World History at
Words of the Wise (11th Waves, March 2008)
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(1) On 1870s, the ruler of France was Napoleon III. of the Second Republic.
(2) Prussia, boasting their strong military force, put in more than 400,000 men,
which doubled the number of French troops.
(3) The conductor of army in Prussian side was King Wilhelm I.,
guided by Count Hellmuth von Moltke, "the Elder"
(4) Germany demanded to cede Alsace-Lorraine, but they refused to do so.
(5) Since France under Napoleon caused Germany significant damage,
Germany had anti-sentiment against France, and so did France.
(6) The Jewish people, since the time of large-scale repression in Palestine after the
Bar Kokhba revolt (132-135) did not reside in a state as a majority for nearly two millennia.
(7) In 1882 the 'May' laws were enacted, which drove the Jews to severe persecution.
(8) Herzl made annual reports about his travels to foreign governments, such as
King Umberto of Italy, Kaiser William II. of Constantinople,
and V.K. Plehve, minister of Russia.
(9) Herzl contemplated the posibility of a Jewish state other than the traditional region
of Palestine, such as Uganda (present-day Kenya) and Argentina.
(10) However, Fanny's great influence comes when she dies.
(11) Woolstonecraft was actually on her way to visit her in Portugal, but she was already dead
when Mary arrived.
(12) She says that the education to only please their husbands would lead women
"to adultery" (84) and society will not be able to see advantage with the abilities of women.
She, therefore, calls for a public education in which "boys and girls are educated together" (165).
(13) Woolstonecraft's Ironic Parts in Her Life and A Vindication of Rights of Women