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Term Papers on Nationalism From Scotland to China

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Warriors Honor Ethnic War and the Modern by Michael Ignatieff »

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 ...
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American Nationalism »

A 12 page research paper that examines the topic of American Nationalism. This examination of American history discusses how nationalism evolved, from colonial times to the present and begins by defining "nationalism." Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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A History of Nationalism in Russia »

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in ...
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Mexico's Identity Remaking »

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography ...
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West, East, and Differences in Technology, Globalization, Nationalism, and Industrialization »

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in ...
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Cuba, Mexico, and Revolution Causes »

This 5 page paper considers the role of nationalism in the revolutions in Mexico and Cuba. The paper examines whether nationalism can be cited as the cause of these revolutions of just as an outcome, or if there are other factors such as poverty that can be blamed. The ...
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War is the Result of Nationalism »

A 5 page research paper that examines the problems that are inherent in nationalism. The writer discusses the two major forms of nationalism and demonstrates how much of the conflict that has characterized the twentieth century resulted from the tension between these two forms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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China and Women's Roles »

This 5 page paper discusses the role of women in China and how it has changed and evolved, especially since the Cultural Revolution. This paper explains the traditional role of women as well as the current status of women in China. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Great Britain and China's 2 Opium Wars »

A 6 page paper discussing the causes and results of the two Opium Wars (1839-1842 and 1856-1858) between China and Britain. In 300 years of trade with China, Britain had developed a thirst for China's tea as well as appetites for Chinese silk and porcelain, but pre-industrial China found very ...
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England's Edward the First and Edward the Second »

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in ...
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Women's Roles in India and China »

This 5 page paper examines the role of women in both China and India and determines how their role has changed in recent years. Furthermore, this paper discusses the Cultural Revolution in China as a turning point for those women. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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1911 Revolution in China and 20th Century Path »

A 10 page discussion of the formative events resulting from the Revolution of 1911 which shaped China’s face for the entirety of the Twentieth Century. Identifies Mao’s choice of Communism, and of the U.S.S.R. as an ally as the most instrumental factor in putting China where she is today. ...
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Why China Did Not Have a Scientific Revolution and Europe Did »

A 4 page paper. If China had living standards that were comparable to those in Europe and if they had offered the world so many innovations, why did the scientific revolution not occur in China as it did in Europe? This is a question that has been debated for decades. ...
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A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying A Critique »

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography ...
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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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Societal Impacts and Influences of American Warfare »

A 9 page discussion of the impacts of war on American society during the early history of the country. Provides information regarding the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican American War, emphasizing the needs of those that feel that they are oppressed to rise up against ...
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Impacts of Japanese Rule in Korea »

A 6 page discussion of the many impacts the Japanese had during their rule in Korea. This paper emphasizes the negativities of these impacts actually served to foster a strong sense of Korean nationalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Introduction to West African History by Michael Crowder »

Michael Crowder's Introduction to West African history is an eye opening experience. With the background provided by Crowder of the colonial period, the escalation of Nationalism is understood within both the historical context and the social dynamics. This 5 page paper addresses the nature of British and French ...
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Iran and China's Revolutions »

A five page paper which looks at the revolutions of China and Iran, in terms of the changes which they instigated in the two nations and the degree of success which they achieved with regard to domestic and international policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Korea and Japan's Relationship »

A 3 page paper discussing the oppressive rule Japan held over Korea during the Japanese occupation 1910-1945. Japan ruled Korea with little regard for the nominal constitution and with the intent of eradicating everything Korean, including the language, from the soul of the Korean people they ruled. Though powerless to ...
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Frederick Douglass versus the Confederacy »

A 5 page research paper which examines how the antebellum South was viewed through the eyes of white Southerners and then through the eyes of ex-slave Frederick Douglass. Using the work of Drew Faust in his book on the development of Confederate nationalism, the writer shows how white Southerners considered ...
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French Revolution and French Nationalism »

A 12 page research paper that examines the basis of French nationalism within the framework of the French Revolution of 1789. French colonialism and the French Algerian war are discussed in this context. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Nationalism, Conservatism, and Liberalism During the 19th Century »

This 4 page paper relates the changes that occured in the 'isms' of conservatism, liberalism and nationalism in the 19th century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Jackson J. Spielvogel on the French Revolution »

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed. ...
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Overview of Major Events of Western Civilization »

A 5 page outline of several of the major events encompassed in Western Civilization. These extend from absolutism in Europe to the dissolution of the Cold War. The expansion of the world’s scientific knowledge, nationalism, revolution, industrialization are all identified as important factors in these events. Bibliography ...
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U.S. Definition of Patriot and Patriotism »

A 5 page argumentative essay that discusses how the words "patriotism" and "patriot" are defined in American culture. The writer argues that an examination of how "patriotism" is generally being used to promote war fever demonstrates that this brand of "patriotism" goes against the intent of the Constitution and should ...
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Nuclear Power and India »

A 15 page research paper which argues that the recent nuclear tests conducted in both India and Pakistan are seen by these countries as political bargaining chips in a dangerous game of nuclear bluff reminiscent of the cold war between the United States and the former Soviet Union. The writer ...
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Military Action Objectives »

This 5 page paper supports the assumption that A state's domestic politics and the nature of its domestic regime strongly influence the goals that it pursues, but not the means it employs to reach them. Several examples are used inclusive of the Gulf War and the April, 2001 ...
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American Post-Cold War Relations »

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief summary of the Truman Doctrine and why it was adopted. Post Cold War foreign relations between the U.S. and Turkey are discussed, current relations with Turkey and with China are discussed. The writer discusses the differences in those relations and ...
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The Dragon's Village by Yuan tsung Chen »

A 5 page essay that analyzes Yuan-tsung Chen's autobiographical novel The Dragon's Village. The writer contrasts and compares the Communist revolution in China to the changes brought on by industrialization in capitalist countries. No additional sources cited.
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Development in Japan and China From the Sixteenth Until the Nineteenth Century »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the political, economic and religious development of China and Japan between the years of 1500 and 1800. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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ENGLAND, CHINA AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION »

This 5-page paper explains why Britain underwent the industrial revolution much more quickly thank China. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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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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Liang Heng's Son of the Revolution »

A five page paper which considers life in China under the Maoist regime, as described by Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution. The paper looks at the impact which the Communist Party had on social culture, political thought and family life.
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Ancient Korean Pottery »

This 5 page paper discusses ancient Korean pottery and the influence China had on this art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Japan and China and Its History Course Determinants »

A 5 page paper which examines what determined the course of histories in China and Japan during the 19th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Treaty of Versailles and Consequence of Revolutions in Asia »

A 5 page research paper on how the Versailles conference and the threat of liberal capitalism led to the cultural revolutions in China, Korea and Vietnam. The writer posits that, in effect, these revolutions promoted the containment purpose of the Versailles conference in 1919, much as nationalist fervor continues ...
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Maxine Hong Kingston/Warrior Woman »

A 4 page research paper that has 2 sections. The first section compares the tradition of slavery in China, as described by Kingston's mother, with slavery in the history of St. Thomas. The writer speculates on how this makes the student researching this topic feel. The second section offers ...
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Europe During the 19th Century »

This 6 page report discusses several questions related to European development and international relationships in the 19th century. In the 19th century, the nations of Europe were confronted with a large number of “new” issues. In terms of politics and social issues but far more in terms of economics, ...
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Japanese Colonial Period and Korean Nationalism »

This 3 page paper discusses the period leading up to Japanese occupation and the degree to which nationlism was helped and hindered by the Japanese occupation and the subsequent split of Korea. Bibliography lists 0 sources.
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Nationalism in the United States and the War of 1812 »

This is a 5 page paper. It discusses the war of 1812. What changes took place. 5 sources cited.
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Social Reform in Nineteenth Century India »

This 4 page paper discusses the relative benefits and negativities associated with the nineteenth century British colonization of India. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Observations in History, Nationalism, and Military Strategy and Technology »

An 8 page address of six specific questions regarding the modern history as it began in the seventeenth century, the offense-defense theory in political sciences, dynastic v nationalistic wars, technological impacts to twentieth century warfare, the evolution of airpower between WWI and WWII and Germanys mistakes in WWI and WWII. ...
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Autonomy and the Basques »

A 25 page paper arguing the thesis that the Basques are still waging an uphill battle for autonomy, desired since 711 A.D., and nationalism formally requested in the 1980s. The paper is divided into sections on Basque origins; social formation and politics leading to the 19th Century; 19th Century, ...
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European History and Confrontation »

A 5 page paper discussing several of the most dramatic moments in European history in regards to military involvement and revolution. The books used in this examination are “The Challenge of The West,” by Lynn Hunt, “Nineteenth-Century Europe,” by Jan Goldstein and John Boyer eds., “Death's Men,” by Denis Winter, and ...
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Causes of War »

A 5 page research paper that discusses the true causation for war. Some theorists emphasize the material causes for war, that is, the desire for territory, economic factors, etc., while others focus on the ideological causes for war, that is, nationalism, religion, etc. There is seldom one specific cause that ...
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Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng »

This 6 page report discusses the autobiographical account of Nien Cheng’s experiences during China’s Cultural Revolution. “Life and Death in Shanghai” by Nien Cheng requires that the reader or student be particularly aware of the unique nuance of time and place and how Cheng causes those aspects of the story to be as essential as ...
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Pearl Buck's Dragon Seed »

A 5 page discussion of the impacts of war on the small rural village of the Ling Tan family. This paper introduces Jade, one of the primary characters of the book, and details how war impacted her differently than it did the male members of the village. No ...
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