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  1. History Notes Of Singapore History Chapter 5

    Other inventions that fuelled the IR: Railway trains & steamships invented and were used to deliver goods & carry people faster & over longer distances. * How did it affect Singapore? i. Increase in trade: - Europeans & Americans needed raw materials such as tin, rubbed & oil from East. - Euros & Ames needed to find markets to sell their goods. - Euro & American steamships made SG their port-of-call to refuel & obtain food supplies. - SG also gained importance as port for the collection of good from East & distribution of manufactured goods from West. ii.

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  2. Is General Haig solely the on to blame for the failure of the Somme?

    Douglas Haig was born in Edinburgh on 19 June 1861 into a wealthy family. In late December 1915, General Sir Douglas Haig had replaced General Sir John French as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). Many believe that Haig was to blame for the failure of the Somme for many reasons for example He had a plan and he was sticking to it. The men in the trenches were very tired and badly fed because of which they were too weak to win the Somme.

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  3. History Notes Of Singapore History Chapter 4

    Lim Boon Keng & Eunos Abdullah *Examples of proposals initiated by these Asian members: >1927, Abdullah asked govt to set adide large place of land for Malay settlement called Kampung Melayu, which provided low-cost housing for Malays & allowed for them to earn living by growing fruit, vegetables and rearing poultry. >Dr. Lim Boon Keng proposed to ban opium smoking as he saw that it was destroying the lives of many Chinese immigrants. Legislative Council not willing to ban opium since it meant great loss of revenue for the government.

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  4. Why did the Whitechapel murders attract so much attention?

    Therefore, I gather that because of Ripper's modus operandi, the British public were likely be more intrigued with the unusual and uniqueness of these particular killings ; hence the reason why Ripper's modus operandi turned out to be one of the major reasons behind the fact the Whitechapel murders obtained so much attention. Likewise the fact that 19th century Whitechapel was over-crowded, unsanitary, polluted with smog and very maze - like, lead any person to become vulnerable. This information aided Jack the Ripper's popularity and indeed it aided him with the murders themselves as people were not able to keep a clear eye out on the road.

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  5. Why were the Police unable to catch Jack The Ripper?

    Also, the amount of policemen on patrol was increased; yet again this attempt failed to aid the resolution of the case simply because it would be difficult to convict someone for murder if they were not caught in the act - mainly due to the lack of evidence. Hence leading me to point out that the police were incredibly limited as they did not possess the various equipment or resources required, also forensic science had not yet been discovered; hence fingerprints and DNA samples could not be obtained.

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  6. History Notes Of Singapore History Chapter 6

    WHY DID THE BRITISH FAIL TO STOP THE JAPANESE? i. Japanese intelligence services in Malaya & SG - Jap intelligence provided info on British defence & readiness - Jap owned lands in Johor & SG & they observed construction of naval base & coastal defences - Jap fishing fleet, which accounted for nearly half of fish supplied to SG, conducted surveys of the Malayan coastal areas - Jap photographers, who operated studios in Malayan towns, took pictures of roads, railways & military installations - Many Jap military officers operated incognito ii.

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  7. My main question is : How did Mussolini rise to power in Italy ? And the following 2 sub-questions will help me answer it: What was Mussolinis ideology ? How did Mussolini build his dictatorship?

    Mussolini was inspired by his father who was a nationalist. He is one of the founders of fascism. He studied for teacher but due his affaires with ladies he had a very short career. Later Mussolini volunteered in the Italian Navy. Later he found work as a political journalist. He used this network later on in his premiership. Benito Mussolini has been a very important switch in Human History, he had influenced Adolf Hitler and together there wanted to make a new "Roman Empire." In the following thesis I will briefly write about, "how Mussolini came to power" and a little about his younger each.

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  8. Cats in Ancient Egypt

    The jungle cats roamed the marshes and swamplands in the northern Nile Valley. These cats were had long legs but a relatively short tail and weighed around 3.5 - 6.5kgs. There are no hieroglyphics or tomb paintings found which indicated that the Egyptians differentiated from the wild cats and the domestic cats. Osteological examinations help Egyptologists today determine the age, sex and species of cats, but the skeletal remains don't shed much light on whether the cats were wild, tamed or domesticated. Examinations revealed that the majority of the mummified cats recovered from the earliest dynasty were found to be surprisingly larger than the general wild cats.

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  9. Jack The Ripper. Why did the Whitechapel murders attract so much attention in 1888.

    In this essay, I am going to explore these reasons in detail, and give my opinion on their effect. Firstly, the Rippers modus operandi; Ripper and his victim would stand facing each other, and when she lifted her skirts he would seize them by their throats and strangle them. He would then lower his victim to the ground, their heads to his left before he cut their throats. He adopted this position to try to avoid getting bloodstains on himself. He would then either mutilate the victim from the same position, or straddle her at or near the feet.

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  10. Jack The Ripper. The police failed in catching Jack the Ripper for a variety of reasons. At the time they were subject to many limitations, and although they tried everything in their power, many of their methods proved ineffective.

    Firstly, although the police were criticized heavily, they tried as hard as they could to catch the Ripper, and pursued every avenue of investigation both conventional and unconventional. They interviewed thousands of lodgers, printed tens of thousands of flyers, people from suspected professions such as butchery were also singled out and interviewed. Some police even dressed up as prostitutes to try and lure the Ripper. Police activity was frantic, and every lead was tracked down and every suspect was interrogated thoroughly.

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  11. Jack The Ripper. Describe law and order in London in the late nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, London was changing dramatically

    A revolution that was taking place in Britain at the time was the Industrial Revolution. This Industrial Revolution, led to a population growth, and London became seriously overcrowded, poverty became common in some parts of the city like Whitechapel, and many of the people took to drink. This new city lifestyle led to a sharp increase in crime, especially crimes like thieving and pick pocketing as the criminals found it easy to escape in these neighbourhoods. This increased crime led to the formation of the Metropolitan Police Force, because some people felt that an organization was needed whose sole duty was to maintain law and order.

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  12. The Allied bombing campaign against Germany

    'Window' consisted of thousands of small strips of metal foil. This produced a blizzard of confusing signals on enemy radar screens, making them virtually useless.

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  13. Jack The Ripper - law and order, publicity and why the killer escaped justice.

    As well as the poor officers and organisation, the Met also used illogical and useless methods when attempting to solve crime. Phrenology, the judgement of a character by the size and shape of their skull, was employed by the Met and was futile in solving crime. Police also photographed the eyes of the victim and thought that it would show the reflection of the killer. These methods were all clearly ineffective and police wasted a lot of time using them and this was one reason why policing and law and order was so weak in the 19th Century.

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  14. Benito Mussolini Informative Speech

    Despite some imperfectness, democracy is still the best system so far and should be exercised and protected. To avoid the raising of dictators, both the government and the people should do the own part. Firstly the government should be able to keep the democratic system running and avoid any form of dictatorship. After WW2, the Italian government rewrote its constitution and under the new constitution small parties should have certain seats in the parliament and thus avoid one party or one person from monopolizing the politics.

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  15. oliver cromell- hero or villain?

    He also helped the parliament win the Naseby Civil War in 1645. He was a great and efficient cavalry commander who led men into the charge but kept them on the battlefield. I think he was a hero at this time as he didn't gain any power out of fighting this battle which proves that he fought because he believed in it. By 1648 he had contributed more than anyone else in the parliament. He was very selfless and honest during this time.

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  16. How far is the 1932 revolution in Thailand a revolution?

    It is a revolution as there is a change form of government. Before the revolution, Thailand had been under an absolute monarchy for thousands of years.3 The King had the absolute power and enjoyed a lot of privileges, e.g. the right to pardon. However after the revolution the King were striped off his privileges and power and had to rule under the constitution. For example, King Prajadhipok did not receive the right to even choose his own heir when he was forced to abdicate. 4The 1932 Constitution stated that the veto of the King to any proposals could be overruled by the popular vote of the parliament.5 In the 1932 Revolution, the

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  17. Bletchley ParK

    Also as it was a rural area, it increased the secrecy, and also allowed it to expand. There were many different jobs in Bletchley Park, all requiring the special types of people to carry them out. However the requirements for job entries were set at a high standard, Mainly people would get recruited by secret agencies, university lecturers, Advertisements that were encrypted for people who were smart enough to solve them and encrypted letters sent to door steps and crosswords in the local papers that were meant for those who were quickest to find the words. The jobs ranged from code breakers working on simple codes and the crucial Enigma code, to translators and analysts working to

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  18. Jack The Ripper : Assignment 1 : Objective 1

    The police force did a lot of public services. For example, the police used to call out the time at regular intervals and even light the street lamps as it became dark. The police forces had to deal with a range of disorder and crimes ranging from theft to public disturbances, drunkenness, vagrants, prostitutes and beggars. Robert Peel introduced the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829 and after 1850, the Metropolitan Police Force expanded across all of London; it became a very common sight to see 'Bobbies' or 'Peelers' patrolling the street everywhere.

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  19. explain the effects of the hyperinflation of 1923 on the people of Germany.

    The government failed to raise benefits fast enough to keep up with price rises and pensioners struggled to survive. People with investments in bank accounts saw their value vanish overnight. Many Germans gained from the hyperinflation. People with property were maiing money, while those with debts or mortgages saw their value disappear and their debt payments effectively end. Businesses were able to borrow money, spend it on new machinery, and then pay back virtually nothing to the banks. The speed with which Germans had to spend their money meant that demand in the shops was actually higher than before the period of hyperinflation.

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  20. main features of development in cromer

    There are several sources showing the importance of fishing. Extract from the will of Clement Fysheman in 1519. "I give Alys my wife nets, ropes, and co...residue of nets to be divided between John, son and Robert, son." This quote shows that he left his equipment for his family to show the wealth and importance of the next generation. Another source from Daniel Defoe: A tour through Britain 1724. 'Lobsters which are taken off the coast in great numbers, carried to Norwich and in large quantities to London. This portrays that even from as early as 1724, Cromer were famous for their sea food and trading with other cities.

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  21. Why do these sources seem to show conflicting evidence about the attitude of the German people to Nazi policies towards the Jews?

    The Germans believed that the Jewish people were to blame for all the poverty, all the failures and basically anything bad that had happened in Germany since the end of the First World War in 1919. There are many reasons why Trudi Eulenburg felt like this and one of the reasons is because the brownshirts and normal none Jewish German citizens went round smashing shops windows that belonged to Jews, in her case however her and her fathers shop was left alone but when they arrived there they were told they could never return to the shop and was to sell all the items at whatever price the buyer offered.

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  22. Comparison between Ancient China and Singapore Civilisations

    On the other hand in the early civilisations, all the objects were made by hand and were intricately designed using bones or sharp stones etc. However, the early civilisations and present day Singapore have something in common with reference to the aspect on technology. The technologies in both the early civilisation and life in Singapore today share the same things which include making tools, weapons and craft objects etc. Even cooking is present in both of them. In both times, the people have always tried to make life better for themselves by trying to different methods to complete their jobs efficiently.

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  23. To what extent was the Irish Famine merely an excuse for Peel to repeal the 1815 Corn Laws?

    There was a growing unrest amongst the working classes. This time period was revolutionary throughout all of Europe, and the British government were terrified of the same happening. The ruling classes were anxious to prevent this potential revolution. As the poor had been living in hunger for centuries since serfdom and feudalism had been introduced, there was (in this case) the threat of starvation as the situation worsened; making revolution more likely. The Corn Laws can be seen as responsible for this threat of starvation, and the governments threat to itself, so with this tax abolished the number of those prepared to revolt is reduced as the threat of starvation is reduced.

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  24. Jack The Ripper

    It's vague, and aims to sell papers and sensationalise the murders. Source C mentions the murderer's skill; 'long incision' implies surgical accuracy and hints the murder is pre-planned as the victim is left holding expensive breath-fresheners, suggesting the murderer had money, which could be used to attract the victim. C implies the murders weren't messy but very precise. In comparison, A label's Ripper as 'demented', removing the idea of professional relevance. While A recognises the immense effort, it suggests the murders are brutal, presenting them as clumsy and spontaneous.

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  25. Chile under Allende

    instead of evading them, 360000 new houses were build, the number of schools was more than doubled, and some limited land reform was introduced. The American government admired his reforms and poured in lavish economic aid. But in 1967 things changed. The left thought his land reforms too cautious and wanted full nationalization of the copper industry, whereas the right thought he had already gone too far.

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