Essays and Research Papers on European History

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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.

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