Communist Countries

From Communism To Democracy
From Communism To Democracy
From Communism to Democracy Gradualism is naturally the most feasible approach to any situation. Since the fall of the iron curtain, these two Communist power houses have chose to move towards democracy. China has chosen to take the natural, more gradual approach to democracy where as Russia has chosen the fast-paced, more dangerous approach. These two nations have chosen to change their economies from a collectivized command one to a market oriented one in order to increase the ezdard of living
Europe 1914
Europe 1914
Europe 1914 Chapter 7: Both Hitler and Stalin hated modern art and persecuted the artists who made it. What was there about the new aesthetic which revolted and frightened these dictators? Since prehistoric times, when men communicated through crude drawings on cave walls, art has been used to elicit an emotional response. Everyone has had the experience of viewing a piece of art that touched them in some way. Whether that feeling was happiness, sorrow, anger, or lust, and whether the art
Government In India, Today
Government In India, Today
Government in India, Today India's present constitution went into effect on Jan. 26, 1950. At that time, the nation changed its status from a dominion to a federal republic, though it remained within the Commonwealth. A president, chosen by an Electoral College replaced the governor-general, appointed by the British Crown. The president is the official chief of state, but the office is largely ceremonial. In parliamentary government, the people in a country elect members of at least one house of
Hitler And Stalin: The Rise To Power
Hitler And Stalin: The Rise To Power
Hitler and Stalin: the rise to power During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides, yet had many traits that made them much alike. One of these men was someone who?s name is instantly recognizable to almost anyone today--Adolf Hitler. The other man was a major player in world history as well, but his name is not so infamous--Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the wa
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a brutal war that affected millions of people in many different countries. All wars start because their is a difference in people?s opinions, and the Vietnam War was no different. It started because France and a Vietnam leader, Ho Chi Minh, had a difference in opinion about the type of government Vietnam should have. To find out why the war broke out you will have to go back to the 1750?s. This is where the French started their so called protectorate state of
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented war. Young people especially liked him.
Why Presidentialism Is Undesirable In A Newly Founded Democracy: Brazi
Why Presidentialism Is Undesirable In A Newly Founded Democracy: Brazi
Why Presidentialism is Undesirable in a Newly Founded Democracy: Brazil's Struggle to Liberalize Brazil's transformation from an authoritarian regime to a presidential democracy was a slow and faltered attempt. From the early suggestions of democratic development, there were both administrations that contributed to democratic growth, as well as administrations that opposed this liberalization. This led to an instability in the Brazilian form of democratic government, their economy, and their pol
Confucius And Confucianism
Confucius And Confucianism
Confucius and Confucianism LIFE OF CONFUCIUS Confucius was believed to have been born in 551 BC., in the state of Lu, known today as the Shandong province. His parents, who died while he was a child, named him Kong Qui. Confucius was derived from the Latin word Kongfuzi which means Great Master Kong. Confucius was the most influential and respected philosopher in Chinese history. His ideas were the single strongest influence on Chinese society from around 100 BC. to the AD. 1900's. The Chinese g
Vladimir Lenin And His Rise To Power
Vladimir Lenin And His Rise To Power
Vladimir Lenin and his Rise to Power Eventually, empires and nations all collapse. The end can be brought about by many causes. Whether through becoming too large for their own good, being ruled by a series of out of touch men, falling behind technologically, having too many enemies, succumbing to civil war, or a combination: no country is safe. The Russia of 1910 was in a tremendously horrible situation. She had all of these problems. Russia would not have existed by 1920 were it not for Vladim
Vietnamization And Its Effects
Vietnamization And Its Effects
Vietnamization and its Effects Vietnamization and it's Lasting Effects on South Vietnam and it's Fall Outline I. Background A. Introduction B. Vietnam -- two separate countries 1. French Control 2. Viet Minh Revolt 3. Creation of North and South Vietnam C. America's objectives in South Vietnam D. Vietnam's armies II. Vietnamization A. Beginnings of Vietnamization B. Research of possible withdrawal C. Decision to withdraw 1. began in early 1969 III. American Withdrawal and South Vietnamese Buildu
The Causes Of World War I
The Causes Of World War I
The Causes of World War I The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was chosen
100 Years Of History
100 Years Of History
100 Years of History CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to
Timeline History Of Russia 1533-1991
Timeline History Of Russia 1533-1991
Timeline History of Russia 1533-1991 1533-1584 The Russian Empire, covering over one-sixth of the world, is governed by the sovereignty of Czar Ivan the Terrible. The feudal system oppresses every man, woman and child as the Czar releases Tax Collectors to maintain support for the nobles in the land. Brigands and financial extortionists persecute any lower class citizen who refuses to help contribute to the Czar's regime. 1682-1725 Under Czar Peter I (Peter the Great), the Russian Empire begin
Sofa Wars
Sofa Wars
Sofa Wars The soft-drink battleground has now turned toward new overseas markets. While once the United States, Australia, Japan, and Western Europe were the dominant soft-drink markets, the growth has slowed down dramatically, but they are still important markets for Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Globalization has become an important word in the 90?s and Eastern Europe, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, and India have become the new hot spots. Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are forming joint bottling ventures in
Coke Vs. Pepsi: Fighting For Foreign Markets
Coke Vs. Pepsi: Fighting For Foreign Markets
Coke vs. Pepsi: Fighting for Foreign Markets November 27, 1995 Introduction The soft-drink battleground has now turned toward new overseas markets. While once the United States, Australia, Japan, and Western Europe were the dominant soft-drink markets, the growth has slowed down dramatically, but they are still important markets for Coca-Cola and Pepsi. However, Eastern Europe, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, and India have become the new hot spots. Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are forming joint bott
Power, Propoganda In Communist China
Power, Propoganda In Communist China
Power, Propoganda in Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book
The Bay Of Pigs Invasion
The Bay Of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in power
Decline Of The American Empire
Decline Of The American Empire
Decline of the American Empire In any era there are different protagonists, playing the same game on a similar board. Like a game of monopoly, there are nations competing to become the foremost leaders of their time. They amass great wealth, powerful armies, and political sway. When the influence and might of these countries transcends the confines of their boundaries, so that they become a presence throughout the world, they become empires. At times, it seems as though one of these empires win
Truman Doctrine
Truman Doctrine
Truman Doctrine Truman Doctrine Pres. Harry S. Truman On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman, before a Joint Session of Congress, declared it to be foreign policy to help any country threatened by communism. His specific request was for $400 million to help both Greece and Turkey financially. After listening to his request, Congress approved. After World War I, Great Britain rules the greatest empire. After two World Wars, Great Britain was hurt financially and physically. They now could n
Operation Barbarossa In WWII
Operation Barbarossa In WWII
Operation Barbarossa in WWII When Operation Barbarossa is launched, the world will hold its breath! - Adolf Hitler On the night of June 22, 1941, more than 3 million German soldiers, 600 000 vehicles and 3350 tanks were amassed along a 2000km front stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Their sites were all trained on Russia. This force was part of 'Operation Barbarossa', the eastern front of the greatest military machine ever assembled. This machine was Adolf Hitler's German army. For H
Social Criticism In Literature
Social Criticism In Literature
Social Criticism in Literature Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and Charles Dickens wrote Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities, respectively, to express t
The President
The President
The President Article II of the US Constitution grants the president numerous powers and responsibilities, but the the authority granted to the modern presidency far exceeds the constitutional definition of office. And through the years, a variety of presidential roles have evolved that were not originally or specifically outlined in the Article. Some of these roles were legislated by congress, the courts granted some, and powerful presidents assumed others. The president?s first role is as chie
ECONOMIC TRANSITION IN POLAND & RUSSIA
ECONOMIC TRANSITION IN POLAND & RUSSIA
ECONOMIC TRANSITION IN POLAND & RUSSIA Since approximately 1988, Poland and the republic of Russia (formerly Soviet Union) have gone through major economic reform. The main emphasis of this paper is to identify the different approaches that the governments in these two countries have taken and to look at the positive and negative effects that these drastic changes have had on their economies. Specifically, the question asked in this paper is, Why has the economic transition in Poland been more
The Marshall Plan
The Marshall Plan
The Marshall Plan Although the idea of European integration was an ideal adopted by European intellectuals from the beginning of the twentieth century, the success in the actual launching and development of the project is a achievement that must be attributed to the policy and aid of the United States. World War II left Europe in a state of complete crisis. More than 30 million lives were lost during the war, cities lay in ruins, and as a result of violation of agricultural lands and people, foo
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy With the world balancing on the edge of destruction, foreign relationships are extremely important to the United States of America. The United States is fully recognized as the most powerful nation on the planet earth, and with that power comes a definitive sense of responsibility. The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this responsibility if it hopes to keep its place on the throne as king of the nations. This is where the United States foreign policy comes into play. Foreign p
Descriptive: Vietnam War
Descriptive: Vietnam War
Descriptive: Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist guerrillas (Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a ward between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and ultimately into a limited international conflict. The United States and some other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions, and th
The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is one of the many Spanish speaking countries in the world. The Dominican Republic, republic of the West Indies, compromising the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The word Dominican Republic in Spanish means Republica Dominicana. The capitol of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. The population of the Dominican Republic is of mixed Spanish and black-African descent. The society is about sixty five percent urban. The population of
Japanese Colonialism In Korea
Japanese Colonialism In Korea
Japanese Colonialism in Korea North and South Korea are nations that while filled with contempt for Japan have used the foundations that Japan laid during the colonial period to further industrialization. Japan's colonization of Korea is critical in underezding what enabled Korea to industrialize in the period since 1961. Japan's program of colonial industrialization is unique in the world. Japan was the only colonizer to locate various heavy industry is in its colonies. By 1945 the industrial p
The Fall Of Communism In Russia
The Fall Of Communism In Russia
The Fall of Communism in Russia The Reasons for the fall of Socialism/Communism and the Troubles of Starting the New Democratic System in the Russian Federation Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky. Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. Quoted in: Independent (London, 13 Sept. 1989). The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful bond between econom
The Modern KKK
The Modern KKK
The Modern KKK Although the modern Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, is not the same group that terrorized African - Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they still have the same basic goals and ideas. There are many local and regional KKK groups such as the Oregon Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is the national and largest organization, but the only one seeking a political agenda. They are the group that claims they are keep
The Causes Of The Holocaust
The Causes Of The Holocaust
The Causes of the Holocaust Post World War I Germany saw difficult times. Germans were searching for a reason to blame someone for their problems and extremist groups such as the Nazis provided a focus for the German people. Some historians will argue that extreme nationalism was the cause of the Holocaust because of the power of the Nazi party. While a large part of this is true, Germany's anguish after World War I sent people looking for reasons to blame someone or something for their burdens,
Rise Of Superpowers After WWII
Rise Of Superpowers After WWII
Rise of Superpowers After WWII It is often wondered how the superpowers achieved their position of dominance. It seems that the maturing of the two superpowers, Russia and the United States, can be traced to World War II. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power and, related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war, and its results, that caused each of these superpowers to experience such a prepondera
Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War
Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War
Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War History of Coca-Cola (Coke): Coca-Cola was formulated by John S.Pemberton, originally as a cocawine called Pembertons French Wine Coca, and originally sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in America due to a contemporary view that soda water was good for your health. Coca-Cola is the trademarked name, registered in 1893, for a popular soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vendi
The United States and Soviet Union
The United States and Soviet Union
The United States and Soviet Union 3/5/15 To understand why the United States came to the defense of South Korea in 1950 you need some background information. According to the textbook, the United States was afraid that the Soviet Union was going to expand communism to other nations which is why American foreign policy focused on containment of communism at home and abroad. This concerned Europe as well as Asia. The Korean War was the first major battle waged in the name of containment. Accordin
Colonization and National Identity- I Am a Hongkonger?
Colonization and National Identity- I Am a Hongkonger?
Colonization and National Identity- I Am a Hongkonger? Being Chinese has gradually evolved in international viewing from being weak to become stronger and stronger and a much larger reason to be proud of, seeing its unprecedented economic and social advancements. China has also gained its big brother status in Asia and a major player in international field. What is the barrier then, for us Hong Kong people to announce ourselves as Chinese directly? One thing about Hong Kong is that it is coloniz
Definition of Communism
Definition of Communism
Colin S. Innes English 1A (083) 04/21/2015 Definition of Communism Many people might consider Communism as the root of all evil and perhaps the worst system of government. Countries like the United States have spent countless amount of time, effort and money to stop the spread and influence of Communism on the home soil and around the world. Despite freedom being mostly associated with democracy, the abuse of democracy rights could also lead to disastrous events. The most infamous event in the
Capitalism vs. Communism
Capitalism vs. Communism
Mrs. Rogers Period 1 May 7, 2013 Capitalism vs. Communism Throughout history, there has been two major economic systems, these are Capitalism and Communism. There has been argument to which form will benefit and flourish the country more. Communism was first presented by Karl Marx, in the mid 1800's due to the problem of seeing that a countries wealth was unevenly distributed to its' people, while Capitalism is the more dominant system, it has originated in Europe and has spread throughout the
Unit Test Review: JFK, LBJ and Vietnam War
Unit Test Review: JFK, LBJ and Vietnam War
Unit Test Review: JFK, LBJ and Vietnam War Academic Vocabulary: Quarantine ultimatum disillusionment partisan politics coalition Escalate deployment détente justify vulnerable accountable Surpass deregulate blockade intervene refugee annex embargo The Presidents: _________JFK____________ was the first U.S. President to send aid to the French when fighting during the First Indochina War. Kennedy’s domestic policy was called The New Frontier and included goals like creation of the Peace Corps, the
Compare & Contrast: Communism vs. Democracy
Compare & Contrast: Communism vs. Democracy
Professor Frazier Eng. 1101-125 TR 10:00-11:45 2 November 2015 Compare & Contrast: Communism vs. Democracy Communism and Democracy are two different ideologies that mandate how political systems should work. Even though both share the philosophy of “giving power to the people”, the two systems of government structure society in vastly different ways. Communism was an economic-political philosophy founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century. Marx and Engels met in 1844, and dis
The Asian Tigers
The Asian Tigers
The Asian Tigers The “Asian Tigers” arrival into the world economy has been extraordinary. Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand have experienced dramatic changes over the past 20 years. Their economies have fundamentally changed from traditional agriculturally based societies to rapidly growing newly industrialized nations. Their incredible rates of growth were accompanied by significant structural changes. While most of the change has been positive, from time to
Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China
Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China
IF YOU DONT WANNA READ/PRINT ALL THESE PAGES I MADE A QUICK STUDY GUIDE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qqc1tzsrlQVRHFgtetc5_l1ht1Wd9WZjBM9uBKK3TXg/edit?usp=sharing Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China 1. Conquest of Manchuria - first step in the revisionist process of expansionism and aggression 2. Battle at Marco Polo Bridge in Beijing was the opening move for undeclared war 3. Took over Shanghai and Nanjing Ë Nanjing was the capital Rape of Nanjing 1. Residents became victims
Chapter 28: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
Chapter 28: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
Chapter 28: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World 1. ) Ancien Régime - Ï was the old order in France that revolutionary leaders wanted to replace Ï This was the order of: Ë The 1st estate = clergy Ë The 2nd estate = the nobility Ë The 3rd estate = merchants, artisans, and peasants Ë Beorgiouse class (merchants, artisans, and professionals) 2. ) John Locke - Ï wrote the Second Treatise of Civil Government Ï Believed: Ë governments were a result of a social contract between the rul
Chapter 36: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War
Chapter 36: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War
Chapter 36: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War 1.) WWII begins with Japan invading China (pg. 836) - Ï Began on September 19, 1931 when Manchuria was invaded by the Empire of Japan directly after the Mukden Incident Ë Recap: the Mukden incident was an explosion on the railway owned by the Japanese near Mukden. The Japanese blamed the Chinese and retaliated Ï Japanese established a puppet state called Manchukuo Ï The League of Nations condemned action, but Japan simply withdrew fro
Study Guide for Cold War Exam
Study Guide for Cold War Exam
CK History 8 and CK History 8 Honors - Study Guide for Cold War Exam Use your Outline of the Cold War, your History Notebook, your textbooks and any other resources available to answer the following questions.) Suggestions: A. Identify the questions that you do not yet know and make Flash Cards for each. B. The questions are roughly organized by presidential administrations. You might consider learning all the answers for each president and then move on to the next. 1. During the early years of
Vietnam Review Sheet
Vietnam Review Sheet
: Vietnam Review Sheet: Thursday’s Test will be based on the following sources: Readings : Williamson: 128-134 194-208 Class notes from class. CNN Cold War : Vietnam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGXRWLcvh4Y Directions: Answer the Following Questions as directed: Terms /People : Define the following people/places/things. 1.The Battle of Dien Bein Phu : It was the period that Indochina against French enemy. Vietnam decided to strike back. So they asked for help and fought with French. 2.Geneva C
ROLE OF ELECTION COMMISSION IN ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTION AND DET
ROLE OF ELECTION COMMISSION IN ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTION AND DET
Research Dissertation On ROLE OF ELECTION COMMISSION IN ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTION AND DETERRENCE OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CASTE AND RELIGION Submitted to: Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (AIALS), Amity University Uttar Pradesh IN PART FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) Submitted by: 2014-2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents Page No. 1. Chapter-1 Introduction • Outline of role of election commission in ensuring free and fair election • Theory of
Death sentence
Death sentence
DELAYED EXECUTION AND ITS FORBEARANCE UNDER ARTICLE 21 The AFP recently examined the time an inmate spends on death row between sentencing and execution and questioned if inmates are being punished twice with long-term imprisonment and execution. They found an average inmate spends 13 years on death row, with some spending 30 years or more. Craig Haney, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and expert on prisoners held in isolation, said, People on death row live
Lecture #1
Lecture #1
Lecture #1 Introduction: What is the Third World? Nations Unaligned with Either NATO or the Warsaw Pact —Won't work; could include Yugoslavia and even the People's Republic of China The Decolonizing World —Won't work; must include Egypt, Thailand, and other nations that were never colonies The Developing World —Won't work; misleading in terms of power dynamics and ethnocentric The Global South —Won't work; could include Australia and New Zealand—and Antarctica! The Dominoes —Domi
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENCY/KOREA/POST WWII/EARLY COLD WAR
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENCY/KOREA/POST WWII/EARLY COLD WAR
TRUMAN'S PRESIDENCY/KOREA/POST WWII/EARLY COLD WAR NATO/Warsaw Pact- North Atlantic Trade Organization that was a military alliance founded after WWII to strengthen alliances between North American and European countries, especially the U.S and Europe. I t was a great counter balance to the Soviet Warsaw Pact. This Warsaw Pact was a military alliance established between the Soviet Union , Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria in order to answer the creation of NAT
Across Unknown Borders
Across Unknown Borders
Across Unknown Borders W e can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato North Koreans know of nothing other than their strenuous lives under a tyrannical dictator with barely enough food to get them through the day . Most North Koreans go their entire live s unaware of the outside world, though there are some who still find out about it . Once someone becomes aware that there is a life outside the prison of North K