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.
Discuss the changing trends of energy production in Russia? Have there been any declines in production? Inclines? Discuss in terms of natural resources. Please include the reference(s).
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
What was the significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil? Discuss the Abolitionist Movement in Brazil.
1. What political events influenced the the Abolitionism Movement in Latin America?
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
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
Did the Germans launch a pre-meditated war in 1914? The causes of WWI still remains one of the hot button issues in contemporary historiography.
What caused WWI? Was it the international system of "entangling alliances?" Or an international arms race that created a powder keg scenario? Domestic political concerns in Imperial Germany? Competition between rival European Colonial Empires? All these explanations and more can be found by students researching this topic. Th
What fueled Italian aggression in the 1930's? How did Mussolini's Italy fit into the overall strategic and political environment of Europe on the eve of the Second World War?
Questions addressed - 1) What conditions, both underlying and immediate, made Italy's breakout in the 1930s from the post-1918 settlement possible? 2) What were the motive forces behind the expansion and the calculations of the Italian leadership? 3) What options were open to the Western Powers, and why did they choose a
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
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
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
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
An explanation of the reasons for the revival of Sunni orthodoxy during the 12th century and how it affect the central lands of Islam.
Please explain to me the Adab's attitutde toward religion, literature, and philosophy; what was his training; and what did they really do to contribute to society and tell me what their role in the Abbasid period if you can.
Please explain to me in easy to comprehend language the good/bad impact of the Crusades on Islamdom.
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.
I am wondering what were the reasons & effects for the revival of Sunni orthodoxy during the 12th/century?
What role did Abu Muslim al-Khurasani play in the Middle East?
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.
How do I prepare for an exam that covers World War II?
What was appeasement? Was it successful?
Who was Alexander Kerensky?
Can you tell me something about the Islamic land tax known as Kharaj...thank you
Can you describe to me a "garrison town" located in early middle eastern history?
Can you tell me something significant about the "Constitution of Medina"?
Please explain the term "the piety-minded" as it relates to Islamic history.
Please explain the term: Zoroaster
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.
How did the Qin rulers build a powerful state which was ultimately expanded to become the first Chinese empire?
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?