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Sanctions by the UN
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Sanctions by the UN

Sanctions by the UN Some think the let-down of UN peacekeeping and peace enforcement in the 1990s caused an improved dependence on sanctions. This can be viewed as a procedure of forced negotiation and which signifies a negative form of action that can be used for both discouraging and compelling….

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UN Peacekeeping
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UN Peacekeeping

UN peacekeeping has undergone a procedure of progression from simpler safeguard type forces forced between hostile forces to support a cease-fire to more intricate multidimensional kinds of operations that may include the peace-building of failed states. The ONUC, United Nations Operations in the Congo is typical case where the peace…

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Rwanda and Srebrenica
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Rwanda and Srebrenica

Rwanda and Srebrenica: While examining the evolution of UN peacekeeping two cases stand out. Out of the more than fifty cases since 1945 these two cases calls for special attention and that is the genocide that happened in Rwanda in 1994 and the brutal killing of about eight thousand Bosnian…

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Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping
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The Growing Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping

The Growing Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping The United Nations have been criticised on many grounds as far as the peacekeeping operations are concerned. There have been so many unsuccessful operations and it could be attributed to lack of resources and overstress due to the number and enormity of the peacekeeping…

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UN Peacekeeping
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Resurgence of UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium

Resurgence of UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium: After the let-downs in Rwanda and Yugoslavia during the 1990s, there was a major downscaling of the UN peacekeeping.  The size of the blue helmets volunteers in the field was condensed from the earlier 70,000 to 14,000. In 1999 there was a…

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Challenges to Soviet
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Soviet Control: Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Stalinist economic system began to stagnate in USSR and Europe by late 1950s and they could not deliver all that was promised. This was truer for governments where USSR imposed its system. Polish economists were the first to voice the need for reforms but their leader Gomulka refused to initiate…

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Domestic policies and impact
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Domestic Policies and Impacts

Domestic Policies and Impacts Domestic policies and impact: Single Party states came up after the European countries gave up their control over the countries in Asia and Africa. The new states were greatly influenced by communism and even the dictatorial rule in Germany, Italy, Cuba and many other places. Some…

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Democratic states - Political, social and economic challenges
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Democratic states – Political, social and economic challenges

Democratic states – Political, social and economic challenges One of the reasons for both the world wars was to stop the spread of communism into different parts of Europe. The system was seen to be very effective and it was accepted by the people as class hierarchy was being quashed….

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Democratic States Economic and social policies
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Democratic States

Democratic States: Economic and social policies With the emergence of democratic states the economic and social policies underwent a sea change especially in countries which shifted from communism to capitalism which was the by product of having a democratic governance. Under communism and socialism the economies were highly centralized and…

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World Wars: Causes and Effects IV
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World Wars: Causes and Effects IV

Causes Practices and effects of wars 4: Effects of War Effects of war are both long term and short term and they are wide spread. What happens to the soldiers and civilians are different, nevertheless both suffer in times of war. The wars of the twentieth century were lead by…

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World Wars Causes and Effects III
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World Wars: Causes and Effects III

Causes practices and effects of wars-3: Nature of Warfare Warfare changed a lot during the 20th century. There were so many changes in the world in the field of technology and communication. This naturally affected warfare too. New arms and ammunitions were invented. What was used in one part of…

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World Wars Causes and Effects II
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World Wars: Causes and Effects II

Causes, practices and effects of wars-II: Wars were widespread in the 20th century. The causes and practises of the war differed. The effects of wars were most often the same. What is war? War is a fight between two countries or two opposing group of companies. Each country aims to…

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India-Achievements Of the Guptas
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India: Achievements Of the Chandragupta Maurya

India: Achievements Of the Chandragupta Maurya India: Achievements Of the Chandragupta Maurya – It is believed that a wealthy family from Pragya or Magadha which is now Eastern Uttar Pradesh had started the Gupta Dynasty. The family gained a lot of prominence during the latter period of the 3rd century….

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India-Achievements Of Cholas
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India: Achievements Of Cholas

India: Achievements Of Cholas India: Achievements Of Cholas : In the Southern region of India, one race that was the most civilized was the Cholas. Karikala founded the Chola Dynasty, as believed by many during the 2nd century AD. When Karikala reigned, the capital city got moved from Uraiyur to…

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The League of Nations - Successes in the 1930s
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The League of Nations – Successes in the 1930s

The League of Nations – successes in the 1930s: The success of League of Nations while it lasted is generally underrated as another world war broke out before the completion of two decades. The fact is things could have got worse soon after the Word War I if the League…

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