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  • Frederick V Vs Ferdinand II

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    The Law is Always Right: Frederick V vs Ferdinand II in the Thirty Years War The Thirty Years War that spanned most of the Holy Roman Empire drawing in most of the European superpowers of the time started off as a much smaller rebellion in the Kingdom of Bohemia in the east of the Empire. The Bohemian revolt started with the Defenestration of Prague where two Catholic regents and a secretary were thrown out of a window by a group of frustrated Protestants. The regents had been

  • jacqui's story

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    When asked why I decided to make this mistake I always responded I don’t know, or I’m not sure but as I informed myself in why drinking as a minor is life-threatening I learned a lot about not only myself but as to how I affect other people by my actions. I’ve come to the conclusion that my decisions affect the road I continue to go down, I realize that it’s not about me being above drinking because they have an age limit for a reason. This lesson has truly taken a toll on how I will reason with

  • The Influences of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince on Richard the Third

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    schemed, and ran down anyone who stumbled across his highway to fame and fortune. His exploits, though morally deplorable, were highly successful for him up until his fateful end. Many of his actions were taken straight from Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince, which is famous for its hard-hearted philosophies on achieving power and ruling. Richard followed Machiavelli’s advice in that he was ruthless and careful to cover his tracks, but he failed to heed one of his warnings: he made himself unpopular

  • Analysis of Machiavelli´s The Prince

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    The great philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, having such beliefs, puts to rest man’s downfall and presents that way to preservation in his book The Prince, which produces an effective guide for political action based off of his own philosophical beliefs and history’s past. The Prince rest on the principle that, above all, the foundation for a ruler’s success is within verita effettuale—or, the effectiveness of a prince’s rule. Machiavelli urges rulers to focus on acting in ways that will result in

  • The Meaning of Heritage in "Everyday Use"

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    In the short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, the author portrays opposing ideas about one's heritage. Through the eyes of two daughters, Dee and Maggie, who have chosen to live their lives in very different manners, the reader can choose which character to identify most with by judging what is really important in one's life. In Dee's case, she goes out to make all that can of herself while leaving her past behind, in comparison to Maggie, who stays back with her roots and makes the most out

  • A Man for All Season and Machiavelli's Doctrine: Reiteration of History

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    historical change that are beyond the deliberate, rational control of men. People became so involved questioning the principles of Machiavelli's prince that they do not realize that effectiveness of power is more important than the morality of the principle. For this reason, Machiavelli was considered to be the devil incarnate when he wrote The Prince. The term Machiavellian, was born after publishing the book during the Elizabethan era, symbolizing a leader marked with cruelty and ruthlessness

  • Gifts in The Princess and The Tin Box by James Thurber Essay

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    choose to marry the poor prince with the big heart, Thurber leaves me disappointed when the princess chooses the third prince and the platinum box because she will have lots of admirers when she’s married who will fill the box with precious gems. This is not the fairy tale ending that I expected. I want the selfless princess who will find emotional value in the box and fall in love with the prince who doesn’t have a penny to his name. I want the happily ever after for the prince who was mocked for giving

  • Madame de Pompadour and the Theaters of Power, by Thomas E. Kaiser

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    In the article, “Madame de Pompadour and the Theaters of Power,” author Thomas E. Kaiser examines how Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson rose to become Madame de Pompadour, a very influential mistress to the King of France. Her rise was seen in both positive and negative lights, with her acquisition of power being questioned from those within the royal family and the public1. The life of a mistress was never an easy one, but Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson rose to the daunting task and succeeded where most had

  • Speaking the Truth

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    Speaking the Truth Before my current boss at the University, my boss was Susie. When I first started working there, Susie and I did not get along very well. She would do things that I did not think modeled leadership, such as telling her followers that they could not take off two weeks before start week then she would take off during that time. As time progressed, she became a better leader and we began to get along better. However, another team member that originally got along with her began

  • Royal Bodies

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    Royal Bodies "Royal Bodies" is a speech by Hilary Mantel, an award winning and bestselling English writer. Hilary Mantel, born in 1952, is particularly famous for her historical novels. On February 21 2013, at a book lecture at the British Museum, she held a speech, in which she commented on the British monarchy. Hilary Mantel starts her speech by telling how she, last summer, was asked to name a famous person and choose a book to give them. She chose Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, "a jointed