'The End of Victory Culture' by Tom Engelhardt

A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of his concepts in The End of Victory Culture, especially as they relate to the transition in perceptions of the American war story in post-World War II Cold War America. No additional sources cited.

Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates by Peter Ward Fay

This 5 page paper is a critique of the book Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates by Peter Ward Fay, looking at the content as well as the general approach, underlying research and the style of the writing. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Winston Churchill & Empire

A 15 page research essay exploring Churchill's protectionist desire to maintain the British Empire at all costs, even when this included forging a permanent alliance with its old enemy, the United States. Explored briefly is the extent of the empire, a historiography of some of Churchill's attempts at maintaining the empire, and the reasons behind his ultimate failure. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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.

Modern British History

This 7 page paper explores the early modern history of England, including the first British Empire. Bibliography lists 2 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.

Survival of the Fittest

This 3 page essay looks at Herbert Spencer's contributions to sociology. His primary concept is illustrated using modern day examples.The concept of the roles that war and morality play is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Muslims’ View of the Crusaders

A 4 page paper discussing the Muslim view at the beginning of the First Crusade. The Crusaders’ mission was to regain Jerusalem, the holiest ground of the Christian faith, from the grasp of the Muslims. Though the Muslims had waged a half-hearted holy war against the Byzantine empire, Christian presence in Syria was viewed as just another cause for skirmish between fractious groups until those same Christians began taking Muslim towns and slaughtering Muslim people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Geoffrey Parker’s “The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800”

This 3 page report discusses the fact that the key to the success of the West in creating global empires between 1500 and 1750 was dependent on the technological improvements in the ability to wage war. No bibliography.

1676/ Stephen S. Webb

A 5 page research paper that examines the thesis proposed by historian Stephen S .Webb in his book '1676: The End of American Independence.' Webb suggests that the root cause of the discord during 1676 was the independent ways of the American colonists and that their submission to empire was its cure. The writer argues against this position, while discussing the details of Bacon's Rebellion and King Philip's War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Land Problem and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

This 8 page paper traces the problems that developed as the Empire expanded, specifically in regard to land, and argues that these difficulties led to civil war, and to a government so corrupt that it brought about the collapse of the Republic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Civilization and Technology: A View of Military Technology

This 12 page paper considers the interactions between technology and modern civilization, with a specific analytical view of the impact of technology on social forces, including the way in which we wage war. This paper outlines the changes in military technology as they underscore social change and also assesses how military technology has changed society’s expectations of war, of media coverage, and of changing world politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The Contribution of the Helicopter to Modern Warfare

This 5 page paper considers the role which the helicopter plays in modern warfare. The roles of the Army and the Airforce are considered, and the Vietnam War and The Gulf War are used as examples. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Art of War applied to Business

A 7 page research paper that posits that Sun-tzu's The Art of War contains principles that can guide modern business in today's competitive market. The writer defends this thesis and expands on it, arguing that Sun-tzu's principles of war can provide a framework for cooperation leading to prosperity for all stakeholders. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.