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  • Ap European History - 495 words
    AP European History Expansion Essay December 5, 2000 Fifteenth Century Expansion and Exploration The move by European nations and empires beginning in the fifteenth centuries had many precursors leading up to it. The expansion was mostly the result of a quest for wealth however. New technology and new knowledge of the earth and ways to navigate it were a great assistant to mariners, and thus gave the success for riches a higher probability for success. Those reasons were only further enabled by the goal of spreading Christianity. Wealth has arguably been the motive behind most of man's efforts throughout time. European exploration is certainly no exception. The riches of Asian and Indian goo ...
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  • European History - 1,090 words
    European History Charles et Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu was born in 1689 to a French noble family. "His family tree could be traced 350 years, which in his view made its name neither good nor bad." (The Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, p. 68) Montesquieu's views started to be shaped at a very early age. A beggar was chosen to be his godfather to remind him of his obligations to the poor. Montesquieu's education started at the age of 11 when he was sent to Juilly, a school maintained by the Congregation of the Oratory. From 1705 to 1709 he studied law in Bordeaux. "From 1705 to 1709 he was a legal apprentice in Paris. ...
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  • Subject European History - 1,818 words
    subject = European History title = Caesar and Naopoleon papers = Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar. Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of turmoil. It was Caesar, that Napoleon modeled himself after, he wanted to be as great, if not greater than Caesar. Looking to the past, Napoleon knew what steps to take in order to achieve success Napoleon devoured books on the art of war. Volume after volume of military theory was read, analyzed and criticized. He studied the campaigns of history's most famous commanders; Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Frederick the Great and hi ...
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  • A Postmodern Age - 1,423 words
    A Post-Modern Age? A Post-Modern Age? Introduction: Post-Modernism can be described as a particular style of thought. It is a concept that correlates the emergence of new features and types of social life and economic order in a culture; often called modernization, post-industrial, consumer, media, or multinational capitalistic societies. In Modernity, we have the sense or idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social, technological, and cultural change (either through improvement, that is, progress, or through decline) life in the present is fundamentally different from life in the past. This sense or idea as a world view contrasts with what is commo ...
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  • A Time In History - 938 words
    A Time In History A Time in History Ive been asked before: What time period in history would you most like to visit and experience the most? And I would have to stop and wonder where exactly I would want to go. I use to have much trouble in answering this question. There are countless events and points of time in history that I would absolutely love to get to see with my own eyes and experience with my own body and mind. However, I now find it rather easier to respond without having to stop and think for so long. Somewhere along thereabouts of the 13th century would definitely be one of my choices now. There are many things I would like to see for myself. For one, the works of art produced d ...
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  • Aeneas As A Roman Hero - 968 words
    Aeneas As A Roman Hero Aeneas as a Roman Hero In Virgil's poem, The Aeneid, the ideal Roman hero is depicted in the form of Aeneas. Not only does Aeneas represent the Roman hero, but he also represents what every Roman citizen is called to be. Each Roman citizen must posses two major virtues, he must remain pious, and he must remain loyal to the Roman race. In the poem, Aeneas encompasses both of these virtues, and must deal with both the rewards and costs of them. In the poem, Virgil says that all Romans ought to have two certain virtues: he must remain a pious Roman citizen, and he must remain loyal to the Roman race. In Virgil's poem, he uses Aeneas as a portrayal of not only a roman hero ...
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  • Alexander The Great - 618 words
    Alexander The Great Who is Great? In history there are few people who can be termed Great and even fewer who deserve to be called so. Alexander, the son of King Phillip of the Macedonians, was one of these truly Great people. He not merely ruled the largest know empire, was declared a God, lead his troops in battle, and conquered foreign cities, his first being at the age of sixteen, but he did it all within a thirteen year time period. Not only did he do all of this, but also it was done within thirteen years. When Alexander became the new King of Macedonia, many believed him to be to young to rule. They felt that he didnt have the experience needed to be their new leader. They had no way o ...
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  • Archudukes Wars In Europe Got A - 246 words
    Archudukes ... Wars In Europe Got A + -Archduke Francis Ferdinardo of Austia Hungarywas killed in Sarajero,bosnia -The blackhand-wanted bosnia to be part of Serbia-not Austria Hungary. Serbia -Austria-Hungary lovedan Wtimatum to serbia. Russia appoted Serbia. -France & Germany. Russia wouldn't stop mobilingstroops & France supported Russia. -West- would go through Belgium an d attacked Pariz from behind. 7/8 1/8 will fight Russia if Russia attacked at the border. When France is beaten, the Germans will attack Russia. -Attack to the limits at the German border into Alsace-Loraine. France crit boe because red pants give cran & dan. It was crushed at the border. -French won. France attacked the ...
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  • As The First Shots Of The Great War Wwi Echoed Throughout The World, Many Questions Were Laid Upon Humanity Yet The Main Ques - 928 words
    As the first shots of the Great War (WWI) echoed throughout the world, many questions were laid upon humanity. Yet the main question that lingers in our minds today "was World War I inevitable?" A question which has many sides about the War to End All Wars". Though in my opinion, if certain encumbrances were avoided, the start of the first savage war in the 20th century could have been eluded. 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 June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo. If that assassination had never taken place WWI would have never started. T ...
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  • Aushwitz Diary - 1,252 words
    ... me around twelve or one o'clock. We got soup or just plain water in a metal tin like a mess kit. It wasn't even hot. We each had a spoon, and we were fishing all the time in the soup to see if there was anything in it to eat, unfortunately we rarely found anything in there. In the evening we got a slice of bread about a quarter of an inch thick. November 23 1933 There was always this sickly sweet smell in the air. We saw a large chimney belching smoke 24 hours a day. We saw German military trucks and buses going back and forth. December 5.1933 We made the best we could of the situation. My brother Phil had hidden a book by the German poet Goethe. We read it twice. We memorized it. We quo ...
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  • Beethovens Symphony No 9 - 659 words
    Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Choral' The 9th Symphony is an amazing piece of music. From the slow opening, to its quick ascent to a powerful clash of instruments, the entire piece is captivating. The incredible part about the entire piece is that from the beginning to the end there is a contrast between soft and loud, always dueling for time. Either there is a strong controlling element running through the music or there is a soft easy melody. The dualism between the deeper instruments playing in contrast to the softer woodwinds makes for an interesting listen. Each time that I have listened to this piece I am always hearing different pieces that I had not heard the ...
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  • Before The Holocaust - 407 words
    Before The Holocaust The Jews had faced discrimination long before the Holocaust began. Anti-Semitism (discrimination against Jews) has existed since ancient times. In many cities, the Jews were forced to live in separate communities called ghettos. They had to pay special taxes, and they were not permitted to own land or to enter certain occupations. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, became head of the German government in 1933. He rapidly moved to make himself a dictator. Germany's defeat in World War I (1914-1918) and a worldwide depression in the early 1930's had left the country's economy in ruins. Hitler held responsible the Jews for Germany's troubles, and he made anti-Semit ...
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  • Benito Mussolini - 815 words
    Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini Like his father, Benito became a burning socialist. Mussolini had huge goals of running a political machine based on his own beliefs. Born in the poverty-stricken village of Romagna, Italy, he was wild, nomadic, and defiant as a young adult lived the life of a bum. Showing fierce aggression at such a young age, he was expelled from two schools for knife-assaults on other students. His father a village blacksmith and his mother a schoolmistress, he lived life in poverty that seemed inscapable. By moving from Italy to Austria he devoted himself to the battle for human and economic freedom. Mussolini had become an impassioned Socialist. He had been appointed se ...
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  • Black Death - 685 words
    Black Death In the 1340s, approximately one third to one half the population of Europe was wiped out by what was called The Black Death. The people of the time were armed with little to no understanding of why and how the plague happened and how to control it; and this allowed for the vast destruction that occurred in little more than three years time. The origin of the epidemic has, with little doubt, been identified as Lake Issyk-Koul in what is now a part of Russian Central Asia. A flood, or some other natural disaster, drove various rodents from their habitats around the lake; and with them they carried fleas infected with the plague. A species of wild rodents normally isolated from huma ...
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  • Black Death - 501 words
    Black Death The Black Death serves as a major turning point in the history of European civilization. The arrival of both the bubonic and pneumonic plagues threw Europe as a whole into an economic, social, and political tailspin. Europe was already on its collective way down economically due to declining areas of cultivation and the effects of prolonged warfare when, in 1347, the Black Death set upon the Europeans. For the next 100 years, Europeans would have to adapt to an extremely different and difficult lifestyle. The Plague cut through Europe like a giant scythe. Toulouse and the rural areas surrounding Pistoia lost close to two-thirds of their respective populations. Citizens began to s ...
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  • Botticellis Spring - 991 words
    Botticelli's Spring The renaissance was a time of wonderful art, though one artist in particular stood out, that was Sandro Botticelli. This man created some of the most renowned pieces of art in European history; one great painting was Allegory of Spring. This mythological artwork was an amazing change from the normalcy of past times. Botticellis Allegory of Spring, painted in 1482, is one of the most remarkable and astounding pieces of renaissance art with the wondrous symbols, style, story of the piece and also the intriguing history of Botticelli himself. Botticelli is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance; one of his finest works was Allegory of Spring. Botticelli, o ...
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  • Calvanism - 212 words
    Calvanism France Calvanism Before Martin Luther, few dared to openly question the Catholic Church. After his initial challenge people were for the first time in 1000 years more comfortable questioning the beliefs formerly pushed upon them. One of the most influential of those that dared to have such original ideas was John Calvin. Living in France at this time, opposition to the Catholic Church was not well received and he found it necessary to flee to Switzerland. There he teached with the Protestant preachers in Geneva. His ideas were a bit too controversial there as well though and he was asked to leave. His ideas, as expressed in his book The Institutes of Christian Religion, consist of ...
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  • Causes Of World War I With Relationship To Current Conflicts - 1,269 words
    Causes Of World War I With Relationship To Current Conflicts As the war of the worlds collide between the more democratic Allies and the orthodox Central powers, there were numerous causes to the war in which they can be summed up into the - isms of modern analysis. In the 19th, 20th, and even the 21st century, almost all of the conflicts can be categorized in either one or a combination of those - isms. Nationalism and Extreme Nationalism One of the causes of World War I can be linked to the use of extreme nationalism. An easily abused method, nationalism proved worthy of a war during the Napoleonic Era. Extreme nationalism was one of the causes of World War I because of the unification of ...
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  • Changes To Greece Brought About By Wwi - 445 words
    Changes To Greece Brought About By Wwi Changes to Greece Brought About By WWI. World War One greatly affected many countries in Europe. Some of the post-war affects were the country's population, economy, politics, and geography. Usually, when wars come to end, there are winners and losers. One party celebrates its victory while the other tries to overcome its defeat. Sometimes the victors see their enemies weak period as an opportunity to take back their rightful share. In the early nineteen hundred's Greece was playing with the winning team (Greece- History). It saw Turkey as weak, thus a chance to reclaim western Turkey. Western Turkey was important to Greece because it used to be Greek t ...
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  • China The Favored Nation - 1,709 words
    ... e United States by allowing United States to significantly reduce China's quotas if China violates the agreement through transshipments. Charges by the United States Customs Service of illegal transshipments by China have led the United States on separate occasions since the signing of the agreement to reduce China's textile and apparel quotas on specific products. The most recent incident occurred on September 6, 1996, when the U.S.T.R. announced that the United States would impose a $19 million dollar punitive charge against China's 1996 textile quota allowance due to China's repeated violations of the United States-China textile agreement dealing with illegal transshipments. China in ...
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