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Imperialism is the domination of a land and its people by an external power. It is the antithesis of self-determination. It is closely tied to colonialism, although scholars often distinguish...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 3:21 pm UTC

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There are a number of effects of imperialism on our world today. Let me detail a few of these effects for you. Firstly, you might want to mention that it is thanks to imperialism that there are...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 10:54 am UTC

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The Elizabethan age is seen as a golden age because it was a long period of peace and prosperity in England in which the economy grew and the arts flourished. After a period of civil war, called...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 11:09 am UTC

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The Byzantine Empire was the significant remnant of the Roman Empire that survived in southeastern Europe for a thousand years after the official fall of Rome in 476 CE. As noted, a key difference...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2020 1:24 pm UTC

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Buying on margin helped bring about the Great Depression because it helped to cause Black Tuesday when the stock market crashed. Buying on margin is the practice of buying stock without paying the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2015 2:39 am UTC

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As other educators have clarified in detail the causal relationship between industrialization and economic colonialism, let’s start by looking at the distinction you make about the question of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2021 4:50 pm UTC

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Renaissance art completely revitalized the entire concept of art in Europe. It branched out beyond the merely religious purpose of medieval artwork. It reflected a new humanist philosophy, and it...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 10:20 pm UTC

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Ancient Greece is well known for its emphasis on physical education. In his writings, Plato expressed the need for physical education and survival skills, particularly for the mentors and leaders...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 2:58 pm UTC

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Broadly speaking, the "Great Rebellion" (known at the time as the "Sepoy Rebellion" because it was led by "sepoys," or Bengal soldiers serving under the British) was caused by the sense that the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 3:20 am UTC

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Rosa Parks is a hero because she bravely took a stand for civil rights when it was dangerous to do so. Living in Montgomery, Alabama, she worked as a secretary at the local chapter of the National...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2018 12:36 pm UTC

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Like the laws of today, Hammurabi's Code lays out specific punishments for specific crimes. This is meant to create equity in the way that punishments are meted out. Both the Babylonians and...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 12:23 pm UTC

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In some respects, one could attribute the eventual decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Sack of Constantinople in 1204, when a large army of Crusaders entered the Byzantine capital and...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021 12:31 pm UTC

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Over the centuries, Latin directly and indirectly influenced the development of the English language, primarily by adding words to the English lexicon. Latin was the language of the Catholic...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 4:50 pm UTC

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Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that all people would be judged on who each person was as a person and not on the color of that person’s skin. He dreamed we would follow the ideas in the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 4:35 am UTC

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Like John Locke, whom he openly admired, Voltaire believed that the purpose of government was to protect the liberties of the people. Religious liberty, freedom of the press, and the abolition of...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 5:00 am UTC

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Leonardo da Vinci is primarily famous as a Renaissance artist. He is especially remembered for two works of art: Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he is also important as an overall genius,...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 11:54 am UTC

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There are two essential points to consider when thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of freedom. The first is that freedom is a continuum, not an absolute. If you think about the degree...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019 11:40 am UTC

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The Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 formalized the ongoing "Scramble for Africa." Since the 1870s, European powers like France, Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom had been exploring and...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 7:45 pm UTC

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Florence was one of the primary cities in Italy during the Renaissance because of it prominence in banking and commerce, its leadership in the patronage of the arts, and its participation in the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2021 2:52 pm UTC

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The United Nations (UN) has had a long and somewhat controversial history. Its supporters laud its accomplishments. Its detractors, including the United States, have sometimes excoriated it....

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 8:24 pm UTC

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There are many more differences between school in the colonial period and the modern era than there are similarities. Schools taught different things in different ways to different people. The...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2015 9:13 pm UTC

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Cartoons like this were a common element of newspapers in the early twentieth century. They often use human figures to personify larger issues and entities to make complex topics relatable to...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2021 3:47 pm UTC

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In many ways, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact were mirror images of each other. NATO was established in 1949 out of fears that the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018 2:07 pm UTC

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What this cartoon tells us is that Americans in 1921 (or at least the cartoonist) felt that there were simply too many Europeans wanting to come to the United States. The cartoonist is arguing...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

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On a broader level, industrialization had caused much of the competition and push to colonize places in Africa, particularly Kenya, where the British had been administering land for years prior to...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 10:42 am UTC

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Primarily, the Renaissance began in Italy because this was the home of ancient Rome. The Renaissance was inspired by humanism, the rediscovery of ancient Western learning. During this period, many...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2018 10:24 am UTC

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As the other educators have noted, the purpose of putting coins over the eyes of the dead was to pay passage across the Styx River. The very first reference to this practice comes from the work of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 7:51 am UTC

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Printing has played a critical role in the evolution of society across centuries, and with that in mind, much of the modern world has been shaped under its influence. The invention of printing...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021 7:59 pm UTC

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The Silk Road and Indian Ocean trading routes were similar in that they both served the purpose of moving luxury goods from East Asia to the markets of the Mediterranean and Europe via the Middle...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 7:02 pm UTC

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Social reform is a general term that is used to describe movements organized by members of a community who aim to create change in their society. These changes often relate to justice and ways that...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

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The Allies considered several strategies to defeat Japan in World War II. Early on, they considered that control of the South China Sea and a foothold on the mainland of China would be of utmost...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2021 3:07 pm UTC

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The British Crown and British Parliament officially took over India in 1858 after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Before that time, the British East India Company controlled much of the Indian...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020 10:03 pm UTC

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The Battle of Saratoga was a very significant moment in the Revolutionary War because it showed that the Americans were capable of defeating the British. In turn, this convinced Britain's enemies,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021 11:00 am UTC

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The short answer is that the triumph of the Bolshevik revolutionaries inside Russia led to the end of the Russian involvement in the war. When the communists took over in 1917, they decided that...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 3:52 pm UTC

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The three organs of government are legislative, judicial, and executive. Also known as the three branches, they provide a system of checks and balances to make sure that there is a separation of...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 10:37 am UTC

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To a large degree, it is not vitally important that historians research the past, and particularly not some parts of the past. The practical point of historical research is to help us understand...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

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The Ottoman Empire ruled over a large territory comprised of numerous nationalities. Although they were ruled by the Turks, these people retained a strong sense of their own national identity. Over...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 11:50 pm UTC

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While the Jacksonian reformers and the Gilded Age reformers came from two different time periods (the 1830s and 1870–1900, respectively), they shared the perspectives that society had become...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2021 6:26 pm UTC

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The Wheel of Fortune was a medieval concept with its antecedents in Roman mythology. The Roman goddess Fortuna was characterized as having a Rota Fortunae (wheel of fortune) or a ship's rudder in...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019 1:52 pm UTC

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Louis XIV is significant for radicially altering the balance of power in French politics: centralizing power in the monarchy and establishing a system of patronage and despotism that survived until...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 2:41 pm UTC

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The imperial powers who dominated the developing world left their languages there. People all over the world speak such languages as English or French due to the colonial powers that ruled those...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 12:15 pm UTC

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The Mesopotamian economy was based on bartering—that is, trading goods and services for other goods and services. Bartering was necessary for people in Mesopotamia to get the resources they lacked....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2017 12:48 am UTC

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Traditionally, Christopher Columbus has been seen as a hero because of his role as an explorer, facing harsh conditions and the unknown as he made his famous voyage. He wanted to forge a western...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 11:49 pm UTC

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Historicism is a process that examines the impact of local factors on regional developments. In the development of Historicism there has come to be two distinct "types" of Historicist thought: old...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2009 10:19 pm UTC

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One lasting effect of the Cold War is the proliferation of competing centers of power on the world stage. The end of the Cold War meant the end of an era not just in terms of the standoff between...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021 5:51 pm UTC

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Constantinople was founded by Constantine to serve as a new imperial capital for the Roman Empire, and it would remain one of the great cities in Europe across the Middle Ages, long after the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 7:19 pm UTC

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Ghana and Mali were both rich and powerful West African empires that thrived on the continent before European colonization. Ghana rose first, benefitting from their rich gold resources and becoming...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 7:43 pm UTC

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Sparta, known for its military power, was generally in conflict with Athens, Corinth, and Thebes. During the existence of the Peloponnesian League (c. 505 to 365 BCE), Sparta formed an alliance...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2017 11:27 am UTC

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The Industrial Revolution had a very direct effect on immigration. This is due to the shortage of unskilled workers that existed in the United States after the Civil War. Cities in the northeastern...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 3:58 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson wanted a federal economy that was "rigorously frugal and simple." He believed in states' rights and envisioned states being able to run their own economies with minimal...

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