The Crusades

The Crusades in 1095 till 1291 were conducted by the Roman Catholic Europe and the Holy Roman Empire and involved a procession of religiously sanctioned military campaigns. They were fought over of period about 200 years by mainly Roman Catholic forces against Muslims.

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The Roman Wars

The Roman Wars started in 66CE initially because of Jewish and Greek religious tensions which later grew into anti-taxation protests and aggression upon Roman citizens. It ended when the military forces under Titus besieged and demolished the centre of rebel resistance in Jerusalem and conquered the remaining Jewish strongholds.

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The Romans Army

A Roman army or legion indicates the ancient Roman army unit which was recruited specifically only  from Roman citizens. The legions were mainly composed of about 6, 000 soldiers which were then divided into “cohorts” and further divided into “centuries”. The Roman Empire and the Roman Republic had an enormous amount of military successes and … Read more

The Persian Wars – Overview

The Persian Wars started in 499BC and lasted till 449BC which were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the city states of the Hellenic world. The Persians appointed tyrants to rule the independent minded cities of Ionia and this would prove to be the source of trouble for both of … Read more

The Trojan War – Summary

The Trojan war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology. The war was carried out against the city of Troy by the Greeks after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband the King of Sparta also known as Menelaus. The war commenced after a dispute between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and … Read more

The Battle of Kadesh

The Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC was one of the largest chariot battles fought which involved between 5,000 to 6,000 chariots.This battle was between the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses ll and the Hittite Empire which was under Muwatalli. After the banishment of the Hykos 15th Dynasty the Egyptian New Kingdom rulers were more belligerent … Read more

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Map of the Vietnam War

This page contains a map detailing the major battles of the Vietnam War with related reading on the Vietnam War.

Brief Overview of Vietnam War

Following World War 2 communist country’s lead by China recognized the Vietminh’s democratic republic of Vietnam as the official government of North Vietnam, whilst other nations recognized the French-backed, South Vietnamese Government, With emperor Bao Dai as its ruler. With the outbreak of the Korean war in the early 1950’s governments believed that Indochina was a direct expansionism of Communism by the Soviet Union. The Vietminh government begun forming a regular army assisted by Chinese military advises and by 1954 had become a well equipped and powerful force. Read Full Article Here

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The Beginning of Modern Art Can be Tracked Back to 1930s Art Deco.

While we tend to think of art deco primarily in terms of architecture or interior design, the 1930s art moment had a much bigger impact than on just those two art genres.  The evolution of what we think of as 1930s art deco began as far back as 1925.  But this phase of art history lasted close to 15 years, which is phenomenal in light of the shelf life of current modern art movements. 

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