American Imperialism, Conquering Of The Free World? - 1,252 words
American Imperialism has been a part of United States history ever since the American Revolution. Imperialism is practice by which powerful nations or people seek to expand and maintain control or influence over weaker nations or peoples. Throughout the years there has been many instances where the Americans have taken over other people countries, almost every time we go into we have taken over a new piece of land. The Americas first taste of imperialism came about five hundred years ago when Columbus came to America. We fought the pleasant inhabitants and then took over their land making them slaves. Americans over the years have been known to become almost selfish, no matter how much we ha ...
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Outsiders Locking In - 1,010 words
In the United States something very odd happened during the period of time from the middle of the 1950's up to the impact of the crisis of the 1960's. For once in the storied history of the United States a majority of Americans accepted the same system of assumptions. This shared system of assumptions is known as the liberal consensus. The main reason there was such a thing as liberal consensus was because of the extreme economic growth we experienced in the U.S. during the post World War II era. However, the consensus didn't apply to one important group of people. These were the combat soldiers it the Vietnam War. Their experiences at home and abroad suggest that they were outsiders to the ...
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Us Involovement In Korea - 768 words
The question of whether The United States was right to enter into the Korean war is not a geomilitary question, but rather an ethical one. Was the US just in their decision? To respond to this dilemma, we look to Just War Theory as our guide. Just War Theory denotes the inevitability of war, distinguishing between a moral and immoral war. The basic qualifications for a Just war involve a defensive or Punitive war. An offensive war is usually the immoral one. Aristotle helps to justify Just War Theory with his notion that, "No one chooses to be at war or provokes war for the sake of warWe make war that we may live at peace." In the late 1940's, the United States viewed the Soviet threat in re ...
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Trumam On The Korean War - 580 words
Thoughout Truman's narration of his actions and decisions in regarding the Korean conflict, he strongly emphasizes that his first priority is to prevent a third world war. He addresses that the public has questioned his actions as to why he doesnt bomb the aggressors (line 5), but he assures that that would only instigate a major war, not help prevent one. Another major complication that would go hand in hand with bombing the aggressors would be that it would entangle America in Asian politics, and America's influence worldwide could possibly weaken due resources focused on another Truman continues to state, once again, that America will have no part in prolonging this war or extending it to ...
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The Specter Of Communism - 1,185 words
... the President that nuclear weapons may have to be used just to keep the communist back. The President dismissed this for fear that it may draw the Soviet Union and its nuclear weapons further into the war. After three long years of fighting, the Americans and North Koreans ended their fighting with an armistice that created borders that were almost the same as those at the beginning of the war. The United States fought its first limited war to stop the spread of communism, and it came away with a free South Korea, and a prosperous Japan. The result in Indochina was not the same as in Korea and Japan. The communist government of North Vietnam attacked and defeated the French troops that w ...
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Ww - 1,727 words
What is war? Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary describes it as: an armed clash between nations or factions in the same nation. Thats how a dictionary describes it, but in fact, it is something much worse. War is the epitome of what is wrong with human nature. War is devastating. Perhaps no other war was as devastating as World War II. (1)World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The development of the atomic bomb in 1945 would begin nuclear war. There is no one simple ca ...
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Why The United States Sent Troops To Vietnam - 1,177 words
At the end of World War II in 1945, The United States government was, seemingly, intent on eradicating Communism from the world. The government was, in a Machiavellian but sometimes inept way, using any means necessary to achieve this goal. In the process, the United States nearly engaged in nuclear war with the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, sacrificed over 58,000 American lives and some 300,000 causalities (not to mention the untold millions of Asian lives), and created "feelings of disillusionment among many Americans who believed that they had been betrayed by their leaders" (Opposing Viewpoints, pg. 17). Despite these costs, the United States government constantly ...
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The Tibetan Independence Movement - 1,102 words
The Independence of Tibet is one of the hottest topics in the world today, undoubtedly due in part to the massive media exposure and attention given to the Dalai Lama and his movement in America. Recent Movies such as Kundun, The Wind Horse, and the extremely popular Seven Years in Tibet have had an astounding impact on the arousal of international awareness of Tibets situation with China. This impact and the establishment of the Tibetan Independence Movement as a major issue on the international platform has lead to the argument by supporters of Chinese rule of Tibet that interventionists have based their arguments on history according to Hollywood. Have these films swayed public opinion an ...
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Sacco And Vanzetti - 2,688 words
Were Sacco and Vanzetti convicted and eventually executed because of popular beliefs about anarchy? The majority of the evidence on Sacco and Vanzetti points to the fact that they did not receive a fair trial, but why is that? Many people of the time feel that can be attributed to the fact that both of the men were Italian immigrants. While this may have aided the feeling of hated that was already preeminent at the trial. It was not however the main reason that the two men were not given their fair trial that every one is alleged to have the right to. The main reason that Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted, and eventually executed with out the proper process of appeals, is the fact that they ...
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Prisoners At Work - 942 words
Currently at least 36 states have industries which are operating within prison walls and employ inmates. Why have prisoners at work? There are four main reasons for putting inmates to work: 1) to raise revenue through the selling of goods and services made and provided by the inmates themselves; 2) to increase punishment (no more sitting around and loafing in prison all day); 3) to rehabilitate by instilling work ethics and skills that will help the inmate in the future); and 4) to better manage the population by giving the inmates something productive to do, keeps them busy. (Gondles 1999) The History section of this booklet shows that prison industries are nothing new, and that these indus ...
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Atomic Diplomacy - 1,052 words
... hould be noted that we have generally been at a disadvantage in crisis, since the Communists command a more flexible set of tools for imposing strain on the free world than we normally command. We are often caught in circumstances where our only available riposte is so disproportionate to the immediate provocation that its use risks unwanted escalation or serious political costs to the free community. This asymmetry makes it attractive for Communists to apply limited debilitating pressures upon us in situations where we find it difficult to impose on them an equivilent price for their intrusions (Rostow 173). The administration's desire to reduce it's dependence on nuclear weapons did no ...
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Teh Drinking Age - 512 words
The Drinking Age The drinking age is twenty one because all the people making the laws are over twenty one. So they take a biased way of thinking. When we are eighteen we can smoke, vote, and be drafted into the army, yet we arent capable of deciding for ourselves to have a beer or two. Why arent we protesting this outrageous indignity? On the other hand, drinking has caused many deaths and many more injures when its not handled right and abused. First of all, when we are eighteen we can decide whether we want to join the army and be trained to kill people and go to war and be shot at!! But we cant decide for ourselves whether or not we want to drink. This doesnt make sense to me. Also we ca ...
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Americans And Individualizm - 1,075 words
The United States of America is the land of the free, the land of opportunity, and the wealthiest country in the world, a country that half the modern world is modeled after. Its President is referred to as the Leader of the free world. Thousands of people come to this country every year, learning about the country in hopes of becoming citizens. William Hudson in his book American Democracy in Peril talks about the seven biggest challenges to this democratic nation. Individualism can be seen as a gift or a curse, depending on the context in which it occurs. Because modern society finds it important that people think independently, decide autonomously and take personal initiatives, the conce ...
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The Cold War - 1,254 words
... istake. The initial story released was not widely reported and only told of a missing pilot near the Soviet border who's oxygen equipment was out of order. "From an intelligence point of view, the original cover story seemed to be particularly inept... A cover story has certain requirements. It must be credible. It must be a story that can be maintained [no live pilots knocking about] and it should not have too much detail. Anything that's missing in a cover story can be taken care of by saying the matter is being investigated."6 The further lies the State Department released about the incident only strained U.S. and Soviet relations. These included reports of an unarmed weather research ...
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Safety Problems In America - 1,136 words
The Safety Problem in Americas Commercial Airline Industry 1989 has been a year in which both aviation experts and spokesmen. For the flying public have expressed intensified concern over what they perceive to be a substantial deterioration in the safety of Americas passenger airline operations. In the first nine months of 1989 alone, there have been ten fatal air crashes involving large transport-category planes owned by U.S. based carriers (Ott p.28). This compares disfavorably to the first nine of months of 1988, when but two such accidents took place, and in fact, it is the highest number of death-causing accidents for the American commercial aviation industry during the 1980s (Fotos p.3 ...
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Market For Personal Computers In Germany - 2,420 words
The goal of this report is to inform US investors about the German market for personal computers. This document outlines many different areas of the German political, economic, and social structures and how they concern the personal computer industry. It provides a clear insight to the German approach to personal computers and the age of information we are now in. This report was compiled from a variety of resources consisting primarily of government documents, but also of on the research of various market analysts through their publications on the subject. These sources are extremely reliable and provided information vital to the success of a foreign firm in the German market. The document ...
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Prison Alternative - 1,002 words
America has to wake up and realize that the current structure of our penal system is failing terribly. Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell-block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. There is a better way to deal with crime and punishment in America. Americans pay too much money for prisons to fail so badly. Like many big government solutions, prisons are expensive. In the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1997, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates the total cost for our judicial sys ...
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Gold - 495 words
Gold was discovered around 3000 BC to 1200 BC. Gold probably was found on the ground and used by prehistoric man as a tool. Highly sophisticated gold art objects and jewelry discovered by archaeologists in the Royal Tombs at Ur, in what is now Southern Iraq, date back to around 3000 BC. Similarly, goldsmiths of the Chavin civilization in Peru were making ornaments by hammering and embossing gold by 1200 BC. Where and abundance in nature: Since gold is both durable and carefully guarded, most of the gold that has been taken from the Earth still exists. Much of it has been buried again in underground vaults, where it is held in government monetary reserves. In 1990 the bullion reserves of the ...
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Teleportation - 1,762 words
Imagine a world without traffic jams; where there would be no delay for work, no worries about travel schedules and above all no public appraisals from the English teacher for coming late to the class! Time would finally be stricken off the banal list of worries. This impossible to hit pitch however, lies in a plane where platitude is not well taken. This plane is one where advanced physics and quantum mechanics form frightening webs of reason for everything that happens in that other world - where we live. At other times the alien-like scientists that inhabit these planes have abducted us to conduct all kinds of meaningless experiments on us. However, this time its different; they have, arg ...
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Cold War - Space Race - 1,343 words
War is an event that represents the situation of a state and how it is revolutionized. It introduces new factors that sometimes force nations others to join in the enhancing of ideas. In particular, the new face of the ideological or new age concept was brought up. The United States of America and the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republic engaged in an ideological conflict known as the Cold War from 1945 to 1989. It was a time of differences between democracy and communism. The other main consequence of the Cold War was also a great scientific and technological advancements. Both superpowers possessed highly destructive arms for their offense and defense that induced fear in the other. ...
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