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President Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln My name is Abraham Lincoln. I was born on February 12 in 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. I am most known for the emancipation proclamation, becoming the 16th President of the United States, and ending slavery. Before all of this, I led a peaceful life on a farm for the first 7 years of my life. Then 1816 rolled around, and my father Thomas had us move beyond the Ohio River to Indiana. Kentucky was a slave state. My…...
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Adolf Hitler: The Unconsidered Leader
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It is a generally accepted assumption that no good can come from evil, however, such provincial thinking can lead to large oversights that can withhold us from learning new insights. One example of this occurrence is Hitler. He was a terrible, despicable, abominable man, and left a horrible scar upon this world. He was not, by any means, a good person. But after clearing that up, his accomplishments are often overlooked, such as the amazing artist, or the loving husband…...
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Hiroshima by John Hersey Analysis
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A year after the first atomic bomb was dropped on a city, John Hersey’s Hiroshima was published, detailing the horrors six ordinary Japanese citizens witnessed on the day and the days after Hiroshima’s bombing. American at the time had no remorse of the dropping of the atomic bomb, the majority approving the bombing due to the fact i helped bring an end to the war with Japan during World War II. Hersey wrote this book in an attempt to bring…...
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
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Section one is a prologue to the characters depicted in Hiroshima, giving a window into the typical existences of each in the hours leading to the attack. There are components of the common in every portrayal, except there is additionally a considerable lot of wartime nervousness and disturbance. Everybody's lives are contacted by the war, even in the most roundabout ways. Hersey demonstrates how wartime hardship is woven into each character's everyday presence: Mrs. Nakamura, for instance, has been walking…...
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Communism During The Cold War History
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Communism is a system of government in which ownership of property is ascribed to the community. Cohen (4) defines communism as a system of organization in which all social and economic activities are controlled by a totalitarian state dominated a self-perpetuating state. Communism became a major concern of the U.S during the cold war; a period when the U.S was committed to contain domination of Russia in the eastern and central Europe. Although there were only a few American communists…...
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The Causes Of The Cold War History
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The Cold War was a period of tension and hostility between the United States of America and the Soviet Union from the mid-40s to the late 80s. It began with the end of the Second World War. It was called the Cold War because there was no active war between the two nations, which was probably due to the fear of nuclear escalation. There were many indirect conflicts like the Vietnam and Korea wars. There was the Cuban missile crisis…...
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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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End Of The Cold War History
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The end of the Cold War is characteristically associated with the fall of the Soviet empire in the late 1989 in East Europe. Other scholars associate it with the fall of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union and of Communism in 1991. On the contrary, by reviewing literature from various scholars and by looking at important actions of observers and key international actors at the time, the Cold War basically ended during the spring of 1989, even before…...
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Origins of the Cold War
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Thesis: Revisionist or Post revisionist blaming america ??? The Cold War (1947-1991) was a continuing political conflict, military tension, economic competition and nuclear arm race between the two superpowers of the time, the USA and the USSR. It is a conflict inherited from the Second World War which did not lead to a hot war but to many proxy wars, coalitions, propaganda and espionage. The Cold War was based in a growing sense of fear and distrust, holding the former…...
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The Iron Curtain that Divides Europe
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The iron curtain was the division of Europe after WWII, which the Communists feared the western epitome. Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, kept it so Democratic ideas out, keeping Communist countries and people in. This metaphoric ‘Iron Curtain’ marked the start of the Cold War. Winston Churchill, the prime minister of Great Britain at the time, though he believes it didn’t take much effort to stop the separation. This separation caused the cold war to host the creation of…...
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Sports Diplomacy During the Cold War
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The Cold War was a period of extreme tension that divided the globe between democracy and communism. Diplomacy was essential in preventing conflict between global superpowers. Diplomacy is quite an interesting subject however, as it shows up in many different forms. One of the most important forms of diplomacy in this time period was that of sport. Many nations prided themselves on the dominance of their sport programs, and in many cases used sport to provide a common ground between…...
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The Second Wold War and Holocaust
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Over 6 million jews died all in one period of time. All those people died in the holocaust because of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi group. The Holocaust changed the world forever, and is something we will never forget. Jews and many others had to experience harsh conditions, and the Holocaust made such a huge impact on our world. On the evening of April 20, 1889, at an inn called the Gasthof Zum Pommer in the village of Braunau Am…...
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All About World War 2: London
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In the afternoon of September 7, 1940, all civilians in Britain had their lives changed forever. The Germans realized the key to success in World War II was by destroying London, eventually forcing Britain to come to terms. “The Blitz” had continued for fifty-seven consecutive days. The Blitz was a period of frequent bombing from Germany in Britain. During “The Blitz” the people of Britain realized they must try their best to evacuate, keeping as many people as possible safe.…...
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The First World War is “Great War”
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The First World War was one of the bloodiest wars of world history, taking over 9 million soldiers, yet it was referred to as the “Great War” for many avid reasons. The war opened many new doorways and allowed for new nations to form, new ammunition and artillery were made as well. Although calling World War I a “great war” can be debated, what came from it gave our nations the help that they needed at the time. At the…...
The Causes and Consequences of World War I
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World War I was the biggest war of its time, and it is known to this day as one of the most fatal wars to happen in history. It was caused by multiple large scale political and social disruptions in the world. Throughout the world, tensions were rising for many different reasons. One big factor was imperialism because imperialism instilled nationalistic traits in countries all over the globe. Another event that was said to trigger the start of World War…...
Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War
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Despite that the Second World War may have ceased with the official surrender of the Japanese Empire in 1945, it remains a matter of debate about which crucial events defined the final course of this global conflict. Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War is a non- fictional war book written by historian Philip Michael Hett Bell. In his book, he uses a set of fixed criteria, such as military and political and economic events, to explain the decisive…...
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World War II: Сryptography and Сryptanalysis
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During the Second World War the complexity with which sensitive communications were sent and broken could not have been achieved, on any practical scale, without the aid of electromechanical devices like the British Bombes or the German Enigmas. Prior instances of sending discreet announcements, including in World War I, relied primarily on the use of codebooks, substitution, transposition, and trench codes to transmit instructions between parties. In modern times, nearly everyone depends on encryption to protect themselves while using a…...
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Attack on Pearl Harbor
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It’s early morning, almost eight o’clock, when the residents of Pearl Harbor wake up. Walking outside, they hear an odd noise and look up to see Japanese planes dropping giant bombs out of the sky onto their home. The Japanese executed the attack in the midst of World War II. There were thousands of casualties, hundreds of ships destroyed, and the United States entered the war as a result. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which…...
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Factors of World War I
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World War One was a time of chaos and death. With millions dead from the aftermath of the war, countries involved struggled with the consequences. Many countries were at different places financially, government wise, and overall economically. Germany had a better economy and military than France because of their weapons, tactics, man power, and will power. Willpower and motivation were a large part of why Germany thrived over France. French armies rebelled and fell out with their superiors because they…...
The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
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On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked a United States naval base located in Hawaii. This would be known forever as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At this point in time, the United States had not officially declared war against anyone. It caught America by surprise and exposed America’s unpreparedness for such a devastating assault. It’s likely this unpreparedness contributed to the United States’s rash decision of dropping two bombs in rapid succession in response to Pearl Harbor. The topic…...
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Heroes of the Holocaust
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World War II was the largest human tragedy known to mankind to date, with a death toll of at a minimum estimate of sixty million people within a six year period, according to Of the approximate sixty million people that perished in World War II, six million of them were jews that fell victim to the holocaust, (a destruction or slaughter on a mass scale), a staggering ten percent of all casualties in World War II. Of the thousands…...
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World War II Research Paper
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In late 1939, an exceptional change would go to the world. Hitler had collaborated with different despots, leaving social qualities were looked with this incredible measure of risk. Similarly as it appeared as though there was no expectation, the British came in with their new cutting edge innovation from air ships to reinforcement and cannons, without it we probably would not have won War World II. Also, nazi Germany had outperformed and vanquished both Belgium and Holland in May 1940,…...
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The Warrior Who Did Not Cry
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It is hard to imagine going to a school where only one race is allowed to get a proper education while the others struggle to even set a foot in the school. Before the Brown vs. Board of Education court case, many states across the United States had mandatory segregation laws which required blacks and whites to attend separate schools. On May 17th, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court declared that it is unconstitutional to have segregated public schools in America and…...
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Conflict
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In America's history, there have been times of multiple wars and multiple peace treaties being signed by courteous leaders. America was involved in multiple wars as well as conflicts. One of the most famous conflicts the country was dragged into was the Vietnam Conflict in the year of 1968. Many of our fearless military soldiers fought this dangerous and horrendous battle. Some of our warriors returned home while some died in battle or were never seen again. Americans today recognize…...
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Influence of The Cold War
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The Cold ware was a war that is forever imprinted into our minds as a time of many struggles.It has many contributing factors that made it as big as it was. Major contributing factors of the war was the Space Race, Vietnam war, and the Korean War. Many plans and Ideas came to play with this war. Plans that were specifically major contributors were the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine these had impactful plans. There were also groups that…...
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor and its Effects on the War
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Imagine your average Sunday morning. For the sailors in the Naval Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor it was an average Sunday. Everyone dressed in their pressed white shorts, a white t-shirt, and a sailor’s hat. While out in the Pacific the Japanese Armada gathered, the force consisted of six aircraft carriers, two battleships, two heavy cruisers, and many more forces to aid the attack. This was definitely a planned sneak attack, meant to hurt our navy/military. This attack did catch…...
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Causes and Effects of World War II
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World War II, in terms of casualties and actual material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. It cost a lot of countries a lot of money, a lot of soldiers, and much more. Economies crashed, governments crumbled, and some would even say that for the countries in the Axis Coalition, that they were in worse shape after World War II then they were during the Great Depression… World War II left destruction in many countries, but not…...
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World War One and New Weapon
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The way people fought in battles from the beginning of time to now has changed in a lot of ways by the weapons, techniques, and transportations. Before World War One happened, the people in battles or wars first fought with sticks and stones. Then they developed bows, arrows, and spears. Which allowed them to fight from longer ranges and made it easier to fight and withe battles. The technique that they used to fight was for them to get into…...
Main Causes of World War I
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World war one also known as the great war is to this day considered one of the most gruesome and violent wars. Militarism, nationalism, and the alliances and the assassination all played big parts in the coming of the great war. In Europe most nation's production and advancements towards military technology went through the roof and everyone wanted the most powerful and dominant country, sparking competition involving jealousy and arrogance. Propaganda being spread through entire nations feeding countries people with…...
Dropping Nuclear Bombs on Japan: An Issue Today
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Introduction There are 5 Drivers or incentives to why the 9 nuclear states want nuclear weapons, those drivers are Security, Prestige, Domestic Politics, Technology and Economics. International relation theorists have built models around each driver. Nation-States want nuclear weapons to defend their sovereignty, gain international prestige or an acknowledgement of national power, and in some cases simply because they have the technology and economy to do so. The remaining reasons why nation-states reach for nuclear weapon is domestic policy where…...
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Vietnam War Research Paper
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In 1887, France imposed a colonial system over Vietnam, Tonkin, Annam, Cochin China and Cambodia, calling it French Indochina. Laos was added in 1893. Upon the weakening of France during WWII, Japanese troops invaded French Indochina. In 1945, Japanese troops carried out a coup against French authorities and declared Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia as independent states. When Japan was defeated, a power vacuum opened over Indochina. France began to reassert its authority, and met resistance from Ho Chi Minh and…...
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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
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WWII was triggered on the US when the Japanese attacked the military facilities at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December the 7th 1941 all of a sudden. The war between US and japan lasted for 4 years including destructive battles between both countries when it finally came to an end on August 1945 by an Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. During the war, Japan was already in a great battle with East Asia and it was a success for the Japanese…...
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Gunpowder: Bringing Modern Warfare to Europe
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Gun powder is often referred to as one of the greatest inventions in history. This invention has changed the way wars and politics operate. Gun powder was discovered by China during the Tang dynasty, its original purpose was to be the cause of immortality, but ironically turned out to be one of the deadliest inventions created by man. By the 13th century, the science needed to make gun powder had made its way to Europe by the way of the…...
Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Prior to World War Two, scientists in Nazi Germany began organizing atomic investigation. American scientists, many of who were refugees, began getting worried about this. In 1940, America established its own atomic research. After many years of research, scientists began developing substances for nuclear fission, uranium-235, and plutonium. They sent these new substances to Los Alamos, New Mexico. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the leader of a team set to turn these materials into a bomb. The Interim Committee was a…...
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Northern Women’s Role In The Civil War
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Women have always played an essential part in the social, economic, and political role in America. They have always found many ways to stand out in American history, despite the restrictions given to them that put them into limiting and stereotypical roles. However, women have very critical roles that shaped the future and the success of the American territory. This idea was proven immensely, especially during the mid-1800s when the Civil War took place. During the civil war, women in…...
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How Propaganda Affected the American Civil War
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Propaganda has been coursing through the United States of America since the country’s beginning. Propaganda is biased or deceptive information meant to endorse a certain view and can take many forms (Bergstrom). In the first years of the British colonization, propaganda could be seen in the form of John Cotton’s sermon “The Divine Right to Occupy the Land,” which assured the colonists that they were sent there from God and had the right to take over the land. In later…...
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The Global Peace and War
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The Global Peace Index indicates that the world is less peaceful today than it has been in over a decade. Of the last 3,400 years of recorded history, we have only had periods of true peace amounting to 8% of that time. Perhaps it is a fundamental longing for peace that connects poets, lyricists and artists. Pete Seeger, Edward Thomas and Sean O’Casey certainly shared an anti-war sentiment, while two out of the three share an adoration for socialism. Edward…...
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Abbey Theatre and Easter Rising
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Briefly overviewing one of the influences in one of the politics I will be talking about within this paper, the Abbey Theatre was founded as a national theatre for Ireland by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in the year 1904. They were both influential revolutionaries that defined the ambition of the Abbey Theatre with their manifesto, “to bring upon the stage the deeper emotions of Ireland” (Abbey Theatre). They both founded the Irish Literary Theatre and with Lady Gregory’s help…...
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Dictators and Authoritarian Regimes Between WW1 and WW2
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“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history.” ― John Paul II Abstract Dictators and Authoritarian Regimes between WW1 and WW2 are the main subject of this search. The research is evenhandedly analyzed. One of the main purposes is that dictators will be conceptualized and Adolf Hitler (Germany), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Turkey) and Benito Mussolini (Italy) will be analyzed under authoritarian regimes. However, what the…...
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Reasons Why Germany Defeated France in WW2
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Why was the German army so successful against the French army in World War II? After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, the World War II broke out. At the same time, France and Great Britain decided to declared war on Germany. According to Wilde (2018), initially, France had enough power to defend against the attack from Germany because it was backed by its advanced arms industries and had built complete defense lines which were called the Maginot Line. However,…...
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...On the other hand, the Western Allies were not in a position to dictate the Eastern Europe reconstruction under Soviet terms considering the Red Army position throughout the region. The Allies also wanted to come up with the area to the west of Berli...
The Warrior Who Did Not Cry
...Melba accomplishes in attracting our emotions by telling her stories in a way that we are able to actually feel her suffering, not physically but emotionally, right by her side. Melba plants an uneasiness in our heart and as the rest of the story unf...
How Propaganda Affected the American Civil War
...It was featured in every part of the average American’s day. When they read the newspapers, the cartoons drove a certain viewpoint into the reader's mind. When someone wrote a letter to a loved one on the battlefield, the envelope was decorated wit...
Reasons Why Germany Defeated France in WW2
...Davis, D.L. (February 18, 2017). The super simple reason Nazi Germany crushed France during World War II. The National Interest. Retrieved from

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