Michigan in the Civil War

Michigan made great contribution to the American government during the American civil war. Even after it had been removed from the war Michigan continued offering their help by supplying large troops as well as generals. A good example of the general that was supplied was the George Armstrong Custer. At the initial stages of the war Michigan had been requested to only supply four regiments but it went further and supplied seven. Michigan played a great role in the war until the president of the US during those times congratulated them for their great effort. The men of Michigan who served in t ...

Lord of War

Lord of War is a political crime 2005 thriller movie starring Nicolas Cage. The movie was written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Its release was in the United States on 16 sep. 2005. Lord of War plot is a detail of illegal arms market mostly concerning purchases in the early 1990s for Tropical Africa. It is based mainly on true stories and migration of people from the former Soviet Union. The director, Andrew Niccol, bases his aim at the arms trade and shows how the most bloodied hands are not them that pull the trigger. In turns, character study, morality play, black comedy and action drama, ...

Latin America after Cold War

It was a real hard time for the Third World countries after the World War Two, as there were two superpowers in the World, who are vying for the supremacy of the World, the United States of America and Soviet Russia. Power was never an easy thing to share. Both USA and the Soviet Union always looked at each other with absolute suspicion and considerable mistrust. Both the countries tried to increase their share of power and hence they tried to influence the third world countries. The United States took the policy of Containment to answer the Soviet expansion method. They wanted to accept the c ...

John Kerry Denounces the Vietnam War

The document being analyzed in this essay reflects the evidence that was provided by John Kerry, a former captain of the United States’ soldiers, who served in the Vietnam War. John Kerry describes the inhumane tactics that were used by the American soldiers in the army front. He was addressing the committee on foreign policies and provided astonishing evidence of how the American government officials as well as top military officials were advocating for war tactics. They meant to see the enemy defeated. In his opinion, the American soldiers used tactics that amounted to crime against humanity ...

Impacts of World War II on America

The WWII was a worldwide conflict that every major power in the world got involved in from 1939 to 1945. The two sides formed, were generally the Axis and Allies. In 1939, America was behind in terms of war preparation as compared to its enemies, who had been preparing themselves for almost ten years (Kennedy, 1999, p. 1929-1945). However, four years into the war, the United States earned the title of “military super-power”. The American industry largely, almost entirely, provided the Allied military with about two-thirds of all their equipment during the war – 193,000 artillery pieces, 297,00 ...

Debating the Causes of War

The world today cannot be perceived as a heaven peace. News from our television to newspapers are awash with reminders of war. War continues to be of interest for those interested in international development and politics. War is an institution that is older than civilization. The term has also undergone metamorphosis, especially with the 17th century emergence of the states. The term interstate wore has become fashionable. War can be defined as sustained interstate combat that may involve two sovereign states or even more. War results in casualties or deaths. It can be noted that there has be ...

French and Indian War

Northern America was under control of the Spanish, French and British governments in the 18th century. It had been subdivided into sections according to the controllers. Florida was being controlled by Spain together with northern and central parts of Northern America. The eastern part was under the British control. During this period, all powerful nations of the world were scrambling for wealth that is money and land. The war took around a century for it to subside. Although it was not all that serious, it had some negative impact on the economic growth. The main cause of the French and Indi ...

Events of the Iraq War

“It is about time that we restored peace in this country.” General Ricardo Sanchez says to himself. It is early in the morning when he is about to have breakfast with the President Bush at White House. General Sanchez is expected to brief the president on the current events taking place in Iraq so that the president can make decisions. Additionally, General Sanchez is also expected to offer the president advice on whether to withdraw military troops in Iraq or not. After the general has finished preparing himself, he heads straight to the White House where the meeting is taking place. On reach ...

Development of the Cold War

The Cold War was one of the most devastating episodes in the world’s political history. It involved aspects of political as well as economic tensions between the two super powers of the time: the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the USSR) (Painter 112). In order to effectively understand the Cold War, one needs to recall the destruction that the two powers had witnessed, especially during the Second World War. Since the U.S. and the USSR both possessed nuclear weaponry, direct military combats would have led to self-destruction. Ideally, the U.S. was trying to stop th ...

Cold War and International Relations

The last half of the 20th century was characterized by prolonged war. In fact, there was an evidence of war during the entire half of the century. In order to effectively understand the context of the war during the second half of the twentieth century, there is a need to understand at least the preceding two world wars. The First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939 to 1945) were precursors of the Cold War. The fact that the Cold War overlapped with World War II demonstrates their interdependency. Since these wars were brought about between nations, the question of internation ...