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  • The North American Free Trade Agreement

    The North American Free Trade Agreement

    It is stated in the preamble of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that "The Government of Canada, the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the United States of America resolved to ENHANCE the competitiveness of their firms in global markets, FOSTER creativity and innovation, and promote trade in goods and services that are the subject of intellectual property rights, CREATE new employment opportunities and improve working conditions and living

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Novels of Jose Rizal

    The Novels of Jose Rizal

    Rizal, for all the agitation his writings produced, never called for outright revolt against the Spanish colonizers. On the contrary, his explicit statements never ceased to sustain the hope that Spain would allow the Philippines the freedom and means to develop its intellectual and material resources within a colonial partnership. A Philippine revolution, in Rizal's view, would be unsuccessful and yet inevitable, should Spain continue to delay in granting the kind of reform that would

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Numerberg Trials: A Victor's Justice

    The Numerberg Trials: A Victor's Justice

    The Numerberg Trials Were Unfair After World War II, the victorious Allies decided to hold a trial for the defeated Nazis. These trials lasted from November 20, 1945 till October 1, 1946. Although the victors claimed that they would give the accused a fair trial, upon closer inspection we can see that in reality, these trials were biased and were a "victor's justice." After the war, each of the Allies leaders had their own idea

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nuremberg Trials The Nuremberg Trials is the general name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in crimes committed during the Holocaust of World War II. The first, and most famous, began on November 20, 1945. It was entitled the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, which tried the most important leaders of Nazi Germany. The second set of trials, for lesser war criminals, was conducted under Control

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Max
  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus is able to use his stregnth, courage, and smart wits to overcome numerous challeneges impossible to others. His use of trickery does not rebuke his heroicness but rather enhances his intelligence and bravery. His actions were not just "heroic" or "cunning" but a mixture of both and in using his intelligence he was able to overcome many challenges impossible to others, making him a great hero of his time.

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Oedipus Plays

    The Oedipus Plays

    The Oedipus Plays, written by Sophocles, is a trilogy including the plays Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. This was a very entertaining book for me, and I enjoyed it because I had a hard time putting it down. The reader cannot help but get sucked into the plot for wanting to know what will happen next. The version I read was revised and translated by Paul Roche. I think that Sophocles was

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Olympics

    The Olympics

    The Olympic Games were a vital part of Greek culture which was heavily influenced by athletics. Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest presentation of athletic skill and competitive spirit. Thousands of athletes and spectators participate in this universal event. Revived in 1896, the Olympic Games had their beginnings in ancient Greece, and since then the event is very much comparable to modern Olympic events. In a city in southwestern Greece, called Olympia, is

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Opium War

    The Opium War

    "The Opium War was not about Opium. It was either about the clash of two cultures, or about Britain's desire to expand the trade. It might have been fought over any substance, even molasses or rice." By 1804 China's purchase of opium had exceeded her ability to sell native products such as tea. This trade imbalance led to a net outflow of silver specie, which destabilized the national economy. This damaging economic aspect of the

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Opium War

    The Opium War

    The Opium War was a war fought by two countries Great Britain and china in 1839. The war was fought over the drug opium which was used by the Chinese for hundreds of year to relieve pain. opium is a habit forming narcotic made from the poppy plant. In the late 1700's the British was smuggling the drug into China for non-medical use. The navies of the two countries mostly fought the battles of the

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    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Origin of the Olympic Games

    The Origin of the Olympic Games

    The origin of the Olympic Games. The topic I’m to speak about is under the title “The Origin of the Olympic Games” and it deals with the great meaning of the Olympic Games in our live. It’s impossible to speak about modern Olympic Games without mentioning its history. Perhaps the main difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that for the ancient Greeks the Games were a way of saluting their gods, when the

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Origin of Zero

    The Origin of Zero

    The origin of zero is a nebulous subject. The Babylonians were known to have used a space as a placeholder for empty "columns" as far back as 1700 BC. Around 1400 years later, they developed the first known symbol to stand for an empty place. It looked something like YY. It didn't actually stand for the number we know as "zero." It was never used alone. It was only a place holder. The Mayan culture

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Origins of Democracy

    The Origins of Democracy

    Ever since there have been leaders, nations have explored the field of civil administration for the most effectual form of government, by which to rule their homeland. Today, most societies in the Western World generally agree that democracy is the best form of government. As a result, their outlook upon the first great democratic system in Western civilization is largely affected by their own predilection. Others, however, can see major flaws in Athenian democracy. These

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Origins of Our Species

    The Origins of Our Species

    The latest discovery of a fossil skull in Kenya, more than three million years old, once again demonstrates the complex evolution of humankind. The following article examines the evidence and sees how it fits into the ideas of human origin formulated by Frederick Engels more than 100 years ago. "There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that,

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Origins of Our Species

    The Origins of Our Species

    The latest discovery of a fossil skull in Kenya, more than three million years old, once again demonstrates the complex evolution of humankind. The following article examines the evidence and sees how it fits into the ideas of human origin formulated by Frederick Engels more than 100 years ago. "There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that,

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Oslo Agreements

    The Oslo Agreements

    Framework & Implementation The Israeli Palesletinian peace negotiations took a giant leap forward during Yitzhak Rabin's term as Israeli prime minister, with the commencement of the Oslo Peace Process. While no significant progress was being made in Washington in the bilateral talks agreed upon at the Madrid Conference in 1991, a secret unofficial channel began operating between Israelis and the PLO, under the auspices of Norway. The unofficial talks continued throughout early 1993 and culminated

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Otaku

    The Otaku

    The Otaku More and more we, as Americans are seeing other cultures intertwine with our own. With the introduction of TV, satellite and Internet it's easy to find out more about a specific area in the world. Watching and reading about another culture you almost might make you obsessed with it. An Otaku is one such person. Otaku is a term common with people who make a hobby out of watching Japanese animation or anime

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Max
  • The Other Face of America

    The Other Face of America

    Jerry Limas April 22, 2005 The Other Face of America Immigrants from all backgrounds and walks of life are fully aware of the challenges they will face during their journey into the United States. Despite these major barriers to a successful migration, many risk all they have including their loved ones to complete their pilgrimage to the "land of plenty". The Other Face of America, written by Jorge Ramos, exposes the many obstacles encountered by

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire

    7.) Show different types of propaganda used to promote the war. [1]Unlike the other countries, the Ottoman Empire could not produce useful and meaningful propaganda to support the war. Instead the authors of this humongous nation focused more on a national identity. The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic land with many tongues and cultures. We can see this today in the many nations that emerged from the lands where the Ottoman Empire used to be:

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire Throughout the late 18th century the Ottoman Empire faced an enormous amount of chaos and disorder, which eventually lead to the empire's unfortunate decline. The main factors that contributed to the decline of the Ottoman Empire were the growth of imperial powers, such as Britain, France, and Russia, the rise of nationalism and the destabilization of the Ottoman Empire's government. The imperial powers had grown stronger over the centuries. They had built

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Painting of the Sistine Chapel

    The Painting of the Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel, located in the Vatican City, was painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1508 and 1512, but the actual chapel's construction was finished in 1480 under the supervision of Pope Sixtus IV. Michelangelo accepted the commission reluctantly knowing that painting a ceiling of over 5,000 square feet, and 60 feet in the air was a near impossible task and would require him to give up his love of sculpting. Michelangelo started painting the chapel

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: David
  • The Paleolithic Age

    The Paleolithic Age

    The Paleolithic Age The notion that Paleolithic man was a cave man is preposterous. They were physically the same us people today, we are now and were than Homo sapiens. Society than was fairly complex, people lived in communities, they had art and music, they also believed in more than just the physical plane of existence in which they lived, even made tools. The common place location of a community was in valleys in France.

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal was one of the greatest triumphs and tragedies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The tragedy was that the French were just simply too far ahead of technology, at that time, to complete or even get farther than the very beginning of the Panama Canal. The Americans took over the project after President Theodore Roosevelt's pushing of the Panamanian Revolution. After the Revolution the Americans took control of the canal

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Paradox of Nature

    The Paradox of Nature

    “The Paradox of Nature” A painter whose best-known influence was that of the Romantic Movement, Caspar David Friedrich was well versed in many forms of art. While he had a formal art education, he did not begin his oil paintings until after the age of thirty. Two of his more famous works, he painted in 1818, The Wanderer above the Sea of Mist, and Chalk Cliffs on Rugen. Both of these paintings are typical of

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Parliament

    The Parliament

    The Parliament was an elected organization set up by the king to manage the country to save the King the effort. Although officially ruled by the King, Parliament was increasing it's power so rapidly that by the 1600s it could no longer be relied on to do what the King wanted. King Charles 1st came into conflict with his Parliament in 1629 when he ordered Parliament to raise taxes and it refused. His response was

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Parliament

    The Parliament

    The Parliament was an elected organization set up by the king to manage the country to save the King the effort. Although officially ruled by the King, Parliament was increasing it's power so rapidly that by the 1600s it could no longer be relied on to do what the King wanted. King Charles 1st came into conflict with his Parliament in 1629 when he ordered Parliament to raise taxes and it refused. His response was

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Parthenon

    The Parthenon

    THE PARTHENON The Parthenon in Athens is the most important and characteristic monument of ancient Greek civilization, it is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. It shows the finest point of Greek architecture, history and ancient Greek religious beliefs. The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to Athens patron goddess, Athena (Herbert, 2006:3). Athena was the goddess of civilization, wisdom, weaving, crafts and war. She never had a consort or lover, and so she was

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Parthenon - an Ancient Greek Temple

    The Parthenon - an Ancient Greek Temple

    The Greeks had an eager individualistic strain that led them to high levels of creative thinking in art, science, and literature. They were by nature sensitive to beauty and made its creation and enjoyment an important and necessary part of their lives. The Parthenon is a beautiful monument noted for its perfect simplicity of design and the harmony of its proportions. 1 From the architecture, to the sculpture, to the history of this great monument

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Parthenon and the Elgin Marbles by Epaminondas Vranopoulos

    The Parthenon and the Elgin Marbles by Epaminondas Vranopoulos

    THE PARTHENON AND THE ELGIN MARBLES BY EPAMINONDAS VRANOPOULOS Athens 1985 PREFACE The response to the Greek government's demand for the return to Greece of the sculptures of the Parthenon, now in the British Museum, has been so encouraging that it has given rise to hopes that the Elgin Marbles, as they have come to be known, may indeed one day be restored to their rightful home. The favourable response has come from UNESCO and

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity

    The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity

    The document, "The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity," shows just how mighty and fearless the faith of the martyrs were in Rome around 203 A.D. in which our story takes place. During the rule of Diocletian, Christianity was not the religion of popular belief. Many of Romans practiced polytheism. As a result, numerous Christian believers were persecuted for their divine faith in God. Surprisingly, the Christian martyrs did not care that they were sentenced

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Patriot

    The Patriot

    The Patriot took place during the Revolutionary War and in 1776 there is much intense fighting that is going on in the north, while in the south the people are trying to recruit anyone who was willing to fight against the British. The main character is Benjamin Martin who is a veteran of the French and Indian war who wants independence from Britain, but he is not willing to risk the safety of his children

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Tommy
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