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'History, Politics and Society' deals with the affairs of human beings. The categories overlap to a degree: 'History' describes changes in those affairs, and encompasses the other two; 'Politics' is about how people govern themselves; and 'Society' is about how people organize and conduct their lives. Questions here range from ancient history to history-in-the-making, political views to decisions of lawmakers, and present and past societies and how people relate to each other within their societies.
The Korean War was the second modern US war. From the beginning of our country until the end of WWII, our battles / wars made sense to the masses for the most part. During WWII most Americans would do whatever they could to support the war effort. They knew why we were fighting. Things got confusing…
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Space "Firsts" The first person in space was Yuri Gagarin from the USSR. He launched on April 12, 1961 aboard the Vostok 1. The first American in space was Alan Sheppard, who was launched into space aboard Mercury 3 on May 5, 1961.
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Max Weber suggested in 1904 that certain tenets of Protestantism were more favorable to commerce and thus led to the rise of capitalism in his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.Karl Marx earlier suggested the reverse connection; that the rise of commerce and capitalism in Europe…
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One "other mark" that comes to mind is Trinity churchyard, where Peter Stuyvesant is buried.
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The South was defending their homelands and so they had knowledge of the terrain, and had the motive to actively fight for their homeland. Said in another way, one large advantage was that the South did not have to capture the Union. To win, the only needed to simply quit the war and let the South b…
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When the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops took over the counrty, they rounded up thousands of people that had been in the South Vietnamese military or goverment, or had worked for the Americans, and shot them. Thousands more were imprisoned in"re-education camps". Eventually, many were released…
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He was a white man who was against slavery. He started a rebellion. And help start the civil war (more or less)
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Probably two reasons are more important than others. First, the issue of slavery was very divisive between the north and south even before the Declaration of Independence was issued. Second, the new country became divided philosphocally about the powers between the federal and state governments. Thi…
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Most attacks that fail could have succeeded had circumstances been slightly different. Similarly, most successful attacks could have failed. Any failed attack becomes, by definition, a tactical error. Those are the fortunes of war. Lee's decision to fight at Gettysburg after the first day was an er…
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I would say that WWII was caused by both historical and economic factors because the are interdependent. The treaty of Versailles made Germany repay repatations, it made them mad. Also Depression <great depression> was also all throughout Europe.
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In 1931, the British parliament passed the Statute of Westminster, a law that gave formal recognition to all countries with Dominion status full independence, stating that they were bound by no laws but their own. This gave the dominions complete independence, but in some cases complete independence…
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Hi, I don't think you will find much on the internet about this topic. This is "very old" , you will need a lot of "???" and diggings into the National Library in Manila, Philippines if you want to find anything of significance. There are also small libraries in some Philippine Provinces and histori…
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Wealth of Nations was a book by the Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith. The book appeared in 1776 and is the great classic work of laissez-faire economics (capitalism). It also played a key role in establishing economics as an area of study in its own right. It was the first major work in…
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The 1970s were times of great change in South America, with peasants and workers organizing for what they thought was a better life, looking up to communism. This was a severe threat to American corporate interests, and Salvador Allende, (Chile's President before the coup d'état) was a socialist on…
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Maracaibo was founded in 1529 by Ambrosius Ehinger on the western side of Lake Maracaibo which is the dominant feature of the oil-rich Maracaibo Basin. Favoured by prevailing winds and a protected harbour, the city is located on the shores of the lake where the narrows, which eventually lead to the …
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They did chores and family back then wanted more kids so they could help with the chores for example grow crops and help in the kitchen At the time children had few rights. As for their actual role, what Tamara says is true of poorer children, especially in rural areas. In addition, the older girls …
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The New Deal was Franklin Roosevelt's way of dealing with the depression of the late 20's and 30's. Unfortunatly it depended on large government programs at taxpayer expense to employ people and it was not a sucess. Only the advent of ww2 and growth of private industry pulled the US out of the great…
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The correct form is, according to R.M. Theis's Standard Lexicon of Titlology (1957, 2nd Edn., Oxon), for a man a "Connection" or, for a female, a "Connect". My own preference is to refer to either male or female as a "Connection" and to refer to both males and females as "Connections". It would app…
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I think Roosevelt did do the right thing... he actually did something about the problems in America, unlike Hoover. He took the initiative to set up agencies (alphabet) and help the USA. I dont however, belive that Roosevelt eased USA out of the depression, WWII did that.But yes, i do belive that wa…
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There are various answers that could be given depending on context. I would be willing to bet that your textbook contains that very sentence with the blank filled in. However, some possible answers would be; European conquest, national aggrandizement, rapid economic development, and growth in world …
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War has changed. Its no longer about nations or idealoligies or ethnicity. Its an endless series of proxy battles fought by mercenaries and machines. War and its compsumtion of life has become a well oiled machine. war has changed. ID tagged soldiers carry ID tagged weapons, use ID tagged gear. Nano…
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America is named after explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The official name of our country is United States of America thus we are called "Americans" not just by the Britons but by most nations around the world. As noted above, the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian navigator working in…
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The politicians get to offer whats seems to be free stuff... For example ...many people believe they get free health care... but its not,,,they collect the money from the people...they would say we get the money from mean rich people and business...but they too just charge more money....its a great …
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Women's Roles Women can vote in the U.S., have jobs, own property.  More Changes Birth control has made enormous changes in women's lives. Prior to 1900, most women were pregnant or nursing an infant for most of their adult lives. Economically, woman almost had to be married, and being marrie…
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Learned journals written for scholars by scholars use English text with references to German and french words and phrases along with original greek and latin words and phrases. It has none. History is a scholarly account of the past, delivered in whatever language or by whatever means. As in other …
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:Actually, neither of the answers below are accurate. Article 2, section 1, clause 4 of the Constitution states, "The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States." (note: odd spell…
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The first family to travel to California was the Donner Family. They hit hardship when Of the original 87 pioneers, 39 died and 48 survived.
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The Queen is the constitutional Head of State and carries out ceremonial duties. She has few powers, and those she has she uses sparingly and only on the advice of the prime minster. She does what the government of the day requires her to do. The Queen is non-political and it is important that she a…
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settling the Kentucky game preserve starved them out. the 7 year game cycle ment that they starved or robbed wagon trains in the lean years.
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France's North American empire was built largely upon fur trading of the French settlers in the area. Few strategic outposts dotted the frontier in America. The French also relied heavily upon the relationships with Native Americans. Their empire's area went down to Florida and east of Mississippi …
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Immigrating to New Jersey, or any of the 12 colonies, had the main advantage of freedom of religion. Particularly, Protestants were not (ostensibly persecuted) and migrants from England were not obligated to swear fealty to the Church of England. As for New Jersey, there was plenty of open/usable fa…
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Answer colored people were not allowed going to schools where white people were they had to go to different and poor ones
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2 hours. However, that would not have taken you very far into Germany.Lithuania and Germany (Ostrpreussen) bordered each other in the 19th century, so depending where you were in Lithuania - it could take as little as 5 minutes.The district of Klaipeda (previously Memel) in Lithuania was part of Ger…
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Culturally similar, tensions existed between the US and the UK from the Revolution through the end of the Civil War. WWI and WWII were the building blocks of the trans-atlantic alliance.The US and UK are allies through mutual national interests. The UK needs US military support to pursue its interes…
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Slavery, though still existing in a variety of ways, was a common, global practice when the colonists arrived. Economics is one reason: the colonists actually DID believe that African Blacks are the best workforce for picking cotton, tobacco and sugar cane. And the African tribal leaders were offeri…
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During these years, the second world war took place - it would be easy to look up these two sides, but one side consisted of Britain and France and the other Germany. The USA joined in 1941, which succeeded in getting them out of the world depression.   The above answer is correct, as far as …
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that gorge Franklin and bengimen Washington worked together and always looked for the good of America OI VAY! People, if your going to write it, know the facts! GEORGE WASHINGTON AND BENJAMEN FRANKLIN! Jeez! But, other than that, the answer is correct. Oi...
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During the time of kargil war in the year 1998 people of india fill unique nationalalism. According the history of national movemene of india the kargil war of 1998 is called the era good filling.
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Republicans and Northern Democrats.  I beg your pardon..   Rather than being split along party lines, the Civil Rights movement tended to split the country along North-South lines. Northern politicians tended to be either pro-Civil Rights, or neutral. Southern politicians tended to be an…
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1) Yes personal privacy is one of the greates gifts of the constitution. I prefer privacy over security, however due to the current feelings in the U.S. and it's liberal leanings I doubt that there will ever be true personal privacy again. 2) Another view: One of the founding fathers (Benjamin Fra…
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Wilson proposed the idea that countries should be able to determine their own forms of government and their own government. This extension of government for the people, by the people, also mirrors the ideas of popular sovereignty of the 1800s, during which states were able to vote on issues of enter…
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At the time of many of the Communist inspired rebellions and efforts at independence the U.S. was engaged with the Soviet Union (the original Communist State) in what is known as the Cold War. The Cold War was a very farcical, petty, and senseless war based on mutual fear. The Soviet Union was the …
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After just completing an ENGG paper on the Impact of the Automobile, I would say that the driving force of the US economy in 1903 was the beginning of The Ford Motor Company. Ford started in 1903 and the Model T was produced in 1908. The Model T sold 15,000,000 vehicles.
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When some schools have a 33 percent dropout rate it is a very serious problem for the future of the US and the individuals. The individuals will not be able to get decent jobs. Some will end up on welfare. Some of them drop out due to pregnancy and drug related problems or crimes. Many drop out beca…
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The Soviet Union and the United States represented two very conflicting ideologies. 1. Geography - The Soviet Union and the United States actually shared many geographical similarities. A key difference would be size. And the Soviet Union possessed a great deal of tundra in the far north and eas…
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Each of the 13 newly-independent States held conventions to determine whether to scrap the Articles of Confederation and replace it with the Constitution. All of them eventually did, making moot the point of whether the constitution was itself unconstitutional, since it was in effect, an amendment o…
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A republic is different from democracy..... yes everyone can vote......but vote whom???? In a republic, the head of state is elected. France is a republic country.... China follows communism..... just find about China's form of government...... ------------ A republic is normally a system of gove…
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The unknowns who followed the collapse of the Mycenaeans we call the Sea Peoples. These people spread around the eastern Mediterranean Sea littoral after the 12th Century BCE. We know very little about them and so attempts to be specific are based on speculation.
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the new England colonies had logging, fishing and other things that depended on the natural resources.
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shell shockMillions of men came home with out a leg, an arm, or blind, or deaf, or mentally broken due to the things they had to live through in the trenches. Others had their lives cut short through the effects of poison gas, and injuries due to blast, with collapsed lungs.Others came home whole in…
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Everything from baseball players, to salsa, to Pancho Villa. Mexico has had a dramatic impact on the United States and has had one for a long time. When Texas fought for its independence the Tejanos residing in Texas largely sided with Sam Houston and the Anglo-Rebels - the first vice-President of T…
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This one could go on for pages. The two major events in our history that have increased the power of the Executive branch are the Depression, and WWII.Roosevelt instituted a number of programs (social security, welfare, etc) that should have been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.Presiden…
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Go to your City Hall in your area and research at City Planning and they will put you in the right direction. You should beable to find out when the property first existed and when the house was built.A home is considered a heritage home anywhere from 80 - 100+ years old. There are also wonderful He…
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For starters, all of the major currencies left the gold standard during this time period, which aided recovery. Most countries also shifted to variations of the mixed economy with much more government involvement in the economy. This is in stark contrast to the liberal laissez-faire economic policie…
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Most of the early settlers came from England (hence New England) and simply named their new settlements after their place of origin; (New) York, (New) Jersey, (New) Hampshire, Plymouth, London, Portland, Portsmouth, Dunkirk, Burlington, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Salisbury, Camden, Dover, Ba…
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I have a copy of a print by Edwin Anderson showing Cupid at the piano, with a man and woman seated on a love seat. Is this the lithograph you are looking for? It has a copyright date of 1906, but I haven't been able to find any other information about it.
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I would say that there were two, which one is more important is a matter of opinion. One was the trade winds. Columbus had figured out that there were strong, steady winds blowing east to west and then west to east according to the season, that would take ships all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.…
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He was a delegate from Maryland to the Constitutional Convention. He argued strongly against the strong central government conceived in the Virginia plan. Although he stayed through most of the convention and helped work out the Great Compromise, ultimately he could not support the new Constitution …
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I Know That If A School Is Through Is Getting Rid Of Old Textbooks About Fashion And Design That Should Be The First Place You Should Look. Or Go On EBay And Search Old Fashion Design Textbooks. The Best Resources For Those Fashions Would Be The Fashion And Design Textbooks: The Theroy Of Fashion …
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Britain was concerned that the US would take offence to a "kingdom" being located on its border. Nevertheless, Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy. The Canadian Crown exists separate and apart from any other Crown, even though the Crown is worn by the same person, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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You should be more specific about what you are referring (or looking for): natural resources, particular types of peoples, performing artists, natural features, industry, etc. Without some kind of direction, the question is much too broad and cannot be answered.
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The Answer is obvious NO. By interfering the American government has earned a bad name for its people and country. If it wants to last a little longer as a super power it must learn to respect other countries' sovereignty. Otherwise it will meet a fate similar to the Soviet Union. Here is a quote f…
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Answer What makes you think that? If anything I think it hit them harder. Answer And I'll add that if either Communism or Fascisim was going to get a foot hold in Britain, it was during the horrible days of the depression. People were shaken to their very roots, because the social and e…
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Thisis simple, just check the local newspapers for any service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. This will give you a glimpse into how our youth are handling the stress of combat and the particular issues related to the post combat.I think they deal with it rather well, so well in fact tha…
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because superman fought batman because he was dating wonder woman
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Answer In the period 1866-1918 the Hapsburg Empire consisted of the whole of these countries: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia. It also included substantial areas of what is now Romania, Poland, Ukraine. It also included small areas of what is now Italy and Serbia. Fr…
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The transfer from an economy dominated by central planning to an economy dominated more by market mechanisms was difficult for most of the Eastern Block countries. Generally speaking the closer the country was to the affluent West the better off the country did since foreign investment was an import…
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Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president of the US. That would make him the "24th chief executive and the 23rd person to hold that position".What are you talking about? Who are "they"? What position? Chief of what, some Indian tribe? Michael Montagne
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"Mc" is a Scottish prefix (meaning 'from', I believe). The word originally was Gaelic (Irish)-- it means 'a helmet'. The word Maccabee is a Hebrew word with the root MKB, meaning 'hammer'. I doubt there is any relationship.
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The Anaconda plan was strategically simplistic and of course tactically difficult to implement. It entailed controlling the Mississippi (which would split the Confederacy) and blockading the South to prevent exports (which would be used to pay for weapons).
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During the early nineteenth century there was a vast migration from the country into cities. This migration led to major problems in cities such as waste-management. It also helped to create urban slums. In addition to the migration from the American countryside, there were also waves of immigrants …
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Many different things ranging from kings and queens to the people who first settled there These were named after native ("Indian") tribes: Alaska Arkansas Colorado Connecticut Delaware Iowa Idaho Illinois Kansas Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missouri Mississippi Montana North Dakota Nebraska …
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Hello! I was looking for the same thing for about three hours! Then i found this web site that has a lot of positives on immigration. It was written by E.G. Ross you might find it usefull. I did! here is the website its long sorry. http://www.objectiveamerican.com/toa/getbest.cfm?id=1069 I hope it h…
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Seward survived the attempt on his life because of a wire instrument that he had to help relieve pain of previous injuries. The wire instrument prevented the knife of the assassin from striking too deep.
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The hierogylphics was first discovered in Egypt.actually it was created in egypt
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Bruno Hauptmann was a German-American carpenter who was tried and convicted for the kidnapping of the Charles Lindberg baby. He was ultimately executed. It is true, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried, convicted, and killed for the kidnapping/killing of the famous aviator's baby, but he was really…
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The Age of Imperialism is in most Western terms, defined as the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the US (and Western allies) expanded their economic and political control over other countries. And, in many cases established or continued the rule of colonies. This imperialist group…
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There are over 50 nations in the United Nations as of this year. Not all Nations are involved, that is extremely inaccurate. Your best resource would be to look for yourself as the list is quite extensive. www.un.org
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Yes. Indeed, since they made more use of paper (news papers, legal papers of all kinds, etc.) they bore by far the greatest share of the tax. Michael Montagne
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You need to be more specific about which war in Lebanon you are referring to. There have been several in the last 30 years. If you are referring to the latest clashes in southern Lebanon (circa 2006), that fighting was between the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and Hezbollah (one of the major paramili…
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The 8 rays of the sun stand for the first 8 provinces that revolted against Spain. These provinces were: Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Batangas, and Cavite. <br /> The 8 rays of the sun stands for the first eight provinces particularly in Luzon who revolted against th…
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Since your question was put under history I will take it as that, but it's a difficult question to answer because it involves many countries of the world and each government is different to protect ancient ruins, etc. In the U.S.: President George Bush signed the Native American Graves Protection …
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Nat Turner or Gabriel Prosser Answer You may be surprised to learn the first uprising was actually in 1800 by Gabriel Prosser. Born circa 1775, near Richmond, VA. Died September 1800, Richmond, VA. He was an American slave who planned the first major slave rebellion in U.S. history (Aug. 3…
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To the lower class, he presented himself as a man of the people. He promised changed and gave people hope in a better life without war. And I would think that at one point, people only followed him due to fear. Many people would admit that although he was heavily crude, he was efficient and accomp…
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The British applied that nickname to Washington, at least early in the War for Independence. The Continental Army had performed so poorly in the New York campaign that the British musicians had started playing fox hunting calls whenever the inevitable retreat began. Thus they were saying that this …
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Answer When the new Republic of Czechoslovakia was declared in 1918, it included an area shaped like a horseshoe around Bohemia and Moravia, with a large number of German speaking inhabitants. This area was known as Sudertenland. This German speaking Sudetenland minoirty was used as an excuse by…
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Through the reforms; Charles and Philip were from the house of Bourbon. They installed the mercantile reforms in the 18 century in tropical America, to grow sugar for profit.
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It is very important to study and remember the past to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. History is littered with politicians who have not studied the past and have fallen into the same trap as their predecessors. British, French and German Generals dismissed the lessons of the machine gun u…
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Look up each individual nation. Try something like " When did the United States become a full nation?"
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Hitler did not like democracy. He was born in 1889 in a time of European monarchies and that is the only form of government that he was familier with. He despised them too and thought that they had become corrupt and were responsible for the lack of hope in the lower classes of the people that he gr…
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In the late 1930's the US hero Charles Lindbergh joined with many other Americans to create an anti war atmosphere. Whatever the value of joining the war before 1941, it seemed correct as the US was not until late 1941 that the US faced the Pearl Harbor disaster.
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The states that played major roles in the US Civil War was the border states they were the states that bordered both the south and the north. Although most of the states favored the North.
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Japan withdrew from the League of Nations as a result of the Manchurian Railway Incident in northen China. When the League did not support them and under pressure from other nations Japan withdrew as it no longer supported the concepts of the League. New Answer Headline The Mukden Incident was the d…
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The original answer here was not mine. I have no idea how it said it was. My answer is stated above.
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I agree that World War II could have been avoided if the League of Nations had been more assertive, but the other countries could not have just stand there and do nothing. If they had done that, Germany could have taken over the whole of Europe!!! All wars are preventable by negotiation beforehand, …
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The border between Maryland and Virginia is the Potomac River. Washington D.C. is on the north bank of the Potomac, on land ceded to the federal government by the Maryland. Thus, if Maryland had seceeded and joined the Confederacy, the Capital of the United States would have been in the middle of th…
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Aborginies could not drink at pubs, or buy alcoholThey were confined to specific locations called reserves, if unoffical people visited these reserves they could be arrested for "consorting" to leave the reserves aboriginal people had to apply for a certifcate of exemption, granted if officials thou…
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It really depends on which civil war you are talking about. But generally to prevent it, one side be so overwhelmingly powerful as to make it not a viable proposition.
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Through European colonialism: Modern colonialism started with the Age of Discovery. Portugal and Spain discovered new lands across the oceans and built trading posts. In the 17th century the Dutch, English and French build their overseas empire. Denmark and Sweden had some overseas colonies as wel…
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