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Captain's Log Entry 1: An Anglo-German Alliance

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 02:15 AM by Junius

This article covers the time period from 1890 until about 1914. It highlights the main reasons why an alliance between Britain and Germany did not take place and how such an alliance could have changed the course of world history and politics. In my mind, it proved impossible to marry the surprisingly convergent interests of Britain and Germany due to the following factors:

1. The German Navy- Wilhelm may have had sound strategic reasons to establish a navy (such as Germany's huge...
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An Idolatry of Candidates: Count Plunkett and the North Roscommon By-Election of 1917

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 04:18 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Hurrah for Plunkett,
Ring out the slogan call.
The Count’s our man,
He leads the van for Ireland over all.

In what was to be called the Election of the Snows, Count Plunkett defeated the candidate for the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) along with an Independent runner for the North Roscommon seat...
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Metternich, Tsar Alexander and the Polish Question

Posted January 21st, 2017 at 04:41 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated Yesterday at 04:36 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Napoleon and Alexander in Tilsit after the former's victory against the latter in 1807, leading to the Tilsit Treaties

In 1812 Metternich was not eager to displease Napoleon. He believed that France and Poland would be more than enough to crush the Russians. However...
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Seán McGarry: Revolutionary, Confidant, Victim

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 03:23 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Two articles on the life and times of Seán McGarry (1886-1958) who was intimately involved in the Howth Gunrunning and the Easter Rising, not to mention the War of Independence, the Dáil debates over the Treaty and, tragically, the Civil War.

A Prominent Republican Leader: The Trials and Tribulations of Seán McGarry, 1913-1919 (Part I)

He was an aide and companion to Tom Clarke and later Michael Collins, who described McGarry as “the one man who was closer in the confidence...
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Question for Hungarians.

Posted December 8th, 2016 at 11:10 PM by dagorlad

Do you think of Croats as friends because of our long history and fighting against Mongols and Turks together or just as neighbours? Not trying to insult, just asking.
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