Dave's Mapper | RPG Map Generator List of forms of government Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways. For this reason, political scientists generally argue that government should not be studied by itself; but should be studied along with anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, science, and sociology. Political science Etymology From Middle English government, from Old French government (French gouvernement), from Latin gubernatio ("management, government"). Classifying government In political science, it has long been a goal to create a typology or taxonomy of polities, as typologies of political systems are not obvious. It is especially important in the political science fields of comparative politics and international relations. On the surface, identifying a form of government appears to be easy, as all governments have an official form. [clarification needed] The dialectical forms of government Forms of government by associated attributes Aristarchic attributes
Spatial History Project But what we understand about the creation of cities is limited to the sources available to us. Many sources (even recent ones) are often incomplete, inaccurate, or not easily adaptable to computational methods, no matter the power of the supercomputer. How can you fully describe a process or movement if all you know is the location of Point A and Point B? In our Geographies of the Holocaust project, we have this challenge in our study of the ghettos in 1944 Budapest (Giordano and Cole 20116). We know where Jewish residents lived, and where market halls were located. And, we know that Jewish residents were only allowed to leave their homes from 2-5 pm to do their shopping.
Writing Fiction: Symbolism and All That Maybe you never got anything out of your literature courses except a strong dislike for “analyzing a story to death.” Sometimes the symbolic interpretation of a story or poem can seem pretty far-fetched. Nevertheless, as soon as you start writing, you start writing on some kind of symbolic level. You may argue that your writing simply comes out of your own life and experience, and has nothing to do with “literary” writing. What you write is really a kind of commentary on everything you’ve read so far in your life. This is not the place for a long discussion of the theory of fiction. To paraphrase Frye very crudely, every story is about a search for identity. A tragic story shows a person who moves from a socially integrated position (the Prince of Denmark, the King of Thebes) to a socially isolated one (a dead prince, a blind beggar). Fiction in the western tradition draws on two major sources: ancient Greek literature, and the Judaeo-Christian Bible. Questions?
Template for Creating and Building a New Fantasy Race for your Fictional World In fantasy world building and writing, the term "race" is loosely used to describe a sentient or sapient life form with a similar degree of intelligence and awareness as that of a human. Generally a new race will have shared traits and will be aware of its self and its environment. The way your race interacts with its environment will influence the local ecosystems and they will use the world's resources to better their standard of living and interact together in a social capacity. Creating an entirely new fantasy race can be a daunting task for a fantasy world builder or writer. A good race design template will help sustain continuity in the telling of your story and provide you with a good reference point when writing about your characters and their traits. Race Name(s)At the top of your race design template you should include the name of your race. As you build your characters and worlds, don't be completed restricted by the choices you have made in your race template .
War History Online - Military History Menuism: Italian Food Culture 101: A Primer by Marla Gulley, Italian Cuisine Expert for the Menuism Italian Food Blog When you think about Italian food, the first foods that spring to mind might be pizza, pasta, Parmesan, or gelato, coffee and maybe even bread and olive oil. You certainly wouldn't be wrong. However, the long list of Italian food stretches far beyond these particular boundaries to include risotto, polenta, fish and meats, along with copious varieties of salami, cured meats and cheeses, with vegetables certainly not forgotten. When you step off the plane with phrase book clutched tightly in hand, Italian cuisine and culture may reveal a few startling surprises. What we Americans know and love in the US as classic Italian food is not necessarily what you find being served in Italy. Take Caesar salad. Keep in mind that Italy has, just this past year, celebrated 150 years of united togetherness. There are some differences that might surprise you. Coffee, For Italians 8 of 9 Photo by Flickr user jayneandd.
Sample World-Building Questions, By Request I’ve had some requests to share my world-building questions from that 100+ page master list I have. Obviously, I won’t be posting them all. A good number of them are common sense questions. So I’m just going to pick some samples from a few categories to help people get an idea of some of the directions they could be going. I have mentioned before that the best way to do this for yourself is to pick out a really good, comprehensive history book and sit down with a pad and paper and turn each paragraph (or so) into a question. For instance, I have books on Roman history that discuss slavery in detail. Again, I would remind fellow urban fantasy writers that, even if we are working with the modern world, we need to provide complex and believable cultures for the supernatural beings we are introducing. And again I must give credit to Patricia C. Okay, on to some sample questions: How many people are there in this country? What is the infant mortality rate for this culture/region?
40 maps that explain the Roman Empire by Timothy B. Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. The rise and fall of Rome The rise and fall of RomeIn 500 BC, Rome was a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula. The rise of Rome Rome's military Rome's powerful maniple formation Rome's powerful maniple formationIn the early years of the republic, the Roman infantry used a version of the Greek phalanx. The republic becomes an empire Julius Caesar conquers Gaul Julius Caesar conquers GaulIn 58 BC, Julius Caesar took command of Rome's northern frontier and set out to conquer Gaul, which corresponds roughly to modern-day France. The lost city of Pompeii The eruption of Mount Vesuvius The eruption of Mt. The culture of Rome The journey of Aeneas The journey of AeneasVirgil, who lived from 70 BC to 19 BC, was one of ancient Rome's greatest poets.
How Much of My World Do I Build? First, let me say that worldbuilding is an essential skill for every writer, regardless of genre. Not all writers need to concentrate on all areas of worldbuilding, but every writer must do some worldbuilding if he hopes to have a novel that is coherent, consistent, and real. Second, writers seem to come in three varieties — those who really have no idea what worldbuilding is or why they should bother with it; those who do know, but figure they’ll wing the details as they go; and those obsessive folks who secretly believe that they really can’t start the book until the whole planet is in place. I’ve spent time in all three camps — most of my time in the last one. The system works. Build only what you need; imply the rest. What do you need? A — Special physics It used to be that the only places where you might run into special physics were in SF and fantasy novels. If you require special physics, however, you must now answer the following questions. Special Physics — Matrin Magic On to step F.
THE WORLD DREAM BANK: PLANETOCOPIA World Dream Bank home - add a dream - newest - art gallery - sampler - dreams by title, subject, author, date, places, names by Chris Wayan, 2002-2010 Planetocopia is a group of model worlds supporting intelligent life. They fall into four series: Tilt! Set 1: TILT! Alternate Earths that evolved with our geography, only tilted. Set 2: Futures Three worlds on the same day 1000 years from now--all of them profoundly transformed: Set 3: The Biosphere Variations Worlds so unEarthlike that most exobiologists would write them off... prematurely. Biosphere Variations under construction: Capsica is a hot world, averaging 50°C (122°F)--that's 35°C (63°F) hotter than Earth, and daytime temperatures in the Capsican lowlands will run 10-20° hotter still. Set 4: Caprices This new set of worlds in progress is a ragbag of whims: poor old Earth with just a few tiny changes... More essays on climatology and terraforming:
Liste des camps de concentration nazis Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cette liste comprend les camps de concentration, les camps de concentration de jeunes, les camps d'extermination, camps de transit et divers autres camps similaires de la période du Troisième Reich. Carte[modifier | modifier le code] Carte des camps de concentration nazis Camps de concentration des années 1930[modifier | modifier le code] Les premiers camps de concentration (auparavant souvent dénommés camps de concentration « sauvages ») regroupent les camps créés après la prise de pouvoir par Adolf Hitler, de manière non systématique et dans des conditions différentes de rattachement, afin d'éliminer les opposants politiques au nazisme. Ils partagent pour caractéristique, une construction toujours antérieure à la création de « l'inspection des camps de concentration », pour la plupart une existence assez courte, et un rattachement diversifié : SA, SS, ministère de l'intérieur etc. Camps d'extermination[modifier | modifier le code]