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Teachers – be they high school teachers or college professors – are quite fond of giving their students some obscure and unusual topics to work on. They call such tasks unconventional and consider the success in them to be quite important – after all, while working on something unusual the student learns how to think originally. These tasks, however, may be a real pain for those who get them.

Let’s take, for example, custom papers. They are usually research papers dedicated to some unusual and rare topic, a topic that is not covered in textbooks and, in all probability, in the course as well. The student has to find the information on it and process it on his or her own, make all the necessary research and conclusions and present a complete work as a result. The professor may give you any task, even something as exotic as history of paper airplanes.

Although such a task may seem to be unserious and even childish, think for a moment: what kind of history paper planes may have? Who records it? Where such information can be found? The all too easy task suddenly starts looking less and less desirable. Unusual topics are always the most difficult among history research paper topics.

However, we live in the age of the Internet, and enormous quantities of information are ever present and ever accessible for everyone with a computer and a net access. It doesn’t mean that custom papers no longer present any challenge, but at least the information necessary to write them can be easily found and researched by virtually anybody, if he or she has at least rudimentary skills in web search.

Thus, if you are given an unusual topic to write on, don’t give way to despair – just use your wits and try to do the best you can.

We have realized that most of our students do not carry out surveys while writing their research proposal essays. Most of the research proposal topics we received last year were immaterial to the course. We also noted that a few students managed to lift research proposal essays from online books. This year, we have decided to allocate students the research proposal topics to avoid cases of lifting essays. We have extraordinary software that tests all the research proposal essays and highlight all the lifted parts of the research proposal essay.

The research proposal topics will be allocated on the basis of the specialization of the students. Students specializing in finance, risk insurance, marketing, human resource management and economics will be assigned different research proposal topics.  This round we hope students will not hand in lifted research proposal essays since we shall have them presenting their essays as they progress with writing research papers. We have advised the course instructors to shift each research proposal topic chosen by the student to make them find it difficult to submit previous research proposals.

At the end of the semester, all students will defend their research proposal essays by proving why they chose the topics and furnishing the panel with any problems they encountered while working on the research proposal essay. The panel will also cross examine the research proposal and therefore students should better undertake their own surveys.  Other measures to ensure students comply with this are being formulated. Research proposal papers handed in should be high class since the college administration intents to sell them to corporations in essay writing services.

History research papers are quite common among students who take history course at college or university. European history research papers, as a rule, include such aspects as imperialism, secularization, political reform, nationalism, revolution, foreign treaties and policies, industrialization, immigration, modern art forms development and changing labour patterns. There are loads of topics that, while their roots many be in earlier periods, occurred mainly in the XXth century, all of which are really fascinating topics for research papers.

  • European Union History

Writing history papers you may think over European Union paper. The creation of EU began right after the end of the WWII with the European Economic Community and the European Coal and Steel Community establishment in 1951. With the following decades new imperatives were found for Europeans to join different initiatives and enterprises, counting free trade among the union member, joint production of food, infrastructure building and job creation. In recent times the euro appeared to be the single currency for the countries of the EU.

  • Italian Mafia History

Have you ever thought about writing history papers about Don Corleone? Surely, you may take it as a joke, but making history paper outline for the project about Italian mafia is quite enjoyable!

In August 2010, some arsonists set fire to the Sicily Mafia Museum. In 2011, it turned out that the art director of the museum in Naples received threats from someone about an exhibit about local organization of mafia and after that he sought political asylum in Germany. Although nowadays mafia is no longer powerful in Italy, someone still defends its reputation. The first traces of Italian mafia were originally found in 1865 when Italian Unification and family rivalries system flourished.

  • The History of Gulag: Soviet Labour Camps Horrors

Labour camps appeared in Russia in the early XII century but some time later they turned into a death machine leaded by Joseph Stalin. All the people who were imprisoned in the gulags were murderers, criminals, political prisoners and innocent people who were taken to prison because of paranoid police for crimes (for instance, some person could be imprisoned only for being late to work). All the prisoners of the gulags (men and women) were sentenced for many years and it is important to mention that there was a high death rate in the camps. Although after Stalin’s death these camps were reduced in number, some of them operated till 1980.

The events of July and early August 1914 are a classic case of “one thing led to another”- otherwise known as the treaty alliance system.

The explosive that was World War One had been long in the stockpiling; the spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Ferdinand’s death at the hand of the Black Hand, a Serbian secret society, set in train a mindlessly mechanical series of events that culminated in the world’s first global war. Austria-Hungary’s reaction to the death of their heir was three weeks in coming. Arguing that the Serbian government was implicated in the machinations of the Black Hand, the Austria-Hungarians opted to take the opportunity to stamp its authority upon the Serbians, crushing the nationalist movements there and cementing Austria-Hungary’s influence in the Balkans.

It did so by issuing an ultimatum to Serbia, which in extent of its demand that the assassins be brought to justice effectively nullified Serbia’s sovereignty. Austria-Hungary’s expectations were that Serbia would reject the remarkably severe terms of the ultimatum, thereby giving her pretext for launching a limited war against Serbia.
Austria-Hungary unsatisfied with Serbia’s response to her ultimatum declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Russia bounded by treaty with Serbia, announced mobilization of its vast army in defense, a slow process that would take around six weeks to complete.

Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilization as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and after scant warning declared war on Russia on 1 August. (more…)

Ancient Greece is considered by many people to be the most advanced civilization of the ancient world. The Greeks have contributed to modern culture in many ways. One of the most important contributions made by the Greeks was their establishment of sports. Today many societies and universities including ours here at Chapman base their sports all the way back to the Greek Olympics.

They have given our culture the basis of sports as an important part of life. Many of our present days athletic events are modeled on those of ancient Olympics, the first Olympics date back to the Greek civilization where it all began. The ancient Olympics were different from the modern Games. There were a lesser amount of events, and not everyone who wanted to could compete. The Olympics lasted only 5 days. Women couldn’t even be spectators. On the first day they would sacrifice animals for the sake Zeus. The Greeks also praised their other gods like Apollo.

The games back then did not have a marathon. The modern Olympics anyone who wants to compete is allowed to as long as they are able to get certain requirements needed to qualify at an event. For example, women in modern times are
allowed to compete in almost every athletic event held in the Olympics. In ancient Greece people from only Greece where aloud to compete. In contrast, in modern times athletes all over the world compete in sports.


The historical figure of Alexander the Great (.336-323 BC) is one surrounded by many questions concerning notions of his personal divinity, and his association with religion. There has been debate, throughout history, whether Alexander truly believed in his own divinity, or if he was just using this concept as a political propaganda tool. The point being made in this paper is the latter. Alexander used his skills as a military and political tactician to excerpt a smooth transition period from the previous rulers to himself; he knew it would be easier to gain the trust of the people if he chose to adapt his traditions.

Alexander was the son of king Philip of Macedon and his Molossian wife, queen Olympias. He was always aware of a lineage that apparently went back to Achilles on his mother’s side and Heracles on his father’s, certainly a heady genetic mix. This predisposition combined with the influence of the east might have tempted Alexander to think he really was divine. Although it is more likely he pretended he was for purely political purposes, it was a useful tool to maintain control.

King Philip who himself had a formidable reputation as a great ruler, but was seen as being an uneducated and uncultured bastard due to his barbarian blood; was determined that his son would not only become a strong and powerful general; but that he would also be educated. He employed Leonidas, a kinsman of queen Olympias, to oversee a rigorous physical training regime and when Alexander was 14, he employed a relatively unknown philosopher by the name of Aristotle. Under Aristotle’s keen guidance, Alexander began his instruction in philosophy; poetry; Homer (it is said that he always carried a copy of the Iliad); Euripides, politics and medicine. Alexander excelled at all things, and he proved very early in his life that he was going to have a “great” career.


English settlers coming to America imagined a perfect place where they would have a say in their government. Before they could live in such a society, they would have to gradually break Britain’s hold on them. The American settlers had to end a monarchy and start their own form of government. They also had to find a way to gain some decision-making power. The colonists wanted to create a society unlike that of England.

Although by 1763 some colonies had established churches, most had created a system of religious tolerance and separation of church and state. In the mid-1600s, England was still dominated by the Christian religion, while the colonies were mostly Puritan. Taxation in support of the Puritan church was the only barrier preventing complete separation of church and state in New England. Unlike the churches in England, New England’s churches had no political power. Seaport towns, such as Gloucester, became more religious with time, demonstrating religious tolerance, which the Christian Church of England lacked.

The colonies’ undefined social classes allowed settlers to rise socially. They would not have been able to do this within the rigid social system in England. In America, new settlers on the coasts could gain wealth by fishing and selling what they caught. If fishing failed to produce wealth, then settlers could try farming. Getting land was an easy task within the colonies. Headright grants allotted each male fifty acres for himself, along with an additional fifty acres per indentured servant. England could not do this because of their tight social system and lack of land.

The colonies eventually abandoned their system of mercantilism with England and developed a capitalist economy. Mercantilism was the idea of a set amount of wealth in which a person could only become wealthy by taking from another who is already wealthy. The colonists did not support this idea in America. They believed that they could gain wealth without taking from another as long as they had a decent method. This capitalist way of thinking produced many wealthy men in America, unlike in England. Also, in England, colonial ships were forced to stop before delivering their cargo. This was their way of trying to take a portion of the colonists’ profits. England’s attempts did not last long, however, because the colonies began to turn their raw materials into finished goods in America without having to go through England.
England never imagined having to give the colonies so much liberty and self-government. Colonial governments distanced themselves further from England’s governments as time went on, although a few conflicts arose. The governors of the colonies began to gain power that the King had lost, and the colonies gained more authority, which Parliament had yet to receive. England’s concern with the scuffle between Parliament and Stuart Kings prevented them from effectively controlling the American colonies.

Although the separation from England took many years, the colonies eventually enjoyed their long-deserved freedom. By developing capitalism, self-government, and a loose class system, the colonies were able to secure their liberty from England. Changes in religion, economics, politics, and social structure enabled the Americanization of the transplanted Europeans.