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Madness and the French Revolution »

6 pages in length. From a constitutional reform movement initiated by a select group of aristocrats (the Assembly of Notables) in 1787, the French Revolution quickly developed into an unstoppable torrent which culminated with the establishment of a Republic in September 1792 and the execution of the king and ...
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1560 to 1890 European Dominance »

This 5 page paper considers how, between the years of 1560 and 1890, Europe managed to gain dominance over the rest of the world. The paper includes consideration of military supremacy through the development of weapons, the development of the colonies and the role of trade and the industrial revolution ...
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The Great Convergence Model of History »

This 3 page paper examines David Northrup’s article, and supports his idea of history as a divergence/convergence model. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Spanish Civil War and International Brigades »

This 10 page paper focuses on the international forces that helped to oppose the Spanish Fascists in the late 1930s. Stories, particularly of American volunteers, are told and problems they faced as a result of involvement are relayed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Nineteenth Century Growth of Northern Ireland's City of Belfast Industrial, Political, Religious and Social Factors »

This is a 10 page paper discussing Belfast in the 19th century. Belfast, in Northern Ireland, was very much unique in its industrial growth during the 19th century. In fact, from an industrial and prosperous standpoint, Belfast was more aligned with the economical features of the English cities of Manchester ...
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French Revolution and Documents' Historical Importance »

This 7 page paper provides an overview of several documents (The Third Estate, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Declaration of the Rights of Woman). The historical significance of these documents as well as the trial of Louis XVI ...
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Industrial Revolution and its Social Impact »

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the Industrial Revolution as well as an analysis on its effect on society. The change of the family is revealed as a part of the revolution and gender roles are also noted as having been affected. The impact on society as it ...
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Great Britain's Industrialization and Cotton »

This 16 page paper considers how and why cotton was so important in the occurrence of the industrial revolution. The paper considers the background to the industrial revolution, including the political and economic thought of the time, such as Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' as well as the changes ...
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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 Horrors of WWI »

All Quiet on the Western Front : A 3 page paper which examines how and why WWI was such a horrific war, as seen in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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Agriculture and the Impact of the Industrial Revolution »

This 7 page paper examines the industrial revolution and its effect on agriculture. The paper takes a historical romp and examines farming as a business. The history of farming is touched on and current practices are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Europe's Industrial Revolution »

In 8 pages, the author discusses how Europe became the forerunner of industrialization. The industrialization of Europe occurred long before that of North America. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Great Britain's Industrial Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that explores the ways in which the Industrial Revolution impacted society as a whole, and specifically on such areas of child labor, the formation of unions, and changes to families. The writer demonstrates how the Industrial Revolution changed the model upon which society is based ...
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Nineteenth Century Potato Famine of Ireland »

This 9 page historiography examines the period through various books and an article. Causes of the famine are discussed but the paper concludes that poverty played a significant role in the events of the day. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Crusades and the Impact of the Jihad »

10 pages in length. Had it not been for Saladin's courage and unwavering perseverance, Egypt would never have been recognized as a major power of the Middle East. The death of Zangid ruler Nur Al-Din cleared the way for Saladin's takeover of Syria's Zangid kingdom just prior to ...
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The Land Problem and the Collapse of the Roman Republic »

This 8 page paper traces the problems that developed as the Empire expanded, specifically in regard to land, and argues that these difficulties led to civil war, and to a government so corrupt that it brought about the collapse of the Republic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Napoleon Bonaparte's Life and Achievements »

This 3 page paper provides an overview of Napoleon's life and accomplishments. His role in France, and his legacy, are each explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Victorian England and the Differences Between Men's and Women's Roles »

This 10 page paper looks at differences between men and women in Victorian England. The effects of the industrial revolution on women's roles as well as the changing status of the church are included. Christian manliness is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Cold War and Great Britain's MI6 Intelligence Agency »

This 3-page paper covers the effectiveness of the MI6, Britain's intelligence agency, during and immediately after the Cold War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Nuclear Bomb »

This 5 page paper provides information on the political ramifications of the atomic bomb. History is relayed and the future of nuclear power is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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French Revolution and its Origins »

This 4 page paper examines the many divergent causes of the French Revolution, stressing the variety of causes that perpetuated the eventual revolution. More specifically, this paper discusses many of the political, social, intellectual, and religious concerns that formed the origins of the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 ...
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First Balkan War and the Ottoman Empire »

12 pages in length. As a bold statement against the existing Ottoman Empire, an authority that had been in operation since the early sixteenth century, the First Balkan War was in response to the Young Turks having spread their fingers of control well beyond any reasonable extent. This ...
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The Scientific Revolution and the Protestant Reformation »

A 5 page overview of the many developments that occurred in the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Armenian Genocide Accusations Against the Ottomans »

10 pages in length. Assessing the Armenian genocide not only immediately brings to mind the staggering numbers of people in this murderous episode, but it also warrants re-evaluation of whether or not this occurrence was truly mass extermination. While there is no denying an Armenian and Muslim tragedy, ...
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1939 to 1981 Relationship Between the Soviet Union and the Polish Army »

A 7 page research paper that details the relationship between the Polish army and the Soviets between 1939 and 1981. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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France Before the Revolution and the Tensions Between the Sans Culottes and the Jacobins »

This 6 page paper discusses the tensions between the Jacobins and the Sans culottes. Specific examples given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Thomas Paine's Political Propaganda »

An 8 page overview of the life and philosophies of Thomas Paine. While modern history remembers him as a critical contributor to American and French independence, Thomas Paine left this world with a dubious reputation. His political contributions, however, are today considered invaluable both in regard to their ...
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Comparative Analysis of the 1908 and 1909 Bosnian Crisis and 1912 and 1913 Balkan Wars »

This 5 page paper looks at why the Bosnian Crisis of 1908-1909 and the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913 did not develop into a general European conflict. The reasons for World War I are noted and the conflicts listed are discussed in depth. The idea of an East versus ...
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Cold War and Great Britain's MI6 Relevance »

This 3 page paper examines this British intelligence agency and other agencies aligned with British forces. The positive and negative effects of MI6 are the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Pros and Cons of the Renaissance Era »

This 5 page paper considers why a person may chose to live in the Renaissance if they had the chance. The looks at both the positive aspects and the negative aspects of this age, focusing on the cultural revolution that was occurring. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
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Economic Expansion of Central Europe During the Nineteenth Century and the Jews' Role »

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the19th century was a time of significant economic expansion throughout the world. What each of the many Central European nations had in common was the fact that the Jewish community in each country made a substantial contribution to the overall development of the national identity and successes. ...
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Foundations of the Contemporary World Cemented by the Scientific Revolution »

This 3 page paper examines the Scientific Revolution and how it laid the foundations of the modern world with regard to economics, social developments and other policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources
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1756 to 1763 French and Indian War »

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Seven Years’ War. The Seven Years’ War from 1756 to 1763, also known as the French and Indian Wars in North America, was considered the first world war as it found the British pitted against the French and Indian forces in North ...
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Nationalist Success and the Spanish Civil War »

A 5 page paper which discusses the Spanish Civil War as it relates to the success of the Nationalists. The statement that the Nationalists won this war due to help from allies is argued as correct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Norman Hampson's Arguments on the French Revolution »

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the central arguments and underpinnings of the French Revolution of 1789. This paper assesses the arguments of Norman Hampson, who has argued that frustrated attempts at moderation could have established a new society peacefully, but that the nobility blocked this kind ...
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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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Causes and Alliances Associated with the 30 Years War »

The thirty years war was a nebulously organized set of offensives and political maneuverings that are considered to have caused the worst periods of deprivation, brutality and suffering ever to have occurred. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the causes and alliances that were involved in this momentous ...
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Medieval War Tool the Trebuchet »

A 3 page description of this medieval tool of war. The author describes both the mechanics and the physics that affect trebuchet function. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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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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The United Nations: History. »

This 5 page paper provides a brief history of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Overview of the War of the Roses »

This 5 page paper lists the major causes of the War of the Roses, who the major players were, what their motivations were, and how it ended. Quotes cited from numerous sources. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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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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Global History from 1870 Until 1945 »

A 5 page research paper that examines global history between 1870 and 1945. The writer argues that the most important political revolution of the twentieth century was the changing nature of the international community in this era. The writer offers an examination of the economic forces and world events behind ...
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Cold War and Yalta Conference of February 1945 »

This 8 page paper considers the Yalta conference held in February 1945 and the impact that this had on the establishment of the cold war. The writer includes discussion on issues such as Soviet land demands, the balance of power and the political implications of the agreements reached. The bibliography ...
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Industrialization and Theories »

A 5 page research paper that argues that the Industrial Revolution, which reshaped the economies of Western European nations, brought wealth to many, but it also brought intense hardship to the average working person. Because of the hardships and inequalities of the nineteenth century, numerous theories arose in reaction ...
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Three Secondary European Wars »

Three Mini-Wars in European History: This 5-page essay examines three of the secondary wars in European history between (1700-1990). These conflicts were just as passionate, just as politically motivated, and just as deadly. However, when the fighting was over, these wars left more men standing. Bibliography lists 4 ...
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Three Wars and Their Impact on History »

This 5 page paper discusses 3 wars and the impact they have had on history, and argues that in each case, the conflict has been followed by a period of stability and jubilation, and then by further unrest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Thucydides and his accuracy as a historian »

A 9 pages research paper that discusses contemporary scholarship explores the various ways in which Thucydides' History has been conceptualized relative to its accuracy, as well as how scholars have perceived both his merits and defects. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Trade in the Aftermath of the World Wars: A Comparison of Post-WWI and Post-WWII »

This 14 page paper examines the periods after each of these wars. Information about WWI and WWII are provided. Politics and economics are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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