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International Baccalaureate: History
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Extended Essay History: How did the US media reporting of the Vietnam War out of context influence the American public?
First, the South Vietnamese government did not have a public relations apparatus and were not 1 ________________ really interested in opening themselves up to foreign media (Braestrup 27). Second, the m of the US media reporting from the field in Vietnam found themselves in a foreign countr where the local population spoke a different language, making it difficult to accurately co the South Vietnamese side of the war (Braestrup 28). As a result, the US reporters receive information about the South Vietnamese primarily from US advisors (Ramsey 56).
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Additionally, ideas presented by Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, Founder of the Naval War college and author of books based on the ?influence of sea power upon history,? began to seep into the desirous minds of Americans. They yearned to adapt Mahan?s idea which suggested the need to build a powerful maritime force, both naval and commercial, in order for the US to rise against all in such a competitive world. He also suggested expanding the country?s trade by increasing oversea markets for American goods.
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It was the new cosmopolitan lifestyle against the rural tradition, secular against religion, authoritarian against liberal political cultures. Spain became polarised during the 1930s and thus created two camps which then allowed the Africanistas appeal the to more Right-wing already organised camp on the precedent that the Republic was not able to impose concrete reform that could reconcile all social groups - due to being internally divided. The mini-welfare state the First Republic attempted to impose is an example of this, the promise of a new welfare state raised expectations, but when the Republic failed to fully deliver on this, the Spaniards interpreted it as a policy failure.
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Alexander II took all the necessary steps and prepared a platform for future modernization of the country. The first problem Alexander had to face was the serfdom question. By the mid-19th century, there were around 53 million serfs in the Russian Empire making up 90% of the whole population. The serfs were laborers, who were forced to work on the fields of laborers, in return for their protection and the right to work on their land. The peasants were bound to the land and so were in other words legally owned by the landlords.
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In what ways, and with what success, did Alex II attempt to modernise Russia and preserve imperial power?
The first reform introduced to Russia by Alex II was the idea to for the Emancipation of the Serfs. It granted him the titles ?The Liberator? due to the seemingly generous sacrifice for the Serf population. His intention however, was to liberate the Serf population a on a small-scale in order to supress revolutionaries. Alex II saw that the Serf population was beginning to become restless and he knew that the only way that Tsardom could operate successfully was with the cooperation from the bottom of the social hierarchy.
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