Tag Archives: war

Cuban Missile Crisis: experience of peaceful outcome

In October 1962 the world stood on a brink of the Third World War, perhaps even nuclear war. The world stood closer to Armageddon than at any other moment in history. There was a dangerous confrontation between the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The government of the United States discovered that the Soviet Union had secretly stationed nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba,...

5 Facts About Latin American Wars of Independence

1. 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. (more…)

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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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10 Tips for past wars and their families

  • The time doesn’t always cure 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that occurs as a result of participation in hostilities (or other traumatic events), and has one nasty trait: it doesn’t disappear with time but augments. If within a year and a half after the traumatic event no special therapy is conducted or there is no adaptation to a normal, peaceful life, the painful symptoms increase.

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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