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    Anna Funder’s literary journalist text Stasiland explores the lingering impact that the former German Democratic Republic had upon its citizens. Through investigating the struggles faced by individuals in rebuilding their lives within unified Germany, Funder acknowledges that the horrors of the GDR are still controlling those who once lived under its communist regime. Through the victims Funder interviews, she identifies that as East Germany is rebuilt, so too are its people, as they attempt to find a place within a society once characterised by suppression and oppression. Funder acknowledges the lingering impact of the GDR through depiction of her experiences in unified Germany. Through her characterisation of herself as Anna, Funder contrasts her own experiences with the experiences of individuals within the GDR. When controlled by the lifeguard at the pool with “too many rules”, Funder draws comparison between the strict structure of the pool, and the rules of the GDR, as she sees it as the “subconscious of the country”. In doing this, she explores the lingering impact that the structure and control experienced within the GDR has had, as it manifests within everyday society in unified Germany, even impacting on those who weren’t subject to the East German Regime. Funder’s own experiences which reflect the ways in which the city is not moving forward, as is still underpinned by the East German mindset. Furthermore, Funder also explores the inability for individuals to…

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    Charlemagne Qualities

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    Charlemagne used novel winter campaigning in 784/5 in Saxony to great effect, as shown by the fact that he forced the Saxon leader Widukund to treat with him in 785.[24] As well as this, he was able to organise marching in parallel columns, as in 791 in Avaria and 804 in Saxony.[25] The technique of converging on an enemy from several directions at once has also been promoted, and is heralded as one of the most significant factors behind Charlemagne’s successes, whether it was in Saxony in 774,…

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    Dominican Saints History

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    Being a Dominican himself only a few years after the death of Saint Dominic, Jordan of Saxony has nothing but praise for Saint Dominic. “Master Dominic, the original founder of this religious order… while living among sinners in the flesh, conversed piously with God and the angels…, served his eternal Creator with all his faculties, and lit up the hideous darkness of this world by his blameless life and the celibacy of very holy fellowship.” According to Jordan, Dominic’s, mother, who is…

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    Seven Years’ War does not lie in these, though notable, power shifts. Struggling to recover from the tolls the war brought, Great Britain saw heavier financial burdens on the colonies as a means to alleviate the pressure. The greatest impact of the Seven Years’ War was the unintended consequence of the American Revolution, a demise reflected by Germany 135 years later in World War I. The Seven Years’ War was everything short of a localized conflict. This is reflected in Winston Churchill’s…

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    The Life of Charlemagne is an account of Charlemagne’s time as a Carolingian King by Einhard. Einhard, as with many people, felt that history needed to be written down and preserved or it would be lost and forgotten. The account as a whole is historically significant, but so are the chapters within it. Chapter Seven gives an account of Charlemagne’s war with Saxony. Chapter 28 gives an account of Charlemagne being crowned as Emperor and lastly, chapter 30 talks about Louis the Pious receiving…

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    Congress to be a success. What he points out is that the Big Four do not start off with the same equilibrium. The Congress is almost like an equation in which both sides of it must be equal. This has to do with the relative security and insecurity of the countries, the power relationships, or similar domestic structures. It is essential that Kissinger pointed out that it is impossible to get to a perfect equilibrium. It is seen through further discussion that in the end an equilibrium is…

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    Shortly after becoming king, Frederick cunningly used the death of the Hapsburg emperor Charles VI in 1740 to seize the Austrian possession of Silesia, which began the First Silesian War (1740-1742). Again in 1744 there was another war over Silesia, aptly named the Second Silesia War, which ended rather quickly in 1745. The Hapsburgs conceded defeat and were forced to relinquish its possession of Silesia to Prussia, which remained a part of Germany until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.…

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    left behind,” (1). Otto does not, surprisingly, say this in the hopes for women to become individually independent. Explicitly, Otto clarifies, “But we also want to earn our share by not striving individually, each one for herself, but rather each for all…” (2). Furthermore, she states that part of spreading this message of independence occurs through child-rearing; she is not promoting abandoning the nuclear family to gain individual freedom (2). So, as dissimilar as their political bent…

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    George Frederick Handel was born on February 23rd, 1685. His parents were George and Dorothy Handel of Halle Saxony Germany. His father was 73 when he was born and he was an eminent barber-surgeon who served in the court of Saxony Weissenfels and Margraviate of Brandenburg. Handel was inspired by music. Unfortunately, his father was very surprised and urged him to study law instead. His father restricted his use of any musical instruments. Luckily his mother, on the other hand, was very…

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    The origins of a European war Strong tensions between Catholics and Protestants The spread of Protestantism in its Lutheran version in German states in the sixteenth century led to clashes between Lutheran princes and princes remained Catholic under the leadership of Emperor Charles V. In 1555, the Peace of Augsburg suspended hostilities by requiring each state religion of its prince. Lutheranism continued to grow until 1570 while Calvinism new confession not recognized by the Peace of…

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