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Ukrainian Culture
Ukrainian Culture
Ukrainian Culture Ukrainian Culture The best way to begin to understand Ukrainian culture is to review early Ukrainian history. This will give us a good step from which to look at traditional Ukrainian culture. Unlike the Russian people, who descended from northern tribes descending from Scandinavia and the far north, Ukrainian history was influenced by southern civilizations such as Scythians and Greeks. Invasions by the Huns and the Khazars between the 3rd and 9th centuries mixed Ukrainian blo
Western Europe From 400 - 1000 AD
Western Europe From 400 - 1000 AD
Western Europe from 400 - 1000 AD Western Europe from 400 - 1000 AD The changes that occurred in Western Europe, from the Fall of the Roman Empire until 1000 A.D., transpired in a series of events involving the actions and movements of many peoples across the continent. This period of history following the Fall and preceding the High Middle Ages was a chaotic time in which an aversion to central power became the norm, warfare ran rampant, and yet the foundations for Western civilization were f
The History Of The Smithsonian Institution And Its Founder, Has Truly
The History Of The Smithsonian Institution And Its Founder, Has Truly
The history of the Smithsonian Institution and it's founder, has truly had an impact on what the elaborate, extensive, and complete Smithsonian Institution looks like today. The Smithsonian Institution began when James Smithson, an extremely intelligent scientist, was born in 1765. James Smithson was born in the South of France to Sir Hugh Smithson, the Duke of Northumberland, and to Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie. Smithson graduated from Oxford in the year 1786. After he graduated, he was acc
Jack Metcalf
Jack Metcalf
Jack Metcalf Jack Metcalf, a Washington State senator, attended the University of Washington between 1944 and 1948. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1951 and then later in 1965-66 went back to the University of Washington. He also patriotically served his country in the armed forces between 1946 and 1947. Metcalf, a teacher and bed & breakfast owner, has a wife, Norma, and four children. Metcalf has a colorful background as a good Republican public servant.
EXTENDED ESSAY
EXTENDED ESSAY
EXTENDED ESSAY Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking: divergent or convergent to western establishments? By Clement Ng SCHOOL CODE: 1206 (Sha Tin College) CANDIDATE CODE: MAY 2003 ? 1206 038 Abstract The research question of this extended essay came across at a very early stage in my life. Having been born and developed from a family with all its members being University instructors and professors, I was often involved in arguments related to the lack of critical thinking in Asian cultures. As
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman's right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state c
Is Communication Doomed?
Is Communication Doomed?
Is Communication Doomed? Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Is Communication Doomed? It is essential that everyone is capable of reading, writing, and communicating in an articulate and organized manner. Unfortunately, many American students lack the necessary skills needed for effective communication. It is contradictory that there are so many illiterate students in this current age that many define as 'the age of the information superhighway.' It seems as though many o
Modern Education: Changing For The Future
Modern Education: Changing For The Future
Modern Education: Changing for the Future Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Modern Education: Changing for the Future During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial work to Information technology work. Recently our country has just recovered from an economic depression. This depression was a wake up call for many people, as they saw highly educated professionals loosing their jobs. Why, were these educated people loosing their jobs?-Did they break th
Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility Taking Responsibility 1999 must be a great year to be alive if you are a criminal! Nobody takes responsibility for his or her own actions anymore. Someone commits a heinous crime, and anything but the criminal gets blamed. It was a harsh childhood, abusive parents, violent movies and video games, the availability of guns and bomb making materials, the Internet, pornography, peer pressure, etc. In my mind, if you commit a crime, then you are a criminal. I am the only one tha
The Censorship Of Art
The Censorship Of Art
The Censorship of Art The Censorship of Art Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelan
Dreaming In The 1960s
Dreaming In The 1960s
Dreaming in the 1960s In 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said his most famous words: I have a dream. He was not the only one who felt this way. For many, the 1960s was a decade in which their dreams about America might be fulfilled. For Martin Luther King Jr., this was a dream of a truly equal America; for John F. Kennedy, it was a dream of a young vigorous nation that would put a man on the moon; and for the hippy movement, it was one of love, peace, and freedom. The 1960s was a tumultuous de
The Great Depression Was The Worst Economic Decline Ever In U.S. Histo
The Great Depression Was The Worst Economic Decline Ever In U.S. Histo
The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920's, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disproportion of wealth creat
The Civil Strife And Chaos That Had Torn Russia Limb From Limb In The
The Civil Strife And Chaos That Had Torn Russia Limb From Limb In The
The civil strife and chaos that had torn Russia limb from limb in the early 20th Century, although brutally devastating, did not hail the end of the stability and power that had characterized the massive country for so much of history. The continuing strength of what was now the Soviet Union lay in the newly formed support structure provided by Socialist Realism, a force that directed the awareness of, and the arts produced by, the Soviet people. The ideals of Socialist Realism deified Lenin and
Michelangelo Was Pessimistic In His Poetry And An Optimist In His Artw
Michelangelo Was Pessimistic In His Poetry And An Optimist In His Artw
Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it's natural state. Michelangelo's poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo's sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered through it's many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sculpture was Michelang
Modernist Art In Europe 1910-25 By Robert L. Herbert
Modernist Art In Europe 1910-25 By Robert L. Herbert
Modernist Art in Europe 1910-25 by Robert l. Herbert Herbert's thesis of his essay is to investigate the arrival of the machine and modern art and its complexities. During WWI, modernist painting and sculpture paid major attention to machinery, science and industry. Modern art during that time has become a central factor in our culture due to its dominance in public art, museums, media and literature. Herbert brings in background information and stated the avant-garde of Pisarro, van Gogh, Monet
Nicholas A. Trifiletti
Nicholas A. Trifiletti
Nicholas A. Trifiletti Ideas in the Visual Arts I9 1:00 MWF The Songye Masquerade INTRODUCTION When I again entered the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, I immediately asked the security guards where the African collection was located. I passed through the Chinese and Japanese galleries but nothing drew my attention more than the African mystique. As I entered the room a distinct smell came across my noise, one that suggested undiscovered grounds. This is an art criticism paper, in which I will describe
Ejti Stih De Fernandez De Cordova
Ejti Stih De Fernandez De Cordova
Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova, a Yugoslavian-born and educated painter, resides and works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Over the course of her active studio and exhibition career, she has exhibited her paintings throughout South America and Spain. Ejti, whom is fluent in several languages including English, lectured at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. This lecture was held in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art. S
Oskar Kokoschka
Oskar Kokoschka
Oskar Kokoschka Kokoschka was born in Pchlarn, a Danube town, on March 1, 1886. He studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1905 to 1908. As an early exponent of the avant-garde expressionist movement, he began to paint psychologically penetrating portraits of Viennese physicians, architects, and artists. Among these works are Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat (1909, Museum of Modern Art, New York City), August Forel (1910, Mannheim Art Gallery, Germany), and Self-Portrait (1913,
Pop Art, Visual Arts Movement Of The 1950s And 1960s, Principally In T
Pop Art, Visual Arts Movement Of The 1950s And 1960s, Principally In T
Pop Art, visual arts movement of the 1950s and 1960s, principally in the United States and Britain. The images of pop art (shortened from popular art) were taken from mass culture. Some artists duplicated beer bottles, soup, cans, comic strips, road signs and similar objects in paintings, collages, and sculptures. Others incorporated the objects themselves into their paintings or sculptures, sometimes in startlingly modified from. Materials of modern technology, such as plastic, urethane foam an
A Brief On Paul Cézanne
A Brief On Paul Cézanne
A Brief on Paul C?zanne Paul C?zanne was born in Aix-en-Provence, a small town south of France. As a young boy, C?zanne's passions lay in his poetry and his friends, including Emile Zola (Preble 402). C?zanne is included in the time of the Post-Impressionists. C?zanne wanted to make Impressionism into something solid and enduring like the art of museums (Preble 401). C?zanne did not have a typical, (as I define as friendly), relationship with his father. C?zanne had some problems with his fath
Themes Of Italian Renaissance Art
Themes Of Italian Renaissance Art
Themes of Italian Renaissance Art As the fourteenth century ushered out the Middle Ages in Italy, a new period of cultural flowering began, known as the Renaissance. This period in history was famous for its revival of classical themes and the merging of these themes with the Catholic Church. These themes of humanism, naturalism, individualism, classicism, and learning and reason appeared in every aspect of the Italian Renaissance, most particularly in its art. Humanism can be defined as the ide
A Culture Still Cultured
A Culture Still Cultured
A Culture Still Cultured art n. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principals, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. ?The Random House Dictionary Josh, you just have to see the new GAP Khakis commercial! proclaimed my excited brother. I even went as far as watching the same channel until I finally saw the commercial. I sat in front of the television for over a half an hour, and turned my head at the sound of catchy swing musi
The Greatest Artist Has No Conception Which A Single Block Of Marble D
The Greatest Artist Has No Conception Which A Single Block Of Marble D
The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image. ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti Michelangelo describes in the above quote what it is like to carve a likeness of a person out of a large block of marble. As we know from seeing his work, he did an excellent job with this task. Bernini did just as fine a job on his, but in a much different way as you will see in the follow
Gothic Sculpture
Gothic Sculpture
Gothic Sculpture In the Gothic period, remarkable sculpture was produced in France, Germany, and Italy. As in Romanesque times, much of it was made in conjunction with church architecture, although sculptured figures are also found on tombs, pulpits, and other church furnishings. France The great cathedral at Chartres exemplifies the stylistic evolution of the Gothic, which can be traced in viewing its portals. Its west entrance, the earliest, built in the mid-12th century, displays rigid, colum
The Exhibition Of Recent Stoneware Vessels By Peter Voulkos At Frank L
The Exhibition Of Recent Stoneware Vessels By Peter Voulkos At Frank L
The exhibition of recent stoneware vessels by Peter Voulkos at Frank Lloyd Gallery featured the sort of work on which the artist established reputation in the 1950s. The work was greeted with stunned amazement. However now it is too, but it's amazement of a different order -- the kind that comes from being in the presence of effortless artistic mastery. These astonishing vessels are truly amaising. Every ceramic artist knows that what goes into a kiln looks very different from what comes out, an
The Young Years: Adoph Hitler Was Born On April 20, 1889 And Lived In
The Young Years: Adoph Hitler Was Born On April 20, 1889 And Lived In
The young years: Adoph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 and lived in south Austria. He left for high school at the age of twelve and did poorly and never did finish. In 1903, his father died when Hitler was only fourteen years old. In 1907, Hitler decided to leave for Vienna to attend the Academy School of Fine Arts. Due to his unsatisfactory drawings, Hitler failed to be accepted. Soon after that, he received a letter from his sister informing him of his mother's illness, cancer. Hitler headed
Night Mare
Night Mare
Night Mare This book is called Night Mare. It is written by Piers Anthony. In this book, the nextwave of barbarian warriors invade a place called Xanth ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But a Mare named Imbrium has her own problems. She has started to mishandle her job of delivering bad dreams. Now the Night Stallion dismissed her, exiling her to the day world. Piers Anthony is the pen name of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob. He was born on August 6th, 1934 in Oxford England. He has writ
A Visit To The Norton Museum
A Visit To The Norton Museum
A Visit to the Norton Museum I saw a lot of amazing arts when I went to Norton Museum. The one that I was interested in was Nude on a Sofa. It had a different felling form the other arts. The art had a comfortable feeling when I look at it. The art (Nude on a Sofa) was painted by Henri Matisse, in French, 1869-1954. The art give me a relaxing feeling. She was leaning on the Sofa in the portrait. The special detail about the art was that Henri outline her pink body. Also at the Norton Museum ther
Education Is Inevitable. It Is All Around Us Because We Can Learn From
Education Is Inevitable. It Is All Around Us Because We Can Learn From
Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Deweys footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life situations. Learning becomes more concre
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Inquiry The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Background: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) was organized in 1958 by the Education Committee of American Institute of the Biological Sciences to find methods to improve biological education in the United States. A well-known and widely adopted curriculum and many teaching materials for high school biology were developed by Joseph Schwab and his team of the BSCS in the 1960s then. Actually, the BSSC is a strong inq
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Tuesday, February 15, 2000 Focus on Ethics Can Curb Cheating, Colleges Find Behavior: Academic dishonesty is rampant, but students will respond to higher standards of integrity, a study shows. By KENNETH R. WEISS, Times Education Writer Copyright 2000 Los Angeles Times DAVIS, Calif.--Grappling for ways to halt the spread of plagiarism and other cheating in college, professors often get stuck on the idea that it's too late to change students' behavior by the time they reach college. But a growing
The American Renaissance Is A Time That American Writers Received More
The American Renaissance Is A Time That American Writers Received More
The American Renaissance is a time that American writers received more recognition as to the quality of their works. Before this time scholars looked upon the works of the artist and writers in America were looked upon as secondary to the across the Atlantic. The novelist Gustave de Beaumont warned Europeans not to ?look for poetry, literature, or fine arts in this country'. (McQuade et al pg. 462) When one of the proprietors of the North American Review first read young William Cullen Bryant's
Woodstock, The Festival Of The Flower Children, Has Had A Huge Impact
Woodstock, The Festival Of The Flower Children, Has Had A Huge Impact
Woodstock, the Festival of the Flower Children, has had a huge impact upon the world that we live in now. Not only did it cause so much happiness and pain in 1969, but even in today's society, there are no signs of it fading away. The music of that generation began to fell music as a deeper thing; to them, it was wild, and its wildness freed them from cultural restraints, from the everyday strains that are placed on human beings. It took them to a point where people were free to be naked in publ
Most People Think Thoreau To Be In The Shadow Of Wordsworth. Thoreau S
Most People Think Thoreau To Be In The Shadow Of Wordsworth. Thoreau S
Most people think Thoreau to be in the shadow of Wordsworth. Thoreau strongly seeks to evade Emerson wherever he cannot revise him directly. Only Walden was exempt from censure. Thoreau was a kind of American Mahatma Ghandhi, a Tolstoyan hermit practicing native arts and crafts out in the woods. He was not really an oppositional or dialectical thinker, like Emerson, though certainly an oppositional personality, as the sacred Emerson was not. Being also something of an elitist, again and unlike E
The Harlem Renaissance Brought About Many Great Changes. It Was A Time
The Harlem Renaissance Brought About Many Great Changes. It Was A Time
The Harlem Renaissance brought about many great changes. It was a time for expressing the African-American culture. Many famous people began their writing or gained their recognition during this time. The Harlem Renaissance took place during the 1920's and 1930's. Many things came about during the Harlem Renaissance; things such as jazz and blues, poetry, dance, and musical theater. The African-American way of life became thething. Many white people came to discover this newest art, dancing, m
Lorraine Hansberry Rejected The Limitations Of Her Race And Gender And
Lorraine Hansberry Rejected The Limitations Of Her Race And Gender And
Lorraine Hansberry rejected the limitations of her race and gender and through her written works, became a social activist and expanded the role of a black woman in America. Lorraine Hansberry wrote many works that allowed her to explain her views. She also explored these ideas through playwrights. Lorraine Hansberry was said to be a spearhead of the future. She was a woman who refused to be confined by the categories of race and gender (Tripp 3). Lorraine Hansberry was born in 1930. Both of her
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance Or the New Negro Movement The dawn of the 1920's ushered in an African American artistic and cultural movement, the likes of which have never and will likely never be seen again. Beginning as a series of literary discussions in Greenwich Village and Harlem, the New Negro Movement (later dubbed the Harlem Renaissance by Alain Locke) came to exalt the unique culture of African Americans and redefine African American expression. The movement spread throughout all areas of t
Throughout History, The Arts And Literature Have Been A Form Of Ration
Throughout History, The Arts And Literature Have Been A Form Of Ration
Throughout history, the arts and literature have been a form of rationalization of the minds and thoughts of an artist or writer. The progression or regression of knowledge over a period of time can be chronicled or mapped with the use of the literature and arts of these artists. More specifically, the major shift in thinking from 18th-century Neoclassicism to 19th-century Romanticism can be seen in the works of Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth. A deliberation on the works of these two auth
When You Hear The Term Romanticism, Wouldn’t You Think Of Something Th
When You Hear The Term Romanticism, Wouldn’t You Think Of Something Th
When you hear the term Romanticism, wouldn't you think of something that has to do with romance? That is what I thought when I first heard the word, but I was foolishly mistaken. Romanticism dealt with placing central importance upon the emotions and upon the individual. This time period only lasted about thirty years but greatly changed the and influenced the country in which we live in today. In the following composition, I will discuss the ideas of Romanticism and three famous writers of this
Tour Of America
Tour Of America
Tour of America In the early 1880's, when Aestheticism was the rage and despair of literary London, Wilde established himself in social and artistic circles by his wit and flamboyance. Soon the periodical Punch made him the satiric object of its antagonism to the Aesthetes for what was considered their unmaculine devotion to art and in their comic opera Patience. Wilde agreed to lecture in the United States and Canada. Wilde was given the paradoxical opportunity to characterize and popularize th
Greenwood County Keeps Growing Every Year New Things Are Build , Like
Greenwood County Keeps Growing Every Year New Things Are Build , Like
Greenwood County keeps growing every year new things are build , like houses , industries and many other things. Greenwood County has a diversified manufacturing economy some companies have more than a century , others have only recently selected Greenwood as the location of new Industries. Greenwood Mills , Inc. , began operations in 1891 , the town's first textile manufacturing plant , is now a major producer of denim and other fabrics . With 7,000 employees in South Carolina , Georgia , Tenne
The Population In Brazil Consists Of 144 Million People. Brazil Is One
The Population In Brazil Consists Of 144 Million People. Brazil Is One
The population in Brazil consists of 144 million people. Brazil is one of the fastest-growing nations in the Western Hemisphere. Its population is increasing at the rate of about 2 % a year. The constitution of Brazil gives the president tremendous powers. For example, the president may intervene in affairs of Brazil's states. The chief executive may even create new states from existing ones. Brazil has three main ethnic groups-whites, blacks, and people of mixed ancestry. Most of the whites are
By The Sword And The Cross, Charlemagne Became Master Of Western Europ
By The Sword And The Cross, Charlemagne Became Master Of Western Europ
By the sword and the cross, Charlemagne became master of Western Europe. It was falling into decay when Charlemagne became joint king of the Franks in 768. Except in the monasteries, people had all but forgotten education and the arts. Boldly Charlemagne conquered barbarians and kings alike. By restoring the roots of learning and order, he preserved many political rights and revived culture. Charlemagne's grandfather was Charles Martel, the warrior who crushed the Saracens. Charlemagne was the e
The Egyptian Civilization
The Egyptian Civilization
The Egyptian Civilization Egyptian civilization formed along the Nile river and the earliest traces of human life in that region are from the Paleolithic Age, (Old Stone Age), about 300,000 B.C., at the very edges of the Nile Valley. Beyond, on both sides of the river the land was and still is desert. At that time the people moved from place to place, ate berries, roots, and any animals they could find, but stood close to their lifeline, the Nile. The lands along the Nile were rich enough to be
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through the Media of his Day The years between 1640 and 1660 witnessed in England a greater outpouring of printed material than the country had seen since the first printing press had begun operating in the 1470s.1 The breakdown of government and Church censorship in the early 1640s was almost total until the mid-1650s when Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector reimposed some controls. Not until the return of the Stuarts and their royal c
Solomons Temple Was Constructed Around 966 BC, At Mount Moria, Out Of
Solomons Temple Was Constructed Around 966 BC, At Mount Moria, Out Of
Solomon's temple was constructed around 966 BC, at Mount Moria, out of the finest wood and metals. The temple remained there for almost four hundred years when it was destroyed by the army of Nabuchodonozor in 586 BC. In Hebrew, it is called Bet Yehovah, meaning house of Jehovah, the New Testament calls it oikos, meaning the house, and in Latin it was called cella, meaning the most holy place of the temple. The temple was constructed on the highest point in the land, surrounded by courts and roy
Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Egyptian creation stories tell of several variations of how the world was composed. According to one variation, the ocean was the only thing in existence. Then the sun, Ra, came out of an egg (or a flower in some versions) that appeared on the surface of the water. Ra created four children. They were the gods Shu and Geb and the goddesses Tefnut and Nut. Shu and Tefnut became the air, who stood on Geb, the earth, and held up Nut, who became the sky. Ra ruled over all. It was not
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler Hitler's Childhood Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in a small Austrian village called Braunau-am-Inn. Adlof was born a sickly child, his mother, Klara, watched over him night and day. Klara Hitler protected young Adolf from her short-tempered husband, Alois. Adolf grew into a thin, dark-haired, blue-eyed boy with an angular face (Twisted 63). At the age of 6, Hitler started school and showed excellent achievement in his classes. Outside of school young Hitler was energetic
I Am A Person Who Believes That All People Should Be Treated Fairly. I
I Am A Person Who Believes That All People Should Be Treated Fairly. I
I am a person who believes that all people should be treated fairly. I believe in the freedom of thought, the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, but most of all the freedom to control ones own destiny. During his dictatorship Joseph Stalin stripped his people not only of freedom of thought, religion and speech, but of many other rights as well. Although Joseph Stalin managed to bring about great changes in a very short period of time, I believe that the results were not worth the price
The Soviet-German War Is The Most Brutal Episode Of The Most Vicious W
The Soviet-German War Is The Most Brutal Episode Of The Most Vicious W
The Soviet-German War is the most brutal episode of the most vicious war that mankind has ever seen (Clark 1). During the Great Patriotic War, as Joseph Stalin coins it, the Soviet Union emerges through pure tenacity as one of the world's great superpowers. Although Stalin and the USSR emerge victorious, the sacrifices made are enormous (Clark 446). Estimates show between 20-25 million Soviets die from 1941-1945. Only 7-8 million Germans die during this same period (Encarta). Many of these dea