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New UN reports as well as other US reports have revealed that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Chemical attacks have left many dead including children. Use of chemicals in war is a violation of all war rules especially due to its detrimental...

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The Impacts of Chemical Warfare During World War I The development and use of chemical weapons became widespread during World War I. This war was mainly caused by economic rivalry, ideological differences, and competition for colonization. World War 1 occurred between 1914 and 1918 with rivals being from either central...

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It is the central argument of this paper that the rhetoric and language of the administration of war always appears to take on a life of its own and is separate from the lived experience of both the soldiers who fight in war and civilians who are caught up in...

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The use of children as soldiers is common in many conflict-ridden developing nations today. Even in some industrialized nations, such as the Philippines, they are used by militant groups, though these are rarely sanctioned by the state. Current international law, including Article 38 of the United Nations Convention on the...

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During the Civil War, both sides had clearly defined goals and strategies. For the Confederacy, its major goals were to secure independence from the North as well as to establish a separate nation that was independent of the political oppression of the northern states as well as slavery (The Civil...

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The United States of America is currently engaged in military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Both of these engagements can traced directly to the terrorist attacks of September 11th in which the two World Trade Centre skyscrapers were destroyed in New York City and thousands of American citizens were killed....

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In describing the threat of communism to the United States, President Dwight D. Eisenhower employed a famous metaphor that could come to shape much of America’s foreign strategy on containment of what it perceived to be a communist threat. He opined that countries under the direct threat of communism were...

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Introduction In some ways, the fight between the USSR and Germany was the most volatile of all of the battles. The reason for this is that the USSR was a Communist country, while Germany was a Fascist country. Ultimately, it became a battle between communism and fascism. Social Impacts The...

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In war, the way different events are represented is highlighting the attitudes, ideas and beliefs of each side. Art captures these images and instills a sense of understanding. During World War II, it was used to document the atrocities, carnage and destruction. To fully understand the role of art in...

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Nationalism as a Cause Yugoslavian Break up The former Yugoslavia was diverse, but closely related cultural groups, these groups steered good relationship among with little idea of the real owners of the land. The country was so diverse in terms of culture to the extent that no language of cultural...

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Since December of 2010, Egypt has been embroiled in political turmoil. Referred to as the Arab Spring, it was a massive upheaval of oppressive rulers and dictators beginning in Tunisia. The political dissension is a major international issue. One ruler was forced to resign and placed on house arrest, the...

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One of the most famous and notorious events that took place in the time period between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party. It was an act that American colonists did in protest of British government policies. The Boston Tea Party was committed...

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Introduction. According to Eland (1998), chemical weapons are weapons that use toxic properties of comprising chemical substances rather than their explosive features to produce physiological or physical effects on an enemy. Syria under President Assad is known to hoard use amount of chemical weapons, one of the largest in the...

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British historian John Keegan’s book The American Civil War: A Military History offers the reader an interesting overview of the major leaders, battles and circumstances of a conflict that unfolded across a vast and changeable theater of war covering thousands of square miles. Many of the great military leaders of...

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World War II permanently altered global politics. After this war, certain nations become superpowers, and these superpowers continue to influence modern politics. One of the first actions taken by these superpowers was the establishment of the United Nations, whose proclaimed goal is to maintain world peace. The United States is...

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The case of Korematsu v. United States centered upon an average welder from California becoming a figurehead in the civil rights movement. Korematsu, as an individual, was an unlikely civil rights activist, because he was not politically motivated in his everyday life. In fact, he was not even registered to...

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The Civil war did not end with an armistice or treaty of any kind because a decisive victory was viewed by the north as necessary to prevent the south from establishing a sovereign government. Specifically, the Confederacy did want to negotiate and sign a treaty as such an action would...

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Few film genres better illustrate change in American socio-cultural values than the war movie. The wide-eyed patriotism of World War 2-era combat film reflected both the hopes and fears of a nation fighting tyrannical, aggressor nations, the existence of which threatened Democracy itself. By the post-Vietnam War era, the content...

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The book Cold War Civil Rights by Mary Dudziak is an important and interesting book that chronicles a critical part of American history. Dudziak traces two concurrent periods of history – the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War – and argues that those two parts of history are not...

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There are multiple issues that have caused tension between Japan and China over the past two hundred years. The tension between the two countries initially began in the Sino-Japanese War in 1895. During this war, Japanese troops sought to destroy China (Economist, 2012). The war caused a mass panic in...

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The post-9/11 world has intensified the debate over the very nature of modern warfare and the ethics of employing high-tech weaponry in non-traditional military situations. The spread of worldwide terrorism and the previously unimaginable notion of American vulnerability created a punitive and vengeful environment among the nation’s political leaders, Republican...

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Background/Overview Maneuver warfare is a theory that arose as a reaction to the traditional concept of warfare as a conflict of attrition, in which two armies mass forces in order to take some key objective. Maneuver warfare seeks to bypass the costly and often inconclusive results of attrition-based action by...

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The Vietnam War led to social upheavals in the 1960s. Many individuals chose to speak out against the United States’ participation in the war. One of these was the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. While he hesitated at first to speak out, he later chose to break his silence. In...

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The following paper evaluates the influence of Geoffrey Parker’s theory ‘The Western Way of Wars’ is regards to the current military conflicts the US is engaged in with Iraq and Afghanistan. To these ends the following paper will be divided up into three sections. First, section 1 concentrates on explain...

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In the past few years, there has been an upsurge of armed conflicts that have involved both the state and non-state actors globally. There have been various conflicts in the past, but some are still ongoing such as the civil war in Syria that started six years ago, Iraq and...

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