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    Religion and culture both have influence on views regarding death and dying in the Western World. This essay will show the impact this influence may have on views today. Religion is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as “Belief… which is typically manifested in obedience, reverence, and worship; such a belief as part of a system defining a code of living, esp. as a means of achieving spiritual or material improvement.” (2014). Culture on the other hand is defined as “The distinctive ideas, customs, social behaviour, products, or way of life of a particular nation, society, people, or period. Hence: a society or group characterized by such customs, etc.” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2014). Although religion and culture are not the same thing, it would be wrong to say they are completely separate either. There are a number of religions practiced in the Western World which together should be seen as one dimension of culture. One way in which religion can be seen as an influence on views is in the circumlocution found within the English language to describe death. Each religion is distinct and has its own beliefs about death and dying, they all view this as a natural…

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    greatly impacted the Western World. Greek have influence our lives in several ways such as law, literature, Philosophy, sculptures and architecture. The law in Ancient Greece had no court system at first making it impossible to prosecute anyone for a criminal offense. Since there was no court system there was no justice served unless you acted on your own. Later on the official law were recognized. The concept of trial by a jury of peers. The democratic court system in Ancient Greece was…

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    How the Islamic World and the Western World Diverged As new civilizations have emerged throughout time, each one has taken aspects of previous civilizations and altered and adapted them so that they could form the foundation of and help shape the newfound civilization. Seeing as many cultures and civilizations have taken this approach, it is no surprise that many seem closely related to one another, especially those that originate from the same region. As the Islamic world began to make its…

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    In Jonathan Daly’s book, Revolutionary Civilization: Explaining Western Power in the Modern World, the author argues that European political fragmentation created hothouse conditions for innovation and almost constant warfare. Professor Daly’s argument is accurate for many reasons. The decentralized government of Europe had led to innovation and constant warfare which developed into “the world’s first arms race – one that never ended (Daly 94)”. I firmly believe that the political fragmentation…

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    In the late summer of 1914, train stations all over Europe filled with millions of enthusiastic young soldiers heading to the most glorious war. But within weeks, the excitement and glory was crushed by the horror and death, brought by dangerous new machines of war. This new great and powerful war was what is now called World War One. WW1 began as a local disturbance in Southern Europe and it eventually spread into a worldwide. The western war front took place mostly in Belgium and France. It…

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    The Great Depression was “the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world” (http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression). It lasted ten years, from 1929-1939. Every day was a struggle to provide for families. Overall, the morale of the entire country went down. The public did anything they could to stay alive, even if it was frowned upon, everyone had to take care of themselves one way or another. The Great Depression was an awful time in…

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    In today’s world, there is an imbalance of wealthy and poor states; within these states, there is an even worse imbalance between wealthy and poor people. This imbalance is a result of the capitalistic system that we have in place in Western first-world states. The way that the Western capitalistic system is built, the wealthy owners of large companies hoard the money that is given to them rather than pumping large amounts of it back into the economy. As a result, the state cannot print more…

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    Europe 1914 (Pre War World 1 Map): This is a map of Europe before World War I. The countries in red are the Central Powers. The countries in beige are the Allied Powers. The countries in yellow are the independent countries. Before World War I, there were far fewer countries than are after the war. Russia was by far the biggest country extending all the way to Austria Hungary, Germany, and Sweden. Europe After World War I: This map shows all of the changes that happened after World War I.…

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    World War I If your country were in a war, wouldn’t you want to know exactly what was going on out there while you were sitting at home? The people during World War I were not aware of what was really going on out on the battlefield. World War I, also known as the Great War, was an atrocious war with casualties summing up to millions and an abundant amount of people who did not perceive the war correctly. The views of people during the war varied depending on whose view it was. Soldiers and…

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    California State University Long Beach Women and Poverty Samantha Dang Women’s Gender Sexuality Stds 101 Professor Bellamy 12 November, 2015 In the modernized world, it’s easy to forget that women are still experiencing inequality. Though there’s a significant increase in strong, self-driven women who are acquiring high paying jobs, prestigious titles, and creating inventions, these successes can often lead society to overlook problems still at hand. In every country around the…

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