Posted in Foreign Affairs History

Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, some 33 days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie, “The Great War” finally erupts. Many people…

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Posted in Foreign Policy History

The Yanks are Coming

Publication of that communique outraged Americans just as German U-boats recommenced sinking American merchant ships in the North Atlantic. Wilson then asked Congress for “a war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for democracy,” and Congress agreed.

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Posted in History Politics

From Democracy to a Dictatorship

In 1942, the Reichstag passed a law giving Hitler power of life and death over every citizen, effectively extending the provisions of the Enabling Act for the duration of the war. Hence, countless millions of Germans and citizens of the world would perish simply for the venal cowardice displayed by Hitler’s sycophants and those too weak to stand against him in 1933.

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