• Constitutional Minipaper Comparing The Meiji And Macarthur Constitution
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    Michael H. FokiHistory of Japan Constitution Mini Paper 12122 Two major changes in government were the driving force for the Meiji and 1947 (MacArthur) Constitutions to be drafted in Japan. The Meiji Constitution presented in 1889, was created during an era of restoration that reestablished the Emperor as head of the Japanese government and its people. This document served to not only bring back an old form of government to the Japanese, but effectively ended a disorganized duel system of govern...
  • The Role Of The Emperor In Meiji Japan
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    The Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunate, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their goals of mode...
  • Riseand Fall Of Rome And China
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    There are some smaller arguments, but the main reason China was more successful in their empire was because of the succession of emperors, Rome usually had tremendous amounts of conflict when the power would change hands, whereas China did not. The Chinese had a certain excuse, for the actions that were taken when an old dynasty was overthrown. At a time of succession in Rome, there was usually a civil war, or many deaths to finally see who the new emperor was. Rome had one major flaw when gradu...
  • The Emperors New Clothes
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    Recently I read one of the Hans Christian Anderson's short stories, The Emperor's New Clothes. This Danish writer in his story made such a good picture of foolish kings and governors that now-a-days are much more before. Many years ago there was an emperor who was so excessively fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on them. He cared nothing about his army, nor for people and his country, except to showing off his new clothes. One day two swindlers came to castle and said to emperor th...
  • Gladiator Maximus Commodus Rome
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    Gladiator Directed by Ridley Scott, Gladiator is an epic tale of honor, love, loyalty and power. If you could only see two movies a year make Gladiator one of them. It is full of action, adventure, drama, deceit and love. Russell Crowe plays the Roman General, Maximus, who heads the Roman Army in their conquers of Europe and Africa under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus has served Rome for two years, 264 days and this morning, and is anxiously awaiting his release by the emperor so that he ...
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
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    'The Emperor's New Clothes' is a tale of an emperor who was exceptionally fond of new clothes. Two swindlers came one day and claimed that they were weavers and said that they could weave the finest cloth ever seen. They claimed that the colours and patterns were not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made from this material possessed the wonderful quality of being invisible to anyone who was hopelessly stupid or incompetent. They were paid handsomely to weave this cloth and given a r...
  • Movie The Last Emperor
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    Movie: The Last Emperor On 1908 in Peking The emperor I-Sin-Ger-Oh-Who-Eee, son of prince Dredd, at the age of two, was crowned because emperor ist Dowager was die ing. He was chosen because Dowager was his grandmother. The only thing that was bad was that they took him from his mother and gave him this lady that they called his "Wet nurse", which mainly breast fed him and took care of him. Also he was not allowed to leave the empire. In the beginning after he was crowned emperor everybody waite...
  • The Role Of The Emperor In Meiji Japan
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    Within this historical context the Meiji leaders realized that they needed to harness the concept of the Imperial Will in order to govern effectively. During the Age of Imperialism, members of the Satsuma and Choshu, two of the very powerful clans in Japan, were parts of the opposition to foreign imperialism. This opposition believed that the only way that Japan could survive the encroachment of the foreigners was to rally around the Emperor. The supporters of the imperial government, known as i...
  • Emperor Penguin Site Penguins Water
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    web did you find / choose this site? -I simply did some browsing, which led me to this exceptional site. 1. Summarize what you found at this site and how the info relates? -This site included two types of penguins. The Adelie and the Emperor Penguins. The Emperor which, is mentioned in our book, can weigh as much as 20 to 45 kg. These animals are graceful swimmers and show great agility under the water. They are found in the Southern Hemisphere. Their diets consist of squid and fish. (below is ...
  • Emperor Constantine I Roman Empire
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    The emperor Constantine has been called the most important emperor of the late antiquity. The many great events of his reign laid foundations that would affect the future of Europe and Western Civilization for centuries to come. His recognition and support of Christianity was one of the most important moments in world history. Moving the government of the Roman Empire to Constantinople and founding "New Rome" was one of the most significant decisions ever made by a Roman ruler. Ten emperors who ...
  • General Macarthur And The Emperor
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    General MacArthur and the Emperor "If ever a picture was worth a thousand words, it was the image of General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito standing side by side during their historic first meeting on September 27, 1945. In it, a casually dressed MacArthur towers over the stiff, formally attired Emperor. "What does it say" asks historian Carol Gluck. "It says, I'm MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and I'm in charge." For millions of Japanese, it brought home in an entirely new w...
  • Halie Selassie Ras Tafari
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    There is no understanding to modern Ethiopia without a grasp of Haile Sellassie's life. Sellassie would prove to be one of Ethiopia's most noble leaders. He pushed education for his people. He made a valiant effort to drag Ethiopia out of its stagnant state of unpaved roads, minimal schools, very little education, and views on international affairs. He looked and carried himself like a king. The Ethiopian Emperor traditionally took the title of King of King, Lion of the Tribe of Judah as a titl...
  • Cuzco Public Work
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    The first place, on my exploration of time, I arrived was in Cuzco the center of the Incan civilization in the year 1505 A. D. Their was much to observe on arrival. The first thing one notices is that Cuzco is in the center of the "four quarters" of the Incan Empire, Tawantinsuyu. The surrounding four quarters or the four "suy us" were to the north Chincasuyu, to the west Cuntisuyu, to the east Anitsuyu, and to the south Chinasuyu the largest quarter. Cuzco sat at the center of these four quarte...
  • Single Year Huang History Occurred
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    The title of Ray Huang's book 1587: A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty Decline suggests that this book is a work based on a single year in which little occurred. But in reality, Huang's look at the events of 1587 demonstrate the complex workings of the leadership during the decline of the Ming dynasty, giving the reader an insight into the societal structure, the governmental process, and the mistakes that occurred systematically to enhance the progression towards the seemingly inevitab...
  • Satire In Lilliput Gulliver S Travels
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    Generations of schoolchildren raised on the first Book of "Gulliver s Travels" have loved it as a delightful visit to a fantasy kingdom full of creatures they can relate to little creatures, like themselves. Few casual readers look deeply enough to recognize the satire just below the surface. But Jonathan Swift was one of the great satirists of his or any other age, and "Gulliver s Travels" is surely the apex of his art. "Gulliver s Travels" tells the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship s surgeon w...
  • Papal Expansion And Relations Of Church And State
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    Papal Expansion and The Importance of Harmonious Relations Between Church and State Ecclesiastical reform was incredibly important in the European Church in the late eleventh century and the early twelfth century. Previous to Emperor Henry III s reign there were extremely comfortable relations between the Church and the state which kept many kings, princes, and popes united, but actually upset many reformers. Papal reformers of the mid-eleventh century could primarily be categorized in two separ...
  • Aqueduct In Rome Discovering The Western Past
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    In this short paper I will discuss three main subjects. One will be the problem regarding landowners and their responsibility towards aqueduct maintenance. Second, Ill introduce my source of information and give a short summary of it. Third and finally I will discuss and answer some main questions from the textbook asking about the proclamation sent by Emperor Theodosius. The problem was maintenance on the aqueducts. Who was responsible for the upkeep For those responsible, what were their dutie...
  • History Of China Ang Hsi
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    Compassion: An Important Value Emperor of China, is an incredible biography of the second emperor, K'ang-hsi (1661 - 1722), and his life as part of the last Chinese imperialistic dynasty, the Qing. Based on the writings of the emperor, court records and later secondary sources, the book follows the emperor through his struggles with opposition, Manchurian and Han nobility, his troubled relationships with his numerous sons, his old age, and his legacy. By reading K'ang-Hsi's own words as he write...
  • Essay On Qin Dynasty
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    What events led to the establishment of the Qin Empire? What school of political thought did the emperor follow? What did he accomplish? The Qin Dynasty, despite its brief duration, had a long background. As early as the eighth century B. C. , the state arose in the Wei Valley, where the Zhou had earlier commenced political life. The Qin simultaneously absorbed two ways of life. Over five centuries, its kings slowly expanded their domains. By 221 B. C. , they had conquered all China as it...
  • Lilliputians And Its Effect On A Man Gulliver Emperor Swift
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    In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift satirizes all of English society of his time. More than any other group, it seems clear that the Lilliputians who capture and "control" Gulliver are representative of the politicians who ran England in Swift's time. In attempting to control Gulliver, the Lilliputians exhibit the characteristics of arrogance, greed, and ambition. Each of these traits, while perhaps necessary for political mobility, are given a negative connotation. Moreover, they seem to inst...