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Not bad. In fact quite good. Not sure what the exact assignment was, but you seemed to answer it quite well. I would perhaps have named and described the relevant wars a bit more accurately, I dunno.
Maybe also the specific Japanese territorial gains: Japan claimed the Kurile Islands for themselves (which Russia currently occupies coz of ww2)
(1894-95, Formosa, Port Arthur to Japan, however western powers forced Japan to give up Port Arthur, and Russians got it)
(1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, Tshushima Strait etc... peace was made with USA as an intermediary, and Russia gave Port Arthur to Japan and had to pay war reparations)
(with Russian and Chinese influence diminished in Korea due to Japan's successful wars, Japan annexes Korea in 1910)
I think empress Cixi had usurped the previous emperor (she had been the emperor's second wife or something) and this rebellion was called Boxer Rebellion, which might be important to name specifically, as you did with the opium wars. I also remember that story about Cixi's naval re-armament story, our teacher told us about it too, nice detail there
religiously there also began a shift to Shintoism right from the Meiji- restoration, so in that way Japan also started to veer away from chinese religions. So shintoism really was the spiritual basis of the Meiji era, also reinforced by the Emperor, and it eventually replaced buddhism as official state religion. Naturally shintoism was really the only religion by ww2 and pretty much by the Showa era, emperor cult you know...
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Hey- I was looking for a good detailed book on the Enlightenment theory and what was the concept behind it. Any recommendations? I have to write up a script for a debate in a few weeks, and its on the reforms from Renaissance to Victorian age(s). Thanks.
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Looks good to me, it explains all of the philosopher's positions.
I have a small group of questions that i need answered before thursday. When the romans invaded Britain for the the first time under (under ceasar right?) was Brittany a part of the Roman Empire or was it indeependent from the empire until the second invasion (under Caligula right?) or the third invasion (by Claudia right?).
Also what was London founded for in the first place, a supply base, a military base or a regular settlement?
Did the latin lanuage and culture influence the later english state and when was the first English state created and was London the first Capital?
When was London renamed from Londinum (sp?) to the more modern name.
Ohh and a side question not really need but still i am curious was the Isle of Mann ever taken by the Romans?
Thank you for any help you may provide.
Brittany was taken by the Romans before the invasion of Britain. London was just a Roman village that grew pretty big and eventually became the capital. It was pretty much forgotten after the Romans pulled out, but then the Anglo-Saxons rebuilt it and ta-da; London.
I doubt the Romans bothered with the Isle of Man, but I am not sure.
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Define "English state". There were many small princedoms in post roman Britain. Sometimes a Germanic warlord would gain enough power to claim the title "Bretwalda" or high king. the Anglo-Saxons formed these states after driving out the Romano British to Wales.Did the latin lanuage and culture influence the later english state and when was the first English state created and was London the first Capital?
After the tumult caused by the viking raids and the Danelaw, the English were finally united by King Athelstan the glorious in 927 AD. Athelstan's forefathers had begun a conquest of the various English kingdoms which was concluded during his reign.
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Hey all. I'm currently writing a paper on Pytheas (The Greek explorer or the 4th century B.C.). I am having trouble finding very detailed information on his fleet and or crew. I found information on his journey, what he discovered, etc. But I need information on how many ships he took, what technological advantages he used, and any special crewmen he may have taken along. Any help you can offer would be great!
Alea Iacta Est (The Die is Cast) - Gaius Julius Caesar
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Hey guys im doing a course on Alexander the Great, can anyone here provide me with a few books that give an insightful introduction into him? It be helpful if these books provide analysis for the historical personalities that written about him for it is difficult to study history without knowing about the ppls who gave us the puzzles.
This is a good one too with excerpts from many ancient historians.
AHH NIKOS YOU DA MAN!!!! However i hearded that Arrian is more interested in writing alexander up as a mightier then thou General much as Plutarch wanted a good story with a moral lecture and Ammianus wanted his to be sold :O.
Anyway i give the thing a read before passing too much judgement.
This book contains material from many Ancient Authors, not just Arrian.
Alright i've got a question for my AP Us history class. Over the summer we had to read certain chapters from the book The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood, and then answer some questions our teacher gave us. One of the questions regarding to Chapter 1- Hierarchy is:
How would you describe the graded society in the first half of the eighteenth century in colonial America?
I've read the book already and I've read that chapter 2 times but I've got no idea on the answer.
Not exactly homework, but had a debate with my friends on this:
Why did Hitler think aryans are the master race, even though he was not one of them?
Why did he hate Jews instead of, for example, Buddhists? [Answered]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AntisemitismWhy did he hate Jews instead of, for example, Buddhists?