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History

My historical research and essays. Some of the articles may no longer represent my current views and exist here as a record.

Understanding Brazil’s Economic Development

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The study of the Brazilian state’s role in industrialisation has been split into two contested focuses: the ‘Entrepreneurial State’ (ES) and Important Substitution Industrialisation...
Power Lines Eskom

A History of Eskom and its Downfall

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This paper analyses the history of Escom/Eskom from its founding to the end of the 20th century, with the aim of establishing the key...

Was the New Deal a success in combating the Great Depression?...

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Following a decade of economic prosperity and boom in what came to be known as the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ America was hit by a massive...

Indian IT, the Bangalore Cluster and Catching Up

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India was a latecomer to industrialisation but has since become a major economic power, notably in the ICT-related service industry. This essay will be...

Perceptions of Verdun

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The Battle of Verdun was the single longest battle of the Western Front of the First World War (WW1), lasting from February 21st to...

Comparing Developmental Paths in East Asia, Latin America and Africa

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During the 20th century, nations from the regions of East Asia, Latin America and Africa all sought to become globally competitive through industrialisation. Some,...

The Role of MITI in Post-WW2 Japan

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The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had an integral role in Post-WW2 Japanese economic development. While it is inaccurate to have called...

Rudyard Kipling and Orientalism

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Kipling (1865-1936) is often seen as an Orientalist writer, a branch of arts and literature condemned for its imitation of Eastern life in order...

The Rise and Fall of Keynesianism

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By the end of the Great Depression, faith in the laissez-faire market had fallen. Politicians and policy makers were looking for a new system...

Similarities between Pre-WW2 USA and USSR

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Despite being seen as having two vastly different ideologies, the USA and USSR possessed many overarching similarities. These similarities can be seen in their...