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    The tundra is characterized by very low temperatures, limited drainage, and scanty rainfall. The land is almost entirely treeless and mostly covered in snow. During summer in tundras near Earth's...

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    Most long sea voyages of that era were harrowing ordeals, and it was not uncommon for ships to wreck. There were dangers from pirates, storms, and running out of supplies. The Pilgrims risked all...

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    Today, gender roles are changing as a result of modernity and its effects on life. While in the past, women the world over were mainly caregivers with roles centered around the home, today they...

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    Confucius's philosophy came to the forefront after a period of revolt and civil war in China near the end of the fifth century BCE. People at that time were looking for peace and stability after...

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    In Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain makes the comment “We are creatures of outside influences; as a rule, we do not think, we only imitate”. The statement highlights the issue of conformity, and...

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    In the film Primal Fear (1996), an altar boy by the name of Aaron Stampler is charged with the first-degree murder of a senior Catholic clergyman, Archbishop Rushman. Martin Vail, a hotshot defense...

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    Mesopotamian civilization faced many challenges. The first was that the neolithic transition led to increasing urbanization and population density. This meant that areas immediately surrounding...

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    The Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of a group of thinkers and philosophers who sought to understand and explain the external world through scientific methods and reason. These thinkers sought to...

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    Computerization is essentially a conversion process. What it involves is taking an activity, task, or project (that is not initially digital) and converting it to something that can be done on a...

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    There are different definitions that emphasize different ways to understand and explain globalization. However, the common theme in these definitions is the idea that there is an increased...

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    Globalization occurs when organizations begin the process of operating their business and systems on a larger, international scale. This process has a variety of pros and cons and is viewed in both...

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    The effect of WWI on Canadian politics included: 1) Great autonomy for Canada Canada, as a self-governing dominion, became less dependent on Britain. Britain greatly depended on Canada’s effort...

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    The Renaissance is a cultural movement that first began in Florence, Italy around the mid-fourteenth century and later spread throughout Europe. The beginning of the Renaissance fell in the late...

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    There are different approaches to the question of social change and whether the catalyst to this change may be attributed to the properties of actors and their actions or to social...

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    Germany’s attacks on American shipping changed the policy of neutrality that the United States was following before it entered World War I. The United States remained neutral when World War I...

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    The question is somewhat difficult to answer. The term "paleolithic" does not actually refer to a specific period but rather a stage of technological development achieved by different cultures at...

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    It all depends on how you define what makes a good ruler. Certainly, both men transformed their respective countries, for good and ill. Under Louis XIV, for example, France became the foremost...

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    In 1989, a woman jogging through Central Park in New York was brutally raped and almost murdered. Until 2002, when convicted murderer and rapist Mathias Reyes confessed to the rape, the police...

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    First, let us discuss neocolonialism. The term was first coined by Kwame Nkrumah (a politician and scholar from Ghana). In a nutshell, Nkrumah believes that neocolonialism refers to how former...

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    The Iliad is an epic poem written by Homer. Its subject is the Trojan War, a war between Ilium (or Troy) and the Greeks (often referred to throughout the poem as Achaeans). The conflict starts...

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    The effects of the slave trade were numerous and enduring. They are, arguably, still being felt in our present day. The two most important effects to consider are economic and cultural. The New...

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    Trust in this context can be defined as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone. The consensus is that trust has to be earned. What this means is that the person...

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    The broader understanding of the pros and cons of medical advancements are primarily presented and understood as a science thus reducing the unit of study (human) to a mere specimen. It is...

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    Conscription occurs anytime a government imposes military enrollment on its citizenry. Conscription was a common practice for European nations during World War I, and Germany's system can be taken...

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    The answer to your very interesting question will depend upon your perspective regarding war. First, you will have to decide whether the war was justified. Was World War I fought to defend the...

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    In politics, a social contract is some kind of agreement, usually implicit, between governors and governed. It's a reciprocal agreement: those in power agree to provide something in return for a...

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    Short answer: legally, possibly. In practice, and as a matter of ethics, almost certainly not. Legally, the question of repressed memories being admissible evidence at all is highly contentious....

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    Education is a social institution in that, under ideal conditions, it teaches students how to be good citizens. Students learn to get along with other people with different backgrounds and...

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    Our eyes belong to a special set of eyes called "camera-type eyes". Light comes in via our lenses and focuses on a light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye called the retina. This works...

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    This question refers to two separate phenomena, both of which are the subject of intense debate. The first, the "increase in black male incarcerations," refers to the enormous and disproportionate...

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    The conflict perspective and the functionalist perspective of social stratification are fundamentally at odds. Conflict theorists argue that social stratification that leads to wage gaps is the...

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    Whether or not one describes oneself as a Marxist, there can be little doubt Karl Marx hugely influenced a number of disciplines. Economics, history, sociology, philosophy, and politics have all...

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    One of the major problems at present is that the most common interrogation techniques leading to false confessions are entirely legal, though questionable from an ethical standpoint. Police are not...

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    To a certain extent, criminal insanity is defined by each state according to its own adherence to any of several tests or definitions. About one-half of the states use what is called the...

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    One of the powerful aspects of being a sociologist is the ability to analyze various social phenomena from different perspectives. Paradigms provide sociologists with a framework from which to...

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    In sociology, deviance is defined as a type of behavior which elicits a negative response from society. In other words, when a person violates a norm (a social and cultural expectation), we call...

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    Essentialism and constructionism are the two modes of thought that guide our ideas about sex and gender. It is important to note that sex is a biological fact based on one's chromosomes and the...

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    Karl Marx was a sociologist of a sort before there was such a discipline. Max Weber was one of the first self-conscious sociologists. Marx studied history and economic forces and tried to determine...

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    The British and the Americans signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783 to mark the end of the Revolutionary War. The treaty acknowledged American sovereignty and recognized United States boundaries....

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    Westward migration of European Americans to the western part of the United States in the late 1700s and into the 1800s was terrible for American Indians living in the Ohio Valley and Mississippi...

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    The article addresses the problems associated with false confessions and the steps that can be taken to decrease instances of false confessions. To understand the psychology of confessions, it is...

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    This white paper examines how interrogation tactics, influential factors, and the phenomenology of innocence lead to false confessions. It concludes with strong recommendations for reforming the...

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    In the article “Boomtown, Flood Town," written by the Texas Tribune and ProPublica, the main message is that the floods that have occurred recently in Houston will continue to occur unless there...

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    One positive is that one can form a hypothesis and test it. History is best studied when one looks at the motives behind a character's or group's actions. By examining this and the interactions...

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    If I lived in a hunting and gathering society, I would have a much greater respect for nature. Since I would be living off of the land, I would respect the land, treat it well, and understand the...

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    Both race and ethnicity are social constructions. However, the latter is a connection forged on one's sense of belonging to a particular country (i.e., nationality), as well as a shared language,...

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    This distinction is one found most commonly in business ethics. Utilitarianism is an ethical doctrine that is based on the ethical theory of John Stuart Mill who, in turn, was influenced by the...

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    The three philosophers you mention lived centuries apart and lived in different parts of the world; as one might expect, there are significant differences in their ethical views and this can, at...

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    Aristotle, who was a Greek philosopher from the 4th century BCE, had a very different ethical theory from that of Immanuel Kant, an 18th century German philosopher. The first important difference...

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    Research has supported the connection between education for women and the attainment of women's rights and gender equality in their respective countries. For example, an additional year of...

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