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  • Castilla Y Leon Spain

    Castilla Y Leon Spain

    Castile and LeГіn (Spanish: Castilla y LeГіn), within the historic areas of Old Castile and LeГіn, is an autonomous region in north central Spain. With an area of 94,224 km2 (36,380 mi2) and a population of 2,484,603 (1998 est.), the autonomous community, formed in 1983, is the largest in Spain. It encompasses the provinces of ГЃvila, Burgos, LeГіn, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, and Zamora, and its capital is Valladolid. The Cantabrian Mountains rise in

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Short Review on Snow Falling on Cedars

    Short Review on Snow Falling on Cedars

    Evocative and extremely well written, this book lets the mind soar throughout all different types of drama. The fictional world the write has created is so realistic that the atmosphere is unmistakably recognized. Including history and romance, this incredibly written book satisfies the reader in ways no book can. The primary pleasure of the book is David Guterson's interpretation of the diverse characters and the beautiful places. Set on an island in the straits north

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Causes of World War I

    Causes of World War I

    The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capital city of

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  • Absolutism and Louis Xiv

    Absolutism and Louis Xiv

    An absolute monarch is a ruler by divine right who has control over every portion of his kingdom. The most famous absolute monarch, Louis XIV, had the longest reign of any of the French kings. Louis achieved this as a result of his reformed laws, foreign policy, a smart economic advisor, and his decision to deny power to the nobility. Although some of these ideas could be viewed as having a negative impacting on France,

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • 7 Ancient Wonders of the World

    7 Ancient Wonders of the World

    7 Ancient Wonders of the World 1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon В– Located approximately 50km south of Baghdad, Iraq on the east bank of the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), grandson of the famous King Hammurabi, is credited to have commissioned the construction of the gardens. Although no tablets were found in Babylon referring to the Gardens, accountings from the ancient Greek historian, Strabo, state that the "The Garden is quadrangular, and

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Fencing During the Renaissance

    Fencing During the Renaissance

    Fencing during the Renaissance During the beginning of the Renaissance the sword was an offensive weapon used for cracking armor, and the shield was used as a defense. Soon gunpowder came into general use, and the sword became a defensive as well as an offensive weapon. In the 16th century the rapier was introduced in Italy and the art of fencing was organized in fencing schools. A dagger in the other hand, and later a

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Schlieffen's Plan

    Schlieffen's Plan

    In 1904 France and Britain signed the Entente Cordiale. The reason for this alliance was to get a few countries grouped together against the perceived threat of Germany's powerful army. Talk also began to add Russia to this alliance bringing all three, France, Britain and Russia together. As a result of these alliances the German military began to fear the possibility of being attacked from both sides all at once from France, Britain and Russia.

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilich Lenin was born on May 4, 1870. In school, he was very bright, and enjoyed reading and writings of Goethe and Turgenev. Lenin's father died of a cerebral hemorrhage and his brother was hung for plotting to assassinate Tsar Alexander III. Lenin was finally accepted to the Kazan University where he studied law. He was expelled, and later studied law on his own and passed the exam in first in a

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  • The Help of Sir William Wallace

    The Help of Sir William Wallace

    The Help of Sir William Wallace Sir William Wallace is one of Scotland's greatest generals and was a great help towards the freedom of Scotland because he brought patriotism to the minds of his fellow Scotsmen in order fight for the freedom for which was nearly taken away by the their English neighbors. He would ride through Scotland gathering clans both from the high and lowlands. Over the years after his death, Scots have proclaimed

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  • Slavery

    Slavery

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that

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  • Miamoto Musashi and Bushido

    Miamoto Musashi and Bushido

    Miamoto Musashi and Bushido During the ancient period of Japan there existed a time of war and power struggles. There were many people who followed the Bushido code or way of the warrior. These people were called samurai. Of the countless men who devoted their lives to the Bushido code there were none greater than Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi was one of if not the most famous samurai to ever walk the lands of medieval Japan.

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Soccer History

    Soccer History

    Games similar to soccer were played in China as early as 400 B.C. In 200 A.D. the Romans played a game in which 2 teams tried to score by advancing the ball across a line on a field, which means no soccer goals. They passed the ball to one another, but not by kicking it. Also in the 1100's, London children played a form of soccer (World Book Encyclopedia, S p.73). In the early 1800's,

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  • Freedom

    Freedom

    Freedom Freedom is the right that was granted to me on May 2nd, 1983. The constitution of the United States of America gives me the right to freedom because I am a United States citizen. Freedom to me is my right to express myself in any way I choose. Freedom is defined as having liberty of action or thought, independent. Self-governed or not controlled by an outside party also is the definition for freedom. Freedom

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  • Railroads in Usa

    Railroads in Usa

    Railroads have been around for almost two hundred years. Between 1820 and 1850 the first railroads began to appear and the need for the further development became apparent. America had just gone through an era of canal making; and now with the canals not in total operation, railroads began to thrive and take jobs that would once have gone to the canals. However, it was not easy for the railroad industry to promote their innovative

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  • Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Ancient Egyptian Religion Religion guided every aspect of Egyptian life. Egyptian religion was based on polytheism, or the worship of many deities, except for during the reign of Akenaton. The Egyptians had as many as 2000 gods and goddesses. Some, such as Amun, were worshipped throughout the whole country, while others had only a local following. Often gods and goddesses were represented as part human and part animal. For example, Horus, the sky god, had

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  • Caligulas Excessives

    Caligulas Excessives

    Brian.A.Mills R0069211 AA309 TMA02 Why were the actions of Caligula regarded as excessive? Why was such behaviour important in the evaluation of an emperor's image? When Caligula took the title of emperor of Rome, the population of that vast empire felt that a new dawn was emerging. Here was someone with youth on his side to reign over them, by contrast after the aged Tiberius. Because of his earlier travels with them on their campaigns,

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  • A Critical Analysis of the National Numeracy Strategy

    A Critical Analysis of the National Numeracy Strategy

    A Critical Analysis of the National Numeracy Strategy. The National Numeracy Strategy was implemented in September 1999, setting a target for % of all pupils reaching at least level four in mathematics by 2002. This essay will focus on the findings since the implementation of the strategy for both pupils and teachers. In order to do this I will examine the Numeracy Strategy Framework guidelines, which state how the teaching of mathematics should be carried

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  • Foreign Affairs - a Closer Look at Us Policies and How They Affect the Developing World

    Foreign Affairs - a Closer Look at Us Policies and How They Affect the Developing World

    Foreign Affairs: A Closer Look at U.S. Policies and How They Affect the Developing World PSC- 410 Political Economy November 15, 2001 With the beginning of a seemingly endless war on terrorism, and a shaky United States economy, now hardly seems the time to examine our general policy towards all other nations, and developing nations in particular. The wreckage of the World Trade Center is still smoldering, and our troops are marching on Kabul as

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  • Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression

    Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression

    Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression When the Europeans first arrived in Latin America, they didn't realize the immensity of their actions. As history has proven, the Europeans have imposed many things on the Latin American territory have had a long, devastating effect on the indigenous people. In the centuries after 1492, Europeans would control much of South America and impose a foreign culture upon the already established civilizations that existed before their arrival. These

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  • Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb?

    Should We Have Dropped the Atomic Bomb?

    Should we have Dropped the Atomic Bomb? The atomic bomb killed many innocent people, but it was necessary to end World War II. After World War II began in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced the neutrality of the United States. Many people in the United States thought that their country should stay out of the war. The people wanted the Allied Forces to have the victory. President Roosevelt also wanted an Allied victory because

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  • Immigration Restriction Law of 1924

    Immigration Restriction Law of 1924

    The immigration act of 1924 was really the first permanent limitation on immigration. This limitation was like a quota system that only aloud two percent instead of the three percent of each foreign born group living in the United states in 1890. Like it say in Document A "Under the act of 1924 the number of each nationality who may be admitted annually is limited to two per cent of the population of such nationality

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  • Commerce with Africa

    Commerce with Africa

    INTRODUCTION Africa in july 2005 is composed approximately by 887 millions people living in 54 different states. Africa is the world’s poorest inhabited continent, and it is, poorer than it was 25 ears ago. It has (and in some ways is still having) an uncertain transition from colonialism. The cold war has increased the corruption in Africa; it is moreover the major factors to its poor economic situation. In contrast to the rapid growth in

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  • Motives for British Imperialism in Africa

    Motives for British Imperialism in Africa

    Motives for British Imperialism in Africa Before the Europeans began the New Imperialism in Africa, very little was known about the inner parts of the continent. However, after some explorers delved deeper into the heart of Africa, the Europeans soon realized how economically important this area was, and how much they could profit from it. At the time, Britain had only small occupations of land in Africa, but after they realized that they could make

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  • Wilson's Fourteen Points Speech and Information About the Sacco-Vanzet

    Wilson's Fourteen Points Speech and Information About the Sacco-Vanzet

    Fourteen Points was a name given to the proposals of President Woodrow Wilson designed to establish the basis for a just and lasting peace following the victory of the Allies in World War 1. The 14 proposals were contained in Wilson's address to a joint session of the US Congress on January 8, 1918. In summary, the 14 points were as follows : 1. abolition of secret diplomacy by open covenants 2. freedom of the

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  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK, was started in Tennessee in 1866. The people who believed in "White Pride" came together against the advancement of African Americans, Jews, and other minorities. The KKK members were very violent and used harsh actions to get their point across, but their actions were supported by their strong belief in their religion and the culture in which they were brought up in. The Klan did as

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