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.

"Thirteen Days" by Robert F. Kennedy

14 pages. This review centers on the Cuban Missile Crisis as told by Robert F. Kennedy in his book "Thirteen Days". A well written and thought out review, this is not simply an overview of the missile crisis but is instead a research paper on the book. When the reader is led behind the closed doors it is to find out that the Cuban Missile Crisis was a matter of ethical and moral principals at work as well. Bibliography lists 7 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.

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.

France, Austria and Russia

A five page paper which looks at some elements of the history of Austria, France and Russia between 1815 and 1919, with particular reference to state terrorism as a means of controlling dissent.

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.

The North Korean Crisis

This 8 page paper looks at the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, how it came about and the issues concerned and the considers the potential for the crisis to be resolved using the realist or the liberalist approaches to international relations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

The Executive Branch of Government in the Outcomes of the War of 1812 and the Cuban Missile Crisis

This 10 page report discusses two events in American history, the War of 1812 and the Cuban missile crisis, despite the 150 years that separate them, serve as examples of how executive action has altered, even determined the outcomes associated with a crisis situation involving the United States and other nations. Bibliography lists 15 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.

Canada and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift yet perhaps somewhat premature. Canadian reaction was considerably slower. Concludes that while many criticize Canada's reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the U.S. request for Canadian alert, her caution was actually prudent given the threat of all-out nuclear world war as a result of U.S. actions and the concerns for Canadian sovereignty in regard to the control of her military. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Debates On The Abolition Of Slavery

An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The paper concludes with comments around the Lincoln 'house divided' speech, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate of Oct 15 1858. Bibliography lists more than a dozen 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.

Strategies of the Axis Powers in World War II

An eight page paper which considers the ways in which the Axis powers might have employed alternative strategies and tactics during the Second World War in order to produce an outcome more favourable to them. The writer looks specifically at Russia’s engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front, the Battle of Midway, the Normandy Landings and the role of Mussolini in Italy’s military involvement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Skocpol's States and Social Revolution

In 7 pages, the author reports on Theda Skocpol's States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, and discusses what she perceives to be the question Skocpol is trying to answer, Skocpol's main argument, the theory Skocpol draws, how this answer was reached, the methods used in research, flaws with the argument or theory, and critical comments are given. No additional source cited.

The Success of the Russian Revolution in 1917

This 8 page paper looks at the uprising in 1905 and why the Russian autocracy prevailed as compared with the success of the revolution in 1917. Marxism in Russia is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.