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  • Hero Of Their Country
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    What is war? A conflict between two countries or is it more than that? Some may call it the loss of innocence. All young men were drafted into the war. Most not even knowing what they were fighting for and thinking they " ll come out the same as when they went in. Not knowing the torture they will be put through. Some end up crazy if they don't die from the war. Crazy, killed, or wounded they have still been lost. Innocent young men shouldn't be fighting a war that they didn't inflict. The peopl...
  • Used In The Spanish And American War
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    Rough Riders Spanish-American War, war waged against Spain by the United States in 1898, to free Cuba from Spanish rule. The war grew out of the Cuba's struggle for independence. A strong reaction to this conflict developed in the United States. In 1897 Spain attempted to compromise by granting Cuba partial independence and abolishing the system of reconcentrados. The Cubans pressed for independence. On February 15, 1898 the U.S.S. Maine which was sent to the port of Havana to protect UNITED STA...
  • Sinful To Wage War
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    The Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas Born in Italy, Thomas Aquinas was one of the most educated men of his time. Aquinas, whose family were noble, was educated as a monk and later continued his education at the University of Naples followed by the University of Paris where he studied the ancient Greek thought of Aristotle. Educated in both philosophy and theology, Aquinas is thought to be one of the most important philosophers of Catholicism. One of Aquinas's most influential writings is the S...
  • Social War Between The Greeks And Trojans
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    Structural Levels of The Iliad Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money for college, the patriot may fight to bring life, liberty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wide variety of fighting results in unique situations, problems, and structural levels to the...
  • Every Continent War
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    Subject: Explain how World War II is a total war. Total War By 1939 France and Great Britain had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland and was working towards European domination while on the other side of the globe Japan had launched a massive attack on China and Korea and was steadily moving over the Pacific in an attempt to gain complete control over Greater East Asia. Italy was attempting to conquer the Mediterranean and was, thus far, triumphant. All was being broadcast global...
  • Back Feeling Part Of A Lost Generation
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    Erich Maria Remarque's novel, All Quite on the Western Front gives you detail and insight into the long, destructive "Great War". Quickly, romantic illusions about combat are disintegrate. Enthusiastic teenage boys convinced to fight for their country by their patriotic teachers came back feeling part of a lost generation. This novel teaches us what a terrifying and painful experience World War I was for those fighting in the trenches on the front. German propaganda spread throughout Germany lik...
  • End Of World War II The Army
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    Sometime during the course of World War II, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world. During the last two hundred or so years, the United States has fought ten major wars and innumerable smaller military actions. For the most part it has been successful, in some instances defeating some of the world's most powerful countries. In other instances it has simply been lucky. A common threat throughout the nation's existence has been the practice of indifference and neglect. Betw...
  • Habsburgs O The Protestant Union
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    Amy Reading notes PC, pages 129-141 The Civil and Religious Wars 9 civil wars in the last four decades of 16th century France The feudalistic nature of the religious wars in France, and the tensions between centralization and localism were important The Huguenots didn't fully decide to fight until Catherine de Medici had them drug from their beds and murdered on St. Bartholomew's Day They were always fighting each other until the Political decided nothing was worth the continuous death and being...
  • Life Of A Soldier In World War
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    All Quiet On The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, takes place in France during World War I. Paul Baume r, the narrator, was a young man who was fighting for his country, Germany. Paul was only 18 years old when the book first begins. Remarque starts the story with Paul and all of the soldiers in his company just finished with heavy front line fighting against the English and the French. He goes on in the story to explain the life of a soldier in World War. Sometimes it was scary, ...
  • Lives Of Soldiers During World War I
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    A War With Different Enemies War novels previous to All Quiet On The Western Front, tend to romanticize the real conditions of the war, and the troubles faced by the soldiers. However, All Quiet On The Western Front, not only does not romanticize the terrible experiences of World War I, it also provides the reader with accurate and detailed portrayal of the horrors of the War. The author, Erich Maria Remarque does this by emphasizing several themes. The first theme is how the war affects each so...
  • Lot About The World War
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    Phillip Jones March 15, 2005 Essay #1 During World War I, trench warfare was very common. It was a newer technique in battles as in wars prior to the Great World War, fighting was less invasive and men merely marched at each other from opposite ends of fields and fought until only one side remained standing or a white flag was hung high in surrender. In fact in older wars, the fighting was far less dangerous to the point where battles were often times viewed by locals who watched from side lines...
  • War Against Arthur
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    Arthur's Reasons Concerning War Since the beginning of time, the chaotic and barbaric fighting called war has been and will happen until the end of the world, that is, unless mankind smartens up. As T.H. White puts it on pages 631-632", They were always saying that the present one (war) was to be the last, and afterwards there was to be a heaven. They were always to rebuild such a new world as never was seen. When the time came, however, they were too stupid". At the beginning of Arthur's reign ...
  • Pretty Pictures Of War
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    The pounding of shells, the mines, the death traps, the massive, blind destruction, the acrid stench of rotting flesh, the communal graves, the charred bodies, and the fear. These are the images of war. War has changed over the centuries from battles of legions of ironclad soldiers enveloped in glimmering armor fighting for what they believe to senseless acts of guerrilla warfare against those too coward to be draft-dodgers. Those who were there, who experienced the terror first hand were deeply...
  • Every Material Advantage Of The North
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    The Civil War On paper the North was far stronger than the South. It had two and a half times as many people, and it possessed far more ships, miles of railroad, and manufacturing enterprises. Southerners, however, had the advantage of fighting on home ground with better military leadership. But Union superiority in manpower was not so great as the gross figures suggest. Half a million people scattered from Dakota to California, could make no substantial contribution to Union strength. And every...
  • Religious Wars
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    When one looks at the religious wars, it is very difficult to identify a beginning and middle. People can argue that the seed for the wars was planted in the wars between the Calvinists and Hapsburgs, otherwise known as the Dutch and the Spanish. In addition, people can argue that the Protestant Reformation in Germany and other parts of Europe sparked these "religious" wars. It was inevitable that the growing division between Christian churches in Europe would lead to a series of armed conflicts...
  • War For The Wrong Reasons
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    Choices Tim O'Brien was drafted to the Vietnam War. He didn't want to go to the war. So he went to the northern woods in the northern Minnesota. He had to make a choice whether to go to the war or not to go to the war. After spending six days with guy Elroy he decides to go. Tim O'Brien went to the war for the wrong reasons. He didn't even think that there should be a war. He saw no reason at all why they should be fighting. He says "I was drafted to a war I hated... [I was] politically naive, b...
  • Friendship Between General Armistead And General Hancock
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    Killer Angels Paper The Human Factor in the American Civil War Michael Shaara's fictional novel, The Killer Angels, is based on the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The novel allows the reader to recognize the heart and courage of the more than two million men that fought in the war. Shaara focuses the reader to better understand the reason why these men fight and the meaning of the war. Ultimately, the reader observes that the war is fought on an individual level as much as a gov...
  • Vietnam War
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    Dr. Robert Caput i America in the 20th century has tried to avoid war at all costs. The past 100 years has tested the superpower nation to the limits and won by giving America no other choice but to fight. The highly productive nation equipped with its seemingly infinite supply of natural resources makes it an important ally during wartime. America's exporting of war items such as tanks, guns and other machinery has gotten it into trouble in the second World War. Or in South Vietnam where Americ...
  • Bogle's Experience
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    The Word War lends itself to diverse uses. For instance, we can proclaim a war on drugs, not because we would in the literal sense, kill drugs, but because we wish to portray the gravity of the current situation. It is a matter of poetic license. Yet, there is the other, much darker, literal side of war, where people are urged to fight for their country, to fight for freedom from oppression, and are given deadly weapons with which they ought to spill the blood of other people they have never met...
  • Achaian And The Trojan Sides
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    Through the ages, many people wonder why something as terrible as a war has to happen. The human race is supposedly smarter than any other species, and yet, we have not yet developed the idea of problem solving. Elementary students are taught to discuss their problems, and not resort to fighting. How can an eight year old child understand this, when he sees violence on the news? Book Thirteen of The Iliad, tells of a battle scene involving Peisandros, Menelaos, Harpalion, and Meriones. It become...

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