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Nuclear Warfare - 1,275 words
The effects caused by a nuclear power accident, on the scale of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl accident, must override any inclination to side with advocates for nuclear power. Surely we have all heard the expression Im only human. If we are indeed only human, and consequently prone to error, we could never perfectly manage and contain an energy as potentially destructive as that of nuclear power, without the possibility of a nuclear accident. Furthermore, the wastes generated by nuclear power, when inadvertently released during a nuclear power accident, have been proven to cause malignant diseases and premature death to those who come into contact with them. Additionally, the vegetation threa ...
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Einstein - 1,135 words
Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost every person in the world. While most of these people do not understand his work, everyone knows that his impact on the world of science is amazing. Many people have heard of Albert Einsteins General Theory of relativity, but not many people know of his life that led him to discover what scientists have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874. Before he was a year old his family had moved to Munich where young Alberts father, Hermann Einstein, and uncle set up a small electro-chemical business. He was fort ...
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Air Power And The Gulf War - 1,793 words
An acknowledged aerospace historian, Mr. Richard P. Hallion is an associate for the Smithsonian Institution employed in the research division. A former Charles A. Lindbergh Professor of Aerospace History, Mr. Hallion has written or edited thirteen other books, including The Wright Brothers: Heirs of Prometheus (1978), Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight (1988), and The History of Battlefield Air Attack, 1911-1945 (1989), while professor at the Army War College. Mr. Hallion writes Storm over Iraq from an academic perspective, using military history and the ascendancy of air power as the focus point for his book. Mr. Richard P. Hallion's Storm over Iraq opens with the origins of air power ...
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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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Atomicb - 3,093 words
The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibility of using a nuclear chain reaction for a bomb. After reading the letter, Roosevelt began the Manhattan Project in 1943. Only a few people knew of the project, which was headed by J. Robert Oppenhei ...
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Nostradamus - 1,033 words
... that's here. V is also the roman numeral five, as in 586, PENTium, or five missing lookup fnord table entries (which caused the bug). In the next line the word 'inside' (dedans) occurs twice, which is remarkable, considering that it only occurs twenty-four times in total in all the quatrains. This suggests the famous advertisement, Intel Inside. The number twenty-four itself also has a meaning: It is the mean time between division errors (in days) for normal spreadsheet usage according to IBM's analysis. In the next line, there are some doubts whether the gates refer to Bill Gates, or rather to the logical gates on the microprocessor. The cities mean corporations, as in Microsoft and Int ...
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Maccarthyism - 1,644 words
The single most important factor in understanding the United States involvement in Vietnam is fear. In the years leading to the Vietnam Conflict the United States was immersed in paranoia toward Communist Russia and the communist movement as a whole. This paranoia has its roots in the depression of the nineteen thirties and was fueled by the exploits of men like MacCarthy and other politicians who saw this as an opportunity to further their careers or push policies. This paranoia was the most important factor in the entrance of the US into the conflict in Southeast Asia. During the years proceeding World War II the United States found itself one of the two most powerful nations in the world. ...
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Lord Of The Flies - 508 words
Lord of the flies is an extremely psychologically involved novel that forces the reader to constantly think. It plays mind games and displays some frankly blunt ideas. It provokes thought by constantly alluding to the thematic side of the novel. Golding uses the island to show the evil in man, that society holds everyone together, and that man learns nothing from his mistakes. We are made to think about man himself. The boys that enter the island are perfectly normal, they are not evil or bad in any way. On the island all rules of society are removed and in many of the boys something starts to grow. Golding tries to portray the growth of evil within the boys and uses them to suggest that pos ...
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Metallica - 1,663 words
Metallica has not always been the talented group of rock musicians that they are today. It took many years and many albums to bring the band to its current standing as the kings of rock. Metallica has undergone changes in its lineup and its musical writing style. Comparing and contrasting the musical and lyrical content of each Metallica album shows exactly how much they have changed from the early 1980s to 2000. Metallica was founded in the early 1980s when a young man from Denmark named Lars Ulrich was looking to start a band in the Los Angeles area. The musical style labeled The New Wave of British Heavy Metal captivated Lars. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal started in England in late ...
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Who's To Blame For The Cold War? - 456 words
Beginning after World War II and proceeding until 1990, the Cold War has effected all countries in Eastern and Western Europe. Through unsettled grievances, the Soviet Union and United States have "fought" a nuclear arms war to show off who has the best defenses and technology. Due to previous events, it is evident that the Soviet Union is to blame for such actions. From signing the non-aggression pact to the Cuban Missile crisis, it is obvious that the US is just a bystander who became involved by trying to help others. When Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression, they agreed that they would not go to war with each other after Germany took over Poland. Once Germany broke the a ...
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War And Humanity: Where Do We Go From Here? - 987 words
There is an average of twenty ongoing wars in the world at any given time. Some are internal civil wars, others are between nations. But the purpose of this thesis is not to report warfare, but the act of it. This includes the evolution of conventional and nuclear warfare, the potential effect of a nuclear war and why it is necessary for nations to fight war. This analysis will be based on a study of Gwyn dwyer?s seven-part series, ? War ?. The only other references used to compound this thesis will be statements from former heads of state, as corresponding to the subject of war. War is an indispensable part of civilization an is found at every chapter of human history. It is the culmination ...
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Winston Churchill - 1,707 words
... written in our century, an inexhaustible mine of political wisdom and understanding." As Churchill studied his forebear's work in building and maintaining an alliance against the French king Louis XIV in the early 18th century, he turned his attention to current politics and became one of the most forceful and steady critics of the government. He organized opposition to the plan to grant self-government to India, an unpopular stance at a time when the British people wanted relief from the weight of the empire. Later, he concentrated his efforts on opposing the dangerous rise of German military power under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. Because most Britons, as well as the government, w ...
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Containment Early Cold War - 1,029 words
... persuasion - say, convincing Germany solely with rhetoric that America would support a united Germany (which, indeed, they did try to do) - it is arguable whether that would have worked in deterring the popular Soviet-influenced communist parties. Clearly, the Truman administration had to pursue a strategy of military containment. However, internal politics dictated quite the opposite strategy. The republican leadership in both the Senate and the House was committed to fulfill their campaign promises of a 20% reduction of income taxes. At this point, Truman had to convince both the Senate and the American people how pressing the international situation was, and how important it was to p ...
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Nuclear War: Why We Need Our Nukes - 2,472 words
Nuclear War: Why we Need our Nukes After much research and discussion I have decided to bring up the constant and ever rising conflict of nuclear warfare and why we need to keep our nuclear weapons. I believe very strongly that we need to keep, test, and build nuclear weapons, people will say that we need to keep a peaceful world and ban all nuclear weapons. The people that talk like that are simply ignorant; because if there is ever any kind of nuclear war or any type of superior threat that needs to be dealt with strongly and promptly nuclear force is most likely going to be the most tactical and reasonable choice. If all the test ban treaties ever written were to come into effect our nati ...
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Effects Of The Atomic Bomb - 770 words
The effects of the atomic bomb were terrible. Theres no doubt in my mind that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a costly mistake. Atomic bombs produce heat millions of degrees high, and visible ultraviolet and inferred rays.(Lapp 844) Everyone and everything exposed to their blast is affected. No one is left untouched, whether it be emotional or physical; in many cases both. However, many members of the science community argue that the atomic bomb was a great advance in technology, and see their effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a scientific experiment. People from the defense department in government also see the bomb as great weapons in national defense. When readin ...
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Why Americans Loved The Politics Of John F. Kennedy - 1,636 words
... ricans, especially youths, could not understand what the government was doing in Vietnam, and felt that America was intruding in order to expand itself, in contradiction to the democratic way (Buzzanco 5). Americans were suspicious of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He had a Marxist ideology and eventually made Cuba a Communist dictatorship. He seized American utilities such as oil. Eisenhower gave permission for Cuban exiles in Guatemala to be trained to overthrow Castro, calling this plan the Bay of Pigs invasion. While campaigning, Kennedy focused a lot on anti-communism and anti-Cuba. Kennedy was informed of Eisenhowers plan, though advisors were starting to have doubts. After Kennedy had ...
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Film Analysis Of "true Lies" - 351 words
In True Lies, there are two running stories, which eventually tie in together. The starring actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has two problems to deal with. He has an undercover detective job which is getting hot and heavy, and he has his marriage. I completely agree with Schwarzeneggers actions toward his terrorist leads. He was on a race to track down a large terror campaign. Bombing and fighting this group is exactly what I wanted to watch during the film. He prevented thousands of people from high levels of radiation. Even though the terrorist had (in their minds) reasons for nuclear warfare, I agree with what is right from wrong. As a citizen, I do not want to see my country go up in smoke. ...
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Dangers Of Biological Warfare - 1,345 words
Since man first started using his hands to make tools and weapons, he has always struggled to be more powerful and have better weapons than his enemies. Today is no different. Perhaps one of the newest, most publicly known type of weapon being created and tested is biological warfare. This type of warfare is believed to be the best and most deadly of all weapons, however, the big question is, how safe is it, and what are its effects on the environment? In James Powliks Sea Change, the author clearly states that biological warfare is not safe and that it is harmful to the environment. Three good examples of this are: the Pfiesteria in Powliks novel, its effects on humans, and its effects on a ...
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Cuban Missile Crisis - 518 words
In 1960, as conflicts arose between Cuba and the United States. During this time Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev secretly began to supply Cuba with "missiles that could hit much of the eastern United States within a few minutes if launched from Cuba" (Leckie 957). This missiles could easily destroy all of the US's national defense in under 17 Minutes. "Khrushchev built 42 secret missile sites" (Littell 492), and in 1962 the United States learned that the Soviet Union had begun missile shipments to Cuba by the U-2 spy planes that flew over the island. "The photos showed two types of missiles: medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM) able to travel about 1100 nautical miles (about 2000 km, ...
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Atomic Bomb 5 - 1,503 words
On the morning of August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb in history was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Soon after, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese abruptly surrendered, abandoning their ancient customs regarding honor in war. The fact that only two bombs were able to bring an entire country to its knees is a true testament to the awesome power they held. There is nothing in modern warfare that can compete with the devastating effects of nuclear weapons. At the beginning of World War II, the Japanese were a major threat to the Asian World. On December 7, 1941, when they decided to attack Pearl Harbor (a US naval base in Hawa ...
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