How did the Syrian civil war begin? And why does it continue till date?
North Korea was backed by the USSR and South Korea was backed by the USA. And a war erupted. Sounds familiar? Well, that happened a number of times during the Cold War. During the first half of the twentieth century, Korea was under the control of Japan. However, at the end of the second world-war, … Continue reading The Korean War
During the 19th century, Russia made some efforts to modernise itself by trying to free the serfs or peasants. But this did not go well. Tsar Alexander II, who made these reforms, was assassinated in 1881. His son, Tsar Alexander III, undid most of the earlier work. All of this added up to the desperations … Continue reading The Russian Revolution
World War I had set the stage for World War II. Once again, the European nations’ invasions led to a massive war which would spread through a major part of the world. The actual war began on 3 September 1939, two days after Germany had invaded Poland. Hitler was the leader of Germany at that … Continue reading World War II
World War I started off as a European quarrel, caused by rivalry between their nations. But then, it spread, and was even fought in Africa and Asia. What sparked the war was the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb in 1914. Following this, Austria declared war on Serbia. But the war was … Continue reading World War I
The American Civil War split the United States of America to northern and southern states and left a legacy of bitterness. Slavery was the prime reason here, as it was prevalent in many southern states. In 1861, when Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president of US, he pledged to abolish slavery, and after this eleven … Continue reading The American Civil War
The 17th century did not seem to bring any relief to the religious conflicts that had started in Europe after the Reformation. This particular war started in 1618, a group of Bohemian nobles threw two Catholic governors out of a window in Prague Castle. This act, now known as Defenestration, was the beginning of this long … Continue reading The Thirty Years’ War
In 1206, a warrior called Temujin Khan brought quite a few tribes of ancient China together and started to rule a significant area in the region. He was also known as Genghis Khan, and soon, with his conquests towards the west would change the course of the history. In 1211, the Mongol army attacked China, and … Continue reading The Mongol Conquests