that were at war, it was Canada that became the inadvertent battleground. This review focuses on the role of Canadian general Sir George Prevost. No additional sources cited.