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Brazil and U.S. Slavery »

This 6 page paper offers a brief overview of slavery in these two countries, including when slavery began in each country, why it was practiced and how and when it ended. Brazil, who imported ten times the number of slaves in the U.S. was also the last country to abolish ...
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Europe During the Mid 19th Century and Social Changes »

This 6 page paper looks at the way that the economic changes in mid nineteenth century Europe resulted in changes in the social structure. The paper includes discussion in the class structure, the long term impact of the industrial revolution and the poor laws. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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Thirty Years War and Source Documents »

A nine page paper which analyses three letters, two from Elizabeth Stuart and one from James I, which were written at the start of Frederick V's brief reign in Bohemia, and which relate to the original causes of the 30 Years War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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1898 to 1948 Spanish History »

Spain was forced to grant independence to most of its colonies during the 1800s. The remaining colonies (Cuba and the Philippines) were lost to the United States in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War. This 5 page paper explores fifty years of Spanish history, from the end of the Spanish ...
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Stalingrad Operations »

This 12 page paper discusses some of the history, preparation and execution of Operation Barbarossa, which culminated in the Battle of Stalingrad. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Industrial Revolution and the European Standard of Living »

A 5 page paper concentrating on the Industrial Revolution of Europe, primarily in Great Britain. The newly wealthy and growing middle class made trade prosperous while the working class continued to suffer, but positive social changes did eventually happen as people of reason insisted that all had responsibility for ...
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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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Christopher Hill's World Turned Upside Down »

7 pages in length. Christoper Hill's World Turned Upside Down : Radical Ideas During the English Revolution describes how the English Revolutionary war was waged for several reasons, with religion as one of the primary causes. The author provides a detailed overview of Hill's historical account of the ...
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Eric J. Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution »

A 5 page paper which discusses the book “The Age of Revolution,” by Eric J. Hobsbawm. Hobsbawm’s book thoroughly examines the history of France during the French Revolution as well as the Industrial Revolution. He presents images and pieces of information that truly require the reader to think. Although this book can be confusing ...
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'Revolutionary' Citizenship and the American Experience »

In four pages, this paper compares and contrasts the American and French revolutions, and considers how the American experience as shaped the contemporary notion of citizenship. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Overview of the Austro Prussian or 7 Week War »

Known as the Seven Week War because of the limited time that troops were in the field and the extremely quick and efficient political and military maneuverings by Bismarck, the circumstances leading up to the Austro-Prussian War were a culmination of political gambits, military leadership and economic policies. This is a ...
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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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The Battle of Agincourt »

This 5 page paper discusses the Battle of Agincourt with particular attention to the troop placement and movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Battle of Britain »

This 22 page paper discusses the Battle of Britain and some of the issues surrounding it, including Churchill's leadership, the mythological status the battle has attained, and the social, political, economic, technological and military aspects of the struggle. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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The Diary of Madeline, the Comtesse de Lyon »

This 7 page paper takes the form of a diary to recount the events of the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Industrial Revolution's Impact Upon English Lifestyle and Family »

A 5 page paper discussing how family life and the structure of society changed in England as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists five sources.
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Industrial Revolution, The Enlightenment, and the French Revolution »

In 6 pages, the author discusses the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Overview of the Battle Of The Bulge »

10 pages in length. Quickly losing ground and heading for defeat, Hitler realized that he had to come up with a military attack that would impede the Allied progress; as such, the Battle of the Bulge was waged with overwhelming fervor. This, the last major offensive by the ...
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Comparison of Culloden and Crysler's Farm Battles »

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the two battles and compares certain factors. The thesis that the victories of the British really went to the weaknesses of the opposing side is supported. The Battle of Culloden takes place in eighteenth century England and The Battle of ...
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Cause of the Biafra War »

A 5 page overview of the history of the Biafra War. This paper examines the underlying causes of the war, identifying those causes as being related to the problems instigated by European colonialism. The assertion is presented that it was this colonialism that impregnated the idea of ethnic ...
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Cold War and Bipolarity Between the United States and Soviet Union »

A 3 page examination of the contention that during the strong bipolarity which resulted between the U.S. and the USSR during the Cold War, Europeans essentially stood passively by while the major players determined Europe’s fate. Berlin itself became a pawn in this game. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Overview of the Boer War »

A 20 page research paper on the history, causes, and ramifications of the Boer War. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.
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Germany and Women's Changing Status »

This 5 page paper examined how the role and status of women changed over time in modern German history between the Kaiserreich though the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and the developments in West Germany and East Germany. The paper includes discussion on what factors lead to these changes. The bibliography ...
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Global Theory and the Cold War »

This 10-page paper analyses some various theories of international relations when it comes to discussing the Cold War. The theories examined include liberalism, realism and constructivist. Biblliography lists 5 sources.
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Aftermath of the Cold War »

A 5 page discussion of the primary ideologies which were at play during the Cold War years and how the aftermath of those years have shaped our current world environment. Uses the events which have unfolded in Afghanistan, and the current U.S. military action in Afghanistan, to underscore the ...
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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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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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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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Instability and the Cold War »

An 8 page discussion of the Cold War. Contends that this period was anything one of peace and security. Provides examples of the friction which existed between the United States and the Soviet Union, the events culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the dissolution of the Soviet ...
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The Cold War: Causes and Ongoing Tensions »

A 5 page overview of the Cold War. This paper discusses the causes of the Cold War, the tensions that existed during this time, and incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 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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Deteriorating European Security as a Result of the Cold War »

A 7 page discussion of whether European Security has improved or deteriorated since the Cold War. The author points out that European security today is largely controlled by the United Nations, an entity controlled not by European powers but by the U.S. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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History and Impact of the Cold War »

This is a 10 page paper discussing the events that led up to the Cold War. Major causes and issues are included and the overall effect of the war is discussed. The gradual build up of forces on both the capitalist Western side and the communist Eastern side are included. ...
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Perspectives on the Cold War »

5 pages in length. Ascertaining the reasons behind the revived hostility that instigated the Cold War, historians have come to acknowledge the presence of Russian suspicions and American paranoia as fundamental motives. Delving deeper into these particular considerations finds that the Russians were, in fact, a nation of ...
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Goals of the Crusades and Their Impact »

An 8 page discussion of the Crusades. Details exactly what the Crusades were and identifies their goal as gaining control of the Holy Land for Christians. Concludes that, while the Crusades were unsuccessful in accomplishing this goal, they had tremendous economic impacts upon Western civilization. Bibliography lists ...
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The Crusades by Riley-Smith »

A 3 page book review of an informative and well written history text by Jonathan Riley-Smith. No additional sources cited.
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The Development of Modern Europe »

This 3 page paper examines the industrial revolution and changes in thought in Europe. Farming is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Modern Era and 1870 to 1920 Development »

A 5 page research paper on how the Victorian era of the late nineteenth century evolved by 1920 into the modern era. The writer addresses the effects of the Industrial Revolution, but also how this instigated sociological change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1848's European Revolution »

A 4 page discussion of the factors that led to the Revolution of 1848. The author contends that the European people were slowly moving away from the high respect they had previously paid to monarchical and religious authority, they were quickly developing strong nationalistic identities and they were looking for ...
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Scientific Revolution and How It Evolved »

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice ...
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Nineteenth Century Victorian England's Fallen Women »

This 11 page paper assesses the fallen women of 19th century England. This paper determines how these women were treated, their marginalization, and attempts at rehabilitation through religious means. This paper also defines the basic perspectives on prostitution in the 19th century and the way in which this influenced ...
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French History and the Causes of the French Revolution »

A 5 page overview of the French Revolution. The author contends that this revolution had its roots deeply imbedded in France's history. The problems leading up to the revolution, in fact, can be traced some one-hundred years to a point preceding it, to a point even before the ...
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France's Revolutions of 1789 and 1815 »

In 7 pages, the author discusses the years of the French Revolution and how the France of 1789 was different from the France of 1815. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Answers to 5 Student Question on the French Revolution »

This 5 page paper provides answers to five questions posed by a student in a Q&A format. Topics include reasons for the origination of the revolution as well as events leading up to the revolution. The relationship to the American Revolution as well as Napoleon's role in France after the ...
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Precedents to the Revolution in France »

A 6 page paper that discusses times and events that influenced the beginning of the Revolution. The writer discusses the Age of Reason, Renaissances, major people during that time and events like the Reformation and publications of major thinkers. Certain terms had to be used and are underlined in ...
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The French Revolution and Enlightenment Principles »

This 3 page paper argues that the French Revolution drew on Enlightenment Principles; that it was successful; and that it transformed French and European society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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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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1848's French Revolution »

20 pages in length. An in-depth sociopolitical analysis of the causal factors behind the (second) French Revolution of 1848. Some comparisons are made between this incident and the (first) Revolution of 1789. Many scholarly `opinions are incorporated. Bibliography lists 15+ sources.
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The French Revolution: Causes and Effects »

A 10 page overview of the factors that contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution. This paper sums up events and the ultimate impact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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