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  • Absurdity Of Samuel Beckett
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    Early to Mid-Twentieth Century Influences on Theatre of the Absurd Big feet, stampeding rhinoceroses, and barren sets are typical of the theatre of the absurd. The dramatic content, symbolism, and spectacles are an amazing thing to see and an impossibility to comprehend. The philosophy of the absurd and the dawn of mankind influenced these plays in the twentieth century. The main proponents and works of the theater of the absurd and philosophy were influenced by the chaotic actions of the early ...
  • Treaty Of Versailles Left Germany
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    The Duality of Local and Regional Factors in the Rise of Dictators in Post-War Europe After World War I, a majority of Europe was left in utter shambles. The physical and economic structures of a once industrial area had been reduced rubble. The people of the nations cried out for help, but to little avail. What was needed in these war torn areas was a strong government that could meet the needs of the people, and give them strength, power, and most importantly, stability. Unfortunately, what em...
  • Causes Of World War
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    Cause of World War I Unlike World War II, the causes of World War I are not as clear cut. Historians say the war had been building up for some time prior to 1914. The 'Great War' was not caused by megalomaniacs hungry for power as in the case of Mussolini and Hitler during World War II. The origins are more complex. First one is the alliance Systems The causes can be explained, more in political terms than human terms. From the end of the Franco-Prussian War, a system of secret alliances develop...
  • Cold War
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    THE COLD WART he Cold War was a very complex war. Many ideas, conflicts and emotions were going on. This was a major turning point for the word war. War became a much more powerful word. However, this war did bring the people together to work at solutions like none other. We have learned from this experience. The Cold War could have been prevented. Franklin Roosevelt gave Eastern Europe to the Russians at Yalta. When Roosevelt negotiated at Yalta, he was not feeling the pain and needs of the peo...
  • Ussr During The War
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    Sorry no bib on this; it was an in-class handout. This got me a 40/40 in AP History. There are three main schools of thought that trace the origins of the Cold War. The Orthodox view is that the intransigence of Leninist ideology, the sinister dynamics of a totalitarian society, and the madness of Stalin (Doc 1) cause the Cold War. The Revisionists claim that American policy offered the Russians no real choice [and] the United States used or deployed its preponderance of power (Doc 2) and these ...
  • Excitement Of War
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    Modern European History 1. What did Paul Valery mean in saying that the mind of Europe doubted itself profoundly? Before 1914, people in Europe believed in progress, peace, prosperity, reason, and rights of individuals. During that time, people began to believe in the Enlightenment, industrial developments were just starting and scientific advances began to take place. People then really believed in progression and further developments. Unfortunately, World War I broke out. Nevertheless, the opt...
  • Control Of Post War Europe
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    When World War II ended the United States and Russia emerged as "Superpowers". Though they had fought as allies, each had their own agenda and post -war strategies. The United States found itself unable to enjoy the pleasures of peace after the wars completion. Having been unable to establish a true settlement in Europe, America watched, as Russia appeared to strengthen its hold of the region. The Soviets were taking a position in Europe that concerned the United States, led by President Harry S...
  • World War II
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    World War II or the Second World War was a global conflict that began on 7 July 1937, in Asia and 1 September 1939, in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the world's countries and every inhabited continent. Virtually all countries that participated in World War I were involved in World War II. It was the most extensive and expensive apocalyptic armed conflict in the history of the World. Attributed in varying degrees to the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, nationa...
  • Outbreak Of World War
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    Analyze the spirit of promise that gave way to disillusionment in Europe during the years 1914-1918. Prior to the devastation of the first World War, a spirit of optimism and enthusiasm engulfed the minds of citizens across Europe. Relating the potential outcome of another war to the short, decisive, progressive wars in the nineteenth century, Europeans greeted the opportunity for war as a tool to cleanse the current ailments of Europe. The people, blinded by an overwhelming belief in progress a...
  • Cold War
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    Cold War How did the cold war affect economic development in Europe, Asia and the U.S.? How did the "Welfare State" in Europe and the "Consumer Culture" in the U.S. relate to cold war developments? Include in your discussion the Soviet (command) and Western (market) economic models and the "commodity gap" vs. "missile gap". One country in Europe that was affected by the cold war was the economic development of Germany. The cold war made Germany an economic powerhouse. Germany's coal and steel we...
  • Seven Years War In Europe
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    The Seven Years' War The first true World War... Cause and effects! Jeff Brown The History of Western Civilization II Professor Zarrillo What would the state of the free world be today if the alliance of the war of the Austrian Succession had not reversed in the Seven Years' War? Would we speak French, still be "New England", or perhaps New Spain? The fact is that while we may not know for certain that today's world would be different, you can rest assured that the Seven Years' War set the tone ...
  • Consequences Of The War Of 1812
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    Consequences of the War of 1812 The War of 1812 brought forth numerous consequences toward the United States and the rest of the world. Most of the consequences fall under political and economical categories. The United States was claimed the victor of the war, a war that opened up new doors for it to prosper and progress. When the war ended, much turmoil had taken place, though not all necessary, that created a new sense of independence throughout the United States. One of the first consequence...
  • 1914 Austria Hungary
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    For many young men throughout western world, August of 1914 was the most glorious month of their lives, war had broken out in Europe. Throughout Europe, Canada and Australia young men flocked to recruitment stations to sign up to fight for their country and their freedom. Many did not and still do not understand what conditions brought forth the brutality and hard ships resulting from World War 1. Historians have argued for many years on who was responsible for the Great War of 1914 and will con...
  • Triple Alliance And The Triple Entente
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    After the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, the German Chancellor Bismarck started the alliance system which increased the international tension and paved the way for the First World War. By 1908, Europe was firmly divided into two opposing camps. On one side stood the Triple Alliance which consists of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. On the other said stood the Triple Entente which consists of France, Russia and Britain. They believe that their allies would give them military support if war broke...
  • Cold War And The Fall Of Russia
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    The Cold War was a war caused by the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started after WWII ended. Europe was left in ruins while Russia and the U.S. were left as super powers. The Cold War was a battle between these groups in political, military, and economic ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. In this essay I'm going to talk about the following points: Rise of the Cold War, events in and because ...
  • War Governments
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    Social, Political and Economic Effects of WWI "Everywhere in the world was heard the sound of things breaking". Advanced European societies could not support long wars or so many thought prior to World War I. They were right in a way. The societies could not support a long war unchanged. The First World War left no aspect of European civilization untouched as pre-war governments were transformed to fight total war. The war meta morphed Europe socially, politicaly, economically, and intellectualy...
  • Dangerous Events In Europe
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    Although it began in Europe the spread of the cold war to other regions was a much more dangerous development. To what extent do you agree with this judgment? Although the struggle of power between communist and capitalist countries started with the disagreement of Germany; it increased to Europe and extended towards other parts of the world throughout the decades of 1950 and 1960. With both ideologies determined to stop each other, there were some dangerous events in Europe where ideology clash...
  • World War II Europe
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    The topic that jumped out at me and screamed, ? write about me!? was that war can? make or break a country? This statement explains how so many different countries have come into there own, and have established themselves as world powers. Europe's global expansion created the setting within which all other societies have been compelled to make there way into the modern world. Russians, Latin Americans, Arabs, Chinese, and other peoples found themselves faced with the fact of western European dom...

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