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The Act of Union

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 4783 words.

‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of...

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Australia

Kenneth Morgan.

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 168 pages.

Australia: A Very Short Introduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement of...

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Australia and the world

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6725 words.

How does an essentially Anglo-Celt country geographically isolated in the Pacific position itself within international politics? In ‘Australia and the world’ Japanese expansionism of the...

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Body and soul

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6563 words.

Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach...

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Brave new China?

Rana Mitter.

in Modern China

February 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Asian History; Political Geography. 445 words.

To what extent does the China envisaged a century ago resemble the China that exists now? ‘Brave new China?’ questions whether China today really is a ‘brave new world’ even though a glance...

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The Catholic question

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 3885 words.

‘The Catholic Question’ explores the role of Catholics in early eighteenth century Ireland. Catholics were blamed for the 1798 uprising, and the failure of Britain to emancipate them led to...

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Conclusion

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 1076 words.

In the ‘Conclusion’ Australia's history is summarized: it's distinction as the last inhabitable continent to be explored by Europeans; the British foundation of the six colonies; the...

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Conclusion

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 378 words.

The Conclusion highlights how potential exists now in Northern Ireland for an experiment important in the wider world. Can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the...

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Conclusion

Vanessa Schwartz.

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 691 words.

The ‘Conclusion’ summarizes what can be learned of post-Revolution France. The realities of modern France are more complex than nationalist pageants show. Power comes to those who unite...

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Conclusion: The lessons of history

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 914 words.

‘Conclusion: The lessons of history’ asks What are the implications of the past for Scotland's future? One of the most obvious answers to this question is that Scots retain a deeply...

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