Essays on International Relations

The Kim Dynasty and North Korea’s Power Structure
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The Kim Dynasty has controlled North Korea for over 7 decades. Rule by the Kim leaders has been characterized by rebellion, division, and atrocity. The first ruler in the 3-generation lineage was Kim Il-Sung who created the People’s Republic of North Korea in 1948. Under his rule North Korea adhered to a strict ideology of autonomy and seclusion. Il-Sung’s participation as a revolutionary soldier against Japan and later as a soldier in the Soviet army likely influenced the philosophy with…...
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The U.S. Role in the Middle East
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Introduction Throughout history, America has habitually interfered and intervened in international conflicts with motivations that rarely if ever based were in anything but self-interest. The countries of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan once held flourishing cities and were prominent hubs for art and literature in the Middle East. Each of these countries experienced violent conflict and were faced with irrelevant American intervention, interference, and sometimes even invasion. My research for this paper will be qualitative and focus on the political consequences…...
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Should the United States Have Dropped Little Man and Fat Boy on Japan?
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History holds many controversial events. Some may even be considered injustices to the citizens of the world. I believe that the Atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan in World War II were one of the most heinous crimes. The bombs were inhumane, thus causing much suffering. Even if there was no other way to end the war I feel that there should have been more publication and publicity about the atomic bombs. The American people were mislead when the…...
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International Business in the 21st century
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International Business has come a long way in the last couple of decade or so. In this paper we look back at the major changes that happened within the International Business arena and the way it has directly or indirectly affected International trade and investment. In this paper we also look into the major challenges and opportunities that International Business face in the 21st century. It is also interesting to note that a lot of factors in the past especially…...
21st CenturyInternational BusinessInternational RelationsInternational TradePolitics
Canada in WWI
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World War I had a great impact on Canada’s growing identity. During and after the war, events that took place contributed to Canada’s independence from Britain and to Canada’s worldwide recognition and respect. Three major things which helped Canada’s identity were Canada’s involvement in major battles, Prime Minister Robert Borden and The Treaty of Versailles. Many battles fought by Canadians will not be forgotten. During the gas attack at Ypres, the Canadians were the only ones able to hold their…...
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Operation Overlord
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Operation Overlord, also known as Normandy Invasion, Operation Neptune and commonly known as D-Day. This was considered the best known D-Day, the day of the Normandy landings-initiating the Western Allied effort to free the mainland of Europe from Germany. It was launched on June 6, 1944 and ended on August 25, 1944 (period of 2 months 2 week, and 4 days). This battle was the most important victory of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Western Allied forces…...
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Histrory Essay (Updated)
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NAME: VANIAH TAMARA KING ICCE NUMBER: 104818SCHOOL: KINGDOM SCHOOLCOUNTRY: KENYA TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0702746883/0722882244 CUSTOMER NUMBER: 4133 LEVEL: GENERAL TITLE OF ESSAY: GERMANY WAS NOT THE ONLY CAUSE OF WORLD WAR 1 DATE SUBMITTED: 14|01|2019WORD COUNT (MAIN ESSAY): 1100 wordsQUESTION: IN 1919 GERMANY WAS FORCED TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR CAUSING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. WAS GERMANY ALONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914?SUPERVISOR'S GRADE: SUPERVISOR'S COMMENT: OUTLINE Thesis Statement: : Even though Germany was forced to take the…...
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International communities are moderately effective in upholding the Responsibility to Protect Responsibility
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International communities are moderately effective in upholding the Responsibility to Protect. Responsibility to Protect is an international security and human rights doctrine that expresses the responsibility of nation states to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The principle of Responsibility to Protect declares that if a sovereign state is grossly hindering its citizens from obtaining basic humanitarian rights, the international community has a responsibility to protect its civilians, overriding state sovereignty. However the collective response' pillar…...
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Human Rights– Refugee Crises
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Are Refugee Crises inevitable in today’s world? Discuss by reference to UK examples? Human Rights.Refugee crises have increasingly become a problem in today’s modern day society. There are several reasons that have contributed to this situation namely global inequalities, people fleeing persecution and regimes, people fleeing from violence and outbreak of wars. Recent examples include the Kosovan refugees who were forced from their homes by the conflict with the Balkans; Columbian refugees on exile due to drug syndicates; genocide in…...
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The Genocide In Rwanda History
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According to the dictionary the word “Genocide” (n.) means “The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.” Over the course of the 100 days between April and July of 1994, 800 thousand Tutsi men, women, children, and Hutu moderates were ruthlessly and systematically killed by Hutu extremists. Hutus killed brutally decimating the Tutsi population of the country. Even thought all the early warnings of the genocide were clear, no one was bothered stopping this…...
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The Plurinational State of Bolivia
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he Plurinational State of Bolivia is an emerging nuclear weapon country that pursues only the development of peaceful nuclear energy technology.On the 6th of March 2016 we signed an accord with Russian company Rosatom who agreed to help build infrastructure for a nuclear complex. Bolivia is a member of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) since 1970 and is recognized as a Non-Nuclear Weapon State (NNWS), it is also a signatory to the Latin American and Caribbean Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone ( Treaty of Tlatelo…...
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Changes in US Foreign Policy after 9/11
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On September 20th, 2001, President George W. Bush (2001, n. pag.) gave a speech addressing the events of nine days before: “On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars, but for the past 136 years they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941.” The speech drew upon the notion that America had been attacked and also laid the blame firmly at the door of…...
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Idea and Symbols in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”
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Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb presents us with a fascinating satirical snapshot of the Cold War. It reflects back at us the absurdity of US (and to a similar extent Soviet) nuclear policy. Unsurprisingly, the film was controversial, accused of “pinko” communism before production even ended. The irony of this accusation in light of the film’s subject matter is palpable. Kubrick uses character flaws to symbolize and scathingly…...
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WHY AND HOW THE COLD WAR WAS FOUGHT AND ITS EFFECTS
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The Cold War was the persistent tension that existed between the United Sates and some of its Western supporters and the Soviet Union together with other Communists countries. This tension was witnessed between the time the Second World War was coming to an end and the Soviet Union dissolution in 1991. The Cold War featured military, economic, and geo- political rivalries between the West and the Communism international supporters which resulted to several wars. Even though there was a result…...
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After the Ratification of the Declaration of Independence
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After the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, establishing the "united colonies" as Free and Independent States, the Continental Congress set to work on the task of drawing up a document that would provide a legal framework for that Union, and which would be enforceable as the law of the new land. The Articles were written during the early part of the American Revolution by a committee of the Second Continental Congress of the now independent thirteen sovereign states. The…...
International RelationsLawPolicyThe Declaration Of Independence
Battle of waterloo
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The Battle of Waterloo was fought thirteen kilometres south of Brussels between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blucher from Prussia. The French defeat at Waterloo drew to a close 23 years of war beginning with the French Revolutionary wars in 1792 and continuing with the Napoleonic Wars from 1803. There was a brief eleven-month respite when Napoleon was forced to abdicate, exiled to…...
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Cold War: The United States and Soviet Union
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There is an ongoing debate over who the victor was during the Cold War, the United States or the former Soviet Union. One of the issues leading up to this time of tension between the two nations was Joseph Stalin's unrelenting attempts to expand the USSR's communist regime. Another issue came about when, at the end of World War II, Stalin stationed soldiers in northern Iran to force their access to the latter's abundance of oil. The Soviet Union removed…...
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Effects of premarital sex and early sexual relationships on teeenagers
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The present day unipolar system has left USA as the only super power capable of conducting or organizing political military action anywhere in the world.. However, hegemony is present in a system where there is a unipolar structure of influence to match the unipolar structure capabilities for example in the 1990s the United Nations was gradually displaced from its primary responsibility for maintaining peace and security in favour of a revitalized NATO which provided the multilateral cover for US military…...
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European History
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How did Bismarck’s system of alliances help maintain peace? Bismarck’s system of alliances was the goal of keeping France isolated and not to have any military allies. Also, he wanted to keep Russia and Austria-Hungary from going to war. France was still bitter over the losing Alsace-Lorraine from the Franco-Prussian War. Both Russia and Austria-Hungary desired territory from the weakening Ottoman Empire, which was the Balkans. The Three Emperors League was an alliance with Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia. This was…...
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Explain the Causes and Consequences of the Iraq War
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On the 20th of March 2003, US cruise missiles and bombs were dropped on Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city. The target was the then Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein’s and his closest aides, who were believed to be in a meeting. It would be the start of a conflict that would still be going strong seven years later. Even after so many years of US-led invasion, the reasons for invading Iraq are still debated worldwide. As Allawi (2007) argues ‘in the history…...
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The formation of ASEAN
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The formation of ASEAN was mainly driven by the desire to improve on diplomatic relations between Southeast Asian nations so that they could focus more on nation building efforts. The 1960s was the decade of tumult, where Southeast Asian nations faced various external tensions and conflicts from one another. During then, it was of utmost importance for SEA nations to improve multilateral diplomatic relations so as to promote peace in the region. This peace would refer to ensuring political stability…...
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The Tragedy of Darfur Genocide
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In 2003, a genocide began in the Darfur region of Sudan. According to the website, “World Without Genocide” the Sudanese government armed arab militia groups to attack ethnic affair groups. This has escalated to the mass slaughter of 480,000 people. The Sudanese government called this campaign “getting at the fish by draining the sea”. This is why countries around the world should open up their eyes and help a country that is going through a genocide. The genocide is occurring…...
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APUSH – US Imperialism
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economic reasons for imperialism more raw materials/ natural resources were needed to continue to make finished goods; the US was overproducing goods and they needed "new markets" to sell their products to political/military reasons for imperialism several European nations had amassed large empires around the globe by the early 1900's and the US wanted to compete in the global market (Alfred T. Mahan= wrote a book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History; he stated that every great nation needs…...
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History- Imperialism
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One factor that motivated imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the Acquisition of new markets and sources of raw materials The Age of Imperialism refers to the late 19th and early 20th centuries Imperialism affected almost the entire continent of Africa Two objectives of imperialism were missionary work and trade Of what importance was the Open Door Policy established by Secretary of State John Hay in 1900? it established new trade relations with China The Age…...
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Unit 1 B Section 5: Cold War Events
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In which two regions did the Eisenhower administration effectively use brinkmanship? *a. Korea and Indochina b. Vietnam and Cuba c. Russia and Poland d. France and Germany Who was the Soviet leader during both the Eisenhower and Kennedy presidencies? a. Putin b. Gorbachev c. Stalin *d. Krushchev Which communist leader did the United States try to overthrow in Cuba during the early 1960s? a. Ruben Batista b. Nikita Krushchev c. Ngo Dinh Diem *d. Fidel Castro Why did General MacArthur…...
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Unit 9
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Anwar Sadat Egyptian president who initiated the Yom Kippur war with Israel in 1973, made a gesture for peace with Israel, signing the Camp David Accord's in 1979, assassinated in 1981 by a group of Muslim extremists Golda Meir Israeli prime minister who launched a counter attack and regained most of the lost territory from Sadat's attack PLO Palestinian liberation organization-an organization dedicated to the establishment of an independent state for Palestinians in the Middle East Yasir Arafat In 1969,…...
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SOUTH AFRICA AND APARTHEID TEST MATERIALS
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In the early 1900s, European settlers in South Africa created a policy of embargoes and trade sanctions. a system of segregation that split society. a plan of sabotage against the government. a style of government based on democracy. a system of segregation that split society. The African National Congress was founded to draft a constitution and establish a policy of apartheid. unite non-white South Africans and further their cause. help relocate certain citizens to South African homelands. set up National…...
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APUSH Chapter 35 – War
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Joseph Stalin Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953) Benito Mussolini Fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943). He led Italy to conquer Ethiopia (1935), joined Germany in the Axis pact (1936), and allied Italy with Germany in World War II. He was overthrown in 1943 when the Allies invaded Italy. (p. 786) Adolf Hitler Born in Austria, Hitler became a radical German nationalist during World War I.…...
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An Iron Curtain
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After World War II, Stalin said that the Soviet Union needed a "buffer zone" to protect it from attack. This idea resulted in the USSR expanding its control into Eastern Europe. During the Cold War, how were the policy of containment and the domino theory related? The US worried that if communism could not be contained, then countries would fall to it one by one, like dominoes. Look at the map. Which country controlled the highlighted nations the Soviet Union.…...
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Americans at War
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Winston Churchill's reaction to the 1938 Munich Agreement was to warn Neville Chamberlain that war was inevitable. Japanese aggression toward China and Russia in the 1930s is most closely related to the concept of Lebensraum. At the time of Hitler's 1939 invasion of Poland, the US had a policy of neutrality. What prompted the Munich Conference of 1938? Hitler's intention to take control of part of Czechoslovakia How did the Munich Agreement affect Germany's actions in the Czech region of…...
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Was Appeasement Justified?
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Appeasement is defined as to make calm or quiet, especially conciliate (a potential aggressor) by making concessions. Appeasement is basically avoiding a war at all costs. When the decision was made to appease Hitler the main character involved was Neville Chamberlain. He urgently wanted to negotiate with Hitler and Mussolini but the author of source A believes that this did not come from pacifism. After 1934 he was a strong supporter of rearmament and supported sanctions of Mussolini's invasion on…...
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Bismarck’s Foreign policy was a Success
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The balance of power in Europe had been suddenly altered after the German victory over France in 1871. The resultant German Empire, with its large population great economic power, strong army and extensive resources, looked clear to be an important factor in international relations. However, even for Bismarck this looked set to be a challenge, due to the need not only to establish the Empire as a nation, but to also found an external security that would prove to be…...
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Why did the reds win the Civil War
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The Reds won the Civil War for many reasons, but some are specifically more important than others. Some factors such as… Geographical advantage  Strong leadership Unity and organisation  Support Paragraph 1 (Short) (6 mins) The geographical advantage of the Reds helped them with the Civil war because it provided them with military benefits that the Whites did not have. Geographical Factors  Reds: Held central area of Western Russia – Moscow + Petrograd = population for conscription  Whites: Scattered amongst Russia.…...
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Functions of Diplomacy
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Diplomacy carries out various functions. Hans J. Morgenthau refers to 4 functions of diplomacy and its machineries (1960, 519)-- (1) Diplomacy must determine its objectives in the light of power in fact and possibly readily available for the pursuit of these goals; (2) diplomacy must examine the objectives of other countries and the power really and possibly available for the pursuit of those objectives; (3) diplomacy must determine to what extent these various goals are compatible with each other; (4)…...
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Was Iraq War Justified?
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In spring 2003 the United States led coalition launched the major offensive in order to oust the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The offensive successfully ousted Saddam after a few month air strikes followed by ground offensive and President Bush announced “Mission Accomplished” when the coalition forces captured Baghdad. The declaration of war against Iraq has sparked a worldwide controversy about the justification of the War. This paper will discuss whether the “Iraq War” and the “Ousting of Saddam” was justified…...
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“A Peace to end All Peace”: The Treaty of Versailles
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Recently, historian David Fromkin wrote a book about the Treaty of Versailles, arguing that it was ‘A Peace to end All Peace,’ hence its title. This is so all the Treaty really offered was only an amicable, short-term, settlement between the warring powers that placed Germany in a disadvantageous position. Eventually, this resulted to a sentiment of retribution among the Germans, which backed the rise of Hitler and the start of another World War. How was the Treaty of Versailles…...
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US Entry into Vietnam
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Every American president basically regarded the enemy in Vietnam, whether the Vietminh, the National Liberation Front in the 60s and the government of Ho Chi Minh in North Vietnam, as agents of global communism (Rotter 1999, p 1). US policymakers and most Americans conceived of communism as the opposite of what they stood for. Communists opposed democracy, violated human rights, conducted military attacks and formed closed-state economies, which did not trade with capitalist countries. They loathed communism like a contagious…...
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Explain the importance of NSC-68 in US Foreign Policy?
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The National Security Council Report 68, or commonly known as the NSC-68, was a classified information drafted on April 14, 1950, under the administration of Harry S. Truman. The report was created along with recommendations for military strategy by a special committee led by Paul Nitze. NSC-68 was issued following the detonation of a Soviet atomic bomb and the triumph of the socialists movement in China over the nationalists. The report eventually became the blueprint of the United States' foreign…...
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Somali Pirates
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Since Somalia’s government collapsed, there has been terror not only on the streets but also on the seas, and the fishermen that once fished along around Somalia’s coasts have lost their jobs. As Jeffery Gettleman writes in a article about Somalia’s coast; Nuclear power companies started to pay to have their nuclear waste taken to Somalia and dumped because it an easy way to get rid of nuclear waste. The waste hurt the fish population and the fishermen lost their…...
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Treaty of Versailles Igcse Notes
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Which terms of the peace settlement of 1919 directly affected France? France gained territory such as Alsace Lorraine and the Saarland (which were important industrial areas) Also, german colonies become mandates ruled by the League of Nations and France would be able to make use of them. The league of nations menat that France’s safety would concern other countries as it woul act as an international police force. France’s safety was assured by the terms of the treaty as germany…...
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WHY AND HOW THE COLD WAR WAS FOUGHT AND ITS EFFECTS
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Why did the reds win the Civil War
...The White’s became infamous for their terror they brought. Estimated 100,000 – 150,000 Jews in Ukraine and southern Russia were killed in pogroms.  Result? Loss of support  Reds managed to gain 48,000-experienced Tsarist officers  Compare with...
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