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20 Jul 2011

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

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

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...

13 Jan 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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),...

20 Dec 2010

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

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...

16 Dec 2010

Populism in Latin America and its perspective history

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

There are terms which return constantly in the historiographical lexicon, which suitably describe the Latin America of the 20th century. "Populism" is one of them. Nevertheless, it's excessive and systematically pejorative use in Europe nowadays, has widely tarnished its meaning. Thus our first...

18 Oct 2010

Lieutenant Commander Edward 'Butch' O'Hare: First Naval Aviator Medal of Honor Recipient of WWII

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

February 20, 1942 was just another day for then Lieutenant Edward “Butch” O'Hare. Stationed on the USS Lexington (CV-2), he was dispatched on a sortie to investigate some Japanese aircraft that had been detected 40 to 80 miles away from the carrier. O'Hare...

12 Aug 2010

The influence of the American Revolution on the French Revolution: An analysis of parallels

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

The late 18th century was a period of great societal transformation in both North America and Continental Europe. Inevitably, the ideas of the enlightenment coupled with the social and religious unrest in both the United States and France prompted action on the part of the educated masses....

09 Aug 2010

The dream: American or European?

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Throughout The European Dream, Jeremy Rifkin explains how he believes the American Dream has become out-dated. Ever since World War II, the American Dream has put an emphasis on economic growth, personal wealth, and independence (Rifkin, pg. 13). Rifkin believes that in the new American way of...

09 Aug 2010

Hitler's appeal

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

During the late 1920s, support towards the Nazis grew stronger and stronger. Although the Nazi appeal began with the support of middle class Germans, it quickly became appealing to the German elites as well. Along with this, it was not only the men who supported the Nazis, but the German women as...

09 Aug 2010

Allies forever

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

After the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union allied together to dismantle Nazi Germany, a new war quickly approached the American people. This time, the United States was at war with one of its former allies; the Soviet Union. Although the thought of another war put fear into...

28 Jul 2010

America's new deal

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Historians today consider the Great Depression to be one of the darkest times in American history. The economy was at an all time low and in desperate need of assistance. President Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a plan called the New Deal. The New Deal was a series of government enforced...

28 Jul 2010

Americans and the Second World War (WW2)

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

World War II for Americans was considered by most to be “the good war”, it got the United States out of the depression and American patriotism and pride were at an all time high. Core values of Americans such as honesty, freedom, pride, peace, hope, and liberty were written in streamers...

24 Jun 2010

Roaring twenties (1920's)

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The twenties may initially seem like a time of innovation in terms of technological advances, pop culture's immense growth, and a major boost in the economy along with many other advances that would make this time period seem to make a “roar” to America waking us up and making us better...

24 Jun 2010

The terrible twenties

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

While it is common practice today to refer to the 1920s as the “Roaring 20's”, the reality of the situation in the 20s was that of despair and disparity. Economic inequality riddled the American economy, with the prosperous upper class lording over the middle class and chock-full lower...

01 Apr 2010

Who had the right to rule Vietnam?

Thesis - 1 pages - Modern history

After 1,500 years of foreign rule, a self-governing Vietnam began to look promising in the 1950s. With the objective of gaining independence and removing French occupation from Vietnam, a conflict began between the French and the Vietnamese nationalists, known as the Vietminh. When France...

30 Mar 2010

France in World War II

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

France's lack of preparation for World War II led to 4 years of harsh occupation and memories that rather be forgotten. The French were ignorant in the years leading up to the war and the result was a quick victory by the Germans. The speed and ease in which the French were conquered and the...

30 Mar 2010

Motivation for United States to enter the World War II

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The intervention of the United States in WWII was not caused by the plight of the Jews interned in concentration camps or because of the threat of Japan, but for the purpose of defending Britain and France and stopping the spread of German dictatorship through Europe. The United States adopted...

30 Mar 2010

The historiography of American history

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The study of history can be divided into at least two areas, known as the historical narrative and historiography. The historical narrative describes the events of history themselves, whereas historiography is the study of why the events of the past occurred. Historiographers, or historians, have...

30 Mar 2010

Colonial American history: 1763-1789

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

When studying history, two aspects of the subject are considered, the historical narrative and historiography. The historical narrative is simply the description of the events that occurred, and the historiography consists of the opinions and theories of historians about why certain events...

26 Mar 2010

Farkas Molnár: Functionalism and socialist architecture

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Budapest following World War I was a very different place than it had been only fifteen years before. With its crippling military defeat, the loss of some of its most productive and resource-rich land to the new Trianon borders, and a cycle of radical, ineffective and brutal regimes, the sense of...

25 Mar 2010

Russian symbolists in the face of the Bolshevik revolution of 1917

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

“I believe that we are not only entitled but indeed obliged to consider a poet linked to his time, ” Alexander Blok wrote these words in 1918, at the height of political and social upheaval across the Russian empire. It is important to study the works of the premier minds of a...

11 Mar 2010

The Cuban revolution and Fidel Castro

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The Cuban Revolution of 1959, at a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were competing for world power, brought the communist threat within ninety miles of the American mainland (Castro, 110). Up to this point, American interaction with its southern counterparts in Latin America had...

11 Mar 2010

Wilson's fourteen points: Success or failure?

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The carnage of World War I exposed the failures of the European system of diplomacy. It was in this context and even before the war ended, that American President, Woodrow Wilson, proposed his Fourteen Points, designed to establish and ensure a lasting peace following an Allied victory. President...