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Fuimus!

Posted January 17th, 2017 at 09:06 PM by General Winter
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A little bit belated post, but yet ...

It is good that the last holiday of any year is the 30th of December - the birthday of the USSR.

Even if the Soviet Union lies buried and is eaten by worms.

In 1970s Solzhenitsyn wrote mockingly in one of his scribble :what will you do with your class struggle and the dictatorship of the proletariat if a great meteorite falls or if the Arctic and Antarctic ice melts?

Soviet philosopher Mikhail Lifschitz...
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Napoleon's Army Commanders

Posted January 17th, 2017 at 05:57 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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The highest rank within the Grand Armee was the General de Division (something that would not change until the First World War) and the highest command...
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The imposition of laissez faire during the Irish famine

Posted January 11th, 2017 at 03:49 PM by Gile na Gile

The potato blight of 1845-9 (which appeared on the continent first) gave rise to a pan-European subsistence crisis and was in turn a major aggravating factor for the social unrest which preceded the 1848 revolutions; and so, it made perfect sense for individual countries to do all in their power to lessen the sufferings of their peasantry lest they should reap (as many indeed did) - the whirlwind of revolt.

By the mid 19th century closing ports for food exports during a subsistence...
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Twelve harder history riddles.

Posted January 4th, 2017 at 07:42 PM by Ajax_Minoan

I wrote another 12 History riddles and posted them to Newsvine in November, but the Viners were unable to solve them all. This is more of the skill I learned right here at Historum in a thread game with fellow posters.
I posted them here also at the Game forum, but no one seemed interested. The game forum seems to have low traffic, so I don't feel bad.


https://fb-raybuckridge1000004783127...istory-riddles
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Lin Zexu's Letters to Queen Victoria and Emperor Daoguang

Posted December 30th, 2016 at 07:16 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Commissioner Lin Zexu

The Chinese Repository is a collection of letters published in 1840 about the issue of opium trade in China, particularly that of foreign smuggling by the British. The first letter I chose to focus on is an open letter written to Queen Victoria by Commissioner Lin Zexu in which he requests the end of illegal opium trafficking. The second...
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