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EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION AND THE EURO

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss and analyze the history, benefits, costs, and challenges of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro. Included is a critical assessment of the sources used.

REVIEW

All of the sources used for this report were well written, concise, and . . . .

The Development and Use of Magnetic Levitation Propulsion Systems in North America and Around the World

Introduction

How Magnetic Levitation Propulsion System Works?

Development of the Maglev Technology

Design Differences in the German and Japanese Maglev Technology

Advantages of Maglev

Disadvantages

Cost Factor

Other Applications and . . . .

The French Revolution -1789-1791

The French Revolution was the greatest revolution of the 18th century. It was the revolution that started the modern era of politics and had its origins in the financial problems of the government.

In the 1770s and 1780s, a protracted war with England left the government of France depleted of money. France's national debt was high and bankruptcy . . . .

When most Americans today think about the problems of getting the oil that is needed to run our economy through the rest of this century, they will no doubt find themselves thinking either about drilling for oil in Alaska - since this topic has been so much in the news over the past several months - or establishing peace in the Middle East so that oil may continue to flow from that region to . . . .

Long Term Capital Management: The Original Enron?

Three years before energy industry giant Enron Corp. sought protection from creditors and came under the harsh light of scrutiny for the complex web of off-balance sheet deals that masked the firm's huge debt, a very similar scenario unraveled among some of Wall Street's most celebrated financial players. But while Enron unsuccessfully . . . .

Change Management

Organizations throughout the world are constantly changing and implementing new policies for their betterment. In order to determine if the strategies and the plans that are currently being followed in the organization are effective, the members involved in organizational development need to receive feedback from the other employees. Based on the feedback and the . . . .

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, is the most important civil rights legislation in modern history of the United States. The Act of July 2, 1964 (Civil Rights Act of 1964), Public Law 88-352, 78 STAT 241, in eleven titles, enforced the constitutional right to vote . . . .

American Politics

Historically, the significance of the executive branch has increased during periods of war, crisis and economic turmoil, while the legislative branch has assumed greater responsibility during peaceful reprieves and ostensibly stable times. The relation between these two branches is complicated, but the increase of power and prestige of the president during crisis times . . . .

Why do people commit acts of terrorism?

At one level, this question is unanswerable in the same way child abuse and rape are incomprehensible. For people who do not believe that violence is ever acceptable except to defend oneself or other innocent people, it is impossible to fathom what would motivate people to harm innocent bystanders, an element in so much of terrorism. But, clearly . . . .

economic, social, and moral changes in America since the end of World War II

Introduction and Background

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social . . . .

Joseph Stalin, with some justification, is perhaps one of the least popular leaders of recent world history. His brutal actions when enforcing collectivized agriculture upon the Russian peasantry caused casualties so high the numbers of the dead, in terms of the amount of the population of his nation that was killed, exceed that of the Holocaust. According to the historian Lynne Viola in her . . . .

Safety Incentive Programs

Safety should always be a main concern for employers. It is cost-effective to care about your employees. It is good employer-employee relations. It's also great public relations when employers and employees work together for the sake of safety.

Give the horse a carrot. We've all heard this expression but have you ever really thought about how true it is . . . .

Why do people commit acts of terrorism?

On one level, this question is unanswerable in the same way child abuse and rape are incomprehensible. For people who do not believe that violence is ever acceptable except to defend oneself or other innocent people, it is impossible to fathom what would motivate people to harm innocent bystanders, an element in so much of terrorism. But, clearly . . . .

The Effectiveness of Seatbelt Laws:

Matter of Choice or Conscience?

Abstract

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of America's youth. Sadly, taking 5 seconds to buckle a seat belt could have prevented such senseless accidents and saved thousands of lives. While no one disagrees that seat belts do indeed save lives, statistics show that while some people do . . . .

Memoirs are effective forms of writing to use for a number of reasons. As a 20th Century American, one can look upon memoirs as both a telling of a time past and a time present; memoirs show a piece of our history, and thus by extension a piece of one's own identity as an American.

A less effective form of writing is that of social science argumentation, which asks us to believe various . . . .

History

Beginning of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Judaism

Hebrew history, as told by the Hebrews, begins in Mesopotamia, in the cities of Ur in the south and Haran in the north. With Abraham, the story of the Hebrews begins, and it is clearly stated that Hebrew origins lay outside Canaan. The command to leave his ancestral home and journey to Canaan was accompanied by . . . .

differences between the public roles of women in the 18th century vs. the 19th and 20th centuries

Abstract

Objective:

Write a 6-page essay exploring the difference between the public spaces frequented by women in the 18th century vs. the 19th and 20th centuries.

Methodology:

Use Changing Lives: Women in European History Since 1700 and other articles, books as . . . .

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union is known as such because it was waged not through direct conflict, but in through military and political stand-off between nations. On an international level, the Cold War was waged through techniques such as the USSR extending its sphere of influence into Eastern Europe and the United States' Berlin airlift. However, its effects were . . . .

Should Britain (UK) Adopt the Euro?

Introduction

Since the introduction of the euro and the smoother-than-many-had-anticipated conversion from a theoretical to an actual currency, there is likely to be ever-more increasing debate within Britain over whether it too should join the euro community. This debate will no doubt be speeded by the Labour Party's interest in determining . . . .

SOCIOLOGY--Differences Between Generations In Raising Their Kids

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social change. The choices made by each generation in . . . .

Question #1: International Trade Theory and Export Promotion

The two graphs represent the production outputs of two countries. The first graph represents a developed country, which specializes in the production of machines, which is capital intensive.

The second graph represents a developing country which specializes in textiles, which is labor intensive. The factor endowments . . . .

The rule of Peter the Great was characterized with Western orientation in all areas of Russian life, establishment of Russia as a military might and development of sciences and education imported again from the West. This paper discusses the causes behind the success of transformation of Russia during the reign of Peter, the Great.

PETER THE GREAT AND HIS EFFECTS ON RUSSIAN . . . .

The paper focuses on the importance of the city of Wilmington, NC during the Civil War. Since it was situated in the South and formed part of the 11-state Confederacy, the city attracted great attention from all quarters because of its port and Fort Fisher. The paper briefly mentions the economic causes behind significance of this city but primarily discusses the role of Fort Fisher and how . . . .

economic performance of Wilmington, North Carolina in the last century

This paper sheds light on economic performance of Wilmington in the last century. After the Civil war, the city faced rapid changes in its economic structure and thus Wilmington could no longer depend on its sea trade or cotton plantations. Even though the two Great Wars had a positive Imax on the economy, but the . . . .

World War II can be regarded as the greatest war in human history by virtue of the massive death toll it incurred, the monumental ramifications of its aftermath and the implications of its moral impropriety on all sides of the battlefield. However, its magnitude may be best measured in its geopolitical scope, which was so widespread as to incite theatres of operations almost pervasively . . . .

Social Policy and the Welfare State

Introduction

Social policy means the policies that governments use for welfare and social protection in which welfare is developed in a society. The social policy is mainly concerned with social services and the welfare state. Secondly, in terms of broader sense, it refers to a series of issues increasing far beyond the actions of government by . . . .

As World War II drew to a close, and the planet was forced to recalibrate in unprecedented proportions, the United States began its long emergence as the most expansive super-power that had yet been known. Its influence that would compete virulently with the post-war Soviet influence for half a century, has since disseminated into every facet of the geopolitical theatre. As such, American . . . .

On the European continent the struggle between authoritarian and libertarian principles developed around religious rather than secular issues. During the Reformation, freedom of religious belief and practice was a primary concern because of the fear of external or internal threat among the people of Europe. With that in mind, some governing would constrain the rights of people so that they . . . .

The Economics of Forestry

Timber is the major product currently harvested from forests. Timber is used in a variety of products ranging from houses to paper and paperboard products. Long ago it seemed as if the supply of wood from forests was abundant and as if there would always be enough to provide everything that we could possibly need. However, recently we have realized that this is . . . .

Marketing Analysis for McDonald's Corporation

History and Scope of Business

No one will argue that the golden arches is as much of an American icon as apple pie and baseball. The McDonalds sign is one of the most recognized logos in American and now it is quickly becoming one of the most recognized in the world. McDonald's got its beginning in the late 1940s when Dick and Mac . . . .

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