The Impact of the Iran Revolution on the Relations between the Super Powers

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution had an impact on the cold war. Prior to the revolution the government was aligned with the US, following the revolution there was a significant shift. This 4 page paper looks at how and why the revolution impacted on the international political relationship between the US and the Soviet Union. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Rauchway/Murdering McKinley

A 5 page book review on Murdering McKinley by historian Eric Rauchway, in which the author creates a gripping story from what has basically become a footnote in twentieth century American history--the murder of President William McKinley in 1901 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Through an intriguing use of narrative perspective, Rauchway offers readers an enthralling description of the events surrounding McKinley's murder, but also discusses the context and background that allows readers to comprehend his points more fully. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Kenneth Roberts/Arundel

A 5 page book review that summarizes and analyzes this historical novel. Arundel by Kenneth Roberts is a novel that part adventure story, part history, but also the coming of age story of the story's narrator and protagonist Steven Nason, of the town of Arundel, "in the county of York and the province of Maine" (Roberts 1). When the novel opens Steven has just turned twelve and the year is 1759. The narrative follows him through his formative years and into the time of the American Revolution, when the story unfolds against the real-life historical event of Colonel Benedict Arnold's ill-fated attempt to take Quebec in 1775. As this suggests, one of the most intriguing aspects of this book is that it allows glimpses of history that come alive via this talented historian/author. No other sources cited.

The Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Helens

This 6 page paper discusses Mount St. Helens in Washington State and its 1980 eruption. Environmental effect, brief history of the area, impact of the destruction and long range predictions for the area are all briefly covered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy

This 5 page report discusses numerous factors associated concerns have been regularly presented regarding safety, environmental impact, potential public health problems, waste disposal, as well as numerous other contingencies. There is an assumption that simply because nuclear energy produces no carbon dioxide, it must be a logical replacement for carbon-based energy. However, there are serious concerns that must be taken into consideration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Use of Economic Sanctions

This 5 page paper considers the role that economic sanctions should play in dealing with human rights abuses, environmental destruction and nuclear proliferation. This paper considers issues like those in Iraq and Cuba as examples of the way economic sanctions can have a positive impact. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Damage of Weapons

This 10 page paper examines the way that weapons technology and development has adversely impacted on the environment and human life. Weapons include nuclear and atomic, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The papers considers the financial costs as well as environmental and social costs, using examples such as the Hanford Nuclear plant clean-up, anthrax burying by the former Soviet Union and the use of herbicides in Vietnam and Columbia. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Evolution of International Law

A 5 page paper evaluating the statement, "International law is a continuing process of authoritative decision by which members of the world community identify, clarify and secure their common interests." The paper discusses the International Court and the World Trade Organization, finding that the WTO carries the greatest weight as an authoritative international body and supporting the original statement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War

This 10 page paper focuses on the international forces that helped to oppose the Spanish Fascists in the late 1930s. Stories, particularly of American volunteers, are told and problems they faced as a result of involvement are relayed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Impact Of The Korean Conflict

This 5 page paper provides a brief discussion of the origins of the Korean Conflict, referred to as the "forgotten war," a timeline of some of the major events during the war and a discussion of the impact the war had on international relations and politics, including the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 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.

George Ritzer / McDonaldization of Society

A 6 page analysis of George Ritzer's The McDonaldization of Society. The writer demonstrates that this book provides an intriguing premise for analyzing certain trends in modern society. Ritzer sees the business philosophy of the fast food restaurant chain "McDonald's" becoming the standard modus operandi of almost every sphere of business. No additional sources cited.

Perception of Impact of a Radiological Release from a Nuclear Power Plant

A 16 page paper presenting a study of whether those in the immediate vicinity of a nuclear power plant feel less safe after the 9/11 terrorist attacks than before. The paper provides a literature review focusing on studies of people in and near the Chernobyl area as well as Three Mile Island; the study compares perceptions of men and women living near a nuclear power plant near which have been new informational meetings since the terrorist attacks. Statistical analysis reveals that men feel less safe than women, but only marginally so. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

The History, Culture, and Governments of Africa: Timeline 1945 to Present

This is a 5 page paper and timeline discussing the history of Africa from 1945 to present day. A timeline from 1945 to present day Africa shows a great deal of change which has occurred within the last fifty years throughout the continent. Since 1945, African countries have gained independence from their colonial countries, established democracies and are heavily involved in international trade and commerce. However throughout this time period, Africa has also been fraught with civil wars, drought, famine, poverty and increasingly poor health. Culturally, although the African countries gained their independence from their colonial countries, the influence of the French, British, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish and Italian cultures are still felt across Africa and acknowledged. Today, African leaders are working with international agencies and corporations to increase their trade and economic status, establish new health and debt relief plans and improve international relations in addition to addressing the national and international exploitation of their people and natural resources. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

"Sorrow Of War," "Perfume Dreams" And "In Country" - Review

12 pages in length. Ninh's The Sorrow of War, Lam's Perfume Dreams and Mason's In Country are drawn together by the single thread of war, yet their unique perspectives take readers on three distinct journeys that cultivate entirely distinctive impressions. For a war whose perspective is typically that of a national component, the extent to which each of these three stories provides an unadulterated view of how the war impact one individual at a time serve to humanize the experience quite a bit more. No additional sources cited.