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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 in Ankara. After the allied power forces a peace treaty which provided independence to the Armenian and puts the south Anatolia under French influence, Ataturk at the head of his army crushes the Armenians and forces the French troops to withdraw from…

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    Eugene Delacroix Analysis

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    until 1822 that the Greeks decided to fight for freedom. The Massacres was considered a 19th century war of independence fought by the Greeks against the Turks. Eugene Delacroix was very interested in this Massacre. As it was a current event and was very important for him to document it on canvas. Eugene Delacroix painted it on his own without someone asking him to do so. Greece had been busy for almost four centuries before they had gone against the Ottoman Empire. Although many Greek towns…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Greek Identity Essay

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    receive support from Britain, France, and Russia due to their past as a great civilization in Classical times. In fact, the Great Powers saw Greece’s fight against the Ottomans as a war between civilization and barbarism. Some even went so far as to view it as a continuation of the Persian Wars during the Classical Period (Hamilakis 2007:78). Although Classical Greece was a part of modern Greece’s identity, Europeans also thought of classical antiquity as part of Europe’s identity and felt that…

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    Ataturk Analysis

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    Their perspective on the early Turkish Republic examines the nature of the dualistic cultures. Aksoy and Robins state that they believe that the reforms put into place by Kemal, forced a culture upon the people that was repressive and foreign . The authors write of the duality of the culture, the “official” culture observed by the government verses the “real” culture of the people and how the government of the Republic of Turkey took on a character of repressing the real Turkish identity in…

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