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Brandy Station as a Turning Point
Brandy Station would become a turning point solely due to pride. Sometimes it takes a defeat to get the fires roaring and the ambition to push harder to achieve more. That was the case here.
Was Reconstruction a Nobel Experiment?
Reconstruction, Northern, South, Civil War, Lincoln, Booth, President, Johnson
Problem with Complete Victory in Civil War Battles
For all the ferocity and blood-letting of Civil War battles, the fact is that few were ever decisive. Why were victorious troops unable to achieve complete, total victories at famous battles like Shiloh, Chancellorsville, and Chattanooga? Bad luck and bad decisions played a major part.
Gettysburg as the Turning Point in the War
There are typically many turning points in a conflict. The Civil War probably had a number that anyone could argue was ‘the’ turning point of the war. The most popular one pointed out is the Battle of Gettysburg.
Was Lincoln Duplicitous about Slavery
Not long before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he issued the statement, "If I could save the Union and free no slaves, I would do it!" Was Lincoln duplicitous about his intentions in freeing the slaves? Did he say one thing but really feel something differently?
3 Disasters Lincoln Faced in the War
The Northern army faced multiple disasters that embarrassed Lincoln in both theaters of the war. Three main ones stood out and would forever be remembered in history.
Nationalism, Athoritarianism, Democracy in Asia
One of the most salient challenges in modern Pacific Asian history has been to balance three often contradictory political principles: Nationalism, Athoritarianism, and Democracy
Japan and China's Relationship
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Cold War and Colonialism
The Cold War became a silent active war waged between espionage and political plays in pulling more countries to the sides of democracy and communism.
Meiji Restroation and the King of Siam
The Meiji Restoration was the movement of Japan in the 1800s toward a modern nation. It was the reaction of the changing times as the West moved into the East and began to force changes.Siam was another country who was able to hold off colonialism while bringing its people into a new world.
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