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Captain's Log Entry 4: Crisis

Posted May 23rd, 2017 at 01:29 AM by Junius

As I mentioned in my last post, by 1761, Britain was easily the foremost European power in India. While the Treaty of Paris returned France's Indian possessions to her, she was not allowed to rebuild the fortifications in Pondicherry and Chandranagar destroyed by the British. The French were forced to give up the game for the time being.

On the other side of the English Channel, Britain was also reeling from the effects of the Seven Year's War. Annual expenditure had more than doubled...
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Interesting Facts About Journey to the West

Posted May 15th, 2017 at 03:46 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated June 16th, 2017 at 06:10 PM by ghostexorcist

Interesting Facts About Journey to the West

05-15-17

By Jim R. McClanahan

This will be an informal survey of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese Classic Journey to the West (1592) (JTTW, hereafter). It is based on a series of posts I've made on a Facebook group page dedicated to the novel's main character, the immortal monkey demon-turned-Buddhist guardian Sun Wukong. The point of the original posts was to enlighten people who have surely...
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Han Dynasty Agriculture

Posted May 8th, 2017 at 08:36 PM by HackneyedScribe
Updated June 7th, 2017 at 06:35 PM by HackneyedScribe

Agricultural had always been stressed by the Chinese literati as the foundation of the state, and under the Han dynasty agricultural production reached its first peak. The founding emperor, Liu Bang, was once a commoner himself. Although Liu the commoner showed no interest in agricultural pursuits, as emperor he soon realized the importance of agronomy for state building. It is without question that his heirs also adopted similar viewpoints. Canals were dug, fields were irrigated, and incentives...
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History of the Philippines, Russia, the USA and Georgia (country)

Posted April 17th, 2017 at 10:32 PM by ayasachan
Updated April 18th, 2017 at 04:54 AM by ayasachan (Added some pictures)

Hello, magandang hapon po (good afternoon to you) and welcome to my blog! In this article, I will discuss the brief bilateral history of the Philippines, Russia, the United States of America and Georgia (country). To make the article more fun to read, I represented each country as human so it will be easier to understand. I only made this purely for fun and Iím not really good in English so if thereís any grammatical error, I will revise it in the near future. Also, I made the collages! Please comment...
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Captain's Log Entry 3: The Carnatic Wars

Posted March 26th, 2017 at 10:52 AM by Junius

The Anglo-French struggle for mastery in India during the Seven Yearís War differed vastly from those in other theaters in one crucial respect- the British and French governments were not the primary belligerents. Those roles fell on their respective East India Companies, which were allied and somewhat dependent but quite separate entities.

While the Compagnie des Indes was from inception almost an offshoot of the government, its English counterpart was emphatically not. The Company...
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