The Civil War in America

The American Civil War was the most significant chapter in the history of the nation. This brutal war caused the death of 600,000 Americans and partitioned the country into two separate states. The ostensible cause was slavery. From the small bombing of fort Sumter in Charleston the war grew till 2% of population were killed and America had to be reformed in big and small ways. Although officially it came to an end, racial tensions had beendominating for years and till today they have not been uprooted. The Civil War increased the economic power of America as a nation until it first rivaled an ...

The American Civil War

The American civil war till date is usually considered the American defining moment. It took place from 1861 until 1865 and is usually at times referred to as the war between states. At this time there were eleven southern slave states that had declared their intention to secede from the United States. They formed the Confederate States of America that was also known as the Confederacy. Under the leadership of one Jefferson Davies, they fought against the US that was also at the time referred to as the Union. The Union was supported by all the Free States where slavery had been abolished. They ...

Reasons for War

The First World War was declared on the grounds of contradictions, which existed between the leading European countries. First of all, after the Franco-Prussian War, the united German Empire became the leading European country. As a new dynamic European empire, Germany aimed to become a political, economic, and military leader on the continent. Apart from this, it pretended to equal rights in the colonial dominion of Britain, France, Portugal, Belgium, and carried on a fierce struggle for sales markets. Secondly, France aimed to return Alsace and Lorraine, which were separated from it by Germa ...

Political Psychology of the Gulf War

The 20th century will be remembered as one of the centuries in human history that experienced a lot of wars and war rumors. The late 1960s and early 1970s experienced the cold war between the United States and the USSR, with each fighting for the position of Super Power across the globe. The Middle East crisis also begun its preparations as Israel worked on forming their own nation in the midst of Arab nations. However, one of the notable wars that will remain in the memory of many people for a long time is the Gulf War; the war between the United States of America and Iraq, that resulted from ...

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 ...