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  • 2016

The Effects of Rhetoric and Propaganda on the Reactions and Attitudes of World War II German Soldiers towards Their Perceived Post-War Treatment

Author: John Wm. Richardson
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Rhetoric and propaganda play key roles in how a nation and its people view themselves. In the turbulent arena of international relations, inflammatory rhetoric of one nation might metamorphosis into the reactionary propaganda of another. Such a scenario existed during the interwar years and into World War II between Germany, its European neighbors, and later the United States. International rhetoric became fodder for the Nazi propaganda machine that in turn indoctrinated the German people to believe that defeat meant an end to Germany.

  • 2016

Current State of the Alternative Transportation Systems

Author: Christopher Farell
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The Current State of Alternative Transportation Systems utilizes Mckinsey's 7-S model to provide the reader with an inside look at both the highlights and structural deficits of the organization. The interrelated elements of the 7-S model provide a useful breakdown of the elements comprising the company as a whole, along with how they interact with one another.

  • 2016

The U.S. Army’s Reluctance to Desegregate and the Impact of Racial Integration after the Korean War

Author: Thomas Weiss
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This paper studies racial integration within the United States Army and its reluctance to integrate prior to the Korean War. The purpose of this paper is to determine the cause for the Army’s unwillingness to integrate the force after the adoption of Executive Order 9981 and also to recognize the impacts that integration had on the Army and ensuing problems that African Americans faced in the post-Korean War years. This paper utilizes synthesized secondary source historical analysis as well as primary sources, to include period articles, autobiographies and oral histories as the basis of research. While the focal point of this paper is centered on the events of the Korean War, the scope of the analysis includes periods before and after the Korean War to include World War II and the war in Vietnam as well as the inter-war years. This paper concludes as its major finding that U.S. Army integration officially occurred on the battlefields of the Korean War; however, owing to the continuing problems with institutional, personal, and perceived racism and discrimination, true integration did not begin to take shape until the Vietnam era where the Department of Defense finally acknowledged the racially centered problems within both the military as well as the civilian communities.

  • 2016

An Analysis on the Importance of Commercial Port Cities in the Netherlands and Urban Networking in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Richard Sierra
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The economic, intellectual, and political relationships shared amongst the cities of The Netherlands in the Early Modern times are an under-studied subject in world history. The urban network in the Netherlands served as a fundamental core of the interconnected economy of the world-system proposed by Immanuel Wallerstein and is a center of gravity in Dutch historiography that merits closer examination. This paper focuses on the role the secondary urban network played in making Amsterdam and the Netherlands a major world power during that country's "Golden Age."

  • 2016

Technology and the Rise of Global Terrorism

Author: Monie Phillips
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This paper provides a perspective how advanced technology has provided international terrorist organizations the ability to circumvent law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community. Additionally, it also examines how international terrorists have become extremely reliant on advanced technology to communicate rather than personal meetings to radicalize sympathizers, recruit new members, and coordinate attacks. Conversely, this paper illustrates how technology has assisted law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community in monitoring, targeting, and eliminating international terrorist members throughout the world. Finally, this paper also discusses how international institutions such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are unprepared to defeat international terrorism.

  • 2016

Mr. Black and the Limits of Sacrifice: Rationing and the Black Market in Fredericksburg and the Commonwealth of Virginia during World War II

Author: Vina Hutchinson
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In popular history and memory, the World War II years are remembered as glory years for the United States. The country’s armed forces fought in league with their allies across the globe to protect freedom and secure the same for the oppressed. People in Allied countries easily identified Hitler and Tojo as representatives of evil and enjoyed seeing them vilified in cartoons and caricatures. World War II was, in most ways, a good and just war. But even this good and just war called upon Americans to make sacrifices for the greater good. The government viewed rationing of certain goods and price controls on others as necessary not only as a means to prevent inflation but also to ensure equitable distribution. While Americans supported the principle of sacrifice, they often found the reality difficult to bear, employing a series of alibis to excuse their behavior “claiming their sacrifices would not really have helped the war anyway, that someone else was receiving favored treatment, or that some blockheaded bureaucrat was bungling the whole thing.” Some Americans during the war years viewed rationing in the United States with suspicion because as residents in the land of plenty, they found it difficult to believe that food and other supplies could be available only on a limited basis. For some Americans, sacrifice had its limits.

  • 2016

Overcoming Organizational Islamophobic Based Discrimination

Author: Bonnie Eryilmaz
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The current western societal cultural problem of Islamophobic based discrimination is significant. Overcoming Islamophobia through organizational equal opportunity or anti-discrimination programs may be a step towards a solution. This paper provides a proposed study to address the problem that Islamophobic discrimination results in decreased organizational diversity and performance through exclusion. The intent of this research project is to identify methods to prevent Islamophobic related discrimination with the overall goal of addressing a wider cultural issue of Islamophobic discrimination in western cultures. The overarching research questions guiding this study focus on steps leaders could take to prevent discrimination using current anti-discrimination programs and identifying common themes within those programs. The data needed for this research will focus on cases of reported Islamophobic based discrimination and identifying common themes of successful anti-discrimination. Results of this study should identity examples of Islamophobic based discrimination as well as basic themes found within successful anti-discrimination programs. This paper should conclude that Islamophobic discrimination can be avoided through current equal opportunity or anti-discrimination programs with adequate leadership, communication, and diversity familiarization. Future applications recommend organizational review of current anti-discrimination policies, leadership and communication methods to ensure Islamophobic, or any other form of discrimination is prevented or stopped in the workplace environment.

  • 2016

The Soft Power of Branding

Author: Kerry Lieb
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This paper intended to represent and reveal some important aspects of the soft power of branding in the global community. The paper focused on three entities that have fully realized the value of social awareness and responsibility in their branding. One of the entities is a global corporate giant, another is a private high school, and the last was an entity built on social responsibility and charitable works.