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  • The Causes and Effects of World War I

    The Causes and Effects of World War I

    What were the causes and effects of World War I? The answer to this seemingly simple question is not elementary. There was more to the onset of the war then the event of an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people consider to be the cause of World War I. Furthermore, the effects of the war were not just concentrated to a post-war era lasting for a generation of Westerners. No,

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Yan
  • 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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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Why the American Civil War Lasted for Longer Than 90 Days

    Why the American Civil War Lasted for Longer Than 90 Days

    Why the American Civil War lasted for longer than 90 days The North had expected their war with the south to last for no more than 90 days. They not only had more men up in the north but they had more resources as well. Now why couldn't they defeat the south? I have to say it is due to the incompetence of the north's generals commanding the army, and the army itself. On April

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Anna
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Today's college kids can't seem to cut the cord with mom and dad. Great score on a test? Flip open the cell phone and give mom the good news. Roommate bugging you? Zip an e-mail to dad to get some solace. Going home next weekend? Alert the folks to stock up on laundry soap. Recent studies in Minnesota and nationwide show that the so-called "millennial generation" is calling home at a rate that would boggle

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Max
  • Cold War: Bridging the Gap to Peace

    Cold War: Bridging the Gap to Peace

    Cold War: Bridging the Gap to Peace One might argue that the Cold War divided the world which is still present today. It also pulled countries’ ties with other countries further apart. However, these people fail to realize that the main superpowers of the Cold War are closer together than ever before. Both The United States and Russia (former U.S.S.R.) are now working together to limit the number of strategic arms further from what was

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Yan
  • Japanese Involvement in the War

    Japanese Involvement in the War

    Modern Asia Japanese Involvement in the War War changes people's lives; it changes the way people act, the way they think, and what they believe in. The people of Japan hold tradition and honor above everything else, this is something that did not change throughout the war. Though the world is changing right before the Japanese peoples' eyes, they keep honor and tradition locked into their minds as well as their hearts. Frank Gibney's statement,

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    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Vietman War

    Vietman War

    From the 1880s until World War II (1939-1945), France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina. (Indochina also included Cambodia and Laos, and was ruled by the emperor Bao Dai). During this time, the nations of Indochina fought for their sovereignty. In 1940, the Japanese troops invaded and occupied French Indochina, (causing the United States to step in and demand Japan to leave). In December of that year, Vietnamese nationalists established the League for the

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    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Janna
  • United States Containment Policy During the Cold War

    United States Containment Policy During the Cold War

    During the Cold War, America’s basic policy was that of “containment” of the Soviet Union. The policy of containment was based upon several principles. First, the Soviet Union wanted to spread socialism to all areas of the world. However, it was felt that the leadership of the Soviet Union felt no particular rush to accomplish their goal. “The Kremlin is under no ideological compulsion to accomplish its purposes in a hurry. Like the Church, it

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The War on Drugs: A Losing Battle?

    The War on Drugs: A Losing Battle?

    The War On Drugs: A Losing Battle? In 1968, when American soldiers came home from the Vietnam War addicted to heroin, President Richard Nixon initiated the War on Drugs. More than a decade later, President Ronald Reagan launches the South Florida Drug Task force, headed by then Vice-President George Bush, in response to the city of Miami’s demand for help. In 1981, Miami was the financial and import central for cocaine and marijuana, and the

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Mike
  • Incite to King Philip’s War

    Incite to King Philip’s War

    Incite to King Philip’s War The textual element that will be discussed in this paper is King Philip’s War. This event takes place in the Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. Rowlandson actually wrote this narrative herself describing in detail her captivity and return to her husband. Mary Rowlandson’s narrative was published in 1682 and is ironically the only evidence of her dexterity as a writer. The main topic of this

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Civil War As I sat thinking about what to write about i started to realize that slavery and war were the two things that at leat keep me going and I knew i could say alot on both. I couldn’t quite figgure out how i was going to join the two until i did some research and other reading and started to remember the civil war and it’s purposes. I not one to into history

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Yan
  • Cola Wars: Coca-Cola Vs. Pepsico

    Cola Wars: Coca-Cola Vs. Pepsico

    Cola Wars: Coca-Cola vs. PepsiCo The Coca-Cola Company has enjoyed a long and successful history; however, it has made mistakes. Though success has not always come easy or cheap, Coca-Cola has maintained a large loyal consumer base. As an icon in America and around the world, the company can be credited for listening to and catering to the requests and needs of its consumers. This is why its attempt to launch new flavors must be

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • World War 2

    World War 2

    Europe On September 1, 1939, Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, invaded Poland according to a secret agreement with the Soviet Union, which joined the invasion on September 17. The United Kingdom and France responded by declaring war on Germany on September 3, initiating a widespread naval war. Germany rapidly overwhelmed Poland, then Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and France in 1940, and Yugoslavia and Greece in 1941. Italian, and later German, troops

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Anna
  • Bush and the War

    Bush and the War

    Dear President Bush, In the last several years there have been many great issues that have plagued this nation such as: v Education v The attack on September 11th v The war in Iraq v Economic unpredictability While your task over the next four years is enormous, the real problem you face is prioritization. Each and every Americans priorities fall in different places. To please everyone isn’t easy, and practically impossible. But making sure you

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: David
  • Hundred Years War - Book Review

    Hundred Years War - Book Review

    Desmond Seward. The Hundred Years War: The English and France, 1337-1453. New York: Atheneum, 1978. Hundred Years War I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn the story behind The Hundred Years War. Desmond Seward did a decent job of describing the various leaders. He characterized each one and described their stories. The descriptions of battles were clear, without going too deeply into military tactics which was good for me. It presented

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: July
  • World War 2 & Star Wars

    World War 2 & Star Wars

    In the movie, written by George Lucas, Episode IV - A New Hope. There are many mythical, religious and spiritual symbols portrayed. The Jedi's believe in the Force, which is a religion of which they abide. The Force is the backbone of the Jedis and they turn to this when in trouble. The opposite of the Force is the "Dark Side of the Force." The Dark Side is lead by and evil Jedi named Darth

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Causes of World War 1

    Causes of World War 1

    causes of world war 1 The Causes of World War I The murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on the 28th of June caused the lead up to World War I. The Archduke heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Sarajevo. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the 'Black Hand.' This caused Austria-Hungary to call on Germany as an ally

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Wendy
  • War of the Worlds Analysis

    War of the Worlds Analysis

    War of the Worlds A New Jersey crane operator and hopeless father, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), has his weekend with his kids interrupted by alien invaders who have come to destroy Earth and its inhabitants. We follow the Ferrier family as they struggle to survive the extermination attempt as they herd along the east coast. Along the way their relationships are tested as they learn more and more about each other, and mankind. Accompanying Cruise

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Yan
  • Who Caused the Trojan War?

    Who Caused the Trojan War?

    Who Caused the Trojan War? The Trojan war; one of the longest and most remembered war in the history of Greek mythology. Millions of people died, family's were broken and a few people were to blame for this. One of the most significant influences to the Trojan War was the Beautiful Helen. Helen disowned her country and her people, she knew the consequences and she chose love over loyalty. Agamemnon is another cause of the

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Civil War and Its Effects

    The Civil War and Its Effects

    Civil war From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see civil war (disambiguation). See list of civil wars for individual examples. A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. Some civil wars are also categorized as revolutions when major societal restructuring is a possible outcome of the conflict. An insurgency, whether successful or

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: July
  • The War on Terror: The Americans War or a Real International Crisis

    The War on Terror: The Americans War or a Real International Crisis

    The aim of my essay is to argue whether or not America started the idea of the war on terror for its own selfish needs, which is widely believed to be oil, or whether it is a crisis that could have been avoided. I want to show that the Americans have used excessive force in dealing with the people believed to be responsible and who are mainly from Middle Eastern countries. The Americans have forcefully

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Bred
  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Approximately 186000 Negroes became federal soldiers. They served under white officers and often suffered discrimination in such matters as pay and bounties. But they proved courageous fighters in several of the battles in which they participated. Confederate officials were shortsighted in failing to use slaves as soldiers. Many confederate leaders feared an uprising once the Negroes were given arms. Others opposed the use of slaves on grounds that the Negroes were ill-prepared for such high

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Origins of the Second World War in Europe

    Origins of the Second World War in Europe

    To uncover the origins of the Second World War is a difficult task and to summarize it, even more so, but this is exactly what historian P.M.H. Bell does in his astounding book The Origins of the Second World War in Europe. Although Bell does a great job of providing accounts on both sides of the debate on the origins of the Second World War, he does have his own mindset about it. In his

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Artur
  • War on Drugs Has Failed

    War on Drugs Has Failed

    Having spent over $400 billion over the course of the American drug prohibition effort, it might be prudent to ask the question, "Are we making any progress?" ("Ron"). Amazingly, the answer from experts on both sides of the issue is a resounding "no." It is clear at this point that the War on Drugs has ultimately failed, while the collateral consequences of pursuing drug prohibition have left America in a disastrous state, rife with both

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: regina
  • World War I

    World War I

    World War I Nothing was a bigger disaster than what happened in World War I. This was such a bad war because everyone in the world has allies, and the allies are in oath to help there ally when things get rough or that country is going to war. What I am here to inform you about is how one of the major countries and why one of the biggest powers in the world

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Jack

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