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14 Mar 2024

Is the Commonwealth still relevant?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

The first step of the Commonwealth was the union of four white settlement colonies of the United Kingdom in 1907: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa. They were called dominions. But the Commonwealth was officialised by the statute of Westminster in 1931 and the dominions were given...

02 Jan 2024

How Can American Foreign Policy Be Explained Through the Developments and Demands of Its Self-Conception?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

American imperialism and expansionism to the West and in the Pacific can be seen as a colonial process. This essay will attempt to demonstrate how this ideology emerged from the development, articulation and demands of its own religious identity.

26 Dec 2023

To what extent can we say that women's networks were important for European, and more specifically, English piracy in early modern Europe?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The early modern period is a time span used by historians that refers to the period that began after late middle-ages, generally with the discovery of America in the 1490s, and that stops with the beginning of the late 18th century revolutions, such as the French Revolution in 1789. During that...

04 Nov 2023

Civilisation UK : British Empire / Commonwealth

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

The British Empire is a very large empire, spanning the entire surface of the globe. It is made up of many different countries: each with its own language, culture and religion.

19 Sep 2023

How Did the Jewish Community Manage to Reconcile War and Democracy in the Creation and Perpetuation of the Israeli State?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

I am going to give you a presentation on democracy and war in the Israeli state, based on the writings of Ran Halevi. Ran Halevi is a French historian, born in 1950, director of research at the CNRS. His research focuses on the political history of France as well as on Israeli political history....

18 Aug 2023

Migration in the United States from 1862 to the end of the 19th century

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"We asked for workers. We got people instead". If this is the way Max Frisch has considered immigration in Europe in the early twentieth century, then rather as a burden than an opportunity, we need to observe that this comes as a completely different matter within the American vision, for which...

27 May 2023

How did the situation of blacks evolve in the US?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When Martin Luther king was young, he had two white friends. They were Martin Luther King's neighbours. One day the mother forbade her boys to play with him. Martin Luther king was sad. Martin Luther King's mother spoke about the civil war to explain herself. It was a war between the...

25 May 2023

How is the violence against populations expressed during the Second World War?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Great War resulted in the brutalisation of society and the emergence of totalitarian regimes, which had enormous repercussions on the civilian populations during the Second World War. Totalitarian regimes are political regimes based on a single party, on political police, on the...

30 Sep 2022

What Were the Greatest 20th Century Innovations?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As a century of great significance in our modern society, the twentieth century succeeds the Industrial Revolution and was dominated by the first two World Wars, the Cold War, and transformations of the political and social structures across the globe. It was also the time of great technological...

06 Sep 2022

Theories and Critiques Against Military Revolution

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The term military revolution refers to theories that try to explain a series of drastic changes in the military over a period of time. It led to many changes that lasted for a long time in the politics and society in Europe. Michael Robert was the introducer of this theory in the year 1950 as he...

09 Aug 2022

How was the perception of Arab Spring and pan-Arabism by local and western approaches?

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

If the Arab Spring has been largely diffused as an unprecedented wave of revolutionary moves into the Arabic world, its connections to a wider global history have often been limited to the tricky issue of pan-Arabism and its underlying questions about nationalism. It all started on December 17,...

29 Jul 2022

EU relations in the wake of the 21st century

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Eastern and Western Europe were separated in the aftermath of the Second World War by their rapprochement with one of the two great victorious powers, the USSR and the United States. Rebuild = European countries reduced their military budgets and thus find themselves at a disadvantage in the face...

23 Jun 2021
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Presentation of 9/11

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. It can be the main character in a book or a film or a person with superhuman qualities. It can also be a modern-day hero, a person who has performed a heroic act or simply our own personal hero, our...

23 Jun 2021
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The Renaissance

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Renaissance was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. It was associated with great social change. The intellectual basis of the Renaissance was its version of humanism, and the rediscovery of classical...

07 Apr 2021
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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...

03 Mar 2021
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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
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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...

17 Aug 2020
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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...

28 Jun 2020
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Memory of World War II in America

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The memory is basically the act of recall. Indeed, when something, either an action, an event or even a person is remembered, this automatically becomes a memory. Thus, it can be related to everything but, here, it will be precisely about the memory of World War II in America. Besides, the United...

15 Jun 2020
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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...

25 May 2020
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Slave Narratives And Abolitionist Literature

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In the middle of the 19th century, the young USA had to go through one of the most violent and dangerous periods in its history. Indeed, the question of slavery became more and more burning every day, and finally demanded a solution. As you know, when writing the Constitution, the Founding...

22 Oct 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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 for the...

30 Jan 2017
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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...

13 Jan 2017
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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
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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
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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...

09 Sep 2016
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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...