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  • World War 2 Japan - 1,130 words
    Japan committed what some would consider suicide, when their aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor.1 Pearl Harbor was the most important day of World War II. This was the first strike towards the US. making them enter the war. Even though the US. had been involved a little before this. The attack prompted full entrance of the US. into the war. Japan wanted to not depend on white imperialist nations, like Britain, France, Netherlands and the USA. But, they needed materials from other countries.2 They got Tin from Malasha and Iron from Philippines. Japan also got oil, bauxite, coal, cobalt, copra graphite, iron, lead, nickel, phosphates and potash from the Indies. Plus rice from Indo-china and Burma. J ...
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  • Strategic Bombing During World War 2 - 2,193 words
    World War 2 was a war fought in two distinct phases. The first was the last war of a new generation. The second was emphatically the first of a new era" . "The British strategic bomber campaign was of doubtful cost effectiveness" . Bomber Command was by far the largest claimant on labour and factory space within the armed forces. Relative to their size they suffered more casualties than any other sector. The Anglo-American bomber force was divided in terms of strategy. Bomber Command believed it was too risky to bomb by day, while the Americans believed it was too difficult to bomb by night. Initially both forces lacked accurate navigational equipment, which deterred them from precision bomb ...
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  • Strategic Bombing During World War 2 - 2,225 words
    ... y strategy for the Western Allies. Politically, the Casablanca Conference owes its importance to the fact that, at its end, Roosevelt publicly announced a demand for the unconditional surrender of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Both the announcement and the policy of unconditional surrender came in for severe criticism after the war, when it was contended that opposition groups in Germany might have overthrown Adolf Hitler and, negotiated an earlier peace if they had not been discouraged by fear of Allied vindictiveness. Only four months after Casablanca it became necessary to hold another Anglo-American conference. In mid-May 1943, Roosevelt and Churchill met in Washington, D.C., for the co ...
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  • World War 2 - 633 words
    After gaining power, Hitler aggressively built up the German military and in 1936, occupied the Rhineland, a formerly German area designated as a buffer zone to protect France. Britain and France were preoccupied with Italy's invasion of Ethiopia and made little protest. By 1938, Germany had the most powerful military force in the world. In that same year, Hitler demanded and was given the Sudetanland in Czechoslovakia. It was highly populated with Germans and Hitler claimed to be liberating them. In 1939, through military intimidation, Hitler took all of Czechoslovakia and part of Lithuania (the Memel Territory). He next demanded the return of Danzig, a highly German populated free state. P ...
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  • Technological Advances In World War 2 - 506 words
    New advances in technology changed warfare in WW2. The change in technology since WW1 has produced such things as Atom Bomb, and new and improved sea and air warfare. New techniques had to be used because of technology, techniques such as mouseholing. More people were killed because of technology, as more people died in WW2 than WW1.The technological advances in WW2 changed the battlefield completely as more deadly auxiliary was introduced. The technological advances since WW1 introduced such things as the atomic bomb and new and improved sea and air warfare. The atom bomb was a big part of WW2 as people could be killed from a bomb from a long distance. This bomb also covered a long area kil ...
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  • Battle Of The Bulge - A World War 2 Battle - 720 words
    The World War Two was a very severe war. There were many battles that were fought during it. One of the biggest land battles was Battle of the Bulge. (http://helios.) The battle took place on December 16, 1944 under cover a very dense fog which was very difficult for the army to see. (Danzer et. al. 744) These conditions are hard to see in but to stage of the biggest land battle in the history of World War Two, it was truly an astounding event and a very tragic memory. The battle was fought in a heavily forested Ardennes region of eastern Belgium and northern Luxembourg (http://www.mm.) The fact that the battle was fought in a heavy forested area, with the conditions of the fog made the batt ...
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  • One More River To Cross - 1,184 words
    Crispus Attucks was the first American to die in cause of independence. He was born a slave in 1725, in Massachusetts. He was an expert livestock trader. On March 5, 1770, he left dinner after hearing strange fire bells. He then gathered an angry mob and went to where a British soldier was staying. The soldier shot into the crowd killing Attucks and injuring other civilians. Thousands attended his funeral. Madam C. J. Walker was the first American woman to earn 1 million dollars. On December 23, 1867, she was born into a racist society. She grew up working in the laundry mats, trying to invent a hair product for regrowth. A black man told the ingredients in a dream she had one night. She set ...
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  • Pearl Harbor - 1,865 words
    The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoided and many lives could have been saved if the united states didn't have over confidence in themselves, if the Americans would have kept better tract of Japanese intelligence, and if Roosevelt would of warned pearl harbor of his knowledge of it going to be attacked. Many things led up to the bombing of pearl harbor. The things that led up to the bombing started when japan started to make naval bases all over the territories it controlled. Roosevelt saw this as a threat to the United States so he decided to cut off their supply of natural resources. Roosevelt knew that without natural resources japan would not be able to last economically very ...
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  • An Entymology Of The Word Fuck - 575 words
    Fuck! Is that offensive to you? Why is the word *censored* such a taboo word in the English language as opposed to its definition of copulation? It would seem to make sense that if a word is offensive its meaning would be twice that. Strangely, sex is not an offensive word at all, and is used frequently in formal conversations and writings. Upon questioning, not one person could give a concrete answer on why the word offended them, they would simply say oh, just because, and dont use that kind of language in front of you mother. Just because, is not a valid answer and doesnt explain my question. So I started my quest to learn the meaning behind the meaning, and angering many librarians in th ...
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  • Coffee Hour Descriptive Essey - 610 words
    The clock, left in the family house for more than a few generations, announced noon. Noon witch as long as they remembered was used for nothing more than a sit down with a spouse, close neighbor or a passer bye, the coffee hour. Cracking beneath a strongly knitted carpet announced the arrival of a person while knock on the porch door announced the arrival of a neighbor. The strong but pleasant smell of freshly grounded coffee occupied the house in witch the time has stopped ticking some fifty to sixty years earlier. Not much has changed since the last visit; walls are still pale white, pictures in symmetrical order line the walls, and stains from childhood pranks still stay as a testament to ...
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  • Animal Farm Book Report - 871 words
    Many authors write about topics that they know and about historical events that are going on while they write their story. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell this is definitely true. Orwell modeled many of his characters after Russian leaders. He ingeniously depicts the troubles of Russia in a book about farm animals. The story begins with a prize winning boar named Old Major, he gathers all of the farm animals around to tell them of a dream that he has. He tells them about a society of only farm animals, they would run everything with out humans. The farm animals like this idea and make a song called Beasts of England about their new freedom. Three days after announcing his dream, Old ...
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  • A Bill - 1,766 words
    Representative introduces the following bill, which was referred to the committee on January tenth twenty thousand and one. Section One: Cigarettes are killing the uneducated youth. This bill is targeted towards the youth and protecting them against making the terrible decision to smoke. This bill will change the amount of smokers because the bill is going to make cigarettes less a part of society and make them less desired. Section Two: Every year cigarettes kill more Americans than were killed in World War 1, the Korean War, and Vietnam combined: Nearly as many as died in battle in World War 2. Each Year cigarettes kill five times more Americans than Traffic accidents. Lung cancer alone ki ...
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  • Uss Arizona Memorial - 1,129 words
    December 7th, 1941, was the opening of World War 2, in the Pacific arena. In 1931, Japan invaded China's northern parts and then in 1937, Japan announced a full invasion of China. The United States couldn't just stand by and let Japan take over Asia's parts, so they moved their fleets to Pearl Harbor. The strongest ships were the battleships, which were named after the states of the union. U.S. Arizona was made in 1915 and then was Rebuilt and updated in 1930. The ship was surrounded with over 8,000 tons of armor plating and had 14" guns that could shoot bullets over 20 miles. Since President Theodore Roosevelt didn't like that idea of just standing around and letting Japan take over Asia, h ...
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  • Zionism - 866 words
    For at least two thousand years Jews were dispersed all over the world. Some of them inevitably assimilated with other nations. Yet many kept their identity as a nation by staying loyal to their religious faith and by their desire to survive as one people preserving common racial features and cultural traditions. Some European anti-Jewish tendencies and the suspicious attitude to Jews in oriental cultures contributed to their solidarity. For centuries Jews cherished the idea of returning to their native land. But it was only in the 19th century that the idea developed into a political movement called Zionism. At first the movement was not very popular among Jews. There were supporters, but m ...
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  • Adolf Hitlers Abuse Of Power - 1,168 words
    The next few paragraphs explain and prove how Hitler abused his power because of his ego, greed, and self centeredness. Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. He lived in Viennia from 1907 to 1913. the young Hitler was a poverty stricken solitary art student dropout. During World War 1 Hitler was injured twice. After the army, Hitler was assigned to spy on the German Worker's Party in Munich. The tiny nationalistic group impressed him and he joined. he reorganized it and called it the National Socialist or Nazi Party. This started Hitler's rein and abuse of power. Hitler reorganized his Nazi Party, adopting the swastika symbol and "Heil" salute. After attempting a rally, Hitler served a s ...
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  • Regans Tax Cuts - 1,350 words
    The Reagan Tax Cuts and Foreign Policy During the 1980s President Ronald Reagans (our 40th president from 1981 to 1989) domestic policy of a substantial tax cut led to greatly increased economic prosperity for our country. During Reagans administration marked changes were made to the tax code and economic statistics showed a major change for the better. However, at the same time, the Democrats controlled the Congress and continued increased spending against Reagans wishes. The Joint Economic Committee stated that an across-the-board tax cut was not new. In the 20s the Mellon tax cuts were implemented by Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon during the Administrations of Hoover, Harding, and Co ...
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  • Dday - 1,267 words
    Term/Bonus paper Q-2 D-Day Geneva Jones; E-Flight D-Day was when the Allied Powers tried to recapture Europe, starting with France. The Allied Powers were made up of the U.S., the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. The Axis Powers were made up of Italy, Germany, and Japan. D-Day took place on June 4, 1944. The Germans were not prepared for the invasion. The beaches that the Allied soldiers landed on were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach. The bloodiest fight came from Omaha Beach. There were many problems soldiers faced during D-Day. There were many obstacles, and people, against them. The U.S. and British soldiers had to cross the English Chanell. The soldiers landed on the beach in an ...
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  • Atomicb - 2,883 words
    ... of more than 90%."(Grolier 5) This Uranium was then transported to "the Los Alamos, N. Mex., laboratory headed by J. Robert Oppenheimer."(Grolier 5) "Oppenheimer was the major force behind the Manhattan Project. He literally ran the show and saw to it that all of the great minds working on this project made their brainstorms work. He oversaw the entire project from its conception to its completion."(Outlaw 3) Once the purified Uranium reached New Mexico, it was made into the components of a gun-type atomic weapon. "Two pieces of U-235, individually not large enough to sustain a chain reaction, were brought together rapidly in a gun barrel to form a supercritical mass that exploded instan ...
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  • Dawn Powell - 1,045 words
    The story The Happy Island has a very interesting author who led a very interesting life, Dawn Powell. The story took place in the 1930s which was an extremely important decade and it had a lot to do with advances in history. In order to gain a better understanding of the book, information about the author, the time period and about the actual book, must be talked about. The Happy Island depicted the 1930s quite well, and the story compared a little with the authors life. Dawn Powell led a very dramatic and almost story-like life. She was born in 1896, in Mount Gilead, Ohio; she was a middle child of three girls. When she was seven her mother died having an abortion. Her father was an alcoho ...
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  • Stanley Kubrick - 1,833 words
    ... y Kubrick was born in Manhattan on Thursday, July 26, 1928 to Gertrude Perveler and Jacques Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick has witnessed three wars, a slave revolt, and a superpower nuclear confrontation. Stanley has been to the edge of our universe and back, even though he has spent almost half his personal and professional life in the courtside just outside London, England. Stanley Kubrick arrived in Great Britain in the early 1960s as a filmmaker in total control of his personal life thanks to the cities Los Angeles, New York City, and the Bronx. Stanley Kubrick would become a filmmaker born of the photographic still black and white photo era. The nature of photography itself, light, depth, ...
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