world history and culture research topics

1. American Regional Cooking: Cajun Culinary Arts in Louisiana, USA.

Desc: This paper will focus on Cajun cooking, and how this style of culinary art was developed in the state of Alabama. By understanding this exotic forms of spice-based cooking, we can see its many forms in the culinary approaches that are made for it.

2. A Brief Feminist Critique of Present Australian Government Policy Towards Female Refugees

Desc: This 5-page undergraduate paper provides a brief feminist critique and analysis of present Australian government policy towards female refugees.. This paper includes a Title, Introduction of Topic, Literature Review, Methodology, Observation, Conclusion, Recommendations, and Bibliography. The paper considers literature and personal interviews to conclude that women refugees in Australia are treated unfairly because provisions are not made for their needs and because they are treated harshly.

3. A Case Study Of The Indigenous Community Of The Huichol People Of Mexico.

Desc: This ten-page paper studies the life, ways and the economic ways of the Huichol Indians of Mexico.

4. A Continent in Crisis: The Transmission of AIDS in Africa.

Desc: This eleven-page graduate-level paper examines and analyzes AIDS in Tropical Africa. Issues covered include recent statistics relating to different countries within Africa, spatial distribution and patterns of spread, and an evaluation of the social, cultural, and behavioral reasons why AIDS is spreading so rapidly. The paper concludes with a discussion of strategies for prevention, projects to reduce the spread of AIDS, and the use of drugs in AIDS treatments in Africa. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

5. A Culture in Transition: Haitian Americans.

Desc: This 3-page sophomore essay considers the values, traditions, and immigration patterns of Haitian Americans.

6. A Feast in New Guinea

Desc: The cultures of other countries are frequently of interest to those that do not originate or live in these countries. Foods, dances and the like frequently accompany most celebrations of any culture. However, when visiting a place where meat (and sometimes food in general) is scarce raises the level of the festivities that do get to include meat. Oliver Kortendick experiences such an event in Papua New Guinea.

7. A History of the Industrial Revolution in the Brazil.

Desc: This paper will discuss the Brazilian process of Industrialization that occurred in the country from 1920 until the present tense. The politics that started it will also be included to show how this development took place in the annals of Brazil. By analyzing these attributes to how the government worked, a better understanding of how the country industrialized can be made. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

8. A Look at the Impact of International Law on Colombia.

Desc: This paper will take a detailed look at how international laws have affected the domestic landscape in Colombia. In the end it will be clear that, as is the case with all international laws, the real affects and repercussions are only interesting and noteworthy insofar as they actually are adhered to and enforced by domestic authorities. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

9. A Paper About The Sanusi Brotherhood Or Sanusi Order. What Is It Who Is The Founder (Founder: Muhammad Ibn Ali Al-Sanusi - 1787 - 1859)

Desc: This paper will focus on the founding of the Sunasi Order in Libya. By accessing the history to this relgious order, we can see how it rose and fell in history.

10. A Political Analysis of Argentina and the United States.

Desc: This seven-page graduate-level paper compares the political structure and climate of Argentina with that of United States, and examines the current crisis facing the troubled South American country.

11. A Review of Chapter VI The Wall.

Desc: This is a paper written on the review of Chapter VI on "The Wall". The author shows how much else is shaped by the need to keep foreign investors pleased, while the things that are made in the factories are too costly for Filipinos, in the same pattern that is found in much of Asia and Latin American, ever since the 1970s, and that this pattern is not so different from what went before when places like the Philippines were colonies of Western powers. (pp. 91-92).

12. A Statistical Study and Analysis of the Country of Nepal.

Desc: This paper will discuss the country of Nepal and seek the basis statistics: population density, literacy, infant mortality, and rate of contraceptive use. By revealing the numbers involved on this country, a better understanding can be made for how it functions within the world scheme. By retrieving statistical information such as literacy and population growth, the hard facts can be found to make a supposition on Nepal and create a sounder way to evaluate countries through facts. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

13. A Struggle for Identity and Freedom

Desc: This essay will examine the question of Caribbean culture and try to answer what is it especially through the works of Kincaid's A Small Place, "A Girl," and The Autobiography of My Mother as well as Chevannes' Rastafari and Other African-Caribbean Worldviews. What one finds is a Caribbean culture attempting to reclaim its identity, while fighting against the dominant forces of oppression and colonialism.

14. AIDS in Africa: An Analysis.

Desc: This paper will discuss AIDS in Africa and will analyze what its role is in this society and how it affects the habitants that live on this large continent. A study will be made to assess what is being done about this disease and how it is being taken care of in the spectrum of its massive outbreaks over the years. These important topics will be covered in evaluating the current and past situations that have arisen due to this fatal disease on the African continent. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

15. Addressing Globalization in Respect to the Russian Petroleum Industries: Investigating the Human and Economic Impacts of Globalization with an Emphasis on the Company LUKOIL.

Desc: This paper shows that through examining the current economic climate achieved through globalization in respect to potential business strategies enables for a better understanding of investment and opportunities within the Russian petroleum market. In addition, this paper places a strong emphasis on the opinion that the human costs of globalization can generally not be addressed separately from the economic profits of globalization, where while there is no question that globalization does promote economic concerns, the overall impact of globalization has a high cost on those who are not in a position to profit from it. Such findings can therefore be applied in practice. This paper thus serves as a literature- based area of discourse for this topic and can be used as a foundation for formulating later discussions and analysis within this field.

16. Addressing the Deficiency of Varying Governing Theories in African States.

Desc: This paper explores the nature of theoretical approaches that are used to contextualize states within Africa. Through addressing the theoretical approaches to investigating Africa, it shall be seen how these processes are deficient in terms of addressing the true nature of Africa and the social, political, and cultural qualities found therein. The approaches to be addressed are Dependency, Statist, Militaristic, Kleptocratic, Collapsed, Emergent, and Hegemonic.

17. Adjustments Faced by Indo-Caribbean Women in British Colonies.

Desc: This paper provides a detailed social and political history of Indo-Caribbean women in the British Colonies. This paper addresses several issues of international slave trades, and the social relations that have since developed in the Caribbean communities. Indo-Caribbean women are described in political contexts of culture, family, gender roles, and historical relations with the history of slavery. 17 pgs. 14 sources.

18. Afghani Prisoners are Prisoners of War.

Desc: The United States, in its treatment of prisoners of war from Afghanistan, is clearly violating the Geneva Conventions. From the end of World War II until very recently, the United States has maintained an international posture as that of the keeper of laws and order. While we continue to act as the world's cop, the United States is in danger of destroying that which has made it such a strong nation - our integrity. It is the purpose of this essay to demonstrate that by treating all "detainees" from Afghanistan under rules governing terrorists rather than those of Prisoners Of War as defined under the Geneva Conventions, the United States is effectively making null rules that help to make the inhumane human, to make the damages of war a little less brutal. The United States is making a mistake, one that it cannot afford.

19. Afghanistan.

Desc: This eight-page high-school level paper discusses the aspects of the country of Afghanistan, including ethnicity, background, history, people, climate, population growth, religion, government, political parties, economics, and the military. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

20. Africa after the Cold War.

Desc: This paper answers two questions about contemporary African government.

21. Africa: The Military, One-Party Rule and the Legacy of Colonialism.

Desc: This paper examines the dominant role of the military in politics in West Africa with the emphasis on Nigeria. The predominant presence of the military since independence in the region, and the various roles it has player are outlined. Then its links to colonialism and the nature of indigenous societies are explored. It is concluded that the military's predominance in bureaucratic/authoritarian states has indigenous as well as colonial roots. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

22. African Studies: Questions 2, 4, and 8.

Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper consists of answers to questions 8, 2 and 4. The three answers give of picture of Africa through mapping, the media, and how gender has been constructed. All of these are constructs of Africa. 6 pgs. No bibliography provided.

23. Afrocubanism.

Desc: This ten-page undergraduate paper discusses the impact of the African legacy on Cuban culture as expressed in religious life, music, and dance; and examines the roles Afrocubanism played in the Cuban revolution and in the Diaspora community in the United States. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

24. Alone And Forgotten.

Desc: This two-page paper presents a discussion about the African States their authoritarian governments and their impoverished nations. The author discusses the varied problems the nations have and how the government may in fact be contributing to the problem. 2 pgs. No bibliography provided.

25. Amir Naderi's The Runner-Autobiographical Representation.

Desc: This is an 8-page paper that depicts the social life of Iran as experienced by the director Amir Naderi and his friends and shows the despondency prevalent in the remains of the revolution. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

26. An Analysis of the overthrow of Arbenz Government in 1954.

Desc: This paper will discuss what factors were placed to overthrow the Guatemalan government of Arbenz in 1954. By showing how business clashed with democratic reform, we can assess how this action took place.

27. An Analysis on Australian Law and Parenting Through Artificial Reproduction.

Desc: are affected parenting in Australia. In a law point of view, we will examine how current applications of law can illuminate these new changes, and how they adapt to them in this system. By using the Family Act of 1975, we will understand, along with other observations, how Australia is dealing with this issue.

28. An Argument Against War with Iraq.

Desc: This paper will discuss why the United States should not go to war with Iraq because it is obvious that President Bush and the Enron scandal have damaged Republican opinion for the upcoming November elections, and this 'sudden' need for military action against a country that is nearly prehistoric is wrong. The sanctions that have been placed against Iraq for eleven years prove this war ridiculous, and the many experts say that Saddam Hussein is obviously not capable of forming nuclear fissle (raw nuclear material) in the near future, never mind making the actual missiles.

29. An Historical Discussion of Mexican Immigration in California.

Desc: In spite of recent referrals to the decline of boundaries between nations and cultures that is a feature of globalization, issues of immigration remain much debated in the United States in the late 1990s. This paper examines the 'Mexican Question' in California with regard to history, as it most definitely continues to shape Californians' attitudes and political sentiment. The result is a view of an American region that by no means reflects the dissolution of borders between cultures that is held by some theorists to be occurring at the present time. 9 pgs. 18 f/c. 18b.

30. An Imperialist Visionary: The Impact of Viceroy Curzon on British India.

Desc: This paper will indicate, Curzon was an imperialist in the idealistic sense of Kipling. Although at its roots British rule of India was maintained through political and military domination reinforced by an undeniably racist ideology, certain imperialists such as Curzon believed that the British presence in India could be ennobled by a sense of duty, and an obligation to govern the subcontinent both wisely and fairly. In the end, as will be shown, the idealism of Curzon was overwhelmed by the brutal (and racist) realities of imperial government. However, his vision and reforms - some successful and some not - mark his time as Viceroy as the pinnacle of British imperial rule in India. 10 pgs. 20 f/c. 3b.

31. Analyze the Effect of the Exchange Rate Stabilization Programs in Argentina.

Desc: This paper will probe at the trials and tribulations of the exchange stabilization program(s) in Argentina over the first half of the 1990s. This type of study could potentially draw on a number of important and directly related factors, and an even more impressive roster of indirect links. In the interests of brevity, only the most relevant factors will be drawn into the discussion. These include the nature of the stabilization programs in Argentina, the debt crisis of 1995, the debate between fixed and flexible exchange rates, the prediction of future exchange rates using spot values, and a brief mention on the other forces that are at work to undermine efforts to sustain economic stabilization in the developing economies. One of the important ones to mention is globalization, which is linked directly to factor allocation, linked interest rates, highly mobile capital, and the like. 14.5 pgs. 26 f/c. 10b.

32. Analyzing The History Of Haiti.

Desc: This paper sketches the history of Haiti as well as its present state. A look at its labor unions and its greatest present challenge, as well, its relationship with the United States. 6 pgs. 4 f/c. 8b.

33. Ancient Civilizations: An Analysis

Desc: This three page undergraduate essay examines how ancient civilizations expanded. The author notes that in comparing and contrasting the ways by which various ancient civilizations increased and maintained their power, historians have explained the roles of religion, conquest, and trade in this process of development and expansion. By the third millennium before the Christian Era, people speaking Semitic languages had settled in the cradle of civilization now known as Sumer and founded city-states such as Ur and Uruk in order to foster trade.

34. Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna: One man's failure vs. the failure of Mexico.

Desc: This paper is written at senior level. It reviews the performance of Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana as a ruler and how effective was he in his role.

35. Are Military Governments Good or Bad

Desc: For many generations, military governments have ruled countries in various parts of the world. Some have been successful; others have cause great hardship for the people. Why are some welcomed by the people, while others are eventually overthrown? In this paper, I will examine the effectiveness of military governments and why they succeed of fail. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

36. Argentina Financial Crisis.

Desc: Argentine president la Rua faced the most powerful general strike against his center-left administration. Argentina's embattled President Fernando de la Rua resigned following street protests. The main reason behind De la Rua resignation is the failure to bring stability, reducing unemployment, curbing down the unequal distribution of wealth, and failure to reduce corruption. It was these measures that set off the rioting that led to De la Rua's resignation. Protesters rallied outside De la Rua's presidential palace where riot police on horseback repeatedly pushed them back with batons, water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Hundreds were taken into custody. Reports of the number of dead range anywhere from six to thirty people killed since the riots began.

37. Argentina and the United States: A Political Analysis.

Desc: This seven-page graduate-level paper compares the political structure and climate of Argentina with that of United States, and examines the current crisis facing the troubled South American country.

38. Argentina.

Desc: This paper is written about Argentina and its economic problems. The "dollarizing" of Argentina's economy was the product of the genius of Domingo Cavallo, finance minister of former President Carlos Saul Menem, under a Convertibility Plan aimed at putting the country's chillingly soaring inflation in the late 80s to a sudden stop (Mark Falcoff) and then saving and re-ordering the economy as a whole. No more Argentinean money to be printed than there was dollars in circulation - a radical measure, which worked. But it also created more trouble by raising prices above those of the United States and resulted in slow capital inflows and high unemployment rate (17% in 1997) and the consequent overthrow of President Menem after 10 years of rule.

39. Argentina: A Country Study.

Desc: It is clear that Argentina is an interesting country with a colorful past and a promising future. This paper will take a look at the political, economic, and social structure of the country in an effort to develop a sound knowledge of its past, present, and where this new millenium may lead. 10.5 pgs. 16 f/c. 9b.

40. Aussies Americanize.

Desc: This six-page paper presents a discussion about the Australian television, music and movie trends. As the world continues to globalize we se an ever increasing melding of styles and the mediums in Australia have been getting decidedly more American with each passing year. The author takes us through several examples of music, television and movie situation where the Americanization of them has become evident. There were six sources used to complete this paper. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

41. Australian Industrial Relations Questions.

Desc: Answers to several questions concerning changes within the Australian Industrial Relations system, the role of the Labor Council of New South Wales (one of the major links between government and union leadership), the role of the Occupational Health and Safety commission, gender equality under the Australian IR system, social justice issues within the IR system, and IR theories in relation to the Australian practice.

42. Afghanistan and The Taliban.

Desc: The sixteen-page undergraduate paper looks at the history of Afghanistan and the reasons for why Taliban has emerged as ruling force in the country. It also explores, outside influence, if any the raise of their power and the route they have taken. 16 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

43. al Expansion in Africa.

Desc: This paper is on "Imperial Expansion in Africa". It argues against the statement, which is "The great outburst of Imperial expansion at the end of the 19th century was the product of great power rivalry and not of economic necessity", this statement has been disparate because the economics had everything to do with the expansion of empires into Africa, not power. It analyzes the topic with evidence and explores whether the historians used original material or have they rehashed things from other writers?