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    The Greek War of Independence led Greece to become an independent state from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1830. However, after the separation, the country underwent economic difficulties and government corruption. Though Greece has made great strides in reforming their political institutions and combating corruption in the last 185 years, there are still clear signs that problems are very much prevalent in today’s society. On the other hand, the northern European country Denmark greatly differs from Greece. For starters, Denmark did not have to gain its independence since it was never dependent on another nation. The country “first organized as a unified state in 10th century” (Coufoudakis, 2015). Nonetheless, the country did suffer from…

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    control. Locke concurred with Hobbes in characterizing the social contract yet he stood out from Hobbes on how it ought to be controlled. Locke couldn't help contradicting Hobbes that every one of the freedoms of society ought to be surrendered. Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) was an English priest and researcher who had contributed a considerable measure in political economy and demography. As per Malthus the populace becomes quicker than the development of the sustenance. On the off chance that…

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    Eugene Delacroix Analysis

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    Katasha Pollard Hum 2223.44 Kelly Gamble March 28, 2016 Paper #2 Chapters 16-19 Eugene Delcroix Eugene Delacroix paints with the realism, the influence of his work comes from his greatest idol, Michelangelo. It can be seen in the lonely figures of the Massacres at Chios along with the “Greek Families Awaiting Death or Slavery”. The bodies are painted in a traditional style, their magnitudes close to real life but slightly romanticized. The theme of the painting is based on the real life event…

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    Ataturk Speech Analysis

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    Ataturk’s Speech Beyond the Words Armenian Genocide, Greek Genocide, and Assyrian Genocide, all of these horrific acts lead to one geographical route “Asia Minor” or what is currently known as the Republic of Turkey. After abolishing the office of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet VI in 1922, the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey is announced with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as its first president. Mustafa Kamal Ataturk is an army officer and the organizer of a militant independent nationalist movement…

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    Gladiator Spartacus

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    it had been laughed at and regarded as trivial because it was against gladiators," (Civil Wars). Plutarch thought Spartacus as being “…possessed not only of great courage and strength, but also in sagacity and culture superior to his fortune,” (Lives). Although these writers of history thought him treacherous and of a hindrance towards the Roman pride, their accounts show a reluctant (and occasionally absolute) respect for the gladiator. The desire for freedom is a common want that sets all…

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    In 1808, Spain is taken over by Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon disposed of the existing monarchy and installed his brother, Joseph, as head of state. The resulting war against France and Britain lasted nearly to the Mexican Revolution as Napoleon’s government falls into disarray and the revolutionaries began to gain momentum. Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a middle aged priest living in the parish of Dolores. Hidalgo was a Crillo by birth, and had a pro-Indian sentiment. He organized his…

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    1810 marked the beginning of the Spanish American Rebellions when nations in Latin America began to gain their independence from Spain. With the help of patriot rebels and a growing sense of nativism amongst the colonies, nations such as Mexico and Peru fought for independence. Mexico’s journey involved a large uprising of indigenous and mestizo populations that sparked the concept of nativism that led Mexico’s patriot armies to independence. Peru, on the other hand, avoided a large rebellion…

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    Throughout human civilization, few people have shaped the history of their country so much as Robert the Bruce of Scotland. From the time he became an adult until his death, he fought - both diplomatically and militarily - to maintain the independence of the Scottish people. As he himself famously said, “we fight not for glory, nor for wealth, nor honour but only and alone for freedom which no good man surrenders but with his life” (Innes, 2). Over the course of his nearly fifty-five years,…

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    Los Chinelos

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    and give them a social rank. Peninsulares were Spaniards born in Spain; they usually had upper levels of government jobs. Criollos were Spaniards born in the Americas. Peninsulares and Criollos were frequently owned the best lands. Independence Day or Día de la Independencia is a Mexican holiday that also celebrates the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which is considered to be the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. It follows from the day of El Grito de Dolores or the…

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    well as parts of Eastern Europe. Greece has a long tradition of independence from the time of Alexander the Great. Even earlier the city states of Greece were fiercely independent and even withstood the assault of the Persian King Xersis. Greeks Lose their Independence After that classical age the Greeks lost their independence, as first the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire occupied Greece. The advent of the Ottoman Turks changed the history of Greece once again. The Byzantine…

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