Spanish Civil War Ernest Hemingway
1,150 wordsFor Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930 's. Before I delve into the book itself, I thought it would be best to give some background information on Ernest Hemingway and on the Spanish Civil war and the circumstances surrounding it. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and the second of six children. His father, Clarence Hemingway, was a physician and his mother was a devoutly religious woman wit...
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Ho Chi Minh Republic Of Vietnam
977 wordsDo you know why the Viet Nam war started, or when it really began? Well, it may surprise you to know that the war actually began shortly after the end of World War II. When WWII ended many countries had taken control of smaller countries in Asia. Vietnam was controlled by the French, but after WWII Vietnam wanted its independence. France did not want to give up its colonies because they needed the extra income to help rebuild its country after WWII. A man named Ho Chi Minh, who declared their in...
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Viet Minh Viet Cong
1,274 wordsIn the wake of the temporary partitioning of Vietnam at the Geneva Conference of 1954, the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration was determined to do what it could to ensure that South Vietnam remained out of the hands of Communists. Eisenhower suggested in a 1954 speech that if the Communists were victorious in Vietnam, the rest of Southeast Asia would "topple like a row of dominoes" to Communist ideology. The Eisenhower administration believed that if Southeast Asia turned Communist it would eff...
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Soviet Union Prime Minister
956 wordsBefore the period of colonial conquest, which officially began with the drafting of the Treaty of Berlin in 1885, the country was organized into different kingdoms: the Banking, Baluba, and Balunda empires, the Kongo Kingdom, and many other groups and societies. The period of colonial conquest began during the 19 th century when King Leopold II of Belgium acquired the Congo Basin under the Treaty of Berlin. He was recognized by the European powers as the sovereign of the Independent State of Con...
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Los Angeles Times Crack Cocaine
524 wordsThe CIA says it has not found any record of a relationship between itself and Nicaraguan drug dealers or others who allegedly operated a 1980 s cocaine ring in California and funneled the profits to a CIA-run guerrilla army. The intelligence agency's assertion was contained in documents filed Monday in U. S. District Court in San Diego. A copy of the filing was made available today by the CIA. William H. McNair, the information review officer for the CIA, said a search of agency records found no...
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Chiang Kai Shek Chinese Communist Party
3,359 wordsOn October 16, 1934, 100 000 Chinese Communist troops set out on a 6, 000 mile trek from their base in Kiangsi. 1 This trek, later to be known as the Long March, began after Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist armies (the Kuomintang) frustrated the Communist organization in Southeast China. The Long March was a difficult journey; approximately 90, 000 men and women died before it was over. 2 However, communism was not eliminated in China. This paper argues that the Long March galvanized commitme...
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Latin American Countries Political And Social
1,116 wordsPresent Political Problems of Three Latin American Countries: Latin American countries have experienced different trajectories, which have made their political transitions very unique, and have also influenced and contributed to the present political problems of each particular country. As a result of these problems, most of Latin American countries' political and social stability are now in great disorder. Three interesting cases worth exploring are the ones of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. ...
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Spanish American War War The United States
1,111 wordsThroughout history, there have been many wars that have been caused by many different reasons. Also, the effects of the wars may greatly impact, good or bad, either side of the fight. One great war in history of the United States was the Spanish-American War of 1898. The Spanish-American War was caused by many things. The war has left a lasting effect of both countries involved, the United States and Spain. Both Spain and the United States were greatly impacted by the war. The Spanish-American W...
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Chiang Kai Shek Chinese Communist Party
1,187 words... the take over of formerly Japanese occupied areas was not carried out effectively. 2. Peace talks of 1945 and 1946 From a political perspective, the Kuomintang's goal was, in theory, to follow the Sun Yat Sens vision of a united democratic and constitutional China. The opportunity to create a united China presented itself during the talks between Mao Tse Tung and Chiang Kai Shek in 1945 and 1946. In January 1946, an agreement had been reached among the representatives of each faction, includ...
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Ernesto Guevara Fidel Castro
594 wordsErnesto Guevara was born in l 928. When he was two, he moved to Cordoba, Spain, because of asthma. As a young child, Guevara became interested in reading Marx, Engels, and Freud found in his father's library. As he grew up, he watched the Spanish refugees from the Spanish Civil War fight against the fascist dictator, Francisco Franco. Mr. Guevara was influenced by the war and refugees. He began to hate military politicians, the U. S. dollar, and parliamentary democracy. Ernesto's parents were bo...
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Frequently Asked Questions Small Business Administration
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Ho Chi Minh Cold War Era
1,172 words... help reestablish the South Korean territory. The effort was successful and MacArthur, despite Chinese warnings, crossed north over the 38 th parallel on a course into China. The United Nation's forces were meet by the Chinese and forced back south of the border in 1951. The war continued on for two more years and President Truman confessed that nuclear weapons were even consider on two occasions. The innovations of the Korean War were the helicopter for medical evacuations, naval power for e...
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Rage Against The Machine Culture Jamming Artists
521 wordsUnderstanding the current place of protest in music, however, requires turning away from that old vision of a throng singing choruses written by iconic troubadours, not to mention its 1980 's counterpart, the Live Aid-style celebrity marathon. Today's protest music more closely echoes the street politics rock has always inspired: the focus is scattered, the voices dissonant and the levels of involvement wildly mixed. This noisy arena finds strength in its very diversity. The most potent protests...
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Enjoyed The Movie Liberation Theology Mission
694 wordsThe Mission The film The Mission was produced in 1986 and Robert Bolt wrote story. This movie influenced greatly the understanding of the pattern of development of human personality under the circumstances created by life. The movie teaches a lot about human relationships and the value of spirit, which is inevitable part of a strong personality. The Mission tells the story of one company of missionaries who defy the order to leave their mission, defending the right of their converts to remain in...
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Yasser Arafat Yitzhak Rabin
668 wordsPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat The Middle East, once an area of severe fighting and active terrorism, is now free of violence due to the actions of one man, Yasser Arafat. Yasser Arafat has helped create a place where the Palestine and Israeli people can live together. This peaceful environment did not come easily though. It took years of work and controversy for Yasser to make the two Arab nations live peacefully together. Through Yasser Arafat's successful leadership qualities, the once warr...
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Palestine Liberation Organization Israeli Prime Minister
2,025 wordsWhen I first started trying to think of a topic to discuss, I wanted to address the terrorist issue that permeates the Middle East region. This has been a popular topic that has been extensively covered in both media and literature. This is a topic that has brought the media much criticism for covering the Middle East in such a way that holds uneducated readers confused with the idea that this area is only associated with terrorism. Siding with the media, I have to ask where would you begin? Pal...
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Latin American Countries Political And Social
2,252 wordsPresent Political Problems of Three Latin American Countries: Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador Latin American countries have experienced different trajectories, which have made their political transitions very unique, and have also influenced and contributed to the present political problems of each particular country. As a result of these problems, most of Latin American countries political and social stability are now in great disorder. Three interesting cases worth exploring are the ones of Co...
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Sovereignty Nicaragua Ensa Black One Of Briar Sandino
296 wordsA liberal group rebel under the liderazgo of August C sar Sandino res to the sign the Pact of the Black one of Briar. Sandino was acquired a strong sense of the nationalism and the Nicaraguan pride in its inheritance of mestizo. In the to coax of its father, Sandino there was returned to Nicaragua in 1926 and written down in the department again Segovia, and of lectured the mine industrious about social inequalities and the need to the change the political system. The soon it organized to its ow...
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2,022 wordsPalestinian Liberation Organization 1. Can the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) justifiably claim be the sole, legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. ? The PLO was set up in 1964 by an Arab League decision in response growing signs of Palestinian unrest. The Palestinians desired to reclaim the lands occupied by Israel, which they felt belonged to them, as said inthe Bible. In 1964 the Arab states created the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). While it was supposed to r...
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Yasser Arafat Arab Governments
2,024 wordsThe PLO was set up in 1964 by an Arab League decision in response to growing signs of Palestinian unrest. The Palestinians desired to reclaim the lands occupied by Israel, which they felt belonged to them, as said in the Bible. In 1964 the Arab states created the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). While it was supposed to represent the Palestinians, in reality it represented the views of President Nasser of Egypt, who guided the formation of the PLO. Its first leader made wild and irrespon...
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