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August 18, 2019

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Catherine the Great: Part 5 – A European Influence

Only a year in her journey as autocrat of Russia, Catherine heard stories of Poniatowski in Poland. Upon the death of Poland’s King Augustus III in late 1763, the idea of electing a new king became prominent in European politics. Catherine threw her support behind her former lover, spending over 2,500,000 rubles to support his election. Because of the massive support, Poniatowski was elected King of Poland with 5,584 votes.

The History of America: The Initial Rejection of an Empire

The end of the war for empire showed the powerhouse of Britain that debt wasn’t just a fictional plague. It was indeed a reality, and the Royal Government of Britain was over 122 million pounds of sterling silver in debt. Quite a large amount; this was a good sixty percent of all British revenues. Similar to how the French Revolution started, Britain had a large population that was paying more taxes than people that could actually afford it. Eight million people in Britain were being overloaded with new taxes, and the Treaty of Paris hastily demobilized large parts of the Royal Military so that the government wouldn’t have had to pay for soldiers they no longer needed.

The Religious Pyramid

Introducing the hierarchy of religious beliefs, as basically defined by Crispian Jago. It’s fairly easy to read, with the most harmless at the bottom and the most harmful at the top. The hierarchy argues that an individual or institution cannot make their way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below. It can be described, simply, as a ladder. Everyone, as individuals, or every collection of institutions, as a society, starts at the very bottom and will accordingly adjust towards the environment surrounding them and the emotions within them.

The Case for Scottish Independence

Scotland is a rather liberal community being governed by the Party of Cameron (and perhaps soon the UKIP xenophobic movement) that has created tensions between the Isle residents. The Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 highlighted this – that Scotland hasn’t been so approving of the English provisions for quite some time now. One major thing kept Scotland within the United Kingdom: The European Union.

Plagues and Peoples

Book Review: Plagues and Peoples

Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill is an extraordinary historical read consisting of humankind’s records and assumptions of disease throughout our known past. From the construction of early human migrations up until briefly mentioned cases of disease within the 20th century, the original book was published in 1975. The version I acquired, however, was a version printed with a revised preface discussing Ebola and Aids which was re-published in 1998.

The Pyramids

Mankind’s Innovative Ingenuity: Genius or Labor?

All of these man-made wonders of the world our “intellectuals of society” brought into the light were indeed made, finished, or completed by the common man. We credit so much to the individuals who thought of or observed the creation of the symbols of our society, yet tend to ignore the “proletariat” in a sense. So, a question can be asked here. Who should be credited more for the pyramids; the Pharaohs who thought of them or the workers that built them? Is it genius or is it labor that created the world that we live in today?

The Battle of Britain: 1940

During July of 1940, the people of Berlin were delighted with Hitler’s promises of success. France had collapsed after six weeks of fighting, and German troops stood on guard throughout Europe. Norway and Belgium, not to mention Poland, were under occupation. All that stands between Adolf Hitler and dictatorship of all of Europe is Great Britain. Conquest seems to be only a matter of time. Winston Churchill announced that Britain was unconquerable and that “the curse of Hitler will be lifted”, and for some period of time the British never thought of losing.

The Forgotten Earthquake of 1966

The Forgotten Earthquake of 1966 was written by Robert Horvat, a fantastic historian and wine enthusiast. You can check out his personal site, If It Happened Yesterday It’s History; and his Byzantine website, The History of The Byzantine Empire. Also, be sure to follow him on twitter @roberthorvat30! One of my very first readers and one of the very few sites I check frequently, Robert Horvat is sure to keep you intrigued with his writing!

Trump Willkie

Wendell Willkie & Donald Trump

For the first time in around seventy-five years, a businessman with no political experience worth a dime has become the nominee of a major political party within the United States of America. We’ve seen Donald Trump before in the sphere of national politics before in the form of Wendell Willkie, a layer and corporate executive who snagged the 1940 Republican nomination after six recounts. However, unlike Willkie, it seems as if Trump won’t have to sit through more that one, maybe two at the most, recounts at the upcoming Republican National Convention this summer.

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TED CRUZ DROPS OUT

Let me wake up the criminal Cruz Crew. We’re talking about a religious, evangelical zealot that puts Mike Huckabee to God’s shame. Ted Cruz is ignorant, a literal unconstitutional conservative hiding behind the constitution itself, a document he’s probably read as many times as he’s read his hypocritical Holy book: zero times. He’s been playing with the minds of voters like a psychopathic freak since day one of his campaign, falsely comparing himself to Ronald Reagan (who wouldn’t be able to classify himself as a Republican in this modern day, strained Five Ring Republican Circus) and repeatedly calling voters that were openly for other candidates to “inform” them that their candidate was dropping out and that they should vote for, you guessed it, Ted Cruz.

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