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Fraternization between soldiers during American Civil War

In 1862 Americans were fighting each other; there was the Civil War between Northern and Southern states. The North was mainly represented by industrial states and the Southern slave states were focused on agricultural production. The majority of people working on plantations were slaves. (more…)

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Treaty of Sèvres

The Ottoman Empire was a powerful empire controlling vast territories in Europe, Asia and Africa. Before the First World War the Ottoman Empire’s economy was severely depressed. Per annum inflation amounted to 300%. The Empire’s financial system was dependant on external creditors and had a large foreign debt. Moreover, the country has just come out of the Second Balkan War. (more…)

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5 facts about Latin American wars of Independence

Trigger spark

Contrary to popular notion, the cause of Latin American wars of independence was more then just a desire to get rid of "foreign invaders." Yes, the key positions in the colonies were occupied by the officials sent from the mother country, and local population (even Creoles) was not admitted to high office. But the decisive role belonged to economic reasons: (more…)

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10 facts about human rights during war

  • The main rule

The basic principle of modern international humanitarian law was set by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his treatise "The Social Contract" in 1762. This principle is the following: the war is not a relationship between people, but a relationship between countries, and people become enemies by chance, not as human beings and not even as citizens, but as soldiers. And one can fight with soldiers only as long...

Treasure

He bandaged her eyes and led through meandering tunnels. "You could do without these precautions," she said after a dozen of turns. Then added, trying to smile: "I never would have remembered this way.” He only vaguely chuckled in response.

There was so quiet that the sound of their footsteps was like a slow drumbeat, mercilessly pounding in their ears. Again and again she regretted about all...

7 myths about WAR

Ancient legends

Troy was a real city and the Trojan War is a historical fact. However, the famous heroes of myths about the Trojan War are fictional characters. In reality, the war heroes were "anonymous" Aeolian colonists (Aeolians are one of the main Greek tribes) and emigrants from Peloponnesian Achaeans who fought for territory with local tribes. Later, some settlers took shape of...

Goodbye, weapon!

County-house is a paradise for children. There are three months of summer vacations to enjoy, all your friends are here and all what is required of you is to come home for dinner and supper. From early morning we are playing with other kids, we are playing football and catch-up. But war games are our favourite games! We all have toy guns, me and my brother we both...