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07 Apr 2021

Myths and heroes - To what extent are the sixties a mythical decade for Great Britain?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

I am going to ponder over the notion of myths and heroes. So, before all, let me introduce it. A myth is a very abstract thing: it can refer to a famous story, true or false, about a god, a hero, or someone special who makes a difference, who embodies an idea. To cut the story short, I would say...

25 Mar 2021

Present New Zealand's four main cities and the differences between New Zealand and France

Essay - 2 pages - World geography

In New Zealand, most of the population is concentrated in some big cities while the rest of the country, the rural part, remains unoccupied. However, is it the same in France or are there any discrepancies between both countries? In this essay, I will introduce the four main cities of New...

03 Mar 2021

Reflection on the celebration of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,' said the philosopher George Santayana, underlining the importance of the duty to remember to fight against the forgetting and perpetuation of past atrocities. Therefore, we shall not forget the Shoah, that is to say, the...

02 Mar 2021

The evolution of communist China from 1921

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

China has always been a vast and powerful empire, but when the 20th century opens, this country is only a shadow of itself. The first half of the 20th century placed China under foreign domination and civil wars, leading to growing discontent among the population which configured the country for...

08 Feb 2021

Deforestation in Côte d'Ivoire

Essay - 2 pages - World geography

Deforestation is the phenomenon of reduction of forest areas. Deforestation is when forest areas are permanently lost (or at least lost over the long term) to other uses such as agriculture, urbanization or mining. Africa is also a large deforestation zone in the world. Côte d'Ivoire is one...

19 Sep 2020

The Roman Presence in Bohemia and Moravia During the Marcomannic Wars

Dissertation - 12 pages - Ancient history

For around three hundred years, the Danubian region has been in a particular position, a so-called 'bipolar state' . Indeed, two major entities of the time were in contact in this area. The first one was the Roman Empire and the second was the Germanic world. From the time of...

17 Aug 2020

British Empire map in 1886

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

This document is a world map made by British people to show and glorify the British empire in 1886. The projection used is centred on Europe but more precisely on the Greenwich Prime Meridian, placing Great Britain just above the map's central focal point. On the map itself, in the middle, we...

15 Jun 2020

The Northern Ireland Conflict and paths to Peace - How was a peace settlement to end the Troubles achieved in April 1998?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The peace settlement that was achieved in April 1998 results from a long period of negotiations, doubts and violent attacks from all communities. The inter-communal conflict of The Troubles had lasted for more than thirty years leaving a city and a country deeply broken. Historians agreed to...

22 Oct 2018

The growth, development, and changes in American society after the Civil War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Theodore Geisel wrote children's books for adults. Eric Foner wrote a text designed to challenge student ideas about America's progression toward a more inclusive society. Professor Jamieson picked books and movies designed to encourage you to consider the theme of the class--what is...

05 Aug 2017

History of African-Americans (1600-1877)

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Slavery in America started sometime back and during this period, there was the capture of the first Africans and they were brought to North America. In North America, there was a British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, where tobacco farming was widely practiced across North America in 1619. Cheap...

05 Aug 2017

An introduction to the history of Christianity in England

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Henrician Reformation is a phenomenon that followed the Europe Reformation and Protestant Reformation. This led to the severing in the relationships between England and Rome. The purpose of this article is to highlight the most decisive feature of the Henrician reformation. In addition, the...

29 Jun 2017

Why did Russia withdraw from World War I?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Russia's retreat from world War one was mainly due poor leadership that started in the early stages of the war. The reasons for Russia's withdrawal from WW1 will be outlined in this paper. When Russia entered the war, the political leaders aimed to use the war as a uniting factor...

30 Jan 2017

The American Revolution: who was more to blame; the British or the American agitators

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In wars, individuals, groups or communities are involved. Their actions and words are key contributing factors that eventually end up into a war. In the American Revolution, there were two major groups involved, the American agitators, and the British. There is therefore need to look at who...

30 Jan 2017

Greece vs. Persian Empire

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

The Persian wars also known as the wars between Greece and Persia comprised of a series of wars that commenced in 499BC between Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city states. The wars lasted all through until 449BC. The history of the wars are best accounted for by Herodotus who narrates the...

13 Jan 2017

World War I

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In June of 1914, one man by the name of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, was assassinated. The death of this man would ultimately lead to the bloodiest conflict in all of human history up to that point. This assassination was the final trigger in the tension that was brewing between...

13 Jan 2017

History of the Civil Rights and feminist movement

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After World War II, the Nuremburg laws that had segregated Jews from non-Jews were overturned. This progress contrasted heavily with the United States who, compared to the rest of the world, held on to archaic laws enacting the segregation of "colored" and non-colored people. This segregation...

13 Jan 2017

U.S. history: America before and after 9/11

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In 2001 after a controversial election, the U.S. had a new President, George W. Bush. Bush had lost the popular vote to Al Gore but had won the election due to the electoral college. But even in the case of the electoral college, he only won because of Florida, which he had only narrowly won by...

21 Sep 2016

The waves of Jewish immigration at various times in history

Course material - 4 pages - Modern history

Jews had begun arriving in the New World long before the immigration waves of the twentieth century. As early as the 1700s, before America became the United States, before it became known as a haven for the tired, poor and oppressed, European Jews fled religious persecution to find solace here....

16 Sep 2016

The Jewish question and the Nazi's rise to power

Course material - 3 pages - Modern history

Between the end of the 19th century and World War I, continental Europe was experiencing a series of changes that would culminate in the discussion of what roles Jews should play in European political, economic and intellectual society. The main reasons for the prejudice that Jews faced in this...

09 Sep 2016

The history of New York's' Brooklyn Bridge

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

The New York Skyline is a thing of beauty, and has been for many years. People from all over the world come to New York to marvel at its impressive and awesome structure, from the buildings to the bridges. As the greatest city in the world, New York was built to amaze and bedazzle. No landmark...

07 Sep 2016

The American Civil War and the independence of the Southern States

Course material - 2 pages - Modern history

Although historians now agree that there were many causes for the American Civil War, one of these causes remains the desire of the Confederacy to defend the institution of slavery against what they perceived to be an attack by the Northern states. By electing Lincoln as President, the South...

07 Sep 2016

Lamar Smith and the Civil Rights Movement

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

During the civil rights movement and the various circumstances that established the foundations for this movement, there were many civil rights leaders with strong beliefs and the willingness to reverse discrimination policies. While many of the movement leaders were extremely prominent and...

07 Sep 2016

The Great Depression in the United States

Course material - 1 pages - Modern history

The Great Depression, which lasted from 1929-1941, was an extremely important time period in the history of the United States. During this period, major demographic, economic, cultural, and even architectural changes took place. During the Great Depression, various of groups within the United...

07 Sep 2016

Louis XIV: absolute monarch or absolute god?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

While many monarchs have had the experience of wielding an enormous amount of power, few of them held power that went unchecked. Even at the zenith of their strength, many monarchs had to answer to a parliament, the legal traditions of the land, noblemen, as well as the Pope in Rome. To have full...

23 Aug 2016

The Greek strategies that won the Persian wars

Essay - 1 pages - Ancient history

The Greek and Persian wars were important events in Greek history. At the time, the Persian Empire was larger, wealthier, and had more men, but still the Greek forces were able to unite together and defeat them. When the Greek and Persian Wars were happening, around 492 BC to 449 BC, the Persian...

06 Jul 2016

Slavery in colonial America

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

During the centuries that slavery was practiced in colonial America, the threat of rebellion was a constant cause of concern for slave owners. In order to avoid rebellion and uprising, white slave-owners in colonial America would engage in various methods of inhumane treatment, and set in place a...

05 Jul 2016

The role of mobs in colonial society and The American revolution

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When thinking of the American Revolution, most people today think of George Washington's solidarity with the troops at Valley Forge, Thomas Paine's call for liberty and independence and Paul Revere's ride to warn the townspeople of Boston of the incoming British invasion. While these...

05 Jul 2016

Jewish Immigrations of the Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York (19th & 20th century)

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

The Lower East Side in Manhattan, New York, is symbolic of American Jewry. Since the mid 1800's, sometimes earlier, European Jews emigrated from various countries and settled in New York. Their most common destination was the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and since then this area is well...

05 Jul 2016

Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov, 1925

Book review - 3 pages - Modern history

In "Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov, we are presented with a satire of Russian society in the early 20th century. In the story, a Russian dog is transformed into a human through a serious of surgeries, and with a "dog's mindset", this individual is able to thrive in a corrupt Russian...

05 Jul 2016

Genocide and mass killings in the 20th century

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

In August of 1939, Adolf Hitler addressed his commanders with the words, "Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my 'Death's Head Units' with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win...