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Progress of the Space Program

otherwise come into existence if it were not for the inherent desire to be the best. Humans have forever longed to explore ...

Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev's The Haunted Wood Soviet Espionage in America- the Stalin Era

In ten pages a review of this Cold War historical text is presented. There are no other sources listed....

Finland's Role in World War II

This research paper addresses the role played by Finland in WWII. The author also includes relevant information about Finland and...

Film Analysis: On the Beach (1959)

Soviet Union were busy building up their nuclear arms arsenals, the specter of the nuclear holocaust hung over society and haunted...

The Causal Origins of the Hippie Movement

up at the time. As expressed in the infamous Port Huron Statement by Students for a Democratic Society (1962), the fear-mongering ...

Failed Covert Operations In Evan Thomas's "The Very Best Men"

also the ongoing breakdown between Cuba and the United States.3 Twelve hundred American-trained Cuban exiles had visions of viole...

Communism and US Military Responses

In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at containment policies in the Cold War. The efforts of the US to contain communism are...

On Our Own

This essay offers a brief report on the first five chapters in a book entitled, On Our Own. America in the Sixties. It takes the r...

The Significance of the Space Race

important part of scientific and political history and has a great deal of significance. Yet, in delving into the history of space...

President Ronald Reagan and the Strategic Defense Initiative

initiative depended on the use of not just ground-based systems but also space-based systems for the protection of our national ho...

1948 through 1952: Politics Between the U.S. and Japan

There was Pearl Harbor and there was the internment in the United States to boot. During the cold war days, there was a great deal...

US Intelligence After WWII

principles were rationalized due to the assumptions made about the nature of the Cold War and, also, literature suggests that thes...

Influences on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

what was to come" (Furlong, 2003). Bruenning was a member of the "banned Proletarian Revolutionary Writers Union at the time, and ...

A Russia Article Analysis

meddling, it further presents an improved picture of Russia. The article goes on to criticize the United States because it refuse...

Comparative Analysis of the CIA and the KGB

Stalin and subsequent leaders, going through many name changes, and ultimately becoming the KGB in 1954 (University of San Diego, ...

Analyzing The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

a time, Friedman states, world societies were shaped largely by tradition and political ideology, which is symbolized by the olive...

Film as Nightmare '28 Days Later'

course, 28 days later, when a bicycle courier named Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakens from a coma and finds himself in an abandoned hos...

Sputnik Shock

less than a month later with Sputnik II, in which a dog was successfully launched into orbit, it appeared as if the Soviet Union w...

20th Century Time: Conflict & Turmoil In The World

that veered off into the direction of Communism and/or democracy when in the company of Soviet dignitaries, inasmuch as one slip o...

2 Articles on Cold and Influenza “Cold Warriors” Discover Magazine and Disarming Flue Viruses” Scientific American Magazine

that another pandemic can still strike at any time. While such possibility of widespread influenza is a very real threat, the com...

Common Cold Cannot Be Cured by Vitamins

In five pages this paper discusses the common cold and how it cannot be cured by vitamins, although vitamins can boost immune syst...

Impact of the Great War on Western Literature

would be sent to war in just a few years, underscores the awful waste of youth, of life, of promise. The final stanza, in particu...

War and Its Futility as Conveyed by Poetry

In five pages this paper analyzes war's futility in a comparative poetic analysis of 'Poor Man' and 'WPA.'...

Past and Present War Propaganda and the Media

has essentially been an ineffective battle so far. In other words, while the media and government espouses the "was on terrorism"...

The War in Iraq is Not Justified

is the most popular one, acting in the face of adversity should mean that the action is strongly supported by the actor. In the ca...

The First Persian Gulf War

to it as the First Gulf War (Zwier and Weltig, 2004). It is also known as the First Persian Gulf War. In Kuwait it is referred t...

Causes of War

causes were paramount in the instigation of World War I, but these factors alone would not have been sufficient to cause a war wit...

The Emotion of Art During Times of War

light - or enlightened. The evil part of humanity - the executioners, are beyond the light - in the literal and spiritual dark. F...

The U.S. Civil War: Causes and Implications

deal of power because their populations were growing so much. At the same time, Southern States were losing power and they began t...

Compare and Contrast: The Two World Wars

suppress anti-Habsburg activities, organizations, and propaganda and that Habsburg officials be permitted to join in the Serbian i...