In 1948 the soviets engaged in the Berlin blockade. This can be seen as the start of the cold war with relations having been deteriorating but there was still cooperation in germany and austria between the two sides. The Berlin blockade was the first point where war between the two superpowers was p
The Russian government has faced calls from the Polish government to apologise for its role in the first months of World War II, sparking a diplomatic war of words between Warsaw and Moscow. Should the Russian government apologise for 1939, or should they let sleeping dogs lie?
The election of a first black president is one step forward for the human race and our state of mind,the speeches of this young president promise prosperity but can he deliver?Is he the new Kennedy or just another amazing promise but mediocre accomplishment? Is he doing little or are we judging too
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the Soviet Union shortly thereafter were and are viewed as the triumph of freedom over oppression. But the power vacuum created by the fall of the Soviet Union has left the world less stable and more dangerous.
Gorbachev has been praised for his role in the fall of the Eastern Bloc, however he was not directly on the scene in East Germany so his impact was indirect, on how the East German government and people acted and reacted to his statements. Does he deserve to be seen as a key player in the fall of th
The Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in american history. It began with the secession of seven southern states, in 1861, and continued for four years. The Southern states thought that the removal of slavery was an outrage, and would die over it. The North wanted to free the slaves and ke
In 1880 a group of educators met in Milan for the Second Congress of Deaf Mutes. This congress ended with the conclusion that only speech should be used to teach deaf children, an act of discriminations that has reverberated for deaf and non deaf people to this day and should be treated as such by w