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27 Sep 2007
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Trials and Tribulations of a Worker in the Soviet Union

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Pavel Chernin, my grandfather, faced excruciating hardships, felt a sense of nationalism and experienced unexpected satisfaction, all at the hands of the manufacturing industry of the Soviet Union. The industry was one of the country's biggest as a result of Stalin's first two five year plans and...

05 Sep 2007
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Saint Domingue: The First Successful Slave Rebellion

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

When Columbus first landed on the tiny island that would later be known as Saint Domingue, and eventually Haiti, it is doubtful whether he could have ever imagined it becoming “the wealthiest European outpost in the New World,” nor the significant impact that it would eventually...

04 Sep 2007
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A Short History of Benjamin Franklin

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Benjamin Franklin was a very important historical figure that was crucial to the developments of the eighteenth century. Franklin is a poster child for the Enlightenment and throughout his life he was successful in several endeavors. Franklin was a printer, scientist, diplomat, inventor,...

30 Aug 2007
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The Great Awakening of Women

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

The transition to a cash economy along with the increasing antislavery movement ensured that nineteenth century America would become economically and politically changed. However, the second Great Awakening ensured that principles of the past would remain constant and stronger than ever and white...

28 Aug 2007
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At War With Race

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Racism has existed since the beginning of time. People have fought hundreds of wars in the name of racial superiority. Racial differences come between almost all people at some point, be it in war or in every day life. Robert Abzug's Inside the Vicious Heart and...

22 Aug 2007
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Christianity: Justification for Slavery, License to Freedom

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the first Africans were taken from their homeland to be sold into bondage in the Americas, their religion was left behind with their freedom back in Africa. Their native religions, as well as their languages and various other aspects of culture, were banned from practice in the New...

22 Aug 2007
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Sample Scholarship Essay That Was Successful!

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

Deciding on the one aspect in all of human history that I would change is certainly a difficult question. I thought of terrorism, the Holocaust, war, conquest, and slavery first. The two aspects these have in common are violence and injustice. Eliminating violence and injustice would erase most...

07 May 2007
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Rushdie: A Bend in Indian History

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Salman Rushdie has been in hiding for over a decade due to assassins who are out searching for him because of his “anti-Islamic blasphemy, belief and disbelief, anti-Thatcher politics, and pro-Western propaganda” (Kuortti 1999: 15). Even though Iranian leader, Khomeini, who initially...

07 May 2007
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Transitional "Electoralism"

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In October 1998, Yeltsin defeated his opponents by military force and thus communicated a clear message about both his power and his resolve to achieve his objectives. After this, he presented a new institutional design for organizing politics in Russia. His enemies as well as the...

03 May 2007
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Cultural Transformations

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

World War Two left Europe war torn and destitute. Over 30 million people had been “uprooted, transplanted, expelled, deported and dispersed…in the years 1939-43” (Judt, Postwar, p. 23). Many cities were completely destroyed including Minsk, Royan, Le Havre, Hamburg,...

03 May 2007
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...