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    influential power in Europe next to Great Britain, and was determined to grow her influence further. For example, Russia had attained Warsaw which turned into a separate kingdom of Poland and took Bessarabia from Turkey in 1812, which posed a threat to the Ottoman Empire and the international order. Britain, on the other hand, became dominant at sea and traded with many countries such as India. Although the Allies had created and maintained the balance, it was not going to last for long…

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    Feud In Romeo And Juliet

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    “Feuds do not always have neat beginnings and ends. A feud can be anything from revenge killing that occur many years after the original crime to a complex brew of conditions, grievances, and affront resulting in violence and retribution.” (King 31). Feuds have been around for centuries all over the world, including places like Italy, England, and America. They have come to shape the way people view other countries and groups of people. Although Italian, English, and American feuds all possess…

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    Passion In The Iliad

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    Passion coupled with duty can drive nations to prosperity, or if the forces are separate the they can lead to ruin..These forces are so powerful that even the greatest and most powerful societies of today and in the past are swayed by passion and duty’s influence. Those civilizations of the past wrote national epics tackling these forces, two of those books being the Aeneid and the Iliad. The Aeneid discusses four particular civilizations, each of which interact with the forces of passion in…

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    Ottoman Empire Essay

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    The nascent Ottoman Empire, founded by Osman I on the twenty-seventh of July, 1299 , existed in optimal conditions for expansion utilizing both conquest and diplomacy due to the status of propinquitous states: a derelict Byzantine Empire (as a direct consequence of the Fourth Crusade and the establishment of the Latin Kingdom) and various aggregate beyliks previously under the dominion of the expeditiously declining Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm. Osman I, entirely reliant upon Ghazi to facilitate his…

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    Syria Culture

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    As we currently stand on the brink of war in Syria, it is imperative that we as a country understand our chances and possible outcomes of such a war. Syria resides in the breadbasket of human civilization, and has a rich, diverse, and historical culture. To win a war you must fully understand the operational environment. The focus of this paper will be on the different people, organizations, and groups found in this diverse country. To assist in that objective, this paper will attempt to…

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    Sagalassos

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    Sagalassos has remained a mystery to archaeologists for the past thousands of years. Despite being occupied for thousands of years by multiple different groups, Sagalassos crumbled to ruins and was forgotten. However, in the recent years since the discovery of the site, new information has been learned through excavations. More fine details are able to be obtained today through the use of new techniques and technology. The archaeologists at Sagalassos have used the available technology and…

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    Armenian Culture Essay

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    For the last one hundred years, the Armenian people have existed as a diaspora spread around the world. This is due to the fact that in 1915 the Ottoman Empire began a campaign with the intention of ethnically cleansing the nation of all Other. The Armenians have long held a position of “Otherness” in the world. Being a Christian people in a Muslim empire, sharing a religion but not a cultural history with a northern neighbor, and appearing white but having traits of the “Oriental” has made…

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    Creating art is, as some say, the indication of mystery in excellence or God; it is a diversion in which man lets off an overabundance of steam [stored energy]; otherwise it is the outflow of feelings by man’s psyche, and most of all; it is pleasure; however, considering everything, it is a method of social unity amongst mankind; consoling them in similar feelings and forever extending the shared common visual language of the world. Through new visual ideas introduced by artists, categories of…

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    The Impact of the Battle of Verdun on the Course of Historical Events Alethe de Vaulgrenant 21st April 2016 Word Count: 1441 Identify the significance of the Battle of Verdun during the course of World War I. “Death to the tyrant” was the battle cry of the teenage terrorists working for the Young Bosnia organization, who assassinated the heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June, 1914. Soon after, European powers began being skeptical of one…

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    Nationalism and Imperialism became very important and impacting concepts in the nineteenth century. Not only was Nationalism and Imperialism existent in the nineteenth century, but these two concepts and ideas existed before the nineteenth century and started to rise and increase in impact in the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. By definition, Nationalism was the concept or idea that a country was better than all the others, which contributed to governments distinguishing themselves…

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