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The Many Loving Hands of Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag

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The Promise The Honourable John R. Matheson wanted each and every Canadian to know the names of all the people who contributed in some way to bring a National Flag…

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What caused President Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam War?

| 1960s History, foreign policy, President Johnson, US 20th Century, Vietnam War | No Comments

On the 7th February, 1965 President Johnson ordered the escalation of armed forces in Vietnam, thereby plunging America into a full-scale military conflict. Historical judgements have coined a catalogue of…

Why did woman in Britain campaign against slavery between 1787 and 1807?

| Anti-Slavery, British History, Women's Movement | No Comments

On the 25th March, 1807 the British government under Lord Grenville passed the Slave Trade Act, thereby abolishing the slave trade throughout its Empire. Academic debate has underlined several reasons…

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Why did students and workers protest in 1968?

| European History, Revolution of 1968, Students | No Comments

  History 1022 Student ID: 51012977 Tutor name: Dr. Thomas Weber “May ’68 was the largest mass movement in French history, the biggest strike in the history of the French…

 

What are the criticisms of the concept of collective memory? Are they valid?

At the turn-of-the-century the concepts of ‘race’, ‘heritage’, and ‘identity’ were already taking on biological colours, dangerously reducing ideas of inferiority and superiority to the genetic dimension, laying the ideological basis for the unequivocal evil of Nazi expansionism and the Holocaust. C.G. Jung’s theory of archetypes, for example, is a paragon of this. Author: Chris J. Grundy; Institution: University of Aberdeen

 

What were the key factors in the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

“The main reason so much attention has been given to the crisis is that it has rightly been regarded as the most intensive, dangerous, and climactic crisis of the cold war.” On the 16th of October 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis commenced with the discovery of constructions on Cuba, designed to facilitate medium- range Soviet missiles, and ended on the 28th of October 1962, prominently lasting thirteen days.

 

What caused President Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam War?

On 7th February, 1965 President Johnson ordered the escalation of armed forces in Vietnam, thereby plunging America into a full-scale military conflict. Historical judgements have coined a catalogue of suggestions for U.S. engrossment. On the one hand, Kolko’s “structural explanation” conveys escalation as a logical zenith of the Cold War effort to contain communism. Author: Steven C. Grundy; Institution: University of Aberdeen

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