Why Did America Lose The Vietnam War?

It’s hard to argue that any other nation in history has exceeded the military might of America. This dominance proved itself in World War II, as powers were defeated on three continents and America became the first nuclear power. How could such a superpower lose a war in a country as small as Vietnam? Historians,…

Debunking The Common Folklore And Myths About World War I

World War I did have massive impacts on the economy and the social status of several countries across the world. With so many alliances formed, the entire event is one that left the world history in shreds. If you have always been inquisitive about this historical event, chances are that some of the facts you…

Interesting Facts You Need To Know About World War I

War has been a constant in human civilization as it helps a country or a state to maintain its sovereignty. When we think of one of the greatest wars fought in the history of human civilization, World War I comes up over and over again. World War I was impactful for the whole world for…

Why Did World War I Take Place?

Wars are quite devastating and World War I has been regarded as a humiliating time in which several million people died. The first world started on 28 July 1914 and it ended on 11 November 1918. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 by Gavrilo Princip is taken as the…

World War I – Cause And Effect

The Great War, as World War I came to be known started in 1914. It was to become a conflict unlike that the world had ever seen before. It involved greater armies, more destructive firepower and greater casualties than had ever been the case. The question that many people ask is ‘what caused this conflict?’…

How World War I Changed The World?

WWI came to be known as the ‘Great War’. It pitted opponents allied to Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary against Great Britain France and Russia. It is estimated that the war resulted in the deaths of 19 million combatants, with a further 23 million injured. It saw the young men of entire continent decimated with adverse…

WWI Military Technology Advances – What Changed?

The horror of total war was brought into sharp focus when the first reports of casualties began to trickle in during the opening months of WWII in 1914. Although trench warfare had yet to reveal the true horror of the stalemates that characterized much of the war in Europe it was still apparent that this…

A Look At World War I And Its Place In History

The US has been involved in many wars over the years, including those that predated the country’s founding freedom. At the time World War I began, however, global conflict had erupted to a climax of the likes that no one had ever seen. The Great War would last for over four years, and it would…

How the American Civil War Cemented Modern Christmas Traditions

Quickly prior to Christmas Day 1864, Abraham Lincoln got an amazing Christmas present– Savannah, Georgia. Union General William Sherman provided the recorded city to the president by means of a telegram, noting his present consisted of weapons, ammo, and numerous thousand bales of cotton. An uncommon present, however, the tale mean how customs bend throughout…

The Immediate And Long Term Consequences Of World War II

When one looks simply at the numbers of deaths that were caused by World War II the sheer destructiveness of the war becomes immediately apparent. Military deaths across all countries totaled almost 24 million people. This was exposed by civilian deaths – 33,963 (approximate) citizens exposed to horrific bombing campaigns, disease, forced relocation, exposure, and…