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Term Paper Topics 12th Waves 2008 March
(Due Date April 22nd)



         History of the Feminist Movement
(1)      CSY .      in Britain
(2)      CJY .      in France
(3)           in Germany
(4)           in Russia
(5)           in Spain
(6)      CNJ      in Turkey

Papers on the history of Feminism in country X d not just have to list the names of leaders of the feminist movement, and dates when certain achievements were accomplished, but should describe the movement / its accomplishments in front of the socioeconomic context in which they were achieved. Where necessary, differentiation should be applied.

         History of the Labour Movement
(7)      HJE      in Britain
(8)           in Germany
(9)           in Russia
(10)      PYJ      in France
(11)           in Italy

Papers should differentiate, deal with both labour unions and political parties, and place the movement in its socio-economic and -political context.

         History of Anarchism
(12)           on the Iberian Peninsula
(13)      Suzie      in Russia
(14)           in Ireland
(15)           in Germany

Papers should place the movement in its socio-economic and -political context.

         History of International Institutions
(16)      LYH      The Concert of Europe in the 19th Century
(17)      PYS      The Den Haag / The Hague Peace Conferences
(18)      LHR      The League of Nations
(19)      YYJ      The Geneva Conventions

Papers should narrate the history of the respective institution, describe the way they functioned / were supposed to function, analyse their accomplishments and failures. Papers should emphasize the elements pertaining to Europe.

         Economy and Technology
(20)           World Fairs & Exhibitions
(21)      OTH      The History of Ocean Liners
(22)      CSJ      Railroads in 19th Century Europe
(23)      LJH      Railroads in 20th Century Europe
(24)      LSH      The Rise of the Automobile Industry
(25)      KH      The Reparations Problem
(26)      PKR      Wages and Prices in Interbellum Europe
(27)      Mafia      The Great Depression in Europe
(28)      KHK      The Economic Boycott against Italy Declared by the League of Nations

Papers should emphasize the elements pertaining to Europe. It may be advisable to compare several countries.

         Lifestyle
(29)      Honey      Women in Interbellum Society
(30)      LSE      Women in Communist Russia 1917-1945
(31)      PJH      Women in Fascist Societies
(32)      KYW      Artists in Interbellum Europe
(33)           Refuges in Interbellum Europe
(34)           Labour Migrants in Interbellum Europe
(35)           Popular Culture in Interbellum Europe
(36)           Sports in Fascist States
(37)      NDW      Sports in Communist Russia
(38)      JYJ      Sports in Western Democracies
(39)      KGB      Drugs in Interbellum Europe
(40)           The Role of the Cinema in Interbellum Society
(41)           The Role of Dance in Interbellum Society

It may be advisable to compare several countries, and to differentiate particular periods within the Interbellum.

         Policies
(42)           Land Reforms in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, SHS / Yugoslavia
(43)      CHR      Causes of the Spanish Civil War
(44)           Prohibition in Europe

         Others
(45)      LSE      The Red Biennium
(46)      Youngconomics      Why did the Weimar Republic Fail ?
(47)      NDW      Popular Front Governments in France and Spain
(48)           The National Government in Britain
(49)      LJH      The French Occupation of the Rhineland
(50)      CNJ      The Berlin Olympics of 1936 in a Political Context
(51)      RHS      Militias in Interbellum Europe
(52)           Free Cities - Danzig and Fiume
(53)           Interbellum Metropoleis : London
(54)      CHY      Interbellum Metropoleis : Paris
(55)           Interbellum Metropoleis : Berlin
(56)           Interbellum Metropoleis : Vienna
(57)           Interbellum Metropoleis : Rome
(58)           Interbellum Metropoleis : Moscow
Papers on topics 53 to 58 should look at the aspects of demography, economy, technical progress, centers of culture and political power.

First claim, by email or verbal, gets the topic; every topic only once.

         Mar. 5th 2008          Alexander Ganse






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