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The Causes, Motivations, and Consequences of “Manifest Destiny

Posted March 29th, 2018 at 01:18 PM by Futurist

The Causes, Motivations, and Consequences of “Manifest Destiny”


Ever since 1803, when the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, many Americans, including American politicians, began supporting a policy of expansionism. For instance, in 1786, then-future U.S. President “Thomas Jefferson wrote that the United States “must be viewed as the nest from which all America, north and South, is to be peopled” (Horsman 86). Thomas Jefferson expressed similar views in...
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Medieval Towns Final Essay

Posted March 29th, 2018 at 01:08 PM by Futurist
Updated March 29th, 2018 at 01:11 PM by Futurist

Medieval Towns Final Essay

In this essay, I will discuss the life and goals of Medieval Christian English mystic Margery Kempe. In addition to this, I will discuss the strategies that Margery Kempe used to achieve these goals of hers as well as how her life and goals intersected with social, political, and economic realities of Medieval town life.

As a result of giving birth to her first child, Margery Kempe developed postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder that...
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Puerto Rican Military USA History

Posted March 28th, 2018 at 11:33 AM by Radrook

This is to dispel some very popular albeit erroneous notions concerining the status of Puerto Ricans and the role that they have played in the USA military.


First, Puerto Ricans are not naturalized immigrants. They are born USA citizens ever since 1917. Also, unknown to everyone and kept hush hush, is the fact that Puerto Ricans helped the United States gain independence from Great Britain by fighting under the command of General Galvez. [The city of Galveston is named after...
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The Origins and Evolution of Sha Wujing

Posted March 25th, 2018 at 05:48 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated March 28th, 2018 at 03:25 PM by ghostexorcist


Did you know Sha Wujing can be traced to an obscure Chinese desert spirit who was venerated as a minor Buddhist protector deity in Japan? This god is first mentioned in a 7th-century account of the historical Xuanzang, a.k.a. Tripitaka, titled Da Tang Daciensi Sanzang Fashi Zhuan (大唐大慈恩寺三藏法師傳,...
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Zhu Bajie: Patron Deity of Prostitutes

Posted March 21st, 2018 at 12:57 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated April 1st, 2018 at 05:38 AM by ghostexorcist


The Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城隍廟) in the Dadaocheng district of (old) Taipei, Taiwan contains a Zhu Bajie shrine statue (fig. 1) to which prostitutes and other members of the hospitality industry pay reverence. Taiwan Today writes:

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