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    was ready to conquer the world, or at least London. I finally arrived across the pond and stepped my feet on the ground at 9 am. I hopped in my rental car and started towards my hotel, because I am ready to sleep. Jet lag had gotten to me. I finally arrived at Hostel 639. I decided to save a lot of money and stay at a mixed dorm instead of a fancy hotel. I walked into my room and see bags set on the three other beds, so I had to claim the top bunk by the window. At that point, a bed is a bed and I am ready to sleep. The next day, I decided to go to the London Eye. That was an incurable experience, although it was quite the touristy destination. It was a great experience, nevertheless. Day four is the day that I went to the Buckingham Palace. I felt obligated to snap a picture of me in front and post it to social media to prove that I was there. I have always had a fascination with the royals, so this was a great experience for me. Day five was probably one of my favorites of the trip. I attended the Whaca Day of the Dead festival at the vaults. This was a crazy experience…

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    part of what makes them so sacred, your connection to that spot and what it means to you on a spiritual and emotional level. Throughout history many people have created monuments, palaces, and places of worship that many around the world consider to be sacred; one of these places is Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is in London, England and is since…

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    Despite Aspen breaking America’s heart before the Selection, things get much worse for her, she gets selected. “ I whipped my head back around, and there is it was. The picture of me just after I found out Aspen was saving up to marry me, I looked radiant, hopeful, beautiful. I looked like I was in love, And some idiot thought that love was for Prince Maxon.”(Cass,2012,56) Honestly, America couldn’t even imagine being in the same room as Prince Maxon, or even being the next daughter of Illea.…

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    How effective is Parliament at carrying out its various functions? Parliament’s three main functions are representation, scrutiny and legislation. The effectiveness of representation would be that parliament and the parties within represent their constituents and sections of society and voice their opinions and queries often. The effectiveness of scrutiny in parliament involves the studying of a proposed legislation in detail to ensure that it is in the nation’s interest and that it is in…

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    Peter the Great used the Table of Ranks which placed superiority to those who were endowed and served in the military – not by birthright – with the highest civil rank being a chancellor. This improved Peter the Great’s control over how much power certain nobles had because they could not skip ranks and need to be promoted to advance. Louis XIV used the two main classes Nobles of the Robe and Nobles of the Sword. The Nobles of the Sword were those in the nobility by birthright – their…

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    problem was that only the nobles were capable of affording the new fashion, and the peasants and serfs retained the old Russian style. This caused a larger divide between the elites and the peasants which lead to further discord and unrest. He also introduced new sectors and new languages that empowered Russia and focused on science. The fact that he was able to radically change Russia is a testament to his power. Not everybody approved of these changes, but no one was capable of challenging…

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    In trying to determine today’s market value, according to (Wikipedia. Org), it would be 1 livres is equal to $10.00 U.S. dollars. Furthermore, the French King accrued massive debt building the extraordinary Palace of Versailles. Louis spent the equivalent of $2 billion to build his magnificent Palace of Versailles. Therefore, exorbitant spending left the country’s finances in turmoil. George R. Havens explains in The Age of Ideas: The abuses of (power, especially political power) were many…

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    were very powerful kings who reigned in Hampton Court Palace, in which their power was reflected. Hampton Court in London is located by the Thames and is one of the surviving palaces built by Henry VIII. It is a remarkable palace and leaves its visitors impressed by its beauty. Henry had lots of his power shown at Hampton Court Palace, whereas William only had parts if his power shown and could have had more ways to show his power since he had lots of it. Hampton Court Palace’s exterior is…

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    The Palace of Versailles was a remarkably great masterpiece built in 1624 as a hunting lodge. The palace became the residence of the Kings of France from 1682-1790. The Palace of Versailles was starting to be expanded in 1669. It was officially the home of the Kings of France in 1682. The Palace of Versailles was an example of French Baroque architecture. This style was one of rich color, high domes, contrast of light and shadow, and twisted columns. The palace as the most expensive and best of…

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    Tarjei Vesaas’ The Ice Palace, Siss experiences all of the above as she struggles to understand Unn’s loss. Guilt floods her senses, manifesting itself in a promise to think of Unn and only Unn always. Her promise isolates Siss from her friends and family as she forces herself to keep Unn alive in her memory. Siss so dutifully observes her promise that the thought of spending time with her friends as she used to terrifies her, and she envisions the ice palace, which she heavily associates with…

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