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  • Pride - 782 words
    The soldiers of my army were pounding at the walls of the enemy base, ramming into the thick stone and metal with tanks and bulldozers. There was little left on the interior of those walls, having been blown away by mortar shells or destroyed by howitzer fire. The few buildings that retained anything more than a foundation were scarred black and had walls that had fallen in. The base was completely lost, or so I thought. I was in command of the regiment that destroyed the base. I thought myself a master strategist and fancied in my head all the medals and honors and parades that would be held in my honor. In all my smugness and confidence, I had underestimated my opponents. As my men tore th ...
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  • Containment - 1,027 words
    During the Truman administration, a containment policy was developed. The policy eventually became the central concept defining U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War. To contain Soviet Communism, President Harry Truman used American military and financial resources to help rebuild Western Europe after World War II. Under the Truman Doctrine, President Truman requested Congress for funds to build up Turkey and Greece, two countries that came under pressure from the Soviet Union. Truman stated that, " It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities by outside pressures". By developing the Truman Doctrine, he created a ...
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  • None Provided - 472 words
    the war in Vietnam was mostly a helicopter and air war there were many jets and helicopters that had been shot down in the enemy controlled areas in the than that a survivor of a one of these crashes were captured they would become a prisoner of war or POW's Violations of the Geneva Convention occurred in the Vietnam War (1959-1975). Ill treatment of prisoners was brought to light by the Red Cross throughout the war. In September 1969 the North Vietnamese Red Cross declared that U.S. pilots, guilty of "crimes against humanity," would not be given the protections afforded by the Geneva Convention. South Vietnamese mistreatment of prisoners of war was alleged in 1970 in reports that so-called ...
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  • Finland - 1,076 words
    There is evidence of Finland being inhabited as early as 10.000 years ago. Those inhabitant`s main occupation was hunting and fishing. They came to Finland by different routes - through Karelia and over the sea from the west and the south. There are many language groups: the Finnish, the Finnish Swedish (coastal area, the land islands), the Lapps (Lapland) and the Romany. There are two official languages in Finland - Finnish and Swedish. At present the population amounts to a little over 5 million. 95 % is Finnish speaking, 6 % is Swedish speaking and less than 1 % speak other languages. The religion has been influenced both by the East and the West. About 86,4 % of the population belong to ...
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  • Weapons Control - 1,348 words
    What can we do about weapons control? In times like the present, the U.S. and the United Nations are dealing with a huge international problem known as weapons control and an example of the weapons control problem, is the constant battle with Saddam Hussein and Iraq, involving weapon inspections by the UN. The UN has the right to inspect weapon facilities and the manufacturing of weapons of any country in the world. But the problem is how do we go about demolishing weapons that are chemical, biological, or nuclear? The process of ridding the world of these weapons is a lot harder than one might think. With the technology increase in the last 50 years weapons of mass destruction are more dead ...
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  • Frontier Of Prisoner Treatment - 1,583 words
    In ancient times prisoners of war were usually treated without mercy. With Greeks, for example, it was common practice to kill the whole adult male population of a conquered state. The ancient Britons also killed their prisoners in a screwed up way. The Ottoman Turks executed 30,000 Christian prisoners during the War of Candia. In Western Europe, however, as chivalry spread in late medieval times and the practice of sparing and ransoming prisoners was started. Over one hundred thousand people died during the Civil War. Not in battle, but in the prison camps. Looking for shreds of clothing and crumbs of food was an everyday experience. Eating spoiled meat and contaminated water was common pla ...
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  • Conflict In The Twilight - 810 words
    When has war ever been fair, just or necessary? Yet, we all wage wars. In my opinion all wars are a result of the breakdown of the rules of society which leads to the polarization of sensibility and reason. The root cause of the problem is usually trivial compared to the consequential disaster. No reason can warrant the taking of precious innocent lives; yet wars take place despite the wisdom and the best efforts of the human race, almost as if they are preordained. I dont believe they are preordained, but they are certainly bred. As we are taught right from wrong each one of us builds an ideology based on teachings and experiences. This ideology, which is ideally meant to make one a better ...
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  • Freedom Isn't Free - 1,231 words
    ... VICTIMS of terrorists or SLAVES to dictators, then they should wholeheartedly support the War on Terror and not foolishly give aid and comfort to this countrys enemies. The resident U.S. Apologists argue that terrorists will continue to punish the U.S. and Great Britain by hitting famous landmarks and/or soft targets and that the suicide bombers and assassins will continue to reward France and Germany by favoring those countries and not committing attacks in Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris and Marseille. And conversely those same anti-war advocates demonstrate through their quixotic rhetoric that they are willfully conceding power to our declared enemies by empowering terrorists, who do not rep ...
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  • The Nobel Prize And Its First Laureates - 450 words
    Alfred Nobel was a Swedish industrialist, and inventor. In 1866 he invented dynamite, which made him very wealthy, but he left all of his money to establish a fund for the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is awarded annually for achievements during the previous year, in the categories of physics, chemistry, medicine, or physiology, literature, and the promotion of peace. Each winner receives a set amount of prize money, a medal, and a certificate. The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901, by the bank of Sweden. Its first winners included Jean Henry Dunant, Frederic Passy, Emil Adolf von Behring, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, Jacobus Hendricus Vant Hoff, and Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme. Emil Adolf ...
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  • Human Rights And The Criminal Justice System - 1,500 words
    ... cies plays a different but vital role. There should be a general guideline that governs how each of these agencies should act. Here in Europe the protection of Human Rights are of primary importance which allows the Convention text to be interpreted widely. (Golder v United Kingdom) The courts interpretation has led to the development of three principles which are legality, necessity and proportionality and issues regarding the accountability of public authorities. (Centrex, 2005 b) Before any of the agencies can breach the rights of a person is essential that the actions that are taken fall within the domestic law. As mentioned above any breach of a person rights should only occur if it ...
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  • Timeline 1945-1964 - 1,308 words
    1945 Ho Chi Minh and his People's Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces and Japan transfers all power to Ho's Vietminh. President Roosevelt dies Making good on his threat to unleash "...a rain of ruin the like of which has never been seen on earth...," President Harry Truman authorizes the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan -- one on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second on Nagasaki on August 9. The Japanese surrender. Ho Declares Independence of Vietnam. British Forces Land in Saigon, Return Authority to French. 1946 France recognizes Vietnam as a "free state" within the French Union. ...
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  • Was The Atomic Bomb Used To Stop Soviet Expansion? - 432 words
    There has been a long- standing debate on why the atomic bomb was used to defeat Japan. The threat of Russian advancement in Europe and in Asia was enough to worry the top officials in the United States and British governments. Wherever Russia would go, they would conquer that area for themselves. The imminent invasion of mainland Japan and the allied casualties that came with it were also a factor in the decision to drop the bomb. If the allied forces had invaded mainland Japan, many lives on both sides would have been lost, probably more than there lost in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put together. The tactics that the allies had used up to this point cost hundreds of thousands of ...
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  • Explain The Meanings And Discuss The Concepts And Origins Of Samurai And Bushido Code - 1,237 words
    h2>Explain the meanings and discuss the concepts and origins of Samurai and Bushido code, then relate these concepts towards the modern Japanese Soldier and Leader during World War 2 and show evidence to support that the Japanese soldier treated enemy prisoners exploiting Samurai and Bushido traditions. Bushido 武士道- the feudal-military Japanese code of behavior; the way of the warrior [samurai] Japanese chivalry [knighthood] In order to understand bushido and its traditions, a comparison must be made between the traditional bushido (idealistic) and the bushido code which was adopted into the Japanese military during World War II. The Japanese justified that the reason t ...
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  • The Human Rights Issue Of Guantanamo Bay - 1,220 words
    Human rights are those rights that all persons inherently possess. These rights are protected by various legal principals such as the rule of law and ensure the dignity of all people. Various organisations such as the United Nations attempt to ensure that all nations adhere to human rights laws. However, human rights are being violated by countries all around the world, even by countries such as the United States who have the national strategy - America must stand firmly for the non negotiable demands of human dignity . The United States have been breaching international covenants and conventions on human rights with their terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. The United States, howev ...
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  • Evaluate The Impact Albert Speer Had On Germany During The Period 1918 1945 - 1,571 words
    Albert Speer, Reich Minister of Munitions and Armaments throughout Germanys course in World War II, had a profound impact on Germany during the period 1918-1945. This is due to the fact that as an architect, he had been responsible for the redevelopment of Berlin and other major German city centres. Also, because of his status as a senior member and a minister of the Reich parliament, he was chiefly responsible for the prolonging of the war by initiating a rapid increase in the production of armaments. He had also played a contributing effect to Germanys violation of the Geneva Convention in the sense that he had advocated the deprival of Jewish ownership of housing properties, as well as th ...
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  • Comprehensive Analysis Of The Electronic Music Industry - 1,600 words
    Introduction As technology improves, the current laws about intellectual property and copyright are being challenged. Copying of nearly everything, from sound, to text, to video is made simple with computers, the Internet, scanners, CD burners and other technology. Specifically, this paper examines how the conflicts between intellectual property laws and technology are affecting the music industry. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimated in the 1980s the worldwide value of pirated music to be $1.2 billion annually (Benko 33). The International Intellectual Property Alliance estimated Unites States losses in the recorded music industry due to piracy at $600 million per year in the 1980s and ...
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  • The World Has Been Intelligently Controlled - War On Terror - 2,249 words
    ... l Pocks Vaccine Triggered AIDS". The article establishes its direct correlation between the small pocks vaccine administered by the world health organization to an estimated 50-70 million people in different central African countries and the subsequent out breaks of AIDS in those regions. The world health organization is the medical wing of the United Nations. The evidence suggests that AIDS is a genetically engineered virus spread through vaccination programs in third world countries. Germ warfare against the innocent and the weak aimed at eliminating an entire populace of the face of the earth. AIDS is nothing other than a modern day final solution and all of this for the purpose of in ...
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  • War - 1,010 words
    During the 1991 Gulf War, pictures of American pilots beaten and bleeding were shown to the world. Civilized nations were outraged. As Major Rhonda Cornum told of being molested, Colonel Jeff Tice told of being electrocuted, and other American and British pilots read scripted statements on television (PBS), civilized nations were appalled. Throughout the years, prisoners have been interrogated and mistreated by their captors. Vietnamese soldiers housed prisoners in substandard shelter or even pits throughout their country. The most famous POW camp was known as the "Hanoi Hilton". Here, POWs where beaten, tortured and humiliated for years. Brainwashing techniques were perfected by North Korea ...
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  • War - 1,093 words
    ... threat. But, the U.S. Army knows that mistreating POWs does not produce reliable information. Interrogators reach a point where prisoners will say anything, true or not, just to end the interrogation. Additionally, the use of force is not necessary to gain the cooperation of sources as prisoners are more likely to cooperate when they feel a sense of trust and respect for the interrogator (FM, Ch1). Since the United States does not negotiate with countries when they are at war, POWs would never be traded outside the guidelines of the Geneva Convention, so they are of no real value for bargaining. Lastly, using torture as a means of reducing local threats has proven not to work. Knowing th ...
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