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10 Jul 2013

"Iron and Blood". To what extent does this phrase sum up German unification?

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

In an address to the Prussian Parliament on 30 September 1862, Bismarck made an important statement: “Not by means of speeches and majority verdicts will the great decisions of the time be made—that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849—but by iron and blood…” The...

27 Jan 2011

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 the...

01 Sep 2008

German vs. Italian nationalism

Case study - 14 pages - Political science

Indeed, in tracing the development of nationalism in the early 19th century, we are confronted with the inherent weaknesses of division, particularism and mass indifference; dubious motives of ‘nationalists' and oft-yieldless attempts to surmount forces of repression- to the point that it is...

30 Sep 2008

The German threat to the democracy, the economy and morality of the United States

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

When the origin of the United States' entrance into World War II is reviewed Pearl Harbor is the event that justified American intervention. Once bombs were dropped in Hawaii the U.S. had no choice but to declare war on Japan. The United States' values and interests were threatened and within...

29 Nov 2006

"Adenauer's pursuit of Western integration consolidated democracy in the West at the cost of the East." Comment

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

According to the newspaper die Frankfurte Allgemeine Zeitung, the number of the unemployed people in Germany has decreased by 25.000 in November, reaching the stage of 4.531.000 jobless persons. The Federal Minister of the Economy, Michael Glos (CSU) spoke in the Bundestag „vom ersten...

28 Jun 2010

The economic failure of German reunification in 1991 and its current situation

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

The progress of the new states in Germany appears impressive, especially when compared to their original status with respect to the development of infrastructure such as power grids, roads, transport, etc. After the unification of western and eastern Germany under the legal...

10 Sep 2008

Labor flexibility: An overview of features and developments with the German model

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

Many scholars cite the Digital Age shift as the main precursor involved in the increasing push towards more flexibility within economic models, not only Germany, but on a global level. The reduction in jobs involving manufacturing and the service sector has been one of the primary...

15 Jan 2009

Why has the Franco German partnership played such a pivotal role throughout the development of the European Community

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

After the end of the World War Two, France and Germany experienced hostile relations. Indeed, from 1945 to 1950, the two countries were both traumatized by the souvenir of their mutual occupation. On the French side, the Nazi's occupation had created a feeling of revenge, and on the...

03 Jun 2013

Hitler's rise to power

Case study - 6 pages - Ancient history

Post-World War I Germany was a country ridden with resentment, distress and desperation. There was confusion throughout the country because many thought that they had won the war, therefore the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles came as a shock to most German citizens. War guilt was a...

21 Jan 2009

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...

03 Mar 2011

"History of Capitalism" (part 4 to part 7) by Michel Beaud (2000)

Book review - 35 pages - Economy general

Capitalism is a logic based on the production of goods. It became prominent in Britain along with Europe and the United States during the "early industrial" era from 1770 to 1860: Textiles, machinery, railways and arms. But capitalism in its historical movement, also concerns the capitalist...

28 Dec 2009

Laws of forgiveness

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

The factors that drive immigration control policy outcomes are plentiful as numerous scholars have attempted to explain why. Each of these offerings explain more sufficiently than others depending on the context of the outcome, whether it be countries, political systems, or types of immigration....

16 Jan 2009

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...

19 Jan 2009

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...

12 May 2009

Examining the violence associated with the programme and actions of the Red Army Faction

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

While every species has the capability to act violently towards other creatures; no other organism on the planet does so with such frequency or intensity as human beings. Throughout humanities history violence has targeted people for their beliefs, their ethnicity, and their resources and...

17 May 2009

"Grande Politique": The foreign policy of Théophile Delcassé and the construction of a French alliance network

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

In the beginning of the 20th century, France appeared to be a great and powerful nation in Europe. She had two main preoccupations concerning her foreign policy: on one hand France wanted to reinforce and expand her colonial Empire; on the other hand she had the will to maintain and strengthen...

21 Jun 2010

The global economic crisis and its impact on the German economy: The case of Strabag AG

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

The world economy is going through a very difficult period. The global economic crisis which began in the USA with the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, spread to the rest of the world. After the US, Europe was the first to experience the negative impact of the crisis. This paper...

28 Jul 2014

Significance of Balance of Power- International Relations

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

Balance of power is the most influential theoretical idea in international relations. Balance of power theory in the world wars came from the multipolar world. According to Waltz's (2000: 55-6), friends and enemies tend to react to threats or predominance among themselves by working towards...

29 Sep 2010

The period from 1948 to 1953 was a phase of high intensity in Cold War history and decisively shaped the future of the European continent. Analyse the events in Europe in this period and their meaning for European integration.

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After World War II, Europe was destroyed and two superpowers emerged; the United States and the USSR. The United States was the only state to have the atomic bomb and used the massive weapon against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and the USSR was important because of the fight against Nazi...

29 Sep 2010

Primacy / Supremacy of European Community Law against Sovereignty of the Member States

Essay - 25 pages - European law

Today the European Union (EU) consists of 27 Member States; it reaches from the Atlantic coast of Western Europe all the way to the Black Sea of Eastern Europe. In the European Union, the most important and closest collaboration between the Member States happens via the European Community (EC)....

03 Jan 2011

Characteristics of the German parliamentary government in comparison to the British model

Thesis - 6 pages - Constitutional law

The British system is a result of a rich and complex history that began from the thirteenth century. It has undergone many changes to reach its current form. It continues to evolve and adapt to the society that it governs. The German system has been introduced before 1949, and Germany was...

29 Sep 2010

Great Britain during the Second World War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Since 1933, the UK and France were not weren't ready economically and financially to wage war against Germany. In 1933, its leader Adolf Hitler, seized power lawfully, and wanted to take revenge after the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty. Indeed, after WWII, France, the UK and the USA...

09 Jul 2013

History 9067/3: international history, 1945 - 1991 - published: 09/07/2013

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,...

26 Apr 2009

Heine's philosophical thinking

Thesis - 10 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This essay will explore ideas from “On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany” written by Heinrich Heine, one of the most famous German poets and cultural figures in general, of the early to mid 19th century. The paper will argue that in his often enigmatic and...

09 Jul 2013

Late nineteenth century imperialism can best be understood in terms of concerns over national weakness rather than as an assertion of national strength. Discuss.

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The last quarter of the nineteenth century saw European Great Powers, including Great Britain, France and Germany, engaged in an active colonial policy, or what historians may term New Imperialism. This era was marked by the formalisation of colonies and empire through treaties, as well as...

13 Jul 2009

Bulgarian, Romanian and Hungarian involvement in the Second World War

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The Second World War is commonly misconstrued as an ongoing altercation perpetrated by the singular vision of a power-hungry maniac. Yet to assign accountability to Hitler himself is to ignore the conspiratorial actions of the Nazi's minor allies, whose participation in the war was less about...

29 Sep 2010

Intercultural management : EADS's merger

Case study - 12 pages - Management

Intercultural management is born from the process of expansion of business areas, or globalization. To expand business activities, companies can not only develop their industry on their own market, they also have to make strategic choices like joint venture, merger, acquisitions, alliances, and...

13 Jan 2009

Parties and party systems in contemporary democracies

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Laver and Schofield wonder what makes length of a government's life through the examples of Italy and Germany, but also of other countries. Firstly, is the number of parties of the political system related to cabinet stability? This is right in Italy, Belgium and Finland. They have a...

15 Jan 2009

"The national influence on the European integration"

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

EU is regulated by a supranational institutional system, which still takes into account the national sensitiveness. Nevertheless, there is not a traditional strong supranational authority. Indeed, there is neither army nor police, and the decision making process is mainly based on consensus; and...

29 Sep 2010

Strategic management of EDF - Electricité de France (in 2010)

Case study - 35 pages - Management

From production to distribution, Electricite de France (EDF) is one of the world's largest producers of electricity. Its story has naturally propelled the company as a leader on the French market through a monopoly related to nationalization. Indeed, the law of April 8, 1946 regarding the...