How Theodore Roosevelt Solved the 1902 Venezuela Crisis

The early 20th century saw increasing great power competition. The rise of the United States, Japan, and especially Germany disrupted…

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Decisive Battles: Milvian Bridge (312)

The Roman cavalryman sees the host of Maxentius just up ahead, near the bridge over the Tiber. The Eternal City…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Antietam (1862)

At long last, the grey-clad rebels have invaded the North. This Union soldier, hailing from Pennsylvania, had no great love…

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How Theodore Roosevelt Built His Reputation

By the time he became President of the United States at the age of 42, Theodore Roosevelt had already been…

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The Critical Battles Series: Manzikert (1071)

August 26th, 1071. Night had come. The Byzantines had fallen back with the dusk. At that moment, Alp Arslan felt…

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Chinese Brainwashing Tactics of the Korean War

North Korea’s gamble had backfired. MacArthur’s had succeeded. The landings at Inchon took the North Koreans completely by surprise. Seoul…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Diu (1509)

The Portuguese sailor stares in his boat as the formidable Turkish-Indian coalition rows nearer and nearer to his position. He…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Saratoga (1777)

The fighting around the woods is furious. The rifleman well knows the reputation of the redcoats, who had brought the…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Normandy (1944)

His heart pounds in his chest so furiously he thinks it may explode. Though the very air above him hisses…

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How to End Criminal Enterprises: A Lesson from the Golden Age of Piracy

Most are familiar with the golden age of piracy, if only in vagueries and fanciful accents. Millennials and Generation Z…

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