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British campaign in Gallipoli through the eyes of Winston Churchill, his contemporaries, opponents and critics of his strategy and process
Zamrzla, Martin ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Kodet, Roman (referee)
The purpose of this Bachelor thesis is analysis of significant conflict in the First World War in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially Gallipoli battlefield. Everything is viewed mainly from the perspective of the British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill. The goal of these thesis is analysis the range of combats, conception of strategic goals and placement of the armies on Gallipoli, as well as the reaction of the British political representation, including conflicts between Churchill and his opponents. The author will not forget general insight on Middle East battlefield, and background of the fights between Central powers and Allied powers.
British Sinai and Palestine Campaign and Attendance of T. E. Lawrence
Neuberger, Daniel ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Kodet, Roman (referee)
This paper is devoted to partially analyze and map the Middle East conflict between British and the Ottoman Empire in 1914-1918. It contains account of the situation in the Ottoman Empire before the outbreak of the First World War, which is important for the understanding of the conflict. Furthermore, this thesis focuses on three aspects of the war: the Sinai campaign, the Palestinian campaign and the Arab revolt. Thesis also tells the part of the story of T. E. Lawrence, who was key character to the Arab revolt.
Federal Idea in Australia from the Second Half of the 19th Century to 1901
Petric, Pavel ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Soukup, Jaromír (referee)
My thesis's topic is the evolution of the idea to create a federated Australia in the second half of the 19th Century. The end date of my thesis is set to 1901, when the Commonwealth of Australia was constituted. I will try to outline the main tendencies of the evolution of the federal idea. How has its form changed? How was the unification of Australia imagined by different parties? I would also like to look into the topic of New Zealand, why its government stood out of the Commonwealth. I will be using official records of the debates of various intercolonial conventions and articles from newspapers, which are digitalized. I will also be working with literature by Australian historians. I would also like to mention some frontline persons, who are responsible for the Commonwealth. Key Words: Australia, federalism, Commonwealth of Australia, unification of Australia, dominion, British Empire, parliamentary system, Westminster system
Konrad Adenauer and the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany on the background of international events in 1945-1949
Fousek, Pavel ; Stellner, František (advisor) ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (referee)
After the end of the Second World War, a new power stratification emerged on the ravaged European continent, which soon proved to be antagonistic to the extent that it threatened the very foundations of the freedom of Europe. Defeated Germany was placed under the control and administration of the victorious powers - the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France, which divided the country into four occupation zones. Increasing disagreements over the future development of Germany gradually led to the merger of the three western zones in the so-called Trizonia, which was meant to create the preconditions for the economic recovery of the war-torn country. This bachelor thesis deals with the topic of the post-war development in these three German western occupation zones in 1945-1949. Within this framework, the paper focuses on the work of the future Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, which led to the constitution of the West German state and its pro-western orientation with regard to international developments. West Germany began to have a major impact on the Cold War and fears of the growing contradiction between Soviet Russia and the Western Bloc materialised in the form of the Berlin crisis. Pragmatic thinking, devotion to Christian ideals and to the idea of...
The Question of Succession of James, Duke of York, during the Reign of Charles II
Chmelíková, Pavla ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Vodička, Pavel (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with 70s and 80s in 17the century in England. During this period of the reign of Charles II Stuart comes to the forefront the question of succession, which culminated in the so-called exclusion crisis (1679-1681). The thesis will try to outline in seven chapters, including the introduction and conclusion, the development of the crisis of succession associated with the person of James, Duke of York. The first part of the work will focus on the period before the exclusion crisis and will highlight important moments such as the approval of the Test Act or the Popish Plot. Another part of the thesis will deal with the period of crisis itself until the dissolution of the last Exclusion Parliament in Oxford in 1681 and the defeat the Whig party. The last chapter will close the whole question of succession in 1685, the death of Charles II Stuart and the advent of James II to the English throne.
Great Britain and the January Uprising (1863-1864)
Vlasák, Patrik ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Pavlíček, Tomáš (referee)
The thesis focuses on analysis of the standpoints within the British government and its representatives towards Poland during the January insurrection (1863-1864) in the context of international relationships and towards representatives of the Polish nation in Poland and in exile. The thesis further describes actions that were taken by the Polish emigrants in The Great Britain and their influence on the British foreign policy and society. Key words: The January uprising, Great Britain, Poland, Polish insurrection, 19th century, British-Polish relations
British-Spanish Relations, 1739-1748
Pribilinec, Petr ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Stellner, František (referee)
This diploma thesis will deal with British-Spanish relations from 1739 to 1748. Main point of the thesis will be war of Jenkin's Ear. It was a colonial conflict that look place between Great Britain and Spain overseas in the Caribbean, the North Coast of South America or Florida. The work will also deal with the tense time before the outbreak of war, its causes, course and consequences of this conflict. The war was provoked by a familiar affair involving Captain Robert Jenkins. This war is often neglected because it became part of a larger conflict and practically merged with the War of Austrian Succession, which took place in Europe from 1740 to 1748. Last but not least, the subject of the thesis will also be the development of British- Spanish relations in the European field that had an impact on the conflict overseas. It was peace in Aachen that ended the war on the Austrian heritage, as well as the war on Jenkins' ear.
Water Projects on the Nile in the 19th Century and Their Influence in British-French Relations
Mazanec, Jakub ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šedivý, Miroslav (referee)
Jakub Mazanec Water Projects on the Nile in the 19th Century and Their Influence in British-French Relations At the beginning of the 19th century, the era of building of the first modern hydraulic projects on the Nile in Egypt was launched. During the first half of the 19th century, France had a significat influence on Egypt, which was also reflected in hydraulic projects on the Nile. On the contraty, since the British ocuppation of Egypt in 1882 until the end of the century, the influence of London dominated. The need of water and the construction of major projects shaped the policies of France and Great Britain towards Nile basin. The aim of this thesis is to prove or refute the hypothesis, that hydraulic projects realized on the Nile during the 19th century represented a significant issue of friction between France and Great Britain. And at the same time this thesis tries to prove a change in the perception of water from the side of Egyptian authorities.
Labour Party during the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)
Rys, Jiří ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (referee)
The diploma thesis called Labour Party during the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher (1979- 1990) focuses on the causes of the defeats of the Labour Party in 1979, 1983 and 1987. For this purpose it examines the relations of the individual party factions. Attention is also paid to opinion polls, especially party preferences. Last but not least, it is taken into account how the Labor Party turned towards centrism and rejected the more radical left-wing policy it had enforced in its first opposition period. Key words Labour Party, Militant, Social Democratic Party, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, David Owen, Michael Foot, National Executive Committee, Tony Benn, Trade unions
Labour Party during the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)
Rys, Jiří ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Valkoun, Jaroslav (referee)
The diploma thesis called Labour Party during the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher (1979- 1990) focuses on the causes of the defeats of the Labour Party in 1979, 1983 and 1987. For this purpose it examines the relations of the individual party factions. Attention is also paid to opinion polls, especially party preferences. Last but not least, it is taken into account how the Labor Party turned towards centrism and rejected the more radical left-wing policy it had enforced in its first opposition period. Key words Labour Party, Militant, Social Democratic Party, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, David Owen, Michael Foot, National Executive Committee, Tony Benn, Trade unions

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