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The Iron Curtain Speech
Though World War II had ended, a new war had begun with the establishment of the "Iron Curtain". The following is a speech made by Winston Churchill made in 1946 where the phrase "Iron Curtain" was first used.
The Crusades - A Review
Learn the truth of the Crusades and discover that it wasn't all romantic nor one-sided. Read my review of the The Crusades, by Michael Paine.
One Day in the Life Ivan Denisovich - Review
All periods of history have their shameful moments. In fact, many times we try to deny their existence. The concentration camps of the Soviet Union was one such fact that was denied by the country's leaders, but through the determination of many people including authors, the truth was exposed and
Stars and Stripes
Each group has a symbol that reflects their heart. The American flag, Stars and Stripes, tells a story in the colors and shine and the shapes that lay on it. Learn why the flag looks the way it does and the story behind it.
Sea Dogs - The Elite Privateers
The elite of the privateers were the Sea Dogs. These were a group of experienced sailors who used it to pirate the high seas and then later turned to more shady business. Ah, the results of political moves.
Pirating is a dirty trade, but at times in history it has become a noble one.
The Brilliant Marriage of Henry VII
Winning a battle to claim the throne can be successful, but also marrying to seal your claim could be smarter. Henry VII might have killed Richard III in battle to take the crown, but he didn't fully have it until he married Elizabeth.
Impact of Grand Banks on Europe and America
The Grand Banks was a natural wonder for the fish it produced. It did so much to impact Europe that most do not even realize.
History Word Games
Learn more about the games you can play right here on this history site.
Finding History in Art
History can be found in the art around you. Learn about cultures and people by viewing the art work of the periods.
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