Tutor profile: Thomas B.
Subject: US History
Why did the United States want to purchase New Orleans from the French in the 1790s/1800s?
Increased immigration to Ohio Valley. City was at natural choke-point of all commerce feeding into the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico from the interior. City was controlled by Spanish, then French, fear that foreign commercial policy would cut American farmers off from potential markets.
Subject: European History
Was the Spanish Revolution fascist?
The development in fascism in Spain was much different that what occurred in Germany or Italy. Its rise to power does not fall in line with Robert Paxton’s five stages of fascism. But even though the fascism in Spain was different it was able to last longer. Franco did have some fascist ways in his government having a one party system, establishing a new way of looking at the world, fixing the economy, and having an elaborate propaganda apparatus. Franco’s more conservative authority than most fascists allowed for the traditional ways of Spain to make a comeback and be relatively stable until Franco’s death in 1975.
Subject: East Asian History
What role did the Mongols play in the formation of the Ottoman Empire
With Mongol expansion into the Middle East the Mongols entered Anatolia and fought with the Suljuk of Rum. After the Battle of Köse Dağ instability occurred within the Anatolia and with that the small beg of Osman was able to come to power and form the Ottoman Empire.
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