After years of peace, China has awakened. Slowly, it has grown in power, extending its sphere of influence beyond the Asian continent. Now, it has launched a final assault against the only possible obstacle to world domination...The United States of America.
Following a lead on the kidnapping of the construction minister's grandson, Officers Ooishi and Akasaka spot a secluded outpost station that shows signs of recent traffic. A little poking around brings them face to face with the boy's abductors, and the criminals aren't going down without a fight. Once the boy is recovered, the dam project is put on hold, and it seems to be a happy ending for everyone.
What could Rika's warning possibly have been about...?
Evet Humeyni yeryüzünde cenneti vaat etti bize. Demokrasi gelecek, kimse fikirleri ve siyasal görüşleri yüzünden tutuklanamayacak, işkence yapılmayacak, hapishaneler kapatılacak, kadınlara eşit haklar tanınacak, giyim serbest olacak, dedi. Biz solcular ise ılımlılardan daha da büyük yanlışlar yaptık. Biz dedik ki, bir yandan gelenekselliği simgeleyen, diğer yandan da böyle güzel şeyler vaat eden bu karizmatik önder olmadan Şah'ı deviremeyiz. İkincisi, mollaların devleti yönetecek durumda olduklarına inanmıyorduk. Üçüncüsü de, gerçekten pek çok solcu, başta Humeyni olmak üzere, çoğu mollaların radikal tutumlarını beğeniyordu... Biz solcular, İslamı yeni bir olarak görmekten yoksunduk. İran üzerinde analizlerimizin, Şili veya Vietnam üzerine yapılan analizlerden farkı yoktu.
Ayrıca demokrasi anlayımışız da yetersizdi. Giysileri yüzünden sokaklarda kadınlara sataşmalar başlayınca ''yan çelişkiler'' diye ciddiye almadık bunları. Biz, ana çelişkiyi, yani emperyalizmle savaşı, ön planda tutuyorduk.
Demokrasi olmadan emperyalizmle savaşılamayacağını anlayamamıştık. Kadın hakları, sendikal halkar için verilen kavga, emperyalizmle savaşın ta kendisidir. Bahman Nirumand
Colonel John Sheppard wakes up on an alien world in the wreckage of a Puddle Jumper--and can't remember how he got there.
Putting the pieces together, he discovers his team is scattered across a tropical archipelago, unable to communicate with each other or return to the Stargate. Original.
Historians have long known that German immigrants provided much of the support for emancipation in southern Border States. Kristen Layne Anderson's Abolitionizing Missouri, however, is the first analysis of the reasons behind that opposition as well as the first exploration of the impact that the Civil War and emancipation had on German immigrants' ideas about race. Anderson focuses on the relationships between German immigrants and African Americans in St. Louis, Missouri, looking particularly at the ways in which German attitudes towards African Americans and the institution of slavery changed over time. Anderson suggests that although some German Americans deserved their reputation for racial egalitarianism, many others opposed slavery only when it served their own interests to do so. When slavery did not seem to affect their lives, they ignored it; once it began to threaten the stability of the country or their ability to get land, they opposed it. After slavery ended, most German immigrants accepted the American racial hierarchy enough to enjoy its benefits, and had little interest in helping tear it down, particularly when doing so angered their native-born white neighbors. Anderson's work counters prevailing interpretations in immigration and ethnic history, where until recently, scholars largely accepted that German immigrants were solidly antislavery. Instead, she uncovers a spectrum of Germans' "antislavery" positions and explores the array of individual motives driving such diverse responses..
In the end, Anderson demonstrates that Missouri Germans were more willing to undermine the racial hierarchy by questioning slavery than were most white Missourians, although after emancipation, many of them showed little interest in continuing to demolish the hierarchy that benefited them by fighting for black rights.
The German Army of World War II (1939-1945) collectively referred to its various engineer units as Pioniere - what would be called combat engineers in the West. This organization included Pioniertruppen (Pionier Troops), Bautruppen (Construction Troops), Eisenbahntruppen (Railway Troops), and Technische Truppen (Technical Troops). They were first and foremost assault troops, and construction workers second. They were tasked with overcoming manmade and natural obstacles, and in the attack they supported the infantry as specialist assault troops, attacking fortified positions with demolitions and flamethrowers. In the defence they constructed fortifications and shelters, erected obstacles, laid minefields, planted booby traps, cleared fields of fire, erected camouflage, and maintained supply routes. This book examines the recruitment and special training of a German Pionier. It also covers life in the field while on campaign and the of a Pionier role in supporting infantry assaults.