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Cities of Zeta during the reign of the Nemanjić dynasty (1190-1371)

Posted October 10th, 2015 at 06:55 PM by Tsar
Updated October 10th, 2015 at 07:03 PM by Tsar

Cities of Zeta during the reign of the Nemanjić dynasty (1190-1371)

Dioclitia becomes a part of Serbia

Around 1190 grand župan of Serbia, Stephen Nemanja, finished his conquest of Dioclitia. His third son, St. Sava, wrote that he conquered “Zeta with cities”. His second son, grand župan and later king Stephen, wrote that he built a court in Kotor, while other Dioclitian cities - Danj, Svač, Sard, Ulcinj, Drivast, Shkodra, and “glorious city of Bar” - were...
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King Stephen Dragutin

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 12:18 PM by Tsar
Updated October 9th, 2015 at 02:55 PM by Tsar

King Stephen Dragutin


Dragutin and Milutin were sons of Serbian king Stephen Uroš I and queen Helene. Older Serbian historiography usually assumed that queen Helene was a member of the Angevin dynasty, sometimes making impossible connections with King Charles I d'Anjou. The myth of „French princess“ became very popular, in fact so much that there are organizations that carry the name of „Helene d'Anjou“ („Jelena...
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A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities

Posted October 8th, 2015 at 05:41 PM by General Winter
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Infant Formula Production Plant, Abu Ghraib, Iraq (January 21, 1991)

On the seventh day of Operation Desert Storm, aimed at evicting Iraq military forces from Kuwait, the U.S.-led coalition bombed the Infant Formula Production Plant in the Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad. Iraq declared that the factory was exactly what its name said, but the administration of President George H.W. Bush claimed it was “a production facility for biological weapons.” Colin Powell, then chairman of the...
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The Mosquito Fleet

Posted October 1st, 2015 at 02:31 AM by Triceratops
Updated October 1st, 2015 at 03:49 AM by Triceratops

PT Boats in action at Guadalcanal, December 1942.

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By late November 1942, the supply situation for the Japanese on Guadalcanal Island was critical. Slow moving transport ships were easy targets for US planes based at Henderson Field and insufficient materiel was being delivered to Japanese ground forces.

The Imperial Japanese Navy therefore decided to run fast destroyer only convoys to Guadalcanal,...
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