Research Papers on European History

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  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

    In four pages this novel is discussed in terms of its various levels and parallels that exist throughout. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Purpose and Reason for the End of Communism

    5 pages and 5 sources used. This paper considers the purpose of creating a communist system and the factors that have lent themselves to the collapse of communism in the past.

  • Studying the Terroist Groups the Red Army Fraction/Baader Meinhof Group, the Dashmesh Regiment, the Islamic Jamiat-i-Talaba, the North Korean Communist Group, and the Action Directe

    In thirty pages this paper compares and contrasts these five terrorist organizations, the acts attributed to them as well as their current status. The bibliography cites eighteen sources.

  • Lessons Learned From The Napoleonic Era

    This paper examines the historical and political significance of the Napoleonic Era. The author concludes that there are many important lessons learned from Napoleon's rule. This eight page paper has seven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Victorian Age National Trust Building Cragside

    In eleven pages this innovative Victorian Age building, Cragside, in Northumberland, is examined in terms of Lord Armstrong's usage of hot and cold running water, hydroelectric power, and central heating. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Drug Ionization, Absorption, Excretion

    In four pages drug ionization and how it relates to body absorption and secretion depending upon whether it is a weak acid or base are examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social History and Sexuality

    In six pages this paper discusses how sexuality and scandal has defined past cultural and societal customs and attitudes. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Orchestral, Opera, and Dance Versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

    This paper examines Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as interpreted by the ballet of Prokofiev, the 'Fantasy Overture on Romeo and Juliet' by Tchaikovsky, and the opera by Charles Gounod in four pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • The Two Henry's and Their Relative Impact to History

    This paper considers the historical impact of King Henry VII and compares them to that of his son, King Henry VIII. There are six sources in this six page paper.

  • Hitler and the Holocaust

    This 6 page paper provides a great deal of information about the Holocaust as well as specific information about Hitler and his life. Whether it can happen again is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • England's Use of Propaganda During the First World War

    In five pages this paper discusses how propaganda was used by England during World War I. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Kosovo, Human Rights Violations, and Ethnic Conflict

    In fifteen pages the Kosovo crisis is considered regarding the continuing ethnic conflict and human rights abuses as they pertain to the Albanians. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of the 1908 and 1909 Bosnian Crisis and 1912 and 1913 Balkan Wars

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares these crises and why they did not evolve into a widespread conflict in Europe. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • War: Civil War, Iraq, Yugoslavia

    This 3 page paper discusses the similarities among the American Civil War, the Iraq War and the Yugoslavian Civil War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Islamic Militarism Since 600 A.D.

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the history of Islamic militarism. One hears a great deal, in this age of Islamic terrorism, about how the Muslim instigators of indiscriminant violence are not true "Muslims." However, an overview of Islamic militarism shows that, as with Christianity, violence and aggression are integral to Islamic history and that this history very much pertains to the current situation. The writer first discusses Islamic militarism, beginning in 600 A.D. and continuing to the Crusades and then relates this militaristic tradition to Islamic belief and current terrorism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Slavery Abolition in England

    In five pages the antislavery movement is examined in a consideration of British citizen participation. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Rise of the Dictators by Peter Banyard

    In eight pages this essay considers the power rises of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini as depicted by Peter Banyard in The Rise of the Dictators. There are no other sources listed.

  • Weimar Republic and the Takeover of Adolf Hitler

    In six pages this paper examines the commonly asked historical question of 'What if?' in a consideration of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Adolf Hitler to power and infamy. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Adolf Hitler's Rise and the Role Played by the Weimar Republic

    In five pages this report considers the German Weimar Republic's role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • First World War and the Rise of Adolf Hitler to Power

    In seven pages this paper examines the role the First World War played in the rise of Adolf Hitler to power. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Anti Semitism and Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

    In three pages this paper examines how anti Semitism factors into the arguments made by Hannah Arendt in Origins of Totalitarianism.

  • Armenia, Genocide & Meaning

    A 30 page research paper that discusses genocide, focusing primarily on the details of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and Peter Balakian's book on this subject, The Burning Tigris (2003). Balakian's analysis of the Armenian Genocide addresses several pertinent themes that are applicable to the overall topic of genocide. Therefore, this examination of the Armenian Genocide, concentrating on the history and analysis offered by Balakian, also extends his points, where applicable, to the topic of genocide in general. It attempts to discern the pattern of genocide and how this has been replicated in other genocidal campaigns, as well as the fundamental causes behind genocide and tragedy, which relate the discussion to the causes of human aggression and violence. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • 1915 to 1917 Armenian Genocide

    In five pages this paper examines how the Nazis used the Armenian Genocide as a model for their Jewish genocide thirty years thereafter. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Armenian Genocide Accusations Against the Ottomans

    In ten pages this paper examines this historical episode and the allegation that these were acts of genocide and not war casualties. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ottoman Empire, the Armenians, and Genocide

    This paper discusses the 1915 and 1916 genocide in the Ottoman Emmpire and the mass murder of Armenians in seven pages. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Industrial Revolution

    3 pages that look at the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. There are 2 sources.

  • German Elections of 1932 and 1933

    In nine pages the victory of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party during the German elections of 1932 and 1933 are examined in terms of whether or not the German people were aware of what they were voting for in terms of Hitler's future plans of genocide. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • European Union and Germany

    In eight pages this research paper examines the EU role of Germany in an issue overview along with the common European currency implementation and Germany's reaction to this measure. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Germany's Reunification and the Influence of the Media

    In six pages this paper discusses Germany's 1989 reunification and examines the role media coverage particularly in Germany played. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Post Unification Germany Political Party Competition and Voting Behavior

    In a paper consisting of five pages this paper discusses declining voter participation and competition among political parties in Germany following its unification as considered in The New Politics of the Right : Neo-Populist Parties and Movements in Established Democracies by Hans Georg Betz, Radical Right-Wing Parties in Contemporary Germany by Jurgen Winkler and Siegfried Schumann, and Developments in German Politics by Gordon Smith. There are no other sources listed.

  • European Union, Economic and Cultural Development

    In five pages issues of economic and cultural development are examined in an attempt to answer the question 'What does European federalism indicate about the relationship between culture, political development, and economic development?' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Elgin Marbles' Fight Between Great Britain and Greece

    In five pages this paper examines the arguments on both sides regarding this fight for the marbles in a consideration of whether or not their return should have been rightfully demanded by Greece. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Holocaust Literature and the Portrayal of Children

    In eight pages this paper discusses how Holocaust literature portrays children.

  • Anti Semitism and Adolf Hitler

    In five pages this paper examines the anti Semitism in Adolf Hitler as presented in the movies Schindler's List and The Pianist as well as The Hitler of History text by John Lukacs. There are no other sources listed.

  • King Philip II of Spain

    This 3 page paper discusses King Philip II of Spain and whether he was really as he is portrayed in the history books. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Separate Concept of European Citizenship

    This paper examines European citizenship as a separate concept and the various issues that are associated with it in eight pages.

  • Post First World War and European Socialism

    In 7 pages this paper discusses the growth of European socialism from 1890 until 1914 and how it posed a significant challenge to the conservative ruling class. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'The Golden Age' of the Austrian Empire

    In 5 pages The World of Yesterday by Zweig is applied to this examination of the Austrian Empire's 'Golden Age' and how culture was affected by the First and Second World Wars and Nazism.

  • Comparison of Scientific Revolution of 1500 and the Industrial Revolution of 1750

    In five pages an English emphasis in a comparison of these two revolutions is featured. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Greek Shipping Industry and Capital Markets

    In thirty five pages the various changes that have occurred within the Greek shipping industry are examined as they relate to the already established capital market in the United States and the one that is emerging in Greece. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Captain Cook's Journals

    In five pages 3 of Captain Cook's voyages are examined in an overview of his personal journals and that recorded by crew members during his 3rd voyage. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Contemporary World and Financial Management Study

    In five pages this paper considers the importance of financial management study which includes such topics as the Balkan Islands' merging and Greece and the EU.

  • Historical Aspects of Russia, Austria, and France Between 1815 and 1919

    In 5 pages the emphasis of this paper is on dissent control through terrorism of the state in an analysis of Russian, French, and Austrian history during this time period.

  • Comparing the Empire of Ancient Rome with Ancient Greece

    The two ancient empires of Greece and Rome examining characteristic of the societies, including factors of culture and religion, trade and the geography of the areas. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Russia and Georgia

    A 3 page paper which examines relationships between Russia and Georgia. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sharon Kay Penman When Christ and His Saints Slept

    The writer analyzes the Sharon Kay Penman book When Christ and His Saints Slept, which depicts the struggle for the crown of England after the death of Henry I. The writer concludes that Penman has used in depth characterizations to interest readers in this period of history. The paper is five pages long and there are four sources listen in the bibliography.

  • Procopius/The Secret History

    A 6 page book review that examines Procopius’ The Secret History.The writer argues that examination of this text shows that Procopius felt that the most pressing problem of his generation was the tyrannical and amoral nature of its ruling class. In other words, Procopius’ Secret History offers a far different picture of early Byzantium than one gained by simply considering its artistic accomplishments, which characterize it as a “golden age.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Stock Exchange of Europe and its Interdependence

    In thirty two pages the interdependence of Europe's stock exchange are examined with globalization and the Euro currency among the topics discussed. Thirty sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Pearl Harbor and the US Entry into the Second World War

    The Pearl Harbor bombing timeline of events and its importance to the United States entering the Second World War are discussed in seven pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • France's King Louis the Fourteenth

    In five pages this paper examines Louis XIV's accomplishments as presented in King Louis XIV and Absolutism by William Beik. One source is cited in a Chicago style bibliography.

  • Nazi Germany's White Rose Movement of Student Resistance

    In eight pages this Nazi Germany's movement of German resistance is examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nazi Germany and Fascism

    In five pages fascism is defined and its easy acceptance by the Germans of Nazi Germany are discussed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Article Critique: Adrian Karatnycky, "The Orange Revolution"

    This 3 page paper is a critic of the article "The Orange Revolution" by Adrian Karatnycky, that appeared in "Foreign Affairs." Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Political Atmosphere in Paris Spring Summer 1793

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of the major political events and players in France during the spring and summer of 1793. This paper reflects on the period after the execution of Louis XVI and the emerging control of the Jacobins leading up to the execution of Marie-Antoinette in the fall of 1793. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Behind the Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The writer argues that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deliberately goaded the Japanese into attacking the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • FDR and Pearl Harbor

    The writer examines the claim that President Roosevelt knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor, and in fact had maneuvered them into it. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Great Britain, Pearl Harbor, and Prior Knowledge of the Japanese Attack

    In twenty pages this paper asserts that British intelligence was aware of the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor before it occurred but failed to inform the United States for various reasons tht are considered. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bonaparte and France

    The writer explores Napoleon Bonaparte’s military and political career, and the psychological condition that bears his name. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this twenty page paper.

  • Europe During the Renaissance and Perceptions of Fortune

    In five pages fortune as it was perceived during the European Renaissance is examined in a discussion of the writings by More, Cabeza de Vaca, Machiavelli, and Boccaccio. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pope and Nobleman Renaissance Art Distinctions

    In eight pages this paper contrasts and compares Renaissance art in terms of the similarities and differences between noblemen and papal portraits. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Important Factors Regarding 1750 to 1914 British Industrialization, Population, and Relations

    In six pages this paper discusses England's industrial development up to the First World War with important events including the Corn Laws examined as they pertain to changing British relations and population growth. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Portugal Economics and Providing Healthcare

    This paper reviews Portugal’s history and her attempts to provide healthcare for her populace. There are five sources listed in this five page paper.

  • Bulimia Struggles of Diana, Princess of Wales

    In 3 pages this paper discusses the reasons why Princess Diana developed bulimia. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Tragedies Like That of Princess Diana

    In three pages the tragic real and literary lives are examined in a consideration of Oedipus Rex, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the fatal car accident of Princess Diana. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Life of Queen Elizabeth I

    This research paper offers a comprehensive biography of Queen Elizabeth I, daugher of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. It begins with her childhood and chronicles the most significant events of her life, describing the numerous conspiracies that characterized her reign, which is considered to be a Golden Age in English history. This twelve page paper has seven sources in the bibliography.

  • Michael Ondaatje's 'Elizabeth'

    In five pages Ondaatje's depiction of the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I is examined within the context of his poem. There are no references provided.

  • Red Storm Rising, The Hunt for Red October, and the Cold War

    In five pages this paper examines how the Cold War was depicted by Tom Clancy in his novels Red Storm Rising and The Hunt for Red October. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fallout of Terrorism and Arson, 2001 and 1933

    A 10 page paper reviewing the burning of the Reichstag building in 1933 and the events of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 for the purpose of looking for parallels between them. There are some coincidental similarities between the burning of the Reichstag building in 1933 and the September 11 terrorist attacks, but only highly superficial ones such as they both involved government action and they both resulted in the loss of personal freedoms that had existed before. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

    This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How the Bubonic Plague Spurred the Renaissance

    This paper argues that the horrors of the black plague, in the end, actually resulted in ripening the conditions that were required for the Renaissance. There are six sources listed in this seven page paper.

  • European Society and Black Death

    In six pages black death or bubonic plague is considered in terms of epidemiology and the societal effects Europe suffered as a result. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Impact of the Black Plague on Chivalry, Feudalism

    This research paper/essay reports on the huge impact that the Black Death had on medieval society, focusing particularly on chivalry and feudalism, mentioning briefly a film, A Knight's Tale, proposing a relationship to this topic. Six pages in length, ten sources are cited.

  • Personal Account of the Black Death

    In five pages this paper represents an historically true personal portrait of the effects of London's bubonic plague epidemic. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Cold War: Causes and Ongoing Tensions

    A 5 page overview of the Cold War. This paper discusses the causes of the Cold War, the tensions that existed during this time, and incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Columbian Exchange

    This 5 page paper discusses the Columbian Exchange and its effects on the people of the New World. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    Montaillou The Promised Land of Error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie as an example of history writing is examined in an essay consisting of three pages with various theoretical approaches to history also discussed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    In twenty five pages this paper considers how the Euro and the EU have contributed to economic competition that has resulted in such issues as trademark abuse. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Urbanization in Dresden, Germany

    In six pages the urbanization of Dresden, Germany and its consequences are examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Western European Impact of the Vikings

    In three pages this paper examines the Vikings' global impacts, particularly upon Western Europe in this assessment of the pros and cons of this impact. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Napoleon and Kutuzov in War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    In ten pages this paper compares the statecraft utilized by Russia's Kutuzov and France's Napoleon in War and Peace by Leo Tolstory in a consideration of why the French general's fell short whereas the Russian's approaches succeeded. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the War of the Roses

    The War of the Roses is the focus of this five page overview that includes its causes and primary players. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Elie Wiesel's Night and Albert Camus' The Plague

    In seven pages these stories are compared in terms of their similar messages regarding the Second World War's harsh realities. There are no other sources cited.

  • First World War's Origins

    In three pages this paper examines 3 possible causes of World War I. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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