Jawaharlal Nehru – the most quoted man in history?

In one of my recent posts I listed numerous quotes that I gathered in my journal last year. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), the Harrow / Cambridge educated philanthropist and first Prime Minister of India, featured prominently in this collection. Now, Indian history is one I am largely unfamiliar with. But this is one of the great …

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The first comic strip

Sequences of images portraying events are common throughout history . One would assume that the Bayeux Tapestry is an early form of comic strip however it was never intended as humorous ( although it been made into several internet memes)...   The first true comic strip was published in the scottish newspaper "The Glasgow (or …

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Historic resource – The Failures of Collective security; Essay by J.C.Edegbulem

The Failure of Collective Security in the Post World Wars I and II International System Joseph C. Ebegbulem Introduction -  World War I pointed out a fundamental flaw in the balance of power system. When the system failed, the result was dangerous and catastrophic. The incredible levels of destruction in the war led most nation-states …

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was the cold war inevitable ?

It's often been discussed in many a history class. But as a shortened answer - yes. why? can i give such a conclusive but brief answer ... well it happened so at one point or another there must have been a point of no return where conflict between the USA and the USSR was inevitable. …

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Japanese Woodblock prints

These amazing traditional woodblock print from 19th century Japan illustrate the extent to which Japan westernised after the Meiji Restoration of 1968. writing A-level history coursework, on Japan's transition between the 19th and 20th century and its rise to world power, these woodblock prints became a welcome relief to pages of intense historical debate. Woodblock …

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Today in History / Google …

So anyone who logged onto Google today will have seen this wonderful design by Artist Kevin Laughlin- celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Discovery of "the mountain of butterflies" on the 9th of January 1975 this is a piece of recent biological history when a Canadian team, lead by Red Urquhart, ended a decades search for …

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Explaining why the new commonwealth immigration posed a problem for the British government in 1962

The 60's was a volatile time for Britain, enjoying prosperity after the war as austerity measures were finally removed. After years of rationing lasting long after the war people enjoyed a new consumer economy as products were introduced on mass, produced cheaply and bought with growing pay. this new prosperity attracted not only rural families …

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