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    One of De Goya’s most famous pieces is his Charles IV of Spain and his family, which was created while under the appointment of King Charles IV himself. This painting creates an interesting light on De Goya’s view of the royal family, while using many techniques in order to perfect the life-size image, also puts on display and mocks the family’s power. The interesting dynamics and hierarchy of the family displayed in this painting gives the strongest feel of what was going on within the inner workings of De Goya’s mind when crafting this magnificent work. There are many disputes over the social commentaries presented by De Goya, however, proper analysis leads to either a direct mocking of the royal family or a lazy creation on his part. Noticing previous words, the former is considered to be the truth. One of the many things that should be immediately noted is on De Goya’s painting is the many figures within the painting itself. The middle and center of attention, Maria Parma, is depicted instead of her husband, the king, being in the center of the painting. This choice may have been a message that signifies that she has all the real power, something very real in the situation due to the current statuses of the two of them, as Maria along with a politician essentially held all the power over Spain, instead of her husband. The king stands to the right of her looking a bit large and stout, as there were many insults of the king's’ weight from protesters at the time, as he…

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    Francisco de Goya was a Spanish painter. He was born March 30th 1746 and died April 16th 1828. He is known for his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and printmaking. He is also known for his big and wild imagination and his devotion to painting. Francisco was born in Fuendetodos, Spain. He had four siblings named Rita, Jacinta, Mariano, and Carmilo. In 1749 the Goya family moved to Zaragoza, where Francisco went to school at a Pius School. When Francisco was 19 and 22 he sent in entries for the…

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    Liberty Lead the People by Eugene Delacroix and Execution of the Third of May by Francisco Goya . Both paintings are similar due to the fact that they depict the brutality of war. These paintings were also made during Napoleon's rule in the 1700’s. Liberty Lead the People was made to commemorate the French Revolution. The French Revolution began in the 1780’s and ended in the in the 1790’s. The Liberal Republicans were enraged by the violation of the constitution and planned to overthrow King…

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    Water, a natural resource deemed to be a right, is fast depleting. Our planet’s fresh water reserves present an unfavorable picture, with only 1% out of 3% accessible for direct human use. This scarcity, fueled by unequal distribution amongst countries caused by geographical and political obstacles, raises the potential of “water wars”. Such concerns are exacerbated by uncontrollable population growth, pollution due to industrialization and modernization, and climate change. A new approach to…

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    a difficult time keeping up with the challenges and speed of a constantly changing security environment.” The Future Risk the U.S. faces is cyber technology is changing at a much faster pace than conventional weapon technology. The U.S. must find a way to be more flexible in developing and purchasing new technology while maintaining a secure process to keep pace with the rest of the world or fall behind and risk losing a cyber war. In conclusion, I see the global surveillance and strike (GSS)…

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    a novel about war. A Novel about suffering, loss, and the cold and sad realization that one young man came to about the realities of war. That young man is Paul Baumer. Paul is a very fluid and inconsistent character, he is constantly developing and changing his views on his circumstances. This is the cause of confusion for many, but also the reason that this is such a riveting and powerful book that has affected and will continue to affect all generations. His thoughts often and incessantly…

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    peaceful, it is worth asking how much of unrecorded human history was peaceful. Since the creation of man, humans have been at war with one another. Our wars have been violent and quiet, however, almost always present. Conflict is observable within every niche of humanity, even within the walls of a classroom it is possible to find evidence of conflict, yet humans have not found a way to deal with it better than war. The history of conflict stretches as far back as the beginning of humanity…

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    It is rare to have wars based solely on religion, although they make up about 40% of all other wars fought. Religious wars are motivated by a higher power or idol that is said to have commanded radical groups to kill in an unjust manner. Ethnic cleansing, for instance, is one aspect of war against religion. The Holocaust, for example, was a war against millions of Jewish men, women, and children were killed because of their ethnic background. Hitler’s affirmation of dominance of his race was…

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    conflict. To describe Europe’s political state in the post-millennium as fractured is no overstatement, and as Geoffrey Parker sums up “hardly a decade can be found before 1815 in which at least one battle did not take place.” However, it must also be noted that the face of war changed drastically in the centuries after the year 1000, from a mere “sporting” engagement to the type of bloody carnage typically envisaged under modern conceptions of battle. A revealing comparison is found in the…

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    nature are equal, this produces fear, such fear leads to war, this state of war leads to preventive measures of attacks against neighbors, there are three principles of quarrel relating to such which are competition, fear and glory, in such state nothing is ‘unjust’ and thus there is no civilization. Due to all these claims, if humans were left to the State of Nature, humanity would cease to exist due to all the violence this state results in. One of the reasons the State of Nature produces…

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