House of Hohenzollern

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  • Frederick William's Shortcomings

    diplomatic maneuvering and efficient domestic governance. Frederick William unified many of the scattered territories into the most powerful Protestant state and turned these territories into a unified state, to become a leading political player in northern Europe. This was a critical step in the rise of Prussia because if the smaller territories could not have been unified then they would have most likely been attacked by outsiders or within their territories due to socio-political differences. Frederick William’s son Frederick III of Brandenburg was known as one of the most wasteful and least effective of the four Prussian leaders from 1640 to 1786. Frederick III did however obtain the right to establish Prussia as a monarchy of the Hohenzollern family in 1701 by the emperor. Being able to establish a monarchy meant that the ruling family would be able to secure their spot at the helm of social, political, and economic changes for generations to come. The next ruler to take the Prussian throne was Frederick I’s son, Frederick William I, the “Soldier King” (1713-1740). The Soldier King acquired his name for being known as a hard-working and frugal ruler who demanded the same discipline from others that he exacted on himself. This had a very positive effect on the country as a whole because not as much monetary resources were being spent on lavish lifestyles or decorum. Instead the monetary resource went into the military to bolster strength, and in a way, a tribute to the…

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  • Eastern Vs Western Absolutism Essay

    Absolutism was a political theory created by the following individuals; Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes (somewhat), and Bishop Bossuet. The era of absolutism was a time, 16th to 18th centuries, when monarchs ruled with all power to themselves in most countries, especially in France. Absolutism was favored among monarchs because it gave them complete power over their country and did not have to answer to anyone but themselves. Western absolutist France and eastern countries were similar by focusing on…

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  • Affordable Student Houses Close To Campus Case Study

    Looking for Affordable Student Houses Close to Campus Education is the most important gift a parent can give to a child. It is the only thing that can be called a valuable investment which a parent can die comfortably knowing that the child can survive all alone in this harsh world. It is therefore not something negotiable in the current world bearing in mind that the current situation demands knowledgeable people to survive in it. Education is expensive, that is something unavoidable but…

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  • Consequences Of Realism In To Build A Fire, Genesis Of The Tenements

    This selection was written to describe the conditions of tenement houses, overcrowded slums that filled New York City during the late 1900’s. The first sentence of this selection states, “The first tenement New York knew bore the mark of Cain from its birth, though a generation passed before the writing was deciphered.” The author means that tenement houses were “cursed,” or were terrible creations from the very beginning, but this was ignored and not tended to for a long time. The owners of…

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  • Apartment And House Advantages And Disadvantages

    Apartments and houses are very different from one another. I lived in an apartment complex for about six years, and there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages from my experience about that style of living. Living in an apartment is sometimes unsafe. When I was 11 years old, and my brother was 16. My brother tripped onto the street while riding his bike. There was a woman driving over the speed limit and ran my brother over leaving him with a fractured arm. My brother was rushed to the…

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  • Speech About Littering

    A perfectly imperfect world The picture below is of an urban residential suburb. I’d like to start off by asking you how you feel or what you think when you drive through the tree-lined streets of areas like Westville, Umhlanga or Musgrave, with its large homes and precipitous driveways? Cliff notes version of my thoughts: • Sense of hope and potential • Encourages one to dream for the future • Wouldn’t be tempted to litter because the community is so clean • Gives the impression that the people…

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  • My Special Place Research Paper

    Growing up in my childhood, I never really made a lot of friends. In my early years of education, I was very sociable, but to my dismay, people just didn’t seem the friendly type. I never really did feel safe in the school district. That being said, there was only one place that I would always go to relax and get the stress of my mind, and that would be my humble abode, my home. Because I walked to school on a regular basis, I always knew where to go, even during the renovations. I mean, I could…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Big Move

    the big move from New York to Texas. The house we lived in was my childhood home and my husband and I shared it for fifteen years together. This was not going to be an easy task. Our first hurdle was preparing for this huge adventure. Secondly, we needed to drive both cars down. That meant that we would not have the other person to take over driving when our eyelids became as heavy as weights over our eyes. Finally, we would need to settle into this strange new world. My husband’s family…

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  • Three Principles Of Persuasion: The Paradox Of Choice

    For example, by turning a stair into a piano, more people opted to take the stairs rather than the elevator because it was more fun to take the piano stairs. Every year at the boarding school I attended, we were required to participate in the annual inter-house sport event. This event was probably the least anticipated event all year, it was dreadful and tedious as there was nothing to look forward because there was no recognition for winners and we always had to clean up the fields after the…

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  • Kniffen And Glassie: A Brief Analysis

    Harris in her book Little White Houses illustrates how her grandparents purchased a house in a white neighborhood to hide their Jewishness (Harris, 2013). Harris had to examine the objects inside the home to negate the incorrect perception and interpretation the whiteness of the house reveals. The same process and attention that I take in the study of the houses is the same consideration I give to the objects within the home. Once I have a comprehensive interpretation of both the objects within…

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