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22 Apr 2009
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The Lewis and Clark centennial exposition: An economic and cultural look into the 1905 Portland World's Fair

Thesis - 10 pages - Modern history

The year of 1851 was the first among 150 years of World's Fairs that took the world of tourism, both domestic and abroad, by storm. With over thirty recognizable World's Fairs that have taken place over time, The Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exhibition and Oriental Fair in...

13 Apr 2009
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The geographical purpose in Austen's Emma

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other, ” so believes Emma Woodhouse. In this line, spoken to her father, the actions of the title character as chronicled throughout this book are given motive and context. Emma is a creative and imaginative girl, desperate...

30 Mar 2009
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Institutional impact: The Presbyterian Church and anti-slavery in Antebellum Kentucky

Thesis - 14 pages - Modern history

Coupled with the fervor of Evangelical Revivalism, anti slavery movements in the Southern states were deeply influenced by religious institutions during the early to mid nineteenth century. Social networks assumed issues of social concern. In Faith, Presbyteries in Kentucky became the loudest...

19 Mar 2009
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What did India mean to Great Britain in the Eighteenth century?

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

What began as an exercise of hubris, Great Britain's presence in India was strong and far-reaching. Via the East India Company, formally established in 1660, Indian trade patterns grew as the eighteenth century progressed. Through India, the British Empire expanded to become an all-permeating...

17 Mar 2009
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Profiting off the slave trade

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

Slavery and the opening up of the New World go hand in hand. Whether it be the mining of the silver and gold caches in the Mexican interior or the farming of sugar cane in the Caribbean islands, the riches appropriated by the Europeans from the new world were made possible on a large...

12 Mar 2009
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Iconic aircraft's of World War II

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

We live in an age where flying at the speed of sound in jet-powered aircraft's is a very ordinary thing. It's a rush, an experience but still very common. But we must not forget how we got here or the machines and people that laid the foundations for today's fighter aircraft's. One of the...

12 Mar 2009
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Espionage in occupied France during WWII

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

The practise of espionage is not a new one; in fact it has been dubbed my many at the world's second oldest profession. Espionage had particular significance for the Allied forces during World War II. Those involved were a special breed of wartime contributors. They were...

12 Mar 2009
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Asian immigration policies in Canada: 1880-1923

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Today Canada prides itself on being one of the most multicultural countries in the world. This country has people from all over the world. All of these different people have different stories. The story of Asian-Canadians is an interesting one, even though they are a large...

12 Mar 2009
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How the Korean War started

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The war in Korea was the first war waged against an aggressor state by the United Nations in the twentieth century. It was unlike any other major conflict in that there was no formal declaration of war to mark its beginnings and no peace treaty to mark its end. Casualties for the...

05 Mar 2009
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Affluent youth rebellion in the 1960s

Thesis - 11 pages - Modern history

The decade of the 1960s was a tumultuous time for universities and the students that occupied them. It was a time of changing values, gone were the days of the Old Communist Left of the decades prior, and arrived was the movement of the New Left. This New Left emerged in the wake...

05 Mar 2009
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Western Canada 1760 - 1860

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The lure of the western frontier has played a major part in nation-building in North America. During the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Alaska was explored, surveyed and mapped by Spanish, English, American and Russian seafarers. ...

20 Feb 2009
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US intervention in Guatemala and Bolivia in the 1950's

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Ever since the early days of European colonization, Latin America has always been a hotbed of unequal distribution of wealth. Latin American economies suffer from disproportionately high rates of inequality, with the richest ten percent of the populace bringing in up to 51.5 percent (Brazil,...

05 Feb 2009
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The Red Maestro: Leopold Trepper and the Communist European Spy Network of World War II

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

There was obviously a good amount of rhyme and reason to the Nazi Abwehr's technical jargon. Each codename had its own justification, and worked fairly well on a metaphorical level. From calling forgers “cobblers” (due to the amount of overlap between shoemaking tools...

05 Feb 2009
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Impact of World War I on the American home front

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

The First World War (WWI), the Great War that ended all wars initiated by the Allied and Associated Powers based on the opposition to the Central Powers of Austria-Hungry, Bulgaria, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire was the most destructive and by the most costly to the nations involved. What is...

27 Jan 2009
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A critical study: Spanish artifact influences in the Andes in the mid-20th century

Thesis - 11 pages - Modern history

The Spanish encountered a culture very foreign to their own in the jagged peaks of the Andes. At the time of the conquest the Andean Mountains were spattered with different languages. There was no alphabetic writing. What the pan-Andeans did have was objects, everyday...

21 Jan 2009
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President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima: Was there a realistic alternative to this course of action?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

On the morning of August 6, 1945, the United States dropped, on the city of Hiroshima, the first of the only two nuclear bombs ever employed against human population, killing more than 115.000 people - probably as many as 250.000 according to the highest estimates - and...

21 Jan 2009
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The treaty of Versailles

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

World War I (1914-1918) left the European continent completely devastated (especially France and Belgium). Human and material losses were massive. Indeed, about 10 million lives had been lost during the war. In order to prevent this nightmare from happens again, the victorious powers (the...

19 Jan 2009
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European diplomacy: from the Bismarckian System and the Realpolitik to the pre-WW1 Alliances and the Weltpolitik

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

From 1872 to 1907, a series of alliances are formed among European major powers. The international system formed by German chancellor Bismarck in order to ensure Germany's hegemony within Europe and prevent a possible French revenge disappears in 1890. Then, the European powers gather in two...

16 Jan 2009
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The failure of the Arusha Process in the Rwandese Crisis

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The 1994 Rwandese genocide happened in the following of a civil war which had begun more than three years earlier. In October 1990, the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF), which gathered the Rwandese who were refugees in south Uganda (mostly since the decolonization period at the end of the 1960s),...

16 Jan 2009
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Truman and the post-war years

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

During and due to the War economy, the American factories had been very active. They bustled with triple shifts. The US had eventually absorbed one of the most severe attacks launched on its values. However the role of the family and women within, it highlighted the uncertainties facing the...

16 Jan 2009
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The American Revolution 1776-1783

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

The American Revolution is one of the biggest events that durably affected the American population: first this conflict was the only one that ever took place on their territory, and secondly it opposed American people themselves in a merciless civil war. Before 1775, the American territory was a...

16 Jan 2009
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The Cecchini report - 20 years later

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

With the Maastricht Treaty, in 1992, the European Community will now be a single market composed of twelve countries, with no more barriers between them. This change was of course studied and analyzed before coming into force. The European Commission, in 1986, mandated Mr Cecchini to make an...

16 Jan 2009
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Lebanon's fragility: The case of the Civil War 1975-1990

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

The states of the Arab East have always experienced challenging political and social issues mainly inherited from their creation by Great Powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Indeed, the Western organizational model of the time, i.e. nation-state, poorly fitted the regional realities....

16 Jan 2009
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Hungarian history and culture

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Carpathian basin is composed by the Carpathians, the Alps ands the Dinaric Alps. This geographical situation makes present-day Hungary as a singular country, a land with melting-pot cultures from different ages. Finally, the Magyars has sealed the curse when the prince Árpád has conquered the...

16 Jan 2009
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The Japanese expansionism during the first part of the Showa Era: 1926-1945

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

In 1926, Hirohito, the grandson of the Meiji emperor, reached the throne and chose Showa ("enlightened Peace") as the official name of his reign. However, the General Tanaka Giichi became Prime Minister in 1927, confirming the dominating role of the army. The fast industrialization of the country...

16 Jan 2009
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The colonial legacy of the Herero Genocide in Namibia

Essay - 10 pages - Modern history

What is the relationship between Namibia at the dawn of the XXth century, Mein Kampf and UNO? The Hereros establish the link; this community of Southwest Africa who, in spite of it, took part in the ideological elaboration of the genocides century. It is not a very common history which, for...

16 Jan 2009
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The Bhopal Disaster: A tragedy in the Indian Industrial history

Essay - 18 pages - Modern history

The Bhopal disaster happened in the early hours of the morning of December 3rd, 1984. It is one of the most terrible industrial disaster or maybe even the most terrible disaster that ever happened. It took place in Bhopal which is the capital city of an Indian state called Madhya Pradesh. The...

16 Jan 2009
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The Cold war and the Cuban missile crisis

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Understanding the Cold War, it is central to understand the history of the 2nd half of the 20th century. Between 1945 and 1991, there were lots of casualties in more than 100 wars that took place in the 3rd World in that period. Moreover, most of the crisis that threatened to escalate into a...

15 Jan 2009
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During the Cold War, what role did oil play in driving western intervention to the Middle East?

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

After the Second World War in 1945, a new world order came up: Western Europe had to recover from the damages the war caused, and the US and the Soviet Union were competing against each other for power in a Cold War period. During this era, lasting up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in...

15 Jan 2009
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The contribution of the Salon and the Masonic Lodge to the circulation of enlightened ideas in eighteenth-century Europe

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

The Masonic Lodge embodied the new type of private societies with public effects that developed remarkably over the eighteenth century in Europe. On the contrary, the Salon, as an official exhibition of paintings, was the representation of the influence of the monarchy on artistic matters during...