Muhammad Mossadegh

The Overthrow of Muhammad Mossadegh

September 12, 2017

Muhammad Mossadegh was born in Tehran, Iran in 1882 to an upper class family which allowed him to live a financially comfortable life and for him to be educated in Paris and Switzerland.  He recieved

The Monroe Doctrine

Remembering the Monroe Doctrine

August 8, 2017

Until the Monroe Doctrine was proclaimed, America had chosen to stay clear of the power struggles between the nations of Europe with what amounted to an isolationist foreign policy.  Content in not involving itself with

Klemens von Metternich

Diplomacy and Klemens von Metternich

July 16, 2017

Klemens von Metternich was one of Europe’s most conservative statesmen in a time when Napoleonic liberalism was putting Europe through upheaval.  The Europe Metternich envisioned to replace the turmoil of his time was one of


Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

February 28, 2017

On August 6th, 1945, President Harry Truman was on board the USS Augusta off the coast of England.  Just before noon as he sat down for lunch, he was handed a map of Japan with