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12 Jan 2009
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Discuss the origins of the French Revolution - economically, politically, socially, and ideologically

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

“Great revolutions which succeed make the causes which produced them disappear, and thus become incomprehensible because of their own success” (1), wrote Alexis de Tocqueville one hundred and fifty years ago. Yet, we will try all the same to understand what the origins of the French...

12 Jan 2009
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Impact of the French Revolution on 19th century France

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

It is quite difficult to discuss the impact of the French revolution on the French society for the country had difficulty accessing stability in the 19th century. Indeed the intervening decades witnessed four major upheavals: in the 1790s, 1830, 1848 and 1870, which brought a whole variety of...

12 Jan 2009
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Transition Macedonia

Essay - 20 pages - Modern history

Throughout the centuries, the South-eastern corner of Europe has been the scene of many invasions and transcending civilizations. This left the trace of different cultures, religions and empires. One of the most evident cleavages in the region is religious cleavage between the Catholic Church,...

12 Jan 2009
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The government of the Iroquois

Thesis - 9 pages - Modern history

The Iroquois confederation, also called the League of Nation was a confederation of five Nations. These Nations of Iroquois were the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas and the Senecas). A sixth Nation (the Tuscaroras) joined the confederation in the early eighteenth century. They...

09 Jan 2009
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What were the major impacts of World War One on British society?

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

One could argue that World War One did not have a huge impact on British society compared to the Second World War. However, the conflict was soon called the ‘Great War' in Britain, and it was the first time that the whole society was involved in the war effort. A new type of war had reached...

09 Jan 2009
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The civil rights movement - From counters to subs

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

The Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery (speech by Lincoln Sept.23nd 1862 ? 13th amendment in 1865); the 14th amendment declared everyone equal and the 15th gave the right to vote provided some very restrictive conditions were met. Between the Civil War and the 50's, however, the South...

18 Dec 2008
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The truths we cling to: Un-Americanism and the Dies Committee

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

What does it mean to be ‘un-American?' For most of the twentieth century, a congressional committee took upon itself the mission of defining that vague and often misused term. The committee went through different iterations and attacked different targets. By 1946, one thing was clear: the...

18 Dec 2008
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Slavery and politics in early America

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

The legal practice of slavery in the United States of America ended on December 6th, 1865 with the passage of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. In the wake of the terrible carnage of the American Civil War, people have tried to make sense over what the hundreds of thousands of lives were...

18 Dec 2008
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The effect of black soldiers in the Civil War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Throughout the history of the United States, Africans and African-Americans have consistently been treated as second-class citizens. This prejudice is most apparent and appalling in the system of slavery that lasted for more than two hundred years in the United States. In the 1800's tensions over...

09 Dec 2008
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The battle of Stalingrad 1942-1943

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

The year is 1942. Nazi gains in the Soviet Union and North Africa have brought the Allies to the verge of destruction, while Japan continues to conquer island after island in the Pacific. Even Australia is in full panic mode, as occupied New Guinea seems likely to serve as the staging point for...

25 Nov 2008
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The historical conditions for the emergence of youth in Italian society

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

To analyze history is to delve into a world of a complex mixture of social, political, economic, and technological interaction. Indeed, it is these elements that define and furthermore provide some form of a substantive characterization of the civilizations and societal structures that have...

19 Nov 2008
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The Meiji restoration and the dawning of Japanese modernity

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

The Meiji Ishin, or Meiji Restoration culminated in 1868 in the abolition of the feudal Tokugawa bakufu and made way for the modern, Westernized Japan. The mid nineteenth century was a time of vast development around the world, and Japan was falling behind the industrialized nation states of...

18 Nov 2008
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Analyzing Oswald's relationship with the FBI

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The United States intelligence community is comprised of people who live their lives according to a code of conduct and the orders they receive from superior members of their hierarchical “family”. Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation work closely with the United States...

18 Nov 2008
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Aboriginal Australians - Black response to white dominance 1788 - 1980

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

It seems that a sad hallmark of indigenous peoples is their oppression and systematic elimination at the hands of foreigners. The Native American marginally survives today after centuries of conflict with Europeans. The Ainu of Japan were nearly entirely wiped out by half a millennium of...

17 Nov 2008
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How Peter the Great's window to the West empowered Russia

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

It was during Peter the Great's reign that Russia emerged as a prevailing European power. This advancement of Russia into European affairs would be accredited to Peter's introduction of Western technological, cultural, military and political ideas and customs. Peter's changes would begin during...

17 Nov 2008
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How imperial Asian activity contributed to the causes of the First World War

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

Imperialism is the policy of expanding national territory and influence. Throughout the nineteenth century Europe immersed itself in an embroiled colonial race that caused rivalries and friendships that were forever altering with every move. Central and eastern Asia was an area of particular...

11 Nov 2008
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Ending the reign of a crime king: The taking down of Al Capone

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

The city of Chicago, Illinois has experienced numerous monumental periods and events during its history. From the famous Chicago Fire to the creation of the world's tallest building, it is quite easy to declare Chicago's past to be very eventful. With any form of history, there are positive and...

11 Nov 2008
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Trials and Triumphs: A look at the leadership of the nation of Islam 1930-2005

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

The Nation of Islam is defined as “a religious and political organization founded in the United States in 1930 with a declared aim of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of the Black man and woman of America and the world.” When the Nation of Islam was...

31 Oct 2008
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The battle of Shiloh

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Before day break of June 6, 1862, Federal troops discovered that Confederate soldiers were nearby. This occurred in Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee. The Battle of Shiloh was just beginning and it would become one of the most significant and perhaps must misunderstood battles of the war. It was...

06 Oct 2008
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The South African crime wave

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

In 1997 South Africa had the highest murder rate in the world.1 For the period 1998 - 2000, it slipped to number two, losing the top spot to Colombia, but retained the number one position (per capita) in murders with firearms, rapes, and assaults.2 While there is some controversy regarding the...

30 Sep 2008
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The German threat to the democracy, the economy and morality of the United States

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

When the origin of the United States' entrance into World War II is reviewed Pearl Harbor is the event that justified American intervention. Once bombs were dropped in Hawaii the U.S. had no choice but to declare war on Japan. The United States' values and interests were threatened and within...

30 Sep 2008
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Andrew Jackson: Trial reflection

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Lancaster County, straddling the state line of both North and South Carolina. Although both states claimed Jackson as their own, he himself always stated that South Carolina was his home. His parents were Presbyterian Scottish-Irish immigrants and...

25 Sep 2008
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Labor and the Russian Revolution

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

The February and October Revolutions of 1917 were based, in large part, on Marxist visions of class struggle and working class power. Despite not being an industrial power, the Russian working class was significant. Benjamin Nathans sums up the social circumstances of Russia in the late...

25 Sep 2008
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Salvadoran political history from 1932 until 1979

Essay - 19 pages - Modern history

The outbreak of the Salvadoran civil war at the end of the 1970's and its continuation throughout the following decade, had an immensely detrimental impact on the society as a whole. While the crimes perpetrated by all relevant actors have been well documented in the annals of history, it is...

10 Sep 2008
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Eisler's "Cultural evolution" and evolutionary theory

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

Riane Eisler's “The Chalice and the Blade”, published in 1988, presents a new theory of human cultural evolution, as well as a new vision of reconstructed history. Eisler draws from archaeological discoveries made in the latter half of the 20th century, as well as from mythology and...

04 Sep 2008
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The fourth horseman: Disease as a unique and multi-faceted agent of Apocalypse

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Although there exist many manifestations of apocalypse in our society, an extensive study of the subject of apocalypse will demonstrate the presence of an inherent trait that runs constant within nearly all forms of apocalypse; despite the fact that the prospect of a destructive apocalypse is...

29 Aug 2008
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The President's commission on the assassination of President Kennedy and its report

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

“THE ASSASSINATION of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family, a nation, and against all mankind.” This is the first statement made on page 1 of the Report of the President's Commission on the...

28 Aug 2008
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The economic, social and political impact of the Great Depression on Southeast Asia

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Southeast Asia did not escape the effects of the Great Depression that burst upon the Western industrialised world at the beginning of the 1930s. The 1929 crisis formed a watershed in the history of Southeast Asia, leaving neither the economic, social nor political sphere untouched. Apart from...

12 Aug 2008
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Common portrayals and stereotypes of the Indian princess in popular culture

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Stereotypes of Native Americans have continued through to the 21st century with films like Dances with Wolves (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and Pocahontas (1995). In films like these and other popular culture, Native Americans appear with feathers in their hair, in tribal dress,...

07 Aug 2008
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Anarchism in the Spanish civil war

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

In a decade of cataclysmic worldwide depression and spreading fascism, the Spanish Civil War's Anarchist forces signaled a message of renewed hope of emancipation to the scattered working-class forces throughout the globe. The question still remains though, as to whether these forces contributed...