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04 Jun 2008
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Korean Unification

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The notable economic and social problems that have developed in North Korea have spurred recent talks to reunify North and South Korea. While this move has been judged by many analysts to be a positive move toward establishing political stability in the Far East, the reality is that this...

03 Jun 2008
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Wolfe Tone's Argument for Catholic Emancipation in 18th-Century Ireland

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Theobald Wolfe Tone was one of the founding members of the United Irishmen, and was also a well-known supporter of Catholic emancipation. This paper will examine how Tone's Argument on behalf of the Catholics of Ireland, published the first of August, 1791, changed the way that reformers in...

03 Jun 2008
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The Tet Offensive of 1968

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

In the early hours of January 31 1968, nineteen specially trained Vietcong soldiers leapt from a taxi cab and a truck to attack the American Embassy in Saigon. At the same time all across South Vietnam, urban centers, providence capitals, and military installations were all coming under...

30 May 2008
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I Will Survive: How a Disco Hit Defined the Year 1979

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The oil crisis continued, unemployment remained high, Jimmy Carter's presidency suffered blow after demoralizing blow, disco was the popular music, movies were breaking new ground and television continued remained the number one form of entertainment and relaxation. America was faced with...

29 May 2008
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The Role of ETA in the Basque Nationalist Movement and its Consequences

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Following the recent ceasefire declared by ETA on 22nd March of this year (2006), never has it been more appropriate to look further into what the American Government has classified as one of the best-organised terrorist organisations in the world. In this essay I will explore the origins...

27 May 2008
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Women: What Were They Doing?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In the period precluding the 1700's, many different societies existed together and the future shape of the world was taking form. Christopher Columbus had discovered North America for Spain, Cortez had conquered the Aztecs, and Europeans began settling in American Colonies. Disease was killing...

23 May 2008
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Rosie the Riveter: Teaching High School Students about Women in World War II

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As men enlisted in the armed services, and the need for more ships, and guns, and war supplies grew, the government focused on the recruitment of women to fill those jobs left open by men. The War Production Coordinating Committee commissioned artist, J. Howard Miller to create one of...

16 May 2008
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Tension Through Melodies: Music of the Cold War

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Music serves as a reflection of a society. When a society is prospering, the music is noticeably happier, such as the Big Band phenomenon in the roaring 20's. The same principle applies to a society going through rough times, such as jazz during the years of the Great Depression....

16 May 2008
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Communist Childhood: The Path to Disillusionment

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

China in the mid-20th century was a country full of change. The country was transitioning from the rule of the nationalist KMT party to the communist CCP party. This change did not come easily and millions of lives were affected by it. Spider Eaters by Rae Yang is a memoir...

15 May 2008
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The Colonization and Independence of South Africa and Kenya

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Independence has been a struggle in the African continent since the first days of colonization. Africa has been territorialized since the days of Jesus, but was not heavily colonized until the Scramble for Africa. The Scramble, which took place during the late 1800s, involved several European...

06 May 2008
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Ecuadorian Immigration to the NY-Metro Area in the 1970s-80s

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

America has (nearly) always been the destination of choice for the world's migrants. Spanning an entire continent, the country has historically offered land, jobs, and tolerance to those who seek them. For South Americans especially, the United States had been attractive for its...

28 Apr 2008
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Defining Republicanism

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

When the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution in 1783, the new American citizens were faced with the challenge of forming a system of government that was functional, well structured, and non-oppressive. Over the course of six years, the former colonies searched for a...

24 Apr 2008
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The October Crisis of 1970: Terror in Quebec

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In October 1970, events took place in Canada that would draw the attention of the entire world. For the first time in its history as a country, terrorism would be brought right to the doorstep of the Canadian government by a radical left-wing organization called the Front de Libération du Québec...

24 Apr 2008
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The Australian ANZAC Legend

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

“The search for national character is one of the obsessive dead ends of Australian history (Alistair, 1997)”. Australians spent time searching for their national identity in the years following the 1901 Federation. The Great War posed exactly the opportunity Australia had been looking...

23 Apr 2008
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Ivan the Fourth: Leader, Conqueror, Murderer, Psychopath

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In medieval Russia, specifically Moscow in the early sixteenth century, times were beginning to change. This period of Russian history saw the end of Appanage Rus and the beginning of the Muscovite state. This alteration in political organization was centred upon the rule of one...

23 Apr 2008
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Béisbol Libre: Baseball and Nationalism in Cuba

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Baseball has long been considered the great “American Pastime”, for many it conjures up images of children playing in little league games and the epic scenes of Field of Dreams, in which the diamond is surrounded by cornfields. However imagine such a diamond surrounded by sugar...

21 Apr 2008
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Cowards, Traitors, and the Call of the Confederate Home Front: Dispelling the Mythology of the Confederate Deserter during the Civil War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Confederate soldiers listed as absent without leave from their units during the Civil War have typically been described as traitors, motivated by Unionist sympathies and cowardice. However, this view of the Confederate deserter may be more of a myth perpetuated by the need for the appearance of...

17 Apr 2008
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Courage and Conscience during the German Occupation of France

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

The indescribable mistreatment of Jews and other refugees, both French and foreign, during the German occupation from 1940 to 1944 is a chapter of France's history that many people have difficulty coming to terms with even today. Building upon the influence of pre-existing Anti-Semitism,...

17 Apr 2008
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Slavery in West Africa

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Slavery, as it is known in the United States, differs vastly in comparison to the institution of slavery in West African countries. Slavery in West Africa was, however, affected and shaped by slavery in other parts of the world. The two articles that are discussed...

14 Apr 2008
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The World Trade Center Towers - Stability Under Stress

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The World Trade Center towers, hereafter referred to as WTC 1 and WTC 2, were regarded as revolutionary when they were constructed in the late 1960s. Within the next two decades, five additional buildings were constructed in the World Trade Center Plaza. Among these was World Trade Center 7 (WTC...

19 Feb 2008
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Lethal injection: A violation of cruel and unusual punishment (8th Amendment)

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In 1976 lethal injection became a legally sanctioned method of execution and was quickly adopted by the majority of states. In the thirty years since its implementation, lethal injection is still considered to be the most humane means of executing a death row inmate and is the preferred...

19 Feb 2008
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Disgrace, Desire, and Degradation: The Experience of Intrapersonal Reconciliation and Power Relations in Post Apartheid South Africa

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

J.M. Coetzee uses the third person omniscient point of view to tell the story of the unraveling of David Lurie's career and the proceeding time he spends with his daughter, Lucy, in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Through this point of view, Coetzee creates a voice...

19 Feb 2008
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Appeals to Ethos and Pathos in Eugene V. Debs' "Statement to the Court"

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

In June of 1918, Eugene Victor Debs was arrested for a speech he gave in Canton, Ohio in which he criticized the United States government for its involvement in World War I. He publicly discouraged young men from enlisting in the armed forces and was arrested for violating the Sedition...

17 Feb 2008
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Mao Zedong and the People's Republic of China

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Long considered one of the most fascinating leaders of the 20th century, Mao Zedong has been noted as both a visionary as well as a cruel killer. Before his communist reign as the leader of the People's Republic of China in 1949, China was in a state of political and economical...

10 Feb 2008
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Morality in the Resistance: overview through "Your Name is Renee: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France", by Stacy Cretzmeyer

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The 1940's will forever remain a significant period in French history. It was during this time that World War II occurred and Germany managed to take over three-fifths of mainland France. The remaining land became known as Vichy France. With such a strong a German presence and influence, even in...

09 Feb 2008
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Lenin: savior of the masses

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

A radical attempts to change parts of a society. A leader revolutionizes an entire country. Few people can be called “saviors” (Gluzman), but Vladimir Lenin earned this title as well as others. Lenin not only addressed the problems of Russia, but also brought...

04 Jan 2008
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China and the Chairman

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On September 9th 1976 came the death of perhaps the most influential and feared leader in the history of the modern world. As visionary and well regarded as any Pope, and as reviled and hated as much as Hitler, there is no questioning the enormous influence that Chairman Mao has had on China....

03 Jan 2008
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Russian Jews of the Nineteenth Century

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Throughout present day American history there have been many differing views on the Eastern European and Russian Jews as a people and the ways in which they have affected American society. Although often looked down upon, Russian Jews have actually contributed a great deal to the economic growth...

03 Jan 2008
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The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the United States Constitution was first being written there was a critical division between two groups called the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and believed in a loose construction of government. The Anti- Federalists, on the other hand,...

26 Dec 2007
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The Americanization of Puerto Rico and Its Effect on Law, Religion, and the Spanish Language

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

According to material provided by the Hispanic division of the library of congress, by the end of the 1800's, Puerto Rico held strategic value for the United States, for both economic and military reasons. Puerto Rico would provide a new market for exported American goods, as well as a strategic...