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Thomas Hardy was shy to a fault. He surrounded his house, Max Gate, with a dense curtain of trees, shunned publicity and investigative reporters, and when visitors arrived unexpectedly he slipped quietly out of the back door in order to avoid them. Furthermore, following the death of his first wife Emma, he burnt, page by page, a book-length manuscript of hers entitled & 34;What I think of my husband& 34;, together with letters, notebooks, and diaries - both his and hers.

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Karl Brandt

Karl Brandt was Adolf Hitler's personal physician. As such, Brandt was very much part of Hitler's inner circle. Brandt was involved in the euthanasia programme in Nazi Germany and in Occupied Europe. After World War Two ended Brandt was arrested and put on trial for crimes against humanity. Karl Brandt was born on January 8 th 1904 in Mulhouse.
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Franz Gurtner

Franz Gürtner was Reich Minister of Justice in Adolf Hitler's first Cabinet. Gürtner was not a member of the Nazi Party's 'Old Guard' (Alte Kämpfer) but Hitler held him in high regard and rewarded Gürtner with a high Cabinet post in early 1933. Franz Gürtner was born in Regensburg on August 26 th 1881.
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Walther Funk

Walther Funk was a senior Nazi Party official who served in Adolf Hitler's cabinet as Minister of Economics. Funk also served as President of the Reichsbank. Walther Funk was born in Trakehnen, East Prussia, on August 18 th 1880. It was quickly apparent to his family that he was a very able boy in a great number of subjects.
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Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hess was born in 1894 and died in Spandau Prison in 19. Rudolf Hess was Hitler's deputy leader in the Nazi Party. Hess had been involved with the Nazi Party from its earliest days and was on the march to the Beer Hall that lead to his and Hitler's imprisonment at Landsberg Prison from 1923 to 1924.
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Voting Behaviour in the 2000 election

2000 Category Bush Gore Nader % % % All 48 48 2 Men 53 42 3 Women 43 54 2 White 54 42 3 Blacks 8 90 1 Hispanics 31 67 2 aged 18 -29 46 48 5 aged 30 -44 49 48 2 aged 45 - 59 49 48 2 aged 60+ 47 51 2 Protestant 57 40 2 Catholic 47 49 2 Jewish 19 79 1 Liberals 13 80 6 Moderate 44 52 2 Conservatives 81 17 1 Related Posts The Electoral College Votes for the 2000 National Election The Electoral College Votes for the 2000 National Election State Bush or Gore Electoral College Votes Alabama Bush 9 Alaska Bush 3 Arizona Bush 8…USA 2000 election American politics in the year 2000 was dominated by the election for president.
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The President and Congress

The president's relationship with Congress is vital to American politics. Federalism and the Constitution cry out for both the president and Congress to work constructively together for the benefit of America. “The Presidency's single most important political relationship is that with Congress.” (Bowles).
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Ernst Fritz Saukel

Ernst 'Fritz' Saukel achieved infamy in Nazi Germany as the man who primarily organised slave labour for the Reich during World War Two. Between 1942 and 1945, Saukel was the most senior Nazi official involved in the movement and use of slave labourers. They were mainly from occupied Eastern Europe. Arrested at the end of the war, Saukel was found guilty of crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials and sentenced to death.
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Children and World War Two

Children were massively affected by World War Two. Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two; children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons, living with strangers etc. Children accounted for one in ten of the deaths during the Blitz of London from 1940 to 1941.
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President and the Executive Office

The president's closest advisors work with him in the Executive Office. The president's main advisory body is his Cabinet - which he appoints - but the White House Office and the Bureau of Budget also have an important part to play in supporting the president. The 1930's and 1940's witnessed a great growth in Federal bureaucracy.
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Public Approval of Congress

Public approval of Congress is very important as Congress, under the structure of the American political system, faces elections every two years. In Congress, all House members are up for election every two years and one-third of all Senators - therefore, all members of Congress have to be very aware of what the public thinks of them and the performance they are perceived to be making.
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Vertical

Vertical and horizontal federalism are important aspects of America's political structure. Of the identified forms of federalism, vertical and horizontal are considered to be the ones most commonly observed by analysts. The Constitution is an ambiguous document open to interpretation by all. Some political analyst such as Bowles considers this to be its greatest asset as it has survived a civil war, the abolition of slavery, migration and immigration problems, the development of America into a superpower and involving herself in world problems.
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Medicine and World War Two

World War Two was a time when huge advances were made in medicine and these medical advances were a direct response to new weaponry that had been developed between 1939 and 1945 and a natural advance in knowledge that would be expected as time progressed. “If any good can be said to come of war, then the Second War War must go on record as assisting and accelerating one of the greatest blessings that the 20th Century has conferred on Man - the huge advances in medical knowledge and surgical techniques.
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Music in Nazi Germany

Music, along with all other forms of culture, was subject to Nazification from January 1933 on. The policy of 'Gleichschaltung' (coordination) meant that music had to conform to the Nazi ideal. Hence some composers were tolerated and even elevated to a status of pure Nazism, while other composers, frequently Jewish, were shunned and effectively censored.
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Chief Justice Roy Moore v the Supreme Court

“En-gb”> Chief Justice Roy Moore v the Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore v the Supreme Court In early August 2001, Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defied a Supreme Court ruling and smuggled what was deemed a religious monument into Alabama's state judicial building. Moore, a Christian fundamentalist, supervised the workmen who did the work, which took six hours, under the cover of dark.
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Order Castles

Order Castles (Ordensburgen) were at the very pinnacle of the education system in Nazi Germany. Order Castles were “the highest residential academies for the training of the Nazi elite” (Louis Snyder) and they catered for those who at their age would have attended university - or were slightly older.
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Prora Holiday Resort

A massive holiday home complex was built at Prora to accommodate workers deemed to have worked hard enough for Nazi Germany. Prora is on the Baltic island of Ruegen and the buildings stand to this day. 'Strength Through Joy' (Kraft durch Freude - KdF) was an idea put into practice by Robert Ley's German Labour Front whereby all the leisure time of the working class was organised for them.
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Adolf Hitler Schools

Adolf Hitler Schools were seen as being at the very pinnacle of the Nazi education system. Adol f Hitler gained power in January 1933 and quickly started to redesign the whole educational structure of Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler Schools - Adolf Hitler-Schule - was one of three new types of educational facilities introduced by Hitler to create a Nazi elite.
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Youth Opposition in Nazi Germany

Youth protest movements did exist in Nazi Germany. The Nazi propagandists of the time would have had the world believe that the youth population of Nazi Germany was fully behind Hitler. It is true that many did join the Hitler Youth movement but in 1936 membership was made compulsory and all other youth movements were banned so there was no alternative.
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Which are more powerful? British or American pressure groups?

Pressure groups are vital to a democratic society and the pluralist model suggests the more groups the better as it indicates a thriving democracy as opposed to authoritarian rule which diminishes the right to gather. In the UK strong party discipline means that MP's are more likely to listen to the arguments of the party leadership backed up by party whips than those of pressure groups.
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Joseph Goebbels and the Jews

Joseph Goebbels, Minister for Propaganda and Enlightenment in Nazi Germany, made clear in numerous public speeches his thoughts on the Jews and the 'Jewish Problem'. In his views he was not far removed from Hitler as was best seen after Kristallnacht - the Night of the Broken Glass. Goebbels made it clear to those present at a meeting immediately following Kristallnacht - Reinhard Heydrich and Hermann Goering - what should happen to the Jews.
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