Viet Cong Vietnam War
969 wordsIn September 1973, a former government official in Laos, Jerome Doolittle, wrote in The New York Times: .".. After all, the lies did serve to keep something from somebody, and the somebody was us." For 11 years, the most powerful nation in the world made every effort to defeat a nationalist revolutionary movement in a tiny poor country, and failed. The French had been trying to conquer take over long before, but they too had to withdraw at some point after fighting for long with no victory. The ...
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American Foreign Policy Cold War
738 wordsThrough his excellent explanations, eloquent language, and expert understanding of American foreign policy, Ambrose has created a book worthy of praise and valuable as a source of knowledge for anyone seeking an understanding of Americas foreign policy. His skill and writing ability bring out the true meaning and importance of Americas foreign policy and its incredible impact on the world. As a source of basic understanding, Rise to Globalism is an excellent volume worthy of full consideration. ...
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Menara Syahbandar Inter Trade Jakarta
583 wordsMenara Syahbandar was built 1839 to replace the old flagpole in ship dock located right on the side across a river. From the pole and later the tower, officials observed ships about to anchor gave signals. The tower then is used a meteorology post. To the West of the Lookout Tower, we can see the view of the present Museum Bahai. The museum represents a very old and strong edifice with Dutch architecture. The museum also provides several maps of the city, with stages of the city development show...
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Persia Is Ruined Persians
757 wordsThe ghost of King Darius is seen to be unaware of the loss, but when he does learn of it, he blames his son Xerxes for the failure. He places the blame for the defeat squarely in the hands of the Persians, stating that What is this unexpected ill that weighs the Persians down? [Line 694 ] Obviously, we are meant to accept his version of events: that there is an ill that is plaguing the country, and that that is why they have lost the battle. Queen Atossa agrees with him, lamenting that: O you wh...
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India And Pakistan Nuclear Tests
807 wordsIn May 1998, India carried out five nuclear tests and formally declared itself a "nuclear weapon state" (NWS). This dramatic move stunned the world and immediately triggered a new round of the nuclear arms race in South Asia. India's archenemy, Pakistan, responded by setting off six announced nuclear tests just two weeks later. The nuclear crisis in South Asia was intensified by the Indian-Pakistani military conflict in Kashmir and almost brought the two countries into another major war in summe...
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Centers For Disease Control Disease Control And Prevention
856 wordsWhile the federal governments investment in treatment and research is helping people with HIV/AIDS live longer and more productive lives, HIV continues to spread at a staggering national rate of over 40, 000 new infections per year. The following data represent the total reported AIDS cases in Georgia through year-end 2002: 1998 8, 785 1999 9, 663 2000 10, 290 2001 11, 269 2002 12, 320 For 2003, according to the information given on July 7 th, there were 26, 373 cases (1). It is the position of ...
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Degrees Celsius Colorful History Indonesia
655 wordsIndonesia is one of if not the most beautiful countries in Asia. It has a vast and colorful history. Indonesia has some of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the world. Some of the greatest styles of martial arts also come from Indonesia. There are many different aspects of this magnificent country. Indonesia has a tropical climate with three informal seasons: cool, hot, and rainy. Almost all of Indonesia is very humid. Temperatures range from 8 degrees Celsius at night to a scorching 38...
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Southeast Asia Women Workers
977 wordsThe policies of the state both reflect and reinforce the gender regime having diverse and distinctive impacts on men, women and the family gender regime. It is well understood in political science, that the state intervenes in and regulates much of our lives. Our births are registered, our incomes taxed, our rights to drive cars are licensed and so on. There is less awareness of the fact that public laws promote gender ideals, that is, influence how we identify and recognize good feminine and go...
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Captain John Smith Colonial Period
1,865 wordsEarly Colonial Period Introduction to Early Colonial Period The early colonial period can be framed from 1000 AD onwards as at that period of time, Leif Ericson, a Viking Seaman arrived on the east coast of North American and founded a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland. The end years of the Colonial period can be considered up to 1787, when the Black American poet Jupiter Hammon (1720 - 1800), who as a slave on Long Island, New York, is still remembered for his address to the Negroes of the...
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Peloponnesian War B C
661 wordsPlague of Athens (1) The Great Plague of Athens took place in 430 - 429 B. C. , when Athens was besieged by Spartans, during the course of second year of Peloponnesian War. The first outbreak of epidemic occurred in the summer of 430 B. C. , which according to contemporary historians, was particularly hot. The second outbreak occurred in the following winter, with actual scope of the plague being significantly lesser then in the summer. There is also some circumstantial evidence as to the fact t...
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37 Years Of Korean Martial Law
1,046 words37 years of Korean martial law The modern South Korea is counted among twelve most developed countries is the world. It is usually referred to as an Asian Tiger because of its economy rapid growth. Yet by the beginning of sixties South Korea used to be poor agrarian country with highly corrupt government, low standards of living and huge unemployment rate. The governments used to be replaced very often, because of political scandals. This, of course, didnt help regaining the economy. People righ...
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India Pakistan Nuclear Part 1
1,674 wordsIndia-Pakistan Nuclear Threat In May 1998, India carried out five nuclear tests and formally declared itself a "nuclear weapon state" (NWS). This dramatic move stunned the world and immediately triggered a new round of the nuclear arms race in South Asia. India's archenemy, Pakistan, responded by setting off six announced nuclear tests just two weeks later. The nuclear crisis in South Asia was intensified by the Indian-Pakistani military conflict in Kashmir and almost brought the two countries i...
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Arranged Marriages Middle East
687 wordsArranged Marriages An arranged marriage is when family members choose marriage partners for the members. In some cases the one get married has no say. Sometimes the agreements can be made prior to ones marriageable age. Arranged marriages are nothing new and have been going on in different cultures since biblical times. Although rare for Americans, the arranged marriage is common in non-industrialized countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and parts of South America (Annin, P. ; Hamilton, K....
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Wall Street Journal Small Companies
1,054 wordsGlobalism is the biggest idea in the world right now. Generally speaking, globalization today is a Western idea (although other, earlier cultures took some shots at it), fueled most recently by technology's forging of a global economy. It's a powerful offshoot of capitalism and popular culture, yet it's being debated in almost every country, and it's become almost impossible to hear a major political speech that doesn't mention it. But globalization is an elusive notion. Skeptics argue that it's...
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President John F Kennedy American Popular Culture
1,670 wordsComing Home from Vietnam American involvement in Vietnam began in the mid- 1950 s, as the French, defeated on the battlefield by the communist Viet Minh, began to withdraw all military forces out of their former colony. Fearing a vacuum that the communists might soon fill, the United States helped establish the Republic of Vietnam in the southern half of the country. In the face of North Vietnam's determination to unite all of Vietnam under its control, a series of U. S. administrations provided...
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Middle East Latin America
1,052 wordsArabs have been immigrating into the Latin America from the Middle East since the beginning of the 20 th century. Some of them came following their dreams to establish a better life for themselves, while others were forced to flee the war-torn countries of the Middle East like Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and Yemen. Those immigrants kept their traditions alive, and, like many other immigrant communities, faced the challenge of passing such traditions on to their children while integrating into the ...
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Siddhartha Gautama B C
842 wordsBuddhism/Hinduism Comparison Report Hinduism is the oldest known religion and is very rich with literally hundreds of gods, symbolist rituals and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B. C. but no one person founded Hinduism as it evolved over a long period of time. Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who lived from 565 to 483 B. C. Both these religions originated in India. Siddhartha...
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Eight Fold Path Four Noble Truths
1,170 wordsBuddhism, founded in the late 6 th century B. C. E. by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has assumed many different forms, but in each case there has been an attempt to draw from the life experiences of the Buddha, his teachings, and the spirit or essence of his teachings (called dhamma or dharma) as models for the religious life. However, not until the writing of the Buaciha Charity (life of the Buddha) by Ashvaghosa in the 1 st...
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European Countries East Asia
622 wordsMany people will think of Caribbean Islands as a nice place for a getaway vacation. But historical background of Caribbean is somewhat different. Caribbean has a long history of colonization and slavery for many generations. As new colonization was established, new cultures and languages were introduced. People tends to only focus on the bright side of the Columbus s great discover of the new land and colonization of the European countries and can easily forget about the destruction and the dama...
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Human Rights Violations U S Government
633 wordsPaul Kanitra Public Policy Paper-Draft # 1 9 - 28 - 99 Since the initial warming of U. S. -China relations in the early 1970 s, policymakers have had difficulty balancing conflicting U. S. policy concerns in the Peoples Republic of China. In the strange world of diplomacy between the two, nothing is predictable. From Nixon to Clinton, presidents have had to reconcile security and human rights concerns with the corporate desire for expanded economic relations between the two countries. Nixon esta...
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