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Texas Revolution

The Texas Revolution

| Revolution, US19th Century | No Comments In March 1845, The United States annexed their short lived neighbor, the Republic of Texas with consent from the local population, effectively making it 28th state of the United…

Battle of Stalingrad

Stalingrad: The Battle that Changed the War

| US 20th Century, World War II | No Comments “In war, then let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.” – Sun Tzu, the Art of War During the early hours of the second of February 1943,…

the great war

Two Bullets: The Truth behind the Great War

| World War I | No Comments Nearly a century has passed since the surrender of the Central Powers, marking the end of the Great War. It was a conflict that changed geopolitics, transforming the world…

Why did woman in Britain campaign against slavery between 1787 and 1807?

| Anti-Slavery, British History, Women's Movement | No Comments

On the 25th March, 1807 the British government under Lord Grenville passed the Slave Trade Act, thereby abolishing the slave trade throughout its Empire. Academic debate has underlined several reasons…


What are the criticisms of the concept of collective memory? Are they valid?

At the turn-of-the-century the concepts of ‘race’, ‘heritage’, and ‘identity’ were already taking on biological colours, dangerously reducing ideas of inferiority and superiority to the genetic dimension, laying the ideological basis for the unequivocal evil of Nazi expansionism and the Holocaust. C.G. Jung’s theory of archetypes, for example, is a paragon of this. Author: Chris J. Grundy; Institution: University of Aberdeen


What were the key factors in the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

“The main reason so much attention has been given to the crisis is that it has rightly been regarded as the most intensive, dangerous, and climactic crisis of the cold war.” On the 16th of October 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis commenced with the discovery of constructions on Cuba, designed to facilitate medium- range Soviet missiles, and ended on the 28th of October 1962, prominently lasting thirteen days.


What caused President Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam War?

On 7th February, 1965 President Johnson ordered the escalation of armed forces in Vietnam, thereby plunging America into a full-scale military conflict. Historical judgements have coined a catalogue of suggestions for U.S. engrossment. On the one hand, Kolko’s “structural explanation” conveys escalation as a logical zenith of the Cold War effort to contain communism. Author: Steven C. Grundy; Institution: University of Aberdeen


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