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    Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 is centered around three Spaniards and their approach to Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Clendinnen weaves a tale of forced conversion, colonial power struggles, and mass torture, but she contextualized these horrors in a way that the rationales of the Spaniards do not get lost. However, the Maya side of the story gets lost with only one Maya figure, the resistance leader Nachi Cocom, emerges as an individual. The Catholic religion…

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    while many discuss the lives and habitats of Alaskan brown bears. The critics will often times state that the lives of these bears are changing, one critic that mentioned this was Suring, who while studying the effects on brown bears on the Kenai Peninsula, pointed out that in many areas bear populations and their habits were declining due to human encroachment and interaction. This assumption was also brought up in a special committee report for brown bears in Alaska, which mentions that while…

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    Korean Reunification

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    reunification. In contrast, the relationship between China and South Korea has been improving and has become much better than that of China and the DPRK. Despite of the changes in China’s relationships with the ROK and DPRK, China’s basis for the Korean Peninsula remains to focus…

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    1. Tell us about yourself. I am a great team worker a hard worker who is passionate about what I do. I grew up in a family of 5, with an older sister and a younger brother; I had many opportunities to work with a team. Thus, I have known the importance of hearing other people’s opinions and sharing responsibilities since I was young. In my high school, I have been involved as a member of S.H.O.W (Students Helping Our World). In the club S.H.O.W, I was always engaged in the conversation. This…

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    Korean Peninsula provides a natural barrier between Japan and the US, and China which makes North Korea key in ensuring China remains inaccessible to the US via the peninsula. However, North Korea continues its pursuit of its nuclear program and the continued hostilities towards South Korea and Japan. This coupled with their inhumane treatment of their own citizen’s keeps North Korea and the Kim Regime on a list of countries that pose a grave threat to the global arena. A unified peninsula has…

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    Flamenco Dance Culture

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    Flamenco is a folk art and culture from Iberia, or present day Spain. A genre that has been the musical outlet for the poor and the troubled, Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities of many individuals. The art of flamenco was intended to be an outward expression of an individual’s most profound emotions and the flamenco way of life. It was never intended to be a technical art performed with enduring…

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    This new surge of intellectualism was matched by economic developments that led al-Andalus–and the dhimmi–to new heights. While other dhimmi took advantage of cultural and social opportunities, still countless others became active participants and leaders in economy. Earlier, it had been mentioned that the dhimmi were considered second class citizens, which can also be translated to an urban middle class that had access to multiple professional and administrative careers. They collaborated…

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    Research Paper On Spain

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    on the Iberian Peninsula of Europe Spain is a beautiful country with a diverse and unique culture, recognized widely throughout the world. I chose this country because of the deep appreciation I hold for the culture and values upheld by the Spanish people, some of which everybody could stand to incorporate into their daily lives. So here is what you need to know about Spain. Geography Spain is located in the westernmost part of Europe, taking up over 85% of the Iberian Peninsula. The land is…

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    Horse Racing Analysis

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    Champions Raceway Review Champions Raceway is presented by IGT, a developer that has enjoyed some success with its big slots releases as of late. While this isn’t the most impressive slot they have to offer, thanks to just having three reels, there is something inherently likeable from the game. Despite simple animation and sound effects, the reels spin true with fruit symbols that are classic to slot games. Above the reels are the horses, each with a different fruit symbol There’s a simple…

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    Seabiscuit and How Perseverance Can Cause People to Beat the Odds. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand is an exhilarating read about a horse owner, Charles Howard, trainer Tom Smith, jockeys John “Red” Pollard and George Woolf, and the horse itself Seabiscuit and their journey to stardom. In this story, these five characters all face many different challenges. With these adversities come many different themes. The themes include perseverance and beating the odds. In the book, Charles Howard,…

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