Compare & Contrast On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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1946: The Nuremberg trials end in the conviction of fourteen Nazi war criminals.

1995: Several Serbian leaders are indicted by the United Nations for war crimes committed in Bosnia. Further indictments are expected when Yugoslavia's armies march into the province of Kosovo in an effort to drive out ethnic Albanians in 1999, yet another instance of "ethnic cleansing."

1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins hearings and indicts the "Hollywood Ten" for contempt, leading to a blacklist of alleged communist sympathizers in this era of "McCarthyism."

1999: A controversy erupts when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives an honorary "Oscar" to film director Elia Kazan. Kazan, the director of classics, such as On the Waterfront and East of Eden, gained notoriety when he named several colleagues as communist sympathizers. Many in the audience refuse to applaud when the award is presented to him.

1948: The Soviet Union begins the Berlin...

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