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WWII the United States Entered

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Gradually, though, the war effort eroded the practical and theoretical underpinnings of racism in the United States. The war stimulated the domestic economy, particularly in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Jobs were opening up rapidly, and because so many white men were fighting the war, many black men were available to work. "For black workers World War II opened up opportunities that had never before existed," (O'Neil 1). The same was true for women, as the war left gaping holes in the labor market that needed to be filled in untraditional ways. At the same time as the war exposed American prejudice, "World War II gave many minority Americans -- and women of all races -- an economic and psychological boost." (Harris 1). The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was founded, and overall, the war "jump-started the civil rights movement" in the United States (Harris 1; "Identify the impact of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Harris, Michael. "How WWII Affected America's Minorities." Los Angeles Times. 13 June, 2000. Retrieved online:  http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/13/news/cl-40272 

"Identify the impact of World War II on minority groups in America." (U.S. History)." Retrieved online: http://share.ehs.uen.org/node/6217

O'Neil, William L. "Minorities and Women During World War II." Retrieved online: http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/RA/NCraig/Minorities.html

Takaki, Ronald. Double Victory. New York: Time Warner/Little Brown.
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WWII History Making Decades WWII-Present

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Diversity -- with the exception of homophobia -- was beginning to be commonly accepted and praised. Technology -- such as the use of DNA in criminology and the introduction of the PC -- was becoming more prominent in the lives of everyday Americans. In the Cold War, President Gorbachev asked for openness and economic freedom, while President Reagan asked him to tear down the Berlin Wall, which he did. However, the discovery of AIDS had a far more profound impact on the American people than any of these events. In 1981, the first case of AIDS was reported in the United Kingdom, and this eventually caused quite a crisis in the U.S., as it was first noticed among gay men, and then in women and children as well. People became scared because they were not sure what was causing the disease. Research continued throughout the 1980s, but the fear caused…… [Read More]

References

Dove, R. (1999). Heroes & Icons: Rosa Parks. Retrieved August 12, 2009, from Time:

http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/parks01.html

"Fascinating facts about the invention of the Internet by Vinton Cerf in 1973." (2007,

May 30). Retrieved August 12, 2009, from the Great Idea Finder:  http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/internet.htm
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WWII Battle of Monte Cassino History Has

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WWII: Battle of Monte Cassino

History has been known to repeat itself. Today in Iraq for example, United States and Allied troops are torn when drawing up plans to win the war in the holy land. The problems stem from their not being able to directly attack certain Muslim holy locations or shrines even though Iraqi insurgents are constantly utilizing these positions as sanctuaries and initiation points for waging battles against the allied forces or the new Iraqi government. During World War II, the Axis powers with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi army also attempted to use similar tactics to fend off attacks by Allied forces.

This report discusses the Battle of Monte Cassino and the pros and cons of the Allied Forces' actions during World War II. A historic shrine was completely destroyed by the events of the Allied forces during the Battle of Monte Cassino in the Italian…… [Read More]

References

Colvin, David, & Hodges, Richard (1994). Tempting providence: the bombing of Monte Cassino. History Today, Vol. 44.

Eagle19. (n.d.). The Battles for Monte Cassino and the Defense of the Gustav Line. Retrieved October 15, 2004, at http://www.eagle19.freeserve.co.uk/cassino.htm

Griess, Thomas E. (2002). The Second World War Europe and the Mediterranean. The West Point Military History Series.

Hapgood, David, & Richardson, David (1984). Monte Cassino: The Story of the Most Controversial Battle of World War II. Add City: Add Publisher.
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WWII Without a Doubt the Expansionist Policies

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WWII

Without a doubt, the expansionist policies of Germany, Italy and Japan and a direct attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor necessitated the need for America to enter World War II. However, the real question is not whether America should have entered World War II, but could it have prevented it from happening. As the world's new super power following World War I, America should have done more to restore stability to Western Europe, particularly Germany, a country saddled with huge reparation payments. And, the United States could have taken a more active role in the League of Nations to discourage aggression. Instead, America enjoyed the spoils of World War I and became isolationist in response to the Great Depression. Economic and political instability caused by World War I led the rise of fascism. The Nazi goals of reversing the Versailles Treaty and the establishment of a German Empire by…… [Read More]

Bibliography

'World War II." Wikipedia. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II#Home_front (Accessed 3 May 2005).

"World War II.," Available: http://web.uccs.edu/history/student%20presentations/heidi/world_war_two.htm (Accessed 3 May 2005).

"World War II." Wikipedia. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II#Home_front (Accessed 3 May 2005).

"World War II.," Available: http://web.uccs.edu/history/student%20presentations/heidi/world_war_two.htm (Accessed 3 May 2005).
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WWII to the 60s the

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Wilson, a student of public administration, favored more governmental regulation and action during a time when large monopolies still existed. He saw the role of public administration as "government in action; it is the executive, the operative, the most visible side of government, and is of course as old as government itself" (Wilson 235). The pendelum swung, though, and the government was blamed for many of the ills that caused the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt, despite being called draconian, knew that he had to launch programs that would have a quick effect upon the struggling economy; resulting the New Deal -- a complex, interlocking set of programs designed to produce jobs, economic recovery, and fiscal reform of banking and Wall Street -- exactly what was needed, it seems to turn the Titanic in a new direction (Badger). Then, of course, came the war, which stimulated the economy like nothing else,…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Badger, A. FDR - The First Hundred Days. New York: Macmillan, 2009.

Cooper, P. Public Law and Public Administration. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988.

Fesler, J. "Public Administration and the Social Sciences: 1946-1969." Mosher, F. American Public Administration: Past, Present, Future. Washington, DC & Birmingham, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 1975. 97-142.

Halberstam, D. The Fifties. New York: Ballantine, 1994.
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WWI and WWII Sonar in Naval Warfare

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Sonar Research and Naval Warfare: 1914-1954

During both World War I and World War II, there were a number of informational tactics used by the Navy in order to gain ground on enemy troops. One of those was sonar research, because it provided them with knowledge they would not have otherwise had (Hackmann, 1984). Sonar is not perfect, but a great deal of work has gone into it since its creation, and that has helped it to become a more valuable tool for Naval operations. Sonar is used for navigation, but also for communication and the detection of objects, primarily underwater (Urick, 1983). There are two types of sonar: passive and active. In active sonar, pings are sent out to search for other objects (Hackmann, 1984). Passive sonar does not send out a signal, but only listens for the pings and signals of others (Hackmann, 1984). Both have their place,…… [Read More]

References

Abbatiello, J. (2005). Anti-submarine warfare in World War I: British Naval aviation and the defeat of the U-boats. NY: Routledge.

Adamthwaite, A.P. (1992). The making of the Second World War. New York: Routledge.

Barber, J., & Harrison, M. (2006). Patriotic war, 1941 -- 1945. In Ronald Grigor Suny, ed. The Cambridge History of Russia, Volume III: The Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hackmann, W. (1984). Seek & Strike: Sonar, anti-submarine warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
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Second World War Left the

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In this sense, Stalin decided to extend his influence and to impose certain types of government in countries such as Poland, Hungry, or Romania. The same fate would have had Greece and Turkey as well, should the U.S. not have outlined the Truman Doctrine. It can be said that the doctrine itself was a reaction to the tendency of the soviets to extend their influence.

The Marshall Plan can be seen as the economic component of the Truman Doctrine. It was in fact a set of principles pointed out in 1947 at Harvard by Secretary of State George Marshall (American Rhetoric, 2008). This economic plan too was designed for cater for the economic needs of eastern countries as well, but seeing that the Russian side considered it to be the mere economic arm of the Truman Doctrine, it forced countries under its occupation to reject this reconstruction aid. In fact…… [Read More]

References

American Rhetoric. "The Marshall Plan 1947." American Rhetoric website. 2008. 30 Jan. 2008  http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/georgecmarshall.html 

The Avalon Project. "The Truman Doctrine." Yale University. 2008. 30 Jan. 2008 http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/trudoc.htm
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WWI & WW2 Comparing and

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The U.S. emerged as a leading superpower and the sole nuclear power in the world, determined to play a leading role in international politics. The post-Second World War era saw the start of a prolonged Cold War in which the U.S. competed for political domination around the world with Soviet Communism until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. The Second World War also helped the country to overcome the economic depression of the 1930s as its wartime industrial production stimulated its economy.… [Read More]

References

Arima, Y. (2003). "The Way to Pearl Harbor: U.S. Vs. Japan." ICE Case Studies:

Number 118, December, 2003. Retrieved on May 26, 2007 at http://www.american.edu/TED/ice/japan-oil.htm

Dwyer, J.J. (2004). "The United States and World War I." Lew Rockwell.com. Retrieved on May 26, 2007 at http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/dwyer3.html

Keylor, William R. (2007). "World War I." Encyclopedia Encarta Online. On May 26, 2007 at http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761569981/World_War_I.html
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WWI WWII or Nazi

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Propaganda and the Spread of Fascism

World War II was precipitated by the rise of fascism throughout Europe. As the mores of socialism began to take root in many parts of the continent, fascism emerged as a powerful counterpoint. For nations like Italy, Spain and Germany, the consequences of a sustained and devastating recession would be a coalescing of support behind strong, self-proclaimed and authoritarian leaders. Certainly, most notorious among them would be Adolph Hitler, whose Nazi party would first occupy Austria and Germany before ultimately pursuing a more global agenda. However, for our discussion, the primary interest is the degree of success that the Nazi party had in ultimately penetrating Germany with its values, ideals and policies. As the discussion here will show, propaganda would play a central role in the ability of the Nazi party to garner support and generate the impassioned loyalty of the…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

German Propaganda Archive. (2013). Es Lebe Deutschland. Bytwerk.com.

History Learning Site (HLS). (2012). Propaganda in Nazi Germany. Historylearningsite.co.uk.

Welch, D. (2011). Nazi Propaganda. BBC History.
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World War 2 Until the Modern Time in the U S

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U.S. Economy Since World War II

economy is the largest in the world but has the most unequal distribution of wealth among all the developed countries of the world. The major reason for this inequality is that since the Second World War most U.S. governments have tended to favor the wealthy and the corporate sector while formulating their economic policies. Such "rich friendly" policies have become more pronounced since the early 1980s and continue to this day to the detriment of the society and the economy. This essay gives an overview of the post-World War II U.S. economy and outlines the ways in which various U.S. administrations have enacted policies favoring the corporate sector and the wealthy.

Background

The 18th century British economist Adam Smith advocated the benefits of a Laissez faire economy in his The Wealth of Nations (1776) by proclaiming that a "free economy" in which every individual…… [Read More]

Works Cited

'Eisenhower, Dwight David." Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2004. December 17, 2004.

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761554032_2/Eisenhower.html

"Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)" American President.org. 8/26/2004. December 17, 2004. http://www.americanpresident.org/history/harrytruman/

"How Unequal Are We, Anyway?." A Statistical Briefing Book. Inequality.org. July, 2004. December 17, 2004. http://www.inequality.org/facts.html
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World War 2 Until the Modern Time in the U S

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discrimination in U.S.

There are people still alive today who remember Jim Crow laws. Half a century ago, segregation of drinking fountains, public restrooms, public buses, and public schools was still legal. Fifty years ago blacks in many states could not make a living except to work in jobs that resembled slavery in their wages and work conditions. The Civil Rights movement ostensibly changed everything. Yet decades of political correctness and affirmative action have all but glossed over the deeply rooted problems of racism and other forms of injustice evident in the daily lives of many Americans. African-Americans are also not the only minority group to suffer from systematic discrimination. Half of all Americans -- black, white, rich poor -- experience daily discrimination at home and in the workplace. Less than a hundred years ago, women could not even vote. Suffrage created twice as many voters and like the Civil…… [Read More]

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Eastern Front in the Context of the Second World War

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World War II -- Eastern Front

While the personality of any dictator may significantly influence the military decisions of his/her dictatorship, perhaps the clearest instance of this phenomenon occurred in World War II's Barbarossa, an invasion of Russia in the Eastern Front. Obsessed with his messianic delusions, Hitler's personal flaws resulted in the ultimate failure of the greatest invasion in recorded history. The failure of that invasion, in turn, directly resulted in Germany's loss of World War II.

Hitler's Personal Flaws Caused the Failure of Barbarossa

Synthesis of reputable historical sources, some of which stress Adolf Hitler's personal flaws while others minimize or ignore them, reveals that Adolf Hitler's personal shortcomings caused the failure of Barbarossa and, therefore, caused Germany's loss of World War II. Hitler's warlike personality was apparently dominated by "the three p's": prejudice, paranoia, and perplexity. Though Hitler was famously prejudiced against Jewish people, his prejudice against…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Citino, Robert Michael. The Path to Blitzkrieg: Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-1939. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.

Cooper, Matthew. The German Army, 1933-1945: Its Political and Military Failure. New York, NY: Stein and Day, 1978.

Keegan, John. The Battle for History: Re-Fighting World War II. New York, NY: First Vintage Books Edition, 1996.

Overy, Richard. Why the Allies Won. New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1997.
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WWII History

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Cornlius Ryan, one of the finest writers of the history of World War II, was born in Dublin in 192. He worked as a correspondent from 1941 to 1945 and covered stories of the battles in Europe for Reuters and the London Daily Telegraph and in the final months of the Pacific campaign.

The first book written, published in 1959, was The Longest Day, that sold four million copies in twenty -seven editions and later in 1962 a film was made on it. However, it is said that The Longest Day was originally published in 1959 and since then it ahs reprinted several times.

Furthermore, another book was published in 1966 The Last Battle, while in 1974, he finished his third book A Bridge Too Far, though at the same time he was undergoing treatment for cancer that killed him in 1976.

Moreover, he was the author was a native…… [Read More]

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Changes in WWII

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WW2 Momentum Shift 1942-1944

WWII

One of the events that rocked the world and consequently shaped the world was the WWII that commenced effectively in 1939 and ended in 1945. It is however worth noting that some of the conflicts that eventually ended up in the culmination of the WWII started much earlier. The WWII parse involved majority of the nations, including the powerful nations at that time taking sides and aligning themselves and their military and diplomatic allegiance to either the Allies or the Axis, each side forming their combined forces. The commanding forces in the Allies were France, Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States and to some little extent China (Rodye-Smith J., 2014). One the other side of the divide the Axis were Italy, Germany and Japan. This war was largely seen as a continuation of the WWI bearing the 20 years of unresolved disputes that emanated from…… [Read More]

References

Rodye-Smith J., (2014). World War II. Retrieved July 26, 2014 from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/648813/World-War-II

Rogole J.A., (2002). The Strategic Bombing Campaign against Germany during World War II. Retrieved July 26, 2014 from http://www.google.co.ke/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CGoQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fetd.lsu.edu%2Fdocs%2Favailable%2Fetd-0413102-132317%2Funrestricted%2FRigole_thesis.pdf&ei=rnTVU7T2HOHj4QTl6YCwCA&usg=AFQjCNGr0G5t3esuMHkyG6efcmsHwe2lVg&sig2=f4uVuDX2XSnYn89JcB0wYA&bvm=bv.71778758,d.bGE

Yale Law School, (2008). The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Chapter 7 - The Attacks. Retrieved July 26, 2014 from http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/mp07.asp
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Innovations in the WWII

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WWII

If there is a period that will always be remembered in the history of the 20th century, it is the Second World War. Although it was blamed for deaths of hundreds of thousands, it is also a period that stimulated technological advancement and prepared the world for the social changes that ensued after the war. Some of the most notable social changes include the termination of European colonial rule in some countries. It is also the period that marked heightened civil rights movements in the U.S.A. and the emergence of women's movements. The programs that set the pace of the exploration of outer space also started in this period. The warring groups involved a split on the axis of Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, Fascist Italy and some relatively smaller allies versus the allied group that involved Britain along with the commonwealth nations, the Soviet Union, and USA[footnoteRef:1]. The allies…… [Read More]

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Diffen - Compare Anything. Diffen. Discern. Decide. World War I vs. World War II - Difference and Comparison -- Diffen. Accessed January 28, 2016, from http://www.diffen.com/difference/World_War_I_vs_World_War_II

"The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa." Study.com. Accessed January 28, 2016. http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-european-theater-in-world-war-ii-the-eastern-front-western-front-and-fight-for-north-africa.html.

"The European Theater." World War 2 History Info. Accessed January 28, 2016. http://www.worldwar2history.info/Europe/.

"World War II." History Net. Accessed January 28, 2016. http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii.
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Origins of World War 2

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Second World War and how the Allied Powers were able to defeat the Axis Powers, ending Nazism, the Holocaust, and Japan's stranglehold on the Pacific. However, fewer people are truly knowledgeable about the beginning of the war. For the United States, World War II officially began on December 7th, 1941 with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. For the rest of the world, the war began much earlier and had already produced massive damage of property and people. The series of events that would lead to a world at war began in the early 1930s with the invasion of Manchuria by Japan and the seizing of power in the nation of Germany by Third Reich leader Adolf Hitler.

After the First World War, Germany was suffering from a massive depression. Losing the war left the people destitute; many were jobless and many were homeless. When things are their bleakest, it can…… [Read More]

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Paxton, Robert O. Europe in the Twentieth Century. 5th. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College,

2012. Print.
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Soviet WWII Soviet Policy Leading

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The explanation that the Non-Aggression Pact was an agreement in which Hitler ultimately exploited Stalin may not necessarily be accurate. There is even the supposition that Stalin was deeply hurt on a personal level by Hitler's betrayal. But in reality, the Pact was sufficient to prevent the Soviet Union and Germany from coming into conflict until almost a full two years later. These were two years during which Hitler needed to focus his efforts on facing the British and French while strengthening Germany's key alliances with Japan and Italy.

Likewise, the Soviets benefited in the intervening time both by reaching gradual armistice with the Japanese and by enjoying the full extent of the Pact's guarantees to unchecked Soviet reclamation of the Baltic States, and its share of Poland. Though "Nazi Germany occupied the remainder of Poland when it invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941," the Soviet foothold in Poland…… [Read More]

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Halsall, P. trans. (1997). Modern History Sourcebook: The Molotov-Ribbentrop

Pact, 1939. Modern History Sourcebook. Online at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1939pact.html>

Holocaust Memorial Museum. (2005). Invasion of Poland, Fall 1939. Holocaust Encyclopedia. Online at http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?ModuleId=10005070>

Roberts, G. (2001). From Non-Aggression Treaty to War: Documenting Nazi Soviet Relations, 1939-41 Geoffrey Roberts Explains the Fateful Sequence of Events from the Nazi-Soviet Pact to Hitler's Invasion of the U.S.S.R. History
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Turning Points of World War 2

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Turning Points of WWII: Battle of Midway, Battle of Britain, and Battle of Stalingrad

There were many significant turning points in World War II, within which, had they not happened as they did, the outcome of World War itself could, arguably, have been much different

In particular, many of the key battles fought during World War II; between the Americans and the Japanese; Germany and North Africa; Germany and England; Germany and Russia, or elsewhere, could arguably be considered the three most significant. Some of these would including the Battle of Kursk; the Battle of El Alemain; and the Battle of Moscow

However, it is my opinion that the three major turning points of World War II, which played the biggest roles in the war's turning out as it did, were: (1) The Battle of Midway; (2) the Battle of Britain, and (3) the Battle of Stalingrad. In this essay,…… [Read More]

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Post WWII Photographers

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Post-World War II Photographers

Because post-modernism does not have a standard definition or set of common characteristics it is basically best described as the rejection of modernism (http://members.tripod.com/ambro32/postmod.html).The world has been changing in terms of politics, economic and social systems since World War II as it rapidly moves into the Information Age (http://members.tripod.com/ambro32/postmod.html).Modern photographers recorded life from their perspective, while advocates of post-modern photography claim that photographs simply confirm the power relationships in a society (Norfleet 1995).

Post-World War II modern photographers challenged the "existing notions of what a photograph should look like, what it could contain and what it might mean" (Turner 1987). Gone were "all the woolly, successful photo-sentiments about human-family hood" of the previous half a century of photography. Modern photographers were not replacing the old, they merely had a new landscape to view, one that was of "concept, where what was photographed took on a lesser…… [Read More]

Works Cited

About Post-Modernism." http://members.tripod.com/ambro32/postmod.html

Lacayo, Richard. "Visionary Voyeurism: In illuminating the marginal, Diane Arbus became one of the most influential artists of her time. Time. November 03, 2003.

Norfleet, Barbara. "Photography and life: pictures depend on attitudes of viewer and Maker." Nieman Reports. September 22, 1995.

Turner, Peter. History of Photography. Exeter Books. 1987.
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Challenges Europe Faced After WWII

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Europe Faced After World War II

The objective of this work in writing is to examine the challenges that Europe faced following World War II. This work will examine the fall of communism in 1991 and answer the question of how Europe has managed to transition away from communism.

World War II ending in Europe officially in May 1945 and although the war did come to an end the challenges faced by millions of individuals who were homeless "who had been displaced as a result of military action, deportation into labor or concentration camps, local racism and discriminiation or the relocation of national borders, were large ones indeed. (Gale Cengage Learning, nd, p.1) It is reported that the Allied governments and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) relief groups were stretched to the limit in their "attempts to administer, feed and house a moving people searching for their lost families and a permanent…… [Read More]

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Brown, Archie (2000) Transnational Influences in the Transition from Communism. Working Paper #273. April 2000. Kellogg Institute. Apr 2000. Retrieved from: http://nd.edu/~kellogg/publications/workingpapers/WPS/273.pdf

DeLong, J. Bradford (1997) Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century XIX. Present at the Creation. Feb 1997. University of California at Berkeley and NBER. Retrieved from: http://econ161.berkeley.edu/tceh/Slouch_Present19.html

McFaul, Michael (2002) The Fourth Wave of Democracy and Dictatorship: NOncooperative Transition in the Postcommunist World. World Politics. Jan 2002. Retrieved from: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/bmoraski/Democratization/McFaul02_WP.pdf

Stone, Dan (nd) Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement 1945-1950. Gale Cengage Learning. Retrieved from: http://www.tlemea.com/postwareurope/index.htm
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Ideological Relationship Between WWI and WWII

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ideological relationship between WWI and WWII. The writer explores the ideological relationship between the two wars and then moves into the arena of contrasting the differences between several war germane terms. The comparison includes Fascism and Nazism. There were three sources used to complete this paper.

Should the U.S. launch an attack on Iraq? Nations of the world have been lining up on both sides of this question for the last few weeks. The world is used to divisions when it comes to military action. World War One and World War Two both provided training grounds for the world nations drawing lines in the sand and choosing sides. The World Wars were ideologically related in several ways with the most important ideal being personal freedom.

Each of the world wars stood for freedom. The freedom to choose one's lifestyle and the freedom to choose one's government style and participants were…… [Read More]

References

Axel, Alan. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II. Alpha Books (October 23, 1998)

Calvocoressi, Peter. The Penguin History of the Second World War

Penguin USA (Paper);; (February 27, 2001)

Morrow, John. The Great War in the Air: Military Aviation from 1909 to 1921 Smithsonian Institution Press;; (May 1993)
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Treatment of Blacks During Combat in WWII vs In WWI

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There was an increase in the human right agencies that fought for the protection of their rights. Multiple efforts such as recognition of their contribution and minimal exposures to traumatic experiences were adopted to ensure their protection (Parker 113).

Gaines (58) recognized that significant variability is traceable in the roles of the human rights bodies in the World War I and II. The First World War was characterized by minimal activity of the black press. The World War II witnessed a significant change, as there was a transformation in the representation of the Africans taking part in the World War For example, the Second World War saw an increase in the black press that offered a forum for the expression of contemporary issues affecting Africans in the War. World War II also witnessed the transformation of civil right efforts with more focus on opposing discrimination of Africans on issues related…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Gaines, K. "The Civil Rights Movement in World Perspective." OAH Magazine of History 21.1 (2007): 57-64

Parker, Christopher S. "When Politics Becomes Protest: Black Veterans And Political Activism In The Postwar South." The Journal of Politics 71.01 (2009): 113
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Origins of the Second World War by

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Origins of the Second World War, by A.J.P. Taylor. Specifically, it will critically analyze the book, its theme, and the author's methods.

THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Author of "The Origins of the Second World War," A.J.P. Taylor, was a noted British historian who wrote widely on European and world politics, policies, and history. His views were often unorthodox and controversial. "Taylor practiced a legitimate revisionism that is found in every field of history. Similar revisionists included Daniel J. Goldhagen who has argued that a deep-rooted anti-Semitism in Germany caused the Holocaust, not just Hitler and the Nazi party" (Schoenherr). He wrote numerous books and publications, including "The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918," and "English History 1914-1945." He also worked as a broadcaster for the BBC. He was primarily interested in English and German history, but wrote extensively on a variety of historic and political subjects. Taylor…… [Read More]

References

Schoenherr, Steve. "The Taylor Thesis." University of San Diego. 18 July 2001. 17 Feb. 2003. http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/WW2Timeline/Taylorthesis.html

Taylor, A.J.P. The Origins of the Second World War. New York: Touchstone, 1996.
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U S Reliance of the National Guard During WWII

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U.S. Reliance of the National Guard

The National Guard is a private army (militia) of the United States of America. The United States' Constitution has authorized this militia and has also specified the different functions and roles of the National Guard in the federal and state governments. According to the Article 1 of the Section 8 in the United States' Constitution, the Congress has been granted the authority "to call forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions" ("National Guard," 2013). The power to organize, arm and discipline the militia was handed over to the Congress. However, it was the responsibility of the states to appoint the officers and train the militia. The second Amendment consisted of further provisions regarding the regulation of militia ("National Guard," 2013).

In general, the National Guard is answerable to the state jurisdiction when there is peace. The…… [Read More]

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Bunting, J. (2005, Nov. - Dec.). George Marshall: An American for All Seasons.Humanities, 26, 22+. Retrieved October 25, 2013, from http://www.questia.com/read/1P3-1063012361/george-marshall-an-american-for-all-seasons

Cooper, J. (1997). The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Doubler, M.D. (2001, Summer). The National Guard at War. Joint Force Quarterly, 1, 63+. Retrieved October 23, 2013, from http://www.questia.com/read/1G1-84544982/the-national-guard-at-war

Doubler, M.D. (2003). Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War: The Army National Guard, 1636-2000. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas.
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Seuss and WWII the Political Themes Exposed

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Seuss and WWII

The political themes exposed in the WWII political cartoons of Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, influenced a number of his later works of children's literature.

Seuss' Editorial Cartoons in WWII

PM Magazine

Seuss and Japanese-Americans

First PM Magazine Cartoon, Virgino Gayda

May 19, 1941 Hitler Cartoon

July 16, 1941 Isolationist Cartoon

F. The Influence of Seuss' Editorial Cartoons

Political Aspects of Seuss' Children's Literature

Recreation of PM Magazine Characters in Children's Literature

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories and Totalitarianism

The Sneetches and Other Stories and Tolerance and Racism

The Butter Battle Book and the Cold War

E. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! And Richard Nixon

F. The Influence of the Political and Social Content of Seuss' Children's Literature

Conclusion

Introduction

The political themes exposed in the WWII political cartoons of Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, influenced a number of his later…… [Read More]

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. Dr. Seuss Memorial at the Quadrangle. 2004. 25 April 2004.  http://www.catinthehat.org 

Nel, Philip. 2004. Dr. Seuss: American Icon. Continuum Pub Group.

MacDonald, Ruth K. 1988. Dr. Seuss. Twayne Publishers.

Minear, Richard H., Geisel, Theodor Seuss and Spiegelman, Art. 2001. Dr. Seuss Goes to War: World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel. The New Press.
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Brief History Review of World War Two

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History of World War II: American Involvement and Social Effects of the War on America

Many people think that the United States' involvement in World War II did not actually begin until Japan infamously attacked the American navy base at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. However, in truth, even before the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese, the American President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and other U.S. military, industrial, and economic leaders had taken initial steps to mobilize the nation into a wartime economy. In terms of both mobilization at home and social effects of the war, the onset of World War II contributed greatly to changes, many of them permanent, in American society and the American way of life.

In the build-up to the war, American factories were offered economic rewards by the government for adopting wartime production modes and practices. Consequently, United States industry focused increasingly on…… [Read More]

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Germans Post World War 2

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Germans, Post World War 2

Evil, German attitudes through the Twentieth Century, and humanity

The Second World War has had a terrible impact on society as a whole and it is safe to say that it shaped the way that people perceived the idea of being human and of life in general. Michael Hanake's 2009 motion picture The White Ribbon discusses with regard to a series of events happening in a fictional German village during the era leading to the First World War. While the film discusses ideas that apparently have nothing to do with the Second World War or with the National Socialist ideology, an in-depth analysis would make it possible for someone to find parallels between many of the concepts it contains and values promoted in Nazi Germany.

Overview

Haneke's film provides viewers with the image of an apparently perfectly organized village in which everyone is well-acquainted with…… [Read More]

Bibliography:

Schwab, Gabriele. Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma. ( Columbia University Press, 13 Aug 2013)

Dir. Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon. Filmladen (Austria) X Verleih AG (Germany), 2009.
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Nevada WW2 During World War

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Magnesium was in great demand during World War II. It was described as the wonder metal and used for incendiary munitions casings and airplane engines, frames, and other parts. The processing of magnesium is multi-step task using significant amounts of energy. In the June 1944 issue of the Desert, Lelande Quick provides the following pictorial of how magnesium is processed:

Several employees of Basic Magnesium spent much time in England learning the skills required for the above process. Ironically, the Germans assisted England in building the plant prior to war. Locating the processing plant near Hoover Dam resulted in low cost energy. When the facility was at full capacity it produced over five million pounds of magnesium nuggets per day and employed over 13,500 people. This made BMI bigger than the employee base of the Hoover Dam and BMI's weekly payroll was greater than a month's payroll at the dam.…… [Read More]

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Elliott, Russell R. And William D. Rowley, History of Nevada. Nebraska: University of Nebraska, 1987

Schemata, Geoff Sun, Sin and Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas. Nevada: Stephens Press LLC, 2010.

Quick, Lelande. Miracle Metal from Nevada Hills, Desert Magazine, June 1944, pages 10-13. Retrieve from http://www.scribd.com/doc/2097157/194406-Desert-Magazine-1944-June

Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal and Boulder City Journal, August 14, 1942
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Consequences That WW2 Had on United States

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consequences that WW2 had on United States society.

The Banks

World War 2 had enormous consequences on many parts of American life. One of these was on the economy, and included in the economy was the result that the War had on the banks.

Admittedly, it wasn't just the War that impacted the banks; Franklin Delaney Roosevelt's New Deal had an inextricable impact too in enhancing the security of the banking system. Initially, involvement of commercial banks in securities underwriting under-cut bank stability. Roosevelt, therefore, implemented the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which separated between commercial and investment banking. Roosevelt also introduced Regulation Q, which forbade banks from paying interest on checking accounts and established a limit on interest rates paid to time deposits.

The post-World war booming era helped these new policies along. Some of Roosevelt's reforms persisted into he 21st century; other have instigated discussion and have been changed…… [Read More]

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Americaslibrary.gov. Depression & WWII.

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Dull, Jonathan R. (1987). A Diplomatic History of the American Revolution. Yale University Press.

EH. Net U.S. Banking History http:/ / the.net/encyclopedia/article/grossman.banking.history.us.civil.war.wwii
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George S Patton and His Contribution to WW2

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General George Smith Patton and His Contribution in World War II

General George Smith Patton (1885 -- 1945)

George S. Patton, an American general in World War II, was born in California in 1885. He was graduated in 1909, from American Military Academy, and was recognized for his contradictory characteristics. He was well-known as a polo player, horseman, a poet and also a competent sailor. In addition, he was an introvert and famous for his unpredictable actions.

He participated in the U.S. 1912 Olympic pentathlon team and created the U.S. Cavalry's last combat sever in 1913 due to which it was named as "Patton Saber." He was also the first one to do the U.S. motorized vehicle attack at the Mexican Border. He was also given the responsibility of doing action with the new United States Tank Corps in World War I[footnoteRef:1]. [1: Wilson, Dale. The American Expeditionary Forces Tank…… [Read More]

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