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Eastern Europe and the Solviet Union

Background: : â??Until the Communist governments of the Warsaw Pact nations began to fall like dominoes late in 1989 â?" followed two years later by the Soviet Union â?" the Eastern Bloc appeared to be a permanent fixture on the international landscapeâ?¦By the end of 1991, the one-time monolith of Eastern European communis

Influential African Americans in the Media

Select and describe an African American, such as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Maya Angelou, Denzel Washington, or Halle Berry that has had a great effect on popular culture. Describe the effect he or she has had on African Americans and popular culture. Examine the treatment of this person in the media. Is the way the media tr

Ideals of Communist leaders

What impact did glasnost (openness), perestroika (restructuring), and demokratizatsiia (democratization) have on Communist society? Were these principles compatible with collectivization and a command economy? Did Communist leaders favor these principles or did they feel that their hands were tied once they were introduced to Co

Historical Events in African American History are overviewed.

Provide an overview of the significant events in American history affecting African American identity. Choose one event that you feel is important and research it. Analyze how that event shaped and changed African American identity. Examples of significant events include the Spanish American War, World War II, the New Deal and t

The Work of the Constituent Assembly from 1789 to 1791

This problem briefly discusses the work of the French Constituent Assembly between 1789 to 1791. How the administrative and legal changes made by the Constituent Assembly changed the foundations of the French government? What was the main goal of the Constituent Assembly? What challenges does it faced?

Establishment and Organization of City Depot in Virginia

1. Establishment of the City Depot on the banks of James river by General Ulysses G. Grant in 1864 during American Civil War 2. Professional management of City Depot by General Ingall 3. Establishment of harbors, wharfs, warehouses, and repair shops 4. Rail network connectivity with major parts of City Depot

Why the Paris Peace Settlement fail to preserve peace in Europe, how the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for the outbreak of the Second World War and to what extent self-determination resolved conflicts between nation-states.

This is a discussion of how exactly the Treaty failled in its quest to curtail a World War 2 And more importantly, did the British public's displeasure of the Treaty of Versailles play a role in the budding of the appeasement policy of the 1930's? And, did Britain demoralize the cause of the Treaty? These questions will serve as

Does the Total Force (AirGuard, AirReserve, Active) Process Work

I am working on a research project and am currently trying ot type up a five to 7 page paper in looking at the Total Force Concept and if it works. However, I am having a hard time getting started. I am just trying to get some help/direction and maybe even some search syntax to help me along. I have access to all of the m

Discuss the reasons for food crisis in Africa.

Explaining the reasons for the food crisis in Africa is no easy task. The problems have been growing for many years and are nearly impossible to turn back now. Some of the problems are man-made and others are natural and beyond man's control while still others are natural and yet not unmanageable if the right tools are used.

What geographical conditions promoted or discouraged the development of early civilizations in Africa? What was the role of trade routes in these early civilizations? Discuss the motives suggested for the European colonization of Africa. To which of the arguments would you give the most weight? Why?

It is a well-documented fact that early civilizations almost without exception were located along navigable river systems. Rivers were important not only for fresh drinking water but also for transportation of people and goods, communication and for moving armies during warfare. Rivers were also used for exploring the heart of

Prelude to the Molotov Ribbonov Pact

What was the prelude to the Molotov Ribbonov Pact? Why did Germany Reach out to Russia? Germany had been ignoring the limitations placed on it by the Treaty of Versailles ever since the early to mid 1930's. Hitler had come to power. He had increased the size of the army, begun building the air force and increased the size

Research Guidance on Adolf Hitler

I need help coming up with a thesis statement as well as topic sentences for some of the paper. I have chosen to write on Adolf Hitler The guidelines are as follows defend your selection as a significant contemporary event. The paper should include the following: Identify and describe the historical event. Analyze the hist

The Impact of Colonization in Africa

What are some of the most influential events brought about by the colonization of African nations by Europe (economic, social, Internal, Psychological, etc.) that had the greatest impact on African nations and the African people? Consider how those events continue to influence African nations and the African people today. Dis

Wannasee Conference and Protocol

Research the Wannsee Conference and Protocol. What question was addressed at the Conference? What were the possible solutions discussed? What was ultimately decided? Why? http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Wannsee_Protocol

Principles of Constitution

I need help with the assignment below. For each below, give the definition, an example, characteristics and an illustration of each. *Checks & Balances *Seperation of Powers *Due Process *Federalism *Judicial Review *Limited Government *Popular Sovereighty *Consent of the Governed *Supreme Law *Rule of Law Than

A short biography of Montesquieu

Montesquieu was born in Bordeaux, France on January 6, 1689 and died in Paris, France on February 10, 1755. He was the first French scholar to influence the period of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was a historical period during the 18th century characterized by an unwavering faith in reason as the solution to the social

French Revolution

What were the causes and events of the French Revolution? What conditions led to economic hard times and how did the economic situation lead to the downfall of the Monarchy?

WW2 Effect on World Order

The world prior to 1945 consisted chiefly of states with market economies, colonial empires, and international relations centered on European states like Britain and Germany. How did World War II damage and disrupt the older order of things in terms of international relations, the global economy, and the colonial system?

The general meaning of the word "Jihad" is holy war, but Quran explains it as a military struggle on behalf of Islam or spiritual struggle to reform oneself. Based on present circumstances, the people who are fighting in the name of Islam are jihadists, eventhough several terrorist organizations had claimed that they are fighting a holy war. Jihadi networks were originally the reform movements throughout the Islamic world. Steven Emerson, an expert on anti-terrorism has of the view that that there is a minority among Muslims who wants to pursue terrorist activities. He has of the view that the growing militant ideology among the Islamic fundamentalists against the west and United States should be countered from its roots. Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic revivalist movement started in 1928 by Hassan Al Banna. It began soon after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Hezbollah means Party of God, is a radical Shiite militant group in Lebanon. It was formed in 1982 after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. It is taking inspiration from the Iranian political and spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini and Iranian Revolution. Hezbollah's primary focus is against Israel. Sunnis are the followers of the Abu Bakr, the successor of Prophet Muhammad while Shias are the followers of Ali, the cousin of Abu Bakr. One of the root causes of terrorism in Africa is weakening states of the region. The unstable states like Sudan have become the breeding ground of terrorists. Religious and ethnic tension is another reason for terrorism. One of the reasons for the terrorist activities in Asia is the dispute between India and Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. In addition to the this ethnic issues, criminal activities like drug trafficking is a major source of terrorism in the countries of Asia. Another reason for terrorism is the rise of favorable atmosphere after the Soviet War in Afghanistan. There were many sources for conflicts in Iraq. Conflicts arose as a result of sectarian violence. The schism between Sunnis and Shias is one of the reasons for conflict. Another source of violence is among the minorities on the basis discriminatory political and religious views. Criminalization of politics and society is another source of violence in Iraq. The most important source of conflict in Afghanistan is Taliban. Another source of conflict intervention of Iran, Pakistan and Central Asian nations. The role of Pakistan is much bigger than any other nation in Afghanistan. The roles played by United States and United Kingdom cannot be forgotten as they are fighting a war on terror. One of the major event in Pakistan that helped the growth of terrorism was the Soviet-Afghan War. The Talibinization of Pakistan had changed the peaceful atmosphere in Pakistan. Another cause for the terrorism in Pakistan is the rivalry between Sunnis and Shiites. Pakistan was forced to control terrorist groups in the Kashmir border with India after the attack on World Trade Center. These groups which were supported by Pakistan turned against them after the September 11 attacks. The Great danger faced by the newly independent breakaway states of Russia is that they have elements of Weapons of Mass Destruction. There is a great danger that these fissile materials may fall into the hands ofterrorists. The fall of communism in Europe and counter-insurgency measures has literally wiped out leftist terrorism from the European soil. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the Arab world led to the demise of leftist terrorist activities in Europe. Ethnic extremism is a radical act of particular ethnic groups in Europe to achieve certain goals. Ethnic extremism has no connection with the left or right groups. Nationalism in Europe played a prominent role in the rise of nationalist extremist ideologies. The fall of communism signaled the end of socialism and give rise to nationalism. Radical Islam is spreading fast in Europe and using different techniques to spread terror. One such method is spreading terrorist ideologies among immigrants of the west. Jihadi networks have spread across Europe from Poland to Portugal. The emergence of terrorism in European soil has become a threat not only to Europe but also to United States.

The general meaning of the word "Jihad" is holy war, but Quran explains it as a military struggle on behalf of Islam or spiritual struggle to reform oneself. Based on present circumstances, the people who are fighting in the name of Islam are jihadists, eventhough several terrorist organizations had claimed that they are fighti

Confucianism

What historical circumstances were associated with the rise of Confucianism?

Conquest Culture and Culture Crystallization

Discuss the concept of "conquest culture." Discuss if and how "cultural crystallization" was very significant in determining what the final stabilized forms of the Latin American acculturated society are.

Charlemagne's Empire Falls

Why did Charlemagne's empire disintegrate? How did the barbarian invaders contribute to the development of western Europe following the rule of Charlemagne?

The Rhodesian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

The Rhodesian Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on November 11th 1965 was a highly controversial event which inspires strong sentiments from many perspectives. Unfortunately, the facts are often not presented in a balanced and unbiased fashion. As a result students of Rhodesian/Zimbabwean history often do

Counterforce Contest as compared to Guerrilla Warfare.

This solution is an explanation for students who have an interest in Military History of the differences between 'Counterforce' conflict and 'Guerrilla Warfare'. Theoretical military terminology is often used in classes without a full explanation of the history or nature of such strategies therefore I have explained the terms in