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10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

11 Nov

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

 “Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company.”

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America’s Revolution Was Fought By The Poor, Not The Citizens

10 Nov

America’s Revolution Was Fought By The Poor, Not The Citizens

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The impoverished, the disenfranchised, and the “filth” (Washington’s words not ours), fought for and won all the lofty freedoms conceived of in town halls, alehouses, and eventually Philadelphia. That didn’t just happen at random, either. That’s exactly how America’s wealthier colonists planned it.

When the war became reality, there was a remarkable dearth of ardent patriots willing to stop a musket ball for “liberty.” Overwhelmingly, colonists of any means whatsoever paid drifters and vagabonds to take their place in the fight against the British.  Or, if they had them available, a wealthy colonist might order a slave or servant to join the army. Is there anything nobler than risking the life of another for your ideals? Apparently not, since it wasn’t just the powdered wig wearers who bought the military service of the poor. Middle and lower-class colonists alike often pooled their monies together to hire a “down and outer” for three years’ service. When all else failed, colonies (especially the southern ones) released convicts and enrolled them in the army.”

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Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

12 Oct

Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

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These stunning images are early photographs  of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War  some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the  Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived  until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs –  known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original,  fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war  that established the United States.”Jonathan Smith

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356524/Faces-American-revolution-Amazing-early-photographs-document-heroes-War-Independence-later-years.html#ixzz2hY3kfgeD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Idi Amin Dada: President of Uganda in the 1970s (evil dictator)

14 Sep

Idi Amin Dada, who became known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’ for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of Uganda in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa‘s post-independence dictators. Amin seized power in a military coup in 1971 and ruled over Uganda for 8 years. Estimates for the number of his opponents who were either killed, tortured, or imprisoned vary from 100,000 to half a million. He was ousted in 1979 by Ugandan nationalists, after which he fled into exile.”http://africanhistory.about.com/od/biography/a/bio_amin.htm..

 

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A Brief History of Humankind Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

25 Aug

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“This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds. The aim of the course is to give students a brief but complete overview of history, and to answer some basic historical questions such as:

What is religion?

What is an empire?

What is money?

What is science?

What is capitalism?

Why did almost all societies believe that women are inferior to men?

Does history have a direction?

Did people become happier as history progressed?

And what is the likely future of humankind?

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TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS: 1932, A True History of the United States

23 Nov

To Govern a Republic, One Must Know the Minds That Created It …while a nation goes speculation crazy the people neglect to think of fundamental principles.
These were the words of Franklin Roosevelt in the months leading into the Democratic National Convention of 1932.
Roosevelt knew that the fight for the United States Presidency was not simply a game of political machines and punditry, but that this coming fight demanded a leader who understood the historic enemy of the United States and the founding principles of the nation.

British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.

4 Nov

British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.

Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found

Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule.

But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country.

A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe.

The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British.

Among this select group of nations are far-off destinations such as Guatemala, Tajikistan and the Marshall Islands, as well some slightly closer to home, such as Luxembourg.”

To see rest of article, click link>>>>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9653497/British-have-invaded-nine-out-of-ten-countries-so-look-out-Luxembourg.html

 

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