French Revolution: Summary of Events

Feudalism and Unfair Taxation No one factor was directly responsible for French Revolution Feudal oppression and fiscal mismanagement contributed to a France on verge of revolt Number of financial advisors reviewed weakened French treasury with same conclusion à France needed a radical change in tax system Charles de Calonne suggested that France begin taxing previously…

Archduke Ferdinand & Serbia & Black Hand

Serbia Serbia of 1914 has been described as an aggressive, backward, and domestically violent nation. Part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire.  This empire included five religions and more than a dozen languages. Serbia was one of the chief sources of trouble for Austria-Hungary. Balkan region of Southeastern Europe controlled by A.H. Many of these nations looking…

History & Causes of Mental Illnesses

Nearly two-thirds of all people with diagnosable mental disorders do not seek treatment. –Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Illness What is mental illness? Mental illness is a disorderly functioning of the mind Early Explanations Demonology-thought that an evil being possessed a person; use exorcism to cast out evil spirits (e.g. chanting, elaborate prayer, force to…

Hitler’s Henchmen: Hess, Himmler, Goring, Speer

RUDOLF HESS: DEPUTY TO ADOLF HITLER  1894—1987 Acting as Hitler’s private secretary, he transcribed and partially edited Hitler’s book Mein Kampf, and eventually rose to deputy party leader and third in leadership of Germany, after Hitler and Hermann Göring. He would introduce Hitler at Nazi party rallies and held the official title of “Deputy Fuhrer”…

Conservatism: Traditional, Neo-Conservatism, Individualist

Conservatism Classical Conservatism Contemporary North America Conservatism Traditional Conservatism Individualist Conservatism Neo-Conservatism Social/Religious Conservatism Key Ideas Differences between early or classical conservatives and self-proclaimed conservatives of recent years Opposed to “social engineering” of society by society, social groups, or government Humans are imperfect & no structure can make them perfect Government has very limited or…