Describe three key events each from the unification of Italy and Germany. Why do you think Germany became a strong nation, while Italy remained weak? Italian unification failed in 1848. In the 1850s leadership in the Risorgimento fell to Camillo di Cavour, premier of Sardinia. Cavour began by liberal reforms within Sardinia and created an image of modern progressivism. He also brought the French into an alliance against the Austrian overlords of Italy. In the war that followed...
The Battle of Britain History PaperThe Battle of Britain was a battle between the German air force, the Luftwaffe, and the British air force, the Royal Air Force (RAF). This battle took place over the skies of the United Kingdom in the summer and autumn of 1940. In order for Hitler to execute “Operation Sealion”, a planned invasion, successfully, he had to get rid of the British air force fearing that they will stop the operation if he tried to execute it. The first attack...
This paper is a very brief summary of Robert Johannsen’s book about the Mexican-American War. (2+ pages; 1 source)I Introduction Robert Johannsen’s book entitled To the Halls of the Montezumas has as its subtitle, The Mexican War in the American Imagination. This is an extremely telling description, because Johannsen’s report of the conflict indicates that for a great many Americans, the war was more “style” than “substance.” It was a war that...
The Revolt of the Pueblo IndiansThe Pueblo Revolt was in 1680. The Pueblo Revolt was the result of Pueblo Indians rebelling against the mistreatment by the Spanish people. The Indians were starving and dying from disease because of the Spanish people. The Pueblo Indians did not want the Spanish people in New Mexico. They wanted to go back to their religion and the Indian ways. These actions by the Spanish people are what led to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.There were many reasons why the...
Effects of European Exploration on American IndiansThe Capitalistic dreams of the Europeans and the natural anarchy of the Indians; never before has a clash of cultures had such a great influence on the future of the world. The Indians were one with nature and shared a kinship with all living as well as nonliving things on earth. They respected each other and flourished under these ties of mutual reverence. The Europeans sought similar refuge in America(1). They longed for freedom from...
Around the 20th century, the end of the First World War cleared the way for the formation of democratic regimes. Why they had not been successful, why the people didn’t use the opportunity to establish a democratic political system and why did the dictatorships appear, is still unclear, but it is a very discussible subject. The decisive role in these processes was the human being. It was the object of the cause, but on the other hand he was also the subject - executor of all the...
Causes and Historic Developments Pertaining to World War IThe First World War had many causes; historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. It was more than just a war between nations. It was a war between what was and what was to be. Most historians today said that it was “The War to End All Wars.” The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne...
Athens and SpartaSimilarities and DifferencesBy Mike Mizov One of the greatest city states of all time was the city state of Athens fromwhich we take many of our modern ways. Their government was a fulldemocracy in which they had an assembly was all male citizens over 25 yearsold, they had the council of five hundred which was chosen by lot of people over30 and they proposed laws to the assembly. Then there was the court wherethere were no judges and the juries were very large, the archons...
Ognisanti Madonna Type of Painting: Tempera on wood By Giotto (Pre-Ren) 1310 This painting by Giotto, displays a lot of similar traits in characters. All of the angels’ faces in the background are the same size as the angels who are located in the front of Madonna’s throne. There is some shadowing present on the top of the picture┬╣. This indicates poor depth that doesn’t outline the characters’ surroundings. There is little perspective shown because the...
During the 17th century, Europe was the center of two competing types of government; Absolutism and constitutionalism. Would a single ruler or shared power be best for the people? John Locke and Jean Domat both have their own opinions on how a government should administer. Jean Domat is a political theorist who favors the idea of absolutism. He argues that individuals are given a certain rank in society, in other words, a type of predestiny. It was believed God assigned these ranks and...