Political Science

Differences between Yalta and Potsdam

Differences between Yalta and Potsdam

Differences between Yalta and Potsdam The conferences at Yalta and Potsdam were the two most important peace conferences of World War II. The major powers at the conferences were the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. The Yalta and Potsdam conferences were called to help the Alli.....

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Genocide of Rwanda

Genocide of Rwanda

Genocide of Rwanda Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers .....

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McCarthyism: Communist Infiltration of American Society

McCarthyism: Communist Infiltration of American Society

The term McCarthyism defined a period of U.S. history during the 1950s when there was intense concern about Communist infiltration of American society. It took its name from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin, who was involved in accusing many people of being Communist or h.....

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Autocracy

Autocracy

Autocrats are a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority. Ex: Nicolas II – Last Tsar of Russia. He a person (such as a monarch) ruling with unlimited authority. The autocratic leadership process generally entails one person making all strategic decisions for subordinates. Alt.....

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Group of Eight – G8

Group of Eight – G8

G8 stands for Group of Eight and is made up of leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the United States of America – that hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terr.....

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History of Decolonization

History of Decolonization

Decolonization was the process by which the British and French empires were dissolved. Their colonies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East were granted independence. Decolonization is defined as the act of getting rid of colonization, or freeing a country from being dependent on another country......

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History of Cold War

History of Cold War

History of Cold War Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry that developed after World War II between groups of Communist and non-Communist nations. On one side were the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) and its Communist allies, often referred to as the Eastern blo.....

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos: Civil Rights Activist

Tommie Smith and John Carlos: Civil Rights Activist

At the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, one of the most memorable award ceremonies was held. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, respectively, won the gold and bronze medals. “As the American flag rose and the Star-Spangled Banner began to play, the two closed their eyes, bowed their heads, and began their.....

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Ruby Bridges: Civil Rights Activist

Ruby Bridges: Civil Rights Activist

Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the American South. Bridges’ bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights action and she’s shared her story with future generations in educational forums. Her father was averse to .....

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Activist

Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Activist

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, th.....

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Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation. In the South, Jim Crowe laws segregated African American’s and whites in almost every aspect of life. The Jim Crow laws were state and l.....

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Jackie Robinson: Leader of Civil Rights Movement

Jackie Robinson: Leader of Civil Rights Movement

Jackie Robinson, at the age of 27, became the first Black Baseball player in Major League history (1947). He broke the color barrier when he became the first black athlete to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, and was named Rookie of the Y.....

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