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Shoulder Held Weapons Term Paper

… Shoulder Held Rifles

Rifles and Tactics

The introduction of rifled shoulder held weapons dramatically changed tactical strategy in the mid 19th century by antiquating mass charges, increasing the importance of cover and positioning, and pushing the development of better artillery and armored units. Where-as prior to the introduction of the shoulder-fired rifle troops could legitimately march in columned assaults not unlike those conceived of by the ancient Romans, modern ranged weapons were capable of mowing down successive enemy lines before the sides could even come to a clash. In the many decades between the introduction of the rifle and the eventual development of tactics built around modern firepower capabilities, millions of troops were lost to an insistence on out-dated tactics or puzzling deadlocks. From the…. [read more]


World War I Tactics Term Paper

… In an effort to respond to the threat, the Allies used largely untested gas-delivery methods that performed poorly under battlefield conditions, and the vagaries of the wind always meant that gas could be blown anywhere (Brundt 83). In this regard, Brundt reports that, "At the Battle of Loos, the British released gas from cylinders that blew back into the faces of their own advancing troops" (83).

Furthermore, the types of gas masks that were issued to Allied troops were inadequate protection for all of the different chemical agents that were used. According to Brundt, "The immediate solution consisted of a gauze pad soaked in urine. Within a few days of Ypres, nearly 100,000 troops received these gauze-type masks. The delayed production of adequate equipment, gas…. [read more]


Batman Outfit Exploring the Batman Character Research Paper

… Batman Outfit

Exploring the Batman Character and Outfit

After experiencing two world wars and the destruction both of them wrought, the American public was weary of seeing lawlessness and violence on a scale that defied imagination. The public was eager to see a futuristic world, based on their utopian fantasy, where superhuman forces would finally confront the evil and protect ordinary citizens. Movies featuring super-heroic characters brought psychological comfort to many Americans as they were eager to see a hero confronting their enemies. Superheroes characterized what the public wanted to see in real life. The development of the character of Batman is interesting in this context, as Batman is not a superhuman. He is a billionaire, an industrialist, a playboy, and a philanthropist. But Batman…. [read more]


Taliban Women Motives for Female Repression Essay

… Taliban Women

Motives for Female Repression

The Taliban's mistreatment and outright abuse -- even torture -- of women is not really a matter of debate: the cases of both officially and socially sanctioned abuse are far too numerous and egregious to be denied. What is less clear, however, are the motives behind the abuses that women experience in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Many if not most of the abuses are carried out, like the bulk of the Taliban's social policy, in the name of adherence to Islamic law, a claim that will be examined in greater detail shortly. Even without any deep examination of this claim, however, it can be easily observed that many nations that are predominantly Muslim, and even many Islamic states…. [read more]


Seatbelt Laws: Matter of Choice Term Paper

… The risk to black children ages five to 12 dying in a crash are almost three times as great as that of white children." The same study also revealed that Hispanic children aged 12 and under is twice as likely to die in a car crash than that of other children of the same age group.

Familial Influences.

Children whose parents do not use seat belts are at a great risk. Children risk loosing their parents in a fatal car crash since it has been proven that if seat belts are not used one has a higher chance of dying in a collision. Further, children whose parents do not buckle up themselves are less likely to use restraints for their children. Ergo, children who are…. [read more]


Art Appreciation Analysis of Art Work Essay

… ¶ … Mr. And Mrs. Andrews

By examining the work of painter Thomas Gainsborough, one is able to discover a number of details regarding the culture and society of eighteenth-century England, and his 1750 painting Mr. And Mrs. Andrews is no exception. Closely examining the painting reveals it to serve a dual purpose; on the one hand, celebrating nature and the peaceful beauty it may produce, and on the other, reinforcing the aristocratic power of the paintings' subjects. Before discussing the image in greater detail, however, it will be useful to briefly discuss the artist himself, as a means of placing this work in context.

Gainsborough was born in 1727, and although he began drawing as a young child, it was not until "he was…. [read more]


Translating the Iliad Into More Contemporary Language Term Paper

… Translating the Iliad into more contemporary language, with a dramatic change in setting presents many challenges. The first is to decide the degree to which the work needs to be translated.

This alone consists of multiple different concepts that must be integrated. For example, there is the issue of substitution. With an entirely different setting, certain things must be substituted, as things and concepts may not exist within the new setting. On a superficial level, we have to consider whether implements such as spears would exist, and if not what would be used in their stead. But soon it becomes apparent that many such substitutions are not superficial at all. One has to re-imagine the entire universe in which the story is now taking place.…. [read more]


Children's Book Term Paper

… Creative Story

In the year of our Lord 2012 CE, Mortheal, one of the last true paladins of light, ordered the King's armies; from the lowest of privates and including all ranks, even as high as the grizzled, old master-sergeant, to 'rank up'.

As he rode his armored warhorse, draped in the kings colors (with a mane of black and white) in front of his men, his shouted commands betrayed none of the concern he felt at the sight and sounds of the orc armies advancing quickly across the golden-green fields of grass fronting the gates of the fabled and revered stone castle.

He could have seen a sight far more disconcerting if he had been standing on top of the hewn stone structure from…. [read more]


1990 Gulf War Term Paper

… The huge backup from most of the countries in the world, from the United Nations especially (and notice that this is an argument that George Bush often uses in his speech: Kuwait is a member of the UN and the UN Secretary General has already tried to mediate a conflicting situation), transforms the U.S. situation in 1990 in a perfectly legitimate situation.

In this sense, I tend to affirm and argue that the Gulf War was the first sign of a New World Order, something the Washington Administration can barely hide nowadays. The New World Order is equivalent to the extension of the American influence in the post-Cold War period to most strategic regions of the world and the Persian Gulf region is certainly one…. [read more]


Interpreting a Historical Artifact Research Paper

… The scenes depicted in the box have featured in several Sumerian artworks, for example Victory Stele, where the objective of erecting it was to celebrate the victory in battle.[footnoteRef:13] In addition, the mosaics in the ancient city of Mari also portray a similar scene of battle, which appears in the Standard of Ur. Banquet Scenes are also evident, and they borrow a lot from the Standard of Ur. Therefore, the appearance of the scenes tells that they were essential subjects to the Sumerians. In addition, literature reports that Sumerians did enjoy feasts and banquets, and there are poems and songs, which support their love for good parties. [13: White, "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur: A Traveling Exhibition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum…. [read more]


Southeast Asian Bamboo Flutes Dissertation

Traditional Southeast Asian Bamboo Flutes: Studies on Origins and History


The study investigates the bamboo flutes found in Southeast Asia, as well as their history and origin. The earliest known extant bamboo flute, a chi, or ancient Chinese flute, from the Zhou Dynasty, discovered in the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, dates from 433 BC. Southeast Asian bamboo flutes, diverse in shape and size, vary in the way musicians play them. During the ethnography, a qualitative study, the researcher utilizes an extensive literature review to explore the development of bamboo flutes in SEA and examines the link between these instruments and music, as well as traditions from and beyond Asia.



As the study focuses on the flutes from three main areas: Mainland…. [read more]


Christian Biotechnology: Not a Contradiction Term Paper

… So in this area, it is relatively simple to analyze the use and importance of this field of research. Transgenic crops have proven to be vital food source for both economic and humanitarian purposes, while transgenic animals are quickly proving to be just what the meat, milk, and egg industry need to increase profits and production. Christians everywhere should be in support of biotechnology and genetic modification in food production, as this has the potential to erase world hunger and improve corporate profits all at once.

Genetically modified (GM) crops are safe and proven in the field. Scientists are not just tinkering with DNA for fun -- GM crops are being created that are far superior to traditional hybrid strains in hardiness and resistance to…. [read more]


Heracles (Means Glory of Hera) Term Paper

… Heracles had to travel to the Greek Island of Crete. He had to capture the bull that was terrorizing all of the people of Crete, killing and maiming many of them. They say that the bull rampaged all over the island because years ago King Minos had tried to trick the God of the sea, Poseidon. He had promised to sacrifice the fine animal to the God but the king used another bull instead. Poseidon was not tricked and he drove the great white bull mad. Great destruction has occurred when Heracles arrived. Heracles got a bit tough at time but when the beast came charging he grabbed its horns and twisted them around so that bull will not hurt Heracles. Heracles wrestled it to…. [read more]


Dark Age and the Archaic Term Paper

… Spartan males were raised to be warriors and Spartan females were raised to be subservient and serve Spartan males. Examining the system, it is clear that Spartan women suffered from systemic political gender discrimination, but it is equally clear that the rigid gender roles deprived Spartan males of many of the aspects of life generally considered critical for happiness and good mental health. In fact, the Spartan ideal for manliness was one of physical perfection, so that imperfect male infants were left to die or placed into slavery. This is one way where Spartan males were placed to a much higher standard than Spartan females. Males were also deprived of significant maternal contact and comfort; they were raised by wet-nurses and they were not shown…. [read more]


Albert Einstein: Historical and Scientific Icon Science Research Proposal

… Albert Einstein: Historical and Scientific Icon

Science and celebrity rarely coexist but somehow, with Albert Einstein, they found a way to live together and make the man just as iconic today as he was in his own day. Rarely do individuals live to see their impact upon society but Einstein lived to see how his theories could literally change the world in which he lived. While most people may not be able to explain Einstein's theories, they can identify the face of Einstein. While not everyone knows how Einstein's contributions to society work, almost everyone benefits from his knowledge. Historically, the man left a lasting impression on how we understand aspects of the universe. His ideas opened the door to more discoveries that have yet…. [read more]


Army Structure From 3-Brigade Division Term Paper

… With the Division-86 system change, the Army also published a Training and Doctrine Command guide in order to execute successful implementation. On October 1, 1982, the Command published tables of organization and equipment in order to implement this second attempt at achieving the heavy division concept. The tables, which outlined both armored division and mechanized infantry, set out five variations for deployment. The different cases involved the assignment of either five or six armored and four or five mechanized infantry battalions to an armored division; additionally, each mechanized infantry division was regimentally equipped with both five armor and five mechanized infantry battalions.

Institutional variations also covered the integration of varying equipment, including M60 tanks, M113 armored personnel carriers, the new M1 Abrams tanks, and Bradley…. [read more]


Why India Changed Foreign Economic Foreign Policy Since 1991 Dissertation

… INDIA'S EMERGING POWER

FOREIGN ECONOMIC POLICY

In its history, India sometimes substituted "sloganeering" for the implementation of a real foreign policy for its country. Now, however, Indian no longer maintains the position of being on the outside edge of international politics. Currently, perceived as more than a mere "South Asian" power, India has begun to engage in the international arena.

India's rise from estrangement from international affairs to purposefully engaging to establish an effective foreign policy began during the time India, simultaneously fought for its independence. Principles of India's foreign policy which emerged while the country engaged in a number of significant causes of the time reportedly have stood the test of time.

During the dissertation, a qualitative case study, as the researcher investigates India's…. [read more]


Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management Dissertation

… ¶ … oil and gas industry in Libya is also directly reliant on global prices that are based on supply and demand; and any revenues generated at a given point in time depend in large part on how effective the supply chain is in mitigating the high costs of production and transporting the final product to customers. The purpose of this study was to provide a comparison between an American oil industry firm, Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in the field of supply chain management in the United States from the perspective of the Toyota supply chain approach. This analysis will then be applied to a Libyan oil industry firm, Alwaha, to identify best practices for Alwaha in developing…. [read more]


Unconventional Warfare: The Mujahidin Term Paper

… The Soviet's initially trained and fought in Afghanistan in conventional thinking of warfare; but there was no equal enemy to engage in battle, and this poor country possessed no major military installations, cities, or industries. Eventually, the Soviets began engaging in their own unconventional warfare in 1984, using commando forces - lighter and more mobile than traditional forces - to engage the enemy, or to be used in reconnaissance missions. These troops, without the protection of support firepower, had a high-rate of deaths than any other types of missions in Afghanistan. These soldiers used in reconnaissance soon learned "to have a their disposal sufficient quantities of ammunition, food, medicine, water, camouflage clothing, special boots, and alpine equipment. They had to become masters of camouflage" (Sarin…. [read more]


1950's Korean War Essay

… According to Sandler, "With American, British, French, Dutch, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Greek, Turkish, Filipino and Thai troops actually engaged in combat with Communist forces, the Cold War seemed obviously to have taken on a new and far more bitter dimension, and indeed, might no longer even merit the term 'Cold War'" (1999, p. 3). Despite the active involvement of U.S. military forces in the Korean War, and subsequently the Communist Chinese as well, the conflict was be regarded as a proxy war in which the Cold War was replaced with a shooting war for the duration. This assertion is supported by the observation from Sandler that, "Despite the fact that a small segment of the Soviet Union actually bordered North Korea and…. [read more]


U.S. Approach to Terrorism Term Paper

… Even with President Barack Obama's desire to reduce troop strength in Afghanistan, there is little indication that the war against terrorism is ending.

Fewer troops do not mean the war is over. Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, who is the enemy in this war? Who does the United States hunt and where does it find them? According to Obama, after the death of Osama Bin Ladin, the world is a safer place.

To say that the world is safer may come as a startling revelation for those in the tornado ravaged South, those in Southeast Asia at constant risk of tsunami, and those who fear earthquakes, like the Haitian people, who have largely fallen out of U.S. consciousness President Obama rhetorically links the…. [read more]


Securities Regulation Securities Regularizations Thesis

… To get a clearer idea, it becomes important to consider some of the institutes which form a part of these NPO's. These, therefore, includes, "Schools, Hospitals, Charitable Institutions, welfare societies, clubs, public libraries, resident welfare association, sports club, etc.." [footnoteRef:15] [15: ]

They are increasingly becoming alternatives to the provision of facilities and activities as the Government continues to fail in many sectors due to the growing economic pressures and the impact of recession. In such conditions, NPO's as appeared as platforms that can help in catering to the many needs of the individuals in the society, including food, Education, Housing, and it is the provision of these needs that become the main purpose of these Organizations and is their defining line, which helps them…. [read more]


Arafat's Images Examined Arafat's Origins and Early Essay

… Arafat's Images Examined

Arafat's Origins and Early Life

Oslo

Clinton Camp David Summit and the "Clinton Parameters"

Arafat's Death and Legacy

Yasser Arafat has been described throughout his career, both by many detractors and supporters, as the "father of the Palestinian people." The view in Colin Shindler's A History of Modern Israel provides a more pro-Israel approach and accurately describes Arafat in all of his duplicitous glory. In this essay, the author strives to provide additional support with other portrayals of Yasser Arafat in an attempt to enhance Shindler's portrayal of the deceased leader of the PLO, Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

This admirable study faithfully retells Israel's national story, Shindler mostly concentrates on how the Jewish Commonwealth has been historically unable to fulfill…. [read more]


Management Essay

… Compare two mega events and review their positive and negative aspects.

This paper compares the 2006 FIFA World Cup (held in Germany) and the 2012 London Olympics, using several aspects of those mega events in comparison and contrast.

Security / Risk Management

One of the most important aspects of a mega event is security. Without good planning, an event can be profitable and yet it can also receive very negative publicity and hence be ruined in a public relations aspect. These huge mega events attract protest groups and sometimes terrorists who wish to interrupt the games and make their points through the media's coverage of their sometimes nefarious activities. Conditions of "risk and uncertainty" are both evident at a mega event, and the way in…. [read more]


United States and United Kingdom Term Paper

… The fact is that the close ties between the United States and Great Britain are deeply rooted in common language as well as a long-running and deeply connected historical base of strongly tied economic as well as militaristic cooperation that has spanned since the era of World War II. Also the commonly held values of democracy and the inherently held beliefs in the freedom of speech, human rights as well as a very similar legal system are the ties that bind the two countries inevitably together. The ties between the two countries is based on much more than merely common values but on a deep and lasting mutual trust and mutual cooperation that a time of stress does not have the power to diminish.

Bibliography:…. [read more]


Knight Was "A Mounted Warrior Term Paper

… The French epic poem, the Song of Roland epitomized the life of a Knight. (Price, 1997)

Chivalry helped lessen the harshness of the warfare. For emphasis was laid on the courteous treatment of prisoners. Even so, kings, and nobles were held for ransom when captured, and the code of chivalry applied only between members of the noble, ruling class. They did not have to apply this code to the common people under them. The chief occupation of the nobles was warfare, so they seem to have thought nothing of the violence and bloodshed that accompanied it. A warrior was supposed to fight as hard as he could, and it was perfectly proper to burn the homes of the enemy and seize his possessions. The whole…. [read more]


Art of Comparison: Two Treatments of Judith Essay

… ¶ … Art of Comparison:

Two Treatments of Judith and Holofernes

Often, in the history of art, certain themes are portrayed again and again. Throughout much of Western History, religion provided a source of artistic inspiration. The Biblical story of Judith and Holofernes was portrayed by numerous artists. The story of Judith and Holofernes offers features that appeal to the macabre imagination. It is also a tale of victory over superior odds. Right triumphs over might -- a "mere widow" defeats a great empire and saves her people and city from foreign conquest. Thus, Judith and Holofernes contains elements that speak to different generations. Each age can see a similar, yet varying, message in the timeless tale. In Matteo di Giovanni and Antiveduto Grammatica approach…. [read more]


Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Was Mohandas Karamchand Term Paper

… Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a charismatic leader who brought the cause of India's independence from the British colonial rule to the attention of the world (Wikipedia 2005). He was a pacifist, a human rights activist and mental leader of the Indian movement of independence, which in 1947 introduced the concept of a non-violent resistance to end the British colonial rule of India. Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, which he termed satyagraha, influenced nationalist and international movements for peaceful change. His principle, often translated as "way of truth," inspired other democratic activities, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon and the 14th Dalai Lama. Gandhi's values were simple and taken from his autobiography, "The Story of My Experiments with Truth."

Mohandas was the…. [read more]


Lyndon Johnson Term Paper

… Lyndon Johnson

We know Lyndon B. Johnson to have been a hard-nosed smooth-operating arm-twisting Senator from Texas who became John Kennedy's Vice President and then a one-term President. What occurred during his administration brought the civil rights movement to its triumphant conclusion and sank us inexorably into Vietnam, he was responsible for the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, and for initiating the war on poverty. Johnson's bid for a second term collapsed under him amidst the massive social turmoil that scarred the nation during 1968 and from there he slid into private life to publish his memoirs, and to finish his life on his ranch in Texas where he died in 1973. Scholarly work centering on Johnson numbers in the hundreds of published books, articles…. [read more]


indepth analysis of airport regulations Research Paper

… Passengers arriving on USA soil on nonstop flights may be required to switch on their cell phones and other devices for security by security personnel. The TSA official states that devices without power are prohibited on board (Airport checks on U.S.-bound flights: how much authority does the TSA have?). Travelers may be taken through extra screening procedures. Government officials have reported they are concerned about fresh attempts by Al-Qaeda to come up with a bomb that can evade the screening traps at airports. The UK deputy prime minister recently stated that the enhanced security at UK airports is bound to last long. The deputy prime minister is reported to have stated that the authorities do not want people to imagine that the security measures were…. [read more]

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