Essays on Contemporary History

Mental Illness – A Crime In The 19th Century

If the level of tension/stress that we bear in today’s times was carried by the people in the 19th century, they were considered lunatic.  With all the research, it seems like the authorities back then really made sure that the environment is calm and peaceful for everyone. Even though it meant they had to “arrest”...
1125 Words 2 Pages

Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Origins And Current Issues

In this analysis of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, I will be discussing the historical context of the conflict as well as Palestinian responses to this conflict. When looking at the Palestinian response, I will be interpreting the perspective of the characters Usama and Basil from the novel Wild Thorns. For centuries there were ancient conquests of...
1685 Words 4 Pages

Muslim Reformers In 19th Century

The beginning of 19th century was a period of spiritual awakening and Islamic revivalism, giving birth to Muslim reformers who were not only concerned to advance teachings of Islam but also reconstruction of society in accordance with the Quran and the traditions of the Islamic prophet along with western teachings. It was a time when...
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Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Arab Spring

Arab Spring 1. Introduction The Arab Spring is a series of mass protests that are still going on today in some countries. It was sparked by mass corruption in Middle Eastern governments that was ultimately brought to light by the plummet in oil prices. The consequential decrease in civilian trust in government prompted a desire...
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Borders And Boundaries: Land As Act Of Warfare

The Zionist Project in Israel and the Apartheid Regime in South Africa are both extensions of settler-colonialism and rose to power on the foundation of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement of their respective indigenous populations. The concept of territorial separation is key to understanding the similarities and differences between Apartheid South Africa and the Israeli-Palestinian...
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Men Suspected To Be A Jack The Ripper

The initial name used to refer to Jack The Ripper was Leather Apron. A great deal of attention surrounded the killers actions and brought a such torment, fear and unrest to the people of England. A slue of letters claiming to be the Ripper were a focal point for the investigation. Walter Sickert’s saliva was...
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Cuban Missile Crisis: Treatment In Different Countries

Throughout world history, the same historical events were treated differently by different countries. Either different sides of the conflict or even allies considered them from their own point of view, emphasizing the facts that were regarded as the most important. Today, the situation has not changed much, at least in relation to recent events. However,...
2016 Words 4 Pages

Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro

The aftermath following the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in 2016 was met with mixed reactions. While President-elect Donald Trump celebrated Castro’s death, calling him “a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, had a drastically different opinion. He wrote that “while...
1662 Words 4 Pages
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