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What is the Bonus Army?

The Great Depression caused many people to lose their source of livelihood. This also led army veterans to claim what the government promised them. But did the government keep its promise? The Bonus Army was composed mainly of World War I veterans. The Army was created with the hopes of cashing on the government’s bonus …

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Do You Need to Contact the Selective Service System Before Moving?

The Selective Service System is an independent federal agency of the United States that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription. While most are aware that all male US citizens and immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 must register, did you know that you have to notify them when you’re …

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Did Che Guevara’s Book “Guerrilla Warfare” Help the Bolivian Army Locate and Capture Him?

Aside from being a physician and guerrilla leader, the Argentine Marxist Che Guevara was also an author. He wrote the book Guerrilla Warfare which was initially published in 1961. But was the book he wrote the reason for his ultimate demise? Che Guevara’s book “Guerilla Warfare” explained different tactics for waging guerrilla warfare in different …

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How Did the US Military Lift the Ban of Black Soldiers in Iceland?

In today’s world, racism is frowned upon. We often see racist acts on social media and how individuals react to them negatively. In the past, racism was commonly practiced. But did you know how the US Military changed the ways of the Icelandic government? The Icelandic government effectively prohibited the stationing of black American soldiers in …

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What Happened to Traditional Battleships?

Battleships were floating fortresses commonly used in Wars. They were the symbol of naval supremacy in the past. Unfortunately, military branches of several countries no longer use them. But what happened to these massive ships?  Navies around the world discontinued the use of traditional battleships. The majority were retired after World War II, although the …

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Did Australians Join the Confederation During the Civil War?

The CSS Shenandoah was a majestic vessel built for the conditions of war. Due to their renowned reputation of skillfully capturing many Union ships, the crew was warmly welcomed by the locals of Port Philip Bay in Australia.  When the CSS Shenandoah finally reached international waters from their extended stay in Williamstown, 42 Australian recruits …

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