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In 5 pages the author discusses 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin' by Benjamin Franklin and how this work reflects the ideals of the Enlightenment in both form and context. No other sources.

A 3 page book review on Mark Kurlansky's Cod, A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (1997). The writer summarizes the highlights of the book and then offers analysis, stating that Kurlansky creates a fascinating portrait of a commodity and how it has been influential force in shaping history. No additional sources cited. ...

This 6 page paper discusses the crucial position that Joseph Goebbels played in the machine known as the Third Reich. Examples, quotes cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Erickson/Great Harry

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page essay that critically examines Carolly Erickson's biography of Henry VIII entitled Great Harry. Not only was Henry VIII one of the most pivotal figures in history, having been a major force in the Reformation, but he is fascinating n a personal level. Erickson does not attempt to offer fresh perspectives on Henry ...

An 8 page paper that begins with a short biography of Frederick’s early life. The paper discusses military victories, Frederick’s musical accomplishments, Frederick II as a statesman and his contributions to Europe. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This five-page-paper discusses the role Leon Trotsky played in the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik Party. It opens with a discussion about Trotsky's life accomplishments and then moves into a brief biography of his entire life. It finishes with the reason he did not win the bid to succeed Lenin when he died. Bibliography lists five sources.

Josef Stalin 1879-1953

  • 24 page paper

A 24 page paper. Josef Stalin was born Ioseb Dzhugashvili in 1879. He died under vague circumstance in 1953. He ruled the Soviet Union for almost a quarter of a century. Tens of millions died under his rule. This essay presents a biography of Stalin and includes an introduction, his early years, including his education, ...

This 5 page paper considers two questions. The first concerns the advantages of the Euro as a result of the single European currency. The second concerns the use of licensing and franchises in international business. The bibliography cites 4 sources for the first question and 3 for the second.

A 5 page review of the European Union and the considerations it has in the face of global business. There are many challenges confronting the EU from a global business perspective. In all, however, the impacts of the EU have been much more positive than negative. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the Yalta conference held in February 1945 and the impact that this had on the establishment of the cold war. The writer includes discussion on issues such as Soviet land demands, the balance of power and the political implications of the agreements reached. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Elizabeth I

  • 6 page paper

This 5-page paper examines the life of Queen Elizabeth I and despite societal norms of females during the 16th century, she rose to power and reigned over England. There are 5 sources cited.

This 11 page paper looks at the results of the October 21974 election where the Labour party took power with a minority government in the United Kingdom. The paper examines the results of this election and then looks at the parties who fought the election and the issues that surrounded it. The bibliography cites 8 ...

A 7 page discussion of the transition from artillery as a support for infantry to artillery as a complimentary power to infantry. Uses examples from the Napoleonic era to illustrate the transition. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 pages in length. A thorough analysis in which the writer offers descriptions of how the advent of mechanization impacted the nature of the society and the detrimental effects it had on much of the population. Specifically, the effect of the power loom is discussed. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page discussion of the economic and political phases which faced Germany in the nineteenth century. Attributes some of the societal and political changes and Germany's eventual economic success to the transition from a largely agrarian based society to an industrially driven one. Emphasizes that this same period was a period of ...

A 10 page research paper that traces Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power from a shaky beginning to becoming the military genius he is credited to be. The essay reviews some of the major battles that he won and lost, his reorganization of France and of a great part of Europe, his two exiles and his ...

A 7 page research paper that deals with how the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, relied upon terror and violence to accomplish their political goals and solidify their power base after the Revolution of 1917. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page discussion of the key events and ideologies that characterized this time in history. The Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler took advantage of the societal discord which characterized Germany following World War I. They used their phenomenal power of persuasion to convince Germans that theirs was the only way to right ...

An eight page paper which looks at the causes of World War One and discusses whether the conflict could have been avoided, in terms of the various conflicts of national interests which contributed to the instigation of the conflict and the struggle for domination of Europe between the powers involved. Bibliography lists 4 sources

10 pages in length. Had it not been for Saladin's courage and unwavering perseverance, Egypt would never have been recognized as a major power of the Middle East. The death of Zangid ruler Nur Al-Din cleared the way for Saladin's takeover of Syria's Zangid kingdom just prior to the Jihad, or holy war, ...

In his book Industry and Empire, Eric J. Hobsbawm provides a comprehensive overview of the economic history of the British empire. It is Hobsbawm's contention, though, that even as the conclusion of the Victorian era asserted Great Britain as one of the world's most significant economic powers, the empire itself was beginning a fundamental ...

The first of the world wars (dubbed "the war to end all wars" or the "great war") not only brought together the major powers of the time, it was also a war that utilized all of the modern weapons - including propaganda. This 5 page paper explores the use of propaganda in England during the first world war. ...

Operation TORCH

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the TORCH operation of September 1942, and the impacts that this had on the strategic warfare of Allied and Axis powers.

This 9 page paper supports the view that the U.S. had always been more powerful than the U.S.S.R. Thus, the arms race was just an illusion as the U.S. really held all the power. Still, concerns about former Soviet weaponry remain. The cold war and its legacy is also discussed. Bibliography lists 8 ...

7 pages in length. The writer discusses Treaty of Versailles and the Weimar Republic as they relate to Hitler's desire to seize power in 1923 Munich. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses some of the factors that came into play that allowed the Nazis to rise to power in Germany. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Portugal’s Empire over the past 600 years, with an emphasis on its influence in the southeast Asian region. The East Timor situation is discussed as well as the recent transfer of power of Macau. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Franciso Franco:

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines the long political regime(1937-1975) of Francisco Franco of Spain. It discusses how Franco kept power through the historic caciquismo, the system of networking, patronage, vote buying, and pocketing of public unds, showing how in time that system went under- ground but still continued. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

This 6 page paper discusses Robert Kaiser's 1976 book, Russia: The People and the Power. A summary of the contents and a discussion of the issues such as corruption in the USSR during the Cold War years, as well as reflections on the new Russia. Bibliography lists 1 source.


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper explores the social ramifications of the Great Purges that were initiated during the time Josef Stalin was in power. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at the United Kingdom's history during 1819 – 1880. Issues included in the paper are the social structure of classes and wealth, the political attitudes, colonial power and military might. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Hitler -- Born Out of Peace: This 5-page analytical essay examines the relationship between the Versailles Treaty and Hitler’s rise to power. After Germany’s defeat in W.W.I. the country faced an enormous reparation debt, and global humiliation/antipathy. Could these issues really have contributed to a nation’s acceptance of genocide? Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

A 12 page overview of the circumstances leading up to the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956. Explores two theories regarding the crisis, the first that the U.S. failed to allow Britain and France to exert their prerogatives as world powers and the second that the affair was a result of Cold War politics. ...

This 6 page report discusses the social hierarchies -- gender, ethnicity, class -- of colonial Latin America. The social histories of nations throughout Latin America provide important insights on the intricate nature of political and cultural groups of a colonial society. As a result, those insights contribute substantially to the reexamination of relationships of power and popular culture in colonial Latin America ...

A 10 page overview of the relationship between the United States and Russia since the end of the Cold War. Emphasizes that while the political environment has changed somewhat there is still friction between the two world powers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

: A 12 page research paper that gives a brief summation of the Second Punic War in which Hannibal brought his elephants over the Alps and invaded the Italian peninsula. The writer focuses then on the effects that this war had on consolidating Roman power. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A paper which considers the perspective of Voltaire, Kant and Condorcet on organised religion, and the extent to which the Enlightenment thinkers had a direct impact on social change. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses the contributions of Alfred the Great, the first king of England, to language, education, religion and government. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Religion and literacy

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at the importance of religion in the increase in literacy rates in Britain and France during the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources

This 5 page report discusses the existence of religion in the Europe of the 1600s. Throughout all aspects of faith during the time, the element of transformation and religious heroism played a key role and also supported justifications of violent “Christian” intervention throughout the world. The 17th century also provided the foundation from which ...

This 5 page paper draws on Penny Schine Gold's The Lady & the Virgin, Image, Attitude and Experience in Twelfth-Century France and Ken Follet's novel World Without End in order to discuss the relationship between political and religious norms during the medieval period. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


  • 5 page paper

This 5-page paper attempts to dispute the idea that war in England wasn't possible in 1640, but broke out two years later. This paper explores the reasons for the English Civil War, and points to the idea that religion and uncertainty over Parliamentarian rule helped drive the war on for more than two decades. Bibliography ...

7 pages in length. Christoper Hill's World Turned Upside Down : Radical Ideas During the English Revolution describes how the English Revolutionary war was waged for several reasons, with religion as one of the primary causes. The author provides a detailed overview of Hill's historical account of the English Revolution. No additional ...

A 9 page paper that discusses microhistorical events of the early to mid-16th century by discussing three specific books: Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worm: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller; Davis' The Return of Martin Guerre; and Nalle's Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete. The paper comments on ...

This 5 page paper discusses how religion, ethnicity and politics all played a vital role in the breakdown of the Yugoslav state. This paper refers to Kaplan's "Balkan Ghosts" and provides an isightful look into how various elements were intertwined in this breakdown. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the French Revolution and the Romantic Age. The French Revolution brought about changes in religion, population, and society. All of these had different impacts on the Romantic Age, which began at the same time as the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of post-Byzantine monarchies. The importance of law and religion are emphasized. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

5 pages in length. The ways in which Lutheranism and Calvinism responded to the challenges of the Renaissance reflect how religion experienced a significant surge during this particular time period. The Reformation -- which represented a response to criticisms of society and politics leveled by Renaissance thinkers as well as to criticisms of ...

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant and the Presbyterian religions over ...

This 4 page paper compares Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, looking at the different cultures comparing social structure, politics, religion, economies and terrain. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

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