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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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Brazil's Democracy Development »

The development in democracy in Brazil has demonstrated a different pattern that seen in other parts of the world. This 5 page paper examines the development of democracy and includes consideration of the history as a Portuguese colony and the role of slavery as well as the military coups and ...
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Industrial Society and Democracy »

Democracy has existed as a form of governing organization in most societies, in one form or another, from the time that government has been necessary. The recent past has been defined by the evolution of industrialism. Democratic governance and capitalism have played a significant role in the development ...
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A.H.M. Jones' Athenian Democracy »

4 page review of A.H.M. Jones' book entitled "Athenian Democracy." Book explores classic governments in Athens and makes mention of their historical relevancy to our own style of democracy in these contemporary United States.
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Thomas Jefferson's Concepts »

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the life of this great defender of democracy and president of the United States. Ideas about democracy and separation of church and state are highlighted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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The Nature of Democracy, Freedom, and Revolution by Herbert Aptheker »

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 ...
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1959's Cuban Revolution »

A 5 page examination of the positive and negative effects of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Some of the issues address include the racial population since the revolution, the economic status, and the conditions relating to the seizure of property during the revolution. In many ways, however, the revolution is not ...
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History Mirrored in Literature »

A 5 page research paper that argues that literature has always held up a mirror to history. Karl Marx contends in his writing that all of history is the history of class welfare. While this may or may not be true, depending on one's perspective, a more compelling argument can ...
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Native American Literature »

This 6 page paper deals with the changing perception of the Native American in American literature. The Novels of Treuer, Erdrich, and Alexie are used to explore such issues as loss, love, stereotypes, and other universal themes. Supported arguements are made which show that Native American literature is not always ...
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American Domestic Interests and the North American Free Trade Agreement »

6 pages. NAFTA was originally devised as a means to promote trade between countries in a manner that would affect all of the participating countries favorably. Such has not always been the case however, and in this paper we look at how NAFTA has served the domestic American interests ...
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Cloning of Animals Controversy »

A 5 page paper that explains the process of nuclear transfer, or non-transgenic cloning, and how this process is currently being used on animal subjects. Also discussed are the controversy that surrounds this issue and the questions this procedure presents in the areas of humanity, ethics, and necessity. ...
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Power Consolidation and Revolutions in Nicaragua and Chile »

5 pages in length. In spite of significant differences, the revolutions in Chile and Nicaragua share a fundamental common trait: both revolutions failed to consolidate themselves in power and were ultimately unsuccessful. For Nicaragua, this inability to centralize power came from an authoritarian perspective; for Chile, it was the ...
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Democracy Benefits and Risks »

8 pages in length. The writer discusses the various notions and applications of democracy as they have existed throughout history, including references to Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Lauren Berlant and Frederick Douglass. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Greatest Military Leader »

A 5 page paper that discusses Patton’s leadership style. General George S. Patton, Jr. was loved, hated, respected, and feared. Some people even thought he was crazy because he believed in reincarnation. He always saw himself as a warrior. He could be dictatorial and autocratic one minute and then ...
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The 1st and 2nd Gulf War - Have the Allies Committed Genocide? »

This 15 page paper is a project to assess whether or not genocide was committed in the first and the second Gulf wars. The paper starts with an introduction, including aims and methods and then presents a literature review which considers the way it may be determined whether or not ...
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'Golden Age' of the Cold War Era »

10 pages in length. One can be more than somewhat certain that as the world continues to spin and humanity continues to clash, there will always be global confrontation in one form or another. The Cold War represented such a time that many believed the end of the ...
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Labor Unions and War »

24 pages in length. The role labor unions have played with regard to wartime activities has been historically conspicuous. As integral as these unions were when it came to the comprehensive influence of war, they did not always fare well in the aftermath. Indeed, it can be argued ...
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France and Democracy »

This 5 page paper explains why the Third Republic was a success, while an earlier attempt at democracy in 1848 had failed. Social conditions which led up to the revolutions in nineteenth century France are explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Virginia's Way of Life and American Revolutionaries »

This 7-page paper examines Sydnor's American Revolutionaries in the Making: Political Practices in Washington’s Virginia, examines the theories behind democracy and aristoracy, and discusses if Virginia's political systems from the 18th and 19th centuries would work in today's political system.
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Nineteenth Century Imperialistic Activity »

5 pages. This paper is an analysis of imperialistic activity during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The imminence of world war had a significant impact upon Europe's transition to democracy before 1914. With the implication of being an inter-imperialist conflict among capitalist leaders, its threatening ...
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Government Secret Keeping »

Reason has become the guiding principle of government in the hands of the people. This 5 page paper explores the question: in a democracy, should the government have the right to lie about its actions, especially during times of war? Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Nineteenth Century American Racism and Alexis de Tocqueville »

This paper examines the comments about black people in the United States written by French politician Alexis de Tocqueville in his book, Democracy in America. The paper also compares how the 19th century words of de Toqueville are still true today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Wislawa Szymborska's War Poem 'The End and the Beginning' »

A 5 page analysis of Wislawa Szymborska's poem "The End and the Beginning," which expresses the incongruity of war. The writer discusses how the historical focus on war has always been on the destruction, the tearing down of civilization. This poem makes the point that there is always an aftermath, ...
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Presidency of Thomas Jefferson and American History »

In 5 pages the author discusses Thomas Jefferson and his presidency. When looking back over the history of the United States, one person truly stands out as a leader among men. That person is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson stands as the immortal symbol for freedom and equality ...
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U.S. Democracy and the Civil Rights Movement »

6 pages. The Civil Rights Movement in American Democracy had a great impact on life in the 1950's and 1960's. Within this paper are discussed some of the main events of the movement, their importance, and who was involved. Some of the major organizations associated with the Civil Rights Movement are discussed ...
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Late Nineteenth Century Presence of Europe in Southeast Asia »

This 4 page paper provides an overview of factors that influenced the European Presence in Southeast Asia near the turn of the century. Further, this paper also considers elements that impacted the maintenance of European interests following the turn of the century, including increasing development in Japan and the ...
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Views on Slavery and its Justification or Lack of »

A five page paper contrasting the view of slavery described in Winston Churchill's 'The Great Democracies' (Volume Four of 'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples') with Austin Steward's slave narrative 'Twenty Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman.' The paper points out that Churchill's view of the Civil ...
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England During the Seventeenth Century and the Leveller Movement »

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources
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Americanism's Essence Through Advancement, Adaptability, and Adventure »

A 5 page paper that presents an interpretation of the definition of Americanism by examining the distinct characteristics and tendencies of Americans and the origins of these traits. Discussed are the definitions of Americanism as presented in Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay "The Frontier in American History" and Alexis ...
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The Peloponnesian War According to Thucydides »

A 5 page summarization of major themes in Thucydides accounts of the Peloponnesian War. This paper presents the historical perspective prior to the onset of the war. It also contains consideration of the major thematic considerations of the era, including focus on democracy, morality, ambition, leadership and wealthy. ...
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Korean Mindset and the Impact of Democracy »

This 20 page paper looks at the history of Korea and particularly at South Korea's history over several decades. How the people have fared through change and an emphasis on democracy is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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U.S. Democracy and Worldviews »

Since the start of the most recent Gulf War, the countries of the world have placed the United States under close scrutiny. Once self-proclaimed as one of the foremost democratic countries of the world, recent events in political history have led some to believe that the American democratic process ...
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Characters of Helen and Annie in Ironweed by William Kennedy »

A 10 page paper on William Kennedy's 'Ironweed,' which describes the differences in the life experiences of the two women who run with Francis. Francis is a murderous ex-baseball player who returns to family after destroying Helen. Helen reconciles herself in death. This paper postulates that this ...
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End of War and Human Evolution »

A 17 page research paper exploring the human animal, his tendency to kill, and his evolutionary path out of that propensity. Based on Lorenz’s views “On Aggression,” the writer posits that while history and human nature suggest that nations will always be at war, that humans are evolving economically ...
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A Reading of Fawn M. Brodie's Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History »

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black ...
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Biography of George Washington »

This 10 page report presents a biography of George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States. His personal life, accomplishments, policies, and lasting impact on the United States are briefly presented. Washington’s political ideas were always combined with a strong temper, an overbearing stature, and a ...
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Economic Stimulation of War »

The costs of war almost always increase the budget deficit and spur a downturn in the economy. Short, well-run wars such as World War II and the first Gulf War, provide a springboard for economic growth after completion because budgeted capital, earmarked and just joining the war effort, is suddenly ...
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Federalist Number 45 by James Madison »

A 6 page paper which summarizes James Madison's premise that the state governments will always wield more power than the federal government, and considers whether history has proven him right or wrong.
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History and Issues Pertaining to Women and Children »

This is a 7 page paper. This paper include a one page outline and the bibliography cites 4 sources. It talks about how historically womean & children were regarded as. Men's issues were always taken care of, however women were never as lucky. Th conclusion of this paper ends with how ...
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Always a Part of the War as Described by Karl von Clausewitz in 'Fog and the Friction' »

A 6 page paper arguing that regardless of how mechanized and technologically advanced warfare becomes, it will still contain the 'fog and friction' described by Karl von Clausewitz. While technology will assist on the battlefield, it will not make up for numerous other factors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Race Concept and its History »

14 pages in length. Drawing upon the work of David Goldberg's "Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning," one can readily argue that idea of race has always combined references to what is seen as natural (fixed) and social construct, suggesting that very divergent discourses have been implemented ...
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The War in Iraq and Economic Ramifications »

A 4 page paper discussing the economic effects of the Iraqi war. War nearly always provides an economic boost, even if only temporarily. The war in Iraq lifted the American economy to an extent, but the benefits of the gains will not be lasting ones as the federal ...
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Women in Castro's Cuba »

10 pages in length. Women in a repressive, male chauvinistic society -- such as in Cuba -- must do what they have to in order to survive. Unfortunately their actions, such as prostitution, serve to reinforce the very image they seek to abandon. A high percentage of ...
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Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 »

An 8 page paper detailing many of the events that took place in the development of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Lincoln was not actually in favor of the federal government becoming involved in the abolishing of slavery. He had hopes that the individual states would make an effort on ...
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Review of Army Transforms Information Systems Management Paradigm by James H. Ward »

4 pages in length. Determining whether Information Systems Management (ISM) in the Military serves to improve the conditions of military operations or has led to a greater threat is best achieved by analyzing James H. Ward's article in the November, 2003, issue of SIGNAL Magazine entitled "Army Transforms Information ...
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An Examination of the Cold War and Why It Did Not Result in a Major War »

It has been argued that one of the most important aspects of examining the Cold War, is not to examine why and how it escalated, but to examine why did not escalate into a "hot war". This 8 page paper looks at the Cold War and how it progressed; applying ...
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Why Serve in the US Army? »

This 3 page paper emphasizes the privilege of being American, America’s role in maintaining world stability, and how our military exists not just to preserve America as it is but to make the world a better place. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Costs Constraints on the Adoption of the JLTV »

This 4 page paper looks at the potential of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) as a replacement for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) for the US Army considering whether or not the higher cost will prevent the adoption of the new vehicles. The bibliography cites 2 ...
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The US Declaration of Independence and the Importance of the Industrial Revolution »

This 6 page paper outlines the importance mechanization and automation had in changing not just American’s personal lifestyles but the economic success we garnered with other countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Eastern Europe after WWII, Nationalism, Ethnic Violence, Anti-Semitism »

This 6 page research paper consider the issues of nationalism, ethnic violence, and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe after WWII and argues that the Nazi surrender did not constitute a fresh beginning in regards to these factors as they continued after the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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