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The Tourism Industry in the EU

Tourism is, on the whole, an underappreciated industry. Tourists are more or less tolerated by the inhabitants of the cities and countries that they visit, but they really are a necessary part of today’s society. Tourism “brings social inclusion and understanding in a way no other industry does” (Gollan). Not only is this important for […]



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Pornography Penetrating the European Union

Pornography is a growing trend that is strongly correlated with the use and availability of the internet, increasing amounts of leisure time and increasingly blurred lines between pornographic material and mainstream culture. Pornography’s penetration into the European culture effects the EU’s economy, law, politics and culture; as well as it’s image. Ultimately, the consumption, content […]



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Looking for the Shift in Ideology on “Fallen Women” in Ireland

The Magdalene Laundries were institutions in place across Ireland and many other countries that were a place for “fallen women,” deemed unfit to live on their down due to mental illness, incompetence, hysteria and for many women, pregnancy outside of wedlock. From the 1750’s women were held captive in these facilities and forced in labor […]



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Family Matters: Italian Organized Crime’s Effects on Local Economy and Abroad

One of the staples of Italian history is the legendary organized crime families, especially the Sicilian Mafia, thanks to pop culture spotlight in movies such as “The Godfather”. To this day, organized crime has a significant impact within Italy itself and the European Union as a whole. Europol indicates there are four major prevailing OCGs […]



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Painter Georg Waldmüller and The Biedermeier Period in Vienna

Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller, born in 1793, was a Viennese painter on a noble mission to capture nature, apolitically and commonplace. His paintings, particularly their color schemes and subject matter, can serve as a symbol of the ideal mindset of contentedness as the middle-class grows, during what is now referred to as the Biedermeier period. With […]



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