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An Overview of the History of Lebanon
As the clash of civilizations has progressed throughout the centuries, the state of Lebanon has dealt with outside influences interfering in their country from the current Syrian crisis and internal tensions stemming from unresolved issues of the Civil War that ended two decades ago back to before recorded history. Humanity...
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Understanding the Japanese Culture Through the Warrior Codes of Bushido
War, what is it good for? While Edwin Starr may say that it is good for “absolutely nothin,” war can allow us to better understand past civilizations. This stems from the importance many civilizations placed on certain codes for their warriors to follow. Warrior codes allow us to understand the culture of a certain civiliza...
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A Comparison of the Developments in the Tang and Song Dynasties
Both the Tang and Song dynasties went through great developments in
agriculture, industry, technology, and economy. As the Dynasties expanded
in their own times they ventured south into present day Vietnam and
discovered fast ripening rice this increased the speed of food production.
The faster rice production made the eco...
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A Comparison and Contrast of the Mongol Khanates
Compare and Contrast Mongol Khanates After the death of Genghis Khan his son took over and expanded the empire.
As the empire was at its largest extent it was passed on to Genghis Khan's
four grandsons. They each ruled their areas different. The Empire had split
up into four khanates; Chagatai Khanate, Golden Horde, Ilkhan...
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A Comparison of the Samurai and the Gundam, the Past and Present Symbols of Japan
If Japanese “Fighting Spirit” was embodied into two objects, one from the past and one for current day, it seems the best choice would be the ancient Samurai and today’s fictional Gundam. The Samurai or Bushi (武士) have long been a facet of Japanese culture, and their relevance carries on to this day, the Gundam, while much...
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The Treaty of Kanagawa and the Reluctant Westernization of Japan
The Treaty of Kanagawa and the Reluctant Westernization of Japan On July 8, 1853, four black ships sailed into a Japanese harbor in an unprecedented moment of contact that would eventually open Japan to the West. The ships were commanded by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, seen by the native Japanese as a dark-bearded ba...
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The Impact of the Manchurian Incident to Japan during the Taisho Period
Introduction: Château de Versailles (197 Words) As World War 1 came to a close, the world's prevailing superpowers took their seats at the Paris Peace Conference to divvy up the bloody proceeds of their nationalistic fervor. Sharing in hearty laughter and the sippings of grandeur French-made champagne, the young Japanese...
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The Impact of Continental China on the Development of the Japanese Civilization
Introduction: A Message from the Continent From language and religion to medicine and administration, the influence that continental China held over the majority of Eastern Asia, during the early ages, has been critical in the formation and development of many civilizations traditions, beliefs and, identities. Japan has be...
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The Fall of the Japanese Empire during the Manchurian Invasion
Introduction: Gegenmiao Massacre (317 Words) As the rising sun begins to set in the east, the sound of tank tracks crushing fragile bone, truck tires ripping frail flesh and bayonets piercing delicate skin can be heard ringing throughout the desolate courtyard of the lamastry Gegenmiao (Itoh 34). As a white flag flies in...
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Seppuku: A Result of the Samurai Mentality
Seppuku: A Result Of The Samurai Mentality Throughout history, few historical warriors have shown as much exclusivity and distinctiveness as the Japanese Samurai. The Japanese Samurai were remarkably unique in that they possessed a sort of “never-lose, never-surrender” mentality, which has appeared time and time again in...
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