States do not always react the same way in essentially similar situations, what influenced the way a state went can be seen through decision making analysis. Britain at the turn of the twentieth century need not have moved into an entente with France and Russia, she could have joined with the tr
The concept of a distinctive Celtic form of warfare is a contested issue James Hill sees continuity in Celtic warfare from ancient times to the ‘45 and beyond. His thesis centres upon the supposed primitivism of Celtic warfare relying on ‘unbounded fury, strength, and dexterity to overcome a lac
There was almost certainly room for a negotiated settlement in the late 1640s. There had been an increasing polarisation, away from the peace party, a middle group, and a war party into two camps, Presbyterian and independent. This meant that there was no one to smooth relations and come up with a
The collapse of the USSR came about from a number of factors and was most definitely hastened along by Gorbachev’s policies, however the extent to which the demise of the USSR can be directly linked to Gorbachev is still widely debated.
Dame Joan Bakewell, who opposed a crusade against sex in broadcasting in the 60s, has said the freedom granted to women by the pill has been corrupted and ended in the sexualisation of young girls. Essentially she is now agreeing with her opponent Mary Whitehouse on part of the issue. The pill gave
The British government, through their actions have caused the deaths of more than a million civilians, during the "Irish Potato Famine", and other atrocities as well. Similar actions were taken in other countries throughout the world.
World-Systems analysis is a historical and economic approach to analysis, however politics is not just reduced to economics and the nation to classes. In World-Systems Analysis peoples options are determined by the “World-System” rather than the nation state, this system has many influencing ins
The Korean war was a war fought between the forces of communism and capitalism. It began as a war consolidated to the country of Korea, but proliferated when countries decided to step in and support the socioeconomic system that they passionately believed in. This war was not just for many reasons
According to the Just War Principles, enumerated below, the First Gulf War was a just war. The Just War Principles are: Last Resort, Legitimate Authority, Just Cause, Probability of Success, Right Intentions, and Proportionality. These principles are not a checklist of things that are needed to make
The Vietnam War was a failed attempt by the United States to protect South Vietnam from becoming a communistic country. It was a very unpopular war and to this day many Americans still question why the United States intervened. It was the longest war in American history up until the Afghanistan War
The balance of power can be simply defined in modern terms as: a doctrine and an arrangement whereby the power of one state (or group of states) is checked by the countervailing power of other states. The balance of power in the eighteenth century had been in existance since at least the Peace of We
In 1776 the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Unsurprisingly the 18th Century Britons took a dim view at this rebellion and sought to put it down resulting in a war that went on for seven years with the colonies receiving independence in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The war
Operation Uphold Democracy was a military and political operation in which the US, under Clinton's Administration, was responding to a coup that the CIA was initially involved in during the George H.W. Bush's Administration. Eight months after Aristide was elected, through a fair and democratic way,
The English mowed down the French knights with just a lightly armed force fighting with the welsh longbow. As indeed had the English on many earlier occasions in the 'hundred years war'. Agincourt has however become one of our defining English legends while Crecy and Poitiers have not. However what
Robert Macanamra, American Defense Secretary under John F Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson has died today Monday July the 6th. Will his legacy be overshadowed by his role in Vietnam or will it be seen as positive legacy of which Vietnam was only a part of
Anne Boleyn the second of Henry VIII's wives was executed for committing adultery with multiple lovers including her brother. The allegations have normally been considered to have been fabricated simply as a way to get her out of the way as she was failing in the same way her predecessor Catherine o
Today many wonder is the walk on the Moon really authentic or is it a cruel deception,was it really a big step for man kind or simply a big step for Photo Shop?Is the walk on the Moon ,rightfully, Americas` pride or was it just a good tool for the predominance in the world?Did America really have th
So let it be with Caesar?
Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know
One of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century is the decision by President Truman to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In doing so he may have saved millions of lives but he ushered in the start of the nuclear age that still casts its shadow. Even today we are still unab