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16 Aug 2012
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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
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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
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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...

20 Jan 2012
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Underwater Roman archaeology: Shipwrecks, shrines and submerged sites

Essay - 10 pages - Modern history

The practice of underwater archaeology provides archaeologists with new methods of exploring archaeological sites, utilizing new technologies such as SCUBA, Remote Operated Vehicles, and multibeam three-dimensional scanners. The information to be gleaned from submerged sites can provide valuable...

20 Jul 2011
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The legacy of Pol Pot in Cambodia's history

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Due to the social differences, economic depression and military decline in Cambodia during the mid 1900s, Pol Pot along with his communist political party, the Khmer Rouge, were able to take power and force their ideals on the people of Cambodia through forced labor, genocide, and torture until...

03 Mar 2011
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Was the Khrushchev period (1953-64) a period of thaw in the Cold War?

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

Since the start of the Cold War in 1945, it seemed as if both the USSR and the USA, the two most powerful and influential superpowers, were set to be opponents in the game for world domination. Indeed, as no actual fighting and direct collision between the two nations took place, it was public...

03 Mar 2011
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Analyze the evolution of the Cold War between 1945 and 1949

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

After the end of the Second World War, the victorious Allies split the post-war world between them. With each superpower focusing on their personal ideological interests, historians have found critical information that would foreshadow future tensions between the Big Three. The harmony which...

27 Jan 2011
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Was Bismarck Prussian or a German nationalist?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Count and Prince (born April 1, 1815 - Died July 30, 1898), was the Chancellor of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1862 to 1890. A Junker's son rose in strict discipline, he studied law at Gottingen and Berlin. He entered the Prussian administration in 1836. In...

27 Jan 2011
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The crisis of the years 1590 in England of Tudor

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I, was seated on the throne for 30 years. Although she had to overcome various obstacles and conspiracies, those years were marked by peace and prosperity in general. However, due to several factors, the situation really began to deteriorate during the last decade of the...

27 Jan 2011
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The Kennedys

Essay - 10 pages - Modern history

We primarily think of John F. Kennedy when we talk about the Kennedy dynasty, United States. This is so not only because of his worldwide fame as the president of the United States acquired within a short span of time but also because of his assassination on November 22, 1983 in Dallas under...

27 Jan 2011
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Britain's stance towards the Briand Plan

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"Among people who are geographically grouped as the people of Europe, there must be some sort of federal link.” This is how the French foreign minister Aristide Briand presented his plan for a federal European Union or the Briand Project of European Union, as it is known today, for the first...

27 Jan 2011
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Germany in the middle of international relations of 1945 to 1990

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On February 11, 1945, at the Yalta conference, even before its capitulation was signed, Germany was aware of its defeat against its counterparts. The Allies, the United States, Great Britain, the USSR and France, united for the occasion against the common enemy, Nazism, decided that if they won,...

27 Jan 2011
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Disputes and protest movements in the United States of 1960 to 1980

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In 1968, Richard Nixon proclaimed:''If I could choose a time and a country to live in, I would choose the United States of America in 1968.'' The United States enjoyed a peaceful period in 1968; this economic superpower does not have to worry about its industry, its...

27 Jan 2011
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The current political organization of Romania

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

After fifty years of communist dictatorship in Romania, they had the opportunity to choose democracy and freedom. For fifty years, Nicolae Ceausescu and his party violated the rights of the people of Romania especially those of freedom. The democratization...

27 Jan 2011
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Nazism and totalitarianism

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Nazism was an ideology that was derived from Italian fascism. It appeared during the twentieth century with the rise of the German far right party, the NSDAP that was led by Adolf Hitler. On 30 January 1933, Hitler obtained power legally and quickly established a totalitarian...

27 Jan 2011
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Anti-semitism in Europe before 1914

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"The Jews find their greatest interest in a lot of things." Barres cited this sentence when the Dreyfus affair, showed contempt and distrust of the French population against the Jewish people. The ‘uprooted' people, that is to say, the Jewish people, had no nation nor a state, they were...

27 Jan 2011
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Can one compare Nazism with Communism?

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The only truth that the totalitarian power recognizes is the one needed at the time, and the only freedom that the power recognizes, is that of expressing the "truth". It is in these very powerful words that Vaclav Havel described a characteristic of totalitarian rule in his Political Essays in...

13 Jan 2011
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Nazism in South America: Chronicle of a secret war 1930-1950 - by Sergio Correa da Costa

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

Historian and diplomat, Sergio Correa da Costa had the chance to serve his country in the city of Buenos Aires, during the Second World War. Correa lived in the Argentine metropolis during the reign of the GOU (United Officers Group) and later that of Juan Domingo Peron and Evita Duarte...

13 Jan 2011
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Women during the Second World War (1939-1945)

Thesis - 10 pages - Modern history

The Second World War, which lasted from 1939 to 1945, was more terrible than the First World War. The First World War was fought in France, and did not have any particular villains. However, the Second World War involved conflict at the global level as almost all major nations of the world were...

10 Jan 2011
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Georges Scott (1873 - 1943)

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

This document will be about Georges Scott. We have very little documentation to highlight about him who was one of the greatest illustrators of his time and an outstanding war reporter, working for major newspapers such as L'Illustration, the intransigent, the Graphic, Mame and the Daily...

10 Jan 2011
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The Treaty of Utrecht (1713)

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

This text is an excerpt from the Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed in Utrecht on 11 April 1713 between France and Great Britain. This treaty precedes that of July 13, 1713 of the agreement between Great Britain and Spain. After fourteen months of arduous negotiations interspersed with...

10 Jan 2011
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The American revolution: Case study in detail

Thesis - 17 pages - Modern history

In 1763, the Treaty of Versailles ended the Seven Years War between France and Spain against Great Britain. The victory of the latter (gain of French, Canada, of all the territories east of the Mississippi except New Orleans, and with Spanish, Florida) was certainly a matter of immense pride in...

10 Jan 2011
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International relations from 1944 to 1946

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

In 1944, the world entered its sixth year of conflict. Thus, the desire for peace and reconstruction could be felt increasingly in international relations. And so, the leaders of major powers in this period of history, such as the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR),...

10 Jan 2011
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Mao's 'Strategic Problems of China's Revolutionary War'

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The "encirclement chess" or the game of Go is a typical Asian game of strategy which is popular among Chinese generals. The preparation of strategic action in time of peace, the primary objective of control of a sphere of influence, the action developed from the periphery to the center or during...

10 Jan 2011
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Short history of United Fruit Company - the case of Guatemala

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

A small country located at a key point of Central America, Guatemala has a troubled and tragic history, and was thus told by a specialist that it was a "gift from the devil". Recent history seems to confirm this grim diagnosis. The civil war in Guatemala (1962-1996) was one of the longest and...

10 Jan 2011
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American colonies

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The colonization of North America began in the early seventeenth century and was mainly carried out by Spain, France and England. British colonization was inaugurated in 1607 by the establishment of the first colony, organized around the city of Jamestown, Virginia. Throughout the century, the...

10 Jan 2011
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The United States from 1918 to 1945

Worksheets - 15 pages - Modern history

This is a study of the social, political and economic scenario in the U.S. in the crucial period from 1918 to 1945, when it faced new challenges. It gained an important role on the world stage at all levels, but at the same time experienced divisive forces and had to overcome internal...

10 Jan 2011
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Financing of the war (1914 - 1918)

Worksheets - 3 pages - Modern history

The issue of funding does not arise at the beginning of a conflict, during a war,the people live on rations. Belligerents merely suspend the convertibility of their currencies into gold (except England where the pound is convertible), with the idea of restoring them when the war is over. It is...

20 Dec 2010
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A retelling of history through underrepresented eyes-another side of Haitian-Dominican relations in 20th century Hispaniola

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

History, lauded for its immortality and ability to put into perspective the present, is a double-edged sword. As Cicero put it, “history is the witness that testifies the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in our daily lives, and brings us tidings of...

17 Dec 2010
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Stone versus Douglass: Two contrasting yet complementary views of the war

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

The American Civil War is one of the most controverter parts of American history. It bore all sorts of names from the more neutral “War between the states” to the revealing name of “Abolition war” or even “Secession war”. Those different ways of referring to it are...