States do not always react the same way in essentially similar situations, what influenced the way a state went can be seen through decision making analysis. Britain at the turn of the twentieth century need not have moved into an entente with France and Russia, she could have joined with the tr
The collapse of the USSR came about from a number of factors and was most definitely hastened along by Gorbachev’s policies, however the extent to which the demise of the USSR can be directly linked to Gorbachev is still widely debated.
The Vietnam War was a failed attempt by the United States to protect South Vietnam from becoming a communistic country. It was a very unpopular war and to this day many Americans still question why the United States intervened. It was the longest war in American history up until the Afghanistan War
The balance of power can be simply defined in modern terms as: a doctrine and an arrangement whereby the power of one state (or group of states) is checked by the countervailing power of other states. The balance of power in the eighteenth century had been in existance since at least the Peace of We
So let it be with Caesar? Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know
One of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century is the decision by President Truman to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In doing so he may have saved millions of lives but he ushered in the start of the nuclear age that still casts its shadow. Even today we are still unab
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