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1.2045 Caught in the Cold War: China and Nicaragua in the Superpower Rivalry.
Almost every nation in the world was affected by superpower rivalry in the Cold War. Asian and Latin American countries were especially affected, since they were caught in strategically vital areas of the superpower conflict. This paper will examine how China and Nicaragua were affected by the Cold War. This paper will focus on the fall of Chiang Kai-Shek in China in 1949 and America's imperialistic oppression of Nicaragua in the 1980s. Overall, the thesis of this paper will argue that communism triumphed in China because of the military superiority of the communist forces, and that the Sandinista experiment in Nicaragua failed because of U.S. determinism to continue exploiting Latin America in the Cold War. 10 pgs. 28 f/c. 10b.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 2045 China Nicaragua Cold War.doc
2.2711 Does The Controversy Surrounding The Imposition Of Western Human Rights Values On Non-Western Traditions Constitute A Form Of Imperialism?
The objective of this paper is to further explore the concept of human rights. A particular focus will be placed on the question of whether or not the imposition of western human rights values on non-western traditions constitutes a form of imperialism. In other words, can, or better yet should, human rights be on the political agenda in the international arena? Are there really such things as inalienable human rights that should be applied universally, or is it simply rhetoric that can be used as a guise to advance western political and economic interests? At the root of the issue, it seems is the issue of what should weigh more, human rights or state sovereignty. In the end, of course, there is no definitive answer to this question. What it can, and will, do, however, is look at the dynamics of human rights in the international arena and comment on whether western rhetoric on human rights is in the sphere of imperialism, or neo-imperialism.19 pgs. 18 f/c. 14b.
Bibliography: 14 source(s) listed
Filename: 2711 Human Rights Imperialism.doc
3.9647 Five Questions Concerning "War and the Rise of the State".
This paper accurately explores five specific questions on the book "War and the Rise of the State: The Military Foundations of Modern Politics" by Bruce D. Porter. These questions are presented in a brief essay format. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Filename: 9647 Rise Questions State.doc
4.9938 The Peninsular Wars of 1808-1814.
This seven-page senior level paper discusses the Peninsular Wars of 1808-1814. It will primarily focus on the social and economic issues of the time than the war itself. However the political aspects of the wars will also be discussed. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Bibliography: 11 source(s) listed
Filename: 9938 Peninsular Wars.doc
5.9973 The British Influence on the Indian Army.
The military history of British involvement in India began, fully, in 1857 when Indian forces staged a revolt against the British East India Company. The Indian army began as an indigenous force run by British officers. The British role in India, far surpassed the history of British Imperialism anywhere else in the world. The military history of British involvement in India began, fully, in 1857 when Indian forces staged a revolt against the British East India Company. The Indian army began as an indigenous force run by British officers. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 9973 British Influence Indian.doc
6.8017 Wartime Atrocities and their Impact Upon Military Morale: An Analysis of the Disaster at Bari.
4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 8017 Wartime Atrocities Morale.doc
7.2865 An Imperialist Visionary: The Impact of Viceroy Curzon on British India.
This paper will indicate, Curzon was an imperialist in the idealistic sense of Kipling. Although at its roots British rule of India was maintained through political and military domination reinforced by an undeniably racist ideology, certain imperialists such as Curzon believed that the British presence in India could be ennobled by a sense of duty, and an obligation to govern the subcontinent both wisely and fairly. In the end, as will be shown, the idealism of Curzon was overwhelmed by the brutal (and racist) realities of imperial government. However, his vision and reforms - some successful and some not - mark his time as Viceroy as the pinnacle of British imperial rule in India. 10 pgs. 20 f/c. 3b.