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Gettysburg as the Turning Point in the War
There are typically many turning points in a conflict. The Civil War probably had a number that anyone could argue was ‘the’ turning point of the war. The most popular one pointed out is the Battle of Gettysburg.
Was Lincoln Duplicitous about Slavery
Not long before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he issued the statement, "If I could save the Union and free no slaves, I would do it!" Was Lincoln duplicitous about his intentions in freeing the slaves? Did he say one thing but really feel something differently?
3 Disasters Lincoln Faced in the War
The Northern army faced multiple disasters that embarrassed Lincoln in both theaters of the war. Three main ones stood out and would forever be remembered in history.
Nationalism, Athoritarianism, Democracy in Asia
One of the most salient challenges in modern Pacific Asian history has been to balance three often contradictory political principles: Nationalism, Athoritarianism, and Democracy
Japan and China's Relationship
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Cold War and Colonialism
The Cold War became a silent active war waged between espionage and political plays in pulling more countries to the sides of democracy and communism.
Meiji Restroation and the King of Siam
The Meiji Restoration was the movement of Japan in the 1800s toward a modern nation. It was the reaction of the changing times as the West moved into the East and began to force changes.Siam was another country who was able to hold off colonialism while bringing its people into a new world.
Narrowing Down the Case of the Civil War
Narrowing down the cause of the Civil War is impossible as there is no one reason aside from the arrogance of each side for wanting control and power. Yet the nullification of the Compromise of 1850 was the catalyst that set the players into motion moving the nation to the bloody conflict.
Japan’s Struggle with the Past for the Future
Since the West made its presence known in the East rapid changes have come upon the ancient land. With it has come the need to re-identify itself. This has come to mean for Japan a struggle in balancing nationalist pride and facing the mistakes of the past.
Cold War as Reality in Decolonized Asia
The abrupt and reluctant decolonization of Asia was a major contributor to the tensions of the Cold War in the Far East. The Asian front of the Cold War became a visual representation of the deep and widening United States/Soviet Union conflict.
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