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Rome and Masada
The fall of Rome has been widely discussed and written on. Various reasons can be given, including the introduction of Christianity into the Empire, and the internal strife that resulted in many civil wars.
Rome's Failure with Masada
The main victory of taking over Jerusalem was what Vaspasian marched into Rome in celebration of. He and his son had let the world know that no one could revolt against Rome. Masada was a minor nuisance in the final cleanup.
Russia's Reaction to Change
The Russian Empire took the road of stubbornness and isolationism. Russia had monarchs that helped push the nation toward progress in the 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Russia was moving forward until it hit the 19th century and conservative monarchs.
Samples of Confederate Losses
1862 proved to be crucial for the Confederacy in decision making and loses on the battlefield. In losing Nashville, New Orleans, and Memphis, the South lost strategic points in their military planning. Each one would prove to hurt the Confederacy long-term.
Samuel Adams as The Father of Liberty
A roaring fire needs more than heat. It needs gentle, persuasive air to fan the embers and bring forth the roaring fire that spreads fast and furious. Samuel Adams was the one to fan the flames and bring about the American Revolution.
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.
Second Inaugral Address - George Washington
The first president of the United States of America was elected to a second term. In a short, but sincere speech, George Washington accepts this position.
Secret Society of Ordo Templis Orientis
There are hundreds if not thousands of secret societies around the world. Many of them are names that are recognized by most. Others are less well-known but have been around as long or are closely related. One such secret society is the Ordo Templis Orientis.
Significance of Japan's Meiji period
The Meiji period in Japan was a period of transition that moved the nation from the past into the future that the contact with the West had initiated.
Sir Arthur Evans
Many people dedicate their lives to history and uncovering the past. Sir Arthur J. Evans was one of the most well-known in the late 1800s. His discoveries of the Minoans still fascinate historians today.
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