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  • Gorbachev: The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

    A fortified border which spans 155 kilometers separates east and west, communism and democracy, and repression from freedom (Walled In: Germany’s Inner Border). This barrier is known to many as The Berlin Wall. It became a significant symbol that represented all of those things depending on which side of the wall you were on. The events leading up to the building and destruction of the wall were very important to not only the Germans, but also to the whole world. The wall itself was a very…

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  • Why Is Reform Important In History

    government in the Roman Empire to the present day governments. Political reform can reshape nations and create enormous growth. Or can rebuild a crippled nation, for example the Great Depression. It was under Franklin D. Roosevelt who reformed the United States government with new policies to help stagnate the US economy. Sometime reforms like these can effect multiple types of reforms like the Great Depression. Because it also affected the economic reform, which are huge turning points in…

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  • Iron Curtain: A Comparative Analysis

    this was felt through Europe. When the power left in Europe, the United States and the Soviet Union began reordering the European relations. In Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union began reconstructing based on the goals of the Moscow communist parties. In Western Europe, their economic shortages and fears of the Soviet Union made them dependent on the United States. In order for there not to be an economic collapse, the United States developed and international trade and financial…

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  • Outbreak Of The Cold War Essay

    The end of World War II left the US, Britain, Russia, and the rest of the Allied Powers to decide the fate of Germany and Japan. Reaching consensus among the Allies was not an easy task. The US and Britain had extremely different ideological values from the USSR, which would prove disadvantageous in the nations’ hopes for maintaining positive relations. Without a common goal to defeat Germany, the US and the USSR began to clash. Within only a few years of the completion of World War II, the Cold…

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  • Berlin Wall Negative Effects

    "By the end, the liberalization of other eastern bloc regimes caused mass demonstrations for free travel and demands or democracy," was stated in the video of TED-Ed. On the evening of November 9, 1989 East Germany tried to defuse tension by making travel permits easier to obtain. The announcement…

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  • Gorbachev's Leadership

    This will be done through considering the opinions of several viewpoints. One that states that Gorbachev is mostly responsible for the events that lead to the USSR’s collapse. And others that state that it was due to other factors beyond his control. Gorbachev’s autobiographical book, “On my country and the world” (first published on 1999) will be used as a primary source along with the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Superpowers

    After World War Two, the United States and Soviet Union emerged as the two Superpowers because they were the most powerful countries in the world at that time. The Cold War was a conflict between these Superpowers in political, conceptual, and economic values. Competition between the two Superpowers had a large impact on many European countries. The Superpowers greatly affected many European countries including Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France through their conflict with one another.…

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  • Analysis Of A Too-Perfect Picture By Teju Cole

    to tell a complex, realistic narrative about the people they are trying to represent? Too often, the Western world has a disproportionate amount of influence over the narratives of other cultures, causing stories about cultures in Africa and the Eastern world to be overflowing with stereotypes, and offensive portrayals of the people who live there. Western story tellers have the tendency to inaccurately depict foreign cultures to make them fit their own simplified perception of them, and in…

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  • Why Was The Berlin Wall Unfair

    The Berlin Wall was one of the most defining, if not the most defining symbol of the cold war. It was built to keep the fascist believers on one side of the wall and the others on the other side. The things that people faced are very cruel and unfair to others. The Berlin wall was unfair because it separated families, took away jobs, and divided Berlin in half. One of the many reasons the Berlin Wall was so unfair was because it separated families.When the Berlin wall was built on August 13,…

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  • Cultural Differences Between East And East

    vastly from those in the west. The main difference is that Western ethics are centered around finding truth, whereas Eastern ethics is relative to the portrayal of respect. It can be inferred that ethics cannot be given in the human mind, however, rather that they take place in the teachings of the parents. In the West, the focus is placed on law and justice, while within the Eastern culture, the focus is placed on the universe. However, it is that both cultures come from a distinctive aspect…

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