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Terrorism and Special Operations Forces »

This 6 page paper addresses the important role played by Special Operations Forces in the war on terrorism. As one author said, these quiet professionals move silently and invisibly and they strike deadly. This war on terrorism is a different kind of war, an unconventional war and one where the ...
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Cold War Comparison of U.S. CIA and Soviet Union's KGB »

A 5 page research paper that compares the KGB and the CIA during the early days of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Great Depression History Firsthand by Dennis Nishi Summary and Review of Dennis Nishi's “The Great Depression (History Firsthand)” »

A 3 page paper which provides a general overview and review of this historical textbook aimed at students grades 6 through 12. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The First American Casualties in the Korean War »

This 6 page paper explores this battle emphasizing what was learned from its loss. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Early 20th Century Historical Contributions of the Average Female »

An 8 page paper looking at the way women's contributions to our culture have fundamentally altered American history in the early part of this century. The paper contends that even if women's political contributions are ignored, changing social attitudes - changed by women, from within -- toward such issues as ...
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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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Overview of the Battle of Dieppe »

This 7 page paper gives a basic overview of the battle of Dieppe during WWII and its significance. Also, given, are detailed examples of treatment of prisoners of war from Dieppe, actual acounts are cited. Numbers of casualites are listed, as well as outcomes from the battle. Bibliography lists 8 ...
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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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The Cold War - Beginnings »

This 3 page paper discusses the reasons for the Cold War and includes the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine and the Berlin Blockade. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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American Family Changes »

This 5 page essay describes the changing American family, considering many aspects including gender roles, ethnic variances, longevity, blended families as well as projections for the future. The paper's position is that the traditional nuclear family was a temporary structure and has been replaced by a revised definition mostly brought ...
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America and Changing Freedom »

A 6 page paper that examines the history of America's association with freedom and the changes that this association has undergone since the nation's birth. Discussed is the meaning of freedom during the birth of the nation, throughout the twentieth century, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ...
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Overview: The Civil Rights Movement »

This 5 page research paper, which includes a 1 page outline of the paper, offers an overview of the history of the American Civil Rights movement, as it describes the major events of the movement. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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The True Impact of the Civil Rights Movement »

This 3 page paper assesses this critical point in time and Kings importance in it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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Faulty Basis for the Cold War »

This 3 page paper argues that the Cold War was based on faulty assumptions, and tries to understand why they were widely believed. Bibliography lists one source.
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Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia and the Cold War »

A 5 page paper which examines how the ideological Cold War between Fidel Castro's Cuba and the United States affected the novel's characters. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Civil Rights Movement and the Impact of the Cold War »

This 5 page paper examines the cold war and the civicl rights movement. Similarities are discussed as well as a cause and effect relationship. Much detail about these topics is provided within the scope of this paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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U.S. Civil Liberties, the 'Red' Scare, and the Cold War »

This 6-page paper examines the impact of the Cold War and the "Red Scare" of the 1940s and 1950s on civil liberties in the United States. Also under discussion are why McCarthyism and fear of communism occurred in the first place. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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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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The Great Depression »

This 4 page paper provides an overview of this period of American history. Causes are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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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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Robert F. Kennedy's 13 Days Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis »

A 5 page paper which examines and reviews Robert F. Kennedy’s “Thirteen Days” which chronicles one of the most important events in the history of the United States. No additional sources cited.
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1991 Gulf War's Process of Decision Making »

This 5 page paper highlights decisions made, and key players, during the 1991 military conflict. The decision making process in general is discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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The First Persian Gulf War »

This 14 page paper is an in-depth look at the 1990- 1991 First Persian Gulf War, also Known as the First Gulf War. The paper considers the background to the war, looks at the causes and the main issues, the objectives of the war and considers the role of the ...
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US Socioeconomic Conditions Associated with the Great Depression »

This 6 page paper (including a 2 page annotated bibliography) looks at the social and economic conditions the were faced by individuals living in the United States during this signally dark period in the economic history of the United States. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
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US Defense Systems and the Gulf War »

This 5 page paper examines the conflict in the Gulf during the Bush administration and focuses on the defense systems of the United States. Chemical contamination is also a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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IHL and the Gulf War »

This 5 page paper examines the role of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) during the Gulf War, the paper considers the requirements of IHL, the issues it raised during this conflict, the way in which it was violated by both sided and the lessons for the future. The bibliography cites 8 ...
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Apartheid's History »

6 pages. This paper gives an overview of the history of Apartheid, especially in the context of two specific books. White Supremacy by George Fredrickson and Ethnic Power Mobilized by Heribert Adam are the two books which are analyzed and commented on in this historical look at Apartheid. ...
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Rick Porrello's The History of the Cleveland Mafia »

A ten page paper which looks at Rick Porrello’s account of the development of the Mafia in Cleveland, Ohio, and his research into his own family’s involvement with organised crime during the era of Prohibition. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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US Women's Suffrage and its History »

This is a 3 page paper discussing the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement within the United States began in earnest in 1848. Reflecting the sentiments of women around the world, organizers of a national convention that year began the process to ...
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NSC 68's Effects »

This 5 page paper looks at this important document that had an impact on the Cold War and the Korean War. A critical analysis is provided that also speculates on what could have been done differently. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Iranian and Guatemalan Revolutions »

This 5 page paper discusses the revolutions in Iran in 1953 and the revolt in Guatemala the following year. It also discusses U.S. involvement in both actions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Post 1990 Iraq War Time Line »

An 8 page paper which examines some of the timeline of the Iraq War from 1990 to the present. The paper discusses some of the causes and affects, and the continuation of a historical involvement with Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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US Involvement in the Korean War and the Future of North and South Korea »

This 3 page paper explores the history with North and South Korea and contends that that history demands our continued involvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Determination of the Individual and the Mexican Revolution »

(6 pp) Mexican people were fighting for an individual determination of their lives within their own country. They were bucking not only the historic Spanish tradition of the patron, but the dominance of the Church, and America's need to keep her fingers in all capitalistic pies - particularly ...
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1955's Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama »

This 5 page paper provides an in depth study of this infamous event in the civil rights movement. Key players such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. are discussed. Also, President Clinton's memory of the 1955 event, as well as his honoring of Parks long after the boycott, ...
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'War on Drugs' and its Political Benefits »

This 5 page paper examines America's war on drugs as a part of the popular culture. The war is discussed in various ways, inclusive of the idea that many facts proliferated by the war are just opinions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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American History Themes of Imperialism and War »

This 4 page paper discusses the topics of imperialism, the two world wars, and Vietnam, and how they can be connected using two specific references, Liberty, Equality and Power and Having Our Say. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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US Societal Values and the Progressive Era »

A 5 page overview of the factors influencing the formation and change of values. This paper observes that here have been certain shifts in values in U.S. society over the country’s brief two-hundred year history. In turn, there have been numerous factors to which each of these shifts ...
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The Klan and its Beginnings »

This 4 page paper explores the KKK as it remanifested in the 1920s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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American Prohibition and the Economic Boom of the 1920s »

This 9 page paper presents an overview of life in America during the 1920s with an emphasis on prohibition and the boom economy. The paper is broken down into sections featuring those issues in response to questions posed by a student. The 1929 crash is discussed in detail as is ...
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Questionable Guilt of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg »

A 15 page paper discussing the injustices suffered by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. America's hysteria over the Red Threat needed outlet, and Joe McCarthy's witch hunts had not yet begun. The Rosenbergs provided a scapegoat image through which the entire country could feel better: the 'boys' in ...
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US Army's M1 Abrahms Tank. »

(5 pp). The M-1 Abrahms tank was the Army's answer to new field weaponry. It was first shown in action in 1978, and was believed to be the means to meet current and predicted land threats. Yet the story that resulted from that first unit to ...
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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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