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Samurai Assassins - 'Dark Murder' and the Meiji restoration, 1853-1868, Romulus Hillsborough

Samurai Assassins - 'Dark Murder' and the Meiji restoration, 1853-1868, Romulus Hillsborough

Samurai Assassins - & 39;Dark Murder& 39; and the Meiji restoration, 1853-1868, Romulus HillsboroughSamurai Assassins - & 39;Dark Murder& 39; and the Meiji restoration, 1853-1868, Romulus HillsboroughWe start with a description of Tokugawa Japan as it was when Commodore Perry& 39;s fleet forced the Shogun to agree to allow limited foreign access to Japan (originally just agreeing that American sailors could buy supplies in Japan and that shipwrecked sailors would be treated in a civilised way).

The Gentlemans Agreement - History

The Gentlemans Agreement - History

In the aftermath of both the Russo Japanese War and the San Francisco earthquake, the city of San Francisco announced that it would segregate schools, assigning Japanese students to all Japanese schools. The Japanese objected and President Roosevelt negotiated an informal agreement in which the Japanese would restrict the number of Japanese coming to the US and in return, the segregation would end.

How Are Socialism and Communism Different?

How Are Socialism and Communism Different?

Both socialism and communism are essentially economic philosophies advocating public rather than private ownership, especially of the means of production, distribution and exchange of goods (i.e., making money) in a society. Both aim to fix the problems they see as created by a free-market capitalist system, including the exploitation of workers and a widening gulf between rich and poor.

Contest for Empire

Contest for Empire

At the same time that England was developing her North American colonies, her chief rival, France, had established settlements in New France (Canada) and was vying for control of the areas west of the English colonies.Further, England and France were competing for dominance in Europe, as well as establishing competing empires in the Far East.

Columbine High School Shooting: Victims and Killers

Columbine High School Shooting: Victims and Killers

The Columbine shooting on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, occurred when two teens went on a shooting spree, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others, before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide. The Columbine shooting was, at the time, the worst high school shooting in U.

How many times was Vaclav Havel under arrest and under what - presumably trumped up charges - was he indicted?

How many times was Vaclav Havel under arrest and under what - presumably trumped up charges - was he indicted?

Vaclav Havel, was one of the leading figures of the Velvet revolution that toppled the Czech communist government. He was arrested multiple times by the regime, the longest being for four years. The