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Term Papers on Catherine the Great of Russia

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Westernization of Russia/The Petrine Revolution »

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.
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History of Russia in a Combination of 4 Papers »

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 ...
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The Impact of Great Men During Times of Revolution »

A 3 page contention that ever since the Revolution of 1789 the French have exhibited a tendency to look to 'great men' to restore order and tranquillity after moments of great political or social upheaval. Notes that this tendency is really not that uncommon, however, for people who have ...
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FROM HERE TO ECONOMY - AN ANALYSIS »

This 4-page paper focuses on Buchholt'z "Here To Economy," and explores his ideas that the three greatest economic events were the industrial revolution, the Great Depression, and the information technology age. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Cold War and the Crisis in Asia »

This 4 page paper summarizes two textbook chapters: the cold war and the greater Asian crisis.
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Historical Aspects of Russia, Austria, and France Between 1815 and 1919 »

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.
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States and Social Revolution by Theda Skocpol »

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 ...
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Axis Strategies in WWII »

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 ...
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Russian Imperialism and the Warsaw Pact »

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 ...
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1917 Russian Revolution and its Success »

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.
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Russia's Industrial Development from 1689 Until the Romanov Dynasty »

A 16 page paper discussing the industrial revolution in Russia throughout the rule of the Romanov dynasty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Price of Glory - Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne »

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 ...
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Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel" - A Post-Colonial Criticism »

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of Alexie's "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel". A post-colonial critique of the text is carried out. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Discussion Questions on American History »

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of American history. Issues such as the Great Depression and civil rights are addressed in short essay answers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Colonial America and Slavery »

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined ...
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Emancipation Proclamation, The Debate »

This 5 page essay relates to the debate as to whether or not Lincoln deserves the designation of the Great Emancipator. The writer relates the position of Stephen B. Oates, who argues that he does and also that of Vincent Harding, who presents the opposing view. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...
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Incredible War of 1812 by J. Mackay Hitsman »

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 ...
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1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great ...
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The Development of Russian art from the Mid Nineteenth Century to the Mid Twentieth Century »

This 263 page paper examines the development of art in Russia starting from the 1860’s and the emergence of Russian realism, considering the emergence of the rebellion fourteen and the Peredvizniki, also known as the wanderers. The paper than tracks the development by looking at the development and evolution of ...
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Frank Golder's 1914 to 1927 Passages in War, Revolution & Peace in Russia Edited by Terence Emmons and Bertrand Patenaude »

A 6 page analytical overview of this book, edited and introduced by Terence Emmons and Bertrand Patenaude. No additional sources cited.
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Immigration to Nineteenth Century America in 'The First Great Wave' »

This 6 page report discusses European immigration to the United States in the 19th century and the conditions that encouraged "the wave." Bibliography lists only one source.
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1805 Battle of Austerlitz and Napoleon »

This 5 page report discusses The Battle of Austerlitz which took place on December 2, 1805, between the French forces led by Napoleon and the allied forces of the Russians and Austrians. The battle has often been referred to as “The Battle of the Three Emperors” because Napoleon, Francis ...
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1980s' Soviet Union »

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 ...
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Traditions, Culture and History of Burma »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Burmese history, culture, and traditions. Burma (Myanmar) is a country rich in culture, religion, history and traditional festivals and beliefs. Over 89 percent of the population is Buddhist and this provides a great deal of traditional structure and family values to the way ...
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Revolution Known as the Internet »

8 pages in length. Today's global population is a witness to the greatest revolution since industrialism. The extent to which the Internet is a reality impacting lives in unprecedented ways is both grand and far-reaching; that the economic, social and cultural gap between/among global communities is steadily shrinking ...
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Eugene Weber on Fascism »

A 5 page paper that simplistically discusses fascism as experienced in Germany and France, according to Eugene Weber in his book titled “Varieties of Fascism.” In many ways both of the types of fascism were very similar in that they controlled the people to a degree where the country itself suffered great damage, as ...
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Liberty Men And Great Proprietor The Revolutionary Settlement On The Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 by Alan Taylor »

6 pages in length. Alan Taylor's Liberty Men and Great Proprietors : The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 is an expansive book that studies the life and times of Maine's backcountry settlers during the period after the American Revolution. The initial and subsequent chapters delve deeply ...
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French Revolution and Pattern of Revolution Stages by Crane Brinton »

This is a 9 page paper discussing Crane Brinton’s stages of revolution and the French Revolution in relation to those stages. In Crane Brinton’s “Anatomy of a Revolution” (1965) he developed a scientific look at the evolution and stages of a revolution. These stages were the prodromal/incubation stage, the symptomatic/moderate ...
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Beer's History and its Production »

This 5 page report discusses beer -- its evolution, technological advancements, and the processes involved in its production. The fundamental ingredients of beer are water, malt, hops, and yeast. The major variation in beer is the type of yeast used to ferment the product. And yet, beer has gained a great deal ...
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Mayan Calendar's History and Uses »

8 pages in length. A thorough discussion of Native Indian (Mexico) rituals concerning the use of the sun and moon as instruments to determine calendar dates. The creation, carving, and shaping of actual Mayan calendars is discussed as is the culture's ancient numbering system - figures of dots and bars ...
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Terrorism and IT »

This 10 page paper presents several ideas to support the thesis that while nuclear and biological weapons pose the greatest threat to the public, information security could potentially dwarf the overall impact of such attacks. Other aspects of the usefulness of computers in fighting terrorism are discussed. ...
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Democracy and War »

In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic democracies are not ...
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Issues Permeating the 2004 Presidential Candidates »

5 pages in length. The 2004 presidential election promises to be one of the most interesting of any previous campaigns due in great part to the eclectic collection of candidates gearing up for the political race. Issues at the forefront of this particular campaign include the war in ...
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War Reporting and a Media Utilitarian Approach »

This 8 page paper considers the role of the media when reporting on war. The paper focuses on the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, but can be applied to other conflict. The writer looks at how the reporting may serve the philosophy of the greatest good, and how reports may ...
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War Impacts Upon Great Britain »

This 4 page paper discusses the warfare of Great Britain and the impact of the various wars. Brief overview of each major war and the results. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Arnold Trebach's The Great Drug War »

A 5 page paper on the book “The Great Drug War” by Arnold Trebach. Trebach’s book is incredibly intelligent and well written. He addresses the truths in the war against drugs and illustrates how we have spend billions on something that isn’t as big a problem as we are led to believe. He ...
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Future and War Types »

A 3 page essay on the three types of war: great power, regional, and internal—and the cultural animosities and technologies behind them. The writer supports the argument that the most likely type of war in the future will be internal conflicts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Justification for the Declaration of the War of 1812 »

This 3 page paper points out the many reasons that the US declared war on Great Britain in 1812. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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How August Strindberg portrays Naturalism in Three Plays »

(5 pp) In the he late 1880s Strindberg began to experiment with free verse and created the great dramas The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), and Creditors (1888). The Father vividly expresses Strindberg's view of the war between the sexes, in which he saw man as ...
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Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror »

5 pages. In this historical narrative of Medieval Europe, the author writes of French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy who ruthlessly made himself wealthy by preying on the unfortunate peasants of the time period. The 14th century was a time of great horrors such as the plague and the Hundred Years ...
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International Law Evolution »

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 ...
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Beyond the Industrial Revolution in Urban Design »

A 9 page overview of the factors entering into urban design during and immediately following the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and in the United States. The contention is presented that while Britain felt the need to move beyond the grid system which had characterized early urban design, America ...
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The French Revolution and Changing Alliances »

This 14 page paper discusses the varying relationships that emerged between France, the United States, Great Britain and Spain before, during, and after this turbulent time in history. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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François de La Rochefoucauld and Blaise Pascal »

This 6 page report discusses François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-80) and Blaise Pascal (1623-62) who were both French, brilliant, and thoroughly involved in what has come to be thought of as the moralist tradition. Each was interested in the nature of human beings and human interaction. Each saw that social ...
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Michael Foucault vs. Frantz Fanon on Minorities »

A 5 page research paper which examines the similarities between two great French philosophers: Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault. The writer demonstrates, through an examination of Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Masks,' and Foucault's Madness in Civilization, that the two philosophers agreed on quite a few fundamental points concerning power and ...
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The Industrial Revolution's Economic Impact »

A 3 page paper discussing how the advent of the Industrial Revolution affected local economic relationships that previously had been in effect, and how ultimately those changes gave rise to changes in the stock market structure. Lack of governance allowed entanglements that would be illegal today, allowing the crash of the market in ...
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International Upheaval in 1979 »

This 5 page report discusses 1979 and two of the great international upheavals that shook the political world – the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iran revolution and the U.S. embassy hostage situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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British Industrial Revolution, Its Causes, and Impact »

A 5 page research paper which focuses on the work of historian E.J. Hobsbawm and his book Industry and Empire, in explaining the reasons why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Great Britain toward the end of the eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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