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    Catherine the Great: A Short History

    Catherine the Great, the famous Russian Empress, was one of those historical figures whose personality constantly draw attention of specialists researching the history of Russia and Europe as well as all those who were simply interested in life and work of really outstanding people of different epochs. No wonder that there were many books written concerning the life and work of Catherine the Great that may be viewed one of the most significant rulers of Russia after Peter the Great. Among the variety of books dedicated to the life of this woman, the book Catherine the Great: A Short History by Isabel de Madariaga is one of the most noteworthy.…

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    Puerto Rico Essay

    Our planet is capable to attract giant asteroids and meteorites at least tenfold more than its sputnik. Therefore, another asteroid fell on the Earth approximately in 4000 or 3000 B.C. Two craters of ellipsoid form testify to this event, they are oriented along the lines from north-west to south-east. The area of these craters is approximately 200 000 km² and they are located at a large depth to the east of Florida peninsula and to the north from Puerto Rico, which is included in the Caribbean archipelago. An asteroid burst in an atmosphere as a result of overheat, throwing its fragments within a radius of more than 1000 km. Two…

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    Thucydides Analysis Essay

    Within the scope of this research, we will analyze and critique the arguments presented by Forde in his article, which is devoted to Thucydides’ work. According to Forde, Thucydides felt strongly that Sparta had invaded the Athenian countryside in spring 431 because “they feared the growth of the power of the Athenians, seeing most of Hellas already subject to them”. (Forde, 1986) Of course, there were various other more immediate pretexts for war–Athens had imposed economic sanctions against Megara, a Spartan ally; both sides sought to draw a neutral island of Corcyra into their respective alliances; they each quarreled over the loyalty of the key northern city of Potidaea; the…

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    Essay about Timothy Johnson

    For reasons that are not particularly clear, Timothy Johnson harbored a bitter hostility toward England that consumed almost all of his energies. He was American patriot that would not give up his ideas and dreams and was willing to fight for them at all costs and against all odds. Yet he seems to have been a skilled political intellectual. As the head of a radical political community in one of the colonies, he wrote scathingly bitter articles in the press, castigating the power structure and warning people of a secret conspiracy to enslave them. Timothy Johnson may have been the first American radical to conceive of a completely independent America.…

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    The Vietnam War Essay

    One should start by saying that the Vietnam War was the US longest and bloodiest war that was fought between 1957 and 1975. The allied “good guys” were the United States, South Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, new Zealand and the Philippines. The “bad guys” were represented by North Vietnam, and the National Liberation Front (NLF) Viet Cong. The Soviet Union and China would provide the military equipment to NLF. Speaking about the number of the US armed forces that fought in Vietnams from 1963 till 1973, I would like to note that it was about 2.6 million people, while overall over the same time period about 9 million people were in…

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    Jacksonian Democracy Essay

    Probably one of the most significant trends of historical development of the USA in the 19th century was the introduction of Jacksonian democracy. Obviously, it was a very significant event in the political life of the country that influenced other spheres of life, including social and economic. The formation of Jacksonian democracy was the result of work of Andrew Jackson and than it was developed by his followers who stood on the same ground. The entity of Jacksonian democracy was based on deep social contradictions that existed in American society of the 19th century. The main problem of American society of that epoch was the fact that a limited and…

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    United States Postal Service Essay

    United States postal service was created in early years of American independence by the decision of the Second Continental congress in 1775 under Benjamin Franklin. In 1792 it was reorganized in US Postal Office department by the decision of American constitution to Congress “To establish post offices and post roads”, it then was reorganized again in semi federal agency of government, which functioned independently from president. Today United States Postal Service is considered to be among the biggest employers in the USA, which has the biggest civilian vehicle park in the world (more than 260,000 trucks). In an interview on NPR[2], a USPS official stated that for every penny increase…

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    History of Drama Essay

    History of drama dates back to the ancient times, to Greece, when it actually emerged as a tragedy. It was in Greek region Attica in the 6-th century BC. And at that time it was very much like celebratory music. Then comes medieval drama, which is not connected and was not influenced at all by ancient drama, and was a separate independent historical unit. It was very much influenced by the Christian church. Then we can follow the restoration and 18-th century drama (corresponds to the restoration of monarchy in England and was primarily for socially, politically and culturally homogeneous class), 19-th and a romantic rebellion (influenced by the period…

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    Olaudah Equiano Essay

    We live in a civilized society and very often don’t even remember that there are different ways of life in the world and that people can suffer from discrimination, slavery, famine and segregation. When we hear the word “slavery” we start thinking about Roman Empire or colonization. We think about slavery in the past tense as it is even hard to imagine that in our era, during the blossom of civilization, technical break through in the beginning of 21st century, such a phenomenon can exist. Slavery and people trade are shameful facts from our history but we can not neglect them. The history repeats itself if people do not learn…

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    Essay about Herbert Gutman

    Herbert Gutman was a professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was researcher of life of working people and slaves in the USA. Gutman is considered as a one of the founders and supporter of “the new labor history”, which believes that ordinary people don’t receive the proper attention from the historians. He created the critique of the “Commons school” of the labor history which put the attention only on the markets and minimizes the importance of the technological progress and cultural changes in the society.