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    and capability. In order to be a successful man one must be both skillful and lucky (with luck being subservient to the virtuous man). In 1775 New York City, the atmosphere was a dangerous one. Two factions warred an internal war while the overarching threat of a British invasion sent shivers down every citizen’s spine. The decision that needed to be made was reconciliation or independence, and everyone had an agenda. Every potential politician or rebel needed a wealth of virtù and fortuna. Those that were virtuos enough to defeat lady fortuna rose to the top. Within the simulation, there were several notable moments when virtù and fortuna’s relationship was truly highlighted. Two such events were the mobbing of Mr. Delancey, and when the Colonial Army forcibly installed one of their own members onto congress by obtaining the votes necessary via threats of extreme violence. From the beginning of the simulation, Mr. Delancey showed his true colors. He was the establishment. He owned vast holdings in the surrounding area, his connection with Britain made him wealthy and he was exceedingly influential. He was a loyalist through and through, and he possessed a substantial following. He never faltered in making morally questionable choices for the greater good. Backroom deals, misdirection and manipulation were his specialty, so long as it was for his greater goal. He shut down those who opposed him, and believed himself to be above almost everyone else. These qualifications,…

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    "Give me liberty, or give me death", the famous concluding words of Patrick Henry 's proposal to collect a militia for Virginia 's defense on March 23, 1775, to the Second Virginia Convention held at Richmond, has rung through the ears of the American people for centuries. As a strong supporter of the freedom attained by the colonial people of the Revolutionary City of Williamsburg, Virginia, Henry was one amongst many our nation 's forefathers to spark the efforts to commence a new nation based…

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    because of its location. West Africa is very close to the nation of France. The only separation between the colony and the motherland was the Mediterranean Sea. The Algerian colony was right along the northern coast of the African continent. The placement of the colony was strategic for many different reasons for the French goal while colonizing Algeria. By having a colony so close, the French could easily import and export out of the colony to France. The benefits of a colony could be instantly…

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    Profile of Mister William Ashcraft It’s a cool spring after noon on Friday and Araria Campus has some lingering students, teachers and campus workers. Some have classes, meeting to attended, papers to write, or papers to grade. As I head to my interview with Mister William Ashcraft in the kings building on the 5th floor. I hear 60s rock music coming from his office, as I walk in he, is sitting behind is desk grading papers. A man over 50 years old standing about 5’6 foot tall. He wore a light…

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    Western, democratic world. Ecological and natural phenomenon still threaten its economy, due to the country’s economy relying primarily on agrarian industry, as opposed to urban industry. It has passed international scrutiny from Western donors who were questioning Senegal’s ability to adequately control the economies, as in line with the various aid programs. All of these factors lead Senegal to have a sturdy framework, but one that is rattled by human error and uncontrollable natural…

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    “I can’t believe that I have to eat, sleep, and breathe on this college campus. The people are so bizarre. Can I just lay in my bed and not go to class?” contemplated Paul, as he lay awake in his bed the first Monday morning of the semester. Paul had walked around James Madison University’s campus during FROG week with the feeling of dread; James Madison University had not been his first choice (he had his eyes set on Harvard), but it was the only college that he got an acceptance letter from. …

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    quickly changed during the fur trade. They took charge and were the go-to person when the Europeans wanted to buy fur and sell they goods they brought over from Europe. Then went through an assimilation process forced on to them when the Spanish conquest came to what is now America. Forcing Native American women to give up their way of life, their beliefs, and rituals that they held dearly only because it did not fit the European’s view of the way life and women should behave(Jayme3). Native…

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    barriers in Europe. “By the occupation of a colonial area, new political connections [were] created between the colony and the mother country, between the new colony and its neighbours, and in its internal territorial organization.” (107, Church.) It is clear that “colonies were superior as aids to solid national growth” (Church, 21), creating for the first time global empires. While global expansion and trade had previously arose, the history of colonialism shifted…

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    Camus’ The Stranger is set in colonial Algeria in the 1940’s. At the time Algeria is under French rule. The country’s inhabitants are French Indigenous Algerians, Arabs, and the Pieds-Noirs. The Pied-Noir like the protagonist, Meursault, is a Frenchman born and raised in Algeria. Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation is set in post colonial Algeria. The setting of the two books is pivotal in understanding the underlying theme of racism and sexism towards the Arabs. During colonial Algeria the…

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    XIV, the first French settlement on the island of Haiti was built. Followed through with the establishment of the French West India company to direct the incoming trade between the French Empire and the thirteen colonies, French Haiti presented itself to many opportunists as a converging point of much monetary value. By the mid-eighteenth century, Haiti had become a hotbed in the production of sugar and coffee for the rest of the world. Haiti alone produced “60 percent of the world 's coffee and…

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