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21 Jul 2015
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Eastern Catholic

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The eastern catholic is one of the branches of world Christianity churches. Also known as the Orthodox Catholic Church, it has preserved millions of Christians across the globe. The organizational structure of the Eastern Catholic Church in the Middle East consists of self governing or...

16 Aug 2012
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What are the reasons for the growth in the world's major urban centres in the twentieth century? Are the reasons for the growth similar to those that explained urban growth in the developed countries?

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

While the origins of cities go back to over five thousand years, urbanization; the process of population concentration into urban areas is a recent phenomenon dating back to the 18th Century when cities began growing in the now developed world. As Davis puts it, “before 1850 no society could...

16 Aug 2012
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What happened to the social state in Eastern Europe after 1990?

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

After the breakdown of the Soviet Union, each Eastern European and former Soviet country faced many challenges and one of them was how to cope with the welfare state under a different political organization. Now that the Soviet rule was gone, what was the road to be taken? Should the State...

16 Aug 2012
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What has the so-called death of distance meant for the economic prospects of cities and nations?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In the 19th and 20th centuries, cities were able to attract people and develop primarily because of the lower cost of transportation for goods, people and knowledge that they provided. Distance is costly; search costs for the market and for suppliers, management costs, shipping costs, and...

16 Aug 2012
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Television as a potential media tool

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Current media analysis is highly focused on the perceived failings of television. The medium has been charged with being overly commercial, catering to the interests of political and governmental elite and facilitating the softening of the news by prioritizing stories with high dramatic or...

16 Aug 2012
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What and who are the "spin doctors", in media terms?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The current democratic political landscape is characterized by continuous shifts in power between politics and the media and dependant on the increasingly malleable opinions of the general public, spin doctors provide politicians with a means to somewhat control the perceptions of the populous...

10 Apr 2012
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How tactics and logistics contributed to the victory of the British in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

This paper will discuss how British tactics and logistics contributed to their success in the Waikato campaign of the New Zealand Wars in 1863-64. Geoffrey Parker, in his book ‘The Cambridge History of Warfare' explains his five fundamental principles of western warfare. These are: a...

20 Jan 2012
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Underwater Roman archaeology: Shipwrecks, shrines and submerged sites

Essay - 10 pages - Modern history

The practice of underwater archaeology provides archaeologists with new methods of exploring archaeological sites, utilizing new technologies such as SCUBA, Remote Operated Vehicles, and multibeam three-dimensional scanners. The information to be gleaned from submerged sites can provide valuable...

27 Jan 2011
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Was Bismarck Prussian or a German nationalist?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Count and Prince (born April 1, 1815 - Died July 30, 1898), was the Chancellor of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1862 to 1890. A Junker's son rose in strict discipline, he studied law at Gottingen and Berlin. He entered the Prussian administration in 1836. In...

27 Jan 2011
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The crisis of the years 1590 in England of Tudor

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I, was seated on the throne for 30 years. Although she had to overcome various obstacles and conspiracies, those years were marked by peace and prosperity in general. However, due to several factors, the situation really began to deteriorate during the last decade of the...

27 Jan 2011
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The Kennedys

Essay - 10 pages - Modern history

We primarily think of John F. Kennedy when we talk about the Kennedy dynasty, United States. This is so not only because of his worldwide fame as the president of the United States acquired within a short span of time but also because of his assassination on November 22, 1983 in Dallas under...

27 Jan 2011
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Britain's stance towards the Briand Plan

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"Among people who are geographically grouped as the people of Europe, there must be some sort of federal link.” This is how the French foreign minister Aristide Briand presented his plan for a federal European Union or the Briand Project of European Union, as it is known today, for the first...

27 Jan 2011
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Germany in the middle of international relations of 1945 to 1990

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On February 11, 1945, at the Yalta conference, even before its capitulation was signed, Germany was aware of its defeat against its counterparts. The Allies, the United States, Great Britain, the USSR and France, united for the occasion against the common enemy, Nazism, decided that if they won,...

27 Jan 2011
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Disputes and protest movements in the United States of 1960 to 1980

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In 1968, Richard Nixon proclaimed:''If I could choose a time and a country to live in, I would choose the United States of America in 1968.'' The United States enjoyed a peaceful period in 1968; this economic superpower does not have to worry about its industry, its...

27 Jan 2011
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The current political organization of Romania

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

After fifty years of communist dictatorship in Romania, they had the opportunity to choose democracy and freedom. For fifty years, Nicolae Ceausescu and his party violated the rights of the people of Romania especially those of freedom. The democratization...

27 Jan 2011
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Nazism and totalitarianism

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Nazism was an ideology that was derived from Italian fascism. It appeared during the twentieth century with the rise of the German far right party, the NSDAP that was led by Adolf Hitler. On 30 January 1933, Hitler obtained power legally and quickly established a totalitarian...

27 Jan 2011
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Anti-semitism in Europe before 1914

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"The Jews find their greatest interest in a lot of things." Barres cited this sentence when the Dreyfus affair, showed contempt and distrust of the French population against the Jewish people. The ‘uprooted' people, that is to say, the Jewish people, had no nation nor a state, they were...

27 Jan 2011
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Can one compare Nazism with Communism?

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The only truth that the totalitarian power recognizes is the one needed at the time, and the only freedom that the power recognizes, is that of expressing the "truth". It is in these very powerful words that Vaclav Havel described a characteristic of totalitarian rule in his Political Essays in...

10 Jan 2011
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Mao's 'Strategic Problems of China's Revolutionary War'

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The "encirclement chess" or the game of Go is a typical Asian game of strategy which is popular among Chinese generals. The preparation of strategic action in time of peace, the primary objective of control of a sphere of influence, the action developed from the periphery to the center or during...

10 Jan 2011
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Short history of United Fruit Company - the case of Guatemala

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

A small country located at a key point of Central America, Guatemala has a troubled and tragic history, and was thus told by a specialist that it was a "gift from the devil". Recent history seems to confirm this grim diagnosis. The civil war in Guatemala (1962-1996) was one of the longest and...

10 Jan 2011
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American colonies

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The colonization of North America began in the early seventeenth century and was mainly carried out by Spain, France and England. British colonization was inaugurated in 1607 by the establishment of the first colony, organized around the city of Jamestown, Virginia. Throughout the century, the...

29 Sep 2010
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Vichy's Responsability in the Holocaust : The Failure of the Integration of the Jews of France ?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

On July 16th 1995, President Jacques Chirac officially recognized for the first time, the responsibility of the Vichy regime in the genocide of the Jews. This statement was heralded as a break from the past as it had been traditionally asserted that no French governmental authorities had taken...

29 Sep 2010
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Great Britain during the Second World War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Since 1933, the UK and France were not weren't ready economically and financially to wage war against Germany. In 1933, its leader Adolf Hitler, seized power lawfully, and wanted to take revenge after the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty. Indeed, after WWII, France, the UK and the USA decided...

29 Sep 2010
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Communism and Fascism : Two ideologies of the 20th century

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Communism and Fascism have both played a very decisive role in the 20th century. They had a big impact on all the major geopolitical issues of this century; the Russians Revolution of October 1917, the Spanish civil war, WWII, Cold War, Vietnamese's wars, Cuba's regime etc. It is commonly...

29 Sep 2010
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Great Britain, the United States and the Commonwealth

Essay - 14 pages - Modern history

The aim of the lecture is to determine whether there is really a special relationship between Britain and the US. It was only in the aftermath of the Second World War that the term of special relationship came to be used to describe the partnership between Britain and America. Indeed, despite the...

29 Sep 2010
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The period from 1948 to 1953 was a phase of high intensity in Cold War history and decisively shaped the future of the European continent. Analyse the events in Europe in this period and their meaning for European integration.

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After World War II, Europe was destroyed and two superpowers emerged; the United States and the USSR. The United States was the only state to have the atomic bomb and used the massive weapon against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and the USSR was important because of the fight against Nazi...

29 Sep 2010
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The modernization of Russia through the urban transformations in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In the second half of the 19th century, Imperial Russia went through a lot of changes. Reforms of serfdom, administration, clergy and lot of others caused changes in the society and the formation of a new organization within the different social classes. The country was also going through a new...

29 Sep 2010
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To what extent was the scientific revolution embedded in the culture of absolutism?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In his Essays about Moral and Political issues in 1742, David Hume asserts 'In all ages of the world, priests have been enemies of liberty.' Indeed, for centuries, the main source of truth have been the study of sacred texts i.e. theology, so that almost all the powers remained in the...

29 Sep 2010
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Chernobyl disaster

Essay - 17 pages - Modern history

In what is now a cold barren wasteland, lays the abandoned city of Pripyat and the lifeless Red Forest. Its silence is a deafening reminder of the tragic events of April 26, 1986. Lives were shattered and perceptions were changed forever. What was scheduled as a safety test ended up spiralling...

29 Sep 2010
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Study of a charismatic leader: Martin Luther King

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

Management is the whole of techniques that an organization has in order to organize, plan and control all the resources which are implemented for the administration of the entity. In order to take into account the impact of the time and the type of risk and information on the decision...