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  • Advance Of Allied Armies On Germany
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    British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill declared the Allied Victory at the Ardennes campaign, of which he dubbed the Battle of the Bulge, "undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever famous American Victory". Arguably so, as great a victory as it was for the Americans, it would go on to become an even greater victory for the Allies against Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. The summer of 1944 had been a catastrophic one for Hitler and Germany....
  • German Army
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    From the Second Reich to the Weimar Republic The Second Reich The constitution of the second Reich: The Kaiser was hereditary for life and he was the Supreme Commander of the army The Chancellor was chosen by the Kaiser and was also usually the chairman of the Bundesrat. The Bundesrat was the upper house of parliament. Members were chosen by the State Government. The 17 Prussian representatives could veto any law. The Reichstag was less important than the Bundesrat in making laws. They could onl...
  • Franco German Force
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    The birth of the Western European Union began some 28 years ago on May 6th 1955. However, this alliance was formed from the original Treaty of Dunkirk. The Treaty of Dunkirk was an Anglo-French alliance which was signed on March 4th 1947, when the two signatories agreed to give mutual support to each other should the event of renewed German aggression show it's face again. It was also to agree on a common action should either signatory be prejudiced by any failure of Germany to fulfil it's econo...
  • World War II Poland In August 1939
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    I. History of Poland After the Partitions of Poland (1772-1795), which had decreased the size of the country, giving most of the land to Russia, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary. The First World War provided a practical chance for Poland to restore its independence. The powers, which had separated the country more than one hundred years earlier, were fighting on opposite sides. Germany with the Austro-Hungarian Empire (the Central Powers) fought Imperial Russia allied with France and Great Britain. ...
  • Optimistic View Of Bismarck's Germany
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    Introduction Hamerow begins his introduction with a defense of the theory that history is determined by the great people of society or The Great Man Theory of history. He goes on to say that "They are the makers of the world in which we live. Otto Von Bismarck belongs in this Company". The controversies surrounding his life still go on between historians today. He is portrayed as a destroyer of liberty and also as a compromiser of liberalism. Some see Bismarck as trying to preserve the old order...
  • Early Middle Ages Medieval German Kings
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    IMPORTANT DATE SAD 9 Germanic warriors decisively defeated Roman forces at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. 486 The Frankish king Clovis overran the Roman province of Gaul. Clovis introduced features of Roman life into western Germany. 843 The Treaty of Verdun divided Charlemagne's empire into three kingdoms. The German kingdom soon divided into five duchies. 962 Otto I was crowned Holy Roman emperor in Aachen. 1075 A dispute between Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII marked the beginning of a series ...
  • Writer Gerhard Wolf
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    Wolf, Christa (1929-), German novelist and essayist, known for her novels about Germany during World War II (1939-1945). Born Christa Ihlenfeld in Landsberg an der Wart he (now Go rz w Wielkopolski, Poland), she studied at the Universities of Leipzig and Jena from 1949 to 1953. In 1951 she married writer Gerhard Wolf. After graduating she worked as a publisher's reader and an editor until 1962, when she became a full-time writer. Her first successful novel, Der geteilte Himmel (1963; translated ...
  • Germany On Their Olympic Games
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    The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as a huge propaganda effort for Germany to show to the rest of the world that...
  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    ... d a deadlock, but the Berlin Wall remained, representing the remaining Cold War related tension between the two countries. In the mid 1980's there was a beginning of change in the relationship of East and West Germany. Finally, in November of 1989, emigration barriers finally dropped in November 1989, which allowed free passage between East and West Berlin. Soon after the free passage was allowed the Berlin Wall was taken down. The entire wall was taken down except for the areas of historica...
  • Sympathise With Bismarcks Unification Of Germany
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    To What Extent Is The View Expressed In Source V A Fair Reflection On Bismarcks Domestic Policies B To what extent is the view expressed in source V a fair reflection on Bismarcks domestic policies between 1870 and 1890 The view in source V clearly states that Max Faber believes that Bismarcks legacy was a Germany that was utterly backward in its political education, and without a political will. Germany was a nation that was accustomed to a great statesman taking responsibility for all politica...
  • Important Factor Of The German Unification
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    THE UNIFICATION OF GERMANY In 1871 the thirty-eight states of what was once the Holy Roman Empire, re-united to become what was known in the early twentieth century as simply, The German Empire, united under the rule of the German Emperor, or Kaiser. There are many factors which led to the unification of the German states; liberalism, nationalism, Otto Von Bismarck, fear of 'another Napoleon', the Prussian King William I, and the three wars Prussia fought. One of the key factors which led to the...
  • Different External Factors The Weimer Republic
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    To what extent is it true to say that 'The failure of the Weimer Republic was due to external factors beyond its control and the rise of a German messiah'? In 1933, the Weimer Republic was officially abolished by Hitler, the German 'messiah. ' The Weimer Republic was replaced by his opposite, its contrast. From a democratic state to a state ruled by a 'messiah. ' Was it inedible that the Weimer Republic would become a failure? Or would different conditions have changed the occurred? There where ...
  • Strong Tradition Of Federalism In Germany
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    German Law - A Reflection Of German History Or The Demands Of The Allied Powers On 1st September 1948, the Parliamentary Assembly met for the first time, called by the German Landtage, but ultimately demanded by the occupying allied powers, Britain, France and America. They were charged with the creation of a stable constitutional system for the three west German zones that later became the Federal Republic of Germany. Some restrictions were placed on this assembly by the allies, but in this ess...
  • 2 C Economy Germany
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    Executive Summary The goal of this report is to inform US investors about the German market for personal computers. This document outlines many different areas of the German political, economic, and social structures and how they concern the personal computer industry. It provides a clear insight to the German approach to personal computers and the age of information we are now in. This report was compiled from a variety of resources consisting primarily of government documents, but also of on t...
  • Treaty
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    In a miserably failed attempt to stop the already ongoing violence during world war one, and prevent further conflict in the region, the Treaty of Versailles was proposed by ex-president Woodrow Wilson. Such treaty - not using the term according to its stipulated meaning - set cruel rules and pointers that would only produce more violence and terror. The Treaty of Versailles was a document containing fourteen points. In a brief description, the first point stipulated that secret diplomacy was to...
  • Austria Towards War
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    The Alliance System and the Long Fuse In a recent New York Times Op-Ed column (10/12/00), William Safire drew an analogy between Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount and the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. In both of these instances the press and the general public have found a answer to the question of "who started it". In Sharon's case, the recent crisis in Israel and in the other, World War I. Safire was using these two seemingly non-related incidents to show how often people...
  • American Declaration Of War On Germany
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    Running Head: America's Great War America's Great War Arber Kokoneshi Florida Metropolitan University The events of July and early August 1914 are a classic case of "one thing led to another"- otherwise known as the treaty alliance system. The explosive that was World War One had been long in the stockpiling; the spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Ferdinand's death at the hand of the Black Hand, a Serbian se...
  • Treaty The German Government
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    development of political and military alliances caused tension and hostility among nations leading up to World War I. Two major alliance systems developed due to conflicting national interests, which had been evident during the past two decades throughout Europe. These were the "Triple Alliance" of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy and the "Triple Entente" of Britain, France and Russia. Also several smaller countries became indirectly involved in the alliances, which effectively divided Europe ...
  • Major Trade Town In Medieval Germany
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    In the story, "In Another Country", by Ernest Hemingway, throughout the story he is constantly comparing life to an iceberg under water saying that life is not always the way you see it. One example of how Hemingway compares life to an iceberg is, "There was a time when none of us believed in the machines, and one day the major said it was all nonsense". The major and his crew never believed in machines to help him and his soldiers but now he is realizing and believing that the machines help peo...
  • Marked The Last Great German
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    For this assignment I was given the task of researching and giving a short presentation regarding the role of the United States in Europe after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place in December 1941. Upon first pondering the subject to which I was assigned, I could not recall anything off the top of my head regarding this subject, so I immediately turned to my old U.S. History book to refresh my memory. History has never been a desirable course of study for me because I find it to be ...

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