Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton: The Lives and Careers of History’s Most Influential Nurses

Today, nursing is one of the most ubiquitous professions in the world, and images of war immediately call to mind nursing the wounded, but it was not long ago that such ideas were...

Republic of Zimbabwe, The: The History and Legacy of the Nation Since Its Independence from the British Empire

The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly...

Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia: The Controversial History and Legacy of the British Colonies in the 20th Century

The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly...

Catalonia: The History and Legacy of Spain’s Most Famous Autonomous Community

Set in the northeastern corner of Spain and nestled next to France is the autonomous region of Catalonia. The name Catalonia is thought to mean the Land of Castellans (castlan...

Internment of German-Americans during World War II, The: The History of the American Government’s Controversial Decision to Intern and Deport Citizens of German Descent

The internment of Japanese Americans in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor is second only to slavery in terms of America’s most tragic and regrettable chapters in history....

Chechnya and Dagestan: The History of the Chechen Republic and the Ongoing Conflict with Russia

Today, Chechnya is a republic with some degree of autonomy in the contemporary Russian Federation. Its population is just over a million people, and it stretches over an area of...

Young Turks, The: The History and Legacy of the Political Movement that Attempted to Reform the Ottoman Empire Before Its Collapse

In August 2017, Turkey’s President Recip Tayyip Erdogan gave a directive to the Foreign Ministry to go into ravaged Syria and rescue an 87-year-old Turkish man stranded in...

Kosmos 954 and Operation Morning Light: The History of Efforts to Contain Radioactive Debris Spread across Canada by a Soviet Satellite

In the predawn sky of northern Canada on the morning of January 24th, 1978, a long streak of blue fire suddenly rushed across the starry vista northeast of the remote town of...

King Mithridates the Great of Pontus: The Life and Legacy of the Leader Who Challenged Rome during the Mithridatic Wars

Rome faced many formidable enemies over the course of nearly 1,000 years, but perhaps none are as enigmatic and forgotten as King Mithridates the Great of Pontus. Despite...

Naples: The History and Legacy of the Prominent Italian City-State from Antiquity to Today

The history of Naples is long and tortured, or at least for centuries that was how its history has been told.[1] Inhabited almost continuously from the Neolithic era to the...

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