When Worlds Collide

In: Historical Events

Submitted By ddraper
Words 383
Pages 2
The film “When Worlds Collide” offers an in depth analysis of the early influences effecting both European and American civilizations. One area that I found interesting is how different European royalty handled the advancement of their beliefs in the Americans. Each of them faced different obstacles, both in their own land, and abroad with their decisions affecting millions of people globally. Another piece of this documentary I found interesting is how influential our native foods were on a global scale. With most of these foods being taken for granted in our current society, this film demonstrated how large an influence food played in sustaining population growth. In 1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth were just at the conclusion of the Wars of Religion, one that freed Spain from an 800 year old Muslim strong hold. Prior to this “Christians lived in the shadows of the Muslims” this victory was briefly described as peaceful, with the Muslim being granted permission for the continuance of observing their religious beliefs. Throughout this film I found a similarity regarding the words spoke of a King and Queen were vastly different than their actions. In this case, they recanted there previous agreement that allowed them to continue their Muslims beliefs and gave them an ultimatum to either convert to Christianity or leave the country. This sounded like a common occurrence in Spain as they continued to pressure Christianity to Jews, Africans slaves, and one of their primary goals for the Americas. Early European missionaries meet strong opposition in America, what they encountered was many different beliefs systems. Some were based on mythical agricultural figures while many were based on cultural beliefs. I found that the adaptability and the fusion of Christianity to be very interesting. Without finding common native religious figures similar to the “Our…...

Similar Documents

When Asteroids Strike

...A massive explosion with more energy than the atomic bombs dropped in World War II ripped through the sky as a huge chunk of rock traveling close to fifty-thousand miles per hour was overpowered by the sheer force of aerodynamics and exploded into oblivion (Tagliaferri, 1998). This explosion was an asteroid from space that was on a collision course with the earth; in February of 1994 the asteroid struck. “The asteroid actually broke into several pieces, with one large piece detonating about 34 km above the surface, and a second, much larger piece detonating at an altitude of approximately 21 km” (Tagliaferri, 1998). Scientists were lucky to record this data via satellite to study the force an asteroid can have when impacting firsthand. There is evidence of asteroid impacts covering the surface of the earth and other surrounding planets in space. There are also many theories involving asteroid impacts causing mass extinctions on Earth, the most common being the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago (deGrasse Tyson, 2005). Most of the impact evidence shows that the earth has been attacked by these asteroids since its formation billions of years ago. Evidence all around us tells us that the Earth will be struck, and another major asteroid impact will occur. The most common and highly argued impact event is the one that may have wiped out the dinosaurs. This event in itself has many theories, but the one common element in most sound dinosaur extinction theories is......

Words: 2316 - Pages: 10

When Sports and Politics Collide

...Shillington suggests that the new laws were more racially rigid/profound than before. The newly elected government imposed a racial segregation policy called ‘Apartheid’, meaning ‘separateness’. The application of such a policy was cast to secure political control and ‘white’ domination within the South African community (Shillington 2012). Racial segregation in South Africa began in colonial times under Dutch[4] and British rule. However, apartheid as an official policy was introduced following the general election of 1948. New legislation classified inhabitants Because it meant that black people were unable to live any sort of reasoned life. All natural civil rights were taken away from them. They were segregated in education, when using public services and not even allowed to live in "white south africa". They were treated inhumanely and considered to be filth and filth. The prime purpose for their education was to train them to be black labourers as it was considered all they were good for. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_apartheid_affect_people_living_in_South_Africa#ixzz29gaGkexA 4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/18/newsid_3547000/3547872.stm The Group Act (1950), monopolized/determined where different people could live based on ethnic origins. Black people where prohibited from owning or renting in areas outside their jurisdiction, under the Black Land Act (1913) Bantu Education Act (1953), Blacks...

Words: 909 - Pages: 4

When Cultures Collide

...When Cultures Collide Abstract This review of literature will examine some of the more prevalent complications that tend to arise with cultural diversity in the workforce, primarily between Japanese and Western English speaking cultures. The author will convey first hand knowledge and experiences, supported by case studies and documented research in an attempt to recognize some of the more problematic areas of concern that many Western English speakers and Japanese non-native English speakers face during simple interaction at work, as well as in social settings. If anyone has had the opportunity to spend any length of time in Japan, they are immediately drawn to just how dissimilar the Japanese and American cultures really are. It is one thing to read about it in a book, or to be able to recognize some of the key differences depicted in accurate portrayals of Japanese society in films, but to experience it first hand is quite another. The fact is, Japanese culture is about as foreign to Western eyes and ears as humanly possible. Every aspect of verbal language, and of course written languages (which there are three of, by the way) is completely alien to us. Certainly, if anyone is fortunate enough to be able to witness these unique differences from a first hand perspective while visiting Japan, they will have no choice but to try and adapt and take onboard customs and traditions that may very well feel quite......

Words: 2343 - Pages: 10

The World

...The world as we know it is not real. It is nothing more than a holographic projection of our minds from our senses, mirroring our subconscious beliefs. Our minds take in sensory data, and put a picture together of what the world is like, which most take as reality. Without consciousness there is nothing. Greater understanding of God – All power is within us through soul and vibration – Computer/internet/radio/vibration- Our 5 sences are very limited – Double attention – No ME – we think in concepts, chair. Time = illusion, all that exists is present moment- Everything is connected – Religion was made to enslave – NWO hidden knowledge of true power body/soul/vibration from world. The body is like a computer, which connects to the world which is like the internet. So who goes on the internet? Not the computer, the person behind the computer does. In our case this is the SOUL. The computer-body keeps us locked into this dimension, working like a one-station radio. Whilst we are locked into ‘nova’ all other frequencies exist simultaneously in the same space. Our 5 senses can only perceive ‘nova’. Our souls exist throughout different dimensions. Thinking 5 sences is all that is = limited state of awareness. ALL physical matter is shaped by consciousness through beliefs. When something is accepted by the conscious mind it is BELIEVED and carried forward in the SUBCONCIOUS (most of our mind and hidden power). We give off a certain vibration 24/7 according to our beliefs....

Words: 441 - Pages: 2

Candy Land: What Happens When Children Lack Subconscious Maps of the Real World as Seen in Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

...Kaitlyn Ray Mrs. Jennifer Burkett Pittman Composition II 12 February 2014 Candy Land: What Happens When Children Lack Subconscious Maps of the Real World as Seen in Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Researchers have said for years that reading is good for you. It encourages the thought process and can relays methods of working through situations one has never encountered before; that reading is the difference between a smart well-prepared child and one set in stone for failure. This resonance is similar to that of Gretchen Schulz’s and R.J.R. Rockwood’s belief asserted in “In Fairyland, Without a Map: Connie’s Exploration Inward in Joyce Carol Oates’ ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’” that, “The society depicted in ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ has failed to make available to children like Connie maps of the unconscious such as fairy tales provide, because it has failed to recognize that in the unconscious, past and future coalesce, and that, psychologically, where the child is going is where he or she has already been” (1453). The point Schulz and Rockwood are making is that Connie’s generation and many following it, are neglecting to read fairy tales as bedtime stories and are consequently inhibiting the child’s ability to experience and work through problems he will......

Words: 1306 - Pages: 6

Seeing the World Differently: an Analysis of "When the Light Get Green"

...English 394 Seeing the World Differently: An Analysis of “When the Light Gets Green” Robert Penn Warren’s short story “When the Light Gets Green” is full of interesting images and themes. We led by a young boy who is looking back at an important period in his life. It is time that a child loses his innocence. The critic Paul West put it best when he said that “Most of Warren’s best stories are painful, guilt-ridden commemorations of some young person’s rites of passage.” This story is no different. We see a kid return to the farm he loves, only to be met with questions. His grandfather, Mr. Barden, is not the same as he remembered. The grandson has trouble understanding his grandfather’s sudden flaws, and by reexamining his grandfather, is not capable of loving him anymore. At the beginning of the story we follow the grandson’s memory of what his grandfather looked like. The first line says “My grandfather had a long white beard and sat under the cedar tree.” This was how he imagined his grandfather while he was at school, but when he returned he was shocked to see that the beard was actually “gray and pointed.” This opening paragraph sets the tone for the entire story. The grandson had a majestic image of his grandfather in his mind, but the passage of time sheds light on imperfections that were previously unimportant. Paul Runyon says that “’When the Light Gets Green’ is a strongly autobiographical reminiscence of his grandfather Penn.” Runyon point......

Words: 1357 - Pages: 6

When Politics, Profits, and Education Collide

...When Politics, Profits, and Education Collide No Child Left Behind No Child Left Behind What comes to mind when one hears the words “no child left behind?” Perhaps one pictures a family of 12 who left one of the children at the gas station during a restroom break - or a school bus that arrived at the zoo field trip with 35 first-grade students but left with only 34! The thought of leaving a child behind, or of being harmed in any way, is disturbing. The thought of a child being left behind due to the challenges of our education system is also disturbing. Sadly however, when it comes to education children are being left behind, especially in the poorer areas of our country. The stakes are high – the future of the greatest country in the world is at risk, the children being raised today will lead and guide this nation tomorrow. Therefore, lawmakers need to pass legislation to ensure that “no child is left behind.” Education A State and Federal Partnership It may surprise or even shock some to learn that there never has, nor currently is, a federal constitutional right to an education. The United States Constitution does not impose an obligation to either federal or state governments to operate public school systems or to assist parents in paying for a private education. However, it has always been recognized, from the early years of our country’s formation forward, that having an educated constituency is in the best interests of a strong and free nation. Because......

Words: 2513 - Pages: 11

End of World

... 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End? 12.22.11 Scenes from the motion picture "2012." Courtesy Columbia Pictures. Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation. Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know. It will, however, be another winter solstice. Much like Y2K, 2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. Below, NASA Scientists answer several questions that we're frequently asked regarding 2012. Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012. Answer (A): Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012. Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012? A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the......

Words: 10704 - Pages: 43

Policemen of the World

...Policemen of the World Gina M. Scott Professor Stuart Collins History 105 June 15, 2014 Foreign policy, whether for or against, seems to be the center or major problem in most of the international incidences, that have occurred recently. A) Two or three (2-3) international events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War. 1. Sri Lankan government policy towards India against support of China - Sri Lankan government had a foreign policy towards India that was not supportive of China and that has led to a strained relationship between these two Nations. Tamilian issues were not completely addressed by Sri Lankan foreign policy and the recent atrocities against Tamil provoked the Tamilnadu state to pressurize the central government though this is Sri Lanka internal policy but in its foreign policy they couldn’t relate to the sentiments of Tamil people in India. The Indian government did not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The protest of the Sri Lankan Government towards the Tamils of Sri Lanka forced the Prime minister of India to stay away from the CHOGM summit. The long civil war with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka did not patch up the relations between Sri Lanka and Tamilnadu and Tamil people forced Prime minister of India to boycott......

Words: 1648 - Pages: 7

Buller Et Al 2000 - When Ethics Collide- Managing Conflicts Across Cultures.Pdf

...Organizational Dynamics, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 52-66, 2000 © 2000 Elsevier Science, Inc. ISSN 0090-2616/00/$--see frontmatter PII 50090-2616(00)00005-X When Ethics Collide: Managing Conflicts Across Cultures PAUL F. BUllER JOHN J. KOHLS KENNETH S. ANDERSON Nike-one of the fastest-growing companies in the world-has been stymied recently due in part to consumer reaction to conflicts involving management practices in its suppliers' factories in the Far East. Among the accusations-poor working conditions, low wages, enforced over­ time, and harsh, sometimes brutal, discipline and corporal punishment. Levi Strauss & Co. was recently confronted with the challenge of how to deal with contractors in Bangladesh that employed young children, a legal practice in Bangladesh, but one contrary to Levi's company policy. The fact that these chil­ dren were often a sole or significant source of their family income further complicated the mat­ ter. Tony Anderson, Chairman and CEO of H. B. Fuller Company, was faced with a decision re­ garding the company's responsibility for illegiti­ mate use of one of its products. Resistol, a tolu­ ene-based glue, has become an addictive drug of choice for many Central American street chil­ dren. These "Resistoleros" inhale the glue and often experience violent reactions and serious health problems, including kidney failure and brain damage. ness practices. Ethical conflicts may involve a variety of issues: • bribery and extortion, as in the......

Words: 7825 - Pages: 32

World

...Worldview Assignment What is a worldview? The term “worldview” can be defined numerous ways all depending upon who is answering this question. After reading this week’s chapters we learn that a world view is made up for 3 components, all of which can define the term. First, a worldview is a person’s philosophy on life. Second, it is a framework that a person brings to decision-making. Third it is the way a person interprets life and the world around them. The question of origin can be answered within the first chapters of the Bible. In Genesis 1:3-19, we read of the creation of the Heavens and Earth. God saw a formless, empty darkness and filled it with His creations. We then read in Genesis 2:7 that God created man from the dust of the Earth to start populating the Earth he had shaped. The second question that of identity, can be explained in Psalm 8:4-8. Mankind was created to rule over the animals, not to be subjugated by them. We are also taught of identity in 1st Timothy chapter 2 (1 Timothy 2:1-15). In this chapter we learn to identify ourselves as individuals and as Christians. Our purpose on Earth is to know God. We are taught this in the book of John (John 17:3). God didn’t create us so we would not look to Him, He created us to follow Him and look to Him for guidance in our everyday lives. Our purpose is also to teach others about Christ and bring non-believers to Him (Matthew 5:14-16). We are to be a light for God and shine our lights for others to see.......

Words: 696 - Pages: 3

Into the World

...Into the World Essay – DRAFT ESSAY QUESTION: Individuals venturing into new experience may encounter obstacles, but may also gain significant rewards. Do you agree with this perspective? Discuss this view with reference to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your choosing. The concept of ‘Into the World’ invariably involves the transitions of individuals into new phases of life, worlds and experiences in order to attain growth, maturation and emotional development. During this transition individuals may encounter obstacles, but also gain personal rewards resulting in growth and maturity. The prescribed text, novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ written by JC Burke and two related texts, film ‘The Black Balloon’ produced by Tristram Miall and ‘The Road Not Taken’ written by Robert Frost, clearly display these misadventures and the rewards achieved once overcoming them. In difficult times individuals have must leave behind their old life and the safety it once provided in order to fully accept and enjoy their new life. In the novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’, Tom’s family is forced to leave the comfort of their hometown Mumbilli and move to Coghill due the selfish actions of his brother Daniel. Symbolism throughout this novel highlights the suffering of Tom and his family. “My father closed the door…for the last time”, this symbolic act and the secrecy in the way the Brennan family leave Mumbilli reveals the families remorse about the situation,......

Words: 1059 - Pages: 5

The World

...My aunt to me the greatest person in this world, one of a kind and one in a million Sometimes I know the words to say, Give thanks for all you've done, But then they fly up and away, As quickly as they come, She has the biggest heart with the most caring touch, which she shares with so many of us. How could I possibly thank you enough, The one who makes me whole, The one to whom I owe my life, The forming of my soul, Her soul is made of pure love, yet she's worth way more than gold, The one who tucked me in at night, The one who stopped my crying, The one who is an expert At knowing when I am lying, In my eyes, she will always be, the most beautiful person to walk the earth. The one who makes such sacrifices, To always put me first, Who lets me test my broken wings No matter how much it hurts, To me she's the smartest woman I know, and it truly does show. For accepting me as I changed Accepting all my flaws, Not loving ‘cause you had to, But loving just because, There is no one that compares to her, no one that even comes close, For never giving up on me, Even when your nerves had reached the end, For always being proud of me, For being my best friend, On a high pedestal is where I hold her, for I admire her so much more than she knows. Having her apart of my life is the greatest gift of all, being in her presence is god's blessing to me. Looking deep inside of her, I see that strong, wise woman I hope to become, So thank you Auntie for everything, And most of all thank......

Words: 318 - Pages: 2

Worlds

...Meghan Marshall 3rd hour It was always so difficult to wake up in the morning for school, but never hard to wake up early on the weekends to step into the brisk air in preparation to show her horse, Cowboy. Amy was an equestrian, and that meant early mornings and late nights were the inevitable. Today was the first morning of the APHA World show in Fort-worth, Texas. Amy Smith never thought that she would compete on the American Paint Horse Circuit due to the level of difficulty but she also knew these were the steps she had to take to be a World Champion. This year was different for Amy and Cowboy, It was their last year of Youth 14-18 before she went on to be a Amateur. Amy knew that after this she could no longer compete with cowboy because Amateur level was too competitive. All the handwork was paying off as her and Cowboy moved to the top of the list in points on the circuit. This morning she knew she had to do good to keep up the points and qualify for the High Point. Amy walked towards the barn and thought about how hard her and Cowboy worked everyday to get where they were. "Amy! Good Morning! Are you ready for today?" Amy's trainer Heather hollered across the isle way of the barn. "I'm very ready, its just a matter of getting Cowboy ready. He seems pretty into his morning hay" Amy smiled while she spoke about cowboy Cowboy was in his blanket munching on his hay. Amy loved him, he was her boy and the best horse she had ever owned. Cowboy was the Hunter......

Words: 2035 - Pages: 9

New World Beginnings

...Europeans Enter Africa People of Europe were able to reach sub-Saharan Africa around 1450 when the Portuguese invented the caravel, a ship that should sail into the wind. This ship allowed sailors to sail back up the western coast of Africa and back to Europe. The Portuguese set up trading posts along the African beaches trading with slaves and gold, trading habits that were originally done by the Arabs and Africans. The Portuguese shipped the slaves back to Spain and Portugal where they worked on the sugar plantations. When Worlds Collide Possibly 3/5 of the crops cultivated around the world today originated in the Americas. Within 50 years of the Spanish arrival in Hispaniola, the Taino natives decreased from 1 million people to 200 people due to diseases brought by the Spanish. In centuries following Columbus's landing in the Americas, as much as 90% of the Indians had died due to the diseases. The Spanish Conquistadores In the 1500's, Spain became the dominant exploring and colonizing power. The Spanish conquerors came to the Americas in the service of God as well as in search of gold and glory. Due to the gold and silver deposits found in the New World, the European economy was transformed. The islands of the Caribbean Sea served as offshore bases for the staging of the Spanish invasion of the mainland Americas. By the 1530s in Mexico and the 1550s in Peru, colorless colonial administrators had replaced the conquistadores. Some of the......

Words: 520 - Pages: 3

Personaggi e veicoli | Working!! | Hallmark.Channel.Jin