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Zionism and The Building of a Backward Jewish State Nabil Shafi Professor Wisdom Issues in International Studies 3 November 1998 As the turn of the century approaches and a dawning of a new millennium begins, the idealist view of peace throughout the world will remain an unfulfilled dream. It remains evident that everyone is a benefactor of peace in some way, shape or form. All genders, age groups, social classes, cultures, religions and heritage’s and have endorsed or fought for peace in some p
History of Oman The Land of Frankincense Oman is the ancient land of frankincense, the aromatic gum which in ancient times was more precious than gold. Dhofar, Oman\'s southernmost region, is one of the few places in the world where frankincense trees grow. Frankincense was crucial to the religious rites of almost every faith in the known world. The temples of Egypt, Jerusalem and Rome were all major consumers of frankincense. At the height of the trade, some 3000 tonnes of frankincense was expo
Diversity Among The Ages Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other. Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today. Diversity in America started in 1492 between the n
Education Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout h
Immigration When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country star
Creative Writing Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stori
History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who\'s and what\'s of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences
South America South America is heavily populated with Spanish speaking inhabitants. The history is of vast interests for all people. South America has many large cities in which all play a role in the country\'s economy. Other interesting things about South America are important flags, foods, family life, education, and weather. There are quite a few important cities in South America. Some include: Santo Tome de Guyana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Salvador. Santo Tome d
Development of the United States of America Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Gr
The Ottoman Empire Suleyman the Magnificent, was one of the greatest sultans of the Ottoman empire, he made the following statement that summarizes the Ottoman empire at its peak: "I am God\'s slave and sultan of this world. By the grace of God I am head of Muhammad\'s community. God\'s might and Muhammad\'s miracles are my companions. I am Suleyman, in whose name the hutbe is read in Mecca and Medina. In Baghdad I am the shah, in Byzantine realms the Caesar, and in Egypt the sultan; who sends h
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nation’s history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Amer
Religions When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that something
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it\'s economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
Aborigines History The first people to live in Australia were called Aborigines. They migrated there about 40,000 years ago. The continent remained relatively unknown by outsiders until the 17th century. The first Europeans to settle were British convicts in 1788. They arrived at Botany Bay in southeastern Australia. Australia grew as a group of British colonies during the 19th century, and in 1901 the colonies federated to form a unified independent nation. National Government The federal parli
Howard Zinn\'s- "A People\'s History"... History 1004 The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of The United States of America. Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the
"The Kangaroo" 1. Describe the creature physically. a. What does it look like? b. What does it feel like? c. What does it smell like? d. How many legs does it have? e. Does it have a tail? f. What are the animal\'s habits? g. Is it intelligent? h. What creature is it related to? i. What is it\'s name singular? Plural? j. What are it\'s babies names? A1. When Europeans first set foot on Australia in 1770, they were amazed by a strange animal that stood upright, balanced on it\'s powerful hind leg
Imperialism: And the Way It Took Away Tranquillity. Imperialism is nothing but a fancy word for hostile take over. The only ones to truly benefit from imperialism was the Europeans. The constant suffering and turmoil was left to all rest of the world. Is there even one imperial country who actually benefited from their parent country, direct or indirect ruling aside. If we look at the imperial colonies now, their all in political turmoil. The governments of the countries of; Cuba, Indonesia, Sou
Celts VS Saxons Although both groups of Europeans were around during the same time period the Saxons and the Celts have many indifferences. Of the most dominant characteristics in the Celtic tribes include eagerness to fight, and high independence. The Saxons who overtook the Celts in the 5th century were known as drunks and gluttons, and a very high level of chastity. The Celtic tribes of early Europe were very used to the fact that they had to be good fighters to survive. They were a oppressed
Slavery Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is now called the Caribbean, and eventually reached the southern coasts of America (Slavery Two; Milton Meltzer). The African natives were of all ages and sexes. Women usually worked in the homes, cooking and cleaning, whereas men were sent out into the plantations to farm.
THE WIZARD OF OZ February 3, 1999 BY L. FRANK BAUM (transformed into an allegory) #1 When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great gray prairie on every side. Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of flat country that reached to the edge of the sky in all directions. The sun had baked the plowed land into a gray mass, with little cracks running through it. Even the grass was not green, for the sun has burned the tops of the long blades until they
History of Tremont A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhood with its mish-mash of cultures. It offers eclectic sites and adaptive locations for filmmaking. I will look at the history of Tremont as a cultural center of the Midwest before the filming of The Deer Hunter (Figure 3). In addition, I will examine the history of Saint Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the history of Lemko Hall to illustrate the eclecticism and adaptability that director, Michael Ci
Industrial Revolution A report concerning critical thinking and the Industrial Revolution. The 18th century brought about many changes to European countries. Advancements in science, technology and engineering brought about an improvement in living conditions to the widespread area. The improved living conditions induced an increase of population by the millions. From 1750-1800, the English population grew from 6 to 9 million and the French population grew from 19 to an enormous increase of 26 m
Society\'s Reactions to Plagues Through antiquity people have had predictable and consistent reactions to outbreaks of deadly plagues. They try to distance themselves from the disease and falsely blame groups of people (usually minorities) as the cause. Also, governments often downplay the seriousness of the situation. But in the end medical science makes great strides in explaining and solving the problem. This report will start by giving a little background information on three of the worst pl
History of California When the first Europeans arrived, in the early 16th century, the region of California was inhabited by a relatively sparse Indian population, scattered in many small, fairly independent groups hat lived mainly as hunter-gatherers. Among the Indian groups were the Hupa, Pomo, Wishosk, and Yuki, in the north; the Costano, Miwok, Salinan, and Yokut, in the center; the Mono and Panamint, in the east; and the Chumash, Serrano, and Diegueno, in the south. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo,
The Aztecs and the Incas The Aztecs and the Incas are two of the most memorable ancient Indian tribes because of their accomplishments and the way that they flourished and became two of the most prominent tribes in the Americas. The Aztecs, also known as the Mexica, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries and are best known for having established an empire based on conquest, tribute paying and the religious sacrifice of humans and animals. The Quechian-speaking Inca
Influence In a U.S. history class, the professor teaches students how Americans fought in the past for their freedom and liberty, and how people from Europe built their home in this land around two centuries ago. After the industrious Europeans built their homes, they started to build the justice for their hometown. Later, schools and universities were gradually build for students. All of these were necessary in order to continue the culture which those people had already learned in Europe, espe
Christopher Columbus In 1451, a boy named Christopher Columbus (See Appendix A), who was born in Genoa, became a sailor and discoverer of a new continent. He spoke Castilian with a little Portuguese. Although he received little education, he worked with his father, who was a weaver and had a wine shop. During Columbus\' youth, he sailed in between his looming duties, shipping and receiving wool and wine for his father. When Columbus was in his twenties, he joined other exporting fleets, travelin
Marco Polo Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polo’s life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco\'s father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69)
Hawaiian Birds Throughout Hawaiian history, birds of all shapes and sizes have played a big role in their culture and heritage. Birds were a source of food. Their feathers were also used to make capes, helmets, and leis. One well known Hawaiian bird is the o¹o. This bird was not eaten but it¹s feathers were a vital part of their culture and religion. These small birds had either gold or black feathers used to make capes and religious feather helmets. The o¹o was caught by using a bird lime made
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798
Medicine Malaria at Decline of Rome Signaled in Child Cemetery This article was interesting in the sense it gave us another reason to believe that 1) malaria was a epidemic disease in the past, 2) why Attila the Hun did not continue his invasion of Italy and 3) the decline of the Great Roman Empire. To me, it was a horrifying and poignant experience to dig up a grave of infants (49 so far and the excavations are still continuing). Dr. Jose Ribeiro, an entomologist at Arizona concluded from the b
Zen of Zinn A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of the US Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American His
Religions Spread Through Conquest When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent and human being to human being. Are there constant qualities that people posses and reflect in all civilizations? It is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that s
My Quality Education My Quality Education For years I¹ve heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a quality education. It¹s kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need for this great quality education nobody ever says exactly what it is. While examining this strange phenomenon I¹ve discovered the basic universal elements of a ³quality education². I¹ve also learned that everyone has different standards by which they judge what is and what isn¹t a quality education, different g
Nostradamus And A Grim Future Nostradamus and a Grim Future by Mookypj English II pre-AP period 1 11/4/96 Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis sentence B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus\'s predictions II. Background information on Nostradamus A. Source of Nostradamus\'s education B. Nostradamus\'s trip to Montpellier C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus 1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus\'s family 2. Nostradamus\'s late wife\'s family sues him 3. Comment to workman result
Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism V Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction "Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it" ("George Orwell"). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in Engla
Women in Africa Timothy Veneylo November 26, 1995 History 387 In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, "men\'s issues" usually became the issues of national concern, and those issues pertinent to women go to the back of everyon
schlisinger\'s canon vs my high school\'s canon "Schlesinger’s Canon Vs. My High School’s Canon" In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a "canon" or "canonical literature." A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used "as
Bleeding Ireland and Black America Fall Road is deserted. Only a few dirt-caked, barefoot, Irishmen can be seen shivering in the adjacent park. We walk past the Catholic neighborhoods knowing, at any moment, buildings might explode and automatic weapon fire could lacerate the air on every side of us. Belfast is charming, apart from the harsh reality of guerrilla warfare and terrorism being common occurrences. For the first time, throughout my three month tour of seventeen different European coun
sports in the middle ages Sports In The Middle Ages Standing in thick forestry waiting for the right moment , waiting for the right time, waiting for the right falcon to step into his clutches, man gets anxious as the falcon gets closer and closer. This is his chance, it’s almost there, WHAP!! Trapped, this is only the beginning of a pastime of flying, diving, and rewarding killing. Falconry as well as other sports in the medieval time period were huge pastimes for men. From falconry to fencing
Informatinn on Black Libraries Namibia Resource Centre Southern Africa Library The Library The library\'s collection of books focuses primarily on southern Africa and publications originating from the region. Its holdings of publications printed in Namibia since the early 1950s are probably the most extensive outside Africa. The collection contains publications in European and African languages and emphasises the social sciences and humanities. The rare-book collection of early accounts of Europ
The appeal of Socialism The Appeal of Socialism During the late 1800\'s and early 1900\'s hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream. The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness. Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright future and economic stabil
United States of American: Personal Freedom No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating t
The last of the Mohicans The story The Last Of The Mohicans takes place in eastern Canada and in the area of modern New York State. This area is also called the St.Lawernce Low Lands. The book takes place in the year 1757 during the third year of the colonial wars between England and France. The books main character is about a man named Hawkeye who is a white man but his parents were killed and he was raised by a mohican man named Chingachgook. In the book Hawkeye helps a English soldier named D
The Life of Kurt Vonnegut The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut\'s friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonneg
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare Cheryl Bowman Mrs. Bembas 2nd. Period English 6 May 1996 The Life of the Great William Shakespeare There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literac
Beer Historically hops, yeast, malted barley, and water have all played the greatest and most important role in society. For almost 8000 years these ingredients have been mixed and have been appreciated by all classes of society in almost all civilizations. The old cliche "accident is the mother of invention" is a phrase that definitely holds true in the world of beer. The discovery was made way back when the Mediterranean region was the seat of civilization and barley flourished as a dietary st
U.S Presidents (Dwight D. Eisenhower) Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14,1890 in Denison Texas. His parents were David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. He had two older brothers Arthur and Edgar and three youger ones Roy,Earl and Milton. Predictions made in his highschool year book saw Dwight as becoming a history professor and strangly enough his older brother Edgar becoming President of the UnitedStates. Many happenings in Dwight’s life show leadership ability. In 1941 Eise
Australia INTRODUCTION Australia, island continent located southeast of Asia and forming, with the nearby island of Tasmania, the commenwealth of Australia, a self governing member of the Commenwealth of Nations. The commenwealth of Australia is made up of six states--News south Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Wester n Australia--and two territories--the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Australia, including Tasmania but excluding external terri
Capitalism SENIOR PROJECT RESEARCH PAPER BY JASON GERKEN CAREER ENGLISH MRS. CONLON 5/14/95 Today in the United States, a free market system or capitalism is the main economic system. I am interested in this subject because I someday wish to own my own business. I believe that in the future this topic will be very useful to me. Among the topics that I will discuss are the greeks and romans early practices of capitalism, the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter, Rush Limbaugh, and Karl Marx, corporations,