John Kerry and Vietnam War

On April 22, 1971, in Washington, D.C., John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Senator William Fulbright in reply to legislative hearings on proposals relating to ending the Vietnam War. John Kerry was a former Navy lieutenant in Vietnam. During his duty in the Vietnam War, Kerry was wounded three times … Read more

The Point of View of a Vietnam War Soldier Through the Use of Imagery, Tone, and Syntax in The Things They Carried, a Novel by Tim O’Brien

War is a devastating and dramatic experience for soldiers. Their conditions, both physical and psychological, were nothing short of horrendous. In Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried, he depicts life from the point of view of a soldier during the Vietnam War. Through his use of imagery, tone, and syntax, O’Brien portrays the ambiguity … Read more

Reinhard Heydrich’s death

In April 1939, the Nazis came into Lidice, Czechoslovakia. None of the residents paid much attention, but what happens three years later almost put Lidice off of the map. What did Lidice do to deserve what happened to them? The Lidice massacre all started with mission “Operation Anthropoid.” The mission was to assassinate top Nazi … Read more

The Cold War: An Era of Fear

An Era of Fear Truman had just demonstrated the raw power of the nuclear bomb, in order to end World War II, in 1945. The cost of war had immediately changed; the world had seen that whole cites could be obliterated within seconds. This would send a paralyzing shock through the world. After World War … Read more

Lexington and Concord: The American Revolution

“ The battles of Lexington and concord fought on April 19th started the American Revolutionary war. The fighting started on the Lexington Green and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire. Many more battles followed, and in 1783 the colonists formally won their independence. The redcoats had better weapons than the militias and … Read more

Pros and Cons of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was the most publicized war during its era; moreover this was the most unpopular war to hit the United States. All over the country riots began to raise, anti-war movement spread all over the states begging to stop the war and chaos overseas. This truly was a failure in the political side … Read more

Milagro Beanfield War

The novel begins with the John Nichol’s Milagro inhabitants speculating the motives of a local native, Joe Mondragon after he began illegally propagating an arid beanfield by using an irrigation system while the rest of the town withered in the drought. The townspeople of Milagro shared their opinions and assumed Joe Mondragon’s motives, introducing several … Read more

Canada’s Involvement in the Second World War

Canada involvement in the second world war was well calculated because unlike the first world war, where it plunged into the war as soon as the United Kingdom got involved, in the second world war, Mackenzie King, the Canadian leader had to wait until the parliament consented to the involvement and Canada got involved only … Read more

The Aftermath Of The 7 Year War On Americans

The Seven Year’s war is considered the first world war as it is fought in five different continents. The war is so significant to American history because the participants were some the greatest powers of its time and it had such a detrimental aftermath. The Seven Years’ War is known for its change of fighting … Read more

The First Kashmir War 1947-1948

The first war between India and Pakistan started very often the independence in October 1947 and ended in December 1948 with the mediation of UN, effected on January 1st, 1949. This was also known as first Kashmir war, fought for Kashmir accession between both countries. Importance of KashmirKashmir was Muslim majority area, strategically located between … Read more

TCP/IP security attacks and prevention

The TCP/IP protocol suits are vulnerable to variety of attacks ranging from password sniffing to denial of service. I am going to focus on two attacks DOS (Denial of Service) and IP spoofing. Denial of Service (Dos): Denial of Service implies that an attacker (Hacker) disable or corrupts networks to user’s network. Denials of Service … Read more

The Use of Rhetoric by Adolf Hitler

Throughout history, the question of “Does the end ever justify the means?” can be brought up and argued against many different political situations and standpoints, such as the current situations with Nelson Mandela and Edward Snowden. The most popular, and most likely argued, situation is Adolf Hitler’s siege for power in Germany. Many argue that … Read more

Are the Middle East Wars Justified?

In the film documentary the fog of war, Robert McNamara, a former Secretary of Defense, talks about 11 lessons he learned. He addresses the actions taken by himself and the government during the Vietnam war. These lessons can also be applied to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In my opinion, the middle east wars … Read more

The Reasons Why the Vietnam War Was a Hard Fight for the Americans

American Difficulties in the Vietnam War The American forces in Vietnam had trouble dealing with North Vietnamese troops and the Viet Cong for numerous reasons. These reasons include the North Vietnamese determination to never give up on the war, the South Vietnamese government’s reluctance to be allied with the United States and the tensions between … Read more

“After I no longer speak”; A Message on the Impact of the Holocaust in “Shooting Stars”

Humans inflict suffering on other humans and when events are forgotten, they are repeated. In the poem “Shooting Stars,” Carol Ann Duffy tells a shocking story of a female prisoner held by Nazis in a concentration camp around the time of the Holocaust. This is a poem in which human suffering is being actively portrayed. … Read more

The Causes of World War Two

The Second World War began on September 3rd, 1939, almost exactly two decades after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty ending World War I. There were countless causes for the war, but the causes can be broken up into seven main points. The Treaty of Versailles itself was a document that … Read more

The Image of Protagonist in "Flight"

2007 American literature novel, Flight, is the story of a foster kid with zero hope, however Sherman Alexie’s (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene) unique approach makes it anything but an ordinary bildungsroman. Unlike in a conventional coming of age novel where readers witness the protagonist gaining maturity with difficulty, time traveling forces readers to question their own prejudices … Read more

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Located approximately 37 miles west of Krakow, Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp complex established by the Nazi regime in April of 1940. Containing three other subcamps within the camp which all used prisoners for forced labor, one doubling as a killing center. Nazi Germany gained this area of land after invading and conquering Poland … Read more

The Lasting Effects of the Hundred Years War

Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Times Discuss the Hundred Years’ War: What were its Causes? Why did the War Continue for so Long? What Advantages did each Side Possess? What were the Results of the War for England and France? From 1337 to 1453, the Hundred Years War was a major conflict waged between the … Read more

Art Speigelman’s Depiction of the Association between a Son and His Dad as Illustrated in His Book, Maus

The graphic novel Maus by Art Speigelman displays an increasingly tense relationship between him and his father, Vladek. Although Vladek is initially portrayed as frivolous, contriving, self-pitying, detrimentally offensive to his loved ones, and compulsive, the reader eventually learns, through his recollection of the horrors of the Holocaust that Vladek is this way because of … Read more

Hidden History of the Korean War

I.F. Stone’s “Hidden History of the Korean War”, 364 pages.The controversial book, I.F. Stone’s Secret History of the Korean War was published during the Korean War (1950-1953) in 1952 and re-published during the Vietnam War (1960-1975) in 1970. He raised questions about the origins of the Korean War, gave evidence that the United States was … Read more

An Example of a Personality Transformation

Throughout the book Flight by Sherman Alexie, the main character Zits is in search of where he belongs and why people have mistreated him throughout his life. In the midst of the action in the novel, Zits begins to experience character jumps, where he is trapped in the body of different characters. Each character jump … Read more

Oskar Schindler biography

German businessman Oskar Schindler became an unusual hero when he saved hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II (1939–45). By employing them in his factory, Schindler protected them from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generations of Jewish families (“Oskar Schindler … Read more

Grave of the Fireflies

Formalism is an approach which contains intrinsic properties and treats each work as a distinct or unique work of art. The historical context, the author, or any other external contexts are not necessary or important in interpreting the meaning (Barrot &Sipacio, 2016). It tackles more on the formal features of the text or story like … Read more

Legacy of SS: Lebensborn program

Lebensborn was founded in 1935 by Heinrich Himmler. The name of the program translates to “fount of life”. This is what the Nazis attempted to create with the Lebensborn program. The goal of Lebensborn was to breed what Hitler saw as the “perfect” or “superior” race: Aryans or specifically blonde hair blue eyed people. Lebensborn … Read more

5TH GENERTION WARFARE

5th Generation Warfare is not new, revolutionary or a novel invention. It is part of the human experience. In the xGW framework, it is defined as “the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any earlier generational warfare forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socioeconomic and … Read more

First Real Studies of Flight

There were several trials to fly in old history, the idea was brought to mind after the invention of kites by Chinese, then Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480’s. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flight. The Orthopteran flying machine was never actually created. … Read more

An Example of a Personality Transformation

Throughout the book Flight by Sherman Alexie, the main character Zits is in search of where he belongs and why people have mistreated him throughout his life. In the midst of the action in the novel, Zits begins to experience character jumps, where he is trapped in the body of different characters. Each character jump … Read more