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  • Ferdinand Magellan And The Spice Islands

    In the late 1400’s and all the way to the mid 1700’s, the way we look at our planet changed drastically. Ferdinand Magellan set out on September 20, 1519 to find the Spice Islands for Spain. Magellan discovered the Strait of Magellan at the southern tip of Argentina. He crossed through the Strait and found an ocean which he named the Pacific Ocean. Though he died on an island, Magellan is credited as being the first man to circumnavigate the world. Ferdinand Magellan and his expedition to find the Spice Islands changed the world of exploration and changed our understanding of the Earth forever. Magellan was born in the year 1480 but his exact birthday is unknown. He was born into small noble family in northern Portugal. When he and…

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  • Chris Farley Character Analysis

    decided he will return to Portugal and not continue on this voyage he has set out for. Later on, King Manuel sent Vasco de Gama, an explorer from portugal, on a voyage around the cape of good hope. Romeo (and Juliet)- I decided to choose Romeo from Romeo and Juliet because I thought it would be a good match. In the movie Romeo commits suicide because he thinks Juliet doesn’t like him, when, in reality, she does. Because this happened, I think he would be a great fit. Similar to Bartolomeu, he…

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  • Aquino's Corruption In The Philippines

    a. One of the biggest sources of anger with the Marcos administration was the perception of widespread corruption and fraud which plagued the governmental process. Aquino and her revolution made campaign promises to “clean up the corruption and cronyism for which Ferdinand Marcos’ was famous” (Niu 93) though once she herself had won office, the revolutionary vigor and fervor of her campaign somewhat reversed themselves. In addition to the above policy positions which she made which notably did…

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  • 18th Century Conquistadors

    Conquistadors were explorers of the Spanish Empire. From the 15th century to the 18th century conquistadors traveled across Europe to the Americas, Asia and much of Africa. They colonized much of the world for Europe in the 16th - 18th centuries. After Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492 and the first circumnavigation of the world by Juan Sebastian Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, expeditions led by conquistadors in the 16th century established trading routes linking…

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  • Conformity In Mark Twain's Ferdinand The Bull

    pressured into looking or being something society tells you to be ? Well Ferdinand sure has, throughout his entire life this bull was told to be stronger, to be bolder yet he stayed strong in what he wanted to be. He was the odd ball out, out of all of his siblings, he refused to do bull-like things for he didn’t feel like himself. Throughout the story “Ferdinand the Bull” the author conveys the theme of conformity through the character of Ferdinand. In the beginning of the story we are…

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  • Effects Of Colonialism On Filipino Society

    until the 1800s, when the first Filipino revolt against colonial occupation took place. On the cusp of the 20th century, the Philippines claimed independence from the Spanish, but was later annexed by the United States the following year, due to a war agreement with Spain. While the Philippines was under U.S occupation, the Japanese attacked and took over large parts of the country during World War 2 and eventually repelled the U.S military forces, claiming ownership over the country until 1945…

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  • An Example Of Extrajudicial Violence In The Rwandan Genocide

    The Rwandan Genocide was an example of extrajudicial killing on a mass scale. Violence has long been used as a solution to problems within the Philippines, going back to colonial times. After Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, the killings in the Philippines increased. With the country descending into lawless chaos, both the rebels and government forces resorted to barbaric tactics, with the NPA “known to have used death squads known as ‘Sparrow Units’ in the mid-80s to purge its ranks of…

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  • Biography Of Corazon Aquino

    Corazon Aquino was open to growth in the various ways as she worked to find solutions to the conflicts in the Philippines. Through her understanding that influence sometimes depends upon being the one in charge and at other times working effectively within a group, she demonstrated an ability to influence others in a way that promoted justice. Aquino used nonviolence to stand up against injustices and made many new reforms according to the needs of the people. Unlike the Philippine’s president…

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  • Advantages Of Authoritarianism In The Philippines

    The main objective of this research is to expose the Filipinos to the Authoritarian customs so that they would be knowledgable with the aspects from the said regime that could be beneficial to the growth of the country. ! INTRODUCTION Authoritarianism has only one legal political party and a leader or group that controls the whole state even though there may be other parties. An authoritarian leader cannot be replaced by citizens by choosing freely among various competitors in a democratic…

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  • Political Revolutions In The Philippines

    Towards the end of the Cold War, many civilizations sought to free themselves from their dictatorships due to corruption and abuse of power. As a result, various democratic revolutions began to arise, which led to numerous global transformations. On account of technological advances in the media and the importance of respecting human rights, countries, like the Philippines, were able to overcome their ruthless leaders by generating nonviolent movements, eventually resulting in the end of…

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