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03 May 2007

The Collapse of a Superpower

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

After World War I, Communism reigned in Russia, which became known as the Soviet Union (USSR). As Karl Marx said, Communism would only be successful if it occurred as a worldwide revolution; thus by its nature, Communism needed to spread. Therefore, after World War II, the Western...

21 Mar 2007

The impact of the French Revolution (1789-1815) on social structure, legal system and political life and institutions during the nineteenth century in France

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Some events stamp on the history of mankind forever : the French Revolution is definitely one of these. Indeed, really few upheavals such as this one triggered so many thoughts, comments and passionate reactions all over the world. Although lot of scholars tried to understand and qualify...

11 Dec 2006

Media in Germany after World War Two

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The development of media in the Western Germany during the period of the Allied Occupation (1945-1949) and in the first decade of the Federal Republic (1949-1959) The media is present all around the world. The media tries to express facts, entertainment, opinion, and other information. In...

28 Nov 2006

Richard Cobden

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Richard Cobden was much involved in politics. In Great Britain, after Napoleonic wars, Corn Laws were passed. In Cobden's opinion the policy implemented in these famous bills was very questionable. Indeed, Frédéric Bastiat's close friend devoted his entire life to free trade and pacifism. First...

27 Jul 2006

The civil war in Greece: the role of the Greek civil war in the International History of the post war era

Essay - 12 pages - Modern history

The Greek civil war took place between 1943 and 1949. It is one of the most painful episodes of Greece history. We can wonder what was the role of the Greek civil war in the...

27 Jul 2006

Religion and early American identity

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Trying to determine what the motives of the migrants to the new world were is a difficult quest because motivations were diverse depending on the colonies. The migrants could be motivated by economical considerations. They thought they could have a better life, to be richer in North America by...

27 Jul 2006

Foreign policies of Germany and France between 1919 and 1939

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

France and Germany were during the interwar era one of the key elements of international relations. They were the two most involved powers in World War I. This war was not the last as many people hoped. Once again the two powers were very involved in the Second World War. Therefore, it is...

25 Jul 2006

Describe and analyse the different minority groups in PRC and how they interact with the main 'Han" government

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

“The greatest force is common blood. The Chinese belong to the yellow race because they come from the blood stock of the yellow race. The blood of ancestors is transmitted by heredity down through the race, making blood kinship a powerful force”, said Sun Yatsen in 1927. Today the...

24 Jul 2006

What were the central features of Stalinism in Eastern Europe?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The term “Stalinism” refers to the brutal dictatorship which lasted from 1927 to 1953 in Russia and Eastern European countries. Although he was the leader of Soviet Russia, after the Second World War Stalin soon became the dictator of a Soviet Union which had expanded to most of Eastern...

24 Jul 2006

Why has the historical development of the EU been so uneven?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On the 28th of March 2001, Lionel Jospin, the French Prime Minister made an interesting declaration: 'Europe is more than a market. It stands for a model of society that has grown historically.' . This statement refers to the development of the European Coal and Steel Community...

13 Mar 2006

The debate on the trial and the condemnation of Louis XVI during the 18th century and their consequences

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

At first the king seemed inclined to work with the revolution and to try to solve the problems. But the influence of the queen and of the courtiers were too strong. He was encouraged by them to disregard all promises he had made and sought to flee from France in order to obtain...

11 Nov 2002

The emergence of new forms of nationalism between 1848 and 1914

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Defining nationalism before considering its development and emergence in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th is useful because it offers us a good base for a greater comprehension of the phenomenon during this period of time. As Michael Hughes correctly points out in...

01 Nov 2002

Why did not French women obtain the right to vote before 1944?

Thesis - 10 pages - Modern history

France was the first country to establish male universal suffrage but one of the last Western states to institute Universal Suffrage: French women were not granted the right to vote before 1944. Many historians have pointed out this apparent anomaly and have used the idea of “le retard...

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