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The role of agriculture in the Russian economy

Does agriculture play an important role in the economic power of Russia today? How does this compare to other economic factors? Who owns the farmland and what impact does this have on overall agriculture activity? Explain.

Why did the Germans lose WWII?

When analyzing the Second World War, the question of how the Germans managed to lose despite their stunning military success through June 1940 immediately comes to mind. The string of German victories in the Soviet Union the following year gives the impression that the war was decided in the winter of 1941, if not later. Altho

Abolitionist Movement in Brazil

What was the significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil? Discuss the Abolitionist Movement in Brazil.

German Reunification in 1990 is hypothesized.

The division of Germany in post-war Europe was at the heart of the Cold War itself. Germany was divided, just as the European continent and a large part of the world, between a capitalist, free West and a communist, totalitarian East. Why did German reunification happen at all? Was this inevitable? Or was it in many ways an u

Hitler's attack of the Soviet Union in June 1941

Adolf Hitler's decision to invade the USSR was his most fateful of the entire war. It was this decision that widened the conflict into a global war and ultimately led to the collapse of the Third Reich itself. This decision continues to be the subject of much debate. What role did strategic factors play? What weight should be

Brief account of the strategic consequences of the Munich Settlement

The 1938 Munich Settlement averted a European war, but set the stage for a much greater war a year later. The following is a brief country-by-country account of the strategic fallout of the October 1938 Munich Settlement - proof positive of the folly of appeasement and a good starting point for students researching the WWII e

Likely outcome of a European War started in October 1938

What happened at Munich in 1938 has become an oft-cited example of the lessons of history by politicians today - particularly when dealing with questions of war or peace. The following outline examines the following questions regarding Munich and provides an excellent basis for research into this seminal historic event. -1)W

Issues in French Foreign Policy under Francois Mitterrand

Francois Mitterrand was President of France from 1981-1995, a time of great historical changes - including the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the strengthening of European integration. His foreign policy record is mixed and this outline provides students with a possible highlight/lowlight starting point from which to con

Critical Appraisal of Margaret Thatcher's memoir, "The Downing Street Years"

When researching historical figures and events, some of the most interesting and useful primary sources can be the written accounts of the particpants themselves. The problem with these sources, however, is that the author(s) version of events can not be taken at face value. First-hand accounts are, in reality, personal accounts

Turkish Dynasty

Please describe or explain to me about the good and bad impact that the incursion of the Turkish tribes had when they went into the central lands of Islam during the 10th and 13th centuries.

Abd al-Rahman I of Spain

Hello, I am having difficulty getting information on Abd al-Rahman I of Spain. If you can give me some background info and why he is noteworthy I would be very grateful. Thanks alot.

This defines an agrarianate-citied society and indicated its characteristics.

An agrarianate-citied society is one where the predominant economic mode is based on agricultural or non-urbanised production, but with important linkages. This is a brief answer to a specific question relation to the definition of an agrarianate-citied society especially in relation to the early Arabian model.

Qin rulers build a powerful state which was ultimately expanded

The Qin, a semi-barbarian people who were not Han Chinese, were able to build a powerful state which ultimately expanded to become the first Chinese empire. In spite of the apparent odds against such a state defeating all other powerful kingdoms and uniting China in 221 BCE, the Qin succeeded brilliantly. Why was this?

World War 1 and Archduke Ferdinand

How did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 lead to a war? Determining the significance of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the larger chain of events that lead to World War I (WWI) requires an understanding of the larger political climate of late 19th century Europe. There are a three key t

An outline of the Nazi actions is given.

The Third Reich was one of the most brutal political regimes the world has ever seen. One of the most astonishing facts is that the Nazis did not take power forcefully but were elected the largest party in the Reichstag (German Parliament). Why is it that the Nazis appealed to so many Germans when Germany was among the most ci