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17 May 2009
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Women, Algerians and enemies

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

Victims told their stories to the Truth Commission while, in another hall, in other time, perpetrators explained their deeds. During the Algerian War (1954-1962), called “the war of independence”, French soldiers raped many Algerian women, but this remains unknown because of the...

17 May 2009
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The diplomacy of Vichy: June 1940 to November 1942

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

The history of Vichy has been subjected to heated controversies since 1945. In the years that followed the liberation, most historians and politicians alleged that France had resisted to the German, and developed a myth, the “Resistantialisme”. This term implies that the majority of the...

17 May 2009
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In what specific senses might nationalism be considered one of the causes of the First World War?

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Since the beginning of the XIX° century, Europe had known a series of crises, due to serious issues which were causing mounting friction amongst the Powers. Nonetheless, at the beginning of 1914 Europe seemed to be at peace, and the international relations between European countries seemed less...

08 May 2009
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The Gypsies and the Balkans States

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

The Gypsies are now recognized to have originated from northern India and to have arrived in Europe around the 14th century. This deprives the Gypsies of an historical homeland and a state able to protect their rights, even outside its borders. Moreover, their immigration in several waves created...

07 May 2009
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Why did the British leave India in 1947?

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

The independence of India in August 1947 was the result of a long process which started after the First World War. Indeed in 1919 Parliament had passed the Government of India Act which was designed to organize provincial governments in India. Then, before 1939 and the outbreak of the Second...

06 May 2009
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The grail legends through history

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

The story of the Holy Grail has fascinated people in written form for almost 900 years, and existed in oral form before that date as part of the legend called the Matter of Britain. This has been a pagan story, a Jewish/Islamic story, and a Christian story. The grail itself has been a serving...

30 Apr 2009
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Beating the odds: How Chet Edwards won in the Texas 17th

Thesis - 8 pages - Modern history

The redistricting effort in Texas had a singular goal: to increase the Republican majority in Texas' Congressional delegation. That goal was very nearly met perfectly, with all but one of the Anglo-Democrats targeted by redistricting losing their seats in November. The only...

27 Apr 2009
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The revolutionary nature of Quebec's 'quiet revolution'

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

Introduction - ‘The Quiet Revolution' is the name given to a period in Quebec's history commencing in 1960 and intersecting with the death of Quebec's Premier, Maurice Duplessis. It was a ‘revolution' because a number of sweeping changes were made in the society, government, and...

27 Apr 2009
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The Jews of Denmark and Norway: A comparison of fates

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

“Having developed along parallel lines in many areas, the Nordic countries appear as an entity instead of as separate, sovereign countries. The differences of the nations, however, show up clearly when one investigates the fates of the Jewish populations in the respective countries during...

22 Apr 2009
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Historical approaches to Buddhist history

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

In the past three decades Buddhism has become increasingly popular in the West and has had a major impact on Western religious thought and practice. That tradition, however, comes with baggage about the roles and position of women that is reminiscent of the baggage in other the major traditions...

22 Apr 2009
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Legends of Mary Magdalene in Europe

Thesis - 9 pages - Modern history

Most of what we know about Mary Magdalene is found in the New Testament or in the documents about the early groups called apocryphal writings. The texts of the New Testament are not reliable historical records, since they were written years after the events by people not personally involved, but...

22 Apr 2009
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The role women in buddhist traditions

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

In recent decades, as Buddhism has gained popularity in the West, Western scholars have begun to apply principles of historical analysis to Buddhist scriptures. One main purpose of this kind of scholarship is to try and determine which of the sayings attributed to Gautama Buddha in the scriptures...

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. ...

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...

13 Jan 2009
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Was terror an integral part of the mentality of the revolutionaries in France?

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

No part of the Revolution calls as much pictures to mind as the “Terror”. The endless lines of people waiting to be guillotined, the Committee of Public Safety with the heartless figure of Maximilien Robespierre, Marat's corpse lying in his bath... more and more bloody pictures...

13 Jan 2009
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France under the Fifth Republic

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

The French Fourth Republic collapsed following the rise of the civil war in Algeria. Its lack of stability, which was a consequence of its parliamentary structure and the weaknesses of its parties, did not manage to survive this major crisis, and pointed out the need for a stronger executive...

13 Jan 2009
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Radicalization of the French Revolution, from 1789 to the end of 1794

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The French Revolution is often depicted as a process of growing violence, underpinned by more and more radical theories. Indeed, a Manichean view often leads people to believe that France was peaceful in the beginning of 1789, and turned violent and radical in 1793. In other word, it is often...

13 Jan 2009
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The reasons behind decolonization

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Between the two world wars, colonialism reached its zenith. Geographically first: at this time, colonial empires were indeed established in every continent, notably in Africa where France and Britain had the lion's share. Economically speaking, the context of economic slump and protectionism...

12 Jan 2009
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The government of the Iroquois

Thesis - 9 pages - Modern history

The Iroquois confederation, also called the League of Nation was a confederation of five Nations. These Nations of Iroquois were the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas and the Senecas). A sixth Nation (the Tuscaroras) joined the confederation in the early eighteenth century. They...

09 Jan 2009
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What were the major impacts of World War One on British society?

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

One could argue that World War One did not have a huge impact on British society compared to the Second World War. However, the conflict was soon called the ‘Great War' in Britain, and it was the first time that the whole society was involved in the war effort. A new type of war had reached...