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Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany
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Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany

Adolf Hitler led Germany throughout World War Two. Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30th, 1945 - just days before Germany's unconditional surrender. Berlin was about to fall to the Russians and defeat for Nazi Germany was obvious. Hitler had no intention of letting the Russians capture him and putting him on trial - hence his suicide.

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Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi was re-elected for the 8 th District in San Francisco on November 8 th 2006. Pelosi polled over 80% of the votes cast and won the district overwhelmingly. Nancy Pelosi is now Speaker-in-waiting for the House of Representatives, a position she will take up in January 2007. She has gained the highest elected political position for a woman in American history and traditionally, after the president and vice-president, the Speaker is considered the third most important political position in America.
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Democrat National Convention Boston 2004

Boston was an interesting choice for the Democrat national convention. It is a historic city associated with the American Revolution and freeing the people of America from British rule. The Boston Tea Party occurred in the city. Boston is a city very much associated with the Kennedy family - John F Kennedy was seen as the saviour of the Democrats in the early 1960's and the 'golden boy' of American politics.
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Battle for Two Sisters

The Battle for Two Sisters, along with the Battle for Mount Harriet, took place on the night of June 11 th and June 12 th , 1982. Two Sisters gave its Argentine defenders a good height advantage and the position had to be attacked and taken if British troops did not want their route to Port Stanley made more dangerous by being attacked in the rear.
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The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment played an integral part in the re-taking of the Falkland Islands. The Parachute Regiment fought decisive battles at Goose Green, Teal Inlet and Mount Longdon and by the end of the campaign the regiment had won two Victoria Crosses. All land forces were grouped in 3 Commando Brigade.
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Main issues 2004 election

IRAQ Bush: He argued during the election campaign that the war in Iraq made the world a safer place and may act as a lead to other nations in the Middle East to strive for a democratic government. He also argued that Iraq had the potential to make WMD and could have informed terrorist organisations on how to do likewise.
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The retaking of the Falkland Islands

There were six potential landing points in the Falklands for the leaders of the Task Force to decide on. They had to make a correct decision, as they would have had only one chance for a successful landing. A failure would have led to many casualties both on land and at sea and would have put in jeopardy the whole purpose of the Task Force.
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America and Rocket Technology

America also put a great deal of effort into rocket research. By the spring of 1945, the US Navy alone had 1,200 factories that worked on rocket production. However, America's acquisition of Wernher von Braun and his input into America's post-war rocket development, has tended to overshadow the work done by America during the war.
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Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle was the man seen by many French people to have been their true leader in World War Two. Charles de Gaulle had a military background, but he quickly became the political figurehead of the Free French Movement that was based in Great Britain during World War Two. Charles de Gaulle was born in 1890 at Lille.
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Main issues 2004 election

IRAQ Bush: He argued during the election campaign that the war in Iraq made the world a safer place and may act as a lead to other nations in the Middle East to strive for a democratic government. He also argued that Iraq had the potential to make WMD and could have informed terrorist organisations on how to do likewise.
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F D Roosevelt

F D Roosevelt (the F D stands for Franklin Delano) was the president who headed the New Deal campaign to get America out of the economic depression the nation had sunk into following the Wall Street Crash. Roosevelt holds the unique distinction of being elected four times by the people of America. Roosevelt's place in American history has been fixed due to the New Deal but also because he rose to the highest position in America despite a crippling illness.
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John Kerry

John Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, in Denver, Colorado. He is married to Theresa Heinz Kerry - from the Heinz family and they have two children and three stepchildren. The family are Catholic. Kerry went to Yale University in 1966 and joined the US Navy in the same year. He served in the Navy until 1969 and was sent to Vietnam where he served as a patrol leader in the extremely dangerous Mekong Delta region.
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USA 2000 election

American politics in the year 2000 was dominated by the election for president. Few in America could have predicted that the Gore versus Bush election 'fight' would have been so close and controversial, ending with an input by the Supreme Court. The result of the election is as follows: Candidate Party Popular vote Percentage vote Electoral College G W Bush Republican 50,456,169 47.
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The Nazi Police State

The Nazi Police State was to ensure that everybody did as they were told - or paid the price. The Nazi Police were controlled by Heinrich Himmler and his feared secret police - the Gestapo - did as it pleased in Nazi Germany. Children's loyalty could be developed with a policy of indoctrination via education and the Hitler Youth movement.
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The Republican National Convention New York 2004

This national convention was held in New York City at the end of August and in the first few days of September. The choice of the city was symbolic after 9/11. It was selected before the Congressional committee's findings on 9/11 when security arrangements within America were openly criticised - though it made no criticisms of Bush himself.
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National Conventions

National conventions are part of the electoral process. National conventions have been held in August in recent election years, and they have to show both Republican and Democrat parties at their very best as the media coverage of these events is immense. Whether these conventions are a vital part of the American political structure, though, is open to debate.
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The Casablanca War Conference

The Casablanca War Conference was held between January 14th and January 29th 1943. The meeting in Casablanca, French Morocco, was between Winston Churchill, the British war leader, and F D Roosevelt, the American president. The other major war leader, Joseph Stalin, was not invited to Casablanca as neither Churchill or Roosevelt had on the agenda anything to do with the Eastern Front.
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Class and American elections

It is accepted that class-oriented behaviour can be a significant factor in American elections and in Americanpolitics in general. However the problem is to determine how significant class is in elections. The 1920's and 1930's - with the New Deal aiding the underprivileged - did, in fact, establish a direct relationship between class and party allegiance; though this allegiance was subject to considerable variation from election to the election.
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Initiatives and America

Initiatives are a system in America allowing those citizens who are interested to propose legislative and constitutional changes. To start the initiative process, those concerned need to get a certain number of registered voters who live within their electoral district to support their proposal. This varies from state to state but is usually between 5% to 15% of registered voters.
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Voting patterns in America

Voting patterns in America are keenly analysed statistics by party officials. In 1996 the turn out at the general election was 49% which was the lowest turn out since 1924. This was despite a record of 13 million new voters registering to vote in1992. This could simply have been because so many potential voters considered the result a forgone conclusion rather than America developing a sudden apathy towards politics.
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Leonardo Conti

Leonardo Conti was Reich Health Leader in Nazi Germany. Conti was a fervent German nationalist despite being born in Switzerland. As one of the most senior medical practitioners in Nazi Germany, Conti was involved in the infamous Action T4 euthanasia progamme. Conti was born on August 24 th 1900. He studied medicine at university and graduated as a physician and practiced in Berlin.
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