Britain Essays

Identity Cards

Introduction The issue of identification cards is currently a subject of heated debate. The matter is further complicated by the advent of terrorism and the specific terrorism threats, which continue to target Britain and its interests locally and abroad. Proponents of the ID debate support the use of Ids as a security measure aimed at improving the verification of authentic citizens in Britain while opponents of the introduction of the identification cards see it as an infringement of civil liberties…

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The 1812 U.s. War with Britain

Wars play an important role in the shaping of nations. Their understanding therefore helps in defining national histories (Zinn, 2005). Among the great wars that were fought by the United States in its earlier years as a nation was the War of 1812, in which it fought Britain. This lasted from June 1812 to spring 1815. It was fought mainly along the border with Canada, especially the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and sea (Borneman, 2005). Although the war…

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Britain in 1790

In 1790, Britain and Spain faced off over rights to exploit the Pacific. Spain seized ships and a trading post in Nootka Sound, claiming the Pacific by right of prior discovery confirmed by Papal Bulls. However, Spain found her position untenable. She needed allies, but France was in the throes of her revolution. Acknowledging the superiority of the Royal Navy, the Spanish gave way, abandoning claims based on prior discovery. This triumph aided the United States, which based its claim…

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Declining Economic and Military Power

As the United States prepared to enter the twenty-first century, it could reflect upon the fact that the twentieth century was truly the American century, even with its declining economic hegemony and resulting lose of military hegemony. The U. S. entry into World War I tilted the balance against the triple alliance. It was the U. S. forces that played the major part in the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II . It was the U. S.men…

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Eighteenth Century Britain

The relationship between the Indian and British societies has given the most fundamental source of reference for scholars writing about modern India since 1947. The British ruled India through the East India Company. The Company was formed in 1600 and was mainly concered with the British trade interests. It was given rights by the then Indian ruler Emperor Jajangir. India was a major trade centre hence was of great benefit to the country whose major function was trade. The company…

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Impacts of Colonialism

Colonialism is the extension of a states power over areas beyond its borders, by dominating it s colonies labor, resources. Colonialism also involves governing of a weaker country by a stronger one. Colonialism refers to the expansion of European political influence and control over Asia, Middle East and Africa. This colonialism began as a form of travel through trade missionaries who began to create impacts in the non-western world. These later evolved into political, economic and military control of these…

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