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Examine the causes of the Rwandan genocide.

| March 7, 2015

Introduction This paper aims to discuss and examine the causes of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This ideologically driven genocide is a clear example of state sponsored mass-murder. In an attempt by the Hutu regime to annihilate each and every Tutsi, between 500,000 to 800,000 or even 1,000,000 Tutsis were killed at the hands of Hutus […]

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Wars of Roses: A Thematic Account

| January 29, 2014

The Wars of the Roses was a dreadfully brutal, prolonged, civil conflict in England among the descendants of two houses namely the Yorks and the Lancasters; with each claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne. The overall result of the brutal war was to slay off all the prospective claimants to the English […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract Equal opportunity for men and women is a divisive global topic, and one that inspires political campaigning worldwide. In Western Nations, major steps were taken towards gender equality in the 20th century. However there are numerous milestones in both law and cultural perception that can be attributed as steps towards gender equality. By looking […]

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Main reasons for Drive towards Equality in Men and Women

Main reasons for Drive towards Equality in Men and Women

| October 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract  The 20th Century saw great advances in equality politics between men and women, particularly in the Western world. These reforms must have had political triggers, but what were the key drivers towards equal opportunities? This essay will argue that reform in Britain was the result of previous political action in the 19th Century, accompanied […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract At the beginning of the 20th century women in Britain were in an inferior position to men in virtually all walks of life. The actions of individuals had a major impact on the development of equal opportunities for women. The two world wars gave many women their first experience of ‘men’s work’. The new […]

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Key Drivers for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women

Key Drivers for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract: This essay looks at the struggle for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century. Driven primarily by unequal opportunities and artificial gender roles, the 20th Century was a period for reimagining and redefining women’s role in the labour force, in politics, and at home. Looking at three major factors: labour, vote, and […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

This essay will discuss the transcendence of nineteenth century thinking towards a twentieth century that revolutionised what it meant to be a citizen of equal opportunities. An initial focus will be on the impact of the world wars, (1914-1919 – 1939-1945) as a catalyst of opportunity for women, a plausible beginning to cultural change. The […]

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Analyse the social and cultural impact in Berlin of the reunification of East and West Germany

Analyse the social and cultural impact in Berlin of the reunification of East and West Germany

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 1989 the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany was finally opened, and the citizens of Berlin reunited. This began the process of formal reunification, in which Germany was declared a single state once again. As soon as the Berlin Wall collapsed, Germany was overtaken by celebration, and it was thought that the […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Although it is inaccurate to describe the century as a straightforward story of progressive reform, it is clear to see how underlying themes fuelled the drivers for equal opportunities. The drivers being governmental legislation granting opportunities to women that brought about profound changes in perception and attitude. The three key drivers I will focus on […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changing roles of men and women throughout the 20th century have been largely due to the growing drive to resolve gender inequalities. There have been many alterations in laws, policies and perceptions in the 20th century. The rate of change has varied between countries; countries typically defined as western countries, for example, the United […]

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Women Enfranchisement and the World Wars

Women Enfranchisement and the World Wars

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

This essay is a short compilation of research into the reasons for the enfranchisement and supposed ‘ regendering’ of women during the years 1914 and 1945, to determine how much it was due to the actions of women during the two world wars.

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First and Second World Wars and Women Enfranchisement

First and Second World Wars and Women Enfranchisement

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this essay I plan to explore how the national patriotism engendered by the outbreak of the First and Second World Wars may have been more effective in achieving women’s suffrage than the comparatively impotent methods attempted prior by Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst.

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To what extent were both the First and Second World Wars a catalyst for women’s enfranchisement and social change?

To what extent were both the First and Second World Wars a catalyst for women’s enfranchisement and social change?

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This essay explores how much the enfranchisement of women was facilitated by the two World Wars.

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