• Belief Systems Silk Road
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    Belief Systems The religious beliefs of people along the Silk Road at the beginning of the 1 st century BCE were very different from what they would later become. When China defeated the nomadic Xiongnu confederation and pushed Chinese military control northwest as far as the Tarim Basin (in the 2 nd century BCE), Buddhism was known in Central Asia but was not yet widespread in China nor had it reached elsewhere in East Asia. Christianity was still more than a century in the future. Daoism, in t...
  • What Was The Legacy Of The Vietnam War
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    In my opinion the Vietnam War was a terrible experience for both of the fighting sides. In this war both of the fighting sides lost huge amounts of troops, warfare, and civilian lives. The ideas and beliefs of people around the world about the Vietnam War are very different because of the controversy over this issue. The Vietnam War brought the United States shame and disgrace in the eyes of the outside world and the citizens of United States. The Vietnam War is a stain on the United States hist...
  • Far East China Japan History
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    A Critique By Stewart M. WhobreyAbstractThe Far East, written by Paul H. Clyde and Burton F. Beers is a book containing a collection of facts and is presented in chronological and topical order starting with history in general and this history in particular. The authors begin their book with "What is history?" The answer is "In its simplest form, history is the record of things thought, said, and done. Such a definition is a useful starting point but it leaves a host of questions unanswered." (p...
  • Friends Of The Earth Environmental Waste Groups
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    Task - 1 Discuss whether firms like Rechem should be allowed to 'import' chemical waste from overseas to be disposed of here in the U. K. ANALYSIS Rechem have thirty years of experience in solving environmental problems caused by a wide range of hazardous and toxic materials. Their range of services included the following: . Waste Management. Logistics. Incineration. Project Management. Recycling. Environmental Monitoring (See APPENDIX A) DISCUSSION Not all Countries in the World have the abili...
  • Vietnam And Domino Theory
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    The revolutionary worldwide spread of communism has always been a great fear to the USA. In the past, America has gone to many wars to psychologically protect its ideology against powerful nations. That the 'domino theory' and the cold war mentality held by the USA, primarily justified their involvement in Vietnam. It was after World War Two that the USA's interest in Vietnam came about. Eisenhower and Dulles ' domino theory' with the fear of a communist-dominated government in Vietnam and surro...
  • East Asian Economic Crisis
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    A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was broughton by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world economy, the panic in Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and other Asian countries has prompt...
  • Tsunami Disaster Implication On Economy
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    TSUNAMI DISASTER, WHAT IMPLICATION ON ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THIS REGION? We view with awe a release of power on this scale. We know that this power is greater than that of our species - nature holds us in its hands. We may be able to mitigate some of the consequences; in some cases we may be able to give advance warning of the threat; but we are not in control; the tsunami has demonstrated this ancient truth. William Rees-M ogg INTRODUCTION 1. On the morning of December 26, 2004 a magnitude 9. 3 e...
  • Imperialism Great Britain
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    Africa and Asia Imperialism Imperialism is political, social or economical one country that rules an alien country. During the 1800 s, European Countries and the United States started imperialism in Asia and Africa. In 1841, Dr. Livingston started exploring the African Interior, which produced promising information of the land and rivers. Explorations of gold and diamonds in Africa by Rhodes spurred excitement in the Western Countries. Two European nations had already had colonies in East Asia ...
  • Japanese Occupation In Sea
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    Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background Pg. 3 Thesis Pg. 3 Research questions Pg. 3 Rationale Pg. 3 Methodology Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review Pg. 5 Primary sources Pg. 5 Secondary sources Pg. 6 Chapter 3: Research Methodology Pg. 8 Procedure Pg. 8 Types of sources Pg. 8 Compiling and presenting the data Pg. 8 Chapter 4: Results and findings Pg. 10 Background information Pg. 10 Conflict between Japan and United States Pg. 11 The Japanese ...
  • Europe S Renaissance Versus Asian Meltdown
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    Europe s Renaissance Versus Asian Meltdown The origins of Asian Problems Major setbacks in Asia occurred after remarkable success-stories of many countries in the region. Average annual GDP growth came close to 10% per year for 30 consecutive years for the Asian Tiger economies. During the last decade their share in the world exports has grown to 20% of the total, in 1996 they bought about 19% of the US exports and they received a half of total capital inflows to developing countries. Over a dec...
  • Us Support Of The Diem Regime In Vietnam
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    After World War II the United States took on a role of world rebuilding, taking the shattered fragments of countries and governments and turning them into working democratic nations. The U. S. , fearful of spreading communism in Eastern Europe, adopted George Kennan's policy of containment to keep communism confined to its current regions and ensuring nations remain democratic. In Vietnam, communists were taking more and more control of the government and France not being able to hold them off,...
  • Japan In Ww2 United States
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    Prior to the 20 th century Japan was basically a self-contained, independent nation with little international ties. Japan, a great power since it defeated Russia in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, was engulfed by sever economic depression. The Japanese economy and its people had suffered greatly through the Great Depression and began to sympathise with countries such as Germany and Italy who suffered greatly also. Like Germany and Italy, Japan replaced a parliamentary system with a fascist one unde...
  • White House Vietnam Policy Men
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    From the beginning of John Kennedy's Administration into this fifth year of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, substantially the same small group of men have presided over the destiny of the United States. In that time they have carried the country from a limited involvement in Vietnam into a war that is brutal, probably unwinnable, and, to an increasing body of opinion, calamitous and immoral. How could it happen? Many in government or close to it will read the following article with the shock of rec...
  • On The Importance Of Perceptions To Study Politics
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    How important are perceptions to the study of politics? Can we speak of 'pure' Eastern & Western, Northern and Southern political forms? In recent times, many Eastern countries have begun to acclaim "Asian Values" as principles for the West to perceive and respect. There may be numerous reasons for this phenomena, however the strongest one would have to be that they feel endangered by the sudden influence of Western culture and demands for democratisation and liberalisation as a result of th...
  • The Acquisition And Assimilation Of Technology
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    Following the introduction of Doi Moi more than 10 years ago, Viet Nam opened its doors to foreign investment. It was expected that this would bring much needed capital, new knowledge, and new technologies. This has happened to an extent, but in recent years foreign investment has fallen, and this has been accompanied by a decline in the importation of technology. Broadly speaking, two approaches are taken to technology development. One is the technological development pushed by new discoveries ...
  • Asia A Large Economic
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    A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. It is hard to understand what these declines will actualy do to the world market. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world ec...
  • Asia China Mountains World
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    Asia is the Asia Asia Asia is the largest of all the continents and includes within its limits an area of 17, 159, 995 sq mi, or about 33% of the world's total land surface and the greater part of the Eurasian land mass. The border between Europe is traditionally drawn as an imaginary zigzag line passing down the spine of the Ural Mountains and through the Caspian Sea, Caucasus Mountains, and Black Sea. The boundary dividing Asia and Africa is generally placed along the Suez Canal, and the bound...
  • Asian Affirmation Islamic West Country
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    Asian Affirmation And Islamic Resurgence Essay, Research Asian Affirmation And Islamic Resurgence Two civilizations that were challenging the theory of Western supremacy and stressing the importance of their own culture in relation to that of the West were the Asian and Islamic civilizations. Both the Asian culture and the Islamic religion entered a great stage of revival and expansion which led to an increase in their self-confidence. Asian self-confidence was the result of rapid economic growt...