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  • Major League Baseball
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    Baseball in America is about as common as alcohol in college, it is everywhere and participated by everyone. Children and adults play baseball in small towns and large cities and professionals play it throughout the country. The game of baseball is America's pastime and it popularity is enormous. The beginning of the 20th century between the 1930's sparked the emergence of baseball and it's members as nationally popular. There was many different organized leagues, during these times, including T...
  • Japan And China
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    Lytton Commission We, representatives of the League of Nations, would like to give our League of Nations Official Pronouncement following the events of the Mukden Incident and the formation of Manchukuo. First of all, we would like to list the facts accepted by both Japan and China. On the 18th of September, 1931, a track of the Southern Manchurian Railway was detonated by a bomb. As a result of this detonation, the Japanese army advanced into Manchuria thus creating a puppet state, Manchukuo. C...
  • Proponents Of The National Basketball Association
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    Trend of basketball The National Basketball Association no longer holds the prominence that it once had. In the aftermath of the lockout that took away half of the 1998-99 season, the National Basketball Association finds itself looking into an uncertain future. Appearing similar to the state of the league during the mid 1980's, the NBA finds itself with a tarnished image and no icon's to build the league around. With the retirement of Michael Jordan and the number of superstars in which the lea...
  • Approval Of The United Nations
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    World War I Nations should take into consideration on how their actions affect the rest of the world. There are sometimes when you should do what you think is right for yourself. But this is a nation. It isn't just only you. There are a whole lot of other people you must satisfy. Put it this way a Nation is a team. The nation has to work as a one. Some people may not like your choice. But try to satisfy the majority of the Nation. It's better if only a small amount of people are not happy, other...
  • League Of Nations
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    Through my studies and research I have come to the following conclusion about the League of Nations: despite all of President Woodrow Wilson's efforts, the League was doomed to fail. I feel this was so for many reasons, some of which I hope to convey in the following report. From the day when Congress voted on the Fourteen Points, it was obvious that the League had a very slim chance of being passed in Congress, and without all of the World powers, the League had little chance of surviving. On N...
  • Jones's Theoretical Model
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    The Combines Act. C.H. Jones's article 'The Economics of the National Hockey League' (1969) purpose is to explain through simple micro economics that the prime motive of professional hockey team owners is profit maximization. The owners argue that their main interest is 'for the love of the game,' not the financial benefits of owning a professional sports franchise and to avoid government regulations such as the Combines Act (note 1). An article written in 1982 by J.A. Schofield entitled 'The De...
  • Wilson's Faith In Mankind
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    Wilson the Idealist Wilson was not merely an idealist, but a crusading idealist (Link 50). His words, ideas, and actions are those of a man guided by morals, not realist views. The League of Nations, the WWI peace treaty, and his famous fourteen points were all products of his idealism. Wilson's idealistic nature is apparent through his beliefs as a Christian, his blind faith, his interest in morality, his belief that America is the world's savior, and his unrealistic expectations. Wilson's Chri...
  • Sacrifice Of Many Of Wilsons Fourteen Points
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    The Versaille Treaty, an agreement for peaceful terms among the warring nations of World War I, was extinguished by the insatiable desires of all parties involved. Woodrow Wilson, an inflexible, idealistic, righteous President was up against the vengeful Allies. Each with their own imperialistic views, conflicted as peace negotiations began. Wilson wanting to make the world safe for Democracy swooped into Paris to negotiate his Fourteen Points, leaving the Republicans impotent state back in the ...
  • First Professional Basketball League
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    The Changing Face of Basketball Basketball has come a long way since its soccer ball and peach basket beginnings in that its style, players, facilities and leagues have developed dramatically and gained tremendous popularity. Salaries have increased from Bob Cousy's minute $45.00 a game (Minser 37) to Michael Jordan's $300,000 + per game (Minser 37). Basketball is a sport in which all ages can participate in any way, shape, or form and is a big part of American society today. In 1891 James A. Na...
  • National And American Football Leagues
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    Sometime around 1050, Englishmen dug up a skull of a dane and started to kick it around in frustration toward the dane It became known as "Kicking the dane's head". The skull began to hurt the boy's feet, so a boy came up with the idea of using an inflated cow bladder to help their feet (Tuttle, 13). In 1189, King Henry banned the game, because people were too involved in the game to practice archery and fighting for war (Tuttle, 13). During the 1500's the game shifted to Ireland where people in...
  • National League Pitchers
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    Designated Hitter Do you prefer a bases loaded double that clears the bases and involves an exciting play at home plate? Or a boring three-run home run where the base runners trot around the bases, while the defense stands around with dazed looks on their faces? Do you prefer stolen bases, squeeze plays, and trying to move the base runners to make something happen; as opposed to a team waiting for someone to hit a home run? If you answered "yes" then consider yourself a fan of "small ball". The ...
  • Inherent Weaknesses Of The League Of Nations
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    What were the inherent weaknesses of the League of Nations? How critical were these weaknesses in the ultimate failure of the League in the 1930's? Whilst the internationalist ideals behind the League of Nations were strong, several practical inherent weaknesses would ultimately lead to its downfall. The greatest weakness inherent within the League was the fact that three of the world's major powers, the USA, Russia and Germany, were not part of the League in its creation. Consequently, economic...
  • Successful Attempt For The League Of Nations
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    This essay will be looking at whether or not the 1920's was a Golden Age for the League of Nations. Also it will look at some of the problems which the League got involved in and discuss whether or not the League was successful in solving these disputes. Some of the problems which are going to be discussed are areas like Corfu and the Aaland islands to see how the League of Nations handled them. Collective Security was an idea for preserving peace after the First World War which president Woodro...
  • Wilson's League Of Nations
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    While under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, the aftermath of World War One seemed to be more difficult than the war itself for the United States. After the war had been over, Wilson, along with the other members of the Big Four needed a solution for Germany's punishment and for means to maintain peace among the nations of the world. In his Fourteen Points, Wilson had hoped to have the answer to the world's problems with solutions such as freedom of the seas and a League of Nations. According t...
  • Change To The League Of Nations
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    The United States declared war on Germany, sparking World War I. President Woodrow Wilson wanted to create an utopian world by removing alliance systems, economic conflict, and armaments race by using his Fourteen Points. The Fourteen Points called for open diplomacy, freedom of the seas, lower tariffs, arms reduction, troop withdraw self determination, and the League of Nations. The United States was led to war for principle, morality, honor, commerce, security, and reform. German U-Boats were ...
  • League A Success
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    Was the League of Nations a success in the 1920's?' The League of Nations, for it's time and even for today, had extremely idealistic aims. As President Woodrow Wilson said in 1918, "Merely to win the war was not enough. It must be won in such a way as to ensure the future peace of the world". Hence, the reality of the matter was that the League could never have been a success because its goals were out of reach. However, this is not enough to deem the League as a failure. The League had a cripp...
  • Member State Of The League Of Nations
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    League of Nations. A living thing is born (Foley 149). With these words, United States President Woodrow Wilson presented the first draft of the Covenant to the nations attending the Paris Conference of 1919 and to those around the world. This Covenant was to establish an international organization that would promote peace and security throughout the world and provide a forum through which the different interests of nations could be peacefully resolved. President Wilson named this living thing t...
  • League Of Nation's First Failure
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    The League of nation was an attempt to replace the 'international anarchy' of pre-war days with an organization which would use economic and possibly military sanctions against aggressors to maintain collective security for both the small and great states. During the initial years of its existence in the 1920's, the League seemed to be functioning successfully. It worked well in dealing with less drastic affairs such as the repatriation of prisoners, the mandated territories, and epidemic diseas...
  • League Of Nations
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    History Homework 1) Why did USA not join the League of Nations? USA had many reasons for not wanting to join the League of Nations. Forty-two countries joined the League at the start and by the 1930's sixty countries had joined. This made the League appear strong but this wasn't the whole truth. However the most powerful countries hadn't joined. Russia didn't want to join, as they were communists and hated Britain and France. Germany wasn't even allowed to join being the main enemy of the 'home ...
  • League Covenant
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    The League's membership totaled forty-one in 1919, rising to fifty by 1924 and sixty by 1934. Three main headings: its achievements, the main reasons for its eventual eclipse, and the foundations which it provided for its successor, the United Nations Organizations. The League of Nations was not the first attempt to establish institutions for international diplomacy and arbitration; between 1814 and 1914 there had been, under the generic description of concert of Europe, right congresses attende...

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