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21: Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Necessary or Not? "…Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt ... of our policy- -or of a collective death-wish for the world" (Walton 142). -President John F. Kennedy Although it is regarded as a highlight of President John F. Kennedy's career, the Cuban Missile Crisis may not have been the heroic act it appeared. Contrary to his own statement as quoted above, his choices in dealing with Khruschev and the Communist threat in Cuba put the world in extreme risk ... force was crushed in an embarrassing defeat. This left the world stunned. How could President Kennedy allow such a thing to happen? It marked the first of many events that led to the Cuban missile crisis, which occurred over a year later. The Bay of Pigs incident broke all of the little trust that the Cubans had left I the United States, and ignited the support of Castro by the ...
22: Cuban Missile Crisis 3
The closest the world has come to nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. The Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States. U.S. armed forces were at their highest state of readiness. Soviet field commanders ... issue is whether or not JFK got lucky or if he was tactically smart and made the correct decision. Many historians believe that President Kennedy played a dangerous game of brinksmanship in the Cuban Missile Crisis and we were just lucky that the Soviets shied down while others believe that the actions of the Soviets influenced and framed the President's decision. However, many others traditionally believe that JFK effectively defused the crisis by good diplomacy and executive decision making. This last opinion on the matter is, without question, the correct viewpoint, and is easily justifiable through substantial evidence. Kennedy was a great leader, and although he ...
23: Managing Globalization
... 1: The Phenomenon of Globalization "Globalization is the process whereby the world's people are becoming increasingly interconnected in all facets of their lives - cultural, economic, political, technological, and environmental." (p. 1) "Japan typifies the Asian model in many respects. Its economy is externally focuses; aims at gaining market share in the world economy through exports. Most importantly, it is oriented toward strengthening its producers rather than encouraging consumers." (p.10 ... World order. It took its economic supremacy for granted…" (p. 38) "It was not until 1993 - and then only at the urging of the Japanese government - that World Bank economists reluctantly acknowledged that the East Asian countries - Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and China - were following a development strategy quite different from the one advocated by the bank, one characterized by extensive government intervention…" (p. 44) "Today the United States lacks an enemy, and there are four instead of two centers of World Power: Japan, China, Europe and the United States. Asian centers are growing fast; western ones are floundering." (p. 51) "If the United States is to continue to organize collective leadership, as many seem to want, it must strengthen itself and replace the old ...
24: Assyrian Crisis
THE ASSYRIAN CRISIS, A TIME OF GROWTH The Assyrian Crisis in Judah appears, from the surface, as a time of great luck for the people of Jerusalem. However, by examining the situation with a more powerful lens, one can see the powerful religious infuence such ... reigns, Judah stands for an additional 136 years. By writing about such events in the history of Israel and Judah, the authors of 2 Kings would have been influenced by what happened in the Assyrian crisis with Hezekiah. Through much of the book of 2 Kings, the authors understood the turmoil and the effects of having evil and good kings in a nation. With an evil king, came evil deeds ...
25: The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to thermonuclear war. "Nuclear catastrophe was hanging by a thread…and we weren't counting by days or hours, but minutes." 1 The United States was at its ... general does not run errands. After being informed the next day, Kennedy organized the Executive Committee of the United States National Security Council (EX-COMM). This handpicked group of 19 men helped Kennedy through this crisis. They provided intelligence briefings, edited Kennedy's letters, and argued over the best course of action. EX-COMM proved to be an irrefutable way to manage the crisis. The Statutory members included: Vice President ...
26: Asian Mythology
Asian Mythology Visualize having your heart cut from you while it was still beating, and have a sense of joy that you were honored with such as task? Can you see constant war, total carnage and ... didn't weigh enough or had lip. Would that be the type of world you would want to live in where defenseless infants are killed for petty flaws. If you were to focus on the Asian mythology you will see three key aspects that would dramatically change the world as we know it. They involve our view on equality,imperfection, and the value of life. In a world that already is struggling, without the presence of the other sex can amplify the work of day to day. In the Asian mythology men speak before men women. If this was present in today's society women would have fewer rights as a citizen and would not be treated as equals.Our country will have a ...
27: Angel Island
... said to have been founded by the white settlers and capitalists. In truth, these presumed pioneers used immigrants to fulfill their needs and desires. Capitalists and businesses created deceptive propaganda in order to exploit the Asian and European immigrants to the American Dream. The American Dream portrayed the Constitution's promise of equal opportunity to all immigrants. To the Chinese, America and most notably California, was known as the "Mountain of ... and huge basket hats with queues hanging down their back. The Chinese stood out like none other in a society dominated by whites. At the beginning, one would see men alone on the streets because Asian women weren't allowed to travel to the United States. Chinatown became known as "the bachelor society." The main reason the American government enacted laws prohibiting Asian women, was the capitalists didn't want the Chinese starting families. Else, the Chinese would start businesses that would compete for American profits. The few women who did come to America were typically prostitutes. ...
28: Macro Signals Declining Effici
... 2 decades, the Thai economy has been one of the best performing economies in the world, characterized by sustained high growth rates, averaging 10.3% 1985-90, and 8% in the years prior to the crisis (1990-96). This growth was accompanied by a dramatic decline in the incidence of absolute poverty, from 57% in 1962 to 14% in 1992, with per capita income increasing from $700 per annum in the ... hit, with Korea and Thailand the worst affected. If the basic problem of export performance could be seen as cyclical, then in terms of the main focus of this paper, the management of the economic crisis perhaps can indeed focus on the financial sector. That is, the “real sector” will realign itself, as the financial crisis begins to be resolved, and the “cycles” will at some point, begin their upswing though the global economic outlook looks less than optimistic at this time. Although cyclical demand factors seem to be relevant, ...
29: Assessment Of Economic Progres
... of Service Industry 4) Improvement in Quality of Life (including social, environmental, and economic variables) 5) Growth of Trade and Foreign Investment 6) Improvement in Technology and Infrastructure Note that in comparison to other Southeast Asian countries (except Singapore), Thailand has a relatively better performance in agriculture and service industries during the mid and late 80s. For example, the cultivation, processing, and export of agricultural products, especially rice, was traditionally the mainstay of the Thai economy. Although Thailand has long been among the most prosperous of the Asian nations, its dependence on a single crop made it extremely vulnerable to fluctuations in the world price of rice and to variations in the harvest. The government has diminished this vulnerability by instituting a number ... its notable success was the increase in tourism during the late 1980s that boosted the economy of Thailand's service industry. There are many ways to explain the economic development of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Three things come to mind that is associated with the rise of their economic success in the 1980s to mid 1990s. The first is the increase of foreign direct investment (FDI). In the ...
30: Asian American Stereotypes
Pertaining to Tracy Lai’s article titled, “Asian American Women”, Lai discusses how stereotypes dehumanize people while turning them into objects to be manipulated. Lai touches on the topic of how Asian people and cultures are stereotyped as being inferior and exotic. The problem that Lai brings to our attention is that it is a struggle to be an Asian in America due to the fact that Asians have been denied political, economic and social equality in America. Lai also brings to our attention the die hard myth that Asians have made it in ...

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