This is an extract from dissertation on decolonization:
During the last half millennium, the major European powers decided that it would be beneficial to their interests if they obtained colonies overseas to help with their economic expansion, among other things. They also wanted to develop capitalism and create a world market with an international division of labour. There were two main phases of colonial expansion (Chandra, 1992). The first of these was from 1450-1800, and the colonies were seen as places to trade with, but they didn’t produce raw materials and weren’t seen as markets. Colonialism meant conquest, plunder and small amounts of settlement. The second phase occurred after the industrial revolution when there was a great need for raw materials to be used in domestic factories. This period was from 1800-1945, and it was a phase of exploitation rather than a phase of expansion. The colonial leaders also saw the colonies as markets for the products that they produced at home, and they were often used against the interests of other competing colonial powers.
The implications of colonial rule on the colonies are considerable, and there was a large impact on local economics, culture and political systems. The manner in which decolonization took place also led to problems. Many geographers see a colonial past as probably the most important initial condition for underdevelopment. Although there is an obvious negative association between colonial rule and industrialisation, colonialism did give some benefits to the colonies. Continue reading
This is an extract from dissertation on the Holocaust:
All my life I have always been intrigued with Hitler and the Holocaust and how someone could rise to have that much power over millions of people. There are so many things we don’t know or maybe understand about the Holocaust, but it is a big part of history that many people choose to ignore it. Here is a little insight on some real events about what happened.
When Adolf Hitler was growing up, he said he wanted to be in some kind of military office and have people listen to what he had to say. On January 5, 1919, Hitler joined the German Worker’s Party. Only after a couple months Hitler was the head of the German party. He then changed the name to National Socialist German Worker’s Party (NASDP/Nazi). By 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and outlawed all political parties other than the Nazi Party. By outlawing other political parties, Hitler gained almost full control over Germany and its people. The only thing Hitler really needed was power, and then he could begin killing off the Jewish people. The more control he had, the more people would listen. This was ideal for Hitler, but horrible for the Jews. Continue reading
Compared to all the other types of written assignments and tasks dissertation paper is the most decisive in the students’ academic career. With this paper you get the academic degree and the approach should accordingly be very serious. For many disciplines choosing a dissertation topic is more or less an easy thing to do since there are subject for such a research that have not yet been discussed or even discovered. As far as History is concerned, here students face more difficulty with dissertation topic. On the one hand it would seem that there is something going on in the world every days and tomorrow it will already be a history. This statement does have sense, however there are not so many events that can become truly historical or can take their place on the same par with world wars, revolutions and great inventions.
Choosing History dissertation topics students should consider several things. Continue reading
Today we are working in the wonderful world of History! How to write a good History dissertation, and better yet, how to stay on task during it. If you are in a history degree program, there is a really good chance that something about History brought you there, so your love of History will guide you through the choices of what to write. If you are not sure what to write, just brainstorm for about an hour, and try to be sure to think of subjects that fascinate you, that you love, and it will show in your work.
The hardest part of a dissertation is the staying on task, many students will think “I have a whole two years to write a good History Dissertation” and they do, but that is because you will need it. There will be research, endless sifting through works that have come before and works that are just now coming out. Don’t be fooled, a week of research will not be enough, during your two years of writing, you will need to continuously monitor sources for new information that will support your thesis and enable you to demonstrate a strong argument for your points. Be diligent, assign certain days of every month to review your library sources (online and offline) for new information. It will help you with writing a World history dissertation, English history dissertation or American history dissertation paper. Continue reading
This is a dissertation chapter in Ancient Egypt History:
Eight thousand years ago, North Africa was filled with grasslands and forests stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. In these grasslands, humans wandered in small groups, and eventually some of these humans began to plant and farm their food. However, around this time that the human race began to become farmers and agriculturalists, North Africa began to die. Generation after generation, it began to rain less and less, and fewer plants were growing. This death of the lush greenness gave way to sand, and within a few thousand years, North Africa became the Sahara desert. The people of North Africa were pushed south toward the only source of water: The Nile River.
The Nile valley was not occupied by man until after the Fourth Glacial Period. In ancient times, Egypt consisted of the Nile Valley north of the first Cataract, a deep narrow trench only a few miles wide and 600 miles long; and the Nile Delta, an inverted triangle 150 miles wide and 100 miles long. Continue reading