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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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European Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th Centuries »

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the ...
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Nineteenth Century City Planning »

7 pages in length. The nineteenth century city was ripe for change. Not only was there a dire need to improve upon communication networks, building types and architectural styles, but there was also a growing presence that required new definitions of "publicness" and the establishment of new power ...
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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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Geostrategy and Geoeconomics »

This 5 page paper contends that geoeconomics has replaced geostrategy, at least ideologically. The cold war is seen as a precursor to the modern world order where indeed geoeconomics is at the forefront. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Early Photography History »

(5 pp). In the early nineteenth century, the new "invention" photography seemed as though it could "capture" the whole world, some labeled it, the "mirror with a memory."This discussion will examine some of those early photographers and their experiments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Native American Identity Struggles in Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko »

This 7 page report discusses the struggle for identity among modern Native American characters in two separate novels. For a people who never questioned who they were or their role in the natural order of life and their place in the world, such an effort becomes one in which cultures clash and the primary characters ...
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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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Interactions Between Native Americans and Early Europeans from Columbus to Cortez »

A 4 page overview of the early interactions between Europeans and Native Americans. The author identifies the overriding goal of Spanish colonization as greed and relates the fact that that goal determined the manner the Spanish regarded and treated the indigenous inhabitants of the so-called "New World" as well ...
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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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Nineteenth Century Authors James, Davis, and Twain »

A 7 page essay that contrasts and compares the writing styles of three brilliant American nineteenth century writers. The writer argues that examination of representative works from these authors demonstrates that Twain's intention is primarily humorous, as typified by his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," while ...
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The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History by David Lowenthal »

5 pages in length. David Lowenthal's primary objective in "The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History" is to illustrate the inherent separation, as well as the inextricable cohesion, of heritage, history and contemporary society. The author strives to enlighten his readers to the inadequacies of conventional thought ...
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History of Teutonic Knights »

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth ...
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Backlash from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement »

13 pages. The Civil Rights Movement was a time of violence and unrest, and many African-Americans had to break the law in order to make themselves heard. This paper contends that all of this was correct and necessary action in order to accomplish what they did. The backlash ...
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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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Red Storm Rising, The Hunt for Red October, and the Cold War »

A 5 page review of the Cold War years. The author of this paper emphasizes that the intent of the Cold War was to stabilize world politics and to maintain peace. In reality, it could be contended that the real outcome of this political approach was anything but ...
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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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Social Work: History and Application »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the social work profession. The history of the profession as well as its application in assisting individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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A World War II Submarines History »

A 7 page review of the factors that interplayed in determining the utilization of submarines in World War II. The author notes the development of the submarine in the U.S. Civil War but contends that it was largely ignored by world powers until World War II. The Germans distinguished themselves ...
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The Specific Causes of the Two World Wars »

A 5 page paper that discusses the causes and events leading up to these two world wars. Historians do not agree as to the events leading up to the Great War but they do agree on the causes of the second world war. Some say the first war never really ...
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Changes in the 20th Century »

A 6 page outline on the societal changes which occurred during the Twentieth Century. Discusses some of the major events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Coordinates the technological evolution experienced in this century with the societal changes which have occurred and ...
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US Economy and the War Against Terrorism »

A 12 page overview of the impact of our current world fight against terrorism as it applies to world economy. This paper reviews the impacts this fight has had on American economy in comparison with other regions of the world. The contention is presented that despite the criticism our current ...
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Spanish-American War, Yellow Journalism, and Publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst »

21 pages in length. It was, perhaps, the most devastating event to occur with regard to journalistic integrity, but it was bound to happen in light of growing competition within the industry. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were two power hungry publishers who each had his own ...
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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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Compare and Contrast: The Two World Wars »

A 12 page paper which details some of the circumstances of World War I and II. World War I took place in the beginning of the century and changed the balance of powers that were in existence for centuries. Europe was virtually devastated by the war and the United States ...
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Gearing Up for War: Europe 1939 »

This 8 page paper discusses conditions in Europe on the eve of World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Internet's 'Industrial Revolution' »

Computerization and the emerging information highway is transforming the American economy. Computers are changing the composition and distribution of labor, improving labor efficiency, and creating new markets and new forms of organizations. The advent of the Internet has led to a shift in the market strategy that can ...
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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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19th and 20th Century Naval Power »

A 4 page discussion of the relative importance of the world's naval forces. By World War II, in fact, the battleship had come to be regarded as the ultimate offensive weapon. During this time the theories of Clausewitz, a Prussian military strategist, were commonly employed by most of ...
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Globalization's First Stages, the Cold War »

A 9 page contention that the Cold War can be viewed as one of the beginning stages of globalization. Indeed, the Cold War itself was a kind of warfare, a kind of warfare which was at least partially characterized by the strong insistence of the two major world powers ...
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Analysis of Stoessinger's Why Nations Go To War II »

A 5 page, analytical evaluation of Stoessinger's "Why Nations Go To War"-- a political treatise on the causes of war in the 20th century. The writer assesses the importance of leaders' personalities, conquest, and war as an aspect of human nature. It is argued that while another major world conflict ...
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Post Cold War Nuclear Threat »

In this 5 page research paper, the writer describes how much more serious the threat of nuclear war has actually become since the end of the Cold War. It is argued that while the START series of treaties (and others) do indeed present themselves as positive steps towards world peace, ...
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Tone Setting Early 20th Century Conflicts »

This 6 page paper examines the twentieth century and how early conflicts predicted the rest of what would occur. World War I and World War II are examined along with conflicts like Vietnam and the Cold War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Analyzing Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era by Elaine Tyler May »

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World ...
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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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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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Life in a World With Either Conventional or Nuclear Weapons »

A 5 page paper that asks the question: Would you prefer to live in a world where all states had: nuclear and conventional weapons, only nuclear weapons or only conventional weapons? The writer presents an overview of the arguments presented by Sagan and Waltz in The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: ...
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The Postive and Negative Impacts of the Two World Wars »

6 pages in length. Postwar activities inherently reflect the inevitable process of catch-up and convergence; while this process takes place, scores of people work diligently as a means by which to piece their lives back together. In assessing the positive and negative impacts of both World War I ...
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World View of Native Americans »

A 5 page essay discussing the Native American society and conservatism. Issues discussed include world view orientation, impact of the Western traders and other influences on Native American world view and concluding remarks regarding the validity of the conservatism argument. No sources are listed.
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A Century of Chaos and Corruption During the Roman Civil Wars »

A 7 page paper that examines the civil wars occurring within the realm of Rome from 133 BC to 31 BC. Discussed are the many rulers of Rome beginning with Tiberius in 133 BC and ending with Octavius' victory over Marc Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC as well ...
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Link Between the Civil Rights Movement and Black Missississippians Service in the Second World War »

A 14 page (13 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines how serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II in World War II influenced black Mississippians to become prominent members of the civil rights movement, specifically considering Medgar and Charles Evers and Amzie Moore. Bibliography ...
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America's Wars »

This 5 page paper examines the American rationale for its involvement in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the latest conflict—Iraq. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Analysis of J.S. Gordon's Article 'What We Lost in the Great War' »

A 4 page article analysis of J.S. Gordon's essay "What We Lost in the Great War." The writer argues that Gordon offers a different, insightful perspective on history that discusses not only events, but puts those events into the context of how they were viewed by the people at the ...
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Maintaining or Abolishing Nuclear Weapons »

This 16 page report discusses the issues surrounding the question of whether or not nuclear arms should be maintained in the world. Various arguments are presented on both sides of the debate. Because disarmament is not just an esoteric and theoretical exercise, a number of the questions are presented. The ...
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Nuclear Bomb Testing in Pakistan and India »

5 pages in length. Tensions between India and Pakistan have reached an all-time high. With the detonation of several nuclear bomb tests on both sides, it has now come to the point where the world will tolerate no more such dangerous activity. The writer addresses the conflict between the two ...
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Second World War's Mythological Nature »

A 4 page analysis of the book 'The Best War Ever: America and World War II,' by Michael C.C. Adams. The writer demonstrates how Adams explores and debunks the myths that Americans have insisted on associating with the 'last good war' - World War II. No additional sources cited.
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Germany of the Late Nineteenth Century »

An 8 page paper discussing the motivations underlying the unification of Germany and the emergence of the political mass market. Prime Minister Bismarck order full male suffrage for the first time in Saxony in 1866. Some historians maintain that the political mass market originated with that Saxony election; others ...
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Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Perspectives on Society and the World »

6 pages in length. Contributions to the world during the enlightenment and scientific revolution had such far-reaching and significant social and political influence that their impacts upon life are not likely to be duplicated in the near future. Indeed, the praise for such progression during these two periods ...
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Consequences of the Cold War »

The Cold War was a war of ideology that had it's beginnings in the aftermath of World War II and the redistribution of power. The two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled for a balance of power in a world where even the definitions of peace ...
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