united states

  1. Imperia

    Mixed Eugenics?

    We know that in the West the idea of superior race spread in the 19th and 20th centuries. With the division of Africa and neo-colonialism to bring "civilization to these territories", with racial segregation in the US, with the encouragement of racial bleaching in Brazil, and the Nazis in ww2...
  2. Imperia

    Why not the Netherlands instead of Spain?

    At the end of the 19th century Europe had three great colonial powers, the British, French and German Empire in accession. And it had 3 small colonial powers: Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. The Portuguese were protected by their Alliance with the British. But what prevented the...
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    Why Did French (Mostly) Disappear in Louisiana, But Not Quebec

    Louisiana and Quebec both started off as French colonies with a substantial number of French-speaking settlers. Both came under the rule of English-speaking powers (Quebec became British in 1763 and Louisiana became American in 1803). They both exist in a North American economy in which the...
  4. Imperia

    Was Rome's fall good or bad?

    When Rome fell was it good for the development of the West and the rest of the world? With Rome still existing, would we have modern democracy and equal rights for all men and women? Would you have: lay state, homosexual marriage, female suffrage and universal vote? Would the West have...
  5. Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Aircraft

    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Aircraft

    The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force. The F-117 was based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator.
  6. Imperia

    Potential Superpowers

    Potential superpowers What nations over the last 200 years could have become a superpower at the level of the US and Soviet Union and have survived with that status to this day? Q. I am mentioning nations that could have become superpowers but never achieved this status (Brazil example) and not...
  7. Imperia

    Alternate Spanish-American War

    alternate Spanish-American War What nation besides Spain could the United States enter into war? perhaps: Portugal, uk, france, germany, italy, russia or low countries (Holland)?
  8. redskevin

    US & Allied Forces Carry Out Syria Strikes

    The United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom has carried out strikes on Syria’s chemical weapon facilities on Saturday, following a chemical attack blamed on Syrian government forces. Besides the United States Air Force and Navy, the air forces of France and United Kingdom...
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    Treaties

    Why did the United States Government fail to uphold the treaties? This what I thought: According to the Constitution, all treaties negotiated by the President have to be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the Senate. Woodrow Wilson failed to win the Senate's approval primarily because of his...
  10. redskevin

    Police Criticized for Shooting Dementia Patient

    Police in the American town of Bakersfield in California, have been criticized for shooting a 73-year-old dementia sufferer after reports he might have a gun, only to find he was carrying a crucifix. A 2015 study rated Bakersfield Police Department as the deadliest in the US. The Bakersfield...
  11. D

    Happy Birthday, George Washington!

    To commemorate his 284th birthday, here are some fun facts on the father of the United States: Fun Facts on George Washington
  12. Y

    US-Cuba vs. UK-Argentine relations

    Is a key difference between United States-Cuba relations (between the late 1800s and 1959) and United Kingdom-Argentina relations (in the 19th and early/mid 20th centuries) that the US exerted much political as well as economic influence in Cuba while the UK exerted just economic influence...
  13. MilitaryRankings

    Why is the United States so successful?

    It can be argued but by many accounts, United States has been extremely successful at nation building. Perhaps the most successful in some respects. It is impressive especially considering its short history. My questions is really two questions. 1) Why is unique about United States that made it...
  14. Darth Raidius

    What was the full strength of the United States in WWII?

    It is well known that Germany and the Soviet Union exercised the principle of "total war" against each other during World War II, throwing all their resources, finances and manpower into the conflict with the sole objective of annihilating one another. What I wonder is if the United States truly...
  15. S

    Could anyone tell me what the Report of the Country Life Commission is?

    Things like the significance of it, who reported it and when who or what did it target.
  16. E

    EPQ Project

    Hi, My EPQ project title is: 'To what extent has the United States' involvement in twentieth century wars been motivated by capitalism?' I need some primary sources for my project, and so any thoughts/answers on this question will be appreciated. Thanks
  17. Schlom

    Pre-Civil War Former Slave Narratives

    I was just reading the introduction to The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography by George P. Rawick (1972). In it, Rawick mentions the various sources of the African Americans, the former slaves and the ways their accounts are preserved. After mentioning the interviewing initiatives...
  18. A

    Hamilton's World: an Original Timeline, by Steve.

    Hello there, everybody. I'd thought about posting an actual TL on here for sometime now, and I figure it wouldn't hurt to finally get around to trying. I've been fascinated with Alexander Hamilton for a little while now; born out of wedlock in the West Indies in 1757, he was orphaned at the age...
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    Geography Resource for History Teachers that Students Actually Use

    If you are tearing your hair out over students who show up without even knowing the 50 states, let alone any world geography, try this free website: Welcome to mymapgames.com -- Your link to geography fun! There are plenty of US map games, and a dozen or so for each continent, with many...
  20. Chancellor

    Would you favor greater economic federalism?

    A twofold question. First a thesis; the United States federal government exacts clearly the better part of (well-paid) Americans' tax rates; up to nearly 40 % to state taxes varying between 0 % and 12-13 % (New York). Do you think (answer 1), that a greater role of the states in raising taxes...