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05 Jul 2016

Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov, 1925

Book review - 3 pages - Modern history

In "Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov, we are presented with a satire of Russian society in the early 20th century. In the story, a Russian dog is transformed into a human through a serious of surgeries, and with a "dog's mindset", this individual is able to thrive in a corrupt Russian...

05 Jul 2016

Genocide and mass killings in the 20th century

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

In August of 1939, Adolf Hitler addressed his commanders with the words, "Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my 'Death's Head Units' with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win...

05 Jul 2016

European colonization and its effects in the Spice islands and Banda islands

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Europeans began to colonize different areas of the world as soon as they became aware of their existence. Explorers sailing out of England, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands worked tirelessly to comb the vast regions of the world for suitable additions to their respective empires. Islands and...

08 Feb 2016

Local indigenous Australian people

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Aboriginal are the local indigenous people with so many tribes who settled in different parts of Australia. These communities include Bama who settled in the northern part of Queensland, Murri people who settled at the southern parts of Queensland. Murri people have many languages spoken such as...

17 Sep 2015

Gender sexuality and nationalism in the Early 20th Century in China

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In the early twentieth century the world was changing with urbanization becoming one of the main changes that the world faced in this period. There were more people that were moving to the urban areas and this was accompanied by changes in the beliefs and also some of the customs of the people...

07 Aug 2015

Comparing accounts of slavery

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Slavery accounts for one of the most disappointing errors in the history of America. Due to the lack of education maintained by slaves, few recordings from the perspective of a slave are available today. The Classic Slave Narratives edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. provides 4 different...

24 Jul 2015

Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition - Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, 1542

Book review - 1 pages - Modern history

History is recorded in a variety of manners. Some of the most revealing perspectives come from the individuals that have actually experienced the past events take place. The documents each individual provide are recognized as primary sources. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca provides an example of a...

24 Jul 2015

The Renaissance - Protestant and Catholic faith

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

Because the Renaissance included a period of renewed interest in ancient and classical learning, multiple strengths were maintained by the Catholic faith toward the beginning of the Renaissance Period. The biggest strength may have been the actual churches. The features of the church were...

24 Jul 2015

The fall of the Soviet Union

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

As a result of the Soviet fall in the year 1991, there were many changes in Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were recently created Eastern Europe countries which found themselves brought into the new era. (Keohane, Robert 2010) Many people relied on the system of socialism...

21 Jul 2015

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...

09 Jul 2015

The Battle of Britain in World War II

Case study - 5 pages - Modern history

The Battle of Britain was an encounter between British air force, the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the German air force, the Luftwaffe. The aerial battle took place in the United Kingdom in 1940. Germany had planned an invasion, named “Operation Sealion”, in Britain. For Germany to execute...

19 Jan 2015

Hegel case study- history

Case study - 4 pages - Modern history

The established order is not considered as something supreme; rather it is the change that receives this attribute. A determination appears in humans, it is a true ability to become better, a pulse to the perfectibility. This is without purpose or end, it is indefinable because quite...

09 Jan 2015

Asian History

Case study - 2 pages - Modern history

The Zhou clan was the founders of the Zhou dynasty whose existence stretches back o the eleventh century BC. At this period, the clan was getting more and more powerful and had extended all through the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. The Zhou clan sort to menace the Shang Dynasty, which made the...

19 Nov 2014

Synthesis of Laporte's History of Shit and Orwell's 1984 , The Implications of Political Rules and Policies on Individuals

Case study - 3 pages - Modern history

Laporte in his book, history of shit, examines the role of political rules for good functioning of the society. In the book, Laporte examines and analyses the how society manages waste through enacted laws. Laporte asserts that Freud's triad of order, cleanliness and beauty when embodied by the...

13 Nov 2014

Morocco: Case study

Case study - 4 pages - Modern history

Morocco is located to the North of Africa. It borders Algeria, Western Sahara, the North Atlantic Ocean, Algeria and the Mediterranean Sea, and Western Sahara. Morocco is well known for its long history with diverse cultures and diverse cuisines. Its proximity to Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean...

02 Sep 2014

History 9067/3: International History, 1945 - 1991

Case study - 5 pages - Modern history

On first reading, Source A agrees with the hypothesis that “The United Nations Secretary-General has never possessed any independent power.” For example, it says that “Trygve Lie had to operate in a UN which was still very much an ‘East-West structure.” - this seems to...

13 Dec 2013

Benjamin Franklin

Case study - 3 pages - Modern history

America was founded on the principles of truth, justice and equality - we believe (or did, at least) that if we are intelligent, true, and work hard enough, we will succeed in this land of opportunities. Nowhere is that belief and its fulfillment better shown than in the life of Benjamin...

12 Jul 2013

Impact of gunpowder on history

Case study - 3 pages - Modern history

Considered to be the first invention in chemical explosives in the world, Gunpowder was invented by Chinese Alchemy in 9th century during the Tang Dynasty. Historians also argue that it was invented in 11th century during Song Dynasty. Gunpowder invention is popularly listed as one among the four...

10 Jul 2013

How similar, and how different, were the means by which Hitler and Mussolini imposed totalitarian rule on Germany and Italy respectively?

Case study - 4 pages - Modern history

Hitler was invited into power in Weimar Germany to be Chancellor in 1933; similarly, Mussolini was invited into power in Italy to be Prime Minister in 1922. After this entry into power, they set out to impose totalitarian rule on their respective countries. By “totalitarian rule” I...

09 Jul 2013

History 9067/3: International History, 1945-1991

Case study - 4 pages - Modern history

On 24 June 1948, Stalin of the Soviet Union, or USSR, blocked all ground and water access from West Germany to West Berlin. In response, the US brought supplies into West Berlin from the air. This, known as the Berlin airlift, lasted for almost a year. Then, on 12 May 1949, the blockade,...

19 Jun 2013

History as identity: The American past as contested terrain

Book review - 20 pages - Modern history

We look to the past to tell us who we are, where we are, and how we got here from there. History is identity, and thus it is contested terrain. Whose story is going to be told, and who is going to do the telling? The American narrative - the history of who we are, where...

30 Apr 2013

The Boer War

Case study - 2 pages - Modern history

Many events affect the shaping of a country. These instances could be a combination of multiple factors. War is a specific occurrence that could affect any country tremendously. Every portion has explicit affects. The Boer War is a detailed incident that had numerous affects on the parties...

23 Aug 2012

Can the onset of the fall of fertility in Europe be related to the economic and social circumstances of the individual countries at the time?

Case study - 10 pages - Modern history

Understanding the onset of the fall of fertility in Europe requires understanding of changes in mortality as it is understood that "the beginning of mortality decline generally precedes that of fertility". The 'demographic transition' saw the average number of births per women...

16 Aug 2012

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

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

In what ways and why was Britain's industrialization experience unusual?

Case study - 5 pages - Modern history

The British Industrial Revolution is a highly debated historical event. The discussion is vigorous, especially when it comes to the origins of the Industrial Revolution. Perhaps the most common questions in this respect are: “Why was England First?”, “What was so special about...

16 Aug 2012

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

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

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

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...