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Would The US Military Survive A Nuclear War? 

Would The US Military Survive A Nuclear War? 

Ever since the first atomic weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 people have wondered what would happen to themselves, their nation, and their military if another weapon was used. Seeing people quickly turned to dust in an atomic explosion and large swarths...

Escaping Slavery On The Maritime Underground Railroad

Escaping Slavery On The Maritime Underground Railroad

Slavery has left an indelible mark upon American history and its effects are still felt today. Many are familiar with the Underground Railroad which crisscrossed the lands of America taking enslaved people to freedom, but there is an additional lesser known, but still...

During World War I, the French Built a “Fake Paris”

During World War I, the French Built a “Fake Paris”

In a clever ploy during World War I, the French government devised a plan to deceive the German air force. Engineers were tasked with constructing a replica of Paris, strategically positioned just a few kilometers away from the real city. This decoy Paris was...

The Last “Official” Civil War Widow Died in 2020

The Last “Official” Civil War Widow Died in 2020

Helen Viola Jackson, the last known widow of a Civil War veteran, passed away on December 16, 2020, marking the end of an era in American history. Born in 1919, just after the conclusion of World War I, Helen grew up in the small town of Niangua, Missouri, surrounded...

Two Cities in Italy Got into a War Over a Bucket

Two Cities in Italy Got into a War Over a Bucket

In 1325, a peculiar conflict erupted between two Italian city-states, Bologna and Modena, known as the War of the Bucket or the War of the Oaken Bucket. This war manifested the longstanding rivalry between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, two opposing factions that vied...

Two Mass Graves of 13th-century Crusaders

Two Mass Graves of 13th-century Crusaders

Archaeologists in Lebanon recently made a significant discovery, uncovering two mass graves that held the remains of 25 Crusaders who perished in the 13th century. The excavation took place in Sidon, situated on the Mediterranean coast. The team unearthed the...

The Conquest of Constantinople: Ingenuity at Work

The Conquest of Constantinople: Ingenuity at Work

The Byzantine city of Constantinople was a powerful representation of Christianity and for the Ottomans, a symbol of opposition to Islam. The “Red Apple” was an expression that represented the dream of almost every Ottoman to seize Constantinople, and it was a dream...

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