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Fort Blunder

What is a Fort Blunder?

The United States went to war in 1812 for various reasons, including Britain’s interference with its trade and the impressment of its seamen, Americans’ aspirations to conquer Canada, and end British influence in North America. Did you know what happened during the war, called Fort Blunder? To defend against Canadian invasions, the United States began …

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Nuclear Winter

What Caused the Nuclear Winter?

Current research has essentially debunked the idea of a global nuclear winter as a result of a nuclear conflict. It was mostly a political position based on incorrect modeling and “worst-case analysis gone wild” to support nuclear disarmament. What is nuclear winter and what caused this? Nuclear Winter is the environmental destruction that some experts …

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Kengir Gulag Uprising

What is the Kengir Gulag Uprising?

Kengir is a village in Kazakhstan’s central region. A prison labor camp of the Steplag division of the Gulag in Kazakhstan was established adjacent to it during the Soviet era. The camp, which was located near the central-Kazakhstan city of Dzhezkazgan, near the Kara-Kengir River, held approximately 5,200 prisoners. But did you know that this …

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Marcel Pinte

Who is the Youngest French Resistance Hero?

The French Resistance was crucial in assisting the Allies in achieving victory in Western Europe, particularly in the run-up to D-Day in June 1944. They provided vital information and relayed important communication to the Allies while also working tirelessly to disrupt France’s German supply and communication networks. But did you know who was the youngest …

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bikini-bottom

Where Did Bikini Bottom Get Its Name?

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated comedy television series created for Nickelodeon by a marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg. The series follows the exploits of the title character and his aquatic pals in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. But did you know where Bikini Bottom got its name? Bikini Bottom was …

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Has Switzerland Ever Been in War?

Switzerland has been a neutral territory for more than 500 years. They’ve successfully maintained their neutrality during global conflicts and often offer humanitarian services instead. But why did they choose to become impartial despite having solid military capabilities? The earliest move to Swiss neutrality began when they fought the French in the Battle of Marignano …

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