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    Holland Research Paper

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    fish have become scarce as well due to heavy water pollution. Subsequently, nature reserves and laws have been formed by governmental and private organizations in an attempt to protect endangered species. Some of the reserves include but are not limited to; the Naardermeer of Amsterdam, the Hoge Veluwe National Park, and the Oostvaardersplassen. PRE HISTORY / HOLLAND DURING WWI Holland has an abundance of cities full of rich histories that stretch back to ancient times. Some of Holland’s most ancient cities are Maastricht and Nijmegen; Utrecht, Deventer, Middelburg and Stavoren have also been settled since the very early centuries of the common era. History can be seen throughout the architecture and culture of its bold cities and towns. Amsterdam began its existence around the year 1000 and was first mentioned in recorded history around 1275. It was “granted city rights by the bishop of Utrecht, Gwijde van Avesnes, around 1300.” Through commerical good fortune, Amsterdam, slowly but surely, grew into Holland’s largest city. During the 17th century, known in Holland as the Golden Century, brought enormous power, wealth, and culture to Holland, particularly in Amsterdam. During the 17th century, Amsterdam obtained its famous canals. The history of Holland as a country begins with the story of how Holland actually became a country. Up until the 19th century, Holland was just a “river delta” divided into various regions, most of which had their own governments. It was on…

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    great if they could plan a trip to Amsterdam to meet with Peter. First though, all Hazel wants to know is a couple of answers to her questions about the book, and she replies with Peter saying that he will not give answers unless it is face to face. Hazel later proposes the plan to go to Amsterdam to her mother, and is rejected due to all of Hazel’s medical problems, and also because the trip would cost way too much money. Not knowing she won’t be able to go Augustus, uses his wish to get…

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    Diary Of Anne Frank Essay

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    valuable trait to have in a friend. Frank writes in her diary, "I can't keep that up, if I'm watched to that extent, I start by getting snappy, then unhappy, and finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be,"(268 Frank). The previous quotation showcases the effort Frank puts in to make the best of a poor situation, especially how she tries to keep her…

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    The story The Hiding Place is narrated by Corrie ten-Boom. She talked about the trials her family, the ten-Boom family, went through during World War ll. The ten-Booms live in Haarlem, Holland in a house known as the Beje. The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the 100th anniversary of the watch shop. In the next few chapters, Corrie talks about her childhood and glad-hearted mother, and the three aunts who once lived in the Beje. After the deaths of Corrie's mother and aunts, it…

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    This was big because the work and chapters of Ann Frank office all around the world started at home base in Amsterdam. Having a high level of clearance I was escorted through the locked off sections of the block including behind the secret annex not seen by the public and the additional office spaces the Anne Frank Foundation occupies behind the museum and home stead. My upset of being late was taking over by this shift of amazement of what I was experiencing and seeing things that perhaps even…

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    Dutch Art In China

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    I am applying to Leiden University due to its reputation as an astounding institute of higher education with a highly accomplished faculty, as well as, its suitability to my research interests. The History, Arts and Culture of Asia MA is a unique opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of East Asian history and culture with a focus on visual and material culture. My academic interests center on cross-cultural interactions during the early modern period manifested in visual and material culture.…

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    Isolation

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    Every story has a message hidden between the lines, a theme that can help us out in the real world. Themes are meant to serve a huge purpose in our lives. They are meant to help us learn from our mistakes or chase our dreams. In The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, there are three important themes that stand out. Isolation, identity, and family all are very important and have an effect on Anne and the story. Being isolated from the world can be pretty scary. In The Diary of a Young Girl,…

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    Northern Baroque Art

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    Northern Baroque: Baroque Art was the principal European style of art in the 17th century. Although encapsulating the whole of Europe, Baroque art greatly varied from region to region. Having been divided into two separate spheres, the Northern countries who turned Protestant, and the Southern countries who remained Catholic, developed two distinctive artistic styles. In Italy and Spain, the Counter-Reformation was in full swing, promoting complex and dramatic paintings and sculptures such as…

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    TITLE Amsterdam Has So Much To Offer and Entice LEAD PARAGRAPH One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, Amsterdam is a hub of finance, culture, history, art and decadence. Notoriously known throughout the world for its liberal views on prostitution, drugs and general debauchery, Amsterdam is also teeming with centuries of history, galleries of unique art, creatives at the forefront of their fields and museums that are envied throughout the world. Don’t let the stereotypes of Amsterdam…

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    New Amsterdam has influenced our society immensely. In addition to being one of the most unique cultures of its time, it provided people of every race and ethnicity a safe haven to work and live peacefully as equals. New Amsterdam has served as paradigm for American society due to its freedom of religion, voice of the people, and its vast economic strategy. The author of Island at the center of the world, Russell Shorto, mentions the freedom of religion several times at various points in the…

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