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The 8th of May 1945 is an important date.Not only that is the day when the Second World War ended, but also it is the day in which Europe was divided in two zones.What determined this division was the communist doctrine.The US and the USSR were the two big nations, which 'saved' the world from the catastrophe of Nazism; also, they were the only countries, which were still 'active' after the world ended. This is why the two of them were elected as 'patrons' of the new Europe.Britain was as well the winner of the war, being in alliance with both America and Russia, however its loyalty to the US led to its subordination.Soon after the end of the 'total war' then, Europe was split into 2 areas
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Cult of Domesticity and the strict confinements that the 19th century society put on women. These women looked to grow their monetary autonomy and social impact in one of only a handful couple of courses accessible to them – their sexuality (Bernheimer, 1989).
Fears Provoked by Prostitution on Social Progress
Prostitution provoked certain fears concerning the state of social progress in the 19th century Europe, one of these fears were linked to interfering with the social class. For instance, working class viewed prostitution as immoral and an act that lacks self-respect to the individuals. Landels (1858) believed that other vices including drunk, bankruptcy and vagrant can still regain
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of companies and so on.The two countries who support the European integration most (at least their governments) are Germany and France. One reason therefore might be that both countries have a dramatic increase in unemployment rate within the past few years. In Baden-Württemberg for example, the area where I am from, the unemployment rate has gone up from about 4% in 1992 to around 9% nowadays. Most likely Mr. Chirac's and Mr. Kohl's only solution concerning the unemployment is a fully integrated economy which for sure would create new jobs in Europe.The German population, however, is scared that a United Europe would create new jobs only in low wage countries like e.g. Portugal. Many
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The first Total War also known as the 'bloodiest' war of the century, WWI proved to have a great impact upon all of Europe. Politically, there is a clear scene of what impact the War had on the main powers in Europe: for some countries, such as France and Britain, the change in regime was merely slight, in Germany rather significant, whereas in Russia it proved drastic and sparked off two revolutions. Hence, there were several common aspects of political impacts, both direct and indirect.One of the instances of indirect political impact of WWI was the steadfastly developed idea of 'unity' behind ones government, borne by feelings of patriotism. This mainly existed at the very beginning of
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Esther Lee IB 207
Case 1: Euro Disney: The First 100 Days
1. What were the reasons for Euro Disney’s problems in Europe?
- There were multiple reasons for Euro Disney problems, starting from their mostly European employees who has different approach about work ethics and culture. This is a big issue because Disney is mainly known for their exceptional customer experience and is well known for creating a magical experience for their customers. Though training process has been similar to that of U.S., the results came out different. Due to the fact that more than 70% of the employees were French, their attitude towards creating a magical experience was obviously not their priority
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, its fear and ignorance which keeps them dependent.
The enlightenment period was also known as the age of reason, Enlightened many great minds. As a result of this we see a change take place in society. It inspired great scientists like Isaac Newton to apply reason to science. As mentioned in the article Enlightenment in Europe, Revolution in America under the subtitle Newton discovers law of gravity, it mentions “Isaac Newton may be called either the last and greatest figure of the Scientific Revolution or the first figure of the enlightenment. Newton recognized what he owed to such earlier thinkers as Galileo and Kepler when he said, “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I
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Throughout the postclassical era, Western Europe experienced many commercial and cultural changes. The decline of the Roman Empire is what officially designated the beginning of the postclassical era, which began around 500 c.e, and it lasted until the 15th century. The postclassical era can be split into two different categories. One, from 500 c.e -900 c.e signifying the recovery period and two, 900 c.e to 1450 c.e which can be considered the advancing period due to the rapid growth from here onward.The recovery period in Western Europe was not a very significant period for advancement. The population of Western Europe was actually just a large in the 6th century as it was in the 10th
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AP European History
Chapter 28: World War II Outline
· The origins of World War II
· The course of the war
· Racism and the Holocaust
· The impact of the war on the people of Europe
· Relationships among the victorious allies and the preparations for peace
Section One: Again the Road to War
· Section Overview
· German discontent over economic depression that struck Germany in 1923 and again in 1930 was attributed to the Versailles settlement
· Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party denounced the treaty and used strict discipline to attract people to their platform
· Hitler’s Goals
· Racial theory was at the core of Hitler’s ideology as he sought to strengthen the
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, and that its destiny is a revolutionary one. Distinctively, the underdevelopment of the third world is marked by a number of common traits, distorted and highly dependent economies devoted to producing primary products for the developed world and to provide markets for their finished goods, traditional, rural social structures, high population growth, and widespread of poverty. This essay will discuss the two theories which are dependency theory as well as the modernisation theory, and also discuss how Europe underdeveloped Africa.
Hays (2001) defines dependency as an explanation of the economic development of a state in terms of the external influences political, economic
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entry into the UK retail market has been proven to be mutually beneficial. For example, by allowing the UK clothing brand George to be introduced into a much broader market through Walmart stores, both ASDA and Walmart have increased their market share and profitability.
Walmart entered Germany with the standards and company culture used in the U.S. While this strategy was proven in the states, they struggled with success in Germany. The lessons taken away from the experiences in Germany helped supply learning opportunities for future expansion endeavors. Walmart’s expansion into the UK was more successful in part to the issues faced in Germany.
Neissa, L. & Tumbull, G. (2004, April). Wal-Mart in Europe. Harvard Business School, Case 704-027 (Revised 2004, July).
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I belong to a Clan of Resident Aliens. My neighbor is a former Russian communist, my gardener is Hispanic and my best friend is somewhere in between. As for me, I?m supposed to be an American, one that was born some ten thousand miles away in an undersized, under-populated, under-represented republic called Armenia. Am I really American? What is American? On October 10, 1492 a man named Christopher Columbus landed in America thinking he was in Eastern Europe. While he may have been wrong in terms of where he was, he nonetheless had experienced some sort of drive, motivation, and persistence to make it there. This same spirit was carried through to the peoples of Europe who realized
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Napoleon in Europa: Besatzung oder Befreiung?
“Der Export der Revolution nach Europa war und blieb ein ambivalentes Unterfangen das stets zwischen Besatzung und Befreigung oszillierte.”
Napoleons Machteingreif in Europa kann man weder als eindeutige Besatzung noch als eindeutige Befreiung bezeichnen.
Es gab Vorteile zum Geschehen, jedoch war es ins Gesammt weit entfernt von einer Befreiung.
Napoleon wollte ein geeinigtes Europa, etwas wie die Europäische Union heututage, also gleiche Währung und einheitliche MaSSe, für die Napoleon zu bedanken ist.
Das Ziel war ein grosses Staat mit der Hauptstadt in Paris, wobei Import und Export vereinfacht wären und bei Kriegen ein Bündniss.
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El Dorado ExploredIn chapter XVII, Candide and his manservant, Cacambo, enter the country of El Dorado. Here, Voltaire takes the opportunity to further satirize governments, religion, philosophy, and war. All of the religious figures Candide encounters throughout the story are corrupt and sexually promiscuous even though they have taken vows of chastity. El Dorado is a counter for all of the evils of Europe. He uses El Dorado rhetorically to contrast the vices of the real world. If you had not noticed the insanity of the Europeans in the world Voltaire paints, El Dorado, certainly gives a frame of reference.At the beginning of the story, Candide is taught from very early in life by the
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. That deal eased the catastrophes of the Great Depression. But what really ended the war was the US entering World War II since both people and industries became really important for world effort. The great Depression didn't only affect the United States but it was also the most serious in European economic life. After World War I ended Europe was left very weak and in recovery, while the United States was making great technological advances and industries and economy was growing. The Unites States and Europe made a deal so United States was lending money to Europe to help its economy. Since Europe counted with that money to stabilize their economy with the Great Depression they run out of
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This was a hard Decision to make because the twentieth century was full of monumental events in th european theater. After long thought and reading I have to say that the Holocaust was the most important event. It brought tyrany and oppression to a peaceful group of people whohad no land to call home. Europe was spotted with small burroughs of jewish settlements. The things that the Nazi's did to the Jews would change not only Europe but the world forever.The Jews were coralled into concentration camps where experiments, mass gassings, and mass burnings were a tool of the Nazi army to rid the world of what they thought was a lesser race. Ruled by the Infamous Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany is
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Mohamad Abou Chaaban
May 5, 2017
Islamic Architecture and Art and their Influence on Early Modern Europe
Despite the existence of anti-Muslim rhetoric in Europe today, one cannot ignore the fact that for many centuries, the continent was under Islam. The earliest period of its Islamization was 652 A.D. when a small Arab army invaded Byzantine Sicily. The island’s local population comprised of Christians and Jews. However, Islamic influence in Europe was limited since Sicily is an island. Its entry into continental Europe took place in 711 A.D. when the Umayyad conquered Spain. Also known as the Moors, this group renamed this conquered land Al-Andalus
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Futon RamboFINC 677TOYOTA MINI-CASE STUDYQuestion 1: why do you think Toyota waited so long to move much of its manufacturing for European sales to Europe?Toyota delayed its decision to move manufacturing for European sales to Europe because of several factors. The market conditions prior to the falling value of the Euro indicated potential for expansion and growth even without a manufacturing facility. Despite only 24% of European sales being manufactured from its four facilities in Europe by 2001, Europe was Toyota's second largest foreign market in 2000. Hence, Toyota Motor Europe Manufacturing (TMEM) expected an expansion of its European sales from 634000 to 800000 units by 2005
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Europe is home to people of many different descents and cultures. And with this diversity of peoples and short distances and large cultural differences.Europe's diversity of peoples has been its greatest assets and its downfall. With short distances and large cultural differences, it has become a constant gyration of ideas, not to mention goods.The Greeks, built the foundation of modern Europe. With their mastery of Arts. Science, and Mathematics, Romans still conquered them, and borrowing from Greek cultures created an empire that stretched across the land.Rome was the first metropolitan area in Europe, with a population over a million.In this fifth century the empire had collapsed, and
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France in fear of persecution.
Versailles was made luxurious and unique. Vulnerable, this gargantuan palace was surrounded and overlooked by a magnificent garden. Life at this royal palace was far from comfortable. Odors leaked through the walls and windows reeked throughout the palace. Lower ranking nobles had to settle for "smellier" rooms if they wished to enjoy the beauty of Louis's entertainment and palace courts. Versailles was a "visual display of Louis's absolute power". When the Hall of Mirrors was fashioned, the only mirror-makers in Europe lived in Venice. France led Europe in the creative arts of theatrical talent. The birth of comedies and tragedies revolutionized dramatists
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Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance
Differences Between The Two
The Renaissance was a period of great cultural and technological changes that swept Europe from the end of the 13th century. It was integral in developing Europe into a powerhouse. Although, each part of Europe was subjected to different changes, there were two primary renaissances, which were most notable. They were the Italian and the Northern renaissance. Both of these renaissances had a profound impact on Europe. But they also had some typical differences among them and each was unique in its own way.
The Italian Renaissance was a period of great cultural changes and achievement throughout
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It is without question that Europe, as a continent, has had a profound effect on the path and progress of Africa. As many people know, a handful of countries in Europe controlled much of the world over the last half century or so. There were an apex where countries like Great Britain, Spain, Portugal and France controlled most of the world. However, much of that control fell away in the form of independence votes/wars and those colonizing countries otherwise giving up control. The differing areas of the world that were formerly under the control of modern-day Europe have responded in different ways. Some countries in Africa are very hostile towards
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it would not end there.Racial-Social Darwinism emerged in Europe, which was the idea that other people from Africa, Latin America, due to their color of their skin were weaker. Therefore classifying them into a race again. In the 1900's comes the Rise of Racial Science. Race becomes a scientific study in Europe and North America. France and England penetrate Asian countries and discover a new type of person. They called them, "Mongoloids" due to their yellow skin color and eye fold. Native Americans were called, "Ammo red Indians", or, "Reds". Because of their red skin color. In 1850's English settlers penetrate to Australia and call this people, "Australoids", because their skin was another
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Also known as the Great Plague, the
Black Plague, or simply the Plague.
Who gets the disease?
Nobody was safe from the plague, old and young, men and women: all of society
– royalty, peasants, archbishops, monks, nuns and parish clergy. Both artisan and
artistic skills were lost or severely affected, from cathedral building in Italy to
pottery production in England. There were shortages of people to till the land and
tend cattle and sheep.
What is this disease?
Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of
its population. Once a person is infected with bubonic plague, symptoms can
begin to show in as little as a few hours or after as long as 12
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would be the two remaining major developments of modern nation states in Europe. Nationalism and the concept of ideology. In reference to ideology, the monarchs that occupied France were at the center of all of the turmoil. The French Revolution brought upon a violent new form of an ideology. It was anti-aristocratic, anti-monarchial, anti-clermatic. At the time, France was a major power in Europe and was thought of as a hearth of intellectual thought. Writers like Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesqieu, had spread around the continent. Great intellectuals were present around France spreading their beliefs which alarmed many Europeans when it became evident that the French were really overthrowing
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Dr. Robert Pfeiffer
Survey of Modern World Literature
05 November 2018
Leopold Sedar Senghor
“Night in Sine”
“Prayer to the Masks”
The passionate artist in educating about Africa and Europe culture/ religion beliefs is the one and only Leopold Senghor. The legendary Leopold Senghor poetry exploded the severe circumstances of the encounter on both the personal and social levels in African and Europe. The collection of Senghor’s poems such as, “The Night in Sine, Black Women, and Prayer to the Masks” provided the background of Senghor explorer of the historical and morals of the African and black experience. Each poem had its own uniqueness
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History of the European UnionAbstractThe history of the European Union has grown out of the ashes of World War II. In an effort that seeks to unify the smaller countries in the region into a much larger, united Europe, is now seeing many of their goals accomplished. Over the last fifty years, the formulation of regulatory bodies overseen by representatives from each member state and its new euro-currency, the European Union is quickly becoming an economic powerhouse. I believe the growing European Union will have a much larger impact on international trade and will represent a formidable competitor to the United States in future years.Table of Contents§Introduction§The EU's
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Lecture 1 Outline: Europe Creates an Atlantic Economy (75 minutes).
1. An analytical approach to American history.
· Explain why things happen, not so much why
•Power: Community (equality) versus Domination (inequality).
· Easiest way to talk about history – who controls who
•Economy, modes of Production and classes.
· The root of all power is the economy
· Sets limits on other things like religion
· Organization of work
· Who own the land/means of production (power)
· Defines your economic class – motive of historical processes
•Imperialism, "Settler Solidarity," and "War Capitalism."
· Domination of one ethnic group by another
· Struggle between empires and marginalized groups
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One of the most important religious revolutions in history was the sixteenth century religious revolt known as the Protestant Reformation. This conflict divided the Christians of Western Europe into two religious groups: Protestants and Catholics. The reasons behind the Reformation movement included political, economical, social, and religious differences. In the beginning of the sixteenth century, Western Europe had one major religion, that of Roman Catholicism. The Catholic Church was wealthy, powerful, and had maintained a tight reign on Europe's traditional society. Gradually, however, there developed political and social problems within the Church. The common people criticized the
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Imperialism - a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
What is Europe Imperialism - The most powerful empires at the time were Ming Dynasty in China, Mogul Empire in India and Ottoman Empire in Turkey. Europeans nations were less powerful and Europeans nations wanted to change that by finding easier routes to lucrative trades with Asia and by finding natural resources like gold and silver.
Columbus sailed trying to find Indian and China but ended up sailing to South and Central America (Mexico) The Spaniards who followed him found gold and silver and shipped them back to Spain. Spain quickly became the richest nation in Europe. The extra
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Peter De Falco
World Hist Paper Why the Chinese Do It Better
Mediaeval China had many great achievements such as gunpowder, but fireworks aren't the only reason China was successful. Mediaeval China was known to be the most sophisticated and overall powerful region and country of its time. Even more so than the already established Europe. And though these two civilizations did interact, there are numerous factors as to why China was more successful. No matter the conflict, needs, or geographical deficits; China always seemed to come out on top, whether that be in their culture or their increasing technology.
The first reason why Europe can be seen as on a
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period of civil war after the fall of the Zhou dynasty in the 7th century BC military innovation was a key to survival. One product of this period was the crossbow. Initially a cumbersome but effective weapon the crossbow required strongmen laying on the ground to arm it. Later a cocking piece was invented so that the crossbowman could arm the crossbow while standing resulting in greater rapidity. The crossbow would remain a Chinese weapon until it arrived in Europe near the beginning of the second millennia. Through the centuries of feudal Europe the crossbow became widespread and with it a peasant could kill a life dedicated and full armoured Knight with only a few days of training. While
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AP World History
Comparing And Contrasting The Demographic And Environmental Effects Of The
Columbian Exchange On The Americas And Europe Between 1492 and 1750
Prior to 1492, Europeans were not technologically advanced enough to compete with the
Chinese, Persians, and Indians on a global-scale. Europeans were still recovering from the
fourteenth century Bubonic Plagues aftermath. The Black Death’s death toll, which shrunk
Europe’s population by forty percent, was still imminent. Such ramifications led to a lack of
cross-cultural encounters between Europe and the rest of the world. Eventually, Europe gained
the strength it once had and stole maritime technologies
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Thesis Paper U.S History
Though the Black Plague was viewed as a terrible disease that killed 25 million people. The
Black Plague actually benefited Europe because it helped advance Economic Benefits,
Technological Benefits and Medical Benefits.
The black plague had killed 25 to 40 million people in the European nation, A third of the
population was affected by the terrible disease. As a result, the number of work services was
dramatically reduced which created the desired need among farmers to attend their fields. Taking
the opportunity to improve their lives and future, Labourers demanded higher wages, better
working conditions and fewer responsibilities
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troops in Greece. Truman could not let yet another eastern European state fall into the hands of communists so in March 1947 Truman issued the Truman Doctrine, which was designed as a response to the situation in Greece. Since Stalin kept to his agreement with Churchill that Greece was an area of British influence and did nothing to directly help the Greek Communists one cannot really say that the Truman Doctrine further deteriorated relations between East and West. The Marshall Plan on the other hand which was a plan to provide US financial support to war-torn Europe had a more visible effect on the relations between the two sides. In theory the Marshal aid was available for any European
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The Cold War was the elongated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started in the mid 40's after WWII had left Europe in shambles and Russia and the USA in superpower positions. The Cold War was a clash of these supergiants in political, ideological, military, and economic values and ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. In this essay I'm going to bring forth the following points: Rise of the Cold War, events in and because of the Cold War, and the fall of Russia.Again Germany had been thwarted in its plans of total domination. It had been a combined effort by all the Western powers and a few
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Every culture has food taboos. Some, of course, have more than others. Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Thailand, for example, tend to have a more diverse cultural diet than do European countries. I conducted a survey to see how a country's food taboos correlate with the personal eating habits of those who have traveled there. I found that people who have traveled to Asian countries tend to have less food taboos than do those who have traveled to Europe. In fact, people who have traveled to Asia often could not cite one food that they refuse to eat. Everyone who has been to Europe on the other hand, could name at least one food that they personally consider to be inedible. I
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, providing storytellers with an awe-inspiring tale to pass on—centered around Theseus as the main character.
Dhwty. “Theseus: The Greek Hero That Slayed the Minotaur.” Ancient Origins, Ancient Origins, 9 Sept. 2018, www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/theseus-0010674.
Johnblack. “The Myth of the Minotaur.” Ancient Origins, Ancient Origins, 22 Dec. 2013, www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/myth-minotaur-00205.
Culture Trip. “The Minotaur and Knossos: An Ancient Artistic Legacy.” Culture Trip, 24 Nov. 2011, theculturetrip.com/europe/greece/articles/the-minotaur-and-knossos/.
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Who came to Fulton, MO six months after the end of World War II?
Why did he come? What did he say descended upon the continent?
He came to sound an alarm: The countries of Eastern Europe had been trapped under Soviet domination. There was still a tyrant, Joseph Stalin, left in Europe. An “iron curtain” descended upon the continent.
What happened to the jobs when the soldiers returned home?
There were few jobs to offer.
Was it hard for factories to transition back to non-war production?
Driving force behind American economy?
The American consumer.
Describe life after World War II?
There was a lot of opportunity created in spite of war. Funds were given, houses were
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may seem like the start of the war but it is considered not to be one. Even though being a hero of World War II, Winston Churchill, as the ex-Prime Minister of England, held no official political stand anymore. His speech was a great response to Russias actions of gathering satellite nations to defend itself from Western aggression. The speechs most known quote which summarizes the whole speech was, From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately it could only be taken as a ones opinion rather than a
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entirely subdue something he deems lesser or as “rebels”. Furthermore, the fact that the heads are facing towards his door, portrays his desire to remember his effects of his power, and to remind those whom see the heads, that he is all-powerful. This depicts pure exploitation—Kurtz could have merely killed those who line the front of his house, but rather he chose to kill them, in a merciless fashion, and then display them. This parallels Europe’s exploitation of the Congo and other colonies/lesser countries. Rather than use a sustainable portion of their resources, Europe acquired as much as possible, destroying the natural resources, and dominating the natives for their benefit.
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3. How did Mongol rule influence the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Europe, the
Muslim world and China?
Reports of the Mongol attacks terrified Europe. The Mongols increased their empire using swift and decisive
attacks with an armed and disciplined cavalry. They wiped out the populations of some entire towns that
resisted as was their usual policy depopulating some regions and confiscating the crops and livestock from
others. This type of total warfare spread panic even among Europeans not directly affected by the Mongol
onslaught and sent refugees fleeing westward. Impact of the conquest was not even but in general the absence
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motivations behind his association with the European project are critiqued as considerably alien at the time in that he recognised the futility of nationalism and that integration. Rather, he along with Monnet developed and advocated the ideals of federalist intergovernmentalism which both men believed was the path of the future towards a stronger connected Europe which is pivotal in the European Union that exists today. Consequently, it is effectively portrayed that the foundations of the modern European Union were built upon Monnet’s ideas and structural contributions. Yet, it was Schuman’s strategical contributions to the early stages of European project due to his high-level political positions
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Middle Age Economy The economy mostly seen in the early middle ages was feudalism, Europe?s form of government in the Middle Ages, was developed in the fifth century to meet the changing needs of the time. It was based heavily on the honor system. The king had overall power, then the lord, then the vassals, or landowners, and finally down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or estates, could be rented out to one vassal who would then rent portions of the fief to three more, and so on. Each person would give their peer a fee (called the guild) and goods in return for protection. As an old medieval saying states, "No land without the lord, no lord without the land." The
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of worries Napoleon had. Napoleon had a very mercurial nature and didn't know or prepare concretely what he wanted: "What most suited Napoleon's style was a European Congress to redraw the map of Europe, for there he might shine at minimum risk. Nor did Napoleon have any clear idea of just how he wanted the borders altered."(P.108 Kissinger). "He possessed his uncle ambition but not his nerve, genius..., raw power."(P107 Kissinger). This really express the position in which Napoleon had settled himself, he wanted to do too much things at the same time and wasn't capable of doing it. Napoleon couldn't foresee events correctly. He wanted to create division in Europe, therefore he created
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universities to multiply their number. Additionally, the effects of the Black Death spread religious consciousness across a larger sector of society and generated many kinds of reactions such as violence against the Jews and tensions between the sick and the healthy. Psychologically the Black Death staggered the entire medieval world and death was now on feared by everyone and "For anyone who had lived through the Black Death, hysteria could never be far away."From 1250 until 1347 Europe suffered a succession of very wet seasons and Europe′s entire agricultural production collapsed. Arable lands were rotting and with an increasing population a more productive culture was needed to prevent
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Ch 21: The Collapse and Recovery of EuropeMargin and Big Picture ResponsesMargin Review Questions1. What aspects of Europe's nineteenth-century history contributed to the First World War?• Aspects of Europe's nineteenth-century history that contributed to the First World War include the emergence of Germany and Italy as unified states, which disrupted the fragile balance of power between Europe's major countries that had been established after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815;• Growing popular nationalism in Europe; industrialization and industrialized militarism; and competition among European powers for colonial empires also played a significant role.2. In what ways did World War
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The First World War was a global war that was centered about Europe from 1914-1919. The war was a senseless slaughter of over nine million combative and civilian deaths that no nation benefited from. Rather than the war being fought between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, the instigators of the entire war, their allies took command of the war and caused it to escalate into global catastrophic destruction between some of earth's most prominent superpowers.Many different tensions plagued Europe even before any sort of trigger event occurred. Europe was already cautious of Germany once its Kaiser, Friedrich Wilhelm II, increased the size of his nation's army. He had a fascination with the British
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War to end all wars
World War 2 was labeled to be the war to end all wars. The war began in 1939 and finally ended in 1945. It began because of the Treaty of Versailles the Germans believed it was unfair for the destruction of WW1. WW2 was mostly fought in Asia and Europe but without leaving many homes demolished. There were two sides of the war the Axis and the Allied power. America again planed to stay out of the war but finally they were persuaded into going.
The first few years of WW2 the Axis dominated over the Allied powers. The Axis power consisted of three extremely powerful dictators, Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. On August first, 1939 Hitler and
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Throughout the years "The word 'Viking' has come to describe a whole new age in Europe between about 800 [CE] and 1150 [CE]" (Ritchie 3). Really this word generally describes one who pillages, plunders, and sails; a pirate. In the Middle Ages, especially during the 8th, 9th, and 10th centuries, there were constant raids in England and all throughout Europe by these pirates, and "during the 9th century these raids became increasingly large-scale" (Millett 1). Naturally these invasions had drastic negative affects on the people who were victimized. The Vikings who invaded England and Europe were from Norway and Denmark (Ritchie 3). "Nowhere was safe from the Vikings" (Ritchie 2), especially
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In Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness, Marlow - who is both the protagonist, whose actions make up the main plot of the novel, and the narrator, whose thoughts and attitudes shape the reader's perception of the story - has a revelation about human nature. Initially, he associates things such as civilisation, knowledge, and good in terms of light - as it appears; and lack of civilisation, savagery, and evil in terms of darkness - an expected perception. However, as Marlow begins to have glimpses at the truth of human nature, his associations reverse. He associates darkness with the civilised brutality of imperialist Europe, and light with the savage reality of native Africa. The