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    lack of men and supplies this was a constant struggle of the Revolution. With the British army being a well tested fighting force, American Army forces relied on their own strengths. These strengths lay within the resiliency and dedication of its individual soldiers. The Army would truly be tested throughout the entire War against its mother country. With the enlisted help from seasoned veterans, American Generals and Soldiers became better throughout time, however, the British were traditionally a better war machine. In a desperate time, the United States reached out for help, they received a welcoming offer in which could not be refused. Dobbs says “It was true that real improvements were brought about by Prussian baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, beginning in the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. But the American armies would always be deficient in battle-experienced field grade and noncommissioned officers of the caliber required to lead their troops in the complex battlefield maneuvers that characterized European warfare in the late eighteenth century.” (Dobbs 6) Valley Forge was a true test for the Army, the battle-experience gained would be a lasting affect to turn the tables on the British. However, the Army still faced an uphill battle in the larger scheme of war. There was still a lack of troops and supplies and their was not enough money to please the troops the Army held in its ranks. Guerilla tactics were used from small contingient forces of…

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    leadership of Major General Charles Lee and many of the British forces suffering from heat related injuries. It was not one of the bloodiest battles of the revolutionary war; there were only around two hundred and thirty casualties’ total, and ninety-six of those where from heat stroke due to the heat wave that summer. (K. Hickman) The battle was also not, what you would call a textbook example of liner warfare, due to Major General Charles Lee’s lack of leadership, communication with all his…

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    German Philosopher, Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, believed Antigone was an unrivaled example to support his claim on tragic collisions: stating that there isn't a tragic hero, only a collision between two who are equally right in their own standards. Antigone and Creon both had justified views in this play written by Sophocles— Antigone focusing more of lawful ethics and the Creon based more on family morals. This does, indeed, support Hegel's theory of a tragic collision, but only to an extent to…

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    Meanwhile, Karl Marx and Hegel can offer concepts of difficulties related to economic, cultural and environmental adjustment, and ambivalent experiences which can mimic/resemble the challenges experienced by skilled immigrant families; through Marxian and Hegelian eyes, there is this-an indivisible link between globalization and skilled immigrants as skilled immigrants are dependent on globalization to that combined are a source of profiteering. Also, Mitchell (2012) deals with the main ideals…

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    To denounce people that everything cannot continuously be fortunate for them and, if it is, someone else is always suffering, Jared Diamond explains in the article “How We Live with Each Other and With the World.” Humans need to be more open minded to other people’s viewpoints. Each and every day us as humans face difficult struggles between cherished ethics such as equivalence, freedom, autonomy, and impartiality. “Using lethal insecticides to kill “pests” has huge consequences up the food…

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    A New Perspective On Africa “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa- for he has so much to look forward to.”- Rich Mullins The continent of Africa is one of the most under recognized and under appreciated gems of the world. In the past, the continent of Africa was seen as barbaric and hopelessly primitive. Many believe the media propaganda that this continent is impoverished and under populated. By taking a deeper look at some often under-represented aspects of this…

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    Hegel’s philosophy of history incorporates his reasoning of how world history exists within the realm of the Spirit. He explores the actions of men and women, and concludes that they are driven by the Spirit. “Hence it is of interest, in the course of history, to learn to know spiritual nature in its existence, that is, the point where Spirit and Nature unite, namely, human nature” (Hartman). Hegel goes on to explain the purpose of human activity by using great men in world history and what…

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    There are hundreds of group theories that explain why groups operate they way they do. One theory that I found interesting and very familiar to me was Karl Marx’s Social Conflict Theory. Karl Marx was a very famous philosopher, revolutionary, and social scientist. Karl Marx was born on 1818 in Trier, Germany. Karl was the third of nine children living in a middle class home. He attended private school where he joined a radical group later becoming the president. While studying in London with…

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    There are many methods of teaching the various subjects taught in today’s educational system. One such method is the dialectic approach of Idealism. The dialectic approach can be applied to many different areas of teaching to enhance the educational delivery and the resulting understanding of the students. Idealism is possibly the oldest Western philosophy we know and study in the present day. It traces back at least to Ancient Greece and Plato. It was once the dominant philosophy of Western…

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    3.2 Philosophy of Research Inquiry At present, research on the studied phenomenon are empirical. This involves gathering data from a random or selected panel of experts, which a Delphi study facilitates. According to Mitroff and Turoff (1975) the epistemological positions of the researcher influences the respondent s’ answers to the Delphi questionnaire. An argument supported by Churchman (1971) who reported on the various philosophical perspectives of a Delphi study (Tapio et al., 2011,…

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