Compare & Contrast Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

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1890s: Horribly outnumbered, the British lose their battle with the Boers in South Africa's Cape Colony. However, since the Boers fail to place some of their men in strategically important places, they lose the opportunity to eradicate the British, who still have access to their naval base and supplies.

Today: After decades of political instability brought on by strife between whites and blacks in South Africa, the region is enjoying an uneasy peace.

1890s: The United States engages in a fierce jungle war in the Phillippines, which have been recently surrendered by Spain to America, although American citizens are divided in their support over the conflict.

Today: The United States engages in a fierce desert war in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. The majority of American citizens support this war, which resulted from terrorist attacks in the United States.

1890s: Jewish French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is found...

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