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  • Larry Wolff's Inventing Eastern Europe

    Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment, and Laurent Dubois' “An enslaved Enlightenment: rethinking the intellectual history of the French Atlantic." Much of this paper will focus on Wolff's text because it is the larger of the two, but there are common themes between the two texts that I wish to cover as well. Inventing Eastern Europe, explores the different kinds of ways that Easter Europe was envisioned during the Enlightenment-era: mapping, peopling, traveling, writing (literature/poetry), etc., and how those visions came to be. One of the things that is most interesting about this text is the discovery of Eastern Europe as more of an idea, rather than a geographical place. There were certain traits which were thought to be "Eastern" or "Western," and it did not matter where the nation was located on the map (which was probably wrong/skewed anyways), but which category it fell into. Examples of this are Prague, geographically could be…

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  • How Did World War 1 Change Eastern Europe

    From 1750 CE until the present day (2015), Eastern Europe underwent numerous changes and few continuities. Some of the changes: the mini-ice age, rise of communism, spread of the potato, decline of serfdom, an ideological desire for militarism, nationalism, alliances, and imperialism, and new weapons/warfare create new avenues for political, economic, social, and intellectual reform. While the reliance on agriculture and ever-lasting ethnic conflict remained largely consistent throughout the…

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  • Human Trafficking In Eastern Europe

    Human trafficking of juveniles in Europe Human Trafficking has been a discreet worldwide issue where most have not taken a resolve. Most of the cases of Human Trafficking are about sexual exploitation due to prostitution and labor concerns. I don’t know much about the details of this problem and what goes on or how bad it is, but I have heard of it. I guess I always thought of it as an isolated thing because it wasn’t in the news all the time, but perhaps it is worse than that? I…

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  • How Did The Cold War Affect The History Of America

    ending communist expansionism. Nonetheless, these wars did not have long periods of time to impact American domestic and foreign policy that the social, political, and economic battles of the Cold War had. Politically the United States and the Soviet Union were completely opposites at the end of WWII. the Americans and the Soviets sought to influence new governments in Europe and around the globe with the Americans representing democratic government, while the Soviets representing authoritarian…

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  • Role Of Violence In Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: The Second World War

    During the twentieth century, Europe was the stage of an exceptional amount of violence, experiencing numerous wars. In the course of these wars and interwar periods, millions died both in battle and as a result of governmental policies. Notably, the years leading up to World War Two and the several years following the Second World War, saw a great amount of violence in Eastern Europe. While a globally dominant Western perspective usually sets Western Europe as the stage for the atrocities which…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Marshall Plan

    Following the World War II, the nations of Europe, whether they won or lost, were devastated and exhausted socially and economically. In addition, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the world’s top superpowers in contention with each other to prove whose ideology was superior. The fight between capitalism and communism escalated immediately following the war and each nation did all that they could do to gain the upper hand. On June 5, 1947, George Marshall gave a speech at the…

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  • Human Trafficking In Ukraine

    What we tend to oversee however is that there 's no such thing as an only negative form of government. In fact, for millions of people communism was, not a good thing, but rather an okay thing. It allowed the people, of Eastern Europe in specific, to not prosper but rather to get by. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991 came the onslaught of a massive problem that is still getting worse to this day: human trafficking. Although it is hard to see at first, the collapse of the…

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  • Ww2 Dbq Essay

    At the conference, they agreed upon dividing Germany into zones of occupation, all of which would be controlled by the Allied forces and their military troops. The Big Three also deciding upon the fact that Germany would pay the Soviet Union to compensate for its loss of life and property that they had faced during the war. The United States of America’s President at the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, asked Stalin if he would join American troops in the fight against the Japanese troops in the…

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  • NATO Essay

    wanted Europe to become economically strong, rearmed, and integrated in order to prevent communist expansion into the Western European states. The relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union was quickly fading in 1948 as there were disagreements over the postwar status of Germany. The United States and Soviet Union each organized a part of Germany with the United States in the west and the Soviet Union in the east. In 1948, Secretary of State of the United States George…

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  • The Role Of Radio Propaganda During The Cold War

    Radio Free Europe first started out as an experiment. The Truman administration did not plan for the National Committee for Free Europe in 1948 to have its main objective as radio broadcasting, but it then came to their attention that they needed to combat Soviet Union’s radio broadcast with one of their own. Radio Free Europe’s basic objective included: news, information, sports, music, religion, culture and entertainment, concentrating on subjects important to people in their homeland,…

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