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The Black Army of Ukraine

| European History, Soviet Union | No Comments

When the common man discusses the Russian civil war or the Russian Revolution, it is often oversimplified into a standard conflict with two belligerents; namely the Reds (the Bolshevik or…

The red scare

The Witch Scare, The Red Scare, and The Dangers of Ideology

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Baseless persecutions throughout history have been stemmed by the idea that opposing values can threaten social order. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible recreates the events of the Salem witch trials, a…

Agricultural History

The Impact of Urbanization and Agricultural Societies on Women

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Prior to the rise of urban and agricultural societies and throughout the hunter- gatherer societies, men and women shared a fairly equal status. We then see the rise of urban…

Canadian flag

The Many Loving Hands of Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag

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The Promise The Honourable John R. Matheson wanted each and every Canadian to know the names of all the people who contributed in some way to bring a National Flag…


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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