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Historical Example of Sanctions Stopping Rights Abuse Overseas One thing this reminds me of is the Congo Free State which was the de jure personal plantation of King Leopold II.

The article details some of the reasons why Leopold was eventually forced to relinquish control of the Congo ( as well as broader history).

Though changing economics/technology was involved a major factor was the release of the Heart of Darkness which sparked international condemnation of Leopold.

Here's a section of a wikipedia article that details more!
"I went out on vacation" or "I went on vacation" I'm a native English speaker/writer."I went out on vacation" is strange to me as well. If they are forcing you to change the translation you could write: "I went on a vacation with my family."
I need another historical figure to compare to Miyamoto Musashi. Someone I admire who might fit is Admiral Horatio Nelson. The man was the stereotype of a badass naval captain and unconventional in combat. Joined the navy as a boy, defeated Napoleon's navies, lost an arm and eye, and finally died in battle.,_1st_Viscount_Nelson
How did Athenian culture reflect democratic ideals? I'm a big fan of Athens. It was a direct democracy, it was a citizen's duty to vote on all issues that could affect the city-state. I would argue Athens was the greatest expression of pure democracy which could only be achieved due to its tiny size. Public service to the state was the highest honor. Only men born to Athenians who had completed military service could become citizens. Finally and insane yet very democratic practice was that of ostracism. Imagined being kicked out of your home country due to votes cast against you by your fellow citizens.
Life of Equiano Your question is not clear. Here is a brief autobiography of him. Page 99 he discusses dining in a cabin.
I study religion and have to make a comparison between Ashoka the Great and another historical leader. I think Genghis Kahn will fit the bill. He was religious in the sense that he wanted the pope to acknowledge his right to rule over all of Christendom. Reading this brief primary source it appears that he also personally felt his authority came from "the Eternal God, the Oceanic Khan of the great Mongol Ulus."
Need suggestions on a worldwide political theme for my university English class. I would discuss the corruption of political/economic elites and how such corruption eventually results in a nation's destruction. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is an old classic that delves into this topic and much more
Wondering if there was a website out there that showed popular businesses within a city or area Definitely! Most cities and many regions have a regional economic development site. You can usually find sectors that a city is interested in, what their doing to attract development, as well a (possibly incomplete) list of businesses. Examples:
University Diversity Paper Thanks for your writing! I read the first two page in depth and skimmed the last two. Your intro is good but I think you need to be more careful when discussing history and diversity. Careful not in the sense of being a bad person but being inaccurate. For example: ". Right from the ancient times, it has been clearly evident that various races of the world interacted and traded with each other. Therefore, it becomes imperative to respect and greet the great variation present around." You make it sound like a causation. Ancient peoples met each other and, because they had to trade, respected each other. I don't think such a pattern is not supported by the historical record. On the second page you sate: "Implementing diversity within workplace helps in gaining competitive advantage, it leads to increase in productivity, employee commitment, there are lower legal conflicts" I'm curious if there is any evidence or source for such a claim? Though not directly refuting your statements there are articles discussing the ineffectiveness of diversity training.
How has America contributed to the technological development of the world in the 21st century? I found a CNBC article. The article discusses the top ten innovations that have transformed the 21st century. Almost every single one is from an American company. iPod, iPhone, Facebook, YouTube etc. I would search for the top technological developments in the 21st century. The United States probably played a major role in creating them.
Poetry analysis essay of “What I Think of Death, If Anyone's Asking" by Maud Kelly I found a source that sheds some light on the poem. It's quite complex but after reading the source it starts to make more sense. [1] On the face of it, Kelley discusses cows and how they are being experimented on by scientists via invasive instruments. It looks like this also connects to her own sorts of invasive experiments with the boy in the field of cows. She states: "I am telling you how I reached the point I always knew would come, when I was at once too old and far too young, how I knew, really knew for the first time that there’s a wildness in us." The wildness may be referring to awakening sexuality or adulthood. [1]
Sources needed concerning the biography of Ralph Baer Here are two that talk a bit how his early/military life. Not sure if you've seen them yet. This one is a few page interview with him:
Art History Argumentative Topics To argue a topic you often have to do some amount of research beforehand so I wouldn't worry about that. To create an argumentative topic find an artists/art style that interests you. For example, Andy Warhol was a leader of the pop art style. He blended marketing, corporations, branding, and celebrity to create modern pieces. You could create an argument by either stating Warhol made high art more accessible or he brought art down by tying it disturbing together with modern capitalist culture. Either could be valid. That sort of process may help.
china - globalization and GDP growth Anecdotally and off the top of my head. They've become more globalized and have allowed private organizations (in tech, construction, etc) to thrive. Here are a few sources:
Anyone know where I can find informative articles on monetary policy dilemmas resulting from The Great Depression? Here's two to start with: A professor's research- Opinion piece by an economist -
Joan of Arc / Jeanne d’ Arc Some scholars believe that her actions led to the creation of nationalism. Another reason this has become such a contentious topic is the fact that the far-right National Front party of France has adopted her as a symbol. Here are some sources to get started:
Literary criticism of the political system during the Elizabethan era Here is a great source that explains exactly what you discussed in your question:
Research paper on the socioeconomic effects of immigration Regarding the social effects of immigration, the topic is difficult. The United States is a rarity in the sense that we are both a democracy and heterogeneous nations. Most democracies such as Japan, South Korea, and those found in much of Europe are homogenous (until recently). Here is a National Academies of Science book section that delves into some of the social impacts that immigration has on the United States:
Help with essay about IMF Conditionality. Interesting topic. Here is a Reuters article that goes into what conditions the IMF puts on countries who seek loans from them:
“What is the Irish Spirit?" Britannica details the Irish spirit that the authors you mentioned captured in their literary works. In short, the works were "closely allied with a strong political nationalism and a revival of interest in Ireland’s Gaelic literary heritage." Source:
what are some easy topics with relevant sources i can write about? Is the class a history or English class? If a historical topic would do; you could you discuss how the invention of the cotton gin led to the entrenchment of slavery within the American South. Two sources to get started:
what are some easy topics with relevant sources i can write about? Is the class a history or English class? If a historical topic would do; you could you discuss how the invention of the cotton gin led to the entrenchment of slavery within the American South. Two sources to get started:
I have to do a research paper for my macroeconomics class where I have to give a critique on the 2016 federal budget I found a site that has the data you need. It's not visually pleasing but pulls its data from the US Census Bureau, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the President’s Budget. You can select different years and view the budget for each one.
How can behavioural economics can be applied in the real world? Here's a Harvard Business School article that describes behavioral economics applied to organizations. It has some great examples as well. For example, McDonald's asking customers to supersize an order, predictably, results in most customers super-sizing their orders.
I need to do an essay on the book “A farewell to arms” It's a great book. There are some sources online that delve into Rinaldi's and the Priest opposing outlooks on life. Hopefully, this can provide an initial foundation for your essay. Rinaldi is focused on glory in war, external praise, and pleasure. His motivations are primarily external. The Priest, as an internally focused person, is difficult to explain. In short, he is a man of faith and even logical in many respects. He does not focus on such petty/worldly concerns such as "glory" on a battlefield or endless trysts with women. If you've read till the end of the book I think what occurs answers whose perspective influences Frederick more. A few sources that delve deeper into their characters:
Hester Prynne’s character development A bit about Prynne and sacrificing her reputation. Dimmesdale, as a church pastor, occupies a high position on the social hierarchy. Additionally, due to the trust the community has for him (and his charisma), Dimmesdale helps hold the community together. Instead of laying blame equally (as is deserved), on Dimmesdale, Prynne keeps quiet and is forced to bear the brunt of their collective shame. Prynne both allows Dimmesdale to retain his reputation and, as a result, the community has a saint-like figure they can believe in. Prynne’s husband reveals himself and wants her to tell Boston who her lover was but she refuses to do so. Here are two sources which can give you more info:
Art History Argumentative Topics To argue a topic you often have to do some amount of research beforehand so I wouldn't worry about that. To create an argumentative topic find an artists/art style that interests you. For example, Andy Warhol was a leader of the pop art style. He blended marketing, corporations, branding, and celebrity to create modern pieces. You could create an argument by either stating Warhol made high art more accessible or he brought art down by tying it disturbing together with modern capitalist culture. Either could be valid. That sort of process may help.
I need a "business topic" for an informational reportArt History Argumentative Topics Second idea - Steve Jobs and the Apple turn around. Apple was a dying company until Steve Jobs returned and saved it from bankruptcy. He cut product lines, focused on areas that Apple was strong in, and kicked off a new marketing campaign that restored the morale of Apple Employees. If that's too worn out how Elon saved Tesla in its early days is worth reading as well.
Autism Literature Review Here's a source that dives deeply about what a literature review is and how to structure one:
Creative essay topic A doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis was one of the first people recorded to advocate for doctors washing their hands before seeing patients. He was laughed at by his peers, scorned, and his ideas completely rejected. Semmelweis was eventually committed to an insane asylum where he died.
What happened to The Black Hand? Looks like the ringleaders were executed and many other members imprisoned.
Sources on Medieval (1000-1300AD) life for European commoners compared to late Roman Sources for the exact time periods are difficult to nail down but I found two that may help. Here is a source about medieval serfs: Here's one about the life of average Roman citizens:
I need to write a critical essay on palm oil Here's a source from the "European Palm Oil Alliance". Take it with a grain of salt but they discuss how palm oil acts as a substitute for unhealthy trans fats. I would look at the science behind this claim but its a start.
WWI Essay On the political point, you can discuss how a series of mutal defense alliances were a major cause of the war. If country A is attacked by country B then country C must step in to defend country A. This web of alliances effectively forced the major world powers into the war. Socially a good starting point would be the infamous assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The assassination is just one example of the tensions that began erupting between different ethnicities who lived in centuries-old dying empires (Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungary).
Help with a critical analysis essay of the movie 1984 I would take a look at the SparkNotes page for 1984. Though it covers the book it dives deeply into the sociological themes found within 1984.
Edmund Burke Burke was mistrustful of the masses and revolutions. He believed society at any given moment had evolved to function as did because such ways of function worked the best. As a conservative, his thought was " if it ain't broke don't fix it". Here is a scholarly JSTOR article that summarizes Burke's philosophy:
Essay About Blackbeard Very interesting question! After reading wikipedia it looks like Teach captured it while he was with Hornigold in 1717. Quote: "It was during this cruise with Hornigold that the earliest known report of Teach was made, Teach took control of his ship Revenge. The pirates' flotilla now consisted of three ships; Teach on Revenge, Teach's old sloop and Hornigold's Ranger." Another source backups Teach was with Hornigold in 1717 and that he commanded Queen Anne’s Revenge during this year as well.
Help with a literary analysis essay on the novel "Beloved" Sparknotes is always a good option as well to brush up on anything you missed. I found one for "Beloved".
Who attended Armistice Day 2018 in France with Macron? White House Chief of Staff, Gen John Kelly Minister for Defence and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres British Prime Minister, Theresa May
Chaucer's influence on literature and society I found a short University of Oxford source that briefly discusses how Chaucer helped give birth to modern English. I'd say that is a big impact. Though not as reputable there is a blog post that discusses Chaucer's discussion of taboo societal topics in his works.
Essay on "the treatment of suicide in Hamlet" Here's a page that discusses examples of suicide in Hamlet.
ideas about animation during the civil rights movement There are a few Disney Cartoons created throughout the 1940s that reference the treatment of Black-Americans within the United States. In the film Dumbo there is a character literally named " Jim Crow" who is a black crow that teaches Dumbo how to fly. He also speaks with a stereotypical southern Black-American dialect. There is also the Disney Film song of the south that discusses the fate of Black-Americans after the Civil War.
Did the 'West' experience a renaissance during the 1300s to 1500's? Definitely. Culture began focusing on the agency and the importance of humans as opposed to solely focusing on divine intervention in all things. Keep in mind religion still played a massive role in people's life's but the great artists so many of us remembered copied the style of the pagan Greek sculptors. Even when crafting works that focused on biblical imagery the Renaissance look to the Greek and Roman worlds for techniques that could accurately capture the human form. Being reborn were ancient artistic styles and the belief that knowledge could allow man to understand the natural world.
Books on Russia in the Seven Years War Heres two.Though the first one is pricey. The first focuses on Russia specifically: The second focuses on the Seven Years War as a whole:
Peer reviewed articles about the telegraph in a war in between 1750-1900 I found two sources that discuss the use of the telegraph during the American Civil War. One: Two:
help with The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself Here's a source with a good summary:
recent and specific examples of discrimination in the legal system (canada) Here's an interesting article about indigenous Canadian women who face discrimination.
Essay on the Syrian Refugee crisis One thing to think about is the size of these European countries in terms of population (if not literal size) as well as their ethnic makeup. Nations like Sweden, for example, are composed of approximately ten million people. This is far smaller than the city I live in. To exacerbate the fact Sweden, unlike the United States, is not ethnically diverse nor does it have a history of valuing diversity. The majority of Swedes are (were?) white-skinned eyed people. Just looking at some numbers over ten percent of Sweden's population is made of foreign-born peoples. Hundreds of thousands of these people are people from Middle Eastern countries who look different, speak differently, and have different cultural norms. Source: I think refugees should be welcomed but with Sweden's tiny size social fissures are soon exposed when radically different cultures neet. Source:
Your name determines your future arguments Interesting! I've heard the argument before and have read about it a few times. Here's a New Yorker article that discusses it:
Historical accounts of life in medieval London I found two sources that give high quality if limited information:
What responsiblities do you think comedian have to be aware of their audiences sensiblities? In terms of a moral responsibility, I think little to none. They are entertainers after all and more specifically comedians people whose livelihoods revolve around getting others to laugh. In terms of professional responsibility, comedians must know how far they can "push" the audience. I think if you bought a ticket to a particular comedian then you are contractually obligated to withhold some reservations. Why go to a Chris Rock or Bill Burr show if you are easily offended? I think they kick out hecklers particularly aggressive ones (Of course some comedians heckle the hecklers). Finally, I don't think they should be held to the same standard of political correctness. Comedians are one of the last groups in modern life who can speak the truth, far more so than most modern leaders in the government or corporate sector. I think modern society will lose something special if we muzzle this last bastion of openness. Here are a few:
help finding literary criticisms on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Here's a well written literary analysis:
The Crucible Theme? McCarthyism was a series of modern witchhunts to find communists real or imagine. The atmosphere in the Crucible is the same except for the people of the Massachusetts Bay colony are literally looking for witches. Both situations are known for the environment of suspicion they created and the fact that being accused could result in the loss of one's livelihood and life. Here's a PBS article that discusses Miller and how The Crucible is related to McCarthyism:
I'm writing my paper on how the cover page of a book can influence our understanding of the text Here are a few sources that touch on the topic of book covers and how they affect perception: 1. 2. 3.
Photography in The First World War I found two in-depth articles about this very topic. I'm not sure if they count as "academic sources" as definitions vary depending on professor/instructor.
WW1 in Africa Here's a great source from the BBC and one from the British Council:
Why did multicultural societies develop in post-war Europe? Additionally, you could discuss the millions of Jewish people who survived the Holocaust but had no place to call there own. They sought to find one in their ancestral home Extended-protected article of the (then name) British Mandate for Palestine. This would create a diverse society in the Middle East that was peaceful, for a brief time. This migration and the lingering effects of the Holocaust would eventually lead to the birth of Israel. A few sources:
The Giver as an Archetype. Does he represent a wise like Dumbledore? I totally agree with Poppy. Both characters represent the wise mentor archetype. Here is a post about what The Better Novel Project calls "The Wise One" Archetype: Regarding sameness, it's complicated (that's assuming I'm interpreting your question correctly). The Giver and Jonas are quite alike. The community, really society, they live in is regimented, murderous, and colorless. Dumbledore and Harry have relatively little in common via personality alone. However, both are very unique/special people within the Wizarding World. They stand out less compared to Giver/Jonas as many of the wizards we see are unique and eccentric.
Essay on Of Mice and Men Here are sources that discuss themes such as loneliness and how they affect George and his loved ones:
US History, Imperialism, and Mark Twain Here's a great (if dated looking source) that details Twain's views on imperialism:
Literature on rapid prototyping. Here's a video from a NASA scientist discussing rapid prototyping in the context of SpaceX engineering.
Recourses on Ramallah I found an article and a study about Ramallah that may help:
How did the Ukrainian independence of 1991 change and reshape East Europe? One thing is that in becoming independent Ukraine created adversaries for itself among the Russian elite and, I suspect, Russia as a whole. No nation likes losing territory. The issue is that Ukraine economically depended (still depends?) on Russia. So you have a massive powerful neighbor, that you left, yet you still rely on them. Note Ukraine was quite a wealthy/powerful republic in the USSR but nothing compared to Russia. Source:
How did British imperialism on India affect India's modern economy? I found an MIT study that researched this exact issue.
The Japanese economy between 1918-1939 Does it need to be a video? I found a research paper written by the Bank of Japan that details the economy of Japan during 1918-1939: I found a video as well. It does detail the economy during this time and how it affected Japanese politics but it does not go as deep:
Marbury vs Madison case Here's a bit more of breakdown that is fairly easy to read:
I need some information on the Colombian Exchange One of my favorite educational series:
I'm working on an essay on Hamlet about the imagery of corruption of Denmark Here are two sites with a bit of a summary about Denmark's corruption:
Does anyone know about the process of promoting a book in social media Hi! I found a handful of sites that explore the process of promoting books. Source 1: Source 2:
WW1: A powerpoint about trenches BBC has of images and cartoon illustrations of what a trench looked liked in WW1. They also break down the schedule of a soldier living in a trench.
"The Crucible" quotes that "symbolize" the accusatory age of the Salem Witch Trials? There's a site called Goodread that has a ton of quotes that you can browse through. One that I may fit: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”
Do any of you have some ideas about video games and how they implement psychological tricks? There's a great post on the subject by an author named Nir Eyal. He literally wrote a book called "Hooked" about how tech/gaming companies employ tricks to addict us to there products.
What were some problems with steppe traditions between Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids? Here's a detailed source that discusses the three cultures, I think it will help find the answer.
What are three reasons that the comedy of Aristophanes is similar to modern American comedy? Aristophanes mocked the political/social leaders of his time much like how modern comedians do. The comedies gave the listener insight into Greek society much like how modern comedians poke fun or question modern societal norms (Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Dave Chapelle). The comedies contain the Greek equivalent of dirty or politically incorrect jokes like modern comedies do. Source:
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